Indian Navy Law and Logistics Cadre Exams

The Indian Navy is equipped with modern air carriers, destroyers, frigates, gunships, missile boats, submarines, and naval aircraft. Behind the well equipped and modern fleet are the well trained and dedicated naval officers who are doing their best in safeguarding India’s interests and playing a pivotal role in the country’s defence.

Indian Navy recruits people to its executive branch and sailor branch. The Executive branch officers man the command appointments on board. The recruitment is advertised through the Employment News and all important National and Regional news papers/dailies.

The Executive Branch of Indian Navy consists of

I- Education Branch

Education Officers play a major role in the training of a Naval officers/Sailors. Education Officers are responsible for scientific and methodical instructions including theoretical aspects of technical subjects of all Branches of the navy and for general education.

Additionally, an Education Officer can specialize in Oceanography and Meteorology and also in some of the specialization of the Executive Branch.

II-Law Cadre

A separate cadre of Provost Officers exists to deal with Policing, Regulatory, Security and Vigilance needs of the Navy. Similarly, a separate cadre of Law Officers exists to deal with the legal needs of the navy. There are permanent Commissioned Officers as well as Short Service Commissioned Officers in the Law Cadre.

III-Logistics Cadre

A modern warship is not only a complex fighting unit, but it is also a mini township and community of several hundred people, who have to be fed, clothed and paid, whatever the ship’s role.

A warship has to be also constantly supplied with fuel, water and spares for the vast array of sophisticated equipment and machinery. At sea or on shore, the Logistics Officer has a vital part to play in the technical and human aspects of the ship’s organization. It is a job that requires exceptional managerial skills and the ability to work under pressure.

Indian Navy Law and Logistics Cadre Eligibility Criteria

Age: Age Limit (as on July 1 of the year of admission):

   1. 21 to 25 years for category I
   2. 22 to 27 years for category II
   3. 19 to 25 year for category III

Educational Qualification:

For Category A:
 Master’s Degree with 55% marks in Physics (with Maths in B.Sc) or Maths (with Physics in B.Sc). Women candidates having Chemistry with Physics as subsidiary at Degree levels are also eligible.

For Category B: A Degree in Law qualifying for emolument as an Advocate under the Advocates Act 1961, with 55% marks and above.

For Category C:

(i) I Class BE/ B.Tech in Civil/ Architecture or

(ii) Graduation in any subject including BCA with Degree/Diploma in Material/Financial Management or

(iii) Chartered Accountancy.

Physical Standards

Height and Weight:

Men: Minimum acceptable height 157 cms with correlated weight.

Women: Minimum acceptable height 152 cms, weight 38.6 kgs.

In both cases the Correlated weight should not, however, vary from the average by more than 10%

Visual Standards

 6/60, 6/60 for I and 6/24, 6/36 for II & III correctable to 6/6 (in each eye with glasses).

Indian Navy Law and Logistics Cadre Exam Pattern

Candidates after short listing will be required to appear for Service Selection Board (SSB) Interview at Bangalore or Bhopal followed by Medical Examination. Candidates recommended by SSB are entered in course as Sub-Lieutenants and undergo Naval Orientation Course at Naval Academy (NAVAC), Goa followed by professional training at various Naval Training Establishments/ Units/Ships.

Selection for all Permanent Commission entries, except 10 + 2 (Tech) Cadet entry and NCC Special entry (Graduate) is through a written examination conducted by the UPSC, followed by an interview by the SSB. There is no written examination for the Short Service Commission entries.

These applications are short listed as per the criteria laid down by the Naval Headquarters, Directorate of Manpower Planning & Recruitment. Selection is through merit alone and there’ is no room for any reservations. SSC officers may opt for Permanent Commission and if found fit, may be granted the same.

Indian Navy Law and Logistics Cadre Application Form

Completed typed applications as per prescribed format published in Newspapers generally in the month of September or October, accompanied by required documents, must be sent as and where directed.

Indian Navy Law and Logistics Cadre Test Centers

Test Centers of Indian Navy
(Education Branch, Law and Logistics Cadre)
3.Aizawl23.Kavaratti (Lakshadweep)
11.Cochin31.Port Blair


15.Dispur (Guwahati)35.Shimla

Indian Navy Law and Logistics Cadre Contact Details

Head Quarters Ministry of Defence (Navy)
48, A Block Hutment
New Delhi- 110011
Directorate of Manpower Planning and Recruitment
Naval Headquarters, New Delhi-110011
Phones: 23011213, 23014316, 23792933