About SSB Group B and C 2019

Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) invites applications for filling up Group B and C posts like Sub-Inspector, Assistant Sub-Inspector, Head Constable, etc. Around 200 vacancies are announced in each cycle of the SSB Group B and C recruitment exam. The selection of candidates is done on the basis of Physical Efficiency Test (PET), Physical Standard Test (PST), Documentation, Written Examination, and Detailed Medical Examination (DME). The final selection list will be prepared after completion of the medical examination. Candidates are selected for different posts on the basis of their rank in the merit list.  

SSB Group B and C 2019 Highlights

Full Exam Name Sashastra Seema Bal Recruitment for Group B and C
Short Exam Name SSB Group B and C
Conducting Body Sashastra Seema Bal
Mode of Application Online
Mode of Exam Offline
Mode of Counselling Offline
Number of Seats 181 Seats

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SSB Group B and C 2019 Eligibility Criteria

SSB Group B and C Eligibility Criteria 

Candidates can check below the post-wise age and educational qualification of SSB Group B and C.


Name of the postAge Educational Qualification 
SI (Staff Nurse Female)Age of candidates should be 21 to 30 yearsPassed 10+2 with Science or
Diploma in General Nursing from any institute recognised by central or state government.
Candidates must be registered with Central or State Nursing Council.
Must have worked in any hospital for two years.
ASI (Pharmacist) 20 to 30 years10+2 with Science or equivalent
Diploma or
Diploma in Pharmacy
Must be registered as Pharmacist under the Pharmacy Act, 1948
ASI(Radiographer)20 to 30 yearsCandidates must have passed 10+2 with Science or equivalent or
Diploma in Radio diagnosis from an institution recognised by Central/State government
One year experience in Radiological department of Central or State government hospital
ASI (Operation Theatre Technician) 20 to 30 years 10+2 with Science or equivalent from a recognised board or institution Or
Have passed the Diploma in Operation Theatre Technician or certificate in Operation Theatre Assistant cum Central Sterile supply Assistant
Must have experience as an operation theatre technician
ASI (Dental Technician) Age of candidates should be 20 to 30 years Passed 10+2 with Science or equivalent from recognised board or institution Or
Have two years diploma in Dental Hygienist Course from an institution recognised by the Central/State government or Dental Council of India.
One year of experience as a Dental Technician
Assistant Sub-Inspector (Stenographer) and Head Constable (Ministerial)18 to 25 years Must have passed Class 10+2/HSC from a recognised board

Age relaxation will be provided to candidates belonging to reserved categories

SSB Group B and C Application Form 

SSB Group B and C could be filled online only in three parts. The detailed application procedure is explained below.

Part I of SSB Group B and C Application Form                                                                                                    

Particulars Instructions 
Post Candidates had to select the post first which they wish to apply
Candidate’s NameApplicants could fill their first name, middle name and last name as per their matriculation certificate
Fathers/Husband’s name Fill father’s or husband’s name in this part
Mother’s nameEnter mother’s name as given in the matriculation certificate
Date of Birth Date of Birth in DD/MM/YYYY format as per matriculation certificate
Nationality Candidates had to fill their nationality i.e Indian or Others. 
Marital StatusCandidate could fill their current marital status-Married/ Un-married/ Divorcee/widowed
Category Candidate could fill the category to which they belong Gen/ OBC/ SC/ ST 
Aadhaar Number Candidate could fill their 12-digit Aadhaar number. In case of candidates who do not have Aadhaar number, were required to fill the ID number of Driving License, Voter Card, Pan Card, Identity Card issued by University/ College.
Mobile Number In this column, candidates had to enter a mobile number to receive any information related to the exam
Education QualificationCandidate could fill respective educational qualifications as well as year of passing. 
PasswordCandidates had to create their own password. This password will help candidates to check the application status, result, admit card, etc. 

After filling the details, candidates can proceed further by clicking the ‘Proceed’ button. Candidates can preview SSB Group B and C application form and make changes if any before final submission.

Part II: Uploading of signature and photograph

Candidates had to upload their photograph and signature in JPG format. The prescribed size of the photograph was less than 12 kb and greater than 4 kb.

After uploading of photograph and signature, the candidates' registration number is generated. Applicants can take a printout of the acknowledgment page.

Part III: The last stage of filling of application form was paying the requisite examination fees.

Structure of Application Fees

Mode: Net Banking/ Credit Card/ Debit Card of any bank/ challan of State Bank of India. SC/ST/Ex-servicemen/ Women candidates are exempted from paying the fee. 

Fees - ASIs(Radiographer, Operation Theatre Tech., Pharmacist, Dental Tech, Stenographer) and Head Constable (Ministerial) - Rs.100/-

SSB Group B and C 2019 Application Process

Mode of Application : Online

Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card

SSB Group B and C 2019 Exam Pattern

SSB Group B and C Exam Pattern 

The written examination comprises two papers – I and II. The Paper I will be held for 2 hours. The paper will carry 100 multiple choice objective type questions from General Knowledge, Numerical Ability, Quantitative aptitude, General English / General Hindi and General Reasoning. Maximum marks allotted for the exam is 100 marks. This paper is qualifying in nature. The Paper-II for the posts of SI(Staff Nurse Female), ASIs(Pharmacist, Operation Theatre Technician, Dental Technician & Radiographer) is a Technical written examination. The paper will carry 100 objective type questions. According to SSB Group B and C exam pattern, paper II for ASI (Steno) and Head Constable (Ministerial) is a descriptive test of 2 hours. The test will carry essay writing, precis writing, letter writing, comprehension. The paper II is conducted to test candidates writing capability.

SSB Group B and C 2019 Admit Card

SSB Group B and C Admit Card 

The admit card of SSB Group B and C will be released separately for PET, PST & Documentation, written exam, and detailed medical examination. First, SSB Group B and C admit card for PET, PST, and documentation will be issued to all registered candidates. Candidates qualifying the PET, PST, and documentation will release SSB Group B and C admit card for the written exam. Separate admit cards will be issued for Detailed Medical Examination to candidates qualifying the written exam. SSB Group B and C admit card will be released online for all stages. Candidates will have to enter login credentials to download the admit card. The admit card will contain details like candidates name, roll number, photograph, signature, exam date, time and exam centre.

Documents Required at Exam

  • Admit Card
  • Identity Certificate
  • Educational Qualification Certificates
  • Caste Certificates
  • Aadhaar Card

SSB Group B and C 2019 Answer Key

SB Group B and C Answer Key 

The answer key of SSB Group B and C will be released two days after the exam. Along with the answer key, the examination authority will also release the question papers. Candidates can use the answer key to check correct answers of the questions asked in the written exam. Based on the number of correct and incorrect answers, candidates can calculate their probable score as well as analyse their performance in the exam. The facility to raise objection against the answers in SSB Group B and C answer key will be available for candidates within 7 days from the date of release of answer key. The objection submitted by candidates will be reviewed by the experts if there are any changes, the examination authority will release the revised answer key. To register the objection, candidates will have to pay Rs 100 per question.  

SSB Group B and C 2019 Result

SSB Group B and C Result 

The result of Group B and C will be declared separately for PET, PST & Documentation, written exam and final result. The examination authority will first declare SSB Group B and C results for PET, PST & Documentation. Candidates qualifying this stage as per the result will have to appear in the written test. On the basis of SSB Group B and C results of the written exam, candidates will be called for a detailed medical examination. The final result will be declared based on candidates' performance in all the stages of selection. SSB Group B and C results will be available online. The result will be available either in PDF format or candidates will have to log in with their credentials to check the result.

SSB Group B and C 2019 Cutoff

SSB Group B and C Cutoff 

The cutoff of SSB Group B and C is the minimum qualifying marks that candidates will have to score to qualify the exam. There are two types of SSB Group B and C cutoffs – qualifying and overall. Candidates will have to secure the qualifying cutoff to qualify the exam. However, candidates will be selected for the various posts based on the overall cutoff. The qualifying SSB Group B and C cutoff has been announced by the examination authority. The qualifying marks for written exam of SSB Group B and C is 50 % for general and OBC including Ex-Servicemen while it is 45 % for SC and ST including Ex-Servicemen. The overall cutoff will be determined based on the number of vacancies after completion of recruitment process.

SSB Group B and C 2019 Selection Process

SSB Group B and C Selection Process  

The stages of SSB Group B and C are explained below. 

Physical Efficiency Test (PET) – All candidates who have applied for the exam will have to undergo PET. This stage is qualifying in nature and candidates have to qualify to be eligible for the next round of selection process. 

Physical Standard Test (PST) – Candidates qualifying the PET will have to appear for PST. Ex-Servicemen are exempted from PET. 

Documentation – Candidates who qualify the Physical Standard Test (PST) have to go through the documentation. Here, candidates will have to produce original documents/certificates. 

Written Examination – Candidates qualifying documentation will appear in the written examination. Final merit list for this posts will be prepared based on candidate’s performance in  Paper II. Paper-II of only those candidates will be evaluated who secures qualifying marks in Paper I. Candidates for the post of ASI (Steno) and HC (Min) who will qualify Paper I and II will be called for skill test. This test is qualifying in nature. 

Detailed Medical Examination (DME) – Candidates on the basis of their marks in written examination will be called for Detailed Medical Examination

Final Selection – The final selection of candidates will be prepared in the order of merit, category after the medical examination is over. In case of a tie, the examination authority will adopt a tie-breaking policy to declare the final merit list.

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