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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.

The Indian Navy invites applications from unmarried male citizens of India and subjects of Nepal & Bhutan to enrol as sailors for the Artificer Apprentice (AA)-August 2017 142nd batch.

Eligibility requirements

Age criteria

You must be born between 1st August 1997 to 31st July 2000 (both dates inclusive).

Academic qualification

You must have qualified in the 10+2 or equivalent exam with a score of 60% or more in aggregate with Maths and Physics and at least 1 of these subjects: Chemistry or Biology or Computer Science.

Pay and Allowances

As an Artificer Apprentice you will get pay in the basic Pay Band of Rs.5200-20200. Additionally, you will be paid Grade Pay@Rs.2000/- + MSP@Rs.2000/-+'X' Group Pay@Rs.1400/- plus DA (this being revised as per 7th CPC).


During the duration of training and later, you will be provided with reading material, uniforms, food & accommodation, etc free of cost.

As a Sailor you will be entitled to medical treatment, leave travel concessions for yourself & dependents, group housing benefits and other privileges. You can also get annual and casual leave, house rent allowances and coverage of children's education. After retirement you will get benefits of pension, gratuity and leave encashment.


Prospects of promotion are up to the rank of Master Chief Petty Officer-I (equivalent to Subedar Major) with pay scale of Rs.9300-34800 plus Grade Pay @ Rs.4800/- + MSP @ Rs.2000 + 'X' Group Pay @ Rs. 1400/- + DA. You can also avail of the opportunity to be a Commissioned Officer based on your performance & qualification through specific exams.

Selection process

Selection will be based on the order of merit on your performance in (a) a written test, (b) physical fitness test and (c) fitness in medical exams.

Written test details

The one hour question paper of the written test is of objective type and is available in Hindi and English. There are 4 sections: English, Science, Mathematics and General Knowledge. You need to pass in all the sections and in aggregate. The questions will be based on the same level as of 10+2. The syllabus for it can be checked out at the official website of the Indian Navy.

Physical fitness test details

You must qualify in the physical fitness test for selection to the course. The test consists of: (i) 1.6km run to be completed in 7 minutes, (ii) 20 squat ups, (iii) 10 push-ups.
Note: Proficiency is sports, swimming and extra-curricular activities is desirable.

Medical exam details

You must be in good mental health and be physically fit, free from any defect which would likely interfere with your duties ashore & afloat under all types of conditions. The medical standards requirements are as follows:
  • Height: minimum 157cms.

  • Weight and chest: proportionate, with minimum chest expansion of 5cms.

The visual standards requirements are as follows:
  • Without glasses: Vision of both, better eye & worse eye, should be 6/12.

  • With glasses: Vision of better eye should be 6/9 and worse eye should be 6/12.

Note: You must ensure that tartar on teeth has been removed and your ears have been cleaned for was prior to the medical exam. Also, permanent body tattoos are permitted only on the inner face of forearms.

Training schedule

The course training will begin in August 2017. This includes 9 weeks basic training at INS Chilka. Subsequently, you will get professional training in the allotted trade as per requirement of Service at any Naval Training Establishment.

On successful completion of training, the initial engagement will be for 20 years.

How to apply

  1. Submit your application online at the Indian Navy official website. You must mention CAT registration number while registering for CCS NIAM admissions 2017.
  2. through the 'Apply online Sailors Entry' link.
  3. Fill up all the requisite details and upload the required scanned documents (academic marksheets & certificates).

  4. Note: If you so wish, you can volunteer for submarine arm whilst filling the online application form.
  5. Take a print out of 2 copies of the online application form. Sign one copy and attach attested copies of matriculation certificate, 10+2 marksheet, domicile certificate, NCC certificate (if applicable). Send it with one self-address envelope of size 22x10cms with a Rs.10/- stamp affixed on envelope to:
    Post Box No.476, Gol Dak Khana
    GP, New Delhi – 110001

  6. On the envelope you should write 'Online AA Application – AUG 2017 (142) batch & 10+2 percentage_______'.

Important dates

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

  • Last date of receipt of application at the office: 16th December 2016. For candidates of North East, J&K, Andaman & Nicobar, Lakshadweep & Minicoy Island – last date is 2nd January 2017.

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