Physical Fitness and Medical Requirements to Join Merchant Navy

Having the right grades and the passion to have a life at the sea will not get you a career in the merchant navy. In order to join a merchant navy course, you must have the physical fitness and medical requirements that are necessary to have a career on ships.

The candidate must be in good mental and physical health and free from any kind of bodily defect to interfere with the efficient performance required at the sea. Read on to find out if you are physically fit to join the merchant navy.

1.      Constitution

There should be no evidence of weak constitution by way of imperfect development of muscles or serious malformation. Weight below 42 kg and height below 150 cm will be rejected. The chest should be well developed with a minimum range of expansion of 5 cm.

2. Skeletal System

There should be no disease or impairment of functions of bones or joints, contracture or of deformity of chest or any joint, abnormal curvature of spine, deformity of feet like bow legs, knock knees, flat feet, deformity of upper limbs, malformation of the head, deformity from fractures or depression of the skull, fractures (healed) with a pin inside will be a disqualification.

3. Ear, nose and throat

There should be no impaired hearing, discharge or disease in either ear, unhealed perforation of tympanic membrane or signs of acute or chronic supperative otitis media or evidence of radical mastoid operation, evidence of disease of the bones and cartilage of the nose, nasal polypus or disease of nasopharynx or accessory sinuses. Loss or decay of teeth to such an extent as to interfere with efficient mastication. No disease of the throat, palate, tonsils or gums or any disease or injury affecting the normal function of either temporo mandibular joint. Individuals with severe pyorrhoea are to be rejected.

4. Speech

There should be no impediment of speech (e.g. stammering)

5. Lymphatic System

There should be no enlarged glands, tubercular or due to other diseases in the neck or other parts of the body. Thyroid gland should be normal.

6. Cardiovascular System

There should be no sign of functional or valvular or other disease of the heart and blood vessels. Electrocardiogram should be within normal limits. Systolic blood pressure should not exceed 150mm of Hg nor Diastolic above 90 mm of Hg.

7. Respiratory System

There should be no evidence of chronic or respiratory tract disease, pulmonary tuberculosis or previous history of this disease or any chronic disease of the lungs. X-ray of chest should be normal.

8. Digestive System

There should be no evidence of any disease of the digestive system and that liver and spleen should not be palpable and there should be no abdominal tenderness on palpation.

9. Genitourinary System

There should be no palpable and enlarged kidneys. There should not be any disease of kidneys. Cases showing alburminuria, glycosurea or blood (RBC) in urine will be rejected. There should be no hernia or tendency thereto. Those who have been operated for hernia may be declared fit provided:

(a)  One year has elapsed after the operation. Documentary proof to be produced by the candidate.

(b) General tone of abdominal muscles should be good and

(c) There has been no recurrence of hernia or complications with the operation. There should be no hydrocele, vericocele, spermatocele or any other defect of genital organs, no fistula and/or anal fissure or evidence of hemorrhoids (Piles), rectal polyps. There should be no active latent or congenital venereal diseases, undescended intra abdominal testicle on one side unassociated with hernia, provided the other testicle is normal and that there is no physical or psychological effect due to undescended testicle will be accepted. Undescended testicle is retained in inguinal canal or at the extra abdominal ring will be rejected.

10. Skin

There should be no skin disease unless temporary or trival. Scars which by their extent or position are likely to cause disability or marked disfigurement are a cause for rejection.

11. Nervous System

There should be no history or evidence of mental disease of the candidate or in his family. Candidates having history of fits in continence or urine or enuresis will not be accepted. Mental or nervous irritability, abnormality of gait, defective functions of cranial nerves, inco-ordination, motor or sensory defaults will be rejected.

12. Eye Sight

There should not be any degree of squint or any morbid condition of eyes or of the eyelids that is liable to aggravate or recur, pressure of trachome and iris complication sequela. 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.
The vision should be 6/6 (normal) in each eye separately. Defective colour vision tested by Ishihara Colour Blindness Test is a disqualification.

13. Any other defect which in the opinion of the medical board will interfere with the individual’s efficiency as an officer of the merchant navy.

Note: The Above Information is provided by the Directorate General of Shipping, Merchant Shipping Act 1958.

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Comments

  1. Anish says

    6/6 vision in both eyes (without visual aids); no colour-blindness for Nautical Officer’s and for Engineering Officers use of corrective lenses permitted but the maximum permissible limits, at entry, are 6/12 in each eye or 6/9 in the better eye and 6/18 in the other eye, for Distant Unaided Vision. It will be an individual’s decision to do whatever is required to meet the requirement and as long as one meets the above requirement, he will be eligible for Merchant Navy.

  2. irfan says

    is there any entrance exam 4 joining GME course after BE, if yes then please provide details of exam.

  3. mohamed rafeek says

    i have that flat feet and knock knee problem…can i apply for merchant navy…….

  4. Phillip Robinson says

    Hi all, I’m looking into joinig the royal fleet auxiliary. But I have asthma but not took my inhalers for over a year. My doctors said I should be fine but will this in anyway stop me from joining ?, any help if aprechiated. King regards Phillip

  5. says

    I am suffering from nasal allergy(normal).Now an MBBS doctor is treating me to make hale.
    I want to be a mariner .
    Can’t I apply for being a mariner?
    please, tell me

  6. shreyabhatia says

    i wanna join merchant navy bt have 2.5 in a eye nd also have some sqiunt can it b currected??? reply asap

  7. Anish says

    Dear Shreya,

    Laser treatment is the option for power as you cannot join this field with the number. “Squint” Condition is not accepted.

  8. shidhartha says

    my eyesight is -1.75…cn i join merchant navy….plz rply as it is very important for me to decide my future

  9. Garry dhillon says

    Sir,if we got pass in medical tests and then after joining M.navy if we meet with an accident and fractured do we able to continue or we will declare !!?

  10. niraj singh says

    sir we have to give imu cet exam after pass out from mechanical engg?
    if not then which exam we have to give for joining in merchant navy?
    sir plzz reply i m waiting for it

  11. Anish says

    Dear Prince,

    As per DG shipping rules, a flat foot person is not eligible for admission in this field.

  12. niraj singh says

    sir, how much % is required in mechanical engineering for joining marine engineering
    sir plz rply

  13. says

    Sir,
    am doing final year be.electrical and electronics engineering and am intreasted in marine side is there any 1 year course for electrical…if there means give me the details about it..

  14. Jasvir singh says

    sir, i h’ve nasal allergical disease (temporary) in few condition ,is i’m eligible?

  15. Anish says

    Dear Jasvir,

    You should not have any permanent disability or diseases during the time of medical examination.

  16. harshit mahalwal says

    sir,there is minute defect in my eyesight
    right eye: cyl -0.75
    left eye: sph -0.5, cyl -1.25
    i’ll get it corrected by laser operation.Am i eligible for merchant navy after that?

  17. says

    Sir, after completing GME course, i will get a job straight as 4th engineer or do i want to write an exam for to become a 4th engineer

  18. Anish says

    @Vishnu: Once you complete the GME course, you need to do 6 month onboard training as 5th engineer on ship. After that you will be eligible for giving exam of 4th engineer (MEO CL IV).

  19. vishnu says

    I have two broken teeth ( incisor ), Can i join navy.
    Its my dream to become a member of indian navy.

  20. Anish says

    Dear Karthik,

    You can opt a job for Electrical Engineer Officer on ship after going through a Marine electrotechnology course.

  21. Anish says

    @ Vishnu- The above article explains the requirement to enter a MERCHANT NAVY career and not INDIAN NAVY. These are two different sectors hence t ( medical requirement also differs (more stringent for Indian Navy)

  22. VIVEK VASHISTHA says

    SIR can I wear CONTACT lenes though my vision is not poor …..for betterment can i wear ??????

  23. C.Gopal says

    I have disturbed renal function with elevated creatinine level,3mgm% with reduced hemoglobin 10 gm% and ESR 45mm/1st Hr.I am living life without any trouble and have been sailing since last 15 years.Can I continue sailing?I have consulted three Nephrologists and all of them declared me fit to sail on ship.I request your advice.

  24. david says

    sir i have got a fractured in my right shoulder and now a plate is fitted and i am fine ! but is it elligible to continue my sealife or i should take the plate off

  25. himanshu jindal says

    hi,sir

    sub: whether i should join merchant navy or not

    this year i will be done with my schooling and now i am interested in merchant navy

    #what things attracted me
    *good salary
    *4-6 month leave for officers
    *addition to personality by interaction with different nationality

    #point to be think of (disadvantage)
    *dangerous profession

    please correct me if i m wrong for the above

    according to u i should join merchant navy or not keeping above point as my views for joining merchant navy

    i would appreciate if u share some of your experiences after 12th & send me some important and informative links in my e-mail id which is himanshujindal800@gmail.com
    thankyou

  26. kabir jadhav says

    I want to do carier in merchant navy after 12 th. Sir can you advice which are the courses. And I don’t want to do engineering.

  27. aniridh sharma says

    sir i have a weak eye sight
    left : 7.5
    right: 8
    cn i join merchant navy after a laser aperation.

  28. bharath says

    hi
    i had made permanent lens for my eyes recently so i am interested in electro technical officer (ETO) is that i am eligigble for merchant navy please reply

  29. vikas sharma says

    sir am smoking marijuana
    is this come in medical test carried out in merchant navy?????????
    plzzzzz sie reply me

  30. max says

    sir i have vericocele ,but there aren’t any complications ,i do everything normally ,shall i get it corrected .will i be disqualified

  31. Som Roy says

    I am 22 year male, and Have recently been through an operation in which my one testis has been omitted. Medically I am fit now but can I still join merchant navy ? With no medical or physical problem but do one properly working testicle fulfills merchant navy medical requirement ?

  32. shailendra singh chandel says

    Sir i got my CDC…and 1year back i met with an accident …now i am phyaically fit the problem is my right eye vision is low now…doc said it can be better by using specs…am i elligible for sail now as per ur knowledge…plss let me know..thanks

  33. Avinash Kumar Awasthi says

    Hallo Sir !!
    I have passed all the examinations of electro technical officer of ANGLO EASTERN MERITIME ACADEMY.But in medicals they have told me that i am color blind.
    Sir, I have a lot of expectations from this job and i am too much dedicated to this job. I have read that color blindness can be corrected by using corrective contact lenses.
    Is it allowed to give isharaa test wearing those correcting glasses??

  34. shrinath bhat says

    Sir right now i am doing diploma in mechanical engineering if i want to join merchant navy what will be my further career requirement to join.

    how can i apply to merchant navy

    waiting for your reply

  35. says

    Dear Avinash,

    As per the DG shipping requirement, the candidate should not be colorblind. Any kind of lenses are not accepted

  36. karthik says

    i have a defect in eye as -0.5 and i wear glasses wether i am elligible for marine engineering

  37. akash prasad says

    sir i am having fatty chests .height is 171 cms and weight is 75 kgs .so would i have any problem in medicals.

  38. yashraj says

    Sir i m intrested in merchant navy but i have a problam
    I have asthama will this in anyway stop me to joining
    I m very confused about this

  39. yashraj says

    Sir i m use only a rotahaler in a week only one time, my doctor said u can join merchant navy
    & what u say from this
    Plzzzzz reply me sir i m waiting for your reply

  40. yallaling says

    tell me the height, weight, chest requirements for electrical technical officer (ETO)………
    and i have small bend at my knees(knock knee). is it Ok or not…….

  41. says

    sir.. i have a history of depression which is very unfortunate….but recover completely …..can i join navy bcz now i have strong mental stamina as well as physical strenght

  42. muthu says

    Sir i completed my sslc with more than 40percentage in maths physics, chemistry and in english . But i am physically little unfit . Will i b able to join merchant navy

  43. says

    Dear Himanshu,

    The shipping industry is going through a job crunch which will be an addition to the disadvantage points. One more addition which I came across almost all of the seafarers after certain year of service is the lifestyle i.e. lack of family and social life.

    You can search all the related articles in our website under “Career” tab.

  44. says

    During the time of medical examination and psychology test, you should not have any permanent condition.
    “Where there is a Will there is a Way”. Good Luck

  45. says

    Apart form academics, Physical fitness is ann important criteria. You should be fit enough to clear all the medical and physical fitness test.

  46. says

    Most of the private colleges will check the BMI. As per DG shipping criteria, candidate with knock knee is not eligible.

  47. says

    Dear Yashraj,

    If you don’t come under the following DG shipping Requirement, you are good to go

    “There should be no evidence of chronic or upper respiratory disease, tuberculosis or history of this disease. X-ray of the chest should be normal”.

  48. says

    Dear Akash,

    Most of the private colleges are not stringent with the BMI Ratio as during the training period, proper BMI can be achieved.

  49. says

    Dear Karthik,

    You can undergo laser treatment. Most of the private college will admit the candidate with spects and during the training period, they will ask to perform the laser surgery to remove spects.

  50. says

    Dear Monu,

    You need to apply for IMU-CET.
    You must have an eye sight -6/6. Laser surgery is recommended for candidate with spects.

  51. Ananthu says

    sir,
    i have 3 root canal treatment and several cavities filling on my teeth.is it will be a problem during medical test.

  52. shruti tiwari says

    sir m 4’11” in height.Does height matters in joining merchant navy?

  53. amarjeet lakra says

    SIR, i got a body TATTOO in my arm & wrist can join marine…?? SIR PLZ RPLY

  54. Amar Mane says

    Sir,i have a weak eye sight left 3 and right 2.5 because the operation of my eyes i what i join merchant navy after a laser operation? plz reply sir

  55. zain says

    Sir, im full fit acording 2 medical reqiirements n no eye,bone or height effecy bt building chest for 5cm expansion n completd pu.2 sci recent year 2014 n wana join gme aftr be.mech plz tel me can i get job after 1 year gme course on shop as engneer post wats the salary plzzz reply sir ,

  56. Akhil says

    I am doing mechanical engineering. I have eye defect only to left eye and it is corrected to 6/6 after wearing glasses. Am I eligible for merchant navy..

  57. says

    Dear Zain,

    Getting job depends on 2 factors:
    1. Your performance during the course duration
    2. Course provider ability to place you in campus selection

    The current job market is in bad shape hence you need to look at both the factors together for job surety.
    After successfully completing the course, you will be posted a junior engineer or 5th engineer (trainee position) and you can earn stipend varying from USD 200 to USD 600 depending on the company.

  58. Lokesh Pandey says

    Sir,

    My height is 6’1″ what is the required body weight and BMI for joining the GME course?

    My eyesight is -1.75 spherical and -0.25 cylindrical for both eyes, will I be able to join the GME course with this eyesight or should I go for a Laser operation?

    Thanking you in an anticipation.

  59. tanmay says

    Sir what if i got specs during th pre sea training course wud i be able to become deckcadet?

  60. Rashid says

    sir,i completed gp course…
    my right eye 6/6 left eye 6/6..it is normal….coler vision also normal..bt my eye had finished for cattract surgery…am i fitted medical test?

  61. Sappy says

    Sir i am suffering from diabetes but not insulin dependant for blood sugar i am recommended by my doc to take 1 tablet per day & my blood sugar level is under control so please tell me whether i can join merchant navy

  62. sankar says

    Sir i have problem with cold weather cz in cold weather my condition is like asthamatic so sir can i eligible for join

  63. Akash says

    Anish sir i hav a tatto on my right hand and i am short sighted , does it matter sir

    thank you

  64. says

    @ Sankar:

    You must not join this field for your own health sake. Sometimes seafarers have to work on extreme freezing weather (-30 deg C) which will elevate and worsen your condition in no time.
    “It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver”- Mahatma Gandhi

  65. manoj says

    my two midle finger of right hand side is joint
    and i am b.tech(mechanical with 67%) holder can i join the neavy

  66. says

    @ Jeet:
    Yes, specially when you are working in extreme cold weather.
    Companies always conduct medical test before providing job on ships, hence with this situation you may not get a job offer.
    If you develop asthma attack on ship, this will be recorded in your medical records and for the next contract it will be a problem to get onboard.

  67. Lokesh Pandey says

    Sir,

    My height is 6’1″ what is the required body weight and BMI for joining the GME course?

    My eyesight is -1.75 spherical and -0.25 cylindrical for both eyes, will I be able to join the GME course with this eyesight or should I go for a Laser operation?

  68. says

    The Universal BMI is taken in to consideration.

    for eyesight- 6/6 vision in both eyes (without visual aids); no colour-blindness for Nautical Officer’s and for Engineering Officers use of corrective lenses permitted but the maximum permissible limits, at entry, are 6/12 in each eye or 6/9 in the better eye and 6/18 in the other eye, for Distant Unaided Vision. It will be an individual’s decision to do whatever is required to meet the requirement and as long as one meets the above requirement, he will be eligible for Merchant Navy.
    It is advisable to go for laser treatment.

  69. RAHUL MEHTA says

    my weight is exactly 42 kgs….will i be rejected in medical????plz reply i m goin for the medical test in the college in 2 days so need to be sure about it

  70. Randhir says

    Sir
    Can i join merchant navy if bone of the leg is affected in accident.please provide me answer I shall be thankful to you.

  71. anil says

    sir, can you plz tell requirements of eye standards for deck side and what are the tests will be carried out for eye test…thank you

  72. says

    Dear Randhir,

    Yes, only If the fractured bone does not interfere in your daily activities (assuming you have taken proper medical treatment).

  73. says

    @ Anil:
    6/6 vision in both eyes (without visual aids); no colour-blindness for Nautical Officer’s and for Engineering Officers use of corrective lenses permitted but the maximum permissible limits, at entry, are 6/12 in each eye or 6/9 in the better eye and 6/18 in the other eye, for Distant Unaided Vision. It will be an individual’s decision to do whatever is required to meet the requirement and as long as one meets the above requirement, he will be eligible for Merchant Navy.

  74. akash says

    Anish sir u have told tat we can get lazer treatment at later stage ……wen is tat later stage sir

    thank you

  75. Lakshmi Narayanan says

    I was gone through left Hand fracture surgery before 3 years.Now i think i am fit.can i able to join merchant navy

  76. says

    @Lakshmi Narayanan: IF you can do all the normal routines from your hand, you are eligible. The final decision rests with the medical examiner.

  77. ankur says

    sir i have two tooth with root canal but no problem in chewing is i am fit to join merchant navy for gme course and what is requirement for teeths?

  78. Deepak joshi says

    sir,
    although i am fit for my medical test but still can u tel meh that if i would have problem regarding my teeths i have done root canal of my front teeth and filling of one molar teeth.
    Would it matter at tym of medicl test

  79. says

    @Deepak:

    Unless there is no loss or decay of teeth to such an extent as to interfere with efficient mastication, you are eligible.

  80. Ritesh says

    sir i got 57% in pcm in intermediate so can i join any deck cadet course.And also i hv secured 58% in my Bsc(zoology)

  81. mohammed says

    Sir,
    I have different numbers of vision in both the eyes. My right eye has 0.75&my left eye has 2.0 .but I have a nice physic and height 6 feet.
    Can I b eligible.

  82. says

    sir i smoke cigarretes. i want to join marine engineering. i can evan quit it. i have a strong desire of being a mariner. i have qualified imu cet. sir please tell me am i elligible?

  83. Arfat Modak says

    Plzzz suggest me that I have some spots on my pennis so can a join merchant navy

  84. says

    @ Shikhar,

    “I can even quit it”. what you are waiting for?? Yes, smoking can affect your career as seafarer. Every time Before joining a ship, you will go through complete medical examination.

  85. says

    @ Shritesh

    Some institutes allow the candidates to perform the surgery during the course period. It’s better to do the surgery before joining the course.

  86. sunny says

    sir
    i already sail in one ship dr has approved me by eye side 6/12 & 6/6 in specs. it is eligible or not.
    please sir give me a best sugfestion

  87. Saurabh Tripathi says

    sir,
    i have done my b.tech(mechanical) and my age is 27.am i eligible for GME course?and sir if i am eligible then how to apply for GME course?and after completion of course will i be getting job instantly or i would have to wait?please help me out sir by clarifying my doubts

  88. Pratham Joshi says

    Sir,
    i am having colour blindness. is there is any chance for my selection ?
    if not,what can i do to get selected ? i want to proceed with this stream only in my life.
    please sir give your point of view about this

  89. Karan Rao says

    Hello,
    Is overweight a issue for joining the 1 year Graduate Marine Engineering Course?

  90. Shauryamittal says

    sir, i wear specs and wish to join merchant navy after my laser operation of my eyes but i have gone with the 1st stage of my dengue last year n i am 18 years old will i still be able to join merchant navy after 21 years of my age…

  91. dhiraj says

    I am operated for appendix near by 9 years ago and i not have any problem now … I am eligible for deck cadet hnd in nautical science

  92. ANVERSHA.AR says

    SIR I GOT ADMISSION FOR MECHANICAL ENG IN KERALA ;;;;I WANT TO JOIN MERCHANT NAVY WHAT WOULD I DO ? GIVE ME GOOD SUGGESTIONS

  93. pranav pandey says

    sir my doctor had done my ear operation because so can i join marchant navy . no defect in hearing (normal)

  94. shivraj rathore says

    I have a question….I have no other physical problem but one thing want to ask that my chest’s skeleton is little bit ahead from normal size due to accidental case in childhood ….but this is not taking any problem to me…can you please tell me sir that can this be called a defect in medical test of merchant navy ??

  95. prashant kumar singh says

    sir i have spondylosis LV5 with grade 1 spondylolisthesis and spina bifida LV5 sv1..i was declared un fit for NDA 124 course.now i want to join merchant navy.currently i am in 7th sem mechanical engg.please tell me m i medically fit to join merchant navy?

  96. sunit says

    Sir my eyesight is -4 I wear glasses will I still be able to apply plz .plz.plz..tell me sir…I want to join ..

  97. says

    @ Prashant Kumar:

    This is what DG shipping Requirement says for Skeletal System: There should be no disease or impairment of functions of bones or joints. The candidate should also be free from any contraction or deformity of the chest or any joint. There should also not be any abnormal curvatures of the spine, deformity of legs and feet like bow legs, knock knee, flat feet. Neither should there be any instance of deformity of upper limbs, malformation of the head, deformity from fractures or depression of the skull. Healed fractures with a pin inside will also be a disqualification.

  98. Isaidhasan says

    Sir I am Isai. I would like to join GME course. But i am a chronic heart disease patient. Then after doctors treat to replaced my heart valves on 29.05.2009. But my Medical Report all are normal now. Now i am eligible for GME COurse ,,,,

    Am waiting for Your ans ???

  99. aryan singh says

    i have sewelling in my foot from 8 years but i have no problem from it can i join merchant navy ……..please ans it is very important

  100. Sarath says

    sir I have completed b-tech in electrical engineering with 62%. I want to know the procedure for join merchant navy. please help me.

  101. aryan singh says

    sir i have a minor swelling in my foot from 8 years but i have no problem from it can i join merchant navy

  102. Vivek Tiwari says

    sir,
    i want to know dat which xams shud b given for entering merchant navy and are there govt. colgg. for M.Navy …. ??? if so den which r they
    and if a person had rickets in his past and a chest is now 36-40cm cn it b applicable

  103. Manohar says

    Sir, I was seriously injured in an accident and it left me a lengthy scar on my arm which may be around 5cm wide and 12 cms long. Will this diqualify me in medical test?

  104. says

    You should be able to do all the normal activities with this hand and if you are not experiencing difficulty of any type, scar is not a problem and you are eligible.

  105. christopher says

    I am physically fit for job, but I want to know how good is the placement in India if I go by any agents like alpha nine and other. And how much it cost for totally GME course as I hve finished mechanical engineering.

  106. says

    @ Christopher: Alpha9 has been a controversial topic in our blog. Since it is a third party, you will be charged much higher than the normal college fees. About the placement, if Alpha9 is getting you admitted in a reputed college, it will be the college responsibility and not Alph9’s to get you placed and even if they claim to provide 100% placement, it is hard to digest unless it is given in black and white.

    Cost of GME course vary as per institutes. Do contact the colleges your are interested for admission for fee details.

  107. says

    @ Vivek:
    – You have to give IMU CET and after passing this exam, depending upon your performance and rank, you can choose from govt. and private colleges.
    – Govt. College: Marine Engineering Research Institute (Mumbai and Kolkata)
    – At the time of medical examination, you should not have any bone/skeletal deficiency

  108. says

    @ Sarath: You can join as electro technical officer (ETO) after attending few courses and giving the COC examination.

  109. aklesh singh says

    respected sir i m doing btech mechanical engineering my avg percentage is 60 so i will get job after completed my degree on this percentage

  110. sanjeev sharma says

    hi sir,
    i want to join m.navy as a ETO …….
    As i did an B.E in electrical….. bt my confussion is that i had an accident so my left hand got fractured bt now its fit n i can do all the normal things even i can lift the weight also as much as doctor say to lift.. …. is am eligible for m.navy …. :)

  111. vaibhav says

    sir, i am pursuing degree in mechanical engg. i had an operation for tonsils after 12th. am fine now. can i opt for GME…?

  112. pranav.kr.pandey says

    sir my doctor had done my ear operation because in my ear one bone is damaged but i can hear like normal person and i am in class 11 right now so, can i join marchant navy after passing 12 class.

  113. says

    You cannot get a job on ships with mechanical degree, you need to complete a GME course to become eligible to work on ships.

  114. sahil markanday says

    i have completed my engineering in electronics and communication ..
    now wants to join merchant navy as carrier .. can u help in details about the electrical techincal course and approved colleges and their entrance exam …
    i have cleared my degree with 65% marks .. plss give some suggestion and help me out for it ..

  115. sohail says

    I have completed my be mech with 70% marks and want to join merchant navy. But my weight is 110 kg and height 185 cm.
    Am I fit to join? I don’t have any other defect oder than my weight. Pls reply

  116. abhishek says

    sir i have swelling in my left feet from 10 years but i have no problem with this, can i join merchant navy? sir please reply….

  117. solomon says

    some body who suffered from hepatitis b and got treated from it can the person be allowed to apply on a ship.

  118. vivek tiwari says

    sir i want to join merchant navy any how
    is there any exams held for deck cadet in navigation branch
    sir, listen to me i had a rickets in my childhood
    and M.N. is my passion i want to join it plzzzzzz give me a best advice how can i b selected for dat medical
    plzzz support me sir…..
    and sir imu cet exams are been conducted … plzz tell me the dates when i have to apply for the forms ….
    plz help me coz i dont have anything else to do …
    plzz plzz plzz help me out about my fitness ……..

  119. says

    sir ,
    After 12th with 70% marks in pcm. and 3yr off gap afer 12th can i join merchent navy on the basis of 12th qualification??????

  120. rohit says

    sir,
    am I eligible for merchant navy if I get my lens removed by laser treatment plz tell its very important for me

  121. Nikhil says

    Sir i had inguinal hernia surgery 8 months before..
    i cant lift more weights
    and i sometimes feel low pain in that regions if i lift more or stand for hours.
    will i be eligible
    i m in final year of b.tech, ME..
    cgpa of 8.05

  122. SOLOMON says

    HELLO SIR I AM A STUDENT TAKING UP MARINE ENGINEERING,I WENT FOR MY FIRST MEDICAL AND PHYSICAL EXAMINATION WITH THE SCHOOL DOCTOR,I WAS ASK TO PERFORM HEPATITIS B TEST I TESTED POSITIVE BOTH OTHER HEPATITIS A AND C ARE BOTH NEGATIVE.I WAS INFORMED BY MY PARENT THAT I SUFFERED FROM THAT SICKNESS WHEN I WAS A BABY AND I WAS FULLY TREATED SO I HAVE NO PROBLEM WITH THAT AND THE DOCTOR ALSO CONFIRMED IT AND CERTIFY ME FIT TO CONTINUE MY STUDIES AND CAREER,PLS SIR WHAT IS YOUR ADVICE FROM ME ISO MUCH DREAM TO BE A MARINE ENGINEER EVER SINCE THEN I HAVE BEING ASKING GOD WHY,PLS I WANT TO YOU TO GIVE ME YOUR PERSONNAL ADVICE.

  123. solomon says

    Good morning sir how are u and how is your family doing.pls i am a marine engineering student sir pls sir i want to confirm from your office about a medical condition,SIR I TESTED POSITIVE FOR HEPATITIS B MEDICAL TEST WHEN I WENT FOR MY SCHOOL MEDICAL TEST FOR MARINE STUDENT,MY PARENT TOLD ME THAT I SUFFERED FROM THAT DISEASE WHEN I WAS A BABY BUT I WAS TREATED BUT EACH TIME I GO FOR TEST I ALWAYS TEST POSITIVE SIR,THE DOCTOR IN MY SCHOOL IS A SPECIALIST ON SUCH SHE ASK ME TO CONTINUE MY STUDIES AFTER SERIES OF MEDICAL TEST ON BOTH A AND B ANTIGEN I TESTED NON REACTIVE TO OTHERS BUT JUST THE HEP B I ALWATYS TEST B.SIR THE DOCTOR ASK ME TO CONTINUE FOR MY STUDIES SINCE AM IN THE ENGIEERING DEPARTMENT AND MY EYE SIGHT ARE VERY GOOD DESPITE ALL THIS SIR MY WEIGHT IS 80 AN AM 27 YEARS OLD SIR,MY CHEST AND EVERY OTHER THINGS CONCERNING MEDICAL FITNESS ARE OKAY,PLS SIR GIVE YOUR ADVICE,THANKS GOD BLESS.

  124. Akash says

    Hello anish sir …Am studying 12 th right now n i need more requirements of the colleages and is it compulsory to write compettive exams …as am a banglorean seeking for your help and guidance sir ….please do help me !!!!

  125. says

    @Solomon,

    At the time of medical and physical tests, if you are detected with any one of these disease- Hap A, B or C, then you are not eligible for the course. It is better to get completely treated before applying.

  126. srujan says

    sir i had gone through heart surgery when i was childso is it causes for disqualification?

  127. says

    sir,
    i m suffering from mild depression n my medicines are continued for about 5 years but now i m mentally good n now doctor said that no medicines r required……so should i able to join the navy

  128. pradeep verma says

    sir i am studying class 12 can i apply for maerchant navy on the basis of my claa 10 marksheet i have no medical issues

  129. Talha says

    Sir i m a son of army person and i got 60 percent marks in 1st year with fsc engineering
    I wear spectacles because my eyes are weak
    Can i join???? Plz tell me as early as possible

  130. Solomon says

    sir am already a student of a marine engineering course,i am not suffering from Hepatitis B i suffered from that when i was a child,But the doctor said i was fully treated there is no longer a treat of it,But the doctor is our school physician she gave me a medical certificate certifying me okay to carry on with the course,But she said each time i go for test it will be seen only the Hepa B becos even though u are fully treated each time u go for test it will appear but that is not a problem since am a healthy carrier and i cannot transmite it to another person,am married but my wife and children are free from it.Sir pls give me your advice is okay right if i go onboard.thanks

  131. says

    Sir i am milan choudhary . Since my teenage when i got to know about merchant neavy , i was just eger toh get into the sea life . before few day when i heard about i got depressed because i am having knock knees . I want to get in sea life any how please suggest me any solution . I can do any thing to get rid of it . Surgery or exercise or evry possible effort . Please reply for me sir .

  132. says

    @ Solomon,

    As per Rules of Medical Fitness Examinations for Seafarers under STCW 2010- Hepatitis B comes under mandatory blood tests. Every time you are ready to board on ship, you have to go through these tests and if you are positive in any of them, company will not allow you to get onboard.

  133. mohiuddin says

    I am operated with ulcer surgery 4 Years back, now iam alright completely, can I join? Pzz reply me sir.

  134. laxman says

    Sir, iam having some oil burns (scars)on my right side of my body from my childhood, am i eligible for merchant navy .please suggest me
    Thanks in advance sir

  135. laxman says

    And these burns didn’t made any disability for my body. Will dg approved doctors allow for giving me the sea fitness?
    Plz suggest me sir

  136. Solomon says

    Thank you sir from Solomon,i hear your advice sir thank u very much,but sir i have something to tell u sir about my situation sorry for disturbing you sir,Sir pls the doctor said i have being fully treated from the Hepatitis an certify me okay with a medical certificate but the doctor said that each time i go for medicals it will always test positive that is the nature of it but am just a healthy carrier so is not a problem but am still worried if company doctors will accept me alike that sir pls sir what is your advice for me should i continue the course or quite.thanks u sir pls waiting for your reply.thanks God bless for all your support

  137. karan says

    I have pectus carinatum (chest disorder commonly known as pegion chest)..and I am doing 12th withdpcb(physics,chemistry,biology) so how can I joinn merchant navy

  138. Golam Saruar says

    Sir, can anyone join in this profession if he had athmas(as doctor’s treatement, it was fully reliefed) in past.

  139. amit says

    pls sir do rply its vry important for me..
    i had an accident in my childhood and because of that my left testicle is a bit smaller than the right testicle but there is no such problem like hydocele..sir kindly rply that will it create any problem in selection and medical test in merchant navy…????? pls sir rply pls pls pls pls pls

  140. mayur sasaniya says

    hii sir,
    i am student civil engineering, and i want to join navy but i have a problem of broken hand, and i make hand surgery,that problem is not affect on my physical or mental fitness so can i join?????

  141. amit says

    sir i am mechanical engineering student and i wear specs of power -2.25.. will it be accepted for merchant navy? or i have to go for d laser treatment.?

  142. Raaj Ahuja says

    I m a student. I hv specs with a no. -1.75 and -2.0
    can i join merchant navy after Laser treatment.

  143. Smit agarwal says

    M a sailor holding chief mate ticket can u please tell the exact bmi requirement its urgent for me

  144. says

    @ Sandal:

    NO. The qualification requirement for Class VI COC is different. However, a electrical officer in Indian Navy can become electrical engineer in merchant ship after getting ETO coc.

  145. navneet dubey says

    Sir,plz tell me , i have got little problem of stammering(there is no stammering problem when i singing a song).so sir can i join navy after completing my engg.(mecanical).

  146. haidar shaikh says

    I have a skin disease ,psoriasis from last 5 years and I have stretch marks on my chest and stomach…I have done B.E mechanical and want to join marine engineering…but i m in so stress because of my skin conditions ..is there any solutions for me to join merchant navy as an marine engineering…plzz help and reply soon

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