SSC GD Constable Exam Pattern 2024: Negative Marking & Total Marks

Staff Selection Commission GD 2024 ( SSC GD )

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Exam On: 20 Feb '24 - 7 Mar '24

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Updated on Feb 5, 2024 11:09 IST

SSC GD exam pattern 2024: The SSC GD Constable exam (CBE) is conducted online as a computer-based exam (CBE) based on the exam pattern prescribed by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC). The SSC GD 2024 exam pattern provides details regarding the overall structure of the exam like the number of sections, total marks, exam duration, and marking scheme. Candidates should know the latest paper pattern so that they can prepare accordingly for the SSC GD 2024 exam. We have shared below the latest SSC GD Constable exam pattern 2024 in detail. Candidates can check below the SSC GD exam pattern 2024 and prepare accordingly for the exam. 

Also Read: SSC GD Eligibility Criteria 2024

The Staff Selection Commission conducts the Constable (GD) in CAPFs, SSF and Rifleman (GD) in Assam Rifles and Sepoy in Narcotics Control Bureau Examination every year for recruitment of candidates to the CAPFs including Border Security Force (BSF), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Secretariat Security Force (SSF), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), National Investigation Agency (NIA), Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) and Rifleman (General Duty) in Assam Rifles. The SSC GD recruitment is carried out through the Computer-Based Examination (CBE), Physical Efficiency Test (PET) and Physical Standard Test (PST). The SSC GD paper pattern 2024 differs for all these selection rounds. 

The SSC changed the exam pattern for the SSC GD Computer-Based Exam (CBE) in 2022 in terms of time duration, the number of questions, the total marks assigned to each question and the negative marking associated with the incorrect answers. 

Also Read: SSC GD Application Status 2024: Get Download Link

Q:   What is SSC GD exam pattern 2024?

A:

Have a look at the SSC GD exam pattern 2024 below:

Sections

Number of questions

Maximum marks

Part A - General Intelligence and Reasoning

20

40

Part B - General Knowledge and General Awareness

20

40

Part C - Elementary Mathematics

20

40

Part D- English/Hindi

20

40

Total

80

160

 

Q:   How many questions are asked in SSC GD CBE?

A:

A total of 80 questions are asked in SSC GD CBE. The SSC GD exam pattern 2023 for CBE is summarised as below:

  • Sections: General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Knowledge and General Awareness, Elementary Mathematics and  English/
  • Total questions: 80    
  • Total marks: 160
  • Negative marking: There is a negative marking of 0.50 marks for each incorrect answer.

Q:   What is the weightage of SSC GD Constable Exam 2024?

A:
SSC GD CBE holds weightage of 160 marks. The SSC GD exam pattern was changed in 2022. Earlier, SSC GD CBE held a weightage of 100 marks. The time allotted to the exam is one hour now instead of 90 minutes earlier. The number of questions have been reduced from 100 to 80. The marks allotted to one question have been increased from one to two marks. As a result, the negative marking for incorrect answers increased from 0.25 to 0.50.

SSC GD Exam Pattern 2024

Have a look at the latest SSC GD exam pattern 2024 below for the Computer-Based Exam (CBE). The Commission reduced the number of questions, the time allotted to the paper and changed the marks assigned to each question in the exam pattern.

Sections

Number of questions

Maximum marks

Part A - General Intelligence and Reasoning

20

40

Part B - General Knowledge and General Awareness

20

40

Part C - Elementary Mathematics

20

40

Part D- English/Hindi

20

40

Total

80

160

Q:   What are the subjects in the SSC GD exam?

A:

The SSC GD Computer-Based Examination (CBE) comprises questions from four subjects: General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Knowledge and General Awareness, Elementary Mathematics, and English/ Hindi Language. A total of 80 multiple-choice questions (MCQs) are asked in the SSC GD Constable exam. Each question carries 2 marks. There is a negative marking of 0.50 mark for each wrong answer.

Q:   In how many stages is SSC GD exam held?

A:

SSC GD exam is held in three stages -

  • Computer-Based Examination (CBE)
  • Physical Efficiency Test (PET)/ Physical Standard Test (PST)
  • Detailed Medical Examination (DME)/ Review Medical Examination (RME)

Candidates need to clear all the three stages to get shortlisted for appointment under the SSC GD recruitment drive.

Q:   Who prescribes SSC GD exam pattern?

A:

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) prescribes SSC GD exam pattern. The Commission changed the exam pattern for the  SSC GD Constable exam in the year 2022. The revised and latest SSC GD exam pattern is available at Shiksha's website. Candidates who will be appearing for the SSC GD Constable 2024 exam must go through the latest exam pattern. Knowing the exam pattern is essential to understand the structure of the SSC GD question paper.

SSC GD Exam Pattern 2024: Negative Marking

As per the revised SSC GD Constable exam pattern 2024, there will be a negative marking of 0.50 marks for each incorrect answer. Knowing about the SSC GD negative marking is essential to avoid the deduction of marks and thereby improve the overall score. This way, candidates will be able to strategize their preparation.

Q:   Is there any negative marking in the SSC GD exam?

A:
Yes, there is a negative marking of 0.50 marks for each incorrect answer. The SSC GD exam is an objective type exam conducted online as Computer Based Exam (CBE). The marks assigned for the correct answer is 2 marks and the negative marking is 0.5 marks. No marks are deducted for unattempted questions. It is advisable that candidates should avoid the guesswork in the exam as the wrong guess would lower down the overall score.
 

Q:   What type of questions are asked in SSC GD exam?

A:

SSC GD  examcontains objective-type multiple choice questions (MCQs). Each question contains four options from which candidates need to choose the most appropriate answer. The questions are set in English, Hindi and language opted by candidates.

 

SSC GD Exam Pattern 2024 for PET & PST

Based on the performance in CBT, candidates are shortlisted for PET/PST by SSC. During PET/ PST, candidates are assessed on height parameters. Those qualifying the same will have to undergo PET (race) followed by biometric/technology-aided identification.

Physical Efficiency Test (PET)

 Category

For Male candidates

For Female candidates

Race

5 kms in 24 minutes

1.6 kms in 8 ½ minutes

For candidates of the Ladakh Region

 Category

For Male candidates

For Female candidates

Race

1 Mile in 6 ½ minutes

800 metres in 4 minutes

 

SSC GD Syllabus 2024

The candidates must prepare each of the topics given in the syllabus. The idea of the exam pattern will help in time management of the paper and the preparation of the syllabus will help in solving the questions. The SSC GD syllabus 2024 is given below –

General Intelligence & Reasoning

Questions in this section are basically asked from 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.

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General Knowledge and General Awareness

This section aims to test a candidate’s general awareness. Questions are designed to test candidates’ knowledge of current events.

Elementary Mathematics

This paper will include questions on Number Systems, Computation of Whole Numbers, Decimals and Fractions and the 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.

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SSC GD Exam Pattern 2024 FAQs

Have a look at the SSC GD exam pattern 2024 FAQs below:

Q:   Is it mandatory to appear for all stages of SSC GD exam?

A:

Yes, it is mandatory to appear for all the stages of SSC GD exam- Computer-Based Examination (CBE), Physical Efficiency Test (PET)/ Physical Standard Test (PST) and Detailed Medical Examination (DME)/ Review Medical Examination (RME). 

 

Q:   What is the duration of SSC GD exam?

A:
The SSC GD exam is conducted for a 60-minute duration. Candidates are not given more time to complete the exam. Therefore, it is suggested that candidates should maintain speed and accuracy to attempt the complete SSC GD question paper. Candidates can practice the SSC GD previous years papers to catch hold of their speed while maintaining accuracy.
 

Q:   In which mode is SSC GD exam conducted?

A:

The SSC GD exam is conducted online in Computer-Based Examination (CBE) mode. On the other hand, the SSC GD Physical Efficiency Test (PET) and Physical Standard Test (PST) is conducted offline as it involves physical test. 

 

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Answered 2 days ago

The SSC GD cut-off 2024 may go high as per the feedback shared by candidates who took the exam. We gave guesstimated the expected SSC GD cut off marks below considering the difficulty level of question paper and good attempts. Check below the SSC GD expected cut-off 2024 marks:

Category

SSC GD Expected Cut-Off Marks

EWS

135-145

SC

130-140

ST

120-130

ESM

71-81

OBC

137-147

UR (General)

140-150

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Rupali Pruthi

Contributor-Level 10

Answered a month ago

Yes, the SSC GD exam admit card 2024 has been released. The SSC GD Constable exam admit card 2024 was released around a week before the date of the exam. The SSC GD admit card 2024 is being released by regional websites- KKR, NR, ER, SR, WR, NER, NWR, MPR, CR. The SSC GD 2024 admit card informs cand

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Rupali Pruthi

Contributor-Level 10

Answered a month ago

Candidates can check the SSC GD application status 2024 by following the steps given below:

  • Go to the official website of your respective SSC Region - KKR/ SR/ CR/ ER/ WR/ NER/ NWR/ MPR.
  • Click on the link to check the application status. 
  • Enter the SSC registration number and date of birth.
  • Check the SS

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Rupali Pruthi

Contributor-Level 10

Answered a month ago

The SSC GD Constable application status 2024 has been released. The Commission issued the SSC GD application status 2024 on the regional websites of the Commission. The SSC GD 2024 application status informs the candidates about the acceptance or rejection of their applications. Only those candidate

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Rupali Pruthi

Contributor-Level 10

Answered a month ago

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) released the SSC GD admit card 2024 from February 13, 2024 onwards. The SSC GD 2024 admit card was issued region-wise on the official websites of the - SSC ER, KKR, NR, NER, NWR, MPR, SR, CR and WR. Candidates can download the SSC GD admit card 2024 using the app

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Rupali Pruthi

Contributor-Level 10

Answered a month ago

The SSC GD form correction date 2024 was January 4 to 6, 2024. Candidates who already submitted their online applications could make corrections or changes to the online form by logging to their registered accounts. The SSC GD form correction 2024 window was available on the official website of the

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Rupali Pruthi

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Answered 2 months ago

You just need a proper plans and guidance as there are a lot of opportunities for B.Com graduate students in government sector. You must try the RBI, SEBI, and any insurance company exams where you can easily crack it with finance knowledge. 

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