There are several coaching institutes available for candidates aspiring to enter into the Armed Forces. It is important to join the right coaching institute. While undertaking coaching, it is also important to talk to other candidates and learn from their knowledge experience. Most of these institutes offer hurdle and obstacle practices. One must take part in all these activities in order to overcome fears, such as hydrophobia, acrophobia and so on. Before joining an institute, it would be advisable to check out the past record and make a proper analysis. Here are some of the renowned institutes spread over the country providing lodging and hostel services to candidates.
1. Minerva Academy – Chandigarh
The Minerva Academy is run by Lt.Col. Deol and is an excellent SSB Coaching Institute offering coaching for SSB interviews and for appearing in all the examinations, such as ACC, AFCAT, CDA, NDA and several others required for all wings of the Armed Forces.
The aspirants can get specialized coaching from this institute that has created an unbeatable record for such training. It is perhaps one of the oldest and the best institutes for candidates aspiring to enter in the official level in the Army, Navy and the Air Force.
Complete training in all the tests that are conducted during the 5 day SSB interviews, consisting of both outdoor and indoor activities. This includes training for psychological tests as well as group discussions and screening tests. The Minerva Academy has run successfully for the past 55 years, being established in 1955 and has an exceptional campus that is spread over 10 acres. It is located at Daon, within Chandigarh, which is a Union Territory.
2. SSB Universal Counseling – Meerut
This institute has been offering SSB training since 2001 and covers all aspects of the SSB training, such as the examinations like NDA, CDS and so on along with preparing the aspirants for the SSB interviews. The training is given to candidates under the guidance of Lt.Col.Rajeev Devgan, who is the Group testing Officer.
They have very efficient and professional faculty who guide candidates for all the written preparation, such as for CDS, CPF and so on. Individual attention is given to candidates. They also offer excellent hostel facility that is separate for men and women. The campus is located in Ganganager in Meerut.
They have achieved a very high rate of selection due to their commitment. Their specialties are in the NDA, CDS and SSB training. They also offer a practical approach for Ground tasks and negotiating obstacles and so on. Practical skills are honed in order to meet the criteria of the interviews by means of mock interviews.
3. Mastermind Foundation
This is an e learning institute for SSB training and was started in the year 1999. They conduct the training with the best study materials for NDA, CDS, and TES and so on. Thousands of aspirants have found great success in entering the Armed forces by means of this training institute.
4. Baalnoi Academy – Jaipur and Delhi
Major H.S.Kalsi was an NDA officer and he belonged to the 9th Rajputana rifles. He was also on the SSB assessing committee for three years.
He has started this SSB Coaching Institute for imparting training to aspiring candidates. The training covers NDA, OTA, the IMA and the Navy. The institute has been successful in produced great numbers of successful candidates who have joined the Armed Forces every year. The institute has two branches, one in Jaipur and the other in Delhi.
They offer courses for screening tests and guidance for PABT. Guidance is provided for interviews and all the updated outdoor tasks along with informing candidates about the entire SSB procedure by means of video. The training period usually lasts for two weeks and hostel accommodation with food is provided for candidates who enroll for the program.
5. Defense Academy – Coimbatore
Apart from the above, the other well known institutes offering SSB training are Defense Academy, Coimbatore, which has been providing training since the year 2005 offering training for SSB as well as AFCAT, RIMC, WOMBAT coaching and so on.
The SSB coaching is for ten days and they provide a self study kit as well. Accommodation and food is provided for applicants and the number of students in a batch is just 15, so that individual and personal attention can be provided to candidates.
I hope you have got a good idea about the top SSB Coaching Institutes in India. I will be doing some more research and come up with more good ones in India.
However, keep in mind that it is not necessary to attend a live training program to clear the SSB. Many people have succeeded after learning from home study programs. You may also want to check out my Home Study SSB Training Program.