AN ‘ALL India Standardisation Exercise’ for the year 2007 is being conducted at the armed forces Selection Centre Central, Bhopal, from February 17 to 27.
Assessors from all the selection centres of India, responsible for selection of candidates for the Defence services will assess two batches of candidates. The aim is to calibrate the assessment of all assessors to the precise benchmark in terms of performance of the candidates.
The system is meant to select right candidate for the right job. The basic procedure of selection at the SSBs aims at assessment of candidates on qualities of military leadership, that is, officer-like qualities (OLQs).
Each candidate is assessed simultaneously and independently by three techniques on the same variables, by three assessors – the interviewing officer who uses interview technique, group testing officer who use situational group tasks and psychologists who use projective tests.
In the selection procedure, the suitability of a candidate is ascertained by these trained assessors. The assessor employs the technique of data collection and interprets the data not only for the appraisal of the personality pattern but also for evaluation of the same for its suitability. The aim of an ‘All India Standardisation’ done every year is to discuss and attune perceptions and interpretations by all assessors relating to assessment and numerical quantification of such assessment.