Staff Selection Commission - General Duty
Staff Selection Commission - General Duty

SSC GD Exam Pattern 2024: Marking Scheme, Topics, and CBE, PET/PST, DME & DV Criteria

SSC GD exam pattern 204: The SSC GD Constable exam will be conducted in computer-based test mode by SSC for 26,146 vacancies. While the PET, PST, Medical examination (DME/RME), and Document verification will be conducted by CAPFs.
SSC GD Exam Pattern 2024

SSC GD Exam Pattern 2024

SSC GD Exam Pattern 2024: The SSC GD Constable exam is conducted by the Staff Selection Commission and Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs). The SSC GD selection process is conducted in 3 stages. The Staff Selection Commission administers a computer-based test as the first stage of the SSC GD exam pattern. The Physical Efficiency Test (PET)/Physical Standard Test (PET), Detailed Medical Examination & Document Verification are the next stages which candidates have to go through for final selection.

In 2022, SSC revised the SSC GD examination pattern. The revision in the SSC GD CBE exam pattern are as follows:

  • The maximum score has been increased from 100 to 160
  • The number of marks granted to each question has increased from one to two.
  • The number of questions has been reduced from 100 to 80. 
  • The negative marking for giving incorrect answers has increased from 0.25 to 0.50 marks. 
  • The duration of the examination has been reduced from 90 minutes to 60 minutes.

The selected candidates will be recruited by the following Paramilitary armed police forces: 

  1. Border Security Force (BSF)
  2. Central Industrial Security Force (CISF)
  3. Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)
  4. Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP)
  5. Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), Secretariat Security Force (SSF)
  6. Secretariat Security Force (SSF)
  7. Rifleman (General Duty) in Assam Rifles (AR) 
  8. Sepoy in NCB (Narcotics Control Bureau).

SSC is expected to conduct the Constable (GD) in Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs), SSF, Rifleman (GD) in Assam Rifles and Sepoy in Narcotics Control Bureau Examination, 2023 in February and March 2024 for candidates with a minimum education qualification of 10th standard. The SSC GD recruitment will be conducted for 26,146 vacancies. Also Read: SSC GD Eligibility 2024

The official notification for the SSC GD Constable was released on November 24, 2023. The registration process to start from November 24, 2023, and the last date to apply was December 31, 2023.

In this article, candidates can find detailed information about the SSC GD Examination pattern, along with a complete overview of the examination.

SSC GD Exam Pattern 2024: Overview

The complete overview of the SSC GD Constable 2024 is provided below in the table





Name of Examination

SSC GD Constable 2024

Post Name

General Duty Constable 

Type of Exam

• CBE – Online Test

• PET, PST & DME – Offline/ Physical Test

Online Exam Duration 

60 minutes (1 hour)

Online Exam Language 

• English

• Hindi

Maximum Marks CBE

160 marks

Selection Process

  1. Computer-Based Examination (CBE)
  2. Physical Efficiency Test (PET)
  3. Physical Standard Test (PST)
  4. Detailed Medical Examination (DME)
  5. Document Verification 

Type of Questions (Online Exam)

Objective type (MCQs)

Marking Scheme

2 marks for each correct answer

Negative Marking

0.50 negative marking for wrong answers

SSC GD Tier 1: Computer-Based Examination (CBE)

  • The Tier 1 exam will be an online, multiple-choice test as per the revised SSC GD Constable Exam pattern.
  • There are four sections with a total of 80 questions on the exam.
  • SSC GD Constable Tier I exam duration is 60 minutes.
  • SSC GD online tests carry a negative marking of 0.50 for each incorrect answer.
  • This online exam will ask questions of the High School (10th) level.
  • English and Hindi are the only languages used in the Computer Based Examination (CBE).



Maximum Marks

Exam Duration

General Intelligence & Reasoning



60 minutes (1 hour)


General Knowledge & General Awareness



Elementary Mathematics



English/ Hindi






SSC GD Exam Pattern 2024 for PET & PST

Candidates shortlisted after the CBE will have to qualify the Physical Efficiency Test (PET) in the next phase. In the phase candidates will have to prove their physical efficiency by participating and completing the race as per the conditions prescribed for male and female candidates by the CAPFs at the designated centers. 

The Conditions for completing the race are as follows: 



For Male candidates

For Female candidates

5 Kms in 24 minutes

1.6 Kms in 8 ½ minutes

For candidates of the Ladakh Region



For Male candidates

For Female candidates

1 Mile in 6 ½ minutes

800 metres in 4 minutes

SSC GD Constable 2024: Physical Standard Test

As the recruitment is being conducted for the Defence forces, candidates shortlisted through the PET, will have to go through a physical examination focused on checking the height and chest measurement of the candidates. The SSC GD PST is prescribed in the official notification for both male and female candidates.

Physical standard Height:

  • Male candidates: 170 cm
  • Female candidates: 157 cm

Note: There are also Height relaxations for candidates belonging to certain areas and categories.

Physical standard Chest:

  • Male: 80 cm Unexpanded with a minimum expansion of 5 cm
  • Female: Exempted

Note: The chest measurement will not be taken for female candidates.

SSC GD CONSTABLE 2024: Detailed Medical Examination 

Candidates shortlisted from the PET/PST round will have to qualify the Detailed Medical Examination (DME) for final selection. The DME will be conducted in the following parameters: 

  • Visual Standards: The candidates must have visual acuity in the poorer eye of no less than 6/9. Any type of visual correction is not allowed.
  • Hearing Standards: This medical check will involve hearing tests and an eardrum examination. Additionally, any degree of deafness, discharge, hearing loss, or other conditions will be examined.
  • Dental Exam: Candidates will have their teeth checked for decay and loss to determine if they have enough teeth to chew food. Additionally, the gums will be carefully examined.
  • Standing Posture: During this test, the panel will determine whether the candidate's head, neck, chest wall, and upper extremities, from the fingers to the shoulder joints, are all functioning normally.
  • Examination of Lower Body: From the toes up, both lower limbs are inspected for flat feet, bow legs, hammer toes, and other abnormalities.
  • Skin: In addition, the SSC GD Medical test will also screen candidates for skin conditions and leprosy, as well as their inguinal region and genital, heart and vascular system, and abdomen.

SSC GD 2024: Document Verification Round

The collection of required eligibility certificates/ documents from the candidates and their verification will be carried out at the time of the Detailed Medical Examination (DME) by the CAPFs.

  • 10th Mark sheets
  • 10th Provisional Certificates
  • Caste Certificate
  • Domicile/ Permanent Residential Certificate
  • NCC Certificate

SSC GD Constable 2024: CBE Syllabus

The Computer Based Examination (CBE) in the first phase of the recruitment process . The CBE comprises four sections i.e. General Intelligence & Reasoning, General Knowledge & General Awareness, Elementary Mathematics, English/ Hindi. The questions in the section will be of easy to moderate difficulty level. Candidates aspiring to appear for the examination can check the detailed SSC GD exam syllabus here.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

In the SSC GD exam, is there a negative marking?

The CBE exam pattern has been altered by SSC. Now that each question will be of two marks, there will be a negative marking of 0.50 marks for each incorrect response

Who determines the SSC GD exam pattern?

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) is the body responsible for determining the SSC GD exam pattern.

How many phases are there in the SSC GD exam?

The SSC GD exam is administered in 5 stages: the CBE, the PET/PST, and the DME/RME.

Is it required to take the SSC GD exam at every stage?

Yes, it is mandatory to be present for each stage of the SSC GD exam for the final selection

How many questions are asked in SSC GD CBE?

A total of 80 questions are asked in SSC GD CBE.

In the SSC GD CBE, what types of questions are asked?

 The questions in SSC GD Computer-Based Examination are asked in the Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) format.

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