November 27, 2014

Causes of Failure at SSB?

Causes of Failure at SSB?
Change will begin the moment you take ownership of your thoughts and actions and stop making excuses.”  ~~Linda A.
Your life is in your hand and it perfectly moves the way you wanted. The said luck factor or the noise as we call it in management language does not play a major role in life. Things and your life are shaped in a way you want and you are the one who can work for it. Life is a blend of success and failures and there is no one who has always seen success and no failure in life. Failing is also compulsory and it only motivates to perform better learning from the mistakes that have been made. A person improves a lot by learning from his failures. Similarly loosing exam by an inch should not lead to any trauma. It’s just that you did not performed well and every exam looks for the best. There is always a next chance.


Territorial Army Recruitment Notification 2015

Territorial Army Recruitment Notification 2015
Indian Army official website has published the latest notification of Territorial army India. Indian army will be starting Territorial army recruitment in 2015. Aspirants who wants to join Territorial Army can read the latest notification of Territorial army and apply from the links given below. More details about the notification and territorial army notification pdf file is attached below.


November 26, 2014

Be a Team Player to Excel at SSB Interview

Be a Team Player to Excel at SSB Interview
There are numerous situations in life where you have to take control of different people along with yourself. I am not talking of parenting or taking care of dependents. I am talking of taking responsibilities of those who are not related to you anyhow. Who are not having any blood relation nor share anything with you.  Today’s era is the era where working in isolation is not possible. Though it’s an era of nuclear families on one hand but when the same person goes to the organisation he tends to be with people, he works as a team member.


In Conversation with Komal Pahuja, Recommended from 4 AFSB Varanasi

We had a chance to interview Komal Pahuja who have been selected for Indian Air Force officer cadre, she got recommended from 4 AFSB Varanasi and here she is talking to us sharing her best moment of life. Appearing candidates can follow her interview and gain some knowledge about the AFSB interview process and how one should plan to achieve success in a defence interview.


November 25, 2014

GD Topic Series: NOTA as a Voting Option

GD Topic Series: NOTA as a Voting Option
After a lot many controversies caused by Bandh and other forms of action taken by the socialist activists finally NOTA as a option of voting was introduced by the election commission in elections. NOTA stand for none of the above and is an option which allows a perfect democratic form of rejecting all the candidates that are standing in a constituency. Indian politics has its own legacy which is not hidden from anyone of us.  Aspirants are expected to have proper understanding of the Indian politics so that few examples could be given related to the criminals and uneducated people who stand in election and even win elections. There have been few people who play with the legacy and the system of the place, get votes by illegal means.


November 24, 2014

NCC 37 Men and Women SSB Interview Date

NCC 37 Men and Women SSB Interview Date has published the SSB interview dates for NCC 37 course for both men and women. NCC 37 is a special entry for NCC 'C' certificate holders, NCC 37 SSB interview will start soon. Candidates can find their SSB interview allotment centre and SSB interview dates.


Army Education Corps Notification July 2015

Army Education Corps Notification July 2015
Army Education Corps Notification July 2015. Indian Army has invited the applications for Army Education Corps, from eligible Male candidates. The candidates, if selected will be granted a permanent commission in the Indian Army. The training is due to commence in July, in Indian Military Academy, Dehradun.
  • Start of receipt of Online Application: 1st December, 10 AM onwards
  • Last date to apply online: 31st December, up till 5 PM.

Army Education Corps Eligibility Criteria’s

  • Nationality: A candidate must either be : (i) A citizen of India, or (ii) A subject of Bhutan, or (iii) A subject of Nepal, or (iv) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the 1st of January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India or (v) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka and East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Ethopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India. Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (ii), (iii), (iv) and (v) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by Government of India. Certificate of eligibility will however not be necessary in the case of candidates who are Gorkha subjects of Nepal.
  • Age Limit: 23 to 27 years at the time of commencement of course. (Candidates born between 02 Jul 88 and 01 Jul 92 (both dates inclusive). The date of birth accepted by the office is that entered in the Matriculation or an equivalent examination certificate.( No other document relating to age will be accepted and no subsequent request for its change will be considered or granted.)
  • Educational Qualification: Only those candidates who have passed Post Graduate Degree MA/M.Sc in the following subjects /M.Com/MCA/MBA with 1st or 2nd Division.
    army education corps notification 2015 AEC

Army Education Corps Vacancies

MA in English/Economics/History/ Geography/Pol.Science/Philosophy/Psychology/ Sociology/Public Administration/Statistics/
International Relation/International Studies
M.Sc in Physics/Chemistry/Maths/Botany/Geology/Nano Science/ElectronicsM.Com/MCA/MBA
Foreign language (MA in Chinese/Tibetan/Burmese/ Pushto/ 04 Dari & Arabic.


Army Education Corps How to Apply

  • Applications will only be accepted online on website “”. Click on Officer Menu then go to How to Apply and then click ONLINE APPLICATION. Fill the online registration form. Note down the user id and password. Tips to assist in filling up fields have been provided as you click on ONLINE APPLICATION. Before submitting the application check the entries made and save the application. After submitting, take two copies of the printout and the Roll Number generated by the system.
  • The second copy of the printout of online application is to be retained by the candidate for his reference. No need to send any hard copy to DG Recruiting.
  • Candidates must submit only one application. Receipt of multiple applications from the same candidate will result in cancellation of candidature.

Army Education Corps Selection procedure

  • The applications will be shortlisted by Integrated HQ of MoD(Army), and a cutoff percentage will be decided, based on the applications received.
  • The candidates having percentage above the cut off will be called for SSB Interview. (Around in April 2015)
  • The recommended candidates will be sent for the medical examination
  • The final merit list will decide the final selection.

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G.K Boost Series, Brisbane G20 Summit

G.K Boost Series, Brisbane G20 Summit
Hello heroes, having to read long and insipid articles can be very somnolent. I can empathize with you. However, need not worry we are there to your rescue presenting a G.K boost series, which would help you to obviate reading inordinate piece of news and save time.
Today we will discuss G20 summit in a brief manner.


G20 is a group of the world's top 20 largest economies. Formed in 1999, it strives to increase economic (trade) cooperation between the member countries to surge growth and standard of living in these countries. It also holds discussions on cardinal issues of the world economy. India is a pivotal part of the G20. Moreover, holds a position of paramount importance amongst the G20 nations.

Augment Your Strengths and Mitigate Your Weaknesses

Augment Your Strengths and Mitigate Your Weaknesses
Hola guys (and gals as well). Firstly, give a pat at your back. Done? Cool. I really salute and revere all you patriots here. Visiting this site religiously is no child's play. You are a special animal.
Now, let us get to business. It is a known fact that one should know about his strengths and weaknesses in and out. Seldom will you encounter an interview without the interviewer asking you this question. There is a self-appraisal test in the psychological testing in which it is required that you write about your strong and weak points. Before going ahead, one must understand that we are all very different like our fingerprints. Therefore, finding your strengths and weakness is a painstaking task.

It’s All About English-Vinglish

importance of english in ssb
How much ever one stresses the importance of 'MATRABHASHA', it is a indelible fact that English is an indispensable part of most work cultures across the globe. The defence services being field of utmost national importance requires its serving personnel to be thoroughly versed with the foreign language. Therefore in the SSB interview it is a given that one comes with proficient English speaking abilities. Be it group discussion, lecturette,personal interview or a brief chat with your GTO efficient use of language will cast a long lasting impression on the concerned officer. Unfortunately English not being our mother tongue,eludes us everyday. But, don't worry guys u don't have to be an arnab goswami in SSB. Here are some easy tips to improve your English in no time. 


TGC 121 Notification

TGC 121  Notification
Indian Army has released the notification for Technical Graduate Course 121, thus inviting applications for TGC 121. The course is due to be commenced in July 2015 at Indian Military Academy, Dehradun. All the male technical graduates can apply for this entry.
  • Start date for receipt of online application: 1st December 2014 at 10:00Hours
  • Last to apply online: 31st December 2014 at 17:00Hours

November 21, 2014

How To Get Success In SSB ?

How To Get Success In SSB ?
“There is no hope in the dark I see... but only in the light that reveals it to me!! “ ~~ Unknown
The Service selection board has stringent parameters that test the candidate and declare them fit for the defence services. These selections are purely based on the availability of officer like qualities (OLQ’s) in the candidate and nothing more than that. Many aspirants who come to join my mentor ship program ask me some of the doubts which I would clear now.
  1. English should be good while going to SSB? I would like to say that though English is not the necessary language to speak in and you will be provided with the option of speaking in Hindi, but English being the common language that could be understood by all as people come from all places in India. So in greater interest English should be used when in groups or performing group activities.

NDA 1 2014 Merit List

NDA 1 2014  Merit List
NDA 1 2014 Merit List. NDA 1 2014 final merit list is declared by UPSC today, final merit list and joining instructions will be coming on official website of army, navy and air force. Merit list of NATIONAL DEFENCE ACADEMY AND NAVAL ACADEMY EXAMINATION (I), 2014 by UPSC consists name of 342 candidates who have qualified in NDA written exam and SSB interview. Medical status of these candidates will be published by army, navy and airforce on their website very soon.


November 20, 2014

TGC 121 Notification Expected Date

TGC 121 Notification Expected Date
Technical Graduate Course or TGC 121 is an entry through which engineering graduates (only Male) can join the Indian Army. This entry is for Permanent Commission in the Army. Engineering graduates can apply for it. The next entry in this line will be TGC-121 entry. TGC is a direct entry scheme. Let us see the details regarding the same:
  • Expected Date of Notification: End of November 2014
  • Course Commencement: July 2015
  • Age: 20 and 27 years as of first day of month in which course is due to commence.
  • Qualification: BE / B Tech final appearing & degree holders in notified streams of Engineers.

Regime To Get Fit Quickly

how to get fit for ssb interview
Guys, we at SSBCRACK not only take care of your intellectual and informational needs but also your physical attributes. Physical fitness is a pivotal prerequisite for joining the forces but we often tend to neglect it and postpone it. We are today sharing a model fitness plan to be followed religiously to lose those extra kilos fast and become like Akshay Kumar in HOLIDAY(not kidding)
But before following this plan keep in mind that in order to change your physicality, you must not binge on fried items like aloo chips, pakodas, vada pavs and say strict no no to sugar like colas, ice creams cakes chocolates etc.
Your diet should consist of moderate carbs, proteins, limited fat, vitamins and minerals. It is advised not to eat after 8pm in the night and not to skip any meal. Also drink lots of water throughout the day. Include fruits and leafy vegetables in your diet.

Fake It Till You Make It

Fake It Till You Make It
Well, you can't agree more to this old age adage. You all (like me) must be visiting this insightful page quite frequently. But when it comes to the starting point, we get a headache. In this post we would like to point out various cardinals everyday habits which would not only enable you to be successful in SSB but also in various other attributes of life.

1. SMILE FREQUENTLY:- That's right, though it might seem a hare brained idea but it is scientifically proven that people who smile quite often are more likely to be happy and successful than who don't. And relax, you don't own all the problems in the world.

2. PLAN :-  Those who fail to plan, plan to fail. Given this competitive world, one cannot afford to be complacent. Procrastinators are a big NO- NO in the defence forces.

November 19, 2014

AFCAT 1 2015 Notification by

AFCAT 1 2015 Notification
Recently official website of Indian Air Force has published the expected date of AFCAT 1 2015 Notification. The Air Force Common Admission Test, which is a gateway for every IAF aspirant to realize their dream of flying high, will be conducted in the month of  February. This is the first AFCAT of 2015. Indian Air Force will start accepting the applications in the month of December. Hence get ready to fill up the forms and start the preparations for the same. Given below are some important information’s relating to the AFCAT 1 2015

November 17, 2014

Is SSB Allahabad Really a Rejection Board?

Is SSB Allahabad Really a Rejection Board?
Selection Center East (SCE) is located in Allahabad and consists of five service selection boards 11 SSB, 14 SSB, 18 SSB, 19 SSB and 34 SSB, which are all the selection boards of Indian Army. This is, by far the biggest Selection board of Indian Army. In case of NDA and CDSE the candidates who give their first priority as Army might be asked to report to this Selection Center. In case of special entry schemes, technical entry schemes and direct entry schemes of Indian Army, candidates might be called to this selection board for the interview. As this is a very large selection center, so there are a lot of candidates reporting here. There is a general myth among the candidates that this selection board is a rejection board. While some others say that this board is a rejection board. Let us look into further details of this point:
  1. Since this is a very large selection center, where there are five boards under it, so the number of candidates reporting is high naturally. This speaks volumes about the large number of rejections that happen here. Since the number of rejection that happen in SSB is directly proportional to the number of candidates reporting so it is self-explanatory.
  2. There is no term like rejection board. The Selection boards work on a set procedure. They’ll take all the candidates if they have OLQ’s and reject all if they don’t have. So SSB is a game of OLQ’s and not numbers.

Fauji Brats Have Better Chances of Success in SSB, Yes or No?

I have heard many candidates in SSB saying that the board is partial towards the Fauji brats. They always take in those having their parents in defence at high positions. Candidates complain that while filling the PIQ form only the Fauji brats are asked to explicitly mention the ranks of their parents, if they are in defence. Through this article I aim to clear this myth out of your minds, by giving some substantial reasons. It is quiet natural to love the organization you work for, for so many years. It is also not surprising to have a soft corner for those who have worked for the same organization. You would have felt an instant connect with the people of your school, college or city when you see them outside somewhere.
Indian Army Biggest Family

The selection board has duty above favoritism. Some of them course might feel a certain soft corner for the kids with a defence background, but in the end it is not one test that counts. There are several tests that count, and qualifying each is based on the OLQ’s which one possesses not the background. For those candidates who think bribing is possible in SSB, let me tell you, it is even more than impossible! There are defence background kids who don’t make it, so it proves well enough that OLQ’s are important not the background.

Screened Out’s Exclusive: 10 Tips to Perform Well in Screening

screening test tips
There are a few candidates who are not able to clear the first stage of screening and thus return back on the first day itself. The first stage testing is also called the screening test. Screening basically comprises of two tests, Officers Intelligence and Rating Test (OIR) and PicturePerception and Discussion Test (PPDT). Both the tests hold equal importance and if you are not able perform well in any one of them; chances are that you might be screened out. Some of you must be those unlucky few who have been screened out many times; here are a few tips for you to perform well in screening:
  1. The most important thing is remove the myth from your mind that OIR is less importance. A certain level of basic intelligence is importance, and you need to perform well in this test. So just keep in mind that both the tests are equally important.
  2. Practice the reasoning questions before going for SSB. The reason why OIR becomes more important is because many times there are cases where the Discussion of PP&DT becomes like a fish market, then there may be chances that your OIR score will be given weightage, so why take a risk with it.
  3. Write a sensible story on the picture you see, never write a story which you have made previously, which has no connection with the shown picture.
  4. Listen to the instructions in the tests very carefully, this point is very important. You need to adhere to the instructions very closely.