After the successful completion of the course the cadets will join the Indian & Foreign shipping companies in the Deck or Engine depending on their interest. The cadet will be able to work in all seamanship activities on-board in Deck or Engine. After few years of sea service the cadet will be promoted as Deck Serang, Bosun, Able-Bodied Seamen / Engine Fitter & so on. The General Purpose (GP) Rating Course was introduced in order to ensure enhanced & multiple utility of ratings.
Minimum Academic Qualification : Pass with aggregate 40% marks in 10th Standard from a recognized Board with Science, Mathematics as subjects and with a minimum 40% marks in English language either in 10th, 12th or Diploma / Degree exam / ITI.
Age limit : Between 17.5 to 25 years.
Medical Fitness : The cadets are required to produce certificate for medical fitness by a Doctor approved by The Directorate General of Shipping.
Eyesight : The cadet's vision should be 6/6 with or without external aid ± 2.5.