Hello, I’m Vidul Thimanna AIR 1 TES 38. I wrote an article Quora a month ago on some tips on getting recommended. I hope it would do. I used to read a lot of articles on SSBCrack during my preparation.
The key to getting screened in is confidence: if you narrate your story confidently, 90% of your work is done. It will form a good impression on the assessors as well as the other candidates before the discussion.
Face the interview like you are having a conversation with an inquisitive old friend of your father. Smile, laugh, enjoy the interview. Introspection is highly important to keep your thoughts organised for the interview- delve deeper into your personality, family members, hobbies, interests, memories, habits, teachers, friends. Writing is a great way to introspect. If your dad’s in the army know his history- his regiment, postings, when was he commissioned, courses he’s done, etc. Be thorough with current affairs, general knowledge, latest defence deals and procurements, etc. If you don’t know the answer to a question say “I don’t know, Sir” boldly and assure him that you will find out and tell him the answer in the conference.
A former student of Army Public School, Bolarum, Chembanda Vidul Thimmanna, has topped the All India merit list of Technical Entry Scheme (TES) to join the Indian Armed Forces.
The youngster is the son of Col Chembanda M Thimmanna, Shaurya Chakra, who is currently posted at the Military College of Electronics and Mechanical Engineering (MCEME), Secunderabad and hails from Kodagu.
Last year Vidul Thimmanna had cleared Class 12 examination with a score of 97 per cent and is now pursuing engineering at Army Institute of Technology, Pune.