How to prepare for the Indian Navy SSR exam : Complete Detailed Strategy, Subject-wise Important Topics

How to prepare for the Indian Navy SSR exam : Complete Detailed Strategy, Subject-wise Important Topics


Indian Navy has released the notification for the post of Sailors for Artificer Apprentice (AA) and Senior Secondary Recruit (SSR). A total of 500 vacancies are available for AA and 2000 vacancies for SSR.  

Candidates are often confused about how to clear any exam sitting at home. It happens due to lack of proper guidance for exam pattern, syllabus, and available paper set. For clearing this exam, you need to know two things :

1. What to prepare i.e. Syllabus of the Exam.

2. How to prepare and from where to prepare. 

Here, in this article, you will have all the necessary tips to crack this exam. Defence Adda Team will provide you complete syllabus and the required guidance to ace this exam.


The exam pattern of NAVY SSR AND AA is given below:

100 Questions in 60 minutes
General Knowledge25
  • The question paper will be of objective type and is bilingual (Hindi and English).
  • The question paper will be of 10+2 standard.
  • The candidates are required to pass in all sections and in aggregate.

The time duration of Exam: Indian Navy SSR Exam duration is one hour.


Topic Wise Syllabus


  • Passage, Preposition, Correction of sentences, Change active to passive/passive to active voice.
  •  Verbs/Tense/Non- Finites, Punctuation.
  • Substituting phrasal verbs for expression, Synonyms, and Antonyms, Meanings of difficult words.
  • Use of adjective, Compound preposition, Determiners (use of a, an, the, etc), Use of pronouns.


  • Relations and Functions, Logarithms, Complex Numbers, Quadratic Equations, Sequences and Series, Trigonometry.
  • Cartesian System of Rectangular Coordinates, Straight Lines Family of Straight Lines, Circles.
  • Conic Sections, Permutations and Combinations, Vectors, Exponential and Logarithmic Series, Sets and Set Theory, Statistics.
  • Introduction to Three-Dimensional Geometry, Probability Function, Limits and Continuity, Differentiation, Applications of Derivatives.
  • Indefinite Integrals Binomial Theorem, Matrices, Determinants, Definite Integrals.


  • Physical World and Measurement, Kinematics, Laws of Motion, Work, Energy and Power, Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body/Gravitation.
  • Mechanics of Solids and Fluids, Heat Thermodynamics, Oscillations, Waves, Electrostatics, Current Electricity.
  • Magnetic Effect of Current and Magnetism, Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Current, Electromagnetic Waves.
  • Optics, Dual Nature of Matter and Radiations, Atomic Nucleus / Solid and Semi-Conductor Devices, Principles of Communication.
  • Metals and Non- Metals, Organic Chemistry, Food, Nutrition and Health, Physiology and Human Diseases, Computer Science.

General Awareness

  • Culture and Religion, Geography: Soil, Rivers, Mountains, Ports, Inland Harbours, Freedom Movement.
  • Sports: championships/Winners/Terms/No. of Players, Defence, Wars and Neighbours, Current Affairs.
  • Important National Facts about India, Heritage, and Arts, Dance, History, Languages, Capitals, and Currencies.
  • National: Bird/ Animal/ Sport/ Flower/ Anthem/ Song/ Flag/ Monuments, Eminent Personalities.
  • Common Names, Full forms, and Abbreviations, Discoveries, Diseases and Nutrition, Award and Authors.

Now, that we have understood the Examination Pattern and the Syllabus thoroughly, we will help you how to crack this exam. We are sharing few key points you need to keep in your mind so that you can face this exam confidently. 

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Tips to Crack NAVY SSR & AA EXAM 

  • Do lots of reading: Read, read and read more. This suggestion is the most efficient and important one that would help you to improve your vocabulary and reading skills. It will help you in sections where you have to read long passages and answer complex questions out of it.
  • To prepare subjects like English, candidates need to have detailed information about Active Passive Voice, Direct Indirect. Every candidate is required to study English newspaper for preparing a subject like English. You can read Times of India, The Hindu, etc. whichever you find comfortable reading.
  • Practice a lot. Attempt as many quizzes as you can. Adda247 gives you daily quizzes on its app, attempt them daily and keep revising them.
  • All the concepts should be carefully analyzed & interpreted as questions will be objective type.
  • To get good marks in the Maths section, it is very important to have command over the syllabus of the 11th and 12th CBSE Standard. You should know well the basic concepts of Mathematics.
  • There is no other way out except religious practice to prepare for the subject of Mathematics. The subject cannot be mugged. One has to understand every topic and practice the sums every day.
  • Speed is of the essence in the Mathematics exam. Since the questions are multiple-choice types, one has to solve a particular problem in different methods to find out one of the correct options. That could be time-consuming. Thus, to enhance speed in thinking and problem solving, one needs to practice each day.
  • For preparing Physics and Chemistry topics in Science, candidates should prepare notes of different topics daily in their simple language.
  • Regular practice is also essential in Science since few topics entail problems and numerical questions. Hence, to improve problem-solving and analytical skills, it is advisable to practice them regularly.
  • Keep revising the topics, put more effort into the ones you are weak at as well as the ones you feel comfortable with.
General Awareness
  • Public exams like Indian Navy are particularly competitive, and thus candidates need to focus on improving their General Knowledge and awareness about current affairs thoroughly.
  • Candidates must know their knowledge about the various affairs, events, dates, facts, prominent personalities, and their biographies, wars, renowned scientific discoveries, etc. to upgrade their General Knowledge.
  • Candidates must implement the habit of regularly reading newspapers that are renowned for their quality of content and journalism and keeping themselves updated about the real-life events occurring around the globe related to their subject.
  • You should keep yourself updated about the current affairs. For instance, about the recent issues, appointments, defense, agreements, visits, awards and honors, and other important things.
  • There is no alternative for hard work. You can work smart, which will save additional efforts, but you will need to put in the efforts that are required.
  • Practice as many mocks as you can. Don't forget to analyze your tests. Do not jump to the next mock without analyzing the incorrect answers or questions you have left. Try to learn the more you can with each test. Adda247 Test Series will help you to analyze your progress with each test.

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