Indian Navy Notified Recruitment for SSC Officer as Pilot/Observer Posts 2013

Indian Navy invited application for recruitment to the post of Short Service Commission (SSC) as Pilot/Observer in the Executive Branch for Course commencing Dec 2013 at the Indian Naval Academy Ezhimala, Kerala.

Created On: Apr 5, 2013 11:32 IST
Modified On: Apr 8, 2013 16:00 IST

Indian Navy invited application from unmarried Indian citizens for recruitment to the post of Short Service Commission (SSC) as Pilot/Observer in the Executive Branch for Course commencing Dec 2013 at the Indian Naval Academy Ezhimala, Kerala. Eligible candidates may apply online on or before 17 April 2013. 

Important Dates
Opening date for Online Application Forms: 3 April 2013
Closing date for Online Application Forms: 17 April 2013

Detail of Vacancies
Short Service Commissioned Officer

  • Pilot
  • Observer

Candidates who have failed in PABT (Pilot Aptitude Battery Test) earlier are not eligible to    apply for Pilot Entry, but can apply for the Observer Entry scheme. Pilot post is reserved for male candidates only.

Age Limit

  • Candidate age must be between 19 years to 24 years for General candidates.
  • And between 19 years to 25 years for CPL holders.

Educational Qualification

  • Candidates must possess Graduate Degree in any discipline.
  • Should have qualified 10+2 level with Mathematics & Physics for General candidates
  • The candidate must be holding valid and current CPL issued by DGCA (India) for CPL holders.

Pay Scale


Pay Bands / Scale

Grade Pay     


Sub Lieutenant 








Lieutenant CDR 








Allowances (as applicable) are as follows:


Granted to

Rate Per Month (in Rs)

Flying Allowance  

Qualified Pilot / Observer    

11250-17500 pm


All Officers posted as Instructor



All Officers                             

20000 (Initial grant); & 6250 (Every  3 Yrs)

Hard Area              

All Officers posted in Hard Area as declared by the Govt.

25% of Basic Pay


House Rent          

To Officers not provided Govt. Accommodation           

10-30 % of (Basic Pay + Grade Pay + MSP)


All Officers                             

1600-3200 (+DA thereon)

Selection Procedure

  • Higher educational qualification is considered as cut off for Indian Navy SSC Officer Pilot/ Observer vacancies.
  • Those who are shortlisted will be called for SSB interview which is scheduled from July to Nov 2013 at Bangalore.
  • The interview is of two stages. Stage I consists of Intelligence Tests, Picture Perception and GD. Stage II consists of Psychological tests, Group task tests and interview.
  • Candidates who are successful in these two stages have to undergo PABT followed by Aviation Medical Examination for Pilot post and Aviation Medical examination for Observer post.

How to Apply

  • Interested eligible candidates can apply online through  
  • On successful submission of online application, an Application Number will be generated by the system. This Application Number will automatically appear on the printout of the form. Candidates are required to take two printouts of the online Application Form having the system generated Application Number. They should send one copy, after pasting their photograph and signing it on the space provided for the purpose, along with attested copies of relevant documents, to ‘Post Box No. 02, Sarojini Nagar, New Delhi - 110023’.
  • Candidates should super-scribe the words “Online Application No. _______Application for SSC Pilot/Observer – December 2013 Course Qualification ______Percentage ___%” on the envelope containing the application copy.
  • They should keep the other copy of the printout with them for reference.

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