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  • Last Modified 20-03-2023

SSC GD Exam Pattern 2023: Check Marking Scheme Here


SSC GD Exam Pattern 2023: The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has revised the SSC GD Exam Pattern for the post of Constables. As per the revised pattern, there will be 80 questions for 160 marks to be solved in 60 minutes and there will be a negative marking of 0.50 marks. Candidates planning to attempt the upcoming exam must be familiar with the paper pattern.

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Elementary MathematicsPractice Elementary Mathematics Questions
General Intelligence and ReasoningPractice General Intelligence and Reasoning Questions

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Knowing the exam pattern is essential for creating an effective study plan and obtaining a high score. The exam pattern will help candidates know the different sections, negative markings, total marks, and other details of the exam. Read on to find out more.

SSC GD Constable CBE Pattern 2023 [Revised]

As per the revised SSC GD Exam Pattern, the Tier 1 exam is an online, Computer Based Examination (CBE). The Commission reduced the number of questions, the time allotted for the exam, and the weightage of each question. Now, the total duration for the Tier 1 exam is 60 minutes. Check out the paper pattern from the below table:

SectionsNumber of QuestionsMaximum Marks
Part A – General Intelligence and Reasoning2040
Part B – General Knowledge and General Awareness2040
Part C – Elementary Mathematics2040
Part D- English/Hindi2040

Note: CBE is conducted in bilingual languages – English and Hindi only.

How To Practice Questions on SSC GD Constable Exam?

Know the steps to practice questions on the SSC GD Constable 2023 exam below:

  • 1st Step: Visit Embibe’s official website, i.e., embibe.com.
  • 2nd Step: Use the mobile number/email to log in.
  • 3rd Step: Click on the menu bar “Getting a Government Job” 
  • 4th Step: Select the Goal “SSC” from the dropdown and click on “Next”.
  • 5th Step: Search and select “SSC GD Constable” on the search bar and click on “Next”.
  • 6th Step: Select the preferred language and click on “Done”.
  • 7th Step: Click “Practice” from the header section.
  • 8th Step: Scroll down to the “Subjects” section.
  • 9th Step: Click on any SSC GD Constable subjects.
  • 10th Step: Scroll down to click on the chapters from the selected subject to begin the practice.

SSC GD Constable Marking Scheme

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) decides the marking scheme for the General Duty (GD) Constable exam. Understanding the marking scheme is crucial for candidates as it can help them strategise their approach to attempting the exam.

In the GD Constable exam, each correct answer from the candidates is awarded 1 mark. However, there is a negative marking, which means 0.50 marks are deducted for each wrong answer. If candidates leave a question unanswered, i.e., no answer is marked, then no marks are awarded or deducted for that question. 

Aspirants can refer to the table below for complete information on the SSC GD Constable 2023 marking scheme:

Exam Sections Maximum Marks Marks Per Question Negative Marking
General Intelligence and Reasoning 40 Marks +2 – 0.50 marks for each wrong answer
General Knowledge and General Awareness 40 Marks +2
Elementary Mathematics 40 Marks +2
English/ Hindi 40 Marks +2
Total 160 Marks _

SSC GD PST/ PET Exam Pattern 2023

SSC GD PST/PET is an essential stage in the selection process of SSC GD Constables. This stage is qualifying in nature and candidates who will clear SSC GD PST/PET will be eligible to appear in the medical test.

Physical Standard Test (PST)

The physical standards of SSC GD Constables are as follows:

TypeMale CandidatesFemale Candidates
Height170 cm157 cm
ChestUnexpanded – 80 cm
Expanded – 5 cm
Not required
WeightProportionate to height as per medical standardsProportionate to height as per medical standards

Physical Efficiency Test (PET)

For the Physical Efficiency Test, candidates will have to participate in the race. Applicants who will complete the race in the decided time frame will be selected for the further stages of the exam.

 SSC GD PETMale CandidatesFemale Candidates
All Over India5 km in 24 mins1.6 km in 8 mins
Ladakh Region1.6 km in 6 mins800 m in 4 mins

SSC GD Medical Test 2023

The candidates must have good physical and mental health. They should not have the following conditions:

  • Knock knee
  • Varicose vein
  • Flat foot
  • Squint in eyes

Candidates’ X-rays, blood tests and eye tests will be conducted. The eyesight must meet the following conditions:

Visual Acuity Unaided Uncorrected Visual Acuity
Near Vision Distant Vision
Better Eye Worst Eye Better Eye Worst Eye
N6 N9 6/6 6/9
RefractionColour Vision
Visual correction of any kind is not permitted even by glassesCP-III BY

Quick Links –

SSC GD Constable SyllabusSSC GD Constable Selection Process
SSC GD Constable NotificationSSC GD Constable Mock Tests

FAQs on SSC GD Exam Pattern 2023

Check below the most frequently asked questions related to SSC GD Constable Exam Pattern 2023:

Q: Who prescribes the SSC GD exam pattern?

A: SSC GD exam pattern is prescribed by the Staff Selection Commission.

Q. Is the SSC GD Constable exam conducted online or offline?

A: The CBE for the SSC GD exam is conducted online.

Q: How many questions are asked in SSC GD CBE?

A: SSC GD CBE has a total of 80 questions.

Q. Is there any negative marking in the SSC GD exam?

A: Yes. There is a negative marking of 0.5 marks in the SSC GD exam.

Q: What type of questions are asked in SSC GD CBE?

A: SSC GD CBE includes objective-type multiple-choice questions.

We hope this detailed article on SSC GD Exam Pattern 2023 helps you. If you have any queries regarding the exam, feel to ping us. We will get back to you.

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