Indian Army TGC 128 SSB is a five-day interview process organized by Indian Army for the recruitment of engineer graduates for the technical graduate course. The TGC entry of Indian Army enables candidates from the engineering background(Civil, Architecture, Mechanical, Electrical / Electrical & Electronics, Computer Science &Engineering, Electronics and Telecommunication, Electronics, Metallurgical, Electronics and instrumentation, Microelectronics and Microwave) for Technical Graduate Course. Only male and unmarried candidates can apply for the TGC entry in Indian Army. The Application forms for Indian Army TGC has been released. Candidates can fill the online application from the official website of the Indian army. The Indian Army TGC 128 SSB Dates and Interview Dates will be released by the Indian Army after the release of merit list. The shortlisted candidates will be called for the further interview process after the SSB. Candidates can get all details regarding Indian Army TGC 128 SSB Dates and Interview Dates from the page below.

Indian Army TGC 128 SSB Dates

The Interview process of Indian Army TGC is a five-day process also called SSB will be held after the release of First Merit List. The SSB will be held at one of Selection Centres viz. Allahabad, Bhopal, Banglore, and Kapurthala. The request for the change in SSB centers will not be entertained. Candidates will be informed about the dates and SSB center through E-Mail or SMS. The dates for Indian Army TGC 128 SSB will be released after the release of First Merit List for shortlisted candidates and will be updated here.

SSB Procedure

The SSB of Indian Army TGC Entry 128 will be held for the shortlisted candidates on the basis of engineering background. The whole SSB process will take place in five different stages i.e Screening Test, Psychological Test, GTO Test, Interview, Conference. Candidates who will clear all rounds of Indian Army TGC 128 SSB will be called through call letters for final Joining. The five days SSB process will take place in stages given below.

Day 1: Stage I Screening Test (Intelligence Test) 

Picture Perception and Discussion Test

Stage 1 has two distinct parts. Candidates who will clear both the rounds will be called for further rounds.

Intelligence Test 

This is a simple test of logic / analytical aptitude based on which an intelligence rating ranging from I to V is awarded to the candidates which are based on the number of total correct answers. It is but obvious that the candidate with a higher intelligence rating will benefit in the entire process of testing including stage-II.

Picture Perception and Discussion Test

Candidates were shown a picture on the screen which they were required to perceive correctly. Time was thereafter given to pin down what you perceived by way of a number of characters, their age, their mood, etc as also to write a story relating to the pictures. The perception needs to be correct in order to do well in this test. This was followed by individual storytelling and discussion test. Your power of expression, clarity of language (both grammatical and logical), confidence, participation, and ability to accept others’ ideas were all important facets of this test. Your body language and attitude during the whole test are also of consequence. What you must do is to remain involved with the test throughout.

Result Passing of stage-I test is a combination of your intelligence rating, individual story content, the method of narration, command over language and overall performance in discussion and complete task. Once the results are announced, the relevance of your stage-I performance in no longer there except your intelligence rating which still affects your overall results during the stage-II.

Day 2: Stage-II Psychological Test

The stage-II tests comprise of three different techniques, namely the psychological tests, group tasks and personal interview. This shall be elaborated separately. However, it is emphasized that in all the three techniques the assessment is of your personality which is based on specified 15 OLQs (Officer Like Qualities). The highlights of the three different techniques are as follows:

The Psychological Test The psychologist does not interact with you nor does he/she know you by your physical appearance or attributes. He will assess your personality merely through the inputs which you have given him in the answer sheet. It is a test of your mind. Your answers are required to be natural responses and not preconceived. In case you have tried to think and modify the natural responses you will run out of time and will not be able to complete the tests. Large gaps in your response will make it difficult for him to assess you. An endeavor has to be made to complete all the SRTs, 60 TATs, and the 60 WATs. Any candidate can achieve proficiency in completing these tests through adequate practice. You cannot change your personality but you can certainly complete the tests in the given time and be in a better position to be assessed well by the psychologist. What is important is you should be positive in thoughts and your application to the test.

Day 3 & 4: Stage-II GTO Test

The GTO is actually interacting with candidates throughout the tests. Each and every action of yours is observed. It is a test of your body and coordination between your body and mind. Your physical and mental qualities get highlighted in these tests. Project your qualities to the GTO and do not remain a passenger. Come out with work sense, ideas and ensure that others accept them. If they are logical and workable they will be acceptable. While you expect others to accept your ideas you should be willing to accept others ideas as well. You need to remain confident and cheerful throughout the tests and learn to comprehend all instructions and ensure that no rules are violated. Your overall performance in all the GTO tasks brings out your personality. You need to be good in every aspect. Outstanding performance in some and poor in others is not acceptable. You need to introspect and find out shortcomings which you noticed in your performance. You ought to be physically fit to do well here. Focus on your shortcomings and you will surely be able to come up to the required standards.

Day 2 to 4: Stage-II Interview

The interviewing officer discusses by way of questions and answers the opportunities you had in your life and the positive or otherwise benefit you have derived from them. It is a test of your heart. The interviewing officer is fairly senior and experienced in the armed forces. While he interacts with you he discerns whether you have the qualities required to be an army officer. What you have done till date with regard to your academics, competitive exams, your achievements in extracurricular activities, your interests in life, sports you play, your feelings for your parents, friends, teachers, and society at large, your general knowledge and awareness and your physical and mental fortitude are all important facets of his assessment. The interviewing officer understands and gives you more than adequate benefit for shortcomings or mistakes which you may have committed, thus, do not try and hide anything. The tendency of lying or making false pretenses is negatively viewed and is easily discernable.

Day 5: Stage-II Conference

In this stage, three assessors have individually carried out their assessment. However, there is no discussion as sharing of facts of assessment between them nor any results of your performance is known to them or anybody else at the beginning of the conference. For the final result on the performance of a candidate all the three assessors and all members of the board must interact as also meet the candidate in person. Thus, we have the final board conference. During this, the individual assessments are discussed and a candidate’s plus points and weak qualities are deliberated upon in detail. All aspects of a candidate are analyzed to see if he/she has the required qualities to be trained to become a good armed forces officer. Whereas benefit of any doubt with an individual assessor is given to a candidate; during the conference benefit of doubt adequately probed normally is given to the organization. Also, candidates with higher intelligence rating can get an additional credit as compared to those with lower intelligence rating. When the conference terminates the results are finalized and communicated to the candidate. Suitable advice by one of the assessors is rendered to all Non-Recommended Candidates.

Candidates who will clear all these rounds will get call letters from Indian Army regarding joining in IMA Dehradun.

Documents to be Carried to the SSB center

There are certain documents that candidate needs to carry at the SSB center. The list of documents is given below.

  • One copy of the print out of application duly signed and affixed with the self-attested photograph.
  • Self-attested copy of matriculation certificate issued by the concerned board of education.
  • Self-attested copy of the 12th class certificate and mark sheet.
  • Self-attested copy of engineering degree.
  • Self-attested copy of mark sheets of all semesters.
  • Certificate issued by controller of examination of the concerned university regarding formula of CGPAconverstion.
  • Certificate issued by controller of examination of the concerned university regarding the cumulative percentage of marks up to the 6th semester of engineering degree.
  • Certificate from the principal/head of the institute stating that the candidate is in the final year and his result will be declared b 1st month of the commencement of the course.
  • Declaration by the candidate of the final year engineering degree course that he will submit the proof of passing by 1st of the month of commencement of the course to Rtg Dte, failing which his candidature will be cancelled.

All certificates in original will be returned after the verification.

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