by Uday Kumar on January 19, 2011

what is screening in ssb?

Dear friends, go through this it will be helpful.In order to filter out candidates not likely to make it after the four/five days in depth selection process, the board Officials conduct a SCREENING TEST to weed out the NOT SO LIKELY Candidates…..
What do the selectors look for?
a) Verbal / Non Verbal tests score must be Above Average
b) Picture perception test depending upon the age, a sensible and a positive story
c) Story Telling: Ability to express himself in front of audience with confidence and clarity.
d) At Group Discussion: Ability to put forward his arguments in a convincing and a polite manner.

Why candidates gets Rejected at this stage:?

Not adhering to any of the above requirement during the test
Not being able to speak well.
Stage fear
Inability to express in English/ Hindi
Negative Story
Dumbfounded-ness in Group Discussions

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Tushar January 28, 2011 at 3:25 pm

I attended a SSB and got screened out. While narrating my story in the PPDT round I was interrupted by the officer saying, ‘I heard your story’. Then I almost lost my confidence an didn’t do well in the group discussion. Please guide my on how to keep my confidence high.


Aman Sinha February 7, 2011 at 1:21 pm

I also have been screened out. Please guide me too.


SWATI PATLE February 10, 2011 at 7:31 am

hello sir,myself swati .n following your guidelines from past 5-6 months,recently come from banglore n get screened out.wat i found that in screening test is that their required fully pre-prepared for GD.i found fault to convince efficiently,wen whole group was unstable,most of them got aggressive.sir since m not well speaker of english language and lacked to being good leaderships quality.plz do consult to hw to improve.i hav second chance too.waitin ur response . thnx sir


Kumar February 12, 2011 at 5:41 pm

dear swati, you need to read news papers, magazines,etc do not waste time on novels…

SWATI PATLE February 10, 2011 at 7:36 am

sir,which books n novels is best to improve command on do consult for tips to being a speaker.thank you sir


suraj October 29, 2013 at 9:28 am

contac me miss patil

govind February 14, 2011 at 7:54 am

sir, i m also going for d SSB but my confidence level so loose? i don’t understand to what to do?


aklesh nautiyal February 18, 2011 at 8:06 am

hello sir my name is aklesh nautiyal i am from dehradun, city of GC’s my questions is that it is necessary to join an ssb coaching institute for SSB interview where we try to improve our qualities or in interview they want or see the natural qualities of a candidate.

And second question is that is english spoken 9in interview is must or a candidate can use hindi to explain his views.
sir i am waiting for ur precious reply that will help me in future.

thanking you


Sunil Dahiya March 14, 2011 at 7:06 am

@ swati- the best way to improve ur GD is to form a group of ur friends & have a GD on some common topic.try to speak maximum in English which will improve ur communication skills as well.i was screened out 2 tyms but after trying this thing i got through Screening each tym.hope that it will help u as well


Yogita April 14, 2011 at 12:56 pm

Please Help Regarding Medical! (In Navy for the post of Pilot/Observer)

6/6 & 6/9………Can u tell me what is this? In terms of number of spectacles >?

what is the maximum limit of Spectacles?? & if one had a eye operation (Retina) earlier in his/her life…will this be a permanent rejection??

& Also TA For 3rd AC??………To Bangalore……..As per Train it cost on way Rs.2100 for 3rd Ac….will they reimburse the full amount??


AVINASH kUMAR May 17, 2011 at 5:28 am

Hello Sir, my name is avinash kumar, i want some information regarding GD in Indian Coast Guard. Can I gave GD in Hindi Language, Is there english languauge compulsory?, can GD in hindi language can affect my merit performance or not ?

Kindly Mail me Email: [email protected]

Thanking you


charusheela kadav May 18, 2011 at 9:16 am

Res. Sir,
Thank you for your suggestion. Still I have some query about this & I require your guidance for this. Sir , will my son have to wait for 07 years (i.e. 6 months first Ezhimala then 4yrs. at CUSAT for B.Tech. in Naval Architecture then 6 months at Vishakhapattanam and then 2 years III Delhi ) for getting his commission ? Will he get the same Permanent Commission after completing the Naval Architecture ? What is the type of physical training he will have to do at Naval Head Quarter Kochi,Willingdon ? Will he get the same facilities of living squadron (separate cabin) and mess and other which he had yet at Ezhimala ? Please reply Sir as early as possible. Sorry for the trouble.


maring June 5, 2011 at 2:11 pm

sir im a serving very weak in in every side.pls tell me about question which is likely to ask about army


ANIL KUMAR June 10, 2011 at 10:58 am

Dear Sir,

I will be appear in the SSB interview . So i want to know about best book for ssb prepration and how i qualify this.

Anil Kumar


anoop July 2, 2011 at 11:26 am

sir, i’m a UES Entry candidate for army. shall we use white pants during our GTO tests or weather we have to wear shorts?


anoop July 2, 2011 at 11:26 am

sir, i’m a UES Entry candidate for army. shall we use white pants during our GTO tests or weather we have to wear shorts? please reply me sir..


Sneha Nimje July 20, 2011 at 4:16 am

i have an ssb interview scheduled on aug, 22nd in Mysore.
i jus want to know that is EKT exam will held in between the ssb interview?
Which institute is best for ssb coaching?


ramesh singh July 26, 2011 at 11:50 am

sir i was screened out last 2 times . how can i get in this time while my ssb on 1 aug 11? pls gave detail instruction abt GD.


Rohith Nair July 28, 2011 at 4:10 pm

Hello Sir,

I’m Rohith J Nair, doing my graduation final year in Mechanical Engineering from Karunya University. I attempted CDS 1 in February to know how good or bad I was, and cleared all my preferences namely Air Force, Army and OTA. I’m about to attend the CDS 2, on september 18th, the one which really matters since it will be my last chance for Airforce. I have a few query.

1) A friend of mine who was screened out of medical board informed to me that if I get declared unfit by Air Force Medical Board in case I clear the SSB, I cannot attempt for Army again. According to my doctor I have a minor anomaly in one of my vertebrae. Even though it is very common among people and harmless normally, I’m worried it would matter in AirForce Medicals. Is it true that AFMB not only declare you unfit for Air Force but for the whole Armed Forces and there will be no second chance in future ?

2) I have been reading in many forums that CDS candidates are never selected for Fighter Stream? It is the ONLY stream I want and if not, I prefer the army.

3) Last year when Indian Army came to our college,I was recommended for SSB through ‘UES entry scheme for pre-final years’ . Are UES candidates eligible for infantry and even if they are by rules, are they inducted into infantry?

4) When you receive the call letter for SSB after clearing CDSE, do they only for the option which was given as first preference or for all the ones that you clear and you can choose which one to attend?

Thank you


Kumar August 7, 2011 at 10:26 am

dear rohith nair,
1.u must understand that every board let it be army,airforce or navy give u two type of rejections in medical board if they find some kind of is either permanent or temporary..if u get a temporary unfit , then u need to get well and report within a stipulated time and get yourself cleared(eg: overweight,obese,kidney stones,dns for nose etc). but if u get a permanent unfit in any board then u will not get an opportunity to apply again as we feel that it will be waste of our time and money to conduct your tests and sponsor your travel,stay and food and then we come to know that yo r unfit(eg: eyesight related issues,deformed bones, bp, stammering, etc)
2.thats all bull shit…cds guys go for fighters
3.yes, very well!!cds guys go for infantry provided they do well in ima you will not get any option other while filing your cds application form .that is the final choise that you get to choose your option

jitesh August 6, 2011 at 1:04 pm

sir, im working in defence force and having aspiration to become an officer. what kind of preparation is required to get claer in ssb in the very first attempt? kindly give me your valuable opinion.i wil greatful to you. thanking u sir in anticipating your reply.


jacky August 9, 2011 at 2:39 pm

i was screened out on the airforce selection board on july 4, 2011.
i thoug wrote a good general life story and narrated it.
In the mean time the officer interuupted and asked the next candidate to continue. Although i didnt tell anything more but hoped to be screened. However not. i didnt tell anything in th e GD because i was not agreeing with the group.
Please advice


Rohith Nair August 10, 2011 at 11:34 am

Sir, thank you very much for replying. About 3) Did you mean UES ?


pradeep August 16, 2012 at 6:02 pm

sir its very nice to see you peoples there in socity who loves to help…and give advice to there youngers…..i really thanks for this
sir can u please tell me that what we have to fill in screening day form and how much all these things useful for later on interview process and how to fill them in positive way….basically i would like if u’ll give what are the fields to be entered in the form
thanks in advance


Sameer May 5, 2013 at 12:01 am

Tips and tricks for screening please sir


PARVEEN May 12, 2013 at 7:07 pm

sir my weight is 75kg,
its have some prolem
please tell me soon


puja kumari June 27, 2013 at 1:11 am

hello sir.
i am going to appear in psb test for the post of assistant commandant conducted by ICG on 3rd july2013.please sir guide me how to clear mat test and ppdt test.
please sir send me previous year question papers on my email [email protected].


mahesh July 7, 2013 at 10:20 pm

Hello Sir, my name is mahesh, Iam attending SSB interview first time, can you please guide how to prepare SSB interview, and how to succed in the interview time.


mahesh July 7, 2013 at 10:22 pm

i have very short time, this month i have interview in SSB, how can i prepare with in 15 days. because i dont anything about SSB interview, can u please help me out.


mahesh July 7, 2013 at 10:24 pm

Hello Sir, my name is mahesh, Iam attending SSB interview first time, can you please guide how to prepare SSB interview, and how to succed in the interview time.

i have very short time, this month i have interview in SSB, how can i prepare with in 15 days. because i dont anything about SSB interview, can u please help me out.


Dharmendra Sharma August 5, 2013 at 7:59 pm

Sir, my mother is alive but father is not. What should I write in PIQ form? where question is about parent in ; yes or no.


ramesh singh October 1, 2013 at 8:45 pm

sir, please give the tips of CDSE exam and percentage


smriri January 27, 2014 at 12:49 pm

Gm sr
I am so exited about the ssb and full confidence to clear it.but problem is that tha ppdt.plz tell me wat i do to get selected on frst day


neha kamboj March 8, 2014 at 7:20 pm

hello sir,
i m neha kamboj. i have compleated my MBA last year now i want to join in army. i will attemt ssb interview i am direct NCC cadet entry i am not good in english but i am confident in hindi how can i do ? plssss help me my interview held in future plsss sir help me ?
if officers put up qus. in english language and i reply in hindi ?
pls sir i request to you pls guide me
if i will attemt interview in totaly hindi language so i am selected or not ? pls help me


neha kamboj March 8, 2014 at 8:23 pm

hello sir i am waiting your reply sir pls help me


Ajeet January 17, 2015 at 5:05 am

this is Ajeet kumar singh.
I have to attend SSB on jan18,2015 but due to some personal reasons i am unable to attend ssb on 18.
so, can i attend the same SSB on some other dates ??


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