APS NDA ACADEMY
Duration: 1 Month
Background Preparation :
The Background preparation of the students include regular instructions on personality development, spoken English, General Awareness level & Enhancing the reasoning ability both verbal & Non Verbal. Team of qualified & Experienced teachers conduct this training throughout the year.
Individual and group obstacles as per SSB pattern and standards have been created in the campus. Students are periodically put through these for limb coordination and strengthening training.
Group testing officer’s tasks comprising of progressive Group Tasks, Half Group Task, Final Group task and Command Task have also been constructed to give real feel of the SSB.
An AV room is available to conduct psychology tests (WAT, TAT, SRT and SD). An office is also available to conduct of mock interview.
The SSB Faculty :
The faculty consists of retired and qualied senior Defence officers who had been interviewing officers, Group Testing officers & the Psychologist are all trained professional at the Defence Institute of Psychological research (DIPR) New Delhi under MOD. Interactive sessions are held through out the year whereby the weak & strong traits of a candidate are discussed & proper feedback is given for corrective measures & follow up to improve on weak areas.
A six week SSB Capsule on regular basis is conducted by a team of highly experienced and qualified retired officers who have been assessors in the SSB. The capsule is conducted as per SSB standards & rules. Following is the process for five days at the SSB Center :
Day – 1
SSB Screening :
Intelligence & IQ Tests (OIR)
Screening Test – PPDT & GD
Personal Information Questionnaire (PIQ)
Day – 2
Thematic Apperception Test – (TAT)
Word Association Test – (WAT)
Situation Reaction Test – (SRT)
Self Description – (SD)
Day – 3
Group Discussion (GD)
Group Planning Exercise (GPE)
Progressive Group Tasks (PGT)
Group Obstacle Race (GOR)
Half Group Task (HGT)
Individual Obstacle (IO’s)
Command Task (CT)
Final Group Task (FGT)
Day – 4
Various Types of Interview Techniques
Evaluation as in the SSB
Identify Weaknesses & Strengths of the candidates
Importance of Answering Techniques & Body Language
Day – 5
FINAL BOARD CONFERENCE
Conduct of Conference
ADDITIONAL ASPECTS OF THE CAPSULE COURSE
- Self Awareness and Personality Development
- Emotional Intelligence & Behavioral aspects
- Positive Body Language
- Communication Skill, Public Speaking
- Social Behavior & Social Skills
- Current Affairs & General Awareness
- Group Discussions & English Speaking
- Facing the Interview the Correct Way
- Physical Fitness
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