AIMNET | All India Merchant Navy Entrance Test 2018

Training Overview

ABOUT PRE-SEA TRAINING

It is a Pre-Sea training that even 10th/12th passed students may pursue after schooling! This training will help one in building a career in Merchant Navy. Students who want to have an exciting and adventurous career may go for this training. Financially too, jobs that one will get after completing Pre-Sea Training, are financially rewarding! In this article, we will check out details about General Purpose Rating and Deck Rating training, such as- basic training details, scope, job opportunities after completing the program, salary details, eligibility criteria and medical standards. 

 

BASIC DETAILS ABOUT GP RATING

GP Rating stands for General Purpose Rating training.  The training duration is 4 months long. It is a Pre-Sea training. GP Rating training focuses on training cadets in main roles of shipping sector as Engine Crew. GP Rating programs are available as Individual trainings. GP Rating works at engine department of ship, basic work of GP Rating is Engine Watch.

As part of the training, cadets will be given knowledge and skills related to topics like- ship machinery, swimming, fire prevention and safety technology, first AID, basics of sea, ship familiarization faring etc.

 

BASIC DETAILS ABOUT DECK RATING

The Deck Rating training duration is 4 months long. It is a Pre-Sea training. Deck Rating training focuses on training cadets in main roles of shipping sector as Deck Crew. Deck Rating programs are available as Individual trainings. Deck Rating works at deck department of ship, basic work of Deck Rating is Deck/Navigational Watch.

As part of the training, cadets will be given knowledge and skills related to topics like- ship machinery, swimming, fire prevention and safety technology, first AID, basics of sea, ship familiarization faring etc.

 

SCOPE, JOBS AND SALARY DETAILS

After completing the Pre-Sea Training, one may work as Deck or Engine crew aboard ships. After 36 months of sea service, one may appear for 2nd Mate Examination and rise to Officer. With further sea service and examinations (oral and/or written), one may rise through the Ranks.

Salary specifications differ, depending on whether it is a Merchant Navy ship or Entertainment cruise etc. Generally, it is between 15-20k Rupees at start.

In my opinion, GP Rating training is a job oriented training that 10th or 12th passed students may pursue. Further, after taking up the job, one may still appear for exams and rise up through the Ranks!