PROCEDURE IN DETAIL FOR 5 DAYS SSB INTERVIEW
The three elite armed forces of India are Army, Navy and Air-Force. To join as an officer in the Indian Armed Forces one must clear successfully the interview conducted by “Service Selection Board” SSB.
In this article you will get all the rules and procedures for qualifying SSB interview. This interview is conducted continuously for 5 Days, at first in order to get call for the interview you need to fill the application form online. After submission of the form with correct parameters they will call you for interview only if you meet all the eligibility according to the norms of “SSB” like in Graduation Cut off marks, etc. this is a direct entry scheme and for this no written exams are conducted for coming to the personal interview of SSB.
This entries in particular is UES, SSC, Army’s TGC (through colleges the personal interviews are taken for the selection) etc. It is similar in case of Navy but for the Air-Force these types of direct entry scheme are not exists.
If you are selected for Interview, you will be called for the SSB interview at Selection centers of Service Selection Board (SSB).
Normally this interview is for 5-Days; basically it is a process of elimination.
At first you should report at the SSB selection center which you have provided, then a JCO will check your all original as-well-as attested copies of documents from class 10th onward, if you have found with any missing documents then unfortunately you have to leave the selection center of SSB, the defense vehicle will drop you up to the railway station without any TA/DA. If you have all the prescribed documents then they will give you three forms to fill at same time those forms are “Identification form, Travel Allowance form (but only when if you are fresher for that particular entry) and one more form that is Marks Card. In order to obtain the travel allowance you need to attach original travel tickets. Then after wards the commanding officer will give you some speech about the procedures, rules and regulations for the next 5 days. You must follow all the rules and regulations including procedures and schedules as these are comes under your testing criteria. Then you will allow to have your dinner but the dinner is comes under normal conditions if you are reporting time is 2 pm, then you can rest and prepare yourself for the next day, for your rest beds will provides for you.
Service Selection Board (SSB) Five Days Interview Procedure
First Day - First day is for your screening test, normally your day will starts at 6:30 am. You need to have your breakfast and then proceed for the assembly point sharply. Normally the screening test will starts from 7 am. This test is carried out to determine your aptitude skills which is must for the officers, the test includes basic “reasoning, verbal ability, quanta, etc. there are basically two tests for half-N-hour each especially for verbal and non-verbal tests. After this test you have to go for the “Picture Perception and Description Test” that is PPDT, in this test you will have to see the hazy black and white picture for 30 seconds and then you are given with 4 minutes to write a story about that picture. After this session you can go to have your lunch and those who are eligible for TA get that. After your lunch the results will be announced, those who are successfully qualify the test they will have to remain for next 4 days and those who are not qualified through this test those participants are dropped for the railway station.
Second Day - Second day is for your “Psychological test” the schedule for this day is same as first day and remains same for throughout the 5 days. You have to qualify all the mentioned tests to go for the next day test, those tests are “Thematic Appreciation test, Situation reaction test, Self description test, word association test.
Third Day - The third and fourth day is for “GTO Tasks” test, this test is took place to identify your ground skills, and this tests is taken by GTO officers. GTO officer means “GDs, Military Planning Exercise, Progressive Group Task, Half group task,Final group task, Lecturettee, Command task, individual obstacles and snake race.
Then interviews will takes place for the remaining candidates with in these 2 days.
Last Day - Finally the day 5, the day for the final result, on this day each and every candidate will called for the conference in the conference hall there the senior most officers of the selection center will asks you some questions regarding to the food, your time for past 4 days, etc. at this time all the testing officers will decide the final test results for you. Then you have to go for lunch, after having lunch the time comes for your results which may decide your life’s path. Finally the results will announced and the selected candidates shall go for the Medical Fitness test and then for physical fitness test both the Medical and Physical test is conducted within the 5-6 days and the unfit medically and physically candidates will be terminate form the selection procedure. The rest unqualified candidates will dropped to the railway station, the main thing is that “Built officer like qualities in you”, they do not require an most intelligent and talented person for the officer in armed forces, only they need is “the officer material”
That’s all about SSB interview.