G. P. Rating

G. P. Rating

GP Rating stands for General Purpose Rating. It is a 6 months long course. After completion of the course, candidates may join Merchant Navy ships as Deck or Engine crew. Along with sea service, they may also rise through ranks, depending on their performance.

Age Limits : Between 17½ to 25 years of age when the course starts.

Education Qualification : Candidates must have passed 10th standard examinations from a Recognized board. Minimum marks requirement is 40%.

Deck Rating course : Though GP Ratings course covers aspects of deck crew training, separate deck crew training courses are also available. The pre sea training course lasts 6 months.

Engine Rating course: Though GP Ratings course covers aspects of engine crew training, separate engine crew training courses are also available. The pre sea training course lasts 6 months.

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