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SSC GD Constable Syllabus: Overview

Before going to the details of the SSC GD Syllabus, go through the highlights of the syllabus and exam pattern for SSC GD recruitment as given below: 

SSC GD Syllabus and Exam Pattern: Overview 

Conducting Organization Staff Selection Commission 
Name of Posts General Duty Constable  
Selection Process Computer-Based Examination (CBE) Physical Efficiency Test (PET) Physical Standard Test (PST) Detailed Medical Examination (DME) 
Mode of the Exam CBE: Online Test PET, PST & DME: Offline Physical Test 
Medium of Online Exam English and Hindi 
Maximum Marks  100 marks 
Duration of Online Exam 90 minutes (about 1 and a half hours)  
Type of Questions Objective type (MCQs) 
Marking Scheme 1 mark for each correct answer 
Negative Marking 0.25 negative marking for wrong answers 

SSC GD Constable Exam Pattern 

The Candidates who want to take the SSC GD Exam must have proper knowledge of the recruitment process. To pass the exam with excellence, candidates must be familiar with both the SSC GD exam pattern and the SSC GD syllabus. The SSC GD Constable recruitment comprises four stages – 

  1. Compute-Based Examination (CBE) 
  2. Physical Efficiency Test (PET) 
  3. Physical Standard Test (PST) 
  4. Detailed Medical Examination (DME) 

It is to be noted that: 

  • Applications for the exam are usually accepted through online mode only from candidates across India. 
  • English and Hindi are the only two languages used for the Computer Based Examination (CBE). 
  • Four sections make up the exam, which has a total of 100 questions. 
  • There is no negative marking for any incorrect answer in the online test of the General Duty exam. 
  • For each incorrect response in the SSC GD online test, 0.25 of the score will be deducted. 
  • The SSC GD Constable Tier I exam has a 90-minute time limit. 
  • The level of the questions on the online test will be high school (10th). 

Computer-Based Examination (CBE): This is an online test comprising objective-type questions which are explained at length below under the syllabus section of the article. As per the SSC GD Exam Pattern, it comprises four sections: 

  • General Intelligence and Reasoning 
  • General Knowledge and General Awareness 
  • Elementary Mathematics 
  • English/ Hindi 

The exam pattern of the SSC GD is given below:

Duration: 1.5 hours (Cumulative) 
Questions: 100 
Max Marks: 100 

SSC GD Constable Exam 2022: Exam Pattern 

Segregation Section Name Questions 
Part A General Intelligence and Reasoning 25 
Part B General Knowledge and General Awareness 25 
Part C Elementary Mathematics 25 
Part D English/ Hindi 25 
Total 100

Physical Efficiency Test (PET): Once candidates clear the CBE, they will be shortlisted to take the PET/ PST organized by the Commission. During PET/ PST, candidates who are found eligible based on height parameters are permitted to undergo PET (race) which is followed by a biometric/ technology-aided identification test. The scrutiny of candidates’ eligibility for any relaxation in terms of age, height and chest measurement is done only after they qualify for the PET (race) before PST conducted by CAPFs PET/ PST Boards. 

Physical Efficiency Test (PET): The criteria to be followed for this test – 

  • For Male candidates: Race 5 km in 24 minutes 
  • For Female candidates: 1.6 km in 8 ½ minutes 

For the Race test, the candidates of the Ladakh Region need to follow the criteria below – 

  • Male: Race 1 Mile in 6 ½ minutes 
  • Female: 800 meters (about 2624.67 ft) in 4 minutes 
  • Pregnant women are disqualified from taking this test. 
  • Ex-Servicemen candidates shortlisted in the CBE need to appear in PET/PST stage for recording measurement of the chest, height, and weight only. They are exempt from taking the PET. However, they need to qualify for the Detailed Medical Examination (DME). 

Physical Standard Test (PST): In this test, the physical standards of the candidates are being tested based on three factors: 

SSC GD Physical Test 

Physical  Category Male 
Height General, SC & OBC 170 
Chest General, SC & OBC 80/5 
Weight – Proportionate to height and age as per medical standards  
Physical  Category Female  
Height General, SC & OBC 157  
Chest General, SC & OBC  
Weight – Proportionate to height and age as per medical standards  

Detailed Medical Examination (DME): Candidates who qualify for the PET/ PST are shortlisted for the DME. The selected candidates are medically examined by the Medical Boards constituted by the CAPFs to assess their physical and medical fitness based on the following points: 

  • Eyesight 
  • Medical Fitness