SSB interview is a five to six days long interview held by Indian Army, Navy and Air Force selection boards. So far, SSB interview is the longest interview held in India. Here is the complete detailed procedure followed in the SSB interview.
SSB interview stages
There are two stages in SSB interview.
SSB interview stage I
SSB interview stage I is also called as screening test of SSB. Candidates appearing in SSB must pass the stage I of SSB in order to proceed to SSB stage II testing.
Following two tests are held as part of SSB stage I testing.
- Officers Intelligence Rating (OIR) or Intelligence Test
- Picture Perception and Description Test (PPDT)
Generally these two SSB tests will be held on the SSB day 1. After completion of tests, results will be announced and candidates who get screened in will have to stay back and proceed for stage II of SSB interview.
SSB interview stage II testing
Stage II testing of SSB interview is an extensive four to five days process where numerous tests will be held to test qualities of candidates appearing in the SSB interview.
Stage II of SSB interview will be very tiring for aspirants. At the end of stage II of SSB interview candidates who are recommended by the selection board will have to stay back for medical examination.
Types of SSB interview tests
SSB interview tests can be broadly classified in two types i.e, psychology tests and GTO. Stage I SSB tests are purely categorised as psychology tests. Where as, SSB stage II tests are mixture of psychology and GTO tests.
Psychology Tests of SSB interview
Following are psychology tests conducted during the SSB interview stage I testing
- OIR / Intelligence Test – SSB stage I
- PPDT – SSB stage I
Below tests are held in stage II testing of SSB.
- Word Association Test – WAT
- Thematic Apperception Test – TAT
- Self Description – SD
- Personal Interview – PI
- Situation Reaction Test – SRT
- Personal Information Questionnaire – PIQ
SSB GTO Tests
Following tests are conducted by GTO of SSB during stage II.
- Group Discussion – GD
- Military Planning Exercise – MPE
- Progressive Group Task – PGT
- Full Group Task – FGT
- Half Group Task – HGT
- Command Task
- Individual Obstacles
- Snake Race
5 day SSB interview testing procedure
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