20 Interview Questions For Navy Aspirants – NSB Interview

The interview is a part of the SSB testing process. This interview is one to one where the President or the Dy President of the board takes the interview of the candidate. The questions range from 5-6 set of Comprehensive Information Questionnaire or CIQ, and are generally asked from the PIQ. Most questions are personal and are related to the personality of the candidate, whereas a few questions are also related to GK, Current Affairs and Service Knowledge.

In this post, we will give 20 sample SSB questions related to Service Knowledge for Navy aspirants with answers. Please treat these questions as SAMPLE and prepare for your NSB. Good luck:

  1. Tell me the ranks of Navy from Sub-Lieutenant.

Here are the ranks of the Indian Navy.

  1. How many aircraft carriers are with India and tell me the name of the first aircraft carrier built by India.

India currently has 1 aircraft carrier – INS Vikarmaditya. It has 2 till last year when INS Viraat was decommissioned in 2017.

  1. What is the theory behind the working of a ship? Why does it not sink in the water whereas a stone does?

The weight of an object acts downward and the buoyant force provided by the water acts upward. If these two forces are equal, the object floats. If the density of an object exceeds the density of water, the object will sink. A ship doesn’t sink because the metal is less dense than the water.

  1. Tell me the name of any 5 crafts possessed by the Indian Navy.

INS Vikramaditya, INS Delhi, INS Shivalik, INSV Tarini and INS Arihant

  1. What do you mean by commissioning and launching of a ship?

The act of commissioning a ship marks her entry into active Naval service.

  1. How many commands are there in The Indian Navy?

Indian Navy has 3 commands – Western, Eastern and Southern.

  1. What operations by the Indian Navy are you aware of?

Here are some famous operations by the Indian Navy.

  1. What is the motto of The Indian Navy? What does it mean?

Sham Nou Varunaḥ, it means ‘May the Lord of the Water be auspicious unto us’

  1. Starting from the Naval Headquarters, tell me the hierarchy of the Indian Navy.

IHQ MOD(Navy) -> Commands -> Naval Stations/Training Establishments

  1. Tell me any 5 naval exercises conducted by The Indian Navy.

Ex Malabar, Ex Varuna, Ex SIMBEX, Ex Konkan and Ex IndRa Navy

  1. What is the role of the Indian Navy? What does navy does when it is not at war?

The Navy defends maritime interests of Indian and provides HADR support. It prepares for war when not at war.

  1. When was the Indian Navy formed and when is Navy day celebrated?

Indian Navy was founded on 5 September 1612. Navy day is celebrated on 4 December every year in view of Operation Trident.

  1. What is operation Trident?

Operation Trident was an offensive operation launched by the Indian Navy on Pakistan’s port city of Karachi during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971.

  1. What is the difference between a cruise missile and ballistic missile?

A cruise missile is a guided missile, a ballistic missile is a missile that follows a ballistic flight path under gravity.

  1. Tell me the names of 5 aircraft used by the Indian Navy?

Mig 29-K, P-8 Poseidon, HAL Chetak, HAL Dhruv and Sikorsky UH-3H

  1. Who is the Chief Of Naval Staff of The Indian Navy?

Admiral Sunil Lanba

  1. Tell me 2 submarines possessed by the Indian Navy.

INS Arihant and INS Chakra

  1. What is the difference between Navy and Coast Guard?

Navy watches our interest on the high seas whereas the job of watching out for our safety on our coast line is that of the Coast Guard.

  1. What are the non-officer ranks in The Indian Navy?

Master chief petty officer 1st class > Master chief petty officer 2nd class > Chief petty officer > Petty officer > Leading seaman > Seaman 1 > Seaman 2

  1. What are Torpedoes?

A torpedo is a self-propelled weapon with an explosive warhead, launched above or below the water surface, propelled underwater towards a target, and designed to detonate either on contact with its target or in proximity to it.

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