AFSB Mysore: 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.
2 AFSB Mysore
AFSB is located in CV Complex, Siddharth Nagar of Mysore. This is one among the four 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. Tourism is the major industry in Mysore, while information technology has emerged as a major employer alongside the traditional industries.
Mysore is the southernmost part of the State Karnataka. Historically, Mysore served as a capital city of the Kingdom of Mysore for nearly six centuries from 1399 until 1956. Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan ruled the kingdom and they contributed significantly to the cultural and economic growth of the city such as Mysore Dasara, Mysore painting; the sweet dish Mysore Pak.
Mysore is known for its Historical Monuments, including the famous Mysore Palace. Mysore is also known for betel leaves and own its special variety of jasmine flower fondly referred as “Mysore Mallige”.
Places to Visit near 2 AFSB Mysore
(a) Jaganmohan palace
Jaganmohan Palace is a palace in Mysore, in the princely city of Mysore, India. Its construction was completed in 1861 and was initially used by the Wodeyars, kings of Mysore as their home.
(b) Railway Museum Mysore
The Railway Museum at Mysore, India is an outdoor exhibit of vintage locomotives. The Railway Museum was established in 1979 by Indian Railways, the second such museum after the National Railway Museum in Delhi.
(c) Mysore Zoo
Mysore Zoo is a 157-acre zoo located near the palace in Mysore, India. It is one of the oldest and most popular zoos in India and is home to a wide range of species.
Distance from the nearest railway station- The center is approximately 4.2 km from the Mysore junction railway station.
Contact Details 2 AFSB Mysore
Complex, Sidharth Nagar PO, Mysore – 570011
Fax – 0821-2502836
Phone – 0821-2526621
Reporting Point – Pre-paid Auto Booth, Mysore Railway Station