To be the best defence preparatory academy in the Nation.

Message from the Founder

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

Isn’t this ironical?

Though there are lakhs of boys and girls applying for officers’ posts, the Services Selection Board (SSB) is not able to select the required numbers. Does that mean that most of them 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 lack of understanding about the qualities they need to possess to be a successful service officer. As a trainer, I have seen hundreds of them making 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 while most of them have it in them it is just the lack of understanding about the process and the desired qualities, they are unable to reach the mark.

Mission of AFPA


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


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


Enable the defence aspirants to understand their own weaknesses.

Develop Personality

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

The AFPA Team

The AFPA Team

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


Col. Sachit


Col. Prashant Kamath (Retd.)


Wg. Cdr. Rajagopal (Retd.)


Col. Rahul Gowardhan (Retd.)


Air Commodore Sanjeev Gosewade


Col Sachit Sardana (Retd.)


Wg. Cdr. Rajan Krishnamurti (Retd)


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


Contact Us

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Limiting students to 50 in a class enables complete attention of the assessors on each and every student.
  • Conduct of activities in groups of 10 as done in the actual SSB enables better comprehension and facilitates individual feedback to 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 practice 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 the 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 of the SSB Training Program at AFPA is Rs. 22,000/- of which 7000/- 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 facility from the railway station, lodging and boarding and study material and the entire training.
  • Registration fees is refunded only if cancellation is intimated 14 days prior to 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 done 14 days prior to the commencement of the course.
  • Please note we cannot shift batches manually. Students wanting to change batches will have to cancel from the existing 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 14 days below.


  • Aspirants who look for training academies are the ones who prefer to learn by doing and therefore 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 conduct of the tests/activities multiple times and give individual attention and feedback.
  • All GTO tasks are conducted in small groups of 10 students only to enable personalized attention to each one of them.

The hostel buildings are within the campus. Each Non – AC room will be shared by 4 candidates with attached toilet bathroom and modern amenities. The hostels have a main gate to ensure security of students. The hostels have firefighting equipment for emergency and are also under CCTV surveillance. The hostel for girls is separate from boys. Girls are allotted rooms in the assessor’s complex for better safety. See the Hostel from Inside. Press the link below to access the photographs.