CDS stands for Combined Defence Services, candidates who wants to be a part of Indian Military Academy, Officers Training Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Indian Air Force Academy have to apply for Combined Defence Services Examination. CDS exam is conducted twice in a year by UPSC (Union Public Services Conducted), candidates who have cleared CDS written exam will be called for interview by Service Selection Board (SSB) and the successful candidates will be appointed with respective training academies.
The Notification for the CDS exam is usually released in the months of October and June, and CDS exam is conducted twice in year in the months February and November.
After clearing the written test in CDS, the candidates have to go through a series of personality tests, which is called the Service Selection Board. Irrespective of the force you have applied for, all have to face this interview, it means that all candidates who have cleared the written exam have to face this interview. It is just the second stage of any normal job exam selection process, where the second stage is the interview stage. However this interview, the CDS interview is entirely different from normal job interview. The process is same for all the wings, like IMA, OTA, NA, and AFA. The only difference is that the candidates are called for SSB as per their marks, the cutoff marks for these vary, the cutoff for OTA is lower than AFA, AFA has mostly the highest cutoff.
So coming to the Interview procedure of CDS. The interview is a five-six day process, five days for OTA, IMA and NA and six days for AFA. This interview commonly known as SSB has different types of tests to judge a person’s personality. In the end the selection is made by the board on the basis of deductions drawn by different people who took the interview. The total maximum marks for the interview will be 200 for OTA and 300 for IMA, Naval and Air Force.
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The Major Kalshi Classes Pvt. Ltd. offers SSB Interview coaching as well as written exam coaching for the UPSC CDS examinations. The Officers at Major Kalshi Classes Pvt. Ltd is highly qualified and vastly experienced in successfully coaching students for SSB Interview. The standards of excellence followed by Major Kalshi Classes ensure that each student who opts for coaching with us feels confident and well prepared for SSB/AFSB/NSB.
It is notable that Major Kalshi classes has got team of retired officers from Indian Armed Forces who possess vast experience of assessing candidates in the selection system. Equally Major Kalshi Classes provides India’s best class infrastructure and SSB oriented atmosphere along with the 100% look alike state of the art GTO ground. The selection rate at MKC is highest in India with Every 21st officer in the Indian Armed Forces belongs to MKC and upholds tradition of Courage and Velour.
Keeping the requirement of the SSB Candidates Major Kalshi classes has developed comprehensive study material which not only covers detailed methodology and procedure about the various Tests and Tasks but also provides practical knowledge and helps to develop the right approach of a candidate. These qualities makes these books a must buy package for all defence aspirant. SSB Interview correspondence kit comprises of SSB Interview book (How to crack SSB Interview), Group Discussion/Lecturette Book & Officers Intelligence Rating Booklet (Reasoning Booklet).
Major Kalshi Classes develops the personality of an individual based on the standards of the SSB and focuses on assisted self-introspection under the well-developed infrastructure and under the guidance of Experienced EX-officers of the Service Selection Board (SSB), Air Force Selection Board (AFSB) and Naval Selection Board (NSB).
If you aspire to be a part of the Armed Forces of India, it is imperative to prepare yourself to clear the personality and intelligence interview from Services Selection Board. To clear them, you need to first understand the interview process, the analysis of intelligence, and how to prepare for the same. SSB Interviews is specifically designed for aspiring candidates, to acquaint them with the whole process of the Services Selection Board and help them tread the path of success.
SSB Interviews has been split into two parts. The first part of the book deals with an introduction to Services Selection Board and the series of tests involved including screening, psychological analysis, group testing, etc. The second part of the book deals with empowering you with invaluable information and knowledge, with subjects covering an array of service-related information, issues of the nation, geographic, and political attributes, and much more that would be handy for aspiring candidates aiming for Armed Forces of India. SSB Interviews is in its first edition, and was published by MKC PUBLICATION.