Vivek Regains Self-belief to Clear SSB
VIVEK KUMAR /+91-9028058216/ [email protected] of No Frills Academy, working with Tata Motors, cleared SSB in his 10th attempt. He shares his experience for the benefit of visitors to No Frills Academy Page and website.
The journey started with the belief in my abilities to excel as a Commissioned Officer. However, a couple of Non Recommendations and then getting screened out at SSB created self-doubts. I also began to doubt the process. The poor guidance of friends and seniors in the academy or in the forces didn’t help me much. Rather it worsened my performance. After discussion with Nehru Sir most of the myths about SSB were busted (please visit nofrillsacademy.com to get this help). I regained faith in the SSB process and more importantly myself. He asked me to read his blogs about personality issues and then discuss with him. This offered me greater clarity on several issues.
Greater Effectiveness at Home and Office
When it came to assessing me, he asked me to submit some psychology test responses and then discussed them with me. A sincere attempt was made by Sir to improve my personal life and professional conduct. This offered me great benefits at home and office and boosted my self-confidence. Regular runs and exercises suggested by Sir not only boosted my stamina but also enabled me to lead a more organized life. I realized that the testing process at SSB is just a sample of our routine life. If that is being led well then we should be cleared by SSB.
As suggested by Sir, I started following the current events and diverse subjects of international relations, Indian and world economy, Indian Geography and so on and developed greater insights on the subjects after regular discussions with him. Discussions on these topics boosted my confidence and opened new avenues of thought.
Regained Confidence Brought Success
With a transformed and confident self I appeared for my SSB at 2AFSB Mysore for AFCAT entry and was recommended. I was surprised to realize that when I was calm and confident ideas came to me to solve the various GTO tasks without having once discussed PGT, HGT, etc with Sir. Clearing this SSB was a byproduct of the positive changes I had made through the unique guidance program of No Frills Academy.
I am optimistic that after clearing my medicals I will be in the merit to join the Air Force Academy and serve the nation with pride.
Vivek should have been selected long back had he improved his fitness marginally & not been influenced by the misguidance of his friends who had been selected & were in training. Vivek remains an interesting case like Akanksha for me. I led him away from the SSB obsession which led him to succeed. I had banned him from discussing anything about SSB with me. It was only post his selection that we analyzed as to how this benefited him. He is doing well in Navy & remains in touch.