List of Merchant Navy Entrance Exams


The Merchant Navy is a non-combatant commercial task force which deals with the transportation of cargo and intermittently, passengers, by sea. Some of the most well-known institutes which conduct courses in this field are the Training Ship Chanakya (T.S), Marine Research and Training Institute, Mumbai, the Marine Engineering Research Institute (MERI), in Mumbai and Kolkata etc. Admittance of those aspirants who wish to join the Merchant Navy Courses in India is held through the Indian Institute of Technology- Joint Entrance Exam (IIT- JEE). The two areas where the students are educated and trained are Navigation Science & Marine Engineering.

Courses & Eligibility Criteria

The courses and their details are as follows -

  • B.E Marine Engineering: XII with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and English
  • B.Sc Nautical Science: XII with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and English
  • M.E Marine Engineering: Candidates should have cleared B.E Marine Engineering.
  • B.Tech Naval Architecture and Ship Building: Candidates should have a pass in HSC/(XII) from a recognized board or university with 50% average marks in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics
  • B.Tech Marine Engineering: Candidates need a pass in class 10+2 or its equal from a recognized board or university with 60% average in Mathematics and science subjects i.e. Physics and Chemistry
  • Diploma in Nautical Science guides the candidate to obtain B.Sc: Candidates who are applying for this exam requires a pass in standard 12 from a recognized board or university with 55% average marks. Also Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics should be subjects studied.
  • Deck watch keeper: a minimum of 50% in XII with Science (Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics) or Commerce (with Mathematics)
  • Pre-Sea Training GP Rating: Candidates require a pass in X class with a minimum 40% marks or a pass in an ITI course from a Govt.  Approved institute with atleast 50% marks in final year. A minimum 40% mark in the English Subject is mandatory either in class X or XII or any degree/diploma course by the AICTE.
  • MBA Shipping and Logistics: Candidates should have any degree from a recognized university.

List of Entrance Exams

Details about the Leading Institutes that offers courses in Merchant Navy and the entrance exams they conduct are given below:

Training Ship Chanakya, (TS Chanakya) Navi Mumbai - The admission procedure of this Institute is through the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) conducted by the Indian Institute of Technology.  In order to apply to this institution, the candidate should be atleast 20 years of age and must have passed the IIT screening test.

Marine Engineering & Research Institute (MERI), Kolkata – In order to apply to this Institute, the candidates should clear the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) held by the IIT. The eligibility for this course is like that of the TS Chanakya. The admissions and selection procedure of both these institutes are conducted on the basis of the score secured in the JEE- IIT exam.

Marine Engineering & Research Institute (MERI), Mumbai- Candidates who are interested in applying to this institute should have a degree in Mechanical Engineering or in Naval Architecture from the recognized Institute of AICTE. The Admissions are held through the Indian Institute of Technology- Joint Entrance Exam (IIT- JEE) and the selection is of the candidates are based on the merit

LBS College of Advanced Maritime Studies and Research– Located in Mumbai, The LBS Advanced Maritime Studies and Research Centre is a private institution. The minimum qualification required for admittance is a pass in the X standard with Science and Math’s. The candidates’ selection is based on the norms and regulation of the Indira Gandhi National Open University OPEN NET – Merchant Navy Entrance Test.

Career prospects

After the completion of the courses, candidates can get jobs in the Deck Department as officers of navigation like the Captain, the First Mate, Second Mate and Third Mates etc. Marine engineers are employment for the functioning and installation of the equipment which controls the marine vehicles. Candidates who are employed in the Service Department can do the work of serving the passengers and the crew on board. As the Merchant Navy forms the most important component of intercontinental trade, Merchant navy officers can be also find employment in foreign shipping companies in the posts said above. The Merchant Navy is one of the few professions where the salary is comparatively high. The salary of the officers on board varies from company to company, depending on the town, state, export and import requirements, seniority of post etc. The lowest amount salary for the graduates of the TS Chanakya or MERI is normally up to Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 15,000 each month. For those candidates who work abroad, the monthly salary is around $ 1,500 to $ 2,500.



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102 Responses to “List of Merchant Navy Entrance Exams”

  1. 102
    vansh jaitely:

    what can i do after 12th to join merchant navy?

  2. 101

    Respected sir,
    When will be the entrance exam of merchant navy (navik seaman)of 2014?
    We have filled the form and posted at the given address “IPMT, DELHI , 110035″ by applying the coarse NAVIK SEAMAN and I am waiting for the admit card of the entrance exam and date of the entrance exam.

  3. 100

    when will merchant Navy application form will come after April 2014?

  4. 99

    after in electrical eng. scope in merchant navy .also how to apply.

  5. 98
    Sumit thakur:

    Hi helow evybdy.can u give me some detail about g.p. Reating & sea man in tha way of marchant navy. Means how many types question in exam on 12th jan.2014

  6. 97
    deepanshu kumar singh:

    hello sir,,,,,,,,,
    i want to join merchant navy in engineer in the ship of officer in ship whose salary approx 500000…
    so,,, plz sir help m eor advice for that colleage or entrance exam for this who help to enter in government colleage like T.S CHANAKYA(mumbai)… or in kolkata …..
    plz…. sir actually i read in class 12 … and i really want to join this…..
    myy mob no..:- 7549062688
    plz… sir help me

  7. 96

    when is the extrance exam2 of 2013-2014
    I have pass 10th & 12th what can i do for marchant navy

  8. 95

    im btech me 68% now want to join gme cource give details

  9. 94
    deepanshu kumar singh:

    hello sir
    i m deepanshu singh. studying in 12 class.
    so my question is:-
    1) how i join merchant navy?
    2)suggest me about entrance exam?
    3)which form i fill for this exam?
    4)what percentage they want for government colleages?
    5)suggest me about government colleages what criteria they want ?
    6)dates for form?
    7)plz……………………… sir suggest me sir||||||||||||

  10. 93
    Sapna thakur:

    Sir, i am sapna. I have done my 10th and diploma of 3 years in computer department and i want to join navy. What i have to do pls tell me

  11. 92
    adarsh kumar singh:

    sir i have passed 12 how can i join merchant navy.Is any way in admission in ts chankay university apart of IIT.

  12. 91

    last date of merchant navy entrance exam2 2013

  13. 90

    sir it is possible to give this examination after doing 1st year from commerce backgroung

  14. 89
    manish singh:

    sir plz tell me the syllb of entrance exam of deck cadet

  15. 88

    can i join officer training after diploma electrical ? how many % needed?

  16. 87

    Sir m b.e student of 3rd year in electronics and telecommunication wants to know about the entrance examination of merchant navy. As I’m a female candidate could u tell me the types of job and salary regarding merchant navy. Please give me an immediate feedback.

  17. 86
    dev rathore:

    btect engineer ke liye minimum eyesight kitni he

  18. 85

    respecter sir,
    purser cdc holder can give exam from engine side

  19. 84
    shyam raut:

    is eletronic elisible for this

  20. 83

    I am doing in civil engg. Sir how can i get the job in merchant navy.?

  21. 82
    Gurangel Singh:

    is it possible to join merchant navy after doing Mtech in ECE..?

  22. 81

    if i pass this paper of general purpose rating then what will be cost of training.

  23. 80
    Parminder Singh:

    sir, i am in final year mechanical engineering.i want to join merchant,which entrance exam after i give?i will complete in may 2013.please send me the details&procedure ,coaching centre,syllabus of entrance exam for marchant navy.

  24. 79

    i am 12 sci running student can i give entrance exam or not

  25. 78
    udit vishnoi:

    i m interested in merchant navy. i have passed 12th with 52%marks. please tell me how do i join the merchant navy

  26. 77
    manish singh rathore:

    sir i have class12th pass soo want to join merchant navy please tell what course i can do. for good post……….? n. 09826047500

  27. 76
    shavez khan:

    i have pass class12th with 66% .so i want to join merchant navy
    please tell what course i can do.for good post

  28. 75

    sir how can i get merchant navy jobes, am all so complition B.E MARINE please send me a helpfull answers thank you.

  29. 74
    sahil kasav:

    give me list of all collages of merchant navy

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  31. 72

    give me all the details of seeman in merchant navy.i have passed 10th standard with 80% marks.
    what is the syllabus for class 10th merchant navy exam?

  32. 71

    can i go to marine engineering after completion of any degree

  33. 70

    I have pass 10th 58 % what can i do for marchant navy

  34. 69
    deepak goswami:

    sir i am science degree i have 58% in 10th and 58% in 12th class and i have 40 month sea time but i have purser c.d.c so how appear 2 mate exam in india .sir plz guide me

  35. 68

    i am 10th passed in 2006 with 75.6% and i have diploma in automobile engineering, passed in 2011 with 66.64%. how can i apply in merchant navy. can i apply for the course of g.p. rating? please guide me please….

  36. 67

    i want to join plz help me 9906627467

  37. 66
    karamvir saini:

    i have given my 12th exams from pcm stream. now i am looking for career in merchant navy, i wants to become ship captain. so what should i do?
    and which forms should i fill in order to fullfill my dream.
    please help me

  38. 65
    Siba prasad patro:

    Can i build a good future in merchant navy by panama cdc ? Please reply me………….thank u….

  39. 64
    angad bedi:

    I wish to join merchant navy ,( engineering side)
    i have submitted my application to Tolani maritime institute,
    i wish to know which other colleges conduct entrance exams for which i can apply for provided their last date of submission of forms has not gone by .

  40. 63
    sri rama satyaprasad:

    i want list of marine institutions and fee particulars

  41. 62


    In the present scenario shipping companies are facing huge shortage of trained professionals.

    So its very good idea to join merchant navy. because we all know that merchant navy officers are heavily paid($1500-$2000).
    salaries of merchant navy officials are TAX FREE as well.

    There are many courses u can take admissions
    1.BSc Nautical Science
    2.B.Tech Marine Engineering
    3.B.Tech Naval Architecture
    4.Diploma Nautical Science
    5.G.P. rating

    For further information (feel free to contact me)

    Uniglobe Shipping Services

  42. 61

    Dear Sir / Madam, Please let me know the important dates for the IMU entrance exams for the batch that is scheduled to begin in July 2012 for G.P RATING COURSE.please help me my & my email Id is [email protected]

  43. 60
    sandeep singh:

    I want to join merchent navy in the field of g.p rating, can u tell me whats the procedure for this

  44. 59
    sameer khan:

    Hello..!! Ive done my engineering ..wth Mechanical as my subject ! How do I get to appear for Merchant Navy Exams n selection purpose ? Can U guide me as to how I can apply nd what I need to qualify for the job?..I completed in july 2011 !! Please reply bck .Thanks

  45. 58
    Mohd Anas:

    Sir i m mohd Anas i m studying Bsc It age 19 years.can i apply for the deck cadet courses ? if yes then tell me about fees structure.

  46. 57
    Shivam Arora:

    Sir I want to join merchant navy,so please tell me how
    to join the same I am studying in 12th class.

  47. 56
    dharmendra modi:

    sir iwont to join marchent navy and i intrestad to post g p rating

  48. 55


  49. 54

    when result date of exam nov.2011

  50. 53
    srijit shahi:

    sir i am 12 appearing student of age 15 years . Can i apply for the deck cadet course? If yes then tell me about the fees structure and how much time does a deck cadet course take. Plz sir reply fast. I am too vigourous to know the answer

  51. 52
    Suhaib alam:

    Sir i want to know the result of merchant navy entrance exam which was held on nov 20, 2011

  52. 51

    When will be the result of gp rating nov 2011

  53. 50
    Gurjant Singh:

    Sir, I wanna to join Merchant Navy after 12th. Plz tell me all the procedure of it and its entrance exam.

  54. 49

    when will be the result of gp rating cet of nov 2011 decleared.

  55. 48
    Gourav singh vaidya:

    Now i m pursuing B.E. (final year) with computer science stream

    I wont to join Merchant navy after my B.E. .
    so plz give me some information about proceser
    thank u

  56. 47
    Chetan tripathi:

    my name is chetan tripathi i want to know about the recent application form of entrance exam of merchant navy please contact me on 7875520961

  57. 46

    i’m 23 years old .i’m doing diploma in mechanical engginering with 50% marks.actually i want to join merchant navy then what is the prosessor??????

  58. 45
    nitesh dhurve:

    i am BE second year civil engineering student.
    can i join merchant navy,? plz contact & send sms me mobile no. 8889816176

  59. 44

    I am from udaipur i have receive massage i got my roll num & date of entrance exam 20 nov of merchant navy but which place & time not received plse inform me my email id [email protected]

  60. 43
    avtar singh:

    what is next post of gp rating

  61. 42
    Abhishek pathak:

    myself abhishek pathak nd my branch is EEE ,plz tell me about my jobes in marchant navi also package my mail id :[email protected]

  62. 41

    i am 10th with 62% and done ncvt from mazagon dock limited with 65%. i want to join merchant navy can i aliegiable to join marchant navy and also iam working as a parmanent employ in mazagon dock.

  63. 40

    i am doing MBA , is there any scope in merchant navy for me ?

  64. 39

    Can i join Merchant navy after completing diploma in electrical engineering and How?

  65. 38

    i m female candidate. done my b.e. from computer science branch.
    can i join marchant navy,?
    plz send me feedback.,.,.

  66. 37

    1.10th FROM C.B.S.E BOARD
    2.12th FROM C.B.S.E BOARD

  67. 36
    Rajesh vishwakarma:

    i have complete my graduation with commerce section can i join marchant navy

  68. 35
    avinash gupta:

    i have passed 12th with 75%marks and want to join merchant navy please tell me when are the forms avilable for 2012 session

  69. 34
    Sandeep Nautiyal:

    what is the syllabus of 10 standard navy entence exam.

  70. 33
    bimlesh kumar:

    sir,i am in 3rd year engineering electronics n communication,i m interested in merchant navy as officer,how do i apply n through which exam should i write 2 get into it.

  71. 32
    Jaspreet singh:

    I fill the application form for G.P.Rating, but i can’t recieve my roll no. for giving cet entrance test for addmission. kindly send my roll no. on my e mail id, so i will give my paper

  72. 31

    syllabus of 10th standard written exam and exams date with procedure

  73. 30
    Naveen kumar:

    i am 4th year electrical engg. student , if you have any information about marchant navy .contact me, mz email id [email protected] and mobil no - 9602888071

  74. 29
    mamta singh:

    sir,i am in final year engineering electronics n communication,i m interested in merchant navy as officer,how do i apply n through which exam should i write 2 get into it

  75. 28
    prafful mundepi:

    i would like to know that after having 36months of experience as a A\B with Panama CDC, am i eligible to give indian 2nd mate exam.

  76. 27

    whats sallubs of witten exam on 10th level

  77. 26

    can i get sample question papers of gp rating entrance examination?

  78. 25
    rajat kumar:

    i gave a entrace testof imu CET 2011.
    butmy result not came &
    my rool no. is
    can u send me my result
    thank you

  79. 24
    rajat kumar:

    i gave a entrace test butmy result mot came &
    my rool no. is

  80. 23

    i got 12th from biology,physic,chemistry can i apply for bsc nautical science

  81. 22

    I have eyesight +3.75 and my height is 161 cms so plz tell that i m eligible to join merchent navy

  82. 21

    what are the dates of entrance exam of merchant navy .

  83. 20
    Mukesh bisht:

    What is scheme of question

  84. 19
    mata prasad:

    Respected sir,
    I want join in merchant nevy,i passed 12 with 65%(pcm)and in these time i persuing B.TECH from kashi-IT.please help me.

  85. 18

    Sir,i belong to a midium class family and living in villege so no one is here for our feature giude ,but i want to join merchant navy ,i passed 12 with 69% with pcm ,plese help us

  86. 17

    What’s the procedure to join merchant navy after 12th?
    List of entrance examinations to join merchent merchent navy with date and conducting institutions?
    Top institutions which provide merchant navy courses?

  87. 16
    kashmir singh:

    what is the procedure to join merchant navy after mechanical engineering degree

  88. 15

    its my dream 2 join mechant navy but i m bcom graduate appeared in 2011& my age is 23 hw can i join MN, plz plz tell me any course in merchant navy thats suits my qualification i does not hve any othr option rather than this

  89. 14

    how to join merchant navy?
    and date of entrance test 2011


  90. 13

    i am 10+2 sailing in g p rating wold like to give 2nd mate exam in calcutta for fg after completing 36months. can u tell me wat are the requirements. i hope u will do the nedfull for me

  91. 12

    i m first year student i want to know that can i know the date of merchant navy entrance exam2011 sir so plzzzz rply soon i will be thankful to u???

  92. 11

    Is it necessary to clear IIT -JEE to get admission after 12

  93. 10
    Abhishek Manna:

    procedure of second mate exams & list of universities from where we can give second mate exam from abroad.

  94. 9

    tell me fee structure of marine eng.?

  95. 8

    how to join merchant navy or marine eng. after 12th?
    plz mail the procedure thanks in advance.

  96. 7

    Hello Sir/Madam

    I am Student of MCA 4th sem.& My Age is 24 Year,I have Great Interest In the Airforce/Navy.Am i Applicable for the any kind of entrance exam of navy & airforce.Pls Guide Me with proper guidence.Thanks a lot

  97. 6
    sarvdeep chauhan:

    how to join merchant navy?
    and date of entrance test 2011

  98. 5
    Abhay singh:

    im abhay 4rm kanpur I passed 12th in 2010 with 62 percent marks so im elegible 4 merchant navy

  99. 4
    Atul Sharma:

    My son wants to become capatain .He wants to complete 12th with science , maths . What is the criteria to join shipping corporation of India.

  100. 3
    sanjeev thakur:

    list of entrance tests in defence sector after 12th

  101. 2

    m in BE(comp).i got (86%)in 12ih,PCM(83%).
    i have to join Mnavy.plz give me the way that i will be succeful in my life.

  102. 1

    from where we get form of IGNOU..????