How to Join Indian Naval Academy
The training zone contains the main academic building complex, as well as physical-training, aquatics and outdoor-training complexes, auditoriums, a firing range, cadet’s Mess and cadet’s dormitories. The main academic building complex is situated on the highest point of the academy. It includes the Service and Technical Training wings, laboratories, workshops, library, and a 1800-capacity auditorium. The academy accepts up to 1200 cadets for officer-training each year. This includes officer-trainees from foreign countries, as well as interim training facilities for the Indian Coast Guard.
- NDA/NA Entry: Through his only male candidates who are between the age of 16 ½ – 19 ½ years of age and have Physics and Math’s in 12th can apply. NDA cadets opting to join the Navy complete three years of joint training at NDA, Khadakwasla with the Army and Air Force cadets. They then transfer to INA for the next one year. Cadets have the option to major in Electronics & Communication Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Naval Architecture and are awarded a Bachelor of Technology degree upon graduation. Upon graduation, cadets are commissioned as Sub Lieutenants in the Navy. Cadets majoring in Naval Architecture have to undergo an additional 6 months of training at the Naval Dockyard, Visakhapatnam after graduation. They also have the option to enroll for additional post-graduate specialization in the field at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.
- Through 10+2 B.Tech Entry: This is a new entry of Navy. SSB calls are made directly to male candidates having the 12th percentage above the cutoff percentage. Selected Candidates will be inducted as Cadets for four year B Tech course in Electronics & Communication or Mechanical Engineering at the Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala Kerala. During the course, Cadets will be allotted Executive or Engineering including Naval Architect specialization or Electrical Branch. On completion of the course, B Tech Degree will be awarded by Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU).
- Through CDSE: Male graduates who have B.Sc. with Physics & Mathematics or Bachelor of Engineering can apply for Naval Academy (See CDSE Eligibility for details). The written exam consists of objective type paper having Math’s, English and GK. The successful candidates of written exam are called for SSB and further for medicals.
- Other Graduate Entries: Through this graduates and final year students (Pre final year sometimes for UES as well) can apply. There is no written test, the calls are directly made for SSB based on cut-off percentage of the qualifying exam. There are many entries for all types of graduates in Indian Navy. However you have to keep a watch on the advertisement of the applications, which can easily do if you are in touch with our website, since we publish the notifications as soon as they are released.