How to become a Pilot in the Indian Navy

How to become a Pilot in the Indian Navy?

For those with an aspiration to fly in the skies over the challenging environment of the sea, the Navy needs Pilots for its Naval Air Arm. Naval aircraft search, locate and attack enemy ships, submarines and aircraft whilst providing a defensive cover to our assets at sea.

Candidates who are willing to fly in the skies over the challenging environment of the sea can join the Indian Navy as a Pilot and chase their dream.

Indian Navy Pilot Supervisor Recruitment Course The Indian Navy invites unmarried men and women to join the Indian Navy as Short Service Commissioned Officers in the Indian Navy for the commencement course as Pilot Observers and Air Traffic Controlled.

  Applications are invited from unmarried eligible male and female candidates for Short Service Commission SSC.  Indian Naval Academy AG Mala starts in Kerala Candidates have to fulfill the condition of nationality as prescribed by Govt.

To become an Indian Navy Pilot, candidates will undergo 22 weeks of Naval Orientation Course at the INA or Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala, followed by Stage 1 and Stage 2 flying training at the Air Force Academy/Naval Establishment/Indra Gandhi Rashtriya Udaan Academy. After completing the training, the candidates will be awarded the coveted ‘Wings’.

There are many such candidates in our country who want to become a pilot in the Indian Navy.  How to join as Pilot and Observer and want to know how to join Navy as Pilot.

In this article we want to give you complete information about Indian Navy Pilot & Observer Recruitment including current opportunity to join Indian Navy Flying Branch.

Indian Navy Pilot Observer ATC – ELIGIBILITY CONDITIONS

These candidates can apply.

  • Candidates who have passed Engineering Degree or are in the final year of Engineering Course in any discipline from a AICTE recognised university / educational institute with at least 60% marks till 5th / 7th semester, in regular / integrated course respectively. In addition, for ATC entry the candidate must have 60% aggregate marks in class X and XII and minimum 60% marks in English in class XII.
  • Call up for SSB: Candidates will be issued call up for Service Selection Board (SSB) interviews based on their academic performance.
  • Minimum %age on joining INA: The candidates will, however, be required to pass final examination BE/B.Tech / Integrated Course with minimum 60% marks. The candidates failing to meet minimum %age in BE/B.Tech Degree / Integrated Course will not be permitted to join INA Ezhimala.

Job Roles

Pilot Entry: Pilot candidates will undergo 22 weeks of Naval Orientation Course (NOC) at INA, Ezhimala followed by Stage I and Stage II flying training at the Air Force/Naval Establishment. On successful completion of training, the candidates will be awarded wings. The candidates will be entitled for flying pay and allowances only after award of wings.

Observer Entry: Observer candidates will undergo 22 weeks of Naval orientation course (NOC) at INA, Ezhimala, Kerala. On completion of NOC the candidates will undergo SLT(X) Tech course followed by ab-initio training at Observer School. On successful completion of training at Observer School, the candidates will be awarded Observer wings. The candidates will be entitled for flying pay and allowances only after award of wings.

ATC Entry: Candidates will undergo 22 weeks of Naval Orientation Course at the INA, Ezhimala, Kerala followed by professional training at Air Force Academy and at various Naval Training Establishments/Units/Ships.

Selection Procedure:

  • Candidates will be shortlisted based on their graduation percentage.
  • Candidate with good percentage has more chance to get shortlisted for the SSB.
  • Shortlisted candidates will get the call for the SSB interview.
  • There will be no written test before SSB interview.
  • Candidates who will clear the SSB interview will undergo the medical test.
  • A final merit list will be prepared by the Indian Navy.
  • Candidates will get the joining instructions based on their order in merit.

Indian Navy Pilot Observer ATC – MEDICAL STANDARDS

S no.Branch/CadreEyeSightHeight/weight
1Pilot / ObserverDistant vision 6/6, 6/9 Correctable to 6/6, 6/6 Should not be colour blind/Night blind162.5 cms With correlated weight, leg length, sitting height and thigh length.
2ATCDistant Vision 6/9, 6/9 Correctable to 6/6, 6/6 Should not be colour blind/Night blindMale – 157 cms Female – 152 cms With correlated weight, as per age and height.

Permanent body tattoos are not permitted on any part of the body, however, certain concessions are permitted to candidates belonging to tribal areas communities as declared by the Government of India. For other candidates, permanent body tattoos are only permitted on inner face of forearms i.e. from inside of elbow to wristand on the reverse side of palm/back (dorsal) side of hand.

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