WAYS OF BECOMING AN OFFICER IN THE INDIAN NAVY

In today’s world, there are so many possibilities for you to choose from, such as high visibility, rapid growth jobs in banking, computers, corporate management, civil services etc. While examining your options, have you considered the Indian Navy? The Indian Navy will give you all the training you need and help you make the most of what you have your talents, your skills, your spirit and your aspirations. Are you in search of a challenge – are you 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? You need a challenge – a job that grows with you and provides variety and excitement. That is what precisely the Navy offers you. The Navy 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.

SELECTION AND ENTRY

Officer’s recruitment is advertised through the Employment News and all important National and Regional news papers/dailies. Selection for Permanent Commission through 10 + 2 NDA / Indian Naval Academy cadet entry and CDSE(Graduate) entry is through a written examination conducted by the UPSC, followed by an interview by the Service Selection Board (SSB).For all other Permanent Commission entries and Short Service Commission entries there is no written examination. 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.

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.

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

COMMISSIONED ENTRIES CAN BE CLASSIFIED INTO

EXECUTIVE & LOGISTICS BRANCH
ENGINEERING BRANCH
ELECTRICAL BRANCH
EDUCATION BRANCH
MEDICAL

 

THIS TABLE GIVES INFORMATION ON VARIOUS TYPES OF ENTRIES OF THE EXECUTIVE & LOGISTICS BRANCH OF INDIAN NAVY
Type of Entr yUnmarried Men / WomenAge LimitEducational Qualification
EXECUTIVE BRANCH
National Defence Academy (NDA) (Through UPSC)Men16½ – 1910+2 or equivalent with Physics & Maths
(10+2) Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala (Through UPSC)Men16½ – 1910+2 or equivalent with Physics & Maths
Graduate Special Entry Scheme (GSES) Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala (Through UPSC)Men19 – 22B.Sc (Physics & Maths) or BE
NCC Special Entry Indian Naval Academy, EzhimalaMen19 – 24B.Sc (Physics & Maths) or BE with Naval Wing Senior Div NCC ‘C’ Certificate
PC Naval Armament Inspection CentreMen19½ – 25B.E/ B.Tech degree in Electronics / Elect / Mech Engg or Post Graduate Degree in Electronics or Physics
PC Law CadreMen22 – 27A degree in Law qualifying for enrolment as an Advocate under the Advocates Act 1961 with minimum 55% marks
PC Logistics cadreMen19½ – 25A First Class Degree in B Com/ M Com/ MA (Economics)/ BA (Economics)/ MBA/ BBA/ BBM/ MCA/ BCA/ BSC(IT)/ BTech/ BE(any discipline including civil Engineering)/ B Architecture/ ICWA/ Chartetered Accountancy/ A graduate degree with Post graduate/ Degree in Materials Management with minimum 60% aggregate marks from a recognized university.
SSC Executive General ServiceMen19½ – 25B.E/ B.Tech (Any Discipline) with 60% marks
SSC HydroraphyMen19½ – 25BSc./MSc with Physics & Maths with Min 55 % marks. BE/ BTech in any discipline with min 55 % marks. B.Sc(Physics &Maths) holding NCC Naval Wing ‘C’ Certifictae. Graduate/ Post Graduate in Op Research/ Quantitation Methods with min 75% marks. Graduate/ Post Graduate in Maths with STAT or Probability with min 75% marks.
SSC -ATCMen & Women *19½ – 25Ist Class Science Graduate with Physics /Maths/Electronics or MSc with Physics/Maths/ Electronics with min 55% marks.
SSC Law CadreMen & Women *22 – 27A Degree in Law qualifying for enrolment as an Advocate under the Advocates Act 1961 with min 55% marks
SSC Logistics CadreMen & Women*19½ – 251st Class Degree in BA (Economics), BCom, BSc(IT), CA/ ICWA, Catering Technology or BCA/ MCA, or B.E/ B.Tech in Mechanical, Marine, Electrical, Electronics, Civil, Computers, IT, Architecture or Graduate with PG Diploma in Material Management.
SSC PilotMen19-23B.E/ B.Tech in any discipline with minimum 60% marks from a recognized University/ Institution with Maths & Physics at 10+2 level.
SSC ObserverMen & Women19-23B.E/ B.Tech in any discipline with minimum 60 % marks from a recognized University/ Institution with Maths & Physics at 10+2 level.
SSC Naval Armament Inspection cadreMen19½ – 25A degree in Electronics/ Elect/ Mech Engg or Post Graduate degree in Electronics or Physics
SSC Information TechnologyMen19½ – 25B.E/ B.Tech in Computer Science/ Computer Engineering/ IT or BSc (IT), BCA , MCA, MSc (Computer), M.Tech(Computer Science) with minimum 50 % marks

 

 

 

 

THIS TABLE GIVES INFORMATION ON VARIOUS TYPES OF ENTRIES OF ENGINEERING BRANCH OF INDIAN NAVY
Type of EntryUnmarried Men / WomenAge LimitEducational Qualification
Cadet Entry (NDA)Men16½ – 1910+2 or equivalent with Physics & Maths
10+2 (B.Tech) Cadet EntryMen16½ – 1910+2 or equivalent with Physics, Chemistry & Maths ( minimum 70% marks in aggregate of PCM, minimum 50% marks in English either in 10th or 12th class
University Entry Scheme (SSC)Men19.5 -25(Pre-Final year)

19 – 24(Final year)

Final Year and Pre-final year students of Mechanical, Marine, Aeronautical/Aerospace, B.Architecture,Automobile,Civil engineering, Naval Architecture,Industrial & Production, Metallurgy,Electrical,Instrumentation & Communication, Telecommunication, Power Electronics, Instrumentation, Mechatronics, Control Engg with minimum 60% upto VI th Semester and IV th Semester.
Short Service Commission (GS)Men19 – 25B.E/ B.Tech in any discipline with minimum 60% .
Short Service Commission (Submarine-Engineering)Men19.5½ – 25BE / BTech in Mechanical with minimum 60% marks.
ENGINEERING BRANCH (NAVAL ARCHITECTS)
10+2 (B.Tech) Cadet EntryMen16½ – 1910+2 or equivalent with Physics, Chemistry & Maths (minimum 70% marks in aggregate of PCM, minimum 50% marks in English either in 10th or 12th class)
Short Service Commission EntryMen & Women*21 – 25BE/B.Tech in Naval Architecture / Mech/Civil/ Aeronautics / Metallurgical /Aerospace Engg with 60% marks.
University Entry Scheme (SSC)Men & Women*19 – 24BE/B.Tech in Naval Architecture / Mech/Civil/ Aeronautical / Metallurgical / Aerospace Engg / B.Arch with 60% marks
Special Naval Architect Entry Scheme (SNAES)Men & Women*21 – 25BE/B.Tech in Naval Architecture with 60% marks (campus rectuitment).

 

 

 

 

THIS TABLE GIVES INFORMATION ON VARIOUS TYPES OF ENTRIES OF THE ELECTRICAL BRANCH OF INDIAN NAVY
Type of EntryUnmarried Men / WomenAge LimitEducational Qualification
Cadet Entry (NDA)Men16½ – 1910+2 or equivalent with Physics & Maths
10+2 (B.Tech) Cadet EntryMen16½ – 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)
University Entry Scheme (SSC)Men19.5 -25(Pre-Final year)

19 – 24(Final year)

Final Year and Pre-final year students of Electrical, Electronics, Power Engg, Instrumentation and Control, Electronics & Instrumentation, Electronics & Communication, Instrumentation and Control, Control System, Power Electronics, Computer Science Engg, Instrumentation, with minimum 60% upto VI th Semester.
Short Service Commission (GS)Men19.5½ – 25B.E/B.Tech in any discipline with minimum 60% .
Short Service Commission (Submarine)Men19½ – 25BE / BTech in Electrical/Electronics/Control Engg/ Telecommunication Engg with 60% marks.

 

 

 

 

 THIS TABLE GIVES INFORMATION ON VARIOUS TYPES OF ENTRIES OF THE EDUCATION BRANCH OF INDIAN NAVY
Type of EntryUnmarried Men / WomenAge LimitEducational Qualification
Permanent Commission (PC)Men21 – 25B.E/ B.Tech in Mech/ IT/ Computer Science with 60% marks.M.Tech in IT/ Computer Science/ Mechanical/ Meterology/ Oceanography/ with 60% marks.M.Sc(Maths) with Physics/ M.Sc (Physics) with Maths / Operational Research/ Analysis/ Meterology/ Oceanography with 50% marks and M.A (English),M.A (history) and M.A with 50% marks
Short Service Commission (SSC)Men & Women*21 – 25B.E/ B.Tech in Mech/ IT/ Computer Science with 60% marks.M.Tech in IT/ Computer Science/ Meterology/ Oceanography/ Atmospheric Sciences with 60% marks.M.Sc in Physics/ Operational Research/ Analysis/ Meterology/ Oceanography/ Atmospheric Sciences/ Maths with 60% marks

 

 

 

 

MEDICAL

Branch / Type of Entry Age Limit Educational Qualifications
Army Medical Corps (AMC) – Includes Medical Branch of Indian Navy
Permanent Commission (PC)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.

 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

Selection 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.

 

 

 

 

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