SSC GD Constable 2018 Syllabus – SSC GD 2018 Exam Pattern (Written, Physical, Medical Test)

SSC GD 2018 Syllabus : The Staff Selection Commission has issued a notification for recruitment of candidates for the SSC General Duty Constable positions. Candidates recruited for this position will serve for BSF, ITBP, SSF, CRPF, Rifleman in Assam Rifles, NIA, etc. The selection process will be in three different phases as follows:

  • First Phase – Physical Standard and Physical Efficiency Test
  • Second Phase – Written Test (Online Objective Type test)
  • Third Phase – Medical Test

Only when a candidate gets through these phases, he/she will get a position to serve on one of the forces safeguarding the nation.

SSC GD Constable 2018 Syllabus

What Are The Physical Standards To Be Met?

Candidates will have to meet the standards below to qualify in the physical standard test:

Height170 Cms157 Cms
Chest81 (unexpanded)-
85 (unexpanded)-
RaceCandidates will have to cover 5 kms in 24 minutesCandidates will have to cover 1600 meters in 8.30 minutes
Long Jump14 feet in three chances10 feet in three chances
High Jump3’9” in three chances3’ in three chances

SSC GD 2018 Written Test

Once a candidate meets the above-mentioned standards in the physical standard test, he/she will have to take up the online objective type written test. Its format will be as follows:

PartSubjectNumber of QuestionsMaximum MarksTime Duration
AGeneral Intelligence & Reasoning2525
Total 120 Minutes
BGeneral Knowledge & General Awareness2525
CElementary Mathematics2525

For written test, candidates can get an idea about the pattern from the past question papers.

Each question will carry one mark and candidates will have to complete the test within 2 hours.  The questions will be of matriculation level standards.

SSC GD Constables 2018 Syllabus

The syllabus and type of questions asked in each section of the online written test are given below:

SSC GD 2018 General Intelligence & Reasoning

The purpose of this section is to test the analytical aptitude and ability of the applicant. The candidate should have the ability to distinguish patterns to give the correct answers to the questions in this section. Questions in this section will be principally of non-verbal type. Here is the list of chapters in this section:

  • Coding and decoding
  • Non-verbal series
  • Arithmetic number series
  • Arithmetic Reasoning and Figural Classification
  • Relationship concepts
  • Observation
  • Discrimination
  • Visual memory
  • Spatial orientation
  • Spatial visualization
  • Differences and similarities
  • Analogies

General Knowledge and General Awareness

As the name of this section very well denotes, the purpose is to know whether the candidate is aware of the happenings around him/her. The questions are to test the knowledge of the current events. Candidates can get good marks in this section from their everyday observation and experience. The questions will be also related to the history of India and neighbouring countries. The chapters in this section will be as follows:

  • Scientific Research
  • Indian Constitution
  • General Policy
  • Economic Scene
  • Geography
  • Culture
  • History
  • Sports

Elementary Mathematics

As the name of this section denotes, it is for testing the basic mathematical skill of the applicants. This subject will have questions from the following chapters:

  • Time and Work
  • Ratio and Time
  • Time and distance
  • Mensuration
  • Discount
  • Profit and loss
  • Interest
  • Averages
  • Ratio and proportion
  • Percentage
  • Fundamental Arithmetic operations
  • Decimals and fractions
  • Relationship between numbers
  • Computation of whole numbers
  • Number Systems


For this section, candidates have the option to choose either English or Hindi as per their convenience. The purpose of this section is to understand the command over the language. Only then candidates can communicate effectively. If a candidate chooses English, the questions will be in the form of:

  • Comprehension passage
  • Cloze passage
  • Shuffling of sentences in a passage
  • Shuffling of sentence parts
  • Conversion from direct to indirect speech
  • Active/passive voice of verbs
  • Sentence improvements
  • One word substitution
  • Idioms & phrases
  • Spelling and detecting misspelt words
  • Antonyms
  • Synonyms
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Spot the errors.

If a candidate chooses Hindi, the questions will be in the form of:

  • रचना एवं रचयिता
  • क्रिया से भाववाचक संज्ञा बनाना
  • संधि विच्छेद
  • कहावतें व लोकोक्तियां के अर्थ
  • अनेक शब्दों के लिए एक शब्द
  • समानार्थी व पर्यायवाची शब्द
  • विलोमार्थी शब्द
  • अशुद्ध वाक्यों के शुद्ध रूप
  • मुहावरा व उनका अर्थ
  • बहुवचन, किसी वाक्य को अन्य लिंग में परिवर्तन
  • शब्दों के स्त्रीलिंग
  • वर्तनी की सामान्य अशुद्धियाँ तथा शब्दों के शब्द  रूप

SSC GD 2018 Medical Test

The medical test for recruitment of candidates to SSD GD constable position will have tests to identify squint in eyes, varicose veins, and flat foot and knock knee. Good mental and physical wellness is important. Blood test and X-ray will be conducted only for candidates getting through the physical standard and written test.

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SSC GD Constable Notification 2018SSC GD Apply Online 2018
SSC Constable GD 2018

Eyesight Conditions

Visual Acuity without any aidVisual Acuity without any correctionRefractionColour Vision
Near VisionDistant VisionVisual correction of any type of not corrected even with glassesCP-III by ISIHARA
Better EyeWorse EyeBetter EyeWorse Eye

For written test, candidates can get an idea about the pattern from the past question papers.


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