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SSC GD Syllabus & Exam Pattern 2021 For Written, Physical And Medical Test

Theziyanwriter)- The SSC GD syllabus is made every year by the Staff Selection Commission and the GD exam is conducted by the SSC itself. The full form of GD is general duty, we are also called constables. Examination of CISF NIA and ITBP SSB and CRPF is done by Bhaiya SSC.

In this topic today, we are going to give you complete information about the syllabus and exam pattern of SSC GD. But before that you will be happy to know that the Samiksha institute provides notes and books for all the competitive exams so that students do not have to be deprived of incomplete syllabus before giving any exam.

What We Will Learn- 

  • SSC GD Exam Pattern 2021
    • Compute-Based Examination (CBE)
    • Physical Efficiency Test (PET)
    • Physical Standard Test (PST)
    • Detailed Medical Examination (DME)
  • SSC GD Exam Syllabus 2021
    • General Intelligence & Reasoning
    • General Knowledge & General Awareness
    • Elimentary Mathematics

So let's know about SSC GD exam syllabus and its exam pattern

The SSC Constable GD recruitment comprises four stages –

  • Computer-Based Examination (CBE) 
  • Physical Efficiency Test (PET)
  • Physical Standard Test (PST)
  • Detailed Medical Examination (DME)
  1. There is no negative marking for any incorrect answer in the online test of General Duty exam.
  2. Applications for the exam are usually accepted through online mode only from the candidates across India. 

To get information about other SSC Exams, visit the linked page.

SSC GD Exam Pattern 2021

Students who are giving SSC GD exam, it is very important to know the SSC GD exam pattern and GD syllabus. Only then one of the exams can be prepared. Below I have given you the exam pattern of SSC GD. The SSC GD is done in 3 steps. 

The exam pattern of SSC GD comprises four stages:

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

Here’s a detailed look into each of the stages of the SSC GD exam pattern:

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 is further divided into four parts:

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

Physical Efficiency Test (PET): Once candidates clear the CBE, they would be shortlisted to take the PET/ PST organised by the Commission. During PET/ PST, candidates who are found eligible on the basis of height parameters are permitted to undergo PET (race) which is followed by biometric/ technology-aided identification test. 

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

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

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

  • Male: Race 1 Mile in 6 ½ minutes
  • Female: 800 metres 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 chest, height and weight only. They are exempted 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 on the basis of three factors:

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

Detailed Medical Examination (DME): Candidates who qualify 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 on the basis of the following points:

  • Eyesight
  • Medical Fitness

The criteria set by the SSC authority for vision test is given in the table below:

SSC GD Exam - Vision Test - (I)

SSC GD Exam Syllabus 2021

The SSC GD syllabus is given below:

SSC GD Syllabus
Segregation Section Name Total No. of Questions Max. Marks Duration
Part A General Intelligence and Reasoning 25 25 1.5 hours (Cumulative)
Part B General Knowledge and General Awareness 25 25
Part C Elementary Mathematics 25 25
Part D English/ Hindi 25 25
Total 100 100

All the Objective-type questions mainly comprise Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs). 

The SSC GD syllabus for the computer-based examination includes the following:

General Intelligence & Reasoning: This General Intelligence syllabus section mainly consists of both verbal and non-verbal types of reasoning questions. This test particularly includes questions that test the candidate’s analytical and logical reasoning skills and his/ her ability to observe and distinguish patterns through questions principally of non-verbal type.

The list of topics under the General Intelligence & Reasoning syllabus are listed below:

  1. Reasoning Analogies
  2. Arithmetic Number Series
  3. Arithmetical Reasoning
  4. Coding-Decoding
  5. Discrimination
  6. Figural Classification
  7. Non-verbal Series
  8. Observation
  9. Relationship Concepts – Blood Relations
  10. Similarities and Differences
  11. Spatial Orientation
  12. Spatial Visualization
  13. Visual Memory

Candidates can check important topics for Reasoning section:

Coding/Decoding  Clocks Calendars
Reasoning Puzzles Statement & Conclusion Seating Arrangements

Candidates can check the Logical Reasoning page for more topics and prepare well for the reasoning section.

General Knowledge and General Awareness: The questions in this section aim at evaluating the candidate’s general awareness about day-to-day affairs and current affairs. These questions do not require the candidate to have special knowledge of any particular discipline. The questions in this component revolve around matters of everyday observations and test the candidate’s knowledge of the environment around him/ her and topics related to India and its neighbouring countries such as:

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

Given below are a few important General Awareness topics:

List of Famous Books And Authors Inventions & Discoveries
Countries, Capital and Currencies Tennis Grand Slam Winners
List of countries and Their National Games List of Arjuna Award Winners

Candidates can check the following links for important general awareness topics that might be asked in the exam.

  • SSC General Awareness
  • Static GK
  • Current Affairs

Elementary Mathematics: This section primarily assesses the candidate’s knowledge of high-school level mathematical problems. According to the SSC GD syllabus, the following topics are:

  1. Averages
  2. Computation of Whole Numbers
  3. Decimals and Fractions
  4. Discount
  5. Fundamental Arithmetical Operations
  6. Interest
  7. Mensuration
  8. Number Systems
  9. Percentages
  10. Profit and Loss
  11. Ratio and Proportion
  12. Ratio and Time
  13. Relationship between Numbers
  14. Time and Distance
  15. Time and Work
Simplification and Approximation Problems on Train
Problems on Age Alligations and mixtures

Given below are a few important links that can help candidates prepare for different sections and attempt questions in the SSC GD exam with relative ease:

  • Maths Tricks and Shortcuts
  • Sentence Correction Questions
  • Tips to master error spotting
  • Idioms and Phrases Question and Answers

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