10 Killer Tips to Crack SSB Interview in 2015
1 One should have knowledge about the SSB procedure completely
Okay, this interview is not one day stuff. It is not like a regular interview also. Most of the selected candidates make this mistake. They fail to know SSB and its procedures closer.
Try to learn more about the procedures that you’ll face once you reach there. There will be a series of tests conducted across several days. Make sure that you get a proper knowledge of the time-table. Learn more about the various tests you’ll face.
Know what tests like WAT (Word Association Test), SRT (Situation Reaction Test) etc. Know when you’ll face such tests, what these tests are all about etc. This is the most important tip.
2 After following tip no 1, do good practice
Okay, I hope that you’ll follow tip 1 religiously. After doing that, make sure that you go on a quality ‘practice session’. Knowing these tests closer is key part, but practicing them is even more better.
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3 Do Current Affairs Rigorously
This is what many candidates ignore. The candidates practices all the other tests, but they leave behind Current Affairs. Having good general awareness and knowledge of current affairs is always an added bonus.
Many times, during the personal interview stage, questions related to current affairs will be posed by the interviewer. Make sure that you go through NEWS Papers, NEWS headlines etc daily. We would not advise reading too much of competitive books as the I.O. Himself does not have that much time but to read newspapers. That’s the source of information he has, so make sure your knowledge in newspaper is upto date and make sure you write it down.
4 Things one should have complete knowledge about-
All SSB interviews emphasize on some common topics. These common topics are- India, Indian Politics, History of India, India and its current affairs, Armed Forces in India etc. Questions about these topics are almost always asked during personal interviews, group discussion etc.
Make sure that you read and study these topics extensively . Preparing and keeping your own ‘notes’ will help a lot in answering certain questions. Do not give guess work answers but only answer a question when you are sure of the answer.
5 Make sure your Technical/ Academic knowledge is up to date
Doing so will come handy during the personal interview. Many times, interviewers go for such technical questions. If you are a 12th standard passed/appearing student, the interviewer may ask questions related to your studies. For example, I was asked this question- ‘On what principle does the cricket ball swing?’.
If you are an engineering graduate, then prepare for similar questions related to your branch. Again what is important is answering the questions, provided you know them properly otherwise it is better to answer as a direct answer such as “Sorry sir i do not know the answer to this question”
6 Knowledge about your native place(city/town) as well as state
Having good, detailed information about your home state or town is great. Questions related to them are often asked during P.I. at the SSB Centre.
Before the personal interview, candidates are asked to fill a PIQ (Personal Information Questionnaire). Details like state, town etc of the candidate must be filled. So, it is obvious that the interviewer will ask some question regarding these topics .
Collect information related to current affairs, historical significance, population, language, governmental organizations, notable personalities etc of your state/town. Make sure when you answer this question you answer in a very ordered manner and not jumble it up, like classify everything like education, helath care, tourist spots etc.
7 Be aware of the climate; and make sure you practice time management efficiently
Usually, the interviews are held at time, when the climate is extreme. For example, consider the SSB interview held at Allahabad in January. At that time, the place would be too chilly.
It is essential to know the climatic conditions early on and practice accordingly. In January cold, at Allahabad, you won’t be able to write fast enough because of the fact your hands tend to become “cold”. Hence reduction in the speed of writing. And let me remind you that ‘writing fast’ is necessary to do well in tests like WAT, TAT, SRT etc. So, writing practice, keeping the climate in mind often helps. Take time to form some ‘time management’ strategies.
8 Be honest, be simple and ‘most importantly be yourself’
Having such personality traits will help you greatly during the personal interview and during the whole SSB procedure. Be honest while filling out PIQ form. Don’t talk about things which you have never done. Bragging and lying will come back to haunt you during interview! . Be your normal self. Acting like somebody else will do more harm than good. So never ask someone else at what was his/her response. Then one tries to copy that reponse.
9 Cultivate Confidence, improve your oration skills
This is something which is one of the most essential requirement at the SSB INTERVIEW . Building confidence will certainly help you perform well in personal interview, group discussion, group task etc. One should stay confident but at the same time avoid being overconfident.
Having good oratory skills will also help one during various task such as the group discussion, group task etc. One can always put some time and effort in evolving these qualities in him/her. You’ll be amazed at the returns you get out of it.
10 Maintain good Fitness standards
This aspect cant be ignored. There is a whole ‘obstacles round’, where your physical prowess will be put to test! So, one needs to maintain basic level of fitness level which one needs to maintain.
Exercise regularly, eat well, eat good food. The obstacle course is a real “bonus”. You can score high score if you’re in good shape and have good fitness level.
These are the top 10 tips that we wanted to share with you all. We believe by doing this one can surely get a step closer in Cracking the SSB. Also learn as much as you can from your stay at the SSB Center, make sure you are focused on the task in hand and do not think about the task which has been done and of the task which will take place. One needs to concentrate on the bulls eye and not be distracted. Give your best in every task there . We At NCA are always there to help
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