Indian Navy's Pilot/ Observer June 2014 Course for Short Service Commission

The Indian Navy is inviting unmarried Indian citizens to join the Short Service Commission (SSC) as Pilot or Observer in the Executive Branch after completing that will begin by June, 2014 at the Indian Naval Academy Ezhimala, Kerala.

Job Profile

1. Duties of a Pilot Officer

On completion of basic flying training and on award of wings after commission, the candidate would have an opportunity to fly Fixed Wing Aircraft or Helicopters. This could be from an aircraft carrier, other ship's decks or from an airfield ashore. Candidates could be flying machines at the cutting edge technology and participating actively in all facets of Naval Operation like air, surface and sub-surface operations.

2. Duties of an Observer Officer

On completion of the training the candidate will be part of the Naval Aviation arm. As an airborne tactician his primary task would be to operate various state of the art equipment including Radar, Sonar, Electronic Warfare Equipment, Communication equipment and even launch airborne weapons. He will get the opportunity to participate in all facets of Naval Operations on board Maritime Patrol aircraft and state of the art Helicopters.

Important Dates

  • Availability of application forms online: 27 September, 2013
  • Last date for online application registration: 18 October, 2013
  • Service Selection Board (SSB) interviews for shortlisted candidates in Bangalore: From December, 2013 to June, 2014
  • The last date for submission of application form with necessary documents at IHQ MoD (navy): 27 October, 2013

Eligibility Criteria

1. Age: To apply general candidates must be born between 2 July, 1990 and 1 July 1995, inclusive of both dates. For CPL holders the date has been relaxed by a year- between 2 July, 1989 and 1 July, 1995.

Applicants who have failed for the Pilot Aptitude Battery Test (PABT) earlier are not eligible for the Pilot entry but they may apply for the Observer Entry Scheme.

2. Educational qualifications: candidates in the general category and CPL category must have a graduate degree with minimum 60% marks and Mathematics and Physics in the 10+2 level. CPL holders must have the current CPL issued by DGCA (India).

3. Gender: For the Pilot entry only male candidates may apply, but for the Observer entry both male and female candidates may apply.

4. Physical standards:

i) Height and Weight - A minimum height for men is 162.5cms and for women 152cms with correlated weight, leg length, sitting height and thigh length.

ii) Eyesight - Minimum acceptable vision standard is for distant vision 6/6, 6/9, correctable to 6/6, 6/6. Candidates should not be color blind or night blind.

There is no relaxation in case of physical standards.

Application Procedure

  1. You can apply online. Applications are available at the official website -
  2. Multiple applications will cancel candidature
  3. All necessary personal information must be correctly filled in; any discrepancy thereafter will deem the candidate ineligible.
  4. At official website click on the 'Officer Entry' option and then on the 'Home page' for application.
  5. Two copies of the application must be printed out. One copy, with all the necessary documents and duly signed, must be sent by ordinary post only to:

Post Box no. 02
Sarojini Nagar
New Delhi- 110023

The following must be written on the envelope:
Online Application Number ________

Application for SSC Pilot/ Observer - June, 2014 Course
Qualification ________
Percentage _________ %

Salary Remuneration

Pay scale according to rank is as follows:

i) Sub Lieutenant - Rs. 15600 to Rs. 39100, Grade pay - Rs. 5400, MSP - Rs. 6000
ii) Lieutenant - Rs. 15600 to Rs. 39100, Grade pay - Rs. 6100, MSP - Rs. 6000
iii) Lieutenant - Rs. 15600 to 39100, Grade pay - Rs. 6600, MSP - Rs. 6000
iv) Commander - Rs. 37400 to Rs. 67000, Grade Pay - Rs. 8000, MSP - Rs. 6000


i) Flying Allowance (Qualified Pilot/ Observer) - Rs. 11250 to Rs. 17500 per month
ii) Instructional (all officers as instructors) - Rs. 2250 per month
iii) Uniform (all officers) - Rs. 20,000/- initial grant and Rs. 6250 every three years
iv) Hard Area (all officers posted in Hard area) - 25% of Basic pay
v) House rent (officers without government accommodation) - 10% to 30% of Basic pay
vi) Transport (all officers) - Rs. 1600 to Rs. 3200 added to Dearness allowance

  1. Cost to Company: The CTC for a sub Lieutenant would be approximately Rs. 83,500 per month.
  2. Privileges: apart from the CTC, Navy provide free medical facilities for employees and dependents, canteen facilities, entitled ration, mess/club/sports facilities, furnished government accommodation, car/housing loan at subsidized rate
  3. Group Insurance and Gratuity: insurance cover of Rs. 57 lakhs and gratuity will be granted to the officer as per the latest rules.
  4. Leave entitlements: On Commission, officers are entitled to 60 days annual and 20 days casual leave every year. They are also given 40% rail concession and free travel for self and family.


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