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SSC GD Study Material PDF 2021 Download | Syllabus | Previous Papers

SSC GD Study Material PDF 2021 Download | Syllabus | Previous Papers

Exam Name SSC GD (Staff Selection Commission General Duty)
Organisation Staff Selection Commission
Exam Level National Level
Exam Language Hindi and English
Eligibility 10th
Mode of Application Online
Selection Process Online (Computer- Based Test), PET, PST, Medical
Official Website

SSC GD Constable Eligibility Criteria


  • A Citizen of India
  • A Citizen of Nepal or
  •  A Citizen of Bhutan or
  •  Tibetan refugees who came to India before 1st January 1962 to be settled permanently in India.
  •  A person of Indian origin migrated from Sri Lanka, East African Pakistan, Burma, S countries of Kenya, the United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Uganda, Zambia, and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India

Number of Attempts

  • There is no maximum number of attempts specified in the SSC GD recruitment notification of previous years.
  • If any changes occur this year we will notify you about it.
  • But we can expect as long as a candidate fulfills all the eligibility criteria he/she can appear for the exam.

Educational Qualifications:

Candidates must hold the essential educational qualification as on 1st August 2018 i.e, Matriculation or 10th class pass from a recognised Board/ University before applying for the GD post.


  • No prior work experience needed to appear for the SSC GD Constable  Examination 2021.
  • Any freshman fulfilling all the eligibility criteria can apply for the Examination 2021.

Age Limit

  • Applicants should not have been born earlier than 02.08.1995 and later than 01.08.2000 i.e, candidates in the age group of 18 – 23 can apply for the exam.
  • There is age relaxation for SC, ST, OBC, Ex-Servicemen, and other categories of candidates in accordance with the Government orders on the subject.

Age Relaxation

Candidates belonging to reserved categories (SC, ST, OBC, etc) are eligible for age relaxation. Refer to the below table for more details about it.

Category Age Relaxation
SC/ ST 5 years
OBC 3 years
Ex-Servicemen 3 years after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the date of reckoning
Children and dependent on victims killed in the 1984 riots or communal riots of 2002 in Gujarat (Unreserved) 5 years
Children and dependent on victims killed in the 1984 riots or communal riots of 2002 in Gujarat (OBC) 8 years
Children and dependent on victims killed in the 1984 riots or communal riots of 2002 in Gujarat (SC/ ST) 10 years
Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from 1st Jan
1980 to 31st Dec 1989
5 years

SSC GD Application Fee

The application fee details for SSC GD Exam are given below:

Category Application Fee
General (Male) Rs 100/-
Women Candidates Exempted
Ex-Servicemen Exempted
Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe Exempted

SSC GD Constable Physical Standard Criteria 

The board has set various physical tests that a candidate must clear. Candidates must have the following physical measurements to clear Physical standard tests. The Physical Standard Test mentioned below is applicable for both male and female candidates.

For Physical Standard Test (PST)

Type For Male Candidates For Female Candidates
Height ( General ,SC & OBC) 170 157
Candidates of hilly areas i.e. Garhwalis, Gorkhas, Dogras, Marathas and candidates belonging to states of Sikkim, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Assam, Himachal Pradesh, Kashmir, Tripura, Mizoram, Meghalaya, and Leh & Ladakh regions of J&K. 165 155
Children of deceased, retired police personnel/ Multi-Tasking Staff (Formerly group ‘D’ employees) of Delhi Police. 165 152
Height ( ST ) 162.5 150

Eye Vision

Visual Acuity Unaided Uncorrected Visual Acuity
Near Vision Distant Vision
Better Eye Worse Eye Better Eye Worse Eye
Better Eye Worse Eye Better EyeWorse Eye Worse Eye
N6 N9 6 / 6 6 / 9

Medical Standards

  • The candidate must not have a knock knee, flat foot, varicose vein, or squint in the eyes.
  •  Examination of blood pressure: Normal Range Systolic 100-140 mm of Hg, Diastolic 60 to 90 mm of Hg.
  • Haemoglobin: (Normal Range: 12-16 g/dL for male, 10-14 g/dL for female). Candidates with more than 18 g/dL will be considered unfit. Hemoglobin below 12 g/dL for males and below 10 g/dL for females will be considered as disqualified.

Selection Process

The exam pattern of SSC GD is divided into four stages:

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

Given below is a detailed look into each of these stages:

  • Computer-Based Examination (CBE): This is an online test that consists of objective-type questions and multiple-choice questions which has four sections:
    • General Intelligence and Reasoning
    • General Knowledge and General Awareness
    • Elementary Mathematics
    • English/ Hindi
  • Physical Efficiency Test (PET): This test assesses the candidate’s physical fitness on the basis of height parameters and he/ she needs to undergo PET (race) which is followed by a biometric/ technology-aided identification test.
  • Physical Standard Test (PST): This test evaluates the physical standards of the candidates on the basis of three factors – height, chest and weight.
  • Detailed Medical Examination (DME): Shortlisted candidates who pass the PET and PST are required to go through a detailed medical examination and are medically examined by the Medical Boards constituted by the CAPFs to assess their physical and medical fitness.

SSC GD Salary Structure

  • The basic salary of a SSC GD constable is INR 21,700 – 69,100. The salary depends upon the post the candidate is selected for.
  • The allowances given for basic salary of INR 21,700
  • Other than this, the allowances and benefits provided by SSC GD are :
    • Transportation Allowance
    • Medical Facilities
    • Pension Facilities
    • Annual Paid Leaves
    • Security Allowances
    • Field Allowances
Basic Salary INR 21,700
Transport Allowance 1224
House Rent Allowance 2538
Dearness Allowance 434
Total Earnings INR 25,896

SSC GD 2021 Exam Pattern

SSC GD 2021 exam comprises of the following stages:

  • Computer Based Test (CBT)
  • Physical Efficiency Test (PET)
  • Physical Standard Test (PST)
  • Medical Examination

Computer Based Test (CBT)

  • The written exam will consist of four different subjects. (General Intelligence & Reasoning, General Knowledge & General Awareness, Elementary Mathematics, and English/Hindi)
  • There will be 100 questions in the exam for a total of 100 marks.
  • Each question will carry +1 marks each.
  • There will be no negative marking.
  • The exam will be conducted in both Hindi and English languages.
  • The candidates who clear this stage will be selected for the final stage which will be the Medical Test and Document Verification.
Subject No. of Questions Marks Exam Duration
General Intelligence & Reasoning 25 25 90 min
General Knowledge & General Awareness 25 25
Elementary Mathematics 25 25
English/Hindi 25 25
Total 100 100

Physical Efficiency Test (PET)

  • The commission shortlists candidates for PET/ PST based on the performance in CBE (Computer Based Examination).
  •  Physical Efficiency Test (PET) and Physical Standard Test (PST) will be done at various centres finalized by the CAPFs.
Activity For Male Candidates For Female Candidates
Race 5 Km in 24 Minutes 1.6 km in 8 Minute and 30 Seconds
For Ladakh Region Race 1 Mile in 6 Minutes & 30 Seconds 800 Meters in 4 Minutes

Physical Standard Test (PST)

  • Candidates height, chest and weight will be measured after qualifying PET (race).
  • Candidates should meet the following conditions:
Particulars Male Female
Height 170 157
Chest 80/5 NA
Weight Proportionate to height as per medical standards Proportionate to height as per medical standards

Medical Examination

  • The candidates who have qualified in PET/ PST and scored above the cut off marks in Written Examination will be required to appear in Medical Examination.
  • The commission can fix different qualifying standards for candidates belonging to different categories in different states/UTs, taking into consideration the vacancies allotted to each State/UT.
Visual Acuity Unaided Uncorrected Visual Acuity
Near Vision Distant Vision
Better Eye Worse Eye Better Eye Worse Eye
Better Eye Worse Eye Better EyeWorse Eye Worse Eye
N6 N9 6 / 6 6 / 9

SSC GD Syllabus 2021 | SSC GD Study Material PDF

SSC GD exam round one i.e, Computer Based Examination that consists of four sections namely General Intelligence & Reasoning, General Knowledge and General Awareness, Elementary Mathematics and English/Hindi.

General Intelligence & Reasoning

  • Analogies
  • Similarities and Differences
  • Spatial Visualization
  • Spatial Orientation
  • Visual Memory
  • Discrimination
  • Observation
  • Relationship Concepts
  • Arithmetical Reasoning
  • Figural Classification
  • Arithmetic Number Series
  • Non-verbal Series
  • Blood Relation
  • Direction Sense
  • Coding and Decoding

General Knowledge and General Awareness

  • India and its neighbouring countries especially pertaining to sports,
  • History
  • Art and Culture
  • Geography
  • Economic Scene
  • General Polity
  • Indian Constitution
  • Scientific Research

Elementary Mathematics

  • 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
  • Boats and Streams


  • Fill in the blanks
  • Vocabulary
  • Tenses
  • Subject-Verb Agreement
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Error Spotting
  • One Word Substitution
  • Phrases and Idioms
  • Spellings
  • Cloze Test

SSC GD Reference Books

Subject Author & Publication
For General Intelligence and Reasoning
  • Analytical Reasoning – M.K Pandey
  • Modern Approach to Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning – R. S. Aggarwal
  • Logical and Analytical Reasoning – AK Gupta
  • Shortcuts in Reasoning for Competitive Exams – Disha Experts
For General Knowledge and General Awareness
  • Kiran’s Previous year Question Papers.
  • General Awareness & Current Affairs – Manohar Pandey
  • NCERT Books
For Elementary Mathematics
  • Quantitative Aptitude – RS Agarwal
  • Kiran Elementary and Advanced Mathematics
  • Problems in Mathematics with shortcuts and Solutions – V. Govorov
  • Chapterwise Practice book – Rakesh Yadav
For English/ Hindi
  • Objective General English by S.P. Bakshi
  • A Mirror of Common Errors by Dr Ashok Kumar Singh
  • General Hindi & Concise Grammar – An Indispensable Guide for all Competitive Exams by Dr. Brij Kishore Prasad Singh

SSC GD Exam Centres

Exam centre details will be printed on the SSC GD 2021 Admit Card. Also, candidates should note that the exam centre once allotted can’t be changed. The table below shows the Examination centres along with SSC Region and States/ UTs.

SSC Region and
States/ UTs
Examination Centres &
Centre Code
Central Region (CR)/
Bihar and Uttar Pradesh
Agra(3001), Allahabad(3003), Bareilly(3005), Gorakhpur(3007), Kanpur(3009), Lucknow(3010), Meerut(3011), Varanasi(3013), Bhagalpur(3201), Muzaffarpur(3205), Patna(3206)
Eastern Region (ER)/ Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Jharkhand, Odisha, Sikkim and West Bengal Gangtok (4001), Ranchi(4205), Barasat(4402), Berhampore(WB)(4403), Chinsurah (4405), Jalpaiguri(4408), Kolkata(4410), Malda(4412), Midnapur(4413), Siliguri(4415), Berhampore(Odisha)
(4602), Bhubaneshwar(4604), Cuttack(4605), Keonjhargarh(4606), Sambalpur(4609), Port Blair (4802)
Karnataka, Kerala Region (KKR)/Lakshadweep,
Karnataka and Kerala
Bangalore (9001), Dharwar(9004), Gulbarga(9005), Mangalore(9008), Mysore(9009), Kochi(9204), Kozhikode (Calicut)(9206), Thiruvananthapuram(9211), Thrissur(9212)
Madhya Pradesh Sub-Region (MPR)/ Chhattisgarh and
Madhya Pradesh
Bhopal(6001), Chindwara(6003), Guna(6004), Gwalior(6005), Indore(6006), Jabalpur(6007), Khandwa(6009), Ratlam(6011), Satna(6014), Sagar(6015), Ambikapur(6201), Bilaspur(6202), Jagdalpur(6203), Raipur(6204), Durg(6205)
North Eastern Region (NER)/
Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and
Itanagar(5001), Dibrugarh(5102), Guwahati(Dispur)(5105), Jorhat(5107), Silchar(5111), Kohima(5302),
Shillong(5401), Imphal(5501), Churachandpur(5502), Ukhrul(5503), Agartala(5601), Aizwal(5701)
Northern Region (NR)/
NCT of Delhi, Rajasthan and
Almora(2001), Dehradun(2002), Haldwani(2003), Srinagar (Uttarakhand)(2004), Haridwar(2005),
Delhi(2201), Ajmer(2401), Alwar(2402), Bharatpur(2403), Bikaner(2404), Jaipur(2405), Jodhpur(2406), Kota(2407), Sriganganagar(2408), Udaipur(2409)
North Western Sub- Region (NWR)/
Haryana, Himachal
Pradesh, Jammu and
Kashmir and Punjab
Anantnag(1001), Baramula(1002), Jammu(1004), Leh(1005), Rajouri(1006), Srinagar(J&K)(1007),
Kargil(1008), Dodda (1009), Hamirpur(1202), Shimla(1203), Bhathinda (1401), Jalandhar(1402),
Patiala(1403), Amritsar(1404), Chandigarh(1601)
Southern Region
Andhra Pradesh,
Puducherry, Tamil
Nadu and Telangana
Guntur(8001), Kurnool(8003), Rajahmundry(8004), Tirupati(8006), Vishakhapatnam(8007), Vijaywada(8008), Chennai(8201), Coimbatore(8202), Madurai(8204), Tiruchirapalli(8206), Tirunelveli(8207), Puducherry(8401), Hyderabad(8601), Nizamabad(8602), Warangal(8603)
Western Region
Dadra and Nagar
Haveli, Daman and
Diu, Goa, Gujarat
and Maharashtra
Ahmedabad(7001), Vadodara(7002), Rajkot(7006), Surat(7007), Bhavnagar(7009), Kutch(7010), Amravati(7201), Aurangabad(7202), Kolhapur(7203), Mumbai(7204), Nagpur(7205), Nanded (7206), Nashik(7207), Pune(7208), Thane(7210), Bhandara(7211), Chandrapur(7212), Akola(7213), Jalgaon(7214), Ahmednagar(7215), Alibaug(7216), Panaji(7801)

SSC GD Admit Card 2021 : SSC GD Study Material PDF

The admit card of the SSC GD 2021 exam will be issued on the official website. The date of issue of the hall ticket will be updated in the official notification by the authorities. The exam conducting is not responsible to send the admit card to all the registered candidates of SSC GD. Steps to Download the Admit Card of SSC GD

  • Visit the official website of SSC GD
  • Choose the link to the SSC GD group for which you have applied
  • Enter the registered login ID and password
  •  Now click on the link to download the SSC GD admit card
  • Download the admit card and check all the necessary details as the date of birth, name, gender, roll number, exam date, time, sign, exam center, candidate’s category, etc.
  • Now, take out the print to carry at the exam center of SSC GD . (A valid Id card is mandatory for all the candidates to carry at the exam center along with the admit card of SSC GD 2021)

SSC GD Result 2021 : SSC GD Study Material PDF

The authorities will issue the result of the SSC GD exam on the official website separately for all the groups. To check and download the result of SSC GD can follow the steps provided below:

  • Visit the official website of SSC GD
  • Select the result notification from the notification section
  • Click on the SSC GD result notification
  • Now, select and open the PDF of your group
  • Enter the registration number in the search bar to check your score on the SSC GD exam
  • Download and save a copy of the PDF for future reference.

SSC GD Cut Off

The SSC GD Cut Off 2021 is released by th e SSC GD after the preliminary exam has been conducted. The SSC GD Cut Off changes each year depending on a variety of factors. These factors include:

  • The first factor that plays a large role in finalising the official cutoffs is the number of vacancies available for the post.
  • The total number of candidates appearing for the exam are also considered while setting the cutoffs. This ratio plays a large role in finalising the qualifying marks.
  • The difficulty level of the exam in the recruitment stage is a major factor that determines the official cut off stats.
  • Previous Year cut off trends are also taken in account for the consideration of the final cut off marks.

SSC GD Expected Cut Off 2021 for Females SSF

  • The following table gives the SSC GD Expected Cut Off 2021 for female candidates in SSF.
  • The table also shows Expected SSC GD Cut Off marks for parts A and B.
Category Cut off Details
Marks Part A Marks Part B Marks
SC 68 – 75 15 – 20 5 – 12
ST 69 – 76 15 – 23 11 – 19
OBC 75 – 80 20 – 26 13 – 24
UR 75 – 82 17 – 23 9 – 15

SSC GD Expected Cut Off 2021 for Males SSF & NIA

The table here shows the SSC GD Expected Cut Off 2021 for male candidates for all India vacancies for NIA & SSF.

Force Category Cutoff Details
Marks Part A Marks Part B Marks
NIA ST 85 – 94 19 – 25 14 – 21
NIA ESM 72 – 80 15 – 25 8 – 15
 NIA OBC 90 – 97 20 – 25 14 – 21
 NIA UR 90 – 98 19 – 26 14 – 21
SSF SC 78 – 85 17 – 25 14 – 21
SSF ST 75 – 83 20 – 27 11 – 19
SSF ESM 30- 36 9 – 17 3 – 9
SSF OBC 85 – 92 19 – 25 14 – 23
SSF UR 86  93 19 – 25 20 – 26

SSC GD FAQs : SSC GD Study Material PDF

Q. What is the pay scale offered to candidates who clear the SSC GD exam ?

  • The SSC GD salary offered to a candidate who qualifies SSC constable (GD) after the 7th Pay Commission is around 21700 to 69100 rupees.

Q. Is there a negative marking for wrong attempts in SSC GD Constable exam?

  •  No, candidates will not be penalised for any wrong answers in the SSC GD examination.

Q. What is eligibility of SSC GD?

  •  A 10th class pass or equivalent candidate should be between 18 to 23 years is eligible for SSC General Duty Constable Exam.

Q. I am 19 year old. Can I apply for this exam?

  • Yes, the age of a candidate should be between 18 to 23 years in order to be eligible for SSC GD 2021 Exam.

Q. What is the minimum height required for SSC GD Constable?

  • The minimum height required for a male candidate is 170 cms and 157 cms for a female candidate.

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