7 Steps to Improve your Confidence in SSB Interview

by Uday Kumar on December 8, 2012

Subjecting a person to adverse conditions and critical situations is when a person is actually tested, and one who has confidence can come out as a winner. In life a successful person is judged by his confidence, because; a lack of it would never make anyone compete in any race of life. Confidence is something that cannot be practiced or acted, it has to be acquired from the daily activities you do and the daily challenges that you face. Especially for the Army, Navy or Military officials, confidence holds the key. A quick and confident decision when it is most important can save lives and thus, it is the primary quality required in a SSB aspirant.

Though confidence is an internal factor, there are some tips to improve your confidence.

Recognize Insecurities

If you are not confidant, it means there is something that you don’t like about yourself. This makes you insecure. It may be because you are fat or you may not have good communication skills or you feel that you are physically weak or any such things. You can just write them down on a piece of paper and tear them off. This would make you feel relaxed.

Dress Well

Feeling good about oneself starts with looking good. If you dress up well and look at yourself in the mirror, it would give you a positive feeling. A man who loves the way he looks is quite confidant. If you know that you are presentable to the world, it would change how you talk to people. Looking nice creates a positive energy around you that improves confidence. Also the importance involved in dressing up well is very evident in the uniforms worn in the Armed Forces.

Speak It Out

If you are confined within yourself, you will actually be blaming yourself for all the failures of life and the lack of confidence. It is better to talk to someone close to you about your shortcomings, your fears and your failures. Once you say all that you think about yourself, you will feel relaxed because you have actually gathered the confidence to talk about the negative sides of you. Your loved ones would encourage you and you will be able to recover from low self esteem. Also you will now think of ways to overcome those shortcomings.

Compliment People

People who don’t have enough confidence will never complement others. Negative feelings about yourself will make you feel jealous about others and their success and so you would never be able to complement them. The first thing to do for breaking the negativity is to start complementing others and praising others in public.

Recognize Your Strength

It is time to stop thinking about your loopholes. Write down a speech stating about your strengths and make the speech a bit overwhelming. Read it out loud and feel the pleasure. Take it as a weekly exercise and you will see the difference.

Walk Faster

If you are going to join the Indian army or navy, you require being fast in your approach. Being proactive and fast can start with fast walking. Whenever you are about to reach the interview hall, walk fast and don’t let the negative feeling creep in. Concentrate on your walking, keep your head up and you will feel an instant confidence coming within you.

Fake It

Even if, confidence is something that cannot be acted for long, you can fake it in the beginning. Start faking confidence in less important matters and once you gain your actual confidence, you will not require faking it anymore. You can take up several exercises for making people feel that you are confidant. If you are sitting in a park, keep your body straight, chin up and keep a smile on your face. This would give people a positive impression about you.

Different people have different method of gaining confidence. One or the other way would work for you but you have to keep trying till you reach your goal.

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Mukesh Pandey December 10, 2012 at 11:52 pm

Sir, when is the NDA & NA Examination (ll) 2012 result likely to come out?
Its been 3.5 months and there is still no trace of the results.



Padmanand December 15, 2012 at 3:08 pm

sir, I am a B.Tech graduate. I have a great passion for joining armed forces. I want to join the Indian Navy and my dream is to become a member of the elite force MARCOS. I have some doubts regarding this. Can a technical or logistic officer become a MARCO? Is there any such chance? If not what are the other chances? Also can a coast guard officer become MARCO? Looking forward to hear from you sir…


uday1 December 15, 2012 at 11:26 pm

Dear padmanand, yes a technical officer / logistics officer can become an SD MARCOS. but a coast gaurd officer cannot become a MARCOS. he can only become a diver

Padmanand December 16, 2012 at 9:58 am

Thank you sir for the precious information


Mukesh Pandey December 17, 2012 at 11:08 am

Regarding this sir, I also want to ask, whether one can join MARCOS SF via army?

Shubham January 1, 2013 at 9:27 pm

sir I gave nda 2 2012 and I have been selected in written test…my first preference was naval academy and second waa navy so most probably my ssb will be taken by navy board…so I have a doubt that will I be just assessed for navy or for all the three..as naval academy has least seats, if I am not recommended for navy can I be recommended for iaf or army? plz help sir! thanks!!


uday1 January 2, 2013 at 10:26 pm

Shubam, yes you will be considered for other services if you are not able to fit in the merit list of naval academy!!

James January 5, 2013 at 6:29 pm

Hello, sir can u help me out for the ssb?


Vishaljeet Singh January 30, 2013 at 11:14 am

Can a Chartered Accountant with B.B.A. degree be recommended for Accounts dept in Grounds duty branch of Air Force ?


aditya saxena February 9, 2013 at 6:03 pm

i’ll try this to gain more confidence level…..


mandeep singh March 7, 2013 at 12:59 pm

uday sir first of all congrats for this wonderful blog
the tips are very practical and useful
sir my URGENT INQUIRY is that i have a tiny brown spot in the white area my right eye
but otherwise my vision is perfect and normal (and no specs)
sir after getting selected in ssb and pabt as a fighter pilot
will i be rejected in the medical examination for that brown spot
plz reply soon so that i can prepare for april nda exam confidently


Rajat Pathak March 10, 2013 at 10:27 pm

Dear Sir, I am 23 yrs. 9 Month old, will be of 24 yrs. in May. Self wants to know, how many attempts do I have to apply for CDS and AFCAT ?


prabhat June 3, 2014 at 12:23 pm

Rajesh for cds you can apply only for OTA till the age of 25 and in afcat u can apply for technical entry till 28 for ground duty till age of 25…….

prabhat June 3, 2014 at 8:18 am

Dear Sir,
I am prabhat kumar mishra i have a interview on 29 June. My preparation is good for SSB bt i have problem in screening I just want to know that when in Gd of screening the group members created fish market than What i have to do speak there or be silent Plz help me sir…..


Balkrishan mishra April 21, 2015 at 11:57 am

can a person with piles join nda after getting operated?


s.k.laata kaushik September 22, 2015 at 7:06 am

Jay Hind Sir.
My self s.k.kaushik and i am cadet of army wing ncc.
Here my rank is “uo”. My question is that what is advantese of the rank at s.s.b interview.


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