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How to Clear Day 1 Screening Test in SSB Interview

Narrate your story confidently with a good clear voice because the first impression is the last impression and nobody can stop you for 1 min (except assessors).

The Test comprises of Intelligent Test (O.I.R) and Picture Perception & Discussion Test (P.P.D.T.). The tests are aimed to find out the analyzing ability of the candidate to gauge their inner mind potential.

O.I.R – Officers Intelligence Rating Test

P.P.D.T — Picture Perception & Discussion Test

OIR Test eBook SSBCrack

Importance of O.I.R & P.P.D.T

Most of the candidates are not aware of the both part of Screening or Phase I Testing importance. First of all, candidates must know how these tests help them to clear Phase-I.

So we are discussing the first O.I.R: The marks obtained in this test is mostly used to make the overall merit at the national level after a recommendation in Phase-II Testing and clearing the Medicals.

How to Clear Day 1 Screening Test in SSB Interview

But the P.P.D.T: is the most important part of Phase-I Testing because candidates’ selection for Phase-II Testing is full depended on it only. Your performance in this test decides whether you will stay for another 4 days or not. P.P.D.T has two parts such as:

  • Picture Perception and
  • Discussion Test
oir test and ppdt

Terms in Picture Perception:

  • Candidates have to write a story within 5 minutes and 30 seconds through a hazy picture how to divide this time we mention below:
    • 30 sec for watching pictures only.
    • 1 min for writing some particulars in the available box in the answer sheet, it includes No. of Characters, their Age, Sex & Mood, and candidates also mention what’s going on in the picture in the Action.
    • After that 4 min for writing the Story. It has some important terms such as Age, Sex, Character, Mood, Past (What he did), Present (What’s going on), and Future (What will he do).
  • When candidates write the story then they must have to show any of the OLQs by their central character or hero.
  • Try to give the name of the central character is on your friends only because it is rememberable during the narration of the story in the next part.
TAT ebook part 1 ssbcrack 324x324 1

Tips in Discussion Test:

  • Narrate your story confidently with a good clear voice because the first impression is the last impression and nobody can stop you for 1 min (except assessors).
  • Never look at the officials while the narration of the story or while engaging in the discussion.
  • Listen to the speaker don’t look anyway.
  • Keep proper body language as per the Group Discussion because this shows your confidence.
  • Try to talk at least 2 times then definitely you have a chance for selection. It is not necessary to talk all time.
  • Give your ideas & views only don’t argue with others.
  • Keep patient listen, be cool and maintain proper body language.
  • Help the weak members to talk.
  • In the end, keep smiling and walk with your head held high & upraised chest. This shows that you are confident in your participation.

Hope this post will help you to understand the basics of the Day I Screening test and how you can successfully clear the screening test. If you have any more suggestions and tips on the day one screening test of the SSB interview, do write your comments in the box below.

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  1. It was my first SSB at Bhopal for Navy at 33 SSB.I along with my friends from Pune reached their on 16 jan in the morning .Reporting timing was 2:30pm .But bus came late by 1hr and after that we went to selection center for further process.When we reached their immediately we were divided in a group of 6 members each for Stay overnight and told is that we have to report outside 33 ssb main building for documentation. After a long wait for around 4 hrs we got the documentation checked and got the chest numbers.I got chest no 157 ; Along with that we have to fill the ,form 44 , TA Form (Freshers),and PIQ form.After that we went for Dinner. After that we slept and tomorrow morning at 3:30am we woke up and get ready .By the time the clock reaches to 5:00am we got our bed tea ; we all drank that and rushed to the candidates mess immediately for morning breakfast .After we completed our breakfast we rushed to the Maneskshaw hall for stage -1 testing OIR. In the first Verbal test i solved 38 out of 45 and in Non verbal i solved 42 out of 45. So i was happy with the performance.Later after a break of 15 min we have to gather At 20 ssb Hall for Picture writing .In that we have shown a picture of an old man joining hand in front of two Youngsters . So i wrote a story that Old man needs Medical help and that two Youngsters were doctors.After that we sit for Naration and i gave my best shot in that and luckly i could able to participate in GD .But after that the results were out after 3 hrs And i was screen out.

  2. sir ,i have selected for tes -33 2014. But unfortunately i was unable to collect the online application form for the same…now what should i do .without that application form i wont be able give ssb interview..please reply asap..thanq..

  3. i recently went to 2afsb and was screened out …i dont know how but still i have a point to prove next time and this time i’ll make sure that i m recommended…

  4. Hi,
    I received a call from Indian Army last year for SSB interviews, based on my marks in engineering.
    But then i didn’t want to join armed forces.
    Now i’m interested to join Indian Army.
    Can I attend the SSB interview on the basis of my last call ( in January 2012)???

    Please answer me ASAP, I will be highly obliged.
    Thank You.

  5. sir em selected 4 ssb this coming septmber [4 nda held on 14th april 2013]
    i need to send certificates for verification
    what certificates should i send??


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