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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