2020 Indian Navy University Entry Scheme course for engineering students online applications

Studying in your final year of a B.E. or B.Tech. course and looking for job opportunities for engineering students? This article provides complete information on the Indian Navy's recruitment drive to induct 2019 final year engineering students as Short Service Commission (SSC) Officers in Executive (IT) and Technical Branches under the University Entry Scheme (UES). Details of the eligibility criteria, registration & application procedure, selection process, and training program have been provided.

Final year engineering students who are Indian nationals can apply to join the Indian Navy as Short Service Commission (SSC) Officers in Executive (IT) and Technical Branches under the University Entry Scheme (UES). The course will start in June next year. Only unmarried male candidates can apply for this course. You are permitted to apply for more than one branch/cadre/specialization if you are eligible for them, in which case you must mention your preference in order of priority in the application form. In case your application is not shortlisted for the first preference, then you may be considered for another based on availability. Those candidates who have already completed the B.E./B.Tech. Degree courses are ineligible to apply for UES.

Indian Navy UES course 2020 advertisement
[Image source: Hindustan Times advt. 16th June 2019]

Eligibility requirements

Age criteria: You must be born between 2nd July 1996 to 1st July 1999, both dates inclusive.

Educational 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% overall aggregate marks till the pre-final year. That is, this is applicable till the fifth semester if you are in a B.E./B.Tech. course and the seventh semester if you are in a five-year integrated degree course. If you have any pending backlog in any semester, then you will not be permitted to appear in the SSB interview.
Note that if you have a B.E./B.Tech. degree in Avionics/Aeronautical/Aerospace, then you will be eligible only for the Air Technical branch.

The acceptable streams as per the branch/cadre are as follows -
For IT: (i) Information Technology; (ii) Computer Science Engineering; and (iii) Computer Engineering.

For Technical Engineering Branch: (i) Mechanical; (ii) Marine; (iii) Instrumentation; (iv) Production; (v) Aeronautical; (vi) Industrial Engineering & Management; (vii) Control Engineering; (viii) Aero Space: (ix) Automobiles; (x) Metallurgy; (xi) Mechatronics; (xii) Instrumentation & control.

For Technical Electrical Branch: (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) Avionics; (x) Instrumentation and Control.

Note: Selected candidates for the Technical Engineering and Electrical branches may be allotted Air Technical Specialisation and appointed as Air Technical Officers.

Medical standards: The height should be 157cms. for all branches/cadre (you can check the official notification for relaxation of height for candidates from certain regions) with co-related weight as per the height and age.

In case of eyesight it should 6/24, 6/24 for Electrical / Engineering branch and 6/6 correctable with glasses for both eyes; 6/60, 6/60 for IT branch and 6/6 correctable with glasses for both eyes.

Note: A permanent body tattoo is allowed only on the inner face of the forearms i.e. from the inside of the elbow to the wrist and on the reverse side of the palm/back (dorsal) side of the hand. Concessions may be given for candidates from tribal communities and regions as declared by the Govt.


Once selected, you will be appointed in the rank of Sub-Lieutenant and you will get a stipend equal to Half Basic Pay of the Rank, for the period from the date of appointment to the date of reporting at the Naval Academy. 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 (Information Technology) cadre, the NOC will be for four weeks. The officers will be on probation for two years. Officers will serve for 10 years. This may be extended by four years in two terms (two years + two years), depending on available vacancies, service requirements, eligibility, etc.

Pay scale

You are entitled to promotions on a time scale basis, this being determined by the successful completion of mandatory courses, sea time and requisite medical conditions. Refer to the table below -

Indian Navy Pay Scale Table
[Table source: www.joinindiannavy.gov.in.]

Other privileges: As an Indian Navy Officer, you will receive free medical facilities for yourself and for dependents; canteen facilities, Mess/Club/Sports facilities, furnished Government accommodation, car/home loan at a subsidized rate, insurance cover, etc.

How to apply

Before applying for UES, you must check if you are eligible to do so. Then register with a valid Email address and mobile phone number and submit your application at the official Indian Navy recruitment website.

Ensure that you have kept all the required documents scanned and ready for uploading prior to filling up the online application form. These are -
(i) Proof of date of birth (10th & 12th certificate).
(ii) 10th mark sheet.
(iii) 12th mark sheet.
(iv) Mark sheets till 5th regular B.E./B.Tech. and 7th semester of Integrated Course (as the case may be).
(v) A recent passport size colour photograph.

After you have submitted the e-application, which will have a system-generated application number, take two print outs of it. Obtain the signature of the Principal/Dean/HoD on the declaration given at the end of each print out of the application. One copy will be required to be brought for the campus Interview. Another copy of the application is required along with all the original documents/certificates (which you uploaded) while appearing for the SSB.

Selection Procedure

Those who are eligible under the UES scheme will have to appear for a Naval Campus Selection procedure. If qualifying through the campus interview, you will be shortlisted for SSB interview and the final selection of branch/cadre will be decided by IHQ-MoD (Navy). The SSB interview will take place at Bangalore/Bhopal/Coimbatore/Visakhapatnam/Kolkata between December 2019 to April 2020.

The SSB interview is for five days, in two stages. The first stage is for one day and includes these tests: 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. If you are successful in the SSB interview, you will then undergo a Special Medical Exam, which will cover five days, at the nearest Military Hospital.

Important Dates

  • Online registration and application: 19th June 2019 to 27th June 20189.

  • SSB Interview: between December 2019 to April 2020

  • Training commences: tentatively in June 2020

Website of the Indian Navy: https://www.joinindiannavy.gov.in/.

[Note: Candidates should check the official website of the Indian Navy to confirm the details of eligibility and check for updates].

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