Indian Merchant Navy

* Scholarships Provided by candidate last qualification mark. * Merchant Navy New Selection are Started on this Session 2023- 2024. * Limited Seats in a batch. * 100% job Placement Assurance. * Educational Loan Facilities also available. * Opportunity for 10th/12th/ITI/above and diploma and degree diesel mechanical / Electrical.

G. P. Rating

General Purpose Rating Course to become a seaman

The above program is approved by Director General of Shipping, Govt. of India. The design of the course is as per the guidelines laid down by the directorate, in the 6 Months training at Academy, approved by Director General of Shipping, Govt. of India. The candidate is familiarized with various aspects in workshop comprising of Carpentry, Plumbing, Machine Ship, Electrical Shop and Hot Work. He is also required to complete mandatory STCW courses.

On successful completion of the 6 months Pre-Sea Training, he undergoes the sea phase training of 12 months.


Minimum 10th pass with at least 40% marks in Aggregate and at least 40% marks in English. He should be fluent in written and spoken English.


Not less than 17½ & Not exceeding 25 years as on the date of commencement of training.

Medical Fitness:

Medically fit with eyesight 6/6, without external aids. No colour blindness.

Selection Procedure:

NMS undertakes an Aptitude test followed by a CET of D. G. Shipping. The final selection will only take place after medical check – up through our panel Doctor, approved by D. G. Shipping Govt. of India.

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