Abhinav Sirohi Recommended for Air force twice and his experience
april 2014).I would like to share my success story of my 2nd consecutive recommendation from 1Afsb dehradun.
On 28 dec I was recommended by iaf for the first time but in afcat my score was just 135 marks and everyone knows that july intake is famous for breaking many dreams so i
filled the afcat form again and gave afcat again and this time fortunately got 192 marks:) .after getting the afcat score the time to select afsb centre was there.Frankly speaking
I am not very patient so I chose the first afsb date available and that was 9th April and that too from the same board.
So the day 9th april came.I checked out my hotel and reached M.C.O and as usual saw a huge crowd of ssb aspiratnts .Everyone was having his own story with dream of
becoming iaf officer and i was one of them.All of us got into the bus and reached 1 afsb,had our breakfast and then the selection process was started.
Two oir tests were given to us in alaknanda hall.I do not remember the booklet nos but thank god the cube rotation questions were not there and both tests were easy.After the
oir, ppdt was there.As usual a blurred picture was there, some persons saw terrorists in that some saw fighter planes :p, i saw 23 persons raising their hands and looked like a
cricket tournament to me and made a story on that.Finally we were divided into the groups of 15 persons in each group..Reapeters ka group aur 15 bnde shanti kaha rehne
vali thi yr,everyone was shouting to give his point so we were divided into half sub groups in ppdt discussion..the plan worked and in sub groups gd went fine although koi
common conclusion nahi nikla.
After the lunch results came and out of 216 only 64 were screened in .We 64 people went for document check and again a hurdle was there for computer sci people and i
was one of them.Computer walo ka 1 subject ka name match ni hota yr.But i know i had studied the subject and for the difference in nomenclature i got an application attested
by my college director stating both subjects are same..SSB people allowed me to stay there and those who were not having application were sent back and given another
date.Mujhe bhi 9 dec ko vapas bheja tha isliye is bar pehle hi m application college se attest kara ke laaya tha :p.The day went fine .We got are rooms and soon all room
mates were my friends.
The most dangerous part of SSB, psychlogical tests were there.Speed and quick thinking matters a lot.I wrote all the stories positive and in blank picture I wrote my own story.I
attempted all WAT and for the first time completed all 60 SRT by keeping the awnsers short and to the point. Psychlogical tests went superb and in the evening we all
roommates went to buddha temple and nearby market.Election season was there and in the night in our room we were having a conflict between modi supporters and Kejriwal
supporters :p .Anyway raat ko 23 ghante sab gappe maarne ke baad ,we all went to sleep as next day I and my roommates were having group tasks.The best thing was that
all my room mates except chest no. 55 were in the same group.Hard luck for chest no.55,(Bhiwani ka mera HARYANVI bhai akela doosre group mei tha).Also there were bed
bugs in my bed and bed of chest no. 60..60 no. to poori raat so hi nhi paya.Although i was able to sleep
The most interesting part of the ssb,the group tasks were there.Our gto sir came in the room with a blank face and gave a brief introduction of himself.We were given the gd
topics and as usual repeaters batch was there so solid arguments were there.But this time everyone was able to speak.group discussion topics were simple like why indian
students are migrating to foreign universities and why india is becoming a regional power.Both gd went fine and many new points came out which i never knew..Moreover
in my group two ias aspirants were also there.Hum log to apne general points de rhe the but vo dono aisi aisi baatei bata rhe the jo humare upar se bouncer ki tarah ja rhi thi
After that group planning excercise was there.We were shown a model and problems were there like tractor driver got injury in head.railway crossing broken and train is
coming,bank robbery and cow was lost.While many of us were focousing on major problems , a few groupmates were worried over the lost cow :p Chest no. 59 was
saying that ki 1 bnda cycles ke pass chodo kahi problems solve karte hue piche se hamari cycles na chori ho jaei :p..Anyways group planning was fun and all my
groupmates nominated me to narrate the group plan to which i was suprised...I narated the whole group plan keeping in mind all the priorities distances and timings as they are
very important.However afetr group planning i found that many group mates got against me because they were saying that they were given less chance of speaking because i
spoke a lot,i didnt take it on heart as its a competition and everyone wants to give his best..after that pgt was there,our gto sir were again expressionless and introduced us to
pgt and gave instructions.We were given 45 minutes ,got strucked at 3rd stage of pgt but made some jugaad and were able to complete all the 4 stages of pgt just in
time.Anyways we were happy.after that we were free.We went to canteen and decided to purchase Rayban aviators(made a jugaad there also as we were only allowed to
purchase daily needs).3 of my friends purchased the aviators but i had descided that i will purchase them once i get recommended this time :p.
In the evening we went to a movie.Chest no 55(Bhiwani vala Bhai) has told that Mai Tera Hero is a GOOD movi..We watched the horrible film and after coming back ,full gaaliya
di 55 NO. ko..the day went fine and we went asleep early.
On this day I was Having both Interview as well as remaining group tasks.In individual obstacles I did 9..and in lecturete I chose Mars probe and spoke comfortably and
confidently.Vahi dono Ias aspirants ne pta ni kis topic pe kya bola vo fir se bouncer chala gya ..
Just after Gto within half an hour I was having interview.Got ready for interview..My no. came and i was there to face the interview.Interview lasted for 30 minutes in
which the interviewer sir asked me questions regarding my family ,friends ,hobbies etc for first 10 minutes and for the next 20 minutes he asked me questions regarding iaf as
he wanted to know how keen i am to join airforce.He also asked me what extra i have prepared since i was recommended last time also.I said sir merit is yet to come and last
time i got nervous in the interview :p.By this he became polite to me for the rest of the interview and i gave all the awnsers to the best poosible way i know.He was impressed
by my airforce interest as i gave awnsers regarding every question he asked about
airforce including radar,how it works and stealth technology etc.
This day was a holiday for my group as we were free now.We played volleyball and badminton,pool and teased the friends who were having interview on day 5 :p.By the
afternoon we went to Robbers cave and enjoyed their till the evening and came back.In the night time we groupmates showed each other our talents.55 no. ne acting krke
dikhai as he was a good actor,60 no. ne gaana sunaya,sardarji ne pushups kiye,dubey ji ne lukhnow ke kisse sunaye,59 no. ne bhoot ki kahaniya sunai,and maine kuch mast
se joke aur 12 goa ke kisse sunaye..by 2:00a.m we all went to sleep,next day was the judgement day,the conference.
Conference started by 11:30.Our chest nos were in last so our turn came by 2:30. My conference went just for 2 minutes in which officers asked general ques and
After lunch DSO sir came with results.Dil ki dhadkanei BADHI HUI THI..hE STARTED ANNOUNICING THE RESULTS.Only 3 candidates were recommended out of 216 who
started their journey 6 days back.My name was one of them and it was the last name announced ,All 3 were repeaters.I was filled with joy and was shouting in my mind I
have made it again and this time I will definately get permanent commission in iaf..MY FRIENDS WERE HUGGING AND CONGRATULATING ME.THE FEELING OF
ACHIEVING YOUR DREAM CANT BE DESCRIBED IN WORDS :) .During form filling I ASKED SIR I HAVE TO GO TO CANTEEN TO BUY THE AVIATORS AS I HAD DESCIDED THAT I WILL BUY THEM ONCE I GOT
RECOMMENDED.HE SAID WAAH KYA COMMITMENT H :P AND GAVE ME 10 MINUTES TO GO AND COME BACK.I RUSHED TO CSD CANTEEN BUT IT WAS
CLOSED DUE TO AMBEDKAR JAYANTI :( :( :(
Now i am waiting for the merit to come for both july and jan batch and i am pretty sure i will be joining AFA very soon :) .
According to me to get selected in ssb,one must keep on trying his best.but the mantra is do commit mistakes(everyone do mistakes),but never never repeat the mistakes
Anyways my facebook id is firstname.lastname@example.org. and anyone having any query about afsb can get me there .