These questions were asked by Captain Sudarshan sir, Go through these questions to get a good idea about the interview process of synergy. A Normal Interview lasts for about 35-50 minutes. Following are the questions asked by one of the Deck Cadet during the interview.

Interview Questions Merchant Navy


The interview starts with HR Questions. Some of them are –

  • Who are u close to?
  • Why did u join this career?
  • Why Not Family Bussiness?

After that Technical Round starts

  • Almanac
    • Gha
    • Twilight
    • Meaning of Black boxes
  • knots
    • Join two ropes.
    • bowline on waist.
  • Did u break rules?
  • Showed an image of Ship and asked about details
  • Aground light and sound.
  • CBD light and sound signal
  • Rule 28


Interview Starts with HR round and then comes to Technical round, Interview Lasts for about 40-50 Minutes.

HR Questions

  • How to release stress?
  • Who is the best advisor?
  • Are you very emotional?
  • Who are you close to in your family?
  • Why chosen sea as a career?
  • The saddest moment of your life?
  • Embarrassing moment?
  • How many friends u have?

Now Technical Round

  • LHA
  • SHA
  • LHA of Saturn
  • The first point of Aries
  • Rational horizon
  • Rule 19 word to word
  • Rule 27
  • Nautical twilight
  • Civil twilight
  • Sunrise
  • Sunset
  • Ropes
    • Clove hitch
    • Bowline on waist
    • Single sheet bend
    • Double sheet bend
    • Single carrick
    • How to join two ropes


The interview started Directly from Technical questions. Interview lasts for about 40-55 min.

  1. What is TRS and how it moves?
  2. What is Frontal depression draw its diagram.
  3. Nautical Almanac. (Similar questions as asked from other candidates)
  4. Rope Work
    1. clove
    1. reef
    1. sheet
    1. bowline

After this, some HR questions were asked.

  1. Tell me about your family
  2. why you joined Merchant Navy
  3. why no achievements, sports (As he left the column of achievement and sports blank)

Some More Technical Questions

  1. Cardinal marks
  2. Rule13
  3. SHA
  4. Mer pass
  5. Sunrise
  6. Meridian


  • Tell me about yourself
  • Why Merchant navy?
  • What about the sea fantasizes you?
  • Asked questions on achievements
  • Your Father is a Doctor and brother engineer, Why not doc and eng.?
  • Cardinal marks identify and asked light pattern
  • Join two rope
  • Bowline
  • Nautical Almanac questions.
  • What is Sunset
  • What is Sunrise
  • Twilight

Must remember knots for interview

Compulsory knots

  1. Figure of 8
  2. Reef
  3. Bowline
  4. Bowline on a bight
  5. Clove hitch
  6. Clove hitch on a bight
  7. Cow hitch
  8. Sheet bend
  9. Double sheet
  10. Carrick bend single
  11. Round turn half hitch
  12. Round turn and 2 half hitches
  13. Rolling hitch
  14. Timber hitch
  15. Overhand
  16. Double carrick bend

Some additional knots

  1. Marline spike
  2. Fisherman bend/ bucket hitch
  3. Toom fool
  4. Monkey Fist
  5. Sheepshank

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