Candidates who are going to face SSB interview must read their SSB call letters carefully and carry all necessary items in SSB interview as mentioned in the SSB call letter. Dress code is very important during SSB interview process, also the dress code may change according to the season but usually, there is hardly any difference in dressing. Especially for the freshers, they might face some problems in knowing the exact dress code which is desired in SSB.
Candidates are generally asked to report at 6 a.m. in the morning or at 1 p.m. in the afternoon.The candidates are escorted by a services transport, usually a bus, sometimes they might be even asked to report directly to the centers. For 6 a.m., one must report directly in Formals,well groomed(clean shaved), subsequently they should participate in screening test in the same dress. For the candidates who are asked to report in the afternoon at 1 p.m., that means they can report in the casuals, that is a light colored t-shirt(preferably with collar) paired along with plain blue jeans and sport shoes or leather black or brown shoes.
For only reporting at 1 p.m.:-
It may take place on the same day you report or you may be asked to perform the test, next day.You are required to wear a light colored shirt(plain),with no patterns, designs or such things, with a dark colored pant/trousers e.g. black pant with plain white shirt, tuck in your shirt, match your shoe with your belt(black or brown formal shoes).Carry a white handkerchief. During winter season one may wear a blazer on these formals. Carry your dress in a well-arranged bag so that your ironed dresses shall not be facing wrinkles and shall be crisp and sharp.
You may wear the alternate formals you have carried to the SSB, with the same shoes, belt and blazer (if it is winter season).
Now this is a different place than usual, as, here you need to perform various physical tasks and need to have adequate sports dress. To be exact, you have to wear white t-shirt with collars, white cotton shorts, white socks, with white shoes with no other colors on shoes or any other pattern, carry a white handkerchief. Women: Must wear white Track suit during GTO with sports shoes.(notice the female candidates in the picture).
Some group tasks being performed by candidates:-
Men: Can wear formal shirt, pant and shoe, blazer and tie are optional.
Women: Can wear formal shirt, pant and shoe or saree,formal salwar suit with plain colors and no design, blazer and tie are optional.
(NOTE:- Sometimes you may have to attend personal interview just after your GTO, in that case you may not get time to change your clothes but you can directly attend the personal interview in the same dress).
Attire for P.I.:-
You may wear the formal attire with a tie to enhance the look:-
FINAL BOARD CONFERENCE:-
Can wear the same formals worn in the personal interview as you would have used it only for an hour or so.If you want you can wear a tie to complete the look, it should be dark in color.
Hope that after reading these tips, you won’t face any problems regarding dress code at SSB Interview.
ALL THE BEST!!!