SSB Interview Command task Explained

Command Task - SSB Interview

Command Task – SSB Interview

It is one of the most challenging tasks in GTO. This ground test is mostly conducted on 4th day of GTO and is quite similar to PGT in rules and obstacles to be crossed. As per its name, in this task, aspirants are made Commander of their group which consists of 2 subordinates picked up from the group. This task is given as per the past performances of every aspirant in terms of difficulty levels. Normally, it has to be completed within 10-15 minutes allotted but this time depends upon difficulty of the obstacles. GTO calls an aspirant in random manner and then has a short talk regarding the previous attempts and other details. Then he asks to call any two candidates as subordinates and begin the task. Continue reading

SSB Interview Individual Obstacles Tasks Explained

Individual Task - SSB Interview

Individual Task – SSB Interview

As the name implies, this is a task at GTO day 4 which is performed individually. All members are given equal prospects to showcase their capabilities and prove their candidature to serve Indian Armed Forces. This time bound task has 10 obstacles required to be crossed within 3 minutes allotted to each aspirant. It is an extremely important task in GTO to judge attributes like physical strength, perseverance, stamina, decision making, and ability to fight innate fears. In this task, level of difficulty increases with each obstacle marked as 1 to 10. Candidates are given a choice to start this test from any obstacle that they deem fit. However, you must keep your nerves and stamina tight to complete it within stipulated time. Continue reading

SSB Interview Lecturette Task Explained

ssb-interview-lecturette-explainedTo become an officer in Indian Armed Forces, SSB tests a candidate on various physical and psychological criteria that help to ascertain his OLQs. In the series of GTO taking place on Day 3 and Day 4, Lecturette is a crucial psychological test where you get an opportunity to exhibit your personal attributes. This is not a group task, so every aspirant gets a fair equal chance to prove his mettle. In this task, all aspirants are required to sit in a row and few cards with some topics are placed in front of them. Each card has four topics for giving the lecturette. Out of these, aspirants have to select one topic of their choice and speak on it for about 3 minutes. All candidate get a time of 3 minutes each for preparing a short talk on their chosen topic before final deliverance. Continue reading

SSB Interview Half Group Tasks Explained

SSB-Interview-Half-Group-TasksSSB Interview Half Group Tasks are again a leaderless task. It is devised to test the candidates more closely by GTO on Day 3 of SSB Interview. Similar as Progressive Group Task (PGT), this task has same set of rules as the earlier one. The only difference is in the number of aspirants constituting each group. Here, whole group is divided into two halves. This facilitates GTO to judge the capabilities of every aspirant under a close scanner. It is an important task in outdoor GTO and is extremely helpful for those candidates who were not able to express themselves fully in PGT or other tasks. As the number of candidates is quite low, it gives equal chance to you to display your leadership traits and OLQs. Continue reading

SSB Interview Group Obstacle Task (Snake Race) Explained

SSB-Interview-Group-Obstacle-Race-(Snake Race)This is a test of the physical strength and ability to attain success in battlefield. This is another Outdoor group task (GTO) conducted on 3rd day of SSB Interview. An obstacle task is devised to test the motor skills of defense aspirants on parameters of physical fitness and intelligence to face the stringent war conditions. Group Obstacle Task or Snake Race is done using a snake like jute rope which is 6-8 feet long. One unique feature of this task is that the groups are given an option to choose a war cry which refers to a short motivating quote usually used during a tough mission. This leaderless task has to be completed within the stipulated time and there are different obstacles required to be crossed under Group Obstacle Tasks. Continue reading

SSB Interview Progressive Group Task Explained

SSB-Interview-Progressive-Group-Task-ExplainedThis first outdoor task under GTO requires the aspirants to work as a group to attain one common objective. It consists of 4 obstacles put in a straight line. You have to cross them one by one using the support material provided.

The level of difficulty increases in this task with each obstacle thereby meaning that the first one is easiest to cross while last obstacle is the toughest one. That is reason why this task is called Progressive Group Task. Continue reading

SSB interview Group Planning Exercise Explained

SSB-Interview-Group-Planning-exercise-day-3-gto-explainedIn GTO on Day 3 of SSB Interview, Group Planning Exercise or GPE is the next step. In this test, decision making capabilities of aspirants are judged under stringent conditions and constraints. A set of problems is given to the group by GTO from a model placed on ground. Within the stipulated time allotted, the group has to find a rational solution to all these problems using available resources. Time of 10 minutes is allotted to every individual to write down their action plan and then discussion follows on the case study. Continue reading

SSB Interview Group Discussion (GD) Explained

SSB-interview-group-discussion-day-3-explainedHaving conquered territory of Stage I and II, aspirants at SSB move on to Day 3 where Group Discussion (GD) is the first test under GTO or Group Testing Officer. Generally, perception is that Group Discussion is an argument where one has to win over the others. But actually, it is an informal discussion over a burning issue related to current affairs. Here, key lies in displaying the OLQs in you rather than becoming the part of herd and screaming to prove your point. Continue reading

SSB Interview Word Association Test (WAT) Explained

WAT-ssb-interview-word-association-testWord Association Test or WAT is second in series of psychological tests at SSB interview. This test consists of 60 words shown on a projector one by one for 15 seconds each. Within this time of 15 seconds, aspirants are supposed to frame short sentences using each of these words. Through this test, the true colors of your personality are reflected in front of the psychologist. So you must practice well beforehand to crack it successfully. Reason behind such short time limit is to drive out the spontaneity of aspirant depicting his inner characters and imagination. Continue reading

Service Selection Board (SSB) Interview Group discussion Tips

ssb-interview-group-discussion-tipsIn the GTO series of SSB interview, Group Discussion (GD) is the first and foremost step. GD is a casual discussion within a group on provided topics. However, before we proceed, you must precisely understand that it is not a debate.

SSB Group Discussion comprises of two sessions. In the first session of discussion, candidates are given a choice of topic selection while in second discussion, no such choice is allowed to them. The topic in both discussions has two sub topics. A time frame of 15 to 20 minutes is allotted to each discussion within which every candidate gets an opportunity to express himself freely and as such, speak as many times as he wants to. Continue reading