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SSC GD Constable Syllabus & Exam Pattern 2023

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has released the SSC GD Syllabus & Exam Pattern for the post of constables along with official notification of SSC GD Recruitment 2023. The SSC GD syllabus and exam pattern for SSC General Duty post of Constables (GD) exam is set by the SSC. With the help of SSC GD exam pattern and syllabus, candidates can make a strategy for the exam preparation in a systematic manner. The latest SSC GD Constable syllabus is published in the official notification of SSC GD.

SSC GD Syllabus 2023
  • Post Name : General Duty Constable
  • Type of Exam : 1. CBE – Online Test, 2. PET, PST & DME – Offline/ Physical Test
  • Duration of Online Exam : 60 minutes (1 hour)
  • Language of Online Exam : English & Hindi
  • Maximum Marks (Online Exam) : 160 marks
  • Type of Questions (Online Exam) : All questions of CBE will be of Objective type (MCQs)
  • Marking Scheme : 2 mark for each correct answer
  • Negative Marking : 0.50 negative marking for wrong answers
Selection Process
  • Computer-Based Examination (CBE)
  • Physical Efficiency Test (PET)
  • Physical Standard Test (PST)
  • Detailed Medical Examination (DME)

SSC GD Constable Exam Pattern 2023 [Revised]

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 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 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.


No. of Questions

Maximum Marks

Exam Duration

General Intelligence & Reasoning



60 minutes (1 hour)


General Knowledge & General Awareness



Elementary Mathematics



English/ Hindi






Read : SSC Recruitment 2023 - Apply Online For 84,866 Constable (General Duty) Posts

SSC GD Constable Syllabus 2023

To begin with the preparation for SSC GD Constable Online Exam 2023, the candidate should be familiar with SSC GD Syllabus 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:
  • 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
  • Figural Classification
  • 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
  • Sports
  • History
  • India & its neighbouring countries
  • Culture
  • Geography
  • Economic Scene
  • General Polity
  • Indian Constitution
  • Scientific Research

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.
  • Number Systems
  • Problems Related to Numbers
  • 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

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.
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Error Spotting
  • Phrase Replacement
  • Synonyms & Antonyms
  • Cloze Test
  • Phrase and idioms meaning
  • Spellings
  • One Word Substitution
  • Reading comprehension

SSC GD Constable PET

The candidates who score more than the cut-off marks for the 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)
  • For Male Candidates : 05 km in 24 minutes
  • For Female Candidates : 1.6 Km in 8(1/2) minutes

Note: 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 for medical Examination (DME).

SSC GD Constable PST

For Physical Standard Test (PST)

The PET will be followed by 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 have 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



Scheduled Tribes



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



Candidates hailing from the North-Eastern States of Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim & Tripura



Candidates falling in the categories of Garhwalis, Kumaonis, Dogras, Marathas and candidates belonging to the States of Assam, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir



Minimum Chest Required for SSC GD Constable

For Male Candidates

For Female Candidates

General, SC & OBC

80/ 5


Scheduled Tribes

76 / 5


Garhwalis, Kumaonis, Dogras, Marathas and candidates belonging to the States of Assam, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir

78 / 5


candidates hailing from North Eastern States of Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura

77 / 5


Visual Acuity Unaided

Uncorrected Visual Acuity


Color Vision

Near Vision

Distant Vision

Better Eye

Worse Eye

Better Eye

Worse Eye



 6 / 6 

6 / 9 

Visual correction of any kind is not permitted even by glasses


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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