SSB Interview Procedure | Service Selection Board Interview Process

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Hey, Guys We Major Kalshi Classes welcome you all defence aspirants, who wanted to join Indian Armed Forces through various examinations like NDS, CDS, AFCAT etc. As you guys know after the clear written examination you have to face a 5-6 day SSB Interview, So here today we are telling you the detailed SSB Interview Procedure | Service Selection Board Interview Process | for all defence examinations.

SSB Interview Procedure| Service Selection Board Interview Process

Candidates who will get the minimum required marks will be eligible for the SSB interview. Before appearing in the interview process, candidates are suggested to check out SSB Interview Pattern in order to increase their chances to clear it on the first attempt.

SSB Interview is a qualification examination held on the basis of Intelligence and Personality tests. It is a 5 Days long interview procedure. Herein candidates are expected to qualify for all the rounds to be performed in these 5 days. All the tasks are mandatory here. Candidates are allowed to give the SSB interviews Only once after qualifying for the written examination for different defence-related examinations.

SSB Interview Procedure

The SSB Interview process is divided into two stages for all the officer-level entries including NDA, CDS and AFCAT.

  • Stage 1
  • Stage 2

Stage-I of SSB:-

This Stage Involves Officer Intelligence Rating and Picture Perception & Description Test.

Stage 2 of SSB:-

Stage II includes Interview, Group Testing Officer Task, Psychology Test and Conference as well. In addition to this, Stage 2 of this interview takes 4 days to complete.

The five steps procedure of the SSB Interview is given as follows:-

Day 0(Day of Reporting): The candidates have to report at the railway stations in the morning. From here SSB official will escort them up. Hereby, candidates are required to show up all the requisite documents and furthermore for upcoming steps.

Day 1(Screening Tests): The first day starts here, hence a series of tests is to be held. The candidates have to give a verbal and a non-verbal intelligence test. A picture perception test will also be conducted. Thereafter storytelling will be held. Those candidates who qualify for all these rounds are sent to another day.

Day 2(Psychology Test): To sum up as a whole, the candidates’ presence of mind is tested here. With the help of different sorts of examinations. Mainly the selectors test the reactions of the candidate in different situations.

Day 3 and Day 4( GTO Tasks): These are basically outdoor tasks assigned to each candidate. So as to test the physical abilities and the group performance capacity of the candidate. Most of the tasks given to the candidates are group tasks.

The next two tasks are usually called the GTO test. This test has the following test:-

  • Group Discussion(GD)
  • Group Planning Exercise
  • Progressive Group Tasks(PGT)
  • Half Group Tasks(HGT)
  • Individual Obstacles
  • Group Obstacles Race or Snake Race(GOR)
  • Command Task(CT)
  • Lecturette
  • Final Group Task(FGT)

Day 5( Conference): In this final round, a personal interview is held for all the qualified candidates of the GTO round. After this, the selection personnel conduct a conference with the candidate.

List of SSB Centres and Addresses in India

One who wants to join the Flying Branches of Armed Forces has to go through the Pilot Aptitude Battery Test (PABT), this test conducts after qualifying day 5 i.e Conference test. The details of PABT is given below.

Pilot Aptitude Battery Test (PABT – Once in a lifetime Test:-

The Pilot Aptitude Battery Test (PABT) is administered to candidates hoping to join the Flying Branches only of the Indian Air Force, Indian Navy, Indian Army or Indian Coast Guard. The PABT is conducted during the SSB interview. Candidates may sit in the PABT only once. The PABT includes the Instrument Battery Test, a Sensory Motor Apparatus Test (SMA) and a Control Velocity Test (CVT).

More recently, the “Computerized Pilot Selection System” (CPSS) has been used. It was created by the former president of India Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam with the Defence Institute of Psychological Research and the Air Defence Establishment, groups within the Defence Research and Development Organisation. It was developed to determine aptitude for use of intellect with respect to advanced aircraft.

CPSS machine simulates an aircraft cockpit. Video games played by the candidate on a screen in front of him are scored best of three games. It tests hand, leg, vision and hearing coordination.

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