SSC GD Constable Syllabus 2022: Download PDF

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Scheme of Examination SSC GD Constable

Computer Based Examination

The CBE examination will consist of one objective type paper containing 80 questions carrying 2 marks each. See the details given below

PartSubjectNumber of QuestionsMaximum marksDuration
Part AGeneral Intelligence and Reasoning204060 Minutes
Part BGeneral Knowledge and General Awareness2040
Part CElementary mathematics2040
Part DEnglish/Hindi2040
Total4 Subjects8016060

All questions will be of Objective Multiple Choice Type. The computer

Based examination will be conducted in English and Hindi only.

There will be negative marking of 0.50 marks for each wrong answer.

Candidates are, therefore, advised to keep this in mind while answering the questions.

The dates of examinations will be informed to candidates only through the website of the Commission.

There shall be no provision for re-evaluation/ re-checking of the scores. No correspondence in this regard shall be entertained.

Marks scored by candidates in the Computer Based Examination will be normalized by using the formula published by the Commission through Notice No: 1-1/2018-P&P-I dated 07-02-2019 and such normalized scores along with the bonus marks for NCC Certificate holders will be used to determine final merit and cut-off marks.

Tentative Answer Keys of the Computer Based Examination will be placed on the website of the Commission after the Examination. Candidates may go through the Answer Keys and submit online representations, if any, within the stipulated time limit on payment of Rs 100/- per question. Representations received through any other mode e.g. letter, application, email, etc. will not be entertained. Representations regarding the Answer Keys will be scrutinized before finalizing the Answer Keys and the decision of the Commission in this regard will be final.

The questions in the Computer Based Examination will be of Matriculation level.

Walk-through video/ Mock Test on the Computer Based Examination

has been provided on the website of the Commission in the ‘Candidate’s Corner’ Section.

Candidates are not permitted to use calculators and other electronic

gadgets. They should not, therefore, bring the same inside the Examination Hall/ Lab.

The syllabus for the Examination will be as follows:

General Intelligence and Reasoning: 

Analytical aptitude and ability to observe and distinguish patterns will be tested through questions principally of non-verbal type. This component may include questions on 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, coding and decoding, etc.

General Knowledge and General Awareness: 

Questions in this component will be aimed at testing the candidate’s general awareness of the environment around him. Questions will also be designed to test knowledge of current 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 neighboring countries especially pertaining to sports, History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Polity,

Indian Constitution, and scientific Research etc. These Questions will be such that they do not require a special study of any discipline.

Elementary Mathematics: 

This paper will include questions on problems relating to 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, Time and Work, etc.

English, Hindi: 

Candidates’ ability to understand basic English/ Hindi and his basic comprehension would be tested.

Physical Efficiency Test (PET)/ Physical Standard Test (PST): 

Based on the performance in CBE, candidates will be shortlisted for PET/ PST by the Commission. Physical Efficiency Test (PET) and Physical Standard Test (PST) will be conducted at various centres finalized by the CAPFs. Detailed scrutiny of candidates’ eligibility/ documents will be undertaken at the time of DME. Therefore, it will be the responsibility of the candidates to verify their eligibility as prescribed in this notice before appearing for CBE/ PET/ PST. Candidates shortlisted for PET/PST will be asked to go through biometric verification followed by PET&PST. The PST shall include measurement of height, weight & Chest (as applicable).

Ex-servicemen who are shortlisted in the Computer Based Examination for PET/ PST will have to appear in PET/ PST for recording of measurement of height, chest and weight only. There is total relaxation in PST/PET for Ex-serviceman. PET will not be held for these Ex-servicemen candidates. However, they will have to qualify the medical examination.

Physical Efficiency Test (PET): 

Candidates have to clear the race within the following time limits:

PET TypeMaleFemaleRemarks
Race5 kms in 24 minutes1.6 kms in 8 1/2 minutesfor other region
Race1.6 kms in 6 1/2 minutes800 metres in 4 minutesfor Ladakh region

A women candidate, who as a result of tests is found to be pregnant

of 12 weeks standing or over, shall be declared temporarily unfit and appointment be held in abeyance until the confinement is over. The

vacancy against which a woman candidate was selected will be kept

reserved for her. She will be re-examined for Physical Efficiency Test

(PET) six weeks after the date of confinement, subject to the production of medical certificate of fitness from a registered medical practitioner. If she is found fit, she may be appointed to the post kept reserved for and allowed the benefit of seniority in accordance with the instructions of the government, as amended from time to time.

Physical Standard Test (PST): Physical Standards for the posts are as



Male: 170 cms

Female: 157 cms

Few categories of candidates are allowed relaxation in heights mentioned above. Relaxed standard of height for such candidates are as follows:

S.NoRelaxation forMale (CMS)Female (CMS)
a.ST Candidates162.5150.0
b.ST Candidates of North Eastern Region157.0147.5
c.ST Candidates of Left Wing Extremism160.0147.5
d.Candidates of Garhwalis, Kumaonis, Dogras, Marathas and Assam, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh165.0155.0
e.Candidates from North-Eastern States of Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, and Sikkim 162.5152.5

This syllabus and exam pattern will help you in your preparation.