MEO Class 4 Examination : Subjects,Syllabus, Courses, Eligibility etc.
MEO CLASS 4
Meo Class 4 is a 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).
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Study material for written exam
MEO Class 4 Examination is a first exam on the ship’s engineering watch officer’s responsibilities.Meo stands for marine engineering /engineer officer.Meo Class 4 Exam is carried out by the government authorities. In this examination, basic engineering knowledge, maintenance approach and analytical skills will be tested.This exam is dedicated for providing COC (Certificate of Competency) for 4th engineer rank.After this COC assures you for engineering watch on board ship.In India, All COC examination is conducted as per META Manual of DG Shipping.
◆ Courses required For meo class 4
After On board sailing, candidates have to complete 04 (four ) Advanced Modular 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)
Where can I book/register for examination?
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 : A Function 1 ,Function 2
(Total 4 Papers)
Part : B
Function 3,Function 4,Function 5,Function 6
(Total 10 Papers) : 6 written + 4 orals
Functions and categories of subject
Function 3:- Controlling Operations of ships & care for persons
Function 4 :-Marine Engineering at Operational Level
Function 5:- Electronics and Control Engineering at
Function 6:- Maintenance & Repair at Operational Level
● Now examination has 2 sections : (Written + Oral)
●MEO Class 4 examination has not detailed written papers. It is objective type written
●This written exam is computer based test (CBT)
●50 Objective questions are asked in each subject
●There are 6 papers in written and 4 papers/subjects for oral exam
●Actually, Oral examination is as per functions (3, 4, 5 and 6)
●But for written exam, function 3 is split into two subjects : (Ship Construction and Stability +
●Function 4 is also split into two subjects : (Marine Engineering Knowledge-Motor + Marine Engineering Knowledge-General)
●In this way there are total 6 papers for written examination and 4 papers for oral
Written Examination Papers/Subjects:
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
Oral Examination Papers/Subjects/Functions:
Function 4 B
Held in all major MMD (Marine Mercantile Department)Major candidates appear at these offices:
Useful Link for Meo Class 4
Seafarer registration Mmd Exam Result
Meo Class 4 Syllabus
To get syllabus of MEO CLASS 4
DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR MEO CLASS IV PART A EXAMINATION, EXEMPTION AND CLASS IV PART B ASSESSMENT AND BOOKING.
ALL ORIGNAL DOCUMENT TO BE PRODUCED DUING ASSESSMENT SELF CERTIFIED PHOTO COPY OF EACH DOCUMENT MUST BE ARRANGED IN THE FOLLOWING SEQUENCE.PART A EXEMPTION & EXAMINATION.REQUIRE DOCUMENTS
3.INDOS No. Certificate
4.Educational Qualification. (SSC, HSC, All Semester Marksheet, Degree & Convocation Certificate)
5.Pre Sea course / 4 years Marine Engineering Degree.
6.Course approval of the Institute for Pre Sea Course / 4 year Marine Engineering Degree (DGS website Directorate General of Shipping —->Maritime Training —–> Approved Training Institutes)
7.Valid Medical Fitness Certificate in ILO Form (DGS Approved Doctor)
8.STCW Course :-
i) Personal Survival Techniques
ii) Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting
iii) Elementary First Aid
iv) Personal Safety & Social Responsibility PST and FPFF Refresher courses (STCW 2010) are required if the course are more than 5 years old.
9. Certificate of Proficiency in Security Training For Seafarers with Designated Security Duties (STCW 2010)
i) MEO Class IV Part A Exemption : Rs. 3050/- (Exemption Rs. 3000/- + Bank Charges if any)
ii) MEO Class IV Part A Examination : Total Rs. 4050/- (Assessment Rs. 3000/- + Exam Rs. 1000/- + Bank Charges if any)
PART B ASSESSMENT & BOOKING
11 CDC including relevant pages of sea service.
12 Passport (First & last page) (Copy of additional pages indicating any correction such as change of name / address if any).
13. Validity page of RPSL No. issued to the company. (DGS website Directorate General of Shipping)
14 Sea Service Testimonials. Indicating Sea Time and Propelling Days duly signed by Chief Engineer and Master of the Vessel.
15 Article of Agreement (Only for Indian Flag vessels above 200 GRT)
16 Engine Room Simulator Course. (Done after the required sailing)
17 STCW Courses:-
i) Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities (STCW 1995)
ii) Proficiency in Survival Craft & Rescue Boat (STCW 1995)
iii) Advance Fire Fighting (STCW 1995)
iv) Medical First Aid (STCW 1995) ** PRCRB, AFF, PST , FPFF & MFA Refresher courses (STCW 2010) are required if the course are more than 5 years old.18 Certificate of Proficiency in Security Training For Seafarers with Designated Security Duties /Ship Security Officer (STCW 2010).
19 TAR BOOK.
20 Valid Medical Fitness Certificate in ILO Form (DGS Approved Doctor)
21 Seafarers Profile (Updated)
22 Fees:Total Rs. 11050/- (Assessment Rs. 3000/- + Booking Rs. 8000/- + Bank Charges if any)
23 BOILER COURSE REQUIRED IF NOT SAILED ON VESSEL FITTED WITH BOILERB) ORIGINAL OF FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS TO BE SUBMITTED ALONG WITH PHOTOCOPIES of Sr. No. 1 to 23)
Original Sea Services letter issued by the Owner of the Vessel / RPSL Agent (Addressed to PO, MMD, Mumbai)2) Fees challan.
C) Fees for MEO Class IV Part B assessment & examination Rs. 11050/- (Assessment Rs. 3000/- + Booking Rs. 8000/- + Bank Charges if any)Note:1) Original of the above mentioned documents to be produced at the time of Assessment and Booking for verification.