Indian Navy AA/SSR/MR/NMR Selection Procedure

recruitment of Senior Secondary Recruit (SSR), Matric Recruit (MR), Musician (MUS), Non-Matric Recruit (NMR), Sports Entry and Artificer Apprentices (AA) is advertised in the Employment News and all leading National/Regional Newspapers in Dec/Jan and Jun/Jul every year.

The application form is published in the important Newspapers which may be used. The form in the prescribed format may be typed on plain paper or downloaded from this website. The application forms will be available on this site from the date of advertisement for the respective batch and type of entry. Candidates applying for more than one type of entry are required to submit separate applications. However, only one application form is to be filled for a particular entry. Choice of entry is to be clearly indicated on the application form. You can apply only for one entry between MR Cook / MR Steward/ NMR Topass in a batch. All applications for AA and SSR, MR, MUS, NMR are to be addressed to the authority promulgated. Application sent through agent will not be accepted. Applications are received only through Ordinary Post. Applications received through speed post/ registered post or couriers are rejected.


The following documents are to be punched and tied firmly with a strong thread to the application in the sequence as given below:-

(a) Application is to be filled in capital letters with one recent Passport size photograph pasted at the top right corner and one spare recent Passport size photos with the candidate’s name written on the reverse attached along with the form (In the absence of recent photograph candidate will not be allowed to appear in the examination).

(b) Attested copy (by Gazetted officer only, indicating name, designation and phone Numbers below signature) of the following certificates:-
(i) Matric /equivalent certificate for verification of date of birth.
(ii) Mark sheet and certificate of Diploma/Higher Board examination/ Matriculation as applicable.
(iii) Domicile certificate.

(c) Two self addressed envelopes of size 22 x 10 cms with Rs 10/- stamp affixed on one envelope and one envelope without stamp is to be submitted alongwith the application form.(White colour envelop for AA entry and brown colour for SSR/MR/NMR entry). On top of the envelope containing the application the Type of Entry, name of District, Percentage in exam and name of Exam passed is to be clearly written.

Example AA (130 BATCH)- KOCHI – 65 %- (10+2 Science)
SSR (2/2011 BATCH) -MUMBAI- 76% – (10+2 Science)

Shortlisting Short-listing of application is done on the basis of higher education and percentage of marks.

Presently the Indian Navy conducts recruitment for enrolling sailor recruits at 34 examination centres across the country. Candidates are permitted to appear for examination at one centre for recruitment in accordance with the domicile certificate issued by the District level Government authorities, e.g a candidate who possesses domicile of Maharastra would probably get Mumbai or Lonavla as examination centre. Similarly a candidate who possess domicile of Haryana, is likely to appear at Ambala. However, for administrative reasons and to give advantage to the aspirants, the scope of recruitment is made wider by accommodating more applicants, who are then allotted any suitable centre other than candidates state of domicile by IHQ MOD(Navy).

Eligible shortlisted candidates are sent Call-Up letters, indicating date, time and place for examination as scheduled. The shortlisted candidates can also download their admit card from this website.

Written exam is conducted at the designated centre on the promulgated date and time. The question paper will be bilingual (Hindi & English) and of objective type. The question paper will comprise of four sections for Artificer Apprentice, Senior Secondary Recruit entry and Matric Recruit entry i.e. English, Science, Mathematics and General Knowledge and will be of 60 minutes duration. In case of Non Matric entry the question paper will comprise of two sections i.e. Mathematics and General Knowledge and will be of 40 minutes duration. The candidates are required to pass in all sections and in aggregate. The syllabus for each type of entry is given in the download section.

PFT will consist of 1.6 Km run to be completed in 7 minutes, 25 squat ups (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 are taken for Medical Examination.

Entry level Medical standards are different for different entries. Medical examination will be conducted by authorised military doctors as per medical standard 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 medically permanent unfit 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 time depending on the service requirements or due to unforeseen contingencies.

An all India Merit List of all those candidates who are qualified in all respects will be prepared at IHQ MOD (Navy), New Delhi depending upon the numbers to be inducted. Out of this list the centre wise select list of candidates will be displayed in the respective Recruitment Centres.

All select list candidates who are issued with a call letter for Final Medical examination will be required to report to INS Chilka(Orissa) on the specified date to undergo a Final Enrolment Medical examination at INS Chilka prior to enrolment. Sleeper class rail/bus fare will be reimbursed on production of the ticket/receipt on reporting at INS Chilka. Candidates found UNFIT during this medical examination will not be enrolledfor training. No appeal is permitted for review after the final enrolment Medical Examination at INS Chilka. The final enrolment in the navy will be subject to the candidate clearing the final medical fitness at INS Chilka

1. Candidates who send more than one application for the same entry or apply for more than one examination centre will be disqualified.

2. The candidature of candidates selected is valid for the current batch only. All India Merit List pertaining to the advertised batch is valid ONLY for the advertised batch. Qualified candidates whose names do not appear in the final merit list cannot claim admission for the next batch. These candidates will have to undergo the selection procedure afresh provided they meet the eligibility criteria for the fresh batch.

3. 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.

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