Top 11 Techniques to Crack SSB Interview in First Attempt

If you have cleared the written NDA exam then you have to appear for SSB or Service Selection Board interview.

As we all know SSB is the toughest interview for any service in this country. Only few candidates are able to crack this interview in first attempt.

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So it is very difficult to clear SSB interview.

Before I give you 11 interview techniques to clear SSB interview, first you need to know what you have to go through.

You have to go through 5 tough days. Here are they

Day 1: Screening Test

a) IQ Test – Verbal & Non Verbal
b) Picture Perception & Picture Description Test

For Air Force Only – Pilot Aptitude Battery Test (PABT)

a) Part 1: Instrument Reading Test – Written Test
b) Part 2: Machine Test on Computers

Day 2: Physiological Test

a) Thematic Appreciation Test – TAT
b) Self Description Test – SDT
c) Word Association Test – WAT
d) Situation Reaction Test – SRT

Day 3 & Day 4: Group Testing Officer’s tests and Interview

a) Group Discussion
b) Military Planning Exercises
c) Progressive Group Task
d) Group Obstacle Race
e) Individual Lecturette


a) Command Task
b) Final Group Task


Day5: Conference and Results Declaration

a) Closing Address
b) Conference
c) Result Declaration

After you have gone through these stages only then you will be successful. But how do you successfully clear all these stages.

Well here are some tips that can help you to do so.

Day1: Screening Test

Technique No 1: For verbal and non verbal IQ test you need great presence of mind. I will advise you to practice a lot of course material available in the market which is really good. You can take those competitive books and practice.

Then for Picture perception and description again you need practice. It needs a lot of time. So start with the competitive exam books available in your local market.

Technique No 2: As far as PABT is concerned it is only for pilots. It is tougher than previous IQ test. So it needs some god gift skill plus little bit of luck.

Day2: Physiological Test

Technique No 3: For TAT you need great comprehension skill. You also have to develop great analyzing power. For this you need to give some time to reading passages and answering questions related to it. A lot of candidate find it very difficult because they lack concentration power. So get this right and practice a lot.

Technique No 4: SDT is all about explaining yourself. You must able to express yourself. For this you need better understanding of yourself. So you can try to talk yourself in front of a mirror and practice.

Technique No 5: WAT is all about vocabulary and able to put words together in right time and right order. You need a great sense of assimilation. So learn to play with words and using in right context. It will test your assimilation power.

Technique No 6: SRT again needs mental alertness or great presence. You have to make right decision at right point of time. You need to answer questions which are asked in particular scenario. To clear this test I advice you to meet people and talk with them. Attend seminar and answer questions of the audience. This is the best way to clear this exam.

Day3: Group Testing Officer’s tests and Interview

Technique No 7: To clear group discussion round. You must have great communicating skills. You must be able to communicate with your team and present your ideas or thought in a clear manner. It is better that you discuss a lot with your friends on different topics like politics, arts, culture etc. You can learn in your school or college.

Technique No 8: For military planning exercises you need to have a military mind. If you are going SSB interview then expect some military exercises. Here you have to find solution of war game like situation. You need to know this before hand and only then you can clear this test. Otherwise it will be difficult to clear.

Technique No 9: In progressive group task you have to work in a team. There your team working skills would be tested. So you should come prepare and work in a team to show you have a great leadership quality as well as team work quality. Then comes the group obstacle race here you have to clear obstacles or hurdles. Again this is also to test your team work capability.

Technique No 10: For Individual Lecturette your individuality would be tested. Leading from front is the first quality that you must possess. You have to have a leadership quality that can not only lead the team but also communicate with them in any situation. Here focus will be only on you as an individual.

Day4: Group Testing Officer’s tests and Interview

Technique No 11: In day 4 you have to clear all command and group task. This will again test your leadership and team work capabilities. But it will be tougher than previous day or round. Here you have to be prepared for grilling and show your real mental preparedness. You need to work on to bring out your inner fear and express yourself.

This round or day will be the last milestone that you have to cross. So start preparing from now on if you have clear this round.

Day5: Conference and Results Declaration

On the final day you do not have to do anything. Just you have to wait for the result. There will be a closing address by the officials there.

If you are selected then congratulations otherwise do not break your heart prepare for the next time.

I hope above mentioned 11 interview techniques would help you to crack one of the toughest government job interviews in our country.

I will advise you that you should start preparing from now on. Only then you will be able to clear each and every round.

If you do not start now then it is impossible to clear everything in on those particular days. Remember miracle does not happen there.

Yes there is a luck factor but fortune favors the brave.


  1. Bhader singh on June 27, 2017 at 3:56 pm

    Thanks ……please add some more new tips and information

  2. Sarath on April 24, 2017 at 12:43 pm

    Thank you very much for your guidance. Now I have full confidence to fight with ssb exam.

  3. Honey Raghav on December 29, 2016 at 3:38 pm

    thanks sir

  4. adnan khan on October 13, 2016 at 3:35 pm

    How are prepared ssb for nda

  5. satyam ojha on October 11, 2016 at 2:21 pm

    which type’s of question say in ssb interview

  6. rickden on August 11, 2016 at 8:52 am

    Friends i would also like to suggest you . While facing SSB please do not lie to any of the officer you will face, you will definitly get caught because they are very experinced and maintain co-operation. This is my 2nd attempt for SSB .please wish me a luck hop these tips help you

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  8. kapil sharma on April 5, 2016 at 5:58 pm

    accurate guidance & technique for cracking ssb

  9. Abhishek pandey on March 21, 2016 at 5:29 pm

    Thanxxxxx for all the advice of ssb

  10. Sreejith Balachandra on March 18, 2016 at 10:38 am

    thank you sir for increasing my confidence

    • Sreejith Balachandra on March 18, 2016 at 10:40 am

      sir NCC certificates helps for cracking SSB

  11. satya on March 1, 2016 at 10:45 am

    tell me which type of qustn r ask in ds oirt test………

  12. kashish thapa on February 12, 2016 at 6:47 am

    Hopefully :-)!

  13. SOURABH JOSHI on February 8, 2016 at 1:57 pm

    lot of thanks sir.

  14. mohan on July 23, 2015 at 5:53 pm

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  15. Divas bisht on July 20, 2015 at 12:31 pm

    Veru useful info.thanks

  16. Ashish bidaliya on July 18, 2015 at 8:30 am

    Super…. Buddy….
    Thanxx for motivating me….
    Very very thanks….

  17. Shivam baghel on July 17, 2015 at 8:43 am

    Thanx for share this…This can help me to crack ssb.And i will crack ssb its my aim…Thank you very much..

  18. Mohan on July 13, 2015 at 5:08 pm

    How Ncc will help me in get through the ssb

  19. Chhatrapal Singh on June 22, 2015 at 1:37 pm

    Thanks,to give 11 tips to get success in the ssb interview.Thanks a lot.

  20. shubham on June 12, 2015 at 7:13 pm

    Thanks for appritiating me..Thanks alot.

  21. sourav das on May 25, 2015 at 10:06 pm

    It will be a great achievement if I get success in ssb interview.Your 11 suggestion will help me a lot–THANKS’

  22. sargam thakur on May 15, 2015 at 9:28 pm

    Great things happen with good practices …… i would like to practice a lot to achieve this tough cds exam…and thank u sir for ur valuable guidance..

  23. subash Choudhary on May 2, 2015 at 2:43 pm

    Your 11 tips will help me to crack ssb. Thanks. .

  24. naveen kumar on April 9, 2015 at 12:13 pm

    thanks;s sir I want to say this interview its hard but regular exercise is a success for these interview.

    • Sarkari Naukri on April 9, 2015 at 12:47 pm

      Yes…Keep it up! Good Luck for you future endeavour

  25. shubham saxena on January 8, 2015 at 1:39 pm

    be free,frank & fearless

  26. parviz amin on January 6, 2015 at 3:44 pm

    Realy god help those who help themselves….. thanks for the advice….. if i clear i wil be ever gratefull to this site…… cadet frm sainik school goalpara,assam

  27. Vickey singh on January 2, 2015 at 10:18 pm

    Thanx…. For the helpful advice….

  28. sid on November 4, 2014 at 9:40 am

    thanks a lot

  29. Ajay Rathore on August 2, 2014 at 6:44 pm

    Thank u so much

  30. GAURAV MEHTA on March 27, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    thanks for increasing my confidence level for this

  31. ami singh on March 7, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    great job..thnkx

  32. piyush on February 2, 2014 at 5:06 pm

    why dont you simply say that evrything needs practice

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  34. rocky singh on December 19, 2013 at 7:46 pm

    thanks for helping me!very very thanks.

  35. dhanraj on October 14, 2013 at 12:01 pm

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  37. VIPIN on August 20, 2013 at 8:23 am

    Ssb can be cracked by luck and talent also

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