Indian Navy recruitment of Sailors through Artificer Apprentice (AA) course

Want to know how to apply for the Indian Navy Artificer Apprentice (AA) Sailors course? This article provides complete information about the admissions notification for its course for Artificer Apprentice (AA) Sailors for the 141 batch beginning in February 2017. You will get details about the eligibility requirements and application procedure.

The Indian Navy has issued the admissions-cum-recruitment notification for its course for Artificer Apprentice (AA) Sailors for the 141 batch beginning in February 2017. Eligible unmarried male candidates can register online by 19th June 2016 and submit their applications in physical format by 27th June 2016.

Eligibility requirements


You must be an Indian citizen or subject of Nepal and Bhutan.


You must be born between 1st February 1997 to 31st January 2000, both days inclusive.

Educational qualifications

You should have passed the 10+2 equivalent exam with 60% or more marks in aggregate with Maths and Physics and at least one of the following subjects: (i) Chemistry; (ii) Biology; (iii) Computer Science.

Pay and perks

  1. As an Artificer Apprentice you will get basic pay in the range of Rs.5200-20200. The Grade Pay is at Rs.2000 + MSP Rs.2000 + 'X' Goup Pay of Rs.1400 + D.A.

  2. Exceptional sailors are eligible for promotion up to the rank of Master Chief Petty Officer-I, which is equivalent to Subedar Major. At this position, the pay scale is Rs.9300-34800 + Grade Pay at Rs.4800 + MSP Rs.2000 + 'X' Group Pay at Rs.1400 + D.A. Those who perform well and qualify in the prescribed exams can also get promoted to the position of Commissioned Officers.

  3. During your training & thereafter, you will be provided with free uniforms, reading material, books, food, accommodation, etc.

  4. You are entitled to receive medical treatment, leave travel concessions for yourself & dependents, group housing benefits, house rent allowances, children's education allowances, etc. Pension, gratuity and leave encashment is provided as post-retirement benefits.

Selection process

Recruitment will be done on the basis of the order of merit as per your performance in the written test, physical fitness test and medical exam.

Written Test

The written test is of 1 hour duration. It will be in Hindi and English with objective type questions, comprising of 4 sections: English, Science, Mathematics and General Knowledge. You need to pass in all the sections as well as in aggregate. The standard will be as per the 10+2 level. You can refer to the syllabus at the official website:

Physical fitness test

You must qualify in the physical fitness test in order to be eligible for selection. The test will include: (i) 1.6km run to be completed in 7 minutes; (ii) 20 squat ups; (iii) 10 push-ups.
Note: It is desirable to be proficient in sports, swimming and extra-curricular activities.

Medical exam

A medical exam will be conducted by authorised military doctors and you will need to meet the medical standards as prescribed in current regulations which are applicable for sailors on entry. The basic standards are:
  1. 157cms minimum height, with proportionate weight and chest. Minimum chest expansion should be 5cms.

  2. You must be in good physical & mental health with ability to perform your duties efficiently both ashore and afloat.

  3. Visual standards: 6/12 for both better eye & worse eye without glasses; 6/9 for better eye with glasses and 6/12 for better eye with glasses.

  4. Tattoos: A permanent body tattoo is permitted only on the inner face of the forearm and on the reverse side of palm/back side of the hand. Any candidate with permanent body tattoos on any other part of the body will be barred from recruitment.

Important notes:
  • The initial medical exam will only be considered as a provisional fitness, with a final medical exam being mandatory to be undergone at INS Chilka. If you are found to be medically unfit as per this final medical exam, then you will not be enrolled for training.

  • Prior to the medical exam, ensure that your ears are cleaned for wax and your teeth are cleaned of tartar.

  • If at any time you have been declared as permanently medically unfit by any Armed Forces Hospital in a previous recruitment for the same entry in the Indian Navy, then you should not apply for this course.


On selection, you will begin your training in February 2017. This includes 9 weeks training at INS Chilka and subsequent training on a professional basis in the allotted trade at various Naval training establishments. The branch/trade will be allocated as per the service requirement. You may be discharged at any time during training, though, due to unsatisfactory performance.
Initial engagement in the Indian Navy is for 20 years and will be subject to successful completion of training.

How to apply

  1. Fill in the online application at via the link 'Apply online Sailors Entry'. Before applying, keep ready your matric certificate and your 10+2 mark sheet. Make sure you give a current valid email ID.

  2. Take 2 print outs of the application. Send one copy duly signed through ordinary post only to: Post Box 476, GOL DAK KHANA, GP, New Delhi-110001. Applications received through speed post or registered post or courier will be rejected. The application which is sent should have along with it attested copies of matriculation certificate, 10+2 mark sheet, domicile certificate, NCC certificate (if held) and one self-addressed envelope of size 22x10cms with Rs.10/- stamp affixed on the envelope. Write on the envelope 'Online AA Application-141 batch & 10+2 percentage___".

After application

If you are a short-listed candidate, then you will need to download the call up letter-cum-admit card from the official website, this being available tentatively at the end of August 2016. You can be allotted any center.

At the time of the written exam, you must produce all the requisite original certificates, mark sheets, NCC certificate (if you have one). Details provided in your online application must match the details of these documents, otherwise your candidature will be cancelled.

If you are on the selected listed candidates for the reporting to INS Chilka for final medicals and enrolment, then you must at that time produce self-attested certificates which were submitted at the time of application, along with the original certficates. You will also be forwarded a Police Verification form along with the call letter for the final medical exam. This form will need to be submitted to INS Chilka for getting your antecedents verified from the concerned district police authorities. The format for the police verification form is available at the official website.

You can also volunteer for working in highly technical submarine arm of the Indian Navy while filling up the online application form.

Important dates

  • Last date for registration of online application: 19th June 2016

  • Last date of physical receipt of application at office: 27th June 2016

  • Last date of physical receipt of application at office for candidates of North East, J&K, Andaman & Nicobar, Lakshadeep & Minicoy Island: 4th July 2016

Contact information

For any queries/difficulties faced potential candidates can contact IHQ MoD (Navy) on Ph: 011-23793067.

Article by Vandana
Vandana is based in India with over 15 years experience as a freelance writer. Writing, no doubt, is her primary passion! Having learned the art of blogging from ISC, Vandana is enjoying the thrills of blogging, taking pleasure in sharing information & getting good pageviews at her various blogs.

Follow Vandana or read 1372 articles authored by Vandana

Related Articles

Indian Navy SSC Officers online applications for Executive branch Sports entry June 2017

Looking for career opportunities for engineers in the Indian Navy? Want to join the Indian Navy as a Short Service Commissioned Officer through sports entry? This article provides information on how to apply to become a Short Service Commissioned Officer in the Indian Navy for the executive branch through sports entry. The next batch will begin in June 2017.

Indian Navy online application for Sailor Artificer Apprentice 2017 training course admission

Want to take up a short term training course through which you can start your career with the Indian Navy? Want to know how to become a sailor in the Indian Navy? This article opens a window of opportunity for you to launch your career with Indian Navy by enrolling for its Sailor Artificer Apprentice training course which will begin in August 2017. Details of eligibility requirements, requisite medical standards and the online admission process has been provided.

How to join Indian Navy through 10+2 (B.Tech.) Cadet Entry Scheme 2020 course

Want to do a B.Tech. course and not getting admission to a reputed college? You could opt for pursuing a B.Tech. course with the Indian Navy and get the opportunity to serve your country. The Indian Navy is accepting applications online up to 17th June from unmarried male Indian nationals to the 10+2 (B.Tech.) Cadet Entry Scheme. The course will begin next year. Details of the eligibility requirements, benefits and application procedure have been provided in this article.

Indian Navy June 2017 UES course online admissions for engineering students

Want to join the Indian Navy in the executive or technical branch? This article provides complete information on the notification issued by the India Navy for final year engineering students to submit applications under the University Entry Scheme (UES) scheme to join as Commissioned Officers. The course will begin in June 2017.

More articles: Indian Navy Admissions Indian Navy Jobs Indian Navy AI India Recruitment


No responses found. Be the first to comment...

  • Do not include your name, "with regards" etc in the comment. Write detailed comment, relevant to the topic.
  • No HTML formatting and links to other web sites are allowed.
  • This is a strictly moderated site. Absolutely no spam allowed.
  • Name: