GP Rating course is a Pre Sea Training which gives you a basic knowledge about Ship, Shipping Industry, types of ships, your Job on board and a proper way of doing it. Once you have completed the GP rating course you are well aware of the job what you will be doing onboard ship.
(Note: The course is just a foundation stone to make you aware of task and life on board you will experience, still the actual job you are required to do on a ship is different and depends on the type of ships you will be sailing)
How your career progress after doing GP Rating course? Initially, you will be joining as Trainee OS on the deck and with experience, you will become OS, AB, Bosun, Pumpman or if you wish further you can be an Officer as well. Same for engine Trainee Wiper in the engine room and with experience Wiper, Motorman, Fitter or Engineer officer.
!!! Beware of Fake Institutes conducting Pre Sea GP Rating and giving Indian CDC which is Open CDC. !!!
Most of the Fake Institutes are located in Northern India and in Uttar Pradesh, So youngsters from UP are more prone to this SCAM.
List of Fake Institutes in India (Conducting non-DG approved GP Rating course)
GP Rating Salary? it depends on the company but average you get 200$-500$ a month if employed in some overseas company.
GP Rating Best Institutes in India? TS Rahman (Nhava Sheva) and NUSI (Goa) are the oldest and best Institutes conducting GP Rating course in India.
Is GP Rating course good or bad? it is a Good course if you are able to find employment or else bad. (My personal opinion If you have any other career option do not join Merchant Navy as the market is not good, Lots of candidates are Jobless and Govt is doing nothing) so you know how the GP Rating future will be. (If you have sponsorship from some good company sure you are welcome, Just stay away from agents promising you sponsorship or job most will run away after taking your money).
List of DG Shipping Approved Institutes conducting GP Rating Course