To Join Indian Air Force as a commissioned officer, you would have multiple opportunities throughout the year. But in all those opportunities, you need to face SSB where you are tested for different Officer Like Qualities. There is a list of SSB Center for Indian Air Force where the selected candidates are called for the assessment and undergo 5-Days SSB Procedure. For those who have cleared the AFCAT Exam, are allowed to choose their SSB Centre and SSB Date. So, the knowledge of each SSB Centre and their Boards is important.
SSB Centers for Indian Air Force:
1 AFSB Dehradun: The SSB Dehradun is situated in Uttarakhand. The city is situated in the foothills of the Himalayas with two major rivers including Ganges and Yamuna. The Indian Air Force SSB Center Dehradun is the first SSB which was raised to select the potential candidates to join Indian Air Force. Here, the candidates are accessed for AFCAT, CDSE, and NDA. All the essential amenities are offered within the SSB Center Dehradun premises.
2 AFSB Mysore: The 2 AFSB is raised in the city of Mysore, which is the biggest city of Karnataka. Similar to SSB Center Dehradun, the SSB Mysore calls candidates who have cleared the AFCAT, CDSE or NDA Exam and have selected Indian Air Force as the first Selection. Being managed by the Indian Air Force, the SSB Center Mysore encompasses the PABT Test for the candidates who are recommended for Flying Branch.
3 AFSB Gandhi Nagar: Among the entire SSB center for Indian Air Force, 3 AFSB Gandhi Nagar is the most recent one. It was inaugurated in 2012. As it is also dedicatedly raised to access the candidates for Indian Air Force, it calls the candidates who have chosen IAF as their first priority in NDA or CDSE Exam. Also, the candidates who have cleared their AFCAT Exam are called here for the assessment.
4 AFSB Varanasi: Situated in Uttar Pradesh, the 4 AFSB Varanasi which is also raised to delicately select the candidates for Indian Air Force and access them for the OLQ’s. All the amenities in SSB center Varanasi are same as other Indian Air Force SSB Centers.
Air Force Academy (AFA): For graduate candidates who have cleared the AFCAT Exam or other Graduate Level Entry to join Indian Air Force undergo Air Force training at AFA Hyderabad, situated in Andra Pradesh. Here both Male and Female cadets are trined to become a Commissioned Officer in the Indian Air Force. The Cadets are granted either Permanent or Short Commission depending upon their entry.
National Defense Academy (NDA): NDA is situated in Khadakwasla, Pune where the young cadets who have cleared their senior secondary examination are trained to join the Indian Air Force and are granted Permanent Commission. At NDA, the cadets are also trained for Indian Army and Indian Navy. At NDA only male cadets are trained.
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