October 26, 2014
October 25, 2014
Being a part of country’s defence force is a value for some while glory for others. You need to leave everything to serve the nation wholeheartedly. That’s why thousands of people keep applying for defence forces through various means. There are numerous ways to enter the forces in our country. There could be direct entries, indirect entries, NCC, etc. and CDS is one such way to enter the forces and serve the motherland. Tomorrow is the exam for CDS. All aspirants are set to give best in their exam. This exam is conducted twice a year by UPSC to recruit officers in all the three forces based on the choices opted by the candidates. Once the written exam is cleared the candidates who qualify it are called for the most coveted exam called SSB and once recommended by the board, they become eligible to join the defence forces.
October 24, 2014
AFCAT 2 2014 results are out. Congratulations to all those who could clear the written and to those who couldn’t, review your mistakes and prepare better the next time. The next step after clearing the written is Service Selection Board Interview, or as we know for IAF it is AFSB interview. Basically SSB and AFSB interviews are the same thing. I am sure all of you must have looked the dates for SSB and many would have made their mind to choose the date of their choice, while many have chosen it already. AFSB is a crucial interview and unlike the normal job interviews, it requires an all-round preparation. Let us see how you can prepare for this interview.
AFSB is the same thing as SSB is, i.e. service selection board interview. Here in AFSB AF stands for Air Force. There are four centers in our country where this AFSB interview takes place. Mostly the AFCAT entries and NDA and CDSE entries (who have given their preference as flying) go there for interview. These centers are in Dehradun (1 AFSB), Mysore (2 AFSB), Gandhinagar (3 AFSB) and Varanasi (4 AFSB). Let us see in detail what happen in AFSB. The whole procedure is being looked upon from AFCAT interview point of view, the timings might differ in case of NDA and CDSE interviews, however the tests remain the same.
October 23, 2014
October 21, 2014
Group Discussion or GD has been a part of regular selections for any organisation but there will be GD’s that will happen in SSB too, but with different tone. The GD that happens at the time of screening round would be based on group discussing the hazy picture while the GD that happens during the GTO round would be based on some topic of interest. The similarity between the GD’s is that in all the things that happen for SSB, the OLQ’s are only being judged in the aspirant. The difference lies in the GD’s that happen in SSB and other jobs is that everything is psychologically judged at SSB and search of qualities is there. So remember this in mind and perform and prepare accordingly.
October 20, 2014
By Editorial Team SSBCrack
SSBCrack is wishing you a happy Diwali. Our team wishes each and every follower of our website a very prosperous and safe Diwali. Diwali is a major festival of our country, like Christmas & Eid. It is celebrated in high spirits all over the country, with great joy and enthusiasm. We want you too take care of a few things this Diwali, though you may have heard most of it many times, yet it is our appeal this time too that you follow them.
Picture Perception and Discussion Test is a part of the screening test in SSB. Screening test consists of two parts, OfficersIntelligence and Rating Test (OIR) and PPDT. In order to get through the Screening Process you need to perform well in both the tests. PPDT is a picture based test. Here you’ll be shown a picture for 30 seconds and you have to write a story based on that picture in 4 minutes. You also have to write the action of the story and mark the characters on it. For more details on the procedure of PPDT please refer to the specific article on Picture Perception and Discussion test our website.
Thematic Apperception Test is a part of the Psychological Test series. In this test you are supposed to write 11+1 stories. You'll be shown 11 pictures and one blank picture. You have to write in three minutes a story on each of them. The pictures will appear on the screen for 30 seconds. The pictures here are not so hazy as in PPDT but in some boards they do show hazy pictures, so be prepared for that. You can get sample TAT slides on our website.
This round is one of the nine rounds that are conducted on ground under GTO officer. This provides aspirant an opportunity to showcase individual stamina, courage and how individual respond to obstacles that are somewhat replica of that may come in real life. The IO course would have 10 obstacles spread in a field in a sequence and a predetermined order. Each obstacle is numbered from 1 to 10 and the number also designates the mark that an aspirant will get once he completes that specific obstacle. The numbers are given as per the difficulty level of the obstacles. Also there is a special rule of repetition that if in a given time an aspirant completes all obstacles he or she can repeat the object and gain more marks.
October 19, 2014
Interview is a simple process where two or more than two people interact to come to a conclusion of the presence of certain traits that one assessor looks in to the other person who is the interviewee and the aspirant in the case of SSB process. Every organisation has this type of testing done before selecting someone to become part of the organisation. PI is a time tested method which surely judges the person in terms of knowledge, communication, confidence and many other qualities that are very specific to organisational roles for which the interviews are organised.
Indian army has published the ssb interview dates and centre allotment lists of JAG 14 Women and JAG 14 Men course. There are total 1262 men and 1262 women candidates got shortlisted for JAG 14 SSB interviews. SSB interview dates of JAG 14 men and women course are being published. Candidates will face the SSB interview for the same entry by next month.
Interview is an important process and a sort of compulsory process everywhere n every organisation selection process. This process is assumed to be a foolproof process and it is believed that it would capture and help in judgment of all what an assessor is looking in a candidate for his particular needs as per organisation specifications. For SSB also the same process has been kept to assess the aspirants and judge their OLQ’s and in this way the interview at SSB becomes slightly different from the other organisations. Here things are judged psychologically and the intention is the search of OLQ’s.
If a person thinks he can achieve anything in this world. Everyone is born with OLQ’s, it’s just the matter of fact how they develop them within themselves and sustain it during lifetime. Having faith that I could achieve everything is the mantra that helps in sustenance of such qualities. Positive thinking is must and this could be simply achieved by feeling proud in whatever we have and there is no limit to whatever we could achieve but we should not feel low for what we don’t have but should feel proud of whatever we have achieved till now.
October 18, 2014
Finally the wait is over and its time again for the candidates to put wings to their dream and get ready for the SSB as the results for the AFCAT held on 31 august has been announced. This separates the winners from the crowd and they would be going through one of the best and easiest exam of AFSB to have once in a life time experience now. All the shortlisted candidates should reach to website (http://www.careerairforce.nic.in) to check their individual results and selecting SSB dates and centres as per their convenience.