Conference in general is a meeting of people who exchanges opinions on a particular topic. At Service Selection Boards Conference takes place on the 5th Day (not the final day as your final day will be on last day of medicals) of your SSB Interview.

In Conference all your assessors like Psychologist, GTO, the Interviewing officer and the President of the Board will sit together, they will be in their service uniform and this is the only time in which you will see all of them together in uniform. They discuss your performance of last 5 days and take a call whether to recommend you for Medicals or not.

Before the Conference starts there will be a closing address given by the Board President or someone else on his behalf, he will tell you what qualities they were judging in you for Last 5 days, he will tell you that they works on right person for right job logic. He will also tell you to think weather you are ready for the Defence job or not as it is quite tough and if you are ready then keep trying hard if you are not Selected in this attempt. In short he is going to apply some sort of ointment before injuring many of you.


Board President will be in front of you and others Might be here and there.


You will be called one by one according to increasing or decreasing order of your Chest No. there will be a bell or a light to inform you when to get into the Conference Hall. Generally Conference lasts for 30 Seconds to 60 Seconds, however if you are one of those whom the Board wants to confirm their findings then it might last for 10-12 Minutes to 1 Hour which is an exception case.


1. Make sure that you are wearing your chest no. in a proper way and it is in neat and clean condition.
2. Make sure that you wear suitable dress on the Conference day, which you can decide Here.
3. Tell your mind that you are selected as this will give you confidence, you must not be nervous as everything you can do you did why to be nervous here.
4. As you enter into the Room wish the Persons there according to the Time of the Day (Generally Good Morning).
5. When the President instructs you to leave the room confidently stand and move out of the room and gently help the door to close down (I have heard the story that a candidate whom they were decided to recommend was not recommended because he left the door and you know the sound thereafter).
6. Do not borrow or give any of the materials like Shoes, Tie or anything which you might require in Conference as you will not be allowed to come back to the waiting room in which you were sitting before the conference.


One of the Common Myth about Conference is that it is time pass it has no significance and result is already been prepared. Then friends we would like to tell you that there will be some of you on whom the Selectors of the Board might have some doubts, this is the time in which they will clear their doubts and if you answered them accordingly then you are IN otherwise Train is waiting for you.

Questions in conference of Service Selection Boards are generally asked when two of the assessors have found you to be suitable for Recommendation but any one of them thinks otherwise. Then the President of the board will ask him the reason on which he feels that this candidates should not be taken, then in that case they verifies the finding of that assessor through some question which they will ask you in Conference Hall. If you answered the questions in the way as they wants then you will be recommend otherwise better luck next time.

Those who are clear pass and those who are not fit for Defence by their performance in this particular attempt will/might also be given some General Questions. Only the doubtful candidates will be asked some Specific questions.

We have classified the questions asked in the conference in two types one is General questions that are asked to all candidates and other are Specific questions which are asked specifically to particular candidates on whom any one of the assessor has a doubt.


1. Any suggestion for improvement of SSB.
2. What you will do if you are not selected this time?
3. Any changes which you felt in yourself in these 5 days.
4. How was your stay, food and accommodation here in last 5 days.
5. How many friends you made in these last five days?
6. Why you were not selected in your previous attempts? (Specially for Repeaters).
7. What all places you visited of the city in which you Board is Located. (This question could be specific also)
8. How would you rate your performance in terms of GTO, Psychology and Interview? (This question could be specific also)


1. They might give you a situation and will keep cross questioning on it.
2. They can ask you to organize a football/annual day or any other event, generally that which you have mentioned in your PIQ Form.