SSB Question-Why do you want to join Army?


SSB Question-Why do you want to join Army?

Why do you want to join the Army? or Navy or Air Force? This is a very common question asked in the SSB. Naturally my students and SSB aspirants want to know the answer. There is no single best answer to this question. The answer will be different for different candidates in accordance with their personalities. We will discuss the answers in accordance with some general types:

 Past Service Background Candidates:

“I have grown up in the Services environment as my —- (relations) have been in the Services. I like the culture, the camaraderie, the spirit of adventure, discipline, smart dressing, neat and clean environment and well organized life.”

 Adventure/ Sports Loving Candidates:

“I love outdoor, sports and adventurous life. Services offer me that.”

 Candidates Passionate about Flying:

“I am passionate about flying and hence Air Force is the only service for me”

 Candidates who View Services as just another Good Job:

Majority of the candidates fall under this category. There is nothing wrong to be one of them. There should be no attempt made to hide this truth. The answer should be somewhat like this:
“Services are the most respected organization in the country. Services offer the last refuge to India when all others fail. It offers good pay and service conditions. The corporate world offers much better pay, but the camaraderie and brotherhood of the Services remain unmatched.”

Conclusion: SSB Question-Why do you want to join Army?

These are some general ideas. Please build your individual answer around the points which are closest to your personal reasons and personality. Please answer in your own words as maintaining your originality is vital.
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  1. Hello sir.. I am Debasis Kalita from Assam.. Sir I have a dream to be an officer of the Indian Army.. Sir.. from class 4 onwards I wanted to join the NDA… but I am a bit weak mathematics part.. I have passed my 10th class this year.. Sir.. I took admission in arts stream.. My subjects are English,Alternative English,History,Geography,Political Science and Mathematics… Sir..plz tell me can I join the NDA or IMA/OTA by any means… sir I am also an NCC cadet of the army wing… So,am I eligible to be an officer of the Indian Army??? Thank you

    • If you are that keen then you should take Math & try for NDA & TES. Having given up Math shows not only low reasoning ability, but also weak willpower & determination. Why should Defence Services select you as an officer with such qualities?

  2. Hello sir this is Alok Ranjan.
    I have completed my in chemical last year. I want to join defence forces as an officer. I got 2 times SO and 1 time CO from ssb. What should i do to improve my confidence? I only want to join defense forces as an officer and nothing else. Kindly guide me.
    Thank you

    • You can read my blog on ‘Confidence’ & follow the tips. You can also opt to take my guidance by sending a request at my mail id.

  3. Sir I am a female aspirant studying in std 11th. In what ways should I improve our build up my personality so that it is in accordance with what the defence services require?

  4. Hello sir ,
    I have cleared afcat 2 2018 and now i am going to appear in the afasb .Though i am very good in academics but my physical health is not that much good … will it affect my afsb testing . please suggest me how to prepare for that.

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