SSB Interview Selection Procedures

There are basically two vital stages of this whole process of coaching for SSB:


STAGE-I Testing

  1. Screening

STAGE II Testing

  1. Psychology
  2. GTO
  3. Personal Interview.
  4. Conference.


STAGE-I Testing


Screening is the preliminary stage for filtering out the potential candidates from all the candidates who have applied for the SSB. In screening, the selection is done on the basis of following two tests.

a. Verbal and Non-Verbal Test
b. Picture Perception and Discussion Test (PPDT)

The next stages are regarded by Centurion Defence Academy as MANASA-VAACHA-KARMANA. These are three Sanskrit words which refer to MIND-SPEECH-ACTION. It is on the basis of these three virtues that the candidates participating in the SSB examination are judged and selected as Officers.

STAGE-II Testing


After the list of candidates who have cleared the Stage I is out, the second stage begins. This stage involves Psychology four tests to check the psychological suitability of the candidate as an officer.

The Psychology tests, as stated earlier, comprises for four main sections:

i. Thematic Appreciation Test (TAT)
ii. Word Association Test (WAT)
iii. Situation Reaction Test (SRT)
iv. Self Description Test (SD)


After the restless exercise of Psychological testing in Stage-II, the candidates are given series of outdoor tasks. Group Testing Officer (GTO) conducts this stage of selection process.
There are a total of nine tasks on basis of which the candidates are to be selected.

i. Group Discussion (GD
ii. GPE or MPE (group/military planning exercise)
ii. Progressive group task (PGT)
iv. Snake Race/Group Obstacle Race
v. Individual Lecturette (IO)
vi. Half Group Task (HGT)
vii. Individual Obstacles
viii. Command task:
ix. Final Group Task (FGT)

4. Personal Interview (Karmana):

After a long voyage of the selection process comprising of various tasks and activities, the candidates move on to a stage of paramount significance.
The Personal Interview (PI) can be entitled as a purposeful conversation between the candidate and the Interviewing officers for about 50 to 60 minutes. The primary purpose of the whole PI process is to particularly check for Officer like Qualities (OLQs) in the candidate appearing for the SSB examination.
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