NAVAL BRANCHES

by Uday Kumar on February 6, 2010

Branches of the Indian Navy

Executive Branch

As an officer, you would be at the helm of affairs in ships; Executive officers are leaders of men, strategists of modern warfare and ambassadors of our country when in foreign waters. Modern warships are highly evolved fighting machines needing capable and decisive leaders to fight them. A glorious career would see many high points and chief among them would be command at sea. Executive officers actively participate in all facets of Naval operations-above, below and on the surface of the sea. They are specialists in missilery and gunnery, Anti-submarine warfare, Electronic warfare and Communications, Navigation and direction, Hydrography and much else. You can even opt to fly including fighter jets, be a marine commando, dive below the surface in a submarine or become an observer and operate state- of -technologies in the air. An honourable , exciting and adventurous life awaits you as an Executive officer in the navy.

Law, Air traffic control, naval armament inspection and logistics cadre are also form a part of the executive branch.

Engineering branch

Modern ships, submarines and aircraft abound with advanced technology, machinery and propulsion systems. The engineer officer is responsible for keeping all these systems serviceable. Opportunities to work in shore jobs in naval dockyards and indigenous production units also exist. In no other career is an engineer exposed to such a wide spectrum of opportunities to keep abreast of modern developments. As engineer officer’s career is interspersed with technical courses up to post- graduation level in India/abroad. Officers can also specialize as naval architect and are involved in warship construction.

Electrical branch

A warship is a mini floating city with an integral power generation and distribution system. In addition, complex missile systems, underwater weapons are radio communication equipment form part of a warship’s equipment. A majority of these are either computer based-aided and incorporate the latest trends in electronics engineering. For a ship to be able to fight effectively, all this equipment must be kept working at peak efficiency. Electrical officer have this responsibility and other challenging tasks. The navy also offers excellent opportunities for post-graduate courses in India/ abroad.

Education branch

Education officers, in addition to other responsibilities as naval officer, are responsible for scientific and technical instructions in training ships and establishments such as training squadron, Naval College of Engineering, National Defence Academy, Naval Academy ,College of Defence Management. Avenue to specialize in Metrology and Oceanography /Naval communications/Anti-Submarine warfare/ Gunnery/ Navigation and Direction/ Hydrography/ IT AND M-tech courses is also available. Opportunities are also present for development of new projects of training design and evaluation system.

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randeep February 9, 2010 at 8:25 am

sir,
i have all my marksheets except degree certificate, as i have a bond in my company and had to deposit it to them. Now they have declined my request to give me my degree to apply for this exam.
Sir, My ques is: will ssb accept me as a candidate if i tell them that i will deposit my marksheet at the time of joining ?
Sir, your response will help me decide future course of action .

Thanks

Randeep

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Kumar February 10, 2010 at 9:01 am

THERE IS NO PLACE WHERE YOU ARE REQIURED TO SUBMIT ANY OF YOUR CERTIFICATES IN THE ARMED FORCES…ONLY VERIFICATION IS DONE AT THE SSB AND LATER ON IN DELHI(BEFORE JOINING ACADEMY) . SO I THINK IF YOU CAN MANAGE YOUR CERTIFICATES WITH MARKSHEET XEROX COPIES, DULY ATTESTED ,THEN IT MUST NOT BE A PROBLEM. SO TRY TO ATLEAST GET XEROX COPIES. BUT THE VERIFICATION IN DELHI REQUIRES THE ORIGINA;L CERTIFICATES. BUT THE PEOPLE IN DELHI ARE VERY HELPFUL AND YOU MAY ASK FOR MORE TIME IF REQUIRED. BUT YOUR COMPANY CAN NOT DECLINE TO GIVE YOU YOUR CERTIFICATES IF YOU ARE QUITTING YOUR JOB TO JOIN ARMED FORCES. YOU CAN LEGALLY SUE YOUR COMPANY, THREATENING TO TAKE ACTION LEGALLY. THEY CAN NOT DENY YOU TO LEAVE THE JOB IF JOINING ARMED FORCES.YOUR CONTRACT WILL STAND VOID. ONE CLAUSE MAY BE THAT YOU HAVE TO PAY 3 MONTHS SALARY TO THEM AS A FINE. BUT FIRST APPLY FOR JOINING AND PREPARE FOR YOUR SSB.WE SHALL SEE OTHER THINGS LATER.

Punit February 19, 2010 at 6:57 pm

Sir, ssb officers says that ssb is very easy to clear.
Also, we must do 90%after listening and 10% cømmon sence.
What they mean by this?
Also, is s.s.b. Fare 100%?

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Kumar February 22, 2010 at 4:34 pm

DEFINITELY AS PER MY KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE I THINK IT IS VERY FAIR…JUST AN EXAMPLE, A SERVING OFFICER (RANK COMMODORE)WHO HAS TWIN SONS , IS WANTED HIS SONS TO JOIN THE NAVY,RECENTLY THE BOYS CLEARED THE NDA WRITTEN EXAMS AND WENT FOR SSB, BUT BOT COULDNOT CLEAR THE SSB…THE BOYS ARE GOOD IN STUDIES AND SCORED MORE THAN 92% IN CBSE BOARD AND CAME FIRST AND THIRD RESPECTIVELY IN A KENDRIYA VIDYALAYA SCHOOL…AND EVERY ONE HAS HIS OWN WAY OF TELLING ABOUT SSB…SO DO NOT TAKE IT SERIOUSLY, FOLLOW WHAT YOU FEEL IS THE MOST APPROPRIATE WAY

Kishore April 3, 2010 at 12:00 pm

I have SSB interview for subMarine cadre SSC and i am well prepared, but i have a question regarding the Sub Marine cadre, what will be the kind of work , how many month a year will i be in the sea and Is there any oppurtunites for higher studies like PG or MBA.And what is the job oppurtunity once i retire after 10 yrs (SSC) from navy will someone hire me ?

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Kumar April 3, 2010 at 3:25 pm

you have applied for submarine arm under which branch??like electrical ,engineering ,executive ,…etc???

B Krishna Kanth April 19, 2010 at 6:50 am

Sir,

I have been recommended in the UES/SSC July 2010 SSB batch . I would like to know my chances of making it into the merit list and also my chance of being a naval architect since it was my first preference. Since it is a UES entrance scheme will the take in be less. Please give me your inputs about UES and my chances.

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mohinder June 16, 2010 at 11:57 am

sir,
can an officer get permanent commission after 10 years of service in short service commission

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Kumar June 23, 2010 at 3:33 am

yes it happens very much in certain cadres like medical, education ,etc…but not in all cadres…and in navy it is a little less!!!

Mahesh M.S July 20, 2010 at 2:53 pm

Sir,
Kindly tell me about the Naval Inspection Cadre. What is the nature of this job ? Does it involve a lot of sea-going too?

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Mahesh MS July 22, 2010 at 7:23 am

Sir,
Could you pls tell about the Naval Armament Inspection Cadre ?

Does this job involve too much sailing or is it almost like Naval Architecture, in the sense that one works at the dock ?

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Kumar July 30, 2010 at 8:41 am

YOU GOT IT…IT IS MORE TO DO WITH LAND AND LES TO DO WITH SAILING OR SHIPS

paras August 2, 2010 at 4:42 pm

sir,
after my CDSE written exam .i have been called up for SSB on 20th of august 2010 at bangalore.i have applied for revaluation in my final year in one subject because there has beeen a mistake in my result i have got zero in a theory paper which is impossible.i am confident about it. i want to know am i still?eligible for SSB?i don,t have my final year result now as i have applied for revaluation? i will get my result in september end.sir should i go to SSB with my 1st nd 2nd yr marksheets.

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Kumar August 6, 2010 at 1:17 pm

yes please go , and plz do carry a copy of the document which says that you have applied for revaluation..

awantika August 30, 2010 at 6:30 am

hello sir

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Ankit October 12, 2010 at 7:12 am

Sir,
I want to know about the university entry scheme in Air Force/Navy.
Can we apply for short service through this mode of entry?
and what is Fast track selection mode of entry?

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Kumar October 19, 2010 at 1:08 pm

fast track selection mode!!this terminology is totally alien to me ..plz elobrate..is it regarding promotion or joining forces

Ankit October 20, 2010 at 12:19 pm

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Deepankar Sengupta November 7, 2010 at 6:39 pm

Hello Sir,

Can you throw some light on SSC (ATC) job? A blog on SSC cadre and post completion of service will be helpful.

Thank you.

Regards,
Deepankar

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Kumar November 8, 2010 at 2:33 pm

this job has very less scope after you leave the job…ladies find jobs once they are out..it becomes difficult for men…another blog is definitely a big NO

Ravi kiran November 16, 2010 at 6:43 am

Dear Sir

i got a call for the ssb interview for ssc in the executive branch. This will be my first appearance in a navy interview. Can you elaborate on the each day activities that will take place for selection. ??

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Deepankar Sengupta November 21, 2010 at 6:52 pm

Sir,

Fact is I recently got recommended for ATC. I did had some doubts about my future if I take up in this cadre . As you said, less scope for man to find new jobs. I want to put my situation here. I am an System engineer in an IT company and have been working for 3 years. I get reasonable pay and also pursuing my post graduation which my company sponsors, and it is going to complete next year. But if I leave now, and join academy, I leave my company, and so my post graduation course gets void. I cannot continue. I may get 3years experience of IT, but I do not see it carrying any value after 10 – 14 yrs after I leave Navy as technology changes. Additionally, no chance of getting permanent commission I assume. Also, I have no idea, how much scope I will get in navy to grow as a person academically.

Sir, if you would have been there in my place, what you would have done – Stuck to current career or leave IT, and join navy as ATC officer? would be helpful, if I can have the opportunity to speak to you sometime over phone, if you are okay (you can share number at: [email protected]). Otherwise also I am fine. I will be looking forward for your guidance.

Thank you.

Regards,
Deepankar

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Kumar November 28, 2010 at 9:49 am

i would have continued my job in it company…for there are not much scope outside as well as the job profile of a atc officer is not so attractive and you will be looked down by peers…that is the only reason this job was given only to lady officers for a very long time…but now i donot understand the reason to give males this job

Deepankar Sengupta November 29, 2010 at 6:22 pm

Thank You Sir. That helps me in making the right decision.

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Ritesh Hatkar December 2, 2010 at 12:30 pm

Sir, I want to informtion about naval dockyard Entrace Exam for Post Chargemen II (Mechnical)

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BHUPENDRA RATHOD December 20, 2010 at 3:20 pm

I AM VERY SURPRISE TO KNOW ABOUT THIS SITE.I HAVE APPLIED FOR OFFICERS IN EDUCATIONAL BRANCH.PLEASE GIVE ME INFORMATION HOW TO CRACK SSB SELECTION PROCESS.(YOU HAVE WRITTEN VERY LESS ABOUT EDUCATION BRANCH.IS IT VERY NECCESARY TO TALK ENGLISH THROUGHOUT THE SELECTION

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Shivendra January 10, 2011 at 12:29 pm

Sir,
I got recommended in December for GS(x) but had substandard vision (6/60) in both eyes . I would like to know whether navy would allow me to join logistics instead of general services as my eye-sight is within the branch specified limit or its an end of my journey as an aspirant to join Navy.

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Kumar January 11, 2011 at 3:05 pm

i am sorry till date it has not happened..wherein a person rejected in general service has been given chance in logistics

charusheela kadav April 28, 2011 at 7:05 am

Respected Sir ,Quest : My son is in Indian Naval Academy studying 10+2 B.Tech Course from Jan.2011. He had also appeared for Naval Architecture at cusat on 2nd Aptil,2011 and got 9th rank in indian navy category. What is the type of training he will have if he selected for Naval Architecture and will he undergo the same training as in Indian Naval Academy,Ezhimala ? which is the better option between 10+2 B.Tech in Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala and Naval Architecture cusat ? pl. give details about Naval Architecture. Sir, please reply urgently because I don’t have the knowledge about this and my son is so confuse to choose the better option between 10+2 B.Tech.at Indian Naval Academy,Ezhimala and Naval Architecture at CUSAT. We need your valuable guidance Sir. Please consider our problem urgently and reply as early as possible .

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rohan April 29, 2011 at 5:51 pm

sir, im pursuing my B.E (IT).im in last sem. age 23.sir could u tell me abt what jobs i can apply in Indian Navy. and what is GS(x) and hydrography????? awaiting for ur repl sir..

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Pradeep S July 21, 2011 at 11:06 am

Hi, I got selected in the SSB Navy for SSCGS(X), Jan 2012 batch but got rejected in the Appeal Medical Board for the Substandard vision. My eye sight is 6/18 for both eyes.
I had applied for the Review Medical Board. Whether the Laser surgery is permisible to correct the vision.
Can I have any option to swith over to other entry like Education, Technical or Logistics using the recomended status of SSCGS(X).
Please kindly advice…

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Shreyas August 11, 2011 at 12:08 pm

Dear Sir,
I am fit to join the army except my vision..myopia is -6.5..if i cant make it to the army in combat branch, is it possible for me to join any other branch like JAG or ground duties branch in the Air Force.,i am very interested in joining the defence services but backing out for my eyesight.i am a law graduate sir..so are the medical standards,SSB and vision test same for law graduates in army or ground duties in Air Force.i am very confused sir.would be obliged if u can provide me some helpful information….

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Vineeth September 8, 2011 at 6:56 pm

sir,
i have passed the inetrview of ssb submarine cadre.I am waiting for the merit list.Sir can you tell me what is the no of vacancies available for submarine cadre.If i am not in merit list then will they consider for other technical job

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Harshal Manchekar October 27, 2011 at 6:29 am

Dear Sir,
I am currently pursuing Part time MCA from Mumbai University. What are my chances of getting in Indain Navy? Will they accept the part timers.?

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Kumar November 6, 2011 at 6:09 am

harshal ,what was ur graduation in????was it regular or part time???

Harshal Manchekar November 15, 2011 at 3:12 pm

sir i am B.Sc. graduate in Mathematics securing just 57% and a NCC C cert holder(A Grade).

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Harshal Manchekar November 16, 2011 at 3:50 pm

regular bsc full time……..

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saurabh November 25, 2013 at 5:55 am

sir i have a ssb call in ues-gs(x).
right nw my height is 5.11 feet and my weight is 105 kg.
i have just 20 days left.
should i attend ssb or not?
will navy give relaxation for my ovrwieght?
waiting for ur response..

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shubhendu December 4, 2013 at 11:44 am

Hello Sir,I have been a fan of your website for long..My ssb for PC (EDU) is on 5th January..Could you throw light on my roles after training and where all can i be posted ?Some1 told me that i dont have to be on ship ..is that true …Please give your valuable guidance

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