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Interview questions of sponsoring companies in India for Diploma in Nautical Science (DNS)

In this blog I have uploaded interview questions of shipping companies (Merchant Navy) who provide sponsorship to the cadets for Diploma in Nautical Science. All the questions I have uploaded here are asked to me during my interview and are tentative.

Questions asked in interview are divided into two parts:-

In first part they will ask you some personal questions related to you and your family.

In second part they will ask some technical questions related to PCM, Geography, situation reaction questions, some questions related to ship and current affairs.

I've uploaded some useful PDFs related to the INTERVIEWS at the end of this blog.


Common Questions asked in all company’s sponsorship interview


1. Introduce Yourself/Family?

2. Why do you wanna join Merchant Navy?

3. What are your hobbies?

4. How do you come to know about our company? Tell me about our company?

5. If not Merchant Navy then What?


Contents of the page :-

  1. Anglo Eastern

  2. Great Eastern

  3. ESM-SIMS

  4. Fleet Management

  5. Wilhelmsen Ship Management

  6. Scorpio Tankers

  7. Synergy Marine

  8. Dockendale Ship Management

  9. Pacific International Lines (PIL)


Anglo Eastern

In the starting you will be given one topic to write an essay of 250-300 words.

Topic I got :-

  • How do you spend your leisure time at home?

1. Tell me about your yourself?

2. Tell me about your family background?

3. Tell me about (ANY CURRENT ACTIVITY OR ANY PERSONALITY)? At my time he asked about Narendra Modi and CAA-NRC?

4. If you get invisible for next 24 hours, What will you do?

5. If you will be given 5 crore rupees at present, How will you spend that money?

6. Anything you have learnt in the lockdown, which might help you when you will be onboard?

7. How do you use your leisure(free) time at home?

8. Tell me about your hobbies?

9. Which is the last movie you have seen? Tell me the story of that movie?

10. From where you have gathered knowledge about AEMA?

11. Where do you see yourself after 5 years?

12. Why do you want to join Merchant Navy?

13. Busiest port of the world?

14. Largest port of the world?

15. Difference between Leap Year and Light Year?

16. Why does leap year exist?

17. How does wind blow?

18. How waves form?

19. What is Archimedes Principle?

20. What is Bernoullie’s Principle?

21. What is Boyle’s and Charle’s Law? Give day to day example?

22. What is Heisenberg Uncertainity Principle?

23. What is Doppler’s Effect?

24. What is Kepler’s laws of planetary motion?

25. What is difference between sea and water?

26. What is ideal gas equation? What is ‘n’ and ‘R’ in it?

27. Tell me hobbies of your brother/sister?

28. What is the sea route from Mumbai to English Channel?

29. In which continent/country (any famous country or city) situated?

30. What is canal and name 2 canals of the world?

31. Tell me the happiest, angriest and hardest moment of your life?

32. Tell me about your favorite subject/teacher?

33. Do you know swimming?

34. Do you have passport?

35. How do you come to know about Merchant Navy?

36. How much time does it take to become captain from deck cadet?

37. What is merchant navy?

38. What was your daily routine in lockdown?

39. What are the hobbies of your sibling?

40. Why don’t you join your father’s profession?

41.What will you do if you see an accident while going for an exam?

42. What is partial pressure law?

43. What are the laws of floatation?

44. What is Aufbau’s principle?

45. What is partial pressure law?

46. What are the equations of motion?

47. What are Newton’s laws?

48. Difference between ‘g’ and ‘G’?

49. What is perfectly black body?

50. What is distance, displacement, velocity and acceleration?

51. Difference between AC and DC?

52. Why pi equal to 22/7?

53. What is left and right parabola?

54. What is gay lussac’s law?

55. How does wind blow?

56. Why ice float?

57. Why sky/ocean appear blue?

58. Define safety?

59. Different types of Ship?

60. Why clouds appear white?

61. Why blood come from nose when we are height?

62. Why dam’s wall are thicker as we go down?

63. Why telephone wires have gap?

64. Principle behind twinkling of stars?

65. Difference between sea and ocean?

66. How many oceans are there?

67. What are ocean currents?

68. Point where two oceans meet?

69. About ports ( largest and busiest of india and world )?

70. Capital and currency of any country?

71. Who created first map of India and world?

72. Highest and Lowest point of India, Asia and World?

73. Conversion of Pi into radian?

74. What is enthalpy and entropy?

75. Temperature in sky when lightning strike?

76. Types of triangle?

77. Why yellow line at station?

78. How does TV work?

79. Why season changes and reason behind summer and winter?

80. What is Stefan’s law?


In last you will get 5-8 ques to solve Topic will be Height & Distance , Mensuration and Kinematics


Great Eastern


1. Introduce yourself?

2. Tell me about your family background?

3. Do your support you in the decision of joining Merchant Navy?

4. Why do you wanna join Merchant Navy not Engineering or something else?

5. What other career option will you have if not selected in Merchant Navy?.

6. May ask more about your family (Eg. Father’s Occupation, about brother/sister)

7. Why it is cold on mountain top?

8. Nearest hill station from your city?

9. Principle behind formation of clouds?

10. Newton’s laws of motion?

11. Explain Momentum?

12. Explain Frictional force and its application ?

13. Moment of Inertia depends upon?

14. What is Kepler’s laws of planetary motion?

15. Southern most part of India?

16. Ports on western coast of India?

17. Oldest port of India?

18. Name few European Ports?

19. Name of Canals?

20. Length of Panama and Suez Canal?

21. Capital of Indonesia and South Africa?

22. Name of the current Finance and Defense Minister?


ESM-SIMS


1. Introduce yourself?

2. Tell me about your family background?

3. Do your support you in the decision of joining Merchant Navy?

4. Why do you wanna join Merchant Navy not Engineering or something else?

5. What other career option will you have if not selected in Merchant Navy?

6. May ask more about your family (Eg. Father’s Occupation, about brother/sister)

7. Why it is cold on mountain top?

8. Nearest hill station from your city?

9. Principle behind formation of clouds?

10. Newton’s laws of motion?

11. Explain Momentum?

12. Explain Frictional force and its application ?

13. Moment of Inertia depends upon?

14. What is Kepler’s laws of planetary motion?

15. Southern most part of India?

16. Ports on western coast of India?

17. Oldest port of India?

18. Name few European Ports?

19. Name of Canals?

20. Length of Panama and Suez Canal?

21. Capital of Indonesia and South Africa?

22. Name of the current Finance and Defence Minister?

23. What is Iceland?

24. What is Doppler’s Effect?

25. What are the laws of floatation?

26. How many Days does moon take to revolve around the earth?

27. What is tropic of cancer and Capricon ?

28. What are the elements in halogen series?

29. Why ice float on water?

30. Capital and currencies of important countries?

31. Brief Introduction of yours and your family?

32. What is your weight?

33. What is your mass?

34. Unit of weight and mass?

35. What is the relation between weight and mass?

36. Conversion of units ( e.g., Convert your height in feet?

37. Archimedes Principle?

38. Law of floatation?

39. Pascal Law with example?

40. Why we keep wet hankies in summer?

41. Multiple factor of 20?

42. Why do you wanna join Merchant Navy?

43. How did you come to know about SIMS?

44. Question on percentage?

45. Ohm’s Law?

46. Endothermic and Exothermic reaction with example?

47. Capital of Indian states?

48. Sea around India?

49. Why day and night exist?

50. What is sublimation and example?

51. Your weight and mass?

52. Your height?

53. Conversion oh height in feet, inches and cms?

54. How many wires are present in your house mainly?

55. How many power supply are there in our home?


Fleet Management

1. Tell me about yourself?

2. Tell me about your family background?

3. Where are you from?(Mainly wanna know about your state)

4. Who is the CM of your state?

5. Who is the Deputy CM of your state?

6. Are you interested in sports?( I answered “Yes”)

7. Who is the minister of sports (State)?

8. In which sports you are interested?( I answered “Cricket”)

9. Official body of Cricket in India?

10. Full form of BCCI?

11. Who won the cricket World Cup 2019?

12. Who won the IPL 2020?

13. Do you like bowling or batting?

14. On which principle ball swing?

15. Name 5 Indian Bowlers and Batsmen?

16. In which city Rafael landed? (Current Affairs )

17. Number of Rafael bought?

18. Approx corona cases in India?

19. Number of Zeros in 1 Million?

20. Why do you wanna join Merchant Navy?

21. What is Merchant Navy?

22. What is canal and name 2 canals of the world?


Wilhelmsen Ship Management


1. Introduce yourself?

2. Tell me about your family background?

3. Where do you live?

4. What is the geographical axis called? Which is used to point a place on the earth?

5. How many latitudes and longitudes are there?

6. Which is the Largest latitude?

7. What is 0 degree longitude called?

8. What is the degree of tilt of earth on its axis?

9. What is the reason of season change?

10. What is winter and summer solstice?

11. What is the degree of Arctic and Antarctic circle?

12. What is syzygy?

13. What is degree of Indian standard time(IST)?

14. Why one year drop after class 12th? ( for those who has a drop of one year after class 12)

15. What is the principle of floatation of ship?

16. What is the work of propeller?

17. Work you expect as a deck cadet?

18. Work of third officer onboard ?

19. Why do wanna join Merchant Navy?

20. 1 Nautical Mile is equal to ?

21. Name 10 parts of the ship?

22. Largest port of India?

23. Largest port of the world?

24. Disadvantages of Merchant Navy?

25. Which disadvantage will affect you the most?

26. Name of the places where Pirates attacks can be happen?

27. Tell me about Wilhelmsen Ship Management? How do you come to know about us?

28. Which type of ship is more in Wilhelmsen Ship Management?

29. Name of the neighbor countries of India clockwise?

30. What is Merchant Navy?

31. What is canal and name 2 canals of the world?


Scorpio Tankers


1. Introduce yourself?

2. Tell me about family background?

3. What is your father’s profession?

4. Why Merchant Navy?

5. How will go from Australia to India(Show on map)?

6. Do you have any reference in Merchant Navy?

7. Some Trigonometric formulae and Questions on it?

8. What is Archipelago?

9. Name the ports of India which are on the Eastern Boundary?

10. What is GMT?

11. IST is ahead of GMT for how many hours?

12. What was your daily routine during lockdown?

13. Full form of COVID?

14. Tell me the shortest route from Spain to India?

15. Some Questions of Physics(Projectile, Kinematics)?

16. Capital and Currencies of various countries?

17. How does Aeroplane fly?

18. How do propeller and rudder work?

19. Name some ships parts?

20. Name some equipment used on board?

21. Basic structure of ship( Eg. You should know where Engine room , accommodation are located)?

22. What are your strengths and weaknesses ?

23. Why DNS? Why not Marine Engineering ?

24. Tell me something about your city?

25. How ships float?

26. What is Archimedes Principle?

27. What are Gas Laws?

28. Density of water is highest at what temperature?

29. How fuse work?

30. How pressure change with respect to height?

31. What Is Soft and Hard Water?

32. What is Bernoulli’s Principle?(Application)

33. What is Pascal’s Law?(Application)

34. If not MN then which field you will choose?

35. Have you ever participated in Water sports/activities?

36. Name 5 important ports of India?

37. Name 5 important/busiest ports of the world?

38. Any questions related to Maritime Accident? ( Eg. Suez Canal Blockage)

39. Density of Fresh Water and Salt Water?

40. Some situation reaction question (SRT) Eg If accident have occurred onboard what will you do?


Synergy Marine Group


1. Tell me about yourself and family background?

2. Why did you choose this profession?

3. What is merchant navy?

4. What is your backup option apart from Merchant Navy?

5. How did you come to know about Merchant Navy?

6. What are your strengths and weaknesses?

7. Do you have any relative in this field?

8. What about current covid situation in your area?

9. Tell me about your family background?

10. What is Archimedes principle?

11. What is Pascal’s law?

12. What is Bernoulli’s principle?

13. What is escape velocity?

14. What is the speed of light?

15. What is erg, dyn , pound?

16. One erg =?

17. One dyn=?

18. One pound=?

19. What are the Newton’s laws?

20. Kinematics related questions?

21. Sin(x+y)

22. Tan inverse (x+y)

23. Convert your height into feet, inches and cms?

24. Sin sq. x+ Cos sq. x =?

25. What is 1 sq feet?

26. Find your room’s area?

27. One fathom=?

28. Types of ships?

29. What type of food you are expecting onboard ?

30. One nautical mile=?

31. What is IST?

32. What is the shape of Earth?

33. Important sea routes?

34. Countries and capitals?

35. Land and Sea Breeze?


Dockendale Ship Management


1. Tell me about yourself and family background?

2. What is your PCM%?

3. Why do you want to join Merchant Navy?

4. From where you have gathered knowledge about MN?

5. How many types of ships are there?

6. What are Bulk Carriers? What types of cargoes they carry?

7. What types of problems are faced by seafarers on board?

8. What is the work of deck cadets onboard?

9. About PANAMA and SUEZ Canals? Recent accident occurred in SUEZ canal?

10. Name the canal which connect two oceans? Length of Panama Canal?

11. From which countries do India import oil, petrol, and diesel?

12. India export what types of materials?

13. Tell the sea route from Mumbai to Europe ?

14. What is Archimedes principle?

15. What is law of floatation?

16. What are Newton’s law of motion?

17. What is momentum?

18. What is the reason of season change?

19. What is 0 degree latitude?

20. How ship float on water and what is the principle behind it?

21. What are Kepler’s Laws of Planetary Motion?

22. A circle is given, How can we find the value of π ? Ans:- Circumference/Diameter

23. What is the volume of cone?

24. What is the volume of cylinder?

25. Area of triangle?

26. What is the value of Cosec (-1410)?

27. How many corners are there in a circle?


Pacific International Lines (PIL)


1. Introduce yourself?

2. About your family and father’s profession?

3. Why do you wanna join Merchant Navy?

4. What is Bernoulli’s Theorem?

5. What is Archimedes’s Principle?

6. What are Newton’s three laws?

7. What are Kepler’s laws of planetary motion?

8. What is the principle of wind mills?

9. How ship float?

10. Location of countries with respect to India? Eg. USA, Singapore etc.

11. Capital and currencies ?

12. Sea route from Mumbai to Europe?

13. About Suez Canal?

14. What is behavior?

15. What is Fire?

16. What is safety of your family?

17. What is First Aid?

18. What is garbage?

19. What is dustbin? Types of dustbin?

20. What are your strengths and weaknesses and example?

21. What is Sewage Treatment Plant?

22. Name of some countries through which equator pass?

23. India is in which hemisphere?

24. Direction of West Bengal as its name starts from West with respect to India?

25. Why we call it West Bengal even if it is situated in East India?

26. Meaning of your name?

27. If we select you what will you do?

28. What is good and bad behavior?

29. Why you have good marks in Chemistry?

30. About corona experience?


 

Some Important PDFs to download for the preparation of Interviews:-


  1. My hand written notes CLICK HERE!

  2. Additional QUES for interviews CLICK HERE!

  3. Personal QUES for Interviews CLICK HERE!

  4. Merchant Navy related QUES for Interviews CLICK HERE!






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