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MSC ENTRANCE EXAMINATION FOR DECK CADETS & B.TECH MARINE – 2024

APPLICATION ARE OPEN FOR BOTH MALE & FEMALE CANDIDATES

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQS)

-Q1. Which is the selection process?

STEP 1

Click HERE for the registration.

Registration link will be activated from 06th Mar 2024

Complete registration and pay Rs 1000/- towards Registration and Exam Fees

Appear for the ONLINE written exam as per date/time selected.
Exam registration starts from: 06th Mar 2024
Last date of exam registration: 14th Apr 2024
On-line Exam dates: 22nd / 23rd / 24th / 25th / 26th / 27th / 28th & 29th Apr 2024: candidate to select any one date, Timings of the online exam will be notified to the candidate after the issue of Admit card

Candidate will be asked to select the city of preference for Interview where MSC offices are located, candidate needs to select the same at the time of registration. This would be required, where candidate has been shortlisted basis the result of online written exam for further process.

PLEASE NOTE :

EXAM REQUIREMENT IS TABLET/MOBILE PHONE/LAPTOP/PC – WITH CAMERA. (It is recommended to use PC or Laptop or Tablet)

WRITTEN EXAM WILL BE DONE ON-LINE WITH MONITORING BY PROCTOR AND A.I.

PLEASE REFER TO GUIDELINES ON WEBSITE FOR ALL OTHER CONDITIONS

 

PASSED CANDIDATES MAKING TO THE MERIT LIST WILL BE CALLED FOR PHYSICAL INTERVIEW.

STEP 2

APPLY ONLINE FOR THE INDIAN MARITIME UNIVERSITY (IMU) COMMON ENTRANCE EXAM (CET)  You must fill up the form and follow instructions as specified

  1. Register for inquiry/update on IMU exams here : https://www.imu.edu.in/
  2. Apply as per instructions when IMU declares the CET dates at : https://www.imu.edu.in/
  3. Brochure for Diploma in Nautical Science & B. Tech Marine Engineering will be available at IMU website (Latest one to be downloaded from IMU website when available) - https://www.imu.edu.in/images/Admissions/2023/AcademicBrochure_2023_24_14042023_1.pdf
  4. Appear for IMU CET

IMU Registration – Starts – Tentatively in March/ April 2024 and most likely up-to 3rd/ 04th Week of May 2024, IMU CET EXAM – Tentatively in June 2024, However exact dates to be verified by the candidate by following the information provided on the IMU Website

Download IMU BROCHURE HERE - https://www.imu.edu.in/images/Admissions/2023/AcademicBrochure_2023_24_14042023_1.pdf

 

PLEASE NOTE IN ADDITION TO MSC EXAM PROCEDURES, CANDIDATES MUST CLEAR THE IMU CET

STEP 3

Successful candidates will be called to any one of our centres for completing the following:

  1. Medical tests (including Eyesight) through our Company doctor (Medical tests are only to be done as per Applicable DGS & Company Guidelines by MSC approved Company Doctor, which will be advised by MSC Office team). MEDICALS TO BE COMPLETED ONLY FROM MSC APPROVED DOCTOR.  
  2. Medical test fee is approximately, around Rs 5000/- to 6000/- payable by candidate, Psychometric test fee is approximately Rs 1000/-. And payable by candidate - payable to MSC approved Psychometric counselling service

Candidates must be aware that without passing these, they will not be eligible to further selection process.

 

STEP 4

If you comply with all Company and DG Shipping criteria and have passed the following, you will be shortlisted for the final selection process:

  1. MSC Entrance written exam
  2. MSC Interview
  3. IMU entrance exam result -  IMU ranking
  4. MSC Eyesight & Medical test
  5. MSC Psychometric test

NOTE

Candidates must meet all requirements of the company as well as those laid out by Indian Maritime University / Director General of Shipping.

No candidate can appear more than once each year for the company’s written exam.

The company’s decision on selection will be binding and cannot be challenged.

Any false declaration or documents will result in the candidate being disqualified.

*IMU dates/criteria will be declared on the IMU website. Candidates are requested to visit the IMU website regularly in order to update themselves with the latest information provided.

 

-Q2. What will be the cost?

IMU Charges – as per the information on IMU website

Cost of MSC entrance exam = Approximate Rs 1000 to 1500/-  payable online at the time of registration + Bank transaction charges born by the candidate may range between 0.5 to 5% depending on the service provider.

Cost of Medical & Eyesight Test = Approximate Rs 5000/- to 6000/-  cash payable to MSC approved Medical Clinic

Cost of Psychometric On-Line Test= Approximate Rs 1000/-  payable to MSC approved Psychometric counselling service

Additionally if selected:

Non-Refundable Fee to MSC = Approximate Rs 15,000

Cost of 1 Year IMU Pre-sea course = As per institute fee structure and norms

Cost of 4 Year B.Tech Marine Engineering = As per institute fee structure and norms

Selected candidates will be assigned a DG Shipping Approved Institutes via MSC TRAINING ACADEMY on the basis of Final results.

DNS (Diploma In Nautical Science) COURSE SCHEDULED TO COMMENCES FROM : Tentatively by 01st Aug 2024 or As per amended date announced by IMU

4 YEAR B.TECH Marine Engineering COURSE SCHEDULED TO COMMENCE FROM : Tentatively by 01st Aug 2024 or As per amended date announced by IMU

DECK CADET (01 YEAR DNS PROGRAME):

 

-Q3. What happens after I pass out from the Training Institute?

You will pass out in 12 months after the commencement of Pre-Sea Course

Thereafter you will be assigned on a company vessel as a deck cadet with a stipend of Rs 27,000 approx. per month of training on board ship.

After completion of 18 months of sea-time, you are eligible to appear for the Certificate of Competency Exam for Second Mate (FG).

After passing your Competency exams you will join ship as a 4th Officer.

 

B.TECH MARINE (04 YEARS B.TECH MARINE ENGINEERING):

 

-Q4. What happens after I pass out from the Training Institute

You will pass out in 04 Years after the commencement of Course

Thereafter you will be assigned on a company vessel as a trainee marine engineer with a stipend of Rs 44,000 approx. per month of training on board ship.

After completion of 6 to 9 months of sea-time, you are eligible to appear for the Certificate of Competency Exam for Class 4 (FG).

After passing your Competency exams you will join ship as a 5th Engineer.

See the Career Path section for further details

 

-Q5. Am I eligible?

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR DECK CADET

UNMARRIED

INDIAN NATIONAL

Educational qualification:

10+2 with 65% marks in PCM aggregate or

60% marks in the final year of B.Sc. with physics in any of the years of B.Sc or

55% marks in the final year of B.E. or B. Tech. degree

Candidate who have completed the B.Sc Nautical Science are NOT Eligible for applying for DNS program

AND

50% marks in English either at 10th or 12th or at graduation level.

 

CANDIDATES AWAITING 12th RESULT CAN APPLY.

 

Medical Requirement

All applicants shall comply with the physical and medical standards as per regulations and Company standards.

Medical Examination will be done by Company & DG Shipping Approved Doctor ONLY

 

Age Requirement

Minimum Age requirement: candidate should be 17 years of age as on approx. 1st August 2024*

Maximum Age limit: 19 years of age (for 10+2), 22 years (for BSc graduate) as on approx. 1st August 2024*

*exact date depends on starting date of Pre-Sea Training Course

 

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR B.TECH MARINE

 

UNMARRIED.

INDIAN NATIONAL

Educational qualification:

10+2 with 65% marks in PCM aggregate

AND

50% marks in English either at 10th or 12th .

CANDIDATES AWAITING 12th RESULT CAN APPLY.

Medical Requirement

All applicants shall comply with the physical and medical standards as per regulations and Company standards.

Medical Examination will be done by Company & DG Shipping Approved Doctor ONLY

 

Age Requirement

Minimum Age requirement: candidate should be 17 years of age as on approx. 1st August 2024*

Maximum Age limit: 19 years of age as on approx. 1st August 2024*

*exact date depends on starting date of Pre-Sea Training Course.

 

-Q6. What is the MSC online examination like?

The MSC exam is a 1.5 hour paper with the following

English – 15 questions

Maths – 12 questions

Physics – 13 questions

General Knowledge – 10 questions

All questions are objective type multiple choice questions

 

-Q7. What is the IMU exam like ?

The standard will generally be that of 10+2 level

Go to the IMU website for sample examination papers

Please note valid passport is mandatory for admission to all the Pre sea training programs, If not applied yet, Please apply IMMEDIATELY.

 

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