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About Staff Selection Commission General Duty (SSC GD)

SSC GD stands for Staff Selection Commission General Duty. It is a recruitment exam conducted by the Staff Selection Commission to select candidates for the posts of Constable (General Duty) in various central armed police forces like BSF, CISF, CRPF, SSB, ITBP, NIA, SSF and rifleman in Assam Rifles. Some of the popular posts for which candidates are recruited through the SSC GD exam are:

  1. Constable (General Duty) in Border Security Force (BSF)
  2. Constable (General Duty) in Central Industrial Security Force (CISF)
  3. Constable (General Duty) in Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)
  4. Constable (General Duty) in Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB)
  5. Constable (General Duty) in Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP)
  6. Constable (General Duty) in National Investigation Agency (NIA)
  7. Constable (General Duty) in Special Security Force (SSF)
  8. Rifleman (General Duty) in Assam Rifles
Parameter Details
Exam Name SSC GD (Staff Selection Commission General Duty) Exam
Conducting Authority Staff Selection Commission (SSC)
Level of Exam National Level
Posts Offered Constable (General Duty) in various forces (BSF, CISF, CRPF, SSB, ITBP, AR, NIA, SSF)
Educational Qualification Candidates must have passed 10th class or equivalent from a recognized board
Age Limit 18-23 years as on 1st August 2021 (relaxation as per government norms)
Selection Process Computer Based Test (CBT), Physical Efficiency Test (PET), Physical Standard Test (PST), and Medical Examination
Application Mode Online
Application Fee Rs 100 (Fee exemption for SC/ST, Ex-servicemen, and women candidates)
Exam Mode Online (CBT)
Exam Duration 90 minutes
Number of Questions 100
Maximum Marks 100
Marking Scheme 1 mark for each correct answer, 0.25 negative marking for incorrect answers
Syllabus General Intelligence & Reasoning, General Knowledge & General Awareness, Elementary Mathematics, and English/Hindi
Exam Dates 16th to 31st March 2021 (tentative dates for the previous year’s exam, new dates not yet announced)
Admit Card Available on the official website of SSC before the exam
Result Declared on the official website of SSC

Eligibility criteria for SSC GD


Parameter Details
Nationality Candidates must be citizens of India
Age Limit 18-23 years as on 1st August 2021 (relaxation as per government norms)
Educational Qualification Candidates must have passed 10th class or equivalent from a recognized board
Physical Standards Height: Male – 170 cm, Female – 157 cm; Chest: Only for male candidates – Unexpanded 80 cm and expanded minimum 5 cm; Weight: Proportionate to height and age as per medical standards
Visual Acuity Visual Acuity unaided (NEAR VISION) – N6 (better eye) and N9 (worse eye).

Uncorrected visual acuity (DISTANT VISION) – 6/12 (better eye) and 6/18 (worse eye)

Medical Standards Candidates should be free from any physical deformities or diseases like Knock- Knees, Flat Foot, Varicose Veins, etc., and should have good mental and physical health


Note: Relaxation in age, educational qualification, and physical standards is provided as per government norms for reserved category candidates.


Exam pattern for SSC GD-


Section Number of Questions Maximum Marks
General Intelligence and Reasoning 25 25
General Knowledge and General Awareness 25 25
Elementary Mathematics 25 25
English/Hindi 25 25
Total 100 100


The exam consists of a computer-based test (CBT) with 100 multiple-choice questions (MCQs). Each question carries 1 mark, and 0.25 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer.

The total duration of the exam is 90 minutes.

The questions are available in both English and Hindi language.

The syllabus for the exam includes General Intelligence & Reasoning, General Knowledge & General Awareness, Elementary Mathematics, and English/Hindi.

The questions are of 10th standard level.



Stage Description
Computer Based Test (CBT) It is the first stage of the selection process. Candidates have to appear for an online exam of 100 marks. The questions will be of objective type and available in both English and Hindi language. The duration of the exam is 90 minutes. The

questions will be based on General Intelligence & Reasoning, General Knowledge & General Awareness, Elementary Mathematics, and English/Hindi.


Efficiency Test (PET)

Candidates who qualify in the CBT will have to appear for the Physical Efficiency Test. Male candidates have to run for 5 km in 24 minutes, and female candidates have to run for 1.6 km in 8.5 minutes.

Standard Test (PST)

Candidates who qualify in the PET will have to undergo the Physical Standard Test. The height, weight, and chest (only for male candidates) measurements of the candidates will be taken. Candidates who do not meet the prescribed standards will be disqualified.


Candidates who qualify in the PST will have to undergo a medical examination. The medical board will examine the physical and mental fitness of the candidates. Candidates who are found unfit will be disqualified.
Final Merit List Candidates who qualify in all the above stages and meet the cutoff marks will be selected for the post of Constable (GD) in various forces. The final merit list will be prepared based on the marks scored by the candidates in the CBT.




Section Syllabus
General Intelligence and Reasoning Analogies, Similarities and Differences, Spatial Visualization, Spatial Orientation, Visual Memory, Discrimination, Observation, Relationship

Concepts, Arithmetical Reasoning, Figural Classification, Arithmetic Number Series, Non-Verbal Series, Coding and Decoding etc.

General Knowledge and General Awareness Current Affairs, History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Polity, Indian Constitution, Scientific Research, etc.
Elementary Mathematics Number Systems, 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, etc.

English/Hindi Vocabulary, Grammar, Sentence Structure, Synonyms, Antonyms, Comprehension, etc.




Verbal Reasoning


Topic Sub-Topics
Analogy Semantic Analogy, Symbolic/Number Analogy, Figural Analogy
Classification Semantic Classification, Symbolic/Number Classification, Figural Classification
Series Semantic Series, Number Series, Figural Series
Coding- Decoding Coding and Decoding by Analogy, Coding-Decoding in Fictitious Language,

Coding-Decoding of Words, Operations on Place Value, Coding and Decoding in Various Types of Codes

Blood Relation Family Tree, Coded Blood Relations
Direction and Distance Route and Network-based, Distance and Direction sense
Ranking Arrangement in Rows and Matrix
Time Sequence Number and Alphabet based, Sequence Test
Venn Diagrams Logical Venn Diagrams


Logical Sequence of Words, Logical Sequence of Letters, Inserting the Missing Character, Human Body Parts, Seating Arrangement
Alphabetical Series Alphabet Test, Logical Venn Diagrams


Non-Verbal Reasoning


Topic Sub-Topics
Analogy Complete the Image Analogy, Mirror Image Analogy, Water Image Analogy
Classification Classification of Figures, Embedded Figures
Series Series Completion, Analogy, Classification
Mirror and Water Images Figure Reflections, Water Images
Paper Folding and Cutting Paper Folding, Paper Cutting
Completion of Figures Figure Matrix, Embedded Figure
Embedded Figures Hidden Figures, Completion of Incomplete Pattern



Subject/Topic Subtopics Details
Current Affairs National current affairs – Politics and Governance, Economy and Finance, Science and Technology, Sports

Environment, Arts and Culture, Awards and Honours, Appointments and Resignations, Obituaries, Government Schemes and Programs

  International current affairs – World Organizations, World Leaders and Personalities, Bilateral and Multilateral

Agreements, World Events and Summits, Science and Technology updates

History Ancient Indian History – Indus Valley Civilization, Vedic Period, Mauryan Empire, Gupta Empire, Post Gupta Period, Harshavardhana, South Indian Kingdoms, Sultanate Period
  Medieval Indian History – Delhi Sultanate, Vijayanagara Empire, Mughal Empire, Maratha Empire, European Trade and Colonization, Revolt of 1857, Socio-religious Reform Movements
  Modern Indian History – British Administration, Indian National

Movement, Partition of India, Post Independence India, Indo-Pak Wars and Conflicts

Emergency, Mandal Commission and Mandalization

  World History – Ancient Civilizations, Renaissance, Industrial Revolution, World Wars and Cold War

Globalization, Major Events and Conferences

Geography Indian


– Physical Geography, Climate and Vegetation, Agriculture and Irrigation, Mineral Resources and Industries, Transport and Communication

Demography and Human Geography



– Continents and Oceans, Major Landforms and Water Bodies, Climate and Vegetation, Natural

Resources, Population and Demography, Trade and Transport

Polity Indian


– Preamble and Salient Features, Fundamental Rights and Duties, Directive Principles of State Policy


    Union and State Legislature, Judiciary and Judicial Review, Emergency Provisions
  Indian Judiciary – Hierarchy of Courts, Judicial Activism and

Reforms, Recent Landmark Judgments, Contempt of Court


Government System

– President and Vice President, Prime Minister and

Council of Ministers, Governor and Chief Minister, Parliament and its Committees, Elections and Election Commission

  Public Policy – Welfare Schemes and Programs, Economic Policy and Planning, Industrial Policy and Reforms, Foreign Policy and Relations, Defence Policy
  Rights and Duties – Human Rights and their Protection, Duties of Citizens and Public Servants, Women and Child Rights<br>-

Constitutional and Legal Remedies

Economics Indian Economy – GDP and Growth Rates, Poverty and

Unemployment, Banking and Finance, Public Finance and Budget, Economic Reforms and

Liberalization, Agriculture, and Rural Development

  World Economy – International Trade and Agreements, WTO and

Globalization, International Financial Institutions, IMF and World Bank, Fiscal and Monetary Policies of Major Countries

  Public Finance – Budget and Fiscal Policy, Government Revenue and Expenditure, Public Debt and Deficit Financing, Public Distribution System and Subsidies
  Banking and Finance – Banking System and Reforms, Monetary Policy and Regulation, RBI and its Functions, Non-Banking Financial Companies (NBFCs)
  Economic and Social


– Human Development Index, Sustainable Development Goals, Social Welfare




Topic Chapter
Arithmetic Whole numbers, decimals, and fractions
  Conversion of fractions to decimals and vice versa
  Addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of fractions and decimals
  Percentages: calculation of percentages, percentage increase or decrease, and compound interest
  Simple and compound interest
  Calculation of profit and loss
  Ratio and Proportion: direct and inverse proportions
  Problems on ratio and proportion
  Partnership problems
  Average: finding the central value of a set of numbers
  Mean, median, and mode
  Problems on average
Algebra Basic Algebraic Identities: formulas involving algebraic expressions
  Identities related to (a+b)2, (a-b)2, and (a+b)(a-b)
  Linear Equations in One and Two Variables: solving linear equations with one or two variables
  Solutions of linear equations
  Word problems
Geometry Basic geometrical concepts: lines, angles, and polygons
  Parallel lines
  Types of angles and their properties
  Triangles and their properties
  Triangles: types of triangles and their properties
  Congruence of triangles
  Similarity of triangles


Topic Chapter
  Congruence and Similarity of Triangles: determination of congruent or similar triangles
  Problems related to congruence and similarity of triangles
  Circles: properties and formulas related to circles
  Tangents and chords
  Arcs and sectors
  Chords and Tangents: properties of chords and tangents
  Problems related to chords and tangents
  Mensuration: calculation of area, perimeter, and volume for various shapes
  Squares, rectangles, parallelograms, and triangles
  Circles and semicircles
  Cubes, cuboids, and cylinders
Trigonometry Trigonometric Ratios: sine, cosine, tangent, cotangent, secant, and cosecant ratios
  Trigonometric identities
  Trigonometric ratios of complementary angles
  Heights and Distances: calculation of heights and distances using trigonometric ratios
  Angle of elevation and depression
  Simple problems on heights and distances
Statistical Charts Pie Chart: representation of data in a circular chart
  Interpretation of data represented in pie charts
  Bar Graph: representation of data in a rectangular chart with bars
  Interpretation of data represented in bar graphs
  Histogram: representation of data in a rectangular chart with bars of varying widths
  Interpretation of data represented in histograms
  Frequency Polygon: representation of data in a line chart connecting the midpoints of bars in a histogram
  Interpretation of data represented in frequency polygons


Chapter Topic
Reading Comprehension Understanding passages and answering questions based on them
Cloze Test Filling in the blanks in a passage with the appropriate words
Sentence Correction Finding and correcting errors in sentences
Para Jumbles Rearranging sentences to form a coherent paragraph
Idioms & Phrases Understanding and using common idioms and phrases
Synonyms & Antonyms Understanding and using synonyms and antonyms of common words
One Word Substitution Understanding and using a single word in place of a phrase or sentence
Spellings Correct spelling of common words