Seafarer Shipping Services India training program is a four to six months Pre-Sea Training Curriculum. The course comprises of theoretical as well as a Practical study of General Seaman jobsand Marine Engineering. After successful GPR training, trainee get an opportunity to join the merchant shipping industry in the Deck or Engineering Department as a Trainee GP Rating.

This is a residential course with accommodation and food being part of the total fee in pre sea training. An internal examination conducted by the board of SFSS, during the training, to judge the performance of trainees. Successful Candidate are issued Continuous Discharge Certificate and are qualified for ship merchant navy job around the world and can join as trainee OS (Ordinary Seamen)

Qualification Eligibility Criteria:

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.

Pass in Govt. Approved Institute with minimum 40% marks in English at 10th or Diploma Exam.

[The admission will be only through Common Entrance Test]

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 Criteria

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.

Admission Procedure

Entrance test is conducted by The Board of Examination for Seafarers . . The entrance test includes a written examination in English , Maths and General Knowledge and a personal interview. Student gets institutes of their choice depending on Merit List, Further B.E.S send the copy of students allotted to particular institute.

Course Fee

Our institutes have to declare their fee structure to course and latest course fee of our institutes are available on website.

If you pay full amount of fees then you will get 15,000 Discount.

Following is the break up of the GP Rating course fee Fees(RS)
Seat Booking(Registration Fees) 20,000/-
Admission Time 1,50,000/-
Installment Structure
Seat Booking 20,000/-
For any time admission 55,000/-
2nd Month 55,000/-
3rd Month 55,000/-
Title Theory (hrs) Practical (Hrs) Total (Hrs) Weeks Remarks
Part1 – General Aspect Induction to the course :-
Personality and communication, skill development general knowledge about shipping and ship , introduction to computer.
129 88 189 3 weeks
Part-2 General ship knowledge :-
Seamanship and navigation at support level
114 61 189 3 weeks
Part-3 Marin Engineering knowledge :-
Marine engineering knowledge and practice at support level
98 58 126 2 weeks
Part-4: Revision and assessment 114 61 189 3 weeks
Part -5 : STCW Courses FFFP, PSSR, PST , EFA 02 Week 2 weeks
Holidays and passing out 01 Week 1 weeks
Part-4: Revision and assessment 114 61 189 3 weeks

Structure of Examinations

This Academy conducts internal examinations during the course of training to judge progress of trainees.

The final examinations are conducted through The All India Exit Examination for GP Ratings which is conducted in four parts (Oral, Practical, Online and Written) and is conducted bySFSS Management. The Trainee has to secure minimum 60% in each of the parts to Qualify.

1 1.Oral Examination
General ship knowledge & marine engineering knowledge
100 60 Oral -
1 2. Practical Examination
General ship knowledge & Marine engineering knowledge
100 60 practile -
3 3. Online Examination -
4 4. Written Examination Marine engineering knowledge
General ship knowledge& Marine engineering knowledge
40 20 Written 45 min

Course Ware and Teaching Material

SFSS shall provide course ware and teaching material for the training. All trainees are provided an additional stationery kit.

pre sea training

Issue of Certificates

All trainees will be awarded the following certificates at the conclusion of the course and successfully clearing the All India Exit Examination;

  • Pre Sea Training Certificate (Issued by CAMA Belize)
  • Personal Safety and Social Responsibility
  • Personal Survival Techniques
  • Elementary First Aid
  • Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting
  • Continuous Discharge Certificate (CDC)
  • Indian National Database of Seafarers (INDos) Registration


GP Rating is well trained in both, Deck and Engine Room duties. They may be engaged in either Deck or Engine department as per the needs of the shipping company or any other job in Merchant Navy. Ratings work on the ship involves course ofSeamanship activities, maintenance work, cargo handling, operation and maintenance of machinery.