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AMIT Question by AMIT on May 27, 2023Hindi
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my son in class 10, want to know career in merchant navy, and how to proceed

Ans: Your son can opt for science (PCM) in class 11th and 12th. He can appear for entrance exams like IMU-CET and join a maritime academy or institute for relevant courses and training
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can you guide me for career in Merchant navy
Ans: Merchant Navy, aspiring candidates must have completed either their 10th or 12th-grade education. Age: Typically 17-25 years. Medical: Must pass a fitness exam for physical and mental health. Skills: Good English communication.
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

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.

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/ST, 3 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/ST, 3 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/ST, 3 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.

6. Hospitality Management & related culinary qualifications are sort after on Cruise Passenger Ships and Regular Cargo Ships too!

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

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:
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:

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

Last but not the least.. The Training :
You must find an opportunity to apprentice and do an internship!
Hands on exposure to the shipping industry... Sailing on the Ship

Wish you Luck...Bon Voyage!

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