Great Eastern Institute of Maritime Studies  is located in Lonavala , near Mumbai. This Institute is owned by India’s biggest ship management company Great Eastern Shipping . This company has more than 47 ships in their fleet. If you join Great Eastern Institute of Maritime Studies (GEIMS) then after passing out you get a confirmed job in Great Eastern Shipping Company. Therefore doing a course from Great Eastern Institute of Maritime Studies (GEIMS) is very good for your future career.

Diploma in Nautical Science (DNS) course:

If you want to join Merchant Navy as Navigating Officer and want to become Captain of a ship in the future, then Diploma in Nautical Science is a perfect course for you. It is a one year course and after completion of this course you will be posted as Deck Cadet in Merchant Navy ships. After promotion in 7 to 8 years time you can become Captain of the ship.
Great Eastern Institute of Maritime Studies (GEIMS) is one of the best Maritime Institute which conducts Diploma in Nautical Science course. GEIMS not only provides assured job but also gives world class Maritime training.

Eligibility criteria for DIPLOMA in Nautical Science course from GEIMS.

  1. Candidate should be 12th pass with Physics Chemistry and Mathematics as subjects.
  2. Total marks in PCM should be more than 60%
  3. Total marks in English should be more than 50%
  4. Age limit 17 to 25 years.


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.

Age limit 17 to 25 years


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.

Age limit 17 to 25 years
Batches in Great Eastern Institute of Maritime Studies (GEIMS)

Great Eastern Institute of Maritime Studies (GEIMS) conducts 2 batches of Diploma in Nautical Science course in a year.

  1. February Batch – Total Intake 40 candidates
  2. August Batch – Total Intake 80 candidates

Total Fees – 6,50,000 Rupees

Selection Process

To get admission in Great Eastern Institute of Maritime Studies (GEIMS) Diploma in Nautical Science course candidate has to pass GEIMS entrance exam. Additionally candidate has to clear Indian Maritime University common entrance test (IMU -CET) which is mandatory to take admission in any Merchant Navy related course.

GEIMS entrance exam is in 3 parts : 

  1. Online written exam – This exam consists of multiple choice questions of English, General Aptitude, Reasoning, Physics , Chemistry and Mathematics.
  2. Psychometric personality test – This test is analysis based and is conducted to check the candidate’s personality.
  3. Interview

Preparation tips for GEIMS entrance exam

  1. For online Computer Based exam no separate preparation is required if you have studied your NCERT books properly. Also if you are preparing for any Engineering  exam then that preparation is enough to pass online test of Great Eastern Institute of Maritime Studies (GEIMS). 
  2. In online written test weightage  of Physics is the maximum. You must cover important topics of class 11th and 12th.
  3. Questions from Chemistry are very less and are mostly from physical chemistry
  4. Only basic preparation is required for English and General Aptitude 
  5. There is no need for separate coaching for the subjects
  6. You can buy sample question papers which will be sufficient for reference.
  7. To study the topics NCERT books are more than sufficient.
  8. Psychometric personality test it is a crucial part and a deciding factor. Therefore you must practice psychometric personality test and prepare for it. Most of the candidates fail in psychometric personality test. It is a different type of test that is why you should take some practice tests to get an idea about it.
  9. Interview is the final stage and is the most important part of selection procedure. You must prepare for interview separately. Only subject knowledge is not sufficient to pass the interview. You must know some basic etiquettes and manners of interview general questions related to the shipping industry which are being asked during interview.
  10. Good and targeted preparation is the only way to success.
For psychometric personality test and Interview preparation under Merchant Navy Captain guidance whatsapp Marine Republic at 9875305872. 
We also provide question bank and previous year sample questions for GEIMS test & IMU-CET. You can prepare from your home by taking our study package.

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