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CIFNET 2020 (Postponed) - New Dates, Application Form, Eligibility, Pattern, Admission Process

Kumari Neha
Kumari Neha Updated On: October 28, 2021

CIFNET 2020 application dates have been extended to June. Check all details related to admission in BFSc and Vessel Navigator Course (VNC)/ Marine Fitter Course (MFC) here.


CIFNET 2020 exam which is conducted for admission to BFSc and Vessel Navigator Course (VNC)/ Marine Fitter Course (MFC) courses has been postponed due to Covid-19 and the new dates will be announced soon. The registration date for the entrance exam has also been extended. The conducting institute - Central Institute of Fisheries, Nautical and Engineering Training (CIFNET) was established in 1963 in Kochin by the Govt. of India. It was established with a purpose to train people to meet the needs fishing industry in India.

Apart from Kochin, CIFNET also has centres in Chennai and Visakhapatnam. The institute offers courses like Bachelor of Fishery Science (Nautical Science) B.F.Sc.(N.S.) and Vessel Navigator Course (VNC) and Marine Fitter Course (MFC).

Candidates seeking admission in one of these courses must meet the eligibility criteria, fill in the CIFNET application form and appear in the CIFNET entrance examination. All details related to CIFNET admissions are given here.

Table of Content

CIFNET 2020 Eligibility CriteriaCIFNET Dates
CIFNET 2020 Application FormCIFNET CET 2020 Exam Pattern
CIFNET Admit CardCIFNET Result
CIFNET 2020 Syllabus-

CIFNET 2020 Important Dates

Following are the important dates for admission in CIFNET 2020:



Application Deadline for BFSc course

July 03, 2020

Application Deadline for VNC and MFC course

June 30, 2020

Admit Card

To be announced

CIFNET exam date

To be announced


To be announced

CIFNET 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Central Institute of Fisheries Nautical and Engineering Training (CIFNET), Fine Arts Avenue, Cochin offers three major courses: Bachelor Of Fishery Science (Nautical Science) and Vessel Navigator Course(VNC) / Marine Fitter Course (MFC).

Detailed eligibility criteria to take admission in one of these courses is given below:

CIFNET Bachelor Of Fishery Science (Nautical Science) Eligibility Criteria

  • The candidate must have passed Class 12th from a recognised board.

  • He/ she must be from PCM or PCB stream.

  • The candidate must have scored at least 50% marks in all the subjects.

  • There is no minimum percentage criteria for SC/ ST candidates.

  • The age of the candidate must be between 17 to 20 years as on October 1st, 2020.

  • Maximum age of candidates taking admission through lateral admission is 22 years.

CIFNET Vessel Navigator Course(Vnc) / Marine Fitter Course(Mfc) Eligibility Criteria

  • The candidate must have passed 10th from a recognised board.

  • He/ she must have studied Maths and Science in the qualifying examination.

  • The minimum percentage obtained in Class X should be 40%.

  • The age of candidates should be between 15 to 20 years, as of August 2020.

  • There is no upper age limit restrictions for SC/ ST candidates.

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CIFNET 2020 Application Form

The application form for CIFNET 2020 can be downloaded from the official website of the institute.

The candidate must fill in the application form and attach the required documents like the qualifying exams mark sheet, community certificates (if required) along with the application.

Check the important guidelines to fill in the CIFNET CET application form:

  • The applicant must ensure that no information mentioned in the application is incorrect.

  • He/ she must avoid overwriting in the application as it may lead to the rejection of the application.

  • After the application is sent at the institute, no information in the application can be altered, corrected or added

  • The applicant must fill in the application in English using Capital letters.

  • The characters must be filled in the provided box and there must be one box blank between words.

  • The applicant must only use a black ballpoint pen to fill the application.

  • The candidate can use a comma to separate letters and group of words.

Once the application is filed, it must be sent to “The Director, CIFNET, Fine Arts Avenue, Kochi-682016”

All applicants must also make a payment of application fee which can be done online. The CIFNET application fee is mentioned below:





General /OBC

Rs 500/-



Rs. 250/-


General /OBC

Rs. 300/-



Rs. 150/-

CIFNET CET 2020 Exam Pattern

Check course wise CIFNET exam pattern here:

Exam Pattern for CIFNET BFSc (NS) Programme

All candidates who wish to take admission in BFSc (NS) at CIFNET will have to appear in Common Entrance Test (CET) conducted by the institute. The major highlights of CIFNET BFSc (NS) Common Entrance Test (CET) is given below:

Mode of Exam


Question Types



1 for each correct answer

Negative marking

-0.25 for each wrong answer

Exam Pattern for CIFNET VNC/ MFC programme

All candidates who wish to take admission in VNC/ MFC at CIFNET will have to appear in Common Entrance Test (CET) conducted by the institute. The major highlights of CIFNET VNC/ MFC Common Entrance Test (CET) are given below:

Mode of Exam


Types fo question



2 hours

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CIFNET CET 2020 Syllabus

CIFNET CET conducted for BFSc course covers topics from subjects like Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Maths and English language.

CIFNET CET conducted for VNC/ MFC courses will cover topics from Maths, Science subjects and English language.

The level of questions will be according to the syllabus of the qualifying examination.

CIFNET 2020 Admit Card

Candidates who apply for CIFNET CET 2020 can download the admit card through the official website of CIFNET. The link to download the admit card will be activated on the defined dates by the institute.

CIFNET CET Admit Card is a mandatory document to carried at the examination centre along with an ID proof.

Those who are not able to download or receive amidst card before the defined date can contact CIFNET office centres of Kochi/Chennai or Visakhapatnam. They can also refer to the institute website for updates related to CIFNET 2020 Admit card.

CIFNET CET 2020 Result

The result of CIFNET CET will be released on the official website of CIFNET. The merit list of candidates will be prepared and published online.

Candidates whose name will be in the merit list will be considered for admission in BFSc(NS) and VNC/ MFC courses offered by the institute.

CIFNET 2020 Admission/ Selection Proces

Check admission/ selection process for different courses offered by CIFNET here:

Bachelor Of Fishery Science (Nautical Science) Admission/ Selection Process

  • Admission in Bachelor Of Fishery Science (Nautical Science) courses is considered on the basis of Common Entrance Test (CET) and Academic Credentials.
  • A total of 40 seats are available for BFSc course among which 321 seats are for Gen/Gen-EWS/OBC/SC/ST category candidates, 1 seat for NRI, 1 for Foreign National and 7 for Lateral Entry System.
  • The Common Entrance Test (CET) is conducted in designated centres in Kochi, Chennai and Visakhapatnam.

Vessel Navigator Course(VNC)/ Marine Fitter Course(MFC) Admission/ Selection Process

  • Admission in Vessel Navigator Course(VNC) / Marine Fitter Course(MFC) course offered at CIFNET is considered on the basis of All India Common Entrance Test (CET).
  • A total of 20 students are considered for admission in VNC course and 20 students for MFC course.
  • 16 seats are available for Gen/Gen-EWS/OBC/SC/ST category candidates and 4 seats for State Government Sponsorship at each centre ( preferably from fishermen community).
  • The CET is conducted in designated centres in cities Kochi, Chennai, Vizag, Kolkata, Patna.

Candidates who are selected for admission and join the institute receive a stipend of Rs 1500/- per month. On the completion of VNC/MFC, Post Intuitional Training. He/ She shall receive a stipend of Rs. 20500/- pm and one-time Uniform allowance of Rs 2500/-.

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