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General Purpose Rating Course Common Entrance Test (Shipping)(GP-CET)


Shipping is a continuously growing industry, and trained persons find jobs in Indian and foreign shipping companies with attractive salaries.
Ships move along the coast and across the oceans and carry different types of cargoes. Number of persons working on a ship depends upon its type, size and its trade. The number of persons can range between 6-30 and greater number on passenger ships. It is important for each person to be able to work independently as well as in a small team. Physical health, agility, good habit, and discipline are very important qualities required of a seafarer. One needs to be willing to work with hands, in different conditions, be safety conscious, and be able to stay away from home and friends for few months at a time.
GP Rating is trained in both, Deck and Engine Room duties. They can be employed in either Deck or Engine department according to the needs of the company. Ratings work on the ship involves seamanship activities, cargo handling, maintenance work, operation and maintenance of machinery
Type of Ships: The world fleet is registered in over 150 nations, and manned by over a million seafarers from all over the world

Dry Cargo Ship LPG & LNG Carriers Cruise Liner
General Cargo/Bulk Cargo Transports materials such as iron ore, coal, fertilizers, sugar, and various other  materials which can be loaded in bulk. Oil Tankers Crude oil, refined oils,  and petroleum products Luxury at its best. A five-star holiday on the seas. Passengers travel the world, see exotic places and indulge in all types of sports and activities  on board this floating city.
Container Vessel Transports finished goods packed in containers Chemical Carriers Chemicals in bulk
Roll On- Roll off  Vessel Transports cars, trucks and vehicles from one part of  the world to another. Gas Carriers Liquefied Gases (LNG, LPG, and other gases in liquid state

Other Ships: Tug Boats, Offshore supply vessels, Cable laying ships, survey ships, Oil platforms, etc. Small floating vessels used for different purposes are called boats.
Board of Examination for Seafarers Trust has been authorized to conducting Common Entrance Test for GP Rating pre-sea training July 2012 entry batch at 34 training institutes across India. Reference DGS Order No. 08 of 2011, and Training Circular no. TR/CIR/6(2)/2011 dated 30.6.2011
Intention is to achieve higher quality of training GP Ratings to meet the competition at international level and thus increasing prospect of employment in the Global Merchant Shipping market.

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Application Fee and Mode of Payment

Fee for CET Rs. 800 for general category, Rs. 400 for SC/ST/Female. (Non-refundable and non-transferable) (Please do not give cash to any agent. Training institutes listed above are allowed to collect the fee DD and the application form for forwarding to BES. You must collect an acknowledgement receipt from the Institute. (Maintain the photocopy of the form & DD) Make a Demand Draft in favour of - BES Trust - Examination Fees A/c, payable at Mumbai


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