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SSC GD Constable Exam Pattern, Check Detailed Exam Pattern and Syllabus

Staff Selection Commission conducts the GD Constable exam for the recruitment of eligible candidates to multiple posts such as Constables (GD) in Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs), NIA & SSF, and Rifleman (GD) in Assam Rifles (AR). SSC GD Constable 2022 Notification will release in February 2023 by the  Commission. Candidates can apply for this recruitment by visiting the website of SSC ( from 22nd February to 31st March 2023. The total number of vacancies is 25,271 released for the SSC GD Recruitment 2021.  In order to get recruited for the post of SSC GD constable, preparation for the exam is necessary. To help candidates prepare for the exam we are here providing exam patterns and syllabus in this post.

SSC GD Exam Date

SSC GD Constable 2022: Overview

All the aspirants waiting for SSC GD notification will be able to download the official PDF on 22nd February 2023. Check out the following table to know important details.

Exam Conducting Body Staff Selection Commission (SSC)
Post Name Constable
SSC GD Vacancy 2021 25271
Pay Scale Pay Level-3 (Rs 21700-69100)
Category Exam Pattern and Syllabus
Online Application Mode Online
Exam Mode Online
Exam Type National Level Exam
Notification released 22nd February 2023
Job Location Across India
Age Limit 18-23 years
Educational Qualification 10th Pass
Official Website

SSC GD Selection Process

The selection process of SSC GD is a four-step process. The candidates need to clear the exam step by step to get selected as SSC GD. These are the four stages:

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

SSC GD Exam Pattern

The detailed exam pattern according to the exams. Check the exam pattern in the Physical Test, Written Test, and Medical Fitness Test.

Compute-Based Examination (CBE)

The Computer Based exam is for 100 marks. The time of 90 minutes is given to the candidates. There will be four sections- GK, Reasoning, Mathematics, and English/Hindi.

Parts Name of Disciplines Questions Marks Duration
Part-A General Intelligence and reasoning 25 25 90 minutes
Part-B General Awareness and General Knowledge 25 25
Part-C Elementary Mathematics 25 25
Part-D English/Hindi 25 25
Total 100 100

Physical Efficiency Test (PET)

All the candidates who clear the CBE are shortlisted to take the PET/ PST. In the PET/ PST, appearing candidates are required to undergo PET (race) that 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.

  1. For Male candidates: Race 5 Kms in 24 minutes
  2. For Female candidates: 1.6 Kms in 8 ½ minutes

For the Race test, the candidates belonging to the Ladakh Region

  • Male: Race 1 Mile in 6 ½ minutes
  • Female: 800 meters in 4 minutes
  • Pregnant women are not allowed to take 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 exempted from taking the PET.

Physical Standard Test (PST)

The physical standards of the candidates are being tested on the basis of Height, Chest, and weight measurement. The criteria have been given below:

SSC GD Physical Test
Physical Standard Category Male (in cms) Female
Height General, SC & OBC 170 157
Chest General, SC & OBC 80/5
Weight Proportionate to height and age as per medical standards Proportionate to height and age as per medical standards

Medical Test

After Qualifying for the PET/PST, all the shortlisted candidates are required to undergo the Detailed Medical Examination (DME). Along with the medical test, the document verification is done at this stage.

Visual Acuity Unaided (NEAR VISION) uncorrected Visual Acuity (DISTANT VISION) Refraction Color Vision Remarks
Better Eye Worse Eye Better Eye Worse Eye
N6 N9 6/6 6/9 Visual correction of any kind is not permitted even by glasses. CP-III By ISHIHARA For a right-handed person, the Right eye is a better eye and vice versa.- Binocular vision is required.


SSC GD Syllabus For CBT

In order to prepare for the exam in the best possible way, a candidate needs to have prior knowledge of detailed SSC GD Syllabus. The detailed syllabus for SSC GD Computer Based Exam has been given below:

Detailed Syllabus
  • Comprehension Writing
  • Sentence Formation
  • Para Jumbles
  • Synonyms-Antonyms
General Intelligence and Reasoning
  • Spatial Visualization
  • Spatial Orientation
  • Observation
  • Visual Memory
  • Arithmetical Reasoning
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Non-Verbal Reasoning
  • Analogies
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Similarities and Differences
  • Recent Studies and Theories
General Awareness
  • Scientific Inventions
  • Sports
  • Awards and Honors
  • Important Dates
  • Culture
  • Geography
  • Economy
  • Indian/World History
  • General Polity
Elementary  Mathematics
  • Number System
  • Percentages
  • Averages
  • Ratio and Proportions
  • Interests
  • Profit and Loss
  • Discount
  • Mensuration
  • Time and Distance
  • Time and Work
  • Fundamental Arithmetic Operations

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SSC GD Constable: FAQ

Q. What is the mode of the SSC GD Constable examination?

Ans: The SSC conducts the exams online now.

Q.Is there any negative marking in the exam?

Ans. Yes, there is 1/4 of negative marking in the exam.

Q. What is the marking scheme for SSC GD Constable examination?

Ans. For each correct answer, candidates will get 1 mark and for each wrong answer, candidates will be penalized with 0.25 marks.

Q. What are the exam dates released by SSC for SSC GD Constable examination?

Ans: The exam dates will be in June 2023.

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