SSC GD Exam Pattern 2023: Marking Scheme, Total Marks

Hafsha Qureshi
Hafsha Qureshi

Updated on - Nov 27, 2023

SSC GD exam pattern 2023 is crucial to be known to the candidates. The exam is conducted as a computer-based test (CBT). SSC GD selection process involves four stages before a candidate gets selected finally. In SSC GD, candidates must attend to 100 questions, and the total exam duration is 1 hour 30 minutes, i.e., 90 minutes. The questions will be asked from four different sections General Intelligence and knowledge, elementary maths, and Languages like English/Hindi. Keep reading to learn more about SSC GD exam pattern.

SSC GD 2023 Exam Pattern

SSC GD 2023 exam comprises of the following stages:

  1. Computer Based Test (CBT)
  2. Physical Efficiency Test (PET)
  3. Physical Standard Test (PST)
  4. Medical Examination

Computer Based Test (CBT)

The Computer-Based exam consists of 100 objective type questions carrying 100 marks and the total duration of the exam is one and a half hours i.e, 90 minutes.

The below table shows the subjects and the maximum marks for each subject:

SSC GD CBT Exam pattern
Part Subjects No. of Questions Maximum marks
A General Intelligence and
25 25
B General Knowledge and
General Awareness
25 25
C Elementary Mathematics 25 25
D English/ Hindi 25 25

Candidates can go through SSC GD 2023 Syllabus to know about the topics in detail. 

Note: Answer keys will be published on the official website after the written examination.

Physical Efficiency Test (PET)

The commission shortlists candidates for PET/ PST based on the performance in CBE (Computer Based Examination). Physical Efficiency Test (PET) and Physical Standard Test (PST) will be done at various centres finalized by the CAPFs. 

SSC GD PET Exam Pattern
Activity For Male Candidates For Female Candidates
Race 5 Km in 24 Minutes 1.6 km in 8 Minute and 30 Seconds

For Ladakh Region

SSC GD PET (For Ladakh region) Exam Pattern
Activity For Male Candidates For Female Candidates
Race 1 Mile in 6 Minutes & 30 Seconds 800 Meters in 4 Minutes

Physical Standard Test (PST)

Candidates height, chest and weight will be measured after qualifying PET (race). Candidates should meet the following conditions:

SSC GD Physical Standard Test
Particulars Male Female
Height 170 157
Chest 80/5 NA
Weight Proportionate to height as per medical standards Proportionate to height as per medical standards

Medical Examination

The candidates who have qualified in PET/ PST and scored above the cut off marks in Written Examination will be required to appear in Medical Examination. The commission can fix different qualifying standards for candidates belonging to different categories in different states/UTs, taking into consideration the vacancies allotted to each State/UT.

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