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If you want to serve the nation with pride, have always been enamored by pristine white uniforms, and love the ocean, then joining the Indian navy is a career path you should definitely consider. A career as a navy sailor is for men among boys—those who put their country before them, for whom duty and commitment towards work is taught by example. If you believe that you possess such an adventurous soul and are driven by a calling to serve the country, then a career in the Indian Navy as a sailor is right for you.

Sailors are recruited in the Indian Navy in various capacities:
  • Artificer Apprentices (AA)
  • Senior Secondary Recruit (SSR)
  • Matric Recruit (MR)
  • Non-Matric Recruit (NMR)
  • Musician

Indian NAVY Eligibility

  Artificer Apprentice (AA) Senior Secondary Recruits (SSR) Matric Recruit (MR) & Non Matric Recruit (NMR) Musicians (MR)
Age 17 - 20 years 17 - 21 years 17 - 21 years 17 - 21 years
Nationality Indian or Gorkhas (Nepal) Indian or Gorkhas (Nepal) Indian or Gorkhas (Nepal) Indian or Gorkhas (Nepal)
Marital status Unmarried male Unmarried male Unmarried male Unmarried male
Education Qualified 10+2/ equivalent exam with subjects Maths, Physics, and Chemistry Qualified 10+2/ equivalent exam with compulsory subjects, Maths and Physics, and optional objects of chemistry/ biology/ computer Sc. Cooks & Stewards (MR): Qualified class 10
Topass (NMR): Qualified class 6
Qualified class 10. Musical ability:
  • Should be trained in western notation, aural aptitude, Theory of Music
  • Actual practical skill with any Musical Instrument
Physical Standard Qualifying Physical Fitness Test which consists of:
  • 1.6 km run in 7 minutes
  • 20 squats (utthak baithak)
  • 10 push ups
Qualifying Physical Fitness Test which consists of:
  • 1.6 km run in 7 minutes
  • 20 squats (utthak baithak)
  • 10 push ups
Qualifying Physical Fitness Test which consists of:
  • 1.6 km run in 7 minutes
  • 20 squats (utthak baithak)
  • 10 push ups
Qualifying Physical Fitness Test which consists of:
  • 1.6 km run in 7 minutes
  • 20 squats (utthak baithak)
  • 10 push ups
Medical standard
  • Minimum height of 157 cm
  • Proportionate weight
  • Minimum chest expansion of 5 cm
  • Good mental & physical health
  • Disease-free
  • No cardio vascular disease
  • No surgical deformities like Knock-Knees, Flat-foot etc.,
  • No history of fits or psychiatric ailments Varicose-vein etc
  • No ear infection. Advised to get ears cleaned for wax and tartar removed from teeth before appearing for the written test, PFT & medical examination
Must pass the CPII color perception standard and Eyes Visual standards and meet the following standards:
  • Without Glasses, better eye: 6/12 & worst eye: 6/12.
  • With glasses - better eye: 6/9 & worst eye: 6/12
  • Minimum height of 157 cm
  • Proportionate weight
  • Minimum chest expansion of 5 cm
  • Good mental & physical health
  • Disease-free
  • No cardio vascular disease
  • No surgical deformities like Knock-Knees, Flat-foot etc.,
  • No history of fits or psychiatric ailments Varicose-vein etc
  • No ear infection. Advised to get ears cleaned for wax and tartar removed from teeth before appearing for the written test, PFT & medical examination
Must pass the CPII color perception standard and Eyes Visual standards and meet the following standards:
  • Without Glasses, better eye: 6/6 & worst eye: 6/9.
  • With glasses - better eye: 6/6 & worst eye: 6/6
  • Minimum height of 157 cm
  • Proportionate weight
  • Minimum chest expansion of 5 cm
  • Good mental & physical health
  • disease-free
  • no cardio vascular disease
  • no surgical deformities like Knock-Knees, Flat-foot etc.,
  • No history of fits or psychiatric ailments Varicose-vein etc
  • No ear infection. Advised to get ears cleaned for wax and tartar removed from teeth before appearing for the written test, PFT & medical examination
Must pass the CPII color perception standard and Eyes Visual standards and meet the following standards: For MRs
  • Without Glasses, better eye: 6/36 & worst eye: 6/36.
  • With glasses - better eye: 6/9 & worst eye: 6/12
For NMRs
  • Without Glasses, better eye: 6/60 & worst eye: 6/60.
  • With glasses - better eye: 6/9 & worst eye: 6/24
  • Minimum height of 157 cm
  • Proportionate weight
  • Minimum chest expansion of 5 cm
  • Good mental & physical health
  • disease-free
  • no cardio vascular disease
  • no surgical deformities like Knock-Knees, Flat-foot etc.,
  • No history of fits or psychiatric ailments Varicose-vein etc
  • No ear infection. Advised to get ears cleaned for wax and tartar removed from teeth before appearing for the written test, PFT & medical examination
Must pass the CPII color perception standard and Eyes Visual standards and meet the following standards:
  • Without Glasses, better eye: 6/60 & worst eye: 6/60.
  • With glasses - better eye: 6/9 & worst eye: 6/24
Training
  • 9 weeks of basic training at INS Chilka, followed by 8 weeks of sea training
  • 4 years of technical training at an Indian Navy establishment that leads to an educational qualification equivalent to diploma in electrical/ mechanical/ aeronautical engineering (recognized by Indian govt for employment purposes.)
  • 24 weeks of basic training at INS Chilka followed by 24 weeks of professional training in the allotted trade at any naval establishment.
15 weeks of basic training at INS Chilka followed by professional training in the allotted trade at any naval establishment. NA
No. of years of service Initial service of 20 years, which can be extended till sailor is 57 years old (subject to rank attained & satisfactory performance.) Initial service of 15 years, which can be extended till sailor is 57 years old (subject to rank attained & satisfactory performance.) Initial service of 15 years, which can be extended till sailor is 57 years old (subject to rank attained & satisfactory performance.)

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As and when advertisements for recruitment of Sailors (AA/ SSR/ MR, NMR) are advertised in the Employment News and all leading National/Regional Newspapers in Dec/Jan and Jun/Jul every year, you may apply online at nausena-bharti.nic.in

Click on "Sailors entry" while applying online. Take 2 printouts of the online application form. You will need to send some documents and your photographs to the Naval office. These details will vary for different posts. You may check these details on the official website while applying online.

There would be a Written Paper (only for AA & SSR profile).
Exam pattern: The question paper is bilingual (Hindi & English) and of objective type. The question paper contains questions from English, General Knowledge, Science and Mathematics.

There is be a Musical Screening Test for the position of sailor musician.
  • Applications are received through Ordinary Post only and no other mode of dispatch is acceptable.
  • Eligible shortlisted candidates are sent Call-Up letters, indicating date, time and place for examination as scheduled.
  • Results of the Written Test are generally declared on the same day.
  • Written test is followed by PFT, which is then followed by a medical examination; this may take 3 – 4 days depending on external factors and service requirements.
  • Medically Temporarily Unfit will be referred to a Military Hospital within 21 days of first medical examination for review.
  • If declared medically unfit, you may appeal of for a specialist opinion; pay Rs. 40 Military Receivable Order (MRO) in the government treasury within 21 days (no other medical fitness certificate will be considered).
  • The All India Merit list will be prepared and list of selection of candidates will be displayed centre wise at respective Recruitment Centers; final enrolment is still subject to Medical Test at the INS Chilka.
During the initial training period, all recruits receive a stipend of INR 5700 per month. On successful completion of the training period, the Grade Pay, Military Service, Group 'X' pay (if applicable), DA (Dearness Allowance) and allowances of the trade to which they are allotted less the stipend already paid is fixed.
All the Indian Navy sailors are categorized as 'X' and 'Y' for salary purpose. Artificer Apprentices (AA) fall under 'X' group and rest of the sailors in group 'Y'.

Rank wise pay scale of 'X' Group (Artificer Apprentices Sailors):
RANK PAY BAND Pay in Pay Band 
(Rs.)
Grade Pay 
(Rs.)
MSP 
(Rs.)
'X' Group Pay 
(Rs.)
Apprentice PB-1 5200 - 20200 2000 2000 1400
Artificer V PB-1 5200 - 20200 2400 2000 1400
Artificer IV PB-1 5200 - 20200 2800 2000 1400
Art III - I PB-2 9300-34800 3400 2000 1400
Chief/ArtPB-29300-34800420020001400
MCPO II PB-2 9300-34800 4600 2000 1400
MCPO I PB-2 9300-34800 4800 2000 1400
MCPO = Master Chief Petty Officer

Rank wise pay scale of 'Y' Group (SSR/MR/NMR)
RANK PAY BAND Pay in Pay Band 
(Rs.)
Grade Pay 
(Rs.)
MSP 
(Rs.)
Seaman II PB-1 5200 - 20200 2000 2000
Seaman I PB-1 5200 - 20200 2400 2000
Leading Seaman PB-1 5200 - 20200 2800 2000
Petty Officer PB-1 5200 - 20200 2800 2000
Chief Petty Officer PB-2 9300-34800 4200 2000
MCPO II PB-2 9300-34800 4600 2000
MCPO I PB-2 9300-34800 4800 2000
All recruits will get Rs. 5700 per month as stipend during their training period . On successful completion of training Grade Pay, Military Service Pay, Group 'X' pay (if applicable), Dearness Allowance and allowances of the trade to which they stand allotted less the stipend already paid. The rate of stipend will be increased by 50% every time the DA payable on revised pay band goes up by 50%.
ALLOWANCE TO WHOM GRANTED Amount per month (varies according to rank)
Instructional Deputed as Instructor at Training Establishments/ institutes listed in Govt. letter 900-1500
Submarine Qualified Submariner 10500-12600
Flying Qualified Aircrew 10500-12600
Marine Commando Qualified as MARCO 10500-12600
Diving Ships Diver, Clearance Diver I, II & III 600-900
Sea Duty Sailors serving onboard ships
(Sailing Only)
3000-5400
Hard Area Sailors posted in Nicobar and Lakshadeep Group of Islands 25% of Pay in 
Pay Band+GP+MSP
CILQ Married sailors not allotted Govt. Married Accommodation 2400-8100 (On the basis of Classification of Cities & Rank)
Transport All Sailors (400-1600) + DA
The applications are to be filled online on website www.joinindiannavy.gov.in and all required documents in original are to be scanned and uploaded. The selection procedure is as follows. The ‘Online’ applications along with the required certificates will be sorted out State-wise. The qualifying cut off percentage of a particular state may be increased if more number of applications with higher percentage are received. Short-listing criteria will be based on percentage of marks scored in 10+2.
  • Written Examination
  • Physical Test
  • Medical Test
  • Document verification

Written Examination

Test Pattern for Indian Navy Sailors (SSR) 2019 Examination
  • The question paper will be bilingual (Hindi & English) and of objective type.
  • Question Paper Will be Divided into 04 Parts and Each part will be of 25 Questions.
  • The question paper will comprise of four sections i.e. English, Science, Mathematics and General Awareness.
  • The standard of the question paper will be that of 10+2.
  • Duration of question paper will be of one hour (60 minutes).
  • The candidates are required to pass in all sections and in aggregate.
  • The standard of the question paper will be that of 10+2.
  • Duration of question paper will be of one hour (60 minutes).
  • The candidates are required to pass in all sections and in aggregate.

Physical Fitness Test (PFT)
  • Qualifying in Physical Fitness Test (PFT) is mandatory for selection.
  • PFT will consist of 1.6 Km run to be completed in 7 minutes, 20 squat ups (Uthak Baithak) and 10 Push-ups. Candidates undergoing PFT will do so at their own risk.

Note: The merit list will be available on website www.joinindiannavy.gov.in on 20 Jun 2019. All selected candidates will be called to INS Chilka for Final enrolment medicals. The selection of a candidate will stand cancelled and he will have no claim for enrolment in the Indian Navy in case the candidate fails to report on the date and time mentioned in call letter for final enrolment medical examination at INS Chilka. However, enrolment will be subject to Fitness in Final Enrolment Medical at INS Chilka.
  • Medical examination will be conducted by authorized military doctors as per medical standards prescribed in current regulations applicable to sailors on entry.
  • Minimum height 157 cms. Weight and Chest should be proportionate. Minimum chest expansion of 5 cms.
  • The candidate must be in good physical and mental health, free from any defect likely to interfere with the efficient performance of duties both ashore and afloat under peace as well as war conditions as per Navy Order (Special) 01/2008. Extract of the Navy Order can be accessed from the official recruitment website.
Note: Initial Medical Examination for recruitment will be considered only “Provisionally fit subject to fitness in the final medical examination”. Final Medical Examination of all selected candidates will be done at INS Chilka. Candidates, who are NOT found medically fit in the final medical examination at INS Chilka, will NOT be enrolled for training. No “Appeal” is permitted for review after the final enrolment medical examination at INS Chilka.
The candidates must bring one photo identity proof such as passport/ Addhar/ PAN Card/ Driving License/ Voter’s Id Card/ Bank Passbook with duly attested Photograph/ Identity Card issued by School or College/ Gazetted Officer in the official letterhead in original as well as a self-attested Photocopy thereof. The photocopy of Identity proof should be submitted along with call letter to the invigilators in the examination hall, failing which or if identity of candidates is in doubt the candidate will not be permitted to appear for the test.

IDENTITY VERIFICATION
  • Identity Proof (PAN Card, Passport, Driving License, Voter Card, Aadhar Card etc.)
  • Address Proof.
  • Certificate showing Date of Birth. (10th Certificate/ Birth Certificate).
  • Four recent passport size photographs
SCIENCE
  • Physical World and Measurement, Kinematics, Laws of Motion, Work, Energy and Power, Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body/Gravitation.
  • Mechanics of Solids and Fluids, Heat Thermodynamics, Oscillations, Waves, Electrostatics, Current Electricity.
  • Magnetic Effect of Current and Magnetism, Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Current, Electromagnetic Waves.
  • Optics, Dual Nature of Matter and Radiations, Atomic Nucleus / Solid and Semi-Conductor Devices, Principles of Communication.
  • Metals and Non Metals, Organic Chemistry, Food, Nutrition and Health, Physiology and Human Diseases, Computer Science.

MATHEMATICS
  • Relations and Functions, Logarithms, Complex Numbers, Quadratic Equations, Sequences and Series, Trigonometry.
  • Cartesian System of Rectangular Coordinates, Straight Lines Family of Straight Lines, Circles.
  • Conic Sections, Permutations and Combinations, Vectors, Exponential and Logarithmic Series, Sets and Set Theory, Statistics.
  • Introduction to Three Dimensional Geometry, Probability Function, Limits and Continuity, Differentiation, Applications of Derivatives.
  • Indefinite Integrals Binomial Theorem, Matrices, Determinants, Definite Integrals.

ENGLISH
  • Passage, Preposition, Correction of sentences, Change active to passive/passive to active voice.
  • Change direct to indirect/indirect to direct, Verbs/Tense/Non Finites, Punctuation.
  • Substituting phrasal verbs for expression, Synonyms and Antonyms, Meanings of difficult words.
  • Use of adjective, Compound preposition, Determiners(use of a, the, any etc), Use of pronouns.

GENERAL AWARENESS
  • Culture and Religion, Geography : Soil, Rivers, Mountains, Ports, Inland Harbours, Freedom Movement.
  • Sports : championships/Winners/Terms/No. of Players, Defence, Wars and Neighbours, Current Affairs.
  • Important National Facts about India, Heritage and Arts, Dance, History, Languages, Capitals and Currencies.
  • National : Bird/ Animal/ Sport/ Flower/ Anthem/ Song/ Flag/ Monuments, Eminent Personalities.
  • Common Names, Full forms and Abbreviations, Discoveries, Diseases and Nutrition, Award and Authors.
  • Spatial, Numerical, Reasoning & Associative Ability, Sequences, Spellings Unscrambling, Coding and Decoding.

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