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4,000 Positions through Merchant Navy Recruitment Drive: Check Selection Process

The Great news for those interested in a career at sea! The Indian Merchant Navy is hiring for various positions across different departments. Here's a breakdown of the key details:
Merchant Navy Recruitment Drive 2024
4,000 Positions through Merchant Navy Recruitment Drive

Job Openings:

  • A total of 4,000 positions are available.
  • Specific openings include Deck Rating, Engine Rating, Seaman, Electrician, Welder/Helper, Mess Boy, and Cook.

Number of Vacancies by Post:

  1. Deck Rating: 721
  2. Engine Rating: 236
  3. Seaman: 1432
  4. Electrician: 408
  5. Welder/Helper: 78
  6. Mess Boy: 922
  7. Cook: 203

Merchant Navy Recruitment Qualification: Minimum qualification varies by position (10th or 12th pass).

Merchant Navy Recruitment Age Limit (As on 30/04/24): Minimum 17.5 years and maximum 27 years 

Merchant Navy Recruitment Application Process:

  • You can find the official notification and apply online at
  • It's important to carefully review the notification to ensure you meet the eligibility criteria before applying.

Merchant Navy Recruitment Last Date: April 30, 2024

Merchant Navy Recruitment Drive Selection Process:

Stage 1: Written Test
All applicants will begin by taking a written test.

Stage 2: Personal Round (Counseling/Registration)
Candidates who pass the written test will be invited to a personal round at the SMA registered office in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh. A guardian must accompany the candidate to this round, which will involve counseling or registration. The specific date and time for your personal round will be included in your call letter, which will be uploaded to the website.

Stage 3: Shortlisting and Final Selection
Candidates will be shortlisted for the final selection based on their combined performance in the written test and the personal round.  This shortlist will be subject to:

  • Successful completion of a character background check.
  • Passing a medical test.

Merchant Navy Recruitment Drive Exam Pattern 




General awareness


2 hours

Science knowledge


English knowledge


Aptitude & reasoning


Merchant Navy Announces Recruitment Drive Notification 2024 PDF

Published date : 05 Apr 2024 02:53PM

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