Pre-Sea Training for General Purpose Ratings 

(Approved by Directorate General of Shipping, Government of India)

                       

 

      

Basic Outline :
The training program is a Six months Pre-Sea Training Program approved by the Directorate General of Shipping, Ministry of Shipping, Government of India. The training comprises of theoretical and Practical study of General Ship Knowledge and Marine Engineering Knowledge which gives the successful trainees an opportunity to join the merchant shipping in the Deck or Engineering Department as a Trainee GP Rating. This course is conducted twice a year with batches commencing January and July each year. The approved course capacity of this Academy is 120 trainees per batch.

 

Minimum Entry Requirement : 
Pass with aggregate 40% marks in 10th Standard from a recognized Board with Science, Mathematics as subjects and with minimum 40% marks in English language.   

Or

Pass in 2-Year I.T.I. course from Govt. Approved Institute with minimum 50% aggregate marks in final year and minimum 40% marks in English at 10th or Diploma Exam.  

 

Age Limit:
17½ - 25 Years 


The candidate aspiring to join this course should be within the above age limit on the date of course commencement.

 

Medical and Eye Sight Requirements: 
Medical and Eye Sight requirements shall be as per the existing standards of DG Shipping. 6/6 Vision with no colour blindness. No speech impairment (disorder). 

Every trainee will have to undergo and produce a Medical Fitness certificate issued by DG Shipping approved Doctor. The List of approved Doctors and medical centres can be downloaded from www.dgshipping.com

 

Admission Procedure:
All admissions for GP Rating course are done by the Academy. All aspiring candidates meeting the above mentioned admission criteria can contact the Academy along with their educational qualification documents and register for the course. 

Course Strength:
120 Candidates Per Batch (240 Candidates annually). 


Note: It is suggested that candidates visit the Academy in person to register for the course.

 

Course Break-Up 

TITLE

Theory 

(Hours)

Practical / Skill (Hours) Total (Hours) Weeks
         

Part 1 – Maritime English & General Ship                             Knowledge  

55

30

85

2.02

Part 2 – Navigation at Support Level 

28

60

88

2.10

Part 3 – Cargo Handling & Stowage at Support                       Level

16

40

56

1.33

Part 4 – Marine Engineering at Support Level

56

120

176

4.19

Part 5 – Electrical, Electronic and Control                               Engineering at Support Level

5

30

35

0.83

Part 6 - Controlling the Operation of Ship and                      Care of persons onboard at Support Level 

30

118

148

3.52

Part 7 - Maintenance & Repair at Support Level 20 180 200 4.76
Part 8 - STCW Courses & Ship Visit 68 23 91 2.16
Part 9 - Upkeep of the Campus -- 45 -- --
Part 10 - Holidays/Passing Out/etc. -- -- 42 1.0
Part 11 - English Communication -- 40 -- --
Revision 12 19 31 0.78
Assessment (Internal) 14 28 42 2.3
Assessment Final (External) 14 42 56
GRAND TOTAL     1050 25
 

Structure of Examinations 
This Academy conducts internal examinations during the course of training to gauge the progress of trainees. 
The final examinations are conducted through The All India Exit Examination for GP Ratings which is conducted in four parts comprising of Online, Oral, and Practical which is conducted by Board of Examination for Seafarers Trust, Navi Mumbai. The Trainee has to secure minimum 60% in each of the parts to Qualify.

 
No.

Subject

Marks

Pass

Mode

Duration

           
1. Maritime English, General Ship Knowledge, Navigation and Cargo Work, Controlling and Operation of Ships 

75

45

Online

45 Mins.

2. Marine Engineering, Electrical Knowledge, Knowledge of Equipment and Watch-Keeping procedure, Safety and prevention of marine environment and Repair and Maintenance

75

45

Online

45 Mins.

3.

Navigation, Watch-keeping, Helm order, Bridge Procedures, Seamanship, care and Maintenance of ships and completion of practical Record Book.

Safety of Personal and Survival Techniques, First Aid, and Fire-Fighting Techniques.

175

105

Practical & Oral

60 Mins.

4.

Skill Test
Marine Engineering Workshop Practice, Electrical WOrkshop Practice, Fitting, Plumbing, Carpentry, Basic cutting/welding & Use of machines and completion of Practical Record Book.

Marine Engineering, Knowledge of Machinery Equipment and Watch-keeping procedure, Safety and Prevention of Marine Pollution. 

175

105

Practical and Oral

60 Mins.

 
Course Ware and Teaching Material 
CAAMN shall provide course ware and teaching material for the training. All trainees are provided an additional stationery kit.
 

Issue of Certificates
All trainees will be provided the following certificates at the completion of course and successfully passing the All India Exit Examination;

  • Pre-Sea Training Certificate (Issued by CAAMN)
  • Pre-Sea Training Certificate (Issued by BEST)
  • Basic Safety Training (PST/PSSR/EFA/FPFF)
  • Security Training for Seafarers in Designated Security Duties
  • Oil & Chemical Tanker Cargo Operations
  • Indian National Database of Seafarers (INDos) Registration
  • Continuous Discharge Certificate (CDC)
 

Duties of a General Purpose Rating on a Ship
GP Rating is trained in both, Deck and Engine Room duties. They can be employed in either Deck or Engine department according to the needs of the company. Ratings work on the ship involves seamanship activities, cargo handling, maintenance work, operation and maintenance of machinery.

 
Career Progress for General Purpose Rating

 

 

Course Fee
The cost of six months Pre-Sea Training is Rs.225,000/- (Rupees Two Lakh Twenty Five Thousand Only).  The fee is subject to change at the discretion of the management and fee paid is not refundable under any circumstances.

The Fee break-up is as follows:

Registration Fee - Rs.40,000/- (Rupees Forty Thousand Only) to be paid for seat confirmation.

Balance Course Fee - Rs.185,000/- (Rupees One Lakh Eighty Five Thousand Only) to be paid at the time of reporting for joining the Course. The date of joining (reporting) is 3 Days prior to date of course commencement. Kindly note that we do not offer any installment Facility. Complete fee is to be cleared at the time of reporting.

 

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