1. After collecting and scrutinising the applications, the Selection Board of ISTA will issue call - letters to the short - listed candidates.
Preference : Candidates will be short-listed generally on merit on the basis of marks secured in the qualifying examination. Preference will be given to higher qualified candidates and to the wards of serving / retired seafarers, subject to meeting the Eligibility Criteria. Copies of the Guardian's CDC will be considered authentic proof for justifying the claim.

2. Short-listed candidates will be called to report at the Academy on the date mentioned in the call-letter. The candidates will have to undergo Written Test or Viva Voce or both. They will be tested on the basis of their attitude and aptitude towards seafaring profession, ability to communicate in English, general comprehension and seafaring background, if any.

3. The candidates who qualify in the final test will be subjected to a Physical Fitness / Medical / Eyesight examination as per MS Rules,in force by the doctors appointed by D.G. Shipping.Selection will be confirmed only if the candidate is found to be medically fit for sea service.

4. As soon as the medical Examination is over the selected candidates must be able to take admission by paying the course fees. If they fail to do so, the seat will be offered to candidates on the waiting list.


Any suppression of truth, mis-representation of facts or submission of false Certificates will result in cancellation of admission, forfeiture of fees and shall be punishable as per the law. Fees once paid will not be refunded under any circumstances.


Wearing of Uniforms is compulsory for all trainees and it will be issued by the training academy after confirmation of his admission. Trainees are strictly advised to maintain their uniform neat and clean at all times.