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MEO Class 4 Exam: Eligibility, Syllabus, Fees, Courses, Certificates, Procedure, etc.

Hello Everyone, now we are going to discuss MEO Class 4 which is conducted by MMD (DG Shipping).

MEO = Marine Engineering/Engineer Officer
It’s the first competency exam for assistant marine engineer officer/TME/Engine cadet
It’s conducted by DG Shipping through MMD (Marine Mercantile Department: a subset of DG
Shipping)

Eligibility Of MEO Class 4 Exam

# Sailing period:

For Motor – a minimum of 6 months (183 days)

For Steam – a minimum of 6 months (183 days)

For combined Steam & Motor – 8 months (4 months on Motor + 4 months on Steam)

# Propulsion period:

For Motor: a minimum of 4 months (121 days)

For Steam: a minimum of 4 months (121 days)

For combined Steam & Motor: 6 months (3 months on Motor + 3 months on Steam)

* Engine Power: Main Engine of power minimum 750KW or more.

* A sea service letter is required to apply for the exam


Courses Before Applying for MEO Class 4 Exam

The Directorate has decided to make this ELeaming course mandatory to be completed by all candidates prior to appearing for the MEO Class IV examination at no additional cost to the candidate.

After 6 months of onboard training, all candidates should complete the following 4 courses:

  1. Medical First Aid (MFA)
  2. Advanced Fire Fighting (AFF)
  3. Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats (PSCRB)
  4. Engine Room Simulator (ERS)

Certificates Required to Register for MEO Class 4

  1. Passport
  2. CDC with the proper entry of sea service details.
  3. Class 10th Certificate
  4. 10+2 / diploma Certificate
  5. Graduation Certificate
  6. Pre-Sea Training Certificate
  7. Sea Service Letter From the company with proper details and signature
  8. Sea Service Testimonials (you can contact the company if you missed the same)
  9. All STCW Certificates
  10. Advanced Modular Course Certificates

MEO Class 4 Subjects/Functions 

MEO Class 4 examination consists of 2 parts :(Part A + Part B)

Part B is compulsory for all candidates, but Part A is exempted for Graduated (GME/ME) candidates.

Part: B (For all candidates including GME and BTech)

MEO Class 4
MEO Class 4

Total 10 Papers : 6 written + 4 orals

4 Oral Papers:

  • Function 3:- Controlling Operations of ships & care for persons on board at the operational level (COSCPOOL)
  • Function 4:-Marine Engineering at Operational Level (MEOL)
  • Function 5:- Electronics and Control Engineering at Operational Level (EECEOL)
  • Function 6:- Maintenance & Repair at Operational Level (MROL)

6 Written Examination Papers are:

  1. Marine Engineering Knowledge: General
  2. Marine Engineering Knowledge: Motor
  3. Ship Safety & Environment Protection
  4. Marine Engineering Practice
  5. Ship Construction and stability
  6. Marine Electro technology

MEO Class 4 Exam Pattern and Syllabus:

From 2022, there will be objective as well as subjective questions as per the DG shipping circular.

The Chief Examiner of Engineers has decided that with effect from 1st March 2022 there will be no fixed pattern of questions of the MEO Class IV written examination.

The question patterns will either be a fully descriptive type or a combination of descriptive, multiple choices, true and false, match the following, etc.

You can watch this video to get more details about the change in the Pattern.

The questions will be from the IMO model course 7.04 (Officer-In-Charge of an Engineering watch) curriculum covering the competency table (Regulation A-IIVI) of STCW, that are to be assessed for issuance of the MEO Class IV Certificate of Competency (COC), and are also being covered/taught during the Marine Engineering pre-sea training course in DGS-approved MTIs.

Your pre-sea course syllabus covers almost 90% of the Class 4 examination.

Booking Procedure MEO Class 4 Exam

 If you are completed all eligibility criteria explained above, you can proceed with exam booking.

> Visit the Epariksha page. link:-   http://220.156.188.226/crebs

> Click on “Register New User” 

E pareeksha Registration Procedure booklet click to download

      After filling all the mandatory filled / uploading necessary documents and paying assessment fee

details in the application form, you can submit it for approval. 

> Verification of documents

Take the printout of 2 sets of the application and certificates as listed above for the verification. Carry your all original certificates at the time of verification.

Booking of Oral And Written Exam refer to the booklet given below

Written seat booking Procedure click to download

Oral seat booking procedure click to download

Azlan Ahmad Salmani
Azlan Ahmad Salmanihttp://BrightMariner.com
Marine Engineer | Fleet Management Ltd | MERI Mumbai
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9 COMMENTS

  1. Good day sir will you please guide me to the exact legal para of the eligibility criteria for class four moe

    • Eligibility Of MEO Class 4 Exam

      # Sailing period:

      For Motor – a minimum of 6 months (183 days)

      For Steam – a minimum of 6 months (183 days)

      For combined Steam & Motor – 8 months (4 months on Motor + 4 months on Steam)

      # Propulsion period:

      For Motor: a minimum of 4 months (121 days)

      For Steam: a minimum of 4 months (121 days)

  2. Sir , i am a open cdc, stcw background sailor engine rating. Can i attend ncv class iv exam.
    If yes what is the eligibility. Kindly suggest me.

    • According to the Directorate General of Shipping, the eligibility criteria for ncv certification are as follows:

      You should have a minimum of 36 months of sea service as an engine rating on board a ship of not less than 750 KW propulsion power.

      You should have passed the 10th standard examination from a recognized board with Science, Mathematics and English as subjects, or equivalent.

      You should have successfully completed the pre-sea training for ratings from an approved institute as prescribed under the STCW Convention.

      You should have obtained a minimum of 50% marks in the written and oral examinations conducted by the Mercantile Marine Department.
      If you fulfill these criteria, you can apply for the four months course covering Section A-III/1 as applicable to Class IV NCV. After passing the written examination, you will have to perform eight months of sea service as a trainee with TAR Book before appearing for oral examination and obtaining a CoC

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