The full form of SSB is Service Selection Board. It falls under the Ministry of Defence and was formed in order to conduct interviews to recruit the officers of the Indian Armed Forces. The panel of SSB is famous for testing ‘officer like qualities’ among both Male and Female candidates. It was introduced for the first time in 1949. It is a rigorous five day long screening process and is considered as one of the toughest recruitment interviews in the country. In order to select the potential officers, the SSB conducts an entrance exam called Combined Defence Service (CDS) twice a year. The candidates who successfully clear the exam are called for the interview at multiple SSB centres across the country.