Hello Everyone! Below are some personal interview questions. We’ll update this post if we find new questions. Hope this helps!

  1. Tell me about yourself.
  2. Why do you want to join *Company Name*?
  3. Why did you choose Merchant Navy and why specifically the Engine department? (For B.Tech Marine Engineering Cadets, Vice-Versa for Deck Cadets)
  4. Tell me about your strengths and weaknesses.
  5. What was your rank in the previous semesters?
  6. What is your long term and short term goal?
  7. What will you do to eradicate the communication gap on-board since there will be a diverse group of crew?
  8. How do you track the current scenario and developments of the shipping industry?
  9. So, tell me what’s currently going on?
  10. Brief introduction about your family.
  11. Why Merchant Navy? Why Engine Side/Deck side?
  12. How are you better than others?
  13. For how long are you planning to sail?
  14. You are a girl (specific question) , so what are your plans for the future(what about having your own family, marriage)?
  15. Some Questions w.r.t your CV.
  16. Situation based questions.
  17. What is your long term goal?
  18. Why should we hire you?
  19. What are the disadvantages of joining Merchant Navy?
  20. Then, why did you join Merchant Navy?
  21. Why did you choose this job even after knowing it is in a recession?
  22. What will you do company removes you due to recession?
  23. What is depression? Why do you think seafarers get depressed while on a voyage?
  24. Do you have any solution for that?
  25. What do you think will be your job onboard when you join your first ship?
  26. You will have to mop the floor while onboard. Can you do that? And, why do you think it’s important?
  27. Why Maersk Line?
  28. Why not Maersk Tanker?
  29. What will you do if your seniors bully you onboard? Tell me the course of action that you will follow.
  30. Tell me about the research you did on the company before coming to the interview.
  31. Did you appear for NDA?
  32. Which is your favourite place in *your hometown*?
  33. What all things did you do in this lockdown?
  34. What do you know about *company name*?
  35. How are you?
  36. You have a marine-related background and your upbringing might have been a little easier as compared to the requirements of the job. What are your thoughts?
  37. We see. Were forces never an option? Why didn’t you pursue regular engineering?
  38. Why only Marine Engineering? Why not Deck? (Vive-Versa for Deck Cadets)
  39. Do you think you will be able to cope with the pressure on-board? Are you prepared for life at sea?
  40. What is this mentioned here about your achievement? You have played these sports?
  41. Why did you play this game?
  42. Inquired about every listed achievement in brief.
  43. How many languages can you speak?
  44. Please say something in {one of the languages I said I could speak, except English and Hindi}
  45. You have been an appointment continuously. Your batch-mates must be very jealous. Thoughts?
  1. Onboard if your senior officer is not following certain safety rules, what will you do?
  2. What will you do if you find an old lady lying on road in bad condition but you are hurrying for an interview?
  3. Why do you want to join this line?
  4. If you see a beggar will you give him money or not? Why?
  5. Why do you want to join this company?
  6. What about your model? Explain it?
  7. About technical paper, explain it?
  8. What all are your hobbies?
  9. Where do you see yourself after 5-10 years from now?
  10. What is your backtime?
  11. Tell me about your family background?
  12. Why should I take you?
  13. What is funda for becoming a rank holder?
  14. You are the only son of your father so what do you expect would he allow you to sail for a long time?
  15. What is your weakness?
  16. What do you know or what do you want to know about our company?
  17. If you are getting good marks in computer science then why you are not switching over to IT?
  18. Why did you join this college when you had offers from other colleges?
  19. What all property should a good mariner have?
  20. Whether you will clean oil on the floor in the ship or will you neglect it or call your juniors to clean it?
  1. Why did your percentage drop in the 12th boards?
  2. Why did you choose this field?
  3. What are your strengths?
  4. What is your weakness?
  5. What makes you nervous or angry?
  6. Will you be able to maintain your CGPA?
  7. Why is your pointer low?
  8. Do you smoke or drink?
  9. Are you a vegetarian or a non-vegetarian?
  10. Have you ever tasted pork or beef?
  11. If you are a pure vegetarian then how will you manage with the food onboard?
  12. Why did you choose this company?
  13. Why did you choose the merchant navy?
  14. What is your age?
  15. What is your date of birth?
  16. Did you study in an English medium school?
  17. How do you help others?
  18. If anybody from your family is working in this field then in which company and at what post?
  19. How are you overcoming your weakness?
  20. Why should I choose you or hire you?
  21. In what ways will you be advantageous to this company?
  22. What will you do if you come to know that your mother/father passed away during your sail?
  23. Where do you see yourself 5/10 years from now?
  24. How long you are going to sail with this company?
  25. Do you take part in co-curricular activities?
  26. Do you want to sail in container ships or tankers and why?
  27. What is your favorite timepass?
  28. How is your girlfriend?
  29. Which of the following company will you choose- K-Line, NYK, or Stena?
  30. Do you read books?
  31. Why not Indian Navy?
  32. What is so good about this morning?
  33. This profession is not respected and is not looked at as a decent job in society. No one will give his daughter, then why will you want to join Merchant navy?
  34. Say your name in phonetics?
  35. How many years would you like to sail?
  36. What are your achievements in college?
  37. Will you work only on a specific type of ship or you can work on any ship?
  38. How will you impress your master?
  39. What are the recent developments in this company?
  40. Is there something new you learned after coming to TMI?
  41. Tell me a situation where you took a quick decision and what was the outcome?
  42. Tell me a situation where you were troubled by your emotion and how did you overcome it?
  43. Why do we need you as a cadet in our company?
  44. Any police record, short temper, leadership quality?
  45. Have you ever faced any problems like an emergency and police situation?
  46. What will you do if any senior is shouting on you unnecessarily?
  47. If you are the HR and there are less number of slots in the company, how will you select the candidate?
  48. In what ratio will you sail?
  49. You are on board a vessel and you receive a message that your sister is getting married. What will you do?
  50. Who is your role model and why?
  51. Do you think you are a good motivator, a good leader?
  52. If I select you will you make a good team or not?
  53. What will you do if you are not selected?
  54. You are the only son of your parents, so they would not like you to sail for long so why should we hire you?
  55. Why did you join this college when you had offers from other colleges?
  56. What are the qualities of the finest mariner?
  57. As you said, caring is your weakness, Why can caring become a weakness?
  58. Do you support begging and if yes/no why?
  59. Onboard, if your senior is doing his job wrong, as a junior engineer how will you convince your senior in this regard if you are very sure and also know the correct way? If he is not going to agree with you what will be your next step?
  60. In class suppose your teacher is teaching something completely wrong. You know as a student that he is not teaching correctly how will you convince him and if he is not going to agree with you then what will you do?
  61. Suppose you are in need of money. So, will you prefer to taking bribe under this condition if somebody offers you?
  62. What do you think, how to eradicate begging?
  63. As a non-drinker, if in a party, your senior offers you wine will you accept or not?
  64. If you are tired one evening and want to rest at home and a group of 8 friends come to you and want you to go out with them what will you do, i.e. go with them or refuse?
  65. What 5 things will you look for in a desert?
  66. Why do you want to join our company and which other company did you apply for?
  67. If you find a bag full of notes at the college gate what will you do?
  68. If you have an imp. Exam and there is a total blackout, and you are without a candle, torch, streetlamp, etc. what will you do?
  69. When you are good at a technical subject such as computer, Why didn’t you pursue it?
  70. How will you handle emotional outbreaks ( death, or any other accidents, etc) onboard?

These are some questions asked to almost all the cadets appearing for the interview. So, prepare a good answer to stand out in the crowd.

May you have a job soon!

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