Indian Navy Senior
Secondary Recuits (SSR)


Online Application Form. Candidates have to apply online through website

  1. from May every year.
  2. Before filling online application, keep matric certificate & 10+2 Mark sheet ready for reference
  3. Filling up of information like email id is compulsory.
  4. Click on "Apply online Sailors Entry" on the home page of website
  5. Fill up the form completely. Before clicking the 'Submit' button make sure all the details are correct.

Stages Of Selection Process

  1. Written Exam
  2. Physical Test
  3. Medical Test
  4. Final Merit List

Age Limit

Candidates should be age of 17 to 21 years.

Notification 2018 2019 2020 2021
May 01 Feb 1997 to 31 Jan 2001 01 Feb 1998 to 31 Jan 2002 01 Feb 1999 to 31 Jan 2003 01 Feb 2000 to 31 Jan 2004
Nov 01 Aug 1997 to 31 July 2001 01 Aug 1998 to 31 July 2002 01 Aug 1999 to 31 July 2003 01 Aug 2000 to 31 July 2004

Educational Qualification

Qualified in 10+2 / equivalent examination with Maths & Physics and atleast one of these subjects : Chemistry / Biology / Computer Science

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.


  1. Accommodation & House rent allowances
  2. Leave i) 60 Days Annual Leave ii) 30 Days Casual Leave.
  3. Insurance cover worth Rs. 20,00,000 given by IHQ MOD (Navy).
  4. Gratuity and Accumulated Leave encashmen.
  5. Pension after completion of requisite service.
  6. Children education fees.
  7. Leave Travel Concession.
  8. Free Railway Warrant during Annual Leave.
  9. Free Medical Treatment.
  10. Kit Maintenance Allowance.
  11. Free Ration.

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%.


The promotion till the rank of a 'Leading' is on a time scale basics. The promotion to Petty Officer and Chief Petty Officer is vacancy based and the promotion to Master Chief Petty Officer I class and II class is by selection.

All promotions are subject to your clearing the required qualification course / exams on time and meet the sea service, physical and medical requirement for your branch.

Written Exam

  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 question paper will be of 10+2 standard and the syllabus for the examination is available on website
  4. Duration of examination will be one hour.
  5. The candidates are required to pass in all sections and in aggregate.

Physical Fitness Test

PFT will consist of 1.6 Km run to be completed in 7 minutes, 20 squat ups (Uthak - Baithak) and 10 Push-ups.

Candidates undergoing PFT will do so at their own risk

Medical Standards

  1. Medical examination will be conducted by authorised military doctors as per medical standards 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 warconditions as perNavy 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.


English :

  1. Passage
  2. Preposition
  3. Correction of sentences
  4. Change active to passive / passive to active voice.
  5. Change direct to indirect / indirect to direct voice.
  6. Verbs / Tense / Non Finites.
  7. Punctuation.
  8. Substituting phrasal verbs for expression.
  9. Synonyms and Antonyms
  10. Meanings of difficult words.
  11. Use of Adjective.
  12. Compound Preposition.
  13. Deteminers (use of a, the, any, etc.)
  14. Use of pronouns

Science :

  1. Physical World and Measurement
  2. Kinematics
  3. Laws Of Motion
  4. Work, Energy and Power
  5. Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body / Gravitation
  6. Mechanics of Solid and Fluids
  7. Heat Thermodynamics
  8. Oscillations
  9. Waves
  10. Electrostatics
  11. Current Electricity
  12. Magnetic Effect of Current and Magnetism
  13. Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Current
  14. Electromagnetic Waves
  15. Optics
  16. Dual Nature of Matter and Radiations
  17. Atomic Nucleus / Solid and Semi Conductor Devices
  18. Principles of Communication
  19. Metals and Non - Metals
  20. Organic Chemistry
  21. Food, Nutrition and Health
  22. Physiology and Human Diseases
  23. Computer Science

Mathematics :

  1. Relations and Functions
  2. Logarithms
  3. Complex Numbers
  4. Quadratic Equations
  5. Sequences and Series
  6. Trigonometry
  7. Cartesian System of Rectangular Coordinates.
  8. Straight Lines Family of Straight lines.
  9. Circles
  10. Conic Sections.
  11. Permutations and Combinations.
  12. Vectors.
  13. Exponential and Logarithmic Series
  14. Sets and Set Theory, Statistics
  15. Introduction to Three-Dimensional Geometry
  16. Probability Function
  17. Limits and Continuity
  18. Differentiation
  19. Applications of Derivatives
  20. Indefinite Integrals Binomial Theorem
  21. Matrices
  22. Determinants
  23. Definite Integrals

General Knowledge :

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