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Indian Navy Recruitment 2014 For Sailors Under Artificer Apprentice

Indian navy is one of the most electrifying career for any youth today as it is laced with challenges, proud and honor. Guarding the coastlines of the nation with high degree of technical warfare mechanism and ample courage, Indian Navy is surpassing a glorious history since independence of our sovereign nation. As our country is surrounded from three sides by the waves of the oceans and seas, safeguarding the national boundaries can only become possible through the dedicated and armed wing of the national security – our iconic Indian Navy.

With the recent initiative from the Indian Navy, it has announced to intake young unmarried Indians as Sailors for Artificer Apprentice (AA) in Indian Navy. This will be a part of recruitment procedure for Artificer Apprentice (AA) for the 137th batch, which is scheduled to start on February 2015.

The details of the application and eligibility criteria along with the selection procedure are mentioned underneath:

Mode of Application: Online only

Important dates:

  • Starting Date of registration of Online Application: 10-June-2014
  • Last Date for registration of Online Application: 20-June-2014
  • Last Date for physical receipt of Hardcopy of Online Application: 27-June-2014
  • Last Date for physical receipt of Hardcopy of Online Application from far-flung areas (as scheduled): 04-July-2014
  • Tentative date for written examination/ Medical test: Sept/ Oct 2014
  • Tentative date for Publication of All India Merit List: 27-December-2014
  • Commencement of Course in Indian Navy (137th Batch): February, 2015


  • The applicant, who is a citizen of India, or a subject of Nepal or Bhutan, and is unmarried, is only eligible to apply for these posts.
  • The details criteria for citizenship can be obtained at the website of Indian Navy at www.nausena-bharti.nic.in

Educational Eligibility:

  • An applicant must has passed Intermediate Science in the 10+2 system of education with Physics, Mathematics as compulsory subjects and any one subject from Chemistry/ Computer Science/ Biology.

Age Related Eligibility:

  • The candidates applying for Sailors in Indian Navy under Artificer Apprentice (AA) Scheme must have been born in between 01-Feb-1995 to 31-Jan-1998 (both days are included for consideration).

Salary, Emoluments and Pay Structure:

  • The sailors will be eligible to receive a grade pay in the scale of Rs.5200 – Rs.20200. In addition to basic pay they will be entitled to receive grade pay of Rs.2000 + MSP allowance of Rs.2000 + Group Pay of Rs.1400 and DA as per norms.
  • The candidates who join as an Artificer Apprentice will also be eligible for promotion and can be promoted to Master Chief Petty Officer with a grade pay of Rs.9300 – Rs.34800 with grade pay of Rs.4800 and other allowances as per norms.
  • The selected candidates will also be eligible for Perquisites as per the Naval Norms and they can get free books, accommodation, uniform, and fooding. Apart from that they will also be entitled to receive facilities such as Medical for self and family, Leave travel concession, Group housing scheme, annual and casual leave, post retirement benefits, children education etc as regulated as per government orders for Force.

Selection Norms:

  • The selection of aspirants will be done on a national merit basis with a written test followed by Physical Fitness Test conducted by a Medical Team of Indian Navy.

Written Test:

  • The Written test will be conducted in Bi-Lingual (English and Hindi) mode.
  • The question paper will consists of questions from English, Mathematics, Science and General Knowledge.
  • The questions will follow 10+2 level of knowledge and pattern.
  • The candidates have to pass in all subjects as well as in over all consideration.

Physical Fitness Test:

  • The candidates have to undergo a Physical Fitness Test where qualification is mandatory for further stages of selection.
  • PFT will consist of 1.6 Km run to be completed in 7 minutes, 20 squat-ups (Uthak Baithak) and 10 Push-ups.
  • Indian navy will not be responsible for any mishaps during PFT.

Medical Standards:

  • The candidates will have to undergo a medical standard test where the minimum height, weight, chest, and eyesight will be tested to the level of requirement in armed service as defined by Indian Navy both ashore and afloat under peace as well as war conditions as per Navy Order(Special) 01/2008. The candidates are advised to clean their ear for wax and teeth for tartar before applying for this test.
  • Final Enrollment Medical: The candidates selected for recruitment have to undergo final Enrollment Medical at INS Chilka prior to their recruitment. Any person declared “Unfit” in this final enrollment medical will not be allowed to join and his candidature will be dimmed as disqualified.

Training and Preliminary Engagement:

  • The candidates who have been selected for preliminary engagement with the national merit list will have to undergo training at the INS Chilka and at different Naval Training Establishments.
  • Any candidate found not up to the standard as required for Naval Recruitment will be returned back declaring UNSUITABLE on account of under-performance.
  • The initial engagement after successful completion of training will be for 20 years in Indian Navy.

How to Apply:

  • The applications are received in Online mode only as available at the website of Indian Navy at http://www.nausena-bharti.nic.in.
  • The candidates are advised to read through the detailed advertisement as available at http://nausena-bharti.nic.in/pdf/AA/aa137.pdf, before applying for the posts.
  • The candidates are requested to fill in all requisite details with acute accuracy and with precision.
  • All the information provided in the application form should match the documentary evidence at the time of verification.
  • Email ID is a mandatory requirement for Online Application.
  • After filling in the application form the candidates are required to take two printout of their completed application form. One copy should be sent to the address mentioned below along with the other documentary evidence and the other copy should be retained with the candidates as future reference.
  • The photograph should be clear and of good quality with blue background. Application received without photographs will be rejected.
  • The applications and other documenst should be enclosed in an envelope and should be super-scribed as “Online AA Application – 137 batch & 10+2 Percentage____________
  • Address to send the hardcopy of the Online Application form:

Post Box No. 476, Gol Dak Khana,

GPO, New Delhi -110001

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