Career in Indian Navy


The Indian Navy is the naval branch of the Indian Armed Forces. The President of India is the Supreme Commander of the Indian Navy. The Chief of Naval Staff, a four-star admiral, commands the navy.

The Indian Navy traces its origins back to the East India Company’s Marine which was founded in 1612 to protect British merchant shipping in the region. In 1793, the British East India Company established its rule over eastern part of the Indian subcontinent i.e. Bengal, but it was not until 1830 that the colonial navy was titled as His Majesty’s Indian Navy. When India became a republic in 1950, the Royal Indian Navy as it had been named since 1934 was renamed to Indian Navy.

The primary objective of the navy is to safeguard the nation’s maritime borders, and in conjunction with other Armed Forces of the union, act to deter or defeat any threats or aggression against the territory, people or maritime interests of India, both in war and peace.


Stream Graduation After Graduation After Post Graduation
Pathway 1 Class 10+2 Non-Medical Pass UPSC  and clear NDA
Pathway 2 Clear Class XII in Science Stream (Mathematics and Physics) Pass Indian Navy (sailor direct entry).
Pathway 3 Clear Class XII in Science Stream (Mathematics and Physics) Graduation in Any Discipline Pass the CDS UPSC Eligible to join through NCC Special Scheme Entry provided you have “C” Certificate
Pathway 4 Clear Class XII in Science Stream (Mathematics and Physics) Pursue Diploma with 50% marks in Mechanical / Electrical / Electronics / Telecommunications / Aeronautical or Ship Building / Instrumentation Engineering / Metallurgical / Polytechnic Indian Navy Direct Enrty Artificer Apprentice Exam,
Pathway 5 Clear Class XII in Science Stream (Mathematics and Physics) Engineering Degree with 55% in Mechanical(Electronics and Telecommunication /Control Engineering equivalent qualification recognized by Institute of Engineers (India) Indian Naval technical Exam for applying in Engineering, Electrical and Submarine branch) And SNAES


  • 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


A career in Indian navy is always in high demand as it is a profession which offers personal, financial, emotional security and status in the society. The Navy also offers attractive pay package, perks, life time pension, medical benefits for self and family. In fact, the experience that you gain in the Navy can help you shape your future through outstanding financial benefits, unparalleled career potential, and the lifestyle of freedom and personal growth that you’ve been waiting for. Besides, Navy has a dedicated organization to give opportunities to its personnel for participation in all kinds of adventure activities (Para Sailing, Mountaineering, Scuba Diving, Hang Gliding, Skiing, water sports etc.) and all kinds of sports activities.

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