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October 31, 2012

SSB Head Constables Exam Pattern, Papers & Books

SSB Head Constable Exam Pattern Papers  BooksThis article is being written to help the examinees of SSB Head Constables Exam to prepare with whatever prep materials are available on the net - sample papers & prep books. The article follows from an earlier blog post titled: SSB Head Constable Recruitment 2012 Notification & Forms which apprises you about this recent job availability in SSB (Sashastra Seema Bal) and how to apply for the same.

Although this post is being made on the eve of SSB Head Constable Recruitment 2012, let me tell you that all the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF, previously called as paramilitary forces i.e.CRPF, BSF, ITBP, CISF & RPF) advertises for Head Constables job from time to time and their exam pattern is similar. Hence these prep materials can also be used to prepare for Head Constables Exam of all these police forces.

With this introduction, let us find what is the Pattern of SSB Head Constables Exam.

SSB Head Constables Exam Pattern:
If you had gone through the previous blog article of mine, you must have come to know that selection process for the head constables in SSB consists of following seven elaborate process:

1. Documentation
2. Physical Standard Test (PST)
3. Physical Efficiency Test (PET)
4. Written Examination
5. Typing Speed Test
6. Test of Basic Knowledge on Computer Application
7. Final Medical Examinaton
8. Review Medical Examination

In above, all the test are of qualifying nature only and the marks you score in SSB Head Constables Written Exam is the only parameter based on which the final merit list would be prepared.

SSB Head Constables Exam PatternSSB Head Constables exam consists of a single paper with four test sections, each containing 25 Objective type questions (Multiple Choice Questions), correct answer of which has to be answered in OMR sheet. This 100 mark written exam has to be answered in 2 hours. The subject-wise mark distribution of the SSB Head Constables exams is given in the table at right.

Minimum qualifying mark in SSB Head Constables exams is following:
For General, OBC & Ex-Servicemen: 40%
For SC/ST: 35%

SSB Head Constables Exam Sample Papers:
I had tried hard to find online sample papers on the net for SSB Head Constables Exam but could not locate any authentic sample papers. However, I am posting the links to following sample/previous years papers posted on the net for you to just have some idea:
Click here for SSB Head Constables Model paper from test4in.com
Click here for SSB Head Constables Model solved paper from m4in.com 

Above exam papers can only act as eye openers and you have to rely upon the books for serious exam preparation.

SSB Head Constables Exam Prep Books:
I am presenting below some prep books  for SSB Head Constables Exam test section-wise, so that you can buy the book for only that section in which you think you need serious preparation.

SSB Head Constables Exam Prep BooksThese books are available in most of the bookstores, but you can also order them online by clicking the links below, from Flipkart.com which offers huge discounts upto 33%, apart from free home delivery if the order exceeds Rs. 300/=. You can choose to pay through Credit Card/Debit Card/Internet Banking. You can also choose to pay through “Cash-on-Delivery” i.e. you pay in cash only when the same is delivered at your doorstep:

For Test section Hindi/English:
Objective English For Competitive Examinations by Hari Mohan Prasad, Uma Rani Sinha Publisher: TMH
Cover Price: Rs. 385; Offer Price: Rs. 258, Discount: Rs. 127 (33%)
General Hindi and Concise Grammar: An indispensable guide for all competitive exams by Brij Kishore Prasad Singh Publisher: Unicorn
Price: Rs. 150

For Test section General Knowledge:
General Knowledge Manual 2012 by Barry O'Brien Publisher: Cengage
Cover Price: Rs. 525; Offer Price: Rs. 427, Discount: Rs. 98 (19%)
General Knowledge 2013 by Manohar Pandey Publisher: Arihant
Cover Price: Rs. 150; Offer Price: Rs. 104, Discount: Rs. 46 (31%)

For Test section Arithmetic:
Fast Track Objective Arithmetic by Rajesh Verma Publisher: Arihant
Cover Price: Rs. 340; Offer Price: Rs. 262, Discount: Rs. 78 (23%)
Cover Price: Rs. 275; Offer Price: Rs. 245, Discount: Rs. 30 (11%)

For Test section Clerical aptitude:
Practical Book Of Clerical Aptitude Tests by Malhotra AM
Price: Rs. 50
For Test of Clerical aptitude, you can also download this sample paperin pdf from jagran.com.

That's all for now. Hope above Exam Papers & Prep Books for SSB Head Constables Exam helps you in your preparation for the exam. I would look out for more exam prep materials and post the same here as and when I spot them. So keep visiting this blog. Best wishes!

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