Agniveer indian navy



1. 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 (SSR) for 01/2022 (Nov 22) batch. The total vacancies are 2800 (including a maximum of 560 females only) and will be earmarked in a  state-wise manner The eligibility criteria and broad terms and conditions are laid down herein below.

2. Educational Qualifications. Qualified in 10+2 examination with Maths & Physics and at least one of these subjects:- Chemistry/ Biology/ Computer Science from the Boards of School Education recognised by Ministry of Education, Govt. of India.

3. Age. Candidates should be born between 01 Nov 1999 – 30 Apr 2005 (Both dates inclusive).

4. Marital  Status.  Only unmarried male and unmarried female candidates are eligible for enrolment as Agniveer in the Indian Navy. Candidates must undertake not to marry until completion of their ab-initio training. A candidate may be dismissed from service if he/she marries during ab- initio training or is found to be already married in spite of giving an undertaking regarding the same.


5. 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 in the Indian Navy, different from any other existing ranks. Indian Navy is not obliged to retain the Agniveers beyond the engagement period of four years.

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

7. 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.

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

Year Customised

Package (Monthly)

In Hand


Contribution to Agniveer

Corpus Fund (30%)

Contribution to

Corpus Fund by GoI

All figures in Rs (Monthly Contribution)
1st Year 30000 21000 9000 9000
2nd Year 33000 23100 9900 9900
3rd Year 36500 25550 10950 10950
4th Year 40000 28000 12000 12000
Total in Agniveer Corpus Fund 5.02 Lakh 5.02 Lakh


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

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

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

11. 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

12. Enrolment as Sailors (Regular Cadre).  Upon completion of four years of service, based on the 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 a 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 the Indian Navy for further re-engagement as sailors (regular cadre). Agniveers will not have any right to be selected for further enrolment into the Indian Navy. Selection of the Agniveers for further enrolment, if any, shall be at the discretion of the Indian Navy.

13. 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 the engagement period.

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

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

16. Medical & CSD Facilities.  For the duration of their engagement period in the Indian Navy,

Agniveers will be entitled to Medical facilities at service hospitals as well as CSD provisions.


17. Shortlisting. Shortlisting of candidates would be based on aggregate percentage obtained in Physics, Mathematics and at least one of these subjects- Chemistry/ Biology/ Computer Science in the qualifying examination (10+2). Shortlisting will be carried out state-wise in a ratio of four times the number of vacancies. The cut-off marks may vary from state to state as vacancies have been allocated in a state-wise manner The shortlisted candidates would be issued a call-up letter for written examination and PFT. Aadhar Card is mandatory for written examination/ PFT.

18. 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 Sit-ups
Male 06 min 30 sec 20 12
Female 08 min 15 10


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

19. Merit List. Merit list will be prepared based on performance in written examination, subject to qualification in Physical Fitness Test. Merit List for Agniveer (SSR) – male and female will be based on state-wise merit. The cut-off marks for the issue of call-up letter for the Recruitment Medical Examination at INS Chilka may vary from state to state.

20. Recruitment Medicals. Recruitment Medical Examination of all selected candidates will be conducted at INS Chilka. Candidates who are found medically fit in 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.

21. Medical Standards.

(a)  Medical examination will be conducted by authorised military doctors as per medical standards 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 the conclusion of ab-initio training. If found to be pregnant later during training, the candidature shall be rejected.

(d)   Minimum Height Standards. The minimum height standard for males is 157 cm and for females is 152 cm.

(e)  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 a medical examination.

(ii)  Regulations regarding  Height relaxation and tattoos are available on the website

22. Visual Standards.

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


23. Training. Training for the course will commence on Nov 22, at INS Chilka, Odisha.

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


25. The applications are to be filled online only on the website and all required documents in original are to be scanned and uploaded. The general instructions regarding the recruitment process are as follows:-

(a) Call-up Letters cum Admit Card for written examination/ PFT would be required to be downloaded from the official website No call-up letter cum admit card will be sent by post.

(b)    Only an Electronic mode of communication will be used while contacting the candidates and no documents would be sent by post at any stage of recruitment.

(c)    The original documents {certificates, mark sheets, Domicile certificate and NCC certificate (if held)} will be verified at every stage of recruitment as well as during enrolment at  INS  Chilka.  If the details provided in the ‘online application’  are not matching with the original documents, the candidature will be cancelled.

(d)    Centre Allocation for written exam/PFT will be at the discretion of the Indian Navy.

(e)    The merit list will be available on the website by Nov 22.

(f)     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 the call letter for Recruitment Medical Examination at INS Chilka. However, enrolment will be subject to Fitness in Recruitment Medical at INS Chilka.  Medical fitness certificates issued by hospitals other than designated Military Hospitals (INHS Nivarini/ INHS Kalyani) will not be considered. No further review/ appeal is permissible.

(g)    The candidate’s selection pertaining to a particular batch is valid for that batch only. Qualified candidates whose names do not appear on the merit list cannot claim admission to the next batch.

(h)    All selected candidates, are to produce the self-attested certificates submitted at the time of filling online application, along with all original certificates, at INS Chilka. If the details provided during the online application are not matching with the original certificates produced at INS Chilka, the candidature will be cancelled.

(j)     All selected candidates will be forwarded Police Verification Form along with the Call-up letter for Recruitment Medical Examination. The candidates will be required to submit the same to INS Chilka after getting their antecedents verified on this form from the Superintendent of Police. 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

(k)    No enquiry will be entertained regarding this recruitment/ enrolment after a period of six months.


26. For this entry, the candidates can apply ONLINE ONLY on the official website from  15 Jul 22 to 22 Jul 22. The procedure is available on the Indian Navy’s official website Candidates are advised to fill up the correct details while filling out the online application. Any updates/ corrections are to be carried out by the candidate before the last date of submission of the application. No further correction/ update is feasible after the last date of submission of the application. Incorrect declaration of information by candidates, identified at any stage would result in cancellation of candidature.

27. The application may be uploaded from Common Service Centres (CSC) across the country, against fixed fees of Rs 60 + GST. This facility is entirely optional.


(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 a ban from future examinations.

(b)  Candidates are strongly advised to apply online well in time without waiting for the last date for submission of the Online application.

(c)  No candidate should misbehave in any manner or create a disorderly scene on examination premises. This will entail disqualification.

(d)  Candidates should avoid submitting multiple applications. If more than one application is received from a candidate, his candidature will be cancelled.

(e)  The decision of the Indian Navy as to the eligibility or otherwise of a candidate at every stage of recruitment shall be final.

(f)   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 Cards. Before succumbing to the promises of any agent think twice! If you think that you can get 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.


The terms and conditions given in the advertisement are guidelines only and are subject to change without notice. Further, orders issued by the Government, as amended from time to time will apply to the selected candidates.

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