What are the common reasons of not getting recommended in SSB?

Common reasons of not getting recommended in SSB Interview

In SSB interview, it’s very difficult to make out the reason for candidates failure. Only a deep introspection can give you a slight hint of the reason. There is always the dilemma among the aspirants as to why they get rejected during SSB Interview. Candidates are saying that,
“I spoke in good English while others did not. I was rejected while others were selected.”
 “My conference went long and it took a lot of time for me to call before conference still I was rejected.”
What are the common reasons of not getting recommended in SSB?
You will hear candidates saying this, but trust me there’s nothing wrong in getting rejected. Let me tell you that Assessors are well qualified to select candidates with OLQ’s and they would not mistake.
The format of SSB’s are made to evaluate each and every part of your personality. The Officer like qualities(OLQ’s) like leadership, self confidence, Physical fitness, out of box thinking are expected from a candidate. Crying in front of the interviewer can reflect a negative aspect about your personality and it can be the reason for not getting recommended, but it cannot be the sole reason. If you are rejected during conference the following can one of the reasons.

10 common reasons of not getting recommended in SSB:

  • Misinterpretation of personality because of misguidance, because of which the right personality might not have evolved.
  • There could be a mismatch in the thinking of the three assessors and you might be rejected. All the three assessors should recommend a candidate for being recommended by the board.
  • Demoralised after getting few screened/conference out or just because you didn't performed well in your Group Discussion or your GTO task or any individual test.
  • Taking too serious the 5 days SSB testing and not enjoying it.
  • Worrying about what is next test.
  • Trying to show yourself as better than other candidates.
  • Could not be able to reveal the required number of OLQ’s.
  • Casual Attitude during SSB
  • Over reacting /unnecessary temperament
  • Poor Communication skill.
Don’t feel rejected and loose hope of leaving your dream unturned. Everything can be achieved in life and nothing is impossible in this world. Dedicated efforts in right direction will definitely lead you to success. Share with us what you feel.


  1. Your suggestion is no different than other websites publishing same 'gyan' whole day,and the assessment system is entirely faulty in current scenario.Even the retired officers had admitted.Read carefully the blog of Mani Mohan Nehru

    1. some points can't be changed, neither you nor me.
      this selection process needs to be changed and yes it is changing now. You must heard of new selection process that is going to start from 2019. You will find privilege of new Selection process.
      read this post if you didn't yet >>

      What Is De Novo Selection System? 3-Days SSB Interview Procedure


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