Direct Entry Officer join BNA twice a year. The core objective of DEO course is to infuse the leadership traits into DEO essential for a naval officer. An honours graduate in required subject can apply for entry in navy. Once selected, the candidates join as officers and undergo training for 12 weeks. During this period, the officer under trainee taught basic professional knowledge, various physical training, parade training and leadership etc. Direct Entry Officers are enrolled in navy initially for a period of 5 years. Later it is extended as per the rules. From 2012, Direct Entry Officers are also taking part in the President Parade.