Naval Selection Board and 5 Day SSB Interview Process

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The Naval Selection Board has a number of vacancies through which one can join the Indian Navy as an Officer, Engineer, technician or as a sailor etc. These vacancies are released every year and have different eligibility criteria required for each post. Here in this blog, we will get to know the details about the Naval Selection Board and 5 Days SSB Interview. let’s see the complete details about this and also see that what is the Minimum Criteria required to join the Indian navy Service.

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The Selection in the Indian Navy is also done through the UPSC (Union Public Service Commission). There are many vacancies like NDA Entry, CDS Entry and some other direct entries as well. Here in this, we will only talk about the Naval Selection Board and teh entries that are conducted under the Naval Selection Board. let’s start with What is the Naval Selection Board.

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What is Naval Selection Board:

The Indian Naval Selection Board is basically a board that conducts an examination for the selection in the Indian Navy service as an officer or as a Sailor etc. There are many branches in the officer’s entry as well as in the Sailor’s entry etc. The Selection Committee releases the vacancy by themselves and conducts the written exam under the government’s rules. The Selection is complete done under the Naval Selection Board. The Selection is done through the:

  • Written Exam
  • NSB Interview
  • Medical Examination etc.

After clearing the written examination, One has to appear for the NSB (Naval Selection Board) Interview. Most of us has heard about the SSB Interview and AFSB Interview but this NSB Interview may be sounding new. Let’s see the details about the Naval Selection Board Interview.

What is NSB Interview?

The NSB Stands for Naval Selection Board. And after clearing the written examination, One has to appear for the Interview which is NSB Interview. The name of the Interview is NSB because it is conducted by the Naval Selection Board.

All the processes and procedures of the NSB Interview would be the completely same as SSB Interview. There is no difference in this. The Interview will be conducted for five days at the following Naval Selection Board Centres:

  • NSB Vishakapatnam
  • NSB Coimbatore
  • NSB Bhopal
  • NSB Banagalore etc

Let’s see the Five days process of the Naval Selection Board Interview and what are the activities & tests that one has to appear. Here are the complete details about that.

5 Day SSB (NSB) Interview Process:

The Process of the Interview is completely the same. There is no difference in this. Each Day of the Interview is different and one has to appear for the different types of test activities etc. Here are the complete five days process of this NSB or SSB Interview:

Day-1 of the NSB Interview Procedure:

  • Reporting ( at MCO moment control office)
  • Documents Check
  • Form filling
  • Testing 1. Verbal, non-verbal intelligence test 2. Picture Perception description test (PPDT)

Day 2 of the NSB Interview: On the 2nd day, you will have to clear a few more tests also, some tests of these rounds would be written, and a few would be verbal etc. One will appear for:

  • Thematic Apperception Test
  • Word Association Test
  • Situation Reaction Test
  • Self Description Test

Day-3 of the NSB Interview:

  • Group discussion
  • Group planning exercise
  • Progressive group task
  • Half group task
  • Individual obstacle task
  • Command task
  • Group obstacle task

Remember this is a group activity, so perform with your group, never try to show that you are the best. Act Accordingly.

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Day4 of the NSB Interview: Personal Interview: You must have heard about the personal Interview It is the same as that, An Examiner is free to ask anything. You have to reply gently.

Day-5 of the NSB Interview: Conference: This is not any test. You will be shown your results and qualified candidates will be congratulated and disqualified candidates will be told, why they could not qualify.

It is not that easy to clear this Interview. One will have to prepare very well in order to beat the competition. Here the CPDA will help you in all manner to clear this Interview. Let’s see some useful tips to clear this Interview.

How to prepare for Naval Selection Board Interview:

Well, The preparation depends on many factors. If you have appeared for this Interview and have an idea about its process and procedure. Then the preparation can be done at home as well. But, If you are new to this, It is always better to join SSB Institute that could train in a manner to crack this Interview. You can join the CPDA to get trained well for the Interview. We have a team of officers and Ex- SSB Interviewers who can prepare you better and make you eligible to clear the Interview. Join us to get better.

FAQs For Naval Selection Board

What is the difference between SSB and NSB Interviews?

There is no difference between SSB and NSB interviews. Both are completely the same. Only the conducting body of the Interview is different.

Does NDA conduct NSB Interview?

No, the NSB Interview is only conducted by the Indian Navy Selection Board. The NDA Conducts SSB Interview which stands for Service Selection Board Interview.

What is the minimum age required to become an officer in the Indian Navy?

The age of the candidate should not be less than 21 years old to become an officer in the Indian Armed forces either its the Navy, Airforce or Army etc.

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