SSB INTERVIEW

SSB - Services Selection Board

The organization that vets candidates for admission into the Armed Forces of India. The board conducts personality and intelligence tests and interviews to determine suitability. Some tests are paper based while others involve group tasks or presenting to a panel of assessors.

The SSB interview process is held in specified central locations over a number of days.

FIRST DAY TESTS

During the first day of SSB interview only psychological tests are conducted. Following tests are conducted during the first day of five day SSB interview.

  • Intelligence Test
  • Picture Perception and Description Test (PPDT)
  • Filling up of Personal Information Questionnaire (PIQ) forms

SECOND DAY

  • Word Association Test (WAT)
  • Thematic Apperception Test (TAT)
  • Situation Reaction Test (SRT)
  • Self Description Test

THIRD DAY

  • Group Discussion test
  • Military Planning Exercise (MPE)
  • Lecturettes
  • Progressive Group Task (PGT)
  • Intergroup Obstacle race or Snake race
  • Half Group Task
  • Command Task
  • Personal interview for some of the candidates by president

FOURTH DAY

  • Final Group Task (FGT)
  • Individual Obstacles
  • Interview for remaining candidates

FIFTH DAY

On fifth day, only final board conference is conducted and the results are announced by SSB board officials. Thus the following events and tests will be there on fifth day of SSB interview.

  • Conference
  • Announcement of recommended candidates