Best SSB Interview Books for Indian Army – Officers Written Test Study Material

In a previous article I wrote about SSB syllabus & other stages of test that are held in SSB centers. I also specified that how you can be shortlisted in the SSB by a written test. So here I am going to tell you about the books that are needed for study. The official website of SSB is

For those who are trying to get the selection in the SSB, they must know the study material. If you have the right study material then you will be able to crack the exam & the chances of your selection will be more than other who do not know about the books that provide you the best practice. The most important part to study in an exam are the topics that makes your question paper. Your question is made from the syllabus that is given to you. So get all the topics name that you need to study. And only books will provide you the details about it.

Best Books for SSC Interview 2017

SSB is one of the exam where the students apply to become an officer in the territorial army. There are so many candidates who come to the SSB centers in hope of becoming an officer in Indian Army & other armed forces.

That is why the number of attempt in SSB is not fixed. A candidate can apply for the SSB any number of times. This encourage the candidates to stay focused on their goal & the experience they get in the SSB is used in next attempt. So if a candidate is committed to the selection of SSB then soon or later he will get the selection.

SSB Books for Indian Army

SSB Books for Indian Army

About SSB

SSB stands for Services Selection Board. These SSB centers are situated in the various parts of Indian. The total number of centers are 10 in number . These are in Allahabad, Bangalore ,Bhopal, Dehradun, Mysore, Varanasi, Coimbatore, Gandhinagar, Kolkata, Rupnagar Near Chandigarh.

After a candidate applies for any of the post he gets a call letter in any of these centers. After they went to the journey , the Army sends someone to receive you in the station. Your test will be started from the railway station.

The test comprises of many stages. The whole duration for complete test is 5-6 days. If you are selected in the test then you stay in the center but if you don’t then, have to leave the center.

The test comprises of various stages that are listed below.

  • Day 0 (Day of Reporting)
  • Day 1 (Screening Tests)
  • Day 2 (Psychology Tests)
  • Day 3 and Day 4 (GTO Tasks)
  • Day 5 (Conference)

So the whole schedule is for 6 days that include the date of arrival. The person who comes to receive you is trained to analyse you at the beginning. So you are advised to go as a mature person & do not do anything doubtful in the journey.

All other stages of test includes many other things. We will discuss about it in detail.

  • Day of Reporting :- As you will enter in the SSB center you will be asked to fill the entry form & provide all your details. The documents verification will be done by the officers in the concerned SSB. After verification you will get a vest with written number on it. After the test is over you will be asked to return it.
  • Screening Tests :- On Day 2 there will be an intelligence Test (Verbal and Non-Verbal). There will be picture perception & analysis test that will be 30 seconds. You will be shown a picture & asked to talk about it for a given time.
  • Psychology Tests : Psychology Tests includes various tests like Picture Story writing, Word Association Test (WAT), Situation Reaction Test (SRT), Self Description Test (SD). These tests are very important in your selection.
  • GTO Tasks : On Day 3 & 4 Group discussion,Group Planning Exercise (sometimes known as Military Planning Exercise), Progressive Group Tasks, Half Group Tasks
    Individual Obstacles, Group Obstacles Race or Snake Race, Command Task
    Lecturer, Final Group Task are some of the tests in SSB center.
  • Day 5 (Conference) :- A panel of member consists of President, Deputy President, all the psychologists, all the GTOs, and Technical Officer will sit in a hall & does all the group discussion in the given topic. The GD round tells the person for his communication skills.

All the 5 days will be shortlist rounds. The candidates who got the least arks will be rejected & send to home. At last those who are left with will be selected & send for thr medical test.

Those who are not selected need not to worry. They can appear again. The experience they got in the SSB will be used next time. So the rule of appearing any number of times is for the encouragement of candidates.

During the time you stay in the SSB center you will be provided all the facilities that are provided to you at Home like.

  1. Pick-up and Drop from reporting Railway Station.
  2. Furnished accommodation.
  3. Messing.
  4. Medical facilities.
  5. Game, Magazines, Newspapers, etc.

As I told you that the written test conducted by UPSC are also a option from where an appear in SSB. So if you are willing to crack the written exam to appear in SSB, then I am going to tell you about the books that are useful in the preparation of written test.

SSB Crack Books PDF Download

There are so many books available in the market that we do not know that which to to take , which not. In such situation we have written the name of some books which are selected after the positive review from the readers.

The name of such books are

  • Let’s Crack SSB Interview
  • SSB Interview: The Complete Guide
  • Get Success In SSB Interviews
  • How to Crack the SSB
  • Let’s Crack AFCAT – Air Force Common Admission Test 2017
  • How to Crack the SSB – Services Selection Board
  • Group Discussion on Current Topics
  • SSB Interviews Guide for Armed Forces Exams
  • Services Selection Board Study Material PDF 2017

SSB Officers Exam Study Material PDF Download

The written test for the SSB is conducted by UPSC. So the test is a quite tough & competitive for anyone. But if you are committed to anything then all the hurdles become your friends & soon or later you will achieve all you want.

The total maximum marks for the exam is 100 marks. There will be two papers in the whole exam.

  • Paper I :- Paper will have questions from Reasoning and Elementary Mathematics
  • Paper II :- General Knowledge & English

A candidate need to get overall 50% minimum marks in the exam to qualify the written test.

Paper I & Paper II should have 40% marks individually.

Reasoning :- The question in reasoning part will be like pattern, figures & situation handling. The whole test is about rational thinking. It’s all about situation handling.

Mathematics : Questions will be from Arithmetic, Unitary Method, Elementary Number Theory, Algebra, Trigonometry, Geometry.

General Knowledge :- Questions will be from topics like scientific aspects, history,geography.

English :- English section will be like synonyms, antonyms, reading comprehension, Para jumbles, error spotting, jumbled sentences, sentence correction and fill in the blanks.

About Written test
  1. The exam duration is two hours in total. The test is sceduled in two sessions.
  2. The test is of Objective type in nature. There are four options in each question.
  3. Do not attempt the question that are doubtful. Negative marking is also given.
  4. 0.25 marks will be deducted in every wrong attempt.
Application process for SSB.
  • Visit the official link of SSB i.e.
  • On the homepage , find the link for recruitment
  • Click on the recruitment tab after you find it.
  • Click on the Apply Online link & a form will be shown on your screen
  • Fill the form properly & check whether all the details are written correctly or not.
  • Submit the form after this.
  • There is no application fee for the form.
  • Download the application copy in your device.
  • Take one print out for the same.
  • Now note the dates that are useful for you.

Services Selection Board Study Material

You can read the details from here before you check out.

  • Name of the Organisation: Services Selection Board
  • Name of the Post: Officer in Indian Army
  • Category: Study Material
  • Job Location: Anywhere in India
  • Official Site:

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