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Licence No : RPSL-MUM-476


Seafarers earn a better wages compared to similar other professions. And get an opportunity to travel almost anywhere in the world and to learn various cultures and traditions.

By embarking on a career in shipping, you are joining a special international network of contacts and associates. Shipping is a wonderful profession for individuals seeking something exciting, but who is also confident of enjoying a traditional career.

GP rating course is of 6 months duration. The candidates will be eligible to join India / Foreign shipping companies as a Deck / Engine crew after successful completion of this Pre-Sea Training. Fitter, they can also be promoted to officer Level with individual service and qualification requirements.

Age: 17 to 25 years

Education: 10 and 12 passed out with at least 40% marks.

Duration: 6 months

For more information to join Merchant Navy, contact us to guide you properly.


  • Age: The minimum age should be 17 years, and the maximum should be 25 years to be eligible for examinations for the merchant navy. As per the Government rules, the maximum age relaxation for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes is five years.
  • Physical Fitness: Physical fitness is of utmost importance for a career at sea. A certificate of fitness from a registered medical practitioner is mandatory for admission into a course. Candidates with disability aren’t eligible for entry into courses concerning the merchant navy.
  • Eyesight: 6/12 in each eye or 6/9 in better eye and 6/18 in another eye for distant unaided vision. Color blindness, in any case, is NOT PERMITTED.
  • Academic Contribution: 1. For the officer grade: it is mandatory to have an aggregate of 60% marks in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics, and at least 50% marks in English. For the ratings, the candidate SHOULD HAVE 40% marks in English in Xth and XIIth and a 40% aggregate in Xth or XIIth with English, Mathematics, and Sciences in Xth and any stream for the XIIth board.


  • A basic understanding of the routine of the ship, its operations, legislation, and related duties.
  • Basic engineering knowledge, maintenance, and safe working practices.
  • A good foundation for principles of fire fighting, and first aid safety, accident, preventions, pollution at sea.