The Services Selection Board (SSB) has a primary goal of evaluating a candidate's potential to become an officer in the armed forces through a rigorous and fair selection system. The system consists of three independent techniques that assess and grade the essential qualities needed for defence services, even under stressful conditions.
> The first technique is a psychological test, conducted within a given time frame by specially trained psychologists.
> The second technique is the GTO's tests, conducted face to face on the ground, where the testing officer evaluates the candidate's performance under stress.
> The third technique is the Interviewing Officer's Test, where the President or Deputy President interviews the candidate and evaluates their personality traits through generic and situation-based questions.
All three tests are conducted independently to ensure fairness and accuracy in the selection process.