SSB OIR Test: Know its Importance here!!

SSB OIR Test: The aim of the SSB Stage one or Screening test is to find out the candidates who were found wanting in various degrees/levels and have less chance of selection even if they are retained for the full five days schedule of the selection procedure. To screen such candidates at an initial level, a scientific method consisting of a battery of tests and involving all the three assessors was evolved and introduced. It is called SSB stage one or screening Test.

    • The SSB Stage One/Screening test consists of three parts: –
    • Officer Intelligence Rating (OIR).
    • Picture Perception & Discussion Test (PPDT).
    • On the Spot Conference.

SSB OIR Test (Officer Intelligence Test )

It consists of a set of verbal and non-verbal intelligence tests. They are group-administered tests and contain components such as reasoning, spatial ability, numerical ability, verbal reasoning, odd-even numbers, matching, series completion, coding-decoding, etc. How does the OIR is calculated, through tests raw scores are obtained which are converted into standard scores? The standard scores are interpreted with reference to the range (1-5) which gives the officer’s Intelligence Rating (OIR). Generally, OIR 1,2,3, represent a higher grade and 4 or 5 represent a lower grade.

Points to be kept in mind

    • Tests are very simple and of the average degree of difficulty.
    • There is no negative marking.
    • Time management is very important. Time is generally 30 seconds per question.
    • Officer Intelligence Rating (OIR) is very important for subsequent stage two testing and if a rating is on higher grade I .e.1,2,3, it will have a positive impact on your assessment.

SSB Screening Test: PP&DT with Sample Picture