Applications are invited from unmarried eligible men & women candidates for grant of Short Service Commission (SSC) for course commencing Jan 2023 onwards at Indian Naval Academy (INA) Ezhimala, Kerala. Candidates must fulfill conditions of nationality as laid down by the Government of India. Selected candidates will undergo training for respective branches/cadres/specialisations as under:-
(a) Extended Naval Orientation Course – General Service (Executive) GS(X)/ Hydrography.
(b) Naval Orientation Course (NOC) Regular – Naval Armament Inspectorate Cadre/Air Traffic Controller/Observer/Pilot/ Logistics /Education/Technical (Engineering & Electrical).
*Merchant Navy Personnel.
(i) Candidates having Government of India, Ministry of Shipping & Transport Certificate of Competency (Foreign going) either as a Second Mate, Mate or Master and born between 02 Jan 1993 to 01 Jul 2003 (both dates inclusive) can apply for Executive Branch entry (General Service) as per stipulations.
(ii) Candidates having Government of India, Ministry of Shipping & Transport Certificate of Competency as 1st class Engineer of a steamship by the Govt and born between 02 Jan 1993 to 01 Jul 2003 (both dates inclusive) can apply for Technical Branch entry (SSC Engineering) as per stipulations stated at Para 2(h).
Commercial Pilot License (CPL) Holders
Candidates having valid CPL issued by DGCA (India) and born between 02 Jan 1998 to 01 Jan 2004 (both dates inclusive) can apply for Pilot
entry as per eligibility criteria stated at Para 2(e).
NCC ‘C’ certificate holders will be given relaxation of 5% in cut off marks towards shortlisting for SSB subject to meeting following criteria:-
(i) Having NCC ‘C’ certificate of Naval/Army/Air Wing with minimum ‘B’ Grade.
(ii) Not served less than two academic years in the Senior Division, Naval/Army/Air Wing of the NCC.
(iii) ‘C’ certificate should not be dated prior to 01 Jan 2020.
(iv) The final selection will be subject to verification of the certificate by DGNCC/concerned NCC unit for its validity. Candidature of individual will be cancelled at any stage of
selection/training/post commissioning, in case of false declaration, misinformation, concealing of information.
(v) The mandatory minimum educational qualification in qualifying degree at all stages (SSB/Training/post commissioning) is 60%
Who Can Apply?
- Candidates who have graduated/ post graduated or in the final year with minimum 60% marks in aggregate or equivalent CGPA.
- The university for the above mentioned should be incorporated by an Act of Central or State Legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as Universities/Autonomous Universities under UGC Act 1956; IIT Act, 1961; AICTE Act, 1987; NITSER Act, 2007; IIIT Act, 2014.
- Candidates who have obtained a degree in Engineering with 60% marks in aggregate or equivalent CGPA/System from such foreign university/ college/ institution.
- The university/college/institution should be recognised by the Government of India for the purpose or Engineering Degree/equivalence certificate from Association of Indian Universities established under AIU, Act 1973
The candidate will be required to fulfil the educational qualification stipulated above before joining INA.
(b) The candidate failing to meet stipulated educational criteria will not be permitted to join INA, Ezhimala.
(c) All SSB recommended candidates would be required to inform their final result of respective degree to Indian Navy at the email ID email@example.com.
Note : –
(i) Only one application can be filled by a candidate.
(ii) Approximately 1200 candidates, who have chosen SSC (Pilot) entry will be considered for SSB/CPSS/Aviation Medical Examination. Remaining candidates will be considered for other entries chosen by them.
(iii) Candidates must indicate their preference for other branches/cadres also, if they wish to be considered for those braches/cadres.
(iv) Candidates will not be considered for branches/cadres that they have not selected.
(v) Candidates are advised to ascertain their eligibility for branches/cadres, with respect to applicable medical standards, prior to indicating their preference.
(vi) Candidate will be allocated branches/cadres based on their merit and preference, subject to fulfilling other criteria such as education, medical standards etc.
(vii) No equivalent stream of BE/ B.Tech qualifications other than those mentioned in para 2 above, will be considered valid for selection process at any stage.
Tenure of Commission. Selected candidates will be granted Short Service Commission initially for 10 years extendable by maximum 04 years in 02 terms (02 years + 02 years),
subject to service requirement, performance, medical eligibility and willingness of candidates.
The selection procedure is as follows:-
(a) Shortlisting of application will be based on normalised marks obtained by the candidates in the qualifying degree. Marks obtained by the candidates in the qualifying degree will be normalised using formulae mentioned in Join Indian Navy website (URL: https://www.joinindiannavy.gov.in/files/normalisation.pdf).
(b) BE/B Tech. For candidates who have completed or in final year of BE/B Tech, marks obtained upto fifth semester will be considered for SSB shortlisting.
(c) Post-Graduate Degree Programme. For candidates who have completed MSc, MCA, MBA, M Tech, marks obtained in all semesters will be considered. For candidates who are in final year, shortlisting will be based on pre-final year performance.
(d) Candidates selected in the final merit list will be required to submit the proof of completing the qualifying degree with minimum 60% marks by sending an email at the address firstname.lastname@example.org . Candidates failing to meet the criteria will not be permitted to join the Academy.
(e) No communication will be entertained in this regard.
(f) Shortlisted candidates will be informed about their selection for SSB interview through e-mail or SMS (provided by candidates in their application form). Candidates are advised not to change their e-mail/ mobile number till selection process is over.
(g) Change of SSB Centre for interview is not permissible under any circumstances.
(h) Any correspondence regarding change of SSB dates be addressed to the call up officer of the concerned SSB on receipt of call up letter. Candidates are to download the call up letter on receiving intimation from IHQ MoD (N) at SMS/email (provided by candidates in their application).
(j) No compensation is admissible in case of any injury sustained as a result of tests during SSB interviews
(k) AC 3 tier rail fare is admissible for the SSB interview, if appearing for the first time for particular type of commission. Candidates are required to bring photocopy of the first page of pass book or cheque leaf where the name, A/C No. & IFSC details are mentioned, while appearing for SSB.
(l) Details of SSB procedure are available on Indian Navy website www.joinindiannavy.gov.in
SSB recommended candidates are required to undergo medical examination as applicable to their entry. Change of medical hospital/centre is not permissible under any circumstance.
Combined Merit list would be prepared based on SSB marks for all entries as per availability of vacancies for respective entry. Candidates declared fit in medical examination would be appointed as per availability of vacancies in the entry.
(a) Candidates will be inducted in the rank of Sub Lieutenant.
(b) Officers of Extended NOC (General Service/Executive & Hydro) will undergo 44 weeks training & Officers of regular NOC (all branches) will undergo 22 weeks training at the Naval Academy, Ezhimala. This will be followed by professional training at Naval Ships and training establishments as per extant regulation.
(c) Only unmarried candidates are eligible for training. Any candidate who is found to be married or marries while under training will be discharged from service and shall be liable to refund full pay & allowances drawn by him/her and other expenditure incurred on the candidate by the Government.
(d) If the officer voluntarily withdraws from initial training or resigns during the probationary period, he/she shall be required to refund the cost of training in whole or in part, as may be determined by Govt. & all money received by him/her as pay & allowances from the Govt. together with the interest on the said money calculated at the rate in force for Govt loans.
(f) Candidates who fail to qualify the flying training (Pilot/Observers) will not be retained in Service.
Probation period for SSC (NAIC) Officers is three years and for officers of other branches/cadres is two years. The probation period will commence from the date of grant of the rank of Sub Lt and will terminate after three years for SSC(NAIC) & two years for other entries or on completion of initial training (whichever is later). During probation the officers are liable to be discharged in case of unsatisfactory performance at any stage.
How to Apply
Candidates are to register and fill application on Indian Navy website www.joinindiannavy.gov.in w.e.f 25 Feb 22. To save time during the application submission window, candidates can fill in their details and upload documents in advance. The online submission of application is as under:-
(a) Whilst filling up the e-application, it is advisable to keep the relevant documents readily available to enable the following:-
(i) Correct filling up of personal particulars. Details are to be filled up as given in the Matriculation Certificate.
(ii) Fields such as e-mail address, mobile number are mandatory fields and need to be filled.
(b) All relevant documents (preferably in original), marks sheets upto 5th & 7th semester for regular and integrated BE/ B.Tech courses respectively and all semesters for other degree examination, date of birth proof (as per 10th & 12th certificate), CGPA conversion formula for BE/ B.Tech, Merchant Navy certificate issued by Government of India, Ministry of Shipping & Transport, NCC ‘C’ certificate issued by National Cadet Corps and a recent passport size colour photograph should be scanned in original JPG/TIFF format, for attaching the same while filling up the application.
(c) If any scanned document is not legible/ readable for any reason, the application will be rejected. Candidates are to take print out of application and carry it while appearing for SSB interview.
(d) The application once submitted will be final and no request for amendments/change will be entertained.
Note : Your application is subject to subsequent scrutiny and the application can be rejected, if found INELIGIBLE/INVALID at any point of time.