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Difference Between CDS SSB and NDA SSB?

Difference Between CDS SSB and NDA SSB (CDS SSB vs NDA SSB)

Service Selection Board (SSB) Interview is a process through which candidates who deemed to be fit to become an officer are recruited. It is a five days process which constitutes Screening, PI (Personal Interview), GTO (group testing officer) tasks , Psychology and conference.

There is not much difference between the SSB process of NDA and CDS  but certainly there is a difference of competitors between the two because of the difference in eligibility criteria.

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Educational Qualification

CDS (Combined Defence Service) SSB is for Graduates appearing and pass-outs and NDA ( National Defence Academy) SSB is for 12th appearing and pass-outs.

Training duration

Though the purpose of training for both is same but duration of training is different. For CDS training is around 1–1.5 years long in IMA, OTA, INA and AFA Whereas in NDA training is for 3 years which also includes graduation from JNU in Pune and after getting done with the graduation, there is a training for 1 year at IMA, NA and AFA.