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March 28, 2009

The Indian Navy - Short Service Commission (Observer Officer) for unmarried Men and Women candidates

Applications are invited from unmarried Men and Women candidates for Short Service Commission (Observer Officer) in the Aviation Cadre of Executive Branch of the Indian Navy for Course commencing Jan 2010 at Naval Academy, Ezhimala, Kerala.

Candidates to fulfill conditions of nationality as laid down by the Government of India.

Eligibility Conditions

Age: 19 to 23 years, born between 02 Jan 1987 and 01 Jan 1991; both dates inclusive.

Educational Qualifications: A candidate must be a graduate in any discipline with an aggregate of 55% marks. The candidate must have passed 10 + 2 with Physics and Mathematics as main subjects.

Physical Standards:

(a) Minimum height: 162.5 cms with correlated weight, leg length, sitting height and thigh length for both Men and Women candidates.

(b) Eye Sight: The minimum acceptable vision standard for distant vision 6/6, 6/9 correctable to 6/6, 6/6. Should not be colour/night blind.


Short Service Commission is granted for a term of 10 years, extendable to 14 years, subject to service requirement, performance & willingness of the candidate. On completion of these tenures, officers are entitled for gratuity under the extant rules.

How to apply

(a) Application Forms in accordance with the prescribed format and complete in all respects with superscription on the envelope " Application for SSC (OBSERVER) – JAN 2010 Course, Qualification .............................Percentage ................. % (If applicable)” is to be sent to the following address by 21st April, 2009

Post Bag No. 04, Nirman Bhawan, Post Office, New Delhi- 110 011

(b) Application must be sent in the format given in the advertisement, otherwise it will be rejected.

(c) Application must be accompanied by attested copies of 10th Standard Certificate (for verification of date of birth) and other educational certificates as required.

(d) Application and requisite enclosures must be properly tagged/ stitched by thread only. Integrated Headquarters - Min of Defence (Navy) (IHQ-MoD (Navy)) will not be responsible for loss of enclosures, if sent loose.

(e) Male Applicants willing to be considered for Executive (General Service) in case not qualifying Aviation medicals should endorse the same. The candidature would be considered for the same if educationally qualified and meeting selection criteria.

Selection Procedure

(a) Candidates will be issued call up for Service Selection Board (SSB) interviews based on their performance in educational qualification. If a candidate possesses higher qualification with better percentage, his higher qualification will be considered for cutoff. Integrated Headquarters, Ministry of Defence (Navy) (IHQ-MoD (Navy)) reserves the right to short-list applications and to fix cut off percentage without assigning any reason. No communication will be entertained on this account

(b) SSB interviews for short-listed candidates will be scheduled during Aug to Nov 09 at Bangalore.

(c) The SSB interview is conducted over five days in two stages. Stage-I includes intelligence Test, Picture Perception test and Group discussion and is conducted on the first day. Stage-II includes Psychological Tests, Group Task and personal interview conducted over the balance four days. Candidates failing to qualify a particular stage would be sent back the same day. Successful candidates would then have to clear a Aviation medical examination at the same venue (approx duration 3-5 days)”.

(d) Candidates recommended by the SSBs and declared medically fit will be appointed for training in order of all India Merit depending on the number of vacancies and subject io police verification.

(e) Change of SSB centre for interview is not permissible under any circumstances.

(f) "Candidates who wish to change their SSB dates, must apply to the President of the SSB, with a copy of the application addressed to Directorate of Manpower Planning & Recruitment (Ol&R), Room N0. 204, ‘C‘ Wing, Sena Bhawan, IHQ-MOD(Navy), New Delhi•110 011 (Fax No.011-23011282).
(g) No compensation will be paid in respect of any injury sustained during the selection process.

(h) ‘Candidates appearing for SSB interview for the first time for this entry would be eligible free rail sleeper class return fare`.

The Indian Navy


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