14th September 2013, 11:23 PM
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How can I join Indian Merchant Navy?

i want to join the indian merchant navy,but i dont have any information regarding that girl can join merchant navy or not?if not , then why cant join navy?what is the eligibility for that?age is considered?please solve my query...i m waiting for answer

15th September 2013, 11:27 AM
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Merchant navy is a private job whee you have to import and export goods from other countries/to other countries..

Eligibility Criteria:-

The minimum eligibility criteria for this job is 12th standard..
And you should have to secure minimum 55% in 12th standard..
Candidates who had taken/studied maths,science subjects in their 12th academics are only applicable for this entrance exam..
Age should be minimum 17 years..

So, my suggestion is you better complete your 12th standard and then apply for this merchant navy post..

There is an entrance exam for this job..You have to get through in that exam..

All the best...
15th September 2013, 04:39 PM
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Hi friend.........

Merchant Navy is a programme which undergoes in ships for transporting vessels, cargo liners, tankers, carriers, as well as other special types of vehicles.

You must have done B.E/M.E in Marine engineering or B.sc nautical science.There are certain eligibility criteria's which you need to do these course so that you can join in Merchant Navy.


B.E Marine Engineering:

Duration: 4 years

Eligibility: 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and English

B.S.C Nautical Science:

Duration: 3 years

Eligibility: 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and English

M.E Marine Engineering:

Duration: 2 years

Eligibility: B.E Marine Engineering.

The top institutes which you can opt for doing Merchant navy are:

The Training Ship Chanakya (T S Chanakya), Karaus, Navi Mumbai.

Marine Engineering Research Institute, P-19, Taratolla Rd, Kolkata-700088

Marine Engineering & Research Institute, Hay Bunder Road, Mumbai - 400 033

Directorate General of Shipping, Jahaj Bhavan, Ballard Estate, Walchand Hirachand Marg, Mumbai 400001

Physical Eligibility For joining Merchant navy as Deck Cadet are as follows: -

A candidate should be physically and mentally fit.

1. Eye Sight = 6/6,

2. Height = 167 cms,

3. Weight = 50 Kg

4. Chest = 77 cm (Normal) / 82 cm (Expanding)

All the best...............
15th September 2013, 06:44 PM
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Hi Friend..................

You can go through with NDA Examination

NDA - Stands for National Defence Academy

This Examination is conducted by Union Public Service Commission in yearly twice i.e.




NDA have three wings i.e.

Indian Air Force

Indian Army

Indian Navy

Required Eligibility Criteria for NDA EXamination

Educational Qualification

Candidates must have a 12th standard with PCM (Physics/Chemistry/Mathematics) subjects from any recognized institution

There is no percentage required for this examination

Age Limit

Candidates age should between 16.5 years to 19 years

There is no age relaxation for this examination


Candidates should be a citizen of India

Marital Status

Candidate should be a citizen of India

Selection Procedure

Written Examination

Medical Test

Personnel Interview

Physical Standard for NDA Examination

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15th September 2013, 11:33 PM
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Hi Guest,

By giving NDA or CDS exam you can join the Indian Merchant Navy.

The application to apply for the above examinations is available online so if you are interested you can go online and apply for the job so that you can join Indian navy.

Thank You,

All the Best.
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16th September 2013, 10:14 AM
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There is no gender bias in Merchant Navy. Both Female and Male candidates can apply for the job in Merchant Navy. However you need to have necessary qualification to apply for it.

First you should understand the role of Merchant Navy. It is not here to defend our coastal regions but the role of Merchant Navy is related to trade.

More than 90 percent of global trade is done via sea. This is where Merchant Navy comes into picture. If you want a officer level job in Merchant Navy then you should pursue one of the these two courses:-

Marine Engineering

B.Sc. Nautical Science


1. You should have passed 12th standard.

2. Subjects should be Physics, Chemistry and Maths.

3. Only unmarried candidate is eligible.

4. You should be less than 25 years old.

5. Age limit is 30 years for SC/ST.

Then there is a possibility of taking Deck Cadet job after 12th standard. But again you should complete 12th standard with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. After which you can apply for deck cadet and if selected, company will arrange a 3 months long pre sea training for you.

Those who have already completed B.Tech in Technology/Electrical/Mechanical need not to be disappointed because they are also eligible. You only have to complete a 9 months long pre sea course in Marine Engineering from MERI.
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13th July 2014, 03:53 PM
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How to joint merchant navy after BE (mechanical) and % required for Merchant Navy
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21st October 2015, 10:43 AM
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I am 30yrs old. I want to join Merchant Navy. I Completed 12 (Sci.) and thereafter I have NCC Certificate (A) (B) & (C) as well as 2 National Integration Camps also attained. so please guide me what to do?
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29th May 2016, 09:28 AM
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I have passed 10th class with 45% and IWant to join merchant navy please tell me what shoued i have to do to join for merchant navy
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30th May 2018, 04:29 PM
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How can girls join for merchant navy after completing 12th what is thee criteria for this?
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