17-November 2017 2.00


Introspection means think deeply about yourself, it is an important part of SSB Interview. This is for Strengths, Weakness, Opportunity and Threats Analysis. When you look inward yourself, you get to know the various important things of your own characteristics, skills, the points to improve. There is complete SWOT (Strengths, Weakness, Opportunity and Threats) analysis. When you ponder, it makes you ready to be answerable for personal Interview questionnaire.

As we know there are many questions based on our personal details. Those candidates who introspect easily answer such questions whereas the students who do not introspect, they find it quite it tough to explain such questions. Although, they find it quite easier to answer technical questions whereas the basic questions of their own detail become quite challenging.

I am going to take a case study how such questions are asked. Suppose a candidate says that he has leadership skills. Now saying it is not enough until you prove it. Although scientific proof is not required but at least a healthy explanation from the candidate is required. Giving detailed answer shows that you have really this skill with you and you know it. In many cases, I have observed that students copy such answers from others. Naming a skill does not conclude that you have this skill that is why explanation is expected. In some cases, students become speechless when they are asked such questions.  They feel what to answer all of sudden as they generally make their mind to just name the skill. Actually the explanation is not prepared also. It is just analyzed, realized and this is how it is finalized.

One who has thought of self well, for him it is quite easy to carry on the discussion. In fact, they find it interesting and interactive to carry on the discussion. As it doesn’t cost them because they are explaining the skills that they have already exercised.

One more point to notice that answering well such questions show your readiness too for your career. A career is not just matter of persuasion.  Passion is required to make career. Understanding of the skills required for a successful career shows your readiness for it. To exercise it well one should work on the following questions.

  1. What do I think about myself?
  2. What do my friends think about me?
  3. What do parents think about me?
  4. What do teachers think about me?