Indian Navy Dockyard Apprentices Exam

Indian Navy Dockyard Apprentices Exam is conducted for recruiting personnel to the Indian Navy, one of the branches of the Indian Armed Forces responsible for conducting naval operations in India. With 55,000 men and women, including 5,000 naval aviation personnel and 2,000 Marine Commandos (MARCOS), it is the world’s fifth largest navy operating more than 155 vessels and the aircraft carrier INS Viraat. The primary aim of the Indian Navy is to work in conjunction with other armed forces of the nation, acting to deter or defeat any threats or aggression against the territory, people or maritime interests of India, both in war and peace.

Every year, the Indian Navy Dockyard Apprentices Exam is held for recruiting personnel to the Indian Navy, qualifying which the short listed candidates are imparted the required training to become fully capable of dedicating themselves to the honorable task of safeguarding the nation.

Application Details of the Indian Navy Dockyard Apprentices Exam

Indian Navy Dockyard Apprentices Exam is held twice a year, generally in the months of July and December. Applications for the exam are invited through advertisements published in the Employment News and other leading newspapers. Interested candidates are required to submit their applications in the prescribed Proforma published in the Employment News to the nearest Recruitment Zone by the prescribed date.

Eligibility Criteria for Indian Navy Dockyard Apprentices Exam:

Unmarried male Indian citizens belonging to the age group of 14 to 19 years ( relaxable by 5 years for SC/ ST candidates ) and who have passed the Matriculation / equivalent examination preferably with Science are eligible to apply for the Indian Navy Dockyard Apprentices Exam.

Physical Standards for Indian Navy Dockyard Apprentices Exam:

  • Minimum Height of the candidates must be 150 cm.
  • Chest Measurement: Candidates should have a well developed chest with minimum range of expansion of 5 cm.
  • Maximum Weight of the candidates must not exceed 50 kilograms.
  • General Health: The candidate must be free of all communicable diseases and cardiovascular, medical or surgical deformities or infection.

Indian Navy Dockyard Apprentices Exam Selection Procedure:

Selections for the Indian Navy Dockyard Apprentices Exam are made on the basis of a written test divided into two parts. The First Paper contains questions on Mathematics while the Second Paper contains questions on General Knowledge. For the Mathematics section, the candidate is asked to solve problems on Number system, Natural numbers, Integers, Rational and Real numbers, Commutative, Associative and Distributive law, Fundamental operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division),Square root, Decimal fractions, Unitary method (application to simple and compound interest), Time and Distance, Time and Work, Percentages, Profit and Loss, Ratio and Proportion, Averages, Areas and Volumes, Factors, Problems and Equations on Algebra. For the General Knowledge section, candidates may expect questions on Abbreviations, Books and Authors, Facts about India and the World, Sports, Awards and Prizes, Everyday Science, and short notes on various subjects in 100 words. Each Test is of 2.5 hours duration and carries maximum marks of 100.

Based on their performance in the written examination, candidates will be called for interview at Delhi, Mumbai, Calcutta and Bangalore. Final selections will be made on the basis of the performance of the candidates in the final interview, after which they will be sent to Naval Dockyard School.