Join the Indian Naval Band as a musician through Matric Recruit (MR) Musicians admissions

Love music and want to know how to be a member of the Indian Navy band? This article provides complete information on the online registration process to join the 02/2019 batch for Matric Recruit (MR) Musicians. Details of the type of instruments which you can play and other eligibility criteria have been provided as well.

The Indian Navy has issued a recruitment notification to give opportunities to those who love music to be part of the renowned Indian Naval Band. Accordingly, the Indian Navy invites applications from interested applicants for the 02/2019 batch for Matric Recruit (MR) Musicians. Candidates who are selected to be inducted as Musician Officers get the opportunity to represent India at various important national and international ceremonial events and music concerts.

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[Image courtesy: DNA print advt.]

Eligibility requirements

Only unmarried male candidates can apply. You should have passed at least the Matric exam. Your date of birth should be between 1st October 1994 and 30th September 2002 (both days inclusive).

Types of instruments

You need to have proficiency and play with expertise on one or more of these instruments –
  1. Keyboard instruments.

  2. String instruments.

  3. Wind instruments.

  4. Any other instrument of Indian origin or of foreign origin.

Not eligible is expertise on the following types of instruments –
  1. Indefinite pitch instruments such as a Jazz drums' set, bass drum, snare drums, side drums, cymbals.

  2. Non-Chromatic instruments such as a Bugle.

  3. Monotone instruments which produce only one note or drone.

Experience criteria

You need to have the requisite musical experience certificate as mentioned below.
  1. For the performance of Hindustani or Carnatic Classical music on a Wind instrument, you will need a musical experience certificate from a reputed musical Institute or organization.

  2. For the performance of Western notation or Western music on a Wind instrument, you must have a certificate of minimum Initial Grade from International Boards such as the Trinity College of Music, London or the Royal School of Music, London.

  3. For the performance of instruments other than those mentioned above, you will be required to submit certificates of participation/awards at various events.


Like others who get inducted into the Indian Navy, you will be initially inducted as an Officer in the rank of Sub Lieutenant. You will be required to undergo a Naval Orientation Course at the Indian Naval Academy in Ezhimala, Kerala. Subsequently, you will be required to take up professional training at various Naval Training Establishments/Units/Ships.

How to apply

Those who are applying for the first time for a career in the Indian Navy need to register at the official Indian Navy website. Already registered candidates simply need to log in.

Next, go to the tab of Careers and Jobs. Click on 'Become A Sailor' and then on 'Musicians'. On the main home page as well, you can click on 'Executive' and then on 'Musician'. You can then check out the details and proceed to apply online.

Last date to submit applications: 19th May 2019.

For any queries and further information, you can use the 'Contact Us' page at the official website.

All the best to launch your career as a Musician Officer with the Indian Navy!

[Reference: DNA paper, Mumbai edition, 5th May 2019, page 8.]

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Author: Umesh14 May 2019 Member Level: Platinum   Points : 2

I think for the people having interest and proficiency in the field of music, this is a great opportunity and those who fall in the eligible age bracket must take advantage of applying for this great career.

There are opportunities for the musicians in theater, drama and film industry but the competition is much and initial earnings will be low. It takes a long time to establish oneself as a successful musicians in these fields. In such a scenario a job opportunity in Indian Naval Band is something to aspire for.

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