NDA SSB Interview 2021 Selection Process Details: Two-Stage Selection Procedure for Indian Army, Navy & Air Force Recruitment

NDA SSB Interview 2021 Selection Process Details: Check Details of NDA SSB Interview Selection Process which will be a two-stage selection procedure for shortlisting candidates in the Indian Army, Indian Navy Indian Air Force.
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NDA SSB Interview 2021 Selection Process Details: Two-Stage Selection Procedure for Indian Army, Navy & Air Force Recruitment

NDA SSB Interview 2021 Selection Process Details: On 30th June 2021, UPSC has declared the result of the National Defence Academy (NDA) and Naval Academy Examination (NA) (1) 2021 held on 18th April 2021. Shortlisted candidates have been qualified for Interview by the Services Selection Board (SSB) of the Ministry of Defence for Admission to Army, Navy and Air Force Wings of the National Defence Academy for the 147th Course and for the 109th Indian Naval Academy Course (INAC) commencing from 2nd January 2022.  

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After Having Cleared The Written Examination The Candidates Should Log On To The Following Websites For Their SSB CENTRE & Date Of Interview:

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Candidates whose names have been recommended for the interview by the Services Selection Board should address enquiries or requests, if any, relating to their interview or visit the website of respective service headquarters after 20 days from the announcement of written results as follows :

For candidates with Army as the first choice

Direct Link to Register at joinindianarmy.nic.in

Army Headquarters, AG’s Branch, RTG (NDA Entry), West Block-III, Wing-1, R.K. Puram, New Delhi – 110 066, Phone No. 26175473 or joinindianarmy.nic.in

For candidates with Navy/Naval Academy as the first choice

Direct Link to Register at joinindiannavy.gov.in

Naval Headquarters, Directorate of Manpower & Recruitment, O.I. & R. Section, Room No. 204, ‘C’ Wing, Sena Bhavan, New Delhi-110011, Phone No. 23010097/ Email: officernavy@nic.in or joinindiannavy.gov.in

For candidates with Air Force as the first choice


Air Headquarters, Directorate of Personnel (Officers), PO 3 (A), Room No. 17, ‘J’ Block, Opp. Vayu Bhawan, Motilal Nehru Marg, New Delhi-110106, Phone No. 23010231 Extn. 7645/7646/7610 or www.careerindianairforce.cdac.in

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Shortlisted candidates are required to appear before a Services Selection Board for Intelligence and Personality Test where candidates for the Army/Navy wings of the NDA and 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme of Indian Naval Academy will be assessed on Officers Potentiality and those for the Air Force in addition to the above will have to qualify Computerised Pilot Selection System (CPSS). Candidates with Air Force as one of the choices would also undergo CPSS if they qualify SSB and are willing.

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Candidates appearing for SSB interview for the first time for a particular type of Commission i.e. Permanent or Short Service, shall be entitled to AC III Tier to and fro railway fare or bus fare including reservation cum sleeper charges within the Indian limits. Candidates who apply again for the same type of Commission will not be entitled to travelling allowance on any subsequent occasion.

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The SSB procedure consists of a two-stage Selection process - stage I and stage II. Only those candidates who clear stage I are permitted to appear for stage II. The details are:

(a) Stage I comprises of Officer Intelligence Rating (OIR) tests are Picture Perception Description Test (PP&DT). The candidates will be shortlisted based on the combination of performance in OIR Test and PP&DT.

(b) Stage II Comprises of Interview, Group Testing Officer Tasks, Psychology Tests and the Conference.

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These tests are conducted over 4 days. The personality of a candidate is assessed by three different assessors viz., the Interviewing Officer (IO), Group Testing Officer (GTO) and the Psychologist. There is no separate weightage for each test. The marks are allotted by assessors only after taking into consideration the performance of the candidate holistically in all the tests. In addition, marks for Conference are also allotted based on the initial performance of the Candidate in the three techniques and decisions of the Board. All these have equal weightage.

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The various tests of IO, GTO and Psych are designed to bring out the presence/absence of Officer Like Qualities and their trainability in a candidate. Accordingly, candidates are Recommended or Not Recommended at the SSB.

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A two-stage selection procedure based on Psychological Aptitude Test and Intelligence Test has been introduced at Selection Centres/Air Force Selection Boards/Naval Selection Boards. All the candidates will be put to stage-one test on the first day of reporting at Selection Centres/Air Force Selection Boards/Naval Selection Boards.

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Only those candidates who qualify at stage one will be admitted to the second stage/remaining tests. Those candidates who qualify stage II will be required to submit the Original Certificates along with one photocopy each of:

  1. Original Matriculation pass certificate or equivalent in support of date of birth,
  2. Original 10+2 pass certificate or equivalent in support of educational qualification.

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Candidates who appear before the Services Selection Board and undergo the test there will do so at their own risk and will not be entitled to claim any compensation or other relief from the Government in respect of any injury which they may sustain in the course of or as a result of any of the tests given to them at the Services Selection Board whether due to the negligence of any person or otherwise. Parents or guardians of the candidates will be required to sign a certificate to this effect.

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The final allocation/selection for admission to the Army, Navy, Air Force of the National Defence Academy and 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme of Indian Naval Academy will be made up to the number of vacancies available subject to eligibility, medical fitness and merit-cum-preference of the candidates. The candidates who are eligible to be admitted to multiple Services/Courses will be considered for allocation/selection with reference to their order or preferences and in the event of their final allocation/ selection to one Service/Course, they will not be considered for admission to other remaining Services/Courses.

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Every candidate for the Flying Branch of Air Force is given a Computerised Pilot Selection System (CPSS) (Pilot Aptitude Test) only once. The grades secured by him at the first test will therefore hold good for every subsequent interview he has with the air force selection board. A candidate who fails in the CPSS cannot apply for admission to the National Defence Academy Examination for the Flying Branch of Air Force Wing or General Duties (Pilot) Branch or Naval Air Arm.

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