What is SSB Interview?
The SSB interview is a 5 days selection process through which candidates are selected for joining the Indian Armed Forces such as the Army, the Navy, the Air Force and the Coast Guard.
SSB Interview Complete Procedure
During the span of five days, a number of tests are conducted during the SSB Interview. However, we can classify all the test into three main categories which are the Psychological Tests, the Group Tasks, and the Personal Interview.
The Psychological Tests are conducted by well-experienced civilians scientists from DRDO. There are 4 different kinds test namely Thematic Apperception Test, Word Association Test, Situation Reaction Test and the Self Description Test.
The Group tasks are conducted by an officer of Army/Navy/Air Force with an experience of about 7 to 10 years in Service. The officer is known as Group Testing Officer and he/she will be administering 9 different tests which will test your Social, Intelligence and Leadership qualities. The tests Conducted by GTO are Group Discussion, Group Planning Exercises, Progressive Group Task, Snake Race, Half Group Task, Individual Obstacles, Lecturette, Command Task and Final Group Task.
The Personal Interview during the SSB interview is conducted by an officer having around 15 to 20 years of service. During the personal Interview, a number of basic questions related to the candidate’s personal life are asked and the questions are based on the information given in Personal Information Questionnaire (PIQ) which you will have already filled on the first day.
The SSB Interview culminates with a conference, in which all the officers who were testing the candidate during the last 5 days will be taking a final call on the suitability of the candidate for the Indian Army/Navy/Air Force.
With a huge number of candidates showing their interest in joining the Armed Force, it is not possible to judge all of them for 5 days. So a new test called screening is introduced in which potential candidates are selected for extensive testing over a period of 5 days in the three major categories as mentioned above.