Indian Navy Sailor Entry AA/ SSR: Physical and Medical Standards

Indian Navy Sailor Entry AA/ SSR: Physical and Medical Standards


Indian Armed Forces promises an exciting and adventurous career that is totally different from any other government or private organization. Joining the Indian Armed Forces as an officer requires a lot of Hard Work, Focus, and Dedication. 

If you are thinking of making your career in the Indian Armed forces you should be aware of the selection procedure type of entries and competitive examination available to join the Indian Armed Forces. Joining the Indian Navy as a career offers a golden opportunity to be a part of the world’s top Navy and get yourself trained to be an Officer and a Gentleman for life. If you have made your mind to join the Indian Navy, then you should stick to it and follow it till the time you achieve it.  

Indian Navy has released the official notification for Sailor Entry through Artificer Apprentice (AA-150) and Senior Secondary Recruit (SSR). A total of 500 vacancies are available for AA and 2000 vacancies for SSR. 

Indian Navy 2021 AA SSR Recruitment Exam Pattern

Due to COVID-19 pandemic, an exception is being made in the public interest wherein approximately 10000 candidates will be called up for written examination and PFT. The shortlisting of the candidates for written examination and PFT will be undertaken on the basis of percentage of qualifying examination (10+2 examination). The cut-off marks may vary from state to state as vacancies have been allocated in a state-wise manner.


1. Written Test

Indian Navy 2021 Recruitment Exam

Section Name

Written Test

(Duration - 1 Hour)




General Knowledge/ General Awareness

(a) The question paper will be bilingual (Hindi & English) and objective type.

(b) The question paper will comprise of four sections i.e. English, Science, Mathematics and General Knowledge.

(c) The standard of the question paper will be that of 10+2 level and the syllabus for the examination is available on website

(d) Duration of examination will be one hour.

(e) All candidates appearing for written examination would be subjected to PFT on the same day.
                         PDF Link for the Syllabus of Written Test

2. Physical Fitness Test (PFT)

(a) Qualifying in Physical Fitness Test (PFT) is mandatory for selection.

(b) PFT will consist of 1.6 Km run to be completed in 7 minutes, 20 squats (Uthak Baithak) and 10 Push-ups. Candidates undergoing PFT will do so at their own risk.

3. Merit lists for AA and SSR will be prepared based on performance in written examination subject to qualifying Physical Fitness Test (PFT), as follows:-

(a) AA- Top 600 candidates (approx.) on all India order of merit, who meet the eligibility criteria for AA will be issued call up letter for final enrolment medical examination at INS Chilka.

(b) SSR- Approximately 2500 candidates will be issued call up letter for final enrolment medical examination at INS Chilka on the basis of state wise merit.

Note:- The cut off marks for issue of call up letter for final enrolment medical examination at INS Chilka may vary from state to state for SSR entry.

The merit list will be available on website on 23rd July 2021. All selected candidates will be called at INS Chilka for Enrolment Medicals. The selection of a candidate will stand cancelled and he will have no claim for enrolment in the Indian Navy in case the candidate fails to report on the date and time mentioned in call letter for Enrolment Medical Examination at INS Chilka. Enrolment will be subject to Fitness in Enrolment Medical Examination at INS Chilka.

(a) Medical examination will be conducted by authorised military doctors as per medical standard prescribed in current regulations applicable to sailors on entry.

(b) Minimum height 157 cms. Weight and Chest should be proportionate. Minimum chest expansion of 5 cms. Details regarding minimum height standards for entry into the Indian Navy as Sailors, including applicable relaxations, can be accessed from the official recruitment website.

 (c) The candidate must be in good physical and mental health, free from any defect likely to interfere with the efficient performance of duties both ashore and afloat under peace as well as war conditions as per Navy Order (Special) 01/2008. Extract of the Navy Order can be accessed from the official Indian Navy recruitment website.

5. Visual Standards

Without Glasses

With Glasses

Better Eye

Worse Eye

Better Eye

Worse Eye





Note :-

It is mandatory to submit a negative RT-PCR laboratory report of COVID-19 from Govt/ ICMR accredited laboratory by candidates at the time of written examination (Report should be dated maximum 72 hours prior to reporting date).

All the Best!!

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