Most Important Questions asked in SSB Interview

By Naveen Singh|Updated : January 11th, 2022

In the Personal Interview section of the SSB interview a candidate with the interviewing officer about himself. The Interviewing Officer asks questions with the candidate to test whether he/she is suitable enough to lead men. The interview is one of the most important parts of the SSB. In this article we will discuss the most important questions asked in SSB Interview, These Questions are common for all SSB Selection Centers and all SSB entries. 

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Important Questions asked in SSB Interview

As previously discussed the SSB Interview is the test of ‘Mansa’, ‘Karma’ and ‘Vacha’, and the SSB interview is a test of ‘Vacha’. The questions asked in SSB Interview are related to normal life and are simple in nature, but the way of answering is the crux to crack the SSB interview. Here also the Interviewing officer is testing for the Officer Like Qualities in candidates.

One more important point to keep in mind is that the OLQ’s represented in the Psych Test & ongoing GTO should be carried over to the Interview as well. During the Interview, the IO (Interviewing Officer) should not feel that the person was faking a particular quality.

The questions that are asked by the IO are based on what you have written in your PIQ (Personal Interview Questionnaire), Self-Description Test (SDT) and your blank story. This document he already goes through before you have an interaction with him. You also go through Lecturette Topics for SSB Interview.

 Also Check: How to Prepare SSB Interview From Home?

Example of SSB Interview Questions

Today we are going to provide you with a list of questions that might be asked by your SSB Interviewer:

1. Tell me something about yourself.

2. Tell me your percentage starting from class 8 onwards.

3. How many best friends you have? Why?

4. Which is the quality of your best friend you like the most? Which is one thing that you dislike about your friend?

5. Whom do you tell your secrets? Friends, Parents, or Sister/Brother?

6. Who is your role model?

7. Tell me about your daily routine.

8. Tell me about your routine at the weekend.

9. Who is your favorite teacher and why?

10. Why have your marks reduced from 10th to 12th (or 12th to graduation)?

11. Why didn't you tried for NDA or other SSB after the 12th?

12. Tell me about the competitive exams you have appeared for?

13. Which is my favorite subject and why?

14. Why are you not working anywhere? How are you managing things without any job?

15. Why do you want to join Indian Army/Navy/Air Force?

16. Do you know what job role you're applying for?

17. If you are made the Chief Minister of your state? What will you do?

18. Do you have a boyfriend/girlfriend?

19. Tell me the most mischievous thing that you have done.

20. How did you prepare for SSB?

21. What if you got rejected this time?

22. What are you afraid of?

23. What are your strengths & weakness?

24. what improvements have you made since the last time to ensure that you get selected this time?

25. Tell me something about the place where you belong.

26. Tell me the most embarrassing situation.

27. If you are so passionate to join the Indian Army/Navy/Air Force, why did you not join NCC/as a soldier?

28. What are your future plans?

29. Where do you think you lacked in previous SSB attempts?

30. Rate your performance in all the tasks (GTO & Psych).

31. Tell me about your involvement & achievement in sports.

32. What events did you participate in and what was your timing?

33. How do you think that job will be any different from what you're going to do here?

You can attempt these questions by yourself and prepare the best answer for them. For more SSB Interview tips you can go through our well structured SSB Interview Online Coaching. We will also discuss some important tips while facing SSB Interview in upcoming articles. You can also practice SSB OIR Mock Test so that you can get an idea of OIR Test. 

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Vishnu Singh Tomar
Sir if i do not have answer to any of the question then what should i do please tell me sir ? I would be thankful to u
Kunwar Mayank Pratap Singh
If possible can you provide the sample answers relating to these questions so as to get a gist of the replies to be given to the IO.... It would be extremely helpful.
Kamlesh Yadav
Briliant superv information given by you thanks a lot

SfJun 15, 2020

sir how to pass the screening test?
Aimoni Hajarika
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Pavan Kumar

Pavan KumarJul 29, 2020

Sir i got 96.17% in PCM (12thcls).May i definitely shortlisted to SSB interview of next TES44.

PreetJan 11, 2021

Thankyou sir
Steve Kh

Steve KhMay 28, 2021

I attended last ssb in 32 ssb kapurtala n the board president who is IO itself asked me many similar questions...
Achismita Das
Hello i am doing graduation in chemistry can i sit for ssb exam
Bharatkumar Chaudhary
Thank you so Much DEAR Friend


  • The Candidate Should have a clear answer to this. The Candidate should Know whats the source of motivation for Joining the Armed Forces.

  • There is no set time for the SSB Personal Interview, it varies from candidate to Candidate. It could last between 45 mins to 1 Hr on Average.

  • The Candidate should be able to reason it out properly. If you had focused on other activities and have done well in them during the same time. Please do not hesitate to highlight them.

  • No, the primary language of the SSB Interview is English. If you are stuck somewhere you might explain yourself in Hindi, but then revert back to English Immediately.

  • Rapid Fire in SSB interview is a series of questions that interviewing officer asks you in one go, these questions are related to your education, family, friends etc.

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