How to Inculcate Officer Like Qualities for SSB Interview : Clear SSB Interview with these tips and strategies

Read this article to know tips & tricks, strategy to clear the SSB Interview with the emphasis on Officer Like Qualities(OLQs) and how to inculcate them with.

30 January, 2021

SSB Interview is an interview which is one of its kind. The different tests in the SSB evaluate candidates on different grounds. Candidates are thoroughly evaluated and judged for being fit for the defence forces. The success rate in SSB Interview is very low. However, it is also known that in SSB Interview, the selection board is actively looking for certain qualities in candidates, known as the OLQs, which would make a person fit to serve in the defence forces. 

If you do not know what those Officer Like Qualities (OLQs) are, then read our article on it, by clicking on the link given below:
What are the 15 OLQs - Officer Like Qualities in SSB Interview

Having understood that having these OLQs is a must to be able to qualify the SSB Interview, here we discuss the ways in which you can inculcate these qualities by working on yourself on a daily basis.

It is known that as we grow, we keep learning from our surroundings. The environment we are raised in, the decisions we make, how we react to different situations, the way we present ourselves, all these are habits/qualities which we keep acquiring and changing as we watch ourselves, others and as we face different circumstances in life.

The Indian Defence Forces require the officers to be multitasking, leaders who can make reasonanle and quick decisions and brave hearts who are confident about themselves. It is very important that aspirants have these qualities in order to become a part of the defence forces.

You can inculcate these qualities by following these tips on a daily basis:

1. Effective Intelligence : To acquire this quality, aspirants should evaluate their daily lives and judge the situations they are facing. You must try to solve those day to day problems in an effective way. Try to picture yourself as an officer who would have to make decisions with minimal time and effort.

2. Reasoning Ability : To induce this ability in yourself, you should look around at different things in the society and try to ask questions like how, why. You should read the Editorial section of the newspaper and articles on different websites and listen to ethical TV News and have logical conversations with people who are learned. 

3. Organising Ability : You can assess this quality of yourself by actively participating in different activites that happen in your school or college and try to be a part of the organising commitees of those events. You can improve this quality be involving yourself in various events and simultaneously also work on how you keep upto your life. Try to become an organised person.

4. Power of Expression : To develop this quality, you should participate in coversations, talk to people and have discussions with them. You can also participate in debates, elocutions and declamations that take place in college and school. Try to understand yourself and your thoughts well and then talk with people to be able to convey them effectively.

5. Social Adaptability : For this, you must try to get out of comfort zone and talk to different people as much as possible and learn how varied people can be and have empathy to be able to accept people as they are while not getting swayed by what others are. 

6. Cooperation : This quality is very important for Group Tasks in SSB. To inculcate this quality, try to participate in activites and play different sports and work in those teams with complete selflessness with the ambition that your team must perform well at any cost and you have to give in all that you have for your team. 

7. Sense of Responsibility : You should believe in yourself firstly to inculcate this quality and accept that you are capable of any work that can be allotted to you. Thereafter, it is important to learn to stay completely dedicated to the work and try to have it done before time and also you must possess the courage to take responsibility if anything goes wrong. You should volunteer for different works that can be given to you at home, school, college or work.

8. Initiative : To inculcate in this quality, try to be creative and take the initiative for any task in school, college or work. Have faith in yourself, take up any opportunity, and try to achieve the target.

9. Self-confidence : This is a very important quality not only for SSB but even otherwise. To have self-confidence, you should accept challanges that come your way and try to perform your best. Along with that it is important to learn as much as possible from different sources, because it is knowledge which helps you have a lot of self-confidence, Participate in different activities, meet new people and learn as much as possible to become self-confident.

10. Speed of Decision : To develop this quality, you should imagine yourself in different situation and try to work it out in your mind the way you would reach the solution and then analyze your solution. Whenever you come across different situations in life, try to understand them and the options available to you and choose the optimal one. 

11. Ability to Influence the Group : Become a lively person. Read and learn as much as possible. Try to have a charismatic personality, wherein you can easily impress people. Get into activities involving team work and have a good nature and do not be hesitant to pur forward your ideas and at the same time do not be dominating over others.

12. Liveliness : Try to have a positive bend of mind. Do not cry, crib or worry in difficult situations. Believe that hard times do come in everyone's life but they also pass away. Be optimistic and focussed. 

13. Determination : Set short term goals for yourself and see how you work towards them. Try to remain focussed despite the situations and try to adopt the habit of never giving up.

14. Courage : To develop this quality always be ready for different situations. Do not say no to any work that is being given to you. Accept and face the challanges that are thrown at you.

15. Stamina : To develop stamina, come out of your comfort zone and with every passing day try to go one step ahead of the limit that you had set for yourself. Plan your life on a daily basis and do something additional every day so that you keep growing as days pass by. 


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