The navy is a wonderful way of seeing the world while serving your country and building goodwill. If you're willing to put up with the stresses of being on a ship and away from your loved ones for a long stretch of time, a career in the Navy could be for you. There are two board roles you can assume if you join Navy: an officer or a sailor.


A commission with the Navy is similar to a commission with the army entry can either be through a permanent commission or a short service commission.
For the permanent commission one must first write on exam conducted by the UPSC followed by an interview with the service selection Board. However, those opting for a SSC may skip the written exam, as may those who have enlisted through the National Cadet Crop Special entry scheme (only for graduates)
Age: 17-19 one and half years Qualifications : 12th pass with 70% in PCM and 50% in English 10th or 12th standard or BE/B.Tech. (Any discipline). The duration of the short service commission is 10 years, extendable to 14 years.


Sailors are the sepoys of the Indian Navy Recruits are inducted on the basis of a written test, followed by a physical examination and a medical examination. There are several avenues of entry for a sailor.

Artificer Apprentice (AA): The training emolument is ₹ 6200 per month and the pay is ₹ 8030 to ₹ 19700 pm.

Qualified in 10 + 2 examination with 60% or more marks in aggregates with maths and Physics and at least one of these subject; chemistry/ Biology / computer Science from an educational board recognized by central/state Government.

The age for Artificer Apprentice candidate should be between 17 - 20 years on the day of enrolment.

Senor Secondary Recruits (SSR):
The training emolument is ₹ 4500 per month and the pay is ₹ 5300 to ₹ 16000 p.m.

Qualification :
The SSR are similar to those of Atificer Apprentice

Age :
17-21 years on the day of enrolment