About Navy AA & SSR

About Navy

The Navy is a wonderful way of seeing the world while serving our nation 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 Navy could be for you.

  • The Navy Protects and safeguards the country’s exclusive economic zone, the ocean resources, and the coasts from invasion.
  • Controls the sea in War.
  • During the Invasion Navy attacks enemies coastal defences
  • Officers works in various departments.

Eligibility Criteria for Navy AA & SSR

Indian Navy eligibility criteria are described by the officials of the Indian Navy. In order to apply for the exam of Indian Navy AA, SSR the candidate must fulfil the below eligibility criteria:

  • Only male candidates who are not married can apply for this exam 
  • For AA: The candidate who wish to apply for Artificer Apprentice (AA), must have qualified 12th examination with 60% marks in aggregate with Maths & Physics, with at least one of these subjects – Chemistry/Biology/Computer Science.
  • For SSR: The candidates who wish to apply for SSR  must have qualified 12th examination with Maths & Physics, with at least one of these subjects – Chemistry/Biology/Computer Science.

Age Limit for Navy

Candidate age should be between 17 to 20 on the day of enrolment 

Indian Navy Selection Procedure:

  1. Written Exam
  2. Physical Fitness Test
  3. Medical Examination
  4. Final selection/Merit list.

Written Exam: The written exam will be conducted in an online mode. There will be only one paper for both AA & SSR recruitment.

The exam consists of 100 questions related to Mathematics, English, Science and General Knowledge 

Each question is for 01 marks

The exam duration is 60 minutes 

Each Question Carries 01 marks for the correct answer and 0.25 marks will be deducted for the wrong answer. No marks shall be deducted for unattempted responses.

Physical Fitness Test:

1600 Meters Race in 7 minutes

20 Squats (Uthak-Baithak)

10 Push-ups

Medical Standards.

Minimum Height 157 cms. 

Minimum chest expansion of 5cms 

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.

Training and initial engagement


The training of 9 weeks for AA and 22 Weeks for SSR Basic Training at INS Chilka followed by Professional training in the allotted trade in various Naval Training Establishments. Batch/Trade will be allocated as per the requirement of service 


Pay and Allowances 

During the Initial Training period, a stipend of Rs 14,600/- per month will be admissible.

After completion of training successfully, you will be placed in level 3 of defence pay matrix (Rs 21,700- Rs69,100) 

In addition you will be paid MSP @ Rs 5200/- per month plus DA (as applicable) plus ‘X’ Group pay (Only for AA) @ Rs 3600/- per month plus DA (as applicable) as under trainee and Rs 6200/- per month plus DA on successful completion of AICTE recognized Diploma Course



Promotion prospects exist up to the rank of Master Chief Petty Officer-I, i.e. Level 8 of the Defence Pay Matrix (₹ 47,600- ₹ 1,51,100) plus MSP @ ₹ 5200/- per month plus DA (as applicable). Opportunities for promotion to commissioned officer also exist for those who perform well and qualify the prescribed examinations and clear Services Selection Boards. 



(a) During the entire period of training and thereafter, sailors are given books, reading material, uniforms, food and accommodation as per entitlement. 

(b) Sailors are entitled to medical treatment, Leave Travel Concessions for self and dependents, Group Housing Benefits and other privileges. Sailors are also entitled to Annual and Casual Leave, Children Education and House Rent Allowances. Post-retirement benefits include pension, gratuity and Leave encashment. All perquisites are extended as per service conditions and their eligibility/admissibility is regulated as per Government orders in force and amended from time to time. 

 Insurance Cover. Insurance cover (on contribution) of ₹ 50 lakhs for sailors is applicable.


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