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NDA SSB Interview 2024 Stages - What happens after clearing NDA exam

NDA SSB Interview 2024 Stages - What happens after clearing NDA exam

Edited By Meghana Mohana Krishnan | Updated on May 22, 2024 06:10 PM IST | #NDA

NDA SSB Interview - The qualified candidates will be selected for the next round which is the Service selection Board (SSB) interview. Candidates need to clear the NDA 2024 SSB interview round to enter into the National Defence Academy. After the release of the results, candidates can check their qualifying status by comparing with the NDA 2024 cut off. The below article will guide the candidates on what to do after the UPSC NDA results are out.

The Union Public Service Commission conducts the UPSC NDA 2024 exam every year. The UPSC NDA exam 2024 is conducted twice every year. The commission previously conducted the UPSC NDA exam on April 21, 2024. The NDA 1 results were declared on May 9, 2024. The qualified candidates are selected for the NDA SSB 2024 interview process. The NDA 2 exam will be conducted on September 1, 2024.

UPSC NDA Result 2024 - What after results

UPSC will release the NDA 2024 results on their website in the form of a PDF file. The NDA result 2024 PDF will contain the candidates roll numbers, total marks scored and the cut off. The qualified candidates will be selected for the NDA SSB interview 2024. The SSB interview lasts for 5 days where candidates get judged based on several tests to check their all round personality.

NDA SSB Interview 2024

Candidates selected for the NDA SSB interview 2024 must register themselves on the online website for their date and centre of the interview. Candidates can register on joinindianarmy.nic.in / joinindiannavy.gov.in within the given timeframe. During the time of the UPSC NDA SSB interview 2024, candidates will have to submit their original certificates to the respective service headquarters or carry them to the centre. All the qualified candidates will receive the call up letter to the NDA SSB round. Candidates will have to carry all the essentials mentioned in the NDA call up letter.

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NDA SSB 2024 Interview - Stages

The following tests will be conducted during the NDA SSB stay 2024 -

  • PPDT ( picture perception description test ).

  • SRT ( situation response test ).

  • Personal interview.

  • Group tasks.

  • Group discussion and debates.

NDA SSB Interview 2024 Procedure

The NDA 2024 SSB procedure consists of two stage Selection processes - stage I and stage II. The SSB interview 2024 is a five-day-long procedure designed to assess a candidate's potential to become a successful officer.Only those candidates who clear the stage I are permitted to appear for NDA SSB stage II.

UPSC SSB Interview 2024 Stage I

  • Stage I comprises Officer Intelligence Rating (OIR) tests. SSB OIR is a written test to assess a candidate's verbal and non-verbal reasoning abilities.

  • Picture Perception Description Test (PPDT) - The SSB PPDT test involves observing a blurred picture for a short duration and then writing a story based on it. The test contains a group discussion where candidates narrate and discuss their stories.

UPSC SSB 2024 Interview Stage II

Stage II Comprises Interview, SSB Group Testing Officer Tasks, Psychology Tests and the Conference. These SSB tests are conducted over 4 days.

SSB Psychological Tests - The tests aim to assess a candidate's personality, motivation, and suitability for military life. Some common NDA SSB psychological tests include -

  • Situation Reaction Test (SRT)

  • Self Description Test (SDT)

  • Word Association Test (WAT) &

  • Thematic Apperception Test (TAT)

SSB Group Testing Officer Tasks (GTO): This stage involves a series of group activities designed to assess a candidate's leadership, planning, problem-solving, cooperation, and communication skills. The SSB GTO includes -

  • Group Discussion (GD)

  • Progressive Group Task (PGT)

  • Half Group Task (HGT)

  • Half Situation Test (HST)

  • Leaderless Group Discussion (LGD)

  • Final Group Task (FGT)

  • Group Planning Exercise (GPE)

  • Individual Obstacles Task (IOT)

  • Command tasks

  • Snake race/Group Obstacle Race, etc.

SSB Interview round - This round is a one-on-one interaction with an interviewing officer (IO) who assesses the candidate's overall suitability for the officer cadre.

On the final day of the NDA SSB 2024 interview, the results of the candidates will be announced. Candidates with Air Force as one of the choices will have to undergo Computerised Pilot Selection System (CPSS) if they qualify SSB 2024. The selected candidates will then move to get their SSB medical tests done in the military hospital. The final NDA SSB merit list will only be released a few days after the interview round.

NDA SSB interview 2024 - Travel Allowance

Candidates who are appearing for the NDA SSB interview 2024 for the first time will be offered a to and fro bus/train charges. They are entitled for an AC III Tier to and fro railway fare or a bus fare. Candidates who are attending for the same type of commission (SSB interview) again will not be entitled for the SSB travel allowance.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

1. Does NDA have an SSB 2024 interview?

Yes, NDA has an SSB interview which is an important stage in the selection process.

2. What after the NDA SSB interview 2024?

After the final SSB interview 2024, candidates will be ranked based on their performance. 

3. What is the NDA salary 2024?

During the NDA training, all the trainees will receive a stipend of Rs 56, 100. After the NDA training, the maximum pay will increase up to Rs. 2,50,000 per month.

4. What are the 5 days of the NDA SSB Interview 2024?

Day 1 - Screening tests

Day 2 to 4 - SSB Psychological tests and GTO.

Day 5 - Conference and results.

5. How many attempts for NDA SSB Interview 2024?

There are no limits on the number of attempts to give the NDA SSB 2024 interview. However, candidates must meet the NDA SSB 2024 eligibility criteria and clear the written exam.

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