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Merchant Navy

What is Merchant Navy?

‘Merchant Navy’ suggests commercial transporting of cargo and occasionally passengers by sea to destinations around the world. Marine engineering deals with construction and maintenance of ships and other sailing vessels. They also develop newer designs for the engines of sailing vessels and check the efficiency of existing equipments like gas or steam turbines, diesel or nuclear propulsion plants etc. It is a non-combatant commercial fleet. Operating all engines, boilers, refrigerating and sanitary equipment, deck machinery and steam connections of marine ships is the responsibility of the marine engineer.
The Merchant Navy is divided into three main areas of work:

  • Nautical Deck Division
  • Engine Division
  • Service Division

When Can I Enroll for Merchant Navy?:

COURSE

ELIGIBILITY

DURATION

ENTRANCE

EXAM

B.Sc. [Nautical Science]

HSC with PCM &

English

3 Yrs.

Autonomous Exams

B. S. [Nautical

Technology]

HSC with PCM &

English

4 Yrs.

Autonomous Exams

B.E / B. Tech. in Marine /Mechanical /Naval Architecture/Electrical

HSC with PCM &

English

4 Yrs.

JEE/ Main – Advance

Diploma [Nautical Science]

HSC with PCM &

English / B.Sc. [related field]

1 Yr.

Autonomous

Exam

Graduate Mechanical Engineers (GME)

B.E/B.Tech. / B.Sc.[Mech Engg.] / B.E. [Naval

Arch]

1 Yr.

Autonomous

Exam

M.E. [Marine Engineering]

B.E. [Marine Engg.]

2 Yrs.

GATE

Deck Cadet

HSC with PCM &

English

1 Yr.

No Entrance Exam

Pre –Sea Training

HSC with PCM & English or B.Sc. in Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry or B.E. / B. Tech.

3 to 4 Months.

No Entrance Exam

ADMISSION PROCEDURE: Entrance Exam + Personal Interview + Medical Fitness Test

What Personality Traits Are Required to Be in Merchant Navy ?

  • Physical Fitness
  • Excellent Technical Knowledge
  • Team Spirit & Practical Thinking
  • Calm under Pressure
  • Problem Solving Skills
  • Organizing Ability
  • Willing to live apart from love ones for long stretches of time
  • Flexible
  • Patient

What Aptitudes Are Required to Be in Merchant Navy ?

  • High Abstract Reasoning
  • High Numerical Ability
  • High Mechanical Reasoning
  • Above Average Psychomotor Ability
  • High Closure Ability

IQ Required to be in Merchant Navy?

Minimum High Range of Intelligence preferred along with hard work.

Job Prospects After Merchant Navy Course:

  • Merchant Navy
  • Ports
  • Ship Building Firms
  • Ship Design Firms
  • Engine Production Firms