How Can Women Join Indian Navy?

A career in the defence forces surely stands as one amongst the prestigious positions in the country. The officers in the defence forces not only enjoy the highest degree of respect in the society but also find adventurous and challenging tasks at the workplace.

Every year, youngsters queue up to join the Indian Armed Forces, which consist of four professional uniformed services - The Indian Army, Indian Air Force, Indian Navy and Indian Coast Guard. Apart from the Indian Armed Forces, various paramilitary organisations also extend their help whenever required.

Ways For Women To Join Indian Navy


Indian Navy is a well-balanced force among the Indian Armed Forces and always put its best foot forward to increase the role of women in the Navy. While many women aspirants are often confused regarding the entry, we have decided to display the most important information regarding the entry of eves to the Indian Navy.

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Vacancies For Women In Indian Navy

Aspirants have to note that the Indian Navy is not offering any special status to women candidates. Women have to compete with male candidates on an open merit system in Short Service. The selection of the candidates will be purely based on merit in the Services Selection Board.

The Government of India has also approved the Permanent Commission for women in Law, Education and Naval Architecture Cadre. The most important point women aspirants should remember is the service conditions will remain the same for both men and women officers.

How Can Women Join Indian Navy

Indian Navy recruited women only in the Armed Forces Medical Service till 1992. It started inducting the women as Short Service Commissioned Officers from July 1992. Here are the branches/ cadres/ specialisations women can join in the Indian Navy.

Naval Architecture

Candidates must possess at least 60% marks in BE/B.Tech in Mechanical/ Civil/ Aeronautical/ Metallurgy/ Naval Architecture. The age in years is 19 ½ to 25.


The minimum age is 19 years and maximum age is 24 years. Candidates must have BE/B.Tech degree in any discipline with Physics and Mathematics in Class 12.


Candidate age must be between 21 and 25 years. A second class Master's degree of a recognised university in Physics or Mathematics is required. One should possess a Master's degree in Physics and have studied Mathematics at least at the subsidiary level at the degree standard and those possessing.


A degree in any of the disciplines - Mechanical Engineering/ Electrical Engineering/ Computer Science/ Technology.


A postgraduate degree in Humanities (Economics/ History/ Political Science).

Logistics /Works

  • For Logistics Cadre: Candidates must have BE/B Tech in any discipline/ MBA/ B Sc/B Com/B Sc(IT) with first class. PG Diploma in Finance/Logistics/Supply Chain Management/Material Management or MCA/ M Sc (IT) with first class.
  • For Works: BE/B Tech(Civil)/B Architect
  • For Catering: M Sc(HM)/ MBA(HM)/ B Sc or BA with first class and PG Diploma in HM.
  • Candidates minimum age is 19 ½ years and maximum age is 25 years.


The minimum age should be 22 years and maximum age is 27 years. Candidates should possess a degree in Law qualifying them for enrolment as advocates under the Advocates Act, 1961.


Candidates minimum age is 19 ½ years and maximum age is 25 years. BE/B.Tech degree in any discipline with Physics and Mathematics in Class 12.

Pilot General

The age limit is 19 to 24 years. Aspirants should possess BE/B.Tech degree in any discipline with Physics & Maths in 12th standard.

CPL Holders

Candidates who hold a valid and current CPL issued by DGCA (India). The age limit is 19 to 25 years.

Naval Armament Inspectorate (NIA)

The maximum age is 25 years and minimum age is 19 ½. Aspirants should possess BE/B Tech in Electrical/ Electronics/ Mechanical/ Production/ Instrumentation/ IT/ Chemical/ Metallurgy/ Aerospace Engineering.

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