Overview of SSB Tests / Interview (Intelligence and Personality Tests)
SSB Tests / Interview at SSB (Service Selection Board) consist of two stage Selection process – stage I and stage II. Only those candidates who clear the stage I appear for stage II.
Stage I tests comprises of Officer Intelligence Rating (OIR) Test and Picture Perception & Description Test (PPDT). The candidates are shortlisted based on combination of their performance in OIR Test and PPDT.
Stage II tests comprise of, Psychology Tests, Group Tests, Interview and the Conference.
The tests in Stage I & II are conducted over a period of 4 to 5 days. The personality of a candidate is assessed by three different assessor viz. the Interviewing Officer (IO), Group Testing Officer (GTO) and the Psychologist, during these days. The marks are allotted by assessors only after taking into consideration the performance of the candidate holistically in the all tests. In addition, marks for Conference are also allotted based on the initial performance of the Candidate in the three techniques and decision of the Board. All these have equal weight-age. The various tests i.e. Interview, Group Tests and Psychology Test are designed to test the presence/absence of Officer Like Qualities (OLQ’s) and their trainability in a candidate. Accordingly candidates are Recommended or Not Recommended at the SSB.
Details of Different SSB Tests / Interview
For comprehensive preparation of SSB Tests / Interview, one can register for our SSB Coaching Course. Details of different SSB Tests / Interview at SSB (Service Selection Board) are given in subsequent paragraphs.
Screening Tests at SSB
Screening tests include Officer Intelligence Rating (OIR) Test and Picture Perception & Description / Discussion Test (PPDT).
Psychological Test(s) at SSB
Psychology Tests consists of following tests:
- Thematic Apperception Test (TAT)
- Word Association Test (WAT)
- Situation Reaction Test (SRT)
- Self Description
Group Tests – GTO at SSB
Group Tests include following tests:
- Progressive Group Task
- Half Group Task
- Command Task
- Final Group Task
- Group Discussion
- Group Planning Exercise
- Group Obstacle Race
- Individual Obstacles
Interview Test at SSB
In interview, during SSB, a candidate’s English communication skills, confidence, ability to express himself / herself etc. are tested through a series of questions and situations. Most of the questions are based on personal details furnished by a candidate during SSB. Also, awareness of a candidate on current affairs is tested during Interview in SSB.
Entry Schemes for SSB in Indian Army, Navy and Airforce
Coaching Courses at Star Angel Coaching
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SSB Coaching, in Indore, provided by star Angel Coaching, starts every week. Duration of SSB coaching is 2 weeks. Students are advised to take coaching well before their SSB Tests / Interview dates so that they get adequate time not only to prepare for SSB Interview but also to work upon their areas of improvement.
NDA Coaching, in Indore, provided by Star Angel Coaching, starts in April / May, every year. NDA Coaching in Indore, at Star Angel Coaching is for one year to ensure comprehensive coverage of NDA exam syllabus. Also, support & guidance for NDA Preparation is given to students till they appear in the NDA exam.
CDS Coaching, in Indore, provided by Star Angel Coaching, starts in March and October, every year. Accordingly, duration of CDS Coaching is 6 months to ensure CDS preparation is completed before CDS exam. CDS exam syllabus for March CDS batch is finished by August and for October CDS batch by March.