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Types Of Questions Asked In SSB Personal Interview

SSB Personal Interview is a good chance for the candidate to create a good impression and shows the ability and dedication to join the force. Also, it’s very crucial so...

SSB Personal Interview is a good chance for the candidate to create a good impression and shows the ability and dedication to join the force. Also, it’s very crucial so do not try to bluff if you don’t know how to bluff, and always be natural and relaxed because it will be very simple and to the point about your personal life, so try to know yourself better and also know people around you. Always prepare for the Personal Interview before attending SSB Interview because you know the type of question generally asked by the IO. Below are few questions which you may face during your SSB Interview.

Tips on how to answer in SSB Personal Interview

  • Give examples for any incidences that you are going to explain.
  • Speak in relevance to your Self-Description test and PIQ and do not give fakes.
  • Speaking is an art, whatever you speak give proper punctuations, gestures and emotions as necessary in your speech.
  • Speak clearly and maintain an eye contact.
  • Hesitation at the time of answering will cause a bad impression, never tell lies and give a full explanation of your family, friends, education, current life, future scope, and with an example for each.

Personal Experience and Background

  1. Tell us about yourself.
  2. What are your strengths and weaknesses?
  3. Describe a challenging situation you faced and how you overcame it.
  4. What motivates you to join the Indian Armed Forces?
  5. Discuss any leadership experience you have.

Educational Background

  1. Why did you choose your particular field of study?
  2. What subjects did you excel in and why?
  3. Describe a project or assignment that you found particularly challenging.

Family Background

  1. Tell us about your family.
  2. How does your family feel about you joining the military?
  3. What values have you learned from your family?

General Awareness and Current Affairs

  1. What are the major challenges facing India today?
  2. Discuss a recent news event that caught your attention.
  3. Who is your role model, and why?
  4. What are your views on India’s defense policy?

Military Knowledge

  1. Why do you want to join this particular branch of the Indian Armed Forces?
  2. Can you name the current Chiefs of Staff of the Army, Navy, and Air Force?
  3. What do you know about the Indo-Pak wars?
  4. Describe the significance of the Siachen Glacier to India.

Psychological Traits

  1. How do you handle stress and pressure?
  2. Are you a team player? Give examples.
  3. What are your hobbies and interests?
  4. How do you plan and organize your tasks?

Situational Questions

  1. If you noticed a fellow cadet cheating during an exam, what would you do?
  2. Imagine you are the leader of a team on a mission and you have to make a quick decision. What is your process?
  3. How would you motivate a demoralized team?

Ethics and Values

  1. What does integrity mean to you?
  2. How important is discipline in your life?
  3. Discuss an ethical dilemma you have faced and how you resolved it.

Future Plans and Goals

  1. Where do you see yourself five years from now?
  2. What are your long-term career aspirations?
  3. How do you plan to contribute to the Armed Forces?

Technical Knowledge (if applicable)

  1. Discuss how your technical skills can benefit the Armed Forces.
  2. Explain a technical concept or project you worked on.

Physical Fitness and Sports

  1. What physical activities or sports do you participate in?
  2. How do you maintain your physical fitness?


  1. What books have you read recently?
  2. How do you keep yourself updated with current affairs?
  3. What has been your most significant achievement so far?
  4. How do you deal with failure?

Specific to the Armed Forces

  1. What is the role of the Armed Forces in a country like India?
  2. How do you think the Armed Forces contribute to nation-building?
  3. What is your understanding of life in the Armed Forces?
  4. Are you prepared for the challenges of military life, including postings in remote areas?

Critical Thinking and Opinion

  1. What are your thoughts on the use of technology in modern warfare?
  2. How should India address its border disputes with neighboring countries?
  3. What measures would you suggest to improve national security?


  1. What is the biggest risk you have ever taken?
  2. Describe a moment that significantly changed your perspective on life.
  3. What does serving in the Armed Forces mean to you personally?

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