If you prefer the adventure in addition to serving the nation, then Indian Navy offers plenty of similar opportunities for you. According to the eligibility criteria in Indian Navy recruitment process, eligible and unmarried are only can apply for Sailor posts. Indian Navy invites applications for Senior Secondary Recruit (SSR), Matric Recruit (MR), Musician (MUS), Non-Matric Recruit (NMR), Sports Quota and Artificer Apprentice from time to time. It is a golden opportunity for 10th/12th qualified youths. All the Sailor posts fall under two groups ‘X’ and ‘Y’ in the Indian Navy, out of which Artificer Apprentice comes in Group X and rest others come under ‘Y’ group.
Indian Navy invites applications in December/January and June/July every year for various posts. Eligible candidates can apply online through the official website of the Indian Navy which is www.joinindiannavy.gov.in. Candidates for Sailor posts are selected based on their performances in Computer Based Test (CBT), Physical Fitness Test and Medical Test. Navy offers an insurance cover worth Rs.50 Lac to each of its recruits.
Senior Secondary Recruit (SSR): The candidate must be 12th pass from any recognised Board of School Education with Maths and Physics subjects. Also, the candidates must also have studied either of Chemistry / Biology / Computer Science.
Artificer Apprentice (AA): For Artificer Apprentice posts, candidate must be 12th pass from any recognised Board of School Education with Maths and Physics subjects. Also, the candidates must also have studied either of Chemistry / Biology / Computer Science. For all posts mentioned above are eligibility condition is 12th pass with Science subjects.
Matric Recruit (MR): For Matric Recruits, the candidates must be 10th pass from any recognised Board of School Education.
Physical Standards for Sailor in Indian Navy
Weight and Height Standards
For Sailor posts in Indian Navy a medical test is conducted by the authorised doctors in accordance with the Medical Standards of existing rules and regulations. For selection on Sailor posts in Indian Navy, the candidates’ height must be minimum 157 in sync to the age and height ratio and weight should also be according to the ratio. If the height of the candidate is high then his weight must also be according to the same. Apart from this, the candidate must be able to expand his chest to minimum 05 centimetres. The candidate must be physically and mentally fit. He should be free from any kind disease and disability mentally or physically, without any defect in body parts. He shouldn’t be suffering from any psychological illness. His Ears shouldn’t have any kind of infection.
For Sailor posts on Indian Navy, different standards have been laid down with and without spects. AA- 6.12, MF Chef and Steward – 6.36, MR Musician – 6.60, NMR – 6.60 should be without spectacles. Without spectacles it should be 6/9 for all these posts.
For physical inspection, Physical Fitness Test (PFT) is being conducted which includes 1.6 KM run in 7 minutes, 20 squats (sitting-standing) and 10 Hindu Squats. Candidates are given instructions that they will do these on their own risk. The result of written test is declared on the same day usually. Only those candidates are allowed to appear for the PFT who qualifies written test and those qualify PFT are allowed to appear for the Medical Test.
The medical standards for different posts in Indian Navy are different. Any candidate who is found unfit temporarily according to the medical test can get re-examined again within 21 days at the prescribed military hospital by the specialist. Beyond this no re-examination review/appeal is accepted. Such candidates who are found unfit permanently during the medical test can appeal for consultation with 21 days by depositing Rs.40 to the Exchequer and by getting Military Receipt Order. No other medical fitness certificate is accepted except the one obtained from the prescribed military hospital.
A candidate selected for Sailor post can get promoted up to Master Chief Petty Officer. On the post of Master Chief Petty Officer, the officer is given pay according to the Level – 8 of Pay Matrix. On this level, Officers become eligible for Commission in the force.
If the candidate has pursuit of Tatto then he can have it on the inner parts of flank i.e. only from the inner parts of flank to wrist / back side of hand. It shouldn’t be anywhere else the candidate is disqualified from the recruitment process.
At present Indian Navy conducts the recruitment process for the Selection of Sailors at 31 exam centres across the country. A candidate is allowed to appear the exam centre according to the domicile certificate issued by the district level government officials. For example, if any candidate has a domicile certificate of Maharathtra then he can appear the test at Mumbai or Lanavala exam centres. Similarly, if anyone has the domicile of Haryana, then he will be allowed to appear at the Ambala exam centre.
Candidates are selected according to the preliminary screening and PET.
Salary Structure for Sailor
During the training all candidates get Rs.5700/- per month as Stipend and after the successful completion of the training they are given Grade Pay, Military Service Pay, Group ‘J’ salary (if applicable), Dearness Allowance and other allowances as per the trade, all after deduction of earlier given Stipend. With the addition of 50% Dearness Allowance in revised pay-band, stipend gets revised to 50% higher.
Senior Secondary Recruit (SSR): 14600/-. After training Level -3 of Pay Matrix (Rs.21700- 69100) + MSP Rs.5200 + DA
Master Chief Petty Officer (MCPO): Officer Level -08 (47600- 1,51,100) + MSP Rs.5200 + DA and Commission on good performance.
Apart from these, many other benefits are given in Indian Navy, for example – Leave, Accommodation, Housing Scheme, Dress, Travel and others.