SSC GD Syllabus 2023:

SSC GD Syllabus is published by the official authorities in the recruitment notification. The candidates appearing for the exam must check the detailed SSC GD exam pattern and syllabus in the beginning of their preparations. It will help candidates in getting the best books and planning their preparation strategies. There are four stages in the SSC GD selection process

SSC GD Syllabus 2023

 The SSC GD Syllabus is the first and foremost step, to begin, your preparation for the upcoming General Duty Constable Exam. With the help of the 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 revised the SSC GD Exam Pattern for the post of constables which has been released along with the official notification.

NOTE : There will be 80 questions for 160 marks to be solved in 60 minutes and there will be a negative marking of 0.50 marks.  

SSC GD Syllabus 2023 : Overview

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

Name of ExaminationSSC GD 2023
Post NameGeneral Duty Constable 
Type of Exam CBE – Online Test
 PET, PST & DME – Offline/ Physical Test
Duration of Online Exam60 minutes (1 hour)
SSC GD Constable Exam Date 2023To be notified
Language of Online Exam English
Maximum Marks (Online Exam)160 marks
CategorySSC GD Syllabus & Exam Pattern
Selection Process1.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 Scheme2 marks for each correct answer
Negative Marking0.50 negative marking for wrong answers
SSC GD Syllabus 2023 : Overview

SSC GD Constable Exam Pattern 2023 [Revised] Syllabus

SSC GD Constable Exam Pattern 2023 [Revised] Syllabus

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

 The exam consists of 4 sections with 80 questions in total.

 The duration for the SSC GD Constable Tier I exam is 60 minutes.

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

 There is a 0.50 negative marking for every incorrect answer in the SSC GD online test.

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

SSC GD Constable Selection Process :

SSC GD selection process will consist of four stages. You have to clear the consecutive stages to appear for the next stage of the Staff Selection Commission General Duty Constable exam.

1.Computer-Based ExamOnline
2.Physical Efficiency TestPhysical Test
3.Physical Standard TestPhysical Test
4.Medical ExaminationPhysical Test
SSC GD Constable Selection Process

SSC GD Syllabus Exam pattern : Computer Based Exam

SSC GD Syllabus are General intelligence & Reasoning, General Knowledge & General Awareness , Elementary Mathematics , English/Hindi. The subjects questions and marks are given below the table

SubjectNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksExam Duration
General Intelligence & Reasoning204060 minutes (1 hour) 
General Knowledge & General Awareness2040
Elementary Mathematics2040
English/ Hindi2040
SSC GD Syllabus Exam pattern:CBT

SSC GD Syllabus (General Intelligence & Reasoning)

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. Figural Classification
  13. Coding and decoding

SSC GD Syllabus (GK & GS)

This section will be accessing the candidate’s general awareness GK of the day-to-day activities around. The candidate must have the 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 pertaining to

  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 Syllabus (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)

SSC GD Syllabus (English)

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 Physical Efficiency Test 

Once you clear the SSC GD CBE, you will be allowed to attempt the SSC GD PET. The PET exam is a rigorous physical exam that tests your fitness and physical aptitude. The officials will first check whether you fit the height and weight criterion after which you will be allowed to attempt the PET. The PET is a Race that you have to complete within the time allotted. This will be followed by biometric identification. Here are the criteria for SSC GD 2022 PET –

CategoryDistanceTime Allotted
Male (General)5 km24 minutes
Female (General)1.6 km8 ½ minutes
Male (from Ladakh Region)1 mile6 ½ minutes
Females (from Ladakh Region)800 m4 minutes
SSC GD Physical Efficiency Test 


  • Pregnant women cannot take PET.
  • Ex-servicemen are exempted from PET.
  • Scrutiny of eligibility is done only after the PET(Race) is completed

SC GD 2022 Physical Standard Test

The SSC GD PST (Physical Standard Test) is carried out on the basis of the following factors –

CategoryHeightChest Expansion
Male (Gen, SC, OBC)170 cm80/5
Female (Gen, SC, OBC)157 cm
Male (ST)162.5 cm76/5
Female (ST)150
SC GD 2022 Physical Standard Test
  • Height and Weight standards are based on the Gender of the Candidate.
  • Weight has to be proportionate to the height of the candidate.

SSC GD Medical Examination

This is the last stage of SSC GD exams. There will be thorough scrutiny of your health on the basis of these factors. 

Visual AcuityBetter EyeWorse Eye
Unaided, Near VisionN6N9
Uncorrected, Distant Vision6/66/9
SSC GD Medical Examination
  • The colour vision standard is CP-3 by ISHIHARA.
  • Visual Correction of any kind is not allowed, even glasses.
  • For a right-handed person, the right eye is the dominant eye and vice versa.
  • Binocular Vision is necessary.

Even though the Computer Based Exam for GD Constable is conducted by SSC. The Physical Standard Test (PST), Physical Eligibility Test (PET), and Detailed Medical Examination (DME) is conducted by the CAPFs.



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