Inauguration of India’S Navy Service Selection Board at Kolkata (Download PDF)


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Indian Navy’s Services Selection Board Inaugurated at Diamond Harbour, near Kolkata. It is Spreaded over an area of 27 acres on the banks of the river Hooghly, SSB (Kolkata) has the capacity to screen approximately 5000 officer-candidates annually.

  • This is the fifth Service Selection Board of the Indian Navy and caters for selection of both Permanent and Short Service Commission officers
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  • The selection board at this riverside town on the banks of the Hooghly, situated 50 km from Kolkata, is capable of screening over 200 candidates at a time, and is expected to assess 10,000 to 12,000 candidates in a year.

  • The most advanced facilities pertaining to the latest psychological testing software, most advanced accommodation, fibre optics-enabled LAN connectivity and a selection management system for assessing candidates aspiring to become officers in the Indian Navy.

  • The other Boards are located in Bhopal, Bengaluru, Visakhapatnam and Coimbatore.

  • The Board can accommodate approximately 160 candidates at a time and has separate facilities and accommodation for men and women candidates.

  • The Facilities are also available at the Board are GTO ground, Testing Hall, Conference Room, accommodation for staff and a Medical Inspection Room. These are not only custom-built to meet the stringent testing requirements, but also to cater for the comfort and convenience of candidates.

Advantages of the SSB at Diamond Harbour, Kolkata

  • The unit will boost the induction of officers, both men and women, into the Indian Navy.

  • Its location will reduce the travel time and effort for candidates from Northern and North Eastern parts of the country.

- Published/Last Modified on: July 29, 2019


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