About Selection Centre East Allahabad

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Selection Centre East (SCE), Allahabad

Selection Centre East (SCE) Allahabad is the selection centre for Indian Army Officers. It is situated in Uttar Pradesh and is active since 1957. The Selection Centre East Allahabad was inaugurated in the year 1957 with the motto to select the candidates on the basis of multiple personality tests that can help the interviewing official conclude with a pure and highly eligible candidate for the armed forces. Since 1957, the Allahabad SSB Centre is conducting Psychological Tests, Group Discussions, Ground Tasks, and Personal Interview to find the right candidate for recommendation.

There are 5 Service Selection Boards in SCE Allahabad:

  • 11 SSB
  • 14 SSB
  • 18 SSB
  • 19 SSB
  • 34 SSB

All the Service Selection Boards (SSB) is made to select candidates who are eligible to become Officers in the Indian Army.

History of Allahabad City:

Allahabad is the city of high spiritual presence along with the land of brave martyrs who laid their life and helped in the upbringing of Modern India. It is a holy pilgrimage centre where the holy Ganga, Yamuna, and Sarasvati comes together and is transformed into a single river. In the Ancient history many events including Emergence of Indian National Congress in 1885, Start of MK Gandhi’s Non-Violence Movement in 1920, took place in the city of Allahabad.

How to Contact Selection Centre East (SCE), Allahabad:

  • Contact Number: 0532-2422680, 0532-2422688, 0532-2296987,  0532-2424816,  0532-2424817
  • Fax: 0532-2424815
  • E-mail: [email protected]

List of Places to Visit in Allahabad during SSB:

  • Triveni Sangam
  • Kumbh Mela
  • Allahabad Fort
  • Patalpuri Temple
  • Ashoka Pillar
  • Akshaya Vat
  • Hanuman Mandir
  • Shankar Viman Mandapam
  • Mankameshwar Temple
  • Minto Park
  • Swaraj Bhawan
  • Anand Bhawan

Below are the Statistics of Allahabad City:

  • Area: 82 square km.
  • Population : 11.2 lakhs (2011)
  • Altitude: 98 meters above sea level
  • Season: November – February
  • Clothing (Summer): Cotton
  • Clothing (Winter): Woolens
  • Language: Hindi, English, Urdu
  • Festivals: Magh Mela, Kumbh Mela, Ardh Kumbh Mela, Dussehra.
  • Local Transport: Taxis, Buses, Rickshaws.
  • STD Code: 0532

Here are some commonly asked questions about Allahabad SSB Center:

Is Allahabad SSB a rejection center?

The Selection Centre East (SCE) Allahabad consists of 5 Service Selection Boards. Hence it’s obvious that there will be a huge strength to attend the SSB. Now due to maximum reporting, the Interviewing Officers can’t increase the selection rate. Instead, the selection at Allahabad SSB remains entirely on the basis of Officer Like Qualities. Hence due to a big ratio of candidates reporting for SSB to the number of recommended candidates, the Allahabad SSB is sometimes considered as a rejection centre.

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But there is nothing like Rejection Centre as numerous candidates get recommended from Allahabad, are currently serving in the Indian Army.

Do I have to report at Allahabad Cantt or Allahabad City Railway Station for SSB?

All the candidates have to report at Allahabad Cantt Railway station MCO, on platform number 01. Once instructed the Army officials at MCO, Allahabad will enlist the presence of candidates and take you directly to the Selection Centre East, Allahabad.

However, in some case, if you reach the MCO late, you can arrange your own transport to reach the Service Selection Centre, Allahabad. At the entry gate of Army cantonment, you will be required to show your SSB Call-up letter for authenticity.

If you have any other query related to Selection Centre East (SCE) Allahabad, you can drop your query on [email protected].