‘Remount and Veterinary Corps’ Complete Selection Procedure In Indian Army 

Remount and Veterinary Corps 

Dear friends, fellow vets & aspirants of indian army officer (Captain). As a vet we have a very good opportunity to serve mother india as a army officer through SSC-RVC. There is a misconception that only army background candidate & NCC candidates will select. Its very untrue ,only deserve candidate will be get selected. As an army officer you will get lot of respect and Can enjoy perks which one army officer can avail, There is a good salary & more than that a transformation from youth to gentlemen. SSC-RVC service is enjoyable with Horse riding, Dog squad training, Clinical & Management activities. Dream job for horse, pet lovers & Adventurers. It will be a minimum 5 Year temporary service once you get selected, Even you can apply for permanent commission during your service period for that you need to clear some exams.
English is just a medium of communication in SSB, A medium level English is acceptable don’t worry about language. Its very difficult to gather knowledge about RVC in internet, So, I don’t want to get lost my efforts and experience & let it be benefited to all my fellow vets of my motherland.

Usually notification will be published in leading newspapers once in a year in the month of May or June, Last date to apply will be Sept 1st. You will get call letter in the month of November & Interview in the month of april.

In Feb, 2019 I was called for a interview in Bhopal, I got screened in & Selected for 5 days intensive testing. As I was not a deserving candidate that time, I got conferenced out with a good memories and lesson for life.

Here I want to share about my experience , what is seen in a candidate and preparation for that.  Lets have a introduction about SSC-RVC & SSB.

‘Remount and Veterinary Corps’ Complete Selection Procedure In Indian Army 

Indian Army ‘Remount and Veterinary Corps’

The Remount and Veterinary Corps is an administrative and operational branch of the Indian Army, and one of its oldest formations. It is responsible for breeding, rearing and training of all animals used in the army. Remount and Veterinary Corps.

Insignia of the Remount and Veterinary Corps

 Active 1779–Present
Country - India
Allegiance Indian Army
Garrison/HQ - Meerut

Motto(s) - Pashu Seva Asmakam Dharma

Corps Motto

In consonance with the duties and the role entrusted to it, the corps motto is -

Services Selection Board
(SSB) is an organization that takes candidates for admission into the Armed Forces of India. The board conducts personality and intelligence tests and interviews to determine suitability. Some tests are paper based while others involve group tasks or presenting to a panel of assessors. The SSB is held in specified central locations over a number of days.

1) Pick up from railway station to SSB centre

Day 0 

On Day 0, candidates report to their allocated centre, they present their educational documents for verification and are given a number by which they will be identified throughout the process. A briefing about the schedule and general instructions may be given.

Day 1, screening tests 
On Day 1, stage one of testing is administered. This includes a verbal and non-verbal officer intelligence test and then a Picture Perception and Discussion Test (PPDT). In this test, a picture, either hazy or clear is shown to the candidates for 30 seconds. Each candidate observes it and then, in the next one minute, must record the number of characters seen in the picture. Then, in four minutes, each candidate must in over seventy words, make a story from the picture (and not just describe the picture). The candidate must record the mood, approximate age and gender of the first character they saw, known as the "main character". In stage two of the PPDT, the candidates are given their stories, which they may revise. Then, in a group, each candidate must narrate his story in under one minute. The group is then asked to create a common story involving each or their perceived picture stories. After the completion of these tests, unsuccessful candidates are dismissed. Other candidates are short-listed. They must complete the first of up to five personal information questionnaires which must each be recorded in the same manner. The personal information questionnaire is the basis for the individual candidate interview.

Day 2, psychological tests 
On Day 2, a Thematic Apperception Test (TAT) or picture story writing is administered. It is similar to the PPDT, but the picture used is clear. Again the candidates are shown a picture for thirty seconds and then write a story in the next four minutes. Twelve such pictures are shown sequentially. The last picture is a blank slide inviting the candidates to write a story of their choice. Candidates do not need to remember the number of characters in each picture and there is no group discussion. Also administered on the second day is a Word Association Test. The candidates are shown sixty simple, everyday words in sequence. Each is shown for fifteen seconds. For each word, the candidates write the first thought that come to mind in response to the word. Other tests administered on day two are the Situation Reaction Test and the Self Description Test.

Days 3 and 4, group testing
 On the third and fourth days, there are tasks including group discussion; group (military) planning exercises; progressive group tasks; small (half) group tasks; individual tasks (obstacles); group obstacle or "snake race"; command tasks; a lecturette and a final group task.

Day 5, final assessment and results
 On day five, In Conference each candidate has a conversation with a panel of assessors. The assessors look for confidence and expression when speaking; a positive attitude in adversity and in life; and honesty. Following this, the final results are announced. Successful candidates remain for an intensive medical examination taking three to five days at a military hospital.

  1. • Effective Intelligence. 
  2. • Reasoning Ability.
  3.  • Power of Expression. 
  4. • Self Confidence. 
  5. • Determination. 
  6. • Organizing Ability. 
  7. • Initiative.
  8.  • Courage. 
  9. • Cooperation. 
  10. • Sense of Responsibility. 
  11. • Stamina. 
  12. • Group Influencing Ability. 
  13. • Liveliness. 
  14. • Social Adaptability. 
  15. • Speed of Decision

Preparation for SSC-RVC according to my perception Preparation for screen in -

 For the 1st day screening you need to prepare for Officer’s Intelligence Test & Picture Perception and Discussion Test (PPDT). Intelligence test you can answer most of them & in some Question booklets answers will be marked by previous candidates. In PPDT, You should observe the picture in 30 seconds & memorise the picture with all the characters in the picture with their mood, age. Then it will be easy for you to make a story, Write a positive story with a hero of our age, Imagine yourself in that During discussion they may call group of 10 members, In which 1 minute you will get to explain story to your subordinates, Be loud & have a eye to eye contact while narrating story with your subordinates (Don’t look towards Examiners). Be first to start discussion, try to give valid points help to arrive at a final conclusion, Don’t be too harsh, Have a smile on your face. You will be in for 5 days camp. 

• Filling of PIQ- 
Personnel information questionnaire should be filled with your grade, family detail, hobbies, achievements, etc.. Remember what you have written, Interview will be based on your PIQ. Preparation for psychological tests- You must be prepared for psychology tests to clear them. • 1st thing is to start waking up early in the morning by 5, Because these tests will start from 5:30 AM early morning. At Least a month before your calling date. 

1)• For TAT, Write a heroic stories, They will show one blank slide(13th) to write own story. Prepare a story which happened in your life time (Social service, Helping).

2) • For WAT, You should make a sentence with using given words, Practice with given examples available in various SSB books. Sentence should be positive & it should show your selflessness. Time given is only 15 sec for word to see and make sentence. So, Practice is must. 

3)• For SRT, Try to attend all the SRTs without leaving in between, Because you shouldn’t escape from any harsh situations. Write a complete solution. So, Practice is must with examples, 30 sec for 1 SRT. 

4)• Then you will be told to write feed back about you from your friends, teacher, family, yourself, Prepare it now. Preparation for Interview- Interview will start from 1st day in batches, Mine was on 1st day, I was 1st to be called for interview by president immediately after Psych tests. So, I was not prepared. 

5)• General knowledge about country political, geographical, economical & Inter-border relations. 

6)• You are joining as a army vet, know what is your duty in army after joining from any senior who is in service/retired, what is the moto, achievements of RVC, Etc.. It is must as in any interview you should know about your duties & have a pre-plan of what you are going to contribute after joining army.

7) • Your biodata till date, Family, close friends. You should be patriotic from heart. Don’t lie be you is the success mantra in interview. 

8)• Show your passion to join army, horse riding, dog training, Adventures & Leadership qualities. 

Preparation for GT-
 Group tasks are the actual one where they study your personality practically, Your performance should match what you showcased in previous tests. 
• Be thorough with current affairs at least of six months before interview. So, Start reading news paper(Suggested The Hindu ).It will be helpful for group discussion & Lecturette. 
• Group tasks will based on physics principles like fulcrum, levers, bridges. You are provided with helping materials like rope , plank, balli etc .

• Do not overthink.if someone is giving a better solution apply it . Don't be a mere spectator even if someone else’s idea is being implemented support it . Look for simple solutions rather than complex one's. keep the morale high even if you are stuck. Listen to the instructions given by gto very carefully. try not to break rules and if you do so you will be caught very easily .
p. s:- it's not an individual task so work for the team so that your group completes in time.

In Individual obstacle test, your aim should be to get maximum points which is only possible if you plan the sequence to follow, ability to take calculated risks negotiating obstacles over and above your physical traits.

• Finally conference day, No preparation get set your mind for results, Be prepared for questions you unanswered during interview. You may be asked if you are in border for selection. If you are in( Conferenced in),if not Conferenced out better luck next time. • If selected you will have 5 days intensive medical camp in Army hospital, Your health status will be informed to you with selection / rejection. If medical is cleared wait for order to join training.