SSB Experience of S V ARAVIND

by Uday Kumar on February 28, 2011

I cleared my ssb in 7th attemt (previous 6 were screened out) for army and declared medically fit.this blog also helped me a lot.thanks for all the persons helped and prayed for is my experience
lot of people believes that scoring 80% marks in verbal and non verbal,and a possitive story wil clear screening .totally wrong.officers will correct verbal and non verbal but only matters in merit list
2nd thing officers will not read the story your narration is very important if the officers understands your story you are in.then how u politely speaks in group and your body language matters.sit in a relaxed and calm manner
this is my experience from screening
what i done this time was i wrote a realistic story and narrated in a very good manner i didnt speak at all in GD,BUT I LISTENED CAREFULLY AND OBSERVRD OTHERS.I GOT SCREENED IN.

TAT they will purposly show pictues of house burningmboy drowning like that
if a picture of house burning shows pls dnt write that ur neighbours house was burning you reached there planned the rescue operations saved life like that bcoz majority of us dont experienced such things in life.connect every story with your PIQ
FOR EG the word is help-you may write helping others is a pleasure.the gto wil chek ur hlping mentality in gto tasks
there is not neccesary to complete 60 srt.te psychologist are experienced enough to catch u in the 1st 10 each question carefully trhen answer.
self description
ask to ur parents.friends what think about you…
in gto be a teamman,and be natural
my humble suggestion to all my fellow aspirants.
-dont prepare anything for ssb
-go with an open mind
-take the blessings of ur parents
-dont compete with others
-enjoy the selection process
-u will get recommended
-make lot of friends
bciz of limited time iam not posting the tat pictures and interview experience i will post it soon
may god bless you all
thank you


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Jayakumar March 1, 2011 at 9:34 am

Happy to see your experience with Indian Army.
When you are free please post your remaining experience (TAT Pictures, Advices from you)

Thanks in advance


EZEKIEL March 3, 2011 at 2:06 pm

very good info about the Screening process…..i frst got recommended AND THEN so TWICE….U HAVE CLEARED MY DOUBT….THNKS!


sahithya March 14, 2011 at 4:40 pm

hello…. i am totally confused abt the ssb processe… can u gimme more details on how to clear the first round??
this s the first time i am going 4 the ssb…


ARAVIND SV March 19, 2011 at 4:54 am

if u have 2 clear the 1st round its very simple open your mouth &talk confidently like a king


ARAVIND SV March 19, 2011 at 5:06 am

my humble suggestion for all the aspirants
dont look for any ones advice for ssb even from recommended people
u have 2 use your own psychology
before the start of psychologytest the psychologist explain
like this
here v r going 2 show 11 pics +1blank slide each pic remain in the screen for 30s & u vl b given 4mins 2 write a story,the story should be like this
1what leads to the situation
2 what is happening
3 what is the probable out come
write the story as it comes without giving importance to the beauty of words
here the problem is 90% people dont follow these instructions they will manipulate stories pls dont take advice from any one even the psychologist attends ssb there is no guarantee he/she pass it.use ur own psychology then only everyone will clear ssb


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Karri Vinod March 26, 2011 at 5:48 pm

i have messed up wid ma btech have an aggregate of 71% in my first year but gradually coming to my final sem made it to 58% and 9 back logs ………..! i am have a great passion to work for the armed forces ………… so if i am in a dilema that is 4+1 (5yrs)delayed degree wid 60%aggregate eligible for navy , army n air force jobs ……….this doubt is killing me …….. if not i have recently got selected for indian coast guard navik gd on nter base ……. sir plese do suggest me somethin


Kumar March 29, 2011 at 5:45 am

Karri Vinod, there is no chance to apply for the armed forces since there has been a Integrated Headquarters decision that people who have failed/arrears in any semester shoud not be eligible to apply… but a lot of ifs and buts were discussed and later it was said that the backloggers must have adequate percentage to prove their mettle…in my opinion you must try for coast gaurd whole heartedly

rajesh March 26, 2011 at 9:42 pm

hii arvind. it really takes a big man to share his success and failure.. and hope your experience should help many..

Yes you are correct.. never compete with any one as “”FOR YOU TO WIN, NO ONE NEEDS TO LOOSE””
Thanks arvind.


jitender kumar singh March 31, 2011 at 6:13 pm

sir a person one who cleared his backlogs before applying is allowed or not..?


nitin April 1, 2011 at 7:18 am

hey,i have three bad teeth … i fit into ssb medical standards…at end of this month i m going for ssb.


vijay kumar pedapudi April 12, 2011 at 4:49 pm

aravind firstof all i am congratulating you .and thanking you for sharing your experience
all the besst in future


manish kumar April 13, 2011 at 2:06 pm

sir i have attended ssb 5 times but didnot clear it. i reached till conference only once in my 3rd attempt .sir iam very much depreesed please suggest me the way


Yogita April 14, 2011 at 9:24 am

Hello Sir,

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??


Nabendu April 17, 2011 at 5:54 am

“TAT they will purposly show pictues of house burningmboy drowning like that
if a picture of house burning shows pls dnt write that ur neighbours house was burning you reached there planned the rescue operations saved life like that bcoz majority of us dont experienced such things in life. “connect every story with your PIQ”…………… i can connect this kind of stories with my PIQ???????


KUNAL May 21, 2011 at 3:45 pm

Thanks sir, for your advices.I will try to keep all of them in my mind and work accordingly .I m going to face ssb for the first time and the thing which fears me most is you took 7 times to clear it.I have one problem of competing myself with others and also lack of self confidence. Please advise me for this.


Raj June 9, 2011 at 12:12 pm

July 2011 course will be commenced now. Can anyone tell me the dates it usually starts???

Till now the merit list is also not declared. Anyone have any idea when will it be done.

Thanks in advance.


Ankit June 20, 2011 at 5:17 am

Sir i have 2 bad teeth with some gap between them am i eligible for medical in ssb ,i hav apprd once and was confrnc out..


deeps June 20, 2011 at 8:24 am

sir plz suggest me ,how to prepare for cdse especially g.k portion.and plz provide sme tips to score high in dis examination


Shubhisaxena July 14, 2011 at 10:15 am


I have read all ur blogs.They are really helpful to me.Kindly can u please tell me which is the best to prepare for GD and Lecturette for ssb.I am really really confused as only one month left for my first ssb.So kindly please guide me.I will be grateful to u.


govind July 26, 2011 at 12:54 am

Helo frend,selection process in army officer.gentlemen be clear ur concept wht u want becme in ur life.if u re passinate to ur positive to ur approach in ur natural frend.u wil win the race frend.bye best of luck


Supratik August 2, 2011 at 9:43 pm

Sir, I am still a bit confused abt this knock knee thing.Recently i went to a doc and he said that i dont have knock knees…i m actually confused….my knees touch but a ruler or a card if pushed between the knees can pass easily but i kan sense my knees are touching ..they definitely touch but they have never been a problem for me in running,jumping .swimming or any other physical stuff….as recommended by Kumar sir i have improved my running a lot ….i do 1.6 km now within 4 mins 20 secs , which was 10 mins 2 months back ….. still getting rejected due to knock knees still haunts me…if u kan plzzz help me with this ??


Kumar August 7, 2011 at 6:12 am

dear supratik, i dont think u have a knock knee….. only ur skin or muscle may touch each other…but in knock knee the knee bones touch each other and the person cannot stand with bothhis foot joined together

Supratik August 15, 2011 at 2:19 am

Kumar sir : yes yes exactly sir…i have seen carefully that my muscles touch …thank u very much sir for telling me this 😀 … mo, wants me to join the navy instead of the army so i am going to apply for the naval aviation …wish me luck sir and thank u again …this blog is simply awesome 🙂


Kumar August 15, 2011 at 12:08 pm

all the best supratik!!!

sandeep karki August 16, 2011 at 5:26 am

respected sir, i m not feeling confident abt ssb due to my weak english i commit a lot of mistak while writing or speaking english ? what is the influrnce of these mistakes & help me plzz


deepak kumar August 16, 2011 at 1:14 pm

sir i am having tumour in my left hand and near my stomach ,plz tell me that will it create some problem in medical as i am going for ssb in october ,and i am quite sure that this time i will be able to get recommended,i have visited a lot of doctors bt they told me that it has no cure and neither it has any harm to ur body,plz reply sir plz,i will be very thankful to u


geet August 19, 2011 at 12:07 pm

sir to be honest i m from arts stream got low percent in 10th.but i want 2 join army as an officer so they r doing any parciallity between science and arts student


prabu September 10, 2011 at 8:49 am

sir i am a pre-final year student. my CGPA is 7 out of 10.i had one backlog in my third sem.i clear that in my fourth sem.but in my fourth sem i have one backlog.but i am very confident that i can finish my degree within 4 years and i can increase my CGPA to 7.5 without any arrears.Is i have any chance to join armed forces?please help me i want your interaction with email


Gurwinder September 16, 2011 at 12:08 pm

Helo sir.
M goin to attend an SSB in Bhopl first time…
m feeling bit afraid ..
can u please guide me something..about queries asked in interview.


Gurwinder September 16, 2011 at 12:17 pm

I had applied for an Indian Navy In an Education Branch…
Please Guide me Dat how should I prepare myself for this…
interview is going to be held on 30th of September..
Friendz……Wish me all the best.

and I request to all my friendz to share thier experience with me if dey had already attended it….i want a bit courage and confidence from all of u…..


udai singh October 8, 2011 at 5:34 am

thank you for sharing your exprience of ssb i want to know about wat and comfrence


Supratik October 9, 2011 at 11:38 pm

Sir I have applied for SSC-38 ( TECH ) and Indian Navy’s pilot entry …..I juz want to ask three things …first thing is I had backlogs in my engineering which i cleared by doing a lot of hard work and at the end i have secured 78.45% …will it be a problem ?? ..the second question is abt my low percentage in class 12th ….do Navy consider ur class 12th mathematics and Physics number bekoz i got very very low marks in these two subjects ??? …. army didn’t ask for class 12th numbers 🙁 ….the third question is abt my weight …..I am 70 kilos and my height is 5 feet 9.5 inches….2 month ago I was around 83 kilos but after starting daily workouts i have reduced my weight to 70 kilos .am i still overweight considering my bones are a bit heavy ????


Manjeet Singh October 17, 2011 at 8:04 am

I faced SSB for four time ( 3times screened out and once conference out ).After facing last SSB i feel that i need to do work on psychological test. Though I am aware of the procedure and required language which help me to attempt this test in confident way.But still I feel I want some guidelines in order to write TAT,WAT &SRT’s.

Help me please …


Manohar singh December 7, 2011 at 1:29 pm

Thanks sir, i will observe your experience. Thank for method of screen in. Because i was thinking completally wrong. Thanks again. And sir please tell me about the interview. What thing will helpfull for me.


aravind December 20, 2011 at 1:25 pm

is minor asthma/bronchitis a cause for rejection in medicals???


Amar Jadhav February 3, 2012 at 5:49 am

Hey, Aravind thanks for reminding me of my ssb experience! It was helpful!!!! I had been operated for Hydrocele 1 year back!! Is it a possible grounds for rejection in the medicals????


Harpreet Singh February 6, 2012 at 2:21 pm

@kumar – Sir ive cleared AFSB in my 1st attempt and my medical is on the 23rd of april…….. While i was reading about the tests and all i discovered that while i stand with my feet touching together my knees almost touch each other. I havent had any problem while running or walking EVER.. But my stamina is low… I want to know if i Have knock knees?? Also how do they make us stand while detecting the condition??


KUMAR February 6, 2012 at 3:09 pm

Harpreet I dont think you have a knock knees…. During the test they make you stand with your inner part of your heel joining together and toes making a small V shape.

Tushar yadav February 17, 2012 at 11:19 am

hello kumar … i am doing comp engg 2nd year my score is not so good but i am able to clear out the subjects. Will it be an obstacle for me in SSB?…. please ans


KUMAR February 19, 2012 at 4:22 am

Tushar, yes your marks are important in determining your eligibility for the SSB

abhinav sengar February 20, 2012 at 6:36 am

wht u hv written is gud for me which made me feel better and actually m jst going to give ssb (navy) so i thnk n i know….. ur sayings will surely work….atleast 4 me…sir


Ashwin March 12, 2012 at 5:31 pm

Sir I have been called for an SSB at SSB BHOPAL ( Logistsics Officer, Navy) and ists scheduled on 25th april. Please advise me on this matter…….


Ashwin March 12, 2012 at 5:32 pm

and all the above mentioned experiences have given me a ” can do ” Hope for myself


greesh March 23, 2012 at 7:07 am

Sir, I Have a query .. r sweating palms an indication of being unfit for indian armed forces??


KUMAR March 25, 2012 at 6:37 am

Yes grees, sweating palm is a cause of rejection in the armed forces. But you must understand that all of us have sweating palm but at a lesser levels…people with excessive sweating in palms are only rejected !!! its better to asses your condition/amount of sweat before you come to a conclusion that you have excessive sweating in palm

rohit March 28, 2012 at 10:17 am

i would like to know is my height is perfect to be selected in army i posses 167 cm
kindly reply soon im waiting


KUMAR March 28, 2012 at 11:30 am

Dear Rohit, your height is very much eligible in the armed forces!!!

greesh March 31, 2012 at 8:50 am

but sir problem is civilian doctors can’t tell the exact level to which sweating palms are permissible in forces and its not like my palms sweat all the time.
like there is a procedure of checking knock knees , can u tell me by what procedure sweating palms are checked by medical board ??


AVINASH RANJAN May 23, 2012 at 9:14 pm

Hi sir,
i hope you are in good spirits . I haven’t seen your comments or replies from last couple of months.
I had a query regarding my physical fitness .
Sir, i never had a fracture anywhere but my both forearms are little more tilted from the elbows than usual . Sometimes it creates little bit of confusion in me and affects my confidence.
Kindly reply when you get free.
Thank you.


KUMAR May 27, 2012 at 1:46 pm

Avinash Ranjan, dont worry, if it doesnot affect your performance of doing any physical activity like pushups, pullups, etc then it must not be an issue

Pawan Kumar Vishwakarma May 28, 2012 at 8:10 pm


I have given SSB of airforce for 3 times and all the time i was conference out. I have some questions like is PI form’s information and the stories that you write will have some connections. And also i would like to know that is language matter very much in selection process. As in my last SSB a person got selected who had given senseless ideas in military planing and he didnt gave a single idea in PGT and other group task. Also didnt able to speak lecture for 3 minute.

Last question is that what i found that you should be confident and have good command on english.


ashwini August 26, 2012 at 12:40 am

dear sir ….Tell me about UES entry procedure in armed forces…


prasad April 11, 2013 at 9:38 pm

hello, i would like to know the ssb medical board’s stand on sweaty palms…..can u give a breif explanation on how the they examine palms.

thank you


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