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Things you should Do and Remember while facing SSB: Recommendation by Experienced Candidate

Here Again I am back with one more 5 Day Real Story of Shailendra Rajput at SSB, I must say that he is really a deserving candidate. How he spent his 5 Days at SSB and what are the problems faced by him, how he managed to complete all those tasks and what are his recommendation for other aspirants going for SSB—He has tried to tell everything via this article. I am grateful to him that he send this article to me.

So there I was with my suitcase and ironed formal shirt standing in-front of Allahabad railway station for Indian Army SSB for UES24.

Screening test took place around 0800 hrs. It consists of 2 stages.

A. OLQ test.

Tips: Don’t bluff answers in OLQ answer sheet. Try to attempt maximum questions. Skip the question if you think they’ll consume time for calculations.

B. PP-DT (picture perception & Description Test)

PP-DT is all about perception. Try to make a story which is practical and believable. In the story add officer like personality characters that are within you or you want to have.
After the PP-DT exam, they generally give you break for few minutes. Utilize this break to rehearse your PP-DT story (mentally) because what comes next after PP-DT is Group Discussion of the story you’ve written.
Tips: You’ll be given hardly 1 min to narrate your story. Be loud and clear and confident enough so everybody can listen to it. Don’t stumble or fumble yourself with complicated English words.
During GD, try to help group members come to a conclusion rather pointing out mistakes or proving your story.
Results came out and almost 80% were screened out.
Out of our 264, we’re left 40 for Day-2.
Filling up forms starts next with certificate verification and all.
PIQ- personal information Questionnaire is very important. Be precise and remember what you write in as your hobby/interests/sports/achievements as they will be asked to you in your interview. Don’t fake or lie.
You’re there to become an Indian Army officer, so from here on behave as one.
Have a healthy friendship with all and respect everyone for their spirit to serve the country.

Be focused because its psych test day. WAT, TAT, SRT and all are very important.
WAT- it’s never about attending all 60 words nor is it about using the word in your sentence.
Write the thought that comes to your mind when you see the word. Be honest. Keep the sequence correct in case you miss any word.

SRT- your reactions should be more like taking actions rather handling the responsibility to someone else here. Be in the situation and take control of it. 

TAT- perceive positive and write it down showing few Officer like qualities. End it in a positive note.
Self Description- Be honest and write stuffs about you in clear hand writing. Do a self-introspection about yourself. Ask your friends, family about you as a person and qualities they like or dislike.



GD/ Lecturette/ PGT:

GD- the GD topics are usually current affairs and well known topics. Be active in discussions, don’t sit idle or be scared what others will think. Fact is if you don’t, you will lose the battle.
 My group topic was:
1. Online shopping
2. Youths making girlfriend

Lecturette- choose topic which you’re comfortable with and have enough points to speak for 3 min. A bit of hand gestures are good but don’t over-do it.

PGT- Portray your ideas clearly and make sure everyone is listening to you. This shows command. Be active.

If you are going as a fresher then you should be consulting your friends who have been before to ssb, because at the instant you see planks, balli, ropes so it takes time to generate ideas in your mind, so go well prepared in advance


IO/Command Task/HGT/FGT:

Individual Obstacle: it’s all about checking the basic body fitness.
CT- command task is vital. Before acting on the situation, as a commander take a pause and look around the obstacle and think of possible ideas. Don’t just jump into the field with phatta and balli or load.
HGT- While the entire group is fighting over a path, take a break and look around the other paths available. You might just find the easiest way out.
FGT - Same as above.

The interview went for about 1 hour or so. As I was from B. Tech-(MAE), a few technical questions were also asked to me. Apart from that, basic current affairs and general knowledge were also asked. Few of them were about our neighboring countries. They want to know what kind of a person you’re and want to be. They will ask questions regarding family, friends and enemies, girlfriends. Be honest and tell them what’s true. Sometimes the questions become personal, so don’t hesitate to speak the truth or hide anything. Be honest always and open minded. They are not sitting there to judge you by any means. Have an insight about Army, Navy & Air force.
Keep a track on you postures and gestures, body language. Think of at least 3 positive and 3 negative qualities in you. When asked about negative qualities.
Conference- Be cool and relaxed. At times they ask you questions which they asked you in your interview and you failed to answer. So prepare the answers beforehand.

Results- out of 40, 5 were recommended from 34 SSB board for medicals.
Always have a fighting spirit. My rejection in SSB made me prepare more hard and improve in stages where I lack. I kept a note in my pocket with a list in it, jotted down the possible mistakes I might have made in my previous SSB.
Self-introspection had a big help to me. Unless and until you don’t accept your fault you cannot rectify it and move ahead.
Think of it like this, getting a job in a field (armed forces) which gets the highest respect in the country or world, can’t possibly come to oneself so easily. In order to get it, handwork and dedication is inevitable.
Never lose hope and quit, trust me I have done that mistake.
“Growth is painful. Change is painful. But nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don’t belong”

Meet Shailendra Rajput on Facebook: Here

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WAT: Word Association Test for Practice 

(100+ words pdf download)

Guys i am providing more WAT words for your better practice, also there are more than one positive sentence over each word. The best way to score more in Word Association Test in SSB is to Practice more and more WAT words and review the sentence you have made. You can write your assignment in my comment box below and i will check your sentence and suggest you improvements. In my previous posts i have provided introduction to WAT and Formation rules you can read basic introduction and formation rules there.
I have also provided the methods to tackle negative words and other best WAT formation rules, you can refer to these posts for more details and knowledge.

WAT: Word Association Test Practice Set 5 ( words for practice):

Osama Bin Laden was a great traitor in the field of global terrorism.
Ajmal Kasab was a traitor to the nation involved in 26/11 attack in Mumbai operation at Hotel Taj.
Afzal guru was a great traitor to the action involved in planning terrorist activities in our nation.

Value added tax has been imposed in canteens.
Canteen to relax and enjoy with friends.
Canteen to revitalize and rejuvenate after prolonged hours of study and work.

RBI courageously inducted 185000 crore into system to beat back recessionary trends in our nation.
Major Manoj Talwar displayed exemplary courage during Kargil Operation.
Captain Vikram Batra, PVC courageously fought Pakistani rangers during Kargil operations.

Work hard and be sure of your success, always be a fighter not a quitter.
India is sure to beat back energy crisis in the near future.
There is no surety to beat back the ill designs of Maoist action in the affected areas of Jharkhand, etc.

Indian army is known for disciplined soldiers.
Discipline is part of life, implement it and see the difference.
Discipline is the bed rock of success; follow the principles of great people like Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel.

Operation Blue Star brought peace in Punjab and fought back bravely the ill designs of the militants.
Operation Vijay proved successful during Kargil operations.
Operation to fight back Naxilism and terrorism is a big issue in front of the government.
Poverty is a curse to the mankind; steps should be taken to be poverty ridden nation.
Corruption is a great curse to economic development. The defaulters should be punished.
AIDS is curse to society.

Sky diving and Para sailing is a good adventure sport.
India is adventurous to promote project through Indo-France agreement to beat back energy crisis.
Conquering of Mount Everest by Tenzing Norkay and his team was an adventurous feat in the International Arena.

Dowry is the biggest crime against women in our nation.
Child labour is the worst crime; measures should be taken to beat back the menace.
Criminals should be given an exemplary punishment involved in terrorist activities.

Difficult situations like corruption can be tackled by peaceful negotiations and settlements within the framework of the constitution.
Indo-US nuclear deal will bring solution to our nation and beat back the difficult problem of energy crisis.
Jammu and Kashmir is a difficult issue, India and Pakistan should resolve amicably else other nations may take advantage of the crucial situation.

Nothing is impossible, nations have to sit tighter to fight back global warming.
Chandrayan-1 will try to develop 3-D atlas and configuration of the moon which is a impossible mission, let us hope to succeed in the mission.
Impossible means, I am possible.

RBI has brought a temporary ease on the impact of financial crisis in India.
Easy money is dangerous for the growth of the people; voluntary disclosure scheme should be introduced to beat back black marketing.
Easy approach does not lead to success.

Major Batra, PVC died a martyr death during the Kargil Operation.
Lt. Arun Kherapal, PVC of 17 Poona Horse laid down his life during 1971 war.
Honor killing is leading to mysterious death of young people, the practice should be arrested.

Pakistan tried to discourage the Indo-US nuclear deal by external intervention by other nation.
India should discourage china against construction of Barrage on Brahmaputra River.
Young minds should focus towards development of our nation and should not be discouraged by minor set backs.

Abhinav Bindra brought gold medal to our nation in 10 m air rifle shooting during Olympics.
Col. Rajvardhan Rathore brought the first silver medal in shooting during Olympics and brought fame to the India army.
Shoot to kill; sustained shooting practice should be taken by Para military forces to beat back Maoist activities in the jungle terrain.

Corruption is killing our nation; we should bring changes to fight back the evil practices of corrupt people.
Shoot to kill, improve your perception and snub your opponents.
Kill bad habits, germs and grow in life.

Barack Hussain Obama’s win as president of USA brought happiness to the black people in the nation.
Every day is a new day, be happy and take challenges in life.
Happiness is state of mind, you can develop it.

Dhananjay Chatterjee was found guilty in raping Heten Pariksh.
Terrorist guilty of 26/11 and militant action in Mumbai during July 2011 should be brought to task.
Person’s found guilty towards transfer of money to Swiss bank should be punished.

India and Pakistan should maintain brotherly relations and bring peace to the continent.
America is acting as a big brother to the African nations.
Love between brothers is a building factor in the family.

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3 Best PPDT stories for Practice: 3 PPDT Images set

Guys this PPDT image is sent to me by one of my Friend Shailedra Rajput, he was following me since one month and was preparing for his SSB Interivew . He writes really well and i appreciate his work. I have uploaded a series of PPDT sample Images with Story for Practice you can refer to my previous stories for better Practice. here i am uploading three images which are mostly asked in PPDT round of SSB. Practice more and more PPDT images for best results.

PPDT Image 1: PPDT story on a Tonga Accident scene.

Sample PPDT image of accident scene with story
Sample PPDT image of accident Scene

Sample PPDT Story: 

Sanjay is a school boy of class 9,he was on his way to school when he saw a speeding maruti car is moving on a road got collided with rickshawala which was coming from front,the car instead of stopping tried to escape from the accident area, sanjay immediately noted down the car number,called for ambulance and gave the number to nearby police station,with the information given by sanjay police track down the driver and sanjay was awarded and praised for his work.

PPDT Image 2: PPDT image of River bank Scene with recommended Image

Sample PPDT story:

Arun lives in a small village in maharastra,he along with his friends decided to go the riverside of their nearby village, it was morning time and all of them were enjoying, run then saw dead fishes lying along the bank of river, he went near the river and jumped into it, what he saw was unbelievable for him, the river water which is going to his village, which they are using for every purpose is being polluted by the nearby factory setup, he with his friends went to village sarpanch and informed about the threat and consequences. The result were in favor of arun and the industry discharge was banned into the river arun was praised by sarpanch for his work.

PPDT Image 3: Sample PPDT image of a person sitting on chair.

Sample PPDT image of person sitting on chair with story
Sample PPDT image of person sitting on chair

Sample Story:

Sonu is an design engineer and working for IKY solution, he has been assigned an project which should be completed within one week time, he is designing a fuel efficient car, sonu is working late night in the offices so that work could be completed in stipulated time, he does not even have the time to sleep, he sleeps while in sitting postion,the work load had put him down but he keep himself motivated by thinking the fact that he has ability to design the fuel efficient car, after completion of his work within time he showed the presentation and design to his boss, boss was very happy with his work and promoted him and awarded him.

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3 important TAT images with stories for practice

Guys i have uploaded many PPDT or TAT images earlier for practice, the key point to get success in screening test or in TAT is to Practice more and more PPDT or TAT images. i have uploaded more than 100 images with sample stories for better practice. Here also i am uploading 3 most important images that are generally asked in SSB.

Image 1: Sample TAT image of some person playing Cards.

Sample TAT image of some person playing cards
TAT image of some person playing cards

Sample TAT story:

Aman is social worker, working for NGO prayass india,which helps children to have free education, house and food, he came to his friends uncles house for some donation to his NGO,they all were having fun by playing cards when aman saw a child age between 10-12 years serving tea and snacks to them and rude behaviors of uncle towards child, aman clarified with his friend about the child and got to know that child is working in uncle house from past 1 month, he explained the uncle about the crime he is doing, and made him satisfied he shouldn’t be doing again and he rescued the child got him admitted to his NGO.

Image 2:  Sample TAT image of some person sitting around table with story.

Sample TAT image of some person sitting around table with Story
sample TAT image of some person sitting around the table.
Sample TAT story:

Sonu is a chief engineer and is working in R&D department for maruti in gurgaon,he had prepared a design of fuel efficient car and all of them have gathered in the conference room for the presentation to be given by sonu,after sonu finished his presentation questions arised from his members about the design and to execute it, will it be working practically, would it feasible to common man, sonu answered them all and convinced most members of the board some of them were not convinced had put their head down, sonu convinced them about his plans and executing them and finally his plan was approved by the company chairman.

Image 3:  Sample TAT story
Sample TAT story of a person Standing in Rain
Sample TAT story of a person Standing in Rain
Sample Story:

Ram is a medical student studying in Gandhi medical college,it was raining heavily in the month of july ,he was at home when he heard someone knocking his door hard,it was his neighbor children asking for help for their mother who is suffering from heart attack,he immediately gave some relief injection and went out in heavy rain fall and winds to call for ambulance,after 45 minutes of harsh travel he reached the hospital and came back with ambulance admitted the mother into the hospital and saved her life,and said to have regular checkup to avoid such circumstances.

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SSB Interview: Situation Reaction Test with Answers for Practice & pdf

Previously i have uploaded various posts on Situation Reaction Test in SSB, you may read the basic introduction and Tips and SRT Practice sets 4 in my previous post. This post consists of more Situations with answers that are asked in Psychological Test in SSB. you can also download the SRT pdf from the link below. 

Situation Reaction Test Set 5:

Q.41. In a monthly meeting of the colony he is asked to address the meeting extempore on various problems facing the colony. He…
Ans. Immediately, open down he salient issues, addresses all the problems systematically and explains the action being implemented to the members.
Q.42. In his college he is offered the hero in a play which is later changed to the role of the villain. He…
Ans. Accepts the change of role performs equally well and makes the programme a success.
Q.43. He is visited by an angel in his dream who asked him to make three wishes. He…
Ans. Professional expertise, honesty, integrity and coupled with well being of the humanity.
Q.44. He wins Rs. 2 lacs in a lottery. He…
Ans. Donates 45 percent towards taxation, 10 percent to the poor and needy, 20 percent for self education, 15 percent for brothers and sister, and distributions the remainder 10 percent for parents in case of emergency.
Q.45. He is in a lift with a pretty girl friend when the electricity fails. He…
Ans. Enjoys the company, alerts the emergency number, helps relieve both to safety and security.
Q.46. He appeared before the Service Selection Board but failed to be selected. He…
Ans. Does introspection, improved his shortcomings, put in sustained efforts, applies again and qualifies in the Service Selection Board.
Q.47. He looses his brother-in-law in a accident when he was with him on a motor bike. He…
Ans. Took responsibility of his sister, gave all possible help to her family, and providing the safety and security in the longer run.
Q.48. In the last show of a famous and new film he finds that the House Full board is on. He…
Ans. Accept it as a normal course, watches an alternative movie, and views it again when shown in near future.
 Q.49. In an examination hall, he reaches five minutes late. He…
Ans. Apologizes to the invigilator, explain his reason of coming late, seeks permission and takes the examination.
Q.50. His fact friend has got into bad company. He…
Ans. Convince his friend, to maintain healthy environment for progress and prosperity, and ensure that his friend does not continue in the bad company.
Q.51. He wants to do the following in his spare time…
Ans. Read books, magazines, periodicals, newspapers, play games and sports attends adventure activities, joins social organization to help the poor and the needy.
Q.52. When offered something to eat, he declines to take because…
Ans. Feels that the same can be given to orphanage or poor people, since he always enjoyed good meals.
Q.53. His friend points out his shortcomings. He…
Ans. Evaluates his friend’s observation improves himself an ensures that he does not give any chance to his friend to complain again.
Q.54. He was about to loose a point in a discussion. He…
Ans. Give his point of view more convincingly, satisfies the audience and wins over the discussion.
Q.55. His teacher is unable to solve a mathematical sum in the class. He…
Ans. Takes help of his father in finding solution to the problem and exchanges with the teacher positively.
Q.56. When he returned, the river was in full spate, but he had to go to his home urgently. He…
Ans. Waited for some time for the river to settle took alternative means like a boat and reached his home in time.
Q.57. He see his enemy’s son drowning in the river. He…
Ans. Jumps into the river take the son to the bank of the river and ensure the security of the child.
Q.58. His father is transferred to another place. He is happy because…
Ans. Study in a new school, make new friends and learn more about the place and people.

SRT pdf will be uploaded soon

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I JOJO CHANKAN JOSEPH presently doing final year in Bachelor of Electrical & Electronics engineering in Nehru institute of Engineering and technology, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu .I love to do social works by organising blood camps, making aware of political scenario to my friends. Earlier in 2011 I wrote NDA because of compulsion of my grandpa who is Halvidar in Indian Territorial Army. I’m not interested in joining armed forces because I saw how my grandma feels bad about grandpa when he took adventure in,because of his compulsion and with no interest I wrote NDA cleared written exam ,appeared ssb –bhopal ,got recommended ,went medical test got fit for all forces but funny things happened around merit list my name is not appeared,I understand I’m merited out. Then in 2011 I joined engineering college with full interest in electrical subject.

5 Days SSB interview Experiance- FUll Story
SSB Interview Experiance of JOJO

In 2012, I came to hear about 26/11 attack which happened on 2008, I heard about Maj.sandeepunnikrishnan/NSG, Kerala who dedicated his young life for India. Then on 15 June 2013,uttarahand flood occurs ten days after , on June 25 ,Indian air force pilot officer Praveen Kumar dies in rescue operation he is from Madurai district Tamilnadu. I was thinking “Y this young men age 22-30 ,dedicating his life for mother country .I was little confused too. Suddenly on August  14 2013 INS sindhurashak got sunk in Mumbai dockyard 11 officer died 7 missed following on feb 04 2014 INS sindhuratna got sunk near Mumbai. On moral ground Admiral D.K.Joshi resigned his chief of naval staff rank. I was thinking a man of high post resigned in name of moral grounds. Fromfeb 2014 I goggled I learned value of officer like qualities from many site,result of that is now I’m frequent visitor of ssb, 26*7*365 dreaming stars ,uniformed life.
Coming to my experience in which I recently had in 12-SSB, Bangalore on march 15 2015. I need to share many points to readers. Earlier after NDA I went attended Afcat exam in 2014, cleared attended  2-AFSB, but conference out. When I’m in pre-final year I applied UES-24 in Indian army screened out in campus interview itself. Then in month of June 2014 I applied for UES-15 in Indiannavy, attended campus interview on sep 28 2014,cleared.
      I thank to ”JayendraPratapsingh’,a good mentor of mine ,will reply in 24*7 around the clock motivates me like dad. His words are like cement to build carrier in uniformed life. I also thank brave “Tashi Mishra “ for her informative blogs. So from sep 28 2014,I prepared to face ssb.

First tool:

Self Introspection: I’ll talk to myself in mirroreveryday, address myself as leiutant officer. Searched for weak point worked on weak areas. I stop working on my failures which I usually do. Now started working on weakness.
understanding OLQ: yes, I goggled all.i took not as information. But I changed personality like an gentleman officer.

On feb 10 2015,I got a e-mail stating I nominated for 12SSB Bangalore ,and I should report on march 15 2015..First I booked railway ticket to Bangalore on march 14 then I prepared al certificates got attested from my principal. Got advise from defence friends ,grandpa. Meanwhile I prepared story for TAT 12th slide, SD. seriously without knowing ourselves v can’t able to become officer. I wrote a honest SD.second by second I’m got full prepared for face SSB bold.purchased dress shoes for GTO task.
On march 14 2015,I boarded train at 8p.m From Coimbatore and arrived at march 15 morning 7.20 a.m. Morning when I arrived in MCO one man came to me enquired about “R u came to attend ssb?”, I said yes.then he said sir, use railway dormitory we will charge only R.s100 till afternoon 2.30p.m . Since I need to get refresh I accepted the deal stayed in dormitory till 2.30p.m. there I searched for other aspirants. I got one Tamilnadu friend who did campus interview with me. His name is Mahendran. we both had good talk ,early experience of SSB. Meanwhile two Andhra ssb aspirant joined the discussion.we introduced ourselves .we talked mainly on politics of Tamilnadu, division of telugana. I took got good 2 p.m we all completed our lunch and went to report at MCO.
   There me and Mahendra searched for south Indians candidate no one we found. We two don’t know Hindi too. Candidate around us talking mostly in Hindi. So, we introduced ourselves to a group of west Bengal candidate. Really good ones. Name are as follows. Sandeep ,Adhityapatuuva ,Ashish ,Kaushik, Dallthi, sandeep searched for a partner to have smoke. he asked me “wil u smoke?, I said big yes. We went railway premises had a Classic cigar. Then our SSB bus took all of us to  selection centre south.
     It looks like ghost house, We were made sitted in large room. Ground duty staff addressed us in Hindi. I can’t understand single line. Bengali friends translated to me and to mahendran. while sitting in room we met another Tamil guy name Anbu. We all were asked to write PIQ, ("Read Sample Filled PIQ form here") TA, Identification form. Friends, don’t took PIQ a fun, really it will change your life if u arer true in PIQ. 210 candidate reported for certificate verification 8 of candidate routed home on various issue. it took almost 5 hours to complete certificate verification for all. Finally at 9 p.m we got our chest number mine is 171. Mahendran 173. Anbu 175 bengali friends got in-between 130-140.we all made friends easily. A south Indian Jojo, got friends from many states without knowing single line in Hindi, Feels good.  Deputy President of SSB arrived took small lecture on Do’s &Do not’s of SSB. teached me value of sense of responsibility, because many had skipped their lunch before reporting. Mobile phones are surrendered.
      At 10p.m we got well-furnished room, we kept our belongings in our room kaushik, ashish, Pattuvasandeep, Dallthi, Anbu, Mahendran stayed together. I’m the alarm for my room. Sandeep asked “jojobhai, can v smoke?, I asked How ,he said wv can smoke man. so we opened the window me, sandeep, patuuva smoked a classic pack. We all sang different language song and slept nice at 4a.m I waked my roommates’ all dressed formal took two pens, went to mess at 5.30a.m they provide us with bread, jam, butter, two egg, oats, banana, diary milk.

DAY 1:

     At 6.30a.m v went testing room, officer made us to wait for 30minutes because of huge crowd of 202 candidate. Some of them slept in testing room for 30mint, at 7a.m we had OIR test in two shift each 30minutes for 50marks each. Questions are so simple no need of extra preparations. Then at 8a.m we allowed out for cup of tea. Then we came to testing room for PPDT TEST. Since my chest number is 171 I got seat only at back of big room. Officer explained all procedures of ppdt..A picture is shown, for me picture is very clear so that I can view at last. In picture a boy of 21years looks like doctor treating a lady. i developed a positive attitude story with all my OLQ. Friends please write past,present,future of story with some stress and hero overcoming stress but don't write superhero stories. Slide shown for 1minute , 30 second to write sex character mood gender. 4 minutes for writing stories. After that we grouped into 15 candidate in each from 170-185 chest number sat with me in a single group. Everyone narrates their own stories in different way. i did good narration with hero intro, present, future ,stress ,overcoming of stress,results of hero. when chest number 185 stops narration I took chance to discussion. I initiated with few points. funny factor is that ,after my discussion situation in seconds of time went harsh fish market. I thought Mahendran ,anbu will hit Punjabi’s sitting opposite to him. Friends be calm at fish market ,try to grab chance, let others to take chance good leader,correct the group if discussion went wrong. Everything got over by 1.p.m .we got lunch rice, chapathis, panner masala, chicken piece, one boiled egg, one orange.we got our T.A amount,Mobiles back.

Results announced in same hall were PPDT conducted, chest number 171 screened in , felt happy reported my name ,dob to officer got new chest number 17. In Bengali group sandeep also screened in with new chest number al of my friends screened out.we shouted bharath mathaki jai,and meet u soon in next ssb from 202 candidates now only 20 screened in for stage two testing. Documents are again verified. Mobiles surrendered again. Evening me sandeep had site visit ,we roamed cubbon park smoked in roads. Purchased some cosmetics. Again back to candidate mess we got nice dinner. We had a chat for  night 2’o clock sung songs slept.

DAY 2:

Morning waked, went to testing rum after having breakfast. First test was TAT, 12 slides are shown and asked to write stories in 4 minutes..Last slide is blank; I wrote wat I prepared before. Friends be yourself don’t write stereotype centers based stories. Give your OLQ in TAT. Next test is WAT ,60 words of different moods is shown I wrote positive sentences .i able to attend only 52. time is so less to think and write .so write wat comes in mind positive show olq. Next we had srt ,I attended 56-58 srt..dnt act superhero, think like a common civilian. How honest your are ,chance of recommendation is high. Next, SD I prepared before hand so I saved time ..pls write it honestly, introspect urself well. Write wat u need to change in yourself, write your weakness and steps to overcome weakness.evening went for site visit with sandeep, smoked …watched beautiful bangaloree girls. Back had dinner ,talked played fun like officer ,slept.

Day 3:

Morning waked, had breakfast, went to testing area where all 20 candidate assembled. Two groups formed with 10 each in it. sandeep and me in same group. Got one gto for our group. Starts with gd. first gto briefed and feels us comfort. GD Topics given was women empowerment, this time no one did fish market we managed well..tookk chance ,gave chance, lead well, came conclusion. Second topic was India’s recent development in science. we all put points in same manner, I thought gto felt happy with our group such a coordination we had in tat gd.
Second test is military planning exercise, a model is shown explained well. Gave piece of paper all wrote priotise the need ,helping materials, timings…really it made environment stress because all had new idea. we discussed well as gd..but can’t arrive common conclusion. Friends please listen to gto he will tell u many tips to tackle even though he bores you, he l give useful idea, sure.

Third test is lecuturette, I got 3 cards on topics Religion, Globalwarming, MyCollege. I took topic religion gave speech for 3minutes ,preparation time is 1minute..i did well,with good eye contact on group,made liveliness with jokes..sandeep took global warming performed well.

Fourth test: PGT, fun test enjoyed a lot .Friends listen to gto while briefing four obstacle should cross..gto will surely tells you logic in his speech. chest number 11-20 really nice guys,good coordination, cooperative. Friends don’t dominate give sensible logic. One sensible logic is enough to get good impression.

Group obstacle task: gunny bags rolled in form of snake is given, want to cross hurdles…war cry v took “vetrinadai, veeranadai”..Tamil slogan meaning “brave walk gives you success”.all accepted…crossed well, took 40 minutes…friends familiar with rules of colors, rules of distance, rules of bond .if violated rules come back do from first.applicable for all ground activity. Listen gto well..

Half group task: chest number 11-20 divided again to five each,people who dominant in pgt kept in one ,those who waiting for chance grouped into one..sandeep went second category..did well. listen gto one only tip.

Sandeep had interview on same day,if u have interview on gto days go in gto uniform nothing problem..sandeep came running from room , jo “    IO, f**ks me hard, I never did well …he can’t answer technical question it seems. Evening 6p.m went site seeing,sandeep took 3 classic cigar in tension.went mess,ate,slept.

DAY 4:

Individual obstacle cross, I did 7/10 .all easy, I’m sure no six packs needed to complete. have some stamina tats all low mark obstacle first..don’t stand long time in any obstacle if u can’t perform.balance beam are so easy try tat first..all are easy obstacle.
Command task: gto called me inquired about my family ,friends ,experience in ssb,directed me to call two subordinates I choosed chest number 12,14..completed Command task well,listen gto…do not act mediator,don’t dominate,take idea give idea,,managed well
Final group task well performed had fun with groups, neverdominated. had good cooperation

Finally my interview:
Jo:may I come in sir
IO:yes,gentlemen ,take your seat
IO:tell about yourself
Jo:briefed myself
IO: whydo you want to join navy
JO: I briefed uttarahandresuce,resignation of joshi sir
IO:he smiled at me,asked wil you die for country?
JO:yes sir,I will die of flag, i will kill myself for flag
IO:asked some political issues in tamilnadu
Jo:answered well
IO:asked about differential equation
Jo:bluffed integral formulas

Friends IO will surely cross checking our self description and piq form,he asked outstanding achievement and all did well

DAY 5:

      I was called in ,all officers sat in U-turntable, fired me in all directions with questions after question , I don’t know why..because all others candidate had only few minutes talk. But for me it took 30-40minutes to complete conference..questions are all about warship, adventures in life, view on tee-sta agreement with Bangladesh many question.
Sandeep too got many questions as mine he had it for 30minutes, i am sure no candidates got this much time..we both went for lunch..

Results announced: sandeep chest number 18 recommended, 2 more from first batch recommended. I went conference out, felt happy for sandeep..i know clouds won’t stop, sun won’t stop raising. Surely will recommend in next entry…sandeep stayed for medicals, said all d best. I went station got train to Coimbatore. Now working on weakness. I’ve applied TGC121  waiting for dates and also for afcatresults. Going to work on weakness not on my failures.

All the best aspirant-jai Hind

“SSB is battle, I fought bravely and ill fight bravely till I get recommended “

Jojo Chankan


  I JOJO CHANKAN JOSEPH presently doing Bachelor of Electrical and Electronics Engineering in Nehru Institute of Engineering and Technology, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu. Interested in reading Books, watching political debates, organising medical blood camp. 24*7*365 die hard uniform aspirant. Will join as officer soon.

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