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Service Selection Board

Services Selection Board, commonly known as ‘SSB Interview’, is a Personality and Intelligence Assessment Test is conducted specifically to analyze the potential and compatibility of candidates for commission into the Armed Forces of India as officers. The interview process is usually spread over a span of five days. It consists of a series of scientific and time tested psychological testing techniques.

The Schedule of the Classes is as below

Day 1

Introduction to SSB and Officer Like Quality. (OLQ)

Day 2

Psychological Test TAT

Day 3

Psychological Story Writing TAT

Day 4

Psychological Word Association Test WAT

Day 5

Psychological Situation Reaction Test SRT

Day 6

Self Description Test

Day 7

Verbal / Non-Verbal Reasoning & PPDT Screening

Day 8

GTO Ground Visit

Day 9

Group Testing-Group Discussion

Day 10

Group Planning Exercise + Group Discussion

Day 11

Progressie Group Task (Model)

Day 12

Balance of Group Testing

Day 13

Interview Technique

Day 14

PPDT Practice

Day 15

GTO Ground Visit

Note: Lecturette and Group Discussions are Done Every Day. SSB Classes are only available at PUNE (MAHARASHTRA) branch.


  • Screening test is done on the very first day of SSB Interview.
  • Screening test includes Reasoning test, OIR (officer intelligence rating) test & PPDT ( picture perception and description test).
  • In Garud Zep Academy preparation for OIR and Reasoning are given by our experts along with PPDT preparation on Smart Board.
  • Screening is done byDefence officer itself as he was a cross-trained psychological officer in various Board.


  • Second day of the interview i.e. Psychological test includes TAT( thematic Appreciation test), WAT( Word association test), SDT ( self Description test) and SRT ( situation reaction test).
  • Classes for psychological test are taken by our expert officers.
  • Preparation for WAT and TAT is done through projectors.
  • Separate classes for SDT are provided.
  • Assignments with more than hundreds of questions based on different situations are provided for the preparation of situation reaction test (SRT).


  • Third and Fourth day of the interview i.e. Group tasks conducted by GTO includes nine different tasks.
  • GTO classes are taken by our SSB Expert’s ( Ex. GTO officer).
  • Daily Classes on Lecturette and Group Discussions are provided.
  • Training for each obstacle for Group task is given by SSB Expert’s Ten Obstacles: Single Ramp, Double Barrel, Balancing Beam, Screen Jump, Burma Bridge, Tarzan Swing, Double Platform Jump, Double Ditch, Commando Walk, Tiger Leap are Briefed by Expert’s.


  • Personal Interview Programme lays high emphasis on improving communication skills of students. This programme works on students to improve their spoken English skills & soft skills so that they can communicate effectively in various situations and will also help them to face the SSB Interview confidently.


SSB Center Location

Name of SSB Center



Allahabad, UP

Selection Centre East (SCE)


Bhopal, MP

Selection Centre Central (SCC)


Bangalore, KA

Selection Centre South (SCS)


Ropar, PB (proposed)

Selection Centre North (SCN)



Bhopal, MP



Bangalore, KA



Coimbatore, TN

Naval Selection Board (NSB), Agrani


Visakhapatnam, AP

NSB Visakhapatnam

Air Force


Dehradun, UK



Mysore, KA



Gandhinagar, GJ



Varanasi, UP


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