GP rating course fees 2023 | GP rating full course fees

Those students who want to do GP rating course, they do GP rating training which is known as general purpose rating only after passing 10th standard.

GP rating course is considered as a preparatory course to join merchant navy.  

Well, students who want to pursue an interesting and adventurous career, think about taking this course.

If you are also dreaming of becoming a merchant navy, then you must know about GP rating course fees 2023, then let us know about GP rating course in this article from today and also get information about GP rating course fees.

GP rating course fees 2023
GP rating course fees 2023

What is GP rating course

 To join merchant navy, after class 10th, general purpose course is done, we call it merchant navy GP rating course. This course is of 6 months duration. This is a pre sea training course.  

The GP rating program prepares candidates for two key positions in the marine industry. Deck and engine ratings serve to prepare candidates for both these positions.

Individual courses are provided for the LOOK and Engine Rating of these programs, however the GP Rating combines the two and the DECOR Engine Rating serves to educate the candidate for both components.  

This course is organized twice a year. Every year the classes start in the month of January and July.

What is the role of the GP rating course on board?

You join Deck or Engine through the GP rating course. Based on this your profile changes.

Each candidate serving in the Engine Department has one duty to work with the Engineer or in a new unmanned vessel during the day.  

You need to keep your environment clean and check the oil level and parameters of the machines.

Your job is to assist the engineer in cleaning the engine parts and engine room.

The guys in the deck department have to keep your watch in good condition by removing the rust and then pasting it back.  

You have to obey the master ship and the directors of the officers and bosuns.

Eligibility for GP rating course

Educational Qualification 

  •  Must have passed 10th or 12th class from any recognized school with minimum 40% marks in English Science and Maths.

Note : For persons who have passed their 10th class.

  •  Pass in 2 years Industrial Training Institute course certified by National Council of Vocational Training with at least 40% marks in the final 

Note : For persons who wish to pursue GP Rating Course for Feeder or Welder.

  •  Candidates must be physically and medically fit.
  •  Candidates should be able to undertake sea travel.
  •  The vision of the candidate should be 6/6 in both the eyes.
  •  Apart from this, the candidate should not be color blind.
  •  The candidate must be physically and medically fit.

Age Limit :

  • Minimum Age – 17.5 years
  • Maximum Age – 25 years

Medical Standards :

  • Minimum Height – 157 cms
  • Weight – 48 kg
  • Should be physically fit for sea

Eyesight/ Vision

  • Color blindness is not permitted
  • The vision of the candidate should be 6/6 in both the eyes.
  • Use of corrective lenses for eyesight is permitted but the maximum permissible limits.

Mode of Selection

  • Written Test
  • Interview
  • Medical Test

GP Rating Course Duration

  • 6 month 

Documents Required for GP Rating Course

  • 10th pass or higher passed certificate
  • Marksheet for the above
  • Birth Certificate
  • School Leaving certificate
  • Any other certificates awarded for activites like sports, drama etc.
  • Identify Proof
  • Address Proof 

GP rating course fees

Preeti course for GP rating ranges from approximately ₹ 120000 to ₹ 500000, which can be paid in one or more installments as per the rules of the institution. It is depends on the college’s the candidate get selected 

According to Merchant Navy Decoded, fees of only three colleges TS Rahman, NUSI Goa and Great Eastern Institute of Management Studies have been included in a separate block GP Rating Colleges.

The disadvantage of this course is that there is a possibility of education loan, under this course, you cannot get education loan, it is not a degree course, 

that’s why we are not able to get education loan under any bank or government scheme and that is why many students  Due to lack of money, they are not able to join merchant navy.

GP Rating Course Fees of various Institutes in India

Name of GP Rating Institutes GP Rating Course Fees
Arya Marine AcademyRs 1,80,000
B.P. Marine AcademyRs 2,00,000
Bonzer Academy of Maritime StudiesRs 2,00,000
Columbus Maritime AcademyRs 2,30,000
Marine Training AcademyRs 2,25,000
MMTI’S Education & Research TrustRs 2,00,000
Training Ship RahamanRs 1,65,500
Yak Education TrustRs 2,15,000
Baba Maritime AcademyRs 2,25,000
Marine Medical ClinicRs 1,80,000
Euro Tech Maritime AcademyRs 2,25,000
AQUATECH Institute of Maritime StudiesRs 1,68,000
J Son’s Merchant Navy InstituteRs 1,50,000
Sriram Institute of Marine StudiesRs 1,85,000
NUSI Maritime AcademyRs 1,08,000
Sea Scan Maritime FoundationRs 1,85,000
Asha International Institute of MarineRs 2,10,000 
Maritime Academy of IndiaRs 98,000
METRIRs 1,40,000
Orissa Maritime Academy Rs 75,000
Trident College of Marine TechnologyRs 1,70,000
B. R. Ambedkar Govt. PolytechnicRs 70,000
Balaji Seamen Training InstituteRs 1,85,000
Sri Chakra Maritime AcademyRs 2,10,000 
Tamil Nadu Maritime AcademyRs 1,22,000
Commander Ali’s Academy of Merchant NavyRs 2,25,000
Cosmopolitan Technology of MaritimeRs 2,10,000
Hindustan Institute of Maritime TrainingRs 1,59,000
Indus Seafarers Training AcademyRs 2,25,000
International Maritime Academy Rs 2,10,000
Marine Officer’s Training AcademyRs 1,74,000
Maritime FoundationRs 1,75,000
Southern Academy of Maritime StudiesRs 2,25,000
School of Seamanship & Naut. TechRs 1,75,000

Best GP Rating Maritime Institutes in India

  • Commander Ali’s Academy of M’ Navy (Hyderabad) Telangana
  • Sri Chakara Maritime College (Pondicherry) P’cherry
  • Tamilnadu Maritime Academy (Thoothukudi) Tamil Nadu
  • Marine Training Academy (MTA) (Daman) Daman.
  • Asha International Institute of Marine Technology – (Varanasi) Uttar Pradesh
  • Maritime Academy of India -(Kolkata) West Bengal
  • Maritime Education Training & Research Institute –(Kolkata) West Bengal
  • Orissa Maritime Academy – (Paradip) Orissa
  • Trident College of Marine Technology – (near Kolkata) West Bengal.
  • Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Govt. Polytechnic, (Port Blair) (Andaman & Nicobar)
  • Aquatech Institute of Maritime Studies (New Delhi / Gurgaon) Haryana
  • J. Sons Merchant Navy Institute – (Meerut) Uttar Pradesh
  • Sriram Institute of Marine Studies – (New Delhi / Gurgaon)
  • Euro Tech Maritime Academy (Cochin) Kerala
  • Balaji Seamen Training Institute (Chennai) Tamil Nadu
  • Cosmopolitan Tech of Maritime College (Chennai) Tamil Nadu
  • Hindustan Institute of Maritime Training (HIMT), (Chennai) Tamil Nadu
  • Indus Seafarers Training Academy (Chennai) Tamil Nadu
  • International Maritime Academy (Chennai) Tamil Nadu
  • Marine Officer’s Training Academy (MOTA) (Pondicherry) P’cherry
  • Maritime Foundation (Chennai) Tamil Nadu
  • Southern Academy of Maritime Studies, (Chennai) Tamil Nadu
  • School of Seamanship & Naut. Tech., Kancheepuram.
  • Arya Marine Academy (Raigard Dist, Mum – Pune Rd.) Maharashtra-
  • B.P. Marine Academy (Belapur – Navi Mumbai) Maharashtra
  • Bonzer Academy (Raigard Dist, near Mahad) Maharashtra
  • Columbus Maritime Trg Inst (Khardi) (Mum-Nashik Rd.) Maharashtra
  • MMTI’s Education & Research Trust (MMTI) (Raigard Distt.) Maharashtra
  • T Ship Rahaman Academy (N’Sheva, Raigarh Distt.) Maharashtra
  • Yak Educational Trust (Near Khapoli off Mum–Pune Rd) Maharashtra
  • Baba Marine Institute (Vada, Thane Dist.) Maharashtra –
  • Marine Medical Clinic, Mumbai (Khardi) (Mum-Nashik Rd.) Maharashtra.
  • NUSI Maritime Academy (Salcete) Goa
  • Sea Scan Maritime Foundation (Chicalim) Goa.

GP Rating Salary

  • In training period as an ordinary gets 200 to 300 $.
  • After 9 month of sea service as an seaman candidates the salary will be 1000 to 1500 $.
  • Further experience makes him Bosun Salary be 2000 to 2500 $.
  • And also officer it will be 3000 to 3500$.


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