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CIFNET Entrance Exam 2018 for Bachelor of Fisheries Sc Admission

CIFNET Admissions 2018 for BFSc (NS)/VNC/MFC Courses

Central Institute of Fisheries,Nautical and Engineering Training (CIFNET) has released the notification for Common Entrance Exam for academic year 2018-19

It is managed by the Department of Fisheries and Animal Husbandry of the Govt. of India. It offers Bachelor of Fisheries Science (BFSc) Program and Vessel Navigator Course (VNC) /Marine Fitter Course (MFC).

The Complete details regarding CIFNET Entrance Exam 2018 such as application form, eligibility criteria, application fee etc on this page.


Also See : Admission Notification


Important Dates

For B.F.Sc. (Nautical Science)

  • Candidates must apply only through online from 16th May 2018
  • Date of Exam: 09th June 2018
  • Admit Card: To be announced

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

  • Candidates must apply only through online from 16th May 2018
  • Date of Exam: 23rd June 2018
  • Admit Card: 16th June 2018

CIFNET Courses Offered

  • Bachelor of Fishery Science B.F.Sc. (Nautical Science)
  • Vessel Navigator Course (VNC) / Marine Fitter Course (MFC)

Course Details

B.F.Sc. (Nautical Science)

  • Four-year degree Program(8 semesters) with integrated practical & on board training on ocean going fishing vessels; affiliated to CUSAT, Kochi and approved by DG Shipping, Mumbai
  • The course will be conducted at CIFNET, Kochi only
  • Intake Capacity: 33 Seats (Open - 31, NRI - 01, Foreign National - 01)
  • Mode of Selection: Common Entrance Test, Academic merit, Interview
  • CET Centre: Kochi, Chennai, Visakhapatnam and Vijayawada
  • Application Fee: DD for Rs.500/- for General and Rs.250/- for SC/ST


  • 10+2 with minimum 50% marks in English and Mathematics 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 to 20 years as on 01st October 2018


Vessel Navigator Course (VNC) / Marine Fitter Course (MFC)

  • Two years trade course (4 semesters) with practical training on board fishing vessel out at sea and these Courses introduced by DGET, New; Delhi under Craftsmen Training Scheme of NCVT
  • The courses are conducted at CIFNET Kochi/Chennai/Visakhapatnam
  • Intake Capacity: VNC - 48, MFC - 48 (@ 16 seats each at Kochi, Chennai, Vizag)
  • Mode of Selection: All India basis Common Entrance Test (CET)
  • CET Centre: Kochi, Chennai, Visakhapatnam, Delhi, Kolkata, Puri, Patna, Mangalore, Pot Blair, Pondicherry and Kakkinada
  • Application Fee: Demand Draft for Rs.300/- for General and Rs.150/- for SC/ST and The Selected candidates will be paid Rs.1500/- per month as stipend


  • Pass in 10th Standard or equivalent with 50% marks in Mathematics 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 01st August 2018.Upper Age is relaxable to SC/ST by 5 years


Application Form

  • Application Form and Prospectus can be obtained from the Director, CIFNET, Fine Arts Avenue, Kochi-16 on payment of Rs.500/- (Rs.250/- for SC/ST) by demand draft drawn in favour of Senior Administrative Officer, CIFNET payable at Ernakulam and a self-addressed and stamped (Rs.15/) envelope (A4 size) or by cash from CIFNET office
  • Application Form can be downloaded from the institute website www.cifnet.gov.in and applied along with demand draft
  • The Hard Copy (Print out) of the application generated by computer along with Demand Draft drawn in favour of "Senior Administrative Officer, CIFNET" payable at Ernakulam-16 towards Application Fee and necessary certificates (SSLC/ HSC/Community, if SC/ST) may be forwarded to "The Director, CIFNET, Fine Arts Avenue, Ernakulam-682016"


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’s homepage using your registered username and password
  • The direct link to download the same is also provide here for the candidates



Central Institute of Fisheries Nautical and Engineering Training (CIFNET), Kochi, (Govt. of India), Fine Arts Avenue, Kochi-682016, Tel.: 0484-2351610, Email cifnet@nic.in, Website www.cifnet.nic.in