Officer Intelligence Rating (OIR) Test (Verbal and Non-verbal Reasoning) : SSB Interview

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

As the name suggests it is the test of intelligence of the candidates going to become commissioned officers in prestigious Indian Army, Indian Air Force and Indian Navy. This is simply an IQ test consisting of Verbal and Non-verbal reasoning questions. The marks you obtain in this test combined with PP&DT will decide your selection for the next Stage of SSB Interview.
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Verbal Reasoning

Verbal Reasoning generally consists of 50 questions but it can be between 30 to 60 questions depending on type of entry. The stipulated time given to complete this test is about 30 minutes. Verbal Reasoning questions are asked on following topics:
  • Sentence Completion
  • Analogies
  • Spelling
  • Grammar
  • World Groups
  • Instruction
  • Critical Reasoning
  • Verbal Deductions
  • Number Quiz
  • Blood Relation Test
  • Letter Series
  • Problems on Ranks
  • coding Decoding
  • Direction Sense Test

Non-Verbal Reasoning

This topic also normally consists of 50 questions similar to the Verbal Reasoning test. It can be between 30-60 questions depending on type of your entry. The time given to complete this test is also same as Verbal Reasoning.
  • Figure Analogies
  • Series
  • Figure Matrix
  • Classification
  • Grouping of Identical Figures
  • Choosing the Odd Figure
  • Choosing Similar Figures
  • Paper Cutting and Folding
  • Spotting the embedded Figure
  • Spatial Ability
  • Problems on Dice
  • Problems on Cubes
  • Visualizing Pattern
After this Picture Perception and Description Test(PP&DT) will be taken and thereafter the students, who get recommended will remain for next 5 days of further testings. To practice questions you can refer any type of booklet containing questions on above topics of Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning.