SSC GD - Exam Important Dates, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Pattern, Exam Syllabus - 2021


SSC GD Examination-2021, Important Dates, Eligibility Criteria, Selection Procedure, Exam Pattern, and Syllabus.

Staff services examination offers many opportunities to thousands of aspirants across India. Staff Service Commission General Duty (SSC GD) is the sought-after exam conducted for the recruitment of constables (General Duty) to Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs), Border Security Force, (BSF), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), Secretariate Security Force (SSF), Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), and National Investigation Agency.


SSC GD examination, important Dates

Exam Event Important Dates
Date of notification 25 March 2021
Date of online application 25 march - 10 May 2021
Admit card One week before the exam
Date of Examination 2 - 25 August 2021
Result To be notified

SSC GD-2021 examination, Eligibility Criteria

Age Limit

Age of the candidate should be from 18-23 years during the process of application.

Upper age relaxation of 05 years for ST/SC and 03 years for OBC (non-creamy) candidates is applicable only if posts are reserved for them.

03 years age relaxation for the Ex-Servicemen after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age on the closing date.

Age relaxation for the Children and dependents of victims killed in the 1984 riots or communal riots of 2002 in Gujarat is 05 (Unreserved), 08 (OBC), 10 (ST/SC)

Nationality/ Citizenship

Candidates applying for the SSC CPO exam must be a citizen of India.

SSC GD vacancies are released state or UT wise, so a candidate is required to produce Domicile/ PRC against his/ her state/UT.

Educational Qualification

Candidates passed 10th or equivalent from a recognized board. Candidates appearing for the qualifying exam are not eligible for the exam.

SSC GD examination, Selection Procedure

Computer Based Examination: The online Test for SSC GD includes objective types questions and has four sections as:

General intelligence and Reasoning

General knowledge and Awareness

Elementary Mathematics

English/ Hindi

Physical Efficiency Test (PET)/ Physical Standard Test (PST): Candidates who cleared the CBE are called fir the PET and PST to test candidate’s physical fitness.

Medical Examination: Shortlisted candidates who qualify the PET and PST are required to go for detailed Medical examination to assess their physical and medical fitness.

SSC GD examination, Exam Pattern

Examination mode: Online

Type of Question: Objective type

Language: Hindi/ English

Marking scheme: Each question carries 01 marks and there is no negative marking for incorrect answers.

The distribution of marks and duration of the exam is explained below:

Subject Number of Questions Marks Exam Duration
General intelligence and Reasoning 25 25 90 minutes
General knowledge and Awareness 25 25
Elementary Mathematics 25 25
English/ Hindi 25 25
Total 100 100

Physical Efficiency Test (PET)

PET consists of tasks that are to be completed by the candidates.

The list of tasks is variable for the male and female candidates.

Task For Male Candidates For Female Candidates
Race 05 Km in 24 minutes 1.6 Km in 8.5 minutes
Race (for candidates of Ladakh region) 1.6 km in 6.5 minutes 800 m in 04 minutes

Physical Standard Test (PST)

The eligibility detail for PST is explained below

Category Height (in cm) Chest (unexpanded/ expanded)
UR Male 170 80/85
Male candidates who belong to hilly areas of Himachal Pradesh, Garhwal, Dogras, Marathas, Leh and Ladakh, Northeastern States 160 78/83
ST Male 162.5 76/81
UR Female 157 -
Female candidates who belong to hilly areas of Himachal Pradesh, Garhwal, Dogras, Marathas, Leh and Ladakh, North eastern States 152.5 -
ST Female 150 row6 col 3

Medical Examination

Candidates must be medically fit according to the Medial Standard set by the commission for SSC GD.


A Minimum Near Vision: -N6 Better Eye, N9 Worse Eye

Minimum Distant Vision: - 6/6 Better eye, 6/9 worse eye

In case the candidate is right-handed, the right eye is better and vice versa.

The standard must be without any sort of visual corrections.


SSC GD examination, Syllabus


General Intelligence & Reasoning

Spatial Visualization

Spatial Orientation


Visual Memory

Arithmetical Reasoning

Verbal Reasoning

Non-Verbal Reasoning



Similarities and Differences

Recent Studies and Theories

General knowledge and Awareness

Scientific Inventions

Important Dates


Awards and Honours




Indian/World History

General Polity

Elementary Mathematic

Number System



Ratio and Proportions


Profit and Loss



Time and Distance

Time and Work

Fundamental Arithmetic Operations

English/ Hindi

Para Jumbles


Comprehension Writing Sentence Formation

Frequently Asked Questions- SSC GD Examination

Q: Is the SSC GD-2021 notification released?

Ans. SSC GD-2021 notification have been released since the first week of May 2021. However, the notification has been adjourned amid Covid-19 situation in the country.

Q: What is the selection process for SSC GD examination?

Ans: The SSC GD examination has four stages

1.        Computer based examination (CBE)

2.      Physical Efficiency Test (PET)

3.      Physical Standard Test (PST)

4.      Medical Examination

Q: What is the minimum qualification that a candidate must have before applying for SSC GD Examination?

Ans. Candidates who wish to apply for the SSC GD Examination must require the essential education qualification of matriculation from a recognized board or National Apprenticeship Certificate granted by NCVT.

Q: What is the application fee for the SSC GD Examination?

Ans: candidates who wish to apply for SSC GD exam need to pay Rs. 100 for the examination. SC/ST/Ex-servicemen/Women of the all categories are exempted from the application fee.

What is the pay scale offered to the candidates who cleared the SSC GD Examination?

Ans. Candidates who qualify the SSC GD Examination, gets the salary after the 7th pay commission is around 21700-69100 Rupees.

Q: Is the medical exam of SSC GD expected to be cancelled?

Ans. No, medical examination for the SSC GD Examination is required for the selection of the candidates. However, SSC GD medical examination is postponed due to Covid-19 outbreak.

Q: Is there negative marking for any wrong attempt in SSC GD examination?

Ans. No, there is no negative marking for any wrong answer given in the examination.

Q: What is the expected cut off for SSC GD Exam?

Ans. The expected cut off for the examination is as follows:

General- 75-80 marks

OBC- 70-75 marks

Scheduled caste- 60-70 marks

Scheduled tribe- 55-65 marks

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