Personal interview in SSB
Personal interview in SSB is the test where the Interviewing Officer (IO) assess the candidates personality. Interview is conducted anywhere between 2nd and 4th day of SSB and Candidate is interviewed either by the President or Vice President of that particular board The interviewing officer discusses the opportunities you had in your life and the way you have utilized them. It is a test of your heart.
The interviewing officer is fairly senior and experienced. While he interacts with you he visualizes whether you have the essential qualities to be trained as an army officer. He will discuss about your basic educational performances in exams from 10th to your present level, your achievements in extra curricular activities, hobbies, sports, activities and any other interests in life. He will also discuss about your relation with your parents, friends, teachers and society at large.
Moreover he will also check your general awareness and general knowledge. Also your physical and mental fortitude are important facets of your assessment. The interviewing officer understands and gives you fair benefit for shortcomings or mistakes which you may have committed. Thus, do not try and hide anything. Be truthful because the tendency of lying or making false pretenses is viewed negatively and is easily discernible.