Sunday, January 4, 2009

SSB Testing Procedure


Hai ,Happy New Year to all of you.
My hearty wishes for Prosperous, Healthy, Meaningful, Successful and ever happiest days .

I was talking about the efforts taken by me to pass through one of the milestones ,I had set in my life, that is to serve in Indian Armed Forces.Now I want to share with you what I learned while achieving it. As you know the entry in to the Armed Forces as an Officer is restricted with a unique testing procedure by a board of officers called Service Selection Board (SSB).We have to clear various tests conducted by SSB. Before that we have to qualify in the Intelligence/screening test to appear in all the tests conducted by this board. These test are mainly grouped as Phychological,Group Testing Officer's(GTO),Interview and concluded with Board Conference. Psychological Tests include TAT(Thematic Apperception Test),WAT(Word Association Test), SRT(Situation Reaction Test), Self Description. Group Testing Officer's(GTO): Group Discussion(GD), Planning Exercise(PE), Progressive Group Task(PGT), Group Obstacle Race(GOR), Half Group Task(HGT) ,Lecturatte, Individual Obstacle(IO),Command Task(CT),Final Group Task(FGT).Personal Interview and Board Conference. I will be discussing these tests one by one.
Read on.........


33 comments:

Anonymous said...

what are the medical tests.
And what does they check.
What are the Do's & Don's.

Capt Pradeep Kumar K. Padmanabhan said...

Who ever clear the Interview are asked to appear for Medical Examination.Medical board will check the physical and medical fitness.In physical they check for height ,weight,chest expansion and for physical disabilities,In medical ENT and various diseases by checking blood,urine,etc..,blood pressure,ECG etc....I have no clear idea for what all diseases they check.But if its a curable disease they may give a chance to reappear for medical after 3 or six months.Even for little bit overweight/under weight people ,they may consider,if they feel that the candidate can improve the current status.

pankaj said...

Sir,i have a very small anal fissure since 5 years,it can be operated and corrected.do i have a chance of being selected.i have my ssb in march 2010

Capt Pradeep Kumar K. Padmanabhan said...

Pankaj,
NOTHING STOPS YOU FROM TRYING.THE MEDICAL BOARD HAVE TO TEST YOU AND HAVE FINAL AUTHORITY TO DECIDE ON IT.DON'T GO FOR HEARSAY. FACE IT. KNOW IT.GO AHEAD.ALL THE BEST.

sanjiv said...

sir,
this is sanjiv kumar from delhi.
sir when i was in class 8th i had fracture in my left hand.steel rod ws put inside. nw i m fine and can work with my left hand also. wht are my chances in selection during physical

Abhijeet said...

Hello Sir you are doing excellent job by clarifying our doubts and giving counseling which are price less. Sir i have appeared for SSB 2 times, but i m not recommended both the time.At that time i was unaware of my mistakes.After reading to your blog & instruction my all doubts are clear and now i recognized my mistakes. Thanks a lot. Sir frankly speaking i never thought of joining Army before attending to SSBs but after Attending to my 1st SSB i don't know what happened to me I suddenly got boost up to join only this profession. I have my SSB for Navy in March 2010. Sir i always need your guidance plz be in touch at: abhijeetsinhay2k@yahoo.co.in

Sharad said...

Hello sir, Can I know about the medical tests that are conducted during ssb recruitment process so that I can work upon them. I am very serious for my selection in the Indian army. This my first and last chance. Please sir help me out.

durgesh said...

Sir, I have been recommended for SSC tech entry but in Medicals at MH Bhopal i got 3 TR's. I went for Appeal medical in BHDC, they unfit me in two. Will i get review medical and i want to know that is everyone get review appeal or not......Plz guide me......

dsa said...

sir, I want to know about teeth health during ssb medical test

Publisher said...

Sir, I wanted to know about the weights standards . Sir, i am 6'3 and weight 100 Kilos . But i m healthy and i have very little flab and i m trying very hard to reduce my weight. I have a my coast gaurd fsb in april end. My expected weight is 76 and +- 10 % is allowed , that makes it around 82 . There is still a 18 kilo difference . Will they consider me sir ? Please help i am very confused and tensed.

Thanks

Ravi. V. Nair

Capt Pradeep Kumar K. Padmanabhan said...

Ravi,
they may consider you,may be with a warning to reduce in a time frame, try your best to reduce ,and what ever may be the status at the time of interview ,be positive and optimistic.

sanjiv said...

sir,
this is sanjiv kumar from delhi.
sir when i was in class 8th i had fracture in my left hand.steel rod was put inside. now i m fine and can work with my left hand also. what are my chances in selection during physical

Vijay Nair said...

Hello sir,
I am Vijay. I have given the CDS examination this February and waiting for the result. The main problem is that I have a poor eyesight, I suffer from knock knees and I also have back pain. Can I know what are my chances of selection in the army? Should I go for ssb if I am selected? Or should I do something to correct these problems within me?

Capt Pradeep Kumar K. Padmanabhan said...

Getting a chance to go through SSB itself is an experience in life.Don't too much bother about your shortcomings,face it in interview and get an answer. I am not in a position to answer your all doubts,as i am not in touch with the latest medical selection rules in SSB and not a qualified doctor.Let us hope that some officer knows these rules well, post answer for you people while reading this blog.

VEERA said...

Jai Hind Sir,

1. My name is Raghavan from Chennai,
2. I was not recommended at 14 SSB Allahabad ( NCC Spl entry OTA )
3. I feel I missed out on Psychology Test i.e ( Word associations, Situation reaction, and Story writing)
Could you please tell me the methods to prepare for my next SSB.

Thanks,
Raghavan.
srikanthraghavanps@yahoo.com

Rajesh Jaidevan said...

Hello sir,
I am Rajesh, I have been selected in CDS-1 examination which was conducted on 14th february 2010 and waiting for my SSB call. I wear spectacle of power 1.5 for each eye. So will the army reject me or will it select me despite of this abnormality in my vision?

hament said...

hi rajesh the power for each eye should be less tha 3.5 for army. so dont worry you can get selected .best of luck

sanjiv said...

JaiHind sir,
this is sanjiv from delhi.
sir when i was in class 8th i had fracture in my left hand.steel rod ws put inside. nw i m fine and can work with my left hand also. wht are my chances in selection during physical.plz reply n help me out

Anonymous said...

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shaikh said...

sir i have knock knee problem bt is it going to affect my medico as i didnt feel pain after vigorous running or my knees do not collasped while walking bt after forming V shape my knees got touched...how can i cure my knock knee problem???reply sir...

Anonymous said...

Sir, I haev got recommended for Pilot Entry to join Defence, and gonna have medicals starting in a day or two, but, one of the point I am afraid of is, I am having a knock knees shortcoming, could you please suggest me something on that? Is it a Permanent Rejection? What could be done in this case?

nayan said...

Sir,
I have applied for ues 2011 , i am confident of clearing the interview rounds bt my main concern is physical fitness test ,, because I constantly suffer from cold and cough,, will it prove hinderance..

anticipating ur reply

archana sahu said...

hello sir,
I m going to appear for ssb in june-july 2011.I wanted to know how and what should i prepare for the "lecturate" and "GD".Please sugest me somthing..

Anonymous said...

hello sir,
I smoke 2 to 3 cigg.. will effect my medical test?

Rahul Pundhir said...

hello sir,
I recently got recommended from alld. For IMA course 131.
I got TR for eyesight.its -3.75.
Sir, are there any chances?

GEN>SUNDAR said...

i want to clear my ssb for which im watin for the call letter pls tell me the easy ways and imp points...[ls help me dis is my future,,,,,,,,

Anonymous said...

hello sir,
i have cleared the CDS written paper and waiting for the SSB in November.I have a heavily built body due to gymming.Hence my weight to height ratio doesnt match correctly
So what exactly should I do?
thanking you
Anonymous

brij said...

thnks for d usefull info sir.
i wnted 2 knw tht if a candidate is rejected temporarily due to knockknees .... does he clears it in rmb???
i mean can a person with knock knees clear medical board?

brij said...

thnks for d usefull info sir.
i wnted 2 knw tht if a candidate is rejected temporarily due to knockknees .... does he clears it in rmb???
i mean can a person with knock knees clear medical board?

Omer said...

could u please tell what medical test is being carried out by air force medical authorities for fighter and transport apart from what u have mentioned above............

Anonymous said...

Sir, after completing the Short Service Commission (SSC) at OTA Chennai is it necessary for us to join the Indian Army ?
-Rahul

Anonymous said...

R/Sir,

I want to know that what are the chances of being selected in Merit list as I am recommended after FSB of Indian Coast Guard 02-2012 batch.

Ashish Kumar said...

Respected sir,
I got recommended from allahabad board for technical graduate entry but in medical test my height was measured 156.5 cm.
I do not belong to hilly areas.
What are my odds in appeal?
please reply.

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