Best CDS SSB Coaching in India

Best CDS SSB Coaching in India

Prepare for your UPSC CDS Examination with Major Kalshi Classes’ most Experienced Faculty and the best infrastructure.

UPSC CDS Exam is conducted twice a year for shortlisting the most capable youth that can be trained to join as Commissioned officers in the Indian Armed Forces. Male and female graduates who wish to join the Indian Military Academy (IMA), Indian Naval Academy (INA), Air Force Academy (AFA), and Officers Training Academy must take the CDS (Common Defence Services) entrance examination (OTA). Being based in Allahabad, our goal is to be the best CDS coaching Institute in India. This is a national-level exam to choose its officers for the aforementioned courses. Students who pass the CDS exam and qualify for the SSB interview receive a call letter. After the SSB, the successful candidates go through a medical examination, and the written, interview and medical examination results are used to create the final merit list.

This is a national-level exam to choose its officers for the aforementioned courses. Students who pass the CDS exam and qualify for the SSB interview receive a call letter. After the SSB, the successful candidates go through a medical examination, and the written, interview and medical examination results are used to create the final merit list.

UPSC CDS Exam -Overview

Particulars

Details

Exam name

Combined Defence Services (CDS) Examination

Conducting institute

Union Public Service Commission

Exam Level

National Level exam

No. of test cities

More than 70

Exam frequency

Twice a year

Eligibility

Passed graduation or are appearing in the same

Exam purpose

Admission of candidates for the Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, Air Force Academy, and Officers Training Academy

Official website

@upsc.gov.in

CDS Selection Process

The selection procedure for the CDS exam consists of three distinct steps. Here is an explanation of them:

  • CDS Written Exam: Before taking the SSB interview, candidates must take the written CDS exam.
  • SSB Interview: Candidates who pass the CDS written exam are invited to the CDS SSB interview.
  • After passing the CDS SSB Interview, the shortlisted candidates are next invited to the medical examination.

5-Day CDS SSB Interview

 

SSB Interview Day 1: Screening Process

The 1st day of the SSB Interview comprises different Tests. They are discussed below:

1. OIR (Officer Intelligence Rating Test) - Paper 1 and Paper 2

OIR Tests are conducted with two banks of questions covering both verbal and nonverbal reasoning. Candidates had to write their answers down in the past, however, today OMR sheets are provided for marking the solutions. The number of questions in each set and the time permitted for each set vary, so pay close attention to the instructor's pre-test briefing.

2000+ Most Important Questions for OIR Test SSB Interview

2. PP&DT (Picture Perception & Description Test) 

First, candidates will be shown a picture (mainly blurry/hazy) for 30 seconds, after which they will have one minute to report their observations, including the number of characters, their genders, their moods, and the action that is occurring in the picture. Then they will have four and a half minutes to compose a tale based on their findings.

3. Group Discussion (GD)

The batch is divided into groups of 10 to 15 aspirants, and each aspirant must share their experience before the group can come to a decision.

Also, Read Top 10 Reasons For Getting Screened Out in SSB Interview

SSB Interview Day 2: Psychological Tests

1. Thematic Apperception Test (TAT)

Candidates are given 4 minutes to construct a story after being shown 12 photos, 1 of which is blank. The time restriction is put in place to assess each Aspirant's innate response.

Also Read: Common Mistakes in TAT Thematic Apperception Test

2. Word Association Test (WAT)

The Aspirants are required to jot down a sentence that comes to mind when they see each of the 60 words that are presented to them for 15 seconds at a time.

3. Situation Reaction Test (SRT)

A booklet is given to the Aspirants with 60 real-life situations; they must write their reactions to those situations. The total duration of this exercise is 30 minutes.

Know Complete Details about SRT in SSB Interview

4. Self-Description Test (SDT)

Candidates must provide a brief self-description of the context in a few paragraphs. Write about your parents', instructors', friends, and other people's opinions as well as the traits you want to cultivate. This test has a 15-minute time limit.

SSB Interview Day 3: Group Testing Officers Tests

1. Group Discussion (GD)

The GTO first presents two themes for the first GD, from which the group selects one before exchanging opinions. The GTO provides a topic for the second GD, after which the same process is repeated. The group does not need to reach a decision in this instance.

2. Group Planning Exercise (GPE)

Using a map of the location, the GTO describes a situation where there are a number of issues. The candidates then have 10 minutes to write their solutions using all of their resources, including their group. The group then confers a strategy for resolving the issues, which is then described by one of the participants.

3. Progressive Group Task (PGT)

This challenge consists of four different obstacle courses, each of which gets harder as it goes along. The group is expected to proceed and take on these buildings utilising their available aid, such as a rope, plank, balli, etc. There is also a load that needs to be carried. The group is required to abide by all GTO guidelines, which include:

(a) Rule of Color

  • White refers to both people and things.
  • Blue denotes a guy only.
  • Red is off-limits to everyone.

(b) The ground is off-limits to everyone.

(c) Rigidity Rule: Helping materials may be attached to the structures but not to one another.

(d) Rule Of Infinity: The start and end lines extend to infinity i.e can’t be crossed directly 

(e) Distance Rule: No distance greater than  4 feet can be jumped.

4. Group Obstacle Race (GOR)/ Snake Race

A sprint across four obstacles, including a single ramp jump, eight-shaped bars, a 10-foot wall, a double wall, a spider web, and an enormous slide, is one of the most enjoyable activities in the entire procedure. Red should not be touched by either a snake or my man, according to the guidelines. When navigating obstacles, the snake must be handled by a minimum of three people, and the GTO may apply a time penalty for infractions.

5. Half Group Task (HGT)

Similar To PGT, But With Only Two People In The Group And One Obstacle To Overcome.

Rules to Follow For GTO Tasks in SSB Interview, GTO Color Rules

SSB Interview Day 4: Personal Interview

1. Lecturette

The lecturette is a test of your self-assurance in front of a group of onlookers. Each officer is responsible for leading his men, inspiring them, and explaining the strategy. For this, you need to speak and sing with assurance. The SSB panel administers a test in GTO known as the lectures to verify all of these.

2. Individual Obstacles (IO)

The candidate must successfully navigate all 10 obstacles, each of which will provide a different score as displayed on them. The candidate may repeat the challenges, but only once he has cleared all 10. The 10 tasks are shown below with their respective scores.

  • Jumping over a single ramp   (1)
  • Jump over a Double Barrel    (2)
  • Balancing Beam                    (3)
  • Screen Jump                          (4)
  • Burma Bridge                        (5)
  • Tarzan Swing                         (6)
  • Double Platform Jump        (7)
  • Double Ditch                         (8)
  • Commando Walk                  (9)
  • Tiger Leap                              (10)

3.Command Task (CT)

The GTO calls each task candidate, in turn, selecting them at random, before asking them a series of questions and outlining a task resembling the PGT. Then he requests that the commander who is up for the job contact two of his team members as subordinates to assist him in getting past the obstruction.

4. Final Group Task (FGT)

As suggested by the name, the entire group is again given one obstacle that is comparable to PGT, which they must clear together.

5. Personal Interview (PI)

Any of the three days, following the conclusion of the examinations for that day, may be used for the personal interview. The interviewing officer asks the student a variety of questions about his family, academics, involvement in sports and extracurricular activities, hobbies and interests, responsibilities, and general knowledge including knowledge of the forces, personal life, etc. based on information provided by the student in his PIQ (Personal Information Questionnaire). 

The average interview lasts for 40 minutes, while some may go for an hour or even just 5 minutes.

SSB Interview Day 5: Conference Day

The Final Day is the Conference Day of the 5-Day SSB Interview. The assessor gives a final address before the conference of aspirants gets underway. All the officers who evaluated the Aspirants the previous days attend a board session that is held. Each assessor talks amongst themselves about a candidate's suitability.

CDS Eligibility Criteria

Candidates who are willing to join the academies mentioned above can apply online for the Combined Defence Services examination held twice a year. The minimum eligibility that every candidate must fulfil before applying online for the CDS exam. 

Name of the Academies

Age Limit

Educational Qualification

Indian Military Academy

20-24

Graduation from a government-recognized university

Indian Naval Academy

20-22

An engineering degree from a government-recognized university

Air Force Academy

20-23

Bachelor of Engineering or Graduation in any stream but must have passed 12th with PSM

Officer’s Training Academy

20-25

Graduation from a government-recognized university

How to Apply Online for CDS Exam?

Candidates for the CDS exam can apply online by following the instructions below:

  • Visit @upsc.gov.in, the UPSC website.
  • There are two links labelled "PART-I Registration" and "PART-II Registration" at the top right corner of the website.
  • After clicking Part - 1 Registration, take the following actions:
  • The "Part-1 Registration" link will open a new page on your computer screen. 
  • Important Instructions for filling out the online application form are provided here.
  • Click the "Yes" button at the bottom of the screen after carefully reading the instructions.
  • To access the application form, click the "Yes" option.
  • Registration for Part 1 is essentially broken down into four pages. Complete each field and press the "Submit" button.
  • Then fill in the choice for the examination centre
  • Upload the necessary documents
  • Then Pay the required application fee if applicable.

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Best CDS Coaching in Allahabad

Many times candidates are confused about whether they should attend coaching for Combined Defence Services Exam preparation or not. So, let me tell you that self-study is important but coaching institutes provide you with the right guidance and the right path, by going on that path you can achieve your dream of becoming an officer in the armed forces through CDS entry.

So, the Best CDS Coaching in Allahabad is Major Kashi Classes which provide the best guidance for the preparation of various defence exams whether it is NDA, CDS, AFCAT, or other Agnipath recruitment entries. Major Kalshi is the Best CDS Coaching in Prayagraj that offers experienced faculties and study material by MKC publication. 

MKC Offline Classroom Course Unique Features:

  • “Trend Analysis” based on a unique “Teaching Plan” 
  • Most experienced faculty of MKC, 
  • Doubt Counter facility 
  • Spoken English Classes, 
  • Physical Training Sessions at Malviya Stadium,
  • MEDICAL CHECK-UP AT MKH 
  • Best Study Material by MKC Publication 
  • Weekly and Monthly Testing System 
  • Special Current Affairs Sessions 
  • Sunday Extra Classes 
  • Best SSB Interview guidance by Retired Officers 
  • Fully Equipped GTO Ground 
  • Huge Computer Lab 
  • Comfortable Hostel & Mess for Nutritious food

SSB Interview Course Fee Details:

Course Name/Code SSB+ SPOKEN
Course Duration 14 DAYS+1 MONTH
Form Fee Rs.525/
Course Fee Rs.15,000/-
Total Payable Amount Rs.15,525/-Pay Now
 
Course Name/Code SSB INTERVIEW
Course Duration 14 Days
Form Fee Rs.525/
Course Fee Rs.12,000/-
Total Payable Amount Rs.12,525/-Pay Now
 
Course Name/Code PERSONAL INTERVIEW (CAPF/MNS)
Course Duration 3 Days
Form Fee Rs.525/
Course Fee Rs.3,000/-
Total Payable Amount Rs.3,525/-Pay Now
 
Course Name/Code INDIAN COAST GUARD (AC)(PSB+FSB)+SPOKEN
Course Duration 14 DAYS+1 MONTH
Form Fee Rs.525/
Course Fee Rs.15,000/-
Total Payable Amount Rs.15,525/-Pay Now
 
Course Name/Code INDIAN COAST GUARD (AC)(PSB+FSB)
Course Duration 14 Days
Form Fee Rs.525/
Course Fee Rs.12,000/-
Total Payable Amount Rs.12,525/-Pay Now
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