As a National Carrier and the country’s premier shipping line, The Shipping Corporation of India owns and operates around half of the Indian tonnage, and has operating interests in practically all areas of the shipping business; servicing both national and international trades. In view of the demand from Indian trade, SCI has diversified into a large number of areas. Today, SCI is the only Indian shipping Company operating Tankers, Product Carriers, International container services, Liquid/dry bulk services, LPG & LNG, Offshore services, Passenger services. In addition, SCI mans and manages a large number of vessels on behalf of various government departments and organizations.
GME course is conducted at SCI’s Maritime Training Institute at Powai, Mumbai. This course is approved by Directorate General of Shipping (DGS). GME course comprises of pre-sea training of 08 months at MTI Powai and structured shipboard training of 10 months thereafter on ships operated by SCI.
As per DGS guidelines, the following categories are eligible to undertake the admission for
pre sea Training of 8 months shore training by SCI-MTI.
- Category (a) – A full time BE / B. Tech in Engineering streams e.g. Mechanical and
Automation, Mechanical and Electronics, Mechanical and Automobiles etc. However, the word “ Mechanical “should be first indicating that mechanical engineering is the core and the second subject is the elective with minimum 50% marks in final year of Engineering Degree.
- Category (b) – All Naval Architecture streams e.g. Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering, Naval Architecture and Ship building etc. However, the word “Naval Architecture” should be first indicating that Naval Architecture is the core and the second subject is the elective with minimum 50% marks in final year of Engineering Degree.
- Category (c) – BE /B. Tech in Marine Engineering with minimum 50% marks in final year of Engineering Degree
- Category (d) – BE/B. Tech in Mechanical Engineering with minimum 50% marks in final year of Engineering Degree
- Other Higher degree such as 5 year integrated ME/M tech in above all categories with minimum 50% marks in final year of Engineering Degree
The candidates must have been obtained Engineering Degree of above categories from AICTE approved institute or from IIT or from Engineering colleges /University recognized or approved by State or Central Government. Equivalent degree or degree with specialization or electives other than above educational qualification is not acceptable. Candidates must be in possession of valid Engineering degree certificate / provisional degree certificate/ Marks Sheet with minimum 50% marks in final year of Engineering at the time of interview. Furthermore, candidates should have secured at least 50% marks in English language at Xth or XIIth class or in a degree course.
Candidates who are natives of Lakshadweep and Andaman & Nicobar islands and belong to scheduled tribe and also who and both of whose parents were born in those islands and belong to Scheduled Tribes have been given relaxation of 5 percentage (%) marks only in “English” language in the Xth or XIIth class or in degree exam
Not more than 28 Years of age as on date of interview.
Relaxation for SC/ST candidates – 5 years i.e. upto 33 years of age.
Relaxation for Women candidates – 2 years i.e. upto 30 years of age.
Relaxation for OBC(NCL) candidates – 3 years i.e. upto 31 years of age.
Candidate must have good health and be fit for sea service as per existing MS Medical rules 2000/MLC 2006 applicable to seafarers.
All Medical fit candidates should possess double dose of COVID vaccination.
10 (4 + 6) months on-boarding training provided by SCI-Maritime Training Institute
Important Note: The selection of candidates is only for one time shipboard training and the shipping corporation of India has no obligation or does not guarantee any further employment or extension of ship board training.
After completion of 08 months shore training as GME and total 10 (4+6)months structured shipboard training as GME, candidates can appear for Marine Engineer Officer (MEO)CLASS-IVPART“A” and MEO CLASS IV PART“B” examination for issuance of Certificate of Competency (COC) by Directorate General Of Shipping(DGS). However, as per DGS guidelines, the candidates holding Degree in Mechanical Engineering and Marine Engineering streams are exempted from appearing in DGS examination of MEOCLASS-IVPART “A” and they will directly undergo MEO Class-IV, Part-B examination upon satisfactory completion of total 18 (12 + 6) months training period. On completion of satisfactory performance of training period and after passing DGS examinations of MEO Class –IV , Part-A (as applicable) and MEO Class-IV, Part-B and holding COC for MEO Class- IV , SCI may employ these candidates on ships owned, manned or operated by SCI as per INSA – MUI Agreement, if vacancies are available. Also candidates will be required to furnish an indemnity bond to SCI for agreeing to serve on SCI vessels for a period of 5 years after obtaining the MEO CLASS IV PART B certificate of competency. In the event of breach of Indemnity, candidate shall be liable to pay Rs. 3.00 Lakhs towards the expenses incurred on the skill development. After obtaining necessary sea experience and higher certificates of competency the candidate can rise to the rank of Chief Engineer officer on the ship.
About the Online Examination
The on-line examination shall be of two (02) hours duration, which will be in the form of multiple choice questions (MCQs). It will focus on Quantitative Aptitude test, Professional Knowledge test, English Language test and Reasoning Ability test. The questions of the test will be bilingual (English and Hindi).
Important Note: Candidate MUST PASS in each of the objective tests to qualify for personnel interview. The passing Marks in each test will be decided at a later stage by the MTI/SCI on the basis of the performance of all the competing candidates in each test.
How to Apply
- Candidates need to apply online through the link given on this page.
- After successful submission of online application from, candidates MUST take print out of application form. It is required at the time of document verification before interview.
- Filling of multiple applications will result in cancellation of all applications.
- A candidate MUST have valid Email ID and Mobile Number. All future communications and correspondence will be through Emails and our official website ONLY.
- Before applying, candidates must ensure that they fulfill all the eligibility criteria and norms as mentioned on this page
- Before filling application form a candidate MUST read all instructions carefully given under the “General Information and Instructions” section.
Candidates need to apply online through the link given on this page
After successful submission of online application from, take print out of application form. It is required at the time of document verification before interview.
Download and Print Hall Ticket for online examination
Appear for Online Examination at the examination center allotted in the Hall Ticket
Check the result on the MTI/SCI website.
If name appears in the merit list, appear for interview.
Check for final merit list on the MTI/SCI website and complete medical test.
General Information and Instructions
a.Only Indian Nationals are eligible to apply.
b. An application fee once deposited is NOT refundable in any circumstance.
c. Candidates should have valid Indian Passport as same is required to generate INDOS Number in DGS website prior admission to course.
d. If any information provided by the candidate is found to be false or incorrect or not in conformity with the eligibility criteria, then his/her candidature is liable to be rejected at any stage of the selection process or after selection or joining or after completing onboard training.
e. No modifications are allowed after submission of the application form. Incomplete application form in any particulars is liable to be rejected. Write “NA” for whichever is not applicable.
f. Candidature is also liable to be rejected if the online application forms received unsigned or without correct photo or received with wrong application fee or received without application fees and received after the last date of receipt of applications.
g. Candidates employed with Government departments / PSUs / Autonomous bodies have to produce NOC at the time of interview if called for the same. If such candidates cannot provide the NOC, they will not be allowed to appear for the interview.
h. The Shipping Corporation of India Ltd. Reserves the right to change the number of vacancies and cancel / restrict / modify / alter the selection process, if required, without issuing any further notice or assigning any reason thereof.
i. Any modifications / amendments in the advertisement will be given on SCI-MTI
j. All Instructions and important information regarding selection will be available only on the SCI- MTI website and as such, candidates are advised to visit the same frequently for necessary instructions.
k. Candidate should bring all the original valid documents and one set of self attested photocopies of all certificates at the time of interview. Candidates failing to produce original documents for verification will not be allowed to appear for the Personal Interview.
l. Candidates belonging to reserved categories such as SC,ST, OBC (NCL) shall produce valid ORIGINAL Caste Certificate in a format as per Government Of India guidelines. EWS category shall produce valid ORIGINAL income certificate in a format prescribed by Government of India.
m. Only those who are in possession of all the documents mentioned above can apply.
n. In case of any doubt/query, please communicate with below mentioned contact
o. Candidates must complete Engineering Degree prior the date of Personal
Interview. No Candidates will be selected without completion of Engineering