CDS Exam 2018: What happens in SSB Interview?

Last Updated - January 30 2018

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will announce the result for CDS Exam which is scheduled for February 4, 2018. All the shortlisted aspirants will be called for SSB interview. Call letters will be successfully posted on the student’s logins on official websites of respective Indian armed forces discipline or mailed to the student’s registered mail ID.

SSB is a test that takes 5 days to reach the students and decide whether the students are appropriate for job or not. But student’s final selection depends over the conference. Students have to prepare for an individual interview, GTO and psychology tests.

This article gives the clear details about what happens in SSB Interview which is included in following steps:

  • Conference
  • Declaration of Result
  • Medical Examination
  • Closing Address
  • Board Conference

CDS 2018 SSB Conference

The conference is commenced on the 5th day of SSB Testing. In the conference, all the assessors of the particular board including president and deputy president collectively discuss and prepare students result of 5 days testing.

CDS Exam 2018 Board Conference

It is the final event of the five-day testing procedure. The board conference is organized by the president, Deputy President, and all the assessors that are the GTOs, Psychologists and Interviewing officers. Each aspirant is screened by all the three assessors who examined the student’s performance independently using the specific technique. The final recommendation, suitability of the aspirant as well as final marks will be honored to each of the aspirants. Before the board conference, students will be asked to appear personally. During the conference, some questions will be asked of the students. For taking the final judgment about the aspirant, the detailed procedure of validation and counter validation is undertaken.

CDS Exam 2018 Declaration of Result

Technical officer of Board is responsible for announcing the result. On the other hand, all the students who have successfully completed the CDS examination and are also advisable by the board will stay for the medical examination which takes minimum one-week period. Students who are unable to complete the CDS examination will not be able to take admission.

CDS Exam 2018 Closing Address

The closing address is generally given by the Deputy President of the board before the Board Conference. During the address, the officer will tell the highlights of the selection system and also explains about the qualities that Armed forces are looking for in the student’s individuality. Participants can also put forward any complaint or problem or can give any suggestion that they have experienced during their stay at SSB. They also offer the clarification to any doubts or the questions raised by the aspirants.

CDS Exam 2018 Medical Examination

After the declaration of the result, all the shortlisted or advisable aspirants can appear for the medical examination. NDA students are examined for both Army and Navy. President of Medical Board will guide aspirants for Appeal/ Review Medical Board processes. To clear the medical board, the procedure takes total 4 to 5 working days for the related military department and after that, the aspirants are dispersed. In the case, if students have declared unfit then they can seek advice from President Special Medical Board for review/ appeal.

CDS Exam 2018 Sample Interview Questions

When students have completed all the rounds and are in the final stage of the individual interview so it becomes essential for them to create a good impression. Some of the questions are listed below: The individual interview consists of questions which are very common.

General Questions

  • Tell me about yourself?
  • What are the names of your family members and meaning of their names?
  • Which place do you come from?
  • What are your strength and weaknesses?
  • What are the things you like about your native place?
  • What is your name and meaning of the name?

Education Concerned Questions

  • Which teacher you like most and why?
  • Which school and college you graduated from?
  • Did you choose your area of study or did you do by compulsion?
  • Tell us about your achievement during the study?
  • Which teacher don’t you like and its reason?
  • How much do you score in your tenth and twelfth school?
  • What is your favorite subject?

Family and Friends Concerned Questions

  • What activities you do on your holidays?
  • Who are your friends and what are their names?
  • How did your parents utilize their monthly income in the family?
  • How you help your father and mother?
  • Who is your best friend with whom you share your individual things?
  • How much pocket money did you get?
  • How many friends do you have and how many are close to you?

Hobbies and Interest

  • What are the things you acquired from your hobby?
  • Is your latest hobby various from your childhood one?
  • Why you change the childhood hobby to this one
  • Why have you chosen this hobby?
  • What is your favorite hobby? Why?

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