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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. However, there are certain rules under which Travelling Allowance (TA) will be paid to you.

UPDATE: TA will be sent through NEFT into Bank Account

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 to 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 and not the ticket. The 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. If you traveled by multiple trains or by a combination of train and bus then you have to mention it on 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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43 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

  12. sir,

    i had got a call for attending ssb interview,

    i was asked to select date for which the bank details are to be filled before, what does it mean by filling bank details

  13. I mentioned my hometown as kurnool. But I’m studying in tirupati. Will they provide TA if I travel from tirupati to my reporting centre. This is my 1st time to attend. Actually from tirupati it takes 8hrs.but from kurnool it takes 15hrs… Thank you in advance….

  14. my ssb centre is allahabd. as of now no train seats are vacant.. i am from bhopal.. if i book from bhopal to rewa and then rewa to allahabd will i get full fare.. i will travel by SL class

    • In that case you will get direct fare from Bhopal to Allahabad. Concentrate on your ssb interview, you can earn money till your last breath but SSB Interview doesn’t comes everyday.

  15. Hello Sir,
    I got my call letter for ssb interview Allahabad. But while filling bank details, there is a option “Benificiary Name” of 10 spaces provided, n may full name exceeds 10 letters. So what name should I give in that option?!
    Thank You.

    • You need to bring this to the notice of the Officers at the SSB Interview. As now write your name in 10 letters even if its incomplete. But once again check if there is any option to increase the letters for name in the form.

  16. If my train for return journey is on the 5th day (or last day) of SSB process and if unfortunately, I won’t be able to make through the screening rounds on the first day due to which I have to prepone my return journey then how they will tackle this situation and against which ticket I will get refunded. How will I be able to manage my return ticket if I won’t be able to get through on the 1st day in short?

    • You will not be provided with tickets, only TA is provided, earlier it was given in cash but nowadays it is sent directly in bank account. The cancellation charges are required to be born by the candidate only.

      • That is ok but suppose I have made my reservations for to and fro journey well before time considering 5 days trip and then I reach there and find out that on the very first day I get rejected in the screening round, and as you know they will ask me to leave on the same day but I won’t be having any reservations for that (1st) day and then I have to get tatkal ticket next day in the morning in the tatkal hours so will they refund for the ticket that I am going to book the other day??
        PS: I know that they won’t refund for the 5th-day ticket that I am going to cancel on the day 1, and my journey is too long so I have to plan all this in advance.

        I hope you get the situation..

        • They will give you money either in cash or bank transfer only for Two way journey from your hometown to SSB Centre. Rest they are not concerned. Tatkal charges are not reimbursed. Candidate has to bear those charges. Better you book ticket for both days i.e. for 1st and 5th day. The cancellation charges will have to be born by you. Let’s say the fare from your hometown to SSB Centre is Rs. 500/- (without online reservation charges, if any) then you will be paid Rs.1,000/-. In case you cancel the ticket you will not get reimbursement of cancellation charges it is to be born by the candidate only.

          • I understand what you say, but the point is that we have to submit hard copy of tickets (to and fro) on the very first day. Now, if someone doesn’t qualify in screening test he has to book return ticket again and has to cancel his previous return ticket. Now, at this time, when he is out of AFSB Center, he won’t be able to submit new return ticket. Now, how come AFSB will give TA if his previous return ticket gets canceled? And the person is not allowed to submit new return ticket I guess, once he becomes disqualified. Hope you understand the situation.

          • No you don’t need to submit the return ticket. You just need to show the ticket from your Home to SSB Centre you will be paid twice the amount of that.

          • Okay. So we are required to submit the train ticket for one way i.e. from hometown to SSB center and they will reimburse double the amount of that. ? Right?

          • Exactly!

  17. sir i am attending ssb for second time but i have not claimed for ta for first time (previous entry was ssc and present is also ssc).will i get ta now for second time.

  18. sir i am going to attend my first ssb in kapurthala. my permanent address is Kalka(Haryana) nearer to chandigarh. but now i am doing Job in delhi. now i will travel from delhi to kapurthala in 3AC. Can now i change my postal adress for TA.

  19. How much time does the SSB centre take to refund the travelling allowance in the bank? It has been a week but the travelling allowance is not refunded to my account.

  20. I have no personal account with any bank but I have my brother’s account…… Than I get ta or not???

    • Get a bank account on your name before proceeding for SSB Interview. Else only the staff at selection centre can help you in this regard

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