CAREER IN INDIAN NAVY

In today’s world there are so many career possibilities for you to choose from. You may select from high visibility, rapid growth jobs in banking, computers, corporate management, civil services etc. But if you need a challenge – a job that grows with you and provides variety and excitement. Then you should consider Indian Navy as a career. It offers an extraordinary range of exciting career opportunities together with the chance to travel widely, meet new people and to enjoy the warmth & camaraderie that is so special to this service.

Indian Navy can be a good career option if you are in search of a challenge, young and bright, just out of school or university, have wide personal interests and hobbies,  prepared to work hard and expect far more from your career than a remunerative pay packet ?

The Indian Navy will provide you all the training you need and help you make the most of your talents, skills, spirit and aspirations.

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If you join the INDIAN NAVY you are choosing more than just a job. It offers a unique way of exploring your life and provide ample opportunities to exploit your potential in every sphere of life. It provides a level of security and comfort that is almost unheard of in civilian life.

For many people, the greatest attraction of a career in the Indian Navy is the variety of opportunities to make you career challenging. You can face the challenges and develop methods to exploit the full potential in you. A job in the Navy offers you a chance to exploit your true potential as a professional – by learning new skills, acquiring unrivalled experience in the process of applying those skills, and making the most of Navy advancement.

In the Indian Navy, you’ll find there’s much more to be gained than a regular salary. In fact, the experience that you gain in the Navy can help you shape your future through outstanding financial benefits, unparalleled career potential, and the lifestyle of freedom and personal growth that you’ve been waiting for.

Think about it. As long as you have the drive to make a difference in the world – and in your own life – there will be a place for you in the Indian Navy. You can gain valuable skills and build a secure future.

If you are starting your career with zero professional experience or seeking to enhance your current skill set and education, the Navy is a sure way to take your career to the next level.

In the Navy where you can build a career that thrives. Here your individual thoughts, ideas and skills are given an opportunity to shine. Whether you’re looking to build your leadership attributes, learn a skilled trade or rise to the top of your field, the Navy will help you do it.

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A Short Glimpse of What Indian Navy Offers

Opportunity to Explore The World

The ships and submarines of the Indian Navy often visit a number of foreign ports. The men who serve on these platforms get to visit the numerous foreign ports that these ships and submarines visit.

Leadership Opportunities

A career in the Navy will provide ample opportunities to be able to prove your leadership skills. As you propel your career upwards, you’ll find yourself with greater responsibility to manage and operate the men and machine under you. You will be a part of the safety and success of those around you. With time you will hone the skills you need to motivate, train and communicate effectively. Skills that will benefit you beyond the Navy and in your everyday life.

Health Care

High-quality health-care is each one of us would want in case of medical emergency. Rising medical costs and skyrocketing insurance premiums can make it difficult to afford quality medical care. In Indian Navy, we pride ourselves in providing world-class medical care to each and every Sailor and Officer – as well as their families. This full, comprehensive coverage is available at all military hospitals and dental facilities.

Leave And Travel Concessions

Sailors and Officers enjoy generous leave time. As a sailor you are entitled to 60 days annual leave and 30 days casual leave. Officers are entitled to 60 days annual leave and 20 days casual leave. You can also accumulate 30 days of leave in a year which you can encash at the time of retirement. The accumulation of leave has a limit which is stipulated from time to time.

The officers and their family members are entitled to free rail/air travel on leave once a year. Six travel concessions forms are also authorised to each officer for performing journey by train.

The sailors are entitled to free rail travel on leave once a year. Travel concession by rail/ air are also provided on other occasion.

Group Insurance

The Navy provides all its serving personnel with superior life insurance coverage at a very minimal monthly premium.

Recreational Facilities

Sailors and Officers alike have access to free and low-cost recreational facilities. As a Sailor or Officer working on the ship or a base, it’s not just all work and no play. You will have the opportunity to work and live with other service members, as well as rest and relax away from the job.

Accommodation

Officers and sailors are entitled to free accommodation. Indian Navy takes pride in providing outstanding living areas and conditions for its Sailors and Officers. Most of the residential areas have markets, ATMs, playgrounds, swimming pool, gymnasium etc. Whether living in a barracks, an apartment or a house, you’ll have access to all these amenities.

Navy housing is home to many families: moms, dads, kids and even some visiting grandparents. Normally, Navy quarters come furnished with the exception of a stove and refrigerator.

Clothing

Officers are granted allowances periodically to stitch their own uniforms. All sailors are entitled for free clothing. A kit maintenance allowance is also provided to officers and sailors every month to maintain the uniform.

Ration

All officers and sailors are entitled to free ration. Sailors can also seek money in lieu of ration while staying with their families.

Naval Housing Sehemes

The Navy has special housing schemes in almost in major cities. Officers and Sailors have an opportunity to acquire a modern, excellent apartment of their own in planned surrounding at a station of their choice of post –retirement settlement.

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Ways of becoming an Officer in the Indian Navy

SELECTION OF COMMISSIONED OFFICERS FOR THE ARMED FORCES

THE PROCESS OF CHOOSING A FEW FROM AMONGST MANY ON THE BASIS OF PRE-DECIDED CRITERIA.

Aim of Selection  –  Choose Right man for the right job

Main Requirement for being a Commissioned Officer in the Indian Navy –  OFFICER LIKE QUALITIES

Join the Indian Navy! Give your ambitions a chance!

General Eligibility Conditions for Serving in Indian Defence Forces

The main eligibility conditions for serving in the Indian Defence Services are as under:-

  • A candidate must be a citizen of India (Including subjects of Bhutan, Nepal, Tibetan refugees or migrants from the rest of the Indian sub continent with the intention to permanently settle in India).
  • Physically fit in accordance with the prescribed standards.
  • Generally Unmarried male or female with a few categories of exceptions

Personality Traits for Indian Defence Officers

Effective intelligence, courage, sense of responsibility, reasoning ability, determination, ability to organise group activity, to take initiative, self confidence, balance decision making capability, social adaptability and  effective power of expression are some of the desired traits of an Indian Defence Officer.

SELECTION AND ENTRY 

Officer’s recruitment is advertised through the Employment News and all important National and Regional news papers/dailies. Selection for all Permanent Commission entries, except 10 + 2 (Tech) Cadet entry and NCC Special entry (Graduate) is through a written examination conducted by the UPSC, followed by an interview by the Service Selection Board (SSB). There is no written examination for the Short Service Commission entries. These applications are short listed as per the criteria laid down by the Naval Headquarters, Directorate of Manpower Planning & Recruitment. Selection is through merit alone. SSC officers may opt for Permanent Commission depending on merit, and vacancy.

WOMEN ENTRY.            The women are granted Short Service Commission (SSC) in Naval Architect, Law, Logistics, ATC & Education Branches.  The government also gives approval for Permanent Commission (PC) in Education, Law and Naval architect branch on completion of SSC tenure depending upon merit.

EDUCATIONAL & OTHER QUALIFICATIONS 

It is mandatory that all Degrees and Educational Qualifications are from Educational Institutions recognised.by the competent authority in the field. Degrees/mark sheets must be original or attested by appropriate authorities, as asked for in the advertisement. No compromise/relaxation will be made on this issue.  All candidates desirous of joining the Indian Navy must be physically/mentally fit as per laid down standards. Proficiency in sports, swimming and extra-curricular activities is desirable.

For further details, contact, The Directorate of Manpower Planning & Recruitment, Naval Headquarters, Sena Bhawan, New Delhi-110011, Tele:23010151,TeleFax : 011- 23011282, 23010097.

BROAD CLASSIFICATION OF BRANCHES 

Executive Branch

As an officer of the Executive Branch one can exercise command of ships, submarines and aircraft. Executive officers can specialise in any of the following:-

(a)      Gunnery & Missiles

(b)      Navigation and Direction

(c)      Anti-Submarine Warfare

(d)      Communications

(e)      Aviation

(f)       Submarine

(g)      Hydrography

(h)     Diving.

The other cadres that form part of the Executive Branch are – Law, Air Traffic Control, Naval Armament Inspection and Logistics.

Engineering Branch 

Modern ships, submarines and aircraft are fitted with advanced technology machinery and propulsion systems. As an Engineer Officer you will be responsible for keeping all these Hi-tech systems serviceable. Opportunities exist to work in gigantic naval dockyards and indigenous production units.  As an engineer with the Indian Navy you will be  exposed to a wide spectrum of opportunities and keep abreast of modern developments. An Engineer Officer’s career is interspersed with technical courses upto post graduation level in India/abroad.

You can also join in the Naval Architecture Cadre of the Engineering Branch. The Indian navy today employs the largest pool of trained Naval Architects in India. A Naval architect is involved in design, construction, quality control, repair and new construction work of naval vessels. With the Navy going for more and more sophisticated warship production within the country, the Corps of Naval Architects offers excellent opportunities to keep abreast of the advancement in ship building technology and implement your innovative ideas.

Electrical Branch 

A warship is a mini floating city with an integral power generation and distribution system. In addition, complex missile systems, underwater weapons, radars and radio communication equipment form major part of a warship’s equipment. A majority of these are either computer-based or computer aided and incorporate the latest trends in electronics engineering. For a ship to be able to fight effectively, all this equipment must be kept working at peak efficiency. Electrical Officers have this responsibility and other challenging tasks. To sharpen the skills navy offers excellent opportunities for post-graduate courses in India/abroad to the deserving candidates.

Note:               Officers of the Engineering and Electrical Branches can also volunteer for the Aviation/ Submarine Arm. 

Education branch 

Any service will be as good as the training its officers and men receive. As an Education Officer you will play a major role in the training of naval officers/Sailors. Education Officers are responsible for scientific and methodical instructions, including theoretical aspects of technical subjects of all branches of the navy and also for general education. An Education Officer can specialise in almost all specialisations of the Executive Branch. In addition some officers also get specialisation in Oceanography & Meteorology.

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VARIOUS CAREER OPTIONS IN THE NAVY AND WHAT EACH MEANS 

Executive Officer 

As an Executive Officer you will be both working and fighting the ship. It means you will be a vital part of the complex system that manages the ship and also uses the ship as an instrument of tactical warfare. You will learn to have a good understanding of your ship’s capabilities and limitations and be able to turn them to your advantage. It is for this reason that an Executive Officer alone can aspire for the command of a naval ship.

The Executive officers are trained in specialisations like anti-submarine warfare, navigation, communications, gunnery, logistics, diving and hydrography. One could also opt for the air or submarine arm. Within the branch your promotional chances are not affected by your choice of specialisation. For instance, the Commanding Officer of a destroyer could have been a pilot and that of a guided missile frigate a submarine specialist. Our specialist schools in Kochi constantly update your knowledge & sharpen your skills for greater responsibilities.

Aviation Officer 

For those with a aspiration to fly in the skies, the navy needs Pilots and Observers who act as airborne tactical coordinators of marine warfare. While most   Navy pilots fly ship borne helicopters and shore based maritime reconnaissance aircraft, some elite pilots also fly the fighter VSTOL Sea Harrier. Naval aircraft locate and attack enemy surface ships and submarines and take part in amphibious warfare, search and rescue, casualty evacuation etc. For this, specialised training is imparted at various places on shore and afloat units.

Submarine Officer 

If you enjoy the challenge of new frontiers, meet the medical standards and have an exceptional record, this is the specialisation for you. These new hi-tech war machines have awesome firepower, state-of-the art weapon control systems, computer controlled machinery and a high standard of habitability. In peace time one major responsibility of the submarines is to train for war as effectively as possible in the knowledge that will contribute to its prevention. If you successfully complete the rigorous training, which is conducted at Visakhapatnam, you will be the proud possessor of the ‘Dolphin Badge’ and a member of a very elite arm of the Navy.

Hydrographic Officer 

Executive officers can specialise in hydrography.  The officer are is responsible for collecting information required for making the nautical charts used by the Indian Navy and other Navies around the world.

Naval Armament Inspection Officer 

These specialist officers inspect the armaments supplied to the Navy by various agencies. While they ensure the quality, safety and reliability of naval armament and stores, they are also responsible for in-house research & development leading to indigenisation.

Provost Officer

A separate cadre of Provost Officers exists to deal with policing, regulatory, and security and Vigilance needs of the Navy.  The officers from executive branch can specialise in this cadre.

Law Officer 

A separate cadre of Law Officers also exists to deal with the legal needs of the navy. There are Permanent as well as Short Service Commissioned officers in these Cadres.

Logistics Officer 

A modern warship is not only a complex fighting unit, but also a mini township and community of several hundred people. These personnel have to be fed, clothed and paid, whatever may be the ship’s role. A modern warship has also to be constantly supplied with fuel, water and spares for the vast array of sophisticated equipment and machinery. At sea or on shore the Logistics Officer has a vital part to play in the technical and human aspects of the ship’s organisation. It is a job that requires exceptional managerial skills and the ability to work under pressure.

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The table below gives information on various types of entries for the Executive, Logistics & Education Branch of Indian Navy

Type of EntryUnmarried Men / WomenAge LimitEducational Qualification
EXECUTIVE, LOGISTICS & EDUCATION BRANCH
National Defence Academy (NDA)
(Through UPSC)
Men16½ – 1910+2 or equivalent with Physics & Maths
(10+2) Executive
Naval Academy, Goa
(Through UPSC)
Men16½ – 1910+2 or equivalent with Physics & Maths
Graduate Special Entry Scheme (GSES)
Naval Academy, Goa
(Through UPSC)
Men19 – 22B.Sc (Physics & Maths) or BE
NCC Special Entry
Naval Academy, Goa
Men19 – 24B.Sc (Physics & Maths) or BE with Naval Wing Senior Div NCC ‘C’ Certificate
Direct Entry

Naval
Armament Inspection (NAI) Cadre

Men19½ – 25Degree in Electronics / Elect / Mech Engg or Post Graduate Degree in Electronics or Physics
Direct Entry

Law Cadre

Men22 – 27A Degree in Law qualifying for enrolment as an Advocate under the Advocates Act 1961 with minimum 55% marks
Short Service Commission (SSC) Executive/ HydrographyMen19½ – 25Science graduate (with Physics & Maths at 10+2 with 55% marks).
SSC -ATCMen & Women *19½ – 25Ist Class Science Graduate with Physics & Maths or

MSc with Physics or Maths with minimum of 55% marks.

 

SSC Law CadreMen & Women *22 – 27A Degree in Law qualifying for enrolment as an Advocate under the Advocates Act 1961 with minimum 55% marks
SSC Logistics CadreMen & Women*19½ – 25B.A (Economics), B.Com or B.Sc (Physics and Maths) or BSc(IT), CA/ ICWA, Catering Technology or

BCA/ MCA, or B.E/ B.Tech in Mechanical, Marine, Electrical, Electronics, Civil, Computers, IT, Architecture with minimum 60% marks.

 

EDUCATION BRANCH
Permanent Commission (PC)

Short Service Commission (SSC)

 

Men

Men & Women*

 

21 – 25

21 – 25

 

A Master’s Degree in following with at least 50% marks

  • Physics (with Maths in B Sc) or
  • Maths (with Physics in B Sc)

OR

B.E/ B.Tech in Mech/ Electrical/ Electronics IT/ Computer Science with 60% marks.

 

1. The duration of Short Service Commission is 10 years, extendable to 14 years.

2. The above information is subject to change. The training of officers selected through the above entries normally commences in the month of Feb/August every year. Advertisements calling for applications from eligible candidates are published in Employment News and important Newspaper in Apr/May and Sep to Nov. The selection procedure includes UPSC Examination [for NDA, 10+2 (X) and Graduate Special Entry], interview at Services Selection Board and medical examination.

3. Women* implies that it is a Short Service Commission for Women

4. Further information can also be obtained from:

Directorate of Manpower Planning and Recruitment, Naval Headquarters, New Delhi-110011
Phones : (011) 23010151
Fax : (011) 23011282

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The table below gives information on different types of Officers-Cadre Entries for the Enginering Branch of Indian Navy

ENGINEERING BRANCH (Permanent Commission)
Engineering Branch (Marine Engineers)

 

Cadet Entry (NDA)Men16½ – 1910+2 or equivalent with Physics & Maths
Cadet Entry 10+2 (Tech)Men16½ – 1910+2 or equivalent with Physics, Chemistry & Maths ( minimum 75% marks in aggregate of PCM, minimum 50% marks in English either in 10th or 12th class
University Entry Scheme (SSC)Men19 – 24Final Year students of Marine / Mech / Aeronautical / Control / Metallurgical / Production Engineering with minimum 60% upto VIth Semester.
Short Service CommissionMen19½ – 25A Degree in Marine / Mech / Aeronautical / Control / Metallurgical / Production Engineering or any other qualification recognised by the Institution of Engineers (India) as equivalent to a degree course with minimum 55% marks.
Short Service Commission (Submarine)Men19½ – 25A Degree in Mechanical Engineering or any other qualification recognised by the Institution of Engineers (India) as equivalent to a degree course with minimum 55% marks.

 

Engineering Branch (Naval Architects)
10+2 (Tech) Cadet EntryMen16½ – 1910+2 or equivalent with Physics, Chemistry & Maths (minimum 75% marks in aggregate of PCM, minimum 50% marks in English either in 10th or 12th class)
Short Service Commission EntryMen & Women*21 – 25A Degree in Naval Architecture / Mech /Aeronautical / Civil / Metallurgical Engg with 60% marks

Note: A new Entry – Direct Entry (Submarine Cadre) (Short Service Commission) has also been intoduced, the eligibility criteria for which is the same as that of Direct Entry (Short Service Commission).

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The table below gives information on different types of Officers-Cadre Entries for the Electrical Branch of Indian Navy

Electrical Branch Permanent Commission
Cadet Entry (NDA)Men16 ½-1910+2 or equivalent with Physics,Chemistry & Maths
10+2 (Tech) Cadet EntryMen16 ½-1910+2 or equivalent with Physics, Chemistry and Maths (minimum 70% marks in aggregate of PCM, minimum 50% marks in English either in 10th or 12th class)
Direct EntryMen19 ½-25A Degree in Elect/Electronics/Avionics / Computer / Telecommunication Engg or any other qualification recognised by the Institution of Engineers (India) or Institution of Telecommunication Engineers (India) as equivalent to a degree course

Note:   Short Service Commission Entry – Direct Entry (Submarine Cadre) and (General Service) also exist. The eligibility criteria for which is the same as Direct Entry.

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The table below gives information on different type of entries for doctors and dentists or those who wish to become doctors in the Indian Navy.

A Career for Doctors and Dentists

Branch / Type of EntryAge LimitEducational Qualifications
Army Medical Corps (AMC) – Includes Medical Branch of Indian Navy
Short Service Commission
AMC (Army Medical Corps)
45 Years1. Applicants must posses a medical qualification of an Indian University or a foreign medical qualification recognised by the Medical Council of India. They must also be registered with any of the state councils or equivalent registering authority.
2. Incentives: An antedate of 3 years seniority for post graduates and 2 years for post graduate diploma recognised by MCI and 6 months for a house job, done at a recognised hospital to fresh entrants.
3. A doctor who has done a house job and also a post graduate qualification will be eligible for a maximum antedate seniority of 42 months.
More Information: Selection is held once a year in Jul / Aug at Delhi. Advertisement published in National / Regional newspapers in Mar/Apr every year. For details contact DGAFMS, L-Block, Post DHQ, New Delhi 110011
AFMC Cadet Entry
(MBBS course after which commission is granted in AMC)
1. 17 – 22 Years
2. 24 Years
1. 10+2 with PCB securing not less than 60% of aggregate marks together and not less than 50% in any of these subjects.
2. BSc
More Information: Selection is is held once a year through a written exam on all India basis followed by an interview at Pune. 50% cadets are granted SSC after passing out. Advertisement published in National / Regional newspapers in Jan every year.
Army Dental Corps (ADC) – Includes Dental Branch of Indian Navy
Direct Permanent Commission28 Years for BDS
30 Years for MDS
1. BDS with minimum 60% marks in final year / MDS from a recognised College or University
2. Should have completed one year rotatory internship recognised by the Dental Council of India
3. Should be in possession of Permanent Dental Registration Certificate
Short Service Commission45 Years1. BDS with minimum 55% marks in final year / MDS from a recognised College or University
2. Should have completed one year rotatory internship recognised by the Dental Council of India
3. Should be in possession of Permanent Dental Registration Certificate
More Information: Selection is held once a year in Jun / Jul at Delhi. Advertisement published in National / Regional newspapers in Mar/Apr every year. For details contact DGAFMS (Dental), Room No. 28, L-Block, Post DHQ, New Delhi 110011 Telephone: 91-11-23018678
Lady Officers (AMC / ADC) have equal professional opportunities as males for a regular career. The duration of Short Service Commission is minimum 5 years which may be extended to 10 years at the discretion of the Government.

Note: The above information is only a guidance and subject to change without notice

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 INSTRUCTIONS FOR CANDIDATES APPEARING IN SSB

 1. CANDIDATES ARE TO REPORT AT THE CONCERNED RAILWAY STATION BEFORE 1430 HRS ONTHE REPORTING DATE. SSB REPRESENTATIVE WILL BE PRESENT   AT THE RAILWAY STATION FOR RECEPTION. IN CASE OF ANY  DIFFICULTY  CONTACT THE  MCO  OFFICE  OF  BHOPAL/BANGALORE/COIMBATORE  RAILWAY STATION.

2. IF YOU ARE APPEARING SSB FOR  THE  FIRST  TIME  THEN  SECOND  CLASS RAIL FARE (TO &FRO) WILL BE REFUNDED ON PRODUCTION OF TICKETS.

3. BRING FOLLOWING FOR ATTENDING THE SSB:-

(A) ORIGINAL MATRIC, BE/B TECH DEGREE CERTIFICATE/ MARKSHEET.

(B) TEN PASSPORT SIZE UN-ATTESTED PHOTOGRAPHS.

(C) ONE PAIR WHITE PT SHOES, TWO PAIRS EACH WHITE SOCKS, WHITE

SHORTS, WHITE T-SHIRTS AND TWO PAIRS OF FORMAL TROUSERS & SHIRTS

(ANY SOBER COLOUR).

(D) COPY OF THE TELEGRAM/ PRINT OUT OF THE RELEVANT WEBPAGE.

(E)  RISK  CERTIFICATE  DULY  SIGNED BY  PARENT/ GUARDIAN  TO  STATE

“CANDIDATE (NAME) ATTENDING SSB WITH  PARENT’S/GUARDIAN’S

CONSENT AND AT HIS OWN RISK (.) PARENT/GUARDIAN ARE NOT ENTITLED

TO CLAIM ANY COMPENSATION OR     RELIEF FROM GOVERNMENT FOR

INJURY SUSTAINED DURING SSB INTERVIEW”.

4.   CHANGE OF SSB DATES WILL BE ALLOWED ONLY IN EXCEPTIONAL CASES AND CHANGE OF VENUE IS NOT ALLOWED. THE CHANGE OF SSB DATES IS GRANTED ONLY BY THE CALL UP OFFICER /OFFICE OF THE CONCERNED SSB I.E. BHOPAL/ BANGALORE/COIMBATORE. THE CANDIDATES ARE REQUIRED TO FAX THEIR APPLICATION FOR CHANGE OF DATES TO THE CONCERNED CALLUP OFFICER/ SSB. THE DETAILS OF CALL UP OFFICE IS AS FOLLOWS:-

(A) CALL UP OFFICER BHOPAL – 0755 – 2702223 /2735980

(B) CALL UP OFFICER BANGALORE – 080- 25006804 / 25591075

(C) CALL UP OFFICER COIMBATORE – 0422-2315538 /

Toll Free No -1800-425-4599

5. FOR ANY FURTHER QUERY CONTACT IHQ-MOD(N)/DMPR AT 011-23011282/23010097/23010151.

SCHEDULE AT SSB

The SSBs have at five days testing schedule, the candidates have to report one day earlier by afternoon.  In the afternoon/evening they are briefed on detailed schedule of the next five days, code of conduct and are briefed on detailed schedule of the next five days, code of conduct and are required to complete documentation including verification of required certificates for age/educational qualification.  Details of testing are as under:-

(a)      Day-I (Stage-I).              Stage one selection system includes the following:-

(i)       Intelligence Test

(ii)      Picture Perception and Description Test (PDPT):  Picture is flashed for 30 Seconds.  The candidate have to broadly note down seven basic parameters viz                              number of characters, age, sex, mood, action relating to past, present and future for each character in one minute.

(iii)     Discussion of the Picture – 30 Minutes.            In this phase batch is divided into different groups.  Strength of group is around 15 candidates.  Each candidate                          narrates his individual written story verbatim.  Subsequently, in Part –II all the candidates have to come to discuss amongst themselves and achieve a common consensus about              the characters and theme of the story.  Once all candidates have undergone this stage the results for stage one testing are declared.  Successful candidates are retained for stage –            II testing and the balance are asked to leave after a short brief on general shortcomings.

(b)      Day -2 (Stage-II). Psychological Tests include the following:-

(i)       Thematic Apperception Test (TAT).          12 Pictures including one blank are shown for 30 sec each.  Candidates are asked to write a story around what led to the                     situation?   What is going on and what would be the outcome?  Picture is shown for 30 seconds and they are asked to write it in 4 minutes.  In the blank slide, they have to think a           picture of their own choice and to write a story around that.

(ii)      Word Association Test (WAT).         In this test, a series of 60 words are shown to the candidates one after another for 15 seconds each.  The candidate is required to                  write down the first thought or idea comes to his mind.

(iii)     Situation Reaction Test (SRT).       This test consists of 60 routine life situations regarding day to day activities.  The situations are printed in a booklet and the                          candidate is asked to write his reactions by completing the sentences, as to how they would feel, think and act up these situations.

(iv)     Self Description-15 Mins.      Candidate is asked to write five separate paragraphs on each context about the opinion of his parents/guardian, friends, teachers/                            superiors.

(c)      Day -3

         GTO-Day 1 This includes the following:-

(i)       Group Discussion.        Two topics of common interest (social issues and current events) are discussed.    It is an informal discussion and not a debate.  Each topic is                     allotted 20 minutes each.  No definite conclusion is required to be deduced.

(ii)      Group Planning Exercise(GPE).       It comprises of five stages viz, explanation of the model, reading of the narrative by GTO, five minutes for self reading by                             candidates, 10 minutes for individual written solutions and 20 minutes for group discussion.  Narration of the group solution and definite conclusion is required.

(iii)     Progressive Group Tasks(PGT).       It is the first outdoor task.  A set of four obstacles with progressively increasing level of difficulties are to be completed in 40 to 50             minutes.  Structures, helping material and load are provided to the group.

(iv)     Group Obstacle Race(GOR).   In this task the group is pitched against each other over a set of six obstacles with a snake like load to carry.

(v)      Half Group Task (HGT). It has one obstacle similar to progressive group task with helping material and load to be carried.  Group is divided into two Sub Groups and                 assigned the same obstacle in turn in such a way that when one group is working, the other is not allowed to watch it.  Time allotted to each sub group is 15 minutes.

(vi)     Lecturette. It is an individual task and the candidate is required to give a short talk to the group.  Three minutes are allowed to prepare any chosen topic from the four                  given in the Lecturette Cards for the talk.

(d)      Day – 4

           GTO –Day 2

(i)       Individual Obstacles.    A Set of 10 obstacles is set to be tackled individually. Obstacles are numbered from one to ten, denoting the points each one carries.  Each                        individual will be given three minutes.

(ii)      Command Task.  Each individual is nominated as commander for one task consisting of one obstacle similar to the Progressive Group Task Time given is 15 minutes.

(iii)     Final Group Task.         Task consisting of one obstacle similar to the progressive group task.  Time given to complete this task is 15-20 minutes.

           Interviews – Day 3 & 4 

Personal interview conducted by Interviewing Officer (IO) on Day 3 & 4.

 (e)      Day -5.       This includes the following:-

(i)       Closing address by Deputy President of the Board.

(ii)      Conference.

(iii)     Announcement of results.

(iv)     Dispersal.

 

 DETAIL OF NAVAL SERVICE SELECTION BOARD

 Indian Navy has three Service Selection Board.  The details of SSB`s and TeleFax number of Call Up Office are appended below:-

Ser No.NamePostal AddressTele.No.

Call Up Officer

(a)12 SSB,BangaloreThe President

12 Services Selection Board

Selection Centre South

Cubban Road

Bangalore-560042

(Fax No. 080-25006804)

 

(b)33 SSB,BhopalThe President

33 Services Selection Board

Selection Centre Central

Sultania Infantry Line

Bhopal-462018

 

(Fax No. 0755-2735980)
(c)NSB,AgraniThe President

Naval Selection Board

INS Agrani

Red Fields

Coimbatore-641018

 

Toll Free-1800-425-4599

Fax No- 0422-2325957

 

You may see more information about SSB by clicking the links –

MEDICAL STANDARDS FOR OFFICER ENTRY

MEDICAL EXAMINATION ON ENTRY FOR OFFICER CANDIDATES

The candidates recommended by Service Selection Board undergo medical examination at nearest Service Hospitals.  The medical examination procedure for candidates is as follow:-

(a)       Special Medical Board(SMB).                 Special Medical Board (SMB) of officer candidates will be held at designated hospitals over duration of five to six days.  Candidates will be declared Fit/Temporary Unfit or Permanent Unfit.  Candidates declared Temporary Unfit are to report back to the hospital for examination after the specified time.  Candidates who still do not qualify will be declared Permanent Unfit.

(b)      Appeal Medical Board (AMB).          Candidates who are declared Permanent Unfit by Special Medical Board are eligible for Appeal Medical Board after depositing a sum of Rs. 40/- in the Government Treasury.  No fees will be charged from Temporarily Unfit candidates.  Unfit candidates get a maximum of 42 days to report for AMB at designated Command Hospital.  Candidates declared unfit by Appeal Medical Board are eligible to appeal for Review Medical Board.

(c)          Review Medical Board (RMB).      The President of Appeal Medical Board will intimate the candidate, the reason of his/ her unfitness through a leaflet and guide him / her for Review Medical Board.  However, he will explain to the candidate that holding of the Review Medical Board is at the discretion of DGMS(Navy) and DGAFMS based on the merits of the case and it is not his/her right.  RMBs are conducted at Army Research & Referral Hospital Delhi and Armed Force Medical College Pune.

MEDICAL STANDARDS

(a)        Height.    The preferable height for a candidate of 18 years of age is 157 cm for males and 152 cm for females.

(b)        Weight.    Table showing correlation between age, height and weight are given at for Male and Female candidates respectively.  This is to be used as a guide making allowance for build as necessary.  The criteria for selection should be general build of the body and proportionate development rather than rigid, adherence to the above standards.  Overweight and underweight individuals who are otherwise fit in every respect may be accepted at the discretion of the Recruiting Medical Officer / Medical Board.  The weight should not however vary from the average by more than 10%.

(c)        Anthropometric Measurement.   The acceptable anthropometric standard for aviation entries i.e Short Service Commission(Aviation & Observer) entry for both male and female are as follows:-

(i)            Minimum Height-162.5 cm

(ii)           Sitting Height- Minimum 81.5 cm,Maximum-96.0 cm

(iii)          Leg Length – Minimum-99.0 cm,Maximum-120.0 cm

(iv)          Thigh Length-Maximum-64.0

HEIGHT AND WEIGHT STANDARDS ; MALE ( WEIGHT IN KILOGRAMS)

 

AGE IN YEARS

Height in Cms1516182022242628303234363840
               
1524344454647484849495050505151
1554445464749505051515252525353
1574546474950515152535353545455
1604647485051525353545456565657
1624748505253545455555656575758
1654950525355565657575858585959
1685152535557585858595960606161
1705253555758596060616162626263
1735455575960616262626364646565
1755857596162626364646566676767
1786059616263646566676768696970
1806261636465666768697071717272
183 63656767687071727273747575
185 66676970717273747576777778
188 68707172747576777879808181
190 70727374767879808182828384
193 72747677788081828384858687
195 75777879818283858687888990
               
NOTE: HEIGHT AND WEIGHT AS SHOWN ABOVE ARE FOR MEN FULLY STRIPPED.  THE PRINCIPLES OF AVERAGE WILL BE UTILISED FOR CALCULATING BODY WEIGHT FOR IN BETWEEN HEIGHT

     HEIGHT AND WEIGHT STANDARDS – FEMALE

( WEIGHT IN KILOGRAMS)

  

AGE IN YEARS
HEIGHT  IN CMS17-18202530354045505560
           
1483638.54142.5444546.54748.549
15038.540.541.543.5454647484950
15340.54243.545.546.54848.549.550.552
155424344.54647.54949.55051.552.5
158434546.54849.550.551.5525354.5
160454647.54950.551.552.5535455.5
1634647.54950.551.552.5535455.556.5
16547.5495152535455565758
1684950525455.55758596061
17050515355565859606162
17352535556575960616263
17553.55556.557.55960.562636465
NOTE: HEIGHT AND WEIGHT AS SHOWN ABOVE ARE FOR WOMEN FULLY STRIPPED.  THE PRINCIPLES OF AVERAGE WILL BE UTILISED FOR CALCULATING BODY WEIGHT FOR IN BETWEEN HEIGHT

VISUAL STANDARDS

VISUAL STANDARDS-OFFICERS(MALE AND FEMALE) ON ENTRY

EXECUTIVE & EDUCATION BRANCH

EYE STANDARDSLOGOATCEDUHYDROAVN/

OBS

(a)Uncorr-ected without glass6/36         6/366/6               6/96/60          6/606/12            6/126/6               6/9
(b)Corrected with glass6/6            6/126/6            6/66/6            6/126/6            6/66/6    

6/6

(cLimits of Myopia-3.5-0.75-3.5-3.5NIL
(dLimits of Hypermetropia+3.5+3.0+3.5+2.52.0 DPs

Astigmatism

.75 D Cyl

(e)Binocular visionIIIIIIIIIIIIIII
(f)Limits of Colour perceptionIIIIII

2(X)-NAVAL ACADEMY COURSE(EXECUTIVE BRANCH), GSES-GRADUATE SPECIAL ENTRY SCHEME, CDSE-COMBINED DEFENCE SERVICE EXAMINATION,   SSC-SHORT SERVICE COMMISSION, GS(X)-GENERAL SERVICE(EXECUTIVE), NAIC-NAVAL ARMAMENT INSPECTION CADRE, ATC-AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLER, LOGO-LOGISTICS, HYDRO-HYDROGRAPHY, AVN- AVIATION, OBS-OBSERVER

VISUAL STANDARDS- OFFICERS (MALE AND FEMALE) ON ENTRY

ENGINEERING BRANCH

EYE STANDARDS

 

10+2(TECHNICAL)UNIVERSITY   ENTRY SCHEME (UES)SHORT

SERVICE

COMMISSION

NAVAL CONSTRUCTOR /ARCHITECT
(a)Uncorrected without glass          6/12             6/12    6/24      6/24    6/24      6/24   6/60     6/60
(b)Corrected with glass         6/6            6/6      6/6         6/6     6/6       6/66/12            6/12
(c)Limits of Myopia-3.5-3.5-3.5-3.5
(d)Limits of Hypermetropia +3.5+3.5+3.5+3.5
(e)Binocular visionIIIIIIIIIIII
(f)Limits of Colour perceptionIIIIIIII

VISUAL STANDARDS- OFFICERS (MALE AND FEMALE) ON ENTRY

ELECTRICAL BRANCH

EYE STANDARDS10+2(TECHNICAL)UNIVERSITY   ENTRY SCHEME (UES)
(a)Un corrected without glass6/12

6/12

6/24

6/24

(b)Corrected with glass6/6

6/6

6/6 

6/6

(c)Limits of Myopia-3.5-3.5
(d)Limits of Hypermetropia+3.5+3.5
(e)Binocular visionIIIIII
(f)Limits of Colour perceptionIIII

The National Defence Academy, Pune

The National Defence Academy is the joint services academy of Indian Armed Forces, where cadets for the three services, the Army, the Navy and the Air Force train together before they go on to pre-commissioning training in their respective service academies. This is the world’s first Tri-service academy.

Admissions to the NDA are made through written exam conducted by the UPSC which is followed by 5-day Service Selection Board interview covering general aptitude, psychological testing, team-building skills along with physical and social skills and medical tests. You can take the NDA entrance exam right after class XI.  Clear the UPSC exam, SSB , pass your medicals, and you’re in NDA.  Three years in NDA and you will be a much improved person.

There are two courses that start each year in Jan and Jul. On an average more than 3 lakh applicants enroll for the written exam every year out of which 9000 are invited for the interviews. Candidates who wish to go to Air force have to go through a Pilot Aptitude Battery Test. The course strength varies from 300 to 350 for all the wings – Army, Air Force and Navy.

Apart from providing graduation degrees, NDA has the finest infrastructure for professional training. It offers phenomenal opportunities to develop your personality and cultivate new interests.

There are 31 plus extra-curricular activities to choose from.  You have aero-modeling, golf, gliding, sailing, wind surfing, astronomy, photography.. and many more.

On successful completion of the program cadets are sent to their respective training academies for one year of training before granting of commission: Army Cadets go to IMA Dehradun, Naval Cadets to INA Ezhimala, Kerala and Air Force Cadets are sent to Dundigal, Hyderabad.

NDA Eligibility

National Defence Academy (NDA)

Vacancies Per Course300 (Twice a year)
Army – 195
Air Force – 66
Navy – 39
Notify in Employment News and leading Daily news PaperMar and Oct Notified by UPSC
Eligibility Criteria
Age16 ½ to 19 yrs
Born Between2nd Jan to 1st Jul for Dec Course and
2nd Jul to 1st Jan for Jul Course
Qualification12th Class of 10+2 System of Edn of Equivalent for Army and with Physics and Maths for AF/Navy
Marital StatusUn Married
Application to be Received by10-15 Nov for Jan Course and 10-15 Apr for Jul Course
Likely SSB DateSep to Oct and Jan to Apr
Date Commencement of TrgJan and Jul
Training AcademyNDA , Khadakwasla, Pune
Duration of Trg3 Yrs at NDA and 1 Yrs at IMA/ INA

NDA Application Procedure

The entrance examination for NDA is conducted by UPSC every year. To apply a candidate must register online and pay the fees by Credit/Debit card or by Bank Challan. The application form is very simple to fill and can be filled on the official website of the UPSC – www.upsc.gov.in.

The candidate must clearly read and follow the instructions provided to fill the application form to avoid any hassles during the registration process.

Candidates should include Copies of certificates mentioned in the notification with the application.

The candidate must provide upload the fee details in the form and retain duplicate copies for all the receipts for future reference.

Keen attention must be paid while filling the application forms at all page.

NDA Examination Pattern

The subjects of the written examination, the time allowed and the maximum marks allotted to each subject will be as follows:–

SubjectCodeDurationMaximum Marks
Mathematics012-½ Hours300
General Ability Test022-½ Hours600
Total900

Note:

The papers in all the subjects consist of Objective (multiple choice answers) Type questions only.

Question Papers of Paper I – Mathematics and Part B of Paper II will be set in English and Hindi.

SI units will be used in the papers and Candidates should use only International form of Indian numerals (i.e. 1, 2, 3,4,5,6 etc.) while answering question papers.

Commission has discretion to fix qualifying marks in any or all the subjects of the examination.

Candidates are not permitted to use calculators for answering objective type papers (Test Booklets).

The pattern of examination is subject to change and candidates are advised to refer to the UPSC website for latest instructions.

NDA Syllabus

PAPER-I Mathematics (Code No. 01)(Maximum Marks – 300)

1-Algebra5-Differential Calculus
2-Matrices and Determinants6-Integral Calculus and Differential equations
3-Trigonometry7-Vector Algebra
4-Analytical Geometry of two and three dimensions8-Statistics and Probability

PAPER-II General Ability Test (Code No. 02) (Maximum Marks-600)Part ‘A’ – English (Maximum Marks 200).

Part ‘B’ – General Knowledge (Maximum Marks-400)

Section ‘A’ (Physics)

Section ‘B’ (Chemistry)

Section ‘C’ (General Science)

Section ‘D’ (History, Freedom Movement etc.)

Section ‘E’ (Geography)

Section ‘F’ (Current Events)

NOTE : Out of maximum marks assigned to part ‘B’ of this paper, questions on Sections ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’, ‘D’, ‘E’ and ‘F’ will carry approximately 25%, 15%, 10%, 20%, 20% and 10% weightages respectively.

SSB Interview

• The Union Public Service Commission declares a list of qualified candidates (based on the written exam).

• The selected candidates appear before a Services Selection Board for Intelligence and Personality Test. To know more and get an idea about the SSB, please view the Power Point Presentation         below.

Insight into SSB

SSB GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS

• Candidates for the Army/Navy wings of the NDA and Executive branch of Naval Academy will be assessed on officer’s potentiality.

• Candidates for the Air Force wing, along with officer potentiality assessment, will also undergo a Pilot Aptitude Test.

Intelligence and Personality Test

In addition to the interview the candidates will be put to Intelligence Tests both verbal and non-verbal, designed to assess their basic intelligence. They will also be put to Group Tests such as group discussions, group planning, outdoor group tasks, and asked to give brief lectures on specified subjects. All these tests are intended to judge the mental caliber of a candidate. In broad terms, this is really an assessment of not only his intellectual qualities but also his social traits and interests in current affairs.

Guidelines for Physical Standards for Admission to the NDA:Guidelines for physical standards for admission to the National Defence Academy: Candidates must be physically and mentally fit according to the prescribed physical standards. The guidelines for the same are given below. A number of qualified candidates are rejected subsequently on medical grounds. Candidates are therefore advised in their own interest to get themselves medically examined before submitting their applications to avoid disappointment at the final stage.

Candidates are also advised to rectify minor defects/ailments in order to speed up finalization of medical examination conducted at the Military Hospital after being recommended at the SSB.

The under mentioned ailments are considered, common minor ailments:

(a) Wax (Ears)

(b) Deviated Nasal Septum

(c) Hydrocele/Phimosis

(d) Overweight/Underweight

(e) Under sized Chest

(f) Piles

(g) Gynaecomastia

(h) Tonsillitis

(i) Varicocele

Civilian candidates appearing for all types of commission in the Armed Forces will be entitled to out-patients treatment from service sources at public expense for injuries sustained or diseases contracted during the course of their examination by the Selection Board.

They will also be entitled to in-patient treatment at public expense in the Officers’ ward of a hospital provided–

(a) The injury is sustained during the tests or,

(b) The disease is contracted during the course of the examination by selection board and there is no suitable accommodation in local civil hospital or it is impracticable to remove the patient to the civil hospital; or,

(c) The medical board requires the candidates’ admission for observation.

NOTE: They are not entitled to special nursing. A candidate recommended by the Services Selection Board will undergo a medical examination by a Board of Service Medical Officers. Only those candidates will be admitted to the academy who are declared fit by the Medical Board. The proceedings of the Medical Board are confidential and will not be divulged to anyone. However the candidates declared unfit will be intimated by the President of the Medical Board and the procedure for request for an Appeal Medical Board will also be intimated to the candidate.

Candidates declared unfit during Appeal Medical Board will be intimated about the provision of Review Medical Board.

(a) The candidate must be in good physical and mental health and free from any disease/disability which is likely in interferes with the efficient performance of military duties.

(b) There should be no evidence of weak constitution, bodily defects or underweight. The candidate should not be overweight or obese.

(c) The minimum acceptable height is 157.5 cms. (162.5 cms for Air Force) For Gorkhas and individuals belonging to hills of North Eastern regions of India, Garhwal and Kumaon, the minimum acceptable heights will be 5 cms. less. In case of candidates from Lakshadweep the minimum acceptable height can be reduced by 2 cms. Height and weight standards are given below:

Height/Weight Standards for Army/Air ForceTABLE-I

Height in Centimeters (Without shoes)Weight in Kgs.Weight in Kgs.Weight in Kgs.
16-17 years17-18 years18-19 years
15242.54445
15543.545.547
157454748
16046.54849
162485051
165505253
167515354
17052.55556
17354.55758
175565960
178586162
180606364.5
18362.56566.5

Height/weight Standards For NavyTABLE-II

Height in Centimeters (Without shoes)Weight in Kgs.Weight in Kgs.Weight in Kgs.
16-17 years17-18 years18-19 years
152444546
155454647
157464748
160474850
162485052
165505253
168525355
170535557
173555759
175575961
178596162
180616364
183636567

A ± 10% (A ± 6 Kg for Navy) departure from the average weight given in the table 1 above is to be considered within normal limit. However, in individuals with heavy bones and broad build as well as individuals with thin but otherwise healthy this may be relaxed to some extent on merit.

NOTE 1: Height relaxable upto 2.5 cm (5 cm. for Navy) may be allowed where the Medical Board certifies that the candidate is likely to grow and come up to the required standard on completion of his training.

NOTE 2 : To meet special requirement as a pilot in the Air Force the acceptable measurements of leg length, thigh length and sitting height will be as under :–

Measurement TypeMinimumMaximum
Leg Length99.00 cm.120.00 cm.
Thigh Length64.00 cm.
Sitting Height81.50 cm.96. 00 cm.

On account of lower age of NDA candidates, a margin of upto 5.0 cm. in height, 2.5 cm. in leg length (minimum) and 1.0 cm. sitting height (minimum) may be given provided it is certified by the Medical Board that the candidate is likely to grow and come upto the required standard on completion of his training in NDA.

(d) Chest should be well developed. Fully expanded chest should not be less than 81 cms. The minimum range of expansion after full inspiration should be 5 cms. The measurement will be taken with a tape so adjusted that its lower edge should touch the nipple in front and the upper part of the tape should touch the lower angle of the shoulder blades behind. X-Ray of the chest is compulsory and will be taken to rule out any disease of the chest.

(e)There should be no mal-development or impairment of function of the bones or joint.

NDA Preparation

As with all the competitive exams NDA too demands that its candidates excel in all the fields required and for that the question paper is designed to cover a whole lot of sections and judge its candidates in various sections. The exam is conducted by the Union Public service Commission (UPSC) twice every year.

To excel in the exam here are a few tips that you can follow.

Get your basics right: Since a lot of topics are covered in the exam, its best to keep them prepared. Study your class X books from Geography to History. Remember and rehearse all the formulas and concepts.

Improve your English: Work on the foundation of your English writing and speaking skills, work on your grammar, since the exam has section of English it’s better to prepare it. Also, speaking good English will help you in interview.

Be physically fit: To get through the latter two stages of the exam you must make yourself absolutely fit. You must practice regularly to build up your energy and stamina as you will be required to undergo basic physical obstacle course during SSB.

Make a routine: You must learn to use your time judiciously. You must practice effective time management techniques.

Keep yourself with latest Current affairs: Reading aloud leads to massive improvement in English speaking skills. It helps overcoming hesitation in public speaking which few people have. It will further benefit you in staying abreast on general education and current affairs which is required for both written and SSB. You may listen to BBC broadcast for India to keep yourself updated.

In addition to all the above, you must practice taking mock tests under examination conditions. Check your result and see where you went wrong. Practice again and again till you are able to perform about 25% additional questions accurately in the time period.

Follow these tips to stay focused and ahead in the competition to achieve your goal.

Two Stage Selection Procedure for NDA

Two stage selection procedure is based on Psychological Aptitude Test and Intelligence Test.

All candidates are put to stage one test on first day of reporting at Selection Centers/Air Force Selection Boards.

Only candidates who qualify at stage one are admitted to the second stage.

Those candidates who qualify stage II are required to submit the original Certificates along with one photocopy each of :

Original Matriculation pass certificate or equivalent in support of date of birth

Original 10+2 pass certificate or equivalent in support of educational qualification

For final qualification, candidates for the Army/Navy and Naval Academy should secure minimum qualifying marks separately in

(i) Written examination and

(ii) Officer potentiality test, and

Candidates for the Air Force should secure the minimum qualifying marks separately in

(i) Written examination

(ii) Officer potentiality test, and

(iii) Pilot Aptitude Test as fixed by the Commission in their discretion.

Qualified candidates are then placed in final order of merit on the basis of total marks secured by them in the Written examination, and the Services Selection Board Tests in three separate lists:

(i) Army and the Navy,

(ii) Air Force

(iii) Executive course at the Naval Academy.

The names of candidates who qualify for all Services of NDA and the Naval Academy and appearing in all the three Merit Lists.

The final selection for admission will be made in order of merit depending on the number of vacancies in each wing. The selection is subjected to medical fitness and suitability in all other respects.

NOTE: A candidate who fails in the Pilot Aptitude Test cannot apply for admission to the National Defence Academy Examination, the Air Force wing or General Duties (Pilot) Branch or Navy, Air Force or Army.

CDS Examination Syllabus

The question paper is designed to test your understanding of English and workmanlike use of words.

Questions in English are from Synonyms, Antonyms, Reading Comprehension, Para Jumbles, Error Spotting, Jumbled Sentences, Sentence Correction and Fill in the Blanks.

General Knowledge Syllabus

General Knowledge including knowledge of current events and of such matters of everyday observation and experience in scientific aspects as may be expected of an educated person who has not made a special study of any scientific subject. The paper also includes questions on History of India and Geography of a nature.

Elementary Mathematics Syllabus

Arithmetic

Number System – Natural numbers, Integers, Rational and Real numbers. Fundamental operations addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, Square roots, Decimal fractions.

Unitary method – time and distance, time and work, percentages, applications to simple and compound interest, profit and loss, ratio and proportion, variation.

Elementary Number Theory – Division algorithm. Prime and composite numbers. Tests of divisibility by 2, 3, 4, 5, 9 and 11. Multiples and factors. Factorisation Theorem. H.C.F. and L.C.M. Euclidean algorithm, Logarithms to base 10, laws of logarithms, use of logarithmic tables.

Algebra

Basic Operations, simple factors, Remainder Theorem, H.C.F., L.C.M. Theory of polynomials, solutions of quadratic equations, relation between its roots and coefficients (Only real roots to be considered). Simultaneous linear equations in two unknowns-analytical and graphical solutions. Simultaneous linear equations in two variables and their solutions. Practical problems leading to two simultaneous linear equations or inequations in two variables or quadratic equations in one variable & their solutions. Set language and set notation, Rational expressions and conditional identities, Laws of indices.

Trigonometry

Sine x, cosine x, Tangent x when 0 < x < 90 degrees, Values of sin x, cos x and tan x, for x = 0, 30, 45, 60 and 90 degrees, Simple trigonometric identities, Use of trigonometric tables, simple cases of heights and distances.

Geometry

Lines and angles, Plane and plane figures, Theorems on (i) Properties of angles at a point (ii) Parallel lines, (iii) Sides and angles of a triangle, (iv) Congruency of triangles, (v) Similar triangles, (vi) Concurrence of medians and altitudes, (vii) Properties of angles, sides and diagonals of a parallelogram, rectangle and square (viii) Circles and its properties including tangents and normals, (ix) Loci.

Mensuration

Areas of squares, rectangles, parallelograms, triangle and circle. Areas of figures which can be split up into these figures (Field Book), Surface area and volume of cuboids, lateral surface and volume of right circular cones and cylinders, surface area and volume of spheres.

Statistics

Collection and tabulation of statistical data, Graphical representation frequency polygons, histograms, bar charts, pie charts, etc. Measures of central tendency.

Intelligence and Personality Test

In addition to the interview the candidates will be put to Intelligence Tests both verbal and non-verbal, designed to assess their basic intelligence. They will also be put to Group Tests such as group discussions, group planning, outdoor group tasks, and asked to give brief lectures on specified subjects. All these tests are intended to judge the mental calibre of a candidate. In broad terms, this is really an assessment of not only his intellectual qualities but also his social traits and interests in current affairs.

INDIAN NAVAL ACADEMY EZHIMALA

Naval Academy Ezhimala(NAVAC) is located at in the Kannur (Cannanore) District of Kerala, which forms a part of its North Malabar Region. Nestled between the imposing Mount Dilli, serene  Kavvayi  backwaters  and majestic  Arabian Sea, NAVAC provides an idyllic setting for training with its picturesque and tranquil   environment.   This is the  premier training establishment of the Indian Navy  and  will  conduct  the  basic  training for  all  officers being inducted into the Indian Navy under various schemes.  INS Zamorin  is  the base depot ship  for  administrative  and  logistic  support  for NAVAC.

NAVAC has  been  specifically  formulated to  mould you into a morally upright, physically robust, mentally alert and technologically aware professional, dedicated to  excellence.  The  implementation  of the curriculum is oriented to ensure  a  clean  break  from  the  traditional strait jacketed mentality and infuse in  you  a  sense  of    innovativeness, creativity, resourcefulness and a passion for excellence. The staff is committed to impart the highest quality of training, and to mould trainees into officers and gentlemen/ladies

Location Naval Academy, Ezhimala is situated approximately 35 km North of Kannur (Cannanore) and 135 km South of Mangalore, on the West Coast of peninsular India.

Accessibility   NAVAC is  well  connected  by  rail  and  road. The  nearest railway station is at Payyanur, a town located 12 km away from the Naval base. Payyanur is situated along NH 17 between Mangalore and Kannur. The broad gauge railway line links Payyanur to Mumbai and other major cities in Western,  Central  and  Northern  India  via the Konkan Railway. The broad gauge rail network also links Payyanur to Chennai and other major cities in Eastern India (via Chennai) and Southern India (via Palakkad). The nearest airport is  located at  Mangalore, about 150 km from INS Zamorin. There is regular private bus service between INS Zamorin, Payyanur and Kannur.

Travelling   The nearest railway station from INS Zamorin is Payyanur. Trainees arriving from various destinations should disembark only at Payyanur Station. Payyanur station can be reached as follows:-

(a)     Rail   All trains  on  the Konkan  Railway   route  except Rajdhani  Express  (plying   between    Delhi – Thiruvananthapuram), Sampark Kranti  Express  (plying between Chandigarh –                Thiruvananthapuram), Jodhpur Express (plying between Jodhpur – Thiruvananthapuram) and Jaipur Maru Sagar Express (plying between Jaipur – Ernakulam) halt at Payyanur.

(b)     Road              NH 17 connects Payyanur with Kannur and Mangalore. There  are  regular  State Government and Private bus services connecting Payyanur to Kannur and Mangalore. The         candidates arriving by bus are to disembark at Payyanur bus stand (located within Payyanur town, about 04 km from Railway station).

(c)     Air  Payyanur does  not  have  an  airport. The  nearest  airport is  located  at  Mangalore,  150 km  from Payyanur. Indian Airlines and Jet Airways operate services to & from Mangalore.         The other airport is at Kozhikode (Calicut), 145 km from Payyanur. Both, Mangalore and Kozhikode, are well connected to Payyanur by road and rail.

USEFUL ADMINISTRATIVE DETAILS

Postal Particulars The Naval Academy has a full-fledged post office. The postal and telegraphic address during your stay at the Academy will be as follows:-

(a)     Postal Address.  Cadet Naval Academy, Ezhimala, PO Ramanthali, Kannur, Kerala 670308

(b)     Telegraphic Address.  Cadet Care Training Captain, Naval Academy, PO Ramanthalli, Kannur, Kerala 670308

(c)     Official Address. All official letters must be addressed to The Commandant, Naval Academy on the following address:-

The Commandant

(for Training Captain)

Naval Academy, Ezhimala

PO Ramanthalli, Kannur

Kerala 670308

Official E-Mail Address.

(a)     zamorin-navy@nic.in.

(b)     inszamorin@yahoo.com.

(c)     trgcaptain.navac@gmail.com

Important Telephone Numbers.

Ser NoDesignationTelephoneFax
1.Training Commander04985-223700

9446505820

2.Officer of the Day (OOD)04985-230250

04985-230370

04985-230895

04985-230922

04985-223855
3.Training Officer

(Duty Training Officer)

04985-223700

04985-223964

04985-223970

04985-223971

9446507980

Note: –      On reporting, trainees will be accommodated in one of the Squadrons at the Naval Academy. Each Squadron can  consist  of  upto  four  divisions  with  approximately  40  trainees  in  each division.  The  squadron  is headed  by  a Squadron Commander who is of the rank of Commander/ Lieutenant Commander and assisted by Divisional Officers of the rank of Lieutenant. Each Division comprises a mix of trainees from various courses and is controlled and monitored, by the Divisional Officer assisted by Trainee Appointments in the Squadron/Division.  The divisional system thus provides for close monitoring, guidance and counselling of trainees in all their activities.  The squadrons form the living areas for trainees, whilst the classroom instructions and outdoor training are conducted in separately designated training areas.

Initial Training The period of initial training is 20 weeks for Sub Lieutenants of Education, Logistics, Engineering, Electrical, Submarine (Technical), Air Traffic Control, Naval Architecture and Law branches/cadres. Branch specific training is subsequently imparted at other naval establishments.

GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT SAILORS RECRUITMENT INTO INDIAN NAVY

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INTRODUCTION

(a)        The Indian Navy, as one of the three wings of Indian Armed Forces has kept pace with ever changing advanced technologies and operates and maintains highly sophisticated ships, submarines and aircraft. The propulsion machinery, weapons, sensors and equipment on board these weapon platforms are operated and maintained by sailors, who are imparted with requisite training at various intervals during their service.

(b)        The initial basic training is given at INS Chilka, District-Khurda, Orissa. This is followed by further training at various Naval Establishments all over the country. Selected sailors are also sent abroad for training in specific disciplines. Prior to release from service sailors are also given pre-release courses to enable them to settle down in civil life. Sailors in the Navy are liable to serve anywhere in India, on board ships and Submarines or abroad as deemed necessary by higher authorities.

PAY AND PERQUISITES

(c) The initial Pay Band for all sailors is Rs.5200-20200. In addition they will be paid Grade Pay @Rs.2000/- plus MSP @Rs. 2000/- plus DA. Artificer Apprentices will be paid an additional ‘X’ Group Pay @Rs. 1400/- plus DA . Promotion prospects exist  for all type of entries up to the rank of Master Chief Petty Officer-I (equivalent to Subedar Major) with pay scale of Rs 9300-34800  plus Grade Pay @Rs.4800/- Plus MSP @Rs. 2000/- plus  DA.

(d)        During the entire period of training and thereafter, sailors are given books, reading material, uniform, food and accommodation etc free of cost. On completion of each phase of training sailors get annual leave on free railway warrant. Sailors are entitled to medical treatment and Leave Travel Concession for self and dependents, Group Housing benefits, and other privileges at Government expense. Insurance cover of Rs. 10,00,000 is given by IHQ MOD (Navy) at a nominal premium of Rs.1000 per month. Sailors also have the privilege to avail up to 60 days Annual Leave and 30 days Casual leave every year. Other benefits include pension after completion of requisite service, gratuity and Accumulated Leave encashment Post retirement. Children education fee and house rent allowances are also admissible.

(e)        Opportunities for promotion to the rank of a Commissioned Officer  – Several avenues exist for the sailors of Indian Navy to gain the commissioned rank. However, this would entirely depend on the performance of the sailor and on his clearing of prescribed examinations within the age limit as promulgated from time to time.

TRAINING AND INITIAL ENGAGEMENT

Training  – The training for all courses generally commences as per following schedule:-

(f) DE(DH) –      09 weeks Basic Training at INS Chilka followed by 4 weeks of sea training and 80 weeks of technical training.

(g) AA –             09 weeks Basic Training at INS Chilka followed by 08 weeks sea training . Thereafter four years training in technical training establishments of the Navy. On completion, candidates will have      qualification equivalent to Diploma in Electrical/Mechanical/Aeronautical Engineering which is recognised by the Govt of India for purposes of employment in Central /State Govt.

(h) SSR –            24 weeks Basic Training at INS Chilka followed by 24 weeks professional training in the allotted trade in Naval Establishments all over the country. Branch/Trade will be allocated as per requirement of service.

(j) MR/ NMR–      15 weeks basic training at INS Chilka followed by professional training at respective Naval establishments as per trade.

Initial Engagement . The beginning of engagement of sailor with the Indian Navy is subject to successful completion of training. The period of the initial engagement of the sailor is given below. However, engagement (ie service) period is extendable with maximum limit being till the attainment of 57 yrs of age, which, in turn, depends on the rank attained and satisfactory performance by the sailor while in the service.

Initial engagement period :  DE(DH) – 10 Yrs, AA – 20 Yrs, SSR, MR, MUS, NMR – 15 Yrs

Discharge As Unsuitable. Trainees are liable to be discharged as UNSUITABLE due to unsatisfactory performance at any time during training.

HOW TO APPLY

Recruitment Advertisements. Advertisements for recruitment of SSRs ,MR, MUS, NMR, Sports Entry, Artificer Apprentices (AA) and Direct Entry Diploma Holders (DEDH) will be advertised in the Employment News and all leading National/Regional Newspapers in Dec/Jan and Jun/Jul every year.

Application Form  – The application form is published in the important Newspapers which may be used. Alternately, the form in the prescribed format may be typed on plain paper. Candidates applying for more than one type of entry are required to submit separate applications. However, only one application form is to be filled for a particular entry. Choice of entry is to be clearly indicated on the application form. Application sent through agent will not be accepted. Candidates applying for DE(DH) entry are to clearly indicate in their application the Branch/Trade (Electrical, Electronics and Mechanical) they are applying. The choice should be as per their specialisation in three year Diploma Course.

Documents:– The following documents are to be punched and tied firmly with a strong thread to the application in the sequence as given below:-

(a) Two spare recent Passport size photos with the candidate’s name written on the reverse (In the absence of recent photograph candidate will not be allowed to appear in the examination).

(b) Application is to be filled in capital letters with one recent PP size photograph pasted at the right top corner.

(c) Attested copy (by Gazetted officer only, indicating name, designation and phone Numbers below signature) of matric /equivalent certificate for verification of date of birth.

(d) Attested copy (by Gazetted officer only, indicating name, designation and phone Numbers below signature) of mark sheet of Diploma/Higher Board examination/Matriculation , as applicable.

(e) Attested copy (by Gazetted officer only, indicating name, designation and phone Numbers below signature) of other certificates viz NCC/Sports/etc.

(f) Attested copy (by Gazetted officer only, indicating his name, designation and phone Numbers below signature) of Domicile certificates.

(g) Two self addressed envelopes of size 22 x 10 cms with Rs 10/- stamp affixed on one envelope and one envelope without stamp is to be submitted alongwith the application form. On top of the envelope containing the application the Type of Entry and choice of examination Centre is to be clearly written.

                Example  – DE(DH) (BATCH) -DELHI    OR     AA (BATCH)- KOCHI     OR     SSR (BATCH) -MUMBAI

WARNING : Candidates who send more than one application for the same entry or apply for more than one examination centre will be disqualified.

Applications For AA & SSR, MR, MUS, NMR – All applications for AA and SSR, MR, MUS, NMR are to be addressed to the authority promulgated. The application forms will be available on this site from the date of advertisement for the respective batch and type of entry.

Applications For DE(DH) – Irrespective of the Candidates domicile, all applications for DE(DH) are to be addressed to: –
POST BOX 488
GOLE DAKHANA
GPO, NEW DELHI-110001

Examination Centres.

(a)        Presently, there are 34 examination centres across the country where the Indian Navy conducts recruitment for enrolling sailor recruits.

(b)        Candidates are permitted to appear for examination at one centre for recruitment in accordance with the domicile certificate issued by the District level Government authorities, e.g a candidate who possesses domicile of Maharastra would probably get Mumbai or Lonavla as examination centre. Similarly a candidate who possess domicile of Haryana, is likely to appear at Ambala. However, for administrative reasons and to give advantage to the aspirants, the scope of recruitment  is made wider by accommodating more applicants, who are then allotted any suitable centre other than candidates state of domicile by IHQ MOD(Navy).

SELECTION PROCEDURE

(a)        Applications are received only through Ordinary Post. Applications received through speed post/ registered post or couriers will be rejected.

(b)        Short-listing criteria will be based on higher education and percentage of marks.

(c)        Eligible shortlisted candidates are sent Call-Up letters, indicating date, time and place for examination as scheduled.  The shortlisted candidates can also download his admit card from this website. Results of the Written Test are generally declared on the same day.

(d)        Those who qualify Written Test are permitted to undergo PFT and only those who qualify PFT are taken for Medical Examination. This whole process is generally completed on the same day but may also take 3-4 days time depending on the service requirements or due to external unknown factors which may crop up un-announced.

(e)        Candidates declared Medically Temporary unfit in the recruitment medical examination can avail specialist review from the specified Military hospital within a maximum period of 21 days. No further review/ appeal is permissible.

(f)         Those who are declared medically permanent unfit can appeal for specialist opinion in a Military Hospital on payment of Rs.40 by Military Receivable Order (MRO) in the Government Treasury within 21 days. Medical fitness certificate from other than that of the specialist opinion in the designated Military Hospital will NOT be considered.

(g)        An All India Merit List of all those candidates who are qualified in all respects will be prepared at IHQ MOD (Navy), New Delhi depending upon the numbers to be inducted. Out of this list the centre wise select list of candidates will be displayed in the respective Recruitment Centres. However, final enrolment will be subject to medical fitness at INS Chilka

(h)       The candidature of candidates selected is valid for the current batch only. Call letter for final medical examination will be forwarded only to medically qualified candidates in the select list. Unsuccessful candidates will not be intimated separately.

(j)        All India Merit List pertaining to the advertised batch is valid ONLY for the advertised batch. Qualified candidates whose names do not appear in the final merit list cannot claim admission for the next batch. These candidates will have to undergo the selection procedure afresh provided they meet the eligibility criteria for the fresh batch.

(k)    All DE(DH) candidates whose names appear in the Select List and have been declared medically fit will be required to appear in an interview to be held by a Board of officers at INS Chilka. Candidates finally selected will be enrolled at INS Chilka.

(j)         All AA and SSR, MR, MUS, NMR candidates whose names appear in the Select List and have been declared medically fit will be required to report to INS Chilka(Orissa) on the specified date. Sleeper class rail/bus fare will be reimbursed on production of the ticket/receipt on reporting at INS Chilka.

(l)         Sports Quota Outstanding Sportsmen who have participated at International/ National/State level should send applications to the Secretary, Indian Navy Sports Control Board, Chanakya Bhawan, New Delhi-110 021, on the specified date. The candidates are to qualify in the sports trials in addition to Physical Fitness Test, Written examination and Medical.

(m) All select list candidates will also be forwarded Police verification form alongwith the Call letter for final medical medical examination and the candidates will be required
Final Enrolment Medical Examination:       All select list candidates who are issued with a call letter for Final Medical examination will have to undergo a Final Enrolment Medical examination at INS Chilka prior to enrolment. Candidates found “UNFIT” during this medical examination will not be enrolled for training. No “appeal” is permitted for review after the final enrolment Medical Examination at INS Chilka.

WRITTEN , PHYSICAL & MEDICAL EXAMINATION

Recruits will be inducted on the basis of a `All India Merit List’ drawn after a Written Test, Physical Fitness Test (PFT) and Medical examination. Direct Entry Diploma Holders will, in addition, be interviewed prior to enrolment at INS Chilka.

Written Test The question paper is bilingual (Hindi & English) and of objective type. The question paper contains questions from English, General Knowledge, Science and Mathematics for SSR, MR, MUS & DE(DH) branches. The standard of question paper will be that of Matric for MR, MUS & DE(DH) and 10+2 for SSR. The question paper of DE(DH) will have sections of Electronics, Electrical and Mechanical in place of Science section applicable other entries. A DE(DH) candidate will be required to attempt only one of the section which will be as per the choice of the Branch/Trade indicated by the candidate in his application. This Branch/Trade will also be indicated in the call up letter issued by NHQ to the candidate viz. K for Mechanical, E for Electronics & L for Electrical. Duration of question paper will be one hour for SSR, MR & AA entries, 45 minutes for NMR entry and 90 minutes for DE(DH) entry.

Syllabus for Written Test   The syllabus for written test for various categories is as under:-

Physical Standards  – The candidate should be physically fit for enrolement into Indian Navy. This capability is tested at the examination venue on qualifying in written examination and is termed as Physical Fitness Test (PFT). Qualifying in Physical Fitness Test is mandatory. PFT will consist of 1.6 km run which is to be completed in 07 minutes, 20 Squats (Utthak Baithak) and 10 Push ups.

Medical Standards

(a)      Medical examination will be conducted by authorized Military Doctors as per medical standard prescribed under current regulations applicable to the sailors of Indian Navy on entry. The detailed guidelines for medical standards are laid down in the Navy Orders (SPL) 01/1999 by IHQ MOD (Navy).

(b)      Physical traits include minimum height of 157 cm with proportionate body weight depending on the age and height of the candidate. He should also have proportionate chest with minimum expansion capability of 05 cms.

(c)      Candidate should possess good mental and physical health, should be free from any disease / disability and have no cardio vascular disease, surgical deformities like Knock-Knees, Flat-Foot. Candidate should not have a past history of fits or psychiatric ailments Vericose-vein etc. He should not have any type of infection in the ears. Candidates are advised to get their ears cleaned for wax and tartar removed from teeth before appearing for the written test followed by PFT and Medical examination.

(d)     Candidate should possess Colour perception standard of CP II and Eyes Visual standards should meet the under mentioned prescribed standards for both the conditions that is with glasses AND without glasses.

Visual Standards

Type of EntryWithout  glasses        ANDWith glasses
Better EyeWorse EyeBetter EyeWorse Eye
AA6/126/126/96/12
DEDH6/246/246/96/12
SSR6/66/96/66/6
MRs6/366/366/96/12
NMRs & MUSICIANS6/606/606/96/24

NOTEApplicants declared permanent medically unfit by any Armed Forces Hospital in previous recruitment for the same entry in Navy need not apply.

ELIGIBILITY CONDITIONS FOR ARTIFICER APPRENTICES (AA)

Age – The applicant should be of the age between 17-20 years (ie. he should not be less than 17 or more than 20 years on the date of enrolment).

Nationality – Applicant should be a resident Indian. The Gorkhas, subjects of Nepal, are also eligible for applying for AA recruitment.  

Marital Status  – Applicant should be an Unmarried male.

Minimum Educational Qualification

(a)      1st condition – Applicant should have passed Class 12th or equivalent with subjects of Physics, Chemistry  and Mathematics.

(b)      2nd condition – Minimum qualification marks required for applying for a particular type of entry into Indian Navy may vary and the same would be promulgated in the advertisement in Newspapers and this website on as required basis.

Physical Standards  – The candidate should be physically fit for enrolement into Indian Navy. This capability is tested at the examination venue on qualifying in written examination and is termed as Physical Fitness Test (PFT). Qualifying in Physical Fitness Test is mandatory. PFT will consist of 1.6 km run which is to be completed in 07 minutes, 20 Squats (Utthak Baithak) and 10 Push ups.

Medical Standards

(a)      Medical examination will be conducted by authorized Military Doctors as per medical standard prescribed under current regulations applicable to the sailors of Indian Navy on entry. The detailed guidelines for medical standards are laid down in the Navy Orders (SPL) 01/1999 by IHQ MOD (Navy).

(b)      Physical traits include minimum height of 157 cm with proportionate body weight depending on the age and height of the candidate. He should also have proportionate chest with minimum expansion capability of 05 cms.

(c)      Candidate should possess good mental and physical health, should be free from any disease / disability and have no cardio vascular disease, surgical deformities like Knock-Knees, Flat-Foot. Candidate should not have a past history of fits or psychiatric ailments Vericose-vein etc. He should not have any type of infection in the ears. Candidates are advised to get their ears cleaned for wax and tartar removed from teeth before appearing for the written test followed by PFT and Medical examination.

(d)     Candidate should possess Colour perception standard of CP II and Eyes Visual standards should meet the under mentioned prescribed standards for both the conditions that is with glasses AND without glasses.

Type of EntryWithout glasses          ANDWith glasses
Better EyeWorse EyeBetter EyeWorse Eye
AA6/126/126/96/12
DEDH6/246/246/96/12
SSR6/66/96/66/6
MRs6/366/366/96/12
NMRs & MUSICIANS6/606/606/96/24

NOTE:  Applicants declared permanent medically unfit by any Armed Forces Hospital in previous recruitment for the same entry in Navy need not apply.

ELIGIBILITY CONDITIONS FOR DIRECT ENTRY DIPLOMA HOLDERS (DEDH)

Age – The applicant should be of the age between 18-22 years (ie. he should not be less than 18 or more than 22 years on the date of enrolment).

Nationality – Applicant should be a resident Indian. The Gorkhas, subjects of Nepal, are also eligible for applying for DEDH recruitment.

Marital Status  – Applicant should be an Unmarried male.

Minimum Educational Qualification  Applicant should have completed a Three-Year diploma from a Government of India recognised Institute / Polytechnic, with minimum 50% marks in Mechanical or Electrical or Electronics or Telecommunications or Aeronautical or Ship Building or Instumentation Engineering or Metallurgy or in any other subject as advertised for each batch.

Physical Standards  – The candidate should be physically fit for enrolement into Indian Navy. This capability is tested at the examination venue on qualifying in written examination and is termed as Physical Fitness Test (PFT). Qualifying in Physical Fitness Test is mandatory. PFT will consist of 1.6 km run which is to be completed in 07 minutes, 20 Squats (Utthak Baithak) and 10 Push ups.

Medical Standards

(a)      Medical examination will be conducted by authorized Military Doctors as per medical standard prescribed under current regulations applicable to the sailors of Indian Navy on entry. The detailed guidelines for medical standards are laid down in the Navy Orders (SPL) 01/1999 by IHQ MOD (Navy).

(b)      Physical traits include minimum height of 157 cm with proportionate body weight depending on the age and height of the candidate. He should also have proportionate chest with minimum expansion capability of 05 cms.

(c)      Candidate should possess good mental and physical health, should be free from any disease / disability and have no cardio vascular disease, surgical deformities like Knock-Knees, Flat-Foot. Candidate should not have a past history of fits or psychiatric ailments Vericose-vein etc. He should not have any type of infection in the ears. Candidates are advised to get their ears cleaned for wax and tartar removed from teeth before appearing for the written test followed by PFT and Medical examination.

(d)     Candidate should possess Colour perception standard of CP II and Eyes Visual standards should meet the under mentioned prescribed standards for both the conditions that is with glasses AND without glasses.

Type of EntryWithout glasses          ANDWith glasses
Better EyeWorse EyeBetter EyeWorse Eye
AA6/126/126/96/12
DEDH6/246/246/96/12
SSR6/66/96/66/6
MRs6/366/366/96/12
NMRs & MUSICIANS6/606/606/96/24

NOTE:  Applicants declared permanent medically unfit by any Armed Forces Hospital in previous recruitment for the same entry in Navy need not apply.

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ELIGIBILITY CONDITIONS FOR SENIOR SECONDARY RECRUITS (SSRs)

AgeThe applicant should be of the age between 17-21 years (ie. he should not be less than 17 or more than 21 years on the date of enrolment).

NOTE:          Relaxation of age – Against sports quota entry, the upper age    relaxation for outstanding sportsmen, who have played at International /     National / State level may be considered upto a period of 12 months.

Nationality – Applicant should be a resident Indian. The Gorkhas, subjects of Nepal, are also eligible for applying for SSR recruitment.

Marital Status  – Applicant should be an Unmarried male.

Minimum Educational Qualification.

(a)      1st condition – Applicant should have passed Class 12th (Intermediate) with Science stream with compulsory subjects of Physics and Mathematics and Optional subjects of Chemistry or Biology or Computers.

(b)     2nd condition – Minimum qualification marks required for applying for a particular type of entry into Indian Navy may vary and the same would be promulgated in the advertisement in Newspapers and this website on as required basis.

Physical Standards  – The candidate should be physically fit for enrolement into Indian Navy. This capability is tested at the examination venue on qualifying in written examination and is termed as Physical Fitness Test (PFT). Qualifying in Physical Fitness Test is mandatory. PFT will consist of 1.6 km run which is to be completed in 07 minutes, 20 Squats (Utthak Baithak) and 10 Push ups.

Medical Standards

(a)      Medical examination will be conducted by authorized Military Doctors as per medical standard prescribed under current regulations applicable to the sailors of Indian Navy on entry. The detailed guidelines for medical standards are laid down in the Navy Orders (SPL) 01/1999 by IHQ MOD (Navy).

(b)      Physical traits include minimum height of 157 cm with proportionate body weight depending on the age and height of the candidate. He should also have proportionate chest with minimum expansion capability of 05 cms.

(c)      Candidate should possess good mental and physical health, should be free from any disease / disability and have no cardio vascular disease, surgical deformities like Knock-Knees, Flat-Foot. Candidate should not have a past history of fits or psychiatric ailments Vericose-vein etc. He should not have any type of infection in the ears. Candidates are advised to get their ears cleaned for wax and tartar removed from teeth before appearing for the written test followed by PFT and Medical examination.

(d)     Candidate should possess Colour perception standard of CP II and Eyes Visual standards should meet the under mentioned prescribed standards for both the conditions that is with glasses AND without glasses.

Type of EntryWithout glasses          ANDWith glasses
Better EyeWorse EyeBetter EyeWorse Eye
AA6/126/126/96/12
DEDH6/246/246/96/12
SSR6/66/96/66/6
MRs6/366/366/96/12
NMRs & MUSICIANS6/606/606/96/24

NOTE:  Applicants declared permanent medically unfit by any Armed Forces      Hospital in previous recruitment for the same entry in Navy need not apply.

ELIGIBILITY CONDITIONS FOR MATRIC RECRUITS (MRs), NON-METRIC RECRUITS (NMRs) & MUSICIANS

Branches 

 MRs – Steward, Cooks

NMRs – Topass

Musicians – Musicians

 Age – The applicant should be of the age between 17-21 years (ie. he should not be less than 17 or more than 21 years on the date of enrolment).

NOTE:          Relaxation of age – Against sports quota entry, the upper age    relaxation for oustanding sportsmen, who have played at International /     National / State level may be considered upto a period of 12 months.

 Nationality – Applicant should be a resident Indian. The Gorkhas, subjects of Nepal, are also eligible for applying for the recruitment.

Marital Status  – Applicant should be an Unmarried male.

Minimum Educational Qualification

(a)      MRs – Steward / Cooks – Applicant should have passed 10th class examination.

(b)      NMRs – Topass – Applicant should have passed 6th class examination.

(c)      Musicians – Applicant should have passed 10th class examination and should be able to exhibit an aptitude for music.

Physical Standards  – The candidate should be physically fit for enrolement into Indian Navy. This capability is tested at the examination venue on qualifying in written examination and is termed as Physical Fitness Test (PFT). Qualifying in Physical Fitness Test is mandatory. PFT will consist of 1.6 km run which is to be completed in 07 minutes, 20 Squats (Utthak Baithak) and 10 Push ups.

Medical Standards

(a)      Medical examination will be conducted by authorized Military Doctors as per medical standard prescribed under current regulations applicable to the sailors of Indian Navy on entry. The detailed guidelines for medical standards are laid down in the Navy Orders (SPL) 01/1999 by IHQ MOD (Navy).

(b)      Physical traits include minimum height of 157 cm with proportionate body weight depending on the age and height of the candidate. He should also have proportionate chest with minimum expansion capability of 05 cms.

(c)      Candidate should possess good mental and physical health, should be free from any disease / disability and have no cardio vascular disease, surgical deformities like Knock-Knees, Flat-Foot. Candidate should not have a past history of fits or psychiatric ailments Vericose-vein etc. He should not have any type of infection in the ears. Candidates are advised to get their ears cleaned for wax and tartar removed from teeth before appearing for the written test followed by PFT and Medical examination.

(d)     Candidate should possess Colour perception standard of CP II and Eyes Visual standards should meet the under mentioned prescribed standards for both the conditions that is with glasses AND without glasses.

Type of EntryWithout glasses          ANDWith glasses
Better EyeWorse EyeBetter EyeWorse Eye
AA6/126/126/96/12
DEDH6/246/246/96/12
SSR6/66/96/66/6
MRs6/366/366/96/12
NMRs & MUSICIANS6/606/606/96/24

NOTE:  Applicants declared permanent medically unfit by any Armed Forces      Hospital in previous recruitment for the same entry in Navy need not apply.

Responsibility for Conduct of Recruitment for Musicians

The Director of Music (DOM) at INS Kunjali, Mumbai-400005 will be responsible for conduct of recruitment for Musician sailors as per schedule promulgated by IHQ MOD (Navy). The preliminary screening and Medical examination would be carried out at following Naval Recruitment Establishments (NREs) by a team nominated by DOM.

(a)              INS Kunjali, Mumbai

(b)              INS Netaji Subhash, Kolkata

(c)              INS Venduruthy, Kochi

(d)              INS Circars, Visakhapatnam

(e)              INS India, New Delhi

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ELIGIBILITY CONDITIONS FOR DIRECT ENTRY SPORTS

Entry Type: Direct Entry Sports

Branch  – The selected candidate would be enrolled in Seaman branch of Indian Navy.

Age – The applicant should be of the age between 17-22 years (ie. he should not be less than 17 or more than 22 years on the date of enrolment).

NOTE:          Relaxation of age – Against sports quota entry, the upper age    relaxation for oustanding sportsmen, who have played at International /     National / State level may be considered upto a period of 12 months.

Nationality – Applicant should be a resident Indian. The Gorkhas, subjects of Nepal, are also eligible for applying for Direct Entry Sports category recruitment.

Educational Qualification

Applicant should have passed Matriculation examination (Professional Qualification standards may be eased by IHQ MOD (Navy) depending on the merit of the case).

Method of Recruitment

Recruitment is conducted twice a year in the month of Apr/Oct for the courses commencing in Feb/Aug of each year. The deserving candidate would be called to appear for trials at designated Naval Centres. The candidates qualifying in the trials will undergo medical examination at INS Hamla, Mumbai. The offer of enrolment letter will only be forwarded to the selected candidates, which in turn, would strictly be determined by the existing requirement in particular sport discipline and availability of vacancies. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Physical Standards  – The candidate should be physically fit for enrolement into Indian Navy. This capability is tested at the examination venue on qualifying in written examination and is termed as Physical Fitness Test (PFT). Qualifying in Physical Fitness Test is mandatory. PFT will consist of 1.6 km run which is to be completed in 07 minutes, 20 Squats (Utthak Baithak) and 10 Push ups.

Medical Standards

(a)      Medical examination will be conducted by authorized Military Doctors as per medical standard prescribed under current regulations applicable to the sailors of Indian Navy on entry. The detailed guidelines for medical standards are laid down in the Navy Orders (SPL) 01/1999 by IHQ MOD (Navy).

(b)      Physical traits include minimum height of 157 cm with proportionate body weight depending on the age and height of the candidate. He should also have proportionate chest with minimum expansion capability of 05 cms.

(c)      Candidate should possess good mental and physical health, should be free from any disease / disability and have no cardio vascular disease, surgical deformities like Knock-Knees, Flat-Foot. Candidate should not have a past history of fits or psychiatric ailments Vericose-vein etc. He should not have any type of infection in the ears. Candidates are advised to get their ears cleaned for wax and tartar removed from teeth before appearing for the written test followed by PFT and Medical examination.

(d)     Candidate should possess Colour perception standard of CP II and Eyes Visual standards should meet the under mentioned prescribed standards for both the conditions that is with glasses AND without glasses.

Type of EntryWithout glasses          ANDWith glasses
Better EyeWorse EyeBetter EyeWorse Eye
AA6/126/126/96/12
DEDH6/246/246/96/12
SSR6/66/96/66/6
MRs6/366/366/96/12
NMRs & MUSICIANS6/606/606/96/24

How to Apply

Outstanding sportsmen who have represented University/State or achieved good position at International / National / State level may write to:-

The Secretary,

Indian Naval Sports Control Board,

Room No. 08 ‘C’ Wing, Sena Bhawan,

IHQ MOD (Navy), Post DHQ, New Delhi 110011

Tele/Fax : 91-11-23013270

ABBREVIATIONS IN USE :

AbbreviationsWhat does that mean?
AAArtificer Apprentice Recruit
DE (DH)Direct Entry (Diploma Holder) Recruit
MRMatric Recruit
MR(MUS)MR (Musician) Recruit
NMRNon-Matric Recruit
PCPermanent Commission
SSCShort Service Commission
SSRSenior Secondary Recruit
UESUniversity Entry Scheme

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