SSC Constable Syllabus Details


Table of Contents

General Intelligence and 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
  • Coding and decoding

General Knowledge and General Awareness

  • India and its neighboring countries
  • Sports
  • History
  • Culture
  • Geography
  • Economic
  • General Polity
  • Indian Constitution
  • Scientific Research

Elementary Mathematics

  • Number system
  • Decimals
  • Fractions
  • Percentage
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Trigonometry
  • Mensuration


  • Grammar
  • Vocabulary
  • Reading comprehension
  • Writing skills

The SSC Constable exam is a computer-based examination consisting of 80 questions in total. Each question carries 2 marks, and there is a negative marking of 0.50 marks for each wrong answer. The exam is conducted in two shifts, with each shift lasting for 1 hour.

Here is a more detailed breakdown of the syllabus for each section:

General Intelligence and Reasoning

This section tests the candidate’s analytical and logical reasoning skills. The questions are typically of a non-verbal nature, meaning that they do not require any prior knowledge of any particular subject. Some of the topics that may be covered in this section include:

  • Analogies: Finding the relationship between two pairs of words or numbers.
  • Similarities and differences: Identifying the similarities and differences between two objects or concepts.
  • Spatial visualization: Understanding and manipulating shapes and patterns in space.
  • Spatial orientation: Understanding the position of objects in relation to each other.
  • Visual memory: Remembering and recalling images and patterns.
  • Discrimination: Identifying the differences between two or more objects or concepts.
  • Observation: Paying attention to details and identifying patterns.
  • Relationship concepts: Understanding the relationships between different objects or concepts.
  • Arithmetical reasoning: Solving simple arithmetic problems.
  • Figural classification: Classifying shapes and patterns based on their properties.
  • Arithmetic number series: Identifying the pattern in a sequence of numbers and continuing the sequence.
  • Non-verbal series: Identifying the pattern in a sequence of shapes or symbols and continuing the sequence.
  • Coding and decoding: Coding and decoding messages using a simple code.

General Knowledge and General Awareness

This section tests the candidate’s general knowledge of current affairs and events, as well as their knowledge of Indian history, culture, geography, and economy. Some of the topics that may be covered in this section include:

  • India and its neighboring countries: Important events and developments in India and its neighboring countries.
  • Sports: Major sporting events and achievements of Indian athletes.
  • History: Important events and figures in Indian history.
  • Culture: Indian culture and heritage.
  • Geography: Physical and political geography of India.
  • Economic: Indian economy, including major sectors, policies, and trends.
  • General Polity: Indian government and political system.
  • Indian Constitution: Fundamental rights, duties, and principles of the Indian Constitution.
  • Scientific Research: Recent developments in science and technology.

Elementary Mathematics

This section tests the candidate’s basic mathematical skills. The questions are typically from the following topics:

  • Number system: Natural numbers, integers, rational numbers, and real numbers.
  • Decimals: Performing basic arithmetic operations on decimals.
  • Fractions: Performing basic arithmetic operations on fractions.
  • Percentage: Calculating and converting percentages.
  • Ratio and Proportion: Understanding and applying ratios and proportions.
  • Algebra: Solving simple algebraic equations and expressions.
  • Geometry: Basic geometric concepts, such as lines, angles, triangles, and quadrilaterals.
  • Trigonometry: Simple trigonometric concepts, such as sine, cosine, and tangent.
  • Mensuration: Calculating the areas and volumes of simple shapes.


This section tests the candidate’s English/Hindi grammar, vocabulary, reading comprehension, and writing skills. The questions are typically from the following topics:

  • Grammar: Correct usage of parts of speech, tenses, and punctuation.
  • Vocabulary: Understanding and using the correct meaning of words in context.
  • Reading comprehension: Understanding and interpreting written passages.
  • Writing skills: Writing clear and concise sentences and paragraphs.

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts the SSC Constable (General Duty) Examination, also known as SSC GD Constable Examination, to recruit eligible candidates for the post of constables in various Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs), NIA, SSF, and Rifleman (GD) in Assam Rifles. The syllabus for the SSC GD Constable Examination is as follows:

Computer-Based Examination (CBE):

The SSC GD Constable Examination consists of a single paper conducted in a computer-based examination (CBE) mode. The CBE paper includes four subjects:

  1. General Intelligence & Reasoning: This section tests the candidate’s ability to think and solve problems.
  2. General Knowledge & General Awareness: This section covers questions related to current events, sports, history, culture, geography, economics, and general polity.
  3. Elementary Mathematics: This section includes basic mathematical concepts such as numbers, decimals, fractions, and relationships between numbers, percentages, ratio and proportion, averages, interest, profit and loss, discount, time & distance, time & work, etc.
  4. English/ Hindi: Candidates can choose either English or Hindi for this section. It includes questions on basic comprehension, writing ability, and other grammar-related topics.

The examination is of an objective type, and each section carries equal marks. There are a total of 100 questions, and each question carries one mark. The total duration of the CBE is 90 minutes.

Physical Efficiency Test (PET) and Physical Standard Test (PST):

Candidates who qualify in the CBE are called for the Physical Efficiency Test (PET) and Physical Standard Test (PST). The standards for PET and PST vary for male and female candidates and are as follows:

For Male Candidates:

  • Race: 5 kilometers in 24 minutes
  • Long Jump: 14 feet
  • High Jump: 3 feet 9 inches

For Female Candidates:

  • Race: 1.6 kilometers in 8.5 minutes
  • Long Jump: 10 feet
  • High Jump: 3 feet

Detailed Medical Examination (DME):

Candidates who pass the PET/PST are called for a Detailed Medical Examination (DME) to ensure they are medically fit for the job.

The SSC GD Constable Examination syllabus is designed to test candidates on their general intelligence, knowledge, reasoning ability, and physical fitness. It’s important to refer to the official SSC GD Constable notification and syllabus for the most up-to-date and specific details regarding the examination.