Meo Class 4 Exam Syllabus

Meo Class 4 Syllabus


Meo Class 4 Syllabus,practically is not specific but for your general idea what they might ask in the orals and written is as follows:

You should read :-

1.Marine Electro Technology

2.Marine Electro Technology Written.


Meo Class 4 Syllabus




Introduction to marine engineering materials, its properties and uses, processes.

Marine Engineering Materials


Basic metallurgy, metals and processes, Iron-Carbon equilibrium diagram, Heat Treatment of Carbon Steels, Non-Ferrous alloys, non-metallic materials, welding, gas cutting, materials under load, vibrations.

Industrial Chemistry


Fundamentals, acidity/alkalinity, corrosion, water testing & treatment, introduction to fuels and lubricants, toxic and other ill effect of cargo on human & environment.

Fabrication, welding, jointing and cutting


Permanent joints, riveting, soldering, self secured joints, safety and health when welding, principles of electric arc welding, principles of gas welding, welding joints and low carbon steel, common faults in welded joints, plate working marking out, thermal cutting, mechanical cutting, forming, bending plates, inspection, pipe work, manufacture of components, gauges, deck machinery, gearing, clutches.

Introduction to ship and ship’s routines

sensing and monitoring devices associated with marine equipments, propulsion transmission system including thrust and shaft bearing, stern tubes and propellers, steering and stabilizing system including bow thrusters. Refrigeration machinery and air conditioning systems, safe and efficient operation in the UMS Code, procedures to be adopted for operating main machinery under emergency conditions.

Auxiliary steam boilers and auxiliary steam plant


Steam boiler mountings and feed water systems, auxiliary steam boilers and associated equipment, boiler waste testing and conditioning, operation of auxiliary steam plant, pipelines, condenser, drain cooler, auxiliary boiler fuel and air blower system. Methods of checking water level in steam boilers and action necessary if water level us abnormal.

Safe engineering watch keeping


Procedure to be adopted in safe watch keeping, procedure for taking over and handling over watches, routine work during watch keeping such as soot blowing, cleaning of filters, pumping out of bilges through oily bilge separator, routine pumping operations of fuel oil, ballast water, fire pump and cargo pumping system, remote operation of pumping system and associated controls, purification and clarification of fuel oil, purification of lubricating oil, construction and characteristics of separators, purifier and clarifier


location of common faults in machinery and plant in engine and boiler rooms and action necessary to prevent damage. Interpretation of functional tests on communication and control system. Maintenance on machinery spaces, log book and the significance of reading taken.

Ship bilge/ballast/oil pumps and pumping system,

You should read :-Hydrophore system.


Various types of pumps, construction, operation and characteristics. Compressors, air system. Air bottles, construction, mountings and associated system.

Fresh water generators and vacuum evaporators.


Construction, characteristics and operation of fresh water generator and vacuum evaporators.

Safety and emergency procedures


Changeover of remote/automatic to local control of all main and auxiliary systems. Safe working practices, safe practices in carrying out hot work and welding. Procedures to be taken while handling heavy machinery parts and overhauling of engines. Cleaning, man entry and hot work in enclosed compartments. Emergency procedures such as action to be taken in case of fire including fire drill, flooding of engine room compartment, rescue operation of injured persons, actions to be taken in case of stoppage of main engine, auxiliary engine and associated system.


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Marine plant operation


Construction, characteristics and operation of large bore and medium speed diesel engine p[arts, performance, characteristics of diesel engine by taking indicator cards, steering gear, auxiliary boilers.

Operation of marine machinery, equipments and diesel engines


Marine diesel engines, auxiliary steam boilers, construction and details of all parts and fitting and combustion systems, marine diesel engine (trunk and cross head types), gearing systems and clutches, starting and reversing systems, cooling and lubricating systems, fuel oil preparation systems, auxiliary diesel engine and associated equipments, control and alarm system associated with automatic operation of a diesel plant. Assessment of engine power, the running adjusting to maintain performance safe and efficient operation and maintenance of marine diesel engines/steam turbines crankcase inspection, depth gauge and crankshaft deflection, UMS operations, governors, turbocharger, supercharging and scavenging system.

For steam candidates :-

steam boilers, mountings, feed water system and lubricating oil system. Gland sealing system. Assessment of plant efficiencies. Steam turbine, gearing and lubricating system, steam distribution system and associated equipment, condenser, ejector, heat exchanger and feed heater, air heaters and economizer and draining system of turbine and plants including steam traps. Maneuvering system including astern running.)


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Oral is final assessment of paper I and paper II of part B. the assessment is on functions, marine engineering at operational levels based on competences, knowledge, understanding and proficiency under this function. Criterion for evaluating competence is to be as per Column III of above.


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The electrical circuit

units-ampere, ohm, volt. Difference between electromotive force and potential difference. Ohm’s law, Kirchoff law, simple series and parallel circuits involving e.m.f current and resistance. Non-linear resistors in parallel with constant value resistors. Power and energy, specific resistance, temperature coefficient of resistance, conductor resistance, effect of length, area, material and temperature. DC wire distribution system, types of insulation, Wheatstone network bridge, slide wire bridge, application to steering gears, resistance pyrometers, strain gauges etc.

Electrolytic action and secondary cells

theory of electrolytic dissociation applied to common solutions, uses of electrolysis, secondary cells (acid or alkaline), construction and principles, maintenance, charging, watt-hour and ampere hour efficiency.

Electromagnetism, electromagnetic induction, simple magnetic circuit

simple magnetic theory, magnetic field due to current in straight conductors, loops and coils and solenoids, relative direction of current and field, Faraday’s and Lenz’s laws, magnitude and direction of induced e.m.f produced on a current carrying conductor, flux density, effect of iron, magneto motive force (m.m.f), permeability, reluctance, simple magnetic circuit, typical B/H and β/H circuit,

Alternating current theory

simple continuous periodic waves, frequency, amplitude instantaneous, maximum r.m.s and average values, form factor, phases representation of alternate current quantities, phase difference.

The inductor, inductance and its effect on the circuit. The capacitor, capacitance and its effects on the circuit. Simple series and parallel circuits. Relationship between resistance, reactance and impedance. Simple treatment of power factor, power in single phase alternate current circuit. Instruments, qualitative treatment of the principles and function of alternate current and direct current indicating instruments and relays. Use of shunt and series resistance to increase range. Rectifiers and transducers.

Distribution systems

Systems of alternate and direct current shipboard installation. Protective devices such as fuses, circuit breakers, earth lamps, cable material and installation. Connection of shore supply, direct current machine. The principles, constructional details and protection of direct current series, shunt and compound wound motors and generator. Self excitation, e.m.f and load voltage control, paralleling procedures and load sharing for generators. Need for and types of starter, speed and torque equations and speed control of direct current motors.

Alternate current machines

simple explanation of principles, constructional details and protection of alternators, squirrel cage induction motors and single phase transformer. Parallel running and synchronising theory.


qualitative treatment of atomic structure and bonding. Semiconductor junction diodes, junction transistors and their operating characteristics. Simple transistor circuits. Conduction in gases, insulators, semi conductors and conductors. Photoelectric effect control systems. Simple theory of all control systems, location of common faults and action to prevent damage, single phasing of alternate current motors, auto control system control loop transmitter, controller, desired value.





Oral is final assessment of paper IV of part B. the assessment is on function, electrical, electronics and control engineering at operational level based on competences. Criteria for evaluating competence is to be as per Column III of above.

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Marine engineering maintenance

fastening, preparation for work on machinery, heat exchangers etc. general maintenance procedure of centrifugal pumps fitted with a means of air extraction, reciprocating pumps, screw and gear pumps, pipes, valves, air compressors, heat exchangers.

Maintenance and repair of diesel engine

auxiliary steam engine, petrol engine, turbocharger, diesel engine components, wear and tear, alignment of machinery components, correction of defects, breakdown repairs, steering gear

maintenance and repair of auxiliary machine

boiler, maintenance and repair of deck machinery, hydraulic equipments and control systems. Hull inspection, maintenance of repairs of vessel in dry dock.

Maintenance and repair of main boiler, turbines and steam plants. (For steam candidate)

Safety and emergency procedures

safe isolation of all main and auxiliary machineries, electrical plants and equipment required before personnel are permitted to work on such plant and equipment, safe trials and commissioning after repair and trials.


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Oral is final assessment of paper VI of part B. the assessment is on function maintenance and repair at operational level based on competences.

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Displacement, Structural strength, Simple problems on strength of structural member to resist liquid pressure, loading due to head of liquid.

Centre of gravity

Shift of centre of gravity due to addition or removal of mass, calculation of centre of gravity of regular figure, the inclining experiment.

Coefficients of form

Block, Mid-ship section, Prismatic and Water-plane area coefficients.

Laws of flotation

Draught and buoyancy, Archimedes’ principle, Tonne per centimetre immersion, Alteration of mean draught due to change in density of water, buoyancy and reserve buoyancy, Effect of bilging a mid-ship compartment, loading to a given load line, fresh water allowance, wetted surface area, application of simpson’s rules to areas, moments of areas, volumes and moments of volumes.

Transverse stability

Centre of buoyancy, Metacentre and its location, Transverse movement of mass, Stability at small angles of heel (given the second moment of area of the water-plane or formulae), stiff and tender ships, range of stability, righting moment, calculation of ship’s stability, Atwood’s formula, Wall sided formula, angle of Loll, Descriptive treatment of the effect of free surface of liquids on stability.

Cross curves of stability, curves of statical stability, range of stability, initial metacentric height, righting lever, dynamical stability, free board, International conference on Load Lines, Load Line certificate.


Centre of flotation, change in trim due to addition of masses, longitudinal metacenmetacentre, Moment to change trim by one centimetre, change in trim due to bilging.

Resistance and Propulsion

Comparison of skin frictional resistance of hull with model at different speeds, R = f (f. s. v), Residual resistance – wave making form, eddy and air resistance, admiralty and fuel coefficients, froude’s law of comparison, specific fuel consumption, relation between speed of vessel and fuel consumption with constant displacement and assuming that resistance varies as function of speed.

Propellers and Rudders

Elementary treatment of propeller and simple problems on pitch, pitch ratio, apparent slip, true slip, speed of advance, wake, thrust and various powers, types of rudders, force acting on a rudder, angle of heel due to force on the rudder, angle of heel due to turning, dry-docking.

Ship construction

Common terms used in the measurement of steel ships – length between perpendiculars, breadth overall, moulded depth, draught and freeboard. Definitions of shipbuilding terms in general use. Descriptions and sketches of structural members in ordinary types of steel ships. Watertight doors, hatches, hatch covers, rudders, bow thrusters, propellers, watertight bulkheads, double bottoms, anchors and cables, loss of anchor, cracked rudder plate, fore and aft peak tanks, double bottom and deep tank filling and pumping arrangements, compartmental drainage, levelling arrangements for damaged side compartments.

Ship dimensions and form

Definitions of camber, rise of floor, flare, sheer, rake. General arrangement of general cargo oil tankers, bulk carriers, combination carriers, containers, Ro-Ro, gas carriers, chemical carriers and passenger ships, pressurized and/or refrigerated carriage of LPG, LNG, ethylene vessels, double hull oil tankers, arrangements for the carriage of dangerous goods in bulk., ventilation arrangements (natural and mechanical) for pump rooms in tankers and for holds and oil fuel tanks.

Hull structure and ship’s stresses

Proper names for the various parts, standard steel sections, Bow and Stern, Stern frame, Hogging, Sagging, Racking, Panting, Pounding, Slamming, Structural arrangements forward and aft to withstand panting and pounding.

Welding, cutting and gouging practices, manual arc welding, tungsten inert gas welding, metal inert gas welding, safety in welding, cutting methods, testing of welds – destructive and non-destructive methods, faults in welded joints.


Water tightness to the hatches, opening in oil tankers, chain lockers and attachment of cables, bilge piping system, ballast system, sounding and air pipes, Rudders and Propellers: Construction of rudders and propellers, controllable pitch propeller, stern tube arrangement, Load lines and draught marks: Deck line, free board, Plimsoll line.

Stability of ships, working knowledge and application of stability and trim, fundamentals of water tight integrity, actions to be taken in the event of partial loss of intact stability, Cathodic protection, Sacrificial anodes, Impressed current system

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Demonstrates the knowledge of the precaution to be taken to prevent pollution of marine environment

tank cleaning, pumping out bilge, knowledge of construction and operation of oil pollution equipment in engine room and on tankers.

Legislation with regard pollution prevention.

MARPOL 73/78 and other national legislation like OPA – 90. MARPOL equipments knowledge of codes of safe working practices as published, knowledge of type of information issued by D.G. Shipping with regard to safety at sea, safe working practices, oil record book and SOPEP manual.

Precaution against fire and explosion, fire prevention, detection and extinction in all parts of a ship personal survival technique and LSA on ship, medical care

theory of fire, fire control aborad ship, ship fire fighting organizations, training of sea farer in fire fighting, procedures for fire fighting, inspection and servicing of fire appliances and equipment, fire fighting process hazards, first aid, fire investigation and reporting, case studies, introduction and safety, emergency situation, survival craft and rescue boat, method of helicopter rescue, launching arrangements, lifeboat engine and accessories. Evaluation, signalling equipment and pyro-techniques. First aid, radio equipment. Launching and handling survival craft in rough weather. Understand practical applications of medical advice, demonstrates knowledge of action to be taken in case of accidents or illness that are likely to occur on-board ships.

Legislation: –

Knowledge of nation and international legislation, IMO and conventions, Indian Merchant Shipping act and rules, classification society, characters, personal relationship on-board ship. Statutory survey and classification, port state control, flag state inspection, ISM Code.

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Oral is final assessment of paper VIII and IX of part B. the assessment is on function controlling operational of ship and care for persons on-board at operational level based on competences, knowledge, understanding and proficiency of function.

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