Indian Navy selects eligible engineering candidates for serving in general service, submarine and naval architecture works. The candidates who get selected, will be given an opportunity to pursue higher studies in prestigious institutes. For further information about these central government positions one can visit Drona website.
- Engineers for general service
- Engineers for submarine
- Engineers for Naval Architecture
Engineers for general service
Aspiring candidates must have passed BE/B Tech Degree with at least 60% marks from any recognised university in one of the below-given streams:-
- Any other allied discipline
Engineers for submarine
Aspiring candidates must have passed BE/B Tech Degree with at least 55% marks from any recognised university in one of the below given streams
Automation & Robotics/ Aeronautical/Aerospace/Mechanical/Marine/ Automotive/Mectronics/ Industrial & Production/Metallurgy/BS Marine.Engg/Instrumentation/Instrumentation and control/ Industrial Engg & Management/Production Engg
Engineers for Naval Architecture
BE/B. Tech Degree from any recognised university in any one of the below-given streams with at least 60% marks.
- Naval Architecture
The preferred height for a candidate of age 18 years will be 157 cm for males and for females 152 cm. Details regarding other anthropometric measurements will be given in the official website.
See the notification for details regarding relaxations and reservations.
The Indian navy also recruits eligible candidates into various departments through various recruitment notifications such as executive officers, education officers, sailors, electrical officers, and medical officers.
How To Apply
- Visit the official website and navigate to the button of ‘Officer Entry’ which will be under ‘Apply Online’.
- Fill the online application form with all the necessary details that are asked for.
- Then print the online application by clicking on “Print Application”.
- Take 2 copies print of the system generated online Application form which is having an Application Number.
- In one of the copy Paste recently taken passport size photo in the space provided and self-attest the photo and keep the other copy for future reference.
- Post this application form along with the relevant documents to the address prescribed in the notification, in an envelope.
- On the envelope write “ONLINE APPLICATION NO. ________ . and APPLICATION FOR PC (EDN) / SSC (LOG)– COURSE date. Qualification______ Percentage _____%. And NCC ‘C’ Yes/No.
Candidates can enter the course/training in four ways that are given below
- NDA and CDSE
- NCC entry
- Direct Entry Permanent Commission/Short Service Commission (DEPC/DESSC)
- UNIVERSITY ENTRY SCHEME
STEP 2 – SSB (Services Selection Board) TESTING
Candidates who clear the step I needs to attend the tests conducted by the Services Selection Board.
STEP 3 Medical Examinations
STEP 4 – All India Merit List Preparation
Candidates have to qualify NDA or CDSE exam conducted by the UPSC or the IHQ MoD (Navy) /DMPR recruits eligible candidates directly for the SSB test. The notification for direct recruitment will be advertised in all the leading news papers. The holders of NCC ‘C’ certificate can apply through IHQ MoD (N)/ DMPR through DGNCC for SSB test.
The details for these exams recruitment are given in the below table
|Sr. No.||Name of Exam||Notification by UPSC||Written Test Conducted by UPSC||SSB Conducted by Navy||Joining at Academy|
|1||NDA &NA Exam(I)||Dec/Jan||Apr||Aug-Sep||January next year|
|2||NDA &NA Exam(II)||Jun/Jul||Oct/Nov||Jan-Feb||July next year|
|3||CDS Exam (I)||Nov||Feb/Mar||Sep-Oct||January next year|
|4||CDS Exam (II)||July||Oct/Nov||Jan-Feb||July next year|
Candidates can enter the service through University Entry Scheme which will be under the control of IHQ MoD (Navy)/ DMPR. This department caters for both the Short Service Commission (SSC) and Permanent Commission (PC). This UES is conducted once in a year, and this exam coincides with the induction of Autumn Term at Indian Naval Academy.
Details of the direct entry is given in the below table.
|S. No.||Name of the Entry||Gender||Newspaper Notification||Joining at INA|
|Permanent Commission (Cadet Entry) -Twice in a Year|
|1||10+2(B Tech)||Male only||Jun and Dec||Jan and Jul|
|Direct Entry Short Service Commission(Graduate Entry) -Twice in a Year|
|1||SSC(Pilot)||Male only||Mar and Oct||Jan and Jul|
|2||SSC(Observer)||Male and Female||Mar and Oct||Jan and Jul|
|3||SSC (Executive)- General Service/Hydro Cadre||Male only||Feb and Sep||Jan and Jul|
|4||SSC –Tech (Engineering /Electrical)||Male only||Feb and Sep||Jan and Jul|
|5||SSC –Submarine Tech (Engineering /Electrical)||Male only||Feb and Sep||Jan and Jul|
STEP 2 – SSB (Services Selection Board) Test
This step consists of two stages
Stage I is just a screening test and the candidates who qualify this test will become eligible to attend next stage of this step. Below are the tests that are conducted at this stage.
- Picture Perception and Discussion Test
- Officer Intelligence Rating Test
- Stage II Testing
The outlines of the tests during this stage are listed below.
- Written Psychological Tests framed by a Psychologist.
- Group Tests are having interactive indoor and outdoor activities which will be a combination of mental and physical work.
- Interview with an Interviewing Officer.
The details about these tests will be explained in detail to the candidates before they are conducted.
The schedule for OLQ Tests is given in the below table.
|Day 1||Phase I testing – Officers Intelligence Rating Test & Picture Perception and Discussion test|
|Day 2||CPSS followed by Psychological test|
|Day 3||Group Tests / Interview|
|Day 4||Group Tests / Interview|
|Day 5||Group Tests / Interview|
|Day 6||Group tests / Interview / Conference|
STEP 3 – CONDUCT OF MEDICAL EXAMINATIONS
After successfully qualifying step II candidates will be sent for the medical examination at the nearest service hospitals. The medical examination procedure is given below.
Special Medical Board (SMB)
Special Medical Board (SMB) for officer candidates will be held at some designated hospitals for 3 to 4 working days. Candidates will be declared Fit/Unfit/Temporary Unfit or Permanent Unfit by the boards depending on their medical conditions
Appeal Medical Board (AMB)
Candidates who will be declared Unfit by SMB can apply for AMB after depositing Rs 40/- in the Government Treasury. These candidates need to report for AMB at designated Command Hospital with in 42 days. Candidates will be declared unfit by AMB can appeal to Review Medical Board.
Review Medical Board (RMB)
AMB president will intimate the candidate about the reason for unfitness through a leaflet. RMBs will be conducted at Armed Forces Medical College Pune and Army Hospital (Research & Referral), New Delhi.
STEP 4 – ALL INDIA MERIT LIST
Based on the performance in all the tests candidates will be selected and joining instructions will be issued to join the Training establishments for the candidates.
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