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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions by Pensioner/Family Pensioner.
Q1: What is SSB ?

Answer: SSB (Sashastra Seema Bal ) is a Border Guarding Force under Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), Govt. of India.

Q2: which Borders does it (SSB) guard ?

Answer: SSB guards "Indo-Nepal Border" and "Indo-Bhutan Border".

Q3: What is the role of SSB ?


  • To promote sense of security among the people living in the border areas;
  • To prevent trans-border crimes, and unauthorised entries into or exit from the territory of India;
  • To prevent smuuggling and other illegal activities.
Q4: What is the motto of SSB ?

Answer: The motto of SSB is "Service, Security and Brotherhood".

Q5: What is the profile of the Force ?

Answer: SSB has its Force Headquarters at New Delhi. Under the Force Hqrs., there are three Frontier Hqrs. at Lucknow, Patna and Guwahati. Each Frontier has a few Sectors under it. Each Sector has a few Battalions. Each Battalion has normally 10 to 18 Border out posts(BOPs) under it. For details refer to the link http:/ssb.nic.in/index.asp?linkid=59&sublinkid=34

Q6: How can I join SSB ?

Answer: Recruitment for various posts in SSB is carried out from time to time. The same is published in various national newspapers, Employment News and also in SSB website.

Q7: What are the basic qualifications to join SSB ?

Answer: The educational/technical and other qualifications which are required to join SSB are mentioned in the concerned recruitment advertisements.

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