Admission – DNS


1-year Diploma in Nautical Science (DNS) is a pre-sea training course approved by Directorate General of Shipping (DGS) and affiliated to Indian Maritime University (IMU). The course is conducted at Anglo-Eastern Maritime Academy, Karjat (AEMA). Upon successful completion of the course, cadets are awarded with pre-sea completion certificate and qualified to join a ship as a deck cadet.

The pre-sea course consists of two semesters, each semester being 6 months of duration. Having completed the course, cadets are required to undergo Structured Shipboard Training Programme (SSTP) which consists 18 months of on-board training which consists three semesters i.e. III, IV and V, approximate 6 months of duration each. During the on-board training a cadet is entitled for stipend, free boarding & lodging.

After completion of on-board training a cadet has to obtain SSTP completion certificate from the institute and has to attempt/ appear for IMU Semester III, IV & V Exams. Subsequently the cadet has to attend 4 months of post-sea shore-based training (Semester VI) which is the preparatory course for the ‘Second Mates’ examination conducted by the Director General of Shipping (DGS), at approved institutes. The cadet also has to complete mandatory STCW courses (ROC/ARPA, GMDSS, PSCRB, AFF, MFA, and ECDIS) for his/her ‘Second Mates’ (FG) license which takes approximately 2 months.

On successful completion of Second Mates examination and STCW courses, a cadet is awarded with Second Mates (F.G) Certificate of Competency by D.G. Shipping, Govt. of India and qualifies to join any sea going vessel as a third officer.

After completing all six semesters, a cadet is awarded with degree of B.Sc. (Applied Nautical Science) by Indian Maritime University.

Please Note:
i) Candidates seeking admissions to Marine Programmes are strongly recommended to have Passports. Please note that the name in the Passport should be the same as given in the 10th Std. Certificate.
ii) Admission to this course is granted after passing IMU CET exam successfully and fulfilling below mentioned eligibility criteria.


Educational Qualification

Senior School Certificate/
Higher Secondary Examination/
Class XII/ 10+2

From a recognized Board/ University with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics (PCM), with not less than 70% marks in PCM and 65% aggregate/ Equivalent GCE – UK “A” level/ International Baccalaureate Diploma

B.Sc in Physics, Mathematics,
Chemistry or Electronics
with Physics

As an individual subject in one of the years, with an average of not less than 65% marks in the final year, from a recognized University provided that the candidate must have passed 10+2 examination with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics (PCM) from a recognized Board : [10+2 PCM >= 65%]

B.E./ B.Tech. degree with
average of not less
than 65%

In the final year from I.I.T. or from a college recognized by AICTE/ UGC, provided that the candidate must have passed 10+2 examination with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics (PCM) from a recognized Board : [10+2 PCM >= 65%]

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Should have obtained not less than 60% marks in English as a separate subject, at either 10th or 12th standard or in the Degree course conducted by a recognized Board/ University.

Age Limit

The maximum age of the candidate should be 25 years on the date of commencement of course (Course usually commences on 1st February and 1st August during every year).

Marital Status – Unmarried

Physical and
Medical Standards

Physically fit and should meet the medical requirements as specified by DG Shipping guidelines, 6/6 eyesight without visual aids and no colour blindness. For detailed information refer to DGS website by clicking here

IMU Common
Entrance Test

Should qualify IMU CET for the respective batch The procedure of applying for IMU CET and the dates and venue of “Entrance Test” etc. is published on the university website.
For detailed information refer to IMU website by clicking here

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Registration Process

How To Apply

Candidate is supposed to take Anglo Eastern online test. Please click on APPLY NOW button below to register for the same. After submission of online application, candidate will receive an email with details of the payment for the online entrance test.


An online payment is to be made for online entrance exam fee.
Once the payment is done, candidate will receive a confirmation email, wherein a URL Link will be provided to book seat for Online Entrance Test.

Seat Booking Instructions

Candidates who pass the online entrance test and psychometric evaluation will further be called for a “Panel Interview” at Mumbai or Delhi.


Online Entrance Test

The test consists of 2 sections,
for a total duration of 3 hours.


Maths, Physics, Chemistry, English, Aptitude and General Knowledge (Duration: 2 Hours)


Total 100 Marks (Negative marking applies)


The level of difficulty for this test is based on “Std XII Syllabus” for DNS Candidates


PSY Test

“Personality based questions” Duration: 1 Hour

(Further details and syllabus for the Online Entrance Test is given on our website under ‘FAQ Section’).


Panel Interview

Shortlisted candidates who’ll pass the online tests, shall be notified via email to appear for an interview. The interviews will be held on specific dates either at Mumbai or Delhi. A candidate is required to present himself in formal attire (with tie). Candidates are required to carry the original mark sheets and certificates of X, Xll and Degree certificates, as applicable. While due weightage is given to Academics, achievements in extra-curricular activities, sports etc are stressed upon as well. Thus an all round personality of the candidates is taken into consideration. The interviews are held without any prejudice and selection will be based purely on merit.


Medical Examination and Eye-test

Candidates, who’ll pass the interview, will be directed to undergo medical examination conducted by company-appointed doctors who will also be conducting an Eye-Test which conforms to the requirements of medical examination rules of Directorate General of Shipping. The results of the medical/eye tests are directly forwarded to the company by the doctor.


Provisional Selection Letter

Candidates who’ll clear above selection procedure, will be issued with Provisional Selection Letter.
In order to reserve their seats at Academy and obtain Final Selection Letters, candidates will be required to submit following documents:

mark sheet

10th Std Original mark sheet

mark sheet

12th Std original mark sheet

Graduation certificate

B. Sc./ Graduation original mark sheet (if applicable)

admission Birth Certificate

Original Birth Certificate

admission certificate

Migration / Transfer Certificate

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Passport (either applied for or in possession)

Maritime Academy medical fitness

Medical fitness report (directly received from company approved doctor)

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2 passport size photos (kindly write your name behind the photo in pencil)

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Payment of initial admission fees  to "Anglo Eastern Maritime Academy".


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Final Merit List will be prepared for provisionally selected candidates. Merit list gives adequate weightage to various parameters like – Class- XII PCM%, Score in Anglo-Eastern Online Test, Interview score, IMU CET Ranking.​

For August Batch total 160 candidates and for February batch total 120 candidates will be selected from the Merit list.

Finally selected candidates will be issued with Final Offer Letter, Joining Instructions and Fee Structure details.


Overview of DNS Course

Fees Structure

Academic batch


Batch 29

February 2024

Fee structure

Maritime Academic batch


Batch 29

February 2024

Fee structure





Admission Calendar

AEMA currently offers 2 DNS batches throughout the year i.e. in February (120 seats) & August (160 seats).
Generally, IMU-CET is conducted by the University every year in the month of June.

Please Note: The IMU-CET is a mandatory examination for the DNS course.
Course / Batch : DNS 30/ August 24


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Start Date:


Application Status:


Application Last Date :




Course / Batch : DNS 31/ February 25


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Start Date:


Application Status:

To be announced

Application Last Date :

To be announced


08-Jun-2024 (Applicable)

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Caution Notice:

It has come to our notice that certain agencies / individuals may be contacting admission seekers offering fake admission in the Anglo-Eastern Maritime Academy and also offering sea-time opportunity with the Anglo-Eastern Univan Group. The agencies / individuals may demand large sums of money in order to process the application. The agencies / individuals may even be sending confirmation letters on fake letterheads asking the candidates to report at our Institute / Office.

Please Note: Selection in Anglo-Eastern is based purely on Merit. The Anglo-Eastern has not appointed any agency / individuals to issue offers of admission to the Institute or to offer sea-time at the Anglo-Eastern Univan Group. Should you come across any such fraudulent incident or approached by anyone who promises to help you in return of any favor, please report at 022-6112 4433 / 34 / 35 or e-mail us at and Anyone dealing with such an agency / individual will be doing so at their own risk and the Anglo-Eastern or any of its affiliates shall not be held responsible for any loss or damage suffered directly or indirectly.