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SSB Questions On The Indian Army And Their Answers

Are you preparing for defence exams like CDS, NDA, MNS, AFCAT, etc.? Would you like to refer to some more material to help you prepare well for the interview? Then you are in the right place.

The list of questions for such defence exams is endless; hence it is difficult to list all of them. However, most of these exams usually asked questions related to the Indian armed forces, similar to those asked while appearing for the SSB Interview. Hence, no matter where you are taking SSB coaching in India, these questions can help you prepare well and better for your upcoming exams.

Basic Questions With Answers To The Indian Army

Most SSB questions revolve around the Indian Army. So we have listed around 15 basic or probable SSB questions of the Indian Army with answers.

  • Name the recipient of the first Param Vir Chakra in the Indian Army.

Param Vir Chakra (PVC) is the Indian military’s highest decoration. The award’s first recipient was Somnath Sharma, who was honoured posthumously.

  • Mention some of the Indian Army’s oldest regiments.

Some of the oldest units in the Indian Army are the Rajput Regiment, Punjab Regiment, Kumaon Regiment, and Jat Regiment.

  • What do you understand by INSAS?

INSAS, or Indian Small Arms System, is the weapon unit of the Indian Army. Their weapons include an assault rifle and a light machine gun. The Indian Armed Forces’  most chosen weapon was the INSAS assault rifle for almost three decades.

  • State some of the public-sector companies involved in defence armaments.

Public-Sector companies that are involved in India’s defence armaments are listed below.

  • Armoured Vehicles Nigam Limited (AVANI)
  • Yantra India Limited (YIL)
  • Gliders India Limited (GIL)
  • India Optel Limited (IOL)
  • Munitions India Limited (MIL)
  • Troop Comforts Limited (TCL) (Troop Comfort Items)
  • Advanced Weapons and Equipment India Limited (AWE India)
  • What do you know about Sam Manekshaw?

Sam Manekshaw, also known as Sam Bahadur, served as the Chief of the Army Staff of the Indian Army during the Indo-Pakistan War of 1971. Moreover, he was the first Indian Army Army officer to be appointed field marshal.

  • What do you know about the Radcliffe line?

The Radcliffe Line is the line which separates India and Bangladesh and India and Pakistan borders. The Pakistan-India border lies on its west, and Bangladesh and India border lies on its East. It was named the Radcliffe line commemorating its architect, Cyril Radcliffe.

  • State the difference between the Line of Control (LOC) and the Line of Actual Control (LAC).

The Line of Actual Control (LAC) is a boundary not delimited between India and China, similar to Aksai Chin. In contrast, the Line of Control (LOC) is a defined, militarily designated barrier that divides parts of India and Pakistan.

  • State the location of the Indian Army’s Central Command.

The Indian Army’s Central Command is situated in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.

  • State the corresponding level of the Navy to the position of General in the Indian Army.

General is the highest rank in the Indian Army, and the most elevated status in the Indian Navy is that of Admiral, a four-star naval commissioned officer. Thus, Admiral’s rank in the Navy is equivalent to the position of General in the Indian Army.

  • Explain the Defence Investiture Ceremony briefly.

The Defense Investiture Ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhawan is organised by the Ministry of Defence, Government of India, in collaboration with the President. The ceremony grants bravery and distinguished service medals to Indian Armed Forces personnel.

  • Why does the Union of India contemplate Siachen Glacier a critical region?

Siachen holds strategic value for India, Pakistan, and China as it is a connector of the Karakoram Pass, Shaksgam Valley, and Aksai Chin. Thus, India must retain Siachen to stop infiltration from Pakistan and China.

  • How many commands does the Indian Army have?

The operational and geographic division of the Indian Army is made up of seven commands.

  • The fundamental rights of army personnel are limited by which constitutional article?

Parliament can pass laws that limit the fundamental rights of armed forces personnel or the squads accountable for preserving public order to a certain degree, according to Article 33 of the Indian Constitution. This article ensures they carry out their duties suitably and maintain inner discipline.

  • Name the Indian Army’s intelligence service.

The Indian Army’s intelligence service is the Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA). It is responsible for providing and managing defence and military intelligence to the Indian Armed Forces.

  • What precisely does the Indian Army’s infantry imply?

The infantry comprises ground troops that battle the enemy closely. To engage and destroy opposite ground forces, they use equipment and firearms. Like all other armies worldwide, the Indian Army’s primary arm is the infantry. This position is regarded as the one in the military that is the most demanding physically and mentally.


These are only a few questions that will help you learn about the question type in the interview. You can refer to other questions online or at the SSB Coaching Centre in Kolkata.

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