Congratulations to you if you have made it this far. Now you are among some 1000-1500 applicants. But now it gets tough. As I have said before ISSB is one of the coolest and toughest examinations in the country. But it’s a lot fun. So enjoy and behave.
ISSB will decide if you are going to be a future proud officer of Bangladesh Army or not. This whole exam is so scientific that you will not be able to pass it by lying or cheating. You have to be quick, smart, sacrificing, honest and all those “Qualities You Must Have” to pass this examination.
ISSB or inter services selection board exam is of four days. You have to stay at ISSB for maximum four days (if you don’t get out at the first day) and take part in numerous tests and exams which will judge you physical and mental abilities. Below is the approximate routine of these four days in ISSB.
Reporting at 7:30 am: Don’t be late
IQ Test: Non Verbal, Verbal (follow different guide books)
Result: Those who will fail the IQ test will leave ISSB. (Screened out)
PPDT: Picture Perception and Discussion Test (1st: Perception 2nd: Discussion)
Result: Those who will fail PPDT will be screened out.
Completing the incomplete sentence
Word Association Test
Writing the incomplete bangla or English story
Memorable incident & bitter experience
Paragraph writing: Bangla & English
Progressive group task (PGT)
Half Group Task (HGT)
Group discussion in Bangla and English
Individual Obstacle (IO)
Deputy President Viva (DP viva)
Planning Test: Writing and Discussion
Command Task (CT)
Result of ISSB
You have to be very careful at each and every step of ISSB as you will be constantly monitored- day and night.