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At Nation First Academy, we follow a holistic approach towards personality development of candidates to prepare them for the SSB Interview.
We also provide personality development training to school students.


Our aim is to develop following aspects of an individual’s personality to equip them to be successful at the SSB and also impart life-skills in a holistic manner.

  • Self-Awareness
  • Emotional Awareness
  • Communication Skills
  • Leadership Skills

Our COURSES are aimed at Personality Development and Aptitude Development, Team Building, Leadership Skills and Soft Skills Development.

The main focus of Nation First Academy is its specialized and result oriented preparation for SSB Coaching, ie ‘Two Stage Selection System' currently in vogue at the Selection Centres. The training at Nation First Academy follows the systematic approach of training, evaluation and personalized feedback.

Why Us

Highly Experienced and Qualified Assessors
One of the very few SSB training institutes which boasts of well qualified (DIPR trained) and experienced ASSESSORS across all the three techniques used at the SSB ie Psychological Tests, Group Tasks and a Behavioural Interview which are all used for Personality Assessment and Selection of Officers for the Armed Forces. Each of our Qualified Assessors has over 22+ years of uniformed service as Commissioned Officers in the Armed Forces and over 7 years as Panel members across various SSB Boards across India.
Excellent Infrastructure

Our training facility has state-of-the-art infrastructure.

Genuine Enhancement of Qualities

We give emphasis of training on genuine enhancement of officer like qualities, and not on template type coaching, as is being encouraged in many other SSB coaching academies.

Personalized Training

We provide personalized training with a system of wholesome feedback to every individual at the end of each task.

How Can we help SSB Aspirants

SSB is not exactly a knowledge intensive exam, it is more of a psychology oriented exam, and an exhaustive process related to personality assessment over five days conducted at any one of the SSB centres Pan-India. You cannot shape and mould your personality within a tenure of a few weeks or months. It is your thoughts and actions that define it.

Having said that, it is but natural to question the efficacy of a coaching institute to clear an SSB.

What we can do however is to help candidates get familiar with the procedures and protocols of this recruitment and selection process which is unique to the Indian Armed Forces. We can help to make you aware of your latent qualities so that these are visible during SSB and thus increase your chances of selection.

Information available on the internet and certain books that claim to help are often misleading, because there is often lack of understanding about the holistic approach to selection, especially if the candidate does NOT have any background of psychology that is highlighted in the books / internet videos and other material.

Our endeavour throughout the process is to help candidates appreciate the right approach to various tests at the (Psychological battery of tests/ Group tasks and Interview) while helping them to preserve their originality so as to “Be Themselves, and to be able to PRESENT THE BEST OF THEMSELVES”. This for us is our core differentiator.

Through our training processes and individual attention to aspiring candidates who train with us, we aim to bring out the best in the individuals by familiarizing them with the process, giving them real time and hands-on experience first hand of all the tests and tasks and instilling a high degree of confidence about their own abilities to succeed at SSB.

Success Stories

Heartiest congratulations to our candidates who have been selected for the 142nd course of National Defence Academy commencing in June 2019 and to our candidates who have cleared the SSB Interview for the various entries into the Army / Navy / Air Force. Our faculty at Nation First Academy is proud to have mentored them for the selection process. We wish them the very best in their career in uniform and hope to see them scale even greater heights.


We conduct the following courses:

Dedicated SSB Training Module
(2 weeks)
Personality Development for Teens & Young Adults
(spanning 25-30 hours spread over 5 days)

A Training Session

Watch this video to get a glimpse into one of our training sessions:

Our Assessors

Brig Jay Konnur, SM ( Retd )

Ex President & IO, SSB

Brig Jay Konnur, SM has an MSc in Defence Studies from Madras University and served for 36 years in the Infantry. He commanded the Kargil Brigade during operations and was Commandant, Rajputana Rifles Regimental Centre, Delhi. He was trained as an Interviewing Officer at Defence Institute of Psychological Research, DRDO, Delhi. He later had a tenure as President and IO at Services Selection Board, Bangalore, where he interviewed more than 2000 candidates.

He has been conducting regular classes on Personality Development, Communication Skills, Time Management, Leadership and Team Building for more than a decade.

He was awarded SENA MEDAL for distinguished service in Kargil.

Cdr Sachin Jog

Ex Psychologist, SSB

Commander Sachin Jog is an alumnus of the National Defence Academy and has served in the Indian Navy in various operational and administrative capacities for about 22 years. He is a qualified analyst of human behaviour and evaluator of personality profile of candidates seeking selection in the Indian Armed Forces. He is a trained assessor and is competent to analyse manpower skills and efficiency levels.

Commander Sachin holds the distinction of having served back to back at two Selection Boards, his first tenure being at the Naval Selection Board at Coimbatore followed by a two year stint at the Selection Centre at Bangalore. In his tenure as a Psychologist at the Selection Centres at Coimbatore and Bangalore, he has evaluated close to 3500 candidates. Candidates selected by him are currently serving in various appointments as commissioned officers of the Indian Armed Forces.

Commander Sachin is a qualified assessor from Defence Institute of Psychological Research, New Delhi and presently functions as a full time HR consultant. He is empanelled with various assessment agencies including Ernst & Young as a qualified behavioural assessor and involved in multiple projects for assessment of specific traits for promotion and training needs of corporates especially at middle and senior levels of Management.

In his tenure as a head of HR of a private organisation at Bangalore, he has had extensive experience in recruitment and selection of candidates through engineering campuses across India and has travelled across almost all the Indian states to pick up the best of talent from the top colleges across the country. In his close to 4 years with a private company, he was instrumental in recruiting over 4000 engineering graduates through the campus selection route. He is qualified soft skills trainer and is empanelled as a teaching faculty for HR and for soft skills and interview training for management colleges, earlier in Bangalore and now in Pune.

Col Sameer Bhoraskar


Col Sameer Bhoraskar is an alumnus of the Indian Military Academy, Dehradun and has served in the Corps of Engineers in various operational and administrative capacities for 22 years. He is a qualified analyst of Human Behavior and Evaluator of Personality profile of candidates seeking selection in the Indian Armed Forces. He is a trained assessor and is competent to analyse manpower skills and efficiency levels.

Col Sameer Bhoraskar holds the rare distinction of being nominated twice as the Group Testing Officer continuously for two back to back tenures at Selection Centre Central, Bhopal and Selection Centre South, Bangalore. He was chosen as the prestigious Reference Group Testing Officer in the All India Seminar on selection of Officers for the Armed Forces. He has taken active part in the refinement and validation of the New Selection System designed by Defence Institute of Psychological Research, New Delhi. He has evaluated close to 3000 candidates in his tenure of 7 years as Group Testing Officer at Bhopal and Bangalore. Close to 150 candidates selected by him are currently serving in various appointments as commissioned Officers of the Indian Armed Forces. He has also been a trainer for 15 Group Testing Officers, some of whom are currently employed with Selection Centres.

Col Sameer Bhoraskar is a qualified Assessor from the Defence Institute of Psychological Research, New Delhi. He conducts regular workshops and consultancy services for aspiring candidates.



We have a well equipped hostel to cater to the accommodation needs of outstation students.

Even for local students, we strongly recommend a hostel stay, so as to help them give un-divided attention to their preparation for SSB and also to benefit from the opportunity of learning from a smart peer group through meaningful interactions over two weeks.