Indian Navy Recruitment 2019 Exam (Sailor AA & SSR): Selection Process, Exam Pattern & Syllabus

Indian Navy Recruitment 2019 (Sailors AA & SSR) begins @ Know Indian Navy sailors recruitment selection process, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Job Profile and Pay Scale.

Jul 12, 2019 10:39 IST
Indian Navy Recruitment 2019 (Sailor AA & SSR)

Indian Navy Recruitment 2019 (Sailor AA & SSR): The Indian Navy 2019 recruitment application process closed on 10th July for Indian Navy (Bhartiya Nausena) Sailors - Artificer Apprentice (AA) and Senior Secondary Recruit (SSR) the complete information about Indian Navy Recruitment 2019 here including Exam Pattern, syllabus, selection process, Sailors job profile and pay scale here. This year, the Indian Navy has announced a total of 2700 vacancies for Sailors - 2200 vacancies for India Navy SSR and 500 for Indian Navy AA. The Indian Navy Sailors’ selection is a three-phased process - Computer-based Examination, Physical Fitness Test (PFT) and Medical Examination. The selected sailors will be recruited for February 2020 Batch Course of Indian Navy.

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Indian Navy Sailor (Recruitment) Vacancy Details:

  • Sailor - SSR - 2500 Posts
  • Sailor – AA - 500 Posts

Selection Process of Sailors

Once the Indian Navy recruitment application process is over, the eligible candidates receive the Indian Navy Call Letters or Admit Cards, detailing about the date, time and centre of examination. The candidates can download their admit card

Selection of AA Sailors

Selection of SSR Sailors

- All India order of merit on their performance in Computer-based Examination

- Physical  Fitness  Test  (PFT)

- Fitness  in  Medical Examinations

- State- wise merit  of their performance in Computer-based Examination

- Physical Fitness Test (PFT)

- Fitness in Medical Examinations

Exam Pattern

The Computer-based Examination for recruitment of Indian Navy Sailors will be common for AA and SSR. The questions will be objective in nature (multiple-choice) and the language of question paper will be bilingual - Hindi & English.

The question paper will comprise of four sections i.e. English, Science, Mathematics and General Knowledge and will be of 60 minutes duration. The candidates are required to pass in all sections and in aggregate. The syllabus for each type of entry is given in the download section.

Have a look at the detailed exam pattern for examination of Indian Navy Sailors post:


No. of Question

Total Marks



100 Questions

100 Marks

60 Minutes



General Knowledge




60 Minutes

Key Instructions regarding Indian Navy examination:

• Each question carries 1 Mark

• Penalty for Wrong Answer: There will be Negative Marking of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer marked by candidates

• Standard  of  the  question  paper  will  be  that  of  10+2  Syllabus

• Candidates need to pass in all the 4 sections and in aggregate as well

• Passing Marks or Cut off will be decided by the Indian Navy





General Awareness

Physical World Measurement


Laws of Motion


Energy and Power

Motion of System of Particles

Rigid Body/ Gravitation

Mechanics of Solids and Fluids

Heat Thermodynamics




Current Electricity

Magnetic Effect of Current and magnetism

Electromagnetic Induction

Alternating Current

Electromagnetic Waves


Dual Nature of Matter and Radiations

Atomic Nucleus/ Solid

Semi-Conductor Devices

Principles of Communication

Metals and Non Metals

Organic Chemistry

Food, Nutrition and Health


Human Diseases

Computer Science

Relations and Functions


Complex Numbers

Quadratics Equations

Sequences and Series


Cartesian System of Rectangular Coordinates Straight Lines Family of Straight Lines


Conic Section

Permutations and Combinations


Exponential and Logarithmic Series

Sets and Set Theory


Introduction to Three Dimensional Geometry

Probability Function

Limits and Continuity


Applications of Derivatives

Indefinite Integrals

Binomial Theorem



Definite Integrals



Correction of sentences

Active to Passive voice

Direct to indirect

Verbs/Tense/Non Finites


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

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, Arts, Dance, History, National-Languages, Bird, Animal, Song, Flag, Monuments, Capitals & Currencies

Common Names

Full forms and Abbreviations


Diseases and Nutrition

Award and Authors

Eminent Personalities



Reasoning & Associative



Spellings Unscrambling

Coding and Decoding

Note: The Syllabus is taken from India Navy’s official website.

Physical Fitness Test (PFT)

After qualifying in the examinations, the candidates will be required to appear for the Physical Fitness Test (PFT). Qualifying Physical Fitness Test is mandatory for selection as Sailor. The fitness test will include:

- 1.6 Km run to be completed in 7 minutes

- 20 squat ups (Uthak Baithak)

- 10 Push-ups

Moreover, the proficiency in sports, swimming and extra-curricular activities is desirable.

Medical Examination 

Candidates who qualify the Physical Fitness Test will be required to undergo and qualify the Medical Examination. The Medical Examination will be conducted by authorised military doctors who will test the candidates as per the prescribed medical standard, such as:

• Minimum height of 157 cms

• Weight and Chest should be proportionate

• Minimum chest expansion of 5 cms

• Visual Standards:

Visual Standards for AA & SSR Sailors

Without glasses

With glasses

Better Eye

Worse Eye

Better Eye

Worse Eye





Final Enrolment Medical Examination

The Final Enrolment Medical Examination of the selected candidates will be conducted at INS Chilka, Odisha. Only the medically fit candidates will be enrolled as Sailors.

What about Candidates who are declared medically unfit?

Candidates who are found medically unfit will be given a chance to appeal against the decision. They will be required to appeal at INHS Kalyani, Visakhapatnam within 21 days of declaration.

Training of selected candidates

Once the sailors qualify the Computer-based Examination, Physical Fitness Test (PFT) and Medical Examinations, they then need to undergo 22 weeks of Basic Training at INS Chilka and a Professional training in various Naval Training Establishments.

Job Profile of Indian Navy Sailors

Sailors are the main workforce in Indian Navy and it is a good career option for 12th passed candidates. Candidates qualified in 10+2 examination with Maths, Physics and in any one of these subjects- Chemistry/Biology/Computer Science are eligible to become sailors.

Indian Navy Sailors are required to serve in ships such as Guided Missile Destroyers and Frigates, Aircraft Carriers, Replenishment Ships and highly technical submarines. They need to handle operations of equipment like radars, sonars and weapons like guns, missiles and rockets.

Educational Opportunities

Sailors are required to undertake various professional courses while serving in the Indian Navy. These courses award them with "Graduation Equivalent Certificate" on their retirement i.e. after completion of 15 years of service.

Pay Scale of Sailors

Initially in the training period, Sailors will be paid a stipend of Rs 14,600 per month. After completion of training, sailors will be placed in Level 3 of the Defence Pay Matrix (Rs 21,700 to Rs 69,100).  Additionally, they will be paid MSP of Rs 5200 per month along with DA as applicable plus. There will be X Group pay only for Artificer Apprentice of Rs 6200 per month plus DA as applicable.