Indian Navy SSC Pilot Observer July 2018 eligibility, application, dates

Indian Navy announces Pilot/ Observer/ Air Traffic Controller July 2018 Course for SSC officer post


Indian Navy (Nausena Bharti) has released a notification and invites applications from unmarried eligible male and female candidates for Short Service Commission (SSC) in Pilot/ Observer/ ATC entry of the Indian Navy for course commencing July 2018 at the Indian Naval Academy Ezhimala, Kerala


Eligible candidates can apply online from 26th August 2017 to 16th September 2017. Other details like educational qualification, age limit, fees, selection process and how to apply are given below


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Vacancy Details

Name of the Course:  Short Service Commission (SSC) Officer as Pilot/ Observer/Air Traffic Controller for the Course commencing July 2018

Name of the Post: SSC Officer



Educational Qualifications

Candidates who have passed Engineering degree or are in the final year of Engineering Course (with Physics & Maths in 12th Standard) in any discipline from a recognised university/educational institute with 60% marks till 5th/7th semester, in regular/integrated course respectively


For ATC entry, the candidate must have 60% aggregate marks in class X and XII and minimum 60% marks in English in class XII


Call up for SSB: Candidates will be issued call up for Service Selection Board (SSB) interviews based on their academic performance


Minimum %age on joining INA: The candidates will, however, be required to pass final examination (BE/B Tech) with minimum 60% marks. The candidates failing to meet minimum cut off % age will not be permit-ted to join INA Ezhimala


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Age Limit

For ATC - Born between 02 Jul 1993 and 01 Jul 1997; both dates inclusive (Male or Female)


For Observer- Born between 02 Jul 1994 and 01 Jul 1999; both dates inclusive (Male or Female)


Pilot (MR) - Born between 02 Jul 1994 and 01 Jul 1999; both dates inclusive (Male only)


CPL Holders having valid and current CPL issued by DGCA (India) and born between 02 Jul 1993 and 01 Jul 1999 (both dates inclusive) can apply for Pilot entry as per stipulations against each Pilot Stream stated at Para 2(c) (ii) & (iii) above


Physical Standards

Height and Weight: Minimum height for men 162.5 cms and for women 152 cms with correlated weight, leg length, sitting height and thigh length


Eye Sight: The minimum acceptable vision standard for distant vision 6/6, 6/9 correctable to 6/6, 6/6; should not be colour blind/night blind


Selection Procedure

Candidates will be issued call up for SSB interviews based on their performance in educational qualification. Integrated Headquarters, Ministry of Defence (Navy) reserves the right to short-list applications and to fix cut off percentage


SSB interviews for short-listed candidates will be scheduled from Dec 2017 to Mar 2018 at Bangalore for pilot entry, SSB interviews for NAIC will be scheduled at Bangalore/Bhopal/Coimbatore/Visakhapatnam


The total duration of SSB interviews is five days consisting of stage I (Day one) and stage II (Four days)


Stage I Tests: Consist of Intelligence Tests, Picture Perception and Group Discussion Tests. Candidates who fail to qualify in Stage I will be sent back on the same day from SSB Centre


Stage II Tests: Consists of Psychological Tests, Group Task Tests and Interview


Successful candidates will undergo medicals examination (approx 3-5 days). Candidates of Pilot entry are also required to undergo PABT (Pilot Aptitude Battery Test) followed by Aviation medical exam


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Pay Scale

Sub Lieutenant (S Lt): 56100-110700, Level 10 & MSP - Rs 15500/-

Lieutenant (Lt): 61300-200900, Level 10B & MSP - Rs 15500/-

Lieutenant CDR (Lt Cdr): 69400-136900, Level 11 & MSP - Rs 15500/-

Commander (Cdr): 121200-212400, Level 12A & MSP - Rs 15500/-



Candidates are to register and fill application on the recruitment website; the candidates are to apply from 26th August 2017 to 16th September 2017


Please read the instructions given on the website carefully before submitting your “e-application”


Online (e-Application): Whilst filling up the e-application, it is advisable to keep the relevant documents readily available to enable the following: (a) Correct filling up of personal particulars; details are to be filled up as given in the Matriculation Certificate; (b) Fields such as e-mail address, mobile number are mandatory fields and need to be filled


For filling up application online, visit our website


Important Dates


Date of Opening: 26th August 2017


Last Date for Submission of Application: 16th September 2017


SSB interviews for short-listed candidates will be scheduled from Dec 2017 to Mar 2018


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