Notification for Indian Navy Artificer Apprentice (AA) Recruitment Exam 2012 has been published recently in major national/regional dailies, including Employment News dated 16th June, 2012 for its 133rd batch. Post selection, the 4-year Artificer course is scheduled to commence from 4th February, 2012. As per the notification, the last date to submit the online form is 30th June, 2012.
What is an Artificer Apprentice job in Indian Navy and how to apply for the same? The topic of this blog article is precisely that – it helps you to apply for this exam by quoting the relevant information on eligibility & forms from the above notification and also archive the same for future examinee – say Indian Navy Artificer Apprentice Exam 2013.
In another blog article titled Indian Navy Artificer Exam Syllabus, Papers & Books, I would provide you the prep materials for the Artificer Apprentice exam. But first, what is an Artificer Apprentice job in Indian Navy.
What is an Artificer Apprentice job in Indian Navy:
An artificer is a skilled technical person in the armed forces – this is a catch-them-young program by Indian Navy - it inducts those Class-XII pass students who have 55%+aggregate (with Maths & Physics) for 9 weeks Basic Training at INS Chilka followed by 8 weeks sea training. You can find more details about INS Chilka in this webpage.
Thereafter, Artificer Apprentice are imparted training for 4-years in technical training establishments. On completion of Artificer Apprentice in Indian Navy as a sailor, they have qualification equivalent to Diploma in Electrical/Mechanical/Aeronautical Engineering which is recognised by the Govt of India.
Post training, Artificer Apprentice are enrolled in Indian Navy for 20 years - which is extendable till 57 yrs of age. Promotion prospects exist up to the rank of Master Chief Petty Officer-I and even upto to commissioned officer for those who perform well and qualify the prescribed examinations.
During the entire training period, Artificer Apprentice are given books, reading material, uniform, food and accommodation etc. free of cost.
Eligibility for Indian Navy Artificer Apprentice Exam:
Only unmarried male Indian citizens and subjects of Nepal & Bhutan with following eligibility can appear in the exam:
Minimum 17 yes & Maximum 20 years on the date of enrolment. For Indian Navy Artificer Apprentice Exam 2012 for 133rd batch, DOB should be in between 1st Feb 1993 to 31st January 1996 (Both dates inclusive)
Academic Qualification Eligibility:
Min. 55% aggregate in Class-XII, with Maths & Physics and atleast one of the three subjects; Chemistry/Biology/Computer Science.
On top of above eligibility, you should have physical/mental traits as given in section: "10. Medical Standards" of the notification as well as in this Nausena sailor recruitment webpage.
Also, you have to qualify in Physical Fitness Test (PFT) which consist of 1.6 Km run to be completed in 7 minutes, 20 squatups (Uthak Baithak) and 10 Push-ups.
Indian Navy Artificer Apprentice job selection process:
The selection process consists of a Written Test followed by Physical Fitness Test (PFT) and fitness in the Medical Standard Examinations. You can find more about the written test in my blog article titled: Indian Navy Artificer Exam Syllabus, Papers & Books
Indian Navy Artificer Apprentice Exam 2012 Online Application form
You can apply for Indian Navy Artificer Apprentice Exam 2012 only through Online Application form. As said in the notification, manual/offline forms would be rejected.
How to apply online for Indian Navy Artificer Apprentice Exam 2012 is given in detail in section "17. HOW TO APPLY" of the notification. If you have gone through the same properly, please click here to find the Indian Navy Artificer Apprentice Exam 2012 Online Form.
If you meet the eligibilities, call letters/admit card would be posted in your communication address, indicating date, time and place for recruitment tests.
Next exam date for Indian Navy Artificer Apprentice Exam:
Some of you may be appearing this exam next year and this section is dedicated for you.
Indian Navy conducts Artificer Apprentice Exam twice every year, notification for which comes in December/June every year for the course commencing from August/February. Last date to apply for the same is in January/July, as you can see from the following exam date trend analysis by me for the last six Indian Navy Artificer Apprentice Exam:
According to this exam date trend, the next two notification for Indian Navy Artificer Apprentice Exam (i.e. for course 134th & 135th commencing from August 2013 & February 2014) should come out in December 2012 & June 2013. You should start looking for the exam notification nearer these dates in this Indian Navy Exam Notification webpage.
Hope with above information on Indian Navy Artificer Apprentice Exam notification (form & eligibility) you can apply confidently. But how do you prepare for this exam? Please visit my subsequent blog post titled: Indian Navy Artificer Exam Syllabus, Papers & Books.
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