SSC GD Syllabus 2023: Weightage, Pdf Download

Hafsha Qureshi
Hafsha Qureshi

Updated on - Nov 27, 2023

SSC GD syllabus 2023 must be followed by the candidates applying for the SSC GD exam 2023. This exam is conducted by Staff Selection Commission to recruit candidates for General Duty. The exam will consist of four sections: general intelligence and reasoning, General knowledge and awareness, elementary mathematics, English, and Hindi, from which the questions will be asked. Each section has important topics that are discussed below. The Staff Selection Commission sets SSC GD Syllabus. To know more about SSC GD 2023 Syllabus, candidates can read below.

SSC GD 2023 Syllabus

SSC GD exam round one i.e, Computer Based Examination that consists of four sections namely General Intelligence & Reasoning, General Knowledge and General Awareness, Elementary Mathematics and English/Hindi.

General Intelligence & Reasoning 

Analytical aptitude and ability to observe and distinguish patterns will be tested through questions principally of non-verbal type. This component may include questions on

  • Analogies
  • Similarities and Differences
  • Spatial Visualization
  • Spatial Orientation
  • Visual Memory
  • Discrimination
  • Observation
  • Relationship Concepts
  • Arithmetical Reasoning
  • Figural Classification
  • Arithmetic Number Series
  • Non-verbal Series
  • Blood Relation
  • Direction Sense
  • Coding and Decoding

General Knowledge and General Awareness

Questions in this component will be aimed at testing the candidate’s general awareness of the environment around him. Questions will also be designed to test knowledge of current events and matters of everyday observations and experience. This may be expected of any educated person. These questions will be such that they do not require a special study of any discipline. The test will include questions relating to the following topics.

  • India and its neighbouring countries especially pertaining to sports,
  • History
  • Art and Culture
  • Geography
  • Economic Scene
  • General Polity
  • Indian Constitution
  • Scientific Research

Elementary Mathematics

This section of SSC GD 2023 Exam will examine the problem-solving skills of the candidate. This paper will include questions or problems relating to the following topics.

  • Number Systems
  • Computation of Whole Numbers
  • Decimals and Fractions and the relationship between Numbers
  • Fundamental arithmetical operations
  • Percentages
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Averages
  • Interest, Profit and Loss, Discount
  • Mensuration
  • Time and Distance
  • Ratio and Time
  • Time and Work
  • Boats and Streams


Candidates’ ability to understand basic English/ Hindi and his basic comprehension would be tested. The questions in all the above components will be of Matriculation level. Candidates can expect questions on the following topics.

  • Fill in the blanks
  • Vocabulary
  • Tenses
  • Subject-Verb Agreement
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Error Spotting
  • One Word Substitution
  • Phrases and Idioms
  • Spellings
  • Cloze Test

All sections are mandatory and candidates can refer to SSC GD 2023 Exam Pattern to know about the duration and marking scheme of the examination.

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