SSC GD Syllabus and Exam Pattern

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SSC GD Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2021 – let’s get started

Are you preparing for SSC GD? If yes, you will be glad to know that the vacancies for SSC GD are out now. That means, you finally got a chance to get your dream job. But in case you are not sure about the exam pattern and syllabus and wondering where to get all the important information at once, you have just landed at the right place.

This post will educate you about the selection procedure and syllabus of SSC GD in a detailed way. All you need to do is to read the article carefully.

Lets’s dive into it.

See also –SSC CHSL SYLLABUS 2021 (10+2) (Tier-I)/ (Tier-II)/ (Tier-III)

SSC GD Exam Pattern

To increase their chances of selection, candidates should qualify all these stages of examination:

  • Written Test
  • Physical Efficacy Test (PET)
  • Physical Standard Test (PST)
  • Medical Examination

In further sections, we will be giving a brief description of all these stages including everything you need to know.

Written Test

This computer-based examination is the gatekeeper for all further steps. If a candidate couldn’t score the cut-off marks as per his/her category, he/she will be deemed unqualified for the next steps. We have summarized the requirements and details for the written test in the following table and bullet points.

SubjectNo of QuestionsMaximum Marks
General Intelligence and Reasoning2525
General Knowledge and General Awareness2525
Elementary Mathematics2525

As clearly shown in the above table, the written test has 100 questions carrying a total of 100 marks. That means, there is 1 mark for each question.

  • The question paper will be completely objective type.
  • Examinees will get 90 minutes to attempt all the questions.
  • There will also be a negative marking of 0.25.
  • The difficulty of the question paper will be of Matriculation level based.

The category-wise cut-off marks for the written test are as follows:

  • EWS/ESR/UR – 35%
  • SC/ST/OBC – 33%

Physical Efficacy Test (PET)

Candidates who will successfully pass the written test with required marks as per their categories will be invited for PET. In this stage, candidates have to clear a race under a certain time limit. Check the gender-wise requirements for the running test in the following table.

5 km in 24 minutes1.6 km in 8.5 minutesFor all the candidates excluding those from the Ladakh region.
1.6 km in 6.5 minutes800 meters in 4 minutesFor candidates

If a woman is found pregnant at the time of PET, she will be given relaxation and her appointment will be put on hold until the confinement is over. She will be considered fit for re-examination after 6 weeks from the date of confinement. Until then, her vacancy will remain reserved.

Physical Standard Test (PST)

Here are the required Physical Standards for the posts:

(i) Height:

Male – 170 cms

Female – 157 cms

(ii) Chest:

Male – Unexpansed: 80 cms, Minimum expansion: 5 cms

Female – Female candidates will not have to go through the chest measurement. However, the chest should be well developed.

(iii) Weight: The weight should be ideal and proportionate to height and age as per medical standards.

Medical Examination

Candidates who clear PET/PST further have to appear for medical examination. Here is the list of the documents that will be verified at the time of medical examination:

During the medical test, the Medical Boards examine the selected aspirants to ensure their medical and physical fitness. This examination will be conducted in terms of Uniform Guidelines for recruitment Medical Examination for GOs and NGOs in CAPFs and ARs.


Detail Syllabus –

Here is the detailed syllabus for the examination:

  1. General Intelligence and Reasoning
  • Analytical aptitude
  • Analogies
  • Similarities and differences
  • Spatial visualization
  • Spatial orientation
  • Visual memory
  • Discrimination
  • Observation
  • Relationship concepts
  • Arithmetical reasoning and figural classification
  • Arithmetic number series
  • Non-verbal series
  • Coding and decoding
  1. General Knowledge and General Awareness
  • Sports
  • History
  • Culture
  • Geography
  • Economic Scene
  • General Polity
  • Indian Constitution
  • Scientific Research
  1. Elementary Mathematics
  • Number Systems
  • Computation of Whole Numbers
  • Decimals and Fractions
  • Relationship between Numbers
  • Fundamental arithmetical operations
  • Percentages
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Averages
  • Interest
  • Profit and Loss
  • Discount
  • Mensuration
  • Time and Distance
  • Ratio and Time
  • Time and Work
  1. English/Hindi

In this section, candidates’ basic knowledge of English or Hindi will be tested.


FAQ ssc gd –

Q: Will there be a negative marking?

Ans: Yes, there will be a negative marking of 0.25 on every wrong answer given.

Q: How will the merit list be prepared?

Ans: The merit list will be prepared based on the marks obtained by the candidates in the written test.

Q: What is the educational requirement for SSC GD?

Ans: The candidate must have passed the 10th class examination from a recognized board/institute.

Q: What is the selection procedure for SSC GD?

Ans: In order to be selected For SSC GD, candidates have to qualify for a written test, PET, PST, and a medical test.