How to get there

NDA (National Defense Academy):
Boys can become Indian Navy Officer by Applying for NDA.

For this, person has to appear for NDA Examination. NDA examination is conducted by UPSC twice in a year throughout India. Through this person can apply for Indian Army, Indian Airforce or Indian Navy. Only science stream students (having Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics) can apply for Indian Navy.  Eligibility criteria for Indian Navy Force Officer are:

  • Age: 16 ½ to 19 ½ Years 
  • Gender: Unmarried Male only
  • Nationality: Indian
  • Education Qualification: Person pursuing or completed +2 with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics can apply.

Advertisement Schedule for NDA entrance exam is Dec/Jan or June/July and can be applied from link:

Cutt off Marks (2017): Marks secured by the last candidate in the Merit order (out of 1800 marks)  - 624

Officer Entry 10+2 B. Tech:

Unmarried Male candidate can join the Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala, Kerala for a four year degree course under the 10+2 (B Tech) Cadet Entry Scheme. Eligibility Criteria for 10+2 B. Tech Cadet Entry Scheme are:

  • Age limit: 17 – 19 ½ years
  • Education Qualification: Passed Senior Secondary Examination (10+2 Pattern) or its equivalent examinations from any Board recognized by Council of Boards of School Education in India (COBSE) with at least 70% aggregate marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics (PCM-Passing in each subject mandatory) and at least 50% marks in English (either in Class X or Class XII).
  • Who can Apply: Candidates who have appeared for JEE (Main) for B.E./ B.Tech exam. Call up on the basis of JEE (Main) All India Rank.
  • Gender: Unmarried Male Only.

Selection Procedure:

SSB interview conducted in two stages. Stage I test consists of Intelligence test, Picture Perception test and Group Discussion. Stage II test comprises Psychological testing, Group testing and Interview. Successful candidates will thereafter undergo Medical Examination.

Advertisement for Officer Entry 10+2 B. Tech is released in June and December.

Further details can checked on website

CDS(Combined Defence Services) Examination:

This exam is conducted by UPSC twice in one year. Eligibility Criteria for examination:

  • Age Limit:  19-24 years.
  • Education Qualification: Bachelor of Engineering.
  • Marital Status:  Unmarried male can apply.
  • Nationality:  Citizen of India, Subject of Bhutan/Nepal.
  • Advertisement Schedule for CDS(Combined Defense Services) Examination is Dec/Jan or June/July and can be applied from link: www.UPSC.GOV.IN.

UES (university Entry Scheme):

Only B.E/B. tech students can apply under this scheme. Advertisement for this scheme generally came in June-July. Application for UES is accepted on Indian Navy official website Eligibility criteria for UES are:

  • Nationality:  (i) a Citizen of India, or (ii) a subject of Bhutan, or (iii) a subject of Nepal, or (iv) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or (v) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka and East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Ethiopia or Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.
  • Age Limit:  18 to 24 years
  • Gender:  Unmarried Male
  • Educational Qualification:  Only Candidates studying in the Pre-Final year of the Engineering Course in recognized Universities/Institution/Colleges are eligible to apply UES. Minimum 60% aggregate marks in all semesters required.

Under UES selection is done on the basis of campus and Integrated HQ interviews taken by selection team.

For more details login into Indian Navy official website:

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Miscallaneous Things

It is career about doing amazing smart things for the people of nation. Indian Navy officers led war fighting, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations. These broad continuums of operations can be broken down into distinct roles.


Their job is to ensure that no hostile maritime power can degrade own national security and interests. The navy's military role is characterized by the threat or use of force at and from the sea. This includes application of maritime power in both offensive operations against enemy forces territory and trade, and defensive operations to protect own forces, territory and trade.


The increasing incidence of crime in or near the sea has brought focus on the constabulary role that navy have to perform. The significance of this role is to maintain good order at sea. This further includes aspects of coastal security. Efficient and effective maritime constabulary requires proper and seamless coordination between the various maritime law enforcement and regulatory agencies. After the terrorist attacks on Mumbai on 26 November 2008, the overall responsibility for coastal security has been mandated to the Indian Navy, in close coordination with the ICG, State marine police and other central/state government and port authorities.


This include tasks like humanitarian aid, disaster relief, Search and Rescue (SAR), ordnance disposal, diving assistance, salvage operations, Hydrographic surveys, etc. Maritime forces, because of their quick mobilization, are extremely useful in the early stages of a crisis for providing relief material, first aid and succor.

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