SSB Screening Test | SSB Interview Stage 1 Screening Test

SSB Screening Test | SSB Interview Stage 1 Screening Test

SSB Screening Test is the preliminary SSB Interview Stage 1 Screening procedure conducted by the SSB’s. The SSB Screening is conducted to eliminate unlikely aspirants for further testing. The aspirants who get recommended in SSB Interview Stage I Screening Test are retained for further testing, while others are sent back. Approximately 50% – 60% of the aspirants get weeded out.

SSB Screening Test consists of –

  • Officer’s Intelligence Rating Test (OIR).
  • Verbal and Non verbal IQ Tests.
  • Picture Story Writing.
  • Individual Picture Story Description for about 1 minute.
  • Group Discussion on the Story.

Officer’s Intelligence Rating Test (OIR)

The Intelligence Test comprises of two tests – Verbal and Non-verbal tests. These tests have 54-55 questions, and determine the Officer Intelligence Rating (OIR) of the attempter. They consist of simple linguistic, logical, analytical, and mathematical questions to test the basic common sense.

Verbal Tests

The Verbal tests and its contents are given in the representation below –

Non-Verbal Tests

 The Non-Verbal tests and its contents are given in the representation below –

Picture Perception and Description Test (PPDT)

 The governing test of the Stage I is the PPDT i.e. Picture Perception and Description test.

In this test, you will be shown a picture for about 30 seconds; one minute is give to determine the age, sex, mood of the person and to write the action. The next 4 minutes is given to write a story on the same. After that a group of aspirants are made to sit in front of the assessors for the discussion test which is the second part of the PPDT.

Group Discussion

The Group Discussion in PPDT is same as that of the ones in GTO series. We have observed every time, even in our day to day lives, that whenever we start a discussion something with someone, disagreement and conflicts bound to appear.  Disagreement causes dissatisfaction, disapproval and emotional disorder. Disagreement further means disapproval. To handle this, you need skill. How you react to a contradiction, as everyone is in competitive mood is the plot of interest for the assessors. The System wants to see your reaction against contradiction. Whether are you able to be emotionally stable? Or are you able to maintain the degree of patient listening?

Differences are ought and bound to happen and one should have the emotional stability to resolve the emotional disturbances and emotional disorders. What is required to be done?  The Group Discussion warrants and invites your arguments. The assessors would like to see as to how much mentally cool and composed are you. The moment you speak – your tone, your selection of words, your gesture come which further create your acceptability in the group. Please do not seek an opportunity to stop the discussion.

Download PPDT Slides:

1) PPDT -1

2) PPDT -2

Qualities will come when the discussion is alive. If you are able to draw the discussion in your favor, taking the consideration and the interest of your fellow members. And that too with acceptable gesture and emotional order, you would hold a high chance to sail ahead.

Body language is an indication of your intention and  mental language. Body language should not overpower your words. Without body language, you become neutral. The combination of speed and accuracy makes you sharp, intelligent and speedy.

The main thing that will get you recommended in the Stage I is whether you speak or not. It is generally seen that aspirants with good stories, being rejected. And it is also seen that equally with normal stories are selected. The person who speaks considering the interests of the group gets recommended to stage II testing. They are interested in those aspirants, who will show their qualities in the next 5 days. And not the ones who do not have enough confidence to do so.

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