Tips to crack the Indian Navy SSR Exam

Competitive exams these days need a lot of concentration in the study and hard work. Candidate applying for any competitive exam has to be more focused and target oriented to pass written exam first and later on the medical and personal interview round. Indian Navy SSR (Senior Secondary Recruit) Exam falls in the category of toughest and most difficult competitive exams. Candidates usually get confused with how to prepare, what to prepare and from where to prepare, as they don’t get proper guidance for exam pattern, syllabus, and available paper set.

Here are some important tips for preparation of written exam of Indian Navy SSR recruitment and syllabus to be covered for the exam:-
1. Know about your exam in detail:
It is important to know about the exam pattern, sections, marking style so that you use your time accordingly to finish the exam on time.

Pattern: What is the pattern of exam, Is it subjective or objective? For subjective questions, your learning power should be better so that you write maximum content and for objective (multiple choice questions), you have to be very particular and sure about your answers which you attempt. The question paper of Indian Navy SSR is of Objective type.

Sections: You should have complete knowledge about how many sections or categories will be there in the exam sheet so you can prepare accordingly. As in Indian Navy SSR Exam, there are four different categories like Science, Mathematics, English and General Awareness.

Marking of the exam: Is there any negative marking? If yes, then you have to be quite sure before ticking any answer in multiple choice question and answers.

Division of Marks: How much marks you can score from essay type answers and objective answers? Which is more worthy to attempt? In this exam of Indian Navy, you have to pass all sections individually and then the aggregate is calculated.

The language of exam paper: Indian Navy SSR Exam can be given in bilingual (Hindi and English).

The time duration of Exam: Indian Navy SSR Exam duration is for one hour. Time management is the most crucial aspect while opting for any competitive exam. Most students know all answer but could not attempt it due to bad time management. Divide your total time to each and every question accordingly to finish the exam on time.

2. Make a Study Schedule:
A study schedule will help you to complete the entire syllabus in the decided time of preparation.

3. Prepare first for the easy subject:
Commence with the subject you are very familiar with, because it will assist you to complete that section in due time, leave the difficult subject for the last, both for study as well as for attempting an exam.

4. Make notes of everything you study:
It will help you to revise in the end the overall syllabus which you have studied during the preparation of the exam. Prepare Outlines so that you can elaborate a topic properly. Cramming should not be done, just keep in mind the key points.

5. Solve previous year exam papers:
Previous years exam papers are available online, in libraries, as well as with senior students. Solving these papers will assist a lot to know the structure and format of the exam. This will help in checking out the speed of attempting the exam paper.

6. Writing Essay type questions:
If there are any subjective questions in the exam then it’s better to answer them with headings and break down the answer in parts: introduction, importance, highlights, merits or demerits, conclusion.



  • Logarithms, Relations and Functions, Complex Numbers, Sequences and Series, Quadratic Equations, Trigonometry.
  • Straight Lines Family of Straight Lines, Cartesian System of Rectangular Coordinates, Circles.
  • Conic Sections, Permutations and Combinations,Sets and Set Theory, Vectors, Exponential and Logarithmic Series, Statistics.
  • Introduction to Three Dimensional Geometry, Limits and Continuity, Differentiation, Probability Function, Applications of Derivatives.
  • Indefinite Integrals Binomial Theorem, Determinants, Matrices, Definite Integrals.


  • Physical World and Measurement, Laws of Motion, Work, Kinematics, Energy and Power, Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body/Gravitation.
  • Mechanics of Solids and Fluids, Oscillations, Heat Thermodynamics, Waves, Electrostatics, Current Electricity.
  • Dual Nature of Matter and Radiations, Atomic Nucleus / Solid and Semi-Conductor Devices, Principles of Communication, Optics.
  • Metals and Non Metals, Food, Organic Chemistry, Nutrition and Health, Physiology and Human Diseases, Computer Science.


  • Passage, Correction of sentences, Preposition, Change active to passive/passive to active voice.
  • Punctuation, Change direct to indirect/indirect to direct, Verbs/Tense/Non -Finite.
  • Synonyms and Antonyms, Substituting phrasal verbs for expression, Meanings of difficult words.
  • Use of Compound preposition, adjective, Determiners (use of a, the, any etc), Use of pronouns.

General Awareness

  • Culture and Religion, Geography: Mountains, Soil, Rivers, Ports, Inland Harbours, Freedom Movement.
  • Sports: championships/Winners/Terms/No. of Players, Defence, Wars and Neighbours, Current Affairs.
  • Important National Facts about India, Heritage and Arts, Dance, Languages, History, Capitals and Currencies.
  • National: Sport/ Bird/ Animal/ Flower/ Anthem/ Song/ Flag/ Monuments, Eminent Personalities.
  • Common Names, Full forms and Abbreviations, Diseases and Nutrition, Discoveries, Award and Authors.