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SSB Training

Why SSB Coaching is must from Minerva Academy

It is a common misconception that SSBs do not prefer candidates who have undergone coaching. Many candidates think that with bookish and hear-say knowledge, they can clear the SSB without any help. While this may be true for some gifted candidates, it is still recommended that a candidate undergo proper coaching to prepare him/her for his/her upcoming SSB interview.

If the SSB centers had any problems with candidates taking coaching, we would not have an unbeatable record of selections and the SSB Centers would have put this guideline in the dos and don’ts of the SSB and no coaching institute in India would survive. So we can safely say that SSB centers do not have any objection with candidates taking coaching.


Having an unbeatable record of over 35000 selections, we can safely say that we are the experts and leaders in the field of SSB coaching since 1955. The unmatched faculty at Minerva consists of senior officers of the Army, Navy and Airforce. Please see out success stories and testimonial pages.


During the training at Minerva Academy a student is assessed on every aspect of the testing. Over the progression of the 10 day training at Minerva, a candidate is able to identify and pinpoint any shortcoming or problem areas that may hold him back.


More the 80% of the candidates who come to us suffer from one kind of fear or another like stage fright, public speaking, physical testing etc. At Minerva each candidate confronts his fears head on and overcomes it completely over the 10 day training.


A candidate learns what is expected of him from the moment he steps into the SSB centre. This knowledge not only mentally prepares the candidates but also highlights and prevents many trivial mistakes that a candidate may not have even known he/her was making.


When a candidate comes for coaching to Minerva, he gets a complete experience of the SSB and learns how to work with other candidates from all over the country. This exposure to large group of aspirants can be very helpful for a candidate.


One cannot prepare for a practical and thorough exam like SSB by reading books. Many books in the market can be quite misleading for ignorant candidates. Moreover there are many tests in the SSB which are conducted in groups and require a minimum number of other participants for practice. Practical tests require practical training.


If a candidate has failed previously in the SSB it can create doubts in his mind and lead to lack of confidence which reflects in his/her performance in next SSB too. It is important to go back to the basics and relearn everything. Our experience and expertise in the field of SSB coaching since 1955 has helped candidates who have been screened out upto 12 times to finally succeed at the SSB.


No amount of coaching can help a candidate who does not posses officer like qualities, but at Minerva, we guide you how to think like an officer and what is expected of an officer. We show you how to polish and present you best qualities at the SSB.


The 10 day and 100 hrs coaching at Minerva Academy prepares a candidate both physically and mentally for the 5 day gruelling testing at the SSB. Time management and self discipline are inculcated into the candidate.