Hello Guys i was thinking of putting a interview of same type that is asked in SSB. Filnally after a lots of typing i have completed it, it will provide you basic idea of how interviewer ask the question and how should we answer the questions. It is a type of mock interview and similar types of questions will be asked by you which matches your personality.
                                MOCK INTERVIEW

                            Reading SessionSelf Awareness Set-1

I.O.:Welcome Gurjeet, have a seat. Ok Gurjeet, I saw pens in your pocket which     pen are you carrying?

Ch. No. 8:Sir, I am using Parker?

I.O.: Sir,it is from Paris.

Ch. No. 8:Where is Paris?

I.O.:Basically, Paris is in which country?

Ch. No. 8:Sir, it is in France.

I.O.: Whatis France famous for?

Ch. No. 8:Sir, no idea.

I.O.: Think,it is something girls use very often?

Ch. No. 8:Sir perfumes!

I.O.: Yes,of course. Ok what is Paris famous for?

Ch. No. 8:Sir, I have no idea.

I.O.: It isfamous for fashion.

Ch. No. 8:Ok sir. Sorry I didn’t know it.

I.O.: OkGurjeet, be comfortable. Sit comfortably and relax. Now, we will share some conversationsbetween us and I want to assure you that whatever we talk will remain insidethis room and between you and me. No one will come to know about it. Yourfamily will not be told anything.

Ch. No. 8:Ok sir.

I.O.: OkGurjeet, now I will put you through rapid fire questions, hear them attentivelyand make sure you answer all questions.

Ch. No. 8:Ok sir.

I.O.: tellme about your academic qualifications, the exams you have taken, yourachievements in academics, games and sports you play, your hobbies, and yourextracurricular activities, the teacher/teachers you dislike and why, thefriend/friends you dislike and why, the friend with whom you are closest.

Ch. No. 8: Itold him all things and answered all questions.

I.O.: OkGurjeet, have you answered all questions?

Ch. No. 8: Yessir

I.O.: Areyou sure?

Ch. No. 8:Yes sir.

I.O.: Ok,you said that you have appeared in Engineering Entrance Exams. Why did you notgo for engineering then?

Ch. No. 8:Sir, actually I wanted to change my subject like from engineering to MBAbecause I was not confident with physics and chemistry.

I.O.: So,why did you take Entrance Exams for it?

Ch. No. 8:Sir, actually my parents wanted me to appear once for the Entrance Exam.

I.O.: Butyou didn’t want to?

Ch. No. 8:No sir, its not that I didn’t want to. What happened was that my parents toldme to appear once for exam. If I got a good score then I could go forengineering else I could change my subjects.

I.O.: Ok,how much did you score?

Ch. No. 8:Sir, 40000 rank (all India) in AIEEE and 10,000 in Guru Gobind SinghIndraprashtha University examination.

I.O.: So, you are private MBA now from which university?

Ch. No. 8: Sir, from Symbiosis University, Pune.

I.O.: Why are you doing private MBA and why not regular.

Ch. No. 8: Sir, because I wanted to give more focus to CDS.If I would have gone for regular MBA, moreover, army is the first priority andMBA comes later.

I.O.: What is the difference between regular and private?

Ch. No. 8: Regular MBA is one where you physically go andattend the classes whereas in private MBA one doesn’t have to attend theclasses regularly. You are required to go and take the exams finally.

I.O.: Is there any difference in knowledge area?

Ch. No. 8: Yes sir, in regular MBA, a person gets theoreticalas well as practical knowledge through projects and case studies. But inprivate MBA, a person is able to gain only the theoretical knowledge.

I.O.: Does this concept have any affect on the working area?

Ch. No. 8: No sir, the working areas don’t get affected bythe concept because the private course of three years is equivalent to theregular course of two years.

I.O.: But a person with private MBA, of course, gets an addedadvantage in a job.

Ch. No. 8: No sir, actually where in the difference lies isthe mindset of the people. Regular MBA just gibes an advantage of an addedpractical knowledge, but private MBA is considered equivalent but lacksapplication.

I.O.: Are the hobs different from both categories?

Ch. No. 8: No sir, the jobs don’t vary.

I.O.: Ok, tell me what all books have you read?

Ch. No. 8: Sir, I have read One Night at the call Centre byChetan Bhagat, The Three Mistake of My Life again by Chetan Bhagat, Five PointSomeone by Chetan Bhagat and Who will cry When You Die?” by Robin S. Sharma andnow, I have just started with The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari by Robin S. Sharma.

I.O.: What was the name of the girl character in Five PointSomeone?

Ch. No. 8: Sir, the name of the character was Neha.

I.O.: Tell me one good quality and one bad quality about thecharacter Neha.

Ch. No. 8: The good quality about the character was thefriendly nature of Neha. The first time she met with an accident with malecharacter, she was quite friendly with him?

I.O.: She must have thought that she has found her prey!(Laughing)

Ch. No. 8: No sir, not prey. Actually varies from person toperson, how tp react in certain situations.

I.O.: And what was the bad quality?

Ch. No. 8: Sir, the bad quality about Neha was herirresponsibility. She called her boyfriend to her place when her parents werenot at home.

I.O.: But she was in love and in love, nothing is right orwrong!

Ch. No. 8: But sir that doesn’t mean that she will cheat herparents and cross the limit of being genuine. Cheating your parents isabsolutely wrong.

I.O.: Gurjeet do you have a boyfriend?

Ch. No. 8: No sir.

I.O.: Why?

Ch. No. 8: Sir, I have many friends but no boyfriend as such.

I.O.: Why don’t you have a boyfriend? A boy doesn’t have agirlfriend so they have a reason for that because they don’t want to spendtheir money on gifts, parties, dimmers, etc. sometimes the girlfriend bringsher friend with her. So the boy has to pay for her also. But why don’t you havea boyfriend?

Ch. No.8: Sir, I don’t have a boyfriend because I am agoal-oriented person. I don’t want to waste my time in all these matters. Thesethings distract a person’s attention. I just want to concentrate on my careerright now.

I.O.: So you have many boys as your friends. Name them.

Ch. No. 8: Sir, they are Sachin, Gaurav, Subodh and manyothers.

I.O.: Has any one of them ever proposed you?

Ch. No. 8: No, Sir.

I.O.: Suppose, in future, if they do so?

Ch. No. 8: Sir, I will surely refuse.

I.O.: Gurjeet, did you hear about a case in Meerut two yearback in company garden?

Ch. No. 8: Yes sir.

I.O.: What do you think about that? Is moral policing rightor wrong?

Ch. No. 8: Sir, whatever happened there was wrong on part ofthe people and the police also. As far as moral policing is concerned, itshould not be there.

I.O.: But in today’s scenario, both the parents are working,so who will control all these social problems?

Ch. No. 8: Sir, if the parents are working and unable toinstill these ethics in the children then of course, it is the soleresponsibility of the individual to see and know what is good and what is bad.A person should know the limits and the boundaries so as not to get into suchthings.

I.O.: But, if then also, they cross the limits and get intosuch acts, then?

Ch. No. 8: At that, time, moral policing should be there but ina controlled manner because the way they handle such acts is not good. Thepeople have to go through a lot of torture.

I.O.: What else, you did not tell me the most importantquality, your instructor must have told you.

Ch. No. 8: Yes sir, but I feel courage is the most importantquality.

I.O.: No, you are missing the most important one. Ok I willask you in the conference. Tell me any two important current news.

Ch. No. 8: Firstly, India and Russia are set to sign thenuclear deal and secondly, FBI is about to arrive in India to investigate theDavid Coleman Headley case.

I.O.: What is happening in Pakistan?

Ch. No. 8: Sir, the Taliban group wants to occupy the regionof South Waziristan and several other parts. So they are planning many suicideattacks and spreading terrorism.

I.O.: What is global warming?

Ch. No. 8: Sir, global warming is the rise in the temperatureof the earth due to the rise in the concentration of the greenhouse gases.

I.O.: What are greenhouse gases?

Ch. No. 8: Greenhouse gases are CO2,NO2, Chlorofluoro carbons. These are responsible for the greenhouse effect.

I.O.: What is greenhouse effect?

Ch. No. 8: It is the effect which is caused when theincreased concentration of the greenhouse gases traps the harmful infra redradiations emitted by earth after reflection.

I.O.: Why does the radiation get trapped inside theatmosphere?

Ch. No. 8: The greenhouse gases trap them and don’t allowthem to leave the atmosphere.

I.O.: Then how do the radiations enter the atmosphere?

Ch. No. 8: (confused) sorry sir.

I.O.: Ok, tell me about how you spendtime with your family, whom do you tell your problems, what is your pocketmoney and how do you dispose it of?

Ch. No. 8: Most of the time I spendwith my mother in the kitchen o other household work. When my father is athome, we generally discuss about the current topics. My brother is here with usonly on Saturday and Sunday. So, Saturday and Sunday are totally reserved forhim. We talk ad share all the activities we had done throughout the week. Interms of problems, I share them with my brother.

I.O.: (Interrupting) why?

Ch. No. 8: Sir, because we are of thesame generation. We understand each other well and of course we share a veryfriendly relationship. So that’s why I find it comfortable to discuss them withmy brother. Moreover, he gives me a better suggestion and advice according tothe situation because telling the problems to your parent’s means upsettingthem. My parents are very conscious about me. So, if I face any problem, theyget worried and upset. So, I discuss them with my brother.

I.O.: How elder is your brother toyou?

Ch. No. 8: Sir, five years.

I.O.: That means he is 26 years now.Is he married?

Ch. No. 8: No sir.

I.O.: Why?

Ch. No. 8: Sir, he wants to establishhimself well and wants to be in a perfect position to support his family andpersonal life.

I.O.: So when does he want to marry?

Ch. No. 8: May be by next year.

I.O.: Do you want to marry?

Ch. No. 8: No sir.

I.O.: Why?

Ch. No. 8: Sir, because I want toachieve my aim and have my own identity. After marriage, a girl faces manyrestrictions from the in-laws.

I.O.: But if the in-laws say thatthere are no restrictions, then?

Ch. No. 8: But sir, a married womanhas many responsibilities towards her family. Also, they should know that ourculture does not allow harsh behavior with women.

I.O.: Ok, also homosexuality has beenlegalized by the Delhi Court. So is this right or wrong?

Ch. No. 8: Sir, in my opinion, thisis absolutely wrong. Homosexuality is something against the nature. We areinsulting nature by merely getting into such acts. Homosexuality is somethingwhich is just the westernized form. This kind of thing was not observed in ourculture before.

I.O.: But westernization has notaffected the people. This is something which is in the hormones of the person.

Ch. No. 8: That is right sir. Buthomosexuality is going against the nature. The nature has made man and womanfor this relation. But homosexuality surely creates an imbalance in the nature.

I.O.: Ok, you have participated in manycompetitions. What according to you is the strongest part of your G.K Quiz?

Ch. No. 8: Sir, I had a good generalknowledge that helped me to participate and win.

I.O.: Suppose, the president hadgiven you the responsibility to organize a GK Quiz competition between 101 SSBand 102 SSB. So, how will you organize it?

Ch. No. 8: Sir, firstly I willprepare a blue print of the whole event, i.e. the date, time and place, the no.of teams, the no. of participants, the chief guests, the judges, the audience,etc. after that, I will put a notice on the notice board informing thecandidates about the competition and invite them for the same. I will also makea plan of the various rounds and the questions to be asked.

I.O.: Ok Gurjeet, on the day of thecompetition, suppose you reach the hall and find no one there, and then whatwill you do?

Ch. No. 8:  Sir, then I will make sure that they arethere on time.

I.O.: How?

Ch. No. 8: I will assign the duty 2-3of my subordinates for the same.

I.O.: Then, they will surely say thatwho are you to force us to participate in the competition. Then how will youconvince them?

Ch. No. 8: (After thinking a lot)sorry sir, I am not getting the right idea at this moment.

I.O.: OK, don’t worry. You watchdiscovery channel?

Ch. No. 8: Basically, I only watchanimal planet.

I.O.: Then tell me what thedifference between a tiger and a lion?

Ch. No. 8: Sir, both belong to thecat family.

I.O.: Yes, but what makes a lion asthe king of the jungle? He is known as the king of the jungle, why?

Ch. No. 8: Sorry sir, I don’t know Iwill definitely checkup and find the right answer.

I.O.: Actually, I saw it on this showonly.

Ch. No. 8: Sorry sir may be I musthave missed it.

I.O.: Ok Gurjeet, have you takencoaching for preparing for SSB?

Ch. No. 8: Yes sir.

I.O.: From where?

Ch. No. 8:  From Universal Counselling Centre.

I.O.: Where is it?

Ch. No. 8: In Meerut.

I.O.: Who runs it?

Ch. No. 8: Sir, Lt Col Rajeev Devgan.

I.O.: As you have taken coaching, youmust know the qualities that are required in a lady to join the Armed Forces?

Ch. No. 8: Sir, first of all courageis required because Army requires a lot of courage and women generally lackthat, then they should be lively, should have a detremination, they should havethe quality of making a quick decision. And work for herself and her goals. So,there is, of course some limitation.

I.O.: Ok, tell me the neighbouringcountries of India.

Ch. No. 8: Sir, they are Pakistan,Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar, China, and Nepal.

I.O.: Is anything left?

Ch. No. 8: No sir.

I.O.: Is Afghanistan neighbour ofIndia?

Ch. No. 8: Yes sir, it is, but it isnot considered.

I.O.: Yes, right. If we look at it map-wise,it is a neighbour of India but otherwise it is not. It is generally the area ofPOK known as Pakistan-occupied Kashmir area.

Ch. No. 8: Yes sir.

I.O.: Ok Gurjeet, thank you so much,good day and all the best tomorrow’s task.

Ch. No. 8: Thank you sir.


Gurjeet is generally well preparedand has a good capacity to sustain protracted stress and strain during thecourse of the personal interview. The questions have been correctly answeredbut shows lack of general awareness and could have performed well with morereasoning and logic. Gurjeet should have shown more confidence in parentsrather than brother’s and sister’s. There should have been more compatibilitywithin the family which is lacking. The data regarding the neighbouringcountries should have been well answered. This is a border liner case and withmore effort the candidate could have performed better.

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