Have you qualified your written exam conducted by UPSC (Like CDS exam) or you are going to join Indian armed forces without written exam? In both cases you ultimately need to appear in SSB interview. What is process of 5 days SSB interview? What should be preparation to face SSB? Experience of candidates who attended SSB etc and many more tips related to interview are given here. Read the complete process in detail about Individual tests and GTO (Group Testing Officer ) Tests of SSB.
About Service Selection Boards (SSB)
To conduct SSB (Services Selection Board) Interview, primarily three centers are located in the country in the cities of Allahabad, Bhopal, and Bangalore. Each of these selection boards comprise of 4-5 centers and the interview for SSB will be held at any one of these destinations. However, there are other SSB, AFSB (Air force selection Board) and NSB (Navy Selection Boards) are situated at Dehradun, Mysore, Gandhinagar, Varanasi and Coimbatore (NSB). Once you received call letter of SSB interview, you have to report interview center.
How to reach and report at SSB Center
On the railway station of each city, there is a Movement Control Office (MCO) where the candidates have to report upon their arrival. From this office, a representative of respective selection center will escort them to the bus by which they will reach the selection center. However, the candidates who arrive late or through road transport are supposed to directly report at selection center. Usually, there is enough time between reporting at the center and interview. This time can be utilized by the candidates to explore the interesting places of the city.
Introduction at SSB Center and form filling
At selection center, the Duty Officer will have an introductory discussion to explain details regarding administrative matters, code of conduct applicable to the candidates along with the dos and don’ts they need to follow.
At this point of time, documentation and verification of important documents, like age proof and educational certificates, is also completed.
Candidates are then allotted chest number for tests to be conducted henceforth. Here, candidates must understand the relevance and authenticity of these tests where all of them will be uniformly judged on same parameters of suitability with equal chances of selection or rejection for all. Therefore, they should remember that they are not competing with anyone as such.
SSB Interview Process - Day 1 to 5
Excluding the day of reporting, SSBs has a five daylong schedule for testing of the candidates. These tests are specifically not aimed at testing the physical fitness of these aspirants. Rather, they are directed towards their personality attributes. Schedule of these tests can be tentative and may change as per the number of candidates appearing in the process. If need be, GTO tests can be done in a single day as well. Here is details of 5 days SSB process. Click on links to get details