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DNS course is approved by Directorate general of Shipping and conducted under affiliation to Indian Maritime University. Cadets are awarded IMU Diploma in Nautical Science (DNS) after successful completion of completion of 2 semester of 6 months duration each at the Academy.

Semesters III, IV, V of approximate 6 months duration each, is completed onboard ship. After total 18 months of shipboard training, cadet has to attend Second Mates (Foreign Going)Competency Course for 4 months duration and appear in second Mates (F.G) Certificate of Competency (C.O.C) examination conducted by Mercantile Marine Department, Govt of India.

On successful completion of Second Mates(F.G) COC examination and completing applicable STCW modular courses, cadet is awarded Second Mates (F.G) Certificate of Competency by D.G. Shipping, Govt of India.

On Successful completion of semester examinations and Second Mates examination, cadet is awarded degree of B.Sc (Applied Nautical Science) by Indian Maritime University.

Training at AEMA

01 year

*2 semesters of
6 months each

Onboard Ship Training

1.5 years

*Minimum 3 ships each of
6 months service


Educational Qualifications

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 65% marks in PCM and 60% aggregate/ Equivalent GCE – UK “A” level/ International Baccalaureate Diploma

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

as individual subject in one of the year, with an average of not less than 60% 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 > 60%]

B.E./ B.Tech. degree with average of not less than 60%

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 > 60%]

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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 minimum age should be 17 yrs and maximum age should be 25 yrs on the date of commencement of course (Course usually commences on 1″Feoruary and 1′ August during every year). Relaxation of 5 years is available for SC/ST candidates and 2 years for Girl candidates

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

NOTE – Refer to DGS website

IMU Common Entrance Test

Should qualify IMU CET for the respective batch

(Applicable for DNS Candidates only)

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It is mandatory by Indian Maritime University that all candidates joining the DNS programme should clear the IMU Common Entrance Test (CET) for the respective batch. The procedure of applying for IMU CET and the dates and venue of “Entrance Test” etc. is published by the university on their website-

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Registration Process

How To Apply

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


Make online payment of fees for Online Entrance Test.

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

Candidates can choose the desired test centre and date/ time slot on which they would like to appear (based on availability) and book the seat accordingly.

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 have passed 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). They are required to carry the original mark sheets and certificates of Xth, Xllth, and Degree certificates, as applicable. While due weightage is given to Academics, importance is also given to achievements in extra-curricular activities, sports etc. which indicate an all round personality of the candidate. The interviews are held without any prejudice and selection will be based purely on merit.


Medical Examination and Eye-test

Candidates, who pass the interview, will be directed to undergo medical examination conducted by company-appointed doctors. The same doctor 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

Canddates who clear above selection procedure will be issued with Provisional Selection Letter.

In order to reserve their seat at Academy and obtain Final Selection Letter, candidates will have 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

admission documents

Passport (either applied for or in possession)

Maritime Academy medical fitness

Medical fitness report (directly received from company approved doctor)

Maritime Academy process

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

Maritime Academy admission

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


Offer Letter from Anglo-Eastern

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 80 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 18

August 2018

Fee structure

Maritime Academic batch


Batch 18

August 2018

Fee structure





Admission Calendar

AEMA currently offers 2 DNS courses through the year i.e. in February (batch of 80) & August (batch of 160). Generally, around 2 months prior to both these batches, is the IMU-CET which is held in December or January for the February batch and in June for the August batch. The IMU-CET is a mandatory examination for DNS course.

Course / Batch : DNS 21/ Feb 20


12 months



Start Date:


Application Status:


Application Last Date :



To be announced

Course / Batch : DNS 22/ Aug 20


12 months



Start Date:


Application Status:


Application Last Date :



To be announced

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CAUTION: 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.