General Purpose Rating
(6 months Course)

The six months General Purpose Rating (GP Rating) approved by the Directorate General of Shipping (Government of India).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 TRUST (BEST) & successful candidates are eligible to obtain Continuous Discharge Certificate (INDIAN CDC) From shipping master, govt of India. There are wide job opportunities for our Indian Seamen all over the world.


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After 6 months GP Rating Course join as either Deck Crew (or) Engine Crew

Promoted as AB Seaman, Bosum in Deck Side (or) Promoted in Engine Side

36 Months Sea Experience & with Certain Qualifications Eligible to Deck / Engineer office Exams

Eligible to get promotion to Second Officer & with further Sea Experience and Exam can be promoted to Captain level/ Cheif Enginer


  • Xth Std. Pass from Govt. recognised board with subjects English, Mathematics & Science with 40% aggregate. English 40% in Xth / XIIth (or)
  • XIIth Std. (any stream) Govt. recognised board with 40% aggregate. English 40% in Xth / XIIth but with subjects English, Mathematics & Science at Xth Std. (or)
  • Pass in 2 year ITI course approved by DVET with minimum 40 % aggregate marks in final year of ITI & 40 % aggregate in English 40% in Xth / XIIth
  • AGE LIMIT : Min. 17years 6 months – 25 yrs (maximum) at the time of commencement of course, (or) VISION : No Color Blindness, 6/6 Vision in each eye. No Eye Glasses permitted,


    Eligibility criteria for admission in Pre-sea Maritime courses Age relaxations as per Latest DGs Training circular 12 of 2020.

    The maximum age limit of Male candidates for GP Rating and CCMC courses as follows:

    General Category

    Scheduled Caste (SC)

    Scheduled Tribe (ST)

    Non-creamy layer of (OBC)

    - for SSC & ITI -25 years and Candidate Holding Degree or Diploma – 27 years

    - 30 years

    - 30 years

    - 28 years

    The maximum age relaxation for women candidates of each category shall be relaxed by additional 2 years.

    candidate who are undergone by GP Rating and CCMC course.

    Benifit-"scholarship":-for women Ratings scholarship already been distributed by MTT (Maritime Training Trust) for Rs.100,000/- of each women candidate who are undergone by GP Rating and CCMC course.