GP or General Purpose Rating candidates are those who have been trained in both Deck and Engine Room tasks. They are trained to work on either deck or Engine department according to the requirement of the company. They perform tasks related to Seamanship, Cargo handling, Maintenance work on the deck, Operation and maintenance of Machinery.
GP Rating course is a 6 months residential Pre-sea training that you can pursue right after completing matriculation.
Age: Between 17 to 25 years at the time of the course commencement
Qualification: Minimum 10th Pass with atleast 40% from a recognized board. Minimum 40% marks in ENGLISH subject in either 10th or 12th examination.
Eye Sight: Use of corrective lenses for eyesight is permitted but the maximum permissible limits, at entry, are 6/12 in each eye or 6/9 in better eye and 6/18 in other eye for distant unaided vision. Color blindness is not permitted.
Medical Fitness: Should be physically fit for sea and should meet the medical standards laid by the Director General of shipping.
Minimum Height: 157 cm
Minimum Weight: 48 kg
Note: Candidates desirous of joining the course must apply for a passport immediately, if they do not already have a passport, as it is a requirement when applying for C.D.C.