With the declaration of SSB dates, all candidates get involved in preparing for the SSB. They use different mediums to raise their performance quotient. For personal interviews, candidates start questioning sessions with their friends or siblings. Answering a question is not the base of SSB selection. You have to prepare in a smart way to leave a good impact over IO.
Firstly, some basic things to remember before starting the personal interview preparation are
- Use correct word for correct message
- Communicate smoothly and directly
- Don’t hesitate in accepting your shortcomings or questions out of your knowledge
- Keep a mild smile on face
Now, coming to the point, when candidates start preparing for personal interview in SSB, they just practice by answering a bunch of casually asked questions. Well, this may help you to some extent. But not entirely. For preparing in a better way, candidates should follow some points.
- Being Overfriendly Can Spoil The Game – Don’t get involved in a friendly conversation with IO. He will drill you to your deep. Just take the IO as a person, who is asking some questions from you, that will provide you a job. He is neither your friend, nor your relative. Being over friendly will disclose all those things which you should not.
- Speak What Is Asked – Whenever candidates starts practicing for the SSB interview, the first thing that they should learn is to speak what is asked. Don’t give extra details until you are told to do so. Don’t give examples of your actions without being asked by the IO. Just tell him what he wants.
- Criticism Is Non-Adjustability – Every candidate is asked about his relations with family, friends, teachers, relatives etc. to check his adjustability. Every person has experience of tackling bad personality in his friend circle or other groups. But keep those out of the discussions in interview. Whenever you criticize or point out mistakes or shortcomings of any other person, your non-adjustability is surfaced.
- Listen And Respond Attentively – While practicing for personal interview, the candidate must inculcate is to grasp what is being questioned and reply according to it. Going out of the way will either trap you in your own points or will leave you in a dead end.
- The Interview Is PIQ Oriented – Before starting practice for an interview, just check and dissolve the PIQ in your mind. Your details must not contradict with what you are saying. Your achievements, hobbies, interests, sports, curricular activities, etc. are some of the topics that can branch more questions. So prepare for them with examples, experiences, etc.
- Control Your Posture And Actions – Always control your movements and posture in personal interview and conference. Excessive hand movement depicts your low confidence, shivering, sweating, shaking legs etch shows prevalence of stress and weak mind.
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Except the above points, a candidate must keep some Extra things in mind to prepare for personal interview.
- A good dress code
- Polished shoes and be tip top personality
- Be a gentleman, not a model
- Your entry and exit is also scanned
Always remember one thing, a smart candidate drives the interview in the way he wants. The more you speak, the more you get entangled in your statements. So measure your words and emotions, just fulfill the requirement of the questions and think before responding.