There are several factors which help the candidates to tackle the SSB Interview and leave a good impression on the Interviewing Officer. Personal interview in SSB is very crucial, one must not go unprepared for SSB. The questions generally asked have already been listed. There are certain other things you must keep in mind, they are.
Preparation for the Interview: The candidate has to prepare himself to be able to answer basic questions regarding the service which he wishes to join. Before facing the Board, the candidate must try to acquire sufficient knowledge on the burning topics of the world and of the service which he wishes to join. Being not able to answer basic questions regarding army and telling the board that you wished to join army from your childhood will only put you in a awkward situation.
- Increase your general awareness: The candidate must be able to answer questions on all the current events in the world. But one thing is to be noted that if you didn’t know about an event, be truthful and tell the interviewing officer that you don’t know it. Your wide store of knowledge will of course increase your confidence.
- Relaxation: Tension causes nervousness which is really fatal in SSB Interviews. You should not worry about SSB Interviews. Early preparation will reduce your tension and if you feel nervousness, take 15 long breaths, It will surely restore your confidence.
- Facial expression: It is said that face is the index of mind. So be natural in your facial expression.
- Dress: The dress should be according to the place and climate. The dress should not be shabby and as far as possible, wear light colored shirts. The mustaches should be properly trimmed and cut your nails.
- Manner of sitting in the Interview room:Always put your hands on your thighs and must not move it. Avoid use of unusual; gestures and speak truthfully to the Interviewing officer with a smiling face. The candidate should maintain eye contact with the Interviewing officer, should not look up, down, left or right.
- Manner of talking: Talk politely to the Interviewing officer and if you ever want to disagree with the Interviewing officer, do it politely and be natural in your talks with the interviewing officer. Your voice should be pleasant and audible. Do not murmur or stammer. Maintain a normal speed while talking. On controversial topics, it is always better to talk both for and against it and try to provide a solution for it. It shows that you have a constructive approach. Sometimes the interviewing officer may put anger provoking questions. Do never lose your temper. Be cool in answering.
- Leaving the Interview room: After the interview is over, you will be told to leave the room and never forget to thank the interviewing officer. Leave the room confidently as you came in the Interview room. Leave the room with a gentle smile and with your head held high. It shows that you are confident.
- Preparation for SSB Interview: The candidate must be able to answer questions related to their educational back ground right from their 8th standard, Regarding your hobbies. Interests ,activities in which you participated , basic information regarding the service you wish to join ,why you want to join that particular service ,why were you screened out last time, some SRT’S LIKE THAT
Personality. It is rather difficult to define personality. Personality is the sum total of our habits – physical, mental & emotional. It is that quality which makes a human different from an ape. Considering the above definitions, we can say that personality is a wonderful quality .It is an essential part of a person which make him what he is.
It is something which distinguishes him from his fellow beings. Personality is neither biological nor natural. It can be developed and improved . Environment plays a considerable role in shaping our personality and attitude. Attitude is acquired in the early stages of life. As the time passes, they get strengthened and are absorbed in the personality of man. For proper development of personality, it is essential to have a proper attitude. Attitude which make up the major part of a man’s personality leads to success or defeat in his life. It is seen that development of personality largely depends on the development of attitude. If attitude is hazy, the personality will not be clear. If the attitude is healthy and constructive, then the personality is also healthy.