Indian Navy University Entry Scheme course admissions 2019 for engineering students

Are you in the final year of an engineering degree course & thinking of a career ahead? You can opt to join the Indian Navy in the executive or technical branch. This article provides complete information on the 2019 India Navy's University Entry Scheme (UES) scheme for final year engineering students who can join as Permanent Commission Officers.

The Indian Navy invites eligible unmarried final year engineering students who are Indian nationals to join as Permanent Commission (PC) Officers under the University Entry Scheme (UES). The course will start in June 2019. The application can be made for grant of PC in Executive (GS) as well as for Short Service Commission (SSC) in the 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. You should submit only one application. In case you are eligible for more than one branch/cadres/specialization, then you should mention your preference in order of priority in the application form and you will be shortlisted for the SSB on your first preference. If not shortlisted for your first preference, then you will be considered for another branch/cadre/specialization as per the availability. Further, those having a B.E./B.Tech. degree in Avionics will be eligible only for the Air Technical branch.

Indian Navy UES course 2019 advertisement
[Source: Hindustan Times advt. (Mumbai edition) dt. 30 June 2018, page 7]

Eligibility criteria


You must be born between 2nd July 1995 to 1st July 1998.

General academic qualification

You should be studying in the final year of a regular B.E./B.Tech. course or an integrated degree course in an AICTE-recognised university with one of the educational qualifications in the disciplines mentioned below, with a minimum score of 60% aggregate marks till the pre-final year (that is, till the 5th semester of the B.E./B.Tech. and 7th Semester of the 5-year integrated degree course, as the case may be). Anyone who is having a pending backlog will not be allowed to appear in the SSB interview.

Educational Disciplines qualification for Executive Branch

  1. General Service (X): This branch is open only for male candidates only & for PC/SSC. Disciplines: Any stream of B.E./B.Tech.

  2. IT: This branch is open only for male candidates only & only for SSC. Disciplines: (i) Information Technology; (ii) Computer Science Engineering; (iii) Computer Engineering.

Educational Disciplines qualification for Technical Branch

  1. Engineering Branch: This branch is open for male candidates only & only for SSC. Disciplines: (i) Mechanical; (ii) Marine; (iii) Automobiles; (iv) Mechatronics; (v) Instrumentation; (vi) Production; (vii) Metallurgy; (viii) Aeronautical; (ix) Aero Space; (x) Industrial Engineering & Management; (xi) Control Engineering; (xii) Instrumentation & control.

  2. Electrical Branch: This branch is open for male candidates only & only for SSC. Disciplines: (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): This branch is open for both male and female candidates & for SSC only. Disciplines: (i) Mechanical; (ii) Civil; (iii) Aeronautical; (iv) Aero Space; (v) Metallurgy; (vi) Naval Architecture; (vii) Ocean Engineering; (viii) Marine Engineering; (ix) Ship Technology: (x) Ship Building: (xii) Ship Design.

Medical standards

Medical standards include those for height and eyesight. These standards are the same for both PC and SSC candidates, namely -
  1. Height: 157cms. For all branches/cadre (refer to official notification for relaxation of height for candidates from certain regions).

  2. Weight: Co-related weight as per height and age.

  3. Eyesight: (i) 6/12, 6/12 for Executive (General Service) and correctable with glasses 6/6 for both eyes; (ii) 6/24, 6/24 for Electrical / Engineering branch and correctable with glasses 6/6 for both eyes; (iii) 6/60, 6/60 for IT branch and correctable with glasses 6/6 for both eyes; (iv) 6/60, 6/60 for Naval Architecture and correctable with glasses 6/6, 6/12.

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Once selected, you will be appointed in the rank of Sub-Lieutenant. You will undergo the Naval Orientation Course (NOC) of 22 weeks at INA Ezhimala. Subsequently, you will undergo professional training on Naval Ships and Training Establishments. For those selected to the Executive (General Service) cadre, the NOC will be of 44 weeks. The officers will be on probation for two years.

Special benefits & privileges

  • Good Pay Scale as per the Defence Matrix and Military Service Pay (MSP).

  • Promotions on a time scale basis, from Sub-Lieutenant to Commander, this being subject to completion of mandatory courses, sea time and medical conditions.

  • All Officers will get free medical facilities for self & dependents; canteen facilities, Mess/Club/Sports facilities, furnished Government accommodation, car/home loan at a subsidised rate, insurance cover, etc.

How to apply

  1. Check complete details of eligibility requirements, including medical standards, at the official website. Register and apply at the Indian Navy site

  2. Submit application in online mode only from 30th June 2018 to 30th July 2018.

  3. Ensure that you have all the requisite documents read when filling up the online application (e-application) form along with a scanned recent photo. Obtain the signature of the Principal/Dean/HoD on the declaration given at the end of the application.

  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 two printouts of the application form having the system-generated Application Number. One copy of this form will need to be submitted to the Campus Selection Interview. Another copy is required for the SSB along with proof of date of birth (10th and 12th certificate), copies of Class 10 mark sheet, Class 12 mark sheets and mark sheets till the 5th / 7th semester as applicable.

Selection Procedure

  1. If you are eligible for the entry under the UES scheme, then you will have to appear for a Naval Campus Selection procedure. If qualifying through the campus interview, you will be shortlisted for SSB interview on the basis of your preference for the entry, subject to meeting the eligibility criteria 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/Kolkata between December 2018 to April 2019. The SSB interview (5 days duration) consists of 2 stages of tests. The first stage of one day includes: Officer Intelligence Rating (OIR) Test, Picture Perception and Discussion test (PPDT). The second stage of four days 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.

Important Dates

  • Online Application Registration: 30th June 2016 to 30th July 2018

  • SSB Interview: between December 2018 to April 2019

  • Training commences: tentatively in June 2019

Website of the Indian Navy:

[Note: The details provided in this article has been sourced from an advertisement in the Hindustan Times (Mumbai edition) dt. 30 June 2018, page 7. Applicants should check the official website of the Indian Navy to confirm the details & check for updates]

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