SSB Rescruitment 2018

Shastra Seema Bal (SSB) introduced the SSB Recruitment 2018 at The application form has been started on August 11, 2018. The eligible candidates can apply till September 11, 2018. SSB will conduct a Physical Efficiency Test/ Physical Standard Test and Written exam followed by Skill Test to recruit 181 candidates. Sub Inspector, Assistant Sub – Inspector, and Head Constable are the posts for which recruitment is being conducted. The candidates who will fill the form in time SSB will issue them the admit card for the recruitment exam. The candidates will be selected who will score minimum qualifying marks in each stage of recruitment. At last selected candidates have to undergo the final medical examination on said centers. Get here more about SSB Recruitment 2018 on this page, like application process, selection process and pay scale.

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SSB Recruitment 2018

Last year the SSB Recruitment was announced with 872 vacancies. But this time the vacancies are very less as compared to the 2017 year, Total 181 vacancies are open for SSB Recruitment 2018. The competition is going to be tough, but with strategy and dedication, candidates can achieve their goal.

SSB Recruitment 2018 Important dates
Commencement of online application 11 Aug 2018
Last date to submit online application 11 Sep 2018
Availability of admit card for written examination To be announced
Conduction of written examination To be announced
The release of answer key After 02 days of the exam
Declaration of written result After 25 days of the exam
Availability of admit card for PET To be announced
Conduction of PET To be announced
Declaration of PET Result To be announced
Conduction of medical examination To be announced
Final merit list will be declared on To be announced

Application Form for SSB Recruitment 2018

The application form of SSB Recruitment 2018 can be filled up to the due date on the online portal on SSB. The candidates who meet the eligibility criteria should have fill there form online with the appropriate fee. The forms are available online, apart from that no other mode will be available to do the same.

Apply Online: Click here to fill the application form of SSB Recruitment 2018.

Application Fee and Mode for Submitting the Fee

Name of the Post Educational Qualification
SI (Staff Nurse Female) Nil
ASI Rs. 100/-

The mode of submitting the application fee and form is online.

Vacancy Details in SSB Recruitment 2018

Shastra Seema Bal (SSB) introduced 181 vacancies, the candidates who are applying can check the vacancy distribution from here. SSB has distributed the vacancy as per the post and their respective category.

Category wise vacancy distribution of SSB Recuitment

Eligibility Criteria for SSB Recruitment 2018

Before filling the application form the candidates should check the eligibility criteria. Check here the norms set by the SSB as eligibility criteria.

Nationality: An Indian citizen is eligible to apply

Age Limit: For different posts, the age limit also varies here. Check them form the table.

Name of the Post Age Limit
SI (Staff Nurse Female) 21 to 30 years
ASI (For all post except for Stenographer) 20 to 30 years
ASI (Stenographer) 18 to 25 years
Head Constable (Ministerial) 18 to 25 years

Age Relaxation: Candidates will get appropriate age relaxation as per there category to check category wise age relaxation from here.

SSB Recruitment Age Relxation

Educational Qualification: The candidates who are applying should possess the following qualification as per the post for which they are applying.

Name of the Post Educational Qualification Professional Qualification
SI (Staff Nurse Female)
  • 12th with PCM or equivalent,
  • 03 years Diploma in General Nursing from an Institution.
  • Must be registered with Central or State Nursing Council
02 year experience in reputed hospital
ASI (Pharmacist)
  • 12th with science or equivalent,
  • Degree or Diploma in Pharmacy
ASI (Radiographer)
  • 10+2 with science or equivalent
  • years Diploma in Radio diagnosis
01-year experience Radiological department of a hospital (either central or state)
ASI (Operation Theatre Technician)
  • 10+2 with science
  • Diploma in Operation Theatre
ASI (Dental Technician)
  • 10+2 with Science
  • 02 year Diploma in Dental Hygienist
01 year experience as Dental Technician
Educational Qualification Skill Test norms on Computer
ASI (Stenographer) Must pass 12th Dictation: 10 minutes @ 80 WPM

Transcription time: 50 min in Hindi or 65 min in English

Head Constable (Ministerial) Must pass 12th English Typing: 35 WPM
Hindi Typing: 30 WPM
(35 words per minute in English or 30 words per minute in Hindi corresponding to 10500 KDPH in English/ 9000 KDPH in Hindi with an average of 5 key depressions for each word on the computer)

Physical Standard: The candidates should meet the physical standard set by the recruitment board.

Physical Standard


Admit Card for SSB Recruitment 2018

SSB will release the admit card for the recruitment exam at The candidates who will fill the form will able to download the form from the official website. The candidates should note that, as there are three phases in the entire selection process hence the recruitment body will issue the admit card thrice for each post separately.

The admit card is an essential document for the purpose of the exam. Hence candidates have to carry the admit card in the examination hall. Otherwise, they will not be allowed to attempt the exam.

Examination Scheme of SSB Recruitment 2018

As we said above the recruitment has been divided into three phases so, here candidates can check the detailed examination scheme.

Phase – I of Recruitment: PET/ PST & Document Verification

Initially, in the first step of the recruitment, candidates have to appear for the physical efficiency test and physical standard test. Those who will perform well will be selected in PET/PST. After that, they have to appear for the documentation with appropriate documents.

For SI, ASI and Head Constable Name of Task
Male 3.2 km race in 14 mins
Female 1.6 km race in 08.30 mins

Phase -II Of Recruitment: Written Exam

In the written exam, there are two papers. The paper I is a common paper, Each candidate has to attempt the exam irrespective of the post on which he applied.

  • Paper I (For all post)

Mode of Exam: Offline
Nature of Exam: Objective Type

Subject Name Total Number of Marks Total Duration
General Knowledge 100 marks 02 hours
Numerical Ability
Quantitative Aptitude
General English/ Hindi
General Reasoning
  • Paper II  For SI (Staff Nurse Female) and ASIs (Pharmacist, Operation Theatre Technician, Dental Technician & Radiographer)

Candidates have to attempt 100 MCQ in paper II. The questions are designed to test the core competency of the candidate. The duration of the exam will be 02 hours.

  • Paper II For for ASI (Steno) & Head Constable (Ministerial)

The candidates who will apply for the post of ASI Stenographer and HC will have to attempt the descriptive exam which will contain 01 essay writing (25 marks), 01 precis writing (25 marks), 01 letter writing (25 marks) & 01 comprehensions (25 marks).

The duration of the exam will be 02 hours. The paper carries 100 marks.

Note: The candidates should note that recruitment board will check paper II if candidates score minimum in the paper I.

Phase – III of Recruitment: Skill Test

Only those candidates have to appear for the Skill test who will apply for ASI Stenographer and HC. In skill test, their skills o computer will be tested. As it is the last phase of recruitment hence candidates have to qualify Paper I and Paper II for attempting the Skill Test. However, Skill test doesn’t carry any marks. It is qualifying in nature.

Answer Key For SSB Recruitment 2018

The candidates who will appear in the examination will able to check their answer key when recruitment body will release them. After conduction of the exam, SSB will release the answer key at The candidates will able to cross-check their marked answer with the answer key. For fetching the answer key candidates might require some login credentials. After getting the answer key candidates can calculate their estimated marks.

Result of SSB Recruitment 2018

After conduction of the exam and releasing of answer key, SSB will declare the result the for the written exam. As there are three phases in the selection process, hence the recruitment body will release the result for each phase separately. Candidates might have to enter the login credentials for checking their result. At last when all the process of recruitment will over SSB will release the final merit lits. The selected candidates have to appear for the medical examination.

Detailed Medical Examination in SSB Recruitment 2018

After final selection, the shortlisted candidates will be called for the detailed medical examination. In DME candidates will be tested for their medical fitness. SSB will call 03 times of category wise candidates for DME. In DME if any candidate will be found fit then he/she could proceed with the recruitment process. Being declared fit in Medical Examination will in no way give an entry in SSB, the selection is strictly dependent on the merit list.

Compilation of Final Merit List of SSB Recruitment 2018

After completion of completion of Review Medical Examination, SSB will prepare the final merit list. The merit list will be dependent on the order of merit and category wise vacancy and cut off marks. While preparing the merit list, tie cases may occur. Then recruitment body will use the following methods to resolve the ties.

  • The candidate who will secure higher marks in Paper II will be ranked higher.
  • If the tie still persists then the elder candidate will get the preference.
  • If both candidates share the same date of birth then SSB will focus on the alphabets of the name.

Pay Scale under SSB Recruitment 2018

Once the recruitment process will over candidates be selected on the post which they will apply. The candidates will get the appointment by the SSB. During their service, they will get their salary as per the and other allowance as per 7th Central Pay Commission 7th CPC.

Post Name Basic pay in Revised Pay Matrix
Sub-Inspector (Staff Nurse Female) only for female Level-6 Rs. 35,400/- per month.
ASIs Level-5 Rs. 29,200 per month.
Head Constables (Ministerial) Level-4 Rs. 25,500/- per month.

Apart from the basic pay candidates will be entitled with the Dearness Allowance, HRA, Ration Money Allowance and any other allowances as admissible in SSB.

For more information download the SSB Recruitment 2018 Advertisement

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