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CDS SSB Interview

About CDS SSB Interview

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CDS stands for Combined Defence Services. Candidates who want to be a part of Indian Military Academy, Officers Training Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Indian Air Force Academy can apply for the same position and start preparing for Combined Defence Services Examination. This exam is conducted twice a year by UPSC (Union Public Services Conducted).Candidates who clear CDS written exam will be called for the CDS SSB interview by Service Selection Board (SSB). After this, the successful candidates will be appointed by respective training academies

CDS releases its notification for exams in the month of October and June. On the other hand, CDA exam is conducted twice a year in February and November month.

After clearing the written test for CDS, candidates have to go through the CDS SSB interview which includes a series of personality tests. The CDS SSB interview process is same for all the wings, including IMA, OTA, NA, and AFA. The only difference is that the candidates will be called by SSB as per their marks. The cutoff marks for all these exams are different. For instance, the cutoff for OTA is lower than AFA.

Coming back to the CDS SSB interview, the interview is a five-six day process. OTA, IMA and NA are a five days process, whereas AFA is a six days process. In the end, the selection is made by the board on the basis of deductions drawn by different candidates who have gone through the interview process.

Total Maximum Marks for Interviews

  • OTA – 200 marks
  • IMA – 300 marks
  • Naval – 300 marks
  • Air Force – 300 marks

All the very best for your interview!

ATTENTION:   SSB, 2019 SCHEDULE ; 14 Days Comprehensive Course starts on every Monday.


Useful Information

SSB Details

CDS / SSB
  • Forms- October and June
  • Exam- February & November
  • SSB (CDS-I) – July / August/ September
  • SSB (CDS –II) – February/ March / April
Age Limit
  • IMA : 19-24 years
  • AFA: 19-24 years
  • N A : 19-22 years
  • OTA: 19-27 years
EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION
  • Degree of a recognized University or equivalent for IMA and OTA
  • B.Sc. with Physics & Mathematics or Bachelor of Engg for Naval Academy
  • B.Sc. with Physics and/or Mathematics or Bachelor of Engg for Air Force Academy
MODE OF SELECTION
  • Written Examination
  • SSB Interview

14 DAYS SSB SCHEDULE AT MKC CAMPUS

NOTE – 14 Days , 108 hrs, Intensive course starts on every Monday of the every month . student should report for admission one day before starting date.

If you are late , please call us for admission – 9696330033 or Visit our Website – www.majorkalshiclasses.com and take online admission.

The  SSB Interview class terms starts at 9:00 am to 5 pm. On every 12 days & Sunday special 10:00  to 4:00 pm.

DAY DETAILS
DAY- 1 Introduction to SSB
(5 days SSB Procedure , Officer Like Qualities & PIQ form)
DAY- 2 Screening
DAY-3 Screening test, Mock practice and Feedback 
DAY-4 Introduction to Psychological Test & Thematic Apperception Test 
DAY-5 Word Association Test & SRT (Situation Reaction Test)
DAY-6 Self  Description Test & Complete Psychological Test
DAY-7 OIR , (Verbal and Non-verbal Reasoning class)
DAY-8 Personal Interview Briefing 
DAY-9 Mock Interview & Feedback to Student
DAY-10 Mock Interview & Feedback to Student
DAY-11 G.T.O. Briefing , GD and Lectureate 
DAY-12 P.G.T,  H.G.T,  G.P.E, & G.O.R.  
DAY-13 IO, CT, FGT and Conference
DAY-14 PABT
  • SPOKEN ENGLISH CLASSES 1 HOUR’S PER DAY ++ 
  • CURRENT AFFAIR CLASS 1 HOURS PER DAY  ++
  • PHYSICAL FITNESS TEST  ++
  • MOTIVATIONAL VIDEOS & MOTIVATIONAL SPEECH BY – Retired Officer & Academic Director ++
  • REGULAR INTRODUCTION WITH RECOMMENDED STUDENTS ++

5 Days CDS SSB Interview Selection Procedure


Day 1 - CDS SSB interview

The stage-I has been divided into two different parts, including
  • Intelligence Test: It is a simple test which is designed to judge logic or analytical aptitude of candidates. Based on their knowledge, intelligence rating ranging from I to V is awarded to candidates. The result is based on the total number of correct answers provided by the candidates.
  • Picture Perception and Discussion Test: In this test, a picture will be shown to candidates on the screen on which they will be required to perceive correctly. Based on the number of characters in the picture, their age, their mood, and so on, candidates have to write a story. Your perception should be correct. Here, your knowledge, expression, clarity of language (grammatical and logical), and confidence – everything will be considered in this round.
  • Result passing of stage-I Test: It is a combination of intelligence rating, language, gesture, and overall performance in discussion and complete task. Candidates who qualify this round will be moved to stage-II.

Day 2 - CDS SSB interview

Stage-II Psychological Test

This test includes three different techniques, including psychological tests, group tasks, and personal interview./p<>

Psychological Test: In this round, the psychologist will assess your personality through the inputs that you have given in your answer sheets. This test is all about your mind. Your answers should look like natural response and not preconceived. Here, you will also have to complete all the SRTs, 60 TATs, and the 60 WATs. Various types of books are available that will prepare you for these tasks.

Day 3 - CDS SSB interview

Stage-II GTO Test

This round is designed to interact with candidates. Each and every action of candidates will be observed here. Be it your body language, mind, or physical and mental qualifies, you should focus on every activity and action. Here, you will have to be confident and cheerful.

Day 2-4 – CDS SSB Interview

Stage-II Interview:

This round is all about to test your heart and conducted by the senior and experienced officer of the armed forces. Here, he could ask about your interests in life, your achievements, your feelings for your parents, friends, teachers, and society, and so on. Do not try to hide anything. Just be honest and confident and you will clear this round.

Day 5 - CDS SSB interview

Stage-II Conference:

During the final round, the assessments are discussed along with the candidate’s weak qualities as well as plus points. All the candidates will be analyzed in order to see whether they have qualities to be trained to become an officer. Here, candidates with higher intelligence rating will get additional credit.

SSB Test Center

All three tests are conducted independently-

Services SSB Center Location Name of SSB Center
Army
  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)
Navy
  Bhopal, MP 33 SSB, SCC
  Bangalore, KA 12 SSB, SCS
  Coimbatore, TN Naval Selection Board (NSB), Agrani
  Visakhapatnam, AP NSB Visakhapatnam
Air Force
  Dehradun, UK 1 AFSB
  Mysore, KA 2 AFSB
  Gandhinagar, GJ 3 AFSB
  Varanasi, UP 4 AFSB

Course Details

14 Days Classroom Course @ MKC

Course Duration Two Weeks(14 Days)
Course code 1301
Timing 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Course Fees* Rs. 10000/-
Application Form Fee Rs. 525/-
Total Fee Rs. 10525/-

Individual Course

Screening + Psychology (Course Code- 3303)

Duration- 7 Days
Admission Form Charge- Rs. 525
Course Fee*- Rs.4000/-
Total– Rs.4525/-

GTO (Course Code- 3303)

Duration- 4 Days
Admission Form Charge- Rs. 525/-
Course Fee*- Rs.4000/-
Total– Rs.4525/-

Interview (Course Code-3304)

Duration- 3 Days
Admission Form Charge- Rs. 525/-
Course Fee*- Rs.3000
Total– Rs.3525/-

PABT (Course Code-3305)

Duration- 1 Day
Admission Form Charge- Rs 525/-
Course Fee*- Rs.1500/-
Total– Rs.2025/-

Things To Carry In SSB

  1. THE CALL LETTER: You must keep at least three copies of the call-up letter with you. One should be in your hand at the time of reporting at the railway station and the rest safe with you in your bag.
  2. COPY OF FORM FILLED: In some cases like TES, TGC the Selection Boards require a copy or two of the online form filled with your attested photograph. You must be really careful in reading the instructions when filling the online application form.
  3. ORIGINAL IDENTITY PROOF: School/college ID cards, Government issued ID cards like PAN, AADHAR, VOTERS ID, UPSC admit card, Driving license are all acceptable. You ID card must have your photo in it.
  4. EDUCATIONAL CERTIFICATES: You must have at least 4 attested copies and originals of Class 10th mark sheet + certificate (matriculation certificate), Class 12th mark sheet + certificate, your mark sheets of semesters you have passed during graduation and graduation/ Post graduation degree certificate (if applicable).
  5. YOUR EXTRA ACHIEVEMENTS: You must also carry all the original certificates along with their authenticated copies of NCC, sports and co-curricular activities in which you have participated/won.
  6. YOUR PHOTOGRAPH: It is advised that you carry at least 25 passport and 10 stamp sized RECENT photographs with you. People having spectacles must be wearing spectacles in their photograph. The photographs must be in either blue/white background.
    NOTE: - It is advised that you carry all the above-mentioned certificates in originals along with their attested photocopies (at least 4). In case your originals are with your college/organization, you must produce a custodian certificate from the competent authorities clearly stating that they have your original certificates.
  7. CLOTHING: Three pairs of formal clothes (blazer/tie are optional) with complementing shoes, Two pairs of white shorts and T-shirts (with collar) for men and two pairs of white lower pants and T-shirts (with collar) for women. You must also carry a pair of white PT/sports shoes along with 3 pairs of white socks.
  8. OTHER CLOTHING: You must also bring woolen clothing with you if the weather demands. Apart from this you should not forget civil clothing like night dress, casuals, undergarments, towels etc.
  9. MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS: Grooming kit, slippers, bathing kit, lock and key and other items of general use should be carried. You can also carry few essential medicines with you if required.
  10. UNIFORM: A set of uniform (according to the season) and a combat dress is also required for the personnel serving in the Army/Navy/Air Force/Coast Guard.
  11. ADEQUATE WRITING MATERIAL: You must have at least 4 set of ball/gel point pens (black and blue) plus a writing pad for the interview process. A rough notebook/ plain white pages can also be taken along.
  12. FINAL CHECK: You must tally your items with that of the items mentioned in your call up letter. Relax, just think it of a normal outing and take things accordingly.
  13. DON’T PANIC: In case you have forgotten anything you must inform it to the authorities. However, people at the SSB are always happy to help. So, no need to get frantic if you forget to carry a pair of socks!!
NOTE: Kindly avoid carrying any valuable items such as Laptops, Expensive phone, Jewelry. Also keep the cash in your pocket to the minimum. It is better to carry an ATM rather than having too much cash stashed in your wallet. Don’t forget to keep your original journey ticket(s) safe with you in case you are appearing for the SSB for the first time. Well, Major Kalshi Classes Pvt. Ltd. are always with you at every moment of your SSB preparation. All kinds of doubts and queries are welcome at www.majorkalshiclasses.com

Our SSB Experts

K.P.Thakur

Retired Wing Commander K.P.Thakur

Interviewing Officer

Well experienced & decorated officer of Indian air force Wing commander K.P.Thakur has been trained in interview technique and had held numerous motivational & counselling sessions across India is taking care of interview section and provides clear cut feedback to aspiring candidates

Col. Soumitra Dutt

Col. Soumitra Dutt

Retired GTO Officer

Well experienced & decorated officer of Indian Armed force Col. Soumitra Dutt has been trained in GTO & psychological techniques. With an experience of more than 30 years He has got a deep insight of assessing candidates as per the set standards.

LK Pandey

Retired Group Captain L.K.Pandey

SSB Psychologist

Group captain L.K. Pandey (trained at defence institute of psychological research with special focus on psychological techniques) has served in all three selection boards of Indian air force first as psychologist and later on as interviewing officer. With an experience of more than 35 years He has got a deep insight of assessing candidates as per the set standards.

K.P.Thakur

Mr. Saurabh Singh

Communication Trainer

Mr. Saurabh Singh is a Well-known motivator and Spoken English trainer by profession. As we know GD /Lecturette plays very important role in SSB for which proficiency in English is must keeping this thing in view our Communication skills trainer leaves no stone unturned to develop personality of SSB Candidates as per the requirement of the Selection System.

K.P.Thakur

Mr. Prakash Gupta

Reasoning Expert

Educational Qualification- BSC Hons. Maths from J.P University and Bharti Vidya Mandir Siwan. Faculty Of Reasoning At Major Kalshi Pvt. Ltd. Classes From 2008 To Present.

Sushil Singh

Sushil Singh

Current Affairs Expert

Educational Qualification- PG in defence & strategic studies, CBSE NET JRF in defence & strategic studies & Faculty Of Current Affairs At Major Kalshi Classes From 2015 To Present.

SPECIALITY

Why choose Major Kalshi Classes Pvt. Ltd. for CDS/SSB (Combined Defence Services) written exam coaching

  1. MAJOR KALSHI CLASSES PVT. LTD. is India Oldest and Largest Armed forces Preparatory Institute. Established in 2008 by Mr. Saurabh Singh  & Smt. Rekha Singh  Major Kalshi Classes Pvt. Ltd. has over 10 years of experience in successfully coaching candidates to be commissioned into the armed forces.
  2. Every 21st officer in the Indian Armed forces has been a student of Major Kalshi Classes Pvt. Ltd.
  3. Infrastructure: The Major Kalshi classes pvt. Ltd. campus provides unmatched infrastructure, spread over 10 acres in lush green, pollution free, SSB like environment with on campus hostel and mess. Our classrooms for written coaching are air conditioned and well supported by modern Audio Visual technological aids and 24 hrs power back.
  4. Faculty: The highly qualified, experienced and updated faculty for CDS SSB (National Defence Academy) INTERVIEW COACHING provides students with the right guidance to get best results in the exam. Students are coached by permanent faculty member’s not part-time officers (working on per class basis) as in many other institutes.
  5. Physical Fitness:
  • We conduct physical training on Madan Mohan Malviya Stadium (MMM), Allahabad under the guidance of well trained physicals trainers
  • Only Major Kalshi classes pvt. Ltd. offers a fully equipped Football ground, Basketball court, Volley ball court, Cricket field and badminton court along with dedicated Obstacle course and vast open grounds to encourage physical fitness among candidates as endurance and stamina are a pre-requisite for SSB which is the next step after the exam.
  1. GTO and Physical Training – The first outdoor task in GTO task in SSB interview. PGT is about set of obstacles in ground in a specified area in that you and your team members should cross each obstacle defined by set of rules. Also while crossing those obstacles we should carry a load. To cross those obstacles, some helping materials are given by the G.T.O. Balli (wooden log), Plank, and rope to tie these. The difficulty of the task increases from one obstacle to another in a progressive manner. So it is named as Progressive Group Task. Authentic Outdoor Ground made as per the exact specifications of SSB, for Group Obstacle Tasks and Physical Conditioning. The GTO ground at Major Kalshi Classes Pvt. Ltd. is pertinently located in the lap of “Triveni Sangam” (Fafamau Allahabad). In a sprawling one acres Training Ground a total of two PGTs, two HGTs, ten Command Tasks, Final Group Task, ten Individual Obstacles And all six Obstacle course of Snake Race built to 100% Specifications of Service Selection Board.
  2. Medical Checkup Camp: We orgainise medical checkup on regular interval for students where they can undergo for various Tests by Skills & Expertise doctors.
  3. Screening & Psychology: We provide high quality, personalized care to all students, while also providing consultation to them regarding mental health concerns.
  4. SSB Interview- SSB Interview Course at Major Kalshi Classes is highly acclaimed and sought after course. We provide the entire infrastructure including GTO GROUND. The team of retired officers train and groom as per the required standards of SSB Boards.
  5. Sports Meet- Major Kalshi Classes organizes Annual Sports Meet to create enthusiasm and develop competitive spirit among the students.
  6. Fully equipped library: Only Major Kalshi classes pvt. Ltd. offers the facility of a fully equipped library offering 1000+ relevant and important books pertaining to the syllabus of the examination and competitive exam preparation. Students can issue these books for self study, revision, practice etc.
  7. Study Room/ Reading Room: On campus study/ reading rooms are available to provide students with quiet and peaceful environment, perfect for self study and preparations. These rooms are open daily till late hours.
  8. Motivational lectures and movies: Major Kalshi classes pvt. Ltd. specializes in motivating the youth towards serving our great nation. Students interact with candidates from all over the country working towards a common goal. Motivational lectures and movies shown, leave the students inspired to do something for the country and become better human beings.
  9. Discipline & Time Management: Major Kalshi classes pvt. Ltd. is a Defence preparatory institute with strict rules that all students must abide by. All students are expected to follow the Honour Code and Discipline Code of Conduct of Major Kalshi classes pvt. Ltd, failing which they may be expelled without refunds. These guidelines enforced by the academy inculcate good values and discipline in the students. Students also learn the importance and benefits of proper time management. Sundays and other holidays are not observed to maintain continuity and to ensure students can focus on upcoming exam without distractions.
  10. Hostel: MKC is concerned about the accommodation problem of the outstation candidates. Keeping in view this fact we extend lodging and boarding facility to the candidates at reasonable rates. These hostel rooms are well furnished with all basic amenities. It also provides an optional fooding facility to them. & etc.

ABOUT CDS SSB INTERVIEW

The Major Kalshi Classes Pvt. Ltd. offers coaching for SSB Interview as well as written exam for the UPSC CDS. The officers at Major Kalshi Classes Pvt. Ltd are highly qualified and vastly experienced in successfully coaching students for SSB Interview. The standards of excellence followed by Major Kalshi Classes ensure that each student who opts for coaching with us feels confident, focused and determined for SSB/AFSB/NSB.


It is notable that Major Kalshi classes has a team of retired officers from Indian Armed Forces who possess vast experience of assessing candidates in the selection system. Equally, Major Kalshi Classes provides India’s best infrastructure and SSB oriented atmosphere along with the 100% look alike state of the art GTO ground. The selection rate at MKC is highest in India. Every 21st officer in the Indian Armed Forces belongs to MKC and upholds the tradition of Courage and Velour.

SSB Interview Correspondence Kit – CDS SSB Interview

Keeping the requirement of the SSB Candidates, Major Kalshi classes has developed comprehensive study material which not only covers detailed methodology and procedure about the various Tests and Tasks but also provides practical knowledge and helps to develop the right approach of a candidate. These qualities make these books a must buy package for all defence aspirants. SSB Interview correspondence kit consists of SSB Interview book (How to crack SSB Interview), Group Discussion/Lecturette Book & Officers Intelligence Rating Booklet (Reasoning Booklet).


Major Kalshi Classes develops the personality of an individual based on the standards of the SSB and focuses on assisted self-introspection under the well-developed infrastructure and under the guidance of Experienced EX-officers of the Service Selection Board (SSB), Air Force Selection Board (AFSB) and Naval Selection Board (NSB).

SSB INTERVIEW BOOKS - CDS SSB interview

If you want to be a part of the Armed Forces of India, you should prepare to clear the personality and intelligence interview from SSB. However, you should first understand the entire interview process to crack it. SSB Interviews is book designed to help candidates qualify their exam and interview. To purchase the book, you can order online and start preparing yourself.


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