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The Indian Navy – Senior Secondary Recruits (SSR) Feb 2020 Batch Notification, Eligibility, Selection Process, Exam Details, Salary, Promotions

Another notification from the Indian Navy. Navy has come up with more vacancies compared to Sailors for Artificer Apprentice (AA) this time. This is a very good opportunity for the defense aspirants, who have completed their 10+2 recently and willing to serve the nation by joining the Indian Navy as a Senior Secondary Recruits (SSR). Online applications are invited from unmarried male candidates (who fulfill eligibility conditions as laid down by the Government of India) for enrolment as Senior Secondary Recruits (SSR). Online applications are invited from unmarried male candidates (who fulfill eligibility conditions as laid down by the Government of India) for enrolment as  Senior Secondary Recruits (SSR) for 2200 vacancies (Approximately) respectively in the Feb 2020 batch.

SENIOR SECONDARY RECRUITS (SSR) VACANCIES: Candidates who are willing to join the Indian Navy this notification will be very helpful and provides an opportunity to live with pride and honor.

POST No of Vacancies

SENIOR SECONDARY RECRUITS (SSR) ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: Compared to other notification released with this notification ie., for Sailors for Artificer Apprentice here SSR also have same eligibility criteria. This article about the SSR will help you to know the eligibility criteria intimated by the Indian Navy.

SENIOR SECONDARY RECRUITS (SSR) EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: The candidates who completed their 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 recognized by MHRD, Govt. of India.

SENIOR SECONDARY RECRUITS (SSR) AGE LIMIT: Candidates should be born between 01 Feb 2000 to 31 Jan 2003 (Both dates inclusive). The Indian Navy chooses young unmarried male candidates as sailors because they have a great learning attitude and they can excel in their role.

SENIOR SECONDARY RECRUITS (SSR) SELECTION PROCEDURE: As per the guidelines are given by the Indian Navy, everyone must follow the same. A systematic and transparent manner to recruit the candidates will be taken place. Before succumbing to the promises of any agent think twice!!! If you think that you can get the things done unlawfully, you are bound to lose! You are advised to conduct yourself as a law abiding citizen of the country and refrain from using unfair means.

SENIOR SECONDARY RECRUITS (SSR) SELECTION PROCEDURE: The Indian Navy follows a standard recruitment process to enroll the Senior Secondary Recruits (SSR). The phases are:

  • Computer Based Test (CBT)
  • Physical Fitness Test (PFT)
  • Medical Examination (ME)
  • Merit List

SENIOR SECONDARY RECRUITS (SSR) COMPUTER BASED EXAM DETAILS: Computer-based exam is followed by the Indian Navy to filter the candidates who attended the first phase of the recruitment process easily. CBE is the best option to evaluate the answers submitted With the help of technology, results will be declared very soon and the selection procedure is purely based on the merit of the candidate. The standard of the question paper will be that of 10+2 Syllabus & sample papers for the examination is available on the website www.joinindiannavy.gov.in.

Subject       Questions         Marks
English            25             25
Science            25             25
Mathematics            25             25
G.K            25             25
  • The question paper will be bilingual (Hindi & English) and objective type (multiple-choice). 
  • The duration of the examination will be for one hour.
  • 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. 
  • Candidates should note that there will be penalty (Negative Marking) for wrong answers marked by a candidate in the question paper.
  • There are four alternatives for the answer to every question. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate, one fourth (0.25) of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty.

SENIOR SECONDARY RECRUITS (SSR) PFT DETAILS: To join in the Indian Navy, the candidate must qualify in CBE then he will be eligible to attend the second phase of recruitment i.e., Physical Fitness Test. In the Physical Fitness Test, there are some tests examined by the officials of the Indian Navy. They are:

  • 1.6 Km run to be completed in 7 minutes
  • 20 squat ups (Uthak Baithak)
  • 10 Push-ups
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Candidates at 1.6 Km Running Test

NOTE: Candidates undergoing PFT will do so at their own risk. Make sure the candidates prepare well before attending the PFT tests. Approximately
10000 candidates will be called for PFT.

SENIOR SECONDARY RECRUITS (SSR) MEDICAL EXAMINATION: Candidates should note that the medical examination will be conducted by the authorized military doctors as per the medical standard prescribed in current regulations applicable to sailors on entry.

  • Minimum height 157 cms
  • Weight and Chest should be proportionate.
  • Minimum chest expansion of 5 cms
  • The candidate must be in good physical and mental health

NOTE: Medical Examination of all selected candidates will be held at INS Chilka. 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. Candidates are advised to get their ears cleaned for wax, and tartar removed from teeth prior to the medical examination.

SENIOR SECONDARY RECRUITS (SSR) IMPORTANT DATES: These are the important dates of SSR notification issued by The Indian Navy. Every candidate should note the important dates before applying and after applying. Check the respective email id’s if any change in the dates and events you will be notified through electronic media only. No posts will be sent to intimate information to the candidates. Candidates should make sure that the email id and mobile number should be kept in active status till the end of this recruitment process.

Application Start Date 28 June 2019
Application Last Date 10 July 2019
CBT Exam Date Sep 2019
Admit Card Download Date Before 1 week of exam
Result Date After 30 Days of Exam

SENIOR SECONDARY RECRUITS (SSR) APPLY PROCEDURE: Candidates are requested to follow the below steps to apply for the above post.


  • Before filling online application, keep matric certificate & 10+2 Mark sheet ready for reference
  • 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
  • “Log–in‟ with the registered E-mail ID and Click on “Current Opportunities”
  • Click on the Apply button
  • 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.
  • The photograph to be uploaded should be of good quality with BLUE BACKGROUND
  • After submitting the application, take a print out of the submitted application and make sure it is preserved until the recruitment process is completed.

SENIOR SECONDARY RECRUITS (SSR) EXAM FEE: Candidates (except SC/ST candidates, who are exempted from payment of fee) are required to pay a fee of Rs. 205/- (Rupees Two hundred five only) through online mode by using net banking or by using Visa/ Master/ RuPay Credit/ Debit Card/ UPI. Fee once paid shall not be refunded under any circumstances nor can the fee be held in reserve for any other examination or selection.

SENIOR SECONDARY RECRUITS (SSR) TRAINING DETAILS: The training for the course will commence in Feb 2020. Training will be for 22 weeks as SSR 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.

SENIOR SECONDARY RECRUITS (SSR) PAY SCALE: During the initial training period, a stipend of Rs. 14,600/- per month will be admissible. On successful completion of initial training, they will be placed in Level 3 of the Defence Pay Matrix (₹ 21,700- ₹69,100). In addition, they will be paid MSP @ ₹ 5200/- per month plus DA (as applicable) plus X Group pay {only for Artificer Apprentice (AA)} @ Rs. 6200/- per month plus DA (as applicable).

PROMOTIONS FOR SENIOR SECONDARY RECRUITS (SSR): Through this Senior Secondary Recruit (SSR) entry, cadets can get promotions easily based on their merit and service. 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.

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