GP Rating means General purpose Rating. GP Rating candidates are those who have been trained in both Deck and Engine Room tasks. Such ratings may be employed either in deck department or Engine department according to the needs of the company.They perform tasks related to Seamanship
This is six months residential course approved by D.G Shipping (Govt of India). The syllabus includes Deck Operations for Dredgers, Tugs and OSVs. After the training, internal examinations is conducted by the institute. Students who successfully pass the examination are issued INDIAN CDC
Merchant Navy offers GP Rating and Saloon Ratings course for 10th pass students. So, it is ideally suited if one has made up his mind early in life that this is the career path one is going to follow. Both Maritime Courses brings you on board as Ordinary Seamen/Saloon ratings.