SSC GD 2021 Exam Pattern

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Jun 10, 2021

SSC GD exams are the Staff Selection Committee General Duty Constable exams. The SSC conducts these exams every year to recruit constable for various government departments and ministries. The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has developed and sanctioned the scheme to recruit the constables for general duty through these exams. More than 25,000 students across the country take these exams every year. The authorities test the candidates for the posts in the following offices:

  • Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB)
  • Central Industrial Security Force (CISF)
  • Central Armed Police Force (CAPF)
  • Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP)
  • Border Security Force (BSF)
  • Secretariat Security Force (SSF)
  • Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)
  • National Investigation Agency (NIA)
  • Rifleman (General Duty) in Assam Rifles
SSC GD Important Dates

SSC GD 2021 Important Dates

SSC has not yet released any notification for the 2021 SSC GD exams, but based on previous years, a compilation of tentative dates is following:

Event Dates
Beginning of SSC GD 2021 application December 2020
End of SSC GD 2021 application January 2021
Admit Card for PET/PST February 2021
PET/PST Exam Date March 2021
PET/PST Result April 2021
Admit Card for SSC GD Written Exam May 2021
SSC GD 2021 Written Exam Date July 2021
SSC GD 2021 Written Exam Result August 2021
Admit Card for SSC GD 2021 Medical Test September 2021
SSC GD 2021 Medical Test Date October 2021
SSC GD 2021Medical Test Result November 2021
SSC GD Eligibility

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SSC GD 2021 Eligibility Criteria

The students eager for SSC GD 2021 exams shall go through the eligibility criteria present below carefully.

  • The candidate must have a citizenship of India.
  • For the students who have migrated must submit a certificate of domicile or permanent residence.
  • The candidate must have passed their matriculation (class 10th) or similar from a recognized board or institute.
  • Candidates from the General category must be between the age of 18-23 years.
  • Candidates from the SC/ST category must be between the age of 18-28 years.
  • OBC candidates have to be between the age of 18-26 years.
  • The candidates who are ex-servicemen can apply within three years after the end of military service.
  • General candidates who are either children or dependents of victims of the 1984 Riots or the 2002 Gujarat Communal Riots can be between the age of 18-28 years
  • OBC candidates who are either children or dependents of victims of the 1984 Riots or the 2002 Gujarat Communal Riots can be between the age of 18-31 years.
  • SC/ST candidates who are either children or dependents of victims of the 1984 Riots or the 2002 Gujarat Communal Riots can be between the age of 18- 33 years.
  • The candidates who had a domicile in the State of Jammu and Kashmir between the period 1st January 1980 and 31st December 1989 can be between the age of 18-28 years.
  • The candidates appearing through reservation must have proper documents supporting the claim.
SSC GD Exam Pattern

SSC GD 2021 Exam Pattern

The SSC GD Exam, commissioned by SSC, has four parts:

  1. Written Exam
  2. Physical Efficiency Test (PET)
  3. Physical Standard Test (PST)
  4. Detailed Medical Examination

Written Exam

  • SSC conducts the written exam for General Duty Constable Exams both in online and offline modes.
  • The question papers for online exams are in Hindi and English.
  • The question papers for offline exams are in Hindi, English, and the regional language based on the location of the exam centre.
  • The papers are MCQ based and consist of 100 questions.
  • The total time duration of the SSC GD exam is 90 minutes.
  • The paper has four sections- General Awareness, English/Hindi, Intelligence and Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude.
  • The first section of General Awareness contains scientific research, general polity, geography, history, culture, and others.
  • This section contains topics that test the comprehensive and grammatical abilities of the students through the questions about the language.
  • General Intelligence and Reasoning consists of topics like problem-solving, number series, analogies, coding-decoding and figures classification, and others.
  • The section of Quantitative Aptitude consists of topics like decimals, fractions, average, mensuration, time and distance, ratio and proportion, and others.
  • The questions consist of 1 mark for every correct answer.
  • There is a negative marking of 0.25 marks for each incorrect answer.
  • Each of the four sections contains 25 questions with a maximum mark of 25.
  • The candidates of the General category have to score a minimum of 35% to qualify for the next round.
  • The candidates of SC/ST/OBC have to score a minimum of 33% to qualify for the next round.

Physical Efficiency Test (PET)

This test assesses the physical fitness parameters of the candidates.

  • For the Physical Efficiency Test, the candidates have to race through to pass.
  • The male candidates have to run 5km in 24 minutes.
  • The female candidates have to run 1.6km in 8 and a half minutes.

Physical Standard Test (PST)

This test evaluates the candidates based on their physical features such as height, chest, and weight.

Category Male Female
Height for General/SC/OBC 170 cm 157 cm
Height for ST 162.5 cm 150 cm
Chest Expansion for General/SC/OBC 80/5 cm -
Chest Expansion for ST 76/5 cm -

Medical Test

This test determines if the candidates are medically fit for the post and job they are applying.

The interested and eligible candidates must check the complete syllabus for the exam on the official website. To apply for the exams, the students must look out for the application notifications. The complete details regarding the online submission of the application are present in the Annexure-III of SSC GD Notification on the official website. The application fee for General Male candidates is INR 100. The women candidates, ex-servicemen, and SC/ST/OBC candidates don’t have to pay any application fees.

SSC GD Syllabus

SSC GD Syllabus

Subject Important topics
General Intelligence & Reasoning
  • Puzzles
  • Distance and direction
  • Number series completion
  • Analogy
  • Counting figures
  • Dice
  • Syllogism
  • Miscellaneous
General Knowledge & General Awareness
  • History
  • Geography
  • Current affairs
  • Indian polity
  • International affairs
  • Books and author
  • Miscellaneous
Elementary Mathematics
  • Time and distance
  • Boat and stream
  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Profit and loss
  • Ratio and proportion
  • Time and work
English/ Hindi Questions related to language comprehension

Before the aspirants appear for the SSC GD exam, they should have detailed knowledge about the exam pattern and syllabus. It will help to make them confident.

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*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.


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There is no restriction to the number of attempts for SSC GD. However, candidates should be between the age of 18 to 23 years. Age relaxation for candidates belonging to reserved and special categories. Candidates must fulfill the educational, physical and medical eligibility criteria as well.

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