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· History

Selection Centre East, Allahabad was raised in 1957.

It has five Services Selection Boards namely:

11 SSB

14 SSB

18 SSB

19 SSB

34 SSB

One of the oldest selections centers.

One of the biggest selections centers of all.


The selection center is also famous by the name – HOME OF REJECTION but it is not so. It’s just a big center that’s it having 5 boards, so avoid such myths.

History of the city

Hindu mythology states that Lord Brahma, the creator God, chose a land for 'Prakrishta Yajna'.

This land, at the confluence of three holy rivers - Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati, blessed by Gods, came to be known as 'Prayag' or 'Allahabad'.

The Scriptures - Vedas and the great epics - Ramayana and Mahabharata, refer to this place as Prayag.

Also known as Prayagraj officially now.

It was ranked the world’s 130th fastest-growing city in 2011 and in 2013 it was ranked the third most liveable city in the state (after Noida and Lucknow).

This confluence of history, culture and religion makes Allahabad a unique city.

Facts about Allahabad

Was Called Prayag in The Vedic Period.

Located at The Confluence of Three Holy Rivers.

The Land of the Mysterious Hanuman Mandir.

The City of Prime Ministers.

Organises the Historic Kumbh Mela.

The Second Home of Hindu Pilgrims.

A Weekend Destination for Bird Lovers.

Allahabad university – One of the oldest universities.

Allahabad court – 4th oldest high court in India.

It is also an agriculture center.

Headquarter of north central railway zone.

Standard meridian passes through – Mirzapur (Allahabad)

Reporting & connectivity for Allahabad

Address: Cariappa Road, Civil Lines

Phone: 0532-2422680, 0532-2422688, 0532-2296987, 0532-2424816, 0532-2424817

Fax – 0532-2424815


Reporting Point: Movement Control Office (MCO), Allahabad Junction Railway Station

Connectivity for Allahabad

Rail – Allahabad railway station

Airport – Allahabad Civil Airport or Prayagraj Airport

Road – Civil line bus stand terminal

Places of interest

Triveni Sangam - located at a distance of 7 km from the Civil Lines is one of the most famous tourist attractions of the city. It is the confluence of the three rivers Ganges, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati. It is also believed to be the same spot where the drops of holy nectar fell.

Kumbh Mela - This Mela is held after every 12 years at Allahabad, India. Previously it was celebrated in 2013 and next will be celebrated in 2025.

Patalpuri Temple - Within this underground temple, inside the fort, lies the Akshaya Vat – or the immortal tree. Believed to have been visited by Lord Rama, the temple was also seen by the famous Chinese traveller and writer Huan Tsang during his visit to this place.

Ashoka Pillar - This gigantic Ashoka pillar, of polished sandstone stands 10.6 meters high, dating back to 232 B.C. The pillar has several edicts and a Persian inscription of Emperor Jahangir in scripted on it, commemorating his accession to the throne.

Hanuman Mandir - Near the Sangam, this temple is unique in North India, for its supine image of Hanuman. Here the big idol of Lord Hanuman is seen in a reclining posture. When the Ganga is in spate, this temple gets submerged.

Swaraj Bhawan - The old Anand Bhawan, which in the year 1930 was donated to the Nation by Moti Lal Nehru, to be used as the headquarters of the Congress Committee. Moti Lal Nehru renamed it as Swaraj Bhawan. Late Prime Minister of India, Mrs. Indira Gandhi was born here.

Allahabad Fort - The massive fort built by emperor Akbar in 1583 A.D., the fort stands on the banks of the Yamuna near the confluence site. This huge, majestic fort has three magnificent galleries flanked by high towers.

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