Combat Defence Academy is the Best Defence Coaching institute for SSC GD in Etawah. The SSC GD exam offers entry-level job designation as Constable (General Duty) and Rifleman (General Duty). If one wants to serve the nation through security forces, this is a good option to begin your career.

SSC GD Eligibility Criteria

For the post of general duty constable, the basic eligibility criteria include educational qualification and age limit. The detailed eligibility criteria have been mentioned below :


  • Nationality: The candidate should be a citizen of India
  • Age Limit: Candidate must be of the age between 18 and 23
  • Educational Qualification: Candidate must have cleared Class 10th from a recognized board. Candidates appearing for the Class 10th exam are not eligible

SSC GD Exam Pattern

  • The selection criteria of SSC GD consists of the following steps: Computer-based Examination (CBE), Physical Efficiency Test (PET), Physical Standard Test (PST) and Detailed Medical Examination (DME)
  • The computer-based examination is carried out in an online mode
  • There is no negative marking for wrong answers in CBE
  • Candidates who clear CBE are eligible to appear for PET and PST
  • As a final, a detailed medical examination is carried out by a senior official.

SSC GD 2021 CBE Exam Pattern

It is an objective type paper conducted in online mode with no negative marking. It is conducted only in two languages: English and Hindi.

Section Section Name No. of Questions Max Marks Time Allotted
Section A General Intelligence and Reasoning 25 25 1.5 Hours (Cumulative)
Section B General Knowledge and General Awareness 25 25
Section C Elementary Maths 25 25
Section D English / Hindi 25 25

Physical Efficiency Test

Candidates who have cleared CBE can appear for PET. In order to test the physical efficiency of candidates, they have to complete a race as per the norms. The criteria followed is :

  • Male Candidates: 5 km in 24 minutes
  • Female Candidates: 1.6 km in 8 ½ minutes

For candidates of Ladakh Region :

  • Male Candidates: 1 mile in 6 ½ minutes
  • Female Candidates: 800 meters in 4 minutes

Physical Standard Test

Under this test, the physical standards of the candidates are tested on the basis of three factors:

Physical Standard Male Female
Height (in cms) 170 157
Chest 80/5
Weight Proportionate to and age as per medical standards Proportionate to and age as per medical standards

Detailed Medical Examination

Candidates who qualify for the PET / PST examination, are further shortlisted for a Medical Examination. The candidates are examined by Medical Boards constituted by the CAPFs on the basis of two points :

  • Eyesight
  • Medical Fitness

SSC GD Syllabus

SSC GD 2021 CBE Syllabus

Section Topics
General Intelligence and Reasoning
  1. Reasoning Analogies
  2. Arithmetic Number Series
  3. Arithmetical Reasoning
  4. Coding-Decoding
  5. Discrimination
  6. Figural Classification
  7. Non-verbal Series
  8. Observation
  9. Relationship Concepts – Blood Relations
  10. Similarities and Differences
  11. Spatial Orientation
  12. Spatial Visualization
  13. Visual Memory
General Knowledge and General awareness
  1. Culture
  2. Economic Scene
  3. General Polity
  4. Geography
  5. History
  6. Indian Constitution
  7. Scientific Research
  8. Sports
Elementary Maths
  1. Averages
  2. Computation of Whole Numbers
  3. Decimals and Fractions
  4. Discount
  5. Fundamental Arithmetical Operations
  6. Interest
  7. Mensuration
  8. Number Systems
  9. Percentages
  10. Profit and Loss
  11. Ratio and Proportion
  12. Ratio and Time
  13. Relationship between Numbers
  14. Time and Distance
  15. Time and Work

SSC GD Salary Structure

The basic salary of an SSC GD constable is INR 21,700 – 69,100. The salary depends upon the post the candidate is selected for. The allowances given for a basic salary of INR 21,700 is as follows :

Basic Salary INR 21,700
Transport Allowance 1224
House Rent Allowance 2538
Dearness Allowance 434
Total Earnings INR 25,896

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

SSC GD Career Prospects

Initially, a candidate is appointed as a guard or escort. A constable can further be promoted to the post of :

  1. Senior Constable
  2. Head Constable
  3. Assistant Sub Inspector
  4. Sub Inspector
  5. Inspector

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