Joining The Merchant Navy After Class 12th in India

For more information on different ways to join merchant navy read –
The Ultimate Guide To Join Merchant Navy

Finishing one’s 12th board exams is a big deal in India. There are all these pressures and expectations to excel in life and get into the field that’ll be the perfect choice for the future, professionally speaking.

Everyone at that stage in life has massive dreams about having a job that takes them places and gets them paid really well at the end of the month.

Of course, these times are dynamic with a plethora of options wherein a lot of the individuals are bent towards entrepreneurship and starting something on their own; those are great options but having a startup that early in life is much harder than one can imagine.

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As far as salaried professions are concerned, the merchant navy remains one of the most rewarding lines of work that there is, personally too. The prospect of travelling the whole world, earning money that is far better than those that are handed out onshore, the ability to don a uniform and call oneself an officer, the pride and maturity that are to come with handling responsibility- the responsibility of running a multi-million dollar ship and her cargo as well as running the manpower behind it- these are the salient features of this profession that not many others can boast of.

Merchant Navy
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Ask any seafarer and they’ll tell you the respect and curiosity it ignites in anyone that is not from the industry. They’ll also tell you that there’s a great deal of happiness in answering those questions, happiness with regard to the appreciation that a seafarer garners from the average Joe. A career at sea definitely sets an individual apart, and rightfully so.

Although a popular choice of career in India, it isn’t exactly advertised with the required information across the media. Everyone usually has to consult someone within the maritime industry before making the right choice with respect to the choice, of course, eligibility for entry and the other qualifications that may be required to become part of the merchant marine.

We at Marine Insight decided it would be a step forward in charting out a detailed article to help anybody make the right choice towards his or her career. Joining the merchant navy after Class 12th is no rocket science and the following are the course options that may be pursued:

Merchant Navy Courses after 12th

Merchant Navy Courses after 12th

To join as a Deck Officer

  1. BSc Nautical Science (3 Years)
  2. Diploma in Nautical Science (Leads to a BSc Nautical Science. Duration is 1 year)

To join as an Engineer 

  1. BE/B Tech Marine Engineering (4 Years)

To join as a Rating after Class X or XII

  1. Pre Sea GP Rating Course (6 Months)

To join in the catering department after Class X or XII

  1. Maritime Catering Course (6 Months)
  2. BSc in Marine Catering (3 Years)

Above are the merchant navy courses that may be pursued after Class XII. Note that this list is indicative and not exhaustive and other/new courses may be prevalent or come up with the growing demands of the industry.

Earlier these courses would be affiliated to different universities across India with the multitude of options and eligibility criteria. However, after the inception of the Indian Maritime University, most of the courses (the recognized ones) have come under the purview of IMU. The degrees and diplomas are awarded by the IMU and this was a huge step in amalgamating all the different courses under one standardised umbrella. There were discrepancies about the validity and acceptability of different courses that have now been ironed out. The important dates and timeline and the brochure for the examination carried out for admission into these various courses can be found out in the official IMU website. The link to the brochure is as follows:

Depending on the marks on the IMU CET (Common Entrance Test), candidates are accepted into the various campuses of IMU and its affiliated institutions. Registration for the exam can be made on the above-mentioned website including the merchant navy application form (Form for 2017 is not yet released) and every other bit of information.

Eligibility to join the Merchant Navy

AGE: The minimum age is 17 years and the maximum is 25 years to be eligible for examinations pertaining to the merchant navy. As per the Government rules, the maximum age relaxation for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes is 5 years.  

PHYSICAL FITNESS: Physical fitness is of utmost importance for a career at sea. A certificate of fitness from a registered medical practitioner is mandatory for admission into a course. Candidates with disability aren’t eligible for admission into courses with regard to the merchant navy. This hasn’t much to do with discrimination as such as it is supremely important to be fully able in carrying out the duties on board a merchant ship.

EYESIGHT:6/12 in each eye or 6/9 in better eye and 6/18 in other eye for distant unaided vision. Color blindness in any case is absolutely NOT PERMITTED. 

Both genders are allowed to join the merchant navy. In fact, female candidates are encouraged. Individuals ought to be unmarried at the time of joining the course. For the purpose of the application, the board pursued in Class XII (and Class X in some cases) must be one that is a recognized board as per the Government of India.

merchant navy courses after 12th
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For the officer grade, it is mandatory to have at least 50% marks in English and an aggregate of 60% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. As far as the ratings are concerned, the requirements are different with the requirement set at 40% marks in English in Xth and XIIth and a 40% aggregate in Xth or XIIth with English, Mathematics and Sciences in Xth and any stream for the XIIth board. The same applies to those wishing to join the catering department on the ship. Having said that, the criteria for the eligibility might differ with the different institutes and it is advisable to check the website of the desired institute to check the specific requirement set for the admission into the desired course.

While there are myriad institutes offering these courses, under the purview of IMU or not, it is important to check the legitimacy of the institute in question seeing as a lot many agencies and such try and dupe individuals owing to the lucrative nature of this career and the many youths wanting to choose this field.

A lot of institutes also make promises of placement and the likes that should not be taken as a guarantee for employment; there is a difference between 100% placement assistance and 100% placement and the same should be checked and verified before choosing an institute.

While the industry is ever demanding for manpower, especially due to the permanent nature of the shipping industry, one must be aware of the current status of the industry in determining the choice to join it. Employment is not as easy as it used to be and it imperative to be aware of merchant navy job prospects before taking the leap.

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  1. What about family if mariners?
    Also ,which field I should choose in merchant navy for making good money also with which college and fee structure of this college?
    And about their entrance exam

  2. @Upendra: Family and social life is less accessible when you are onboard. you can still keep the communications on with th e help of phone calls and internet availability. for further answers, please post your question:

  3. sir please provide fr the marchent navy job.because iam belogs to very poor family.r u help me contact no.7737871646..

  4. Sir ,my name is Varun Singh kushwaha I wanted to join a matchent navy as I complete class 12 from commerce my contact number is 9516525892

  5. Sir mujhe job krni hai kaise krun maalum nhi but main chahta hu ki merchant navy me hi job kru mera pcm hai scince se pass out hu 12th 63% hai mera plzzz reply me sirrr i request u

  6. Sir l whant to join a marchant navy as l complet class 12 from scinsce my contact 9946262698 plz forword me the details plzz

  7. Hello sir or madam
    I ve passed exam of marchent navy so I will have given interview but I don’t know about merchant Navy . did I can need payment pay for to get job. I hope your can response to me

  8. Sir,now i am studying 10. I want to join merchant navy what are steps i must take

  9. The current condition of the job market in merchant navy is not in a good shape. The best advice is to get into a good college (with good placement record) or in a sponsored seat.


  11. SIR I WANT TO BE A PART OF MARINE DEPT. BECAUSE I HAVE A GREAT PASSION TO JOIN. I have complete graduation in this year.

  12. Sir, i am prince kumar sahu &i want to join the merchant navy.but i am cnfuse which collage is best for merchany navy to complet the bsc nautical science.Plz reply sir

  13. will u tell me the site and perfect contact details through which i will check my eligibility as well fill the form .


  15. Is it possible for a XII (Humanities/Arts) student to join the above enlisted career….?
    If No, what are the other areas in the Merchant Navy sector where he/she can join……

  16. Sir I love work in this field as Deck caded.but i dont know what is the joining process for marchant navy,so plz guide me or suggest me on my No 7709708725

  17. Sir Im in 12th (PCM) and I very much wanted to join merchant navy.
    kindly help me..with the exam details and the options I can try in.


  18. Good morning sir,
    Currently iam pursuing my btech in cse stream and iam interested in joining merchant navy i have passed my 10th(ssc) with 95 percentage and i completed my pre-university(12th)(PCM) course in university iam i eligible to apply for merchant navy

  19. @Venu: You need to apply for Nautical or marine engineering course on the basis of your 12th marks (PCM) and start fresh.

  20. Sir,I am Dinesh Kumar….now I am studying 9th class I am very much interested to work in merchant….any chance to join in merchant by sports Kota or fitness…..pls answer me sir I am very well in sports nd fitness

  21. Sir I cadet Sumit from sainik school kapurthala .I keep more interest in merchant navy and and I want to know that is there any Kota for sainik school cadets and I also want to know about the income of merchant navy.and give any contact no. Of yours

  22. Hello Anish Am 27 years old now if i apply for MN as ordinary seaman what is the scope that i can reach upto 2nd officer in 15 years ??How do i apply for direct entry program ?

  23. hello sir, i passed my 12th and i choose the stream PCM .
    but with PCM i choose computer not english so , can i eligible for merchant navy.
    please answer its important

  24. I have PCB (phycs , chemistry, bio)
    I am also able for this course?
    Kindly help me!!
    Sir plz reply.

  25. How to apply in merchant neavy? now i am pursuing electronics engineering diploma after 2 month i completed my diploma please can u tell me all of the details about applying on merchant neavy..

  26. Hii ,i am a bsc IT student and my age is 20 ,i hv scored 65%in pcm ,am i still eligible to apply for deck cadet

  27. @Dinesh Kumar: There are no sports or fitness quota for admission in merchant navy but Fitness is an essential part of Merchant navy selection criteria. Along with entrance exams, health and fitness checkup exams are also conducted.

  28. Sir, My Name is Shiv Kumar Sharma . i am 12th passed in Pcm Stream with 77% and i am interested in join merchant navy pls sir any job in merchant navy related my qualification than contact me pls sir .i am so excited for doing job in merchant navy.

  29. I am dipendra tambade and 22 year old. i have completed my BE MECHANICAL with 65% aggregate marks is there is any chance to join merchant navy

  30. Sir , recently i am waiting for my 10 th result…can i have an opportunity for joining merchant navy after qualifying 10th in a good rank or post..

  31. Sir i want to ask a question that if i undergo a surgery for removal of glasses then i will be eligible or not for b. Tech in marine Engineering

  32. Hello sir
    My name is abrahim khan
    I am love to join marchant navy
    Know i am complet my
    Now can i ellijebale to join merchant navy sir
    Plz suggest me sir

  33. Hello sir,
    Myself Dhiraj kumar belong from Jharkhand. I am 26 year old. I have completed B.TECH in I.T. Now I want to join merchant navy. Is possible for me.
    Please suggest me how can I join merchant navy in any positions. Please reply me sir on 9693515298.

  34. Sir
    I am Ganesh kumar.
    I am went to mersent navy but my head right side a tattoo
    I can apply Sir for it.

  35. hello sir, i can pass 12th sci with pcb should i can join murchant navy . and what is the processes after 12 ple tell me my contect number 7575864963

  36. The requirement to join Merchant navy as a deck or engineer officer is to have 60% marks in PCM (10+2)

  37. ser i have an call for AIMNET to give an intrance test ask me details and i got my admit card is it true exam or not. .. ….. 7566470331

  38. Hey sir,this is Isha and I had been reading too many articles and is unable to figure out as to how to get to the merchant navy after my 12th . Please sir help me out of it

  39. Sir I have completed my 12th with PCM with 62% I have doubt about joining merchant navy can I join merchant navy now what should be the process plz help me plz plz…

  40. Hi sir,
    my self Suhel Ansari From Deoria
    i’m belogs to a medium family. i waana job in marchant navy
    how can i do this
    myself passed 12th with pcm with 50 percentage
    can help me ????????
    If you can then you reply me …………..

  41. @Suhel: The eligibility criteria have been clearly explained in the article. As you have 50% , you can opt for rating courses but the job opportunities are hardly available.

  42. @Joel: If you want to join this stream as a rating, you can apply for the courses. For ship officer’s career, you need to complete your 10+2 in PCM with 60%

  43. My name is Shrawan . I want to join merchant navy . I passed 12th with PCM 88.40% .plz tell me about merchant navy.

  44. @Shrawan: You can get all the details on various post, jobs, and ranks in our articles. Just use our search consol provided on the top right side, or click on the career tab to read relevant articles.

  45. Sir I can pass my 12th exam in biology with 60./. Marks and I want to join Indian navy how can I apply plz guide me sir.

  46. sir, I am Ashwani Chauhan wants to jion Indian merchant navy .I wanted to guide me and get help me.thanku

  47. Sir I want to join merchant navy .I am in 10th standard and I do not know how I can join merchant navy after 10th or after 12th and how many rupees require for the merchant navy courses .My cusions in merchant navy and they cannot guide me for joining merchant navy.So can you help me .please give me details how can I do it .Thank you

  48. Sir I am complete my 12 with pcm and got 79.5%. I am very much interested in merchant navy

  49. Hello sir, myself kavya I’ve completed my 12th PCB with 85%can I join merchant Navy force. What r the courses available and how r the job opportunities for that and what is the average salary we get.

  50. I have। done my 12th class in commerce. Can i join merchant navy? If yes then how?
    And also plss tell where is the institute for it

  51. @Uday: The article explains what to do after 12th to join merchant navy. Your cousins know the ground reality about the job situation in maritime industry today. May be that’s the reason.

  52. I am in 11th standard(science). When can i join the merchant navy in engineering department? And is there engineering course to study in merchant navy or i have to do from outer colleges?. Please send me the requirements for joining. I will wait for your reply.

  53. I had completed my 12th with 56% nd i want to join merchant navy as an officer am i able to doo soo ?? If yes kindley help me through it 🙂

  54. Hi sir, i’m harikrishnan from kollam, kerala… I successfully complete my degree career with 68% mark… I would like to join merchant navy… can you help me…

  55. Hello sir This is Ishu kumar I want to join merchant navy I have passed my 12th 74% from commerce stream can I join plz reply

  56. @Deegendra: The eligibility criteria is clearly explained in the article. If you full full them, you will not have any issue.

  57. Sir I am in 10th class and I want to join merchant navy but I have not any idea how I join it which stream is best for me .

  58. Sir I want to join merchant navy. I am a 12th pass student. First what are the things I want to do. Studying in any colleges or study after finding ship is better? How can we join ship and study.? Sir please! Guide me.
    Your’s faithfully..

  59. i have done 12th non medical stream and i want to join merchant navy can you guide me how to join whats the procedure my percentage is 60% is i am eligible for it

  60. sir I join the Indian navy, I am pass 12th science. my marks is 74.62. So, please guide me sir.

  61. The procedure to join merchant navy after 12th has clearly explained in the article. About the colleges, it is always better to join those college which provide sponsorships and have a ship management company on their name. E.g. AESM etc.

  62. Sir I was pursing in btec mechanical after that I want to join merchant Navy but due to some reason my collage is closed forever my carrier is gona end so please suggest me what to do for joining merchant Navy

  63. Hai sir or madem i am studying 11th standard my aim is to become navy officer i want to know whai i want to study after 12th class what is the process for studying in which collage the best education is usefull for navy
    Sir or madem please reply me sir or madem please

  64. Sir, I wanna join merchant navy as a learner .I have completed 12 standard . Show me a direction

  65. I have done 10 std now and I want to get after 12 std i have taken science stream can i will get job in merchant navy plzz

  66. @Vikrant: You need a successful completed mechanical degree to apply for GME course. Else, you need to apply on the basis of your 12 PCM marks (keeping the age limit in mind)

  67. At present I am doing BE what r the chances of my future in merchant navy

  68. Hlo sir..I am persuaing btech in computer science….currently I am in 3rd year….can I able to join merchant navy after my graduation…Nd if yes then how..

  69. Sir
    I’m sonu meena from Rajasthan India
    Sir my 12pr 83 science so
    l want to marchent navy
    Please gide me

  70. Hello sir I’m doin 12TH non medical, and I want to join IMU, is it the best in India for merchant navy or any

  71. You need PCM as the primary subject to join IMU colleges.
    IMU is the leading maritime university in India.

  72. BTTM degree will not be considered as an educational requirement. Which department you are panning to join – Deck, Engine, Saloon?

  73. Thanks for sharing this valuable information on career options after 12th. It is extremely useful for students who are confused about their career 12th. Please share more articles related to this.

  74. Sir I have 33 marks in mathematics in 12 so I have chances or not to join merchant Navy

  75. @Sanjeev: Once you join a course (either deck or engine side), you will be joining a ship as a trainee – Trainee deck cadet or Trainee marine engineer.

  76. Hi All,

    I did PGDCA (post graduate diploma in computer application
    also have experience on 5 year in data analyst
    Is there any job which is suitable for me
    my born is 20 may 1991
    i reside in mumbai

  77. Hi sir,
    My name is Pal and i am from mumbai. I wanted to know whether people with flat are allowed in merchant navy or not.
    P.s: the article was very informative and cleared most of my doubts.

  78. Hello sir,
    My name is Rahul Kumar. I have completed my 12th in 2014 with PCM 52% . Can I apply for merchant Navy..

  79. Hello sir
    I’m completed diploma in Electrical engineering after 10’th.
    How can I join in merchant navy.

  80. Sir
    My name is Jawad Ahmad. I have completed my 12th in 2013 and doing Job for 5 Years
    and my age 25 , Can I join merchant Navy,

  81. My name is Rinshu Can you tell me what can i do After 12th For joining Merchant Navy .And what chances if I only Passed 12th in PCM

  82. @Hitest:
    PGDCA qualification will not help you fetch onboard ship jobs. You can try something in ship management companies under the land operation.

  83. @Sagar: If you recovered from that fracture and perform normal operation just like your other hand, you should not face any issue.

  84. Hello sir my name Sudhakar I have completed MBA finance then what I do join in merchant navy.

  85. Hello Sir,
    I am 18 and i will complete my twelth within 5 months. Sir my stream is commerce so in that case can i apply for merchant navy? Is there any chances of giving the 10th certificate.

  86. @Sudhakar: Please do check the age limit criteria. you can join on the basis of your 10+2 marks (PCM) or if you have acquired a degree in mechanical engineering.

  87. Hello Sir,
    This is Bhumika Dahiya, i am a Law persuent & i am in final year of BA.LLB (integrated) BD. My height is 150 cms. Is this possible for me to join Merchant Navy? If not on the basis of 12th because i am from commerce background then on the basis of 10th? Is there any chance for the short height people?

  88. I have done my 10th in the year 2010 and passed 12th in the year 2014 due to accident I was not able to walk now I’m perfectly fine can I join now for navy industry I’m from Hyderabad if so plz give a contact number or mail as soon as possible I want to join I wasted my Career I’m 24 now or perfect colleges in India or abroad

  89. @Amit The maximum age under the eligibility requirement is 25 years. You can opt for Colleges which provide sponsorship to the students such as AESM etc.

  90. @Bhumika: unfortunately, you cannot join merchant navy as officer on the basis of commerce stream. On the basis of 10th, you can apply to rating department.

  91. Sir,
    My name is Rameez. I am 20 year old and i completed 2 year in civil engineering. Can i have to join merchant navy if i dropped engineering in the third year. I would like to join merchant navy

  92. Please tell the height criteria for girls. My height is 150cms and age 21 yrs. Its a request please reply asap. Is this possible for me to apply for Merchant Navy with this height..?
    And also please suggest the best Institutes in Delhi which also provides sponsorship..?

  93. @Bhumika: Height is not an issue. You can apply.
    I doubt Delhi have institutes which sponsor students.

  94. You can join on the basis of your 12th Marks (PCM). Do check the age factor before taking a call.

  95. How to enter into merchant navy engineer post, After completion of mechanical engineering.
    Is there any entrance test to be written, please sir give your suggestions

  96. Hello sir,
    I’m swarup pawar,sir I have completed b tech agri and I want to join merchant navy.please give me suggestions how to join merchant navy.

  97. Sir I completed my 12th commerce ..
    Nd how can I. Join merchant Navy …
    Plz tell me bcz I join in 2019

  98. Hello sir I am pradeep kushwaha I am pursuing in mechanical engineering fourth year after that I want to join merchant navy then what can I do sir please tell me

  99. @Divya: As mention in the article- For the officer grade, it is mandatory to have at least 50% marks in English and an aggregate of 60% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. You are not eligible with commerce stream.
    You can join the rating department with 10th marksheet.

  100. @Swarup: You can join with Mechanical degree but the Btech. Agri degree will not be considered. Hence, you can apply on the basis of 10+2 marks with the requirement specified in the article.

  101. Hello Anish Sir, I’m Shreyas from Pune. I have completed my 10+2 in 2017 and currently pursuing graduation i.e First Year B.Com and I’m 19 y/o. I wish to join Merchant Navy but in 12th I scored 50.15% and also in English I had 59/100 marks. May I ask that am I eligible to apply for merchant navy? And how can be a deck cadet?

  102. @Shreyas: To join deck officer course, you need PCM subjects in 10+2 and the marks requirement is as described in the article. If you are not meeting these requirements, you may not be selected.

  103. Hello sir myself Divya I’m in 11th now but I’m desperate to join merchant Navy so plz tell me can I join the navy after my 12th? And plz guide me in detail

  104. Sir my name is anuj sharma.. Sir what is tha date of next requirement of mechant navy and what is the criteria for this job

  105. hello sir.. i just completed my 12th from cbse in commerce stream.. can i join marchant navy on the basis of 10th.. if yes then how can i join.. plz give me suggestion nd when exams are going to be held..??myl dream is to go for navy jobs.. nd sir give me ur email so that i can Take ur help bye the mail.. thanku so much sir..

  106. Sir, I scored 87% in 10th and now I will be appearing for 12th in two months. My height is 5 feet 11 inches and my eye sight is 6/6 and 6/6 for both eyes. Am I elligible two join merchant navy after 12 th????

  107. @Utkarsh: Yes, you are eligible if you opt for PCM stream in 10+2. Medical examination will be done before selection and at that time all the vitals will be checked.

  108. Sir, I am reading in 1st year B.S.C . I passed 10 class in 2016 by 85 percentage and 12 class by 81 percentage. i want to join the merchant Navy any post which i got 80000-100000 salary par month. Please tell me datail at my email id. My date of birth 03-12-2000. Thanks

  109. Sir
    I am Rajkumar Rajbhar I have scored 67%marks in X from icse and now I am going to appear Xii by commerce after 2months.
    I am very much interested for jioning merchant navy. So plzzz provide me some opinion so that i can join navy.
    It was my ambition to work in merchant navy.
    Plzzz help me out..

  110. @Rajkumar: As per the requirement, you need to have PSM as subjects in 10+2 to become an officer in merchant navy.

  111. Hello sir I am sunny from Patna I have Complete 10+2 with PCM (60%) and still I am BSc part 3 (math honrs ) . Now I want join merchant navy. So pls Guideline me
    And for deck officer how much money required to complete the course.

  112. @Sunny: You can join on the basis of 10+2 marks. You need to clear physical exam at the time of admission. Please keep an eye on IMU exam dates.

  113. sir what to do if i have to join as a officer rank in merchant navy
    which college is best
    fee structure

  114. Sir I passed out 10 with 9.4 CGPA and in 12 I took PCB. I want to join merchant navy at any post, am I eligible for this.please help me.

  115. Sir i am in class 9th i am good in phyics chemistry and maths but i am not good in biology i wanted to join a highly paid job can i join merchant navy

  116. @Aman: No doubt merchant navy is a high paying job on a later stage, however, the job situation of the current market is in a very bad state. You are too early to decide as you still have some time. FYI, biology is not the requirement for merchant navy. Please check the article for complete details.

  117. @Amrendra: As stated in the article, you need PCM in 10+2 to join as an officer. however, you can join as a rating on the basis of your 10th marksheet.

  118. Namaste Sir, my self Raj Harendrasinh i am Completed Diploma in mechanical Engineering i interested to join Merchant Navy How to join please Reply me.

  119. Sir I passed 12th 49.2 % in pcm group I want to join merchant Navy so i am eligible please sir tell me

  120. hello sir,
    my name is divyang bhati and my qualification is 12th[pcm] .in class 12th my marks is 70% and i want to join merchant navy.i dont know about how to join merchent navy .my age is 17+.sir please help me and give me details about how to join merchent navy. and sir next what i have to do?????

  121. Sir I am shivam form gorkhpur UP i want to join marchant navy , I have score 65% in 10 exam and I am in 11 ., date of birth is 31 Oct 2002 did i can fill the form an drive the exam

  122. hello sir , i have a skin disease called vitiligo and in present i will complete my 11th after 3 months. my aim is to become a merchant navy engineer can i eligible to join merchant navy after complete my graduation ??

  123. Sir
    My name is nateesh, my village up azamgarh and my qualification 10 +12 pass i want to ship job so please help me.

  124. I am Rajat and I am b-tech 2nd year student right now. If I get job in Indian Navy as sailor then should I leave engineering . Or can I complete my degree simultaneously with doing job in Indian Navy..?
    Please help

  125. Sir can u please tell me if a person right hand thumb is half cut then can he apply for merchant navy?

  126. I am adarsh from rasayani.. I wanted to know what are the medical checkouts for merchant navy….I have eye no. Of – 3.5.. Still can I join..?

  127. Sir, I am Pappu From Patna and my qualification is 12th inPCM(65%) and i want to join merchant navy
    Please help me sir

  128. Sir. my name is Pratik koli I want to join Merchand Navy I am going to face 12th bord by science and I have above 40% in english and 73.60% in 10th
    How can I join Merchand Nay
    My contact no. Is 9309851348

  129. HI SIR

  130. sir i am student of pcb and i want to join merchant navy but according to qualification artile only pcm student can join merchant navy. so aspcm student can i join merchant navy

  131. @Kamal: You can join a ship as a rating on the basis of 10th mark sheet, however, the current market for ratings and even for a fresh officer is not good.

  132. @Ashiq: You can join this stream as a rating on the basis of your 10th marksheet, however, the current job market is not that great for ratings and even for fresh officers.

  133. Sir I have passed my intermediate in 2015 with 94.5% in pcm and passed my Graduation in 2018 with 64 %.
    I want to join Merchant Nevy .
    What should I do.
    Which Exam I Have to clear…

  134. Hi myself sundram and I’m a b’tech 2014 pass out student I like to join merchant navy but my age is 27 now but as per article says age relaxation I’m an SC cast but I don’t have any knowledge about merchant navy so still I can join or not

  135. Hello my name is Anthony Smith
    I am 19 years old and live in holland

    i would like to join the merchant navy because my father was in it to before he died and i want to make him proud (if i cant join please tell me how i can be able to join) (like a school or classes)

  136. Hi sir. I’m Asif from Nellore. Recently i have seen many adds in olx (vacancies in merchant navy) posted by some individuals and I have applied. They called me and asking to deposit 500 Rs as application fee and telling after that they will send call letter to my postal addres. They are telling that training will be provided for 3months and salary will be in the range of 30-40k.

    Is this a process of recruitment.? Can i believe them.? Plz help me with your reply.

  137. Sir my name is shubham ghorpade
    I am passed out from 10th in last year and I have 80% now I am in 11th and i have taken pcmb then how I will join the merchant navy
    My father is army officer and i also have so much interest in navy

  138. Hello sir
    I have completed my 12th with 65% marks in commerce, sir now i am doing b.Com from Delhi university and i am in 2nd year. Sir i have keen interest in joining merchant navy, sir can you please suggest me what should i do and how to apply to get a good rank job.
    Hope for early response
    Thanks sir

  139. Sir I had didn’t taken maths subject I had taken PCB and eco can I become navy officer at high post plz reply fast

  140. @Gaurav: The requirement says PCM as a subject in 10+2 to become eligible for merchant navy officer course.

  141. @Shubham: Please do note that the article describes eligibility criteria for merchant navy. If you have PCM in 10+2, you are eligible.

  142. @Asif: Please be cautious as there are many frauds active in the industry. Do not follow such ads.

  143. @Sonu: If you are mechanical engineering graduate, you can join GME course. Please do check the age criteria.

  144. Sir I have b sc chemistry with 56 marks can I join in merchant Navy and pls tell me what sector I will do

  145. Sir I am in 11th now taking a pcmb in science faculty I have scored 83% in 10th which course should I do after 12th for merchant navy

  146. Hi sir
    I’m from Goa. I have an interest to become a ship captain. I’ll be answering my 12 boards in the month of march hoping to get at least 70 percent in pcm.
    Sir can you suggest me some good institutes (let it be outside Goa) to join after my board exams?
    Thank you

  147. Any chance for a colour blind person……
    And i am ted green colour blind.

    Not fully colour blind

  148. @Aman: Color blindness can be a hurdle when choosing this career. Please consult with a DG shipping approved doctor in your city for more clarity.

  149. Hey
    My name is Dipendra
    I have completed my 12 in 2014 and after that i appered in bsc chemistry.
    Right now my age is 23 so can i appear for it or not.

  150. sir mai 12 mai padta hu pcm sai koi direct nahi hai sir merchant navy mai jane ke liye bass intrence exam de bass

  151. Sir I am in class 12 and I am wishing to join the merchant navy please tell me how can I join the merchant navy.

  152. Sir I have completed my 12th commerce . I would like to join the post of OVER SEA MAN. Which course should I do?

  153. Sir my name is mahesh sharma and I have completed my graduation form in 2018. So I want to ask that which posts for me in merchant Navy.

  154. Check this link for detail explanation -

  155. I am ankush Gathania from H.P. i am done 10+2 in pcm but i got only 58.2 % can i join merchant navy

  156. @Ankush: The minimum requirement is 60%. However, some institute does consider 55%. Please do note that the placement for such institutes is an issue.

  157. Hello Sir
    My name is Deepak, I have completed my MBA in Operations and Supply Chain Management and I have done Mechanical engineering. My present age is 26. Am I eligible to join merchant navy, if yes than how and for which category.

  158. Sir
    My self Sneha Gupta. At present i am persuaing btech course and my branch is CSE.
    I have got 10 cgpa ie 95% in 10th and 70% in 12th. Also +60% in PCM in 12th.
    I want to get this job but Please tell me which sector i should choose and for that which course i can opt for.

  159. Hello Sir, I am from Manipur state and I would like to ask you if there’s any management for an arts student. If not what similar jobs can be done by such student? please answer me

  160. I m pankaj and I m in 12th std and I have obtained for PCB so is I m eligible to join merchant Navy

  161. Hi sir I am studying in 12th I have taken commerce. can I enter the merchant navy other than catering..?

  162. @Aman: As stated in the article, the minimum qualification requirement is PCM in 10+2 to enter this field to become an officer. However, there are other positions which can be applied on the basis of 10th -

  163. Hello Sir I am 20 years old I have 74% in PCM 10+2. I want to join Merchant Navy but I do stammer sometimes while speaking. Can I stil join ?


  164. @Anudeep: Please do note that as per the requirement to become an officer on FG ships, there should be no impairment to essential speech communication.

  165. Sir iam plus two commerce student and I have an degree .iam eligible to join merchant navy ?

  166. @Jinto: As stated in the article, you will need PCM in 10+2 to be eligible for an officer’s course. With Class 10 certification, you can join the rating program.

  167. sir ,I am Geet studing in 12 std .I want to join merchant navy after 12th board exam . But which exam i want to proceed to join merchand navy in good or government college of india..

  168. can a BBA in shipping finance and BBA logistics and suppy chain managment with commerce 10+2 join merchant
    or please assist some feilds for its

  169. Sir I’m in class 12th nd my exams are going on in class 10th I obtained 57 in science and 56 in maths will I be able to join ??

  170. Sir,I have obtained 65% in 12th boards with pcm,and now I am in the first year of architecture there any chance to join Merchant Navy still.

  171. @Swabhiman: You are eligible in terms of academics. If you are still below 25 years, you can apply for IMUCET.

  172. sir i am student of class 12 and my schooling will be completed in this year so i am eligibal for merchant navy my age is 17 and i will be 18 in november 2019 so for what rank i should apply and where i should apply

  173. Hello sir… I am 26 years old and have passed my B. Com(2013). Right now i am single mom. I have a dream working in marine. Do i have any way of working there.. Can you please guide me if there is any opportunity.

  174. What will be the age of girls. There is any recruitment for girls. I love merchant navy and i want to join navy .

  175. Hello sir my name is Shivam Raghav I have completed 12 with pcm subject I want to join marchant navy. I am 18 year old.

  176. @Anjali: The age and qualification requirement is not gender-biased. It will be the same for a girl candidate. Only, the physical examination requirements may vary.

  177. @Rajul: The minimum eligibility to join merchant navy as an officer is to have PCM in 10+2 and age restriction comes till 26 years. If you have these credentials then you are eligible to do the course.

  178. Hi sir ,iam Leela krishna,12th science pass, but how to join the marchent navy ,

  179. Sir i am sumesh i have got 72% in 12th cbse board with pcm and now im in 3rd year computer science engineering can i join merchant navy now????

  180. I’m 27 year old, am I eligible to apply for merchant navy. What is minimum course duration to work.

  181. Sir iam 17 year old boy , my name is sudhanshu , I have 58 % in pcm in class 12th , can I join merchant navy ??

  182. Sir I am Dinesh I have got 59% in 12th intermediate board my age is 21
    Sir can you say me about the entrance exam to join please

  183. Sir my age running 26 how I will apply for merchant navy 12th pass in Science given all subjects percentage 55%. pls tell me .

  184. Sir Now I am studying in Bachular of computer science (BCA) my 12th combination is physics, chemistry,maths, biology (PCMB)
    and my agregate presentage is 68.5% please guide me how to marce6 navy after 12th

  185. Sir I will join merchant navy
    I am complet 12 arts
    My family was very poor
    So help me sir????

  186. @Aswin: You need to clear the physicals for the same. Even you can join the institute with overweight, as during the course the physical exercise and activities will make you reduce weight.

  187. sir i passesd 12th with PCB 86%
    how can i join marchent navy
    plzz give me ans. on my email

  188. Sir i have got 45 in maths
    70 in physics
    And 70 in chemistry..can i join merchant navy??

  189. Sir I m ALOK Kumar I passed diploma in mechanical engineering
    Can I join merchant Navy?

  190. Sir i have scored 45/100 in maths
    70/100 in physics
    And 70/100 in chemistry
    Can i join merchant navy??
    Please do reply sir…

  191. @Sukharam: You are eligible in terms of marks, however, you need to clear the physical exam too.

  192. @Alok: There is a two-year pre-sea training course in marine engineering for diploma engineers.

  193. sir i passesd 12th with PCB 58%
    how can i join marchent navy
    plzz give me message. on my mobile number 7770047999

  194. @Shivaprasad: The articles explains the requirement and you seem to be eligible in terms of marks.

  195. Sir, i am wating for my plus two result.So how can I join merchant navy .Plzz give me a message

  196. Sir my age is 23 and i have done my 12th with PCB group so can i join merchant navy

  197. Sir,,, I want to become a naval officer,, but a small dout,, after btech also any xame conducted because I want to become as commder more knowledge should be naaa

  198. @Vikram: This website caters to the needs of the merchant navy and not the Indian Navy.

  199. Sir when the sponsorship person get how to apply for sponsorship . Am i getting a sponsorship after clearing the IMu set or after clearing the diploma in nautical science

  200. My aim is to become the captain of the ship. So which field should i choose nautical science or engineering.

  201. @Saurabh: Not all companies/ institute will provide sponsorships. If you are selecting or getting those institute (after clearing the IMU exam) which provides the same, you will get the initial training onboard ship for sure.

  202. Hy want to know that should I join merchant navy? i have done My 10th from maths.

  203. Sir
    The question puzzling me here is if a student who secures good marks in entrance test and henceforth , completed the course in 3 or 4 years but is rejected in physical qualifications by the company means that he wasted his 3 years studying nautical science??? Or the physicality is checked before taking the marine subjects.

  204. @Syead: The Physical checks are done as a part of the entrance exam i.e. before taking the admission.

  205. @Kalindi: It surely depends on your interests and choices. You still have 2 years to decide. If you want to go for this field, you need to opt for PCM in 10+2.