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    How to clear SSB Interview ?

    SSB is a Border Guarding Force (BGF) under the administrative control of the Ministry of Home Affairs.

    i) Self Confidence ii) Interest iii) Motivation iv) Awareness v) Understanding vi) Good Health. These are the vital factors an SSB candidate should have.

    Belief in your own abilities. Performing a given task, under any given situation and in an unfamiliar situation is roughly called as having self-confidence. Your positive thoughts go a long way in developing your self-confidence.

    Positive thoughts, needless to say, help the individual to progress in life, negative thoughts lead one to destruction.

    Department of Psychological Research Institute Dimalpur at Delhi specially trains the Board of officers.

    Due to a large number of candidates applying for commission in the armed forces each year, to make way for deeper
    selection a new method of Pre-screening and Screening tests have been evolved in the recent times.

    The Nature of Selection Tests: Under the present assessment techniques adopted by the S.S.B, the candidates are put thorough a series of tests such as IQ tests, Perception test, EKT (Engineering Knowledge Test), Group discussion. These form the part of Pre Screening and Screening tests. Only those candidates who qualify in the preliminary rounds are allowed to take the full SSB tests.

    a) Psychological Tests
    b) Group Testing Officers tests
    c) Interview by Interviewing Officer.

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    Aug 2008

    Re: How to clear SSB Interview ?

    5 Day Programme:

    The candidates are called through “Call Letters” to appear in 5 days tests at SSB (Allahabad/Bhopal/Bangalore/Mysore/Varanasi/Dehradun)

    4 categories of tests: A) Screening Test B) Psychological Test C) Group Testing Officers(GTO) Test D) Interview Screening Test (First Day)

    After the individual has filled in certain Forms and also the Bio Data forms known as “Personal Information Questionnaire” (PIQ), the candidates will undergo two types of tests as under.

    a) Verbal and Non-Verbal tests
    b) Picture story writing followed by discussion of the stories


    Once the Screening Test is over, the results are declared within 1 hour of the completion of the test. Those who clear the test are required to stay back for the next 4 days and the remaining persons are dropped back at the Railway Station for their return journey.

    Psychological Test (Second day)

    These tests are in four parts as under:-

    • Thematic Apperception Test (TAT)- Commonly known as Picture Story writing.
    • Word Association Test(WAT)
    • Situation Reaction Test(SRT)
    • Self Description Test(SD)

    Group Testing Officers (GTO) Test (Third and Fourth day)

    The following tests are conducted in this caregory :-

    • Group discussion
    • Group Planning Exercise (sometimes known as Military Planning Exercise)
    • Progressive Group Tasks
    • Half Group Tasks
    • Individual Obstacles
    • Group Obstacles Race
    • Command Task
    • Lecturette
    • Final Group Task Interview : (Held during afternoon/evening hours on 2nd/3rd/4th day)

    NOTE :- Brief details of these tests will be covered subsequently.

    Board Meeting(Fifth day)

    The candidates are required to appear before the complete Board of Examiners comprising of President,Dy President, all the psychologists, all the GTO’s and Technical Officer.After the Board Meeting is over,the final result is declared within ½ an hour.Selected candidates are required to stay back for their medical examination (takes about 3 to 5 days) in the Military Hospital near by or at a different place and the remaining candidates are dropped at the Railway Station for their return journey.

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