SSC GD Syllabus and SSC GD Exam Pattern


The SSC GD exam 2019 would be conducted to recruit candidates as General Duty Constables in various central forces such as the ITBP, CISF, BSF and the likes. Now, needless to say, the exam is pretty tough and to get selected, you need to study smart. The first stage of the process is knowing the exam pattern and the syllabus. In this article, we would be talking about the SSC GD Syllabus as well as the SSC GD Exam Pattern. You need to know about these important things as they would help you with your preparation for SSC GD 2019.

SSC GD Syllabus – Knowing the Selection Process

Before, you know about the SSC GD Syllabus and the exam pattern, you need to know about the SSC GD Selection Process. The selection process involves the following stages:

STAGE 1: Physical Standard Test (PST)
STAGE 2: Physical Efficiency Test (PET)
STAGE 3: Computer-based test
STAGE 4:  Medical test.

You need to pass a particular stage to move on to the next stage. For example, you need to pass the PST/PET stage to move on to the computer-based test.

To know more about the selection process, click on the button below:

SSC GD Selection Process 2019

SSC GD Exam Pattern

We would now talk about the SSC GD Exam Pattern.  As we have seen above, the first stage of the process is the Physical Standard Test followed by a Physical Efficiency Test.

SSC GD Exam Pattern for PET/PST

To know more about the physical requirements for the Physical Standard Test, click on the link below:

SSC GD Eligibility

In the Physical Efficiency Test, you would be given certain tasks to complete. The details are given below:

For all male candidates:

Age Race 1600 meters Long Jump High Jump
Up to 31 years 6 Minutes 14 Feet 3’9”
From the age above 31 to 40 years 7 Minutes 13 Feet 3’6”
Above 40 years 8 Minutes 12 Feet 3’3”

For all female candidates:

Age Race 1600 mtrs Long Jump High Jump
Up to 31 years 08 Minutes 10 Feet 3’
From the age above 31 to 35 years 09 Minutes 09 Feet 2’9”

SSC GD Exam Pattern for Written Exam

Subject No Of Questions Marks Total Marks
General Intelligence & Reasoning 25 25  




General Knowledge & General Awareness 25 25
Elementary Mathematics 25 25
English/Hindi 25 25

The duration of the exam is of 2 hours. You would get 1 mark for every right answer.

SSC GD Syllabus

Now, let us take a look at the SSC GD Syllabus. As you know, the syllabus is only for the written exam, which is basically the final stage of the selection process. There are 4 subjects:

  • Reasoning
  • English/Hindi
  • Maths
  • General Awareness.

The detailed syllabus is given below

SSC GD Syllabus for Reasoning and General Intelligence

The following topics are included in the syllabus:

  • Arithmetic Number Series.
  • Relationship concepts.
  • Similarities and Differences.
  • Spatial Visualization.
  • Arithmetical Reasoning.
  • Figures Classification.
  • Spatial Orientation.
  • Analogies.
  • Non-verbal series.
  • Visual Memory.
  • Discrimination.
  • Coding and Decoding
  • Observation etc.

SSC GD Syllabus for English

  • Spot the Error
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Synonyms/Homonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Spellings/Detecting Mis-spelt words
  • Idioms & Phrases
  • One Word Substitution
  • Improvement of Sentences
  • Active/Passive Voice of Verbs
  • Conversion into Direct/Indirect narration
  • Shuffling of Sentence parts
  • Shuffling of Sentences in a passage
  • Cloze Passage

SSC GD Syllabus for Hindi

  • Verbal Ability.
  • Vocabulary.
  • Grammar.
  • Comprehension etc.

SSC GD Constable Syllabus for Maths

  • Number Systems
  • Computation of Whole Numbers
  • Decimals and Fractions and relationship between Numbers
  • Fundamental arithmetical operations
  • Percentages
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Averages
  • Interest
  • Profit and Loss
  • Discount
  • Mensuration
  • Time and Distance
  • Ratio and Time

SSC GD Syllabus for General Knowledge

  • Sports
  • History
  • Culture
  • Geography
  • Economic Scene
  • General Policy
  • Indian Constitution
  • Scientific Research

If you are looking for the SSC GD Books that help you to cover the syllabus, click on the link below

SSC GD Books for Preparation

So, these were the details about the SSC GD Syllabus and SSC GD Exam Pattern. We hope that you found this article to be useful. For more information on the SSC GD exam 2019, click on the link below:

SSC GD 2019