Indian Navy SSC Officer Requirement 2023

Join the Indian Navy as a Short Service Commissioned (SSC) Officer in 2023: Application Process, Eligibility, and Fees

The Indian Navy has issued a notification for the recruitment of SSC Officers for the June 2024 (AT 24) Course, offering a total of 224 positions. Eligible unmarried candidates from India are invited to apply for the Indian Navy SSC Officer Recruitment 2023 on the official website at The application period commenced on October 8th, 2023, and will conclude on October 29th, 2023

Branch/Cadre Eligible Streams of Bachelor of Engineering/Bachelor of Technology and Other Qualifications Vacancy Gender Born Between
Executive Branch General Service (GS(X)) 50 Men and Women 02 Jan 1999 to 01 Jul 2004*
  BE/B.Tech in any discipline with a minimum of 60% marks.   (max 15 vacancies  
      for women)  
  Air Traffic Controller (ATC) 10 Men and Women 02 Jan 1999 to 01 Jan 2003
  BE/B.Tech in any discipline with a minimum of 60% marks. (Candidate must have 60% aggregate marks in class X and XII and minimum 60% marks in English in class X or class XII).      
  Naval Air Operations Officer (NAOO) 20 Men and Women 02 Jan 2000 to 01 Jan 2005
      (max 3 vacancies  
      for women)  
  Pilot 25 Men and Women 02 Jan 2000 to 01 Jan 2005**
      (max 3 vacancies  
      for women)  
  Logistics 30 Men and Women 02 Jan 1999 to 01 Jul 2004
  (i) BE/B.Tech in any discipline with First Class   (max 6 vacancies  
  (ii) MBA with First Class, or   for women)  
  (iii) B.Sc / B.Com / B.Sc.(IT) with First class along with PG Diploma in Finance / Logistics / Supply Chain Management / Material Management, or      
  (iv) MCA / M.Sc (IT) with First Class      
  Naval Armament Inspectorate Cadre (NAIC) 15 Men and Women 02 Jan 1999 to 01 Jul 2004
  BE/B.Tech with a minimum of 60% marks in specified engineering disciplines OR Post Graduate degree in Electronics / Physics. Candidate must have 60% aggregate marks in class X and XII and a minimum of 60% marks in English in class X or class XII.      
Education Branch Education 10 Men and Women 02 Jan 1999 to 01 Jan 2003
  (i) 60% marks in M.Sc. (Maths/Operational Research) with Physics in B.Sc.      
  (ii) 60% marks in M.Sc. (Physics/Applied Physics) with Maths in B.Sc.      
  (iii) 60% marks in M.Sc. Chemistry with Physics in B.Sc.      
  (iv) BE/B.Tech with a minimum of 60% marks in Mechanical Engineering      
  (v) BE/B.Tech with a minimum of 60% marks (Electrical / Electronics & Communication Engg)      
  (vi) 60% marks in M Tech from a recognized University/Institute in specified disciplines: (a) M Tech in Thermal / Production Engineering / Machine Design (b) M Tech in Communication System Engg / Electronics & Communication Engg / VLSI / Power System Engg      
Technical Branch Engineering Branch (General Service) (GS) 20 Men and Women 02 Jan 1999 to 01 Jul 2004*
  BE/B.Tech with a minimum of 60% marks in specified engineering disciplines   (max 6 vacancies  
      for women)  
  Electrical Branch (General Service) (GS) 60 Men and Women 02 Jan 1999 to 01 Jul 2004
  BE/B.Tech with a minimum of 60% marks in specified engineering disciplines   (max 18 vacancies  
      for women)  


  1. Vacancies mentioned are tentative and may change depending on the availability of training slots.
  2. *Merchant Navy Personnel and **Commercial Pilot License (CPL) Holders have specific eligibility criteria.
  3. NCC ‘C’ certificate holders are given a 5% relaxation in cut-off marks for SSB shortlisting under certain conditions.
  4. Final selection is subject to the verification of certificates and meeting eligibility criteria.

Candidates who are eligible can apply online from 29 Apr 23, with the last date for online applications being 14 May 23.

Applicants should meet specific educational qualifications, and universities or institutions should be recognized by the government for their degrees or engineering qualifications.

Note Details
(3) a) The candidate must fulfill the educational qualification by 20 Dec 23 before joining INA. b) Failing to meet educational criteria will result in not being allowed to join INA, Ezhimala. c) SSB recommended candidates must inform the Indian Navy of their final degree result by 20 Dec 23.
  (i) Only one application per candidate. (ii) Candidates choosing SSC (Pilot) entry will be considered for SSB/CPSS/Aviation Medical Examination based on service requirement. Others will be considered for their preferred branches. (iii) Candidates must indicate their preference for other branches/cadres if they wish to be considered for them. (iv) Candidates will not be considered for branches/cadres they have not selected. (v) Candidates should verify their eligibility for branches/cadres regarding medical standards before indicating their preference. (vi) No equivalent stream of BE/B.Tech qualifications other than those mentioned in para 2 (f), (g), (h), and (j) will be considered valid for the selection process at any stage.
(4) Details regarding Medical standards, Relaxation in Height and Weight, and Tattoo policies can be found on the website SSB recommended candidates must undergo medical examinations as applicable to their entry. Changing the medical hospital/centre is not allowed under any circumstances.
(5) Selected candidates will be granted Short Service Commission initially for 10 years, extendable by a maximum of 04 years in 02 terms, subject to service requirement, performance, medical eligibility, and candidate willingness.
(6) Selection Procedure: a) Shortlisting based on normalized marks in the qualifying degree. b) Marks obtained up to the fifth semester will be considered for candidates in or completing BE/B.Tech. c) For MSc, MCA, MBA, M Tech candidates, marks from all semesters will be considered, with pre-final year performance for those in the final year. d) Candidates selected in the final merit list must provide proof of completing the qualifying degree with a minimum of 60% marks. e) Shortlisted candidates will be informed about SSB interviews through email or SMS. f) Changing the SSB Centre for the interview is not allowed. g) Correspondence regarding SSB date changes should be addressed to the call-up officer of the concerned SSB. h) No compensation for injuries during SSB interviews. i) AC 3 tier rail fare is admissible for the SSB interview if appearing for the first time. Photocopies of relevant bank details must be provided. j) SSB procedure details are available on the Indian Navy website.
(7) Merit List: Merit list prepared based on SSB marks for all entries, as per availability of vacancies and medical clearance. Fit candidates in the medical examination will be appointed as per entry vacancies.
(8) Training: a) Candidates inducted as Sub Lieutenants subject to induction medical examination at INA post reporting. b) Only unmarried candidates are eligible for training. c) Married candidates found to be married or marry during training will be discharged and liable to refund pay and allowances. d) Candidates voluntarily withdrawing from initial training or resigning during probation may be required to refund training costs. e) Candidates failing to qualify flying training (Pilot/NAOO) will not be retained in service.
(9) Probation Period: Probation period for SSC (NAIC) Officers is three years, and for officers of other branches/cadres, it is two years. The probation period starts from the date of granting the rank of Sub Lieutenant and ends after the specified period or completion of initial training, whichever is later. During probation, officers can be discharged for unsatisfactory performance.
(10) Pay and Allowances/Group Insurance & Gratuity/Leave Entitlements/Duties of Officers: Detailed information available on the Indian Navy website
(11) How to Apply: Candidates should register and fill applications on the Indian Navy website Details and documents should be prepared in advance. The online submission process includes filling in personal details, including email and mobile number, scanning and attaching relevant documents, and taking a printout of the application for the SSB interview. The application submitted is final and cannot be amended later.

Note (5): Applications are subject to subsequent scrutiny and can be rejected if found ineligible or invalid at any time.

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