Merchant Navy Eligibility

Last updated on May 27th, 2023 at 06:13 am

Merchant Navy is a prestigious career choice for individuals who are passionate about sailing and the sea. The Merchant Navy is responsible for transporting goods and passengers across the world’s oceans and seas. It is a highly challenging and rewarding career that requires individuals to meet certain eligibility criteria. In this blog, we will discuss the Merchant Navy eligibility criteria in detail.

Age Limit for Merchant Navy

Age Limit for Merchant Navy.Merchant Navy Eligibility
Age Limit for Merchant Navy

The eligibility criteria for entry into the Merchant Navy varies depending on the course. Age is an important factor to consider, and below are the age restrictions for different courses

1. Diploma in Nautical Science (DNS) course

The maximum age is 25 years, and the minimum age is 17 years on the date of commencement of the course. A relaxation of 5 years for SC/ST3 years for OBC(NCL) candidates, and 2 years for women candidates.

2. B.Sc. in Nautical Science course

The maximum age is 25 years, and the minimum age is 17 years on the date of commencement of the course. A relaxation of 5 years for SC/ST3 years for OBC(NCL) candidates, and 2 years for women candidates.

3. B. Tech Marine Engineering

For B.Tech Marine Engineering the maximum age is 25 years and the minimum age is 17 years on the date of commencement of the course. A relaxation of 5 years for SC/ST3 years for OBC(NCL) candidates, and 2 years for women candidates.

4. Graduate Marine Engineering (GME)

The age of the Candidate must not be more than 28 years on the day of the start of Training.

5. Electrical Technical Officer

For general category candidates, the maximum age is 35 years. For Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe candidates, the maximum age relaxation of 5 years is applicable, a maximum of 3 years relaxation applies to OBC (NCL) candidates, and 2 years for female candidates as per the directives of the Government of India.

However, some companies may have different age criteria, so it is advisable to check with the particular company you are applying to.

Educational Qualifications for Merchant Navy

Educational Qualifications for Merchant Navy.Merchant Navy Eligibility
Educational Qualifications for Merchant Navy

The educational qualifications required for Merchant Navy vary depending on the position you are applying for. However, the basic educational qualification required to join the Merchant Navy is a 10+2 pass certificate from a recognized board. Candidates must have studied Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics (PCM) in their 10+2 curriculum. Additionally, candidates should have a minimum of 50% marks in the English language at the 10th or 12th standard. The minimum qualification for a marine engineering course is a 10+2 pass certificate with PCM.

Medical Fitness for Merchant Navy

Merchant Navy Eligibility
Medical Fitness for Merchant Navy

Candidates must meet the medical fitness criteria set by the Directorate General of Shipping (DGS) to join the Merchant Navy. The medical examination is conducted by a DGS-approved doctor who will assess the candidate’s physical and mental fitness. Candidates with any major medical conditions such as colour blindness, hearing problems, or any other disability are not eligible to join the Merchant Navy.

Physical Standards for Merchant Navy

Physical Standards
Physical Standards

In addition to medical fitness, candidates must meet certain physical standards set by the DGS to join the Merchant Navy. Candidates must have a minimum height of 157 cm and a weight proportionate to their height.

Selection Procedure for Merchant Navy

Selection Procedure
Selection Procedure

The selection procedure for Merchant Navy includes a written examination, a medical examination, an interview and IMUCET. The written examination tests the candidate’s knowledge of mathematics, physics, chemistry, GK and Aptitude.

The medical examination is conducted to ensure that the candidate meets the medical fitness criteria set by the DGS. After that the interview is conducted to assess the candidate’s communication skills, confidence, and attitude towards the profession.

Finally, candidates must appear for the Indian Maritime University Common Entrance Test (IMUCET). The IMUCET exam is conducted by the Indian Maritime University and is a computer-based test that assesses the candidate’s knowledge of mathematics, physics, chemistry, English, and general knowledge. The IMUCET exam is mandatory for candidates who want to join the Merchant Navy.

Training for Merchant Navy

Training for Merchant Navy
Training for Merchant Navy

After clearing the selection procedure, candidates must undergo training at a Merchant Navy training institute. The training period varies depending on the position you are applying for. For deck officers, the training period is usually 1 year in the case of DNS and 3 years for BSc, whereas for engineers, it is 4 years. During the training period, candidates will learn about navigation, cargo handling, firefighting, safety procedures, and other aspects of sailing.

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all about Ship
1 month ago

This is an informative article that provides detailed information about the Merchant Navy eligibility criteria, including age limit, educational qualifications, medical fitness, physical standards, selection procedure, and training. It is useful for individuals who are interested in pursuing a career in the Merchant Navy and want to know the requirements to enter this field. It’s worth reading.

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sangeeta
23 days ago

I m sangeeta ,Seafarers as a Deck cadet sailings 05 years. The best part is of my join the merchant Navy to visit in different countries in the all over the world. and Best experience of my life

sanjana
22 days ago
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