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Career Opportunity in Indian Navy After 12th

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Indian Navy has limited vacancies to join the service. Most of the vacancies are released only once a year and some are released twice a year. There are many vacancies to join the Indian Navy after graduation but only fewer are thereafter 12th. Here in this blog, we will get to know the Career Opportunity in Indian Navy after 12th. We will also talk about the selection process and what are the required eligibility Criteria etc.

join Indian Navy After 12tth

In order to join the Indian Navy, One can join it as a sailor or as an Officer or Engineer. Here we will see the details about the officer’s Entry, Engineer’s Entry as well as Sailor’s Entry in the service. Indian Navy is the most groomed force among all three forces, Indian Army and Indian Navy and Indian Air force etc. As compared to the other two forces, the Indian Navy has a lesser vacancy. It is tough to join the service. Now let’s see the details about the Ways to Join Indian Navy after 12th.

Ways to join Indian Navy After 12th:

Career Opportunity in the Indian Navy after the 12th: There are mainly three ways to join the Indian Navy after the 12th. In these three entries, One is for officer’s Entry, One is for Engineer’s Entry and one is for Sailor’s Entry, etc. Here are the following entries after the 12th:

  • National Defense Academy/ Naval Academy Examination
  • Indian Navy B.tech Entry Scheme
  • Indian Navy Sailor’s Entry Scheme (SSR/AA) etc.

Now let’s see the details about these entries and see the selection process and what are the required eligibility criteria to apply for these entries. let’s Start with NDA/NA Entry.

INET Exam (Indian Navy Entrance Test)

NDA/NA Entry After 12th:

This Exam is conducted twice a year. All the candidates who have passed class 12th with Science and have age between 16.5 years old to 19 years old are eligible to apply for this entry. There is no relaxation has been given to any candidate regarding anythings. The Eligibility Criteria will be completely the same for all. The selection of the candidates through the NDA/NA (National Defense Academy/Naval Academy) Entry will be done in three phases. Clearing all three phases of selection is mandatory, there is no substitute for this. After applying for this, One will appear for the:

  • Written Examination which is conducted by UPSC
  • SSB Interview (Service Selection Board Interview)
  • Medical Test or Examination etc.

After the selection in NDA, A candidate will be trained for 3 years and after the completion of the training, Navy Cadets will be sent to the Indian Naval Academy for the further training and Duty Allotment etc. This Entry is one of the finest way to join the Indian Navy as an officer. The selection Phases are tough to clear, But It can be cleared easily with proper preparation and guidance.

Indian Navy B.Tech Entry Scheme:

Career Opportunity in the Indian Navy after the 12th: The Indian Navy B.tech Entry is Especially for the candidates who want to join the Indian Navy as an Engineer. All the candidates who have passed class 12th with science and have an age between 16.5 years old to 19.5 years old are eligible to apply for this entry. There is no relaxation has been given to any candidate regarding anythings. The Eligibility Criteria will be completely the same for all. To apply for this entry, It is mandatory for the candidates to have appeared for the JEE Mains Examination. The Selection of the candidate will be done in three phases.

  • Shortlisting of the candidates on the basis of the marks scored in JEE Mains Examination.
  • SSB Interview (Service Selection Board Interview)
  • Medical Test or Examination etc.

The Selection is based on the SSB Interview. The shortlisting of the candidates for the Service Selection Board Interview will be done on the basis of the marks scored in the class 12th Board as well as in the JEE mains Examination etc. On the basis of that, the Merit List will be prepared and will shortlist the top candidates for the SSB Interview and then medical Examination, etc.

After the selection through the B.tech Entry Scheme. One will be trained for 5 years at the Indian Naval Academy. After the completion of the training, you will be awarded with the B.tech (Bachelor of Technology) Degree from the Jawahar Lal Nehru University, New Delhi.

How to Join Merchant Navy After 12th

Indian Navy Sailor’s Entry After 12th:

There are three ways to join the Indian Navy after 12th. One can join the Indian Navy as a Technician, as a watch keeper, General Clerk or as a Peon etc. There are three types of Sailor’s Entry in the Indian Navy after 12th:

  • SSR (Senior Secondary Recruits)
  • AA (Artificer Apprentice)
  • MR (Matrix Recruits)

The Selection Process of these entries is both similar but the required eligibility Criteria for this are a bit different. Here are the details about the selection process and Eligibility Criteria etc.

Senior Secondary Recruits (SSR) Entry:

All the candidates who have passed class 12th with physics, chemistry, and mathematics, with at least 60% marks from any recognized Board (State Board or Central Board ), etc, and having ages between 17 years old to 20 years old are eligible to apply for this Entry. There is no relaxation has been given to any candidate regarding anythings. The Eligibility Criteria will be completely the same for all. The selection of the candidates will be done in three phases. One will have to clear:

  • Written Examination
  • Physical Efficiency Test
  • Medical Examination etc

The Written Exam is the main phase of selection, After this, all the passed candidates in the Written Exam will proceed for the Physical efficiency test and then Medical Exam. Under the Physical Efficiency Test, one will appear for some physical activities as well as some Interviews, etc.

Artificer Apprentice (AA):

All the candidates who have passed class 12th with physics, chemistry, and mathematics with at least 60% marks from any recognized Board (State Board or Central Board ), etc, and having ages between 17 years old to 20 years old are eligible to apply for this Entry. There is no relaxation has been given to any candidate regarding anythings. The Eligibility Criteria will be completely the same for all. The selection of the candidates will be done in three phases. One will have to clear:

  • Written Examination
  • Physical Efficiency Test
  • Medical Examination etc

There is no difference in the Selection Process and Eligibility Criteria of Indian Navy SSR and AA Entry. It is completely the same. Even the application form is released the same. One just has to apply for SSR/AA Entry, You would have an option to choose Navy SSR or Navy AA, etc.

Matrix Recruits:

There is no such requirement of eligibility. All the candidates who have passed class 10th from any recognized board (State Board or Central Board) and have ages between 17 years old to 20 years old are eligible to apply for this vacancy. There is no relaxation has been given to any candidate regarding anythings. The Eligibility Criteria will be completely the same for all. The selection of the candidates will be done on the basis of the:

  • Written Examination
  • PFT (Physical Fitness Test)
  • Medical Examination

The Written Examination is easy to clear. It is just a way to shortlist the better candidates. These are the Career Opportunities in the Indian Navy after the 12th. I hope you got the answer to your question. The Indian Navy has lesser vacancy as compared to the other forces. If you have an aim, prepare better for the exams.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to Join Indian Navy as an Officer after 12th?

To join the Indian Navy, Only one way is there to join the service as an Officer after the 12th. One can appear for the NDA/NA Entry to become an officer in the Indian Navy after the 12th.

How to become Engineer in the Indian Navy?

There are many vacancies released by the Indian Navy for the Engineers Entry. One can appear for Navy B.tech Entry Scheme after 12th or can appear for NDA after 12th or CDS after graduation etc.

Is it possible to join Navy after 10th?

Yes, one can apply for the MR (Matrix Recruits) Entry after 10th. Through this Entry, one can become Chef, Steward etc in the Indian Navy.


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