Merchant Navy Recruitment 2024, Notification, 4000 Vacancies Open, Apply Online

The Indian Merchant Navy, through is inviting applications from all interested candidates to fill 4,000 vacancies. Apply online at before the last date of April 30, 2024. Applicants should have at least Class 10 & Class12 qualifications from a recognized institute. As on April 30, 2024; one must be between the ages of 17.5 and 27.

Merchant Navy

This global network of civilian ships engaged in transportation of goods and passengers is also known as the Merchant Marine. International trade and commerce are essential to run smoothly.

Merchant Navy Notification 2024

The official notification for the Merchant navy recruitment drive 2024 can be accessed at Applications are now open and the closing date for submission is on April 30th, year after next. Positions include sailor, engine rating and deck rating.

Exam Name isMerchant Navy Recruitment 2024
Posts Name isSailor, Engine Rating, Deck Rating
AuthorityIndian Merchant Navy
Notification Date11 March 2024
Apply Date11 March – 30 April 2024
Official (Links to PDF Download & Online Application)
Merchant Navy Recruitment 2024

Eligibility Criteria

To qualify for merchant navy positions several eligibility criteria are required as outlined below:

Position Educational Qualification Age Limit
  • Deck Rating 12th Pass 17.5 – 25 Years
  • Engine Rating 10th Pass 17.5 – 25 Years
  • Seaman 10th Pass 17.5 – 25 Years
  • Electrician 10th Pass + ITI 17.5 – 27 Years
  • Welder/Helper 10th Pass + ITI 17.5 – 27 Years
  • Mess Boy 10th Pass 17.5 – 27 Years
  • Cook 10th Pass 17.5 – 27 Years

Required Documents

To streamline the application process; gather the following documents:

  • Nationality and Identity Proof
  • Medical Certificates
  • Entrance Exam Admit Card and Result (if applicable)
  • Character Certificate
  • Passport
  • Visa (if required)
  • Training Certificates (if applicable)
  • Educational Certificates
  • Sponsorship Letter (if applicable)
  • Birth Certificate
  • Passport-sized Photographs

Also Read: UKPSC Notification 2024

Indian Merchant Navy Recruitment 2024 Admission Fee

CategoryApplication Fee (Rs)


Name PostSalary Range (Rs)
Deck Rating50,000 – 85,000
Engine Rating40,000 – 60,000
Seaman38,000 – 55,000
Electrician60,000 – 90,000
Welder/Helper50,000 – 85,000
Mess Boy40,000 – 60,000
Cook40,000 – 60,000
Do I need prior technical experience to apply for an engine rating position?

While not necessary, it is advisable to be familiar with engines.