Jai Hind Aspirants, I am Saurav Kumar, BTech graduate in Aeronautical Engineering. I cleared my SSC(T)-54 interview in Dec last year in my second attempt (1st being NDA). I would like to share my experience with the SSBCrack as this has helped me a lot in cracking it. Being an Army Brat this was the first profession that I had seen so many other fields was never an option. I have been an average student in academics but I was always very inclined towards sports and co-curricular. I have been an athlete, swimmer, and above all an NCC cadet. During my college, I was always keen to gain experiences of everything and anything (as the army says: jack of all). I also did a number f camps in NCC from ALC-AIVSC-PBC. I was also very interested in organizing College fests and events. And what I think was most important in facing my personality was all the minor and major incidents of my life…SSB was all n all quite smooth and easy-going. My interview went for about 90mins. I was given repeated tasks in GTO which I was able to perform efficiently.
Even in my Psych evaluation every picture that I saw I was able to relate it to an incident in my life directly or indirectly and hence my stories were quite unique from others, in fact in my screening, I was the only one whose narration was completed. Out of 36, 3 of us got recommended. To all the Aspirants out there I would suggest to work out on ur personality and analyse urself daily. Before the screening what I did was recalled every experience of my life that I could on a flashback in order to revive my senses. I also suggest u guys be honest (I even had Backlog that I told him about), conscious and updated about urself and the nation.
Day 1: about 360 of us reported. OIR was mostly calculation based and non-verbals. Those of you going to Bangalore may expect OMR soon, as we were tested for it. After that, we were made to sit for our ppdt. PPDT was not that hazy as people say. First thing I observed in the picture were a number of people, their action and background. While writing the story I was able to do it in time. Then we were divided into groups of about 25-28 of each. We were briefed and the narration started. I was the only one in the group whose narration was completely listened to. I personally think narration would have played a vital role as we were not given more than 3-4 mins for GD. A total of 37 of is were screened in. Psych: Psych was mentally straining as always. I observed the same above mentioned things in the picture and thought a wrote how I would react in that situation. I don’t remember making any conventional Stories.
My stories generally revolved about clg , ncc, my job as flight safety, sports, organizing and managing etc. I was able to do all the WATs and 52 of SRTs. For SD, I prepared it beforehand by asking my friends and colleagues what they feel about me and then modifying it.GTO tasks were fun, during the first GD, all the 10 of us were supporting the same point that was fun. I prepared a good plan in GPE but was not selected for narration. Obstacles tasks were also great. I was able to give quite a few solutions. Snake race was a thrill as always. In individual obstacle, I was able to do 13 of them. In lecturette my card was not very lucky, I received: stemcell, Saina Nehwal, my favourite pastime and international schools. I was able to speak fo about 2:45 on that. During the Conference I was nervous as hell but it went down smoothly and the results were declared soon, 3 of us were recommended.