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The Indian Navy as a career



The Indian Navy as a career

As compared to other profession in the civilian world, the Indian Navy has a great deal to offer to young men and women. It gives an individual the opportunity to display leadership skills one with a tremendous amount of responsibility at a very young age. The Navy provides countless opportunities ranging from being in charge of part of a ship to flying an aircraft or looking after one department on the ship/establishment independently. In addition, throughout his/her career one can actively participate in the sports and adventure activities of their choice, an option not commonly offered in other office jobs. Despite being seafarers the Indian Navy has sent expeditions to Mount Everest and Antarctica, an achievement which the nation can be proud.

Eligibility
Different courses are offered by Indian navy as per the candidates profile and eligibility in the field of executive, education and technical department. Being in Indian army is a respectable post in all over the world. Candidates are selected through written test and later on personal interview are conducted by Staff selection Board (SSC). Male and female candidates both are eligible with equality and there is no special relaxation for the position of women.

The Navy has the following three commands, each under the control of a Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief:-

  • The Western Naval Command (Headquarters at Mumbai).
  • The Eastern Naval Command (Head quarters at Visakhapatnam)
  • The Southern Naval Command (Headquarters at Kochi)

The Western and the Eastern Naval Command are operational commands and exercise control over operations in the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal respectively. The Southern Command is designed as the Training Command.

Types of entries for the Executive, Logistics & Education Branch of Indian Navy . 

Type of Entry

Unmarried

Men / Women

Age Limit

Educational Qualification

EXECUTIVE, LOGISTICS & EDUCATION BRANCH

National Defence Academy (NDA)
(Through UPSC)

Men

16½ – 19

10+2 or equivalent with Physics & Maths.

(10+2) Executive
Naval Academy, Goa.
(Through UPSC)

Men

16½ – 19

10+2 or equivalent with Physics & Maths.

Graduate Special Entry Scheme (GSES)
Naval Academy, Goa.
(Through UPSC)

Men

19 – 22

B.Sc (Physics & Maths) or BE.

NCC Special Entry
Naval Academy, Goa.

Men

19 – 24

B.Sc (Physics & Maths) or BE with Naval Wing Senior Div NCC ‘C’ Certificate.

Direct Entry

Naval
Armament Inspection (NAI) Cadre.

Men

19½ – 25

Degree in Electronics / Elect / Mech Engg. or Post Graduate Degree in Electronics or Physics

Direct Entry

Law Cadre

Men

22 – 27

A Degree in Law qualifying for enrolment as an Advocate under the Advocates Act 1961 with minimum 55% marks

Short Service Commission (SSC) Executive/ Hydrography

Men

19½ – 25  

Graduate (with Physics & Maths at 10+2 with 55% marks).

SSC –ATC

Men & Women *

19½ – 25

1st Class Science Graduate with Physics & Maths or

MSc. with Physics or Maths with minimum of 55% marks.

 

 SSC Law Cadre 

 

 

Men & Women *

22 – 27

A Degree in Law qualifying for enrolment as an Advocate under the Advocates Act 1961 with minimum 55% marks.

SSC Logistics Cadre

Men & Women*

19½ – 25

B.A (Economics), B.Com or B.Sc (Physics and Maths) or BSc(IT), CA/ ICWA, Catering Technology or

BCA/ MCA, or B.E/ B.Tech in Mechanical, Marine, Electrical, Electronics, Civil, Computers, IT, Architecture with minimum 60% marks.

 

EDUCATION BRANCH

 

Permanent Commission (PC)

 

 

 

 

 

Short Service Commission (SSC)

 

Men

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Men & Women*

 

21 – 25

 

 

 

 

 

 

21 – 25

 

A Master’s Degree in following with at least 50% marks

  • Physics (with Maths in B Sc) or
  • Maths (with Physics in B Sc)

    OR

B.E/ B.Tech in Mech/ Electrical/ Electronics IT/ Computer Science with 60% marks.

 

 

  1. The duration of Short Service Commission is 10 years, extendable to 14 years.
  2. The above information is subject to change. The training of officers selected through the above entries normally commences in the month of Feb/August every year. Advertisements calling for applications from eligible candidates are published in Employment News and important Newspaper in Apr/May and Sep to Nov. The selection procedure includes UPSC Examination (for NDA, 10+2 (X) and Graduate Special Entry), interview at Services Selection Board and medical examination.
  3. Women* implies that it is a Short Service Commission for Women
  4. More information can also be obtained from:

Directorate of Manpower Planning and Recruitment, Naval Headquarters, New Delhi-110011
Phones: (011) 23010151
Fax: (011) 23011282  

Information on different types of Officers-Cadre Entries for the Engineering Branch of Indian Navy

  1. Engineering Branch (Permanent Commission)
  2. Engineering Branch (Marine Engineers)

 

Cadet Entry (NDA)

Men

16½ -19

10+2 or equivalent with Physics & Maths

Cadet Entry 10+2 (Tech)

Men

16½ -19

10+2 or equivalent with Physics, Chemistry & Maths ( minimum 75% marks in aggregate of PCM, minimum 50% marks in English either in 10th or 12th class

University Entry Scheme (SSC)

Men

19- 24

Final Year students of Marine / Mech / Aeronautical / Control / Metallurgical / Production Engineering with minimum 60% upto VIth Semester.

Short Service Commission

Men

19½ -25

A Degree in Marine / Mech / Aeronautical / Control / Metallurgical / Production Engineering or any other qualification recognised by the Institution of Engineers (India) as equivalent to a degree course with minimum 55% marks.

Short Service Commission (Submarine)

Men

19½ - 25

A Degree in Mechanical Engineering or any other qualification recognized by the Institution of Engineers (India) as equivalent to a degree course with minimum 55% marks.

 

3.     Engineering Branch (Naval Architects)

10+2 (Tech) Cadet Entry

Men

16½ - 19

10+2 or equivalent with Physics, Chemistry & Maths (minimum 75% marks in aggregate of PCM, minimum 50% marks in English either in 10th or 12th class)

Short Service Commission Entry

Men & Women*

21 - 25

A Degree in Naval Architecture / Mech /Aeronautical / Civil / Metallurgical Engg. with 60% marks

Note: A new Entry – Direct Entry (Submarine Cadre) (Short Service Commission) has also been introduced, the eligibility criteria for which is the same as that of Direct Entry (Short Service Commission).

Information on different types of Officers-Cadre Entries for the Electrical Branch of Indian Navy.

                             Electrical Branch Permanent Commission  

Cadet Entry (NDA)

Men

16 ½-19

10+2 or equivalent with Physics ,Chemistry & Maths

10+2 (Tech) Cadet Entry

Men

16 ½-19

10+2 or equivalent with Physics, Chemistry and Maths (minimum 70% marks in aggregate of PCM, minimum 50% marks in English either in 10th or 12th class)

Direct Entry

Men

19 ½-25

A Degree in Elect/Electronics/Avionics / Computer / Telecommunication Engg. or any other qualification recognized by the Institution of Engineers (India) or Institution of Telecommunication Engineers (India) as equivalent to a degree course

 Note:   Short Service Commission Entry – Direct Entry (Submarine Cadre) and (General Service) also exist. The eligibility criteria for which is the same as Direct Entry. 

Physical measurement - Applicants need to be fit in all respect of physically and candidates should be physically strong and fit with running and exercise and must not be color/night blind.

Other Standard Requirements are-

  1. Height and Weight. Minimum height for male -157 cm with correlated  weight.
  2. Eye Sight. 6/60, 6/60

 

Pay scale of officers 

Sub Lieutenant

PB-3/15600-39100

5400

6000

Lieutenant

PB-3/15600-39100

6100

6000

Lieutenant Commander

PB-3/15600-39100

6600

6000

Commander

PB-4/37400-67000

8000

6000

Captain

PB-4/37400-67000

8700

6000

Commodore

PB-4/37400-67000

8900

6000

Rear Admiral

PB-4/37400-67000

10000

NIL

Vice Admiral

PB-4/37400-67000

12000

NIL

Vice Admiral
(C-IN-C/VCNS)

Apex Scale
80000/Fixed

NIL

NIL

Admiral

90000/Fixed

NIL

NIL

 

Pay Scale of Sailors

 

All the sailors have been divided into two group 'X' and 'Y'. Artificer Apprentices fall under 'X' group and rest of the sailors in group 'Y'. Pay scales in respect of sailors as per NI 1/S/08 are as follows:-

‘X’ Group (Artificer Apprentices Sailors)

Rank

Pay Band

Pay in Pay Band
Rs.

Grade Pay
Rs.

MSP
Rs.

X Group Pay
Rs.

Apprentice

PB-1

5200 - 20200

2000

2000

1400

Artificer V

PB-1

5200 - 20200

2400

2000

1400

Artificer IV

PB-1

5200 - 20200

2800

2000

1400

Art III - I

PB-2

9300-34800

3400

2000

1400

Chief/Art

PB-2

9300-34800

4200

2000

1400

MCPO II

PB-2

9300-34800

4600

2000

1400

MCPO I

PB-2

9300-34800

4800

2000

1400

 

 

‘Y’ Group (SSR/MR/NMR)

Rank

Pay Band

Pay in Pay Band
Rs.

Grade Pay
Rs.

MSP
Rs.

Seaman II

PB-1

5200 - 20200

2000

2000

Seaman I

PB-1

5200 - 20200

2400

2000

Leading Seaman

PB-1

5200 - 20200

2800

2000

Petty Officer

PB-1

5200 - 20200

2800

2000

Chief Petty Officer

PB-2

9300-34800

4200

2000

MCPO II

PB-2

9300-34800

4600

2000

MCPO I

PB-2

9300-34800

4800

2000

 

Recommending some institutes:-

Students who have completed Class 10+2 of their education. Can contact below mentioned institutes

Address: National Defence Academy, Khadakvasla, Pune, 411 023.
Phone: (0212) 25206616
Fax: (0212) 25206828

Address: INS Mandovi, Naval Academy, Verem, Go,403109.
Phone: (0832) 2402010/11, 2402761/62
Fax: (0832) 2402763

Address: National Defence College, 6,Tees January Marg, New Delhi - 110 001
Phone: (011) 23013430
Fax: (011) 23013429.

 

 

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