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B.Tech at Indian Naval Academy Kerala Through JEE Main 2018

Last Updated - June 04, 2018

Indian Navy is inviting application for unmarried male candidates for 4-years degree course under the 10+2 (B. Tech) Cadet Entry Scheme through JEE Main. The applications have been invited for January 2019 program that will be conducted at Indian Naval Academy (INA) Ezhimala in Kerala. Interested and eligible candidates can apply from June 2, 2018 to June 21, 2018 on the official website i.e. 

  • Applicants must score minimum 70% marks in class 12 to be eligible for admission to the program
  • Qualifiers will be shortlisted for Service Selection Board (SSB) interview on the basis of JEE Main 2018 AIR
  • After selection, candidates will undergo training for which cost will be borne by the academy

Indian Navy B.Tech Eligibility Criteria

Candidates who wish to apply for B.Tech admission at Indian Naval Academy must fulfil the following eligibility criteria.

  • Age Criteria- Born between 02 Jul 1999 & 01 Jan 2002 (both inclusive).
  • Pass certificate in class 12 with minimum 70% aggregate marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics (PCM) and at least 50% marks in English (either in Class 10 or Class 12).
  • Obtain JEE Main AIR, call up for Service Selection Board (SSB) will be issued.
  • Following physical standards must be met for possible eligibility
    1. Minimum height should be 157 cms and weight will be correlated as per age.
    2. Candidate should not be colour/night blind.
    3. The minimum acceptable vision standards for distant vision is 6/6, 6/9 correctable to 6/6, 6/6 with glasses.​

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Indian Navy Selection Procedure on the basis of JEE Main 2018

  • Applicants will be shortlisted for Service Selection Board (SSB) interview on the basis of JEE Main 2018 AIR. 
  • Shortlisted candidates will be informed about their SSB interview via E-mail or SMS as details provided by them in their application form.
  • Two stages in SSB interview are:
  1. Stage I- group discussion, intelligence test, and picture perception test. 
  2. Stage II- This test will last for four days and consists of psychological testing, group testing and interview. If candidates qualify stage II, they will undergo Medical Examination that lasts approx 03-05 days.

The training is scheduled to start in January 2018. The Indian Navy will bear the entire cost of training. Free clothing and mess service will also be provided to the cadets.

How to apply at Indian Naval Academy for B.Tech Admissions

  • Visit the following link
  • Create a new account.
  • Fill-in the application form between June 5, 2018 and June 25, 2018 (tentatively) .
  • Following documents (preferably in original) should be scanned and uploaded in PDF form while filling up the application form.- DoB proof, Class 10 mark sheet, Class 12 mark sheet, JEE Main 2018 scorecard, recent colour photograph.
  • No request will be entertained for changes in uploaded documents after closing of online application.

Indian Navy Pay Scale

Pay Scale and Promotion

Following table gives details of pay scale which a candidate will get after completing B.Tech from Indian Navy and join Indian Navy under various rank.

RankPay Bands/ScaleGrade PayMSP
Sub LieutenantPB-3/15600-3910054006000
Lieutenant CdrPB-3/15600-3910066006000


AllowancesTo whom grantedRate Per Month (in Rs)
TechnicalTechnical Officers3000-7500/pm
InstructionalAll officers posted as instructor2700/pm
FlyingQualified Pilot/Observer13500 - 21000/pm
MARCOsQualified as MARCOs13500 - 21000/pm
SubmarineQualified Submariner13500 - 21000/pm
Diving QualifiedShips Diver600/pm
Sea GoingAll Naval Officers serving Onboard Ships (Sailing Only)6300-7800/pm
UniformAll Officers24000 (Initial grant) & 7500 (Every 3 Yrs)
Hard AreaAll Officers posted in Hard Area as declared by Govt.25% of BP+GP+MSP
House RenTo Officers not provided Govt. Accommodation10-30% of Basic (Pay Band+Grade Pay+MSP)
TransportAll Officers1600-3200 (+DA thereon)

Privileges and other benefits

Indian Navy provides mess/club/sports facilities (surfing, rafting etc.), free medical facilities for self & dependents, furnished Govt. accommodation, canteen facilities, car/housing loan at subsidised rates, entitled ration. There is also 40% rail concession and free travel for self and dependents.

Officer will be granted an insurance cover of Rs. 75 lakhs (on contribution). There are 20 casual leave and 60 annual leave every year. Leave during training period will be as per the Training Policy in force.



Paras Chopra

I hadn't received my class 12 marksheet yet. How can i apply??

18 Jun, 2018 13:33
Garima Bansal

Hi Paras. The marksheet of 12th is mandatory To get eligible for the exam.

04 Aug, 2018 13:28
Pynsuk kynjin

Thank you sir.

30 May, 2018 17:40
sangita kumari

I qualify jee main 2017with obc Optaing 58578 obc rank And in 12 math marks is less 43 And phy chem is73each Am I eligible for btech in naval acdamy Please inform me sir..

15 Jun, 2017 22:47
Kalpana Sharma Expert

Hi Sangita, To know about B.Tech admission at Indian Naval Academy must fulfil the following eligibility criteria:

1 Candidate must be born on 02 Jul 1998 & 01 Jan 2001 (both inclusive).
2 Candidate should have passed Senior Secondary Examination (10+2 Pattern) or its equivalent examinations from any Board with minimum 70% aggregate marks in 3      Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics (PCM) and at least 50% marks in English (either in Class X or Class XII).
4 Candidates should have appeared for JEE (Main) 2017 exam. On the basis of JEE (Main) 2017 All India Rank, call up for Service Selection Board (SSB) will be issued.

01 Sep, 2017 17:19

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