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Updated on Jul 4, 2024 12:37 IST

SSC GD Syllabus 2025: The Staff Selection Commission conducts the SSC GD Constable exam online as a computer-based exam (CBE). The SSC GD exam comprises a total of 80 objective-type MCQs of two marks each. In the SSC GD exam, the questions are asked from the prescribed syllabus of four sections- General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Knowledge and General Awareness, Elementary Mathematics and English/Hindi. The SSC GD syllabus 2025 contains the section-wise topics. Candidates should undertake deep studies based on the latest SSC GD syllabus to clear the exam with flying colours. 

Also Read: SSC GD Marks 2024: Score Card Download Link

The SSC GD Constable exam 2025 will be held in January - February 2025 for recruitment in the CAPFs. To prepare for the SSC GD Constable exam, candidates need to know the SSC GD exam pattern and syllabus. By going through the SSC GD 2025 syllabus, candidates can accordingly plan and strategise their exam preparation. Thorough knowledge of the SSC GD Constable syllabus is important as it helps candidates to know the subject-wise important topics to cover for the exam. We have provided below the latest SSC GD Constable syllabus 2025 along with the exam pattern. Go through the syllabus below and prepare accordingly for the exam.

Also Read: SSC GD Constable 2025: Exam Pattern & Syllabus

Q:   What is SSC GD syllabus 2025?

A:

SSC GD syllabus 2025 comprises the topics from which questions are asked in the exam. Candidates must internalize the topics given in the syllabus and prepare each topic separately. Candidates should practice questions based on the topics given in the SSC GD Constable syllabus. The more they practice, the better they can perform in the Computer-Based Exam (CBE).

 

Q:   What is the passing marks for SSC GD syllabus?

A:

The minimum qualifying marks or the passing marks for SSC GD Constable are 35 per cent for General and Ex-servicemen category candidates and 33 per cent for SC/ ST/ OBC category candidates. However, candidates need to obtain the SSC GD cut off marks to get selected for recruitment.

 

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:   What is the weightage of SSC GD Constable Exam?

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 Syllabus 2025

The SSC GD Constable syllabus 2025 is the most important factor in clearing the exam. The candidates must internalise the topics given in the syllabus and prepare each topic separately. Candidates should practice questions based on the topics given in the SSC GD Constable syllabus. The more they practice, the better they can perform in the Computer-Based Exam (CBE). The syllabus and exam pattern go hand in hand. Candidates should understand the SSC GD exam pattern 2025 and prepare accordingly the topics by analysing the previous year's question papers. Have a look at the highlights of the SSC GD Constable syllabus below.

Exam Name

SSC GD Constable 2025

Post Name

General Duty Constable 

Type of Exam

  • CBE (Online)
  • PET, PST & DME (Offline/ Physical Test)

Exam Duration

60 minutes (1 hour)

Exam Language

English and Hindi

Maximum Marks (Online Exam)

160 marks

Selection Process

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

Type of Questions (Online Exam)

Objective type (MCQs)

Marking Scheme

2 marks for each question

Negative Marking

0.50 negative marking for wrong answers

It may be noted here that the SSC GD exam pattern and syllabus were changed in the year 2022. The exam pattern for the SSC GD exam, including the time duration and number of questions, was changed by the Commission. The SSC GD recruitment 2025 will be carried out based on candidates' performance in the CBE, PET/ PST and Medical Exam. Candidates who seek employment through the SSC GD need to appear for the exam to get shortlisted for the appointment.

Also Read: SSC GD Eligibility Criteria 2025

Q:   Why is SSC GD syllabus important?

A:
SSC GD syllabus is important as it is the first step towards effective preparation for the exam. Candidates are recommended to go through each topic of SSC GD syllabus thoroughly. The syllabus of SSC GD Constable exam comprises topics under General Intelligence & Reasoning, General Knowledge and General Awareness, Elementary Mathematics and English/Hindi subjects. SSC GD Constable exam comprises 80 objective-type questions. The questions in the test are of matriculation level.
 

Q:   Which are the important books for SSC GD exam?

A:
For SSC GD Constable preparation, candidates can refer to the following books: Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by RS Agarwal Maths For SSC Constable Exam by Ram Singh Yadav Objective General English by SP Bakshi.
 

Q:   Is SSC GD syllabus released for all the stages of the exam?

A:
SSC GD syllabus is released for CBE stage of the exam only. The time allotted to the SSC GD Constable exam is one hour. The maximum marks are 160. The number of questions asked in the exam are 80 and the marks allotted to one question are two marks. There is a negative marking for the incorrect answers of 0.50 marks. Further, for PET/PST, the commission prescribes the standards and measurements.
 

SSC GD Exam Pattern 2025

The SSC GD Constable exam pattern 2025 informs the candidates about the number of questions, total marks, marking scheme and exam duration. The time allotted for the SSC GD exam 2025 is one hour. The SSC GD total marks are 160. The total number of questions asked in the exam is 80. There is a negative marking for the incorrect answers of 0.25 marks. Have a look at the latest SSC GD exam pattern 2025 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

Also Read: SSC GD Physical Test 2024: GD Constable PET/ PST Date & Details

Q:   What is the marking scheme of SSC GD CBE?

A:
As per the changed SSC GD exam pattern, the marks allotted to one question are two marks. The SSC GD exam is of total 160 marks containing 80 multiple choice questions (MCQs). There is a negative marking for the incorrect answers. A total of 0.50 marks are deducted for each incorrect answer.
 

Q:   Is SSC GD hard to crack?

A:

SSC GD exam is usually not very tough. The difficulty level of SSC GD Constable exam is usually easy to moderate. However, the competition for the exam is tough, which makes it is a bit tough to crack. Candidates with good SSC GD exam preparations can attempt the questions in the exam easily. It is advisable that candidates should prepare for the exam well in advance to crack the SSC GD exam with flying colours.

 

Q:   Who prescribes SSC GD syllabus?

A:
The Staff Selection Commission, the exam conducting body, prescribes SSC GD syllabus. The Commission releases the syllabus with the issue of SSC GD notification. Candidates should go through the notification carefully to understand the latest SSC GD exam pattern and syllabus. They can then prepare the topics accordingly.
 

SSC GD Syllabus 2025: Constable GD

Candidates can check below the detailed syllabus for the SSC GD 2025 exam.

SSC GD Syllabus of General Intelligence & Reasoning

SSC GD Constable exam assesses a candidate’s analytical aptitude and ability to observe and distinguish patterns. Questions are basically non-verbal types. Questions are asked from the following topics –

  • 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.

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SSC GD Syllabus for General Knowledge and General Awareness

General Knowledge and General Awareness questions asked in the SSC GD Constable exam are of elementary level. The daily reading of newspapers and the basic learning from the standard books of General Knowledge can help to score better in this section. The test includes the following topics like India and its neighbouring countries especially pertaining to Sports, History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Polity, Indian Constitution, scientific research etc.

SSC GD Syllabus for Elementary Mathematics

The test includes questions from the following topics –

  • 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
  • Time, Time and Work, etc.

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SSC GD Syllabus for English/Hindi

The section assesses a candidate’s ability to understand basic English/Hindi and Comprehension. Questions in this section are basically asked from the following topics –

  • Fill in the blanks
  • Vocabulary
  • Grammar
  • Passage
  • One-word substitution

Also Read: SSC GD Application Status 2025: Release Date & Download Link

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SSC GD PET/PST Requirements 2024-25

Candidates need to fulfil the eligibility conditions mentioned by the Commission for the PST/ PET. Have a look at the SSC GD PST/ PET pattern below:

SSC GD Constable Physical Efficiency Test (PET): Pattern

Candidates can see below the official PET eligibility conditions.

 

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

 

For Male candidates

For Female candidates

Race

1 Mile in 6 ½ minutes

800 metres in 4 minutes

SSC GD Constable Physical Standard Test (PST): Pattern

The candidates can see below the Physical Standard Test requirements as mentioned in the official SSC GD notification 2023. The physical standards for the posts are as follows:

SSC GD Height Requirements

Category Minimum Height Required (in cms)
Male 170
Female 157

SSC GD PET/PST Relaxation Norms

The relaxation in PET/PST eligibility conditions is given for the following candidates.

Category

Males

(in cms)

Females

(in cms)

All candidates belonging to Scheduled Tribes  162.5  150.0
All Scheduled Tribe candidates of North Eastern States (NE States) 157.0 147.5
All Scheduled Tribe candidates of Left Wing Extremism affected districts 160.0 147.5
Candidates falling in the categories of Garhwalis, Kumaonis, Dogras, Marathas and candidates belonging to the States/ UTs of Assam, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh 165.0 155.0
Candidates hailing from the North-Eastern States of Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura 162.5 152.5
Candidates hailing from Gorkha Territorial Administration (GTA) comprising of the three Sub-Divisions of Darjeeling District namely Darjeeling, Kalimpong and Kurseong and includes the following “Mouzas” Sub-Division of these Districts :
(1)Lohagarh Tea Garden (2) Lohagarh Forest (3) Rangmohan (4) Barachenga (5) Panighata (6) ChotaAdalpur (7) Paharu (8) Sukna Forest  (9) Sukna Part-I (10) Pantapati Forest-I (11) Mahanadi Forest (12) Champasari Forest (13) SalbariChhatpart-II (14) Sitong Forest (15) Sivoke Hill Forest (16) Sivoke Forest (17) ChhotaChenga (18) Nipania.
157.0 152.5

SSC GD Exam Chest Requirements

The male candidates preparing for the SSC GD Constable 2023 exam should ensure that they fulfil the chest measurement requirement of the exam. The official notification mentions the required chest measurement:

Un expanded 80 cm
Minimum expansion 5 cm

Relaxation allowed for candidates

The following candidates are allowed relaxation in the chest requirement.

Relaxation for

Unexpanded

(cm)

Minimum Expansion

(cm)

All candidates belonging to Scheduled Tribes 76 5
Candidates falling in the categories of Garhwalis, Kumaonis, Dogras, Marathas and candidates belonging to the  States/UTs of Assam, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh will be 78 5
Candidates hailing from Gorkha Territorial Administration (GTA) comprising of the three Sub-Divisions of Darjeeling District namely Darjeeling, Kalimpong and Kurseong and includes the following “Mouzas” Sub-Division of these Districts : 
(1)Lohagarh Tea Garden (2) Lohagarh Forest (3) Rangmohan (4) Barachenga (5) Panighata (6) ChotaAdalpur (7) Paharu (8) Sukna Forest (9) Sukna Part-I (10) Pantapati Forest-I (11) Mahanadi Forest (12) Champasari Forest (13) SalbariChhatpart-II (14) Sitong Forest
(15) Sivoke Hill Forest (16) Sivoke Forest (17) ChhotaChenga (18) Nipania.
77 5

The female candidates should note that the Chest measurement for female candidates will not be taken. However, it will be ascertained that the chest is well-developed.

SSC GD Weight Requiements

Proportionate to height and age as per medical standards.

Other SSC Exam Syllabus

The syllabus of all the SSC exams has some common topics amongst them. The candidates can check the syllabus of other exams so that they can start preparation of other exams also.

SSC CGL Syllabus SSC MTS Syllabus
SSC CHSL Syllabus SSC JE Syllabus

From the above table, the candidates can refer to the syllabus of other SSC exams.

Best Books for SSC GD Constable Exam 2025

The section-wise best books for SSC GD Constable 2025 exam are given below –

Section

Books

General Intelligence & Reasoning

 

  • Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by RS Agarwal
  • Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by Kiran Publication
  • Analytical Reasoning by MK Pandey
  • Non-Verbal Reasoning by BS Sijwali & Indu Sijwali
  • Shortcuts in Reasoning (Verbal, Non-Verbal & Analytical) for competitive exams by Disha Experts

Mathematics

  • Popular Arithmetic Multiple-Choice Questions by RPH Editorial Board
  • SSC Mathematics Chapterwise Questions by Rakesh Yadav
  • Maths for SSC Constable Exam by Ram Singh Yadav, Yajvender Yadav
  • Complete Mathematics (Part-1) by Rishikesh Kumar

English Language

  • Objective General English by SP Bakshi
  • Objective General English by RS Agarwal
  • English Grammar Book by Wren and Martin
  • Popular English Grammar (with Hindi Explanations)

Download Here: SSC_GD_Syllabus 

SSC GD Syllabus 2025 FAQs

Have a look at the FAQs related to SSC GD syllabus 2025 below:

Q:   What is the difficulty level of SSC GD exam?

A:
Questions asked in SSC GD exam are of Class 10 level. The last minutes tip to boost SSC GD preparation is provided below: Don't read any new chapters or sections before the examination. Stay hydrated and eat healthy food Don't take much stress, try to be confident Download and print SSC GD 2023 Constable Admit card well in advance.
 

Q:   Is SSC GD syllabus released every year?

A:
SSC GD syllabus is typically released along with the notification. SSC GD syllabus and exam pattern are mentioned in the official notification. The Staff Selection Commission issues the latest exam pattern and syllabus for the SSC GD Constable exam in the official notification.
 

Q:   Is studying SSC GD syllabus enough for preparation of the exam?

A:
No, SSC GD syllabus is only the first step of the exam preparation. After going through the syllabus, candidates must read important books to brush up their preparations. Also, candidates should attempt the SSC GD previous year's question papers and mock tests to be well prepared for the exam.
 

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Answered 4 days ago

The SSC GD result 2024 was released on July 10, 2024 shortlisting the candidates for the PET/ PST (Physical) test. As per the official result notice PDF, a total of 3,51,176 candidates have been shortlisted for SSC GD Physical Test 2024. These candidates will now be called for the SSC GD PET/ PST ex

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Answered 2 weeks ago

The SSC GD result is generally released around 3 months after the conduct of the exam. Check below the past years' trends on the SSC GD result release date.

Year

SSC GD Exam Date

SSC GD Result Release Date

SSC GD 2021

16-Nov-2021 to 15-Dec-2021

25-Mar-2022

SSC GD 2022-23

10-Jan-2023 to 13-Feb-2023

08-Apr-2023

SSC GD 2024

20-Feb-2024 to 07-Mar-2024 & 30-Mar-2024

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Rupali Pruthi

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Answered 2 months ago

Yes, the SSC GD 2024 result has been released. The SSC GD result 2024 is announced soon on the official website- ssc.gov.in. The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) declared the SSC GD Constable results 2024 using the normalization marks formula and final answer key. The results of the SSC GD 2024 exam

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Answered 2 months ago

 Candidates can download the SSC GD physical test 2024 admit card by following the steps given below:

  • Visit the official website- rect.crpf.gov.in.
  • Click on the SSC GD admit card 2024 link for PET/ PST.
  • Login using the registration ID and date of birth
  • Download the SSC GD physical admit card.

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