PRELIMINARY SELECTION BOARD (PSB)
PSB is a two phase process i.e. one OIR test and one PPDT. It takes 2 to 3 days depending upon number of candidates present there.
OIR Test : It is very crucial test as most of the candidates are sent back after this test . Also it is tougher than the SSB OIR test because of its nature and method of conducting. During this test, they show us a powerpoint presentation with 7 sections of questions. There are total 80 questions 10 questions inthe first six sections and 20 questions in the last section. Each section and each question has its own time constraints. Only key to success is be quick and be correct while attempting questions.
The OMR sheet is given to candidates and while solving you have to put your responses into that each question have 5 options, and only one is correct. No extra time will be given.
After each section you will be told about the next section and you will also get examples to make you adjust for the test. The timings and type of questions will be briefed to you by officer there.
RESULT OF QIR TEST : After 2 or 3 hours the result of QIR test will be declared selected candidates will move for PPDT at the next day.
PPDT : This PPDT is similar to that of SSB screening, but usually clear picture is shown instead of hazy picture and 4 minutes will be given to write story and then groups will move to discussion .with a strength varying from 15 to 20. And after discussion results are out in 10 minutes. And those who get selected will be screened in. and when PSB are over selected candidates will be called to attend FSB.