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INTRODUCTION OF ISSB

The main objective of Inter Services Selection Board is to choose potential officer for the defense forces of Pakistan who have the essential abilities to effectively finish their course of preparing at the military academies and furthermore have physical, mental, social and dynamic characteristics to make effective pioneers during peace and war.

Inter Services Selection Board provides food for selection of possibility for preparing as likely officials for all the

ISSB selection is made on the basis of five days of psychological screening to test the ability, aptitude and personality of a candidate. The tests are held in any one of the four centers, namely Kohat, Gujranwala, Quetta and Malir.

Candidates who pass the selection procedure qualify provided that they pass a medical test, to undergo officer training at military academies, primarily the Pakistan Military Academy in Kakul the Pakistan Naval Academy in Manora and the Pakistan Air Force Academy in Risalpur.

The selection procedure followed by the ISSB is three dimensional. All competitors showing up before the ISSB are to take three distinct kinds of tests, i.e, psych tests, GTO tests and Interview. The Psychologist Officers, Group Testing Officers and the Deputy Presidents, who are masters in their particular fields, manage these tests.

We evaluate you so as to figure out who among you has the potential for driving 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.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