SSB Interview Coaching

Welcome to SSB Interview Coaching

SSB PROCEDURE 


SCHEDULE

FLYING BRANCH

OTHER BRANCH

Day 1

PABT-OIR-PPDT

OIR-PPDT

Day 2

PSYCHOLOGICAL TEST / INTERVIEW

PSYCHOLOGICAL TEST / INTERVIEW

Day 3

GROUP TESTS / INTERVIEW

GROUP TESTS / INTERVIEW

Day 4

GROUP TESTS / INTERVIEW

GROUP TESTS / INTERVIEW

Day 5

GROUP TESTS / INTERVIEW

CONFERENCE

Day 6

CONFERENCE

 

PSYCHOLOGICAL TEST

1

THEMATIC APPERCEPTION TEST (TAT)

2

WORD ASSOCIATION TEST (WAT)

3

SITUATION REACTION TEST (SRT)

4

SELF DESCRIPTION (SD)

BASIC SERIES – GROUP TEST (GTO)

1

GROUP DISCUSSION (GD) – TWO

2

GROUP PLANNING EXERCISE (GPE)

3

PROGRESSIVE GROUP TASK (PGT)

4

GROUP OBSTACLE RACE (GOR)

 

CONFIRMATORY SERIES

1

HALF GROUP TASK (HGT)

2

LECTURETTE

3

INDIVIDUAL OBSTACLE

4

COMMAND TASK

 

FINAL SERIES

1

FINAL GROUP TASK

After clearing the written exam, candidates are called for an Interview conducted by various Service Selection Boards (SSBs). Ideally, you must start preparing for the SSB as soon as you make up your mind to give the written exam. The assessors are looking for OFFICER LIKE QUALITIES (OLQs). For details click here OLQ
IMPORTANCE OF SSB INTERVIEW COACHING 

Guidelines on how to take on each test/task at SSB interview are enumerated below. These guidelines will help students to overcome their misplaced fears about SSB Interview. However, these guidelines, unless practised in the real time environment, with on the spot corrections and moderations by the experts, may not suffice. 

How coaching helps:- 

(a) Provides opportunity to practise in near real time environment. 

(b) Coaching enables the candidates to participate in a group and experience the group dynamics. This cannot be achieved at home.

(c) The response/performance is commented upon and corrected by expert Psychologists, GTOs and Interviewing Officers. Their feed backs are eye-opening. 

(d) The candidate learns from the behavior and performances of the peer group. 

(e) Ground Tasks can only he practised in a ground with real tasks and obstacles. 

(f) The language, formats and design factors of GTO tests/ tasks cannot be understood, unless experienced personally. 

(g) Personal Interview by the Interviewing Officer can never be experienced on your own.

SSB PROCEDURE
Stage – 1 Screening Test
Consists of two tests, Officer Intelligence Rating (OIR) and Picture Perception Discussion Test (PPDT).
OIR – Consists of Verbal and Non Verbal Reasoning.
PPDT – Consists of writing of a story based on a Picture shown followed by a discussion in a group of about 15 candidates with an aim of arriving at a common story.
CANDIDATES CLEARING THE SCREENING TEST WILL GRADUATE TO STAGE II OF SSB INTERVIEW.
Stage – 2
PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS
Thematic Apperception Test (TAT)
•  Twelve picture shown one by one for 30 seconds each. Last picture is blank.
•  After seeing each picture, as story has to be written in four minutes.
•  The story must have a main character (Hero) who should be in positive frame of mind.
•  Personality traits of candidate are assessed from the behavior / actions of the hero.
Word Association Test (WAT)
•  Sixty words are shown one after the other 15 seconds each.
•  Candidates have to write a sentence expressing the idea / thought that comes to their mind on seeing the word.
•  Have thought positive responses, showing success, responsibility, optimism, honesty, patriotism etc.
•  Avoid negativity such as fear, insecurity, anxiety, cowardice etc.
Situation Reaction Test (SRT)
•  Total 60 situations are given to the candidate in the form of a booklet and response time is 30 Minutes for the entire test.
•  The problem or the situation given must be resolved completely in a realistic and practical manner.
•  The situations must be serially answered.
•  Give practical and logical solutions.
Self Description
•  A candidate is required to write this in five paragraphs consisting of :- Opinion of Parents; Opinion of Teachers / Employers; Opinion of Friends / Colleagues, your opinion about yourself and finally the qualities that you would like to develop in yourself.
GROUP TESTING OFFICER SERIES (GTO)
Group Discussion (GD)
Usually two topics of general interest are given by the GTO. Each candidate is supposed to express his views on the given topics. The time for discussion is 20 mins. After that the second topics is given to be discussed for about 15 mins.
How to participate
During choice of topic, try to prove that the topic of your choice is better and more important to discuss by giving relevance of the topic during GD.
•  Must speak at least 4-6 times.
•  Whenever you speak support your arguments with logic & facts.
•  At one time don't speak for more than 40-45 secs.
•  Take a pause and speak again after 2-3 candidates have spoken.
•  If you don't know much, keep quiet, listen to others, collect your thoughts and then speak.
•  Always look at the person who is speaking and listen attentively.
•  Candidates must improve general awareness by reading newspapers, magazines, internet, essay books & relevant TV programmes.
Group Planning Exercise (GPE)
•  A story in which 4-5 problems, varying in their degree of gravity are explained on a sand / cloth model.
•  Certain facilities and limitations are also mentioned.
•  Reasonable assumptions may be made. Plan should be sensible. Candidates are given 10 mins to write their individual plan to overcome / handle the problems.
•  The group has to then discuss for 15 mins and come to one common plan, after which one person gives the group plan.
•  Candidates must actively participate, take others view and rationally help the group to arrive at a workable plan.
•  You must try to narrate the plan on behalf of the group.
Outdoor Tasks
Outdoor tasks comprise PGT, GOR, HGT, IO, CT & FGT.
•  The GTO tests the behavior of a candidate in a group where there is no Group Leader nominated.
•  GTO observes the candidates for qualities like cooperation, group affinity, natural leadership, planning, initiative and task orientation.
•  The tasks cannot be negotiated by an individual and need a group to cross it.
•  The tasks are time bound and governed by some rules.
•  Helping material like wooden plank, pole and rope are given.
Progressive Group Tasks (PGT)
•  Comprising of four successive tasks.
•  The degree of difficulty increases with each task.
•  There is more than one solution for each task.
•  Candidate must assert herself and simultaneously seek suggestions and advice of others.
•  Candidate should observe the structures carefully and analyze their design & layout for possible solutions.
Group Obstacle Race (GOR)
•  Commonly called Snake Race.
•  It is in form of competition with other groups.
•  The Group has to tackle 6 obstacles collectively, carrying a rolled up tent, called snake.
•  Aim is to see your group cooperation, cohesiveness, physical agility and stamina.
•  Does not involve any planning. Be active & show team-spirit.
Half Group Task (HGT)
•  The group is divided into two (Approx 5 each)
•  It has one task and same task is given to each group. (Generally level two task of PGT)
•  Time allotted 10 mins.
•  It gives more opportunity and exposures to each person.
•  In case you could not do much in PGT this opportunity must be exploited.
Individual Obstacles
•  10 obstacles to be completed in 3 mins.
•  Every obstacle carries its own points / marks.
•  Basically your physical agility, stamina, physical & mental courage are observed.
•  The obstacles are not very tough. A candidate with average fitness can negotiate them. Improve your physical fitness. Practice pull ups & push ups.
Command Task
•  Command Task is aimed at testing the leadership and command capabilities of candidates.
•  The nature of obstacles and facilitating material remain the same.
•  The only change is that one candidate is nominated as a formal leader, asked to choose his team, plans to negotiate the obstacle and finally executes the plan.
•  The candidates judgment, planning and analytical capabilities are checked and his ability to get a task executed are also tested.
•  The candidate must, therefore, choose his team carefully.
•  Normally, the work should be got executed by the chosen candidates, but in case some part of obstacle negotiation needs his assistance, he should be ready to do so.
Final Group Task (FGT)
•  Similar to PGT but only one task.
•  Level of stage three of PGT.
•  Time approx. 15 mins.
•  GTO has a last look at the candidates to finally decide their results.
•  You should be actively involved and give as many workable solutions as possible.
•  Task could be frustrating, so keep your cool and mental balance.
Lecturette
•  The GTO is testing the speaking skills speech of a candidate. He should be able to speak effectively, attract attention while he is talking, have a clear line of thinking.
•  This candidate is given four topics of general nature.
•  The candidates are required to select one topic, prepare for three minutes and then deliver the speech / topic on which he is fully confident of having enough knowledge and material to speak for three minutes.
•  The views expressed should be balanced and extreme positions avoided.
•  The clarity of thoughts and ideas must be ensured.
•  Read newspapers, magazines, books to improve your general awareness.
INTERVIEW
You will be required to fill up personal information Questionnaire (PIQ) form on reaching the SSB center. Most of the question during your interview will be based on this form. Revise your bio-data and write everything in orderly and neat manner. You must have sufficient data on your school, college, city, games you play, hobbies, extra-curricular activities, why you want to join armed forces etc. Revise your current affairs and recent events. During the interview present a well-groomed look, exhibit good manners and discipline, be yourself and don't be over anxious. Be loud, clear, and confident reasonably brief while answering and look into the eyes of the interviewing officer. Do not tell lies and never get into an argument with the interviewing officer. If you do not know something, honestly admit it and express desire to find out.
IMPORTANCE OF SSB INTERVIEW COACHING 

Guidelines on how to take on each test/task at SSB interview are enumerated below. These guidelines will help students to overcome their misplaced fears about SSB Interview. However, these guidelines, unless practised in the real time environment, with on the spot corrections and moderations by the experts, may not suffice. 

How coaching helps:- 

(a) Provides opportunity to practise in near real time environment. 

(b) Coaching enables the candidates to participate in a group and experience the group dynamics. This cannot be achieved at home.

(c) The response/performance is commented upon and corrected by expert Psychologists, GTOs and Interviewing Officers. Their feed backs are eye-opening. 

(d) The candidate learns from the behavior and performances of the peer group. 

(e) Ground Tasks can only he practised in a ground with real tasks and obstacles. 

(f) The language, formats and design factors of GTO tests/ tasks cannot be understood, unless experienced personally. 

(g) Personal Interview by the Interviewing Officer can never be experienced on your own.

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SSB INTERVIEW COACHING
For ARMY, AIR FORCE, NAVY, WSES, T.A., COAST GUARD, CPF
Batches commencing EVERY SUNDAY

  • Being an integrated chain of academies The Cavalier has the distinct advantage of sharing, evolving and updating its teaching techniques and infrastructure, Matching the latest trends in SSB interview centers.
  •  We have the largest team of officers who are Ex SSB President, GTOs, psychologists from Army, Air Force and Navy striving for your success.
  • The Cavalier has the honour of sending the maximum number of candidates to NDA, IMA, OTA, Naval and Air-Force academies.
  • At The Cavalier each individuals personality traits are analysed and the candidates are groomed accordingly.
  • The Cavalier is the only institute which has latest Outdoor tasks and individual takes laid out in open space to give all candidates an actual feel on ground.
  • At The Cavalier all candidates are given full practice of screening test, including verbal, non-verbal reasoning and PPDT.
  • All Students are put throught a mock test on arrival. Their qualities are analysed and Individual counseling is done by the psychologist.
  • Training at The Cavalier emphasizes on Creative Problem Solving, no Cramming and spoon feeding is done.
  • All Psychological tests are Analysed, Explained, Practiced and Corrected repeatedly.
  • Specialized Coaching is given for English Fluency and Personality Development.
  • For better interaction and practice, we have a minimum of two batches running concurrently.
  • Only The Cavalier gives you an option of undergoing a three days refresher course, free of cost

     Our success rate speaks for itself
Free SSB coaching for wards of War Widows / Defendants of War Widows. Fee concession for defence personnel's / their wards, military school & Sainik School students.

 

SSB INTERVIEW

10 – 15 Days Course, 8 Hours Training Each Day

Tuition Fees – Rs 6500/- + S.Tax

 

FREE PABT for SSB Interview Students of The Cavalier

 

CPF INTERVIEW

One Week Course

Tuition Fees – Rs 3300/- + S.Tax

HOSTEL & MESS FACILITY
Hostel & Food – Rs 200/- per day (Three meals + Tea)
Need to carry:-
Two Bed Sheets, Pillow Cover and quilts (as per season), Sports Shoes, Shorts or tracksuits or loose jeans for Outdoor Activities

Please Note:-
-         Security Deposit – Rs 500/- (Refundable)
-         Bring three colored passport size photographs & one ID Proof
-         For Advance Registration : Kindly send Demand Draft of Rs 1000/- in favour of Cavalier Coaching & Security Network Pvt. Ltd. Payable at New Delhi (Adjustable in Fees)

FACULTY

SSB Interview Faculty


Col SK Chhabra (Director) MSc, PGDM(HR) : An ex NDA, SAINIK SCHOOL KUNJPURA and defence Services Staff College Alumni. Highly qualified and experienced trainer for Personality Development, communication skills and personal grooming. Extensive experience in teaching officers (Finance & HR) and SSB aspirants.
Maj Sunil Chopra (Director) LLB, MSc, PGDM, Dip. in Training Development,  Sena Medal :  A Military School Belgaun, IMA and Defence Services Staff College Alumni. Sena Medal (Gallantry) and Army Chiefs Commendations TWICE. Qualified in Training and HR Development with 8 yrs teaching experience in Army, Civil and SSB aspirants.
Wg Cdr RN Sharma (Psychologist) : From Air force Education Branch, MA, and MEd with good back- ground in Psychology. Trained by DIPR 4 years experience of working as a Psychologist in AF Selection Board Dehradun and Varanasi. Teaching experience for nearly 2 decades.
Wg Cdr D Mathur, VSM (Interviewing Officer) : Experienced Interviewing Officer, with tenures at Dehradun and Varanasi SSB Centres. Also served as Chief Instructor at Defence Institute of Psychological Research, New Delhi. He has authored three books and is also recipients of Vishist Sewa Medal and Commendation by the Air Chief.
Cdr Satendra Singh (GTO) :  Educated at St. Joseph's College, Nainital & R.I.M.C., Dehradun, belong to 41st NDA Course. Joined Executive Branch of Indian Navy & specialized in Naval Communications. Underwent GTO Training at SSB, Bangalore.
Gp Capt HC Singhal (Psychologist) :  M.Sc (Physics) and M.Ed from Kurukshetra University, University topper in Graduation, Joined Meteorological Branch in Indian Airforce in 1975. Trained as a psychologist at DIPR and served as senior psychologist at 1 AFSB, Dehradun.
Col. Arun Behl, MSc, EMIB (Interviewing Officer): An Alumni of NDA and Defence Services Staff College, and Masters in International Business from IIFT.Trained in Interviewing at Defence institute of Psycological Research, he has served as Deputy President and Interviewing Officer at SSB Centre at Bhopal and has conducted 3000 interviews.
 Gp Ca pt H L Dhawan (GTO), MA, MEd : From Air force Education Branch. Trained at DIPR as a GTO & having 5 years experience of Selection at No. 1 SSB, Dehradun. Has teaching experience for nearly 4 decades.