Tips How to Answer Merchant Navy Interview

  1. Try staying calm and have something energetic before you face interview so that your brain works properly and you are able to recall everything as the interviewer will switch between topics and you have to recall everything.
    1. Remember you are qualified for the job so you are sitting in front of the interviewer. They are here to take you if they think you are fit for the Job. So don’t get nervous.
  2. You pass or fail that is upto you and being nervous can only put a negative impact. So try being confident and that can happen only if
    1. You have read everything (so be well prepared).
    2. Don’t think too much that this is the only choice and you need the Job. You will have a lot of opportunities after that also keep this in mind this thought will definitely help.
    3. Dress well, If you look better than other people sitting for interview then that will boost your morale and even the interviewer will feel good about that.
  3. Job at sea is tough don’t say the following thing at the interview
    1. I am here for the money (As this will mean you will leave your company for more money).
    2. I feel lonely or i have never stayed away from my home (If you say this the interviewer will get into this ask you several questions and in his mind, he will make a bad image of you as not fit for sea).
    3. I can only eat a specific type of food( this statement shows that you can be a burden to the ship crew).
    4. I had some fractures in the past don’t tell this yourself until they ask you (why to point at negatives?)
  4. Answer only those questions that you know well, Don’t just keep guessing the answer that irritates the interviewer and will have a negative impact. You can just say that i don’t remember the answer right now and i will go through that after the interview or just say i don’t feel i have adequate knowledge to comment on that.
  5. The interviewer also gave an interview at some moment in his life so he knows well how you feel, so he won’t mind if you did not know some of the answers but your basics must be clear.
  6. Infield of merchant navy, you must know the following things before the interview.
    1. ROR (rule no. 1-19 word by word ) for the best result. If you remember the rules you will have a very good chance of getting selected so on your part i will say remember the rules.
    2. Definitions of navigation and stability. for example, some of them are
      1. Latitude, Longitude, the axis of Earth, Equinox,
      2. SHA, GHA, LHA
      3. GM
      4. Trim
      5. Parallax
      6. Variation, Deviation, Compass error
      7. go through the questions they have asked earlier, you can find that in this website also.
      8. Equation of time, Seasons, sunrise, moonrise, sunset etc.
      9. Advancing and retarding of time at sea.
    3. Ropework (remember some of the common knots).
  7. Comment below if you want to know anything more .