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SSB Constable Selection Process Exam Syllabus Pattern & Physical

Common Entrance Test (CET) Syllabus, Exam pattern Physical Requirements for SSB Constable Post

SSB Constable recruitment process is our today’s topic. Constable post in Sashastra Seema Bal is filled up every year by suitable candidates. For this candidates must qualify each of the steps. They should also have the physical and educational eligibility for applying to the post. In the below post we have discussed minimum physical standards / requirements and measurements that a candidates must have for the SSB constable post. The selection procedure will consist of Common Entrance Test (CET) also. For the tradesman post, a separate Trade Test will be conducted. Syllabus for the written exam (pattern) and qualifying marks also given below.

Recruitment Process / Exam Pattern:

The selection process of the SSB constable is quite vast and lengthy. Candidates need to go through all the 5 steps for the final selection. We have given detailed analysis of each steps including the physical requirements, exam syllabus and other important information.

Physical Efficiency Test:

All the candidates are required to appear in PET for the post of Constable in SSB.

For male – 4.8km race or run within 24 minutes.

For female – 2.4 km race within 18 minutes.

Candidates need to qualify the PET for the next step.

There is no need of PET for Ex-serviceman (ESM) candidates.

Physical Standards Test (PST):

Next is PST where the height, chest and weight. Minimum physical standards required for the constable post is different for each of the trades. For example, height and chest requirement for Driver constable post is different than the Constable posts of Cook, Safaiwala and other tradesman posts.

Minimum height and chest standards are different for female and male candidates. All the candidates must qualify the PST. Relaxation in physical standards will be given to the candidates of Hill regions (tribes) Weight of the candidates must be proportionate to their height. The table for the height and weight chart has been given on their official website.


Those who will clear the PST will be required to show their original documents to the SSB recruitment board. After the verification of original IDs they will be given admit card for the written exam.

Written Exam (Common Entrance test) or CET (100 Marks):

The written test paper part I or CET will consist of 100 marks questions and will be given 2 hours duration to answer. Answer is to be given on OMR sheet. All the question will be of objective type or MCQs in nature. Negative marking will be there for wrongly selected answer.

Syllabus of the CET:

  • General Knowledge (GK),
  • Numerical ability,
  • General English & Hindi,
  • General reasoning.

Qualifying marks in SSB CET for constable post:

For general candidates – 50%.

For SC ST OBC – 45%.

Trade test (for tradesman constable) (50 marks):

This exam will be conducted only if the constables are recruited for particular trades like cook, driver, safaiwala etc.

This test will consist skill test relating to the subjects or trades which is of 50 marks.

Qualifying marks in trade test – for al category candidates it is 60%.

Final Merit List:

On the basis of Part I written exam (CET) and Trade test (if applicable) the final merit list will be prepared. Shortlisted candidates will be called for interview.

Medical test:

The final selection will be done after the medical test. At that time eyesight (vision) of the candidates will be tested. Detailed medical tests will be conducted to check the suitability of service. Minimum eye sight or vision requirements are given on their official advertisement which is 6/6 or 6/9. No distant vision lens is permitted. Only hypermetropia candidates having spectacles with +2 D is permitted. For more details please refer to

No interview will be conducted for the SSB constable post.

For more details on each step of the recruitment method please visit Official Website.



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  1. सर मैरिट लिखित परीक्षा और ट्रेड परीक्षा के जोड़कर होगा क्या।

  2. sir ssb tradesman medical ka admit card kab tak aayega

    1. Bhai merit written or trade test ke marks ko add kar ke niklega kya.

  3. When pet conducted

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