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The General Purpose (GP) Rating Course was introduced on request from the Shipping Industry, in order to ensure enhanced & multiple utility of ratings, on board vessels belonging to shipping companies, worldwide. Accordingly, the erstwhile Deck Rating and Engine Rating courses were adapted to the new guidelines and concept of “General Purpose Rating”was introduced by the Directorate. This ensured higher employ-ability of the Indian seafarers in world market. Check GP Rating Course Eligibility, Fees & download GP rating admission form online

Course Name: 6 Month Pre-Sea Course for General Purpose Rating for Fitters/Petty Officers.

Course Duration: 6 Months

Minimum Academic Qualification: Pass with aggregate 40% marks in 10th Standard from a recognized Board with Science, Mathematics as subjects and with minimum 40% marks in English language either in 10th, 12th or diploma /degree exam.

Maximum Age limit: Between 17.5 to 25 years.

Academic Qualification: Pass in 2-Year I.T.I. course from Govt. Approved Institute with minimum 50% aggregate marks in final year and minimum 40% marks in English at 10th or 12th or diploma / degree exam.

Maximum Age limit: Between 17.5 to 25 years.

Medical Fitness: Candidate for admission to marine courses (DG, Shipping-approved courses) are required to produce certificate for medical fitness by authorities authorized by Director General of Shipping.

Eyesight: Candidates vision should be 6/6 (normal) in each eye separately, Medically fit including eye sight and hearing as prescribed in the Merchant Shipping (Medical Examination) Rules, 2000; as amended.