Services Selection Board exam 2017

Services Selection Board Exam

About There are many ways of being commissioned as an Officer in Indian Armed Forces, both for civilians (after 10+2, graduation, post graduation), as well as for Serving Personnel. Whatever be the mode, all except army medical corps
have to clear the SSB interview. There is no limit on the number of attempts that can be made and the SSB Assessors encourage candidates to appear again for SSB interview.(India).
The interview exercise is mainly a psychological tests of the personality quiz of the candidate, to gauge his/her potential as a future Officer in Indian Armed Forces. The tests conducted by the SSB aim at selecting individuals with
OLQs (Officer-Like Qualities).
The selection system is designed over a five-day process, Day 1 is the screening test, Day 2 is the Psychologist Tests, Day 3 & 4 is the group tasks and Day 5 is the Conference (Results).
The personal interview will be conducted either in day 2,3 or 4 during the post lunch or evening hours.
These qualities include Effective Intelligence, sense of responsibility, initiative, judgment (under stress), ability to reason and organize, communication skills, determination, courage, self-confidence, speed in decision-making,
willingness to set an example, compassion and a feeling of loyalty to the nation.

SSB Interview Books

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They are under observation not only while they perform in various psychological tests but even as they conduct themselves during the course of their stay at the SSB headquarters, where they are billeted for that duration.

The SSB Board is not concerned with the number of vacancies. Its responsibility is to assess and then, recommend. After recommendation, the candidates appear for medical examination and after that is the Merit List.
Those who finally make the grade join for training and hence become Commissioned Officers.


SSB Interview 2017 and Their respective selection procedure and exam center.

SSB (Service Selection Board) is an organization which is set-up by the Ministry of Defense, India. Service Selection Board is the body that schedule, organize and conduct the SSB Interview of the candidates applying for Indian
Military Forces. SSB Screens the candidates for the Army, Navy and Air Force. SSB Interview is a five days long procedure which includes two stages of testing as stage I & stage II. This procedure will be organized at the SSB.
Centers (designated by SSB). SSB Interview also includes Intelligence & Personality Test. Here, we have updated the complete details about SSB Interview 2017 which includes updates for SSB exam, preparation tips & books

Services SSB Center Location Name of SSB Center


Allahabad Selection Centre East (SCE). SSB BOARDS – 11SSB, 14SSB, 18SSB, 19SSB, 34SSB
Bhopal Selection Centre Central (SCC) 20SSB, 21SSB, 22SSB
Bangalore Selection Centre South (SCS).BOARDS – 17SSB & 24 SSB
Kapurthala Selection Centre North (SCN)Functional from April 1, 2016 BOARDS 31SSB &32SSB

Bhopal 33 SSB, SCC
Bangalore 12 SSB, SCS
Coimbatore Naval Selection Board (NSB), Agrani
Visakhapatnam NSB Visakhapatnam
Air Force
Dehradun1 AFSB
Mysore 2 A FSB
Gandhi nagar 3 AFSB
Varanasi 4 AFSB
Kanch rapara (Coimbatore) 5 A FSB

The SSB Interview Procedure comprises of two stage selection process: Stage I & Stage II. Candidates, those qualify the Stage I, only they are permitted to appear for Stage II. The complete procedure is given below:

Stage 1: This stage consists of Officer Intelligence Rating (OIR) tests and Picture Perception & Description Test (PP & DT). Stage 1 is a screening test. Candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of combined performance in OIR Test and PP .

Stage 2: This stage is conducted for four (4) days. Stage II consists of Psychology Tests, Group Testing Officer Tasks (GTO Tasks), Interview & Conference.

SSB Exam

Candidates have to qualify one of the exams for undergoing the SSB Interview. The exams are:

  • National Defense Academy & Naval Academy examination
  • Combined Defense Services Examination
  • Air Force Common Admission Test
SSB indian army eligibility

Naval Academy: For naval academy a bachelor’s degree in engineering is a must. Air Force Academy: A degree in B.Sc with Physics and Mathematics; B.E. and B.Tech. Indian Military Academy and Officers Training Academy:
Degree or equivalent from a recognized university.
Service Selection Board was setup by the Defense Ministry. Here the authorities undertake the SSB Interview to judge potential candidates for appointment in the Army, Navy, and Air Force.

The criteria on which the candidates are judged are their intelligence, personality, compatibility, and potential. Mental knowledge is given more importance than physical personality, but still physical personality is like an icing on the cake.
SSB Examination process comprises of Five-day personality and intelligence test schedule is as follows:
Day 1: Basic Intelligence Test
Day 2: Psychological Test
Day 3 & Day 4: The Group Testing Officers (GTO) Activities

Day 5: Conference

SSB interview 2017

Dates announced for NDA 2017 (I & II) Examination.

Events Dates   (NDA I)     (NDA II)
Notification release18th January 20177th June 2017
Application form release18th January, 20177th June 2017
Last date to submit the
application form
10th February, 201730th June 2017
Admit card release one or two weeks before exam one or two weeks before exam
Exam date23rd April, 2017 10th September 2017
Result declaration  May, 2017October, 2017