6 Ways For Girls To Join Indian Navy: Women Entries 2017

The women were inducted only in the Armed Forces Medical Corps till the year 1992. From July 1992, the Navy started inducting women as Short Service Commissioned Officers in select branches of the Navy. Presently the women are inducted into the following 6 branches of the Navy as Officers through women entries: ATC, Observer, Law, Logistics, Education and Naval Architecture.

Out of these, the government has also given approval for Permanent Commission (PC) for women in Education, Law and Naval Architecture branch on completion of SSC tenure depending merit and vacancy.

Women can join any of the 6 branches of the Navy as follows:

  1. Naval Architecture: Naval architecture is an engineering discipline dealing with the engineering design process, shipbuilding, maintenance, and operation of marine vessels and structures. One can apply for it through UES or as per the latest notification.
  • Eligibility: An engineering graduate aged between 19½ – 25 is eligible to apply.
  • Educational Qualification: The candidates must possess at least 60% marks in BE/B. Tech Degree in any one of the following stream: Mechanical, Civil, Aeronautical, Metallurgy and Naval Architecture
  1. Observer: Indian Navy needs observers who act as airborne coordinators of maritime warfare. Observer officer operates various state of the art equipment including sonics, radars, sonars and communication equipment. As an airborne technician, you will be flying on board, Naval aircraft of the Indian Navy.
  • Eligibility: An engineering graduate aged between 19 – 24 is eligible to apply.
  • Educational Qualification: BE/B.Tech degree in any discipline with Physics & Maths in 12th standard.
  1. Education:
  • Eligibility: Candidate aged between 21 – 25 is eligible to apply with the following educational qualifications.
  • Educational Qualification:
    • BE/B.Tech degree in any discipline with Physics & Maths in 12th standard.
    • A second-class Master’s degree from a recognised university in Physics or Mathematics. Candidates possessing Master’s degree in physics should have studied Mathematics at least at the subsidiary level at the degree standard and those possessing master’s degree in Mathematics should have studied Physics at least at the subsidiary level at degree standard.
    • A second-class Master’s degree from a recognised university in Chemistry or English. Candidates possessing Master’s degree in chemistry should have studies Physics at least at the subsidiary level at the degree standard and those possessing Master’s degree in English should have studied Physics or Mathematics up to the intermediate or equivalent standard.
    • An engineering degree in Mechanical, Electrical or engineering in Computer Science/Technology.
    • A second-class Master’s degree from a recognised university in computer application or computer science. Candidate should have studied either Physics or Mathematics at their graduation level.
    • A post-graduate degree from a recognised university in Humanities (Economics/History/ Political Science).
  1. Logistics /Works:
  • Eligibility: Candidates aged between 19½-25 with any of the following educational qualification.
  • Educational Qualification:

For Logistics Cadre

BE/B Tech in any discipline with 1st class

MBA with 1st class

B Sc/B Com/B Sc(IT) with 1st class and PG Diploma in Finance/Logistics/Supply Chain Mgt/Material Mgt

MCA/M Sc(IT) with 1st class

For Works

BE/B Tech(Civil)/B Architect

For Catering

M Sc(HM)/MBA(HM)/B Sc or BA with 1st class and PG Diploma in HM

  1. Law:
  • Eligibility: Candidates aged between 22-27 are eligible to apply.
  • Educational Qualification: Candidates should possess a degree in Law qualifying them for enrolment as advocates under the Advocates Act, 1961. 
  1. ATC:
  • Eligibility: Candidates aged between 19½-25 are eligible to apply.
  • Educational Qualification: BE/B.Tech degree in any discipline with Physics & Maths in 12th standard.
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