Every year SSC GD Syllabus and other details are released along with its notification pdf. With the help of the SSC GD exam pattern and syllabus, the candidates can plan a well-mannered strategy for the upcoming exams and can prepare systematically. SSC GD constable syllabus and exam pattern remain the same for many years, so candidates can prepare for the upcoming SSC GD exam by reviewing the updated syllabus mentioned in this article. here, we have discussed detailed Exam Pattern, Syllabus (in Hindi also), Marking Scheme, Negative marking, and other important details. If you are planning to prepare for General Duty Constable Exams, then you must bookmark this page so as not to miss any important topics. 

SSC GD Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2024

The candidates who are going to appear for the recruitment process must have planned to start their preparation for SSC GD 2024 with the latest Exam Pattern and Syllabus. The latest SSC GD Constable syllabus has been published in the official notification pdf and we have detailed it in this article for your reference. Have a glimpse of the SSC General Duty Constable Exam from the below table. 

SSC GD Syllabus 2024- Key Points
Name of ExaminationSSC GD 2024
Type of Exam CBE – Online Test
Duration of Online Exam60 minutes (1 hour)
Maximum Marks (Online Exam)160 marks
Selection Process
  1. Computer-Based Examination (CBE)
  2. Physical Efficiency Test (PET)
  3. Physical Standard Test (PST)
  4. Detailed Medical Examination (DME)
Type of QuestionsObjective type (MCQs)
Marking Scheme2 marks for each correct answer
Negative Marking-0.25 Marks for wrong answers

SSC GD Selection Process 2024

To get qualified and shortlisted for the vacancies, candidates have to go through each stage of the selection process as discussed below. 

  1. Written examination (Computer Based): There will be 80 Multiple Choice Questions with 2 marks each and a negative marking of 0.25 marks, The duration to complete the exam is 60 minutes (1 hour) with no sectional timing.
  2. Physical Efficiency Test (PET) and Physical Standard Test (PST).
  3. Medical Test- The last stage of the selection process which is mandatory to check whether the selected candidates are medically fit or not. After the medical test, the candidates shortlisted will have to appear for document verification.

SSC GD Exam Pattern 2024

SSC GD Constable Tier 1 exam will be conducted online mode, multiple-choice-based exam. The CBT test consists of 4 sections with 80 questions in total for a time duration of 60 minutes. There is also a negative marking of 0.25 marks for every incorrect answer. The Computer Based Examination (CBE) is conducted in English, Hindi and 13 Regional Languages viz. Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Konkani, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu.

SSC GD Constable Exam Pattern 2024
SubjectNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksExam Duration
General Intelligence & Reasoning2040

1 hour


General Knowledge & General Awareness2040
Elementary Mathematics2040
English/ Hindi2040

SSC GD Syllabus 2024

The SSC GD Syllabus for the CBT exam includes 4 subjects namely Reasoning, General Knowledge & General Awareness, Mathematics, and English/ Hindi. Most of the questions will be asked from the High School (10th) level. To begin with the preparation for the Online Exam, the candidate should be familiar with the SSC General Duty Constable Syllabus which has been discussed topic-wise below. Bookmark this page and do not miss any topic uncovered during your preparation.

General Intelligence & Reasoning Syllabus

This section will include the questions that will determine the candidate's analytical aptitude and ability to observe and distinguish patterns of non-verbal type. The questions in this section will be on the following topics as:

  1. Analogies
  2. Similarities and differences
  3. Spatial visualization
  4. Spatial orientation
  5. Visual memory
  6. Discrimination
  7. Observation
  8. Relationship concepts
  9. Arithmetical reasoning and figural classification
  10. Arithmetic number series
  11. Non-verbal series
  12. Figural Classification
  13. Coding and decoding

GK and GS Syllabus

This section will be accessing the candidate’s general awareness GK of the day-to-day activities around. The candidate must have a vast knowledge of current affairs (events) and of such matters of everyday observations and experience in their scientific aspect as may be expected of any educated person.

The test will also include questions relating to India and its neighbouring countries, especially about

  1. Sports (खेल)
  2. History (इतिहास)
  3. India & its neighbouring countries
  4. Culture (संस्कृति)
  5. Geography (भूगोल)
  6. Economic Scene (आर्थिक परिदृश्य)
  7. General Polity (सामान्य राजनीति)
  8. Indian Constitution (भारतीय संविधान)
  9. Scientific Research (वैज्ञानिक अनुसंधान)

SSC GD Elementary Mathematics

The topics that are covered in this section will be of high school level. This section requires proper practice with speed and accuracy of solving tricky questions. The mathematical problems will be from the below-mentioned topics.

  1. Number Systems (संख्या प्रणाली)
  2. Problems Related to Numbers
  3. Computation of Whole Numbers (पूर्ण संख्याओं की गणना)
  4. Decimals and Fractions (दशमलव और भिन्न)
  5. Relationship between Numbers (संख्याओं के बीच संबंध)
  6. Fundamental arithmetical operations (मूल अंकगणितीय संक्रियाएं)
  7. Percentages (प्रतिशत)
  8. Ratio and Proportion (अनुपात और समानुपात)
  9. Averages
  10. Interest (ब्याज)
  11. Profit and Loss (लाभ और हानि)
  12. Discount
  13. Mensuration
  14. Time and Distance (समय और दूरी)
  15. Ratio and Time (अनुपात और समय)
  16. Time and Work (समय और कार्य)

English Syllabus

The candidates’ ability to understand basic English and its basic comprehension would be tested. Whether you choose to appear in English or Hindi language, this section will be in English language only for all candidates.

  1. Fill in the blanks
  2. Error Spotting
  3. Phrase Replacement
  4. Synonyms & Antonyms
  5. Cloze Test
  6. Phrase and idioms meaning
  7. Spellings
  8. One Word Substitution
  9. Reading comprehension

SSC GD Hindi Syllabus

This section will be only in Hindi language to assess the candidate's knowledge for the language. The topics covered under this section are listed below.

  1. संधि और संधि विच्छेद
  2. उपसर्ग
  3. प्रत्यय
  4. पर्यायवाची शब्द
  5. मुहावरे और लोकोक्तियाँ
  6. सामासिक पदों की रचना और समास विग्रह
  7. विपरीतार्थक (विलोम) शब्द
  8. शब्द-युग्म
  9. वाक्यांश के लिए एक सार्थक शब्द
  10. संज्ञा शब्दों से विशेषण बनाना
  11. अनेकार्थक शब्द
  12. वाक्य-शुद्धि : अशुद्ध वाक्यों का शुद्धिकरण और वाक्यगत अशुद्धि का कारण
  13. वाच्य : कर्तृवाच्य, कर्मवाच्य और भाववाच्य प्रयोग
  14. क्रिया : सकर्मक, अकर्मक और पूर्वकालिक क्रियाएँ
  15. शब्द-शुद्धि : अशुद्ध शब्दों का शुद्धिकरण और शब्दगत अशुद्धि का कारण
  16. अंग्रेजी के पारिभाषिक (तकनीकी) शब्दों के समानार्थक हिंदी शब्द
  17. सरल, संयुक्त और मिश्र अंग्रेजी वाक्यों का हिंदी में रूपांतरण और हिंदी वाक्यों का अंग्रेजी में रूपांतरण
  18. कार्यालयी पत्रों से संबंधित ज्ञान

SSC GD Constable PET Details

The candidates who score more than the cut-off marks for the SSC GD Online exam will be eligible to appear in the Physical Efficiency Test for which the standards have been set by SSC.

For the Physical Efficiency Test (PET)

Physical Efficiency Test (PET)
TypeFor Male CandidatesFor Female Candidates
Candidates other than Ladakh Region5 km in 24 minutes1.6 Km in 8½ minutes
For Ladakh Region1.6 Km in 7 minutes800 metres in 5 minutes

Note: Pregnancy at the time of Physical will be considered a disqualification and pregnant female candidates shall be rejected at this stage. The Ex-servicemen who will be shortlisted in Computer Based Examination will have to appear in PET/PST stage for recording measurements of height, chest and weight only. PET will not be held for these Ex-servicemen candidates. Further, they will have to qualify for a Medical Examination (DME).

SSC GD Constable PST Details

The PET will be followed by the Physical Standard Test which will shortlist the candidates on the basis of physical parameters including height, chest size, and vision. The candidates qualifying at this stage will be called for medical examination. The details have been discussed below:

Minimum Height Required for SSC GD Constable Exam for both Male and Female Candidates:

Minimum Height RequiredFor Male CandidatesFor Female Candidates
General, SC & OBC170157
Scheduled Tribes162.5150
Schedule Tribe candidates hailing from the North-Eastern States of Arunachal Pradesh, 
Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim & Tripura and 
Naxal/ Left Wing Extremism affected districts
Candidates hailing from the North-Eastern States of Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, 
Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim & Tripura
Candidates falling in the categories of Garhwalis, Kumaonis, Dogras, Marathas and 
candidates belonging to the States of Assam, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir

Minimum Chest Required for SSC GD Constable Exam for both Male and Female Candidates:

Minimum Chest RequiredMale CandidatesFemale Candidates
General, SC & OBC80/ 5



Scheduled Tribes76 / 5
Garhwalis, Kumaonis, Dogras, Marathas and candidates belonging to the States of Assam, 
Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir
78 / 5
candidates hailing from North Eastern States of Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, 
Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura
77 / 5

Eye Vision Required for SSC GD Constable Exam:

Visual Acuity UnaidedUncorrected Visual AcuityRefractionColor Vision
Near VisionDistant Vision
Better Eye Worse Eye Better Eye Worse Eye
N6 N9 6 / 6 6 / 9 Visual correction of any kind is not permitted even by glassesCP-2

Note: Physical Standard Test (PST)/ Physical Efficiency Test (PET)/ Detailed Medical Examination (DME)/ Review Medical Examination (RME) will be scheduled and concluded by CAPFs.

Preparation Tips for the SSC GD Exam

  1. Review and analysis the subject-wise syllabus.
  2. Stay updated on the last 6 months' current affairs through newspapers and reliable online education sites.
  3. Arrange SSC GD previous years' question papers to check the difficulty level of questions and questions asked from which topics.
  4. As you know the SSC GD exam will be conducted through a computer-based examination. So all aspiring candidates have to attempt mock tests to improve their speed and accuracy.
  5. Allocate sufficient time for each section and give more effort to the tough subjects.

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SSC GD Syllabus 2024- FAQ's

Ans. The General Duty Constable Syllabus covers General Intelligence & Reasoning, Elementary Mathematics, English/ Hindi and General Knowledge & General Awareness subjects for SSC GD online examination.

Ans. The minimum height required for male candidates of General, SC & OBC categories is 170 cms and 157 cms for female candidates.

Ans. The online SSC General Duty online examination consists of 4 sections having a total of 80 questions.

Ans. SSC GD Recruitment is released for the posts of Constable (General Duty) and Rifleman (General Duty).

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