Other than B.Sc. Nautical Science course, Diploma version of Nautical Science is another course available on front of merchant navy aspirants. The course followed by 18 months of sea service will lead to 2nd mate foreign going certificate from the Ministry of Shipping, along with a B.Sc. Nautical Science Degree!
Upper age limit is 25 years. Candidate should not be more than 25 years of age.
10+2 passed (with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics and English subjects) from a recognized board or equivalent. Minimum aggregate marks in PCM subjects must not be less than 60%. Marks in English subject in 10th and 12th board exams should not be less than 50%.
Candidate should be physically and medically fit as per Merchant Shipping Rules. Candidate should not be color blind. He/she should have 6/6 vision without the assistance of any visual aids.
Candidates should be physically fit for sea service under standard norms of DGS, with eyesight 6/9 in both the eyes, and with no colour blindness.