Tips to Crack the Indian Navy SSR and AA Exam

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Preparation Strategies and Tips to Crack the Indian Navy SSR and AA Exam

Indian Navy conducts the Indian Navy SSR and AA exam twice every year for recruitment of Senior Secondary Recruit (SSR) and Artificer Apprentice (AA) in the Indian Navy. The exam is conducted in three stages i.e., Computer-Based Examination (CBT), Physical Exam and Preliminary Medical Test.

The Indian Navy SSR and AA Computer-based exam comprise questions from English, Science, Mathematics, and General Awareness. As each section carries an equal weightage of 25 marks each which totals to 100 marks. Therefore, it is extremely important for aspirants appearing for the exam to have a subject-wise strategy in place to have a strong preparation in each subject, in order to clear the exam.

On that note, let’s discuss a few simple yet crucial strategies and tips on how to properly prepare for each subject and how to crack the Navy AA SSR exam.


  • To prepare subjects like English, candidates need to have detailed information about Active/ Passive Voice, Direct and Indirect speech, synonyms, antonyms and vocabulary, fill in the blanks, Incorrect sentences, one-word substitution and more.
  • To ace these questions in the exam, it is necessary to learn basic grammar rules, improve vocabulary and practice enough questions on these topics.
  • To tackle questions like sentence correction and verb use that will be asked in the exam, you’ll need to know each type of verb.
  • A candidate must read English newspapers on a daily basis.
  • Candidates should solve question papers on a daily basis to answer questions such as Active Passive Voice and Direct and Indirect Speech.
  • English words should be used and uttered on a daily basis in order to develop vocabulary.


  • Candidates should make notes of useful formulas and short tricks in each topic of Mathematics.
  • Practice is the only key here to improve your accuracy and speed as one hour will be given in the exam to attempt 25 questions in the mathematics section.
  • The candidate should use formulas and short tricks wherever possible to save time.
  • Allow more time in the exam to answer questions about vectors (geometric objects with both magnitude and direction), trigonometry, quadratic equations, and other topics.
  • To improve speed, keep solving previous years’ question papers and sample papers.


  • Candidates should study the entire curriculum for classes 10th and 12th to prepare for the science subject.
  • Candidates must take notes on all science topics in order to prepare for the theory.
  • Assess the prepared topics by taking mock tests or solving previous years’ papers daily.
  • Make a mental note to remember the simple chemical formulas for compounds and their daily use. And keep track of those notes on a daily basis.
  • Biology students were asked questions about general diet, health, and diseases. Candidates should develop a table for this section and recall the different types of dietary ingredients and the disorders that they induce.
  • In Physics, go learn about concepts like Physical World and Measurement, Physical World and Measurement, Electricity, Electromagnetic Induction, and all other topics taught in 10+2 science.
  • While studying quantities like force, acceleration, or torque, don’t forget to learn about unit vector and vector units as these represent the aforementioned quantities in computations.

General Awareness

  • Candidates can prepare for the questions answered on the basis of General Knowledge by using the books available on the market.
  • In the general awareness section, questions asked are related to the history, geography polity and culture of India and its Neighbouring Countries. 
  • Candidates must read current events from the last six months in order to prepare for current affairs in general awareness.
  • Candidates can also receive knowledge from the news presented in the daily newspaper and television for current affairs preparation.