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Recruitment at: The Indian Navy

Positions: Short Service Commission (SSC) as Pilot/Observer in Aviation Cader of Executive branch

: A graduate degree in any discipline with minimum 60% marks. Should have qualified Mathematics & Physics at 10+2 level.

Age: 21 to 24 years born between January 2, 1989 and January 1, 1994; both dates inclusive.

Note: Applicants who have FAILED in PABT (Pilot Aptitude Battery Test) earlier are not eligible for Pilot Entry, but can apply for the Observer Entry scheme.

The gender requirement is as follows:-

  • Pilot: Men
  • Observer: Men & Women


  • Candidates who have not completed their Degree (i.e. appearing candidates) need not apply.
  • Candidate with any backlog in graduation is not eligible.

Physical Standards:
(a) Height and Weight. Minimum height for men162.5 cms and for women 152 cm with correlated weight, leg length, sitting height and thigh length.
(b) Eye Sight. The minimum acceptable vision standard for distant vision 6/6, 6/9 correctable to 6/6, 6/6. Should not be colour/night blind.

Note: There will be no relexation in Physical Standards.

Candidates will be inducted under Short Service Commission Scheme. Short Service Commission is granted for a term of 10 years, extendable to 14 years, subject to service requirement and performance/willingness of the candidate. On completion of these tenures, officers are entitled for gratuity under the extant rules. The Officers will be on probation for a period of two years, during which they are liable to be discharged if their performance is unsatisfactory.

Pilot Entry: Pilot candidates will be inducted as Cadets and undergo Naval Orientation Course at the Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala. This will be followed by Stage I and Stage -II flying training at the Air Force Academy/ Naval establishments. On successful completion of Stage II training the Cadets will be awarded wings and commissioned as Sub-Lieutenants.

Observer Entry: Observer candidates will be inducted as officers in the rank of Sub Lieutenant and undergo Naval Orientation Course at the Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala, Kerala followed by professional training at various Naval Training Establishments/Units/Ships. Full pay and allowances are admissible to officers whilst under training.

Training: The training is scheduled to commence in the month of December 2012. Only unmarried candidates are eligible to undergo training. Any candidate who is found to be married or marries while under training will be discharged and shall be liable to REFUND full pay & allowances drawn by him/her and expenditure incurred on him/her by the Government.

IMPORTANT - Officers inducted under these schemes will not be given extension beyond fourteen years and will not be eligible for permanent commission.

Selection process:

  • Candidates will be issued call up for Service Selection Board (SSB) interviews based on their performance in educational qualification. If a candidate possesses higher qualification with better percentage, his higher qualification will be considered for cut off. Integrated Headquarters, Ministry of Defence (Navy) reserves the right to short-list applications and to fix cut off percentage. No communication will be entertained on this account.
  • SSB interviews for short-listed candidates will be scheduled from August to November 2012 at Bangalore.
  • The total duration of SSB interviews is five days, consisting of stage I (Day one) and stage II (Four days). Stage I Tests, consist of Intelligence Tests, Picture Perception and Group Discussion Tests.Candidates who fail to qualify in Stage I will be sent back on the same day from SSB Centre. Stage II Tests consists of Psychological Tests, Group Task Tests and Interview. Successful candidates will undergo the following:-

(i) For Pilot Cadre - PABT (Pilot Aptitude Battery Tests) followed by Aviation Medical examination.
(ii) For Observer Cadre - Aviation Medical examination

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  • Candidates recommended by the SSBs, cleared PABT (for Pilot Entry) and declared medically fit will be appointed for training based on merit list and depending on the number of vacancies available.
  • Change of SSB Centre for interview is not permissible.
  • Any correspondence regarding change of SSB dates be addressed to the President of the SSB on receipt of call up letter and copy endorsed to Directorate of Manpower Planning & Recruitment (OI&R), Room No 204, ‘C’ Wing. Sena Bhavan, IHQ-MoD (N), New Delhi-110011 (Fax No 011-23011282).
  • No compensation will be paid in respect of any injury sustained as a result of tests.
  • Return 3rd AC rail fare is admissible for the SSB interview, if appearing for the first time for this entry.

Male candidates who do not clear PABT/ Aviation medicals and have opted for Short Service Executive (Genral Service) will only be considered for the same, if qualified medically & educationally {BE/ BTech/ BSc(Phy & Maths)}. This is subject to availability of vacancies and on their position in the merit list.

How to apply: Candidates have the option of submitting application in 'physical format' or e-application' (Online) for this entry. Candidates can only apply in one of the aforementioned formats. Receipt of multiple applications from the same candidate will result in cancellation of his candidature. The candidates desirous of applying online (e-application) can do so from April 24, 2012. 
Last date for online registration: May 18, 2012

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