How to join Merchant Navy or Indian Navy After class 10th & 12th

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Merchant Navy or Indian Navy is the best career option for students of 12th science. Many students always get confused to choose the best career options after class 12th.

Here we are going to tell you how can you get into the Navy( Merchant Navy or Indian Navy) and make the best career in it.

Navy can be one of the best career options after class 12th. Whether it is the Indian Navy or Merchant Navy.

There are total 14 defense forces in India.

How to Join Indian Navy after 12th

If you want to get into the Indian navy and want to make your career in it.

  • Pass your class 12th with Science stream + Maths (PCM/PCMB).
  • Clear NDA Exam

Eligibility Criteria for Indian Navy

  • Candidate should be unmarried and Indian citizen
  • Passed class 12th with Science stream + maths (PCM/PCMB) and Minimum marks 60%.
  • Age limit : 17 to 20 years

Exam Pattern for Indian Navy

  • Computer based exam of 100 Questions
  • Each question of 1 marks
  • Negative marking is 0.25.
Subjects of Exam (MCQ) Multiple Choice Questions
GK (General Knowledge)

Physical fitness for Indian Navy

  • Minimum Height 157 cm.
  • Running 1.6 KMs in 7 minutes.
  • 20 Squat ups (uthak baithak)
  • 10 push ups

Medical fitness for Indian Navy

  • Both eye sight 6/6
  • No color blindness

Read Also: Top 5 best career options after class 12th.

How to join Merchant Navy after 10th and 12th.

When we hear Merchant navy, a thing that comes to our mind. “It is part of Indian Navy”. But it’s not like that.

Merchant Navy is totally different from the Indian Navy.

Indian Navy is made to protect the ocean boundaries of India and it is an Indian force which is Navy force.

But merchant navy is an agency which deals with a big businessman to Import and exports the companies products through oceans by big ships.

Merchant navy comes under both sector Private and Government.

Eligibility criteria for Merchant Navy

1) Candidate should be unmarried.
2) Age limit: 17 to 25 years.
3) Must be physically fit.
4) Passed class 12th with science stream + Math (PCM/PCMB). Minimum marks 60%.
5) Candidate must be medically fit.
6) Both eyesight 6/6.
7) No color blindness.
8) No disability.

The entrance exam for Merchant Navy

IMU CET (Indian maritime university common entrance test).

Every college conducts this test.

Top 5 best colleges for Merchant navy course

  1. Anglo Eastern Maritime Academy(AEMA), Mumbai.
  2. Indian Maritime University(IMU), Chennai.
  3. Samundra Institute of Maritime Studies(SIMS), Maharashtra.
  4. International Maritime Institute(IMI), Greater Noida.
  5. Vishwakarma Maritime Institute(VMI), Pune.

Merchant Navy courses that you can pursue after class 10th

  • Near coastal Voyage (NCV)
  • Diploma in Nautical science (DNS)
  • Commercial Diving
  • GP Ratings

Merchant navy courses that you can pursue after class 12th

  • B.SC Nautical Science
  • B.E Marine Engineering
  • B.E Naval Architecture and Offshore Engineering
  • B.E Petroleum Engineering
  • B.E Mechanical Engineering
  • B.E Harbour & Ocean Engineering
  • B.E Civil Engineering
  • B.E Electrical & Electronics Engineering
  • B.SC Marine Catering
  • Electro Technical Officer Course

Salary in Merchant Navy

If we talk about salary then it depends on many factors like which post you are on which type of ships you are working/ how much experience you have.

We have seen ships/cargo ships/Container ships.

There are two sides to it:

Engine SidesalaryDeck sidesalary
Engine Cadet30k to 45kDeck Cadet15k to 25k
4th Engineer70k to 1.5 lakhs4th Level Officer30k to 60k
3rf Engineer1.5 to 2.5 lakhs9th Level Officer70k to 1.5 lakhs
2nd Engineer3 to 5 lakhs2nd Level Officer2 to 5 lakhs
Chief Engineer5 to 8 lakhsChief Officer5 to 8 lakhs
Captain8 to 10 lakhsCaptain8 to 12 lakhs

Here you can get the highest salary in comparison to other fields.

  • But here are some advantages which you need to know:
  • You may have to stay at the ships for 6 months or 1 year.
  • You may have to live without family for a long time and adjust your body and health according to the climate and places.

Well anyways, It is a very exciting and adventurous job. If you have a dream to make a career in the Merchant navy then you can go for it.

So, this is the whole process to get into the MERCHANT NAVY and INDIAN NAVY.

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