General Information And Advice

THE MINERVA ACADEMY HAS NO BRANCHES ANY WHERE. Beware of cheats & touts. We conduct no Postal Courses because they are worthless. The S.S.B. selection process is conducted through practical tests which require practical & personal coaching. Guide books provide theoretical coaching which does more harm than good. GUIDE BOOKS cannot ever GUIDE in Practical Tests.

Candidates must know that training for S.S.B. selection or coaching at the Academy is IMPOSSIBLE unless there is a group of at least 8 candidates, for group task, group discussion, competitive group task, indoor planning & lectures. Academies which claim to coach two or three candidates for special and individual attention only cheat ignorant candidates. Minerva always has an adequate number of candidates in all batches to ensure that GTO Tasks, Group Discussions and Speeches are held in SSB Interview like atmosphere.


The public, in general, believes that all officers in the Armed Forces know the inner workings of S.S.Bs and having worked there, they can train candidates for sure selection, BUT THIS IS A WRONG NOTION. Even officers and GTOs who have been associated with the SSBs during their career, only know how to select or reject a candidate. They cannot analyze the weaknesses & shortcomings of the candidates. They cannot help a candidate to identify and pin point his shortcomings and certainly cannot help improve upon them or ensure success in any way.   They cannot possibly improve their personality to ensure candidates success in any way. These days many Ex- GTOs, Psychologists and President’s of boards are starting up SSB coaching centers and promising success. Their results are the reason they often shut down within months.

Psychologists in the S.S.Bs are given only one month training and they have never studied the subject of psychology in their Academic career. Therefore, they do not have a real insight into the minds of their candidates. They cannot analyze or improve the personality of the candidates. They only tempt the candidates by concessions and making false claims of 90% success, which is ridiculous and impossible.

Offers of lower fees are not really lower. The number of Training Days may be ten, as in the case of Minerva Academy but the number if training hours is not the same, rather less than half. Only Minerva gives hundred (100) hours of actual practical, intensive & thorough training covering all aspects/ complete tests in SSB – Like atmosphere and surroundings.

Those who get tempted by such claims / low fee offers (always due to less total hours of training) later repent having wasted their parent’s precious money and their own time/ opportunity forever, which proves much more expensive both in the short / long run.

Do visit the Academy Campus and consult our successful ex-student-officers.