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Indian Navy – Sailor Positions

Under the Sailor Category, the positions available are Artificer Apprentice (AA), Senior Secondary Recruits (SSR), Matric Recruit and Non Matric Recruit (MR & NMR) and Musicians.

Artificer Apprentice – AA

Age: Between 17 to 20 years on the date of enrollment
Nationality: Indian
Marital Status: Unmarried male
Minimum Educational Qualification:-
1st Condition: Should have passed Class 12th or equivalent with subjects of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.
2nd Condition: Minimum qualification marks required for applying for a particular type of entry into Indian Navy may vary and the same would be communicated in the advertisement in Newspapers and the Join Indian Navy website.
Physical Criteria:
Height – 157 cms and above
Weight – Proportionate body weight depending on age and height
Chest – Proportionate chest measurement with at least 05 cms expansion

Physical Fitness test:

1.6 KM run to be completed in 7 minutes
20 squats (Utthak Baithak)
10 Push-ups

Medical Criteria:

Candidate should possess good mental and physical health. Should be free from any disease/disability and have no cardio-vascular disease, surgical deformities like Knock-knees, Flat-foot. Candidates should not have a history of fits or psychiatric ailments, vericose-vein etc. He should not have any type of infection in the ears.
Candidates are advised to get their ears cleaned for wax and tartar removed from teeth before appearing for the written test followed by the PFT and medical examination.

Candidate should possess color perception standard of CPII and Eye visual standards should meet the following prescribed standards for both the conditions that is with glasses and without glasses.
Without Glasses – Better Eye 6/12 and Worse Eye 6/12
With Glasses – Batter Eye 6/9 and Worse Eye 6/12

NOTE: Candidates declared permanently medically unfit by any Armed Forces Hospitals in previous recruitment for the same entry in Navy need not apply.

Training: Training for a AA would generally consist of 09 weeks of Basic Training at INS Chilka followed by 08 weeks of sea. Thereafter four years of training in the technical training establishments in the Navy. On completion candidates will have qualification equivalent to Diploma in Electrical/Mechanical/Aeronautical
Engineering which is recognised by the Govt. of India for purposes of employment in Central/State Govt.
Initial Engagement: On successful completion of training the AA will be initially engaged for 20 years.
However, this is extensible the personnel reaches 57 years based on the rank attained and the performance.


 

Senior Secondary Recruit – SSR

Age: Between 17 to 21 years on the date of enrollment (Against sports quota entry, the upper age relaxation
for outstanding sportsmen, who have played at International/National/State level may be considered up to a
period of 12 months)
Nationality: Resident Indian, and Gorkhas, subjects of Nepal.
Marital Status: Unmarried male
Minimum Educational Qualification:-
1st Condition: Should have passed Class 12th (Intermediate) or equivalent with Science stream with
compulsory subjects of Physics, and Mathematics and Optional subjects of Chemistry or Biology or Computers.
2nd Condition: Minimum qualification marks required for applying for a particular type of entry into Indian Navy
may vary and the same would be communicated in the advertisement in Newspapers and the Join Indian Navy website.
Physical Criteria:
Height – 157 cms and above
Weight – Proportionate body weight depending on age and height
Chest – Proportionate chest measurement with at least 05 cms expansion

Physical Fitness test:

1.6 KM run to be completed in 7 minutes
20 squats (Utthak Baithak)
10 Push-ups

Medical Criteria:

Candidate should possess good mental and physical health. Should be free from any disease/disability and have no cardio-vascular disease, surgical deformities like Knock-knees, Flat-foot. Candidates should not have a history of fits or psychiatric ailments, vericose-vein etc. He should not have any type of infection in the ears.
Candidates are advised to get their ears cleaned for wax and tartar removed from teeth before appearing for the written test followed by the PFT and medical examination.

Candidate should possess color perception standard of CPII and Eye visual standards should meet the following prescribed standards for both the conditions that is with glasses and without glasses.
Without Glasses – Better Eye 6/6 and Worse Eye 6/9
With Glasses – Batter Eye 6/6 and Worse Eye 6/6

NOTE: Candidates declared permanently medically unfit by any Armed Forces Hospitals in previous recruitment for the same entry in Navy need not apply.

Training: Training for a SSR would generally consist of 24 weeks of Basic Training at INS Chilka followed by 24 weeks of professional training at the allotted trade in Naval establishments across the country. The Branch/Trade would be allotted as per the requirement of service.
Initial Engagement: On successful completion of training the initial period of engagement for a SSR is 15 years. However, this is extensible the personnel reaches 57 years based on the rank attained and the performance.


 

Matric Recruit And Non Matric Recruit – MR & NMR

The following branches form part of the under mentioned Entries:-
(a) MRs – Steward, Cooks
(b) NMRs – Topass
Age: Between 17-21 years (ie. he should not be less than 17 or more than 21 years on the date of enrolment).

NOTE: Relaxation of age Against sports quota entry, the upper age relaxation for outstanding sportsmen, who have played at International / National / State level may be considered up to a period of 12 months.

Nationality: Resident Indian, the Gorkhas, subjects of Nepal
Marital Status: Unmarried male
Minimum Educational Qualification:
(a) MR Steward/ Cook. Applicant should have passed 10th class examination.
(b) NMRs Topass. Applicant should have passed 6th class examination.

Physical Criteria:

Height – 157 cms and above
Weight – Proportionate body weight depending on age and height
Chest – Proportionate chest measurement with at least 05 cms expansion

Physical Fitness test:

1.6 KM run to be completed in 7 minutes
20 squats (Utthak Baithak)
10 Push-ups

Medical Criteria:

Candidate should possess good mental and physical health. Should be free from any disease/disability and have no cardio-vascular disease, surgical deformities like Knock-knees, Flat-foot. Candidates should not have a history of fits or psychiatric ailments, vericose-vein etc. He should not have any type of infection in the ears.
Candidates are advised to get their ears cleaned for wax and tartar removed from teeth before appearing for the written test followed by the PFT and medical examination.
Candidate should possess color perception standard of CPII and Eye visual standards should meet the following prescribed standards for both the conditions that is with glasses and without glasses.
MR: Without Glasses – For Better Eye 6/36 and Worse Eye 6/36
With Glasses – For Better Eye 6/9 and Worse Eye 6/12
NMR: Without Glasses – For Better Eye 6/60 and Worse Eye 6/60
With Glasses – Batter Eye 6/9 and Worse Eye 6/24

NOTE: Candidates declared permanently medically unfit by any Armed Forces Hospitals in previous recruitment for the same entry in Navy need not apply.

Training: Training for a MR & NMR would generally consist of 15 weeks of Basic Training at INS Chilka followed by professional training at the allotted trade in Naval establishments across the country.
Initial Engagement: On successful completion of training the initial period of engagement for a MR/NMR is 15 years. However, this is extensible the personnel reaches 57 years based on the rank attained and the performance.


 

Musicians

Musical Ability: Proficiency in western notation, aural aptitude, knowledge of Theory of Music and actual practical skill on any Musical Instrument.

Type of Instruments: Proficiency in playing String, Key-board, Woodwind, Brass and Percussion Instruments both of Western and Indian Origin.
Age: Between 17-21 years (ie. he should not be less than 17 or more than 21 years on the date of enrollment)
Nationality: Resident Indian, the Gorkhas, subjects of Nepal Marital Status: Unmarried male
Minimum Educational Qualification: Should have passed 10th class examination and should be able to exhibit an aptitude for music.

Physical Criteria:

Height – 157 cms and above
Weight – Proportionate body weight depending on age and height
Chest – Proportionate chest measurement with at least 05 cms expansion

Physical Fitness test:

1.6 KM run to be completed in 7 minutes
20 squats (Utthak Baithak)
10 Push-ups

Medical Criteria:

Candidate should possess good mental and physical health. Should be free from any disease/disability and have no cardio-vascular disease, surgical deformities like Knock-knees, Flat-foot. Candidates should not have a history of fits or psychiatric ailments, vericose-vein etc. He should not have any type of infection in the ears.
Candidates are advised to get their ears cleaned for wax and tartar removed from teeth before appearing for the written test followed by the PFT and medical examination.

Candidate should possess color perception standard of CPII and Eye visual standards should meet the following prescribed standards for both the conditions that is with glasses and without glasses.
Without Glasses – For Better Eye 6/60 and Worse Eye 6/60
With Glasses – For Better Eye 6/9 and Worse Eye 6/24

NOTE: Candidates declared permanently medically unfit by any Armed Forces Hospitals in previous recruitment for the same entry in Navy need not apply.
Responsibility for Conduct of Recruitment for Musicians: The Director of Music (DOM) at INS Kunjali, Mumbai-400005 will be responsible for conduct of recruitment for Musician sailors as per schedule promulgated by IHQ MOD (Navy). The preliminary screening and Medical examination would be carried out at
following Naval Recruitment Establishments (NREs) by a team nominated by DOM.
(a) INS Kunjali, Mumbai
(a) INS Netaji Subhash, Kolkata
(a) INS Venduruthy, Kochi
(a) INS Circars, Visakhapatnam
(a) INS India, New Delhi

Also read:-

Indian Navy, Officer Category – Role Description

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