About MERI
The Marine engineering and research institute (MERI) entrance examination acronym (MERI) is an admission process to the gateway of the T.S.Chanakya, Navi Mumbai, Marine engineering and research institute, Kolkata and Marine engineering and research institute, Mumbai. The candidates are admitted to the following institutions for the below mentioned courses.    

a)      3 year course leading to the B.Sc (nautical sciences) degree at the T.S. Chanakya, Navi Mumbai.
b)      4 year course leading to the marine engineering degree at the marine engineering and research institute (MERI), Kolkata and
c)       3 year Polyvalent B.Sc (Maritime sciences) degree at the marine engineering and research institute (MERI), Mumbai.
The candidates are admitted to the above mentioned courses through the IIT- JEE conducted jointly by the seven IITs. There is no separate entrance examination for admission to the above training institutes and only those candidates who have selected/qualified in the IIT-JEE examination are called for the month of July/August.  
Out of the total seats, 10 seats are available for the foreign nationals and can be learnt more about the seat allocation from the MERI institutes. 

Seat availability

There are 156 seats available in T.S. Chanakya, Navi Mumbai, 208 in MERI, Kolkata and MERI, Mumbai for which the details can be directly obtained from the Indian Institute of maritime studies. 

Reservation of seats

15% are reserved for SC candidates, 7-1/2% for ST candidates and 18% are reserved for OBC candidates belonging to the non-creamy layer.    

The All Indian nationals aspiring to get admission to the above mentioned institutes must fill up the application form for the IIT-JEE and a separate application form issued by the Indian institute of maritime studies. 

MERI entrance examination 

Age limits

Male candidates born on or after the 1st October 1988 are eligible to apply for the 2014 batch. The SC/ST candidates will have to have the age limit of the date of 01.10.1983. 

Academic qualifications

The candidates aspiring for the courses mentioned above should have successfully completed the senior secondary examination or its equivalent with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.

How to apply for the MERI institutions for the admissions?

The application form for the MERI along with the information brochure giving the details of the training programme at the above three institutes, medical standards, etc can be obtained  from the following designated branches of Syndicate bank all over India for a payment of Rs.1000 (General/OBC) and Rs.800 for the SC/ST candidates.  

MERI entrance examination contact details

The address for the corresponding institute is given below for further details.
Indian Institute of Maritime Studies
T.S.Chanakya Campus, Karave, Nerul
Navi Mumbai – 400 706
Phone No: 91 22 27706803 / 6804, Fax No : 91 22 27716805
Email : admncell.iims@gmail.com, Website : http://iims.dgshipping.com

The written admission test/combined written admission test (CWAT) is conducted by the Army welfare education society (AWES) for admissions to the hotel management, law, fashion design, dental sciences, engineering, education (B.Ed), and other courses in the various Indian Amy institutes present across India. 
Various programmes, eligibility and age limit

1.       B.Ed programme -   The duration of the B.Ed programme is one year and it is full time (NCTE recognised) the programme is offered in the Army institute of education (AIE) in New Delhi, Army college of education (ACE), Army institute of higher education (AIHE). The eligibility criteria for the programme would be minimum 50% aggregate marks. The age limit should be below 35 years as on 1st august of the year of admission. 

2.       BDS degree – the duration of the programme is 4 years and one year internship. It is being offered in Army College of Dental Science (ACDS), Secunderabad.

3.       BSc Nursing programme- the duration of the programme is four years and for the programme, only female candidates are eligible. It is being offered in the Army college of nursing, Jalandhar and Army institute of Nursing, Guwahati. 

4.       BA LLB- this five year course is being offered in the Army institute of law (AIL), Mohali. The eligibility criteria for the degree would be 21 years. BHM degree course is four years and it is being offered in the Army institute of hotel management and catering technology (AIHM and CT), Bangalore.   

5.       BSc Nursing programme- the duration of the programme is four years. The female candidates are only eligible for this programme. The programme is being offered by the army college of nursing ( ACN, Jalandhar) and army institute of nursing (AIN, Guwahati)

The eligibility criteria for the candidates to get enrolled in the programme would be a pass in 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English with minimum 50% aggregate.

6.       Mechanical, Electrical, telecommunication, and information technology courses will take 4 years. The army institute of technology (AIT), Pune will require the candidates with the eligibility criteria of a pass in the 10+2 with Physics, chemistry and Maths with minimum aggregate of pass in 50%. The candidates should be between 16 to 21 years as on July 01, of the year of admission. 

Application Procedure

The prospectus and application can be obtained from the concerned institute by paying a requisite amount or by sending the bank draft in favour of concerned institution directly payable to the place where the institution is located. The prospectus is made available at the HQ AWES (Army welfare education scheme) and HQs command (AWES cell). 

The final year candidates can also apply provisionally. The candidates canrefer the prospectus for further details.

ISAT 2014 is to be conducted by the Indian institute of space science and Technology (IIST) for admissions in the three B.Tech programs namely Avionics, Aerospace engineering and Physical sciences. IIST will publish B.tech ISAT 2014 admissions rank list and the date/avenues for counselling in the IIST official website by the date of 11th July, 2014. The online registration for the ISAT entrance examination registration will commence on the date of 8th June, 2014. 
Out of the total available seats, B.Tech in Aerospace engineering has about 60 seats, B.Tech in Avionics has 60 seats and B.Tech in Physical sciences has 36 seats. According to the reservation policy of the Government of India, the scheduled castes category has 15% seat allocation, Scheduled tribes category has 7.5% seat allocation, and the other backward classes (BC) belonging to the Non-creamy layer (NCL) has 27%. Persons with disabilities have their reservation coming to 3% seat allocation.   

About ISAT

The ISAT 2014 interested and eligible candidates should register their application only through the online portal admission 2014. After the registration, the candidates should be downloading and printing their Challan to remit the registration fee as given below. 

Male candidates in GEN and OBC- Rs.600
Female candidates in GEN and OBC- Rs.600
All SC, ST and PD candidates – Rs.600  

ISAT registration fee can be made in any of the branches of state bank of India (SBI) and Union bank of India (UBI).  NRI/candidates residing abroad can remit their registration fees through the demand draft (DD) issued by any bank outside India. Candidates must know that the there is no provision for application registration fee refund in ISAT 2014 examination fee.   

ISAT Eligibility criteria

The candidates should satisfy the below given eligibility criteria to apply for the ISAT entrance examination. 

1.       Only the Indian nationals/Indian citizens are eligible for the ISAT entrance examination.
2.       The candidates must have passed 10+2 or equivalent.
3.       Scheduled castes, Scheduled tribes, and persons with disabilities (PwD) candidates must be born on or after the 1st October 1984.
4.       General and other backward classes (OBC) candidates must have born on or after the date of 1st October 1989.
5.       Non creamy layer OBC (NCL) candidates must be scoring at least 18% marks in aggregate and at least 4.5% marks in each of the PCM subjects in the JEE main examination.
6.        SC, ST and PD candidates must score at least 10% marks in aggregate and at least 2.5% marks in each of the PCM in JEE main examination. 

Important dates

The candidates residing in India/taking the entrance examination form India should note the following important dates.

1.       Online registration of application opening: 8th June,2014.
2.       Online registration of application opening: 7th July, 2014.
3.       Last date of uploading the scanned images of the institute copy of Challan: 8th July 2014.

About GATE
The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an all India examination that basically tests a comprehensive understanding of various undergraduate subjects in engineering and technology. GATE is conducted annually by the joint hands of seven IITs (Indian Institute of Technology) and Indian Institute of Science (IISc, Bangalore) on behalf of the National coordination Board- GATE, Department of higher education, Ministry of human resource (MHRD), Government of India. 

The GATE score of a candidate shows off his relative performance in a particular paper in the exam several years. This score is used to get admissions in to the courses such as M.E/M.Tech/Direct PhD in Indian higher education institutions (Technical and Engineering colleges) with financial assistance provided by MHRD and other government agencies. 

Eligibility criteria

The candidates are requested to go through the eligibility criteria before applying for the examination. The following categories of candidates are only eligible to appear in the GATE.  

1.       B.E/B.Tech/B.arch/B.Pharm-  bachelor’s degree in engineering/technology/architecture/Pharmacy (Post diploma/Post B.Sc/ 4 years after 10+2/ Post B.Sc/Post diploma)
2.       M.Sc/M.A/MCA- Master’s degree in any branch of Science/Mathematics/Computer Science/Statistics/equivalent
3.       Int M.E/M.Tech or dual degree (after 10+2 or diploma) – Integrated master’s degree or dual degree programs in engineering/technology (four year programme)
4.       Int M.E/M.Tech- (Post B.Sc integrated Master’s degree programs in engineering and technology )
5.       Professional society examination (equivalent to B.E/B.Arch/B.Tech) – B.E/B.Tech equivalent examinations of professional societies, recognised by MHRD/UPSC/ AICTE (AMIE by institution of engineers-India, AMICE by the Institute of civil engineers-India) 

GATE admit card

1.       The GATE Admit card can only be downloaded from the zonal websites of the GATE tentatively from December 2014.
2.       The GATE 2015 Admit cards will not be sent by post/email.
3.       The candidates are advised to bring a print-out of the downloaded admit card to the test centre along with the original photo identification.
4.       If the original photo identification is not presented, the candidate will not be permitted to take up the test.
5.       The following Ids may be given as a PAN Card, Aadhaar card, college ID, employee identification card, or a notarized affidavit, driving license, voter ID, passport, or a notarized affidavit with photograph and date of birth.  

GATE Paper pattern

The GATE paper pattern for all the papers is given below. There will be a total of 65 questions carrying 100 marks, out of which 10 questions carrying 15marks in General aptitude (GA). 

How to apply online for GATE examination

An online interface is provided for the user’s interaction with the GATE officials. The login to this interface is through the email id you chose to enter and its password. The information about the login mail id and the password is to be kept confidential.