To get eligible for Nda Ssb Interview round one must clear NDA written exam conducted by UPSC. Once you clear NDA exam you will be eligible and will be called for SSB round which consist of the stages. Once theses stages are cleared the candidate gets joining letter for NDA.
SSB Interview has Two Stages Primarily
Stage 1 – Written test, Picture perception and Discussion Test
Stage 2 – Psychological test, Group task and Interview round
These stages are conducted in schedule of 5 days.
For Navy and Army:
On the First day of SSB round first test is taken i.e. Officer intelligence rating test which is quite easy if you manage your time well. After that there will be PPDT (Picture perception and discussion test). In this round you will be shown a picture and you will be asked to write about your perception about that picture and then were taken for discussion.
Next step is the Discussion round in which candidates are divided into groups. Where candidate has to add 3-4 valuable points to get selected for next round. Main tip for group discussion is how actively you start discussion and take part in it. Your 1 line can select you if it is effectively narrated. Your way of participating in discussion matters a lot and story comes after that.
For Air Force
If you get call for AFSB then you have to take PAT (Pilot aptitude test) and PABT (Pilot Aptitude battery test) For PAT there will be quiz and for PABT they check your ability as pilot it is simulator test. If candidate want to become pilot in air force then these exams are must.
On second day there will be series of physiological tests namely TAT (Thematic Appreciation test), WAT (Word association Test), SRT( situation Reaction Test), SDT (Self Description Test).
- In TAT you have to write a story by observing a picture for 30 secs.
- In WAT you will be given 60 words in sequence and in 15 second you need to write any phrase/sentence that comes to your mind.
- For SRT you will be given hypothetical situation and you have to write the first thing that comes to your mind when thinking of that situation
- SDT round you need to be true to yourself and to others. Don’t try to bluff.the personal interview will be of 30-60 mins. There will be 2-3 persons in panel who will ask you tough, personal and extrapolative questions.
If you are good at logical part it takes no longer to clear this round. For WAT newspaper reading will help.
On Third day physical activity based test will be conducted. There will be set of group task, command task and individual task in which the candidate need to take 9 tasks which comprises of Group Discussion (GD), GPE or MPE group/military planning exercise, progressive group task (PGT), Snake race, Lecturette, half group task(HGT), Individual obstacles, Command task and Final Group Task (FGT). There will be group debate also.
Give 4-5 points in group discussion. GTO round drills the candidate on some questions about family and navy and answer the questions confidently. Your team spirit, organizational skills and commanding skills are tested in this round. You will be asked questions from Science, sports, navy and current affairs.
On This day there ill be conference round. There will be de laration of the result of the candidates who will go to medical round.
Medical screening of the candidate once the candidate qualifies this test he will get the joining letter.
Main tip to clear SSB round is present yourself truly. Don’t give fake statements as you will have counter questions in that.
Act smart and confident to clear this SSB round.
All the Very Best !!