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Full form of SSB, What does SSB stand for ?

The Full form of SSB is Service Selection Board. SSB is set up by the Ministry of Defence of India to conduct the interview for recruiting officers in Indian Armed Forces (i.e. Army, Air Force and Navy). It is designed to test “officer like qualities” in the candidates for becoming officers into the Indian Armed Forces. By using a standardized protocol of evaluation system which consists of personality, intelligence, compatibility and potential (can also be called as key traits), the board evaluates the suitability of the candidate for becoming an officer. The SSB interview gives more emphasis to mental fitness than physical fitness of a candidate but a certain level of physical fitness is also required to clear the interview. So, if a person wants to become an officer in the Indian Armed Forces, he has to appear for the SSB interview after clearing the written examination. The eligibility criteria to appear for SSB interview requires that the candidate should not be married and the candidate must cleared the Combined Defence Services Examination conducted by UPSC. SSB interview is a five-day long personality and intelligence test. It comprises different tests which are conducted on different days. After a candidate clear this interview, he needs to appear for the medical examination.

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