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What is ISSB ? which stand for Inter Services Selection Board. This is actually a committee for selection of commissioned officers in Pakistan Army, Pakistan Navy and Pakistan Air Force. A five day test is conducted in it which includes personality assessment, aptitude and psychological screening of a candidate.

The test is held in four centers all around Pakistan

Candidates which passes the test are then sent for medical test. After passing the medical test as well they are sent for further training at Academies.

Let’s Discuss the Happenings During 5-Day Tests
Day-1 {Reporting Day}
Reception at the test centre-Guidelines for lodging and Boarding are given by ISPR.
Checking of the required documents.
Chest Numbers are then alloted to candidates for their identity during test.
Candidates are pictured individually.
Reception address is given by the staff.
Students are instructed to write the unforgettable incident of their life.
Day-2 {First testing Day}
Psychologists Day

Deputy President addresses the students.
Intelligence Tests:
This includes verbal and non-verbal intelligence tests. ( The results are announced shortly and the screened out candidates will not take part in coming tests)

Psychologists Tests:
Well the day is also called the day for the Personality test day as well.

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This includes Story Writing, Sentence Completion English, Sentence Completion Urdu, Picture Story Writing, Word Association test(WAT).

Day-3 {Second testing Day}
GTO’s Day


Indoor Tasks

Group Discussion
In this test a topic is given to the group and they need to give thier views on it one by one.

Group PlanningWhat is ISSB? Things You Need To Know About It 1
A military map is shown to the students by GTO and a task is given they need to plan to execute the task given by GTO.

Out Door Tasks

Progressive Group Tasks (PGT)
An outdoor task is given to the whole group and they need to plan and execute it physically.

Half Group Task (HFT)What is ISSB? Things You Need To Know About It 1
A group of three members is formed to complete the given task and perform it physically.

NOTE: There are two interviews held during ISSB psychologists interview and Deputy President’s Interview. If a candidates is interviewed by Psychologists then the next day he would be interviewed by Deputy President.

Day-4 {Third Testing Day}
GTO’s Day

Individual Obstacles:What is ISSB? Things You Need To Know About It 1
There are 9 obstacles in ISSB which are to be completed in time span of 2 minutes.

Command Task
One of the candidate is made the commander and the rest of the candidates are his team. He needs to plan and execute the task by commanding his team.

Final Group TaskWhat is ISSB? Things You Need To Know About It 1
The last outdoor task which requires the student to perform task and they need to communicate in English with each other in this task.

Mutual Assesment
Interviews of the leftovers.What is ISSB? Things You Need To Know About It 1
Day-5 {Conference Day}
The admission staff attends the conference to discuss the selection of the candidates.

Some candidates are re-interviewed by the President of the ISSB center.

Payment of the TA/DA
All the candidates are given the travelling charges for coming to the center.

Few Important Guidelines
You can tell a lot from a person’s appearance. So you have got a sense of personal pride and a good impression.

The Selection Board is always looking for people with good expression, may it be Urdu or English, clear direction, a good vocabulary and sense of grammar. Try to develop these by joining in debates and group discussions.

Self Confidence
Self-confidence and maturity are largely the product of experience. You can strengthen these qualities by participating in-group activities, taking on responsibility and exercising independence.

Academic Ability
Good academic results mean you will be good at absorbing the training of advanced and sophisticated equipment. Make your English and Mathematics sound.

If you possess the above qualities, you will have a greater potential for leadership training. Try and seek out positions of responsibility in academic, youth, social or sports activities. If you are applying for an officer vacancy then this trait is going to be the dominant one.

Take adequate physical exercise in the run up before you report at the ISSB. If you are already a gym person and take care of your fitness, you will be at ease at physical tasks there.

You should be convincing and sincere in your reasons for wanting to join armed forces. Make sure you really know for what and why you are applying. You should know your destiny and the exact reason of being there.

You should be a person with an awareness of the world around you, and an interest in military matters. Discuss current affairs and defense issues with your parents, teachers and friends and keep yourself updated with good newspapers.

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