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SSC GD Constable Exam Notification 2021: Check latest Exam Dates, Exam Pattern, Syllabus & Vacancies

Updated on 23 September 2022
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Updated on 23 September 2022

The SSC GD exam is conducted each year by the SSC to recruit candidates for various security forces. It is undoubtedly one of the most prominent and well-reputed examinations conducted in India. SSC GD opens an ocean of opportunities for individuals who wish to work with the Indian government. Candidates can enjoy a lot of perks and benefits after joining their respective posts. The SSC GD constable exam notification 2021 has been released on the official website of SSC. Candidates should check this notification to keep an eye on the latest events related to this exam. 

However, in this article, we will mention all the details regarding the SSC GD exam like its latest exam dates, exam pattern, and syllabus. 

Dive in further to know all the relevant details related to this examination.

SSC GD constable exam notification 2021

The SSC GD 2021 examination is expected to be held from 2 August - 25 August 2021. The official notification for this exam was expected to be released on May 2021 however due to the surging covid-19 cases, the exam has been rescheduled for August 2021. 

Take a look at the detailed SSC GD 2021 Exam Highlights below. 

Name of the Exam

SSC GD (General Duty)

Conducting Body


Exam level 


Selection Stages 

Written Test (computer-based), Physical Efficiency Test, Physical Standard Test, Medical Exam  

Exam date 

2- 25 August 2021 (Expected)

Official Website 


SSC GD Exam Pattern 

The SSC GD exam has four stages that candidates need to clear. Take a look at all these stages below 

  1. Written test (Computer-Based)
  2. Physical Standard Test
  3. Physical Efficiency Test
  4. Medical Test

Candidates should know that those who clear the written test are only eligible to enter the further stages of the SSC GD examination. 

Let us take a look at the SSC GD exam pattern for each of these stages below 

Written Test

Candidates should know that the written test is one of the most important stages of the SSC GD exam. It is a computer-based test that candidates need to clear in the first attempt to enter the further stages of the examination. 



No of Questions


General Intelligence & reasoning







90 mins

General Knowledge & General Awareness



Elementary Mathematics










Note that the mode of the examination will be online where candidates can answer their papers either in English or Hindi language. There will be a negative marking for each question where ¼ marks will be deducted for every incorrect answer. 

Physical Test

The physical test assesses a candidate’s physical requirements as mentioned by the SSC. You must know that SSC has certain physical criteria when it comes to clearing your SSC GD exam. 

Take a look at the complete SSC GD exam pattern for the physical test below. 






170 cm



157 cm



Expanded 80 cm

Minimum expansion is 5 cm


Male and Female

Proportionate as per the height and medical standard for the aspirants


Physical Efficiency Test

This test is conducted after the physical standard test and it evaluates a candidate’s strength by conducting physical activities. In this stage, a running race will be arranged where candidates need to cover a certain distance in the given time. This test is conducted for both men and women. 

Take a look at the complete SSC GD exam pattern for the physical efficiency test below 



5 km in 24 minutes


1.8 km in 8 minutes



Medical Test

The SSC GD exam is conducted soon after the candidates clear their written test. Here, a candidate’s eye vision is evaluated, if one fails to meet the criteria defined by the SSC then they will be rejected from this round. Note that the document verification will also be done in this stage. 

Take a look at the eligibility criteria for the medical test below 

Visual Acuity Unaided

Uncorrected Visual Acuity


Color Vision

Near Vision

Distant Vision



Better Eye

Worse Eye

Better Eye

Worse Eye

Visual Correction of any kind is not allowed even by glasses









SSC GD Written Exam Syllabus 

Candidates must take a look at the complete SSC GD exam syllabus for the written exam below. 

General Intelligence & 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 & General Awareness

1. Culture

2. Economic Scene

3. General Polity

4. Geography

5. History

6. Indian Constitution

7. Scientific Research

8. Sports

Elementary Mathematics

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 2021 Vacancies

There are no exact vacancies that are declared for the SSC GD 2021 examinations yet. However, it is expected that around 40,000 vacancies will be released for this post. To know the exact details related to the vacancies, candidates should check the official website of SSC. 

To conclude, candidates who are aspiring for their SSC GD exams should be well aware of the complete syllabus and exam pattern to get a hold of their examination. The officials have released the exam dates for the SSC GD which are to be expected in August 2021. However, candidates should check the website of SSC for the SSC GD constable exam notification 2021 and other exam-related updates. This will give them an idea about the actual examination and they can start their preparation accordingly. 

All the best!

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