What is Officer Intelligence Rating (OIR) Test and How to Prepare for it

What is Officer Intelligence Rating Test: Aspirants who have cleared their Indian Armed Forces entry written exams are then called for service selection board SSB interview. Aspirants going to appear for their SSB interview send us many related queries and one of those queries is What is Officer Intelligence Rating Test and How to Prepare for it

What is Officer Intelligence Rating Test and How to Prepare for it

On day 1 of SSB interview candidates have to face the screening test, two rounds are conducted under this – first OIR test and second is PPDT (picture perception and description test). Merit is created on the basis of candidate’s performance in both the tests. We can say that the first test conducted in SSB interview is Officer Intelligence Rating Test, OIR test is a written exam consisting of 54-55 questions consisting simple linguistic, logical, analytical, and mathematical questions to test the common sense of the candidates.

Officer Intelligence Rating Test Syllabus

Officer Intelligence Rating Test consists of two sections Verbal and Non-verbal:

Verbal section in Officer Intelligence Rating Test consists of questions based on topics such as: Relationship, Jumbled words, Coding/Decoding, Multiple choice question,  Antonym and synonym, reconstruction of sentence, one word substitution, Odd one out, common sense and alphabet test, Arithmetic questions.

Non-verbal section in Officer Intelligence Rating Test consist of questions based on topics such as: Which figure is different from the other, Completion of series, Locate the concealed figure, Fill in the correct figure.

Sample Questions of OIR Test

Numerical Ability – Officer Intelligence Rating Test

Q. By how many degrees a minute hand rotates in 45 minutes

  • 90o
  • 180o
  • 270o
  • 45o

Absurd Statements and Statement Justification – Officer Intelligence Rating Test

Instructions: A statement has been provided in the question; choose from the option if the statement

Q. Milky Way is galaxy from which we get milk when it rains

  • True
  • False
  • Probable
  • Absurd

Similar Cubes – Officer Intelligence Rating Test

Instructions: Find if the following cubes are similar or not, choose yes or no from the option


Officer Intelligence Rating Test

(a) Yes

(b) No

Cube Sets – Officer Intelligence Rating Test


Officer Intelligence Rating Test
  • Cube A
  • Cube B
  • Cube C
  • None of the above

Last Digit – Officer Intelligence Rating 

Q. Write the last digit of the smallest number from the following given

467922, 468910, 461093, 497252


Series Completion – Officer Intelligence Rating Test

Instruction: Choose the correct alternative and complete the given series

Q. 1, 3, 5, 7, ___

  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11

Coding and Decoding – Officer Intelligence Rating Test

  1. If in a certain language, DELHI is coded as EFMIJ, how is BOMBAY coded in that code ?

How to Prepare for Officer Intelligence Rating Test

The common misconception about OIR test is that it didn’t get much weightage as compare to PPDT in assessment. It is a set of both verbal and nonverbal reasoning test. The candidate has to solve more number of questions in less time. Candidates have to atleast clear this exam with minimum cut off marks no matter how well his/her PPDT has gone.

There are no shortcuts when it comes to Officer Intelligence Rating test preparation, candidate has to go through the syllabus and pick the topics one by one and start preparing for it, more a candidate practice on the topics the better his/her performance will be. The questions asked in Officer Intelligence Rating Test are very basic and can be mastered with a little bit of daily practice.

SSBCrack has started an online program named SSBCrack Exams which provides online practice test series on OIR Officer Intelligence Rating test, aspirants can enroll themselves in this program to prepare well in advance and improve their chances to clear SSB interview.

SSBCrackExams team hopes that our readers doubts regarding What is Officer Intelligence Rating Test have been cleared, to clear any further doubts send us queries in our below comment section.


  1. Siddhu

    Time allotted for the test and the test is online or offline?
  2. Manikant Kumar

    There is no option in coding and decoding question
  3. md

    what is the answer for the cube set question ?
    1. Jayant hedau

  4. swap

    Actually ,ans for coding decoding is CPLCBZ
    1. Ayesha

      correct ans is CPNCBZ

    Which types of questions may be come in this test and how to prepare for it....???
  6. Machhindra Waghachaure

    There is no correct answer option given for coding & decoding question.
    1. Debayan

      yes no correct answer
  7. Ranjith

    Can anyone answer me Milky Way is galaxy from which we get milk when it rains Is answer is absurd or false ??? I think its absurd ( illogical)
    1. Ranjith

      that true! I mean the the option!
    2. Mugilan Ganesh

      absurd buddy
    3. Garima yadav

  8. jignesh

    Q. By how many degrees a minute hand rotates in 45 minutes ans=90`
    1. jignesh

      ans is not 90` but ans is 270`
    2. sawan

      for every 15 minutes it will rotate 90, so for 45 it will be 90*3=270
  9. Abhishek vats

    I think the question of coding decoding needs to be corrected. As we see DELHI is ( EFMIJ) which can be seen as the successive letters of the actual letters in spelling DELHI which is D->E, E->F, L->M, H->I, I->J. Going by this, I have decoded this as CPNCBZ (B->C, O->P, M->N, B->C, A->B, Y->Z).
    1. jignesh

    2. Nazim Saiyed

      No select the one in which any of the characters from E F M I J isn't used because in delhi and bombay no letters are same.. Ans is 'D'
  10. sujeeth

    i am studying 12th and going to SSB interview .i will not be able to produce the 12th matric certificate within time. is there any solution?
  11. sahil singh

    1. vishal

      hi i am going for tgc 127 can you help me with this.
  12. swapneel

    coding decoding answer for bombay is EMNXDS
    1. siddhi

      how come? can you explain?
    2. jignesh

  13. Sri Ram

    Ans. 270,absurb,yes,none of these, 3 , 9
    1. jeevtesh

      3 is first digit i think 4 is right
    2. sidh

      not 3 it is 11 as all the no. are prime no.
  14. Mayank

    Thank you for this Data. Much needed for me at this stage.
  15. krishna

    How time is given for each verbal and non verbal test
    1. jignesh

      krishna i am not sure but may be give 17 mini. in verbal and 17 mini. in non verbal
  16. zafar

    good job friend
    1. Shweta choudhary

      Answer for 3 question?and coding decoding one?
    2. jignesh

      que-3 ans is option (a) yes
  17. Obaid Alam

    What is the answer for the last question..Of coding/decoding
    1. mihir rajawat

      the options are incorrect my friend.......
  18. which type of questions will be there in oir test apart from above mentioned

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