June 28, 2009

Indian Military- Becoming A Commissioned Officer– First-Hand Experiences, Tips And Suggested Reading For Aspirants

Dream To Be A Military Officer In The Indian Armed Forces- How To Go About It? (Info For Freshers)

The basic outline for getting selected for training in various academies for commission is
  • Earning the right to SSB (Services Selection Board) Interview. This can be on the basis of written exams (like NDA, CDSE), educational qualifications (like BSc, BTech, Medical etc), or on the basis of NCC (National Cadet Corps) etc
  • The SSB deals with the personality and intelligence. Its only responsibility is to thoroughly evaluate (interview is spread over five days) the psyche, intelligence and suitability of the candidate for a career in the Armed Forces, and give its opinion. There are a large number of centres spread all over the country (like Bhopal, Allahabad, Bangalore etc)

June 11, 2009

Going To The Bangalore SSB Interview For The First Time?

(this is a travelogue from home to SSB, 5 day Interview, and back)
Contents:
  • Jalandhar to Bangalore
  • Bangalore SSB
  • Testing Procedure
  • Suggested Reading