Indian Navy SSR Notification 2021

The Indian Navy SSR recruitment 2021 notification was published on the Indian Navy’s official website on 16th October 2021.

This article summarizes the Indian Navy SSR’s latest notification as:

  1. Eligibility including educational qualification and age
  2. Pay and other allowances
  3. Selection criteria
  4. Medical requirements
  5. Selection procedure including written test, fitness test, physical and medical requirements, and training.

However, the last date to apply for the 2022 batch was 25th October 2021. We expect the Indian Navy SSR notification for the 2023 batch will be released around October 2022.

You can download the Indian Navy SSR recruitment – February Batch 2022 notification PDF from
the link given below:

Indian Navy SSR Notification 2022 [February]:-Download PDF Here

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Eligibility of Indian Navy SSR Exam

According to the Indian Navy SSR recruitment 2021 notification, only unmarried male candidates could apply. There were approximately 2500 vacancies allotted across states. Because of this, each state had different cut-off marks.

However, the Indian Navy SSR Recruitment 2022 notification is not released yet. We expect it to be released by October of this year.

Educational qualification

The aspirants who have qualified 10+2 examination from a recognized Board with Maths, Physics, and anyone subject among Computer Science, Chemistry or Biology were eligible to apply for the Indian Navy SSR.


The aspirants born between 1st February 2002 and 31st January 2005 were eligible to apply for the Indian Navy SSR.


During the initial training session, a monthly stipend of Rs. 14,600 would be paid. After completing the same, the candidate will be placed in the pay band 21,700- 69,100 (level 3 of the defence pay matrix).


Promotion prospects exist to the level of Chief Petty Officer with the pay band 47,600- 1,51,100 (level 8 of the defence pay matrix).


According to the Indian navy SSR notification, all recruits are entitled to:

  1. Medical care
  2. Leave travel concessions for themselves and their dependents
  3. Group housing incentives

And other perks.

Moreover, they have access to:

  1. Yearly and casual leave
  2. Payments for child education and housing.
  3. Insurance cover of Rs. 50 Lakh (on contribution)

Post-retirement perks include:

  1. Pensions
  2. Gratuities
  3. Leave encashment.

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Indian Navy SSR Exam Pattern

Indian Navy SSR Books

Indian Navy Posts

Indian Navy SSR Study Material

Indian Navy SSR Application Form

Indian Navy SSR Admit Card

Selection procedure

According to the Indian Navy SSR recruitment 2021 notification, 10,000 candidates were called for written and physical fitness tests.

Written Test

In line with the Indian Navy SSR Notification, the written test:

  1. Was conducted in both English and Hindi
  2. Comprised of English, General Knowledge, Mathematics and Science
  3. Was of 10+2 level
  4. Was of 60 minutes duration

Fitness Test

Fitness test for all candidates appeared in written examination was held on the same day.

Fitness test comprised of:

  1. 1.6 km run (7 minutes)
  2. Twenty squats
  3. Ten push-ups

Merit list

The final merit list for the Indian Navy SSR was published on the official website of the Indian Navy on 11/02/2022.

Approximately 2500 candidates were called for medical examination at INS Chilka.

Prerequisites (Physical/Medical)

  1. The height of the aspirants shall be not less than 157 cm.
  2. Chest expansion shall be not less than 5 cm.
  3. Visual standards for better eye shall be 6/6 for with and without glasses. However, it is 6/9 for the worse eye without glasses and 6/6 for the worse eye with glasses.
  4. The aspirants cannot have permanent body tattoos on any part other than the inner forearms and backside of the hand.

Moreover, the Indian Navy SSR recruitment 2021 notification strongly discouraged candidates declared permanently medically unfit by any Armed Forces Hospital from applying.


The training period for SSR recruits is 22 weeks in INS Chilka, followed by professional training in the allotted branch.

The trainees may be discharged, according to the Indian navy SSR notification on the grounds of:

  1. Subpar progress, including academic
  2. Unsatisfactory conduct
  3. False/ forged documents submitted during admission

The initial engagement period is 15 years for SSR recruits.


To sum up, one must be at least 17 years old and not more than 20 years old to be eligible for Indian Navy SSR. In addition, they must have qualified 10+2 examination with a specific list of subjects mentioned above. The selection procedure involves a written test, physical fitness test, and medical examination, completing which the aspirants will begin their training.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Indian Navy SSR Notification


How are candidates shortlisted for appearing for the written examination and physical test?

The aspirants are shortlisted based on the 10+2 marks. However, the cut-off marks vary from state to state.


Can an SSR recruitee become a commissioned officer?

Promotion prospects, in normal cases, exist only till the rank of a Chief Petty Officer. However, exemplary candidates may be further promoted to a commissioned officer, provided they qualify for the required departmental examination.


Can one apply offline for Indian Navy SSR?

No. Only online applications, through the official website of the Indian Navy, are accepted.

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