No. 4 Air Force Selection Board is located at Varanasi Cantt area. This is the fourth selection board of Air Force for shortlisting potential candidates after testing them. Candidates are Interviewed here for various entries like NDA, CDSE, NCC and AFCAT entries.

The selection center has all the basic amenities and necessary facilities including Recreation room/Ante room and canteens to provide a comfortable stay during the interview period.

History

Varanasi also known as Benares, Banaras or Kashi, is situated on the banks of the Ganges in Uttar Pradesh, 320 kilometres south-east of the Lucknow, and 121 kilometres east of Allahabad. According to legend, Varanasi was founded by the god Shiva. Chandradeva, founder of the Gahadavala dynasty made Banaras a second capital in 1090. During the Mauryan era, Varanasi was connected by a road starting from Taxila and ending at Pataliputra.

In the 16th century, Mughal emperor Akbar invested in the city to built two large temples dedicated to Shiva and Vishnu. In 1656, Emperor Aurangzeb ordered the destruction of many temples and the building of mosques, causing the city to experience a temporary setback.

How To Reach No.4 AFSB, Varanasi

Rail – Varanasi Junction, mostly known as Varanasi Cantt Railway Station is well connected to major cities like New Delhi, Lucknow, Mumbai and Kolkata by the railways network. Approximately more than 100 trains passes through this railway station, some of the important trains are Kashi Vishwanath Express, Varuna Express, Dadar Express, Bareilly Express, Ahmedabad Express and Ranchi Express.

Road – National Highway 2 connects the city to Kanpur, Kolkata, Agra and national capital region & New Delhi. NH 29 links Varanasi with Gorakhpur via Ghazipur, NH 7 connects the city to the southern parts like Hyderabad, Madurai, Bangalore and Kanyakumari.

Air – Varanasi is served by Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport, which is approximately 26 km from the city centre in Babatpur. The airport inaugurated a new terminal in 2010, and it was granted international airport status on 4 October 2012. Air India, Buddha Air, Jet Airways, Jet Konnect, IndiGo, and SpiceJet operate regular or weekly flights from Varanasi to Delhi, Gaya, Kathmandu, Khajuraho, Sharjah, Lucknow, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, and Kolkata.

No.4 AFSB, Varanasi Contact Details

Varanasi Cantt, Varanasi – 221002.
Fax – 0542-2502836.
Phone – 0542-2503853 Extn 213.

Reporting Point – Cantonment side exit under Overhead Bridge (Platform No. 9), Varanasi Junction Railway Station.

Source: Varanasi