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AFSB Dehradun: Air Force Selection Boards

Services Selection Boards (SSBs) or Air Force Selection Boards (AFSB) were raised with a view to recommend suitable and right candidates for the Indian Armed Forces. It is based on the PRISM concept i.e. Psychological Tests, Group Discussions, Ground Tasks, and Personal Interview.
These are specific for all the forces i.e. SSB(Service Selection Board) for the Indian Army, AFSB (Airforce Selection Board ), and NSB (Naval Selection Board) for the Indian Navy. The main aim is to select and recommend potential candidates to become Officers in the Indian Armed Forces by evaluating their OLQs (Officer Like Qualities). Following are the selection centers across India for all three Armed Forces. There are total 4 AFSB centers and we will discuss one by one here.

1. AFSB, Dehradun

AFSB Dehradun is located in the Clement Town area of Dehradun. AFSB Dehradun is located on the foothills of Himalayas, which is 10km away from the Railway Station. This is the first Air Force Service Selection Board. The main purpose of the AFSB is to evaluate the candidates on the basis of certain criteria. After clearing written exams like AFCAT, NDA, CDS, etc. a candidate has to clear this stage. AFSB Board also provides the stay facility along with modern amenities like Games, ANTE room, TV room etc. as SSB is a 5 day long process. There is a CSD Canteen also.  AFSB aspirants much check the climate before leaving for AFSB Dehradun as the temperature is cold throughout the year. One must carry winters wears along with themselves.

About Dehradun

Dehradun is the largest city, and the winter capital of Uttarakhand. It is located on the Doon Valley in the foothills of Himalayas. The city is famous for its picturesque landscape and slightly milder climate and provides a gateway to the surrounding region. The Hindu holy cities of Haridwar and Rishikesh, along with the Himalayan pilgrimage circuit of Chota Char Dham, viz. Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath, are also primarily accessed via Dehradun, with it being the closest major city. Dehradun is also known for its Basmati rice and bakery products. Dehradun is the education hub as it has got various schools and colleges including IMA, FRI, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, Wildlife Institute of India, etc.

Places to Visit near AFSB Dehradun

(a) Indian Military Academy
The campus is on National Highway 72, which separates the North and South Campus. The campus of the academy originally spanned 206 acres which were transferred to the academy along with existing buildings from the Railway Staff College.
(b) Forest Research Institute
It is an institute of the Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education and is a premier institution in the field of forestry research in India.
(c) Buddha Monastery
It is closest to the center and a single visit can provide you with much-needed peace of mind.

Distance from the nearest railway station- The center is approximately 9 km from Dehradun railway station.

Contact Details of 1 AFSB Dehradun

Clement Town, Dehradun – 248002
Fax – 0135-2640104
Phone – 0135-2642269
Reporting Point – Movement Control Office (MCO), Dehradun Railway Station. Contact No.0135-2642269.

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