SSC GD Exam Pattern

SSC GD 2023 : Exam Pattern and Marking Scheme

The SSC GD Constable selection process involves three stages:

1. Online Written Exam (CBT)
2. Physical Efficiency Test (PET)
3. Physical Standard Test (PST)

The test will be objective type test constituting of 4 sections. 25 questions are to be asked each carrying 1 marks. 0.25 marks will be deducted when a question is attempted wrong.

Let’s have a look at the detailed Exam Pattern for SSC GD 2023 Exam:

Online Written Examination(CBT)

Part Subject No. of Questions Maximum Marks Exam Duration
A General Intelligence & Reasoning 25 25 90 Minutes
B General Knowledge & General Awareness 25 25
C Elementary Mathematics 25 25
D English/ Hindi 25 25
  Total 100 100


  •     All questions will be of Objective Multiple Choice Type.
  •     Each question will carry 1 mark.
  •     The exam will be conducted in English and Hindi only.

For Physical Efficiency Test (PET)

Type For Male Candidates For Female Candidates
Race 5 Km in 24 minutes 1.6 Km in 8(1/2) minutes

For Physical Standard Test (PST)

Type For Male Candidates For Female Candidates
Height ( General ,SC & OBC) 170 157
Height ( ST ) 162.5 150


Type For Male Candidates For Female Candidates
Chest Expansion (General , SC & OBC) 80/ 5 N/A
Chest Expansion ( ST ) 76 / 5 N/A

Proportionate as per the height and medical standard for male and female.

Visual Acuity Unaided Uncorrected Visual Acuity Refraction Color Vision
Near Vision Distant Vision
Better Eye Worse Eye Better Eye Worse Eye
N6 N9 6 / 6 6 / 9 Visual correction of any kind is not permitted even by glasses CP-2

Final Selection

The final selection will be based on the candidate’s performance in all the three phases of SSC GD Constable Exam, i.e., Computer Based Examination (CBE), Physical Efficiency Test (PET)/ Physical Standard Test (PST) and Detailed Medical Examination (DME). Therefore, one cannot get selected for the post of GD constable in BSF, CISF, CRPF, ITBP, SSB, NIA and SSF or GD Rifleman in Assam Rifles, if the candidate is not physically and medically fit. So, it is advisable for the candidates to not only study hard for the exams but also keep themselves physically and mentally fit through physical exercises to clear the physical and medical tests.

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For Other Details Visit: SSC GD Exam 2023 Notification, SSC GD Exam 2023 Syllabus, SSC GD Exam 2022 Expected Cut Off