Indian Navy Pilot/Observer, Education SSC & Logistics PC Officers recruitment training course 2020


Looking for career opportunities as a Pilot or Observer? Searching for job opportunities for women in the Indian Navy? This article provides information on the Indian Navy course for Short Service Commission (SSC) and Permanent Commission (PC) for the training course beginning in January 2020. Details of the eligibility criteria and registration process to apply and appear for the entrance test are provided in this article.

Indian Navy invites applications from unmarried Indian male and female citizens for Short Service Commission (SSC) in the Executive branch as Pilot/Observer entry and Education branch and also from unmarried male citizens for Permanent Commission (PC) in the Executive branch (Logistics cadre) for the course which will begin in January 2020 at the Indian Naval Academy in Ezhimala, Kerala. Registrations are open from 16th March 2019 up to 5th April 2019.

Indian Navy 2020 recruitment advt
[Image source: print advt. photo taken by the author]

Eligibility requirements

There are 6 posts for Observer entry, 3 for Pilot Maritime Reconnaissance (MR), 5 for Pilot other than MR, 24 for Education branch and 15 for Logistics cadre. Both male and female candidates can apply for Observer positions, Pilot (MR) and Education branch.



Age criteria

  1. For Observer: You should be born between 2nd January 1996 and 1st January 2001, both dates inclusive.

  2. For Pilot (MR): You should be born between 2nd January 1996 and 1st January 2001, both dates inclusive.

  3. For Pilot (other than MR): You should be born between 2nd January 1996 and 1st January 2001, both dates inclusive..

  4. For Logistics cadre: You should be born between 2nd January 1995 and 1st July 2000, both dates inclusive.

  5. For Education branch: You should be born between 2nd January 1995 and 1st January 1999, both dates inclusive..

Note: If you are a Commercial Pilot Licence holder (CPL-holder) with a valid and current CPL issued by DGCA (India) and born between 2nd January 1995 and 1st January 2001 (both dates inclusive), then you can apply for Pilot stream as per the rules.

Want to take up a Pilot training course? You can avail of an SBI education loan for pilot training.

Education qualification

  1. For Observer: You should have a B.E./B.Tech. Degree in any discipline with min. 55%, with Physics and Maths in the 12th Standard.

  2. For Pilot (MR): You should have a B.E./B.Tech. Degree in any discipline with min. 60%, with Physics and Maths in the 12th Standard.

  3. For Pilot (other than MR): You should have a B.E./B.Tech. Degree in any discipline with min. 60%, with Physics and Maths in the 12th Standard.

  4. For Logistics cadre: You should have a (i) B.E./B.Tech. Degree in any discipline with First Class or (ii) MBA with First Class or (iii) B.Sc./B.Com./B.Sc. (IT) with First Class and a PG Diploma in Finance/Logistics/Supply Chain Management/Material Management or (iv) MCA/M.Sc. (IT) with First Class. [in the case of all with min. 60%].

  5. For Education branch: The break-up of the number of vacancies as per qualification (with with min. 60% for all) is as follows-
    • M.Sc. Physics/Applied Physics/Nuclear Physics (with Maths in B.Sc.): 3.

    • M.Sc. Maths/Operation Research (with Physics in B.Sc.): 6.

    • M.Sc. Chemistry (with Physics in B.Sc.): 2.

    • M.A. English: 2.

    • M.A. History: 2.

    • B.E./B.Tech. (Mechanical): 3.

    • B.E./B.Tech. Computer Science/Information Technology/Computer Technology/Information Systems/Computer Engineering: 3.

    • B.E./B.Tech. Electronics and Communications/Electrical & Electronics/Electronics & Instrumentation/Electronics & Telecommunication/Electrical Engineering.

How to apply

You must register and fill in the online application from 16th March 2019 to 5th April 2019 at: Indian Navy official website.

Note that identity proof is mandatory for the online registration and you must read the instructions provided at the website before submitting your e-Application form. Scan and keep ready all the relevant documents (the list of documents will be given in the official notification) along with a recent passport size and ensure all are clear as unclear documents/photo may result in a rejection of your application.

Once you have submitted the e-Application, take a print out of the online application form as you will need it later along with all the original certificates/documents when appearing for the SSB interview.



Contact information

For any help with the online registration and application, you can call on Toll-Free number 1800-419-2929 and press Option 7 to speak to a customer care representative from Monday to Sunday, between 0800hrs. to 2000hrs.

Best of luck to get selected for the opportunity to join the Indian Navy!

[Note to applicants: The information in this article has been sourced from a print advt. in The Hindustan Times, Mumbai edition, 10th March 2019, page 9. Please refer to the official notification at the Indian Navy portal for details].


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