The Naval Dockyard Apprentices Schools across the country offer excellent apprentice opportunities to candidates seeking to be part of the reputed part of Indian armed forces. The Indian Navy Apprenticeship opportunities are perfect for technicians, who want to be trained by experts of the field from Indian Navy. Despite being well advertised in different newspapers and employment news dallies as well as websites; the Indian Navy Apprenticeship programme is not very popular among the youth. Many refrain from joining this programme due to lack of clarity about eligibility criteria, age limit, physical standards that are required to join the Navy Apprenticeship programme. In order to assist such confused candidates, we have explained in detail the mandatory eligibility criteria for Indian Navy Apprentice Programmes. Candidates satisfying these eligibility criteria are allowed to join the Indian Navy Apprenticeship programme after qualifying in the entrance test.
In order to join the Naval Apprenticeship programme, candidates need to stratify a basic age limit criteria. The age criteria is announced in the official Naval Apprenticeship programme notification, in which different age limits are specified for different category of candidates and trades. A general breakup of the same is given below:
Category - Age Group
General Category Candidates - 14 to 21 Years
SC Category Candidates - 14 to 26 Years (5-year relaxation)
ST Category Candidates - 14 to 26 Years (5-year relaxation)
Children of Ex-servicemen - 2 years of upper age limit relaxation / 14 to 23 for General Category / 14 to 27 for SC category.
Generally, the aforementioned age limits are often notified by the Indian Navy in terms of dates; therefore, candidates are advised to refer the official notification document in order to confirm the eligible age limit.
Candidates interested in joining the Indian Navy apprenticeship course need to satisfy the following educational qualifications in order to be eligible for the training programme.
Matriculation: Candidate must have cleared Class X/10/Matriculation examination with minimum aggregate of 50% marks in all subjects
ITI: Candidate should also have completed ITI training in the respective trade with minimum 65% aggregate marks. The ITI degree should be awarded by an institute approved by National Council for Vocational Training.
Apart from Age and educational qualification criteria, candidates also have to meet prescribed physical standards in order to be eligible for the apprenticeship programme.
Minimum Height: 137 cm
Minimum Weight: 25.4 Kg
The points mentioned in the write-up above are based upon the Indian Navy Apprenticeship Notifications declared in the past. Indian Navy is free to change any of these depending upon their requirements. Therefore, candidates are advised to refer and confirm the same from the Naval Apprenticeship notification declared for this year’s programme.