Join Indian Navy – 5 Essential Tips for Every Young Indian

Published on : 24th July 2019    Author : Meenakshi
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“As compared to other professions in the civilian world, the Indian Navy has a great deal to offer to young men and women”, maintains the official website of Join Indian Navy. The only aim and the primary objective of the Indian Navy are to protect the motherland by securing the nation’s maritime borders. An Indian Navy aspirant must possess all the qualities and should meet the minimum eligibility requirements to join the Force and serve the country.

Recruitment into the Navy is largely carried out based on All India Merit (AIM). Both men and women can aim at joining the Navy. However, they need to qualify in the Written Test (WT), Services Selection Board Interview (SSBI) and finally, Medical Examination (ME). Young aspirants can join various branches, including Technical, Executive and Education of the Indian Navy.

How to Join the Indian Naval Academy (INA), Ezhimala

Popularly known as INA or INA Ezhimala, the Indian Naval Academy is the initial officer training institute located in Ezhimala, Kerala. It is also the largest Naval Academy in Asia. Situated at a distance of 135 kilometres from Mangalore and 35 kilometres from the historic city of Kannur, INA Ezhimala is magnificently surrounded by Mount Dilli, the majestic Arabian Sea and the tranquil backwaters. The Institute is accountable for conducting “basic training for all officers inducted into the Indian Navy and Indian Coast Guard”.

How to Join Indian Navy -

There are 5 important ways to get into the Indian Naval Academy, They are –

 

  • 10+2 (B. Tech) Cadet Entry: This is a technical entry. Candidates with a minimum of 70% as aggregate in 10+2 (Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry) are eligible to appear for 10+2 (B. Tech) Cadent Entry. Upon completion of the training period, i.e. 4 years, candidates will be awarded a degree in Engineering.

Exam Name

10+2 (B. Tech) Cadet Entry

Who Can Apply

Only male candidates

Minimum Eligibility

10+2 (with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics)

Minimum Percentage

70% Aggregate

Notification Date

October/ November (Tentative)

 

  • National Defence Academy (NDA) Entry: Abbreviated as NDA, the National Defence Academy is a tri-service academy (like feeder institution for the Air Force Academy, Indian Military Academy and Indian Naval Academy). This is the place that carries out joint training programs (three years) before sending them to their respective/ chosen academies. Aspirants who have recently cleared 12th exam should appear for the NDA exam conducted by UPSC, twice a year.

Exam Name

NDA Exam

Type of Exam

Written test followed by SSB

Who Can Apply

Only male candidates

Minimum Eligibility

10+2 (with Physics and Mathematics)

Notification Date

May and December (Tentative)

 

  • CDSE Entry: UPSC conducts Combined Defence Service Examination (CDSE) twice a year to choose officers for the Indian Navy. Candidates have to clear the written test, i.e. CDS, followed by SSB interview.

Exam Name

Combined Defence Service (CDS) Exam

Who Can Apply

Only male candidates

Minimum Eligibility

B. Sc (with Physics and Mathematics or Bachelor of Engineering)

Age

Between 19 – 22

Notification Date

June and December (Tentative)

Exam Date

August and February (Tentative)

  • Graduate Direct Entry: Both male and female candidates with a graduation degree can apply for the Graduate Direct Entry. There is no written test. Entries are made for branches such as IT, Administration, Logistics, etc.

Exam Name

Graduate Direct Entry

Who Can Apply

Male and female candidates

Minimum Eligibility

Graduation

Notification Date

July (Tentative)

Exam Type

Direct

  • UES Entry: Final year and pre-final year students studying engineering can apply for University Entry Scheme (UES) entry. UES entry exam is conducted for branches like Executive, General Services, etc.

Exam Name

University Entry Scheme (UES) Exam

Who Can Apply

Only male candidates

Age

Between 21 – 24

Notification Date

July (Tentative)


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