Potential Interview Questions


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  • Answer questions clearly and confidently
  • Make sure you know your CV

Interview with Education Advisor

  1. Your academic background/what you enjoyed most at school
  2. What do you do in your free time that isn’t sport?
  3. What books you’ve read recently?
  4. Have you ever been to the theatre?
  5. Do you speak any languages / are you fluent?
  6. Do you play any musical instruments?
  7. When was the last time you watched or read something that changed the way you think?
  8. What are your strengths / weaknesses?
  9. What are your cultural interests?
  10. What is your favourite book?
  11. Who is the author? & what else have they written?

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Interview with Vice President

  1. Why do you want to join the Army?
  2. Why do you want to become an Army officer?
  3. What have you done to improve since briefing? *Tip: download your feedback from briefing and prepare an answer based on what your suggested areas of improvement are.
  4. Can you give me an example of a time when you said or done something you believed was right, but everyone else disagreed with you?
  5. What leadership experience do you have?
  6. What can you bring to the Army?
  7. What preparation have you done prior to Main Board?
  8. Which of the Army’s core values will you struggle with the most?
  9. What is the best and worst thing about a career in the Army?
  10. What part of AOSB have you found the toughest?
  11. What do your family think about you joining the Army?
  12. What are the main qualities of a leader?
  13. What would be the worst thing to happen to you as a young officer?
  14. How would you cope away from home and with the discipline?
  15. What’s the difference between a leader and a manager?
  16. What does training at Sandhurst entail?
  17. How long will you go to Sandhurst for?
  18. How do you get the best out of people?
  19. What is the Sandhurst motto?
  20. What is your backup plan if you don’t pass AOSB?
  21. What team activities are you currently involved in?
  22. What makes a good team player?
  23. What do you do in your spare time?
  24. What responsibilities do you have at home/general life?
  25. What is the Army’s drugs policy?
  26. On a scale of 1-10 how would you rate your fitness?
  27. What do you think is the hardest part of the job?
  28. What type of the equipment does the army use?
  29. Tell me about your chosen regiment / where are they deployed.
  30. What rank does a company commander hold?
  31. What do you call the body of men/women that you will be responsible for & how many will there be?
  32. What rank will you be commissioning?
  33. What is the history of the Army?
  34. What is the relationship between a platoon commander and a company commander?
  35. What is the relationship like between a platoon commander and a platoon sergeant?
  36. Where are the Army operating now?