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THERE IS NO CHANGE IN ISSB TESTS, WE ARE ON SCHEDULE. CANDIDATES 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.

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