What is the [Screening Test] in SSB Interview|Screening Test-2019-20|

By | November 29, 2019

Screening Test in SSB Interview

Screening Test happens in stage-1 testing of SSB interview. screening consists of 1. intelligence test and 2.PPDT.

1- Intelligence Test
a- Verbal intelligence Test
b- Non-Verbal Intelligence Test
2-PP and DT (Picture Perception and Description Test)

1 (a) – Verbal Intelligence Test

**Verbal intelligence test is understanding and reasoning concept formed in words.
The time period defined for the test is nearly 30 minutes and nearly 50 questions have to be completed in the time duration. There is no negative marking, so try to attempt all questions:-
There are some type of topics you will usually find in Verbal Intelligence Test;-
• Sentence Completion Test
• Analogies Test
• Coding-Decoding Test
• Direction Sense Test
• Spelling Test
• World Groups Test
• Instruction Test
• Word Building Tests
• Number Quiz Test
• Blood Relation Test
• Letter Series Test

Screening Test

screening test in ssb

Some examples of each of the above category-
**Sentence Completion test- Sentence Completion is a common test item in most competitive exams. A sentence contains one or two blanks (usually), to be filled in using the choices. These questions test your vocabulary and knowledge of the finer distinctions among words. A good vocabulary can be a great help here.


a- Neem has _qualities and in many clinical trials, the doctor has saved countless lives by using raw Neem leaves on serious wounds. A. remedial B. flavouring C. inferior D. doubtful E. notorious We need a positive word with a “life saving”-like meaning. Choices C, D, and E are negative and are ruled out. You may be unaware of remedial but you know that “flavouring” doesn’t mean anything like life-saving. Therefore, the answer is remedial. ** Analogies Test- This is a mathematical type of exercise. There is certain type of relationship between two objects or ideas and by establishing the same kind of relationship between the third and the fourth, the missing object or idea is to be provided. Example- a- Bird is to fly as man is to _
D- Nothing
The right answer is A-Walk

** Coding-Decoding Test- 

In these tests, number, letters of the alphabet do not stand for themselves but for some other letters, i.e., they have an artificial code value. These artificial or code values are given according to some set principle. By applying that principle the candidates can decode a coded word or number.
a- Example 1: If HKTG means Fire, what does YCVGT mean?

Direction Sense Test-

 In this type of test, the candidates are required to make use of a keen sense of direction and remember the distance covered in each direction.
a- If you start from point A and walk 4 miles towards the east, then turn left and walk 3 miles towards the north, turn left again and walk 2 miles, which choice mentions the direction in which you are going?
• (a) North
• (b) East
• (c) South &
• (d) West.
** Spelling Test
a-Find the correctly spelt words

** Word Groups Test-

This type of test is meant to test the ability of students in word building. For example: forming new words by suffixing or prefixing new letters or taking off from or adding new letters to the body of words.
a- Think of a single letter which when prefixed to the following words forms new words:

**Instruction Test-
** Blood Relationship Tests: One is required to have fair knowledge of blood relations.
• Example 1: X and Y are children of Z. Z is the father of X but Y is not the son of Z. What is Y to Z?
(b)- Daughter
©- Mother
(d)- no one

**Word Building Tests: 

This type of test is meant to test the ability of students in word building.
Example 1: forming new words by suffixing or prefixing new letters or taking off from or adding new letters to the body of words.
• Example 1: Think of a single letter which when prefixed to the following words forms new words:
• (a)-READ (b) RISK (c)- OWL (d)- RING (e)-RIGHT

1 (b) –Non-Verbal Intelligence Test

In a non-verbal intelligence test, a series of pattern and figures are provided. The candidate has to identify the relation between figure and pick the correct alternative from the given choice. Non-verbal reasoning is the best way to find the level of intelligence that a candidate has in him.
Type of questions you will usually find in this test:-
• Analogy
• Classification of figures.
• Completion of Incomplete Pattern of figures
• Cubes and Dice
• Venn Diagram

In this part, a word and its related word is given, then another word with four options are given. Such that you have to find out the related word from the option.
Example:- Phone: Cellphone:: Computer:?_
(a) Speaker ( b)Keyboard (c) Theatre (d) Laptop

**Classification of Figures:- In such a problem, we were given a set of figures, such that all except one have similar properties. We have to select the figure which differs from all other figure in the given set.
**Complete and Incomplete Pattern of Figures:-
This type of question is also easy, that some part of the figure is missing. We have to find out from the given option that which part is missing.
**Cubes and Dice:-
This is a little bit tough, but it needs a lot of practice and it is time-consuming. So practice this well. Usually, they are not asking the cube problem. But Dice problems are frequent one.
**Venn Diagram:-
This type of question is very easy and two types of questions are coming from the Venn diagram part. One is with numerical data and another one is in pictorial representation.

2-PP and DT

(Picture Perception and Description Test)
PP-DT stands for Picture Perception and Description Test conducted on day one of the SSB process after the Intelligence test. The Intelligence tests your IQ (Intelligence Quotient) while PP-DT tests your EQ (Emotional Quotient) and maturity level. As the selection ratio in the screening test is approximately 30%, performance in PP-DT plays a very crucial role.
In this test, a blurred picture is shown to candidates for 30sec. The picture is very blurred so candidate should see the picture properly with 100% attention. Thereafter 4 minutes and 30 seconds are given to the candidate to write the story.
The candidates are given an answer sheet and are required to give the following details in the box on the left side:

  1. Number of persons
  2. 2.Their Gender
  3. 3.Their Age
  4. Their Mood
  5. Number of character
  6. Place
  7. Situation

How to write a story in PPDT?

You will see the picture for 30 secs and then you will get 1 min to note down a few details and then 4 mins to write your story on the page provided by the SSB.
1- In 1 minute you have to write down the details like the gender of the characters you have seen, their age, mood and circle the character you have seen first.
2- All these details have to be marked inside the box printed on the sheet provided by SSB.
3- Write M/F/P for male/female/person(if the gender is not clear).
4- Write positive/negative/neutral mood.
5- Write their age assumed by you and as per the picture shown.
6- Circle the details of the character you have seen first.
7- On the right-hand side of the sheet, you have to write the action happening in your story

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