Indian Navy Sailors MER Exams

The Indian Navy possesses highly sophisticated ships, submarines and aircraft, which are operated by sailors, who are given training at various intervals during their service. Indian Navy Sailors Matric Entry Recruitment Exam is held twice a year.

Indian Navy Sailors MER Exams Eligibility Criteria

Marital Status: Unmarried Indian Male citizens are eligible.

Age: 17-20 years on the 1st January or 1st August of the year of examination.

Educational Qualifications: Matric or equivalent with 55% or above marks in Science and Maths. Candidates having less than 55% marks in Matric are also eligible provided they have got 55% or above marks in any higher board examination with Science and Maths.


Physical Standards:

(i) Height: 157 cms (minimum) for 18 years of age

(ii) Weight: Proportionate to height (plus and minus 10% acceptable)

(iii) Chest: Well developed and proportioned with minimum expansion range of 5cms

(iv) Without glasses better eye 6/6 and worse eye 6/9. Colour Perception: CP II;

(v) Good mental and physical health free from any disease/disability.

Indian Navy Sailors MER Exams Pattern

The Written Test will have four sections:

Section I: English
Section II: Science
Section III: Maths
Section IV: GK

The question paper will be bilingual and objective type and of 1 hour duration. The results will be announced on the same day.

Those who qualify will undergo Physical Fitness Test and Medical Examination. Those who are declared medically fit would be considered fully qualified and those who are declared temporary unfit will be required to appear for Review Medical on the stipulated date.

Performance in Written Examination, Computer Knowledge, Sports and NCC will be taken into consideration for the final selection. After enrollment candidates will be sent on Railway Warrant to Chilika (Orissa) for initial training of 24 weeks.

For Sportsmen: Outstanding sportsmen who have participated at National/State Level will have to qualify in the Sports trials in addition to written exam, PFT and Medical.

24 weeks Basic Training at INS Chilka followed by 24 weeks professional training in the allotted trade in Naval Establishments all over the country. Branch/Trade will be allocated as per requirement of service. 

Indian Navy Sailors MER Exams Tentative Dates

Indian Navy Sailors Exam is held in the month of June and December. For notification, please log on to Exam Alert Section.

Indian Navy Sailors MER Exams Application Form

Test Centers of Indian Navy
(M.E.R. Examination)
3.Aizawl23.Kavaratti (Lakshadweep)
9.Chennai29.Panaji (Goa)
11.Cochin31.Port Blair


15.Dispur (Guwahati)35.Shimla

Indian Navy Sailors MER Exams Contact Details

Post Box- 488, Goledakhana, GPO
New Delhi-110001
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