AFPA

BREAKING ALL RECORDS: AFPA HITS A CENTURY IN THE NDA 149TH COURSE

Message from the Founder

In a country of 1.3 billion people with the highest youth population in the world, the defence services are struggling to get adequate candidates to join as officers.

Isnโ€™t this ironic?

Though there are lakhs of boys and girls applying for officer posts, the Services Selection Board (SSB) is not able to select the required numbers. Does that mean that most of those who are applying are not good enough?

In my 3 years of experience as a GTO in 33 Services Selection Board and 11 years of training defence aspirants, I have often seen that most of them fail due to a lack of understanding about the qualities they need to possess to be successful service officers. As a trainer, I have seen hundreds of them make it once they get the clarity on what to inoculate and how to project their qualities in the right manner in the various tests that are conducted in the SSB, and hence I conclude that while most of them have it in them, it is just a lack of understanding about the process and the desired qualities that makes them unable to reach the mark.

Mission of AFPA

Vision

To be the best defence preparatory academy in the nation.

Selection process

To make the defence aspirants aware of the selection process followed in the defence services.

Awareness

To make the defence aspirants aware of the qualities that are essential in a defence officer.

Weakness

Enable the defence aspirants to understand their own weaknesses.

Develop Personality

To provide defence aspirants with an approach on how to develop their personalities to be successful in the SSB and also do well in their careers.

The AFPA Team

The AFPA Team

Cdr. Dr. N.K Natarajan (Retd.)

CHIEF MENTOR, GTO ASSESSMENT TRAINIER

Col. Sachit
Hasabnis

GTO ASSESSMENT TRAINER

Col. Prashant Kamath (Retd.)

GTO ASSESSMENT TRAINER

Wg. Cdr. Rajagopal (Retd.)

GTO ASSESSMENT TRAINER

Col. Rahul Gowardhan (Retd.)

INTERVIEW ASSESSMENT TRAINER

Air Commodore Sanjeev Gosewade

INTERVIEW ASSESSMENT TRAINIER

Ashok Kumar Thamburaj

AFPA Psych Technique Trainer

Col. Tarun Mitra (Retd)

AFPA Psych Technique Trainer

Comdt. Yogesh Dutta (Retd.)

AFPA Psych Technique Trainer

Col. Ravi Nair
(Retd.)

PERSONALITY ENHANCEMENT TRAINER

Cdr. Sudarshan Chakrapani

Interview Assessment Trainer

Colonel Rakesh Nair (Retd)

Interview Assessment Trainer

Wg. Cdr. Rajan Krishnamurti (Retd)

INTERVIEW ASSESSMENT TRAINIER

Col Sachit Sardana (Retd.)

INTERVIEW ASSESSMENT TRAINIER

CAPT (IN) SATISH YADAV (RETD)

Interview Assessment Trainer

Colonel Rakesh Nair (Retd)

Interview Assessment Trainer

Contact Us

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Frequently Asked Questions

MUST READ
  • Limiting the number of students in a class to 50 allows the assessors to focus completely on each and every student.
  • Conducting activities in groups of 10 as done in the actual SSB enables better comprehension and facilitates individual feedback for the students.
  • GTO training is done in small groups of 10 students, which enables better understanding of the tests by the students and enables the assessors to give complete and individual feedback.
  • Students are provided multiple practise sessions to boost their confidence and enhance their performance levels.
  • The proximity of the ground enables students to spend as much time as they want to practise and internalise the concepts and principles.
  • The GTO ground in AFPA is designed to teach concepts rather than solutions.
  • The designs of the tasks enable not only the understanding of the basic principles but also the various possible variations one may come across.
  • The fees for the SSB Training Programme at AFPA are Rs. 25,000, of which Rs. 7,000 will have to be paid at the time of registration and the balance on arrival at the academy. The fees also include pick-up and drop-off facilities from the railway station, lodging and boarding, study material, and the entire training.
  • Registration fees are refunded only if cancellation is announced 14 days prior to the commencement of the course. A cancellation charge of Rs. 2,000 will be charged even if cancellation is done 14 days in advance.
  • No refund of registration fees will be made if the cancellation is not made 14 days prior to the commencement of the course.
  • Please note that we cannot shift batches manually. Students wanting to change batches will have to cancel the existing ones and re-register.
  • A healthy mind resides in a healthy body, and for a healthy body, proper nutrition is a must; hence, in AFPA, great care is taken to ensure that the food is not only sumptuous but also healthy. Check out the meal plan offered in AFPA for the next 14 days.
THE TRAINING METHODOLOGY
  • Aspirants who look for training academies are the ones who prefer to learn by doing, so it is important to make them do various activities and tests for better assimilation.
  • In order to ensure this, AFPA maintains a teacher-to-student ratio of 1:10, which helps in conducting the tests and activities multiple times and giving individual attention and feedback.
  • All GTO tasks are conducted in small groups of 10 students only to enable personalised attention to each one of them.

THE HOSTEL

The hostel buildings are on campus. Each non-AC room will be shared by 4-5 candidates, depending on the room’s size. The hostels have a main gate to ensure the security of students. The hostels have firefighting equipment for emergencies and are also under CCTV surveillance. The hostel for girls is separate from that for boys. Girls are allotted rooms in the assessorโ€™s complex for better safety. See the hostel from the inside. Press the link below to access the photographs.