Join Indian Navy as an Officer (UPSC NDA/CDS, NCC, INET 2021 Recruitment Exams): Check Eligibility to become an Indian Navy Officer after 12th, Graduation & Post Graduation

Join Indian Navy as an Officer (UPSC NDA/CDS, NCC, INET 2021 Recruitment Exams): Check how to become an Officer in Indian Navy after 12th, Graduation & Post Graduation through UPSC NDA, CDS, NCC, INET & Other Indian Navy Recruitment 2021 Exams including eligibility - age & educational qualification.

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Join Indian Navy as an Officer (UPSC NDA/CDS, NCC, INET 2021 Recruitment Exams): Check Eligibility to become an Indian Navy Officer after 12th, Graduation & Post Graduation
Join Indian Navy as an Officer (UPSC NDA/CDS, NCC, INET 2021 Recruitment Exams): Check Eligibility to become an Indian Navy Officer after 12th, Graduation & Post Graduation

Join Indian Navy as an Officer (UPSC NDA/CDS, NCC, INET 2021 Recruitment Exams): Working as an Officer in the Indian Navy offers a chance to defence aspirants to grow as a professional, by learning new skills and acquiring unrivalled experience in the process of applying those skills. The job provides professional challenges along with security and a good salary package. The Navy offers an extraordinary range of exciting career opportunities together with the chance to travel widely, meet new people and enjoy the warmth and camaraderie that is so special to this Service.

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Indian Navy Officer Recruitment 2021

Officer’s recruitment is advertised through Employment News and all important national and regional newspapers/dailies. Selection for Permanent Commission through NDA/NA cadet entry and CDSE (Graduate) entry is through a written examination conducted by 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. Applicants are short-listed as per criteria laid down by the Naval Headquarters, (Directorate of Manpower Planning & Recruitment). Selection is through merit alone.

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The details are enumerated as follows:

Induction of officers in the various Branches of the Indian Navy is undertaken through one of the following modes/schemes:

Entry Points

Modes/Schemes

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Entries

 

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Combined Defence Services Examination (CDSE)

National Defence Academy (Navy)

National Defence Academy (Naval Academy)

NCC

Direct Entry: Permanent Commission for Undergraduate Level Entry

10+2 (B.Tech)

Direct Entry: Permanent Commission for Graduate Level Entries

Sports

Musician

Law

Indian Navy Entrance Test (INET) :    Permanent Commission/ Short Service Commission for Graduate Level Entries

Pilot (MR)  - for men and women

Pilot (NMR) – for men only

Observer- for men and women

Air Traffic Contro (ATC) - for men and women

General Service -  Executive (GS/X)

Hydro– for men only

General Service (Technical – Electrical & Engineering)

Naval Architect- for men and women

Information Technology– for men only

Logistics- for men and women

Education- for men and women

Naval Armament Inspectorate Cadre (NAIC) - for men and women

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UPSC National Defence Academy (Navy) & National Defence Academy (Naval Academy)

This entry is controlled by UPSC with IHQ MoD (Army)/ADG (Recruiting) as nodal agency. It consists of written examination conducted by the UPSC followed by conduct of the SSB interview, medical test by Indian Navy (Naval candidates only) and final preparation of merit list by UPSC. The appointment letter for NDA (Navy and Naval Academy) are issued by IHQ MoD (Army)/ADG (Recruiting) and IHQ MoD/DMPR respectively. The training of officers selected through this entry, commences in the month of Jan/Jul every year. The advertisement for this entry is published in Jun/Dec.

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The tentative examination schedule of NDA entry is as follows:-

Name of Exam

Notification by UPSC

Written Test Conducted by UPSC

SSB Conducted by Navy

Joining at Academy

NDA &NA Exam (I)

Dec/Jan

Apr

Aug-Sep

January next year

NDA &NA Exam (II)

Jun/Jul

Oct/Nov

Jan-Feb

July next year

UPSC Combined Defence Services Exam (CDSE)

This entry also consists of a written exam conducted by the UPSC, followed by the conduct of the SSB interview, medical test by Indian Navy (Naval candidates only) and final preparation of merit list by UPSC. The appointment letter is issued by IHQ MoD/DMPR. The training of officers selected through this entry commences in the month of Jan/Jul and the advertisement is published in Nov/Jul. The tentative examination schedule of CDS entry is as follows:

Name of Exam

Notification by UPSC

Written Test Conducted by UPSC

SSB Conducted by Navy

Joining at Academy

CDS Exam (I)

Nov

Feb/Mar

Sep-Oct

January next year

CDS Exam (II)

July

Oct/Nov

Jan-Feb

July next year

NCC Entry

The vacancies for Naval Wing Senior Div NCC ‘C’ certificate holders with B.E./B.Tech Degree is published along with CDSE advertisements. No written test is conducted for this entry. The eligible candidates are required to forward their application directly to IHQ MoD (N)/ DMPR through DGNCC. The candidates are deputed for an SSB interview. After qualifying SSB these candidates undergo a medical examination and if found fit, is inducted into the Indian Navy on the basis of All India Merit. The training of officers selected through this entry normally commences in the month of Jan/Jul every year.

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Direct Entry: Permanent Commission For Undergraduate Level Entry: 10+2(B.Tech)

12th Pass with 70% in PCM and 50% in English in 10th or 12thstandard can apply for IN officers’ entry viz 10+2(B.Tech). Wef  Jan 17, JEE (Mains) rank has been made compulsory to apply for 10+2(B.Tech) entry. This entry is opened twice a year for Spring Term & Autumn Term. NHQ prepares and releases the advertisement in Employment News/Important Newspapers for inviting applications  6-8 months prior to the commencement of the course. Post receipt of applications, candidates are shortlisted for SSB based on  JEE (Main) – All India Rank (AIR) for BE/B Tech curriculum. The validity of the JEE (Main) rank for applying for the scheme is one year from the date of declaration of the JEE (Main) ranking by CBSE/NTA. On completion of all SSBs, a merit list is prepared in respect of all SSB qualified candidates and candidates are thereafter appointed in order of merit based on no. of vacancies.

Direct Entry: Permanent Commission For Graduate Level Entries

The Direct entries are controlled by IHQ-MoD(Navy)/DMPR and cater for both Permanent Commission(PC) and Short Service Commission. Advertisement calling for applications from eligible unmarried candidates for such entries are published in the leading newspapers and Employment News based on the availability of vacancies. Post receipt of applications, preliminary scanning of candidates is conducted at IHQ-MoD(Navy) for their professional ability in respect of Musician and Sports entries. Successful candidates are thereafter detailed for SSB interviews at Bangalore/Bhopal/Coimbatore/ Vizag/Kolkata. The SSB qualified candidates undergo a medical examination and if found fit, is inducted in the Indian Navy on the basis of All India Merit. The training of these entries normally commences in the months of Jan and Jul.

INDIAN NAVY ENTRANCE TEST (INET)

Indian Navy Entrance Test (INET) is the officers’ entry under the control of IHQ MoD (Navy)/ DMPR and caters for both Permanent Commission (PC) and Short Service Commission (SSC). The INET will be conducted twice a year. The selection procedure is as follows:-

INET Exam

INET (Officer) is a computer-based written examination.  There will be four sections and the candidate is required to pass in all four sections separately with minimum 40% marks.

Examination Centre

All eligible candidates, whose applications are received by the due date, will be called for the Indian Navy Entrance Test (INET) to be conducted at one of the INET centres as per their choice, subject to availability of slots at that centre. Call up letters cum Admit Card for online examination indicating date, time and place, would be required to be downloaded from the official website www.joinindiannavy.gov.in.  Only an Electronic mode of communication will be used while contacting the candidates at all stages of selection.  Once the centre is opted by a candidate, it cannot be changed in any circumstances.

INET Syllabus

INET exam will be of two hours duration.  It will contain 100 Multiple Choice Questions comprising Questions on English, Reasoning & Numerical Ability, General Knowledge, General Science & Mathematical Aptitude.  Each section will be of 100 marks with negative marking of one mark for incorrect answer.

Shortlisting for SSB

IHQ of MoD (N) reserves the right to shortlist candidates strictly on the basis of INET rank cum preference & choice. However, candidates are required to qualify in all sections of the INET Exam to be considered for shortlisting to appear in the SSB interview. No communication will be entertained on this account. SSB interviews for short-listed candidates will be tentatively scheduled at Bangalore for Pilot & Observer candidates and at Bangalore/ Bhopal/ Visakhapatnam/ Kolkata for other branches/ entries. Shortlisted candidates will be informed about their selection for SSB interview on their e-mail or through SMS (provided by candidates in their application form).  Candidates are advised not to change their e-mail/ mobile No-till the selection process is over.

Merit List & Appointment Letter 

   (i)         Merit list will be based on combined marks of INET (50% weightage) & SSB (50% weightage).

  (ii)         Candidates recommended by the SSB and declared medically fit will be appointed for training as per all India merit of each branch/cadre based on the availability of the number of vacancies in various branches/ cadres.

Examination Fees

The examination fee will be as per the extant govt regulations. The stipulated fee is to be paid through online mode. Admit cards will be issued for the examination only to those candidates who have successfully paid the examination fee and who are entitled to waiver of the examination fee.

 

Educational Qualifications for Indian Navy Officers’ Entries

Entry

Age

Educational Qualification

Executive (GS)/ Hydrography Cadre

19 ½ to 25

Minimum 60% marks in BE/B.Tech (Any discipline)

Information Technology

19 ½ to 25

(a) BE/B.Tech (Computer Science/ Computer Engineering/IT) with minimum 60%

(b) M.Tech (Computer Science) with minimum 60%

(c) M.Sc (Computer) with minimum 60%

(d) MCA with minimum 60%

Technical (General

Service)

Branch (‘E’ & ‘L’)

19 ½ to 25

(a) Engineering Branch (E)

60% marks in Marine/ Mechanical/ Aeronautical/ Production/ Metallurgy/ Control/ Mechanical Engineering with Automation/ Any other allied discipline

(b) Electrical Branch (L)

60% marks in Electrical/Electronics/Tele Communication/ Electronics & Instrumentation Engg/Applied Electronics & Instrumentation Engg/Any other allied discipline

Submarine

19 ½ to 25

The candidates must possess at least 55% marks in BE/B Tech Degree from recognized university Mechanical/ Electrical/Electronics/Telecommunications/Computer Science/ Control Engineering or equivalent qualification recognised by Institute of Engineers (India) as exempted from section ‘A’ and ‘B’ of their Associate membership examination.

Naval Architecture

19 ½ to 25

BE/B Tech with minimum 60% marks in Mechanical/ Mechanical Engineering with Automation/ Civil/Aeronautical/ Metallurgy/ Naval Architecture

Musician

Director

 

35

(a) Educational Qualification

A Bachelor’s Degree from recognized university (relaxed to Higher Secondary for applicant having exceptional professional ability in music)

(b) Professional Qualification

Ability to play competently at least one military band musical instrument, in addition to the Piano-Forte. Should possess one of the following Diplomas or equivalent:-

LRAM/ARCM/ATCL

(c) Preferable:-

Experience as a Conductor of an Orchestra/ Band or as a Teacher of Music.

Others

Below

25

Pilot (MR)

&

Pilot(NMR)

General

19-24

(a) Educational Qualification BE/B.Tech in any discipline from AICTE recognized institute/university with minimum 60% marks. The candidates must have 60% aggregate marks in class X & XII and minimum 60% marks in English in class X or XII.

(b) Professional Qualification (not mandatory) Holding valid and current CPL issued by DGCA (India).

CPL Holders

19-25

Observer

19 ½ to 25

BE/B.Tech from AICTE recognized university/ institute with minimum 60% marks.

Minimum 60% aggregate marks in class X & XII and minimum 60% marks in English in class X OR XII.

BE/B Tech could include any of under mentioned streams/disciplines:-

Mechanical/ Mechanical Engineering with Automation

Electrical/Electrical & Electronics/ Electronics/ Microelectronics/ Instrumentation/Electronics & Communications/Electronics & Telecommunication/

Instrumentation & Control/Control Engineering/ Electronics & Instrumentation

Engg/Applied Electronics & Instrumentation Engg.

Production/ Industrial Production/Industrial Engineering

Information Tech/Computer Science/Computer Engg/ Computer Application

Metallurgy/Metallurgical/Chemical/Material Science

Aerospace/ Aeronautical Engineering

Post Graduate degree in Electronics/Physics

Education

21 to

25 (for

direct

entry

SSC)

(a) Masters Degree with minimum 60% marks in:

(i) Physics (with Mathematics in B.Sc).

(ii) Mathematics (with Physics in B.Sc).

(iii) Chemistry (with Physics in B.Sc).

(iv) Computer Application or Computer Science (Physics or Mathematics at graduation level)

(v) Meteorology/Oceanography/Atmospheric Science with Physics and Maths at graduation level.

(vi) Humanities (English/History with 55% marks).

21 to

24 for

final

year &

prefinal

year

(b) BE/B.Tech with 60% marks in Mechanical Engineering/ Mechanical Engineering with Automation/ Electrical Engineering/ Computer Science Engineering/ Geo

Sciences/ Informatics, Marine Engineering/ Aeronautical Engineering/ Production Engineering/ Control  Engineering/ Telecommunication Engineering/ Electronics

Engineering/ Electronics & Communication Engineering/ Electronic & Instrumentation Engg/Applied Electronics & Instrumentation Engg/ Mechanical Engineering with

Automation/Electronics & Instrumentation Engg/Applied Electronics & Instrumentation Engg.

21-27 yrs

(c) M.Tech from a recognized university/institute with minimum 60% marks in following streams:-

(i) Mechanical Engineering in Design/system and Control/ Manufacturing/ Mechatronics

 (ii) Electronics/Electronics & Communication Engg in Electrical/ control/ radar & Microwave/ Optical Fiber Communication/ Digital Signal Processing/ Wireless Communication/Laser & Electro Optics Engineering

(iii) Nuclear Engg

(iv) Chemical Engg

(v) Renewal Energy/Environment Engg The candidate should have studied either Physics or Mathematics at their graduation level.

(vi) Meteorology/Oceanography/Atmospheric Science with Physics & Maths at graduation level

(vii) Any other allied discipline/niche qualification required to meet Navy’s requirement.

Note: Candidates must have scored a minimum of 60% marks in class X and XII and minimum 60% marks in English in Class X or class XII.

Logistics/ Works

19 ½ to 25

(a) For Logistics Cadre

(i) BE/B Tech in any discipline with 1st class

(ii) MBA with 1st class

(iii) B Sc/B Com/BSc (IT) with 1st class and PG Diploma in Finance/ Logistics/

Supply Chain Mgt/ Material Mgt

(iv) MCA/M Sc (IT) with 1st class

For Works

BE/B Tech(Civil)/B Architecture from an AICTE recognized University/Institute  with First Class

For Catering

M Sc (HM)/MBA(HM)/B Sc or BA with 1st class and PG Diploma in HM

10+2 (B.Tech)

17 to 19 ½

12th Pass with 70% in PCM and 50% in English in 10th or 12th standard.

Shortlisting of candidates for SSB will be based on JEE (Main) – All India Rank (AIR) for BE/B.Tech curriculum.

Validity of the JEE (Main) rank for applying for the scheme will be one year from the date of declaration of the JEE (Main) ranking by CBSE/NTA.

Law

22 to 27

Candidates should possess Degree in Law qualifying them for enrolment as advocates under the Advocates Act, 1961

Sports

 

Regular Post Graduate Degree OR BE/B Tech degree in any field. Candidates with

diploma in Sports Coaching from National Instt of Sports and M.Sc in Sports (Coaching)

will be given priority for shortlisting.

(a)Sports Qualification (except Yachting/ Wind Surfing). A candidate should have

participated in Sr level National Championships/Games in the following disciplines:-

 (i) Athletics (ii) Cross Country (iii)Triathlon (iv) Badminton (v) Tennis (vi)

Squash (vii)Football (viii) Handball (ix) Hockey (x) Basketball (xi) Volleyball (xii)

Cricket (xiii) Swimming (xiv) Diving (xv) Water Polo (xvi) Kabaddi (xvii) Boxing

(b) Sports Qualification (Yachting/ Wind Surfing) Must have at least one of

following qualifications:-

(i) Should have participated in Sr National Championship conducted by YAI and secured a minimum of 5th position in an Olympic class.

 (ii) Should have attained a position amongst the top 50% of the fleet in a  class of boat/windsurf completed at the ISAF Youth Sailing World  Championship

 (iii) Should have represented India at the Asian Games or ISAF Youth Sailing  World Championships and secured a medal in Youth/Olympic Classes.

ATC

21-25

BE/B.Tech in any discipline from AICTE recognized institute/university with minimum 60% marks. The candidates must have 60% aggregate marks in class X & XII and minimum 60% marks in English in class X or XII.

NDA

16 ½ to 19

12th pass or Appearing with PCM

CDSE/NCC

19-24

Degree in Engg with minimum 60% marks from AICTE recognized university.

For NCC Entry - holding NCC Naval senior wing ‘C’ Certificate

SSB Procedure

The candidates are assessed for various Officer Like Qualities at the Service Selection Boards. The qualities include planning & organising ability, social adaptability, social effectiveness and dynamic ability.  The SSB is conducted in two stages as under:-

(i)   Stage I - Intelligence Test, Picture Perception and Discussion test.

(ii)  Stage II - Psychological testing, Group testing and interview.

Successful candidates are thereafter required to undergo medical examination (Approx duration 03 to 05 days).

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