SSC GD Syllabus & Exam Pattern 2021 for Constable Exam

SSC GD Syllabus 2021: The SSC GD Syllabus is the first and foremost step to begin with your preparation for the upcoming General Duty Constable Exam. With the help of SSC GD exam pattern and syllabus, the candidates can plan a well-mannered strategy for the upcoming SSC GD and can prepare in a systematic manner.Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has released the SSC GD Syllabus & Exam Pattern for the post of constables along with official notification.

As the notification is out for 25271 Constable vacancies, so the candidates who are going to appear for the recruitment process must start their preparation for SSC GD 2021 with the updated SSC GD Exam Pattern and Syllabus. The latest SSC GD Constable syllabus has been published in the official notification of SSC GD and we have detailed it in this article for your reference.

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SSC GD Syllabus 2021

Have a glimpse of SSC GD Constable Syllabus and Exam Pattern from the below table.

SSC GD Syllabus 2021 Highlights
Name of Examination SSC GD 2021
Post Name General Duty Constable
Type of Exam CBE – Online Test
PET, PST & DME – Offline/ Physical Test
Duration of Online Exam 90 minutes (1 hour 30 minutes)
Language of Online Exam English
Maximum Marks (Online Exam) 100 marks
Category SSC GD Syllabus & Exam Pattern
Selection Process
  1. Computer-Based Examination (CBE)
  2. Physical Efficiency Test (PET)
  3. Physical Standard Test (PST)
  4. Detailed Medical Examination (DME)
Type of Questions (Online Exam) All questions of CBE will be of 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 2021

As per the SSC GD Constable Exam pattern, the Tier 1 exam is an online, multiple-choice based exam.

The exam consists of 4 sections with 100 questions in total.

The duration for the SSC GD Constable Tier I exam is 90 minutes.

The Computer Based Examination (CBE) is conducted in bilingual languages – English and Hindi only.

There is 0.25 negative marking for every incorrect answer in the SSC GD online test.

The questions asked in online examination will be of High School (10th) level.

Subject No. of Questions Maximum Marks Exam Duration
General Intelligence & Reasoning 25 25 90 minutes (1 hour 30 minutes)
General Knowledge & General Awareness 25 25
Elementary Mathematics 25 25
English/ Hindi 25 25
Total 100 100

SSC GD Constable Syllabus 2021

To begin with the preparation for SSC GD Constable Online Exam 2021, the candidate should be familiar with SSC GD Syllabus 2021 which has been discussed topic-wise below. Bookmark this page and do not miss any topic uncovered during your preparation.

SSC GD Syllabus (General Intelligence & Reasoning)

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 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. Coding and decoding

SSC GD Syllabus (General Knowledge and General Awareness)

This section will be accessing the candidate’s general awareness of the day-to-day activities around. The candidate must have vast knowledge of current events and of such matters of every day 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 neighboring countries especially pertaining to

  1. Sports
  2. History
  3. Culture
  4. Geography
  5. Economic Scene
  6. General Polity
  7. Indian Constitution
  8. and scientific Research

SSC GD Syllabus (Elementary Mathematics)

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

  1. Number Systems
  2. Computation of Whole Numbers
  3. Decimals and Fractions and relationship between Numbers
  4. Fundamental arithmetical operations
  5. Percentages, Ratio and Proportion
  6. Averages
  7. Interest
  8. Profit and Loss
  9. Discount
  10. Mensuration
  11. Time and Distance
  12. Ratio and Time
  13. Time and Work

SSC GD Syllabus (English/ Hindi)

Candidates’ ability to understand basic English/ Hindi and his basic comprehension would be tested.

SSC GD Constable PET

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

For Physical Efficiency Test (PET)

Type For Male Candidates For Female Candidates
Race 5 Km in 24 minutes 1.6 Km in 8(1/2) minutes


Pregnancy at the time of PET 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 measurement of height, chest and weight only. PET will not be held for these Ex-servicemen candidates. Further, they will have to qualify medical Examination (DME).

SSC GD Constable PST

For Physical Standard Test (PST)

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

Physical standards laid down for the post of Constable/Rifleman are:

Minimum Height Required for SSC GD Constable
For Male Candidates For Female Candidates
General, SC & OBC 170 157
Scheduled Tribes 162.5 150
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 160 147.5
Candidates hailing from the North-Eastern States of Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim & Tripura 162.5 152.5
Candidates falling in the categories of Garhwalis, Kumaonis, Dogras, Marathas and candidates belonging to the States of Assam, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir 165 155

Minimum Chest Required for SSC GD Constable
For Male Candidates For Female Candidates
General, SC & OBC 80/ 5 N/A
Scheduled Tribes 76 / 5 N/A
Garhwalis, Kumaonis, Dogras, Marathas and candidates belonging to the States of Assam, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir 78 / 5 N/A
candidates hailing from North Eastern States of Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura 77 / 5 N/A

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 glasses CP-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.

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SSC GD Constable Syllabus 2021: FAQs

Q1. What is the SSC GD Syllabus?

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

Q2. What is the minimum height required for SSC GD Constable?

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

Q3. How many questions will be asked in SSC GD online exam?

Ans. The online SSC GD online examination consists of 4 sections having a total of 100 questions.

Q4. What are the posts in SSC GD?

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