Tuesday, October 28

SSB — Experience of a lifetime Aneet Kanwal Randhawa (The Tribune)

AN employment-seeking youth knocks all possible doors till he finally makes a cut. At times, the search for new vistas continues even beyond that. Yet all of you who have in this course had a chance to face a selection board for recruitment to defence forces would agree with me about how holistic the entire process is — a process, in which every aspect of your personality is uncovered with such finesse that any effort on your part to conceal it or portray it differently is made futile.

‘Late bloomer’ as I am often referred to by my friends, the only opportunity left for me to join the Army at my age was the 
Indian Territorial Army entry which is a three-stage process. I was fortunate to reach the third stage, which was the selection board. I was allotted the selection centre east at Allahabad, where I arrived with all the gusto of a prospective Army officer, hopeful of making the cut.

I had no idea that my being a part of this four-day selection process would be such a value addition. Being a part of the Army fraternity for these days is an experience in itself. The largesse of the Army lies in the fact that every prospective officer is treated as good as an officer. You are offered a sumptuous meal and a comfortable lodging, something which is unthinkable in any other recruitment process.

A typical day with a selection board starts early. At 4.30 a.m. when you are in deep slumber, you are suddenly woken by the washer man’s call, asking for your laundry, in an astounding pitch to scare the hell out of you. You miss him and your evenings are ruined washing your laundry. You report for your breakfast at 5.30 a.m. in the dress code specified for the day. At 6 you report for the day's grilling sans your watch. When you are done with your day's tasks, to your utter surprise, it is barely 11 a.m. Quite a lesson in effective time management, I must say.

PPDT, SRT, WAT, PGT, IO etc. may be quite a familiar terminology for those who have faced a selection board at some point of their life. Yet, for the benefit of others I would like to state that these are various psychological testing techniques adopted by the selection boards. The dexterity with which the group task officers and psychologists check your perceptions, reactions to crisis situations, behaviour in groups and personality conflicts is amazing. The selection process reaches its summit with the interview, which is a virtual CT scan of your personality.

Yet the most memorable task which I executed was the individual obstacle task. And to add to the fun, it was held in the midst of torrential rain. 'Tiger leap' was the most interesting obstacle in which from a raised platform I had to take a leap akin to a tiger’s leap and cling on to a hanging rope and come down. Soon I found myself huffing and puffing and being unable to complete all the tasks in the specified time, yet having a sense of satisfaction over the fine display of perseverance.

In the final conference, when results are to be announced, you are counselled to be prepared for any eventuality. You are told that how great achievers like Amitabh Bachchan and A.P.J. Abdul Kalam came out unsuccessful from selection boards. Indeed, a great gesture.

You come out of the selection board as a transformed individual. You are able to appreciate the synergy of a group. You have a better sense of national integration. And finally, you have bonds to cherish for a lifetime. A must go for all, at least once, not for success or failure, but for the experience it offers.

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Monday, October 27

Army Recruitment Rally at Secunderabad from 3rd to 30th November 2014

Army recruitment rally under Head quarter’s quota to select Soldier (Technical, General Duty, Tradesmen and Musician category) is scheduled to be held at 1 EME Center, Secunderabad from 3rd to 30th November, 2014.
This selection will be conducted for sons and own brothers of war widows, ex-servicemen and servicemen and wards of Territorial Army personnel. Candidates from any State and Union Territories are eligible to participate in the recruitment rally.
Eligible candidates should report along with the original certificates at Golden Jubilee Stadium of 1 Training Battalion, 1 EME Center, Secunderabad at 6:00 am on 3rd November, 2014 for further proceedings.
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Recruitment drive in central Kashmir in Nov

Army will hold a recruitment rally for various categories for the candidates of all the districts in the Kashmir valley and Ladakh region next month.

 Army Recruitment office, Srinagar will conduct an open recruitment rally at Badgam in central Kashmir.

The rally will be for the candidates of various categories including soldier general duty (GD), soldier clerk, store keeper technical (clk/skt) and soldier technical (Tech) from Anantnag, Baramulla, Srinagar, Kupwara, Badgam, Kulgam, Pulwama, Ganderbal, Bandipora, Shopian, Kargil and Leh districts. It will be conducted from November 10 to November 17 2014.

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Friday, October 24

Recruitment rally in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir from Nov 19

Army to hold 5-days recruitment rally in Rajouri
JAMMU: The Army will hold a five-days long recruitment rally in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district from November 19.
The rally will be held to employ general duties and technical soldiers besides clerks and store-keepers.
"An Army recruitment rally will be held in Rajouri district from November 19-23 for all categories which include Soldier General Duties, Soldier Technical and Soldier Clerk and Store Keeper except Soldier Nursing Assistant for candidates of Poonch and Rajouri districts," Defence spokesman told Jammu Links News.
The screening of candidates will commence at 5 AM sharp on each Day of the rally, he said, adding, on November 19, from 5 AM to 9 AM, candidates of Poonch district will take part in all categories.
On November 20, the candidates of tehsils Nowshera, Sunderbani, Thanamandi, and Budhal of Rajouri district will take part in the recruitment drive, he said.
On November 21, candidates of tehsils Rajouri, Darhal, Kalakote, Koteranka and any other block and tehsil of Rajouri district will participate in it.
The Common Entrance Exam for all categories will be held at Sainik School Ground, Nagrota (Jammu) on November 30.
"Candidates having tattoos and engravings of small acceptable size on inner face of arms and dorsum of hand will be acceptable for recruitment in the Army.
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Recruitment Rally in Territorial Army at Koirengei, Imphal

Recruitment Rally in Territorial Army at Koirengei, Imphal

Age: 18-42
Place:Koirengei air field
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Tuesday, October 21

Army Recruitment Rally at Beed for Soldier Technical and Soldier General Duty, October 2014

Candidates of Pune, Ahmednagar, Osmanabad, Beed and Latur dist. Indian Army held open recruitment bharti rally at police parade ground, Beed from 31 oct. to 10 nov. 2014

Vacancy for Soldiers General  Duty, Technical, Solder Clerk/Store Keeper technical, Nursing Assistant and Sol Tradesman

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#SSB Tips

Psychology tests are a battery of written projective tests.
Thematic Apperception Test [TAT]
Word Association Test [WAT]
Situation Reaction Test [SRT]
Self Description Test [SD]
What to do?

You will be shown 11 black & white pictures in which the last picture is a blank slide. Each picture will come just for 30 seconds and then disappear, after that you will get 4 minutes to write the story based on that picture. After 4 mins another picture will come for 30 seconds and same process will be followed till last slide {blank slide}. The tips for TAT are the same as for the story of PPDT. Go prepared with the story for the blank slide.

You will be shown 60 words back to back; each word will remain on the screen for 15secs. In 15secs you are required to write a sentence which comes to your mind first after reading that word. Likewise you have to write 60 sentences continuously without any pause in between.
It is not possible to go prepared with 60 sentences, as some coached candidates try to do & in fact succeed in writing quite a few such sentences. This does not help, because only the spontaneous response is consistent with the personality of the candidate. The psychologist analyses the complete responses to construct a holistic & consistent personality of the individual. Any prepared response will be inconsistent with the complete battery of answers & hence will get ignored.

You will get a booklet with 60 situations written on it. You are required to write your responses based on those 60 situations. Time allotted will be 30 mins.
Tips: Answer spontaneously. The main character in the situations should be a leader, who should try to resolve the problems proactively for the betterment of everyone & not wait for things to happen.

You are required to write opinion about you from your parents, friends, teachers & yourself, and things which you would like to develop in the future. Time allotted will be 15 mins.
Tips: You should go prepared. Write the truth. Opinions of others, as well as yourself about you are basically a brief about your strong & weak points. The strong points should be more than the weak points. In case the reverse is true, it shows that you have not taken enough action to improve yourself, despite being aware of your weaknesses.

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Sunday, October 19

Indian Army Recruitment Rally for Ex-Servicemen Dependent 2014

Indian Army is going to organized a Recruitment Rally in Centenary Pavilion Maidan, Roorkee for Son of Servicemen/Ex-Servicemen/War Widows and Real Brothers of Servicemen/Ex-Servicemen & Sportsmen Played at International/ National/ State/ District/ University Level in Head Office B.E.G. & Center, Roorkee. More detailed description is given here under:

Soldier Technical Grade :

Age : 17.5 years to 21 years (born between 17 November 1993 and 17 May 1997 both inclusive).

Qualification : 45% marks in 12th P.C.M. with English OR 50% in 10th and 03 year Diploma in Engg from an AICTE recognized Institute.

State : All States

Soldier G.D./Driver Grade :

Age : 17.5 years to 21 years (born between 17 November 1993 and 17 May 1997 both inclusive).

Qualification : 45% marks in 10th and 33% in each subject OR 12th Passed.

State : All States

Soldier T.D.N. :

Age : 17.5 years to 21 years (born between 17 November 1993 and 17 May 1997 both inclusive).

Qualification : 10th Passed – Chef, Dresser, Steward, Washman, Sport Staff (ER) OR 8th Passed – Sweeper and Mess keeper.

State : All States

Soldier Clerk/SKT/IM :

Age : 17.5 years to 21 years (born between 17 November 1993 and 17 May 1997 both inclusive).

Qualification : 50% marks in 12th and 45% in each subject, English and Maths/Account/Book-keeping essential with 40% in 10th or 12th.

State : All States (Relative Bengal Sapper Only)

How to Apply : Interested and Desirous eligible candidates who fulfill all the above mentioned eligibility have to appear in the Centenary Pavilion Maidan, Roorkee from 17 November to 22 November 2014 at morning 05:00 AM. Candidates must carry following respective articles :

Recently Clicked 15 Colored Passport Size Photographs.
One certified set of :
Original Relation, Education, Residence Certificate signed by Tehsildar/S.D.M.
Caste Certificate signed by Tehsildar/S.D.M./D.M.
Acceptance Certificate by Mother & Father (for Minors).
Discharge Book/Pay Book (Vetan Book)/P.P.O. of Father/Brother.
Unmarried Certificate and Character Certificate with government Stamp.

P.S : No entry will be entertained of candidates in recruitment without Documents. Relative Army Personnel Only, Relative Navy, Air force, Para-Military forces are not eligible.

For More Information : Helpline Number – 01332-275652 (Timing- 09:00 AM to 11:30 AM & 06:30 PM to 07:30 PM)
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Recruitment rally is for candidates of Haryana,Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh

The Army Office is going to organise Open Bharti (Recruitment) from dated 29.10.2014 to 08.11.2014 in District Jhajjar,Haryana for recruitment of Soldier (General Duty),Soldier (Clerk),Store Keeper (Technical) and Raksha Sewa Core posts.This recruitment rally is for  candidates of Haryana,Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh candidates.Recruitment process will be held at Police Line at Jhajjar fro 29.10.2014 to 08.11.2014.This recruitment is very useful to those candidates who want to be a part of Indian Army for serving country.Special relaxation will be given in age and physical fitness to Sports Persons.

Dates for Recruitment-
29.10.2014 to 08.11.2014
For Districts-Panipat,Sonepat,Rohtak and Jhajjar
29.10.2014-Recruitment of Soldier (GD) for candidates resident of district Panipat.
30.10.2014-Recruitment of Soldier (GD) for candidates resident of district Jhajjar.
31.10.2014-Recruitment of Soldier (GD) for candidates resident of district Sonepat.

01.11.2014-Recruitment of Soldier (GD) for candidates resident of district Rohtak.

02.11.2014-Recruitment of  Soldier (Clerk) and Store Keeper (Technical)/ for candidates resident of district Sonepat.

03.11.2014-Recruitment of  Soldier (Clerk) and Store Keeper (Technical)/ for candidates resident of district Jhajjar.

04.11.2014-Recruitment of  Soldier (Clerk) and Store Keeper (Technical)/ for candidates resident of district Pohtak

05.11.2014-Recruitment of  Soldier (Clerk) and Store Keeper (Technical)/ for candidates resident of district Panipat.

05.11.2014-Recruitment of  Raksha Sewa Core for candidates resident of Himachal,Haryana (Not for candidates of Palwal,Faridabad, Gurugaon and Mewat) and Chandigarh.All of these candidates must be ESM registered with ARO Office are eligible for these posts.

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Indian Army Recruitment 2014- LDC, Storekeeper, CTI & MTS Posts.

HQ Madras Engineer Group & Centre and Military Dental Centre (MDC), Bangalore Employment Notice.

There is a latest recruitment has been started for Indian Army, HQ Madras Engineer Group & Centre and Military Dental Centre (MDC), Bangalore. 10th, 12th Passed candidates can apply for Lower Divisional Clerk, Storekeeper, Civilian Trade Instructors and Multi Tasking Staff Posts in Indian Army. Other details are provided here, Please read all the details and requirements for the Clerk, Storekeeper and other Vacancy in Bangalore and Apply Accordingly.

Educational Qualification: 
As per Indian Army, HQ Madras Engineer Group & Centre and Military Dental Centre (MDC), Bangalore Recruitment Criteria Candidates should have Passed 12th Class, with typing speed of 35 wpm in English or 30 wpm in Hindi for Lower Divisional Clerk Posts, Passed in Higher Secondary or its equivalent for Storekeeper Post, Matriculation or equivalent with Industrial Training Institute/ National Certificate of Trade & Vocational Training in the concerned trade for Civilian Trade Instructors Posts and Passed in Matriculation or its equivalent for Multi Tasking Staff Posts.

Age Limit: 
Candidates age limit should be between 18 to 25 years for all posts as on 22-10-2014. Age relaxation is applicable as per rules.

Selection Process: 
Candidates will be selected based on performance in Written Test, Skill Test, Typing Test and Interview.

How to Apply: 
Eligible candidates may send their applications in prescribed format along with two passport size photographs and copies of all relevant document certificates duly attested by Gazetted Officer or self attested, in an envelope superscribed on top with “Application for the post of _______ Under Civilian Direct Recruitment”, send by registered post to The Civilian Establishment Officer, Civilian Recruitment Cell, HQ MEG & Centre, Sivan Chetty Garden Post, Bangalore 560042 or dropped at drop box kept at reception room at main gate of HQ MEG & Centre, Bangalore with in 21 days from date of publication of advertisement.

Important Dates:
Date of Publication: 10-10-2014.
Last Date for Submission of Applications: With in 21 days from date of publication of advertisement.

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Indian Army Recruitment 2014 – 800 Soldier Posts

Indian Army has issued an open Army Recruitment rally notification for Srikakulam, Vizianagarm, Vishakhapatnam, East & West Godavari and Krishna Districts of Andhra Pradesh and the UT of Yanam (Puducherry) the recruitment of 800 Soldier vacancies. Eligible male candidates may attend for recruitment rally from 01-11-2014 to 08-11-2014. For more details like selection process, how to apply are given below.

Vacancy Details: 
Total No.of Posts: 800
Name of the Post: Soldier 
Name of the Category:
1. Soldier Technical & Soldier Nursing Assistant
2. Soldier GD
3. Soldier Tradesman (All Arms)
4. Soldier Clerk/ Store Keeper Tech
5. DSC (Ex Serviceman only)
6. Tradesman Aptitude Test

How to Apply: Eligible male candidates may attend for recruitment rally along with biodata, originals & 2 attested copies of qualification certificates/ marksheets, nativity certificate, NCC & sportsmen certificate (not more than 2 years old), relationship certificate (only for SOS, SOEX, SOW & SOWW) as applicable, adequate numbers of coloured passport size photographs etc & other relevant documents from 01-11-2014 to 08-11-2014 at Kodi Ram Murthy Stadium, Srikakulam.

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Friday, October 17

Recruitment Rally against Unit Headquarters Quota 2014

Recruitment Rally against Unit Headquarters Quota for Wards of War Widows / Widows / Ex Servicemen / Service Persons will be held at 3 EME Centre, Bairagarh, Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh State) wef 13th October 2014 to 26th October 2014. Wards of War Widows / Widows / Ex-Servicemen / Servicemen of all Arms/Services can apply.

Eligibility: Only Wards of War Widows / Widows / Ex-Servicemen / Servicemen of all Arms/Services.

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Army to hold recruitment rally from Oct 29, Jammu

An Army recruitment rally will be held at Sainik School ground and NCC camp ground, Nagrota from 29 October 2014 to 7 November 2014, for all categories, except soldier nursing assistant.
As per defense handout, it’s an opportunity for the youth of Jammu region to get selected for a glorious career in the Army.
The screening of candidates will commence at 05:00 am sharp on each day of the rally. Whereas the Common Entrance Exam (CEE) for all categories, except Sol Clk/SKT of the selected candidates will be held at Sainik School ground, Nagrota on 30 November 2014. 
Medical examination will be conducted for only those candidates, who will pass the Physical Fitness Tests.
Candidates having tattoos of acceptable size will be eligible for recruitment.

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Wednesday, October 15

Indian Army Recruitment Rally at Madhya Pradesh – October / November 2014

Indian Army is going to conduct a recruitment rally at Police Line Ground, Betul (Madhya Pradesh) from 29 October 2014 to 02 November 2014 for recruitment of Soldiers (GD/Technical/Nursing Assistant/Nursing Asst. (Veterinary) and Tradesman posts. District-wise recruitment schedule is as follows -

Indian Army Recruitment Rally at Betul (District-wise Schedule) :

Date :- 29-10-2014
Post :- Soldier (General Duty (Matric) / Technical / Nursing Assistant / Nursing Assistant (Veterinary)
District :- Bhopal, Betul and Sehore

Date :- 30-10-2014
Post :- Tradesman
District :- Rajgarh, Bhopal, Harda, Raisen, Chhindwara, Vidisha, Betul, Hoshangabad and Sehore

Date :- 31-10-2014
Post :-  Soldier (General Duty (Matric) / Technical / Nursing Assistant / Nursing Assistant (Veterinary)
District :- Chhindwara and Hoshangabad

Date :- 01-11-2014
Post :- Soldier (General Duty (Matric) / Technical / Nursing Assistant / Nursing Assistant (Veterinary)
District :- Rajgarh and Vidisha

Date :- 02-11-2014
Post :- Soldier (General Duty (Matric) / Technical / Nursing Assistant / Nursing Assistant (Veterinary)
District :- Raisen and Harda
Qualification Details 

Soldier (General Duty) :- 10th pass with minimum 45% marks OR 12th pass

Soldier (Nursing Assistant / Nursing Assistant (Veterinary) :- 12th pass with English, Physics, Chemistry, Biology with minimum 50% marks (40% marks are essential in each individual subject) OR B.Sc. pass with Botany, Zoology, Bio-Science and English.

Soldier (Technical) :- 12th pass with English, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics

Soldier (Tradesman) :- 8th pass / 10th pass

Age Limit :- For Soldier (General Duty), the candidates age should be between 17 years 6 months to 21 years. For other posts the candidates age should be between 17 years 6 months to 23 years.

Physical Fitness :- Candidate must be physically fit according to the Indian Army norms.

Place & Time :- Candidates are required to report at Police Line Ground, Betul (M.P.) on the relevant date at 4.00 to 5.00 AM.

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Monday, October 13

Indian Army recruitment in Goa Next Month

Indian Army recruitment for boys at Ponda: An open army recruitment rally for boys from Goa in the age group of 17.5 to 23 years, will be conducted by the Army Recruiting Office of Kolhapur at 6 Technical Training Regiment, Ponda, from November 12 to 14. The rally is being conducted to recruit soldiers for the posts of soldier technical, general duty, clerk, store-keeper technical and soldier tradesman. The running slip will be issued to the candidates from the venue. Candidates below 18 years of age should bring a consent letter from their parents and married candidates below 21 years will not be allowed to enroll into the army. Candidates have to undergo physical fitness test, physical measurement test, and medical examination. The candidates should report at the 6Technical training regiment, Ponda, at 5am and the entry gate will be closed at 8am. The candidates should produce all certificates in original and photostat copies including education, nativity, community/caste, date of birth, character certification from the village sarpanch/administrative officer in English and NCC/Sports. They should alsocarry 14 passport sized photographs with name and date of birth printed onthe bottom.
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Friday, October 10

1105 Railway Engineer Regiment (Territorial Army) Organizes Blood Donation Camp on TA Day

1105 Railway Engineer Regiment-Territorial Army (TA), Moula Ali, Hyderabad organized a blood donation camp in its premises as a part of the celebrations of Territorial Army Day today (9.10.2014). Among the officials who donated blood at this camp were Shri S.K. Agarwal, Addl. General Manager, SCR and Shri Gajanan Mallya, Deputy General Manger, SCR. 53 territorial army personnel also donated blood.

Shri S.K. Agarwal, Addl. General Manager, SCR, the Chief Guest on the occasion, appreciated various achievements of the TA Unit / Moula Ali. He also lauded its noble initiatives in conducting a blood donation camp on the occasion of ‘Territorial Army Day’ and admired the Railway Terriers for their enthusiastic participation.

Shri Gajanan Mallya, Deputy General Manager, SCR, the Guest of Honour on the occasion, appealed to railway staff who were newly recruited in railways through Railway Recruitment Board and Railway Recruitment Cell to join Territorial Army to serve the Nation.

Speaking on the occasion, Smt. Dr. Usha K. Madali, Chief Medical Director, SCR, briefed on the various advantages of donating blood and admired Lt. Col. V. Vinod and his team for their best efforts in organizing the blood donation camp.

Dr. A.V.S.K. Prasad, Deputy Chief Medical Director (Family Welfare) SCR, educated and motivated the participants through a power point presentation on ‘various aspects and advantages of blood donation’.

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