Indian Navy Direct Entry
The Indian Navy possesses highly sophisticated ships, submarines and aircraft,
which are operated by sailors, who are given training at various intervals
during their service.Indian Navy Sailors (Direct Entry) MER Examination is held
twice a year.
Marital Status: Unmarried Indian Male citizens are eligible
Nationality: Indian. Gorkha subjects of Nepal are also eligible for
Age: 17-20 years.
Educational Qualifications: Matriculation or
equivalent with 55 per cent or above marks with Science and Maths. OR 10 + 2 or
equivalent examination with 50% aggregate marks in Maths and Physics. Preference
given to candidates with working knowledge of computers.
(i) Height: 157 cms (minimum) for 18 years of age
(ii) Weight: Proportionate to height (plus and minus 10% acceptable)
(iii) Chest: Well developed and proportioned with minimum expansion range of
(iv) Without glasses better eye 6/6 and
worse eye 6/9. Colour Perception: CP II;
(v) Good mental and physical health free from any disease/disability.
The Recruitment will be done directly by the Navy. Eligible short listed
candidates will be sent call-up letters, giving date, time and place for
Written Test and Physical
Physical Fitness Test: Qualifying in this Test is mandatory for
enrolment. The standard of Physical Fitness Test is (i) One Mile (1.6 km) run to
be completed in 7 minutes. (ii) 20 sit ups. (iii) 10 push ups.
Written Test: The Written Test will have four sections:
Section I: English
Section II. Science
Section III. Maths
Section IV. GK.
The question paper will be bilingual and objective type and
of 1 hour duration. The results will be announced on the same day.
Those who qualify will undergo Physical Fitness Test and
Medical Examination. Those who are declared medically fit would be considered
fully qualified and those who are declared temporary unfit will be required to
appear for Review Medical on the stipulated date.
Performance in Written Examination, Computer Knowledge,
Sports and NCC will be taken into consideration for the final selection. After
enrolment candidates will be sent on Railway Warrant to Chilika (Orissa) for
initial training of 24 weeks.
For Sportsmen: Outstanding sportsmen who have participated at
National/State Level will have to qualify in the Sports trials in addition to
written exam, PFT and Medical.
Training: 24 weeks Basic Training at INS Chilka
followed by 24 weeks professional training in the allotted trade in Naval
Establishments all over the country. Branch/Trade will be allocated as per
requirement of service.
This exam is held in the month of June and December.
The application form may be used or the format may be typed
on plain paper. Candidates applying for more than one entry are to submit
separate applications. However, only one application form is to be filled for a
particular entry. The choice should be as per their specialization in three year
Test Centers of
Directorate of Manpower Planning and Recruitment (DMPR),
Integrated Headquarters Of Ministry of Defence (Navy)
Sena Bhawan, New Delhi-110011