GP Rating

General Purpose Rating (GP Rating)

On successful completion of this Pre-Sea training, the candidates will be able to join as a RATING in Indian & Foreign shipping companies as a Deck Crew or Engine Crew. The G.P. Rating candidate will be able to work in all seamanship activities on-board at Deck side and other work at Engine side. With further Sea-service, they will be promoted as DECK SERANG, BOSUN, Able-Bodied Seamen / Engine Fitter etc.

They can also be promoted to Officer level with certain service and qualification requirements. After completing this Pre-Sea Training, exams will be conducted by Board of examination for Seafarers (BES) & successful candidates are eligible to obtain Continuous Discharge Certificate (CDC). There are wide job opportunities for our Indian Seamen all over the world.


Pass in 10th Std, Min 40% marks in English.


Min. 17 years

Medical and Eye Sight Requirements

No color blindness, 6/6 vision in each eye. No eye glasses permitted.

GP Rating Career Progression Chart

After 4 Months (GP Rating Course)
Join as either Deck Crew or Engine Crew

OS - Promoted as AB Seaman, Bosun in Deck Side
(Or) promoted in Engine Side

36 months sea experience & with certain qualification
Eligible to appear for 2nd mate exams

Eligible to get promotion to Second Officer &
with further sea experience & exam
can be promoted to Captain level

Admission Inquiry for General Purpose Rating