SSB Full Form

SSB Full Form: Often some recruitment keeps coming out for competitive students. The same competitive students also keep waiting for it. Then whether that recruitment has been taken out from the railway side or from the bank or any other department. Their goal is only to crack the competitive exam and get the appointment letter of the government job. But many times it happens that we get confused about some government recruitment, due to which we face a lot of problems. Today we will mention one such full form about which competitive students are found to be very confused. You must have read and heard about SSB somewhere, but you may not have enough information about it. Because its recruitment keeps coming out often, so let’s get all the information related to it today like what is SSB? What is the full form of SSB ?, What is the qualification required for this etc.

SSB full form: what is SSB, qualification, process salary

You do not need to be much confused about the full form of SSB, because it has a very simple and simple meaning. For your information, let me tell you that there are two full forms of SSB and both of them are related to army forces like Navy, Army and Air Force. Let us go through both in turn-

1. SSB full form – Services Selection Board

The full form of SSB is “Services Selection Board”.  “Service Selection Board”. They actually take the responsibility of conducting interviews for the recruiting officers in the Indian Armed Forces on their shoulders.

It is actually established through the Ministry of Defense of the Government of India. If you are a competitive student, then to increase your knowledge, let us tell you that it is actually designed to test the qualifications like officer in the candidate. This is a golden opportunity for the competitive students who are looking for government jobs.

The main candidates included in the SSB Interview are Personaliyt, Intelligence, Compatibiliyt and Potential. This interview lays more emphasis on mental fitness than physical fitness. But a certain level of physical fitness is definitely required to clear the interview. Any competitive student who aspire to become an officer of Army, Navy or Air Force. They have to first go through the SSB interview after clearing the written test.

History Of SSB

This process was actually adapted by the Government of India from the British Government in 1941. Whereas during that time only 6 SSB centers were prepared for conducting SSB interviews all over India. At the same time, these centers successfully interview candidates for recruitment in the army.

The selection process of army personnel through SSB is different from other army exams. In this process, the candidate is recruited on the basis of interview only.

To increase the knowledge of the competitive student, let us tell you that this process was first started by the United States of America. In the same year 1917, it was started by the British Government by America. After some time the Government of India had started this special selection process of the British Government.

 Educational and Physical Qualification for SSB

If the eligibility of the competitive student who came for SSB interview is mentioned, then for this the marital status of the candidate should be single, that is, he should not be married. Married candidates are not considered eligible for this interview.

As per another important rule, in order for a candidate to appear for SSB interview, it is mandatory for the candidate to first clear the Joint Defense Service exam conducted by UPSC. Only those competitive students who have cleared the appropriate exam will be called for SSB interview.

The main basis of the students included in the SSB interview is considered to be their 12th class merit. SSB keeps on releasing the merit of 12th class marks for its interview every year. Through this, competitive students are considered eligible to appear in SSB interview only if they have marks according to this merit in 12th class. But the age limit of the candidate during this period should be less than 21 years and as mentioned earlier, it is also considered necessary that he should be unmarried.

Our advice to the broadly competitive students is that they keep updating the newspaper or on the internet to get the recruitment related information. Its recruitment keeps coming within two years.

Candidate Selection Process in SSB

SSB interview is a five-day personality and intelligence test. Under this, various tests have been included, which are actually conducted on different days. After clearing the interview of the contestant, he will have to appear for the medical examination, so let’s know the test schedule under it sequentially.

Day 1 – Basic Intelligence & Test Screening Test

Day 2 – Psychology Test

Day 3 & 4 – Group Testing Officers Task

Day 5 – Conference

Competitive students should get all the information related to it before appearing in this interview test, so that they do not face any major problem during the test. He could easily crack this interview and get the joining letter in his hand.


Another full form of SSB is “SASHASTRA SEEMA BAL” (Sashastra Seema Bal). It is a border guarding force of India which is mainly deployed along its border with the country of Nepal and Bhutan.

Firstly, this force was originally established in 1963 under the name of “special service bureau” to strengthen the border areas of India after the Indo-China war.

Eligibility for SSB

(1) Age Limit:

The age limit of the candidate for recruitment in SSB has been kept from 17 years to 25 years.

(2) Educational Qualification:

( A ) Must have Intermediate (10+2) from a recognized Board/Institute.
(b) Typing speed should be 30 words per minute in English or 25 words per minute.

(3) Physical Standards:

(A) Height: should be 167.5 cm.

(B) Chest: Without expansion: Should be 80 cm. Extended: Minimum expansion 5 cms.

(C) Weight: Height and age are in proportion to the medical standards.

4. Age Relaxation:

Various exemptions are also given to different castes or categories. Let us know about them-
(A) Age relaxation is given up to 5 years for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes and up to 3 years for OBC.

(B) Upper age limit is relaxable up to 5 years for those candidates who are already in Government service. But there is also a rule in this that it will be admissible only if an employee has rendered at least 3 years of continuous service under government service.

(C) Every ex-serviceman who has rendered not less than 6 months continuous service in the Armed Forces of the Union is permitted to deduct the period of such service from his actual age. And if the resultant age does not exceed the prescribed age limit i.e. 25 years then by more than 3 years he is considered to satisfy the condition regarding age limit.

(5) Candidates are given relaxation in height and chest as follows-
Height: Manipur, Tripura, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Assam, Himachal Pradesh, Garhwali, Kumaoni, Gorkha, Dogra, Maratha and Sikkim, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Kashmir, Leh, Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir is 165 cm. The minimum height for all ST candidates is 162.5.

Chest: Manipur, Tripura, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Assam, Himachal Pradesh, Garhwali, Kumaoni, Gorkha, Dogra, Maratha and Ladakh region of Sikkim, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Kashmir, Leh, Jammu and Kashmir with minimum 5 cm expansion With 78 cm. For all ST candidates the minimum is 76 Cm with 5 Cm extension.

How to apply online for SSB?

Now that you have come to know so much about SSB, now it is your turn to know how you can apply online when the resumption for SSB comes.

1. First of all you have to visit the official website of SSB “ Go to “

2. Now select the vacancy on the website.

2. Then, click on Apply.

3. Now, enter the required details as asked

4. Upload the Signature, Photograph and other documents.

5. After submission the candidate will be registered for SSB.

Take a print out for future use.

Following is the rank structure of all the post in SASHASTRA SEEMA BAL.
Gazetted Officer (GO)

  1. Director General
  2. special director general
  3. Inspector General
  4. deputy inspector general
  5. general
  6. Assistant Commander
  7. deputy commandant
  8. assistant commandant

non gazetted officer

  1. inspector
  2. assistant inspector
  3. Assistant Sub Inspector
  4. head constable
  5. Constable


It is often seen with students that they do not have accurate information about the short term related to their competitive examination. This makes them a failure somewhere. Today’s special article SSB full form has been prepared to give the right guidance to the competitive students. If you still have any confusion regarding this then you can ask us through comment. We will try our best to satisfy your curiosity.

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