navy aa exam

Indian Navy Artificer Apprentice Course:

In Indian Navy there are four types of recruitment process for the entry of sailors – Artificer Apprentice exam, Artificer [DE (DH)] exam, MER (Matric Entry Recruit), and NMER (Non-Matric Entry Recruit). The Indian Navy Artificer Apprentices Examination is carried out by the Navy for unmarried Indian male citizens. It is generally held twice a year for courses commencing in August/September and February/March respectively.

About Our Navy AA Courses:

We have different types of courses available for Navy AA Exam at National Career Defence Academy Jaipur

Batch type



Navy Target 2020

3-4 Months


Navy Foundation

1 Year (12th students can also join this batch)


Indian Navy Apprentices Exam Eligibility Criteria

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

15 to 18 years of age, as on the mentioned date in the year of examination. 18 to 22 years of age for Direct Entry Artificer.

Educational Qualification: Matriculation or equivalent with Science and Mathematics with 65% marks or 60% or more aggregate marks in 10+ 2 or equivalent examination with Science and Mathematics.

For Direct Entry Artificer: 3 years Diploma with minimum 50% marks in Mechanical / Electrical / Electronics. Instrumentation Engineering/Telecommunication, Aeronautical/Ship Building and Architecture from a Govt recognized Polytechnic/Institute.

Physical Standards: Minimum Height: 157 cm (relaxable up to 152 cm) with correlated weight and proportionate chest with minimum expansion of 5 cm. Good mental and physical health, free from any disease/disability.

No Cardiovascular, surgical deformities or infection of ears. No history of fits or psychiatric ailment. Eye Sight: Without glasses 6/12 (6/24 for Diploma Holders) and with glasses one eye 6/9 and other 6/12. Color Perception: CP II.

Indian Navy Apprentices Exam Pattern

Written Test: The Written Test in Science, Maths, English and GK will be of objective type and of one hour duration. For Diploma Holders (DEA) 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.

Physical Fitness Test (PFT): Those who qualify will undergo Physical Fitness Test and Medical Examination.Qualifying in the Physical Fitness is mandatory for enrolment. The standard of PFT is as follows: