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What is the full form of SSB


SSB: Service Selection Board

SSB stands for Service Selection Board. It is set up by the Defense Ministry of India to conduct the interview for recruiting officers in Indian Armed Forces. It is designed to test "officer like qualities" in the candidates.

The key traits of candidates that are assessed in SSB interview are personality, intelligence, compatibility and potential. The interview gives more emphasis to mental fitness than physical fitness but a certain level of physical fitness is definitely required to clear the interview. So, if you want to become an officer in the Army, Navy or Air force, you have to appear for the SSB interview after clearing the written examination.

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The key traits of candidates that are assessed in SSB interview are personality, intelligence, compatibility and potential. The interview gives more emphasis to mental fitness than physical fitness but certain level of physical fitness is definitely required to clear the interview. So, if you want to become an officer in Army, Navy or Air force, you have to appear for the SSB interview after clearing the written examination.

Eligibility for SSB

  • The candidate should not be married.
  • The candidate must clear the Combined Defense Services Examination conducted by UPSC.

Duration and Procedure of SSB

SSB interview is a five-day personality and intelligence test. It comprises different tests which are conducted on different days. After you clear this interview, you have to appear for the medical examination. The schedule of the tests is as follows:

Day 1: Basic Intelligence Tests/Screening Tests

Day 2: Psychology Tests

Day 3 & 4: Group Testing Officers (GTO) tasks

Day 5: Conference

Interesting Facts about SSB Interview

  • One of the popular and toughest interviews in India
  • One of the longest interviews that usually lasts for 5 days
  • It gives a feeling of undergoing a personality test
  • It gives emphasis on OLQs (Officer like qualities) in a candidate
  • SSB interview pass rate is very low
  • It is conducted by a panel of officers in Indian Armed Forces
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