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

SSC GD Syllabus 2024: Revised syllabus, Subject-Wise Topics & PET/PST Criteria

The SSC GD Constable syllabus is prescribed in the official notification. Candidates can check the subject-wise syllabus for the computer-based examination conducted by the Staff Selection Commission.
SSC GD Syllabus 2024

SSC GD Syllabus 2024

SSC GD Syllabus 2024: The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has released the SSC GD Constable exam dates online. The Commission will conduct the SSC GD Constable exam in February-March 2024. The registration process was started on November 24, 2023 and ended on December 31, 2023. The SSC GD Constable exam consists of three stages i.e. Computer Based Test, PET/PST, and Medical Examination & Document Verification. Candidates preparing to appear for the SSC GD exam 2024 should comprehensively understand the revised syllabus released by the commission on its official website i.e. Also Read: SSC GD Eligibility 2024

In the first phase candidates need to update themselves with the SSC GD Syllabus 2024 to take the Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) type CBE examination which is scheduled for February and March, 2024. Shortlisted candidates will be required to take the PET/PST and then undergo the Detailed Medical Examination(DME) and Document Verification.

SSC will conduct the examination for recruitment of candidates in various security forces intimated by the Ministry of Home Affairs. This year, MHA has notified 26,146 vacancies in various forces of the Indian government which are as follows: 

  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)
  6. Secretariat Security Force (SSF)
  7. Rifleman (General Duty) in Assam Rifles (AR)
  8. Sepoy in NCB (Narcotics Control Bureau)

SSC GD Tier 1 2024: Computer-Based Examination (CBE)

SSC has made several changes in the Constable (GD) Computer based examination. Below we have are as follows:

  • Each question has been assigned two marks instead of one. 
  • There has been an increase in the maximum score from 100 to 160
  • The number of questions has been reduced from 100 to 80. 
  • Negative marks have been increased from 0.25 to 0.50 for incorrect answers.
  • The duration of the examination has been reduced from 90 minutes to 60 minutes.



Maximum Marks

Exam Duration

General Intelligence & Reasoning



60 minutes (1 hour)


General Knowledge & General Awareness



Elementary Mathematics



English/ Hindi






SSC GD Syllabus 2024

The initial step for applicants who want to qualify the SSC GD Constable written exam is to download the SSC GD Constable New Syllabus Pdf from the official website or other sources. Once the comprehensive analysis of the syllabus is complete, candidates should start the preparation in accordance with the revised syllabus. The subject-wise syllabus for the SSC GD Constable recruitment is provided below:

SSC GD Syllabus 2024: General Intelligence & Reasoning

The candidate's analytical and logical reasoning abilities as well as their capacity for pattern recognition will be tested in particular by the questions in this test. The following topics are covered in the syllabus:

Arithmetic Number Series

Arithmetical Reasoning

Non-verbal series

Relationship concepts

Figures Classification

Visual Memory

Similarities and Differences

Spatial Orientation


Spatial Visualization



Coding and Decoding


SSC GD Syllabus 2024: General Knowledge & General Awareness Syllabus

As the examination is based on the high school syllabus, the difficulty of the question is easy to moderate. Below the SSC GD General Knowledge & General Awareness Syllabus is provided in the table: 


Economic Scene


General Policy


Indian Constitution


Latest Developments in Science & Technology

SSC GD Constable Syllabus 2024: Elementary Mathematics

This section is based on arithmetic problems from high school. The following topics are covered in the SSC GD syllabus:

Elementary Mathematics

Number Systems

Ratio and Proportion

Profit and Loss

Computation of Whole Numbers



Ratio & Proportion



Fundamental arithmetical operations


Time & Distance

Decimals and Fractions and the relationship between Numbers


SSC GD Constable Syllabus 2024: English/Hindi

The English & Hindi section of the SSC GD examination is optional. Candidates can opt for the preferred language. The section aims to assess the communication and language skills of the candidates. The detailed syllabus for both English and Hindi is given in the table: 

English Syllabus 

Spot the Error

Idioms & Phrases

Conversion into Direct/Indirect narration

Fill in the Blanks

One Word Substitution

Shuffling of Sentence parts

Synonyms/Homonyms & Antonyms

Improvement of Sentences

Shuffling of Sentences in a passage

Spellings/Detecting Mis-spelt words

Active/Passive Voice of Verbs

Cloze Passage

Hindi Syllabus 

Hindi Language



Verbal Ability



SSC GD Constable 2024: PET and PST Criteria

SSC GD PET Criteria: Candidates shortlisted for the Physical Efficiency Test will be a race. The Conditions for completing the race are as follows: 



For Male candidates

For Female candidates

5 Km in 24 minutes

1.6 Km in 8 ½ minutes

For candidates of Ladakh Region



For Male candidates

For Female candidates

1 Mile in 6 ½ minutes

800 meters in 4 minutes

SSC GD PST Criteria: For the physical standard test candidates will have to qualify the prescribed measurement for height, chest and weight. The measurement criteria are mentioned in the table: 

Physical standard Height:

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

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

The chest measurement will not be taken for female candidates. However, it is expected that the body is well developed.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is SSC GD Constable Syllabus 2023?

The SSC GD Constable syllabus includes subjects like General Intelligence, General Knowledge, Elementary Mathematics, and English/Hindi. The questions from these subjects will be of level 10th standard.

How will the SSC GD Constable examination be conducted?

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts the SSC GD constable exam in an online mode.

Question: Does the exam have any negative marking?

Yes, the exam has a 0.50  negative marking for incorrect answers.

What is the marking scheme for the SSC GD Constable exam?

Candidates will receive 2 marks for each correct response, and there is a negative marking component worth 0.50 marks for each wrong answer.

In the SSC GD Constable Exam 2022, how many questions will there be?

The written test will consist of a total of 80 questions for 160 marks.

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