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About Indian Navy Pilot / ATC

Indian Navy Pilot /Air Traffic Controller Application Process for Course Commencing Jan 2018 for short service commission (SSC) has started from 11 March 2017 and the last date to apply online is 31 March 2017. Applications are invited from Unmarried Indian Citizens who have completed their B.E. /B.Tech with minimum 60% Marks in Class 12 and till 5th and 7th Sem will be eligible for the for filling applications for Indian Navy Pilot / Air Traffic Controller (SSC) in Indian Navy for the course commencing in January 2018 at Indian Naval Academy Ezhimala, Kerala.

The last date for making online application is 31 March 2017 for the application of Indian Navy Pilot/Air Traffic Controller Recruitment 2017.

  • Indian Navy Recruitment will be for Short Service Commission Scheme for both Pilot and Air Traffic Controller (ATC), no extension or permanent commission will be given to the candidates beyond 14 years.
  •  For Air Traffic Controller Officers Short Service Commission is granted initially for ten years extendable by maximum 04 years in 02 terms (02 years + 2 years) subject to service requirements, performance and willingness of candidates.

Important Dates


Applications Started 11 March 2017
Last date to Apply  31 March 2017
Written Exam No Exam
SSB Interviews June 2017 - August 2017
Course Commences Jan 2018


Indian Navy Recruitment for "Observer and Naval Armament Inspection Officer SSC" notification and dates are not yet released. It will be updated here whenever available.

Indian Navy Pilot Officer Duties

  • Wings will be awarded to Pilots on completing their basic flying training and Commission.
  • They will Fly Fixed Wing Aircraft or Helicopters which could be from an aircraft carrier, other ship decks or an airfield.
  • They will actively participate in all facets of Naval.

Indian Navy Air Traffic Controller Duties

  • Candidates will be inducted as officers in the rank of Sub-Lieutenant
  • The Indian Navy operates various types of modern aircraft from shore as well as from ships.
  • Air Traffic Control Officers in the Indian Navy control naval fighter aircraft, maritime reconnaissance aircraft and multi-role helicopters both ashore and afloat.

Indian Navy Naval Armament Inspection Officer Duties

  • Responsibilities of inspection of the Armament supplied to the Indian Navy from other agencies.
  • House research and development, quality assurance, Safety and reliability of the Naval armament and their storages.
  • Exposure to the modern and latest technology development of armament and their keeping.

Indian Navy Observer Duties

  • Observer officers will be a part of Naval Aviation Arm.
  • They will be airborne tacticians and will operate modern equipment like Sonar, Radar, Communication and Electronic Warfare Equipment.
  • They will be responsible for launching airborne weapons.
  • They will actively participate in all facets of Naval.

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Indian Navy Pilot / ATC Eligibility criteria

Nationality: Only Indian citizens are eligible for application. Unmarried male and female are eligible to apply.


  • For Pilot (MR): Male or Female born between 2 January 1993 and 1 January 1998.
  • For Pilot (Other Than MR): Male Only, Born between 2 January 1994 and 1 January 1999; both dates inclusive.
  • For ATC: Male or Female born between 2 January 1993 and 1 January 1997.
  • CPL Holders: Candidates having valid and current CPL (Commercial Pilot Licence) issued by DGCA (India) and born between 02 Jan 1993 and 01 Jan 1999 (both dates inclusive) can apply for Pilot entry.
  • For NAI Officers: 19.5 to 25 years i.e. born between July 02, 1992 and July 01 1998.

Educational Qualifications

  • Pilot Officer: Completed or in Final Year of B.E/B.Tech. in any discipline and Physics & Mathematics at Class 12 and must have minimum 60% marks till the 5th and 7th Sem in the of Engineering Degree Course.
  • Air Traffic Controller Officer: For ATC entry, the candidate must have 60% aggregate marks in class X and XII and minimum 60% marks in English in class XII. The candidates will, however, be required to pass final examination (BE/B Tech) with minimum 60% marks. The candidates failing to meet minimum cut off % age will not be permitted to join INA Ezhimala.

Physical Standards



Men (Male)

Women (Female)

Height and Weight

  • Pilot:162.5 cms With correlated weight, leg length, sitting height and thigh length
  • ATC: 157 Cm With correlated weight, as per age and height
  • NAIC:157 cms With correlated weight, as per age and height.
  • Pilot(MR):152 cms With correlated weight, leg length, sitting height and thigh length
  • ATC: 152 cms With correlated weight, as per age and height.
  • NAIC:152 cms With correlated weight, as per age and height.

Eye Sight

6/6, 6/9 correctable to 6/6, Should not be colour blind

6/6, 6/9 correctable to 6/6, Should not be colour blind


Tatoos are allowed only for the tribal communities as declared by the government of India. For other candidates, permanent body tattoos are only permitted on inner face or forearms i.e. from inside of elbow to wrist end on the reverse side of palm/back (dorsal) side of hand.

Indian Navy Pilot / ATC Application form and Admit Card

Indian Navy Recruitment for Pilot /Air Traffic Controller invites Online applications only. Candidates need to fill the online application form and send a printed copy of the form to the address given below to complete the application process.Candidates can make the online e-application until 31 March 2017.

Click Here to Apply Online

Guidelines for Filling the Indian Navy Online Application Form

  • Fill the online registration form and the details must be filled as per Matriculation Certificate.
  • E-mail address and Mobile number must be filled in order to complete the application process.
  • Candidates should mention their priority (Pilot or ATC) in the application form while filling the online application form.
  • Every detail filled by the applicants will be verified it is mandatory to enter the exact percentages of each semester of their degree and school. Any ambiguity and false information may lead to the termination of the application.
  • Applicants have to take the printouts of the application form with the same application number which is to be produced at the time of the SSB Interview.

Submission of the Application Form

Indian Navy Pilot /Air Traffic Controller Applications are to be submitted in online mode only. Candidates do not have to send the printouts of the application form via post. The Shortlisted candidates will be informed in online mode only and the call letters for appearing in the SSB is to be downloaded in online from www.joinindiannavy.gov.in.

Indian Navy Pilot / ATC Result and Counselling

There will be no exam for the recruitment process and the selection process will consist of two stages.The Candidates will be informed about their performance at the end of each round of SSB Interview and Medical Examination. The SSB Interview is a 5-day procedure and consists of the two stages i.e. Stage 1 and Stage 2. 

SSB Interview of the Shortlisted Candidates

Shortlisted candidates will be informed via email or SMS regarding their selection for the Interview.The Candidates will be issued call letters for Service Selection Board interviews based on their performance in educational qualification as per the cut off percentage fixed by Ministry of Defence.

  • Venue of the Interview: SSB interviews of the short-listed candidates will be scheduled from June 2017 to August 2017 at Bangalore for Pilot and at Bangalore/Bhopal/Coimbatore/Visakhapatnam for Air Traffic Controller.

The SSB interview will be of 5 days and will consist of two rounds.

  • Round 1: It will consist Intelligence Test, Picture Perception Test, and Group Discussion Task. It will be an elimination round, and only the candidate selected in Round 1 will move to round 2.
  • Round 2 consist Psychological Tests, Group Tasks, and Interview.

Aviation Medical Examination


Candidates who fail in round 1 of the interview will be sent back on the same day, while candidates who will clear the Round 2 will undergo Pilot Aptitude Battery Tests and Aviation Medical Examination depending upon their preference of Post. 

Candidates recommended by the SSB cleared PABT (for Pilot Entry) and declared medically fit will be appointed for training based on merit list and depending on the number of vacancies available.


Candidates who have cleared all the stages of Indian navy recruitment process will undergo training of 22 weeks and will be on probation for a period of 2 years at Indian Naval Academy (INA), Ezhimala in January 2018 (for Pilot and ATC Only) with full pay and allowances are admissible to officers whilst under training.

  • For Pilot Entry: 22 weeks of Naval Orientation Course at INA, Ezhimala followed by Stage1 ad Stage 2 flying training at the Air Force Academy/Naval Establishment/IGRUA.
  • For Air Traffic Controller: Candidates will undergo 22 weeks of Naval Orientation Course at the Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala, Kerala followed by professional training at various Naval Training Establishments/Units/Ships.
  • For NAIC Entry: Candidates will undergo Naval Orientation Course at the Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala, Kerala followed by professional training at various Naval Training Establishments/Units/Ships. 
  • For Observer Entry: 22 weeks of Naval Orientation Course at INA, Ezhimala followed by training at Observer School.
Indian Navy Pilot / ATC Important details

The given below pay and perks will be granted to the candidates selected as Pilot/ATC in Indian Navy. The given below pay and perks are updated by the government after 7th CPC. The promotion from Sub Lieutenant to Commander is time scale basis subject to completion of mandatory courses, sea time & medical conditions.

Pay and Allowances

Pay Scale


Rank Pay Bands/Scale Grade Pay MSP
Sub Lieutenant PB-3/15600-39100 5400 6000
Lieutenant PB-3/15600-39100 6100 6000
Lieutenant PB-3/15600-39100 6600 6000
Commander PB-4/37400-67000 8000 6000



Allowances Granted to Rate per Month(In Rs)
Flying Qualified Pilot/Observer 13500 - 21000/pm
Instructional All officers posted as instructor 2700/pm
Uniform All Officers 24000 (Initial grant) & 7500 (Every 3 Yrs)
Hard Area All Officers posted in Hard Area as declared by Govt. 25% of BP+GP+MSP
House Rent To Officers is not provided Govt. Accommodation 10-30% of Basic (Pay Band+Grade Pay+MSP)
Transport All Officers 1600-3200 (+DA thereon)
Marcos Qualified as Marcos 13500 – 21000/pm
Diving Clearance/Ships Diver 600/1200pm


Other Benefits to the Selected Candidates

  • The cost to Company CTC: The CTC of a Sub Lieutenant will be Rs. 72,444 to 81,700 per month including basic pay, HRA, DA, Grade Pay, Flying allowance and Transport allowance.(being revised as per 7th CPC)
  • Privileges: Free Medical Facilities for self and dependents, entitled ration, Canteen Facility, Mess/Club/Sports Facilities, Government Accommodation and Loans at the Subsidised rate.
  • Group Insurance: Insurance Cover worth Rs.57 Lakhs and gratuity as per rules in force.
  • Leaves: 60 days annual leaves and 20 days casual leaves. Encashment of leaves up to 300 days.
  • Sports and Adventures: One can get involved in any sports of their liking along with adventure sports such as river rafting, wind Surfing, Mountaineering and hot air ballooning.

About Indian Navy

  • Indian Navy is an integral part of Armed Forces of India and The President of India is the Commander-in-Chief of the Navy.
  • After India became free from British rule, the Royal Indian Navy was renamed to Indian Navy in 1950.
  • Indian Navy secures maritime borders of the nation along with other activities such as joint exercises to ameliorate international relationships and humanitarian missions including disaster relief.

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Indian Navy Pilot / ATC Contact

By Mail : JDMPR (OI & R)
Room No 205, C Wing
Sena Bhawan, New Delhi -110011

Telephone: 011-23010151
Fax: 011-23011282
Email: officer-navy@nic.in

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