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.

The Indian Navy invites eligible unmarried final year engineering students to join as Commissioned Officers under the University Entry Scheme (UES). The course begins in June 2017. The applications are for grant of Permanent Commission (PC) in Executive (GS) and Short Service Commission (SSC) in Executive and Technical Branches of the Indian Navy. Note that if you have already completed your B.E./B.Tech. degree course, then you cannot apply for this scheme.

Eligibility requirements

Educational qualifications

You should be studying in the final year (i.e. the 4th or 5th year) in an AICTE-recognised university with one of the disciplines mentioned below, with a minimum score of 60% aggregate marks till the 6th semester.

Educational qualifications for Executive Branch

  1. General Service (X) (for male candidates only & for PC/SSC): (i) Mechanical; (ii) Marine; (iii) Aeronautical; (iv) Production Engineering; (v) Computer Science Engineering; (vi) Information Technology; (vii) Control Engineering; (viii) Electrical; (ix) Electronics; (x) Telecommunication

  2. Pilot (for male & female candidates and for SSC): Any stream of B.E./B.Tech. (Physics & Maths at 10+2 level). Note that those who have failed in the Pilot Battery Aptitude Test (PABT) earlier are not eligible for Pilot entry.

  3. Observer (for male & female candidates & for SSC): Any stream of B.E./B.Tech. (Physics & Maths at 10+2 level)

  4. IT (for male candidates only & for SSC): (i) Information Technology; (ii) Computer Science Engineering; (iii) Computer Engineering

Educational qualifications for Technical Branch

  1. Engineering Branch (for male candidates only & for SSC): (i) Mechanical; (ii) Marine; (iii) Automobile; (iv) Mechtronics; (v) Instrumentation; (vi) Production Engineering; (vii) Metallurgy; (viii) Aeronautical; (ix) Aerospace; (x) Industrial Engineering & Management; (xi) Control Engineering

  2. Electrical Branch (for male candidates only & for SSC): (i)Electrical; (ii) Electronics; (iii) Tele Communications; (iv) Electronics and Instrumentation; (v) Electronics and Communication; (vi) Power Engineering; (vii) Control System Engineering; (viii) Power Electronics; (ix) Instrumentation and Control; (x) Avionics

  3. Naval Architecture (NA) () (for male and female candidates & for SSC): (i) Mechanical; (ii) Civil; (iii) Aeronautical; (iv) Aero Space; (v) Metallurgy; (vi) Naval Architecture

Educational Qualifications for Submarine/Technical Branch

  1. Engineering Branch (for male candidates only & for SSC): (i) Mechanical; (ii) Marine; (iii) Automobile; (iv) Mechtronics; (v) Instrumentation; (vi) Production; (vii) Metallurgy; (viii) Industrial Engineering & Management

  2. Electrical Branch (for male candidates only & for SSC): (i)Electrical; (ii) Electronics; (iii) Control; (iv) Tele Communications; (v) Instrumentation; (vi) Power Engineering; (vii) Electronics & Communication; (viii) Instrumentation and Control

Important notes
  • If you have not studied Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics at Intermediate (10+2) level, you are not eligible for UES entry.

  • If you have B.E./B.Tech. degree in Avionics, you will be eligible only for the Air Technical branch.

  • If you are applying for entry through Technical Branch, Engineering and Electrical branches, then you can also be allotted Air Technical Specialisation & will be appointed as an Air Technical Officer by the IHQ MoD (Navy).

  • If you have a backlog in any semester at the time of the SSB interview, you will not be allowed to attend the SSB.

Age criteria

Your age should be 21 to 24 years as on 1st July, 2017 (i.e. born between 2nd July, 1993 to 1st July 1998, both dates inclusive).

Medical standards

Medical standards include those for height and eye sight. These standards are the same for both PC and SSC candidates. Candidates should check the official website for the medical standards as it differs for the various branches / cadre as also for male and female candidates. Candidates should also check the rules about Tattoos.


Once selected, you will be appointed in the rank of Sub-Lieutenant on the date decided by the IHQ MoD (Navy). You will be on a probation period of 2 years or till completion of your initial training (whichever is later). During this time, you could be discharged for unsatisfactory performance. The terms of SSC is for a period of 12 years, extendable further to 14 years, subject to service requirements & performance/your willingness. Note that those who are selected for Pilot/Observer/Tech (Submarine) under SSC scheme will not be given extension beyond 14 years.

Benefits & privileges

  • Good Pay Scale with Grade Pay and Military Service Pay (MSP)

  • Promotions available on time scale basis, from Sub-Lieutenant to Commander.

  • All Officers get allowances for uniform, house rent and transport. There are additional allowances as applicable.

  • Free medical facilities for self & dependents

  • Canteen facilities

  • Entitled ration

  • Mess/Club/Sports facilities

  • Furnished Government accommodation

  • Car/Housing loan at subsidised rate

  • Insurance cover

How to apply

  1. Check complete details of eligibility requirements, including medical standards, at the official website. Go to 'Apply Online Officer entry' on the home page of the Indian Navy site

  2. Submit application in online mode only from 25th June 2016 to 7th August 2016.

  3. Ensure that you have all the requisite documents read when filling up the online application (e-application) form.

  4. Email address & mobile phone number are mandatory

  5. Ensure that you double check all the details before you click on the Submit button, because you will not able to make any corrections after the details have been saved.

  6. Once you submit the form, the system will generate an Application Number. In case this number is not generated, it means that your application has been rejected by the system.

  7. Take a printout of the application form having the system-generated Application Number. The copy of this form will need to be submitted to the Campus Selection Team of the Indian Navy at the time of the campus interview, along with copies of Class X, 10+2 and mark sheets till the 5th semester of B.Tech.

  8. You need to obtain the signature of the Principal/Dean/HoD of the college/university on the declaration given at the end of the application.

  9. You must submit only one application even if you may be eligible for more than one branch/cadre. You can mention priority in para 2 of the application format. Duplicate application by a candidate will be cancelled.

Selection Procedure

  1. If you are eligible for the entry under the UES scheme, you will have to appear for a Naval Campus Selection Team for an interview. If qualifying for the campus interview, you will be shortlisted for SSB interview on the basis of your preference for the entry, subject to meeting the eligibility criterian of that entry. Final selection of branch/cadre will be decided by IHQ-MoD (Navy).

  2. If you are shortlisted during the campus interview, you will be called for SSB interview at Bangalore/Bhopal/Coimbatore/Visakhapatnam between December 2016 to April 2017. The SSB interview (5 days duration) consists of 2 stages of tests. First stage includes: Officer Intelligence Rating (OIR) Test, Picture Perception and Discussion test (PPDT). Second stage includes: Psychological testing, Group Task, Group Discussion, Personal Interview.

  3. If you are successful in the SSB interview, you will then undergo a Special Medical Exam (5 days duration) at the nearest Military Hospital. There will be specific tests too for those seeking Pilot & Observer entry.


Successful candidates will commence training in June 2017 (tentative schedule) at the Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala. There will be a 22-week Naval Orientation course, followed by professional training in Naval ships and Training establishments. In the case of Executive (General Service) entry, the course duration at NOC at INA would be of more weeks' duration.

Important Dates

  • Online Application Registration: 25th June 2016 to 7th August 2016

  • SSB Interview: between December 2016 to April 2017

  • Training commences: tentatively in June 2017

Contact Information

Indian Navy
Postal mail contact: JDMPR (OI & R)
Room No 205, C Wing
Sena Bhawan, New Delhi -110011
Phone contact: 011-23010151
Email contact: For General entry: // For University Entry Scheme:

[Note: The information provided in this article has been sourced from an advertisement in the Hindustan Times (Mumbai edition) dt. 25th June 2016, page 19. Readers are advised to check the official website of the Indian Navy to confirm the details & check for updates]

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