5 Days Procedure In SSB Interview 2020

Candidates who are preparing for the SSB interview 2020 can find the detailed SSB interview 5 days process and detailed information about Psychological tests, Personal interview and GTO tasks here. Many candidates are freshers, they are not aware of SSB interview procedure, this leads to problems during SSB  interview. They never know the do and don’t of SSB interview, they do not know about the necessary documents required during interview process. Lets talk about SSB interview procedure and the various sources which can help you and prepare you before you go for your first attempt.

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5 Days SSB Schedule :

Reporting Day: The day of reporting at the SSB board, followed by document check and form filling[PIQ forms]. You are suppose to report at the place mentioned in the call letter, mostly you are asked to report at MCQ [Moment Control Office]. You will not find any difficult in doing so because there are many other candidates who reports on the same day, so you may find one or two.

[ For some entries reporting day and Screening day are same, please follow your call letters for correct information ]

Note: For some entries reporting day and screening[PPDT] are same, when your reporting time is early like 0700 hours then your screening day will be on the very first day(reporting day)

Stage-1 Testing

1. Screening : Screening process is to pick up some potential candidates from all those who  have reported for the particular entry. It consist of few activities like:

  • Verbal and Non-verbal Test: Nothing hard, to be true, doesn’t need any preparation too. But it is always good to go well prepared, you can check some verbal and non-verbal sample questions here. After this test you will get some rest, and later proceed for PPDT.
  • PPDT:  We have already talked so much about PPDT in later posts, this consist of story writing and discussion. You will be shown a picture for 30 secs, later you have to write a story based on the picture you have seen in 3 mins, after that, you will be divided into sub groups of 14-15 members, firstly each candidates will narrate his/her story which is  followed by the group discussion on the picture, among the group members. You can find more details here. Keep in mind that PPDT is the most important part which helps you to clear screening and  takes you to stage-2 testing.

  • Results of Screening:  After the compeltion of PPDT, you will get some rest for  2-3 hours and lunch too. Your screening results will be declared after it, selected candidates are allotted with new chest numbers. Rest of the candidates gets their TA and dropped backed to the railway station or bus stand.


Stage-2 Testing

Congrats to all who clears first stage of testing, now your real battle starts, loosing the stage-2 battle is very painful for most of us, but a good preparation can fulfill your dream to join Indian defence forces.

2. Psychological Test: It is a battery of projective tests, all tests are used to check the psychological suitability of the candidate to be an officer. Candidates are required to write their responses based on the particular test. Here the time limit is very crucial , so you are required to write your first response in time.

Battery of Test: 

  1. Thematic Apperception Test [TAT]
  2. Word Association Test [WAT]
  3. Situation Reaction Test [SRT]
  4. Self Description Test [ SD]

What to do ??

  • TAT: You will be shown 11 pictures in which last picture is will be a blank slide, each picture will come just for 30 seconds and then disappear, after that you will get 4 minutes time to write the story based on that picture. After 4 mins another picture will come for 30 seconds and same process will be followed till last slide {blank slide }.
  • WAT: You will be shown 60 words back to back, each word will remains on the screen for 15secs , in 15secs you are required to write a sentence which comes  in your mind first after reading that word. Likewise you have to write 60 words continuously without any pause in between.
  • SRT: You will get a booklet with 60 situations written on it, you are required to write your responses based on those 60 situations, time allotted will be 30 mins.
  • SD: You are required to write opinion about you from your parents, friends, teachers, yourself and thing you would like to develop in future. Time allotted will be 15 mins.

Its all about your speed of thinking and writing, do not maupaltes much because it may create problem for you in later stage. Write legible and correct.


3. GTO: This is also has a series of outdoor task, the main aim of this task is to judge your qualities during group performance, remember most of the task in this series are group task, you are required to support the group with best of your qualities and not to compete with them in any manner.

Series of Tests:

  • GD: Back to back group discussion on two topics, mostly current affairs.
  • GPE: Group Planning Exercise, each candidate has to write his planning for the mentioned problem and map given, later group members are required to discuss on the problem and have to come with a common plan with common consensus. Later one of the group member has to explain the common planning with the help of pointer and map.
  • PGT: Progressive Group Task, you are required to cross some obstacles with the help of supporting materials like rope, plank, wood log etc. Some rules are required to be followed during this task, it a full group activity.
  • HGT: Half Group Task, mostly same as PGT but the number of group members will be half, you may get more chance to show your potential.
  • IOT: Individual Obstacles Task, you are required to attempt 10 obstacles individually, each obstacle consist of some points from 1 to 10.
  • Command Task: You will be a commander in this task, you are required to cross some obstacles with the help of 2-3 subordinates. You can choose 2-3 candidates from your own group whom you think can help you to clear the obstacles.
  • Snake race/Group Obstacle Race: All group members will be competing with other groups,   members will be holding a snake like rope, they are required to cross certain obstacles with the snake. There are certain rules like all other tasks. It is kind of race among different groups, its a fun.

Individual Lecturette: Each candidate will be giving lecture for 3 mins on a topic selected by him/her. You will get 4 topics out of which you have to select one topic.

FGT: Final Group Task, same like PGT, just like another chance to show your potential.

4. Personal Interview: It is a main key which decides your recommendation in the SSB Interview, SSB Interview questions and answers plays vital role in the assessment of the candidate. How to face the IO[ Interviewing officer]  in the SSB PI[ SSB Personal Interview] is the major concern here, one wrong move can tarnish your image and reduce your chances to get recommend.

 5. Conference: Each candidates will be facing all SSB board members, he will face few general questions like how was your stay or what did you learn from this, conference is just to decide whether or not to recommend you as an officer in Indian defence forces. All assessors collectively decide your suitability, for some candidates those who are in border line, may face certain questions, which can be decisive one. It hardly goes for 1-2 mins.

Thanks to SSB Bhopal for producing such an informative video for all aspirants.

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  1. · Permalink

    I have got a permanent tattoo on my left biceps,will that make me unfit for the medical test? If so,then please tell me an alternative if possible.
    Thanking You

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      Yes Tattoos are not allowed in Armed Forces but their is a bit relaxation in tattoos based on religion also they are allowed only at inner side of you forearm and outer surface of your fist.

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      No, but make sure you do not repeat same mistakes and improve your performance this time. Also AFSB takes more people in, so actively take part in GD with a good narration.

      Please make the correction after reaching AFSB.

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    Hello Sir,
    I wanna to ask that Iam 2 times screen out from NCC special Entry of ARmy so will it effect my Air Force SSB and another thing while filling form I made one mistake that I mistakenly wrote 68 in Maths instead of 65 which is my actual marks will it create any problem for me ???????

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    if i clear my ssb ,will the medical board give me the time for the tattoo removal??
    do reply

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    I have gap between teeths… So i had a treatment from orthodontics, so let me know that will it take harm during medical test after i get cure..?

  5. Ashish

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    By what time do the conference last on the 5th day.
    Is the result of the recommendation announced before lunch time or sometime in afternoon?

  6. Minthang Lhouvum

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    During interview never speak Hindi…..you can use Hindi during GTO, Lecturette but for few seconds only then come back to English, and also during GPE , you can use Hindi, but Mainly for Non-Hindi people ….during my SSB Interview at Allahabad , I used maximum Hindi,,but that’s an advantage for me since I’m Non-Hindi speaker… but I’m selected….besides other hindi speaking people should maximum use only English ….

  7. Minthang Lhouvum

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    During interview never speak Hindi…..you can use Hindi during GTO, Lecturette but for few seconds only then come back to English, and also during GPE , you can use Hindi, but Mainly for Non-Hindi people ….during my SSB Interview at Allahabad , I used maximum Hindi,,but that’s an advantage for me since I’m Non-Hindi speaker… but I’m selected….besides other hindi speaking people should maximum use only English ….

  8. Jaydeep

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    Sir,I have only 60% in my 12th.will it crate any problems for me in my SSB ????

  9. Nisha Chauhan

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    I had gap in my teeth ….. so i had Orthodontics treatment ….. is it harmful during SSB medical???

  10. Tejaswini Lingam

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    Hello sir ….
    This is Tejaswini
    I want know about all this….
    I m a btech student I m still studying I m in 2year….i want to join in army…. please sir help me in this

  11. Tejaswini Lingam

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    I want to know all about army…
    I want to join in army……

  12. Abhishek mehra

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    Sir i have knock knee problem would it affect my selection in defence servicesa

  13. Premsingh Kirad

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    I am not speak English properly can i fill the from

  14. shubham

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    my two fingers of my left leg is joint can I select for nda or it is make problem can they give me time for make it ok

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