New vacancies for SSB Head Constables have recently been announced. Eligible aspirants finally have a chance to make the most out of this opportunity and prove their worth. If you are one of those aspirants and want to crush the upcoming exam, you may first need to know some critical exam details to prepare accordingly.
To help you with that, we will give you a detailed insight into the SSB Head Constable Ministerial exam pattern and syllabus through this post. Grab a paper and pen to note down the important highlights before we get started.
SSB Head Constable Ministerial Exam Pattern
The examination process will include the following tests to determine the eligibility and ability of the candidates.
- Physical Tests (PET and PST)
- Written Test
- Skill Test
Once a candidate passes the above primary stages of examination, he/she will further require to go through the document verification and medical test before the final selection.
A) Physical Tests
The physical fitness of candidates will be tested in the following two steps:
(i) Physical Efficiency Test (PET)
The physical efficiency test will involve a race with different conditions/requirements for males and females.
|Male||1.6 km||6 minutes 30 seconds|
|Female||800 meters||4 minutes|
(ii) Physical Standard Test (PST)
Candidates selected in PET will be shortlisted for a physical standard test in which their basic physical measurements such as heights and chest will be examined. Those who are found unfit in PST will not be able to proceed further with the selection procedure.
|Male||165||Min: 77 , Min expansion: 5|
Note: Candidates from the scheduled cast, hilly areas, and regions like North East, Jammu & Kashmir, and Ladakh will be given relaxation upon submitting the relevant proofs.
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B) Written Test (Common Entrance Test)
Aspirants qualified in physical tests will be called for a written test named as Common Entrance Test. Details of the test are as per the following table:
|Paper||Subjects||No. of Questions||Total Marks||Duration|
|Common Entrance Test||Mathematics, Reasoning, General Knowledge, General English/General Hindi||100||100||2 hours|
Candidates belonging to Gen, OBC, EWS categories are required to score at least 50% of the marks to pass the test. Whereas, the required passing marks for SC/ST candidates are 45% of the total marks.
C) Skill/Typing Test
After the written test, selected candidates will be subject to undergo a skill test where their typing speed on the computer will be tested. In the typing test, candidates will be obliged to meet the following requirements.
- English typing on the computer with 35 words per minute at minimum, Or
- Hindi typing on the computer with a minimum of 30 words per minute
Some important highlights:
- If a candidate successfully passes the skills test, he/she will further be invited for dcument verification and medical test. Upon being found eligible and fit in these processes, the candidate is shorlisted for the final selection.
- The merit is prepared based on the marks obtained in the common entrance test.
SSB Head Constable Ministerial Syllabus
The syllabus for the SSB Head Constable exam will be like this:
A) General Knowledge
- Indian culture
- Geography and Socio Economic development of India
- Knowledge of current events of National and International importance
- Modern History (From 1857 onwards) of India
- Indian Polity
- Indian Economy
- Geography of India.
- Number Systems
- L.C.M. & H.C.F.
- Ratio & Proportion
- Profit & Loss
- Simple & Compound Interest
- Time & Work
- Time & Distance
- Tables & Graphs
C) General English/General Hindi
- Error recognition
- Fill in the blanks (using verbs, preposition, articles etc)
- Sentence Structure
- Sentence Completion
- Phrases and Idiomatic use of Words
- Similarities and differences
- Problem solving
- Arithmetical computation and other analytical functions
- Venn diagrams
- Relationship concepts
- Ability to observe and distinguish patterns
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FAQs – SSB Head Constable Ministerial Exam
Ans: The merit list will be prepared based on the marks scored in the written test.
Ans: Intermediate or Senior Secondary School examination from any recognized board/institute/university.
Ans: Interested and eligible candidates have to undergo physical tests, written test, skill test, document verification, and finally a medical test. Candidates who pass all these stages of the examination will be considered eligible for the final selection.