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Indian Navy Agniveer Recruitment 2023


LAST DATE OF ONLINE APPLICATION:- 29 May 2023 to 15 Jun 2023
AGE LIMIT:- 01 Nov 2002 – 30 Apr 2006 (Both dates inclusive)


Online applications are invited from unmarried male and unmarried female candidates (who fulfil eligibility conditions as laid down by the Government of India) for enrolment as Agniveer (MR) for 02/2023 (Nov 23) batch. The total vacancies are 100 (including a maximum of 20 female only), will be earmarked on all India basis. The eligibility criteria and broad terms and conditions are laid down herein below.

Educational Qualifications. Candidate must have passed Matriculation Examination from the Boards of School Education recognised by Ministry of Education, Govt. of India.

Age. Candidate should be born between 01 Nov 2002 – 30 Apr 2006 (Both dates inclusive)..

Marital Status. Only unmarried Indian male and female candidates are eligible for enrolment as Agniveer in IN. Candidates will have to give a certificate of being ‘unmarried’ at the time of enrolment. Agniveers shall not be permitted to marry during their entire tenure of four years in the IN. A candidate shall be dismissed from service if he/ she marries during his/her tenure or is found to be already married despite giving certificate of being unmarried.


Duration of Service. The Agniveers shall be enrolled in the Indian Navy under the Navy Act 1957, for a period of four years. “Agniveers would form a distinct rank, different from any other existing rank and would be the junior most rank in the Indian Navy”. Indian Navy is not obliged to retain the Agniveers beyond the engagement period of four years.

Leave. 30 days leave per year shall be applicable for Agniveers. Additionally, sick leave would be applicable based on medical advice of competent medical authority.

Pay, Allowances and Allied Benefits. Agniveers will be paid a package of ₹30,000 per month with a fixed yearly increment. In addition, risk and hardship, dress and travel allowances will be paid.

Seva Nidhi. Agniveers shall be given a one-time Seva Nidhi package comprising their monthly contribution along with matching contribution by the Government on completion of their engagement period, as indicated below:-

Year Customised Package(Monthly) In Hand (70%) Contribution to Agniveers Corpus Fund (30%) Contribution to Corpus fund by GoI
All figures in Rs (Monthly Contribution)
All Figures in Rs. (Monthly Contribution) (Approximately)
1stYear 30,000/- 21,000/- 9,000/- 9,000/-
2ndYear 33,000/- 23,100/- 9,900/- 9,900/-
3rdYear 36,500/- 25,550/- 10,950/- 10,950/-
4thYear 40,000/- 28,000/- 12,000/- 12,000/-
Total in Agniveer Corpus Fund Rs. 5.02 lakh Rs. 5.02 lakh

Note: -There shall be no entitlement to gratuity and pensionary benefits

Life Insurance Cover. Agniveer will be provided non-contributory Life Insurance Cover of Rs. 48 lakh for the duration of their engagement period.

Death Compensation. In addition to insurance cover of Rs. 48 Lakh, one time ex-gratia of Rs. 44 Lakh for death attributable to service, will be provided to the NOK.

Disability Compensation. One time ex-gratia of Rs. 44/ 25/ 15 Lakh based on % of disability (100%/ 75%/ 50%) shall be applicable to Agniveers.

Note:- For further information regarding death/disability compensation visit www.joinindiannavy.gov.in

Enrolment as Sailors (Regular Cadre). On completion of four years of service, based on organization’s requirements and policies promulgated by the Indian Navy, Agniveers will be offered an opportunity to apply for permanent enrolment in the Indian Navy. These applications will be considered in centralized manner based on objective criteria including performance during their four year engagement period and up to 25% of each specific batch of Agniveers will be enrolled in Indian Navy for further re-engagement as sailor (regular cadre). Agniveers will not have any right to be selected for further enrolment in to the Indian Navy. Selection of the Agniveers for further enrolment, if any, shall be at the discretion of the Indian Navy.

Naval Pension Regulations/ Gratuity. Agniveers will not be governed by provisions contained in the Naval Pension Regulations/ Rules (as amended from time to time). Additionally, Agniveers will not be entitled to gratuity for engagement period.

Release at Own Request. Agniveers will not be permitted to get released at own request prior to completion of engagement period. However, in most exceptional cases, personnel enrolled under this scheme may be released, if sanctioned by the competent authority.

Ex-servicemen Status. Agniveers will not be eligible for ex-Servicemen status.

Medical & CSD Facilities. For the duration of their engagement period in the Indian Navy, Agniveers will be entitled for Medical facilities at service hospitals as well as CSD provisions.


Selection process of Agniveer (MR) - 02/2023 batch will include two stages i.e. Shortlisting (computer based online examination), „Written Examination, PFT and Recruitment Medical Examination.


Shortlisting. All India computer based examination- INET would be conducted for Shortlisting of candidates. Shortlisting would be based on marks obtained in the Indian Navy Entrance Test. Shortlisting will be carried out in state wise manner. The cut off marks for shortlisting for next stage of selection process may vary from state to state as vacancies have been allocated in a state wise manner.

Note:- In case of candidates securing similar cut off marks in Computer Based Examination, the candidate with higher percentage in the qualifying examination i.e. ‘10+2h’ will be selected for Stage II of selection process. The percentage will be calculated taking into consideration best of three subjects i.e. Physics, Mathematics and one of Chemistry/ Biology/ Computer Science as selected by the candidate in online application.

Computer-based Examination.
(a) The question paper will be computer-based with a total of 100 questions, each carrying 01 mark each.
(b) The question paper will be bilingual (Hindi & English) and objective type (multiple-choice).
(c) The question paper will comprise of four sections i.e. English, Science, Mathematics and General Awareness.
(d) The standard of the question paper will be that of 10+2. Syllabus & sample papers for the examination are available on website www.joinindiannavy.gov.in.
(e) Duration of examination will be one hour.
(f) The candidates are required to pass in all sections as well as in aggregate. The Indian Navy reserves the right to determine the pass marks in each Section and in aggregate.
(g) Penalty for Wrong Answer. Candidates should note that there will be penalty (Negative Marking) for wrong answers given by a candidate. There are four alternatives for the answer to every question. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate, one fourth (0.25) of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty.
(h) Centre Allocation for INET (online examination) will be at the discretion of the Indian Navy

Examination Fee. An examination fee of Rs. 550/- (Rupees Five hundred fifty only) plus 18% GST has to be paid by candidate during the online application through online mode by using net banking or by using Visa/ Master/ RuPay Credit/ Debit Card/ UPI. Admit card will be issued for the examination only to those candidates who have successfully paid the examination fee.

(a) Fee once paid shall not be refunded under any circumstances nor can the fee be held in reserve for any other examination or selection.
(b) Candidates found to have registered multiple times would be rejected and debarred from the examination. Re-imbursement of exam fee would not be carried out in such cases.
(c) In case you have made an online payment of fees and money has been deducted from your account without admit card being generated (ie unsuccessful payment), please wait for 7 working days for automatic refund of money to your account.


Candidates shortlisted in INET examination (computer based online examination) will be issued call-up letter for Stage II (written examination, PFT & Initial Medical). Stage-II will be conducted in the designated Indian Navy’s centres. The syllabus for Stage-II written exam is available on website www.joinindiannavy.gov.in. Aadhar Card is mandatory for Stage-II.

Physical Standards. Qualifying in Physical Fitness Test (PFT) is mandatory for selection. Candidates undergoing PFT will do so at their own risk. PFT standard is as follows:-

Gender 1.6 Km run Squats (Uthak Baithak) Push-ups Bent Knee Situps
Male 06 min 30 sec 20 12 -
Female 08 min 15 - 10

Advisory:- Proficiency in sports, swimming and extra-curricular activities is desirable.

Initial Medical Examination. Initial Medical Examination will be carried out for candidates who qualify PFT. Candidates qualifying initial medical examination will be considered “Provisionally fit subject to fitness in the final medical examination”. Final Recruitment Medical Examination of all selected candidates will be held at INS Chilka. Candidates who are found medically unfit in initial medical will be advised to appeal against its findings, if they so desire, at designated military hospital (allocated by the Indian Navy) within a maximum period of 21 days. No further review/ appeal is permissible.

Merit List. Merit list will be prepared based on performance in Stage-II written exam, subject to qualification in Physical Fitness Test and Initial Medical Examination. Merit List for Agniveer (SSR) – male and female will be based on a state wise merit. The cut off marks for issue of call up letter for final recruitment examination at INS Chilka may vary from state to state. Merit list will be available on website www.joinindiannavy.gov.in by Oct 23..

Final Recruitment Medicals.
Final Recruitment Medical Examination of all selected candidates will be conducted at INS Chilka. Candidates who are found medically fit in Final Recruitment Medical Examination will be recruited. Candidates who are found medically unfit will be advised to appeal against its findings, if they so desire, at INHS Nivarini/ INHS Kalyani within a maximum period of 21 days. No further review/ appeal is permissible.

Medical Standards.
(a) Medical examination will be conducted by authorised military doctors as per medical standard prescribed in current regulations applicable on entry.
(b) Gender. Any candidate, if found to have predominant characteristics of the opposite gender as evidenced on external physical examination, will be rejected as UNFIT. Any candidate having undergone gender reassignment surgery will be declared UNFIT.
(c) Pregnancy. Any female candidate, if found to be pregnant shall be disqualified and her candidature rejected. A candidate should not have conceived at the time of reporting or till conclusion of four years tenure. If found to be pregnant later during the training or engagement period of four years, suitable action for dismissal/ removal will be undertaken.
(d) Minimum Height Standards. Minimum height standards for male is 157 cms and for female is 152 cms.
(e) Tattoos. Permanent body tattoos are only permitted on inner face of forearms i.e from inside of elbow to the wrist and on the reversed side of palm/ back (dorsal) side of hand. Permanent body tattoos on any other part of the body is not acceptable and candidate will be barred from recruitment.
(f) The candidate must be in good physical and mental health, free from any disease/ disability likely to interfere with the efficient performance of duties both ashore and afloat under peace as well as war conditions.

(i) Candidates are advised to get their ears cleaned for wax, and tartar removed from teeth prior to medical examination.
(ii) Regulations regarding Height relaxation are available in website www.joinindiannavy.gov.in.

Visual Standards.

Without Glasses With Glasses
Better Eye Worse Eye Better Eye Worse Eye
6/6 6/9 6/6 6/6


Training. Training for the course will commence in Nov 23, at INS Chilka, Odisha.

Discharge as Unsuitable. Agniveers are liable to be discharged as “UNSUITABLE” due to unsatisfactory performance at any time during the training or service tenure.


The applications are to be filled online only on website www.joinindiannavy.gov.in and all required documents in original are to be scanned and uploaded. The general instructions regarding recruitment process are as follows:-
(a) Candidates have to choose any three locations for online examination, as per their convenience. Candidates can be allotted any other location view administrative reasons. Choice of examination centre cannot be changed once selected by the candidate or allotted by the Indian Navy. Call up Letters cum Admit Card for online examination indicating date, time and place, which are scheduled during July 2023, would be required to be downloaded from the official website www.joinindiannavy.gov.in. tentatively one week before online examination.
(b) Call up Letters cum Admit Card for written examination/ PFT would be required to be downloaded from the official website www.joinindiannavy.gov.in. No call-up letter cum admit card will be sent by post.
(c) Only Electronic mode of communication will be used while contacting the candidates and no documents would be sent by post at any stage of recruitment.
(d) The original documents uploaded by the candidates during online filling of application viz original certificates, mark sheets, Domicile certificate and NCC certificate (if held) are to be brought by the candidate at all stages of recruitment (Written Examination, PFT and Recruitment Medical Examination at INS Chilka). Original documents will be verified at every stage of recruitment. If the details provided in ‘online application’ are not matching with original documents at any stage, the candidature will be cancelled.
(e) Results of the computer based online examination will be announced tentatively after 30 days. Shortlisted candidates will be called for Stage II (PFT, Written Examination & Initial Medical Examination).
(f) Centre Allocation for written exam/PFT will be at the discretion of the Indian Navy.
(g) The selection of a candidate will stand cancelled and he/ she will have no claim for enrolment in the Indian Navy in case the candidate fails to report on the date and time mentioned in call letter for Recruitment Medical Examination at INS Chilka. However, enrolment will be subject to Fitness in Recruitment Medical at INS Chilka. Medical fitness certificate issued by hospitals other than designated Military Hospitals (INHS Nivarini/ INHS Kalyani) will not be considered. No further review/ appeal is permissible.
(h) The candidate’s selection pertaining to a particular batch is valid for that batch only. Qualified candidates whose names do not appear in the merit list cannot claim admission for the next batch.
(j) All selected candidates, are to produce the self-attested certificates submitted at the time of filling online application, along with the all original certificates, at INS Chilka. If the details provided during online application are not matching with the original certificates produced at INS Chilka, the candidature will be cancelled.
(k) All selected candidates will be required to download Police Verification Form and other associated forms along with the Call-up letter for Recruitment Medical Examination at INS Chilka. The candidates will be required to submit the same to INS Chilka after getting their antecedents verified on Police Verification Form/ Online Police Verification Form from the Superintendent of Police of their respective jurisdiction. Candidates should be in possession of Police Verification Form from either place of domicile or place of residence. Candidates without the verified Police Verification Reports and Reports with adverse comments will not be eligible for enrolment. The format for the police verification form can also be downloaded from the website www.joinindiannavy.gov.in.
(l) No enquiry will be entertained regarding this recruitment/ enrolment after a period of six months.


For this entry, the candidates can apply ONLINE ONLY on the official website www.joinindiannavy.gov.in. from 29 May 2023 to 15 Jun 2023. The procedure is available on Indian Navy official website www.joinindiannavy.gov.in. Candidates are advised to fill up correct details while filling the online application. Any updates/ corrections are to be carried out by the candidate before the last date of submission of application. No further correction/ update is feasible after the last date of submission of application. Incorrect declaration of information by candidates, identified at any stage would result in cancellation of candidature.The application may be uploaded from Common Service Centres (CSC) across the country, fee of Rs 60 + GST. This facility is entirely optional.

Photograph. Passport size recent colour photograph (taken not before Apr 2023) of size 10 KB to 50 KB (front portrait in light background without head gear except for Sikhs). The photograph is to be taken with candidate holding a black slate in front of his/her chest with his her name and date of photograph taken, clearly written on it with white chalk in capital letters. Change in appearance like growing beard, head gear, etc in comparison to the photograph may result in cancellation of candidature.


(a) Mobile phones or any other communication devices are not allowed inside the premises where the examination is being conducted. Any infringement of these instructions shall entail disciplinary action including ban from future examinations.
(b) Candidates are strongly advised to apply online well in time without waiting for the last date for submission of Online application.
(c) No candidate should misbehave in any manner or create disorderly scene in examination premises. This will entail disqualification.
(d) While filling his online Application Form, the candidate should carefully decide about his choice for the location of the Examination.
(e) Candidates should avoid submitting multiple applications. If more than one application is received from a candidate, his candidature will be cancelled.
(f)The decision of the Indian Navy as to the eligibility or otherwise of a candidate at every stage of recruitment shall be final.
(g) Wrong information about domicile certificate will result in cancellation of candidature at any stage of recruitment, training and thereafter.



1. Given the risk of COVID-19, candidates are advised to follow all instructions/ guidelines issued by central/ state governments from time to time.
2. At the entrance any candidate showing symptoms of influenza like illness (ILI), will not be allowed for the tests considering the safety of other persons.


Persons claiming rapport with the officials of the Naval Recruitment Organisation may promise to get a candidate recruited and on that pretext may collect money. WE WOULD LIKE TO ASSERT THAT SUCH A THING IS NOT POSSIBLE.

Approach the Police and lodge an FIR in case of any harassment by touts. All short-listed applicants are issued Call-up letter cum Admit Card. Before succumbing to the promises of any agent think twice! If you think that you can get the things done unlawfully, you are bound to lose! You are advised to conduct yourself as a law abiding citizen of the country and refrain from using unfair means.

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