Reporting Point: Parking Zone, outside platform No 5, Bhopal Junction Railway Station.
Bhopal Board or Selection Center Central has 4 Boards which are 20SSB, 21SSB, 22SSB and 33SSB, the last board i.e. 33SSB is for Indian Navy while other three are for SSB Interview of Army. Every year the Center short lists numerous courageous and dynamic young candidates for inclusion in Army and Navy after tough training.
Bhopal Board is very well managed, it has a cyber cafe a restaurant named Etopia and a canteen to fulfill needs of candidates. A big board on the gate where a tagline Always a Winner is written which creates a sense of positive attitude among the candidates. The center has a well-managed mess, T.V room, Motivational Hall and a Badminton court for candidates where they can play after testing hours.
In Bhopal, a private restaurant owner gives breakfast and snacks after the exam which seems to be free but you have to pay for it so the choice is yours to take it or not.
Bhopal is the capital of Madhya Pradesh, the city hosts various historical monuments. Every time Bhopal is talked about one thing comes to everyone’s mind that is Bhopal gas tragedy that occurred on the night of 2-3 December 1984 in which around 32 toxic gases were leaked from the Union Carbide India Limited pesticide plant.
How To Reach
Bhopal is one of the cities in our country which are easily accessible from various parts.
Rail – Bhopal Junction Railway station is almost connected to all part of the country except North-Eastern region. About 150 trains daily stop at Bhopal Jn. some of the popular trains are Bhopal Shatabdi Express, Shaan-e-Bhopal Express, Bhopal-Indore AC Double Decker Intercity Express, Bhopal Express and Grand Trunk Express.
Road – National Highway 12 passes through the city which connects Bhopal to Jabalpur and Jaipur. State Highway 17 links Bhopal with Indore. There are Daily buses to Jodhpur, Ahmedabad, Kota, Shirdi, Jaipur, Nagpur, Pune, Vadodara, Jalgaon, Amravati, Nashik and Surat.
Air – The Raja Bhoj Airport has service of Air India, Jet Airways, JetLite and SpiceJet which connects the city to Delhi, Mumbai, Indore, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Chennai and to various other destinations.
|Name of the Hotel||Price Range||Distance from Bhopal Jn. Railway Station|
|Mayur Hotel||Rs. 400 on-wards||5 Km|
|Adarsh Palace Hotel||Rs. 500 on-wards||5 Km|
|Vishnu Vilas Hotel||Rs. 800 on-wards||4 Km|
The city is also known as the City of Lakes due to its natural and artificial lakes. The Upper Lake is the largest artificial lake in Asia. Nature lovers can have a look at the Van Vihar National Park, Another famous monument of Bhopal is Taj-ul-Masajid which is the largest mosque in Asia. Other places of tourist interests includes Lal Parade Ground, Sair Sapata, Birla Mandir, Bharat Bhawan and New Market.
As per Selection center’s Guidelines Boating is not permitted in lakes.
There is a canteen store from where you can buy various items that too only after getting a chest number. A cyber cafe, TV Room, Indoor Games facility and a restaurant from where you can buy on payment basis.