10 Out of the Box Questions Asked in SSB Interview, Check their Answers Here

By Dhruv Kumar|Updated : August 18th, 2021

The NDA exam is termed to be the most difficult competitive examination in India to join defence forces. One has to clear both the Written and SSB interview to reach the National Defence Academy.

SSB interview is designed to test a candidate's physical as well as mental strength. The candidate can't be selected unless he has sound logic and reasoning skills. The Interviewing officer tests the way you react to a question which may sound silly at first but can determine the results of the interview. Candidates have been asked a lot of twisted questions in SSB interviews which may sound silly but aren’t. Here in this article, we are sharing some out-of-the-box questions asked in the SSB interview.

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 The NDA exam is termed to be the most difficult competitive examination in India to join defence forces. One has to clear both the Written and SSB interview to reach the National Defence Academy.

SSB interview is designed to test a candidate's physical as well as mental strength. The candidate can't be selected unless he has sound logic and reasoning skills. The Interviewing officer tests the way you react to a question which may sound silly at first but can determine the results of the interview. Candidates have been asked a lot of twisted questions in SSB interviews which may sound silly but aren’t. Here in this article, we are sharing some out-of-the-box questions asked in the SSB interview.

10 Out of Box Questions Asked in SSB Interview

Q. Tell me the exact volume of this room?

Ans. Just give a blind guess and explain with logic, involving the formula for cube’s volume.

Q. Tell me 5 uses of Pen?

Ans.

  1. The pen is used to write
  2. As a pointer to give presentation
  3. As a bookmark
  4. As a weapon to kill someone
  5. To do hair- bun
  6. Used to play games (Ex. Pen fight)

Q. What is the color of the wall behind you?

Ans. This question is asked by IO to check the candidate's attention and observation level. Be attentive when you go inside the room, generally, the color of all walls is the same so you can guess by looking at the wall in front of you.

Q. IO: Can you tell me which aircraft is shown in the painting?

Ans. Generally, this question is asked in the AFSB interview. Brush up your knowledge of Air Force before going in an AFSB interview.

Q. Which weigh more: 100 kgs of coins or 100 Kgs of feathers?

Ans. Both weigh the same irrespective of their quantity. This question is asked to check the alertness of the candidate. 

Q. If you were stuck in a room, having no phone or internet, how would you know the temperature outside?

Ans. IO by asking this question wants to check your resourcefulness. You can use a thermometer. Or you could shout at the person outside to know the temperature.

Q. What is written on the door push or pull?

Ans. Again this question is asked by interviewing officer to check the alertness of the candidate. Generally, candidates enter the room without noticing the rather common stuff like If they pushed or pulled the door.

Q. Tell me 5 Uses of eyeglasses?

Ans. One must think that eyeglasses are only used for visual aid but it’s not true. Eyeglasses can do things like:

  • Protect your eyes from sun rays, dust, water, etc.
  • It can send signal rays.
  • The frame can be used as a hook.
  • Can be used as a digging/cutting tool.
  • Fire can be started using the lens.

Q. What would you do if your sister and I run away?

Ans. This question is used to test your reasoning ability in emotional conditions. This is a hypothetical question and the interview wants you to think logically rather than getting angry.

Possible answer: I would contact and call both of you back and arrange a grand wedding.

Q. Do you have a girlfriend?

Ans. Answer this question with honesty because here IO wants to check your focus towards your goal and your topmost priorities in your life.

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Renill Hk

Renill HkJul 21, 2021

Sir, for the uses of a pen if it's told we can use it as a weapon to kill someone will it not be taken as a negetive  comment sir .Thereby reducing the chance for selection by the interviewer sir?
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