Join Indian Navy
The Indian Navy is a well-balanced and cohesive three-dimensional force, competent of operating above, on and under the surface of the oceans, efficiently guarding our national interests.
The main goal of the navy is to guard the nation’s maritime borders, and in conjunction with other Armed Forces of the union, act to prevent or defeat any threats or attacks against the territory, people or maritime interests of India, both in war and peace. Through joint exercises, goodwill is maintained with friendly countries to promote bilateral relations between nations. Various humanitarian missions are also conducted, including disaster relief, by the Indian Navy.
Many aspirants dream of joining the Indian Armed Forces and they choose Indian Navy to serve the country. If you are also one of them and trying to figure out the way how can you join the Indian Navy, then this article is written exclusively for you. Till the end of this writeup you will be able to decide through which entry you can also become a part of Indian Navy –
10 Ways To Join Indian Navy in 2023
1. NDA Exam
- UPSC or Union Public Service Commission conducts this examination twice a year for Permanent Commission entry to the Indian Navy. A candidate has two ways to become an officer through this and these are –
- The NDA (National Defense Academy)/INA (Indian Naval Academy) entry for 12th standard candidates (or pass-outs) with Physics, Chemistry Maths subjects, and the CDSE (Combined Defense Services Examination) for college graduates.
2. CDS Exam
- This exam is also conducted by UPSC in which candidates are shortlisted for SSB after clearing written examinations. Centre of SSBs are at various places like Bengaluru, Bhopal and Coimbatore. At the last, Results of qualified candidates are sent to UPSC and then the final merit list gets prepared. UPSC holds CDSE two times a year for Graduates.
3. Indian Navy Entrance Test (INET)
- First requirement for this entry is that the Candidates must have passed B.E./B.Tech in any discipline with minimum 60% marks from AICTE recognized university/institute.
- The candidate must be in the age group of 19 to 25.
- Only the unmarried Indian citizens are eligible.
- Interested and eligible candidates can apply by filling up the online application on the official site of the Indian navy.
- Then the candidate has to clear an online examination after which he gets shortlisted for Service Selection Board (SSB) interview.
- Thereafter, he has to clear the medical test conducted by the Indian Navy and after that final merit list is made.
4. 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme
- Through this entry, the candidate gets a permanent commission in the Executive, Engineering, and Electrical Branches of the Indian Navy.
- After getting recommendation from the Services Selection Board, they are sent to the Indian Naval Academy for the B Tech Course.
- And after completing the course, Permanent Commission is granted to them in the Executive, Electrical, and Engineering branches of the Indian Navy.
5. NCC Entry Scheme
- Eligibility for this entry is that the candidate must be a University graduate possessing NCC’C’ certificate with a minimum ‘B’ grade and 50% marks in the graduation degree examination.
- They face SSB interviews directly after receiving a call letter from the board.
- After which They join the Indian Naval Academy for Naval Orientation Course (NOC) along with the CDSE cadets.
6. SSC Officer Entry Scheme
Here applications are invited and Shortlisted at IHQ of MoD (Navy). The short-listed candidates are then sent for SSB interviews. Following branches are recruited by SSC:
- Educational Branch: Permanent and Short Service Commission scheme exist for this branch.
- Engineering: Short Service Commission through University Entry Scheme (UES), Special Naval Architects Entry Scheme ( SNAES) and SSC (E) Schemes. Permanent Commission is through 10+2 (Cadet Entry Scheme).
- Electric Engineering: SSC entry through UES and SSC (L) Schemes. Permanent Commission is through 10+2 (Cadet Entry Scheme).
- Executive: Short Service Commission through University Entry and the other Short Service Commission (SSC) Schemes for Executive (GS)\ Air Traffic Control/ Law/ Logistic/ Naval Armament Inspectorate (NAI)/ Hydro/ Pilot/ Observer and also Permanent Commission for Logistic/ Law/ NAI Cadres.
- IT and Other Branches are invited based on the requirements.
7. Special Naval Architecture Entry Scheme
- It is one of the most recently approved schemes by the government through which skilled candidates can join the Indian Navy. It is known as the ‘Special Naval Architects Entry Scheme’ (SNAES). It has the vacancy of 45 Naval Architect officers to induct cadets into the Naval Architecture Cadre of the Engineering Branch, as Short Service Commission (SSC) Officers.
8. University Entry Scheme (UES)
- It is a special entry for university students. It allows the Seventh and Eighth-semester Engineering students to get entry into the Executive and Technical Branches of the Indian Navy. Once they apply online, they get shortlisted and after that, they are called for an Interview at the Service Selection Board. After which they also have to clear the medical test to finally get into the merit list and become an officer in Indian Armed Forces.