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.

For female applicants, the height and weight may be reduced by 5 cm (2”) and 3 kg respectively. Weight to be proportionate to height and age.

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, deformity or uneven bending of the spinal column, 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 the tympanic membrane or signs of acute or chronic suppurative 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 temporomandibular joint. Individuals with severe pyorrhoea are to be rejected.

The unaided average threshold at least 30db in the better ear and an average of 40db in the other within the frequencies 500, 1000, 2000 and 3000 Hz and a whisper from a distance of not less than 5 meters can be heard.

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 diseases of the heart and blood vessels. An 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 the chest should be normal.

The resting respiratory rate should be below 20 per minute and the holding time should not be less than 30 seconds.

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 albuminuria, glycosuria or blood (RBC) in urine will be rejected. There should be no hernia or tendency thereto. Those who have been operated for a 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 a hernia or complications with the operation. There should be no hydrocele, varicocele, spermatocele or any other defect of genital organs, no fistula and/or anal fissure or evidence of haemorrhoids (Piles), rectal polyps. There should be no active latent or congenital venereal diseases, undescended intraabdominal testicle on one side unassociated with a hernia, provided the other testicle is normal and that there is no physical or psychological effect due to undescended testicle will be accepted. An undescended testicle is retained in the inguinal canal or at the extra abdominal ring will be rejected.

10. Skin

There should be no skin disease unless temporary or trivial. 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 a history of fits incontinence or urine or enuresis will not be accepted. Mental or nervous irritability, abnormality of gait, defective functions of cranial nerves, incoordination, 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, the pressure of trachoma and iris complication sequela. Candidates must possess good binocular vision (fusion faculty and a 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.

Below mentioned vision standards must be met by the applicant:

Deck Department:  Vision should be 6/6 in better eye and 6/9 in the other eye;

Engine and Electrical Department: Vision should be 6/12 in each eye or 6/9 in better eye and 6/18 in the other eye;

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.

14. Oral Health

The acceptance or rejection on account of loss or decay of teeth depends upon the relative position of the sound teeth; a sufficient number of teeth must be present for efficient mastication.

15. Musculoskeletal System

There should be no defect of the musculoskeletal system that could interfere with the discharge of their duties (muscular power, balance, mobility, and coordination should be unimpaired). Limb prosthesis would not be acceptable.

Mandatory Clinical Test:

Other than physical observation, various numbers of Clinical Tests are carried out to make sure that all the Standards are met.

  1. Complete Blood Count (Hb, TWBC, ESR);
  2. Routine Urine(Albumin, sugar and microscopic);
  3. Blood Sugar;
  4. Audiometry;
  5. Vision Test (Distant, Near, Colour);
  6. X-ray of Chest; and
  7. Electrocardiogram (ECG).

Additional Medical Examination for Seafarers onboard Tankers: Seafarers on board a Tanker engaged in the carriage of carcinogenic cargoes namely Benzene, Butane, Diesel oil for marine engines shall undergo a medical examination that may include blood and liver function tests including blood count evaluation.

Medical Condition considered before issuing Medical Certificate

The Following medical condition generally renders a person unfit for work at sea:

  1. Infectious and Parasitic Diseases- Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Enteritis, Hepatitis (active or chronic, within 6 months), Typhoid, Malaria Lice, Scabies, Sexually Transmitted Disease or any other infectious or parasitic disease in its communicable or carrier state which would present a health hazard to other crew members or passengers.
  2. Malignant Neoplasms- Any malignancy currently receiving treatment.
  3. Endocrine, Nutritional and Metabolic conditions and Immunity Disorders- Diabetes Mellitus, Adrenal insufficiency, Immunosuppressive therapy, Obesity or any disease of the endocrinal gland.
  4. Disease of the Blood and Blood-forming organs- Anemia, Myelodysplasia, Splenomegaly or any significant disease of the haemopoietic system.
  5. Mental Disorders- Active Alcohol (substance abuse or dependence), acute psychosis, psychoneurosis major depression, Dementia or Personality disorder.
  6. Nervous System- Ataxia, Vertigo, Convulsive disorder, Epilepsy, Unsteadiness of gait, Post concussion syndrome, Stroke, Tremors, Migraine, Syncope, Epistaxis or Sinusitis.
  7. Oral Health- Mouth or gum Infection (until treated) or any Dental defects.
  8. Cardiovascular system- an aortic aneurysm, Arrhythmia, Hypertension, Coronary bypass grafting, Coronary angioplasty, Claudication, Myocardial infarction, Varicose veins, Chronic varicose ulcerations, thrombophlebitis, Haemorrhoids, Varicocele or any cases of High/Low blood pressure.
  9. Respiratory system- Bronchial Asthma, Chronic bronchitis, Pneumothorax (within 12 months), Tumour or Pulmonary Koch’s with less than 12 months treatment.
  10. Digestive system- Abdominal lump, Abscess, Appendicitis, Cholelithiasis, Diarrhoea, Gastric Ulceration, Haematemesis (within 3 months), Hepatitis (within 6 months), Jaundice, Pancreatitis, Peptic Ulcer, Cirrhosis of the Liver, Splenomegaly, Hepatomegaly or Fissure(Unless Operated).
  11. Genitourinary system- All cases of proteinuria, Glycosuria, Nephritis, Urinary obstructions (if not remediable), Renal or ureteric calculus, Removal of the kidney, Renal transplant, Renal insufficiency, Incontinence of urine, Prostatism ith retention, Urethral discharge or any Gynaecological conditions.
  12. Pregnancy
  13. Skin Condition- Al infection of the skin (until satisfactorily treated), Acute Eczema, Dermatoses (severe or uncontrolled), Manifestations of the systemic disease (eg. Lupus, allergy), Carcinoma or any Burn hindering the natural movement.

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


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

  3. i have spectacles of no. 1.75.. i will eligible for courses after BE MECHANICAL or not??? please tell m details about eye sight..

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

  5. 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

  6. 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

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

  8. Dear Shreya,

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

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

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

  11. 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

  12. Dear Prince,

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

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

  14. 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..

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

  16. Dear Jasvir,

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

  17. 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?

  18. 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

  19. @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).

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

  21. Dear Karthik,

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

  22. @ 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)

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

  24. 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.

  25. Sir..i have a bone fracture in one of my hand.can i join marine…k have no pin ki inserted into my hand

  26. sir i am intrested in mrchant mavy but i am faced with clib treat ment for my teeth can i eligible for it or not sir.

  27. 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

  28. 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

  29. 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.

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

  31. The requirement is of 6/6. If you can perform laser surgery, you might think of giving it a try

  32. 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

  33. sir am smok#$% mar@#$@#$%
    is this come in medical test carried out in merchant navy?????????
    plzzzzz sie reply me

  34. Yes. It is carried out before, during and after the completion of course and every time you are about to join a ship.

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

  36. 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 ?

  37. 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

  38. 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??

  39. 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

  40. Dear Avinash,

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

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

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

  43. 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

  44. 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

  45. 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…….

  46. 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

  47. 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

  48. 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.

  49. 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

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

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

  52. 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”.

  53. Dear Akash,

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

  54. 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.

  55. 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.

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

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

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

  59. 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

  60. 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 ,

  61. 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..

  62. 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.

  63. 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.

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

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

  66. 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

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

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

    thank you

  69. Tattoo wil not make a difference. You can go for laser treatment for your eyes in later stage.

  70. @ 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

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

  72. @ 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.

  73. 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?

  74. 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.

  75. 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

  76. 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.

  77. 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

  78. Dear Randhir,

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

  79. @ 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.

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

    thank you

  81. @Akash:

    Most institutes in India allows candidates to perform the lasik surgery during the course period.

  82. Sir, My Hand is broked in my childhood years, Now I can do anything through this hand but no bend also but not state.. can I join MNavy?

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

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

  85. 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?

  86. 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

  87. @Deepak:

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

  88. 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)

  89. 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.

  90. 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?

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

  92. @ 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.

  93. @ 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.

  94. 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

  95. sir,
    i have done my and my age is 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

  96. 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

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

  98. 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…

  99. 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


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

  102. 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 ??

  103. sir i have spondylosis LV5 with grade 1 spondylolisthesis and spina bifida LV5 sv1..i was declared un fit for NDA 124 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?

  104. 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 ..

  105. @ 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.

  106. 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 ???

  107. 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

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

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

  110. 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

  111. 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?

  112. 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.

  113. 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.

  114. @ 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.

  115. @ 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

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

  117. 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

  118. hi sir,
    i want to join 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 …. 🙂

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

  120. I have slite spot in my eye but my eye site is perfect can I join merchent navy???

  121. 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.

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

  123. 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 ..

  124. 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

  125. 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….

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

  127. 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 ……..

  128. Dear Hari: All the information provided in this website is related to commercial Marine sector and not defense sector.

  129. 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??????

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

  131. 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, ME..
    cgpa of 8.05



  134. 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 !!!!

  135. @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.

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

  137. 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

  138. 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

  139. 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

  140. 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

  141. 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 .

  142. @ 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.

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

  144. 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

  145. 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

  146. 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

  147. 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

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

  149. 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

  150. @ Golam:

    At the time of joining, you should not have asthma. Forget about the past if it is fully cured.

  151. 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?????

  152. 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.?

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

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

  155. @ 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.

  156. 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).

  157. 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 there any solutions for me to join merchant navy as an marine engineering…plzz help and reply soon

  158. sir I am doing mech engg. but has low eyesight I wear glasses of 4.5 both eyes . can I join merrchant navy as an engineer.. and if no .then tell mme what to do please sir .

  159. Sir..
    My left leg thigh bone was broken ..
    Now I have Rodd in my leg ..
    Can I eligible or not..
    Plz plz plz.. Tll me..
    I’m removing rod . then can I join..?

  160. Respected sir,
    i m continueing 12th sci (PCM) i have a dream to become a marine engineer, i m from small taluka but my eyesight have +0.75 can i be eligible for this .sir pls reply comment its the only step to select a brighter future….

  161. @Mihir:
    It won’t be problem while you are in the training institute. It will be considered when you are going to join a ship at later stage.

  162. Sir I have completed my B.E Mechanical Engineering with 71% of marks.I have an eye site power of about -3.5. Will I be eligible with spex after GME.? Or will I be eligible after doing laser treatment…? I kindly request your good self to guide me. Thank you…

  163. Hello sir in medical checkup for gme teeth is check or not my teeth .And if i am completed mechanical engineering from private deemed university is eligible or not for GME

  164. Hi. Thank you in advance for any advice you can provide. I have a few concerns/questions. First are kidney stones a disqualifying condition? Second, are umbilical hernias a disqualifying condition? Also you mention every time you go to a ship you have to pass a medical exam. Is this just when going to a new ship or every time you start a new hitch? What types of tests do they perform each time? Again thank you for your help.

  165. Sir I have been passed 12th with biology subject n get 62% on it. Can I join this field??????please reply me

  166. I have Exophoria. Am I medically unfit for Electro-technical Officer Post ?
    Waiting your reply.

    Thanks in Advance

  167. Am stdyng B.E mechanical I have little laser operation in my stomach….its problem for merain engineering

  168. Sir do u suggest some specific test that I
    should undergo before applying for merchant navy.

  169. Hi Anish,

    I’ve all the physical criteria matching…
    I’ve got no such diseases in any manner and my eyesight is fine…
    I’m 6′ tall, 87kg weight, well built

    I’m in B.E automation and robotics course (pre-final year at present )

    Will you please guide me regarding the best suitable job at merchant navy for me?
    And how I need to join it?
    Please help me

    Thank you

  170. I had my Apendix operation 10 years ago
    Am i eligible for Merchant Navy.
    My age is 17.5 nad no other diseases

  171. sir, im a student of 11th science (IT) will u plz suggest me what to do next ? iwant to make an career in merchant navy

  172. Sir i had once fit. When i was in 9 Std …..after taking medicines doctor says that i will never get this ”fit” diseases again…can ..i.apply…in merchant navy…….pleaz….reply…?….from that day i didnot get “fit” again….pleaz..reply…can.i.appl for merchant navy

  173. hello sir I am venkadeish my eye sight both are different both are less power now I am studying B.E mechanical 1st year. I am going to do laser operation for my eyes for same power after that can I eligible for apply M.E marine

  174. Sir I am 5’11 95+kg 6/6 eye sight no colour blindness gud binocular vision sir but I am semi flat footed can I join navy or not

  175. sub:whether i suitable for to join in merchant navy
    sir,recently i completed a btech course in electrical engineering,but iam physicalally challenged candidate(orthopedical handicapped-OH) i can walk perfectly,i have interest to do job in merchant navy

  176. Sir i have been from an eye opretion because i got slight cut on my eye lenc and there is a slight mark in my lenc now but my vission is clear can i join merchant navy

  177. the cmh declared me fit last year but this year they said you have squint problem in one eye but your vision is 6/6 and all are according to rule and i do not have any trouble can i join military college please tell me.

  178. dear Sir,

    I Have completed ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING and diploma in ELECTRONICS AND COMMUNICATION and my one eye vision is less than 6/20 it cannot be rectified by any of glass or lens. I would like to find a job marine field what i have to do to get a job in a ship, Do i need to complete any course for that. I am 28 years old, Please give me the details and please guide me to through a proper path

    Please help me any one, Thank you

  179. sir , Panis size does matter in defence during medical examination because of I have small Panis
    plz reply

  180. hi sir I have got hand fractured to my hand would I be eligible for merchant navy

  181. Sir I have done BE mechanical.
    I live in AHMEDABAD, Gujarat.
    Are there any Institute in AHMEDABAD or near. What is the fees structure for course and what will be the sallery as a fresher.

  182. sir i am good athelete. i can run very fast. so far i did not have faced any problem with my leg. i have knock knee. but i do not have any problem with this. i am physically very fit. m i eligible to undergo pre sea training program after completing my in mechanical engg. ?

  183. sir joining merchant navy is my childhood dream and i have Completed My B.E MECHANICAL..
    Actually i have a doubt that my left hand index finger is amputed, will i be admitted to do GME course..please reply asap..hoping for a gud reply..thank you in advance..

  184. Hi i am MD (physician) from kazakhstan in 2011 our degree is aqulent as a MBBS in india complied my internship in December 2014 and now im working as a residence doctor at privet hospital but i wanna be a part of indian navy. So where and how i will apply.. please suggest me a way to join indian navy as a medical officer

  185. Sir,
    I have got some problem with my sinuses. Am i eligible for gme?? Pls reply..

  186. sir,i m in 12 std and i have a tattoo in my left hand… Can i elligible for marchent navy….n any exam for this

  187. Dear Sir,
    I am in final of B.E. in Mechatronics. Can I pursue my further studies in Merchant Navy or Marine Engineering.

  188. Sir I have been passed 12th with biology subject n get 62% on it. And can i join sir plssss reply me plssssssss sir

  189. Sir. I want to join merchant navy but i wear glasses. But due to my efforts removing it my recent glass number was 0.75 and recently in found out it has reduced to
    0. 25, So is there possibility of me in joining merchant navy… do tell Me… Thank you

  190. HII SIR

  191. sir…my left eyesight is 6/6 but right eyesight is 6/9…am I eligible..????

  192. Which hospital, we can medical test for admission in merchant academy. Govt or privet hospital please…… sussgest me

  193. Respected sir,
    I just wanted to know which academy suits me for doing bsc nautical science course and after completing the course is their any job guarantee given by the academy.
    I fully stands on all the requirement and eligibility criterias.
    Is ima of chennai will be the best institute for me???????
    Please answer me for upper points on my id-

  194. Respected Sir i have a small hole on my both ears cover but hearing capacity is not that much poor….
    So Can i join merchant navy…
    Plllls REPLY….!!!!!

  195. Sir I got 95 percent in tenth in cbse bord and my age is 16 year so please tell me that i an able to join mearchant navy.please reply me this because this is my aim of life

  196. presently im in … after dat can i apply for the marine .. can i now to which course can i apply for it

  197. Hello sir, i have just completed my 11 and I m thinking to serve for my nation by being in navy. I have spectacles with 4 and 5 number
    . I want to know that what course should I do for being in navy. Beside spectacles I m totally fit.

  198. No profession looks at skin type or color during the selection procedure, same is with Merchant Navy!

  199. Sir i have eyesight problem of 4.5 in both eyes can i join merchant navy after laser surgery

    PLease reply soon coz i love to stay on ships


  200. sir i want to join merchant navy bt i wear 0.75 no. spectacles.plz tell me that am i elegible for navy or not..

  201. my all things are perfect to apply for merchant navy but will they check reproductory system

  202. Hello sir,
    Currently i am doing my presea course for deck side….but due to an eye infection my one eye vision decreased to 9/6 nd the other with 6/6…. will that be pissible for me to continue further…as because ..the vision is clear when seen from both eyea opend…

  203. Sir pls. Help me i have plastic surgery in my head last 11 years can i be a nautical ?

  204. Sir good day i gone plastic surgery in my head last 11 years can i join merchant navy? Pls. Help sir pls.

  205. Sir, I am having a slight bending on my nose apart from that theres no problem.I am wearing spectacles of power -0.75 on both eye. can I join merchant navy Hope for your reply.

  206. sir, my weight is 45kg and height 165cm can i eligible for merchant navy. reply please

  207. Sir my weight is above 70 kg ,so can i join merchant navy..
    I really very like this job..

  208. Hi Sir, I want apply for anglo eastern academy GME course through sponsorship so i want to know about how and where to go for sponsorship and without sponsorship can i join or not.

  209. hey im david age 19 fit n fine ready to kick ass done vd my +12 in MEC am i still eligible for d merchant navy……..dat my only dream keeping me alive hav a tattoo on a back and a tiny star in my wrist not visible if covered by a watch……. any suggetions plz let me know would b alot off help to me n ma carrer..

  210. I am doing my 12th rightnow and my passion is to get into ships and become a deck officer ,I have stich scars on my left forearm, right hand knuckles and forehead.
    I have a vision of 2.5 I consulted the doctor for LASIK laser treatment and they advice me to do it when I turn 18 and said bringing 6/6 is possible …
    So will I be permitted to start the course before my operation with a doctor certificate. Pls help me

  211. Respected sir,
    I have no medical issues. It is just that I’m 18 years old and my height is 5″11 but my weight is 90kgs so can I apply for merchant navy

  212. Sir, I am having a long sightedness eyesight problem but if i will undergo with lasik operation i will be perfectly ok other than i am not having any medical problem and one more thing i have gone operated 9 years ago for hernia operation. but after that i am not having any problem.. Am i eligible for DNS course please tell me i am worried i m having exam on 9 of this month i am not able to understand should i undergo for lasik before medical or after medical.

  213. Respected sir.
    tattoos allowed in sir?.
    please tell me sir. thank you

  214. Sir with my right eye Sph 3.5 Cly 0.50 and axis 65
    And left eye with Sph 3.5 Cly 0.5 And axis 100
    am i eligible for merchant navy my vision with specs is 6/6 for both eye

  215. Sir I smoke cigarettes. Does it matter for the physical and medical tests ?
    I gave my 12th

  216. Hello Anish sir, I have 6/6 normal vision with specs. I have -1.00 in my right eye and -0.5 in my left eye. Am I eligible for Merchant Navy?? Sir, please tell.

  217. Sir,

    I want to get admission in marine engineering. I am appearing in 12th I have compartment in one subject but I’ll clear it. The result is announced in July. So , is am able to apply for in marine.kindly please suggest me the good colleges for this course.

  218. Sir i go through turbinate reduction surgery in jan 2015 for sinus polypus now it is fine i appeared for imucet and my rank is 1728 can i get ad in imu colleges plzz reply

  219. I also have -2.0 spects in both eyes can i still get ad in imu colleges in marine engineering

  220. Dear anis sir,
    I have a permanent small tatoo on my right upper I am eligible for medical test in merchant navy? Please rply sir plz

  221. sir,
    My name is kiran kumar and i applied indian navy and my height is 173 cm and my weight is 53 kgs.Iam eligible for that or not sir.Is that any rejection in medical examination for less weight sir.

  222. Sir,
    I have qualified IMUCET 2k15 and I amliving in Rajasthan. As there are no DG Shipping approved doctors here in rajasthan I am in a grave dilemma as to what should I do because I also have my entrances that would end by 6th June; the last date of registering for IMU CET counselling being 19th June leaving me in a high risk of failing to get every thing done in time. Please suggest what should I do.

  223. Hello Sir,
    I am willing to do MBA from Indian Maritime University, I am qualified in the entrance test. Is der any requirement of Eyesight. I use the glasses with the POWER of -1.0 in both eyes.
    Kindly assist me out soon.


  224. Sir when some fear in mind I am stammering. Is it effect on my carrier. ….

  225. Is bow legs are allowed in merchant navy ? Or After surgery of bow legs can we join merchant navy?

  226. Some gap between my chest so i am eligible for merchant navy plz guide me

  227. Sir I am 12th passout I have a accident in 10th class so fracture my left hand and operation rod in my hand but I have second operation to bring out the rod and my hand was totally fit and fine so I am eligible for merchant navy course please reply me sir fast to choose our career in marchant navy ! Thankyou sir !

  228. Sir i have a scare on my chin and i have a problem of tonsil but its a temporary one so sir m i allegible to join in merchant navy as a engineer..

    Sir plz give me ans…

  229. Sir i have a problem of tonsil but it happenes normally twice in a year and i have a scare on my chin so ,M i elligible for merchant navy in engine department or not ??

  230. sir im totely fit but one problam my chest unfit bone afot so what can do join a marchant navy

  231. Their is no specific value for weight and height. It will be depending on your Body Mass Index (BMI)

  232. My left eye vision is 6/6 and my right eye vision is 6/9..more precisely its -0.25 error in my right eye and can’t be corrected by any surgical methods as per my doctor.Any chance for me pursueing DNS course?

  233. Sir I m in hsc science with p/c/m/b
    And how I appgy to merchant navy on as a commander post plz suggest me b coz I m student………???
    Plz help me…

  234. Sir,
    I want to join navy merchant but have got operation iam cured now but have stitch mark on eye!!!! What to do? Can I join???? Plz show me a way!!!!!!!!!!

  235. Sir I want to know about offshore jobs!!!! They too need 176cm height????? How to join off shore job & what are its requirements & qualification?????

  236. i am totally fit but i have no 3rd rib on chest resion for my tumor opration but after opration i am totally fit so what can i join marchant navy plzz give me answer sir

  237. sir, i am suffering from amblyopia in my right eye, am i eligible to be a mariner.

  238. sir i have complete 12th exam with 52℅ in commerce. can i apply merchant navy.

  239. sir,

    I have 3 tattoos on my body 1 is on my neck and the other 2 is on my arms and this year i am planning to do GP Rating so please guide as i am li”l bit worried about my tattoos if i will not get select because of my tattoos. please tell me if i am eligible or not for the course?

  240. Sir , I have cleared AESM exam interview and have been asked to carry out LASIK surgery, however acc to doctors I can easily carry LASIK but have minute ptosis and even so small that it is not worth to get treated for so will I be able to pass through test

  241. Respected sir,
    On my shoulder skin I have a minor skin burn(first degree),do this will get effected for joining in ship…Presently I completed nautical science .

  242. I have little bit drooping in my right upper eyelid but I have exact 6/6 vision of both eyes. can I join merchant navy?

  243. sir
    i have a gap of two years between 10th and 12th class m i elligible for marine engineering??

  244. Sir , isa my dream , but my height is 159cm/5.2inches and my eye sights are also not good bt I”ll perform an lesser operation,after the treatment of eyes may I join………..

  245. @Jatin: Raise this issue with the college management. They will be the best source to seek assistance on this matter.

  246. Dear Manu,

    It should’t be a problem. For further queries, please post them to our forums-

  247. anish.sir ,



  248. Sir im passed in intermediot with pcm79%marks. Bsc.appering with pcm . What is better trade for me . But last two year i m suffring with spnndrolytisis l5 s1. I can apply. I m very excited to join as a deck officer. Pleasr told me.

  249. Sir,
    I have just cleared graduation( with honours) and i m desperate to get into the merchant navy. As per my eligibility i decided to start up with gp rating. But i have ‘-3.5’ power in my eyes. Moreover i smoke cigerette somtimes. Can i join for the desired post after undergoing an eye surgery?

  250. My son wants to join navy. He is from the commerce stream with no physics and chemistry in 12. I need ur suggestion for which post he can opt for and which college in india would be best. My son literally has a lot of passion to join merchant navy.. please contact me.

  251. Please do check the age restriction. You need to apply for deck cadet course. If your back condition is severe, better to avoid the trade as the nature of job will worsen your condition. Best of luck

  252. sir i have +1.0 in my right eye and 0.5 in my left eye , am i eligible to do DNS course at IMU? , or a nautical science degree in any nautical institute?

  253. Sir please tell me whether i could join as a deck cadet?? I m very desparate to go for merchant navy..

  254. Sir, i am helpless about my hailoss dont know if its the water or safety helmets so do you know anyway to prevent it?

  255. Sir I had undergone operation due to head injury 6years back but know I’m fine and no problems related to that
    I’m I able to join Merchant Navy
    Please reply

  256. please throw some light on,, USE OF CORRECTIVE LENSES FOR EYESIGHT IS PERMITTED BUT THE MAXIMUM PERMISSIBLE LIMITS, at entry, are 6/12 in each eye or 6/9 in better eye and 6/18 in other eye for distant unaided vision.

  257. Dear Replier,
    I have height 162 cm.M I eligible to joint merchant navy? Please reply as early as possible.
    Thanking in anticipation !

  258. Sir , I am in the 12th std and i want to join the merchant navy but i get a cold off and on. I have visited an ENT recently he said it was a mild sinusitis problem and medication is goin on will it be a problem in the medical tests during my admission?
    Kindly reply
    Thank you

  259. Sir i dont have any disease but i have a minute problem in my eve sight i have long sightedness of -0.75 sir i can remove it ….but sir the biggest problem is my parents are nt allowing me….sir if u tell them about merchant navy may be …..sir plzzz contact me sir plzzzzz plzz convince my parents

  260. sir i am studying final year electrical engineering.i want to join Merchant navy after compliting my degree..but i dont know swimmimg. can i join merchant navy or not..

    kindly reply me sir.

  261. Dear sir,
    I m in b.e mechanical final year I want to pursue gme . Bt I injured my shoulder a year ago nd advisd a surgery .right now also I have no problems in doing day to day activities .so should I go for a surgey and wil it cause a problem in getting admission and job..plz help

  262. @Vasim: The job on ship will need good stamina and physical activities which may worsen the condition of your shoulder. Better to get the recommended surgery done for your own sake before making any plan for entering this field.

  263. sir i am totally fit but my chest have no 3rd rib reson my tumor operation then after opration im fully fit so i can eligible for marchant navy plzz give me answer sir

  264. sir, i want to join merchant navy very much. my age is 24. i have completed BE in mechanical. sir i want to know that how do i will get sponsorship from shipping companies??
    how do i aproach them??
    or directly taking GME course in colleges like anglo eastern guarantee onboard placement??

  265. right now I am going through depression, my leg had been fracture with a plate inside …..2yrs ago am I eligible for deck cadet if I try in merchant navy after two years from now?will I be able to qualify after removing my plate.


  267. my right hand broke out during childhood. no operation or surgery was taken place. but it looks slightly bend. i can do everything and anything using this hand, and i have the perfect physical structure. m i eligible for army or naval service.

  268. @Saikat: Your question is related to Indian Navy. This website only deals with information for Merchant Navy field.

  269. Sir, the smallest fingure of my left hand is tilted from the last joint ( joint nearest to the nail) …it has no pain or fracture but might be a ligament problem. It does not effect my gripping power..will it be a problem?

  270. sir i m using glasses with power -3.75 spherical…and completed with electrical engineering…can i join merchant navy after lasik operation?????plzzzz help sirr

  271. Yes. After successful Lasik Operation, you can join the merchant navy as electrical engineer officer

  272. Sir I m graduation completed in a enter a merchant navi so sir I m maximum age
    my age 20.6 month

  273. i hav spectacles of 2.5 no in both eye.can i join merchant navy after getting ICL (not lasik)
    plz answer sir..

  274. sir i am 16 running and doing 12 science in nagpur .. i wnat to join merchant navy .. what i can for prepare for thic physically and educationally… my height is 5.3 inch .. weight about 50kg wating for reply

  275. I have abnormal curvature of thoracic spine but it’s a VERY small curve. Yes, it’s noticable when I take my shirt off but it does not hamper my efficiency. Am I still eligible?

  276. sir. i am 150cm of height and studing mechanical engineering.can i eligible for merchant navy?

  277. sir, i am having a eye site of 0.5 (left eye).Is there is any possibility for joining merchant navy after taking laser treatment.

  278. Sir, i have a teeth implantation in one teeth .Am i eligible for joining merchant field as a deck cadet?

  279. Sir i had left smoking and drinking 3 month back ………i had done smoking and drinking for 2 months but it has been 3 months since i had left it….so am I elligible to join merchant navy???

  280. Sir im suffering a level 3 varicocele, im just asking if i can apply a job for marine engineering.?
    please give me your feedback cause it is very important for me.,

    I always wanted to be a marine engineering.

  281. Sir, can i join marine engineering even though i have level 3 varicocele?
    Please send your feedback cause i always wanted to be a marine engineer.,

  282. @Shubham: This is a wrong platform. We can help you answering merchant navy queries, not Army or Navy.

  283. Sir my right hand forefinger is 0.5 cm short due to an accident.
    Will I be able to become a marine engineer.

  284. Respected Sir,I’ve been selected by Anglo Eastern ship management and they advised me to have laser operation in right eye but doctors have suggested me not to go through the surgery as it can be dangerous.
    In deep trouble sir..plz advise what to do

  285. My son is interested in a career in engineering. He has recently been diagnosed with keratoconus (conical eyeballs) and we expect that in due course he will receive “cross linking” to prevent the condition from worsening.

    Will this disqualify him from a career in the merchant navy?

  286. Sir I got incisional gap or hernia but not developed as due to I got operated on laporotomy as I got operated as I got trouma in my small intestine during playing football I m in btech marine final year right so can I join ship after course

  287. I am having short sight a power of -12 on both eyes on wearing glasses i hav 6/6 vision any problem

  288. Sir, i have backache but in looking and working a am normal.
    Can i eligible for the post of merchant navy ?

  289. I am suffering from flat feet
    Can I am eligible for merchant navy Is here any treatment for the flat feet

  290. Dear Lakshay,

    Skin Complexion does not matter at all. What matters is complexion of your own mind. Keep it out of the dark. Best of luck 🙂

  291. Dear sir,
    What are the chances or opportunities of getting job after gme course in these days.
    Is it easy to getting job after yu done gme course from institute like samundra maritime institute etc.

  292. sir my height is 154cm as per shipping standard its 157. does 3-4 cm really matters??? please do reply haven’t got a proper reply from anyone ….

  293. If you do not having complication due to that, it should not be a problem. Better get a review from a DG shipping approved doctor.

  294. I jave slightly weak eyesight but i want to bece a deck officer as my eyesight can be corrected by lasic surgery so am i eligible for joining merchant navy as a deck officer ?

  295. Hello. ..i am rahul.. .i am fully fit, but i can’t swim because of my ear. ….but i had ask the doctors. ..
    It can be treated by operation. …..ican i join merchant navy or not.. ..sir plzs help.. .

  296. sir,
    I have tonalities can I operate it and join in Indian navy ?
    can join in any defense service in India?
    please give me a satisfactory reply…………

  297. Sir.i have done (mechanical).
    Can I join in GME course.if it is possible how to do it has any entrance exam.plz send me the necessary details..

  298. Sir what if a mariner diagonised with a disease in the middle of his course?will he have to resign?

  299. It will entirely depend on the severity of the disease and if it has short term or long term effect.

  300. The minimum height requirement depends on which part of India (state) you belong to. for details answer, Kindly re-post your question at the forums, after a quick free sign-up and one our experts will reply to you at the earliest.

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  301. Sir i’m willing to GME COURSE i wear glasses -4.5 in right eye and -2.75 in left eye and with glasses i meet 6/6 requirement. I’m eligible for GME course without laser operation?

  302. sir last year i was broken my left clavicle(colarbone) while playing football, but now it was goodly join and i have no problem of pain after healing but it was little different of shape from before and luckily i donot done any kind of surgery and now i am strong . Ss, sir can i passed physical examination after all required test are passed.

  303. I”m a class 11 student with good grades in PCM and English,I wish to join the deck side by doing Nautical Science BSc at T.S CHANAKYA,However i am not getting information about what cutoff or rank or marks are required in JEE Mains to get into T.S chanakya,
    1.Please tell me the cutoff?
    2.My BMI is quite high at 28,I do regular exercise so as to reduce it.
    What is the BMI required to join ?
    3.What are the land job oppurtunities after joining deck side incase i want to leave the shipping line in future?
    4.I’m a Vegetarian,is veg food available onboard?
    Please Tell me the answers sir.
    I’m a regular reader of the articles published on your website.
    You can also Email me the answers at
    Waiting for your reply,
    Vinay Mehta

  304. Sir, my forearm bone had been operated and a plate was put inside, but after two years it was removed. Now, no plate/pin is there inside. Also it has been 4 years of my operation, would I be medically eligible?

  305. I am suffering from short sightedness problem… I am using spectacles.. CA I join merchant navy…plz rply fast.

  306. Sir i have gynecomestia problem but i think it is minor and i m totally fit,so is it a problem for joining as merchant navy??? Plzz reply

  307. sir, i have eye sight power 1 , i can doing laser operation i can eligible marine please say details marine is goal and my life

  308. hello sir,

    Sir em sufferin from vericose veins problem. can i join merchant navy..ryt nw em mechanical engineering passout student 2015 with 70%. plz guide me

  309. Sir which engineerings are applicable for merchant navy…. Can u tell me the list of engineering ………… To join navy

  310. Sir, my forearm bone had been operated and a plate was put inside, but after two years it was removed. Now, no plate/pin is there inside. Also it has been 4 years of my operation, would I be medically eligible??

  311. Sir , I had asthma from recent years but am on medication of immunotherapy. Am I eligible to become a navigational officer in merchant Navy I have 6/6 vision in each eye !!! No colour blindness and am physically fit!

  312. Sir , myself sagar v , am having asthama from past 2yrs m under treatment of immunology can I join merchant Navy as a navigation officer??? Plz plz hELP me sir!

  313. sir I wanna to become a mariner.
    but sir mene sea hawk, Mumbai me apply kia hai Coa. ke lye.
    is sea hawk is best for Coa. or not??

  314. sir, if some one have any surgery cut marks on body (kidney stone surgery).will he eligible for marine engineering and sail on merchant vessels.

  315. sir i have a defect in my one (left) eye only -0.5 &my height is only 153 cm only did i eligible for marine engineering.

  316. I have history of tuberculosis but its fully healed now and i have inclined fractured clavicle bone fully healed without pin and without surgery. Am i still qualified?

  317. dear sir
    I am selected for sci BT I having a problem of gum.bit area of gum had recessed. is there any problem in medical test …plz reply. sir my medical test in next month….

  318. And i’ve been working out since my fractured bone healed. I can still lift weights more than 33pounds w/out hurting, aching, bone popping, pain etc. My fractured bone can work normally in heavy works. Am i stll qualified?

  319. Sir, my weight is 110 and I am 18 years old with height of 180 cm. Will my weight be an issue. If yes, what is the maximum weight allowed?

  320. i had a fracture in my right forearm , i have tattoos and i wear glasses with -3.25 in each eye. can i gat a Mariner job?? please tell me ASAP

  321. sir i am fat ? Can i be eligible for imu cet ?
    what is the height weight requirement for marine ?
    sir plss tell me sir plss

  322. Tattoos might not be a problem.. but the other two you said need to be rectified according to the physical fitness and medical requirements..


  324. Dear all iam an Army officer and my son is 17 in 12 with PCM ,but he has his little right finger amputed he eligible for merchant navy,if yes which stream or speceality

  325. sir.. i have hearing impaired in one ear but anothet ear is good hearing am i elligible to join ship now i am doing BE in marine engineering

  326. sir i am doing BE in Marine engineering .. and ihave hearing impaired in one ear but other ear is good am i elligible

  327. Sir my one finger is damaged in an accident only 1/2 cm but it still had nail , so sir will it effect my courier in navy or air force because these madicle test is not so hard as army…please reply my sir.

  328. sir which is the entrance exam to join merchant navy after (10+2)
    and what is the syllabus for it
    i am requesting you please reply me

  329. sir plese reply with our name otherwise we cant makeout for whom ur saying for… plz… reply sir

  330. Sir, I have 3.5 in both eyes.
    I am ready for an eye treatment, am I still eligible for joining merchant navy after i have my treatment?

    please reply…

  331. sir.. plz.. reply i beg u…. i having hearing impaired in one ear am i eligible to sail… i am doing BE in marine engineering and after that i will do GME…

  332. Sir I have passed the entrance exam of dgn maritime academy, dehradun
    But I want to know is this academy trusted or not ..may I join and complete my course at here .
    Plz reply me sir

  333. I have minor vision problem exertly minor then i capable to join merchant navy?sir plese replay me becouse my furture is depend upon your reply .

  334. Sir my brother want to join merchant navy….his eyeside is 6/9 one eye and 6/6 another eye without glass and 6/6 with glasses both eye…sir he can join merchant navy…he get 90% in 12th exam in pcm subject…pls tell me sir…

  335. SIr i am having glasses -4.0, i have no colourblindness, i am physically fit. Am i eligible for Merchant Navy?

  336. Sir, I have an eyesight of 6/6, but I have few traces of asthema and I am having some problem with the colours. I reallyy wanna do Marine Engineering. Am I eligible if I clear the IMU CET ??

  337. Sir I am 17 years old, i am having glasses -5.0, Am i eligible for Marining? Or do i need an operation? Please guide me sir!

  338. Sir i have red green colour. Blindness so I can,t do agin working in. Merchant navy I have 12 month working on ship as a os please give me suggestion I am eligible or not

  339. Weight might be a factor but it can be reduced. knock knees problem depends on the extent of the physical deformity and as long as the deformity does not form any kind of disability to perform the duties assigned onboard a ship, one should be fit for sea service but the ultimate decision is taken by the doctor. For further query, please post it in the forums:

  340. Anish sir i have got 93% in 12th so is there any benefit for me to join navy ?

  341. sir! i have some stitches marks on my head but they does not effect my body they are just marks….but i wanaa ask is i m eligible for merchant navy….plz reply asap…

  342. Sir , my left hand was broken . It has been cured by operating titanium plate on it , am I eligible for the recruitment in IMU? . I’ m also a NCC’s A & B certificate holder , plz tell sir , my all hope is your reply . Plz reply sir

  343. sir i have power of .75 . But i have 6/6 visual capacity
    could i join marine
    plz rply its my future

  344. If you are able to do all the physical activity witout any difficulty , then yes.

  345. Sir there was femur bone fracture and it is operated well so I can run also but went to know can I join the merchant Navy and what are the parameter to join how to join for deck cadet

  346. i am having little issue of knock knees, how to get rid of it.
    do you have any suggestion please help me.

  347. Sir,My eye power is -3.50 SPH and -.50 CYL 180 Degree Axis on right eye and -3.50 SPH on left eye with vision of 6/6 on both eyes.
    If i correct my eyesight with laser treatment,i will be eligible or not pls reply

  348. sir mere ek hand me muscles 3 ungli nikal gaya light lagne ki wajah se tho sir kya merchant navy join kar sakta hu wo nissan 15 sal se hai aab usme koi problem nahi hai tho bas ek ungli me jayda muscles bhad gya hai tho mujhe iiske bare me bata dijye kya join kar sakta hu baki mere hand pe taatto bana hai uspe mere name likha hai sir please your answer what i am eligible for merchant navy

  349. i have scored 73.4% p in pcm 12 CBSE board and 50 in JEE ….n i m having sports quota too with 6/6 eyesight ….can i join merchant navy in good colleges for marine engineering …… if does please refer me good colleges n their admission dates also

  350. You are eligible for merchant navy. You have to clear IMU CET to take admission in good colleges fro marine engineering.

  351. Sir, m AB having 33mnts seatime.but 1 month before i have heart surgery of ASD clouser, can comapny will take me as AB again.plz advise.

  352. My eye sight is -2.25 on both eye operation is necessary or not plzz sir tell me fast and my height is 5.1 and my weight 45 no any kind of disease

  353. sir I have completed in STCW course.but my back sholder born(left side) some disorder problem. sir I am eligible for join in merchant navy.pls rply

  354. I have short sight and I am using spects of power -0.75 &-1.25 left and right respectively .will I be able to join Merchant Navy? this is my only problem and I am physically fit

  355. @Ravi: It depends on case to case. Since it is ASD closure surgery, you have higher chances of clearing the medical exam. It will entirely depend on your medical assessment.

  356. My eyesight is -2.25 will allowed in Marine. please reply to me, it’s my future.

  357. Sir I have vision of -1.5 in both eyes and my right hand was broken when I was 15 years old which is completely healed now can I join Navy ,if not where should I go in army please tell me sir I have filled up army form

  358. I Sir i have a scar in mh right eye.. with out vontact lense its 6/36 and with contact lense its 6/6 and the other eye is 6/6 after correction my eye is 6/6 in both eyes.. am i eligible to sail ??
    Is there any thing yo remove scaring on carnea?

  359. Now,I am doing BE mechanical engineering final year.After completing BE I would like to join in GME one year course for that physical fit for sea norms.I had all eligibility but I had one doubt,In my left hand elbow had fracture and operated and kept pin inside my hand be bore 6years now the pin has removed before two years.Can I eligible for joining merchant navy

  360. @Rajaganapathy L: If you are able to do all the physical activities as a normal person, you are eligible. The final call will be taken by the DG shipping approved Doctor after checking your actual condition.

  361. Sir im a smoker is there any issue? Will they take me or no. And is there a nicotine test?

  362. Smoking is not an issue. You should be able to clear all the physical and medical examination as and when required

  363. Sir , I hv +2 D in my both eyes ? So can I apply for merchant Navy ?

    Please reply asap …. Thank In advance … ?

  364. Sir i have blade marks in my left hand.
    i have only cutted my hand when i was in that ok for merchant navy

  365. sir i am now inter 1st year i have got results about my blood guclose level its is 316 doctors said it can get to normal can i join in marchent navy please say me sir

  366. sir there is a exam of sea shipping deck cadet so plz tell me the which eye test that i have to bring in exam hall
    Plz reply

  367. Sir …I have got 63 percent marks in 12 th board . Now I want to join Merchant navy , can u tell me the procedure of joining merchant Navy .
    Nd also tell what should I do to join.
    I will always thankful you you sir .

  368. Dear sir,
    . I had applied for deck cadet. I am having colour blindness. Am i eligible to do so.
    Thanking you.

  369. Respected sir
    I have suffering from hearing impairment.I m already third officer.can I use hearing aid to solve problems.

  370. @Ram Jariwal: Not a Problem. You are eligible if you qualify as per other standard physical and academic criteria.

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  372. gulabsing i am betch marine fresher engineer i have single kidney so cant jion selling job pl tail

  373. Dear anish
    Do we need to clear medicals every year after we join or how is it … Only once in d beginning ?

  374. @Raghavendra:
    you have to go through medical examination every-time before joining the ship

  375. I have lost one teeth 12 years back. Then am I eligible for eto? Plz reply because I have already applied for this course.

  376. Respected sir,
    I have -2.00 sph in right eye and -1.50 sph in left eye and vision of 6/6 in both the eyes.
    Am i eligible for bsc. Nautical science course.

  377. Sir…..i dont have any problem in seeing and bt coliurblindness is also normal an everything in eye is normal bt there is some point diffrence in6/6 and doctor said not to do LASIK for such minor diffrence and he has also given his report of jaslok hospital that the patient eyesight is normal….so am i elegible…??

  378. Sir i have problem of ankylosing spondylitis am i able to join in anglo eastern ship mangagement.

  379. @Arjun: I doubt as it is a form of long term arthritis. job on ship requires lifting (weights/ equipments/ spare etc.) which will adversly affect the spine. Case by Case study can be considered depending upon the stage of your problem. Please contact Dg shipping approved doctor for clear understanding.

  380. Bt sir i have given the written test in ts rahaman do i hve to carry the jaslok hospital result while medical test…do i hve to face any problem?

  381. That in knw the medical test is tough ..means do they check accurate 6/6 eyesight.?

  382. dear sir ,
    I have little bit of chest deformity . but x-ray report tells it under normal limits(UNL)
    am I eligible or not ? plz rply sir its a humble request

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  384. If it does not hamper your physical activity and tests indicates it is normal, you have high chance of being eligible.

  385. sir i have varicocele problem left side …. mild vericocele
    i have pain …. and swelling lightly ….. so give me idea .. without operation

  386. sir i had a medical test in bp marine acdemy but the standard of the medical test was low . should i go for anorher dgshipping approved doctor so that in future will not face any problem . i asked about this from academy but they told me that this test is enough , not to worry . plz tell me sir what to do

  387. Can you please clarify What do you mean by low standards??? Are they not conducting all the tests or there test results are not appropriate?
    In any case, if you have doubts, you can always go to an approved doctor for the checkup.

  388. Dear Sachiin,
    It depends on what problem exactly you are facing under cartilage of nose (sinus, smelling sense, nosebleed etc.). It will again depend on the severity of the problem you are facing as it should not hinder with the routine and emergency duties on ship.

  389. sir they are not conducting all the tests . they just took eye test, blood nd urine test , Blood pressure thts it sir . nd they told me that this is enough .

  390. Sir, I have a medical test next month for TNOC but my weight is not proportionate to height. Will it cause any problem.
    height- 162 cms
    weight-48 kg

  391. Sir
    I have a ear hole in the ear drum but it can cure by a operation .will it affect to join the marine engineering ?

  392. Anish sir i am a diabetic patient .. am i eligible for joining in merchant navy please reply sir

  393. Respected sir
    I have done diploma in mechanical engineering and I wanna go for DME course. But I lost half of my first finger in my right hand in an accident. Am I eligible for the Marine Job please reply…

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  395. In both my kidney have stone upto 15 mm. I dnt have any pain. Can i join the ship or not ??
    Thank u