Is there a need for coaching and training for the defence services aspirants

Lakhs of students are completing school/college and vocational training every year while opportunities for a decent job or profession is limited. Unless an individual has a start-up plan in advance then only can they achieve goals.

Unlike the IT industry, PSU’s and Business, the Defence Services has a need based recruitment plan to keep pace with tactical /strategical national requirement while keeping a younger age profile for its manpower. Therefore a requirement to select the best of the aspirants amongst the applicants aspiring to join the Defence Force is a policy.

In comparison to coaching and guidance centres for the IAS/IIT/JEE/CLAT/COMED and other white collared professional competition exams, coaching for entry into the Defence Services is far and few mainly due to limited trained officials and infrastructure availability.

Commissioning into the Armed Forces is an intricate process with a deep selection system entailing all India written entrance exams, Pre Interview Selections (PIB), main Services Selection Board and stringent medical tests, followed by a merit list! Therefore Time scheduling starting with school, college and while in a job has to start right from mid school stage and hence advance preparation has to begin at an early age! This planning will include a search mission and poring through advertisements, visits and contact with knowledgeable sources, training Institutions, internet and attending seminar programmes on “Career Awareness” in schools/Colleges and Corporates.

Defence Services entrance exams and training for the Pre SSB is a need today like any other civilian Profession. With a large number of aspirants in competition, it is time that pre coaching for joining Defence Services becomes a norm and testing establishments recognize the requirement.

The question arises whether advance coaching and training benefits a student prior to facing the mains. The answer is ‘YES’, as competition increases year by year and higher executive appointments are far and few, advance preparation is expected from aspirants and main SSB assessors are aware of the same.

Remember “Well prepared is half the battle won! Do not hesitate in being honest in committing about undergoing coaching or training when queried.” As a guide, the answer is I get awareness and a perspective on challenges expected and preparation for mental and physical fitness; to be a better competitor!”