Indian Army has released new guidelines for RTPCR Negative report that was earlier mandatory when arriving for the SSB Interview. The new guidelines for RTPCT report for SSB is as below.
- Candidates who have a vaccination certificate for two doses generated from COWIN platform and are asymptomatic on arrival will be exempted from carrying a negative RTPCR report w.e.f. 20 Sep 2021.
- Service entry candidates who have a vaccination certificate issued by MH for two doses and are asymptomatic on arrival will be exempted from carrying a negative RTPCR report w.e.f. 20 Sep 2021.
- All candidates (including service entry candidates) who do not possess the vaccination certificate will be required to produce RTPCR negative report as in vogue. The RTPCR test should have been conducted within 72 hrs of reporting at the selection centre.
How to Get RTPCR Report for SSB?
RT-PCR test is the most preferred test for COVID-19. However, it is time-consuming and costly as it has an elaborate kit. An RT-PCR test uses nose or throat swabs for the detection of viruses. Only trained professionals who are instructed for the use of the RT-PCR kit can carry out the RT-PCR test. RT-PCR requires a full set-up that includes the trained practitioners, laboratory, and RT-PCR machine for detection and analysis.
The regulatory authorities have approved and supports the testing of COVID-19 at home and other non-laboratory settings such as schools, offices, and others provided that the place should support consumer safety and test accuracy. You can opt for home sample collection if you are not able to visit the laboratory or has opted for self-isolation or have been diagnosed with certain symptoms of the virus.
A minimum of four hours is required to get the RT-PCR test results and gauge the extent of infection in an individual. So, you should provide your samples accordingly to ensure you get the RTPCR Negative report on time.