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SSC GD 2021 Syllabus

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Oct 21, 2020

SSC examinations are held every year to recruit for several different government posts. The exams are highly competitive in nature as the posts that are offered include SSC Junior Engineer, SSC CGL (Combined Graduate), SSC CHSL (Combined Higher Secondary), SSC Translator, SSC Stenographer, and many more. These posts come with a host of benefits including great pay, job security, a job in the public sector, etc. One of the exams that are held by the SSC is called the SSC Constable. To have the best possible attempt at SSC GD 2021, you need to be very aware of the syllabus and exam pattern of the exam.

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  • The questions will be at the Graduation level.
  • There are reservations as per government quotas.
  • The exam will be held in four stages
  • The posts will be assigned in various security forces of the Indian Government once you clear the exams.
SSC GD Exam Pattern

SSC GD 2021 Exam Pattern

SSC GD exam pattern 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 exam.

Stage Paper Mode
1. Computer-Based Exam Online
2. Physical Efficiency Test Physical Test
3. Physical Standard Test Physical Test
4. Medical Examination Physical Test
SSC GD Exam Pattern

SSC GD 2021 Section Wise Syllabus & Exam Pattern

The SSC GD 2021 has four consecutive stages, and the first stage is a Computer Based Exam. The syllabus for the SSC GD CBE 2021 will be based on matriculation level. The second stage is a Physical Efficiency Test wherein several physical tests will be conducted to test the candidate’s fitness. The next stage is that of the Physical Standard Test, and here the physical parameters are checked. The Last Stage is a Medical Examination to ensure the proper health of the candidate.

SSC GD 2021 Computer Based Exam Pattern

The exam pattern of the SSC GD CBE is as follows -

Section No. of Questions Marks Allotted
General Intelligence & Reasoning 25 25
General Knowledge & Awareness 25 25
Mathematics (Elementary) 25 25
Hindi/English 25 25
Total 100 100
  • The duration of the exam will be 1 hr 30 min or 90 minutes.
  • The mode of administration will be online.
  • Each question carries a weight of 1 mark.
  • Each question is objective type.
  • The last paper will be either in Hindi or English depending on your choice.

SSC GD 2021 Computer Based Exam Syllabus

SSC GD CBE is the first stage of the SSC GD 2021. To crack the examination, you have to be very clear about each and every section of the paper. This section is very important as it is the qualifying round. You have to especially keep in mind that each question carries the same weightage. Here is SSC GD 2021 syllabus to help you prepare in advance -

Section Topics
General Intelligence & Reasoning Analogies, Observation. Similarities and Differences, Spatial Visualization & Orientation, Visual Memory, Arithmetic Number Series, Arithmetic Reasoning, Non-Verbal Series, Coding and Decoding, etc.
General Knowledge & Awareness History, Culture, Current Events of National, International, and Local interest, Geography, Economy, Politics, Indian Constitution, etc.
Mathematics (Elementary) Fractions, Mensuration, Time & Distance, Ratio, Time, Profit and Loss, Discount, Percentages, Arithmetic Operations, Decimals, etc.
Hindi/English Basic Comprehension, Vocabulary, Passage, Essay, Grammar, Synonyms, etc.

SSC GD 2021 Physical Efficiency Test Syllabus and Exam Pattern

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 2021 PET -

Category Distance Time Allotted
Male (General) 5 km 24 minutes
Female (General) 1.6 km 8 ½ minutes
Male (from Ladakh Region) 1 mile 6 ½ minutes
Females (from Ladakh Region) 800 m 4 minutes
  • Pregnant women cannot take PET.
  • Ex-servicemen are exempted from PET.
  • Scrutiny of eligibility is done only after the PET(Race) is completed.

SSC GD 2021 Physical Standard Test

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

Category Height Chest Expansion
Male (Gen, SC, OBC) 170 cm 80/5
Female (Gen, SC, OBC) 157 cm -
Male (ST) 162.5 cm 76/5
Female (ST) 150 -
  • 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

SSC GD 2021 Detailed 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 Acuity Better Eye Worse Eye
Unaided, Near Vision N6 N9
Uncorrected, Distant Vision 6/6 6/9
  • 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.


Ques. How to find out the date for the SSC Exams?

Ans. To find out the dates for the SSC Exam and SSC Recruitments, you will have to check their Annual Calendar of Examinations. The Updated calendar is uploaded on the official website of SSC. It is usually uploaded in the month of September or October. You can visit the official website by clicking here.

Ques. How to register for the SSC GD Exam?

Ans. To register for the SSC GD Exam, you have to register on the official website of SSC. The process is completely online. You have to complete the one-time registration of the website after which you will receive the registration number and password. You have to use this ID and Password to login and complete other formalities.

Ques. What is the fee for the SSC GD Exam?

Ans. The fee for the SSC GD Exam is just 100 INR. It is the same for every SSC exam including SSC JE, SSC CGL, etc. The fee has to be paid online during registration. The fee can be paid using Debit Card, Credit Card, BHIM UPI. The fee can also be paid in SBI Branch using Challan during payment.

Ques. What to do if the Fee has not been updated even after paying?

Ans. If fee status is not reflecting on your account even though it has been deducted from your account, it usually means that the commission has not received the payment. It is advisable to wait for 3 business days after which you have to contact the bank.

Ques. Can I change the details after successful registration?

Ans. Once the registration has been successfully completed, you cannot modify any other details. You cannot change the medium of instruction for the Language test once it has been selected either.

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