Personal interview of SSB interviews - frequently asked personal interview questions

Written by Ashis Dubey on Apr 14, 2013

Want to know about personal interview test of SSB interviews. Read on to know about the questions asked in SSB personal interview along with tips and tricks to impress SSB president and psychologists of interviewing board in personal interviews.

Personal interview is conducted by the president of SSB board. 

Personal interview is one of the important tests of SSB interviews. Presiding officer of SSB board will take personal interview of all candidates. Generally the personality interview test of SSBs will be conducted in the afternoon session only. The interview is likely to be conducted on second or third or fourth day of SSB interviews.

During the personal interviews, interviewing officer will ask many questions to derive the Officer Like Qualities of a candidate. Here we have provided tips and sure shot questions of personal interviews.

All candidates need to remember all details of their Personal Information Questionnaire (PIQ). PIQ questions are asked by the presiding officer to check whether the candidate has filled up all details correctly or not.

Presiding officer will ask personal information such as family background, educational details, hobbies and achievements in the past. These will give a brief idea about the thinking of a candidate and presenting ability.

Also power of expression is checked by the presiding officer.

Current affairs related questions will be asked to test whether the candidate does update his knowledge everyday by reading newspaper or TV news. Candidate should answer maximum number of current affairs test questions to impress the interviewing officer.

If you are appearing in SSB interview for technical entries, you will be asked technical questions too by the presiding officer.

Dress properly in formals to make good impression on the interviewing officer and don't be sentimental in giving sensitive answers. Also be precise in answering questions. Do not bluff in front of the psychologist as it will definitely reduce the chances of selection.

Follow good body language and give proper salutation while entering and leaving the room.

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