Career as Indian Navy Officer

  • Early Salary : 3 - 4 L
  • Mid Level Salary : 7 - 8 L
  • Senior Salary : 8 - 10 L
  • Education level :
  • Category : Professional / Vocational Courses

What is Indian Navy Officer?


An Indian Navy officer works and fights on sea. He plays a vital part in the complex system that manages a warship and also uses the ship as an instrument of tactical warfare. An officer is trained in specialisations like anti-submarine warfare, navigation, communications, gunnery, logistics, diving and hydrography. One could also opt for the aviation or submarine arm. There are some ancillary branches where an officer works as an electrical engineer, legal officer or naval architect

What are the steps i should take?

Skills Needed

.      Ability to withstand mental and physical stress
.      Leadership qualities and clarity of thought
.      A fighting spirit and firm determination
.      An undying passion for the sea and ships

Job Aspects How do I get there?

Primarily, there are two entry points — the National Defence Academy (for 10+2) and the Combined Defence Services Examination (for graduates). In total, there are around 27 gateways through which you can be a Navy officer in one of the cadres — general service, submarine, engineering, logistics, law, aviation (pilot/observer), hydro, ATC (air traffic control) etc.

For all these entry gateways, you must have finished at least 10+2 with physics and maths, while PCM with 70 per cent is mandatory for the engineering branch (tech entry in permanent commission). If you are a postgraduate with more than 50 per cent marks, you can join the education branch. There are entry points for law graduates and commerce graduates also.

For all the above-mentioned openings, there are permanent and short-service commissions. Age limit for any entry point depends on the type of intake.

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