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ES ARE REQUESTED TO REPORT ON DUE DATE AS MENTIONED IN THEIR CALL LETTERS

SELECTION SYSTEM

Aim of Inter Services Selection Board is to select potential officers for the defence forces of Pakistan who have
the requisite capabilities to successfully complete their course of training at the military academies and also
possess physical, mental, social and dynamic qualities to make successful leaders during peace and war.
Inter Services Selection Board caters for selection of candidates for training as potential officers for all the
three services of Pakistan. Services Headquarters, however, plan the total number of candidates to be
tested/inducted in various courses as per their overall requirement/schedule.

The selection technique followed by the ISSB is three dimensional. All candidates appearing before the ISSB are to
take three different types of tests, i.e, psych tests, GTO tests and Interview.
The Psychologist Officers, Group Testing Officers and the Deputy Presidents, who are specialists in their
respective fields, administer these tests.
We assess you in order to determine who amongst you possesses the potential for leading the military outfits in
peace and war.

PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS
These tests include intelligence and personality tests and are held on the morning of the first
day.
Intelligence Tests.
These are of two main types; verbal and non verbal. Candidates who fail to come up to the
minimum standards are screened out. They are allowed to proceed back to their homes after
the test on the first day.
Mechanical Aptitude Test.
It is designed to assess candidates' basic mechanical sense.
Personality Tests.
These are written tests of analytical/ projective type. Responses provide indication

OUT DOOR TESTS


Out Door Tests
Group Tests. In group tests the candidates are put through a number of standardized
situations to find out the degree of officer like qualities in a candidate i.e., team spirit, initiative,
resourcefulness etc, and whether the candidate’s personality fits him for a practical role that
an officer has to play in the Armed Forces. For these tests, the candidates are divided into
groups. The tests include:-
Group Discussion.
Informal discussions are conducted in a group on given subjects.
Group Planning.
A group plan for a given problem on the model is to be evolved.
Group Tasks.
Three group tasks are conducted in which candidates are presented practical situation and
left to solve these. Normally these comprise obstacles over which the group is required to
carry objects of sufficient bulk and weight.
Command Tasks.
Each candidate is in turn appointed the commander of the group and given a practical task
requiring several men.

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Individual Obstacles.
Simple obstacles which a candidate is required to tackle.

INTERVIEWS

Interviewer assesses the candidates in an informal and objective manner. The questions
would mainly pertain to the candidate's life, academics, awareness and general aspects
requiring the candidates' views.

TESTING PROGRAMME

Arrival Day
Reception
Checking of Documents
Allotment of ID / Chest numbers
Photographs
Administration Staff’s address
Completion of Board Questionnaires
1st Day
Opening Address by a Deputy President.
Intelligence Tests
Announcement of screening out result
Remaining Psychological Tests
(Screened out Candidates will not attend the subsequent tests)
2nd Day
Briefing
Indoor Tasks
Group Discussion
Group Planning
Outdoor Tasks
Progressive Group Task (PGT)
Half Group Task (HGT)
Interviews
3rd Day
Individual Obstacles.
Command Task
Final Group Task (FGT)
Interviews (leftovers)
4th Day
Conferences
Preparation of all the results
Dispersal of candidates

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