Updated On : 11 Jul, 2023


5 Days SSB Interview Details

Hello there, aspiring warriors! Are you ready to learn some valuable tips and tricks for the SSB (Services Selection Board) interview? Whether you have your sights set on the Army, Navy, or Air Force, it's important to understand the SSB interview process. Our much-anticipated event, 5 Days SSB Interview In Detail is scheduled to be held today i.e. on the 11th of July 2023 and will unravel the enigmatic 5-day SSB interview process, unlocking the hidden tips and tricks that will guide you towards triumph in your pursuit of becoming an esteemed Army, Navy, or Air Force officer. So, warriors, fasten your seatbelts and prepare to be enlightened!

In this article, we will delve into the 5-day SSB Interview schedule, providing valuable insights and tips for candidates preparing for the SSB interview in 2023.  Let's break it down step by step in a simple and easy-to-understand way. 

Reporting Day

Reporting On the reporting day, you will go to the designated SSB board location. Usually, it's the Movement Control Office (MCQ), as mentioned in your call letter. Don't worry, there will be other candidates reporting on the same day, so it won't be difficult to find your way. Just follow the instructions in your call letter.

Stage 1 Screening

Finding Potential Candidates!

The screening process aims to identify potential candidates from the group of applicants. It involves two activities:

  • Officers Intelligence Rating (OIR) Test: This is a test of your verbal and non-verbal intelligence. It's a good idea to prepare for this test by practicing sample questions and using OIR test books.

  • Picture Perception and Discussion Test (PPDT): In this test, you will be shown a picture for 30 seconds and then given 3 minutes to write a story based on the picture. After that, you will be divided into small groups for a group discussion. PPDT is an important part of the screening process and plays a role in advancing to Stage 2 testing.

Results of Screening: Who Made the Cut? 

After completing the PPDT, you will have a break for lunch and rest. Once the screening results are ready, all the candidates will be called together. The selected candidates will be announced by their chest numbers. If you are selected, you will be given new chest numbers. If not, you will receive Traveling Allowance (TA) and be escorted back to the railway station or bus stand.

Stage 2 Testing

Understanding Your Mind!

This is where the real battle begins. Let's see what it entails.

  • Psychological Test: Understanding Your Mind The psychological test consists of a series of tests to assess your psychological suitability for the role of an officer. You will be given instructions for each test, and it's important to respond within the given time limits.

The Tests:

  • Thematic Apperception Test (TAT): You will be shown 11 pictures, and you have 4 minutes to write a story based on each picture.

  • Word Association Test (WAT): You will be shown 60 words, one after another, and you need to write the first sentence that comes to your mind after reading each word.

  • Situation Reaction Test (SRT): You will be given a booklet with 60 situations, and you have to write your responses to each situation within the given time.

  • Self Description Test (SD): You need to write your opinion about yourself from the perspective of your parents, friends, teachers, and yourself. Also, mention the areas you would like to develop in the future.

Stage 3 GTO

Showcasing Your Leadership Abilities! 

The GTO tasks are outdoor challenges that assess your leadership qualities. Remember, it's not about competing with others, but rather supporting the group.

The Tasks:

  • Group Discussion (GD): Engage in back-to-back discussions on various topics, mostly related to current affairs.

  • Group Planning Exercise (GPE): Individually create a plan for a given problem and map, and then discuss and come up with a common plan as a group.

  • Progressive Group Task (PGT): Overcome obstacles as a group using provided materials like ropes and planks.

  • Half Group Task (HGT): Similar to PGT, but with a smaller group, giving you more opportunities to showcase your potential.

  • Individual Obstacles Task (IOT): Attempt 10 obstacles individually, with each obstacle assigned a certain number of points.

  • Command Task: Take on the role of a commander and guide your subordinates to overcome obstacles.

  • Snake Race/Group Obstacle Race: Compete with other groups while navigating obstacles while holding a snake-like rope.

  • Individual Lecturette: In this stage of the SSB interview, every candidate gets the opportunity to deliver a three-minute lecture on a topic of their choice. Out of the four topics provided, candidates must select one that resonates with them the most.

  • FGT: The Final Group Task (FGT) is an exhilarating challenge, similar to the Progressive Group Task (PGT). It provides candidates with another opportunity to exhibit their potential and leadership qualities.

Stage 4 Personal Interview 

Your Moment to Shine!

The personal interview is a crucial part of the SSB interview. It's where the Interviewing Officer (IO) assesses your suitability. It's important to face the IO confidently and make a positive impression.

Conference: Facing the Board During the conference, all the candidates face the SSB board members together. They ask general questions about your experience and what you have learned during the interview process. The board members collectively decide your suitability based on the overall assessment. The conference usually lasts for 1-2 minutes.

Watch our event carefully to don’t miss out on every single piece of information about the SSB Interview as our experienced faculty will be there to guide you in the right direction with their Versatile knowledge. 

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