This question often asked during your SSB (Service
Selection Board) India, that “why do you want to join the Defence Forces?” is a means
to evaluate the degree of your motivation for joining the forces.
Please do not ask others' for their opinion on this question, otherwise it will
lack spontaneity and appear to be a coached response. Since this is a likely
question that you may be asked during your SSB, set up by the Defense Ministry of India, it will be prudent to prepare an
answer that is genuine from your point of view and sounds authentic.
Do not give a stereotype answer like “I want to serve the nation", as you can
serve the nation by being a doctor, lawyer, engineer or for that matter even a
dedicated " Safaiwala".
Sample Answer: “Sir, I am a sportsperson and I would like to lead an active
life, rather than being desk borne. I have always liked to travel and see new
places and meet new people. Armed forces give amply opportunities to pursue
sports and adventure activities".