Indian Navy Direct Entry Artificer Exams



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The Indian Navy is a high technology service, which operates and maintains highly sophisticated ships, submarines and aircraft. These are operated and maintained by engineers, who are given training at various intervals during their service. Indian Navy Direct Entry Artificer (Diploma Holders) Exams is held twice a year.

Indian Navy DE Artificer Exams: Eligibility Criteria

Qualification: Three year diploma from a Government of India recognized Institute / Polytechnic, with minimum 50% marks in Mechanical / Electrical / Electronics / Telecommunications / Aeronautical or Ship Building / Instrumentation Engineering / Metallurgical / or in any other subject advertised for each batch.
Age: 18 – 22

Nationality: Indian, Gorkha subjects of Nepal are also eligible for recruitment.

Marital Status: Unmarried male

Physical Standards: Minimum height 152 cms and above correlated to age with corresponding weight and proportionate chest with minimum expansion of 5 cms. Good mental and physical health free from any disease/disability.

Indian Navy DE Artificer Exams: Pattern

The Recruitment will be done directly by the Navy. Eligible short listed candidates will be sent call-up letters, giving date, time and place for Written Test and Physical Fitness Test.

Written Test: The Written Test in Science, Maths, English and GK will be of objective type and of one hour duration. The Question Paper will have additional sections of Electronics, Electrical and Mechanical, of which the candidates have to attempt one section. The results will be announced on the same day.Those who qualify will undergo Physical Fitness Test (PFT) and Medical Examination. Those who are declared medically fit would be considered fully qualified and those who are declared temporary medically unfit will be required to appear for Review Medical again on the stipulated date.

Requisite number of preliminary qualified candidates will be sent on Railway Warrant to Chilka (Orissa) for final selection. The Final Selection will be on the basis of Psychological Test and Interview conducted at INS Chilka. Of the Direct Entry Artificers, the Artificer Sailors of the Marine Engineering branch are trained at INS Shivaji (Lonavala), Electrical Artificers (Radio and Power) at INS Valsura (Jarnnagar), Shipwright Artificers at Shipwright School (Visakhapatnam) and Air Engineering and Air Electrical Artificers at Naval Institute of Aeronautical Technology (Kochi).

Physical Fitness Test: Qualifying in this Test is mandatory for enrollment. The standard of Physical Fitness Test is (i) One Mile (1.6 km) run to be completed in 7 minutes. (ii) 20 sit ups. (iii) 10 push ups.

Indian Navy DE Artificer Exams: Tentative Dates

Indian Navy DE Artificer Exams is held in August and March.

Indian Navy DE Artificer Exams: Application Forms

The application form may be used or the format may be typed on plain paper. Candidates applying for more than one entry are to submit separate applications. However, only one application form is to be filled for a particular entry.

Choice of entry is to be clearly indicated on the application form. Application sent through agent will not be accepted. Candidates applying for DE (DH) entry are to clearly indicate in their application the Branch/Trade (Electrical, Electronics and Mechanical) they are applying. The choice should be as per their specialization in three year Diploma Course.

Documents: The following documents are to be punched and tied firmly with a strong thread to the application in the sequence below:-

(a) Two spare recent PP size photos with the candidate’s name written on the reverse (In the absence of recent photograph candidate will not be allowed to appear in the examination).

(b) Application filled in capital letters with one recent PP size photograph pasted at the right top corner.

(c) Attested copy of matric /equivalent certificate for verification of date of birth.

(d) Attested copy of mark sheet of Diploma/Higher Board examination/ Matriculation, as applicable.

(e) Attested copy of certificate indicating computer knowledge achieved, if any.

(f) Attested copy of other certificates viz NCC/Sports/etc. 

(g) Two self addressed envelopes of size 22 x 10 cms with Rs 4/- stamp affixed on each to be submitted along with the application and one blank envelope with the stamp is to be brought at the time of examination. 

Envelope: The Type of Entry and choice of examination Centre is to be clearly written on top of the envelope containing the application.

Indian Navy DE Artificer: Test Centers

Test Centers of Indian Navy
(Direct Entry Artificer)
1. Agartala 21. Jammu
2. Ahmedabad 22. Jorhat
3. Aizawl 23. Kavaratti (Lakshadweep)
4. Allahabad 24. Kohima
5. Bangalore 25. Lucknow
6. Bareilly 26. Madurai
7. Bhopal 27. Mumbai
8. Kolkata 28. Nagpur
9. Chennai 29. Panaji (Goa)
10. Chandigarh 30. Patna
11. Cochin 31. Port Blair
12. Cuttack 32. Raipur
13. Delhi 33. Sambalpur
14. Dharwar 34. Shillong
15. Dispur (Guwahati) 35. Shimla
16. Gangtok 36. Srinagar
17. Hyderabad 37. Tirupati
18. Imphal 38. Trivandrum
19. Itanagar 39. Udaipur
20. Jaipur 40. Vishakhapatn

Indian Navy DE Artificer: Contact Details

Directorate of Manpower Planning and Recruitment (DMPR)
Integrated Headquarters Of Ministry of Defence (Navy)
Sena Bhawan, New Delhi-110011
Tele: 91-11-23010151, 23793067
Fax: 91-11-23017881, 23010759

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