First of all, congratulations to all those who successfully cleared the NDA & NA (II) 2017 Written Exam. The SSB Interviews are expected to begin after a couple of months and the selected candidates will be intimated through ‘call up’ letters in off-line and as well as online mode regarding their selection centres and the date of reporting.
As the candidates are gearing up for the SSB Interview, Jagran Josh is providing interesting details about the four selections centres viz., Bhopal, Allahabad, Bengaluru and Kapurthala, in which the SSB Interviews will take place.
Selection Centre Central, Bhopal
Selection Centre Central (SCC) was established in October 1975 by relocating 20 SSB & 33 SSB which was earlier located at Jabalpur and was raised on 15 Nov 1960 & 01 Jun 1966 respectively. Subsequently 22 SSB which was first raised and located at Meerut in Nov 1962, and subsequently re-raised at Roorkee in Apr 1971 moved to Bhopal in Mar 1976. The Centre functioned with three Boards till 01 Jun 2003 when a new board, 21 SSB was raised.
The Selection Centre Central is located in the area of Sultania Infantry Lines, Bhopal Military Station which is in close proximity to both Bhopal Junction railway station as well as Raja Bhoj Airport. The Centre is housed in the new KLP accommodation and stands out due to the imposing architectural design of the main building. The Selection Centre today boasts of a completely new infrastructure with modern facilities for the conduct of testing, accommodation, dining and recreational facilities for the candidates.
The SCC comprises of 20, 21, 22 & 33 (Navy) Services Selection Boards. It is headed by an officer of the rank of Major General who is the Commandant of the Centre as also the President of 22 SSB.
Selection Centre East, Allahabad
The Selection Centre East (SCE), Allahabad was raised in 1957 with a view to recommend suitable candidates based on prism concept viz Psychological Tests, Group Discussions, Ground Tasks and Personal Interview.
It has five Services Selection Boards, namely 11 SSB, 14 SSB, 18 SSB, 19 SSB and 34 SSB with the aim to select and recommend potential candidates to become Officers in the Indian Army.
Selection Centre South, Bangalore
Selection Centre South (SCS) is located on Cubbon Road in Bengaluru. Situated in the old British accommodation it has three boards 12, 17 and 24 SSB. 12 SSB was the first board which was raised on 1st April 1949 for selection of candidates for Army and Navy. 24 SSB was raised in December 1962.
Later, in March 1976, the 17 SSB was moved from Roorkee here. The Selection Centre is headed by a Major General who is also the President of 17 SSB.
Selection Centre North, Kapurthala
Selection Centre North (SCN) was raised on 01 JulY 2015 in its interim location at Kapurthala in Punjab. On completion of its raising, the centre was operationalised with the first batch of candidates reporting on 01 April 2016.
The SCN has two Services Selection Boards, namely 31 SSB and 32 SSB with the aim to select and recommend potential candidates to become officers in the Indian Army.
The motto of the centre is "NISHPAKSH, NIHSWARTH, NISSANDEH”.