To be an officer of Indian armed forces one has to go through SSB(Services Selection Board).
Before going further we would like to add a statement that, this entire content is suggestion of a SSB board member.
SSB process is very interesting & scientific. Over internet you can find lots of pages that suggest and challenge that whatever they say is exactly what is required to get recommended in SSB. But unfortunately all of them are off the track. If you pay a little bit of attention on the entire process of Services selection board, you will find that selection process is crystal clear & doesn’t require coaching.
All you need is to ensure the following:
- Good writing speed.
- Good communication skills.
- Awareness about your duties & rights.
- Knowing yourself.
- Positive attitude towards action.
- Interest to serve Armed forces.
- General awareness.
- Physical fitness.
When I talk about communication skills it implies Power of Expression only. Defence forces is not looking for English speakers, but yes one can not use any language other than Hindi, English or a mixture of both. Candidates should speak with logic & deliver clear thoughts. Special alertness is required during Interview & conference. One should be crisp & clear.
Starting from preparation for SSB; Start reading news paper under three category National, International & Op-Ed. Sports lover should do read the sports column to keep them updated, it will later pay them. Start writing dictation if you feel your writing speed is not good enough. Practice to write story using black & white photos. There is no need to practice WAT(Word Association Test) & SRT(Situation Reaction Test); but yes be familiar with it. Preparing for interview is just preparing yourself mentally, that’s it. No need to panic about it too much. Just be yourself and honest. Answer the IO with confidence and clearly. Some question should be answered intelligently; use your common sense. Improve your thought process & delivering speed to win the GD’s(Group Discussion) battles. Enjoy your SSB, automatically your conference will go well too.
Today’s preparation determines tomorrow’s achievement.