## Day 1 Screening Tests

Screening Test in SSB:-

The screening test (ST) is at first day of the process. The ST comprises of Intelligence questions or Officer Intelligence (O.I.R) and P.P.D.T. Picture Perception and Description Test.  These are aimed to find out the analyzing ability of the candidate and to gauge their inner mind potential.  Let we see in detail about these two steps.

What is Intelligence?

Intelligence is defined as the inner ability of the candidate to solve particular problem i.e. aptitude, reasoning etc.  Officer Intelligence Rating refers to solve set of problems which consists of both verbal and nonverbal reasoning in a short duration of time. So here the time is less and the candidate has to solve more number of questions correctly. Like this putting the candidate under pressure to solve the intelligence questions is called as Officer Intelligence Rating.

Importance of Intelligence Test (IT) :-

The marks obtained the  IT  is important since, after getting recommended and clearing the medicals the overall merit or the national level is based on this marks only.

Types of Questions asked in  IT  :-

There are two types of pattern are conducted, to measure the candidate innate ability, They are
1. Verbal Reasoning and
2. Non Verbal Reasoning.
Syllabus covered under Verbal Reasoning :-
• Analogy and Classification.
• Coding - Decoding.
• Number Series.
• Blood Relations.
• Direction .
• Seating Arrangement.
• Puzzles.
• Basic mathematical aptitude.
Syllabus covered under Non-Verbal Reasoning:-
• Analogy and Classification of figures.
• Complete and Incomplete Pattern of figures
• Cubes and Dice
• Venn Diagram (simple one).
Let we see in detail about each topic :-

Analogy and Classification:-

In this part, a word and its related word is given, then another word with four options are given.  Such that we have to find out the related word from the option.
E.g.:- Phone: Cellphone  :: Computer ::___?____
a) Speaker                 b)Keyboard                     c) Theatre          d) Laptop
In this d)Laptop is the answer.  Since Cellphone is the derivative of Phone like this Laptop is the derivative of Computer.

Coding - Decoding :-

In this part, certain word is coded to some number/alphabet  in reversal manner, then we have to encode it accordingly.  The basic technique to follow is write numbers for the alphabets quickly in the rough space provided in the hall.
E.g.:- A-1, B-2, C-3, D-4, E-5, F-6, G-7, H-8, I-9, J-10, K-11, L-12, M-13, N-14, O-15, P-16, Q-17, R-18,  S-19, T-20, U-21, V-22, W-23, X-24, Y-25, Z-26.
Like this write in the rough sheet as soon as you got the rough sheet.
If you got the question like this means i.e. FROG - 6 18 15 7, the word is decoded as like this.  Then they give another word such as DOCTOR and we have to decode it.
DOCTOR - 4 15 3 20 15 18

Number Series:-

In this a series of number is given and we have to find out the next number.  The series given may be of in squares, cubes values or simple odd or even numbers also.
E.g.:-
555,666,777,666,777,888,__?__,888,999.
For this, the answer is 777.  Since take the first three and compare with the next three, 111 is added to every number.  Like this we have to analyse at that time constraint.

Blood Relations:-

The Blood relation questions are easy one.  If we are thorough with the relation then it is easy to solve.
Like this they will twist the question little bit, but its easy if we practice well.

Direction problems(DP) :-

In  DP , the candidates are advise to find the direction.
E.g.:-  You are facing towards east and if you move left for 10 meters then turn left for 15 meters and then take right cut for 25 metres then which direction you will face, the answer is north.  Draw the direction on the paper then solve it.                                         E
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Seating Arrangement:-

In the seating arrangement , the questions are such as group of five people are sitting in a round table such as A is left to D, C is right to E.  Then write the sequence from A towards left.  The answer is ABEDC.
These type of questions are asked rarely, but if asked it is time consuming, so practice it well before.

Puzzle and Basic Mathematical Aptitude:-

In puzzle you will get simple puzzles and in mathematical aptitude, you will get time and distance, work, basic numerical problems etc.

Non-Verbal Reasoning:-

Analogy and Classification of Figures:-

Analogy refers to find the same type of figure.
E.g.:- There will be two figures give which is related to circle and another two figures given which is related to squares.  We have to find which figure is related to square.
Question Type :- (a) {Figure with circle}:(b){figure with circle} :: (c) {figure with square}(d){---?---}
In this we have find the figure from the given options that is which is relate to square.
This one is easy one and with little practice we can solve it very easily.

Complete and Incomplete Pattern of Figures :-

This type of question is also easy, that some part of the figure is missing.  We have to find out from the given option that which part is missing.

Cubes and Dice:-

This is little bit tough, but it need a lot of practice and it is time consuming.  So practice this well.  Usually they are not asking the cube problem.  But Dice problems are frequent one.

Venn Diagram:-

This type of question is very easy and two types of questions are coming from venn diagram part.  One is with numerical data and another one is in pictorial representation.
E.g:-

After the end of the OIR, there is some time break for the next level of the process.  The next is P.P.D.T .

NOTE:- My advice is to follow the R.S. Aggarwal verbal and Nonverbal books to practice these type of questions well.  Since it is easy to write the OIR,  but good score in that is necessary for all India Merit after getting recommended.

P.P.D.T. - Picture Perception and Description Test:-

P.P.D.T  is a projection test, which is a part of the screening.  In this, the candidates are shown a hazy picture for duration of 30 seconds and the candidate has to write down a story in 3 minutes by noting down the basic seven parameters such as
• Age
• Sex
• Character
• Mood
• Past (what he done)
• Present (what is going on in the story)
• Future (what will he do)
How it is conducted:-

The candidate are advised to sit in a big auditorium.   Then the psychologist gives instruction about the P.P.D.T.  A hazy picture is projected from the projector for 30 seconds by switching off the light.  In this hazy picture the candidate has to note down the basic seven parameters as i described above.  Then they should think a constructive/positive story in mind to write. After writing the story the candidates are ordered to sit in a semi circle and discuss about their own stories.  The President of the board, G.T.O , the psychologist sit there to select the students for the rest of the four days.

Before writing, there is one thing that, a square box is printed in the psychological answer sheet.  In which the candidate should mark as who is the central character, whats his age, whats his mood, what led to the situation (past), what is going on in the situation (present), and what will happen at the end (future).

Example P.P.D.T :-
Let see the above picture, a guy is standing in front of the queue with a cap in his head.  So he may be a service person.  So marked in the psychological paper i.e. in that square  box as a male(M), age 22, his mood is + and his character is helping mind.

Also i marked a point at the left up right corner of the rectangle because, i chosen that person from picture who is in that exact location.  So we should be able to clear the psychologist that which person we are choosing from the picture.

After marking this , how to project or write the story:-
The story in which we are going to write should be of positive one and the result should also positive.
There should be some hero in the story.
The hero should be of same age and same sex.
If you find no hero in the story then create a hero of same sex and age.
Write the story with little introduction i.e. what led to the situation (past), then what is happening in the situation(present) and what is the result (future).
The story should be in past tense only.

Example:-
Raj was a newly posted lieutenant, in Himachal Pradesh which is prone to land scapes.  He was above average student from child hood but showing lot of interest in extra curricular activity such N.S.S. , N.C.C etc.  One day on his house, he heard a sudden shouting of people and understand the situation quickly that the person near by apartment got under the small land scape.  So he engaged himself by calling to the fire service and he rescued most of the people up to an extent. He saved many people and then joined hands with fire service people also.  Later he arranged the affected people for food and shelter with the help of the local panchayat.

In this story, we are showing his quality from child hood as a good boy(past), land scape and rescue operation scenario (present) and arranging shelter and food (future).  Like this the story should be of positive one with positive end.

Description Part or Group Discussion:-

This is the very important point at the screening of Day1.  Since the selection for the four days and rejection (screened out) are based on this performance only.

In this, the candidates are to sit in a semi circle before the president , G.T.O and the psychologist based on their chest numbers.  The candidates are ordered to narrate their individual story before the group either by standing or by sitting.  After the individual narration, the group starts to discuss about the picture and a final conclusion is made.

Tips for Success:-

1. Never look at the officials while narration of the story or while engaging in the discussion.
2. Listen to the speaker dont look any way
3. Keep proper body language as per the Group Discussion.
4. Try to talk at least three times, then surely you will get in.  Its not necessary to talk all time in P.P.D.T
5. Also dont argue with others, Give your points clearly and keep patient listening.
6. Keep smiling its the key of success in P.P.D.T.
7. Be cool and talk three or four times with proper body language, then surely you are get in.
8. Help the weak members to talk.
9. After dispersing from the P.P.D.T keep smiling and walk with head held high and upraised chest.  This shows that you are confident in your participation.  To know more about body language tips click here
These are about screening at the Day 1 of S.S.B.  After this the students will go for lunch and come at the auditorium for the results.  The results will be declared and screened in students will be given new chest numbers and further procedure for their stay.

If you want more about the five day process,

1. really nice information dude thaxsssss a lot...

2. Thank you brother..

3. really bro its very fruitfull information. thnxx a lot.

4. Welcome ankit

5. hi vignesh
i have lost copy of y online app form wat shud i do..i ll be goin i a coule of dys

6. @angad. The option for you is, while closing the online appliction form, it tells you to save the form. So by default it will be stored in that computer. Go and search in that computer and take print out.

7. thanks vignesh

8. @Sidhant, Welcome friend

9. can u tell me how can i check my flat foot and hand sweating.....

10. @Ranjeet, better you consult a doctor friend.
See this video to get clear about medicals in SSB http://ssbinterview-indianarmy.blogspot.com/2011/06/ssb-medical-test.html

11. its really helpful for ssb preparation candates

12. @viswanath. Welcome

13. hey can any1 please tell my query...
i m btech student..nd want to giv ssb...
nd ma eyesight is weak...i wear spects..
so kya main physical mein out ho jaunga???

15. my height is 5'3'' and weight 64 kg .i am eligible for army officer,joining through b.tech
(electrical)

16. @Akash Singh, ya you are eligible. But it will be better if it is less than 58 kg for your height, based on BMI of SSB Medicals. Follow this link for full details http://ssbinterview-indianarmy.blogspot.com/2011/06/ssb-medical-test.html

17. i just applied
so please tell me the procedure

18. Thnks a lot for the description bhai :)
I wanted to inquire about how we can practice the PPDT at home...
Can we try making stories on the photos given in newspapers or some primary books ?

19. @Mayank, ya sure bhai, you can practice. It is also a good approach. While practicing, follow the seven basic parameters. All the best

20. hi..I am preparing for pc(log) in navy..your information is very superb.I like defense job from my child hood.i should get.

21. @bashsubash, Ya ok friend, welcome.

22. frndz .. i hav qualified the cdse 1 2011 , cn smbdy tel me in which month i'll hav my ssb..??

23. Congrats friend, you will get your call letter by this month or next month. All the best

24. Hi vignesh,
Can you tell me that if someone lies about previous ssb attempts,and he say that i m a fresher,so is there is any check that they do that whether a person is a fresher or repeater,why bec selection is little tough for repeaters.so its better to go as freher,,,,what u say?

25. Sorry, I dont know about the management process in SSB.
The Indian Army wants only the person who is honest. So be honest and try your best to maximum. If you are a repeater, try with repeaters and show your skills the best. All the best.

26. @vignesh:-thanks frnd for sharing with us as much good and important information with us ......!!!!can u pls tell me from where we get more examples on the PPDT test...!!plzz reply or mail me such valuable information at shoyab17@gmail.com waiting for you rply sir
thanks

27. @Shoyab siddiqui: PPDT examples??? better practice with thematic appreciation test - tat pictures friend, since both are similar only. Right now no separate pictures for PPDT. To practice with more pictures follow this link http://ssbinterview-indianarmy.blogspot.com/2011/05/tat-thematic-appreciation-test-pictures.html Thank you friend

28. Really good..thanks.

29. @Praveen, welcome friend

30. hello sir......

31. may u tell me........what is cut off percentage of armytech and navytech.......please

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33. @Ankit, We cant tell the cut off percentage for both. It depends on the number of applicants and vaccancies.

34. hi vignesh, pls tell me about the dress code for ssb interview. actually m not sure that it is white t shirt or shirt, full or half.m little bit confused. m going for ssb on 21st aug.

35. @Shikar, for group tasks of day 3 and 4. It is white t shirt with collar and pocket with half sleeve. All the best shikar

36. hii vignesh please tell me when will the call up letter for SSB be given to the shortlisted candidates for army tech and navy tech.

37. hi brother, i have one question that i can applying 22ues in indian army 2011. and my question is what is the cutof mark in university entry scheem ?

38. @ Manas...Sorry bro...last date for UES 22 was 31 July...you missed it.... And as per your second question, As such there is no cut-off , what they demand is that you should not have a year back.....cut-offs come into play when they get too many applications for the entry...then also I think the cut-off will not be more than 66 to 67 %.....
Best of luck for the next entry :)

39. thnx bhai....
i have my ssb interview on 25th august in bangalore....
you really helped me a lot....:)

40. @vivek mohanty, welcome friend.

41. it s really helping tips thnxx 2 writers

42. Hi Vignesh
I m B.Tech final yr student nd want to become a pilot. I want to know whether there is only 1 chance to become a flying officer in IAF. Because, i read that one can give PABT test only once in a lifetime. Plz help me out, whether there are more chances to become an officer in flying branch. student nd want to become a pilot. I want to know whether there is only 1 chance to become a flying officer in IAF. Because, i read that one can give PABT test only once in a lifetime. Plz help me out, whether there are more chances to become an officer in flying branch.

43. hai vignesh, nice to see your reply for all friends. i have one doubt i got call up letter for TGC 114 in bangalore .But i hardly remember that i sent the print out application form after applying online.is there any chance to get call up letter with out sending the print out application and certificate?? please reply me soon ..my mailid is jayachandrasrikanth@gmail.com

44. hiiii Vignesh
I am Dhanunjay from visakhapatnam, i called for (TGC) -114 ssb interview bangalore on 15th sep 2011.I just completed my Btech in mechanical engineering.

I have some querie please clarify it,
Actually just i fill up online application form but i did not send any documents to the ssb board even i got a call up letter from ssb bangalore. Is it possible to call?

I have eye sight which is corrected with spectacles. And the power is for right
eye distance vision 2.75 and for left eye distance vision 2.00. Is it sufficiant
to participate in ssb interview? am i eligible to attend for an ssb interview?

45. hello vignesh ,,,this alok singh from allahabad.
i faced ssb in bhopal but screened out .i followed the all requirements but don't know what happen.. i narrate the story fluently and almost in group agreed on my view. even we made the conclusion with my base idea of the story.and i spoke 2 times in discussion but still out .could you please give some way or where i did mistake and what i have to do ?

46. thanku so much...going in like a month...about ppt i ddnt get 1 thng dat i can select any character from the picture and then narrate a story about him or her?

47. this os allahabad 34 board hmmmmmmmmmmmmm

48. hai frnd hope all u r fine...this is jayachandra from gutnur i got call up letter for TGC 114 in bangaleru...pls join the group in facebook http://www.facebook.com/groups/273135329365014/ and wecan share if any doubts we have about ssb intrvw....

49. thanku brthr.....u r valuable pts

50. we need buy shirt or shirt to ssb interview plz rply me coz i hve intervirew tgc 114 on 13 th sep in bangalore

51. Hey ..Are you an officer?

52. its over all nice

53. i hav no application with me.i got the call letter can i attend the interview?my interview is on 16th sept..pls rply soon....

54. IT IS VERY USEFUL FOR OUR STUDENTS WHO R ATTENDING THE SSB TEST FROM ACCET.
WITH REGARDS
M.DEEPAN and N.LOKESH

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56. vignesh thanks fr everything u have done. . . it's really appreciable. .

i have cleared my AFCAT 2011 exam. . can i knw whn will i be called fr d ssb???

n cn u please give me some tips fr clearing it??

n where could i practice all these???

57. hey frens...
one question i wanna ask dat, is it possible to attend the ssb without having the original documents.coz i've lost them n it'll take time to get the duplicate copy of those..but ya, i've the photo copies.
please gimme the ans coz ma ssb is on 6th oct'11. n i dont know whether or not i should go without the documents in original.

58. If you have the photo copies, then you have to get it attested by the college principal or any gazetted officer.. You must also make sure that you get the duplicates of your originals back by the time the course starts. So in simple words, you can go for ssb but get the photocopies attested

59. hii boss,i am sharath,have ssb interview on 6oct,i dont have online application,what should i do to get it???kindly,reply me..

60. Download the command application sharath, fill it and write your roll no on the top of the application. Then go for the interview

61. Hi vignesh,
I have been selected for OTA sscw-9. My interview is on 16 nov. I have dental caries at fissures. Am I going to get rejected at medicals? even if I get them filled? What does 14 sound dental points mean? Pls reply.

62. 14 sound dental points means, good healthy tooth.
We cant say anything about medicals brother. It depends, dont worry even after rejection you may appeal for AMB - Re appeal medical board. So dont worry about that. Prepare well for SSB. All the best brother

63. hi vignesh
this is rohan atrey. and i have applied for ssb 6 times but all the times get screened outt. i gave once through nda in 33 bhopal. after this i went to 34 allahabd throigj cdse.and 1afsb dehradun . after this icg noida fts amritsar fts gnoida. but all al the time got out from ppdt. i secured 215/300 in fts amritsa. but t count make in ppdt. can u help me please

64. @rohan atray, ya sure brother. i will help you. Tel me what type of doubt you have. I will guide you my best

65. hi bro does weight matter too much in interview.if sombody is overweight what happens then pls tell

66. Hey there, wight matters when you clear the whole SSb procedure.. The next stage after clearing ssb is medical examination. So, in the medical, yes weight matters. You must have an optimum weight according to your height. If you are aspiring for SSb, and you are overweight, then start working to bring the weight down at the earliest..

@vignesh: Hey good work with the explanation. Would you mind if I answer the queries whenever you aren't online??

67. hi bro thanks for reply.what happens if sombody is overweight.does he get sometime to lose weight or gets rejected.pls tell coz i hv ssb on 11th oct

68. ya temporary rejection, but you will get time to reduce it.

69. hello..
i m prefinal year mechanical engg. student. i want to apply for this to get an expirence. i want to know that if i fail in this , then whether i can apply for same and also for other army services in future or not??
plz give reply fast as tommorow is yhe last day to submit this form.
and u sud start answer from writing "2626" so that i easily find my answer, thank you

70. 2626:

Yes you can have multiple attempts on this as long as your age falls in the eligibility criteria as mentioned in the notification of the exam..

71. hello friend thanks for these information i want to know that if the central character i chose in ppdt picture if different from other like in above picture there are 5 to characters, is it affect anything ...

72. Hai Vignesh u r doing a wonderful job..,
keep it up..,
Thanks for everything vignesh..,

But I have a doubt buddy
I am going to ssb interview on 25nov,and I m well prepared by ur guidance..,The problem is that I am under weight by nearly 10kgs according to my height..,
Will it b a problem???

73. @Anonyms, the Common rule in choosing the central character is
i) He should be of same age and sex similar to the hero.

Note:- In case, if you find no central character in your picture, then create a central character upto your age and sex and write a story around him based on the picture you see.

74. Dont worry buddy, Attend the interview and get recommend.
Upto normal weight 10% over weight and under weight is admissible. In case if you fail in SSB Medical, you will get 42 days for RMB-Reappeal Medical Board. In that time you can easily gain weight with a proper dietician advice. So dont worry for those issues. All the best. Do well.

75. Hi VIGNESH,This is Pramod and i have applied 2 times for sco and 2 times for pcsl last time i have conference out from bangalore this is my last chance i am going to Ellahabad on dec i have got so many things from u and u r doing really wonderful job dear, i hav complited my 20 yr of service still i m fighting give some spl tips for me so that me and my family will benifit by your advice. email panda.pramod@ymail.com

76. can you tell what are the quality i should develop in myself in Oder to prepare fully for the ssb

77. Hey Vignesh!! Thanks a lot for the info. My SSB is due & this blog helped a lot.
Just clear 1 doubt - Does only the group discussion determine your screening in? IQ tests don't matter?

78. VIGNESH!!!!
Hey, my SSB interview is in NOVEMBER and I am dead scared. I haven't taken any coaching for it and your blog is the only thing I've read which has informed me about the selection procedure. I really want to get through it.Please could you guide me as to how I should prepare for the GD and Personal Interview.
Thanks a ton :)

79. On the first day, IQ is not a big thing. Since they will take that mark for the over all merit list only, if we get recommended. But for the sake of five day process, it is very very important to perform well in PPDT, GD. So be prepared for that.

http://www.ssbinterviewtips.com/p/ssb-interview-preparation.html

81. hello I(Dharmveer Jha, B.Tech student) got my SSB letter for Indian Army Bhopal, but i have lost my 2nd semester certificate, besides this i have all the certificates. can i eligible for SSB??

82. @Dharmveer jha, Brother you are completely eligible, for this get a duplicate mark list from the college and get attestation, signature and seal from your college principal. In SSB centre they will accept this. Dont miss the chance brother, attend the SSB and all the best.

83. thanks a lot

84. vignesh iwent for af ssb i got screened out even after speaking conlusion and common story my body language was good iam confident when i was speaking.....still iam confused wat the hell they want

85. Oh god, sorry to hear this. There might any mistakes brother. Just remember the persons who got recommended on the first day and analyse them. Dont worry yaar, try your best at next level.

86. by the way do they provide ticket or just reimbursement of that...because as i know they give us travel allowance but some said they send ticket also..what ya'll say..i think so they give only reimbursement of that right or not...

87. They just re-imburse the two-way journey money. No ticket is provided by them

88. hey can any experienced person....please can u tell what is approx marks required in nda written exam...

89. hello vignesh sir,
i have been recommended for naval academy but was given TR due to over weight .I was instructed to reduce 20 kg and have been able to reduce 10+ kg..
will i be able to get fitness certificate.. I have increased y stamina a lot.. more over my bone density is higher due to which my weight is more... what can i expect ??????
please give ur view at the earliest...
i am going to appear before AMB at base hospital delhi cantt.,,.......

90. Congratulations brother, for getting recommended. It depends brother, also now you can apply for RMB = Re appeal Medical board, where in case you may get some more time, before putting the final merit list for course. In that you can reduce the remaining weight also. dont worry. Try your best brother. All the best

91. by the way when does the NDA 2 2011 medical examination will be done....and yeah it is written that those who broad build and bone density the weight standard is relaxed to some more extent in the merit....

92. is there anyone from kerala going to attend the ssb interview on 29th nov at bnglre?????

93. Hey vignesh plz tel me can we use hindi during ssb interview as my english is not good......if th languange matters for them? Plz tell me bro

94. @surendra, Yes, if you get stammer in english, you can talk hindi. but you should come to english in a short while. All the best

95. i got call letter 4 22 ues ssb interview at bhopal.jst want to know that where can i gat the contact of any girl candidate who has already appeard 4 it?or do you have any such contact?plz rpl as soon as possible

96. if got selected at ssb intervw where we wil b posted?at which locations?

97. Hey Vignesh. Thanks for the help. However, I have some different query. They are-
1. What is the dress-code during the first(screening) day?
2. How much free-time do you get during the later 5 days?
3. I have heard that we should not act in a certain way to impress selectors, we must remain as we are. Right?
4. What language do you use to communicate? In your case, I guess it was English. But is Hindi or any other language allowed?
5. In my call-up letter, they have mentioned not to bring cell-phones. Can I still keep it with me since it's impossible for anyone out of home to do without a phone for 5-6 days?
Please clear my doubts. I have to report at Bangalore on Nov. 27th.

98. @leena, Sorry, We cant say these things. All these depends on the Indian Army.

1. Same formal dress only.
2. After 12 or 1 pm, all the candidates are free only except the those who have their personal interview.
3. Yes
4. English is must. Hindi, allowed. But after using hindi, you should come back to english in a short while.
5. In bangalore board you have to submit your cell phones strictly. Though there is a public coin box phone, you can use that.
All the best. :)

100. hie can anyone tell me ..english language matters in ssb or not..as my english is not good.

101. Very Very Disappointed by 2 AFSB Mysore
I paid the price of being a repeater which I never in dreams thought would happen. After performing so good I got screened out which is so hard to face.
My ssb date: 21 nov 2011
My centre: 2 afsb mysore
My status: Repeater (this was my 2nd attempt)
This is what happened: I made a good story, performed 10 times better than my first attempt but still got screened out. Not only me, here are some other examples from my batch. My friend Sanjay, who was a repeater performed very nicely. he gave the story participated nicely supported others and gave even the conclusion after being nominated by others to give the conclusion but he too faced screened out decision. One more example, our batch consisted of 2 people who were recommended previously but they were again screened out this time. I mean common it was a shock for everyone.
A total of around 194 candidates attended out of which 85 to 90 were repeaters and 110 were freshers. Only 12 to 15 of the repeaters were screened in and 85 freshers were screened in. I don't know what to call ths decision. they are clearly showing how bad they are treating the repeaters. Anyways, though I lost interest in SSb with this I would never give up.. I will keep bumping them up again n again.

Tip for freshers: Go to ssb and just open ur mouth once in the screening discussion and you are in. Those freshers who did not open their mouth at all in discussion were screened out, all others were in.

I never faced or read any decision like this but i think we just had a hard luck which left us disappointed and sad to the core..!! I am not blaming anyone but still sharing my experience as to how sad we are that after performing well we were removed just coz we were repeaters

102. Hi vignesh...
Good work yaar keep it up

103. @Praveen,thank you and welcome yaar. :)

104. thanku very much....

105. i got Screened out twice at bhopal 33 SSB for NDA, now i have to appear for SSB again will that screening out of me in last two attempts matters or not ? also i don't remember batch numbers for those two attempts which is generally asked during SSB , is there any way i can get that information ?

106. No, dont worry about the previous SSB's. If you have any contact with your old ssb friends, ask them, since you can get the batch no in the photos given by them. Contact any of your old friends at ssb. Try wel.

107. hii..vignesh
i have rcvd an interview cal 4m indian navy(technical branch)
i hv finished ma btech in mech engg this year
cld u pls tel me hw to prepare 4 it??? i hv to go bangalore 4 it...in a day or 2....
pls rplyyyyyyyyy as soon as possible...
thnxx

108. are the technical ssb and cds same???pls tel

110. @ HARDEEP_YEAH ITS SAME BROTHER............ONLY DA QUESNS 4 EKT R DIFFERENT...........

111. @hardeep, i am extremely sorry as i was not able to reply to your comment in time :(.

112. hello brother now the AFCAT application form was released can final year b.tech student apply for this, pls .....

113. hi vignesh dear can u plss tell me wen will this merit for sscw-10 tech will be out

114. @manas roul, i am preparing with that notification to post in our blog. I ll reply you accurately soon. pls wait

115. @pandy, when your course is going to start. Just before one month of the course starting date. :)

116. Hey friends, i sam shorlisted for PC(NAIC)SSB interview in Coimbatore on 6 jan.
As i have applied for first time for this, dont know much about it, so i request you all please help me out. please tell me how to prepare for this whitin this 20 days. is there any useful book for preperation..?

117. Hi vignesh...

Am sandeep, studyin in final year of engineering , if i have a backlog from 5th sem.. will i be eligible to attend SSB ? because when am attending SSB my results would't have come..

118. hi vignesh,
iam ramesh babu its good to know that you have shared and responsed very query. Although i had query that i have completed my diploma in E.C.E(electronic and communication) in 2009 and age is now 24yrs born in 1987. my dream was always to work for defence force,whether am eligible for any defence force with this eligible criteria.
my email id: plantinramesh@gmail.com
thank you

119. bro vignesh, plz reply to me yaar...

120. @sandeep, for Indian Army, you should not have any backlogs only at the time of joining in the course. So dont worry, attend the ssb well. All the best

121. @rahul sahu, sorry for the late reply, be cool yaar. Study the whole blog, after this if you have any specific doubts feel free to ask brother, i am here to respond to your doubts upto my extent and knowledge. :) study this link and you will get some points in preparation http://www.ssbinterviewtips.com/p/ssb-interview-preparation.html

All the very best rahul.

122. thank u so much vignesh :-)

sandeep

123. @Vignesh thanks dear!
bro u have really done a great job...
this blog will surely help us lot.
bro I am nominated for PC (NAIC)SSB interview on 6'th jan in coimbatore.
plz clear my few doubts-

1.what will be the time duration of verbal & non verbal test? will we get all questions at a time or 1 by 1?

2.I have B.Tech (EEE)degree. will i be asked technical questions and from my project?
if so, in which subjects should i focus more?

3. will i get computer and internet facility there?

4.I use spects having power -1,-.5 &-.75, -.5
will this affect my chance of selection?

124. @Rahul SAnu,
1. usually 40 minutes, but it depends on the board (no specific answer for this brother)
2. You can expect very basic question from physics and from electricals (i.e. your core engineering)
Dont worry for this. It will be easy for everyone.
3. Yes, you can access internets in your free times in cafetaria. (i am saying for bangalore board, no info about other boards.)
4. :) , this can be answered by medica board only brother. At this time, dont confuse about medicals, do well at ssb. All the very best rahul

125. thanks a lot dear!!!

126. helo vignesh....from whr i can do practice for story writing?

127. sir
plz help me

i received a call letter for PC(NAIC)
i'm pursuing my degree with 77.37%

am i eligible to attend the ssb
my ssb is on 9/1/12

on 14/12/11 the ssb of SSC(tech)
they thrown me out becoz of backlog history

plz tell me what to do??

128. hi vignesh,
i m udit. thanks for providing this useful information. my interview is on 3rd jan,2012.i want 2 no does language (hindi/ english) play an important role in ssb.

129. hello Vignesh...
I am A b.tech student and wants to know that my voice is soft and slow ..so can i select for SSb ..

130. @Rajan, for navy, the candidate should not have backlogs/ backlog history brother. During your application itself, they might asked u right. So take your own decision. Upto my recent updates, persons with backlogs are not allowed for navy officer entry.

131. @udit, yes both plays important roles

132. @Ranjana, no problem yaar, your voice doesnt matter, the quality of what you are speaking only matters. Try to be commandable with ur tone, if possible else dont worry about that. March ahead and attend well. All the best ranjana

133. thanks a lot 4 the useful info
i cleared my ssb(u.e.s.) with ur help...
thanks once again

134. @ranjana
its not abt voice infact its all abt ur qualites that are judged

135. @Vaibhav.. wow.........Good to hear brother. All the best for your career. :) Jai Hind

136. hey... hii... ive cleared the clesrence for the ssb ... nw i got a call to attend the ssb interview in b'lore....
can u suggest me any ssb crash coaching centres in hyderabad....???

nd im low on my fitness... can u suggest me any????

my interview is on 29th jan 20121

137. hey vignesh,
I received a msg stating d tym n place of my ssb interview...
dey also mentioned dat i need to print my call letter from the indian navy's website...
i tried all the options available in d website bt still m unable to find my letter...
can u plz help
thanks

138. Vigneshji.....I really appreciate you whole heartedly

Got a very clear idea of SSB interview...
i got a call letter for ues in the technical branch of Indian Navy.
my reporting date is Jan 29....my main obstacle is weight i.e I am 15 kgs more than described weight ratio index...ht-175;wt-81 kgs....Since I have time I will surely workout and reduce as much as possible..and also read about RMB...so bit cleared with this...

I have some queries regarding the Outdoor tasks...should we perform all these tasks efficiently or there exists any slight relaxations..

I have NCC with B certificate and LRDC certificate will this add to my profile...

139. @Aditya, "relaxation, recommendation" these words have no place in SSB.
If you perform well it will add more credits to you brother, more than this no relaxation is there for our NCC certificates or any other extra curricular, in normal technical entry.

140. Thank for this kind of information buddy. u really
done a good job!!!!!!

142. sir when will cds ii 2011 ssb call letter reach our house

143. @Usually, before two weeks of date of examination buddy.

144. hello vignesh, i m mohit studying in B.Tech pre-final yr at agra, i was recomended for ssb in UES-22, but due to absence of college seal in my form the officers didn't took it with them, i sent the rectified form by speed post to meerut cantt, is there any provision to check name in the list of the candidates recomended for ssb,so that i may start the prepration for the same

145. Upto my knowledge, we cant check brother. What ever you be positive and start preparation.

146. hai yar... i got call letter from ssb for interview but my name in call letter was wrongly printed so wat can i do now please help me

1. how come, since they will send us only through the data what we entered through online application form. Ok what ever, go with your call letter and other original certificates for name and date of birth to show your identity brother. :)They will allow you, no problem

2. bhai when did u get this letter ??? and what date is the date of ssb ?? actually i'm wating for the same .....call me 7838665009 or ankitsingh33@gmail.com FB ....need to talk with u urgent .plzzzz call me ty :)

147. vignesh .... u provided lots of information here .. and ans the each and evry qri ... g8 job bro :))))

148. sir pls tell me what documents i have to show while going to ssb . Actually i got a sms only.

1. kumar brother, take your sslc/hsc for date of birth and name verification. Then all your original semester, provisional certificates for degree also take a government photo identity such as pan card etc. All the best

149. thnx vignesh....u r really a nice guy.........

150. sir i don't recieved my call letter till now and my ssb date is 2/2/2012 , i got a sms only..Sir please suggest me what can i do in this situtation....Please help me ....

1. Kumar, if you are going to army means call to the respective selection centre. Else, if you are going for navy means you can download the call letter from www.nausena-bharti.nic.in.

151. hi vignesh
can u tell me that the provisional certificate is compulsory to show at reporting time
bcoz i dont have any provisional certificate and soft copy /hard copy of application form
i have call letter for ssb tech(38) course at bhopal

1. @Jai kumar, if you have completed your degree i.e. a engineering graduate means provisional is essential jai. :)

152. hello vignesh....I m glad to see someone so keen to help bro......thank you....
actually my name is rahul raj and i have qualified for UES entry scheme...cud u help me with the SSB with your valuable suggestions??
my email is is rahuldownunder@rediffmail.com...
it will be so nice of you if you post me your words of wisdom in my mail id....thank you

153. Hello sir pls tell me during ppdt narration we have to narrate as per sequence order or any body can start first...

1. @Dhruba, during the individual story narration, it will be based on chest numbers. After that while the discussion(GD) any one can start first. :)

154. hello sir plz tell me that when we have finished individual narration how can i start gd at first.
i mean what is suitable sentence that we should speak to start gd as first candidate immediate after finishing individual story narration. reply plzzzz

1. Brother, by this time, you may get a common theme from all the candidates regarding the picture, just mingle up this theme and your story and start to talk. :)

155. hello sir
I have been qualified for the SSB interview under UES scheme.But I am not in a position to produce the mark sheets of fifth and sixth semester as the fifth semester result was recently published whereas the sixth semester result is yet to be announced by the university.In view of this will I be allowed to attend the SSB interview .Please let me know at the earliest.

1. Yes, for this you have to get a bonafide letter for your semster marks from your college principal and get attestation for the same.

156. sr,i got call from ssb sscT38 at bhopal on 13th feb 2012 ,sr i lost my online form application reciept ,i called ssb centre contact no but they saying u generate n come but its closed and form not generating ,,sr wht 2 doo pls advice,,EMAIL.ID chitranathchaurasia@yahoo.com

157. Thank you for such a useful post dude. It's really very helpfull me.

158. sir,

159. nope, a candidate should have basic eligibility percentage as per the notification. Other than this , your quality only matters in the SSB. :)

160. hello Vignesh, I lost my online application form and i got a call letter for stl 38 course on 2 feb 2012 allahabad, I am calling the center but they are not picking my call. In that condition what i have to do sir. Please help me and give me the solution for it. I am waiting for a positive response from your side.

161. hi vignesh...i am rajesh..in the WAT test...u said not to use should in the sentences....for example if the word porn is given,if i write like this..YOUTH SHOULD BE AWARE OF THE BAD EFFECTS OF PORN SITES....or i have to write as THE PORN CONTENT IN THE WEB SITES IS SPOILING THE YOUTH NOW A DAYS....PLZ REPLY ME

162. Vignesh sir, please help me what i do??? Tell me what i should do because i have no online application form with me and nobody is picking my call there in selection center Allahabad.

163. hi....vignesh this is ranganath. i have been selected through campus for interview at bhopal...but the letter that i have received asks me to get the online application.what to do...my interview is on 29 jan.pls rpy....

164. when absentee batch list for 128th nda entry (bhopal ssb ,naval academy preference)will be published and where .i tried mailing to them but no response .i was told that i will be called for absentee but i m worrried since i got my call lettr for attending ssb which was on 16jan on 18th jan(call letr recieved on 18)

165. please tell me sir what i do because i have no online application form and my interview is on 2 feb 2012. I am trying to communicate with selection board guys but they are not attending my call. I have mailed them also but they have not replied me till now.

166. vignesh sir i want to know about the time limit for Intelligence Test.....

167. really helpful vignesh sir, as i am going to appear for assistant commandant(technical)in coast guard on 6th feb.
Should i put up a formal attire on that day?

1. Yes, full formal brother.

168. can anyone provide me sample ppdt images for practice.....shashankchauhan26@gmail.com

169. Dear Vignesh Sir,

1. yes u can download the list and go along with it ..

2. brother, tel them any one to courier it or fax it.. lot of options r there.. :)

170. VIGNESH .... my intiall SSB centre for IMA [DE133] is Bhopal .. but Bhopal declared his date for SSB and my roll number is not there.. actually more then 400+ candidate name was not in BHOPAL list..can u help ...and SSB is about to strt from 13 feb ..

1. brother, they wont miss 400 + candidates, they will declare any more lists. Else if you have still doubt, call to the respective selection centre.

171. Hi vignesh, plzz let me know abt these primary and secondary dates, wht they mean?

1. primary date is the date in which your interview is normal scheduled. Secondary date is the option given to you, to attend the interview if you cannot able to attend the interview in your primary date. (This is with prior permission)

172. I applied for ssb in online by mistake i click no for this following question Recognised by Central Govt HRD Ministry/UGC/AIU ? ... then my online application rejected due to this..pl frnds give me a solution..

1. Uma maheswari, the roll no is generated for you or not? . Since, if roll no is not generated, it seems that it is not entered into the data base. So you can apply again. If roll no is generated, and you apply again, it will end up in multiple application submission. Please check this and proceed uma. Thank you

2. Vignesh,pl send me the procedure to apply online ssb exam particularly for academic marks details

173. going for secondary date option decreases chances of getting selected?

1. is there any other option to apply and give me procedure

2. no ajay not like that.

174. IT WAS A WARM ATOMSPHERE AS EVERY PARTY WAS CAMPAIGINING FOR THE ELECTION FOR THEIR PART.ANKIT WHO WAS A ENG GRADUATE WENT HIS HOME AND HIS FATHER TOLD HIM THAT EVERY ELECTION FACES DOWNFALL IN VOTING PERCENTAGE.ANKIT CAME TO KNW DAT NOT ALL VOTERS TOOK INTERSTED IN CASTING THEIR VOTE.ANKIT ALONG WITH HIS FRNDS STARTS A CAMPAIGIN NAME "JAGO VOTER JAGO", HE PERFORM SOME SKITS AT EVERY CORNER OF HE TOWN AND BRUSH THE PEOPLE THAT CASTING OF VOTE IS LED TO CHOOSING OF RIGHT CANDIDATE.ON ELECTION DAY ANKIT SAW THAT A MASSIVE INCREASE IN VOTERS AND THE CAMAPIGN WAS SUCCESFUL,VOTING PERCENTAGE WAS SO HIGH.AANKIT WAS SO HAPPY

175. hey vignesh how r u man?please rate my story

176. hi sir ..i have one problem ....is hallux vagus is a problem in deformity in medicals..(thumb of legs are deviated towards finger)during ssb ....

177. how luck is responsible???,
i was screened out though i performed very well
my story was good and accessor also listem my story completely and i took part in G.D,
then why i m screened out , is it because i look accessors twice.

178. Hi Vignesh Plz tell me if u have an idea as When The Call Letters Or Announcing of results OF UES 22 Will Be released......
I have Attended Campus Interview For Comissioned officer In November Ending ........

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180. hello vignesh sir..my result is semesterwise % based marking system..so can u pls tell me which columns should i fill out of the total 9 columns.in form of Online Application for 39th Short Service Commission -SSC Men(tech) - Indian Army (% age of marks scored orCumulative %age of marks scored (upto 2 decimals or CGPA/DGPA(Cumulative) )

181. is it possible to leave medical examination after get recommended to go another ssb becoz if i got recommended ths can b a prob n the nxt ssb is airforce which i really like to attempt.

182. hello Vignesh,

I am recomendeed for SSCT (NAVY) Can you please help me find out when is the merit list out for JUL 2012 course. Also when the JI will be dispatched. I read blogs on internet too, stating that we get directly the JI and there is no merit list as such. Please reply ASAP.

183. sir i lost my online application form that i filled, and now i m not able to retrieve it. please provide me with the link from where i can download my filled form.