Online applications open for Indian Navy SSC Officers in Executive Branches 2019 course

Looking for career opportunities with the Indian Navy as a Short Service Commissioned Officer? This article provides complete information on the latest notification issued by the Indian Navy for Indian citizens to join in the Executive Branch Logistics and Law Clerks and Information Technology specialisation as Short Service Commissioned Officers.

Indian Navy has issued the notification for applying to the course beginning in July next year, the successful completion of which will enable eligible candidates to join in the Executive Branch Logistics and Law Clerks and Information Technology specialisation as Short Service Commissioned Officers. Those applying for the course must fulfil the conditions of Nationality as per the Government norms.

Eligibility requirements

For the Logistics and Law Executive Branch, both male and female candidates can apply. For the IT specialization Executive Branch, only male candidates can apply. There are 20 vacancies for Logistics cadre, 15 for IT and 2 for Law.

Age criteria

For Logistics and IT cadres, the candidate should be born between 2nd July 1994 and 1st January 2000 (both dates inclusive). In the case of Law cadre, the candidate should be born between 2nd July 1992 and 1st July 1997 (both dates inclusive).

Educational qualification criteria

For Logistics cadre: Any one of these is acceptable: B.E./B.Tech. in any discipline with first class; or MBA with first class; or B.Sc./B.Com./B.Sc.(IT) with first class with a PG Diploma in Finance/Logistics/Supply Chain Management/Material Management; or MCA/M.Sc.(IT) with first class; or B. Architecture with first class. The minimum acceptable percentage in the qualifying exam is 60%.

For IT cadre: Any one of these is acceptable: B.E./B.Tech. (Computer Science/Computer Engineering/IT); or M.Sc. (Computer/IT); or B.Sc. (IT); or M.Tech. (Computer Science); or BCA/MCA. The minimum acceptable percentage in the qualifying exam is 60%.

For Law cadre: Degree in Law, qualifying for enrolment as an Advocate under the 1961 Advocates' Act. The minimum acceptable percentage in the qualifying exam is 55%.

Medical Standards criteria

Male candidates should have a minimum height of 157cms and female candidates a minimum height of 152cms. For both, the weight should be proportionate with age and height.

Relaxation in height is given for candidates of certain regions, as indicated in the table below –
Indian Navy Height Relaxation Criteria
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In the case of eyesight, the minimum acceptable standards for vision is 6/60 in both eyes, correctable with glasses to 6/6in the better eye and 6/12 in the worse eye. The candidate should not be colour blind or have night blindness.

Selection process

The shortlisted candidates will be called for SSB interviews at Bangalore/Bhopal/Vishakhapatnam/Kolkata/Coimbatore. The interviews are scheduled between November 2018 and March 2019. Those who are selected by the SSB and declared medically fit will report for training. Selected candidates appointed for training will be inducted as Officers in the rank of Sub-Lieutenant. The training will begin in July 2019 at the Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala, Kerala.

After the 22 weeks of the training course, professional training will be provided at various Naval establishments, units and ships as the case may be. Officers undergoing training will be given full pay and allowances as per the existing admissible norms. Promotion opportunities to higher ranks are also available, as shown in the table below -
Indian Navy Pay Scale and Promotions
[Table source:]

How to apply

Register with a valid email ID at the Indian Navy official website and submit your application up to 5th October 2018. Before applying, ensure that you have ready for uploading the requisite documents as well as a recent passport size colour photo.

Take a print out of the submitted application form. This printout, along with the original documents, must be submitted at the time of the interview.

For any help in filling up the online application or queries, you can call the Toll Free Helpline number 1800-419-2929 from Monday to Sunday, 0800hrs. to 2000hrs. and choose option 7. A customer care representative will answer your queries.

Best of luck!

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