GP Rating

Approved by Directorate General of Shipping, Mumbai, Govt. 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 sea farers (BES) & successful candidates are eligible to obtain Continuous Discharge Certificate (INDIAN CDC) from the Directorate General of Shipping, Government of India. There are wide job opportunities for our Indian Seamen all over the world.

Admission for General Purpose Rating ( GP ) - 6 months Course
ELIGIBILITY PASS IN 10th Std with Total Average 40% marks. (With Individual Pass in Mathematics, Science Subjects). (or) PASS in 2 year I.T.I Course from Govt. approved institute with minimum 50% aggregate marks in final year. 40% Marks in English Subject is required either in 10th or 12th Standard (or) Any Degree / Diploma Course.
AGE LIMIT Min. 17years 6 months - 25 yrs (maximum)
VISION No Color Blindness, 6/6 Vision in each eye. No Eye Glasses permitted.
Procedure for Booking of Seats, Important Dates for Admission & Joining
1 The interested candidates can book their seats by downloading the application form from the website (or) can be collected directly from the office.
2 If you meet the eligibility criteria, you can reserve your seat by sending Reservation fee of Rs.5, 000/- by DD in favour of “International Maritime Academy” Payable at Chennai. (Please verify your eye sight before reserve your seat). Reservation Receipt will be sent immediately. The Balance course fee has to be paid as intimated by the Academy
3 Last date to send the application form to reserve your seat is 20 december 2013 (for 1st July Batch) & 20 december 2013(for 1st Jan Batch) of every year.
4 Any extension of Date to submit late application form, Can be requested from the Office.
5 The Students should report the IMA-Administrative office along with the passport size Photograph (Two). Original 10th Std. Mark sheet & Passing Certificate etc., (The Exact Reporting Date will be informed to the Students).
6 Verification of Mark sheets & Medical Test will be conducted at the Academy.
7 If the students, fail in the Medical test (which will be conducted at the Academy), will not be confirmed for their admission.
8 The students who have reserved their seats, must come with their Personal items (List of items will be informed by the Academy) to IMA Hostel.

After 6 Months

GP Rating Course

Join as either Deck Crew

(or) Engine Crew

Promoted as AB Seaman,

Bosum in Deck Side


Promoted in Engine Side

36 Months Sea Experience &

with certain Qualifications

Eligible to appear for

2 nd Mate Exams

Eligible to get promotion

to Second Officer & with further

Sea Experience and Exam can be Promotted to Captain Level

For admission & Fee Details Contact Admin Office

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