Officer's Intelligence Rating(OIR) Test in SSB Interview

Officer's Intelligence Rating(OIR) Test in SSB Interview


To become an officer in the Indian Armed Forces, one has to sail through the SSB (Services Selection Board)  Interview. Whatever be the entry and service type, the procedure of SSB is the same. The OIR stands for Officer's Intelligence Rating. It is a test of the intelligence of a candidate. On the screening day, the tests start with the OIR. It is an aptitude test consisting of two sets. In these sets, verbal and non-verbal reasoning type questions are asked. Candidates are provided with confidential DIPR test booklets and an OMR sheet. Candidates have to answer as many as questions they can in a time interval of around 35 mins.

After the evaluation of answer sheets. An OIR rating of range 1-5 is given to each candidate. The better the OIR the more are the chances of getting in.

OIR-1 Outstanding

OIR-2 Excellent

OIR-3 Above Average

OIR-4 Average

OIR-5 Below Average


Below are the topics from which questions are asked in the OIR test.

  • Relationship
  • Jumbled words
  • Coding/Decoding
  • Antonym/Synonyms
  • Reconstruction of sentences
  • One word substitution
  • Odd one out
  • Common sense and alphabet test
  • Arithmetic questions
  • Completion of series
  • Odd figure out
  • Locate the concealed figure
  • Dice problem
  • Fill in the correct figure
  • Orientation of figure
  • Miscellaneous

All The Best for the upcoming SSB interviews.


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