CIFNET Entrance Exam 2018 – Central Institute of Fisheries, Nautical & Engineering Training (CIFNET) has released the notification for Common Entrance Exam for the academic year 2018-19. It is managed by the Department of Fisheries and Animal Husbandry of the Government of India. It offers Bachelor of Fisheries Science (BFSc) program and Vessel Navigator Course(VNC)/ Marine Fitter Course (MFC). The faculty in this institute is highly qualified, dedicated and experienced in their field of specialization. The motto of the institute is to transform technical manpower for the Ocean going fishing vessels. CIFNET is also responsible for developing the required technical manpower for supporting shore establishments. The complete details regarding CIFNET Entrance Exam 2018 such as application form, eligibility criteria, application fee etc. on this page.

CIFNET 2018 Courses Offered

  • B.F.Sc(N.S.)
  • Vessel Navigator Course / Marine Fitter Course
Latest: The application form of CIFNET Entrance 2018 is now accessible. Candidates can get it from the Application Form page which is in quick link section

CIFNET Entrance Exam 2018

CIFNET offers Bachelor of Fisheries Science (BFSc) program and Vessel Navigator Course(VNC)/ Marine Fitter Course (MFC). The candidates can apply through the offline application form which is provided on the page. The schedule has been provided below for the convenience of candidates. Candidates can check the write dates on the schedule.

Bachelor of Fishery Science (Nautical Science)
Last Date to receive the filled in application 16 May 2018
Admit Card To be Announced
CET Date 09 Jun 2018
Vessel Navigator Course(VNC)/ Marine Fitter Course(MFC)
Last Date to receive the filled in application 16 May 2018
Admit Card 16 Jun 2018
CET Date 23 Jun 2018

Application Form

Candidates must apply through offline mode before the last date to apply for the course. Candidates are requested to read the complete instruction carefully and ensure their eligibility criteria before filling the application form. The direct link to fill the application form is also available below.

Application Fee 

Courses General SC/ST
BFS (NS) Rs. 500/- Rs. 250/-
VNC / MFC Rs. 300/- Rs. 150/-

Submission of Application Form For BFS – Application form and Prospectus can be had from the Director, CIFNET, Fine Arts Avenue, Kochi-16 on payment of Demand Draft drawn in favour of Senior Administrative Officer, CIFNET payable at Ernakulam and a self-addressed stamped(Rs. 20/-) or by cash from CIFNET Office, Kochi/Chennai/Visakhapatnam. For further details, please visit: www.cifnet.gov.in

Submission of Application Form For VNC/ MFC– Filled in applications shall be sent to The Director, CIFNET, Fine Arts Avenue, Foreshore Road Kochi- 682 016, Kerala

Eligibility Criteria

For Bachelor of Fishery Science (Nautical Science) [B.F.Sc (N.S)]

  • 10 + 2 with minimum 50% marks in English and Maths and aggregate marks in other Science subjects and only pass in 10 + 2 is enough for SC/ST and the candidates, who are appearing for 10+2 exams during March, 2018 are also eligible.

Age limit: 17 years to 20 years as on 1st Oct 2018.

For Vessel Navigator Course (VNC) & Marine Fitter Course (MFC)

  • Pass in 10th Standard with 40% marks in Maths and Science separately and the candidates who are appearing for 10th exams during March 2018 are also eligible.

Age limit: 16 to 20 years as on 1st August 2018.

Admit Card

Central Institute of Fisheries, Nautical & Engineering Training (CIFNET) will release the Admit card before the examination. Kindly Login to Download Hall Ticket from candidate homepage using your registered username and password. The direct link to download the same is also provided here for the candidates.

Exam Pattern

CIFNET Entrance Exam 2018 Application has to be filled offline from the official website of Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer’s Welfare. Candidates are advised to fill the form as per schedule. Form after the last date will not be acceptable by the authority. Selection will be based on the marks secured in the Entrance Examination.

For Bachelor of Fishery Science (Nautical Science) [B.F.Sc (N.S)]: The Common Entrance Test will be of objective type, which covers the topics of Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English language. For each correct answer, 1 mark will be awarded and for every wrong answer, 0.25 mark will be deducted.

For Vessel Navigator Course (VNC) & Marine Fitter Course (MFC): Entrance examination will be of an Objective type, which covers the topics of Maths, science subjects and English language

Exam Centres

B.F.S- : Kochi, Chennai & Visakhapatnam

VNC & MFC – Kochi, Chennai, Vizag, Kolkata, Patna, Port Blair, Bhubaneswar,

Mode of Selection

For B.F.Sc 

  • Common Entrance Test
  • Academic Merit
  • Interview

For VNC & MFC –  All India basis Common Entrance Test (CET)

Seats Intake

Courses Total no. of Seats
BFS (NS) 33 seats
VNC 48 seats
MFC 48 seats

For more details about CIFNET Entrance Exam 2018 –

Official Website: www.cifnet.gov.in.

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