On day 1 of SSB interview candidates have to face the screening test, two rounds are conducted under this – first is OIR test. Merit is created on the basis of candidate’s performance in both the tests. We can say that the first test conducted in SSB interview is Officer Intelligence Rating Test. There is No Negative marking in this test.
Wrist watch is not allowed in any test at Service Selection Boards. Candidates must listen to each and every instruction given by the person who is conducting the test as incorrect answers will diminish your chances of screening-in.
Officer Intelligence Rating or OIR is a test of intelligence of a candidate. This test comprises of two test booklets, each booklet have around 40 (sometimes 50) questions for which you will be given 17 Minutes time (will increase for 50 questions). You must try to solve all question in the given time.
OIR test consists of simple linguistic, logical, analytical, and mathematical questions to test the common sense of the candidates.
Officer Intelligence Rating Test Pattern
Officer Intelligence Rating Test can be broadly differentiated into two sections i.e. Verbal and Non-verbal.
Verbal section of Officer Intelligence Rating Test consists of questions based on topics such as: Relationship, Jumbled words, Coding/Decoding, Multiple choice question, Antonym and synonym, reconstruction of sentence, one word substitution, Odd one out, common sense and alphabet test, Arithmetic questions.
Non-verbal section of Officer Intelligence Rating Test consist of questions based on topics such as Comparison of figures, Striking the odd ones, Completion of series, Locating the concealed figures or Filling in the correct figures.