SSC GD 2021 Exam Guide: Know the complete Exam pattern & Syllabus

by Vinit kaushik Digital Marketing Expert

The SSC GD (Staff Selection Commission General Duty) exam is conducted each year by SSC. It is a national-level exam that witnesses lakhs of aspirants every year who wish to clear this exam and secure various posts under the SSC. However, before preparing for this exam, one must be fully aware of its exam pattern, syllabus, cutoffs, vacancies, etc and only then aim for this exam. It is necessary that aspirants study the complete SSC GD Exam guide before proceeding further.

So, in this article, we will enlist the complete SSC GD syllabus and exam pattern that candidates must study before aspiring for this exam.

SSC GD Constable Exam Pattern 2021

Aspirants must know that there are four main stages of clearing the SSC GD constable exam which are as follows.

·        Written Test

·        Physical Standard Test

·        Physical Efficiency Test

·        Medical Test

It is important to note that candidates who clear the written test are only eligible to enter the further stages of the examination. Let’s take a look at the exam pattern of each of the stages below.

SSC GD Written Test

Referring to the SSC GD exam pattern will give an idea about the marking scheme, topics to study, no of questions and duration for the exam. All these aspects will give candidates the knowledge to approach the examination easily.



No of Questions


General Intelligence & reasoning




General Knowledge & General Awareness




Elementary Mathematics











90 mins

The SSC GD written exam consists of four subjects i.e. General Intelligence & reasoning, General Knowledge & General Awareness, Elementary Mathematics and English/ Hindi.

·        The marks allotted to each subject is 25

·        The number of questions asked in each subject is 25

·        The duration of the exam is of 90 minutes

·        For each correct answer, candidates will get 1 mark

·        For each wrong answer, ¼ mark is deducted

·        The mode of examination will be both English and Hindi 

SSC GD Physical Test

The physical test is the first stage of the selection process for the SSC GD exam. Candidates should make sure that they meet the physical requirements as mentioned by the SSC. Take a look at the SSC GD exam pattern for the physical test below.






170 cm



157 cm



Expanded 80 cm

Minimum expansion is 5 cm


Male and Female

Proportionate as per the height and medical standard for the aspirants

SSC GD Physical Efficiency Test

This is the second stage of selection after the Physical Test. Only those candidates who have cleared their Physical test are eligible for this stage.

In this stage, a running race will be arranged for both men and women. Here, they are supposed to cover a specific distance in the allotted time.

Take a look at the SSC GD Exam pattern for the Physical Efficiency Test below.



5 km in 24 minutes


1.8 km in 8 minutes


SSC GD Medical Test

The SSC GD Medical Test will be conducted after the candidates clear the written test. In this round, candidates who fail to meet the defined criteria will be rejected. Also, the document verification process will be completed at this stage.

Visual Acuity Unaided

Uncorrected Visual Acuity


Color Vision

Near Vision

Distant Vision



Better Eye

Worse Eye

Better Eye

Worse Eye

Visual Correction of any kind is not allowed even by glasses









SSC GD Written Exam Syllabus:

It is essential to know the complete SSC GD syllabus so candidates will be able to know the important topics and questions expected in the exam. Refer to the complete syllabus of SSC GD below. 

General Intelligence & Reasoning

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                    

General Knowledge & General Awareness

1. Culture

2. Economic Scene

3. General Polity

4. Geography

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