Indian Navy (10+2)
Artificer Apprentice (AA)


Indian Navy recruits Sailors for Artificer Apprentice (AA), for only Unmarried Male Indian Citizens and male subjects of Nepal and Bhutan are eligible.

A candidate must be qualified in 10+2 / equivalent examination with 60% marks.

Nationality : A citizen of India and male subjects of Nepal and Bhutan are eligible

Educational Qualification : Candidate should be qualified in 10+2 / equivalent examination with 60% marks with Mathematics and Physics and at least one of these subjects - Chemistry / Biology / Computer Sciences.

Stages Of Selection Process

  1. Written Exam
  2. Physical Test
  3. Medical Test
  4. Final Merit List
Notification 2018 2019 2020 2021
June 01 Feb 1998 to 31 Jan 2001 01 Feb 1999 to 31 Jan 2002 01 Feb 2000 to 31 Jan 2003 01 Feb 2001 to 31 Jan 2004
Dec 01 Aug 1998 to 31 July 2001 01 Aug 1999 to 31 July 2002 01 Aug 2000 to 31 July 2003 01 Aug 2001 to 31 July 2004

Age Criteria

Candidates age should be between 17 to 20 years.

Selection Criteria

Selection of recruits is based on the order of merit on their performance in Written Test, qualifying Physical Fitness Test (PFT) and fitness in Medical Examinations.

Physical Fitness Test (PFT)

Qualifying in Physical Fitness Test is mandatory for Selection.

PFT will consist of 1.6 Km run to be completed in 7 minutes, 20 squat ups (Uthak - Baithak) and 10 Pushups. Candidates undergoing PFT will do so at their own risk

Written Test

  1. The question paper will be bilingual (Hindi & English) and objective type.
  2. The question paper will comprise of four sections i.e. English, Science, Mathematics and General Knowledge.
  3. The standard of the question paper will be that of 10+2 and the syllabus for the examination is available on website
  4. Duration of examination will be one hour.
  5. The candidatare reQuired to pass in all sections and in aggregate.

Medical Standards

  1. Medical examination will be conducted by authorised military doctors as per medical standard prescribed in current regulations applicable to sailors on entry.
  2. Minimum height 157 cms. Weight and Chest should be proportionate. Minimum chest expansion of 5 cms.
  3. The candidate must be in good physical and mental health, free from any defect likely to interfere with the efficient performance of duties both ashore and afloat under peace as well as war conditions as per Navy Order(Special) 01/2008.
  4. Initial Medical Examination for recruitment will be considered only "Provisionally fit subject to fitness in the final medical examination".
  5. Final Medical Examination of all selected candidates will be done at INS Chilka. Candidates who are NOT found medically fit in the final medical examination at INS Chilka will not be enrolled for training.
  6. No "Appeal" is permitted for review after the final enrolment medical examination at INS Chilka.

Selection Procedure

The applications are to be filled online on website The selection procedure is

  1. Print out of online application will be received only through "ORDINARY POST". Application received through speed post/ registered post or couriers will be rejected.
  2. The 'Online' applications alongwith the required certificates will be sorted out State-wise. The Qualifying cut off percentage of a particular state may be increased if more number of applications with higher percentage are received. Short-listing criteria will be based on percentage of marks scored in 10+2.
  3. Call up letters cum admit card for eligible short listed candidates indicating date, time and place for recruitment tests, which are scheduled during September / October in a year would be required to be downloaded from internet site The call up letters cum admit card will be tentatively uploaded on website by End August in a year. No separate call up letter cum admit card will be issued. Candidates can be allotted any center view administrative reasons.
  4. All original certificates, Marksheets and NCC certificate (if held) are to be produced at the time of written examination. If the details provided in 'online application' are not matching with original documents, your candidature will be canceled.
  5. Results of the Written Test will be announced on the same day and those who qualify written test will undergo PFT and Recruitment Medical Examination (Preliminary), which may take 1 - 2 days.
  6. Candidates declared Temporary Medically Unfit in the recruitment medical can avail specialist review from the specified Military Hospital within a maximum period of 21 days. No further review / appeal is permissible if declared unfit in the specialist review.
  7. Candidates declared Permanent Medically unfit in the recruitment medical can appeal for specialist opinion in a Military Hospital on payment of Rs 40/- by Military Receivable Order (MRO) on Government Treasury within 21 days. Medical fitness certificate other than that of the specialist opinion in a Military Hospital will not be considered. No further review / appeal is permissible.
  8. A merit list will be prepared from the candidates who qualify in all respects will be short listed depending upon vacancies. The candidate will be selected on all India merit basis. The selected list will be available on website on Decin a year. All candidates whose names appear in the Select list and have been declared provisionally medically fit in the Recruitment Medical would be required to report to INS Chilka.
  9. The selection of a candidate will stand cancelled and will have no claim for enrollment in the Indian Navy, in case the candidate fails to report on the date and time mentioned in call letter for final medical examination for enrolment. However, enrolment will be subject to Fitness in Enrolment Medical at INS Chilka
  10. The candidate's selection pertaining to a particular batch is valid for that batch only. Qualified candidates whose names do not appear in the final selected /merit list cannot claim admission for the next batch. These candidates will have to undergo the selection procedure afresh provided that they meet the eligibility criteria for the fresh batch.
  11. Call letter for Final Medical examination will be forwarded only to medically Qualified candidates in the select list. Unsuccessful candidates will not be intimated separately.
  12. All select listed candidates reporting at INS Chilka for final medicals and enrolment, are to produce the self attested certificates submitted at the time of submitting the application, along with the original certificates. If the details provided during application stage are not matching with the original certificates, the candidature will be canceled.
  13. All select listed candidates will also be forwarded Police Verification form along with the Call letter for Final Medical Examination. The candidates will be required to submit the same to INS Chilka after getting their antecedents verified on this form from the concerned district police authorities. Candidates without the verified police verification reports / reports with adverse comments will not be eligible for enrolment. The format for the police verification form can also be downloaded from the website immediately after the declaration of select list, to ensure timely verification.
  14. No enquiry will be entertained regarding recruitment / enrolment after a period of six months.

Pay Scale


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


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

Pay Scale Details

All the sailors have been divided into two group viz 'X' and 'Y'. Artificer Apprentices fall under 'X' group and res tof the sailors in group 'Y'.

All recruits shall receive a stipend during their training period at the rate of Rs. 5700 per month.

On successful completion of training Grade Pay, Military Service Pay Group 'X' pay (if applicable), Dearness Allowance and allowances of the trade to which they stand allotted less the stipend already paid. The rate of stipend will be increased by 50% every time the DA payable on revised pay band goes up by 50%.


Science :

  1. Physical World and Measurement, Kinematics, Laws of Motion, Work, Energy and Power, Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body / Gravitation.
  2. Mechanics of Solids and Fluids, Heat Thermodynamics, Oscillations, Waves, Electrostatics, Current Electricity
  3. Current and Magnetism, Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Current, Electromagnetic waves
  4. Optics, Dual Nature of Matter and Radiations, Atomic Nucleus / Solid and Semi-Conductor Devices, Principles of Communication
  5. Metals and Non Metals, Organic Chemistry, Food, Nutrition and Health, Physiology and Human Diseases, Computer Science

Mathematics :

  1. Relations and Functions, Logarithms, Complex Numbers, Quadratic Equations, Sequences and Series, Trigonometry
  2. Cartesian System of Rectangular Coordinates, Straight Lines Family of Straight lines, Circles
  3. Conic Sections, Permutations and Combinations, Vectors, Exponential and Logarithmic Series, Sets and Set Theory, Statistics
  4. Introduction to Three-Dimensional Geometry, Probability Function, Limits and Continuity, Differentiation, Applications of Derivatives
  5. Indefinite Integrals Binomial Theorem, Matrices, Determinants, Definite Integrals

English :

  1. Passage, Preposition, Correction of sentences, Change active to passive/passive to active voice
  2. Change direct to indirect / indirect to direct, Verbs / Tense / Non Finites, Punctuation
  3. Substituting phrasal verbs for expression, Synonyms and Antonyms, Meanings of difficult words
  4. Use of adjective, Compound preposition, Determiners (use of a, the, any etc), Use of Pronouns.

General Awareness :

  1. Culture and Religion, Geography: Soil, Rivers, Mountains, Ports, Inland Harbours And Freedom Movement
  2. Sports: Championships / Winners / Terms / No of Players, Defence, Wars and Neighbours, Current Affairs
  3. Important National Facts about India, Heritage and Arts, Dance, History, Languages, Capitals and Currencies.
  4. National: Bird / Animal / Sport / Flower / Anthem / Song / Flag / Monuments, Eminent personalities
  5. Common Names, Full forms and Abbreviations, Discoveries, Diseases and Nutrition, Award and Authors