Indian Navy Artificer Apprentices Exam


Indian Navy Artificer Apprentices Exam is conducted by Indian Navy. Indian Navy upgrades with contemporary technological services and pays better. Thus, it stands as one of the preferred career options. The exam is conducted twice a year, usually in the months of March and September.

Why to Take the Exam?

The Indian Navy is one of the prestigious opportunities of the career makers. The position possesses high chances of career growth. Promotion prospects exist up to the rank of Master Chief Petty Officer and even of Commissioned Officer, if they qualify certain examinations.

The Artificer Apprentices are paid Basic Pay Band, Grade Pay, Military Special Pay, X Group Pay and Dearness Allowance. Sailors are provided with books, reading material, uniform, food and accommodation etc. free of cost. They can entitle medical treatment, Leave Travel Concession for self and Family and dependents, Group Housing Benefits, Annual and Casual Leave, Children education and house rent allowances etc.

Exam Eligibility

Unmarried Indian national male are eligible to apply. Minimum age limit is 15 and maximum age limit is 18. Educational qualification is passing 10th or equivalent with Science and Mathematics with minimum 65% marks or passing 10+2 or equivalent with Science and Mathematics with minimum 60% marks. Physical standards are height – 157cms, chest expansion – 5 cms, visual standard – 6/12 (without glasses) and 6/9 (with glasses). No permanent tattoos are permitted except on down side of the hand between elbow and reverse side of palm.

Exam Pattern

The selection procedure includes written test, Physical Fitness Test, Police Verification and Final medical examination.

Written test is conducted objective type and questioned in bilingual – Hindi and English. The subjects covered in test are English, Science, Mathematics and General Knowledge. The standard of the syllabus is as per 10+2. Candidates must qualify in all sections separately and in aggregate. Those who qualify in written test are eligible for Physical Fitness Test (PFT). PFT include running, squat ups and push-ups. Proficiency in sports/swimming or any extra-curricular activities are desired.

Selected Candidates are provided with Police Verification form with the call letter for Final Medical Examination. Without the Police Verification form filled by the concerned police authority or with the report with negative comments, the candidates are not eligible for final medical examination.

How to Apply Indian Navy Artificer Apprentices Exam?

Candidates must apply online through the official websites. Candidates must be ready with matric certificate and 10+2 mark sheet for reference. On filling the form and submitting, candidates must take two copies of print out of the online application form. One duly signed copy must be sent to mentioned address along with attested copies of matriculation certificate, 10+2 mark sheet, domicile, NCC Certificate (if participated) and one self addressed envelope with Rs 10 stamp affixed and recently taken clear passport size photograph.

How to Prepare Indian Navy Artificer Apprentices Exam?

The exam is conducted in the standard of class 10. Thus following the high school text books is rather important. Several publications are providing the books that could help in the preparation of these topics.

English grammar and vocabulary must be practiced. Any general English Grammar book or high school text books would help for preparation. Comprehension of passage also must be practiced.

Reading English newspaper regularly enhances English language skills as well as General Awareness. Practicing old papers and mock tests help to understand the questioning pattern as well as improve the time management.

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