Indian Navy – Sailor Senior Secondary Recruits (SSR) – 1/2009 Batch

Indian Navy – Sailor Senior Secondary Recruits (SSR) – 1/2009 BatchIndian Navy SSR1 Selection Procedure

Indian Navy invites Applications from Unmarried Male Candidates for Enrolment as Sailors for Sailor – Senior Secondary Recruits (SSR)-1/2009 Batch Course Commencing 02 February 2009.

Eligibility Conditions for SSR1 2009

Applications are invited from unmarried Male Indian Citizen and male subjects of Nepal and Bhutan.

Educational Qualifications for SSR1 2009: 10+2 / equivalent qualified with compulsory subjects Maths and Physics; optional subjects Chemistry / Biology / Computers.

Age: Candidates should have been born between 01 Feb 1988 to 31 Jan 1992 (Both dates inclusive).

Pay and Requisites

Pay & Allowances:

During the initial training period, stipend of Rupee3200/pm will be admissible but on successful completion of initial training an amount equal to the minimum of scale as mentioned below, less stipend already paid, shall be admissible with retrospective effect.

On completion of initial training, the approximate emoluments at present rate depending on rank and number of years of service will be Rupee7330/- to Rupee21,050/- pm. (likely to be revised).

Promotion: Promotion prospects exist up to the rank of Master Chief Petty Officer-I (equivalent to Subedar Major). Opportunities for promotion to commissioned officer also exist for those who perform well and qualify the prescribed examinations.


During the entire period of training and thereafter, sailors are given books, reading material, uniform, food and accommodation etc. free of cost.

Sailors are entitled to medical treatment and Leave Travel Concession for self and dependents, Group Housing Benefits and other privileges. Insurance cover of Rs 750,000/- is at nominal premium of Rupee750/- per month. Sailors also have the privilege to avail Annual and Casual Leave as per current regulations.

Children education and house rent allowances are also admissible. Post retirement benefits include pension, gratuity and Leave encashment.

Selection Criteria for SSR1 2009:

Selection of recruits is based on the order of merit depending on their performance in Written Test, Physical Fitness Test (PFT) and fitness in the Medical Examinations.

Written Test:

    • The question paper will be bilingual (Hindi & English) and objective type.
    • The question paper will comprise of four sections i.e. English, Science, Mathematics and General Knowledge.
  • The standard of the question paper will be that of 10+2.
  • Duration of question paper will be of one hour.
  • The candidates are required to pass in all sections and in aggregate.

Indian Navy Physical Fitness Test (PFT):

PFT will consist of 1.6 Km run to be completed in 7 minutes, 25 squat ups (Uthak Baithak) and 10 Push-ups. Candidates undergoing PFT will do so at their own risk.

Indian Navy Medical Standards:

  • Medical examination will be conducted by authorised military doctors as per 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.
  • Good mental, medical and physical health free from any disease/ disability, likely to interfere with efficient performance of duties. Colour perception: CP II.
  • No Cardio- vascular disease, surgical deformities like knock knee, flat feet etc. infection of ears, no history of fits or psychiatric ailment, varicose vein, corrective surgery for eye sight etc.
  • Medical standard should be as per the detailed guidelines issued by IHQ MoD (Navy) in NO (Spl) 01/1999.
  • Candidates are advised to get their ears cleaned for wax and tartar removed from teeth prior to examination.
  • Visual Standards:
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Applicants declared Permanent medically unfit by any Armed Forces Hospital in previous recruitment for the same entry in Navy are advised not to apply.

Final Enrolment Medical Examination: All select list candidates who are issued with a call letter for Final Medical examination will have to undergo Final Enrolment Medical examination at INS Chilka prior to enrolment.

Candidates found “unfit” during this medical examination will not be enrolled for training. No “appeal” is permitted for review after the final enrolment Medical Examination at INS Chilka.

Training and Initial Engagement

Training: The training for the course will commence on 02 February 2009, with 24 weeks 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.

Discharge as Unsuitable: Sailors are liable to be discharged as Unsuitable due to unsatisfactory performance at any time during the training.

Initial Engagement: The initial engagement is subjected to successful completion of training. The initial engagement is of 15 years.


Indian Navy – Sailor Senior Secondary Recruits (SSR) – 1/2009 Batch


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