Video: The SSB Interview Process Explained in Detail

by Uday Kumar on July 3, 2012

My last video about 10 tips to crack the SSB Interview was well received so I have created another information packed video regarding the SSB Interview process. Some of you may know this already but it is still worth a review.

If you have any questions, let me know in the comments below.

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LAXMI July 3, 2012 at 5:58 am



Sandeep THAPA July 3, 2012 at 7:23 am

Sir before I go for SSB I need to clear my PIB first , so sir can u plz provide me some tips that can help mr in clearing my PIB.


LAXMI July 3, 2012 at 5:24 pm



LAXMI July 4, 2012 at 1:47 am



Ramprasad.R July 4, 2012 at 4:11 am

Sir, What question can we expect from Indian navy campus selection interview.


Uday Kumar July 4, 2012 at 2:22 pm

Dear Ramprasad, the campus selection is only to select candidates for SSB. Getting selected in the campus selection does not mean getting selected to join the service. And this is relatively a very new approach to attract young talents right from the college. Apart from the verbal and non-vrbal, group discussion the test is not of some specific standards. If you are above average then you will be in.


Ramsheed Hameed July 7, 2012 at 1:07 pm

Can we take mobile phones with us?


uday July 9, 2012 at 10:19 pm

Yes you can take. But not while the tests are being conducted.


HARIKA July 9, 2012 at 10:32 pm

Sir, I have applied for the post of SSCW(T), can you give me detailed description about the post. i.e., my role in the post.


akshay July 11, 2012 at 7:41 pm

thank u sir… i want to come to u nly for my ssb traing.. wil u pls tel me fee structure, n how many days n wer to come???


uday July 12, 2012 at 6:10 pm
Dinesh Bishnoi July 11, 2012 at 11:34 pm

sir, i have ncc ‘c’ certificate with ‘b’ grade now plz tell me how can use better of this plz give me some guideline ad how i know the better tips for this


SHASHI BALA July 12, 2012 at 1:15 pm

Gud Afternoon Sir,
I want to know that is there any difference in the FSB of COAST GUARD than ARMY/NAVY/AIRFORCE. Since there is no special entry for girls so what about the final merit list?


Gurjeet singh July 15, 2012 at 8:09 am

sir what is the diff b/w about CDS exam and NDA exam


uday July 17, 2012 at 10:15 pm

Gurjeet, CDS is combined defence services exam conducted for graduates to join the armed forces(army,navy and air force).On selection they undergo training for 1.5 years before getting commission.

NDA is national defence academy exam conducted for 12th pass students to pursue graduation for 3 yrs at the prestigious national defence academy.On selection they undergo training (graduation and service subjects) for 4 years before they get their commission.

Kurma Rao July 16, 2012 at 12:30 am

Thank Uday sir, for your brief introduction on SSB Interview procedure.



nagaraju July 18, 2012 at 12:53 pm

can i know wheather a person with pegion chest can crack the ssb medicals.

i have that but it didnt effect my daily functioning anytime.
i m good runner (2km in 12 min) and good heigh jump and long jump player.
i didnt get any problem with this chest till now.

waiting for ur reply.
thanking you sir


uday July 18, 2012 at 7:17 pm

Nagaraju, no.

ranjeet July 26, 2012 at 1:17 pm

i am going to appear for UES NAVY on this year.. and i dont know what kind of do i need to do.. for getting selected FOR SSB.. PLZ SIR GIVE ME HOW TO PREPARE FOR ues navy … i m doning b.e aeronautical engineering


Krishna Kishore July 28, 2012 at 4:18 pm

Sir, will they ask any questions regarding to our academic subjects in the personal interview. If they ask what kind of questions they ask. I am doing MCA. I have applied for SSC(IT) branch recently.


uday August 1, 2012 at 11:30 pm

Krishna Kishore, generally you will not be asked much about your Academics in the personal interview. But in case you are asked, it will be very basic and general. No hi-fi formula or writing code/program will be asked.


saranya August 14, 2012 at 8:51 pm

this year navy is recruiting even the prefinal year students for technical office post a in 3rd yr in computer science engineering with aggregate 64% and no backlogs…we were informed that we can do spot registration and are allowed for group discussion …i have seen the notification online and they have specified that women are not allowed from CSE branch.. am i eligible or no? can u answer me sir..


amit sharma August 19, 2012 at 10:19 pm

in your training would you provide me solution of all my doubts .i been to ssb for four time


Radhesh September 3, 2012 at 5:48 pm

Recently in Naval Campus Selection Team there was only a gd, in grp of 20 members, i was second chest.. the topic was “Keeping poverty in view.. Should India explore more n more in space, since its in developing country” before this every body have to tell in 1 minut there intro and something on topic. I told in favour that yes india is a peninsular country so to avoid floods like tsunami , and for education also we need space satellites and to get details of venus and mars, moon etc.. .but in gd i while other were saying that no poverty is improtant,, i told only one sentence tht main cause of poverty in indian is the people of india itself.. that too some one listens and some did not.. results are next month,,, dont know.. one or two guy talked to much.. but about rockets fuel. speed budget etc… I could not put my further strong points in gd because no body listend me.. comment on my performance


uday September 4, 2012 at 6:54 pm

Redhesh, it is very difficult for me to comment on your performance based on very few inputs and with out actually seeing it on scene it is very difficult. I hope you did well and will be called for an SSB

Radhesh September 4, 2012 at 9:31 pm

any how sir, thank you very much for atleast saying a sentence and increasing my confidance to do better next time.. Thank you very much..


vivek tyagi September 6, 2012 at 9:46 am

its nice………,
suggest me the correct answer of the question asked in almost every ssb….,
“why to join this defence force?”


MARK TUMATI September 20, 2012 at 7:21 pm

Sir I’m apllied for SSC(IT) for navy and waiting for call letter.
In the navy site enter my detailes but it shows “”Sorry, you have not been presently shortlisted to attend SSB. You will be intimated by SMS/ email in case you are shortlisted to attend SSB”” ALSO in my study profile pg have 75%..

which based can shortlisted candidates


ramesh September 22, 2012 at 10:12 am

Sir actually m giving Sco & l have appeared already ACC 3 times I was conference out so please advise me thank you


jayantrathi September 23, 2012 at 12:23 pm

Sir, I filled my cast obc in form for nda but iam a jaat and jaat in centre is count as gen .now I can have the right to be selected


uday1 September 24, 2012 at 11:03 pm

Jayantrathi, Dont worry. It will not be counted

Lovelesh September 25, 2012 at 2:28 pm

I’m Final year student of the engg. from Mechnical. I want to join IAF, so what’s the process. And my Ques. is – its required for join any instt. for finding out great techniques to crack SSB.
Sir, please send me mail for great Instt. for SSB complete preparations and help me
for crack the written paper and apti also.



surendar mandar October 6, 2012 at 4:44 pm

Sir i select in indian airforce as a airman but i refered in medical of my (1)shoulder movement (2)sub std wt >1sd and (3)pes cavus. Can these points are the permanent rejection points or temperory rejection points. Please tell me very soon because i go for remedical at mh on 15 oct 2012


amit October 29, 2012 at 3:05 pm

sir, how much importance of physical fitness in ssb interview for rank ?


ravinrdra November 4, 2012 at 7:03 pm

sir i am going for my first interview for navy on 7 nov 2012 so please send me some questions regarding this interview which will help me


rahul November 11, 2012 at 7:01 pm



Sourav December 7, 2012 at 5:02 pm

Sir, I have got call from navy in SSC TECH. The eye sight requirement without glasses is 6/24. At the time of application it was within this limit, but now my right eye has 6/36 while left has 6/24. Will it be accepted? Also if after the 1st medical test I do laser surgery will it be granted in 2nd medical test within 45 days at military hospitals as per the procedure?


gaurav December 20, 2012 at 10:05 pm

Greetings of the day sir,
First of all hearty thanks for your priceless guidance.
I have completed my BE in Electronics and communication Engineering.
It was my last chance to compete in AFCAT in Aug-2012. i have crossed the age eligibility criteria as i am 23 years old now.
Am i still eligible for any kind of officer or technical entry in any armed force?if yes then how long i will be eligible.
Waiting for your reply very eagerly.
Thanks sir.


uday1 December 21, 2012 at 8:50 am

Dear Gaurav, you can join as short service commissioned officer in Navy and Army.

gaurav December 21, 2012 at 12:33 pm

Thanks for reply Sir.
May i know how long can i apply for that?
i mean the age up to i can apply.


Bishal Kumar Raha December 22, 2012 at 1:41 pm

thank u sir for keeping me updated with your guidelines and videos..


Amir Memon December 26, 2012 at 3:44 pm

Dear Sir,
I have deposited 995 INR into deepak media account of HDFC bank last week but havent received the study material yet. May I know any number where i should call for delivery status? Please let me know as soon as possible.


uday1 December 26, 2012 at 9:35 pm

Amir Menon, your materials has been dispatched and you will receive it shortly.

Vipul January 23, 2013 at 11:01 pm

Hello Sir,
I never been very good in outdoor sports. Will it be a problem in PI for SSB.


ash February 17, 2013 at 11:49 am

dr sir will 12th %(57%) affect my UES campus interview of navy if cgpa is 7.2.


sahil deep singh gill February 19, 2013 at 11:28 am

sir i recently went to Allahabad for my UES-22(PFY) SSB.I think i done very well in GTO’s Tasks and in my Psych tests also.i have done my coaching from a academy.Sir i was not recommended.pls let me know my faults.


Srikant Patnaik July 2, 2013 at 10:55 am

At the SSBs they test the candidates through three independent and parallel methords, all aiming to evaluate the same personality qualities the candidate has displayed. An academy can not coach you on your personality because the coaching staff would be answering from their perspective and not yours.Either you did not DISPLAY the personality qualities you have or you do not have them in you. Selections is done on the APTITUDE of an individual candidate. You can try again to display the personality you are (by more participation in Group activities/solving more psych tests and answering the simple questions that are put to you by the Interviewer. Do not try to be someone you are not. Be totally natural and spontaneous. Remember! You are being tested to be a first class gazetted officer and your General Awareness should be to that caliber. You are going to lead men at WAR. So you should have an allround personality who is Intelligent, sociable,has initiative,Courage and Stamina, both physical and mental,TRY againwith these tips.

arijit February 20, 2013 at 12:01 am

Sir i have gap in my education and also i have changed my stream twice is there a problem with it and how should i tackle the questions regarding them?


Srikant Patnaik July 2, 2013 at 11:01 am

There is no problem . You have done what you felt was necessary for you. Do not try to hide facts. You have done no crime.

kavita February 20, 2013 at 7:40 pm

sir,can you please tell me in details about all tests that are conducted.


Pankaj kumar February 23, 2013 at 2:02 pm

sir plz give me the answer of this question mostly ask in ssb
“why to join this defence force?”


kundan kumar February 24, 2013 at 1:07 pm

hello sir,I have deposited 1995 INR in deepak media hdfc account about 15 days ago.I have received username & password. for online coaching but, I have not received study material yet.
can u tell me name of that courier campany or any contact number.please reply sir.I am in trouble


yogesh March 6, 2013 at 10:18 pm

s i m second year student,i m very desperate about joining Indian air force, but i m little confused what to do in these summer holidays,can u guide me, my weight is 89 kg height 183.5cm, how much i have to reduce for medical


ROHIT DHAMA March 8, 2013 at 10:23 am



Arif khan March 11, 2013 at 3:11 pm

sir plese help me regarding topics they are going to ask in lecturrete session. is this is on current topics.


Arif khan March 11, 2013 at 3:19 pm

sir i am going for my first interview for TGC-117 SSB so please send me some questions regarding this interview which will help me, and plz guid me to how i prepare for it??
i’ll wait your ans. Sir…


arjun March 12, 2013 at 6:14 pm

sir i know about what u give information to me but my dout is while coducting wat test there will be given a one word for that we want to make a sentence or not.i want to know how to perform for that word or we form like proverb for that word….


Uday Kumar March 24, 2013 at 7:55 pm

Dear Arjun, No Proverbs. You just have to write a sentence that comes to your mind first

saiteja April 3, 2013 at 4:16 pm

when the ssc interview will be held


dhandapani April 4, 2013 at 8:32 am

dear sir, i already attend 4 times(2 times conference out) in various ssb in my college days , after that i got job in private sector…i didnt attend any ssb in last 3 years..i last my previous ssb details also…now wat ve to do to apply again…am i fresher or repeater?….


Srikant Patnaik July 2, 2013 at 11:06 am

You are a Repeater. But there is absolutely no harm in saying so as they have the records. I know of candidates who have been Conf out 4 times and recommended on their 5th attempt that is when they could DISPLAY the qualities they had but were not revealing it for whatever reason best known to them.

gourav sharma May 1, 2013 at 12:02 am

sir !
plz give me some extra tips to perform in PPDT…


Sudeep M May 19, 2013 at 6:03 pm

what will be the stage 1 screening in the interview for SSC-UES GS-X post??


Rohith May 20, 2013 at 10:27 pm

Hello sir..,
I am attending NAVY SSB on 6/6/13 at Bhopal. I can pass the test, but I am weak in GD. Can you please give me some tips to clear the first stage of SSB?


vidhu agarwal May 27, 2013 at 1:52 pm

hello sir,

this is the first time i am appearing for SSB interview. though i have read almost everything you have put up here, i am still worried about the most important question: why to join indian army? though i have many reasons, what honest answer can one give there??


Srikant Patnaik July 2, 2013 at 11:10 am

What your heart tells you is the right answer.This Q is purely yours and can not be prompted. It is similar to a Q like What is your father’s name?

Anil June 3, 2013 at 11:11 pm

Sir, now i’m serving in army as OR Rank , i’m applying to ACC but my english too weak what can i do .?


Srikant Patnaik July 2, 2013 at 11:14 am

Your English is better than nearly 100 crore people. You are not being examined for the post of professor english. SSBs would see your officer Like qualities. All the same talk English, Sleep English,Work English,Read English …and improve.

Manas June 7, 2013 at 1:30 pm

I had undergone ACL surgery…….Am I eligible for ssb?


saira June 14, 2013 at 8:11 pm

D tips dat u provide r worth commendable nd is really helpful 4 people like me who r attending ssb 4 d first time..thank u 4 it.
i had a small request as to wld it b possible to upload a dramatic video on d personal interviews,as it wld provide me an insight on d do’s and dont’s during d interviews…thanxs in advance.



Mahesh June 25, 2013 at 12:54 pm

When I filled the online application form of Asst Commandant (General Duty) Post of Indian Coast Guard, I made a mistake. I am a B.Tech graduate, but I fill Graduate in BA. I got the ADMIT CARD and in that my educational qualification is printed as Graduation(BA). Can I appear/participate in the test. Kindly reply me as soon as possible.


Munish kumar July 1, 2013 at 11:25 pm

some people says that medical student in 12th standard can sit in NDA exam if he wants to join army. Is it true? sir pls tell me


AJAYDHEWANA August 6, 2013 at 10:09 am

sir; I recently went to Bhopal for the ssb of tes entry in army.I felt very narvousless;happy;confidently in ssb.but it sad to come to know that I am screened out in ssb.nowadays I am pursuing BsC(nm)from kuk university and in addition I have got NNC(Air Wing) .And I wanna join armed forces.but i got sad to know that I cannot take coaching for craking of ssb because of economical problem.but one day I was arriving to luck I mat a person who recently selected in ues that person I come to know about this blog.I thanks god.I want to crake ssb.but because of economic problem I cannot join this on line program for ssb now.sir it very helpful blog.nice to know this blog

your faithfully. Ajay Dhewana


bhushan August 28, 2013 at 5:37 pm

i want to know that do the candidates selected through TGC & SSC TECH in indian army are posted in infantry or not………OR if they can opt for infantry after getting selected …


Navneeth Prabhakar August 29, 2013 at 4:31 pm

Respected Sir,
I am a class 12 student and an ardent aspirant to join the Indian Army. I came to know about the NDA academy and the college of military engineering,Pune.
Sir could you please tell about the above two institutions and advise me as to aim for which one after I complete my 12th.
Thanking you
With respect
Navneeth Prabhakar.


kanhaiya September 1, 2013 at 2:57 pm

sir,is there any diffrence between regular batch interview and absentee batch interview. please tell me in details……………..


Sashi September 10, 2013 at 2:08 pm

I have got call letter for NDA 131 SSB. My chest expansion is only 3 cm. Is it a problem? Is there any way by which this can be improved? What should I do? Please guide me.


Aakash October 1, 2013 at 7:54 pm

I would just like to know that whether i should pay more emphasis on ppdt or the verbal and non-verbal intelligence test on the first day of screening?And it would be very helpful if you could explain the whole interview session.
And thankyou for the previous mails.


Sabreesh S October 9, 2013 at 11:04 pm

I have an interview regarding university entry scheme dated on 11-10-2013.what are the selection process take place during the interview,i need some tips to crack the interview.


geethanjali October 15, 2013 at 4:11 pm

would the medical examinations conducted differ for different positions (sailor, education, logistics etc)


nagashree October 17, 2013 at 10:06 am

respected sir,
sir in the physical tests column minimum height mentioned is 157 cm. sir but my height is 150 cm, sir will i be eligible?


ASHISH KUMAR SHARMA October 18, 2013 at 8:05 pm

hello , sir
i have completed my graduation with pcm 56%. i want to know how many types of entries would i filled and i have NCC- C cert. with B grade. sir i am eligible for afcat or not please sir tell me i am waiting of your reply…….

thanks sir
good day sir…..


Virat Sharma October 31, 2013 at 10:35 am

dear sir

i have have done btech with 72 % and i have applied for pilot entry in indian navy.

kindly tell me about shortlisting criteria for pilot entry


Virat Sharma October 31, 2013 at 10:36 am

thank you
have a nice day


VINAY November 15, 2013 at 7:25 pm



selvaraj November 25, 2013 at 8:31 am

sir, i am BE graduate with 71.6% i have applied varies entries at naval..but i cannot select for ssb? please tell me the fixed cut off for pilot entry,NAIC,AND general executive entry? can i apply for that entry at future?
please help me sir…..


Rajnesh December 16, 2013 at 12:45 pm

Hello Sir,


Still I am waiting of your answer. please let me know. I m passed out of Bsc Hotel Management (70%) so Have a any problem in my graduation qualification for applying indian coast guard, general duty..

Please revert as soon as possible



raju ranjan December 22, 2013 at 10:24 am

thanks for your priceless guidance.


shubham mishra January 20, 2014 at 5:51 pm

the army is best and no any word cavarin army


hardip January 25, 2014 at 2:59 pm

can final year B.E student apply for AFCAT…?
pleas reply me on my email id…


vikram January 28, 2014 at 1:02 am

very informative one!……..i have SSB for TES-31 on 23rd february.This is my first time,so i want u to guide me through this..can u tell me what ar
e the career prospects after completion of the courseAlso as it is a “permanent commission” , so does that mean i can’t retire from my post on my own will unlike in “Short Service Commission”?


payal singh thakur February 15, 2014 at 5:25 pm

sir i did not find out my last comment that i had put here???? with same name and e-mail….???? plzzz reply sir regard my queries…… if u got my comment


payal singh thakur February 15, 2014 at 5:37 pm

hello sir, i am from Amritsar,Punjab.i had passed out B.C.A in 2009 with 62%, now i am perusing Msc(comp sci) from a recognized college and i will pass out my post graduation in 2014.My family background is not army.but i wish to join.. its not my aim,but my life. there are so many queries still in my mind now,,,but now please what should i have to do more for my aim… i started preparing for it…but still i need allot of guidance to crack SSB. i was a NCC cadet. i had attend Thal Sanik Camp(TSC) IN 2011 and i am “C” certificate holder also…. please sir help me out

Payal Singh Thakur 🙂


lokesh Sharma February 17, 2014 at 3:32 pm

Thank u very much Sir!
Ur videos are helping us to give a good ssb


Mohammad Mubeen Khan March 17, 2014 at 3:59 pm

sir,I want to know that if a student has completed 10+2(PCM) and without any graduate they can join in Indian navy or they have to complete a graduation to join in an Indian navy.And sir,please give me the list of job entries of an Indian navy which a student can join in that after 10+2(PCM) without any graduate.

Mohammad Mubeen Khan.


samiksha shekhawat April 6, 2014 at 5:58 pm

there is an exam on DEC 2014 for naval services ssc,i will be in my 7 semester ending at that time will i be able to join that???????????????


sonali April 11, 2014 at 3:47 pm

can i do my internship from AFMC pune aftr bds


Alwin Richard May 10, 2014 at 6:46 pm

hi sir this is Alwin. i have been watching your blog for the past eight months and now i need your help. on june 6th i am having my Navy selection for Pilot so please give me some tips regarding PABT and the entire selection process and how i should prepare for it. and what are the parameters i should keep in mind. hoping for your response. thank you.


vignesh May 11, 2014 at 4:03 pm

Can I attend the SSB interview for pilot with spectacles.


AJAY KUNTAL May 20, 2014 at 12:17 pm

is 12 mrks create negative impression in ssb


Soumyaranjan June 21, 2014 at 11:12 am

Respected Sir,Can u tell me about psycology test.


deepak shirsath June 27, 2014 at 9:23 am

very helpfull. Thank you sir.


Twinkle June 30, 2014 at 6:01 pm

can B.SC botany students join INDIAN NAVY in non technical field


Rati ranjan Sahoo July 1, 2014 at 5:21 pm

Sir please guide me. i am going to attain my 1st interview in Pc(LOG).


Atul Mishra July 12, 2014 at 2:53 pm

Good afternoon Sir, when will be the ssb dates for 10 2 navy tech (dec 2014) declared…?


Manoj Chauhan September 12, 2014 at 1:21 am

Dear Sir,
I am a repeater(10times), I am preparingfor the personal interview part now,  as per my introspection my GTO and Psychological test are ok..  I need to focus more on my Interview part.. I had a question regarding my hobbies part..  I have hobbies like trekking,  swimming,  reading books and singing but as I am working in private sector that too in a project dept I don’t get more time to spare time for my hobbies like swimming and reading and trekking is twice or once in a year affair. As far as  singing is concerned I am a bathroom singer,  I sing for my Friends,  I record my songs and send to my dear ones on special occasions, I am not a trained singer I just sing because I like..  So my question to is how do i mention my hobbies in PIQ,  shall I mention all of them which I have mentioned before!!?  And what questions will be asked on my hobbies part… 
If you can spare sometime for answering then I will be thankful to you..


Rabinder Singh September 13, 2014 at 6:34 pm

Sir it is my first ssb should I go for ssb coaching


ABHISHEK JAIN September 22, 2014 at 10:46 pm

Sir, please help me regarding UES-2015. Please provide me the guidelines to do better.


Joylan September 27, 2014 at 8:16 pm

Hi Sir,

I have got my interview date postponed.The concerned officer asked to make the changes in the call letter myself and has assured me that the changes have been done in his system.I haven’t been told as to when do i need to report on the new interview date.Do i assume it to be at the same time as it was specified in my call letter earlier?

Hoping you will reply Sir,
Thanks in advance


niraj songara October 5, 2014 at 7:40 pm

sir on the 18 of october my ues navy’s interview please give some important tips for it.


mukul chilwal October 9, 2014 at 5:35 pm

i an having my ssb on 5 nov 2014 for tgc 120 .
CAN u tell me about the question they ask in interview.
i am waiting hurriedly for ur reply.


Bhagyashri mahakalkar November 2, 2014 at 9:40 am

hello sir, i was attend the UES interview for indian navy. How much time will take for call letter for SSB interview.


Deepika November 4, 2014 at 8:47 pm

Thank u sir ….. i have a question. whether cavity fillings make a problem to join navy ???


suraj January 16, 2015 at 6:06 pm



karan May 8, 2015 at 5:33 am

sir…i am a timuous person by nature ….so give me some tips to cope up with it….and sir i have done my graduation (b.b.A) so what are the scopes for me in the defence line.


A.VEERAPRADAP September 26, 2015 at 3:27 pm

Sir, Am going to attend UES Scheme 2016 for Indian Navy . What type of Questions can I expect sir?


Thaldrine October 27, 2015 at 12:51 am

Sir,is there any age relaxation for ST/SC in nda exam …..please reply me back on my e- mail address .


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