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Marine Engineering & Research Institute Entrance Exam (MERI Entrance Exam)

MERI Entrance Exam (Marine Engineering & Research Institute Entrance Exam) Exam Dates, Application Form, Eligibility Criteria

Marine Engineering & Research Institute was established at the onset of Independence in 1947 to satisfy the growing need of marine engineers in India. The Institution earlier named as Directorate of Marine Engineering Training had its headquarter in Calcutta and a branch at Mumbai, under Ministry of Shipping (Government of India). The Institute has been renamed Marine Engineering and Research Institute in 1994.

Marine Engineering and Research Institute entrance exam acronym as MERI entrance exam is actually an admission process for getting in to T.S. Chanakya. Navi Mumbai, Marine Engineering & Research Institute (MERI) Kolkata and Marine Engineering & Research Institute (MERI),Mumbai. Candidates are admitted in these institutes for admission to

3-year course leading to B.Sc. (Nautical Sciences) Degree at T.S.Chanakya, Navi Mumbai,
4-year Marine Engineering Degree at Marine Engineering & Research Institute (MERI), Kolkata and
3-year Polyvalent B.Sc. (Maritime Sciences) Degree at Marine Engineering & Research Institute (MERI), Mumbai,
Candidates are selected through the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE (Advanced)) to be conducted by IITs every year.

There is no separate Entrance Examination for admission to the above training institutes and only those candidates who have qualified in JEE (Advanced) are called for counselling in the month of July / August.

Candidates can get the full details of MERI Entrance Exam 2017 such as Application Form, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Important Dates and much more on this post.

About MERI Entrance Exam
Exam Name: Marine Engineering & Research Institute Entrance Exam
Conducting Institute: Marine Engineering & Research Institute (MERI)
Commonly called as: MERI
Exam Level: University Level

Important Dates

Commencement of sale of application forms by IIT Commencement of sale of application forms by IIMS & Syndicate Bank Last date of receipt of application by IIT Last date of receipt of application by IIMS Counseling of the selected candidates
As per advertisement (Tentatively in November) As per advertisement (Tentatively in February) Tentatively in January Tentatively in March (Tentatively Last week of July/ First week of August)

Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates must have passed (10 + 2) examination with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and English.
  • The candidates must have been born on or after 1.10.1987. For SC / ST, candidates must have been born on or after 01.10.1982.
  • Date of Birth: Candidates belonging to General & OBC Categories must have been born on or after 01.10.1987 and those belonging to SC & ST categories must have been born on or after 01.10.1982.


3-year course leading to B.Sc. (Nautical Sciences)
4-year Marine Engineering Degree
3-year Polyvalent B.Sc. (Maritime Sciences)

Application Fee

MERI Registration & Examination Fee Structure
The Application Fee For general & OBC category candidates Rs. 1000
The Application Fee For the SC/ST applicants. Rs. 800

How to Apply

Offline mode:

Application form along with information brochure giving the details of the Training programme at the above three Institutes, Medical standards, etc can be obtained from the following designated branches of Syndicate Bank all over India by payment of Rs.1000 (General / OBC) and Rs.800 (SC/ST)

Syndicate Bank Branches:

(a) West Zone:

Ahrnedabad (Ashram Road Branch). Bhilai, Bhopal. Fort, Mumbai. Gwalior. Indore (Main Rajwada Chowk) Jaipur (M.I. Raod Branch) Nagpur (Gandhi Bagh Main Branch). Pune (Laxmi Road Branch),Thane (Naupada Branch), Udaipur

(b) North Zone:

Amritsar Allahabad (Cantonment), Bargilly (Civil Lines Branch). Chandigarh. Dehradun. Gurgaon (Csntonr Jammu. Kanpur. Lucknow Main (Ammabad). Meerut (Main).New Delhi (Nehru Place Branch). Patiala (Main). Varanasi (Main).

(c) East Zone:
Bokaro Steel City Bhubaneswar (Main).,Kolkata (N S Road). Dhanbad. Jamshedpur. Muzaffarpur. Port Blair. Patna. Ranchi. Rourkela.

(d) South Zone:

Anantapur, Bangalore (Gandhinagar). Chennai (Mount Road), Kochi (Kochi-Kotinukulam Road Main Branch). The application form along with information Brochure can also be obtained by post from the Indian Institute of Maritime Studies, TS Chanakya campus, karave, Navi Mumbai, 400706, by the due date by sending a self addressed envelope 11'x5" size with stamp worth Rs.35 along with a DD of Rs.1000 (General / OBC) and 800/- (SC/ST), drawn in favour of Indian Institute of Maritime Studies and payable at Mumbai.

Online mode:

MERI 2013 application form along with MERI 2013 information brochure can be downloaded from the IMU website Such downloaded application forms are to be submitted along with the DD of 1000/- (General / OBC Category) and 600/- ( SC / ST Category ) drawn in favour of "Indian Maritime University, Mumbai Campus" payable at Mumbai.

Exam Pattern

MERI doesn't have any separate Entrance Examination, It follows the score of JEE (Advanced) Score for giving an admission. The Exam pattern of JEE (Advanced) is following :

JEE (Main) 2017 shall have two papers,
Paper-1 (B.E. / B. Tech.) and Paper-2(B. Arch./ B. Planning). Depending upon on the course (s) candidates are seeking admission, may take Paper-1 B.E. / B. Tech.), or Paper-2 B. Arch./ B. Planning), or both. Subject combination for each paper, type of questions in each paper and mode of examination available is given in the table below.

Paper Subjects Type Of Questions Mode Of Exam
Paper 1 (B.E./B. Tech.) Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics Objective type with equal weightage to Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics Pen and Paper based Exam OR Computer based Exam
Paper 2 (B.Arch. /B. Planning) Mathematics – Part I, Aptitude Test – Part II, & Drawing Test–Part III Objective type Objective type Questions to test drawing aptitude Only Pen and Paper based Exam
  • Exam comprises of two papers, each paper of three hours duration.
  • Papers are printed separately for English and Hindi languages, paper will be given based on the language selection done while registering for JEE (Advance).
  • Paper mainly consists of three subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics
  • Question consists of different sections like multiple choices, test comprehension, reasoning and analytical.
  • Evaluation is done on negative marking for wrong answer basis.

Question Papers


MERI does not conduct entrance exams. It accepts JEE (Advanced) exam score.

JEE Syllabus

Admit Card / Hall Ticket

The candidate should verify all the information in the admit card. If any issue is found, then get it corrected with the concerned authority.

The candidates are required to carry the admit card to the examination hall. Without it, you will not be allowed to enter the examination hall. It is also very important to document for the further admission processes.



The selected candidates will be called for counselling.


Accepting Colleges

Contact Details

Indian Institute of Maritime Studies
T.S.Chanakya Campus
Karave, Nerul
Navi Mumbai - 400 706
Phone No: 91 22 27706803 / 6804
Fax No: 91 22 27716805


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