Commissioned Officers, under a ‘Special Naval Architects Entry Scheme’ (SNAES). An
      empowered Naval team visits IIT Kharagpur, IIT Chennai, Cochin University of Science and
      Technology (CUSAT) and Andhra University, where B Tech (Naval Architecture) courses are
      conducted, to select candidates through campus interviews. The selected candidates undergo
      medical examination at the nearest Military Hospital and if found fit, are selected for training.
      (i) Recruitment of Sailors: Recruitment into the Navy is carried out on all India basis on state-
      wise merit of the eligible recruitable male population, as per the number of vacancies available.
      The number of personnel recruited from a particular state depends on the number of eligible
      applicants who are able to qualify in the written examination, physical fitness test, and medical
      examination and their relative position in the merit. There is no quota of vacancies based on
      caste/creed or religion. Advertisements in all leading National and Regional newspapers and
      Employment News are published inviting applications from eligible volunteers. Publicity
      material is also dispatched to a large number of schools/ colleges and all Zilla Sainik Boards. The
      local administration carries out the publicity drive in rural / backward areas through local media.
      Types of Entries: The various entries, for recruitment of sailors, are as follows (with educational
      qualifications indicated against each):
            (a) Artificer Apprentices (AAs) - 10+2 (PCM).
            (b) Senior Secondary Recruits (SSR) - 10+2 (Sc.).
            (c) Matric Entry Recruits (MER), for recruitment of Cooks, Stewards and Musicians -
            (d) Non Matric Recruits (NMR), for recruitment of Topass Sailors (Safaiwala) - Class VI.
            (e) Direct Entry (Outstanding Sportsmen).
      Recruitment in Indian Air Force
      Selection of Officers
      (a) Induction of Officers: Induction to National Defence Academy (NDA) and Combined
      Defence Service Examination (CDSE) entries are through UPSC. The non-UPSC entries for
      induction into the officer’s cadre are: SSC (Men and Women) Flying, NCC Entry (PC for men),
      ASC (PC for men), GDOC(Non Tech) (PC for Men), Airmen Entry (PC for Air Warriors), SSS
      (Technical) (Men and Women) and SSC (Non Tech) (Men and Women).
      (b) Recruitment through Service Selection: Recruitment through Service Selection Boards/Air
      Force Selection Boards is made for the Flying (Pilot), Aeronautical Engineering (Electronics),
      Aeronautical Engineering (Mechanical), Education, Administration, Logistics, Accounts and
      meteorology branches for the Air Force.
      (c) University Entry Scheme: Final/pre-final year students in engineering disciplines are eligible
      for induction into the technical branches of Air Force as permanent commissioned officers under
      the University Entry Scheme.
      (d) Recruitment of Women Officers: Eligible women are recruited as Short Service
      Commissioned Officers in the Flying, Aeronautical Engineering (Electronics), Aeronautical
      Engineering (Mechanical), Education, Administration, Logistics, Accounts and Meteorology
      branches of the IAF.
      (e) Recruitment through National Cadet Corps (NCC): University graduates possessing NCC ‘C’