How To Prepare For The Indian Navy SSR Sailor Exam

Vying for defence jobs is not new in our country. Every year, all the defences forces in India issue recruitment notifications for various posts that include the post of officers. Recently, the Indian Navy has released a recruitment notification for the enrolment of Sailors for Senior Secondary Recruits (SSR). Candidates who qualified in 10+2 with maths and physics as majors along with one of these subjects - chemistry, biology or computer science - are invited to apply.


Candidates who are selected for the SSR course will commence the training. One has to undergo 22 weeks of basic training at INS Chilka followed by professional training in the allotted trade in various naval training establishments. When thousands of candidates are aspiring to pursue this course, one should start their preparations before the online application closes. Here are the tips to prepare for the Sailor post.

Prep For The Indian Navy SSR Sailor Exam

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SSR Selection Process

S NoSubject No of Questions Marks
English 2525
Science 25
General Knowledge25
Total 100

The candidates will be selected based on the written test and physical fitness test. The question paper will be the bilingual and objective type. The question paper will be of 10+2 standard and candidates are suggested to visit Indian Navy's official website for the syllabus. The duration of the exam will be one hour. The candidates are required to pass in all sections and with the required aggregate. While coming to the physical fitness test (PFT), it consists of a 1.6 km run to be completed in 7 minutes, 20 squat-ups (uthak baithak) and 10 push-ups.

Know What The Exam Is About

Prior to the preparation, aspirants should meticulously assess the syllabus mentioned in the Indian Navy's official website ( Know about the test pattern and type of questions that appear in the exam. After careful understanding, start your subject-wise preparations.

Opt For Subject-wise Preparations

It is the best method and is suggested because candidates are required to pass in all sections and with the required aggregate. While preparing, make a note or highlight the important points that help you during the last phase of the preparation.

Focus On General Knowledge

Aspirants might be wondering why we are suggesting they focus more on the general knowledge section when a candidate needs to pass in all the sections. The general knowledge section covers a few topics under science and mathematics. Preparing for the science and mathematics sections along with the general knowledge section will help you save time.

Important Topics

  • Science: Kinematics, energy and power, motion of system, thermodynamics, electrostatics, oscillations, electromagnetic, current electricity, electromagnetic waves, organic chemistry, computer science and human diseases
  • Mathematics: Logarithms, complex numbers, equations, trigonometry, circles, permutations and combinations, logarithmic series, statistics, probability function, binomial theorems, matrices and definite integrals
  • English: Correction of sentences, active to passive, punctuations, synonyms and antonyms, compound prepositions and use of adjectives
  • General Knowledge: Freedom movement, mountains, ports, championships, current affairs, national languages, flags, capital & currencies, abbreviations, eminent personalities, authors and coding & decoding

Also Read: How To Become A Sailor In The Indian Navy

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