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Tips no one gives you about SSB personal interview

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Hello Folks, I hope you are applying every inch of hard work and effort to earn the prestigious uniform of the Indian Armed Forces. In this sizable blog, I am going to profile the important things one should follow before appearing for the Personal Interview in SSB.

Personal Interview is an effective evaluation or in-depth study or a direct method of enquiry of a candidate that enables the interviewer to assess the personality of a candidate by posing general and technical questions.

The candidate will be interviewed by the President or the Vice-President of the SSB Board to assess the ability and suitability of the candidate for a career in Indian Armed Forces. 


Here are the few points that you should keep in mind before appearing for the Personal Interview:
Physical Appearance and Dress of a candidate

  • The looks, appearance and dress of the candidate indicates his personality. So, Be aware of these things.
  • Your dress should be neat, clean and ironed.
  • Your shoes should be clean and polished.
  • Avoid wearing new dress for the SSB Interview. Your dress should be simple and sober and according to the season of the place.
  • Don't carry your mobile, wallet, wrist watch, tuck in shirt and make sure your look should be as that of a gentleman.
  • Do carry pen and blank sheet in your pocket.
  • If your interviewer is conducted during the GTO Tests then you have to go there in the same PT dress. But make sure, your shoes laces are properly tied, socks are pulled up, shirt tucked in and no button is loose and open.
  • Your hair should be properly combed.
  • Use of colognes and perfumes should be avoided.


Entry of a candidate into the Interview Room

  • Before entering the room, Take Permission.
  • Take an entry in the interview room with your held high.
  • As you will enter room, the interviewer will welcome you with a good smile and sometimes with a hand shake. So, Give him a good response.
  • Do not offer handshake from your side.
  • Don't sit without taking permission and even don't stand in front of the chair. Try to stand near to the chair. After getting impression, Thank him with a smile


Body Language of a candidate during Personal Interview

  • You should have a proper sitting posture during the interview.
  • When standing or sitting, do so with a straight back and squared shoulders.
  • When sitting, put both feet in the floor and lean slightly forward. Leaning back in your chair will give the impression you are comfortable and may be appropriate towards the middle or end of the interview.
  • Try to keep your hands out of your pockets at all times during the interview.
  • Do not fidget with your hands, it makes you look nervous and unsure of yourself.
  • Beware of overusing hand gestures. It can be highly distracting and take away from what you are saying. Watch your interviewer. 
  • Avoid folding your arms because it can be interpreted as a defensive move. Fold your hands loosely on your lap or place your arms on the arm rests.
  • Don't shake your legs and Don't do any moves which will give bad impression of your image to the assessors.
  • Eyes are the mirror of the personality so it's very important to make eye contact. 
  • Do not look at the ceiling or floor to compose your thoughts, it makes you look insincere or unprepared.
  • A smile while maintaining eye contact is sometimes the difference between a positive body language message and staring.
  • Never look down, this might indicate that you don't believe what you are saying and give connotations of submissiveness.


I hope the article was helpful for all the defence aspirants, if you have any doubt at all or you want to suggest anything then please leave a comment to help you in least possible time!!

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