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Travelling Allowance Rules for SSB Interview

Indian Government will provide you the charge occurred in your traveling to and from the SSB Center. Apart from that candidates are provided with free Food, Accommodation, Boarding and Lodging facility. How ever there are certain rules under which Travelling Allowance (TA) will be paid to you.

 

Following are the rules for claiming Travelling Allowance.

  1. TA is applicable only once for both type of entries i.e. Permanent Commission (PC) and Short Service Commission (SSC) irrespective of service (Army, Navy or Air Force). That means if you appeared for TGC entry of Indian Army then you will not be given TA for AFCAT entry of IAF if you opted for Permanent Commission; however you can claim TA for SSC entry.
  2. Original Travel documents are required for claiming TA. In case of E-Ticket you Must take print out of E-Ticket.
  3. You are entitled for AC 3 Tier only even if you travel by any Higher class, but if you travel by Sleeper Class then you will be paid TA of Sleeper Class.
  4. You will be given money not ticket. Ticket has to be booked by you.
  5. If you traveled by Air or Bus then also you will be given money equivalent to AC 3 tier class of Train.
  6. TA is admissible for the shortest distance only. That is if your permanent address is in Delhi and you travel from Delhi to Allahabad then you will be paid TA for Delhi to Allahabad but If your permanent address is of Delhi and you started your journey from Lucknow then you will be paid TA from Lucknow to Allahabad.
  7. TA is admissible for the shortest distance only. That is if your permanent address is in Delhi and you travel from Delhi to Allahabad then you will be paid TA for Delhi to Allahabad but If your permanent address is of Delhi and you started your journey from Lucknow then you will be paid TA from Lucknow to Allahabad.
  8. It your traveled by multiple trains or by a combination of train and bus then you have to mention it in your TA form to claim the charge.
  9. Internet reservation charge is not included in TA.
  10. All rules are same for AFSB (Air Force Selection Board) also.

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19 comments

  1. While filling the online application for afcat by mistake i put tick mark for YES in the column APPEARED FOR SSB BEFORE. But i have not attended any ssb. Will i get TA if i go for ssb? Because at ssb they give separate form for TA..

  2. Will I get full TA if I go by raj dhani??

  3. Am goin by volvo ac n fare is less than ac III.. What TA will i get

    • If the fare of the mode of travel in which you travelled is less than train fare of 3rd AC then you will get the volvo ac fare.

  4. Sir,
    What if I book my ticket through tatkal ?
    Thanks in advance

  5. My previous SSB interview attempts had been for permanent commission (for NDA) and now I am going to appear for SSB interview for AFCAT which includes both permanent commission and short service commission while short service commission is my first preference. Will I get travelling allowance this time?

    • The rules regarding ta keeps on changing. It will be mentioned in your call letter for ssb interview. But don’t think much about it go in best class that is comfortable for you. Take every opportunity as final.

  6. Will I be given TA if I travel via rajdhani?

  7. Virendra Singh Bhati

    Is travelling allowance admissible for E TICKET?
    I got CALL LETTER for SSB NAVY but i didn’t go there due to my main exams. Now I’m going for SSB will it count 1st attempt for TA.

  8. After clearing afsb how much gap is there for medicals to start.?

  9. After clearing afsb how much gap is there for medicals to start.? Just want to know whether medicals are conducted immediately after afsb or some time gap is given.

  10. amitesh Kumar Yadav

    Sir I alltended ssb interview on first time in Visakhapatnam on 21 Aug the my rail fare wasn’t return on till date.please help me

    • Your TA claim is given to you on the very first day of your SSB Interview only. Did you filled TA form on the first day of your SSB Interview? and was TA distributed to other candidates?

  11. sir my permanent address is in bhilai chhattisgarh but i am presently living in bangalore so if i book a ticket from bangalore to bhopal they will clear my TA or not

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