Indian Navy SSR and AA (Artificer Apprentice)

About Indian Navy SSR and AA Exam

  • Job Profile
  • Salary Info
  • Exam Pattern
  • Syllabus
  • Eligibility
  • Exam Dates
  • Vacancies
  • How to apply

Indian Navy SSR & AA Job Profile

Indian Navy AA

The full form of AA is “Artificer Apprentice“.

Once you are recruited as an Indian Navy AA, you will have an initial training period of 9 weeks, followed by a professional training period for a duration as decided by the Navy. After your training, you will be posted as an Artificer Apprentice.

As an Artificer, you will be responsible in dealing with some of the technical operational challenges along with the maintenance of some of the most complex and sophisticated naval equipment.

The job specification of an artificer (as per specialization) includes working on steam-powered machinery, diesel and gas turbines, guided missiles, and other automatically controlled weapons, sensors avionic equipment, computers, and highly advanced radio and electrical power systems.

Indian Navy SSR

The Full form of SSR is “Senior Secondary Recruits“.

Candidates selected as a Indian Navy SSR will undergo 22 weeks Basic Training at INS Chilka followed by Professional training in the allotted trade in various Naval Training Establishments. Branch/ Trade will be allocated as per the requirement of Service.

As a Sailor, you will become part of a highly technical Organization. You will be required to serve in powerful, modern ships such as Aircraft Carriers, Guided Missile Destroyers and Frigates, Replenishment Ships, and highly technical and fascinating submarines and aircraft. The work is divided amongst different teams that do different kinds of jobs. It could be operations of various equipment such as radars, sonars or communications or firing of weapons such as missiles, guns, or rockets.

 

Indian Navy SSR & AA Salary

During the initial training period, a stipend of Rs. 14,600/- per month will be admissible for an Indian Navy SSR or an AA. Up on successful completion of initial training, they will be placed in Level 3 of the Defence Pay Matrix (Rs 21,700- Rs 69,100). In addition, they will be paid MSP @ Rs 5200/- per month plus DA (as applicable) plus “X” Group pay {only for Artificer Apprentice (AA)} @ Rs. 6200/- per month plus DA (as applicable).

Promotion prospects exist up to the rank of Master Chief Petty Officer-I, i.e. Level 8 of the Defence Pay Matrix (₹ 47,600- ₹ 1,51,100) plus MSP @ ₹ 5200/- per month plus DA (as applicable).
Opportunities for promotion to commissioned officer also exist for those who perform well and qualify the prescribed examinations.

Facilities and Allowances
(a) During the entire period of training and thereafter, sailors are given books, reading material, uniforms, food and accommodation as per entitlement.
(b) Sailors are entitled to medical treatment, Leave Travel Concessions for self and dependents, Group Housing Benefits and other privileges. Sailors are also entitled to Annual and Casual Leave, Children Education and House Rent Allowances.

(c)Post-retirement benefits include pension, gratuity, and Leave encashment. All perquisites are extended as per service conditions and their eligibility/admissibility is regulated as per Government orders in force and amended from time to time.

Insurance Cover – Insurance cover (on contribution) of Rs. 50 lakhs for sailors is applicable.

 

Indian Navy SSR & AA Selection criteria & Exam Pattern

The selection of recruits for the post of Indian Navy AA is based on the all India order of merit on their performance in Computer-based Examination, subject to qualifying Physical Fitness Test (PFT) and fitness in Medical Examinations.

Computer-based Examination
(a) one-hour duration. Total of 100 questions, each carrying 1 mark.

(b) The question paper will be bilingual (Hindi & English) and objective type (multiple-choice).

(c) There will be a penalty (Negative Marking) for wrong answers, 0.25 marks deducted for each wrong answer.
(d) The question paper will comprise of four sections i.e. English, Science, Mathematics and General
Knowledge. The standard of the question paper will be that of 10+2 Syllabus.

Subject Questions Marks Time
English 100 100 1 Hour
Science
Maths
GK

(e) The candidates are required to pass in all sections and in aggregate. The Navy reserves the right to determine the pass marks in each Section and in aggregate.

Physical Fitness Test (PFT)

(a) Qualifying in Physical Fitness Test (PFT) is mandatory for selection.
(b) PFT will consist of 1.6 Km run to be completed in 7 minutes, 20 squats (Uthak Baithak) and 10 Push-ups.
Proficiency in sports, swimming and extra-curricular activities is desirable.

Medical Standards

(a) Medical examination will be conducted by authorised military doctors as per medical standard prescribed in current regulations applicable to sailors on entry.
(b) Minimum height 157 cms. Weight and Chest should be proportionate. Minimum chest expansion of 5 cms. Details regarding minimum height standards for entry into the Indian Navy as Sailors, including applicable relaxations, can be accessed from the official recruitment website.
(c) The candidate must be in good physical and mental health, free from any defect likely to interfere with the efficient performance of duties both ashore and afloat under peace as well as war conditions as per Navy Order (Special) 01/2008. Extract of the Navy Order can be accessed from the official Indian Navy recruitment website.
(d) Preliminary Medical Examination for recruitment will be considered only “Provisionally fit subject to fitness in the Final Medical Examination”. Final Enrolment Medical Examination of all selected candidates will be held at INS Chilka. Candidates who are found medically fit in Final Enrolment Medical Examination will be enrolled. Candidates who are found medically unfit will be advised to appeal against its findings, if they so desire, at INHS Kalyani, Visakhapatnam within a maximum period of 21 days.
Note:- Candidates are advised to get their ears cleaned for wax, and tartar removed from teeth prior to medical examination.

Visual Standards (Distant vision only)

  • Without Glasses
    • Better Eye – 6/6
    • Worse Eye – 6/9
  • Without Glasses
    • Better Eye – 6/6
    • Worse Eye – 6/6

Note:- Applicants declared Permanent medically unfit by any Armed Forces Hospital in previous recruitment for the same entry in Navy are advised not to apply.

Tattoos

Permanent body tattoos are only permitted on the inner face of forearms i.e from inside of elbow to the wrist and on the reversed side of palm/ back (dorsal) side of the hand. Permanent body tattoos on any other part of the body are not acceptable and the candidate will be barred from recruitment.

Indian Navy SSR & AA Syllabus

The question paper will comprise of four sections i.e. English, Science, Mathematics and General Knowledge. The standard of the question paper will be that of 10+2 Syllabus. 

Subject Questions Marks Time
English 100 100 1 Hour
Science
Maths
GK

The candidates are required to pass in all sections and in aggregate. The Navy reserves the right to determine the pass marks in each Section and in aggregate.

 

Indian Navy SSR & AA Eligibility Criteria

There are 3 eligibility criteria for a candidate to be eligible for Indian Navy SSR and AA exam:

  1. Gender & Marital Status
  2. Age Limit
  3. Educational Qualifications.

Gender & Marital Status

Candidates should be Male and Unmarried.

Age Limit

Candidates should be born between 01 Aug 2000 to 31 Jul 2003 (Both dates inclusive).

Educational Qualifications ( for AA)

Candidates should be qualified in 10+2 examination with 60% or more marks in aggregate with Maths & Physics and at least one of these subjects:- Chemistry/Biology/Computer Science from the Boards of School Education recognised by MHRD, Govt. of India.

Educational Qualifications (for SSR)

Candidates should be qualified in 10+2 examination with Maths & Physics and at least one of these subjects:- Chemistry/Biology/Computer Science from the Boards of School Education recognised by MHRD, Govt. of India.

 

Indian Navy SSR AA Exam Dates

Start Date of Application: 8th November 2019

End Date of Application: 18th November 2019

Indian Navy AA Exam Date: 20th February 2020

Indian Navy AA Vacancies 2020

There are 500 AA vacancies, and 2200 SSR Vacancies for the August 2020 batch.

Indian Navy SSR & AA Application

Candidates can apply ONLINE ONLY on the official website www.joinindiannavy.gov.in from 08 Nov 19 to 18 Nov 19.

The procedure to apply for Indian Navy SSR AA exam is as follows:-
(a) Before filling online application, keep matric certificate & 10+2 Mark sheet ready for reference.
(b) Register yourself on www.joinindiannavy.gov.in with your e-mail ID, if not registered already. The Applicants must ensure that while filling their Application Form, they are providing their valid and active e-mail IDs and mobile numbers, which should not be changed till selection procedure is over.
(c) „Log–in‟ with the registered E-mail ID and Click on “Current Opportunities”.
(d) Click on “Apply” (√) button.
(e) Fill up the Form completely. Before clicking the „Submit‟ button make sure all the details are correct, all required documents are scanned in original & uploaded.
(f) Online applications will be further scrutinised for eligibility and may be rejected at any stage, if found ineligible in any respect.
(g) Photographs. THE PHOTOGRAPH TO BE UPLOADED SHOULD BE OF GOOD QUALITY WITH BLUE BACKGROUND.
(h) The application may be uploaded from Common Service Centres (CSC) across the country, against a fixed fees of Rs 60 + GST. This facility is entirely optional.

 

About Indian Navy SSR and AA Exam

Indian Navy SSR & AA Salary

During the initial training period, a stipend of Rs. 14,600/- per month will be admissible for an Indian Navy SSR or an AA. Up on successful completion of initial training, they will be placed in Level 3 of the Defence Pay Matrix (Rs 21,700- Rs 69,100). In addition, they will be paid MSP @ Rs 5200/- per month plus DA (as applicable) plus “X” Group pay {only for Artificer Apprentice (AA)} @ Rs. 6200/- per month plus DA (as applicable).

Promotion prospects exist up to the rank of Master Chief Petty Officer-I, i.e. Level 8 of the Defence Pay Matrix (₹ 47,600- ₹ 1,51,100) plus MSP @ ₹ 5200/- per month plus DA (as applicable).
Opportunities for promotion to commissioned officer also exist for those who perform well and qualify the prescribed examinations.

Facilities and Allowances
(a) During the entire period of training and thereafter, sailors are given books, reading material, uniforms, food and accommodation as per entitlement.
(b) Sailors are entitled to medical treatment, Leave Travel Concessions for self and dependents, Group Housing Benefits and other privileges. Sailors are also entitled to Annual and Casual Leave, Children Education and House Rent Allowances.

(c)Post-retirement benefits include pension, gratuity, and Leave encashment. All perquisites are extended as per service conditions and their eligibility/admissibility is regulated as per Government orders in force and amended from time to time.

Insurance Cover – Insurance cover (on contribution) of Rs. 50 lakhs for sailors is applicable.

 

Indian Navy SSR & AA Selection criteria & Exam Pattern

The selection of recruits for the post of Indian Navy AA is based on the all India order of merit on their performance in Computer-based Examination, subject to qualifying Physical Fitness Test (PFT) and fitness in Medical Examinations.

Computer-based Examination
(a) one-hour duration. Total of 100 questions, each carrying 1 mark.

(b) The question paper will be bilingual (Hindi & English) and objective type (multiple-choice).

(c) There will be a penalty (Negative Marking) for wrong answers, 0.25 marks deducted for each wrong answer.
(d) The question paper will comprise of four sections i.e. English, Science, Mathematics and General
Knowledge. The standard of the question paper will be that of 10+2 Syllabus.

Subject Questions Marks Time
English 100 100 1 Hour
Science
Maths
GK

(e) The candidates are required to pass in all sections and in aggregate. The Navy reserves the right to determine the pass marks in each Section and in aggregate.

Physical Fitness Test (PFT)

(a) Qualifying in Physical Fitness Test (PFT) is mandatory for selection.
(b) PFT will consist of 1.6 Km run to be completed in 7 minutes, 20 squats (Uthak Baithak) and 10 Push-ups.
Proficiency in sports, swimming and extra-curricular activities is desirable.

Medical Standards

(a) Medical examination will be conducted by authorised military doctors as per medical standard prescribed in current regulations applicable to sailors on entry.
(b) Minimum height 157 cms. Weight and Chest should be proportionate. Minimum chest expansion of 5 cms. Details regarding minimum height standards for entry into the Indian Navy as Sailors, including applicable relaxations, can be accessed from the official recruitment website.
(c) The candidate must be in good physical and mental health, free from any defect likely to interfere with the efficient performance of duties both ashore and afloat under peace as well as war conditions as per Navy Order (Special) 01/2008. Extract of the Navy Order can be accessed from the official Indian Navy recruitment website.
(d) Preliminary Medical Examination for recruitment will be considered only “Provisionally fit subject to fitness in the Final Medical Examination”. Final Enrolment Medical Examination of all selected candidates will be held at INS Chilka. Candidates who are found medically fit in Final Enrolment Medical Examination will be enrolled. Candidates who are found medically unfit will be advised to appeal against its findings, if they so desire, at INHS Kalyani, Visakhapatnam within a maximum period of 21 days.
Note:- Candidates are advised to get their ears cleaned for wax, and tartar removed from teeth prior to medical examination.

Visual Standards (Distant vision only)

  • Without Glasses
    • Better Eye – 6/6
    • Worse Eye – 6/9
  • Without Glasses
    • Better Eye – 6/6
    • Worse Eye – 6/6

Note:- Applicants declared Permanent medically unfit by any Armed Forces Hospital in previous recruitment for the same entry in Navy are advised not to apply.

Tattoos

Permanent body tattoos are only permitted on the inner face of forearms i.e from inside of elbow to the wrist and on the reversed side of palm/ back (dorsal) side of the hand. Permanent body tattoos on any other part of the body are not acceptable and the candidate will be barred from recruitment.

Indian Navy SSR & AA Syllabus

The question paper will comprise of four sections i.e. English, Science, Mathematics and General Knowledge. The standard of the question paper will be that of 10+2 Syllabus. 

Subject Questions Marks Time
English 100 100 1 Hour
Science
Maths
GK

The candidates are required to pass in all sections and in aggregate. The Navy reserves the right to determine the pass marks in each Section and in aggregate.

 

Indian Navy SSR & AA Eligibility Criteria

There are 3 eligibility criteria for a candidate to be eligible for Indian Navy SSR and AA exam:

  1. Gender & Marital Status
  2. Age Limit
  3. Educational Qualifications.

Gender & Marital Status

Candidates should be Male and Unmarried.

Age Limit

Candidates should be born between 01 Aug 2000 to 31 Jul 2003 (Both dates inclusive).

Educational Qualifications ( for AA)

Candidates should be qualified in 10+2 examination with 60% or more marks in aggregate with Maths & Physics and at least one of these subjects:- Chemistry/Biology/Computer Science from the Boards of School Education recognised by MHRD, Govt. of India.

Educational Qualifications (for SSR)

Candidates should be qualified in 10+2 examination with Maths & Physics and at least one of these subjects:- Chemistry/Biology/Computer Science from the Boards of School Education recognised by MHRD, Govt. of India.

 

Indian Navy SSR AA Exam Dates

Start Date of Application: 8th November 2019

End Date of Application: 18th November 2019

Indian Navy AA Exam Date: 20th February 2020

Indian Navy AA Vacancies 2020

There are 500 AA vacancies, and 2200 SSR Vacancies for the August 2020 batch.

Indian Navy SSR & AA Application

Candidates can apply ONLINE ONLY on the official website www.joinindiannavy.gov.in from 08 Nov 19 to 18 Nov 19.

The procedure to apply for Indian Navy SSR AA exam is as follows:-
(a) Before filling online application, keep matric certificate & 10+2 Mark sheet ready for reference.
(b) Register yourself on www.joinindiannavy.gov.in with your e-mail ID, if not registered already. The Applicants must ensure that while filling their Application Form, they are providing their valid and active e-mail IDs and mobile numbers, which should not be changed till selection procedure is over.
(c) „Log–in‟ with the registered E-mail ID and Click on “Current Opportunities”.
(d) Click on “Apply” (√) button.
(e) Fill up the Form completely. Before clicking the „Submit‟ button make sure all the details are correct, all required documents are scanned in original & uploaded.
(f) Online applications will be further scrutinised for eligibility and may be rejected at any stage, if found ineligible in any respect.
(g) Photographs. THE PHOTOGRAPH TO BE UPLOADED SHOULD BE OF GOOD QUALITY WITH BLUE BACKGROUND.
(h) The application may be uploaded from Common Service Centres (CSC) across the country, against a fixed fees of Rs 60 + GST. This facility is entirely optional.

 

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