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What is PIQ Form in SSB Interview – Personal Information Questionnaire Form

Most of the questions asked by IO in the personal interview are based on your PIQ form, IO goes through your PIQ form well in advance and come up with some questions to crosscheck your PIQ form, questions used to cross-check are so indirect and you might take it in ease but you should not contradict what you have written in the PIQ form.

In this article, we will know what is PIQ form in SSB Interview and why it is so important in your SSB Interview Recommendation. We will also know the importance and significance of PIQ form. PIQ form is very important because it has crucial information about aspirant, also most of the personal interview questions in SSB interview is related to what you have written in your PIQ form. So do fill it properly and do not write something which you might not aware of, it may create a problem for you in the Interview. Below you can find detail about PIQ form. The basic PIQ form is of two pages, it includes questions related to your academics, relatives, self and other miscellaneous questions. Candidate must keep full attention while filling this form, write legible and to the point, do not overwrite and exaggerate personal information.         


When PIQ form is filled in SSB Interview?

  • If your reporting time at SSB Centre is early morning, then your screening is done on the same day. In this case, PIQ form is filled out after the screening is done on Day 1 screening tests are done.
  • If your reporting time is in the afternoon or in the evening, then your PIQ form is filled before the Screening, on the same day if reporting after your document verification.

What does the PIQ form consist of?

The basic PIQ form is a two-pager questionnaire that consists of some of the basic details about you and your personal life. These questions form a base on your personality, whatever you write in your PIQ form, must be in line with your actions and behavior during your stay at SSB Centre.

Types of PIQ questions:

  • Place of residence
  • Demographic details
  • Details of your family members
  • Educational Details
  • Age, height & weight
  • Activities like NCC & Sports or Games played with Position Held if any
  • Participation in Extra-circular activities – Interest & Hobbies
  • Details of your previous SSB Attempts

Sample PIQ form is given below for your reference.

Download SSB Interview PIQ form: 

You can download the original PIQ form which you may get in the SSB, so download it from below and keep practicing in it.     

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Important of PIQ form in SSB Interview

PIQ form is the first thing you fill after you clear your screening test and the beginning of your stage 2 testing. The Candidate’s PIQ form is circulated to the Psychologists and the Interviewing Officer and GTO in some cases. Their assessment is either based on your PIQ form or compared to your PIQ form.

PIQ forms a base of your personality and the psychologist forms an opinion about the candidate through their PIQ form. The psychologist may interpret the candidates’ background, their family, and other social parameters from their PIQ form. Based on this information and the assessment done by them based on the candidate’s responses in psychological tests, they predict whether the candidate has given a genuine reaction in the paper or not.

Most of the questions asked by IO in the personal interview are based on your PIQ form, IO goes through your PIQ form well in advance and come up with some questions to crosscheck your PIQ form, questions used to cross-check are so indirect and you might take it in ease but you should not contradict what you have written in the PIQ form. So it is better to write what you are and what you can prove during the personal interview.

PIQ form background questions

  • The place of residence – In terms of facilities available in any city, it may be different in a metro city compared to that of a very small town. The facilities the candidate might have got during his upbringing and how judicially they have used those facilities can be predicted. Clearly, it gives a lot of insight into the candidate. This shows how parameters are formed about different candidates and they aren’t judged on a single scale.
  • Your Family background and parents’ occupation – The education level of the candidate’s family can be used to predict the level of awareness that a candidate gets while growing up. Similarly, if a family has sufficient income then it is a higher possibility that the candidate must have got optimum resources for their overall personality development.
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Common Mistakes committed by Aspirants while filling PIQ Form

  • Writing incorrect information due to lack of self-knowledge or unavailability of details
  • Framing frictional information to get attention from SSB Board
  • Writing too much data and boasting
  • Poor handwriting
  • Not understanding the importance and gravity of the form and writing just for the sake of filling the form
  • Don’t have clarity about special achievements in academics and sports, ending up with writing false achievements
  • Not revealing correct hobbies and extra-curricular activities and framing them to stand out of the crowd

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  1. Respected sir , if I talk about certificate so I have no certificate in academy time and college time and not participate in NCC …and other extracurricular activities but at school time I used to participate many games volleyball , race, football as well as college time I also participate football match …so sir I want to ask to you what I should write their in piq form … suggest me sir …or anybody else !

  2. I have never participated in games or sports so what to write in that column in piq form..??
    Can i write lan gaming in that column..??

  3. sir i don’t have any school time certificates .. but many certificates of collage time please tell me which certificate i write in PIQ
    3…. 2 days workshop on CYBER CRIME AND SECURITY
    4….paper presentation on ” GSM ARCHITECTURE ” IN NATION CONFERENCE
    6….win 1 prize in chess in collage annual function
    7….cordinator of catisma quiz comp.
    8….and cordinater of events in 2011 and 2012 in annual function …

  4. sir…at school level i participated in 100mts,200mtrs,and relay races and got 1st positions many tyms….and at college level participatd in intercollege cricket,fashion shows,and technical seminars …….wht r the likely questions that IO may ask to me??????pls reply

  5. Sir, I never participate in any sport, quiz, NCC, NSS & Scout guide. I have total three achievements. So I have three certificates- 1. Inter College Writing Competition(Hindi & English) 2. Inter College Essay Competition(Hindi & English) 3. Indian Culture Knowledge Competition. Are they impressive?

    • If you find yourself satisfied with your achievements then they are enough to be impressive, it is not necessary that all aspirants must have big achievements, but you can write if you feel that they are big enough for you. If you do not have, keep it blank rather than writing false.

  6. sir is it necessary to fill all instructions?
    i’ve jst given 1-2 exams in hindi and sanskrit and attended a scouts and guides camp, dats it, not any achievements in sports or other extra curricular activities 🙁

    • No it is not necessary to write something when you do not really feel or have. Even if you left it blank it will not make any difference, all you have to do is preform well in personal interview. If you have confidence then you can make it.

  7. what if someone does not know any answer of question like population of your town, what should we do in such case. Also i like football but never plays it(used to play in childhood) so what should i do for sports section, is it considered kind of necessary that candidate should play a game or two to be admitted in Armed Forces?

  8. Do the extra circular activities like NCC and participation in inter college competition helps in giving more weightage in ssb interviews…I do not have such.what should i do. But iam very concerned in joining the defense.please help me.

  9. em having certificates of science quizes ,all india talent search……but in basketball i played at school b/w different classes but no certificates were given n same for role plays

  10. Its will, but you should have proper knowledge about these things, so that you can tell anything about them when you were asked .

    Also there must be some certificate for your participation, how could you never got any certificates for declamation,role plays and basketball matches at school ???

  11. Sir, i have participated in declamation,role plays and basketball matches at school but i don’t have certificates for that……..will it not reveal any contradiction if i write these in games n extra curricular in PIQ


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