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SSC GD Exam 2024: A Comprehensive Guide to Preparation

Utkarsh Classes Last Updated 27-11-2023
SSC GD Exam 2024: A Comprehensive Guide to Preparation

The Staff Selection Commission - General Duty (SSC GD) exam holds paramount importance for individuals aspiring to serve in various armed forces and central police organizations of the country. This competitive examination, conducted by the Staff Selection Commission, aims to recruit eligible candidates for the posts of Constable (General Duty) in the Border Security Force (BSF), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) and Secretariat Security Force (SSF). 

This year the SSC released the Constable (GD) Exam notification for the year 2024 on 

24 November 2023. The CBT exam is scheduled to be held in the months of February and March 2024. Read on to know more about recruitment and start your preparation from today, if you want to clear this exam with good scores.

Understanding the SSC GD Exam

Given the competitive nature of the exam and its diverse challenges, effective preparation is not only advisable but crucial. The SSC GD exam, therefore, stands as a gateway for individuals seeking a career path that combines service to the nation with personal and professional growth. Successful candidates not only contribute to the nation's security but also embark on a career that demands discipline, physical fitness, and a strong sense of duty.

With a multifaceted selection process encompassing a written examination, physical efficiency test (PET), and medical examination, the SSC GD exam seeks individuals who possess not only academic knowledge but also the physical prowess and mental fortitude necessary for roles in law enforcement. Aspirants must navigate through a comprehensive syllabus covering general awareness, reasoning, general knowledge, elementary mathematics, and proficiency in either English or Hindi language.

SSC GD Exam Format 2024

Candidates should first familiarize themselves with the syllabus and exam pattern before beginning SSC GD preparation. The SSC GD Constable examination is divided into three stages: the computer-based test (CBT), the physical efficiency test (PET)/physical standard test (PST), and the detailed medical examination (DME). 

The biggest change that SSC has introduced to the Computer-based examination is that the candidates will now be able to attempt the exam in their regional language as well. The Computer-Based Examination (CBE) will be conducted by the Commission in English, Hindi, and in 13 Regional Languages viz. (i) Assamese, (ii) Bengali, (iii) Gujarati, (iv) Kannada, (v) Konkani, (vi) Malayalam, (vii) Manipuri, (viii) Marathi, (ix) Odia, (x) Punjabi, (xi) Tamil, (xii) Telugu and (xiii) Urdu. 

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SSC GD 2024 Preparation Tips

It is important to thoroughly prepare for each of the subjects. Here we've provided general and subject-specific tips by Utkarsh experts to help you prepare for the exam. Whether you are a first-time aspirant or looking for a strategy to enhance your preparation this guide is going to definitely help you. Continue reading to learn more!

Section 1: Understanding the SSC GD Exam

You must begin with an understanding of the SSC GD Syllabus 2024. Familiarising yourself with the exam pattern, including the subjects, marking scheme and duration of the exam will help you in making your preparation strategy. 

Section 2: Syllabus Breakdown

Plan a realistic and effective study plan that covers all the subjects. Break down the syllabus for each subject, i.e. General Intelligence & Reasoning, General Knowledge and General Awareness, Elementary Mathematics, English/Hindi. A well-structured study plan is more effective than last-minute cramming.

Always remember to prioritize practice over theory, and allocate more time to solving mock tests and PYQ.

Section 3: Quality Study Material and Resources

You need to choose the right study material including the SSc GD Books, online courses, mock tests and the previous year's question bank. Before purchasing any book or study material just make sure your study material is updated and aligns with the latest GD Constable Exam Pattern 2024. 

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Section 4: Time Management

The best way to answer the question is to choose those that are simple and need little time. When a question comes on your screen, don't start answering it right away. Just give it some time to see if it's actually worth solving. Only then should you advance; otherwise, skip to the next question to solve it. 

In SSC GD Exam there is no sectional time limit. This allows you to allocate your time as you see fit. While preparing you can experiment with various time management tactics to determine the ideal manner for you to complete the paper. Half of the job is already done if you learn how to manage your time well.

You need to:

  • Bee Quick with the calculations in the Mathematics section.
  • Maintain accuracy.
  • Attempt difficult questions at last.

Section 5: Mock Tests and Practice Papers

The secret to success is practice. Solve previous year's papers and take practice tests on a regular basis to become acquainted with the exam format. This will also help you manage your time. Always examine your mock test results to identify areas for improvement and revise those topics accordingly. To ensure long-term recall, review essential concepts, formulas, and important points on a frequent basis. 

Section 6: Physical Fitness Test Preparation

Before we go into the tips, let's go over what the SSC GD physical exam comprises. The physical examination is the second stage of the SSC GD recruitment procedure. The examination consists of the following three events:

  • Male candidates must complete a 5 km race in 24 minutes, while female candidates must complete a 1.6 km race in 8.5 minutes.
  • Long leap: Male applicants must do a long leap of 11 feet, while female candidates must jump 9 feet.
  • Male candidates must complete a high leap of 3.5 feet, while female candidates must make a jump of 3 feet.

The key to passing a physical exam is to maintain a consistent fitness plan. Make a routine that incorporates physical activities like jogging, leaping, and strength training. Focus on cycling, swimming, and running to increase your cardiovascular fitness. Exercises such as squats and leg press might help to strengthen your legs.

Section 7: Subject-wise topics to focus on

You can master each section with effective strategies and focus more on the important topics that we have shared below:

  • General Knowledge and General Awareness

Read daily newspapers, watch news broadcasts, and stay updated on national and international current affairs for General Awareness. For General Knowledge focus on Indian History, geography, polity, economy and general science.

  • General Intelligence and Reasoning

Solve non-verbal reasoning quizzes and mock tests, including analogies, patterns and spatial reasoning

  • Elementary Mathematics

Brush up on arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and trigonometry. Practice as many as numerical problems you can and speed up math techniques.

  • English or Hindi Language

Practice basic grammar and vocabulary questions and comprehension. Read editorials, articles, novels, and storybooks to enhance language skills. Focus on Hindi Sahitya and English literature. 

Section 8: Common Mistakes to Avoid

  • It is critical that you have reference books for study reasons, but having too many books for one topic may prove to be a problem, since having too many reference books for one topic may leave you confused and complicate study preparation.
  • Many candidates believe that applying and preparing for many exams at the same time will increase their chances of passing at least one. However, taking many examinations simply redirects your concentration and diverts you from your main goal. As a result, rather than focusing on distinct exams at the same time, it is preferable to concentrate all of your efforts on one and prepare it thoroughly.
  • Many students neglect the importance of frequent revision when preparing for the SSC GD exam. Using only new study materials without going over previously learned concepts might lead to forgetfulness and misunderstanding.  Review and practice previously studied topics to strengthen your understanding and aid with information retention.

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