The Indian Navy is a well-balanced and cohesive three-dimensional force, capable of operating above, on and under the surface of the oceans, efficiently safeguarding our national interests.


Advertisements for recruitment of Senior Secondary Recruit (SSR), Matric Recruit (MR), Musician (MUS), Sports Entry and Artificer Apprentices (AA) are published in the Employment News and all leading National/Regional Newspapers in Dec/Jan and Jun/Jul every year



Educational Qualification

(a) Qualified in 10+2/ equivalent examination withMaths &Physics and atleast one of these subjects: Chemistry/Biology/Computer science.


Age Criteria -  17 to 20 for SSR &17 to 19 for AA.



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


Written Test

(a) The question paper will be bilingual (Hindi &English) and objective type.

(b)The question paper will comprise of four sections i.e. English, Science, Mathematics and General Knowledge.

(c) The standard of the question paper will be that of 10+2 and the syllabus for the examination is available on website

(d) Duration of question paper will be of one hour. (e) The candidates are required to pass in all sections and in aggregate.



PFT will consist of 1.6 Km run to be completed in 7 minutes, 20 squats (Uthak Baithak) and 10 Push-ups. Candidates undergoing PFT will do so at their own risk. The results of the Written Test are generally declared on the same day. Those who qualify Written Test are permitted to undergo PFT and only those who qualify PFT undergo Medical Examination.



Entry level Medical standards are different for different entries. Medical examination will be conducted by authorised military doctors as per medical standards prescribed in current regulations applicable to sailors on entry. Candidates declared Temporary unfit during Medicals in the recruitment medical examination can avail specialist review from the specified Military Hospital within a maximum period of 21 days. No further review/ appeal is permissible. Those candidates who are declared Permanent Unfit during Medicals can appeal for specialist opinion in a Military Hospital on payment of Rs 40 by Military Receivable Order (MRO) in the Government Treasury within 21 days. Medical fitness certificate from other than that of the specialist opinion in the designated Military Hospital will NOT be considered. This whole process is generally completed on the same day but it may also take 3-4 days depending on the service requirements or due to unforeseen contingencies.


  • Minimum height 157 cm

  • Weight and Chest should be proportionate.

  • Minimum Chest expansion of 5 cm


Visual Standards 

Without Glasses -   ( Better Eye - 6/6 ) ( Worse Eye 6/9 )

With Glasses -         ( Better Eye - 6/6 ) ( Worse Eye 6/6 )