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Best SSB Interview Coaching Institute In India

Your search for the Best SSB Interview coaching Institute in India ends here. Yes, major Kalshi Classes provide the best SSB Coaching in India.  We deliver the best SSB Guidance for all the Defence Exams. The various entries for which candidates must clear the SSB Interview are NDA, CDS, AFCAT, CAPF, Indian Coast Guard, TES, TGC, B.Tech Navy Entry, TA, INET, NCC Special Entry and many more.

Whether Indian Army, Navy or the Air Force, we offer the best in class infrastructure and an experienced faculty that comprises Ex- SSB Interviewers and Subject Matter Experts. The Services Selection Board conducts the 5-Day SSB Interview to shortlist candidates that can be trained in various Defence Academies like the IMA, INA, OTA, and AFA to join the Indian Armed Forces as commissioned officers.

To Join the Forces, a candidate must qualify for the SSB Interview after clearing the written Exam. Some of the candidates are allowed to attend the SSB Interview directly and they don’t have to appear for the Written examinations. 

Complete 5-Day SSB Interview Procedure - Services Selection Board

The Services Selection Board conducts the Interview for the shortlisting of candidates. The SSB Interview lasts for 5 days. The basic idea behind conducting the SSB Interview is to asses 15 Officer Like Qualities - OLQs in the candidates. The process used to determine the Officer Like Qualities is as follows:

  • Mansa (which means thoughts; Psychological tests are conducted for this)
  • Vacha (which means speech; an Interview is conducted for this)
  • Karma (which means deeds or actions; Group testing is done for this)

Now let’s check the 5-Day SSB Interview Procedure that a candidate must clear to join the Indian Armed Forces as a commissioned officer. The SSB Interview Process might slightly vary depending upon the type of Entry you are going to appear for. The Complete SSB Interview Process is divided into 2 stages, namely Stage 1 and Stage 2. The procedures that are performed on Day 1 of the SSB Interview fall in Stage 1 and all the activities from the 2nd to the 5th day fall in Stage 2 of the SSB Interview.

SSB Interview Day 1: Screening Process

The 1st day of the SSB Interview comprises different Tests. They are discussed below:

1. OIR (Officer Intelligence Rating Test) - Paper 1 and Paper 2

OIR Tests are conducted with two banks of questions covering both verbal and nonverbal reasoning. Candidates had to write their answers down in the past, however, today OMR sheets are provided for marking the solutions. The number of questions in each set and the time permitted for each set vary, so pay close attention to the instructor's pre-test briefing.

2000+ Most Important Questions for OIR Test SSB Interview

2. PP&DT (Picture Perception & Description Test) 

First, candidates will be shown a picture (mainly blurry/hazy) for 30 seconds, after which they will have one minute to report their observations, including the number of characters, their genders, their moods, and the action that is occurring in the picture. Then they will have four and a half minutes to compose a tale based on their findings.

3. Group Discussion (GD)

The batch is divided into groups of 10 to 15 aspirants, and each aspirant must share their experience before the group can come to a decision.

Also, Read Top 10 Reasons For Getting Screened Out in SSB Interview

SSB Interview Day 2: Psychological Tests

1. Thematic Apperception Test (TAT)

Candidates are given 4 minutes to construct a story after being shown 12 photos, 1 of which is blank. The time restriction is put in place to assess each Aspirant's innate response.

Also Read: Common Mistakes in TAT Thematic Apperception Test

2. Word Association Test (WAT)

The Aspirants are required to jot down a sentence that comes to mind when they see each of the 60 words that are presented to them for 15 seconds at a time.

3. Situation Reaction Test (SRT)

A booklet is given to the Aspirants with 60 real-life situations; they must write their reactions to those situations. The total duration of this exercise is 30 minutes.

Know Complete Details about SRT in SSB Interview

4. Self-Description Test (SDT)

Candidates must provide a brief self-description of the context in a few paragraphs. Write about your parents', instructors', friends, and other people's opinions as well as the traits you want to cultivate. This test has a 15-minute time limit.

SSB Interview Day 3: Group Testing Officers Tests

1. Group Discussion (GD)

The GTO first presents two themes for the first GD, from which the group selects one before exchanging opinions. The GTO provides a topic for the second GD, after which the same process is repeated. The group does not need to reach a decision in this instance.

2. Group Planning Exercise (GPE)

Using a map of the location, the GTO describes a situation where there are a number of issues. The candidates then have 10 minutes to write their solutions using all of their resources, including their group. The group then confers a strategy for resolving the issues, which is then described by one of the participants.

3. Progressive Group Task (PGT)

This challenge consists of four different obstacle courses, each of which gets harder as it goes along. The group is expected to proceed and take on these buildings utilising their available aid, such as a rope, plank, balli, etc. There is also a load that needs to be carried. The group is required to abide by all GTO guidelines, which include:

(a) Rule of Color

  • White refers to both people and things.
  • Blue denotes a guy only.
  • Red is off-limits to everyone.

(b) The ground is off-limits to everyone.

(c) Rigidity Rule: Helping materials may be attached to the structures but not to one another.

(d) Rule Of Infinity: The start and end lines extend to infinity i.e can’t be crossed directly 

(e) Distance Rule: No distance greater than  4 feet can be jumped.

4. Group Obstacle Race (GOR)/ Snake Race

A sprint across four obstacles, including a single ramp jump, eight-shaped bars, a 10-foot wall, a double wall, a spider web, and an enormous slide, is one of the most enjoyable activities in the entire procedure. Red should not be touched by either a snake or my man, according to the guidelines. When navigating obstacles, the snake must be handled by a minimum of three people, and the GTO may apply a time penalty for infractions.

5. Half Group Task (HGT)

Similar to PGT, but with only two people in the group and one obstacle to overcome.

Rules to Follow For GTO Tasks in SSB Interview, GTO Color Rules

SSB Interview Day 4: Personal Interview

1. Lecturette

The lecturette is a test of your self-assurance in front of a group of onlookers. Each officer is responsible for leading his men, inspiring them, and explaining the strategy. For this, you need to speak and sing with assurance. The SSB panel administers a test in GTO known as the lectures to verify all of these.

2. Individual Obstacles (IO)

The candidate must successfully navigate all 10 obstacles, each of which will provide a different score as displayed on them. The candidate may repeat the challenges, but only once he has cleared all 10. The 10 tasks are shown below with their respective scores.

  • Jumping over a single ramp   (1)
  • Jump over a Double Barrel    (2)
  • Balancing Beam                    (3)
  • Screen Jump                          (4)
  • Burma Bridge                        (5)
  • Tarzan Swing                         (6)
  • Double Platform Jump        (7)
  • Double Ditch                         (8)
  • Commando Walk                  (9)
  • Tiger Leap                              (10)

3.Command Task (CT)

The GTO calls each task candidate, in turn, selecting them at random, before asking them a series of questions and outlining a task resembling the PGT. Then he requests that the commander who is up for the job contact two of his team members as subordinates to assist him in getting past the obstruction.

4. Final Group Task (FGT)

As suggested by the name, the entire group is again given one obstacle that is comparable to PGT, which they must clear together.

5. Personal Interview (PI)

Any of the three days, following the conclusion of the examinations for that day, may be used for the personal interview. The interviewing officer asks the student a variety of questions about his family, academics, involvement in sports and extracurricular activities, hobbies and interests, responsibilities, and general knowledge including knowledge of the forces, personal life, etc. based on information provided by the student in his PIQ (Personal Information Questionnaire). 

The average interview lasts for 40 minutes, while some may go for an hour or even just 5 minutes.

SSB Interview Day 5: Conference Day

The Final Day is the Conference Day in the 5-Day SSB Interview. The assessor gives a final address before the conference of aspirants gets underway. All the officers who evaluated the Aspirants the previous days attend a board session that is held. Each assessor talks amongst themselves about a candidate's suitability.

The committee then makes recommendations after each Aspirant makes an individual appearance before the board and their overall evaluation is described. Situations are presented to the borderline Aspirants, and a group decision is made. The shortlisted applicants are kept on after the outcome is revealed for additional medical exams.

Top 10 Reasons for Getting Conference Out at SSB Interview

MKC 14 Day SSB Training

Days

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 and Feedback

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 Lecturette

DAY - 12

P.G.T, H.G.T, G.P.E, & G.O.R.

DAY - 13

IO, CT, FGT and Conference

DAY - 14

CPSS TEST

List of SSB Centres

Indian Army SSB Centres

  • Selection Center East Allahabad (Prayagraj): Uttar Pradesh
  • Selection Center Central Bhopal
  • Selection Centre South Bangalore Karnataka
  • Selection Centre North Kapurthala

Air Force Selection Board (AFSB Centres)

  • 1 AFSB Dehradun: Uttarakhand
  • 2 AFSB Mysore: Karnataka
  • 3 AFSB Gandhi Nagar: Gujarat
  • 4 AFSB Varanasi: Uttar Pradesh

Navy Selection Board

  • NSB Coimbatore: Tamil Nadu
  •  12 SSB at SCS Bangalore: Karnataka
  • 33 SSB at SCC Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh
  • SSB Kolkata
  • Naval Selection Board (NSB) Vizag/Visakhapatnam

Marking Scheme in SSB Interview

Pertaining to the SSB Marking System, each of the three assessors will evaluate the medical test, the group task, and the personal interview for a total of 300 marks (PI). A minimum score of 90 is required from each assessor. The SSB consists of 900 total points. It Is Also Divided Into 4 Parts (Psychology, GTO, Interview, And Conference Round), Giving Each Test Phase 900/4=225 Marks. Out of these 225 marks, you must receive at least 90 in order for either of the assessors to say "Yes," while scoring less than 90 simply results in a "No."

Screening, psychological tests, GTO tasks, and a personal interview are all part of the initial four days of the SSB interview process. In this case, you would need to pass with at least 90*3= 270 marks. For Example -

1) One applicant receives 80 points for the interview, 70 for the GTO, and 75 for the psychological test. The final score is 225 points.

2) A different contender receives a total of 250 out of the necessary 270 marks. Thus, the significance of the conference round is now apparent. If your marks are higher than 240, the conference round will determine whether or not you are recommended.

Complete Marking Scheme for SSB Interview

A minimum of 90 points must be obtained from each assessor. SSB has a total of 900 points. It is then divided into four parts (psychology, GTO, interview, and conference round), with each test phase receiving 900/4=225 marks.

Rounds

Marks

Minimum Marks for Recommendation

Psychology

225

90

GTO 

225

90

Interview

225

90

Conference

225

90

Total

900

360

SSB Marking Scheme: Points to Be Noted 

  • The Services Selection Board has backup marks of 225, and they began probing you in the conference round because they thought you were lacking in several areas. 
  • If they deem you fit, they will award you points to raise your cumulative score from the previous 240 to 360 or above (marks As Mentioned Above). 
  • As a result, you receive a minimum passing score of 360 (90X4). Furthermore, you get finally recommended.
  • If an assessor is uncertain about the evaluation of an applicant during the psychology test, he might consult another assessor. The GTO or the IO cannot use the option of getting a second opinion because they must evaluate a candidate's OLQs in real-time.
  • If someone is on the verge of receiving a third assessment but is recommended by two assessors, a review is conducted during a conference. In any event, if a psychologist does not deem someone suitable, they are not at all suggested.
  • All of these aspects of your personality are put together on the day of the conference to determine whether or not the applicant is qualified to serve as an officer in the armed forces.
  • Therefore, developing your thinking is the key to getting high marks. The SSB's selection procedure is based on methodologies that evaluate candidates in light of the needs of the armed services. As a result, practise diligently and get ready for each SSB phase.

CDS Maximum Marks

  • IMA – 300 marks
  • AFA – 300 marks
  • INA –  300 marks
  • OTA – 200 marks

SSB Maximum Marks

  • IMA – 300 marks
  • AFA – 300 marks
  • INA –  300 marks
  • OTA – 200 marks

Total Maximum Marks (CDS+SSB)

  • IMA – 600 marks
  • AFA – 600 marks
  • INA –  600 marks
  • OTA – 400 marks

List of Documents Required for the SSB Interview

  • Matriculation or Equivalent Certificate for verification of your date of birth. [Certificates issued by the board concerned (CBSE/State Boards/ICSE)/ admit Card/ Mark sheet/ Transfer/ Leaving Certificate etc in which date of birth is reflected are not acceptable proof of date of birth.] 
  • Marks Sheet of Matriculation or equivalent. 
  • Intermediate/ 10+2 pass certificate. 
  • Marks Sheet of Intermediate/10+2 examinations. 2 
  • Graduation Degree/ Provisional Degree showing clearly having passed the degree examination and eligible for award of degree.
  • Mark Sheets of all years/semesters. 
  • NCC ‘C’ Certificate. (Not required for wards of Battle Casualty).
  • One copy of the Online Application is duly signed and affixed with a self-attested photograph. (Applications of candidates serving in the Armed Forces should be duly countersigned by the Commanding Officer). 
  • Self Declaration Certificate (Only One SSB Appearance). Candidates can appear for ONLY one of the SSB interviews, that is, either for SSC (NT) -109 Course (Apr 2019) as a CDSE candidate OR NCC Spl Entry-45 Course (Apr 2019). A declaration to this effect needs to be filled and submitted by the candidates at the time of the SSB interview,
  • No Claim Certificate. 
  • Valid Proof of Identity with photograph - Aadhaar Card/ PAN Card/ Voter ID Card/ Passport. (m) Certificate for Not Having Duplicate Profiles/Registration IDs
  • For Candidates from Universities Following CGPA/ Grades System:- 
    • (i) Conversion Certificate regarding formulae for conversion of CGPA/ Grades into marks as followed by the University. 
    • (ii) Self-Certified Declaration Certificate (Aggregate Percentage) regarding aggregate percentage obtained. 
  • In Case Original Documents Submitted for Pursuing Higher Studies. Candidates are required to bring a Bonafide cum Custodian Certificate on original letterhead duly signed by the Principal/ Head of the institution where the documents have been submitted. 
  • Candidates Of Final Year/ Semester Of Graduation Degree Course should be able to furnish the proof of passing to the Directorate General of Recruiting by 01 Apr 2019 and produce the graduation degree certificate either before or within 12 weeks of commencement of the Course at the Training Academy. Such candidates are required to bring the following documents:- 
    • (i) Certificate on original letterhead duly signed by the Principal/ Head of the institution 
    • (ii) Self Declaration Certificate (Proof of Passing) regarding submission of Proof of Passing by the Candidate 

Dress Code for SSB Interview

S.No.

Item

Gents

Ladies

Remarks

1

Dark colour trousers and a light colour shirt

1 set

1 set*

*Suits/Sarees permissible

2

Shoes

2 pair

2 pair

Formal and Sports

3

Necktie

1

1

Optional

4

Winter wear

1

1

Seasonal requirement during winter

5

White shorts & T-shirts

1 set

For GTO tests

6

Tracksuit

1*

2 set**

* For winters only ** For GTO

Know More: What is the Dress Code for SSB Interview?

Best SSB Coaching in India FAQs

Q. Which is the best SSB coaching in India?

Ans. The Best SSB Interview Coaching institute in India is Major Kalshi Classes.

Q. Which coaching is best for SSB preparation?

Ans. Major Kalshi Classes (MKC) specialises in imparting training for all the defence exams whether Indian Army, Navy or Air Force. It prepares the defence aspirants for NDA, CDS, OTA, SSC, NA, AFCAT, TES, UES, and TGC.

Q. Which degree is best for SSB?

Ans. Everyone can become a part of the armed forces whether a science, arts or commerce student. But the arts and commerce students have only a few vacancies. Hence it is suggested to complete your 10+2 with Science and Maths with an Engineering course in your graduation.

Q. Is coaching good for SSB interviews?

Ans. Yes, MKC is good in fact the best for the preparation of the SSB Interview

Q. Is online coaching good for SSB?

Ans. Yes, online courses offered by the Major Kalshi Classes are the best for your SSB Interview preparation.

Q. How can I be good at SSB?

Ans. To be good at SSB you need to develop the 15 Officer Like Qualities within you. Join MKC for the best SSB training.

Q. How can I prepare for SSB at home?

Ans. You can simply purchase the Best books for the preparation of the SSB Interview by MKC Publications and follow the procedures given in the book.

Q. Why SSB interview is tough?

Ans. SSB Interview is a hard nut to crack because an officer must function wisely and effectively under strain in real-life situations, SSB interviews are challenging because candidates must respond positively under pressure. The testing process is time-constrained, and the majority of tests are created in a way that makes them more challenging over time.

Q. When should I start preparing for SSB?

Ans. The ideal time to start SSB preparation is when you realise that you must become an officer and become aware of your goals. Defence cannot be considered a career option; you can join only if you give it top importance.

SSB Interview Course Fee Details:

Course Name/Code SSB+ SPOKEN
Course Duration 14 DAYS+1 MONTH
Form Fee Rs.525/
Course Fee Rs.15,000/-
Total Payable Amount Rs.15,525/-Pay Now
 
Course Name/Code SSB INTERVIEW
Course Duration 14 Days
Form Fee Rs.525/
Course Fee Rs.12,000/-
Total Payable Amount Rs.12,525/-Pay Now
 
Course Name/Code PERSONAL INTERVIEW (CAPF/MNS)
Course Duration 3 Days
Form Fee Rs.525/
Course Fee Rs.3,000/-
Total Payable Amount Rs.3,525/-Pay Now
 
Course Name/Code INDIAN COAST GUARD (AC)(PSB+FSB)+SPOKEN
Course Duration 14 DAYS+1 MONTH
Form Fee Rs.525/
Course Fee Rs.15,000/-
Total Payable Amount Rs.15,525/-Pay Now
 
Course Name/Code INDIAN COAST GUARD (AC)(PSB+FSB)
Course Duration 14 Days
Form Fee Rs.525/
Course Fee Rs.12,000/-
Total Payable Amount Rs.12,525/-Pay Now
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