11 Things to Certainly Do Before Your Next SSB Interview

SSB Interviews happen throughout the year. Batches after batches reporting and going through the procedure. And at the end, very few finally making it through. There are candidates I have seen who do not even know the full form of SSB while they report. As a responsible candidate, it is your responsibility too to do some things before your next SSB Interview.

  1. Make a Time Table:

Make sure you know the tests in SSB inside out and make a time-table, religiously following it till you depart.

  1. Buy appropriate dresses:

All the dresses and material that need to be carried should be taken care of in advance. Don’t panic yourself at the last moment as it can cause you for your result.

  1. Get to know the OLQs:

I suggest remembering the OLQs by heart and identifying which OLQ you are applying in daily life. If there is some approach towards an activity, like a general discussion with your friends, try to include as many OLQs as possible in it.

  1. Physical Fitness:

A part in your time table should be to exercise daily for about an hour. This is to make you fit and will help you during your GTO tasks.

  1. GK and Current Affairs:

Start reading English newspapers right now. Follow National, international and trending news. This will help you increase your vocabulary and knowledge base. Also, you could brush upon your knowledge of basic science, General Knowledge and current affairs of the last six months.

  1. Polish Speaking Skills:

Speaking skills are utmost necessary while giving interview, in GD, GPE and Lecturette. It also forms for one of the most highly trainable OLQs – Power of Expression. Keep a track on the words you use in expressing your feelings so as to sound sober.

  1. Take all the signs and attest your documents:

With your SSB call letter comes a long list of documents that you need to bring. Follow it by heart as even if a single document is missing, you will be sent back. So keep original and Xerox and attested copies available in plenty. DO NOT MESS UP YOUR PAPERWORK.

  1. Be Positive:

SSB testing revolves around the test of your personality in optimism in extreme cases. The words you use while speaking, your body language and how calm can you be in pessimistic cases can show your optimism. This will also boost your confidence and give you an enlightened approach.

  1. Make yourself mentally prepared for the climate:

Unfortunately, the climate where you were to report for the SSB might be different from where you come from. If you go from Hyderabad to Allahabad or Dehradun in these months, you will have a hard time to acclimatize to its winter. So, do your research properly and take appropriate clothing with you for the journey and the stay. You need to adapt quickly to the climate there, so, you need to be in a good physical condition.

  1. Why do you want to join the forces:

This is the universal and ultimate question that the Interviewer will ask you in your interview. Take your time and prepare an original and natural answer to it. Don’t lie in this question. Write down all the reasons to join – pay, allowances, adventures and all. And choose the best from them.

  1. Have in-depth knowledge about the following:

Have detailed knowledge about the common topics like your academics (technical and non-technical) India, Current Affairs, History, the service you want to join – Army, Navy or Air Force, etc. You can hands down expect questions from these topics from both – interviewer and GTO.

Conclusion:

SSB interview is succeeded with proper approach, done on a daily basis. Before you go for the next SSB interview, make yourself physically fit and mentally tough to go and crack the tests. Make yourself mentally prepared for the stay, for the climate, for making new friends, getting screened it/out. All the best.

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