DAY 1- THERE WERE ,MORE THAN 350 CANDIDATES AND OF COURSE I WAS NERVOUS. PPDT WAS SIMPLE. JUST REMEMBER WHAT YOU STUDIED HERE. I WROTE THE STORY AND TALKED TO MY GROUP, GOT SELECTED. SO I WAS ONE OF 50. REST OF THE DAY I WAITED FOR INTERVIEW WHICH GOT POSTPONED.
DAY 2- PSYCHOLOGY TESTS WERE GOOD. I ATTEMPTED ALL TAT, 49 SRT AND ALL WAT. I KNEW MYSELF VERY WELL SO I HAD NO PROBLEM WRITING ABOUT MYSELF. THEN CAME THE INTERVIEW WHICH WAS LONG AND OF 50 MINUTES. AS I PREPARED MYSELF FOR EVERY SITUATION I ANSWERED ALMOST EVERY QUESTION. FEW OF THEM I DIDN'T KNEW TO WHICH I POLITELY SAID NO. SO DON'T BLUFF. THE INTERVIEWER KNOWS EVERYTHING. MINE WAS A TECHNICAL ENTRY SO HE ASKED ME EVERYTHING HE COULD ARRANGE OVER THE INTERNET. SO BE PREPARED. AFTER INTERVIEW I WAS TOTALLY RELAXED AND I SLEPT LIKE A BABY.
DAY 3- GTO AS THE NAME SUGGEST IS FOR YOUR PRESENCE OF MIND AND HOW COULD YOU APPLY YOUR LOGIC. IF YOU ARE ATTENTIVE YOU WILL DO MOST OF THINGS RIGHT. EVEN IF YOU ARE NOT ABLE TO PERFORM IN ONE OR TWO TASKS DON'T GET DEMOTIVATED AS ITS THE OVERALL PERFORMANCE WHICH MATTERS NOT JUST ONE TASK. I MANAGED MY GD VERY WELL. I WAS THE ORATOR OF MPE AND I GAVE A WELL STRUCTURED LECTURRETE. ALL THESE WERE POSITIVES. I TRIED TO HELP WHILE DOING PGT AND HGT BUT NEVER JUST GAVE ORDERS. GIVE YOUR BEST EFFORT.
DAY 4- I MANAGED MY COMMAND TASK VERY WELL. DON'T SPEAK WHILE YOU ARE A SUBORDINATE. JUST FOLLOW ORDERS BUT WHEN YOU ARE A COMMANDER BE OPEN AND SEE THINGS CLEARLY.
BUT I GOT INJURED IN ONE OF THE INDIVIDUAL TASKS. MY WILL WAS VERY STRONG AND I WAS DETERMINED.
DAY 5- MY CONFERENCE WAS INTERESTING. EVERY ONE ASKED ABOUT MY LEG AND REST WAS FINE. BE CONFIDENT NO MATTER WHAT. FINALLY I WAS RECOMMENDED. BUT THIS WAS A HARD EARNED RECOMMENDATION AS I EVEN AFTER SUFFERING A SERIOUS INJURY GOT RECOMMENDED, THEN WHY CAN'T YOU.
STICK TO BASICS WHAT THEY TEACH YOU HERE. EVERY TEACHER IS GOOD, LISTEN AND FOLLOW THEM. ALL THE BEST CANDIDATE.
BATCH NDA 132
DAY 1 :- ON OUR ARRIVAL WE WERE CALLED FOR THE VERIFICATION OF OUR DOCUMENTS AND DISTRIBUTION OF CHEST NUMBER SO AFTER THIS THE TEST FOR THE FIRST DAY BEGAN THAT WERE THE PPDT AND THE LOGICAL REASONING TEST. FIRSTLY WE WERE BRIEFED ABOUT THE WAY WE HAVE TO GIVE THE TEST ALL THE RULES AND REGULATIONS. FOR PPDT WE WERE SHOWN A HAZY PICTURE WHICH WE HAD TO PERCEIVE AND WROTE A STORY ABOUT IT. SOON AFTER THIS WE WERE GIVEN TO SET OF 45 QUESTIONS ( LOGICAL REASONING) TO ATTEMPT IN 22 MINUTES THESE WERE FOLLOWED BY ANOTHER SET OF 45 QUESTIONS TO BE ATTAMPTE IN 19 MINUTES THESE QUESTIONS INCLUDE ALL TYPE OF REASONING QUESTION WHICH ARE PRACTICED HERE AT CAVALIER. THEN AFTER A BREAK WE WERE DIVIDED INTO GROUP OF 8 TO 10 FOR DISCUSSING THE STORY WRITTEN AND FOR ARRIVING AT A COMMON STORY. THEN AFTER A FEW MINUTES TIME WE WERE SENT TO BARRACKS FOR REST AND WERE CALLED FOR THE RESULT AFTER ONE AND HALF HOUR THE RESULT WERE ANNOUNCED AND 75% OF THE CROWED WAS SCREENED OUT. THEN WE WERE ALLOTTED TO OUR BARRACKS AND WERE BRIEFED BY THE GTO ABOUT THE NEXT 4 DAYS TESTING PLAN.
DAY 2 :- THE NEXT DAY INCLUDE THE PSYCH. TEST FOR WHICH WE WERE BRIEFED AT 7:30 AM IN THE MORNING. THE TEST STARTED AT 08:00 HRS (TAT) IN WHICH FIRSTLY WE WERE TO WRITE 12 STORIES ABOUT 12 PICTURE WHICH WERE SHOWN TO US. A PICTURE WAS SHOWN FOR 30 SECONDS AND WE WERE GIVEN 4 MINUTES TO WRITE THE STORY THIS CONTINUED TILL 11 PICTURE AND THEN WE WERE GIVEN A BLANK SLIDE FOR US TO WRITE A STORY OF OUR IMAGINATION.
(SRT) THE WE WERE GIVEN TWO SITUATION FOR WHICH WE HAD TO GIVE OUR RESPONSE HOE TO SOLVE THE PROBLEMS IN ABOUT 30 MINUTES.
(WAT) AFTER THIS WE WERE SHOWN 60 WORDS EACH FOR 15 SECONDS FOR EACH WE HAD TO WRITE A SENTENCE OR A THOUGHT THAT COMES TO OUR MIND EACH WORD WAS SHOWN FOR 15 SECONDS ONLY AFTER THIS WE WERE SENT TO OUR BARRACKS AND WERE INFORMED THAT THE SAME DAY INTERVIEWS WOULD ELSE BE CONDUCTED.
THE IO'S CALLED EACH PERSON CHEST NUMBER WISE. THERE WERE 4 OF THEM AND TOOK THE INTERVIEWS. THE INTERVIEW CONSISTED OF QUESTIONS RELATED TO PIQ FORM AND OUR GENERAL AWARENESS ABOUT OURSELVES AND OUR SURROUNDINGS. THE INTERVIEWING OFFICER CONTINUED THE INTERVIEW FOR AROUND 45 MINUTES TO 1 HOUR. AFTER THE TASKS OF THE DAY ARE COMPLETED WE WERE GIVEN LIBERTY TIME AND ARE ALLOWED TO MORE AROUND IN THE CITY TILL EVENING.
DAY 3 :- THIS DAY WAS THE GTO DAY FOR OUR GROUP. FIRSTLY WE WERE TAKEN TO AN OPEN GROUND WERE ALL THE GTO'S OF DIFFERENT GROUPS WERE BRIEFED ABOUT THE DAY'S PLAN FIRSTLY WERE GIVEN TWO TOPIC F0R OUR GROUP TO DECIDE FOR GD THEN WE WERE GIVEN AROUND 10- 12 MINUTES FOR GD AFTER DISCUSSION WE WERE GIVEN 1 TOPIC BY THE GTO TO DISCUSS FOR ANOTHER 10 MINUTES. aFTER THE GD WE WERE TAKEN TO A FIELD FOR THE GROUP PLANNING EXCERCISE. THERE A BOARD WAS KEPT GIVING A MAP OF A VILLAGE SIMILAR TO THE ONES PRESENT HERE AT THE CAVALIER. FOR THIS WE WERE EXPLAIN A STORY OR SITUATION COMPRISING OF THE PROBLEMS TO BE SOLVED WITH OUR GROUP. THEN WE WERE ALLOWED TO WRITE THE PLAN IN 10 MINUTES TIME. ANOTHER 10 MINUTES WERE GIVEN FOR US DISCUSS AND REACH OUT A COMMON PLAN. AFTER THIS EXCERCISE WE WERE TAKEN FOR THE PROGRESSIVE GROUP TASKS. THERE WERE PLACED 4 SETS OF OBSTACLES WITH INCREASING LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY FOR US TO CROSS THESE IN 45 MINUTES WE WERE BRIFED WITH THR RULES, AND THE STRUCTURE PLACED THERE AN INCREASE IN THE TIME LIMIT IS EASILY PERMITTED THERE WITH OUR GROUP CROSSING THE OBSTACLE THE GTO KEEPS ASSESING US. AFTER THESE PGT WE ARE TAKEN TO AN AREA LITTLE AWAY FROM THIS AREA. AND EACH ONE IS CALLED ONE BY ONE FOR THE COMMAND TASK. THERE WE ARE BRIEFED WITH THE SAME RULES AS THAT OF PGT, BUT WE HAVE TO CROSS THE FIELD WITH OUR OWN PLANS BUT NOT THE GROUP MEMBERS.
AFTER THIS WE ARE ALLOWED TO GO TO THE ROOMS.
DAY 4 :- ON THE ONSET OF DAILY ROUTINE, WE ARE AGAIN PUT THROUGH THE SERIES OF EVENTS. WE ARE GIVEN A TOPIC AND ARE ALLOWED TO PREPARE FOR 2 MINUTES AND THEN ARE ALLOWED TO SPEAK ON IT FOR 3 MINUTES. THE GTO ASSESSES US ON THE SPEAKING AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS. AFTER THIS LECTURETTE, WE ARE GIVEN MARKS ACCORDING TO THE DIFFICULTY OF OBSTACLE WE CHOOSE. THEN WE ARE PERFORM A FINAL GROUP TASKS SIMILAR TO PGT. AFTER THIS WE ARE ALLOWED TO MOVE AROUND IN THE CITY IN LIBERTY TIME.
DAT 5 :- ON THE FINAL DAY WE ARE CALLED FOR CONFRENCE WHERE ALL OUR ASSESSERS ARE AROUND US. THEY WILL ASK SOME QUESTION ( EASY ONES ) RELATED TO OUR INTERVIEW ALSO AFTER CONFERENCE OF ALL IS OVER WE ARE GIVEN THE RESULT. AROUND 8% PEOPLE OR LESS WERE SELECTED FROM OUR GROUP.
THERE AFTER THIS WE ARE SENT FOR MEDICAL TESTS.
SANJEEV. S. PILLAI
BATCH 136 GDOC
CENTER 04 AFSB VARANASI
MY SSB EXPERIENCE
DAY 1 :- ON DAY ONE DOCUMENTATION WAS AT INITIAL STAGE FOLLOWED BY A BRIEFING BY DUTY SELECTION OFFICER. AFTER BRIEFING WAS THE REASONING ABILITY TESTING OF TWO BOOKLETS. OF AROUND 200 QUESTIONS FOR AROUND ONE HOUR. AFTER TEST BREIFFING FOR PPDT WAS DONE. THE PPDT TEST. PICTURE. CONSISTED OF AN OLD INJURED MAN SURROUNDED BY AROUND FOR PERSONS. AFTER STORY WRITING A ALONG WITH THE GROUP WAS TAKEN TO A CIRCULAR ROOM MY GROUP CONSISTED OF 12 MEMBERS. DURING THE TIME BETWEEN. STORY WRITING AND DISCUSSION i PRACTICED THE NARRATION STARTED FROM THE NUMBER OF TIMES THE NARRETION STARTED FROM THE CANDIDATE TO MY RIGHT. I LISTENED TO THE STORY CAREFULLY. WHEN MY TURN CAME I STARTED IN A LOUD CONFIDENT VOICE AFTER TWO TO THREE LINES I WAS TOLD TO SIT. I LISTENED TO ALL STORIES AROUND SEVEN CANDIDATES HAD A COMMON STORY AND I DECIDED TO GO WITH IT. WHEN DISCUSSION STARTED I SUGGESTED TO THE GROUP THAT SEVEN OF US ARE HAVING A GOOD COMMON STORY WE COULD POLISH IT AND MAKE A GOOD ONE. THE STORY WAS ABOUT A MEDICAL CAMP IN VILLAGE COR CONTRACT. I SUGGESTED THE CENTRAL CHARACTER SHOULD BE THE DOCTOR SINCE HE WAS WEARING A LONG COAT AND WAS ACCOMPANIED BY NURSING STAFFS AT THE END OF THE DISCUSSION GROUP CHOOSE ME FOR NARRATION AND NARRATED THE COMMON STORY AFTER SCREENING NINE FROM MY GROUP WAS SCREENED IN.
DAY 2:- DAY TWO STARTED WITH FILLING UF OF PIQ WE ARE 63 MEMBERS AFTER SCREENING IN OUT OF 158. FILLING PIQ WE WERE INTRODUCED TO THE PSYCHOLOGIST FOR THE TAT SRT WAT TESTS. BEFORE EVERY TESTS WE WERE BREIFIED THOROGHLY. TAT PICTURE CONSISTED OF.
1. A MAN HOLDING A BUNDLE AN WALKING ON ROAD
2. A CHILD ON A FRAME AND CLOSED DOOR AND MAN IN
FRONT OF IT
3. A BRIDGE AND A MAN ON IT.
4. A MAN CLIMBING UP THE STAIRS.
5. AN ACCIDENT WITH A TONGA AND A CAR.
IN ALL OF MY STORIES A AVOIDED PROBLEMS AND USED AND ASSIGNED TASK AS THE OBJECTIVE MY STORIES CONSISTED OF ONE LINE INTRODUCTION OF THE CENTRAL CHARACTER. NEXT LINE ABOUT THE TASK ASSIGNED AND NEXT FIVE TO SIX LINES. ABOUT THE COURSE OF ACTION WITH JUSTIFICATION AND LAST LINE OF HAPPY ENDING. I ATTENDED ALL THE SRT'S AND WAT'S AT THE END OF THE DAY WE ARE DIVIDED INTO GROUP OF NINE AND ALLOTTED ROOMS.
DAY 3:- ON THE DAY THREE OUR GPE WAS DONE FOLLOWED BY GD. IN GPE THE DISCUSSION WAS CORDIAL AND REACHED A PLAN IN TEN MINUTES I GAVE SUGGESTION ABOUT THE MODE OF TRAVEL AND COURSE OF ACTION WITH JUSTIFICATION. GROUP ACCEPTED IT AND NOMINATED ME TO NARRATE THE PLAN IN GD THE DISCUSSION WAS FRIENDLY I SHARED MY POINTS AND SPOKE THREE TO FOUR TIMES WHEN GIVEN THE TOPICS AND ASK TO PICK ONE I REQUESTED THE GROUP TO RAISE THE HAND WHO WANT TO DISCUSS ON FIRST TOPIC AROUND SEVEN RAISED HAND WE HAD GOOD DISCUSSION AFTER GPE AND GD WE WERE LEAD TO PGT GTO WAS VERY FRIENDLY AND WHEN EVER HE REALISED WE COULD COMPLETE THE TASK HE ORDERED US TO DO THE NEXT TASK WAS DONE.
DAY 6 :- ON THE DAY SIX COMMAND TASK WAS CONDUCTED I CHOOSE THE CANDIDATES I BELIEVE WILL GET SELECTED AS MY SUBORDINATES AFTER COMMON TASK FINAL GROUP TASK CONDUCTED.
DAY 7 CONFERENCE WAS DONE I WAS ASKED ABOUT MY STAY AND SUGGESTIONS TO IMPROVE FACILITIES AT SSB CENTER BY THE PRESIDENT AFTER CONTESENCE RESULT WAS ANNOUNCED AND TWO CANDIDATES OUT OF 63 WAS RECOMMENDED.
ON ALL THE SEVEN DAY. I ENJOYED THE STAY IN MESS WHENEVER I FELT THE FOOD WAS GOOD I APPRECIATED THE MESS STAFF AND WHENEVER I HAD TO ASK AND DOUBTS I POLITELY ASKED TO THE STAFFS.
NAME: SATYA SWAROOP
ENTRY: NDA AND TES
CENTRE: ALLAHABAD AND BHOPAL
B.NO.: DTES 39174, KNDA 40170
MY SSB EXPERIENCE
PPDT IS ALL ABOUT NARRATION IN THE DISCUSSION TEST.
SO, I WOULD SUGGEST THAT NARRATION IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IN ORDER TO CLEAR SCREENING TEST.
PSYCHOLOGICAL TEST IS ALL UPON TAT BECAUSE IT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING.
ALL 12 PICTURE SHOUL BE ATTEMPTED.
SRT AND WAT ARE ALL SAME AS DONE HERE.
GTO DAY 1: IT IS ALLA BOUT GD AND LECTURETTES. THE TOPICS ARE MEANT TO BE DELIVERED IN A PROPER WAYS.
GTO DAY 2: MOSTLY GTO TASK FINISHED
IN 1ST DAY ONLY INDIVIDUAL OBSTACLE
IN 2ND DAY AND MY INTERVIEW WAS ON 17TH OCTOBER
IT IS ONLY A FORMALITY AND INCASE OF ANY DOUBTS, THE OFFICIALS ASK CERTAIN QUESTIONS.
NAME: MANOJ KATYAL
ENTRY: CDS (IMA)
DATE OF SSB: 14-19 OCTOBER 2013
DAY 1: SCREENING TEST
INTELLIGENCE TEST WAS OF VERBAL AND NON VERBAL QUESTIONS
TIME OF 25 MINUTES WAS ENOUGH TO SOLVE ALL 60 QUESTIONS.
PPDT PICTURE OF ONE MAN WITH 2 OTHERS STANDING.
SCREENED IN CANDIDATES ANNOUNCED.
DAY 2: PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS
TAT, ALL 12 PICTURES WERE COVERED IN “THE CAVALIER” ALMOST.
WAT AND SRT ALSO FINISHED ON TIME.
INTERVIEWS STARTED INCLUDING TIME.
QUESTIONS ON ALTERNATE CAREER OPTIONS WERE ASKED IN DETAIL.
REASONS FOR JOINING ARMY AND NOT DOING MBA.
QUESTIONS RELATED TO BORDER ISSUES WITH PAKISTAN, CHINA.
REASONS FOR LIKING SPECIFIC SUBJECTS.
PREPARATIONS FOR SSB.
GD- IND-US RELATION, LIVE IN RELATIONSHIPS.
GPE- AN ISLAND WITH COAST GUARD STATION AND A PROBLEM OF INFILTRATORS HIDING IN A CAVE.
PGT- COVERED IN 3 TASKS AND REACHED TILL 4TH.
LECTURETTE- FDI, NAXALISM, DRUG MENACE
INDIVIDUAL OBSTACLES- DID 7 OUT OF 10, PLANNED WELL THE PRIORITY OF ALL OBSTACLES.
COMMAND TASK- COMPLETED TASK OF BOMB DIFFUSION WITHIN GIVEN TIME.
FGT- COMPLETED IT BUT SITUATION WAS CHANGED BY GTO TWICE.
QUESTIONS NOT COVERED IN INTERVIEW WERE ASKED AGAIN LIKE US SHUTDOWN.
ASKED ABOUT STAY, SPENT TIME WITH FRIENDS, WENT FOR A MOVIE.
NAME- VAIBHAV DUA
DATE OF SSB- 05-19TH OCTOBER 2013
DAY 1: (05/10/2013)
FALL IN, DISTRIBUTION OF CHEST NUMBERS
VERIFICATION OF DOCUMENTS
PABT (ROUND 1 AND ROUND 2)
DECLARATION OF ROUND 1 RESULTS PABT
ROUND 2 OF PABT
DAY 2: (06/10/2013)
PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING(WAT, TAT, SRT) (2-5 HOURS)
SCHEDULE OF INTERVIEW PUT ON NOTICE BOARD
DAY 3: (07/10/2013)
RAPID FIRE QUESTIONS PRTAINING TO PERSONAL, SOCIAL, INTERPERSONAL SKILLS.
ABOUT YOURSELF ALL PERCENTAGES AFTER CLASS 10TH. RANK IN AIEEE ETC OTHER EXAMS GAVE.
DETAILED QUESTIONS RELATING TO HOBBIES
WHAT ROLE DO I PLAY IN MY FAMILY AND HOW DO I HELP IN FAMILY MATTERS.
KNOWLEDGE ABOUT FRIENDS, WHATA RE THEY DOING.
WHAT YOUR FRIENDS WANT TO IMPROVE IN YOU.
WHY AIRFORCE? WHY NOT ARMY. NAVY?
CURRENT EVENTS- MUZAFFARNAGAR RIOTS INCIDENT
HOW DO YOU KEEP YOURSELF UPDATED?
DAY 4: GTO- GD AND GPE
(3) COMMAND TASK
(4) INDIVIDUAL OBSTACLES
10 OBSTACLES IN CIRCULAR FASHION
(1). TIGER LEAP-8
(2). MONKEY GRAMBLING- 9
(3). ROPE CLIMBING- 10
(4). BURMA BRIDGE- 7
(5). TRIPLE JUMP- 6
(6). NORMAL JUMP- 1
(7). HIGH JUMP- 2
(8). WALL CLIMBING- 5
(9). WALK ON A “BALLI”- 4
(10). PASS THROUGH TYRE- 3
DAY 5: (09/10/2013)
CONFERENCE WENT FOR 20 SECONDS
1. HOW WAS YOUR STAY?
2. ANY SUGGESTION)
DECLARATION OF RESULTS
FILLING OF FORMS BY RECOMMENDED CANDIDATES
NAME: GOURAV SINGH
ENTRY: 01 AFSB, DEHRADUN
DATE OF SSB: 09 SEPTEMBER 2013
DAY1: SCREENING TEST
SCREENING WAS HELD AT THE REPORTING DAY ITSELF. THE VERBAL AND NON VERBAL INTELLIGENCE TEST WERE QUITE EASY AND MOST OF THE QUESTIONS WERE ABOUT DICE PROBLEMS. THE PICTURE WAS VERY HAZY AND DISCUSSION WAS HELD JUST AFTER WRITING THE STORY. NARRATION WAS GOOD BUT DISCUSSION WAS VERY NOISY BUT VERY NICE.
DAY 2: PSYCHOLOGICAL /PABT
PABT WAS HELD BEFORE LUNCH AND FIRST EXAM WAS TOTALLY REPLICA OF THE ONE TAUGHT HERE AND THE SECOND TEST OR MACHINE TEST WAS VERY EASY.
PSYCHOLOGICAL TEST WAS GOOD WITH MOST OF THE PICTURES STORIES AT TAT BEING PRACTICAL HERE AND WAT WORDS WERE VERY NICELY PRACTICAL HERE. SRT WERE EASY WITH ONLY FEW OF THEM BEING THICKY BUT MIST OF THEM WERE EASY.
THE GTO TAKS AT THE FIRST DAY WERE
ALL WERE QUITE NICE AND GOOD AND THE TEACHING HERE WERE VERY HANDY. THE TIPS OF GPE WERE VERY HELPFUL. HGT WAS QUITE GOOD.
LECTURETTE WAS VERY GOOD WITH MOST OF THE BOYS NOT TAKING THE SCIENTIFIC TOPICS BUT I WENT FOR IT AND GOT THE BENEFITS.
P.G.T WAS OF THREE TASKS WITH THE 3RD ONE VERY TOUGH BUT WITH LITTLE THINKING IS VERY EASY.
INTERVIEW WAS VERY GOOD AND ALL THE TIPS AND TRICKS BECOMING HANDY.
CONFERENCE WAS VERY SHORT AND NOTHING IMPORTANT WAS ASKED.
10 +2 (TECH)
B.NO S 47410
OIR was not so difficult.
PPDT I wrote only 4 lines in the story. But gave whole efforts to my Group Discussion in screening. I was nice feel of screening IN. Ist time in my first attempt.
Psychology tests were here.
1. 12 picture with one blank slide were similar to the I saw in THE
CAVALIER ACADEMY RAJA GARDEN Academy.
2. WAT was also the work which I practised there in academy.
3. SRT was also similar.
4. SD in self description all the things I wrote were actually related to my life. Nothing false which boost up my personality
I make many student friends mostly which were in my Group. So, the personality group was helpful to be selection.
Most GTO tasks finished in one day only Individual obstacle were in 2nd day and my Interview was on 4th day and took 1:30 hrs with IO. It was whole related to General knowledge (GK)
Conference Day It is only for Interaction to the Officers and candidate having a chance for boundary line candidates.
ON THE FIRST DAY WE WERE TO REPORT AT THE MCO AT 1300 HRS. WE WERE TAKEN BY A BUS TO THE BOARD AND ALLOTTED OUR CHEST NUMBERS. WE WERE THEN FREE FOR THE DAY. LATER WE WERE GIVEN DINNER IN THE NIGHT.
THE SCREENING IN PROCESS BEGIN TODAY. WE HAD TWO TEST VERBAL AND NON VERBAL FOLLOWED BY PPDT AND GD. BY LUNCH TIME THE RESUTS WERE ANNOUNCED AND WE WERE ALLOTTED FRESH CHEST NUMBERS. THE DAY WAS FREE AND WE WENT OUT TO HANG OUT IN THE CITY. [BEFORE LEAVING WE WERE TO FILL IN OUR PIQ AND SD FORMS].
IT WAS THE INTERVIEW DAY. MY INTERVIEW WAS ENTIRELY ON MY PIQ FORM. MY HOBBIES AND INTEREST WERE OF GREAT IMPORTANCE IN THE INTERVIEW. THE TRICK TO INTERVIEW IS HONESTY.
FOURTH DAY (GTO)
GD-1 – FALL IN RS V/S DOLLAR
GD-2 – POLITICAL REFORM
FOR BOTH THE GD’S I SPOKE ONLY POINTS UPON WHICH I WAS SURE AND DID NOT ONLY SPEAK BUT ALSO WAS LISTENING TO WHAT OTHERS WERE ALSO SAYING. (TRICK- BE A GOOD LISTENER, WILL HELP YOU GET IMPORTANT POINTS)
PGT- ENTIRELY DEPEND ON THE TRICKS LEARNED HERE AT THE CAVALIER
GPE – SIMILAR TO THE MAP SHOWN HERE, HOWEVER IT WAS HARD TO CREATE A COMMON
HGT – THE CAVALIER ZINDABAD!
1. SPIRITUAL GURU IN TODAY WORLD – I SPOKE ABOUT
2. BRICS NATION
FIFTH DAY (GTO- DAY2)
ON THIS DAY WE HAD THREE TASK, AND UNFIRTUNATE I FELL ILL ON THAT PARTICULAR DAY. HOWEVER AFTER GETTING THE BASIC MEDICAL AID I WENT ON WITH MY TASKS.
COMMAND TASK- IT WAS A VERY DIFFICULT TASK AND I WASN’T ABLE TO COMPLETE IT. I WAS NEITHER CALLED IN FOR HELP BY ANYBODY IN THE GROUP.
INDIVIDUAL OBSTACLES- THEY WERE BASIC OBSTACLES, THE ONE PRACTICED AT THE CAVALIER’S. NOT VERY HARD TO DO. I WAS ABLE TO DO ALL 10 OBSTACLES + 3 EXTRA IN 3 MINUTE.
FINAL GROUP TASK- SIMILAR TO PGT, JUST HAVE ONE OBSTACLE TO GET THROUGH. OUR GROUP DID IT WITH EASE.
THE CONFERENCE DAY, HEART BEATS WERE HIGH AS WE WERE WAITING IN A ROOM FOR OUR CHANCE TO COME.IN THE CONFERENCE THE AGAIN ASKED ME MY THROUGH MY PIQ FORM, ABOUT MY STAY AND THE FOOD.AN HOUR LATER THE RESULTS WERE ANNOUNCED, AND 5 OF US GOT RECOMMENDED, I WAS THE ONLY FRESHER TO GET RECOMMEND.
1 AFSB DEHRADUN
131 NDA COURSE
FIRST DAY REPORTING WAS ON 06:45 AM AT MCO DEHRADUN RAILWAY STATION. AT THE AFSB WE RECEIVED CHESTS AND FILLED A LOT OF FORMS. THEN WE RECEIVED BREAKFAST AND THEN STARTED WITH OUR SCREENING TEST. FIRST THERE WAS A BREIF ABOUT OIR BY THE PSYCHOLOGIST. AND THERE WAS THE OIR. THEN WE WAITED OUTSIDE. AFTER ON WHILE WE WERE ESCORTED TO ALAKNANDA HALL FOR PPDT. PPDT TOOK ABOUT HALF AN HOUR AND THEN WE HAD LUNCH. THEN THE RESULT WAS ANNOUNCED AND 61 WERE SCREENED IN OUT OF 121. THEN NEW CHEST NUMBER WAS ALLOTED WE WERE SENT TO OUR RESPECTIVE ROOMS.
ON SECOND WE WERE AGAIN SENT TO ALAKNANDA HALL FOR PABT (PILOT APTITUDE BATTRY TEST ). FIRST THERE WAS A BRIEFING ABOUT WHAT IS PABT AND REPEATERS AND CANDIDATES WEARING SPECS WERE SENT BACK TO CANDIDATEMESS. WE HAD A LACTURE ON INS – B (INSTRUMENTAL BATTERY TEST) WHICH IS WRITTEN PART. THREE CANDIDATES FAILED WRITTEN AND WERE ALSO SENT BACK. RESTS OF US WERE GIVEN BRIEF AND DEMO OF MACHINE TEST. AND AFTER THAT WE HAD MACHINE TEST. THE WHOLE PROCEDURE TOOK ABOUT 3 -4 HRS.
THEN AFTER LUNCH WE STARTED WITH OUR PSYCHOLOGY TEST. THERE WAS A BREIFING BEFORE EVERY TEST AND A SAMPLE WAS ALSO SHOWN. NO BREAK IS GIVEN BETWEEN TEST. IT TOOK ABOUT 2.5 HRS TO COMPLETE THE PROCEDURE.
ON OUR THIRD DAY IT WAS RAINING HEAVELY AT DEHRADUN. WE HAD OUR INTERVIEW SCHEDULED AT THAT DAY. FOR INTERVIEW WE WAITED IN THE ANTE ROOM MY INTERVIEW TOOK ABOUT 1.5 TO 2 HRS. IT FEELS REALLY NERVOUS SITTING OUT SIDE THE IO’S ROOM FOR OUR TURN. INTERVIES WAS VERY FRINDLY AND CONSTANTELY SMILING THROUGHOUT THE INTERVIEW. HE ASKED A LOT OF QUESTIONS RELATED TO PERSONNAL LIFE AND RELATED POSITIONS OF RESPONSIBILITIES HELD IN THE PAST. OVERALL IT WAS VERY NICE TALKING TO THE IO.
OUR FOURTH DAY WAS FREE. NO OLQ TESTING WAS SCHEDULED AT THAT DAY AND WE HAD AN OUTING TO TAPKESHWAR TEMPLE IN DEHRADUN.
FROM FIFTH DAY OUR GTO SERIES STARTED. ALSO WE HAD OUR GROUP PHOTO OF THE BATCH. THE GTO SERIES STARTED BY GD. WE HAD GD ON TWO TOPIC ON DEVELOPMENT OF INDIA AND CINEMAS FALLOUTS. THEN THERE WAS A GPE. FIRST THERE WAS BREIFING THEN PLANNING OF THE PROBLEMS AND AFTER THAT AGAIN A GD TO COME TO A CONSENSUS FOLLOWED BY NARRATION OF COMMON STORY. I NARRATED THE COMMON STORY.
AFTER THAT WE WENT OUTDOORS FOR OUR PGT. THERE WERE FOUR OBSTACLES FOR PGT AND TIME ALLOTTED WAS ABOUT 45 MINUTES. WE DID ALL FOUR OF THE OBSTACLES. THEN THERE WAS A HGT WHICH WAS RELATIVELY EASIER THAN THE PGT AND THE GROUP WAS ALSO DIVIDED IN HALF. THEN WE HAD OUR LECTURETTE. MY LECTURETTE TOPIC WAS YOGA. THEN WE WERE AGAIN ESCORTED BACK TO CANDIDATES MESS.
ON THIS DAY WE STARTED WITH COMMAND TASK AND THE GTO WAS CALLING THE CANDIDATES IN THE ORDER THAT THE PARTICIPATION IN PGT AND HGT. I WAS CALLED HELPER BY 3 COMMANDERS. MY COMMAND TASK WAS THAT THERE WAS A START LINE AND FINISH LINE AND THERE WAS A DITCH BETWEEN THEM. THERE WERE STRUCTURES ND 3 HELPING MATERIALS AND ONE SENSITIVE LOAD. THE GTO KEPT CHANGING THE SITUATIONS AND MAKING IT MORE CHALLENGING BUT I DIDN’T PANIC AND COMPLETED EVERY TASK EFFICIENTLY. AFTER THAT THERE WAS A FGT WHICH WAS A VERY EASY OBSTACLE. AFTER THAT GTO GAVE A SOOTHING LECTURE AND A BRIEF ABOUT CONFERENCE. AFTER THAT WE CHANGED FOR CONFERENCE. AFTER LUNCH THE CHEST NUMBERS OF RECOMMANDED CANDIDATES WERE CALLED AND REST WERE ASKED TO LEAVE. AFTER GETTING RECOMMANDED WE WERE MADE TO FILL A LOT OF FORMS AND WE ESCORTED TO THE DEHRADUN RAILWAY STATION.
MANAS KUMAR SINGH
OTA II 2012 SSB
RECOMMENDED 11TH SSB ALLAHABAD
CHEST NUMBER 43
First day was the most stressful day. The fear of knowing, in spite of knowing what was going to happen, there was a certain fear. The intelligence test went off well and narration was perfect, but the group discussion was not best in and a sigh of relief was there that I am going to stay here for longer.
2nd day started off well with breakfast and we went for PSYCHLOGICAL TEST SERIES. All went well and at the end of the day, we went to SANGAM and AKBAR FORT and visited the ANAND BHAWAN. By this time I spent chatting with my friend.
3rd day started off well by morning after breakfast we reported to GTO by 6 pm, the GTO was a very dynamic person and it rooted my nerves. Then we started off with a GROUP DISCUSSION and went to GPE, with the prioritization of test. Then we had a healthy discussion and I was chosen by the group to conclude the topic. We concluded the topic and I felt this was best to happen to me. After this I was very confident and led the group and completed the PGT in around 20 minutes. It seemed that the GTO was really impressed by our group performance. Then came the HGT and we did it well. After that I along with my friends went around the SSB area by evening spent the rest of the time in the cafeteria with friends.
We were done with almost all task, accept the INDIVIDUAL OBSTACLE & THE COMMAND TASK. After planning the individual obstacle. I was able to do 12 obstacles, the bonus obstacle were obstacle No. 9 and 10. Now came the COMMOND TASK, I was called the last and given really challenging task, after initial delay, I was able to clear the task. Then I was given 30 minutes to get ready for the interview. The interview was taken by the PRESIDENT of the 11th SSB ALLAHABAD BOARD and last for about 40 minutes. It went well and lots of intriguer’s questions were asked. After that we went and played VOLLYBALL game.
We packed our bag and waiting anxiously for the result in the waiting shed, but somehow I knew that I will get recommended. After the formalities in the hall, the result was announced. HURRY!! I was recommended and something which I wanted to achieve since my childhood, I was able to achieve it.
DAY 6 TO DAY 11
From the sixth day onwards medical tests commenced and we were subjected to numerous test, by the 11th day, I cleared by medical and headed back home.
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ALLAHABAD- 11 SSB
CHEST NUMBER 02
First day was my judgement day as you cant judge yourself and you don’t know what they are looking for, therefore you have to give your best. Intelligence test is practice and presence of mind. In my case it was good. Then in PPDT it was hazy picture. The story written was good with all points concept. But GD was different. You have to focus and remember th
My SSB Experience