STAGES IN SSB INTERVIEW
Become an Officer in Armed Forces
1.Combined Defence Services Exam
Through CDS examination one can join Indian Army (Permanent Commission and Short Service Commission) , Indian Navy and Indian Air Force (Permanent Commission). CDS exam is conducted twice a year. Women candidates are eligible to join Indian Army in Short Service Commission. Both men and women candidates will be trained at Officers Training Academy-Chennai(Short Service Commission). Candidates opting for permanent commission in – Indian Army, Indian Navy, Indian Air Force will be trained at IMA, INA, AFA respectively. Both final year students and graduates are eligible.
2.Air Force Common Admission Test
Through AFCAT exam one can join Indian Air Force in anyone of the three branches – Flying, Ground-Duty (Technical) and Ground-Duty (Non-Technical). AFCAT exam is conducted by Indian Air Force twice a year. Men and women candidates are eligible for both Short Service Commission and Permanent Commission. Candidates will be trained at Air Force Academy, Dundigal. Join Indian Air Force and stay a cut above. Both final year students and graduates are eligible.
3.National Defence Academy Exam
Through NDA examination one can join Indian Army , Indian Navy and Indian Air Force (in Permanent Commission). NDA exam is conducted twice a year. Candidates with physics and mathematics 10+2 will be eligible for Indian Navy and Indian Air Force. For Indian Army candidates in any stream are eligible. Both 12th appearing and 12th passed students are eligible.
4.Indian Coast Guard
Every year officer recruitment is done at the level of Assistant Commandant in Indian Coast Guard. It is done in two phases – Preliminary Selection and Final selection by the boards, generally called as PSB and FSB interview. PSB and FSB are slight variation of SSB interview.