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GP Rating | General Purpose Ratings

The Duration of the course is 6 months. On successful completion of this course, the candidates will be eligible to join in Indian/Foreign Shipping companies as a Deck/Engine crew. With further sea service, they would be promoted as Motorman/Oil man, Fitter, Deck serang, Able-Bodied Seamen, Bosun. They can also be promoted to officer level with certain service and qualification requirements on passing the examinations conducted by DGS.

Are you looking for an exciting and excellent career in Merchant Navy? Then, you are in the right place. Choose a profession that will reward you in many ways. Take up the General Purpose Rating (GP Rating) Programme and set sail on a career that will take you places. Getting your dream job in Merchant Navy is a step away. Quickly take a look at the following criterias to know better.

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Eligibility Criteria

Minimum Qualification - Xth Std. Pass from Govt. recognised board with subjects English, Mathematics & Science with 40% aggregate, English 40% in Xth / XIIth.


XIIth Std. (any stream) Govt. recognised board with 40% aggregate. English 40% in Xth / XIIth but with subjects English, Mathematics & Science at Xth Std.


Pass in 2 year ITI Course (Fitter / Machinist / Mechanic / Welder / Turner) approved by DVET / NCVT with minimum 40% aggregate marks in final year of ITI & minimum 40% in English in 10th / 12th.

Age Limit - 17 1/2 to 25 Years of age at the time of commencement of the course.

Medical Standards - Medically fit as per the standards set by M. S. Medical Examination Rules, 2000. They should have 6/6 in each eye without visual aids and should be free from colour blindness.

Fees Structure

Course Duration: 6 Months

Fees : Rs. 1,80,000/- (includes Hostel / Mess, Basic STCW (Modular) Courses, Uniform, Books)
Scholarship for the course*: Rs. 20,000/-
Course Fee for who have availed scholarship: Rs.1,60,000/-

Batch Commencing January and July every year.

Booking Fee Rs. 25,000/- (non refundable)


Entry Educational Qualification 10TH Standard With 40% marks in aggregate and 40% Marks in English at 10th Standard
Selection Age Minimum 18 years
Medical Merchant Shipping (Medical Examination) Rules 2000, as amended
Pre Sea GP Rating course

Sea-Going Service 36 Months of Sea Service which includes 6 months supervised bridge watch keeping duties (documented in an approved training record book)

24 Months of Sea Service with approved SSTP from DGS approved DLP programme (effective 01.10.2008)

Certificate Of Competency - Second mate (foreign going)
- 18 months as officer in charge of navigation watch
- written & oral exam as first mate (foreign going)
- 18 months as officer in charge of navigation watch or 12 months as chief officer
- oral examination as master (foreign going)
- promoted as master of a ship

Contact Info

  • Training Campus:
    4/268, Thozhuvur kuppam, sevvapet,
    Thiruvoor Post, Thiruvallur Taluk,
    Pincode - 602 025.