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Eligibility Criteria For Merchant Navy-All Courses

Eligibility Criteria For Merchant Navy All Courses is mentioned in this article. It will help all the budding aspirants which are planning to join merchant navy. Topics That Are Covered In This Article are:

  1. Eligibility Criteria for Merchant Navy Marine Engineering Course -4 YEARS
  2. Eligibility Criteria for Merchant Navy B.Sc. (Nautical Science)-  3 YEAR
  3. Eligibility Criteria for Merchant Navy DNS course leading to B.Sc (Applied Nautical Science) – 1YEARS

Eligibility Criteria for Merchant Navy

Below we have given details for all the courses:

Marine Engineering Course -4 YEARS Eligibility Criteria For Merchant Navy

(i) 10+2/equivalent (PCM-Average: Minimum 60% and minimum of 50%

marks in English subject in 10th or 12th Examination).

(ii) Marital status – Unmarried.

(iii) Age Criteria Minimum age: 17 years

Maximum age:

For Male: General-25 years, OBC (NCL) – 28 years, SC/ST-30 years

For Female: General-27 years, OBC (NCL) – 30 years, SC/ST-32 years.

The reference date for calculation of the age will be from the date of commencement of the Academic Session (11.10.2021)

(iv) Relaxation for SC/ST candidates There will be a 5% relaxation in eligibility marks of PCM; however, it will not apply to English Marks. Relaxation of 5% in English marks will be applicable to candidates who are native of the Lakshadweep and Andaman & Nicobar Islands and belong to their Scheduled Tribes and who & both of whose parents were born in  those islands & belong to the Scheduled Tribes of those islands

(v) Medical

Physical Fitness Candidates seeking admission to this Marine Engineering Programme must be medically fit including eye sight and hearing as prescribed in the

Merchant Shipping (Medical Examination) Rules, 2000, as amended.

Eye sight :  There shall be no evidence of any morbid condition of either eye or of the  lids of either eye which may be liable to risk of aggravation or recurrence. Candidates must possess good binocular vision (Fusion faculty and full field of vision in both eyes). Movement of the eyeballs must be full in all directions and the pupils should react normally to light and accommodation. Normal color vision shall be tested by Ishihara Test Chart. Distance Vision unaided 0.5*(6/12) in each eye or 0.67*(6/9) in better eye and 0.33*(6/18) in other eye. At the time of admission, candidates will be required to produce certificate of medical fitness issued by doctors approved by the Directorate General of Shipping. (Refer the page at https://www.dgshipping.gov.in/Content/MaritimeHealthBranch.aspx)

DNS course leading to B.Sc (Applied Nautical Science)- 1 Year

(i) Eligibility i) 10+2/equivalent (PCM Average-Minimum 60%) with minimum of 50% marks in English subject in 10th/12th Examination.

OR

B.Sc. in Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry or Electronics with Physics as individual subject in one of the years, with an average of not less than 55%of the marks in the final year.

OR

B.E./B.Tech Degree from IIT or from a college recognized by AICTE with an average of not less than 50% of the marks in the final year

ii) Marital status: Unmarried

Note: The candidate should have a minimum of 50% marks in English subject in 10th/12th/Degree Examinations.

(iii) Age Criteria Minimum age: 17years

Maximum age: For Male: General-25 years, OBC(NCL)-28 years, SC/ST-30 years

For Female: General-27 years, OBC(NCL)-30 years, SC/ST-32 years.

The reference date for calculation of the age will be from the date of commencement of the Academic Session (11.10.2021)

(iv) Relaxation for SC/ST candidates there will be a 5% relaxation in eligibility marks of PCM-Average;

However, it will not apply to English Marks. Relaxation of 5% in English marks will be applicable to candidates who are native of the Lakshadweep and Andaman & Nicobar Islands and belong to their Scheduled Tribes and who & both of whose parents were born in those islands & belong to the Scheduled Tribes of those island

(v) Eligibility Medical

Medical Certificate requirement

Candidates seeking admission to this DNS Programme must be medically fit including eye sight and hearing as prescribed in the Merchant Shipping (Medical Examination) Rules, 2000, as amended. At the time of admission, candidates will be required to produce certificate of medical fitness issued by doctors approved by the Directorate General of Shipping, Mumbai. (Refer the page at

https://www.dgshipping.gov.in/Content/MaritimeHealthBranch.aspx)

Eye sight: There shall be no evidence of any morbid condition of either eye or of the lids of either eye which may be liable to risk of aggravation or recurrence. Candidates must possess good binocular vision (Fusion faculty and full field of vision in both eyes). Movement of the eyeballs must be full in all directions and the pupils should react normally to light and accommodation. Normal color vision shall be tested by Ishihara Test Chart. Distance Vision unaided 1.0*(6/6) in better eye and 0.67*(6/9) in other eye.

B.Sc. (Nautical Science)- 3 Year

(1) Eligibility Criteria

(i) 10+2/equivalent (PCM Average-Minimum 60% and minimum of 50% marks in English subject in 10th or 12th Examination).

(ii) Marital status – Unmarried.

(2) Age Criteria Minimum age: 17years

Maximum age:

For Male: General-25 years, OBC(NCL)-28 years, SC/ST-30 years

For Female: General-27 years, OBC(NCL)-30 years, SC/ST-32 years.

The reference date for calculation of the age will be from the date of commencement of the Academic Session (11.10.2021)

(3) Relaxation for SC/ST candidates

(if any) There will be a 5% relaxation in eligibility marks of PCM; however, it will

not apply to English Marks. Relaxation of 5% in English marks will be applicable to candidates who are

native of the Lakshadweep and Andaman & Nicobar Islands and belongs to their Scheduled Tribes and who & both of whose parents were born in those islands & belong to the Scheduled Tribes of those islands.

(4) Physical Fitness

Candidates seeking admission to this Nautical Science Programme must be medically fit including eye sight and hearing as prescribed in the Merchant Shipping (Medical Examination) Rules, 2000, as amended. At the time of admission, candidates will be required to produce certificate of medical fitness issued by doctors approved by the Directorate General of Shipping, Mumbai. (Refer Official Page Here)

Eye sight: There shall be no evidence of any morbid condition of either eye or of the lids of either eye which may be liable to risk of aggravation or recurrence. Candidates must possess good binocular vision (Fusion faculty and full field  of vision in both eyes). Movement of the eyeballs must be full in all directions and the pupils should react normally to light and accommodation. Normal colour vision shall be tested by Ishihara Test Chart. Distance Vision unaided 1.0*(6/6) in better eye and 0.67*(6/9) in other eye.

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