SSC GD Exam Pattern 2019

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CRPF has Declared the Revised Result 2019 for SSC GD Constable PET/PST on the official website-

PET/PST Shortlisted Candidates for Detailed Medical Examination is Scheduled from 9 January to 13 February 2020

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SSC GD 2019 Exam Pattern

The SSC GD exam will be held in three main phases.

  • Written examination (computer-based)
  • Physical Standard test (PST) and Physical Efficiency Test (PET) of SSC GD constable.
  • Medical test

The first phase of the SSC GD exam will be the Objective type written test. The exam will be conducted through online mode. To compete with the SSC GD physical test, the candidate must qualify the written test first. The SSC GD exam pattern for written online exam is as follows:

Part Subject No. of questions Maximum marks
A General Intelligence and Reasoning 25 25
B General Knowledge and General Awareness 25 25
C Elementary Mathematics 25 25
D English/Hindi 25 25
Total 100 100

The duration of the exam is 90 minutes. 1/4th mark will be deducted for the wrong answer in SSC GD constable exam.

Each question will carry one mark. Matriculation level question will be asked in the test. The Online exam will be conducted in English and Hindi language.

The second phase consists of PST/PET. Based on the performance in the computer-based test, the candidates will be short-listed for PET/PST by the SSC. The PET/PST will be conducted at various centres finalized by CAPF’s

Physical Efficiency Test:

PET For male candidates For female candidates
Race (for all the candidates except belonging to Ladakh region) Race 5 Kms in 24 minutes 1.6 Kms in 8 and a half minutes.
Race (only for candidates in Ladakh Region) 1 mile in 6 and a half minutes 800 metres in 4 minutes

Physical Standard Test:

Physical standards laid down for the post of constable/rifleman are as follows:

1. Height

Height Male Female
General, SC, OBC candidate (except those mentioned below) 170 cm 157 cm

Relaxations PST for height:

The minimum height for all the candidates belonging to ST 162.5  



2. Chest:

Chest Male Female
General, SC, OBC candidates (except those mentioned below) 80/5 Cms N/A

Relaxations PST for chest:

The minimum chest for all male candidates belonging to ST 76/5 N/A

3. Weight:

For male and female candidates: the proportionate to height and age as per medical standards.

During PET/PST, candidates who are eligible on height parameters will undergo PET (race) followed by biometric/technology aided identification.

Scrutiny of eligibility of the candidates for any relaxation i.e. age, height, and chest measurement will be carried out after qualifying PET (race) before PST by CAPF’s PET/PST boards.

The third phase id detailed medical examination. The candidates will be short-listed for DME from the pool of candidates who qualify PET/PST. The purpose of the medical exam is to ensure that medically fit candidates are accepted into CAPF’s.

The selected candidates will be medically examined by the medical board constituted by the CAPF’s to access their physical and medical fitness as given below:

1. Eyesight:

Visual Acuity Unaided Uncorrected Visual Acuity
Near vision Distant Vision
Better eye Worse eye Better eye Worse Eye
N6 N9 6/6 6/9

Refraction Color Vision
Visual correction  is not permitted even by glasses CP-III by ISIHARA
  1. Medical test (X-ray) chest-PA view, Haemoglobin, Urine routine/ microscopic examination will be for all the candidates under medical examination.
  2. Examination of blood pressure: (Normal range systolic range: 100-140 mm of Hg).
  3. Haemoglobin 🙁 Normal range: 12- 16g/ dl for male candidates, 10-12g/dl for female candidates). The candidates with more than 18 g/dl will be considered unfit/not eligible. Haemoglobin should be below 12 g/dl for male and it should be below 10 g/dl for female will be considered as disqualified/ not eligible.
  4. Tattoo: Following are the criteria that have been fixed to determine the permissibility of Tattoo.
  • Content: Tattoo depicting religious figures or symbol and the name, as followed in Indian Army are to be permitted.
  • Location: tattoos marked on traditional sites of the body like inner side of the forearm, (but only left forearm), being non-saluting limb or dorsum of the hands are to be allowed.
  • Size: Tattoo must be less than ¼ of the particular part (Elbow or hand) of the body.
  • The candidate must not have knock knee, varicose vein, flat foot, or squint in eyes.

Preparation tips:

The candidates after going through the exam pattern, the next step is to create a study plan and start working on it. The following are the preparation tips for the SSC GD constable exam:

  • Practice previous year question paper to improve the speed and accuracy.
  • Follow the proper strategy plan and a time table for all the sections
  • Focus on the important topics by going through the syllabus
  • First, try to focus on the weak areas and spend more time improving them
  • Allot less time for the areas which the candidate is strong
  • Manage the time by solving the mock test papers.
  • Give more time for the sections that the candidate is stronger. This will ensure that they can effectively use the time duration of the exam
  • Planning and studying each subject and topic thoroughly will help the candidate to have some time for revision.
  • Develop the reading habit regularly.
  • Reading regularly will help develop a sound understanding of general knowledge and current affairs topics.
  • Read magazines, newspapers, yearbooks and other relevant topics to keep general awareness up to date.
  • Keep a check on the worldwide and national news of democratic importance.
  • The candidates are advised to not only study well but also keep themselves fit through physical exercise and medical test.
  • The candidates are advised to maintain the weight as per the standards specified by the commission in accordance with the height.
  • Timely management of all these practices will definitely help in getting the GD constable job.