Indian Navy ATC or Air Traffic Control is that branch of Indian Naval Defence that operates a variety of modern aircrafts both from ships and ashore. An ATC officer controls these naval fighter aircrafts, multi-role helicopters and maritime reconnaissance aircrafts. The life of a naval officer is full of various challenges, hurdles and responsibilities. So Indian Navy is always in search of deserving and competent candidates who will be able to carry on their responsibilities successfully. Further with efficient training, the entrants are made agile, capable and fit as an officer to carry out their duties flawlessly.
Service Selection Board (SSB) every year invites applications from unmarried Indian Male & Female candidates for Indian Navy Air Traffic Controller (ATC).
Candidates interested in applying for Indian Navy ATC must follow the steps given below to successfully register themselves:
- Interested candidates after satisfying the mentioned eligibility criteria should register themselves and fill their application form on the official recruitment website joinindianarmy.gov.in.
- Candidates must keep all their relevant documents in hand while applying. The required documents are, 5th or 7th semester mark-sheet, date of birth proof as per 10 and 10+2 certificate, CGPA conversion formula for B.E/B.Tech/Integrated course, scanned recent passport size colour photograph of the candidate.
- Candidates must fill up all their personal details as given in their Matriculation Certificate.
- Candidates must fill up all the mandatory fields such as mobile number, e-mail address etc.
- Applicants must upload the scanned of all the required documents.
- Candidates must read all the instructions given in the official website before submitting their online application form.
- After completing the registration process, candidates must take a print out of their application form.
- Candidates must carry their application form and other required documents for interview for document verification.
Short Service Commission
Recruited candidates are granted Short Service Commission initially for 10 years and extended maximum for 4 years in 2 terms (2 years+2years). It is subject to service requirements, medical eligibility, performance and candidate’s willingness. No extension is given beyond 14 years.
SSB conducts an interview for duration of five days and consists of 2 stages: Stage I and Stage II. Stage I consists of Intelligence Test, Picture perception and Group Discussion Tests. Candidates failing in Stage I are sent back home on the same day. Stage II consists of Psychological test, Group Tasks, and Interview. Candidates who are successful further moves on for medical examination for approximately 3-5 days.
SSB recommends those candidates who clear Medical Examination and gets appointed for training based on merit list and depending on availability of vacancies.
Candidates gets a Return First Class Rail Fare (AC 3 tier/ AC Chair Car) if the candidate is attending SSB interview for the first time.
Training: Induction of candidates as officers in the rank of Sub Lt. Officers get full payment and allowances whilst on training.
ATC Entry: Candidates undergo 22 weeks of naval orientation Course at the Indian naval Academy, and then follows professional training at various Naval Training Establishments.
The Service Selection Board puts age restrictions for candidates applying for Indian Navy ATC and all other courses. For ATC course, age restriction is: Candidates born any day from 2nd July 1993 to 1st July 1997 (age criteria for ATC 2018 course) are applicable.
Below mentioned are the educational qualifications for applying for ATC :
- Candidates must have acquired at least 60% of aggregate marks in 10 and 10+2 level and 60% marks in English in both the examinations.
- Candidates must have passed or be in the Final year of Engineering course in any discipline from any recognized university. They must have secured 60% minimum marks in their 5th semester of regular course or in 7th semester integrated course.
- SSB calls up candidates for interview based on their academic performance.
- Candidates applying before completing their Engineering course need to pass and score minimum 60% marks in B.E/B.Tech. Candidates failing so stands rejected.
Both male and female candidates can apply for ATC course.
SSB invites application from unmarried candidates.
SSB lays the following medical standards for ATC that applicants need to fulfil before applying:
- Distant Vision: 6/9, 6/9
- Correctable to: 6/6, 6/6
- No case of colour blindness or night blindness.
Height and Weight
- Male height: 157 cms.
- Female height: 152 cms.
- Correlated weight as per age and height.
Candidates must not have any body decorations or tattoo. Permanent body tattoo is not permissible. However candidates belonging to tribal groups receive concession in this regard as declared by the Government of India. (Further details on body tattoo permissibility are available on the website, www.joinindianarmy.gov.in)
The President of India is the Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Navy and it plays a very important role in defence as an integral part of Indian Armed Force. After India’s Independence from the British rule, in 1950 it was renamed from the Royal Indian navy to Indian Navy. Indian Navy holds an enormous spirit of patriotism jointly with the other Armed Forces of Indian Defence.