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SSB Screening Overview

Screening Test is conducted on the first day of your reporting at Service Selection Board (on second day for those who reports in afternoon around 2.00 PM) which is a nightmare even for Recommended candidates, but don’t worry if you follow some basic rules you can pass it. The screening test is a test which is used to sort out the candidates which are suitable for next phase of testing, it is an elimination tests. Once you are Screened-In then you will stay for at least four more days at the Center. Before the screening test starts you will be given Chest Numbers which will be your identity thereafter and don’t do the mistake of calling your friends by their names, call their Chest Number, the Chest Numbers are given to you to make all of you feel equal.

Screening Test comprises of two tests, these tests are named as Officer Intelligence rating Test and Picture perception and Discussion Test.

Important – On the first day you will find a lot of NETA type candidates, they will be having all knowledge about SSB Interview. These kind of candidates tend to influence you and bring your moral down specially in case of freshers, so you must avoid talking to such candidates, if you get screened in then you will notice that all of those candidates have disappeared.

Now let us discuss the tests in detail.

Officer Intelligence Rating Test

This test is aimed to judge the Intelligence of a candidate. In this test you will be given Verbal and Non-Verbal test booklets which you have to solve in the given time, you have to solve as many number of question as you can. The number of question are generally 40 and time given to you to solve them is 17 Minutes, however the number of question can go up to 50 in some boards and you will be given some added time in that case. You must practice this test as time given to you is very less.

There is No Negative Marking In Verbal and Non-Verbal tests so try to attempt all questions.

Get In depth details of Officer Intelligence Rating (OIR) Click Here.

Picture Perception and Discussion Test

In this test your imagination and communication skills will be judged. You will be shown a hazy picture for 30 seconds and you have to write a story on that picture within 4 minutes which will be followed by Individual Narration and Discussion within a group of 15 to 25 candidates Know More.

Note – Those who fail to qualify in the first stage are routed back on the same day, however by no means getting screened out reflects your potential, even recommended candidates get screened out. So, friends don’t get disappointed by getting screened out, improve yourself and come back with a bang and get selected. Our Defence forces are waiting for you.

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  1. Really great article sir. I got screened in with the help of your inputs.

  2. Sir,I’ve appeared in CDSE 2017 1 . After going through Answer keys of various institutes I am expecting a score somewhere between 120-130 securing minimum 25% in each subject.Sir, My preference order is 1.AFA 2.IMA 3.OTA . Now I’m very sure that I wont be able to clear the written exam for AFA as generally cutoff is around 135~145 . So I want to know the prospects of clearing the written exam for IMA and OTA. Sir; Should I expect an SSB interview call for IMA or OTA as my marks are well above the cutoff for IMA and OTA?


  3. i am expecting my ssb call letter because i am qualified for INA(only for INA in 2016-2 written exam)
    As you know that reasults are out on 31st of january.within how many days i will get my ssb call letter and through which channel.this is my first attempt and i am unaware about the further process.pls help me in this regard

  4. Sir we are going for SSB (BANGALORE), SO plz suggest me, that how to clear the pp&dt, also i belongs to up board background, so create a crucial problem in this test, so plz sir sir tell how to clear this, right a good story,, for screening in

    • First remove from your mind that up board. All educational boards are same. If you have any problem in English then start reading English newspapers and speak in English in your daily life. For Screening in you can go through the Screening section of our website and must read how to perform well in individual narration article that you will find in PPDT section.

  5. Sir, in pp, picture becomes very hazy, and how to define a suitable story, and after individual narration, becomes gd, if fish market create then what will we do, and sir plz tell me, good performance in lecturette of gto, plz sir

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