How to Join Indian Naval Academy

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The Indian Navy is the most demanding career among the Indian Youths. Here in this article, we will get to know the details about the Indian naval Academy and what are the options are there to join the Indian naval academy. One has an option to become an officer as well as sailor, Engineer and technician etc in the service. To get detailed information about this like Selection Criteria, required eligibility Criteria etc. Check the blog in the below paragraphs.

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Indian Naval Academy is the academy where the Indian Navy trains the candidates to become an officer in the Indian Army Service. There are different vacancies available to join the service and to reach Indian Naval Academy.  Let’s see the complete details about this.

The process to join Indian Naval Academy:

In order to join the Indian Naval Academy, one will need to clear the officer’s Selection process. There are many vacancies available after the 12th as well as after graduation etc. Right after passing class 12th, one can appear for the NDA Examination. After the graduation, CDS, INET and NCC Special Entry etc. here are the details about these entries:

  • NDA (National Defense Academy) Examination
  • CDS (Combined Defense Service) Examination.
  • INET (Indian Navy Entrance Test)
  • NCC Special Entry etc

National Defense Academy Examination:

You can appear for this exam after passing class 12th. Further details regarding eligibility criteria have shared below. The Exam of NDA is conducted by UPSC (Union Public Service Commission). The Selection Process of NDA is Written Exam, SSB Interview and Medical Examination, Through this exam, One will get selected in the National Defense Academy, after three years of its training. you can choose the Indian Navy and can move to the Indian Naval Academy to become an Officer in the Indian Navy Service. let’s see the eligibility Criteria:

  • A candidate must have passed class 12th with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.
  • The age of the candidate should not be less than 16.5 years old and it must not be more than 19 years old on the date of commencement of the course.
  • There is no relaxation in age has been given to any particular caste, Religion or Community etc.
  • There is no Limited number of attempts. The exam is conducted twice a year. A candidate is free to attempt unlimited times till has an age under NDA criteria.

Combined Defense Academy: 

You can appear for this exam after Graduation. Further details regarding eligibility criteria have shared below. The Exam of CDS is conducted by UPSC (Union Public Service Commission). The Selection Process of CDS is the Written Exam, SSB Interview and Medical Examination, Through this exam, One can directly Join the Indian Naval Academy to become an officer in the Indian Navy Service.

  • Candidate must have passed graduation in any stream but must have passed class 12th with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.
  • The age of the candidate should not be less than 19 years old and it must not be more than 22 years old on the date of commencement of the course.
  • There is no relaxation in age has been given to any particular caste, Religion or Community etc.
  • There is no Limited number of attempts. The exam is conducted twice a year. A candidate is free to attempt unlimited times till has an age under CDS criteria.

Which is better Entry NDA or CDS?

Indian Navy Entrance Test (To Join Indian Naval Academy): 

This Exam is conducted by the Indian Navy Itself. A candidate can appear for this exam after passing graduation (BE or Btech). The Selection of the candidates will be done through the Written Exam (Computer-based Online Test), SSB Interview and Medical Examination etc. Through this entry, you can directly join the Indian Naval Academy and become an officer in teh Service.

While in the NDA and CDS, YOu have an option to join the Indian Army as well as the Indian Air force etc. But through the INET Entry, you can join the Indian Navy only. Let’s see the eligibility criteria required to apply for this vacancy.

  • A candidate must have done Bachelor of Engineering or Bachelor of technology.
  • The candidate must have passed class 12th with a minimum of 60% marks.
  • The age of the candidate should not be less than 18 years old and it must not be more than 24 years old on the date of commencement of the course.
  • There is no relaxation in age has been given to any particular caste, Religion or Community etc.
  • There is no Limited number of attempts. The exam is conducted twice a year. A candidate is free to attempt unlimited times till has an age under INET criteria.

NCC Special Entry:

There is no fixed schedule for this Entry. Sometimes the Indian Navy Selection Board releases the vacancy for the candidate who has done NCC and has an NCC C Grade certificate can apply for the NCC Special Entry. Under this entry, one will have to appear for Any written Exam, the Selection will be done through SSB Interview and then a medical Examination. This entry is available after the 12th as well as after graduation. The required eligibility criteria are the same as NDA and CDS etc.

if you are appearing after the 12th the eligibility criteria will be the same as NDA entry. If you are appearing after graduation, it will be the same as CDS Entry. So, these are the entries to join the Indian Naval Academy. one can also join the Indian Navy as an Engineer. There is also One more entry by the navy selection board to become an Engineer in the service.

FAQs For How To Join Indian Naval Academy

Can I become Officer in the navy after passing class 10th?

No, there is no way to become an officer in the Indian Navy after passing class 10th. The Minimum qualification needed is class 12th.

How to become part of the Navy after the 10th?

There are some sailor’s entries after passing class 10th. One can apply for the MR Entry (Matrix recruits), which is basically for the Kitchen department of the Indian Navy. Check the official website to get exact details about this.

What is the minimum age required to apply for Officer’s entry into the Navy?

One can apply for NDA, CDS, INET and some direct entries as well. The Minimum age required in the NDA Entry. A candidate just needs to have at least 16.5 years old to apply for the NDA Entry.

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