SSB stands for Services Selection Board and is one of the most important exams for people who want to get into the Armed Forces of India.
The SSB is divided into two stages:
- Stage 1: Screening
- And Stage 2: Final Selection Process
Stage 1: Screening
On the SSB examination’s Day 1st, every candidate has to give a screening test (Officers Intelligence Rating Test). Each student gets 50 to 55 questions that they have to answer on analytical, linguistic, and mathematical topics.
Here comes the second part of Stage 1, in which candidates have to write a story based on a picture given to them. Further, within a group of 10 to 15 candidates, each member has to narrate the story to finalize 1 out of 15.
The second stage of SSB is more crucial, and only those who pass the first one go to Stage II.
The first task of Stage II is the psychological test to check your psychological skills. In this test, the interview will ask any normal questions or the ones related to different situations to check your logical ability.
Another important aspect is handwriting. simple and easy to understand writing is necessary. It helps make a good impression on the checker.
The Personal Interview round is essential for both stages. It is the main encounter between you and the interviewer.
The interview will be with an officer only who would rate you based on your answers during the interaction. The questions asked by the officer would be essential that you do not need preparations for. If you have any interviews in your school or colleges, it would be very similar. They will ask about your aim, objectives and expectations from being an Armed Forces Officer.
1. Physical Tasks
Every candidate needs to start physical exercises before 2 to 3 months of their SSB examination. Regular exercise will make you physically and mentally fit and will also promote good stamina during your actual test.
2. GTO Tasks
GTO is the Group Testing Officer task in which candidates have to perform sports in groups of 10 or 15. You can practise leadership skills and must possess the well-being of every candidate as it will help you excel in GTO tasks.
3. Communication Skills
Good communication skills are important in each round of the SSB examination. You can practise mock interview sessions with your friends or family and go through some good books to improve your grammar.
You must have a clear vocal sound and possess confidence while giving answers to the interviewer.
4. Newspapers for Current Affairs
The SSB candidate must know what’s happening in the country and the significant issues. Daily newspaper reading is a must for a candidate and watching news channels. The interviewer does not want any deep insights, but they must know that you are familiar with the country’s fundamental issues.
You make yourself ready for the SSB up to 90% and more by going through all the points. All you need is to prepare for your exam with proper guidance, time management and dedication to be an Armed Officer of the country.