GP Rating Leading to 2nd Mate (NCV)

GP Rating Leading to 2nd Mate (NCV)

  • General Purpose Rating (GP - Rating) Leading to - 2nd Mate (NCV)
  • 40
    Reservation as per Govt. Policy
Course Fee
Male-Rs 4,50,000 Female-Rs 3,60,000
Course Duration
6 months (Pre-Sea) & 18 months (Shipboard Training on SCI Vessel)
  • GP Rating (NCV) Course application has been closed on dated 22.05.2024 at 1800 Hrs.


Maritime Training Institute (MTI), Powai is an institute under Shipping Corporation of India Land and Assets Limited (SCILAL) under Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways. SCILAL is the demerged company of The Shipping Corporation of India Limited (SCI).

The Shipping Corporation of India Ltd. (SCI), as a National Carrier and the country’s premier shipping line, Owns and Operates around one third of the Indian tonnage, and has operating interests in practically all areas of the shipping business; servicing both national& international trades.

To fulfil the demand of Indian& International trade, SCI has diversified fleet of Crude oil Tankers, Product Tankers, Dry bulk Carriers, Container Vessels, LNG and LPG Ships, Passenger Ships, Offshore Fleet Vessels including AHT, PSV, MSV and MODU. SCI is also having O&M contract with various Government Departments and Organizations.

GP Rating course leading to 2nd Mate NCV comprises of pre-sea training of 06 months at MTI, Mumbai & structured shipboard training of 18 months thereafter on ships operated by SCI

A pre-sea training of General Purpose Rating Course (GP-Rating) leading to 2nd Mate NVC course will be conducted at Maritime Training Institute at Powai, Mumbai. This course is approved by Directorate General of Shipping (DGS). After completion of 06 months pre-sea training at MTI, candidates will be posted on SCI Fleet vessels as trainee GP-Rating (Deck or Engine). He becomes eligible for Second Mate (Near Coastal Vessel) course on completion of 18 months onboard sea service including approved SSTP and Trainee Record Book (TRB). After clearing of Examination and Orals conducted by D.G. Shipping, Government of India for issuance of “Certificate of Competency (COC)” for the rank of Second Mate Near Coastal Vessel.


After completion of 06 months pre sea training ashore and 18 months structured shipboard training with SSTP & TRB, candidate will be eligible for Second Mate (Near Coastal Vessel) examination. After clearing of Examination and Orals conducted by D.G. Shipping, Government of India, candidates will be issued “Certificate of Competency (COC)” of Second Mate (Near Coastal Vessel).



Candidates should have the following educational/academic qualifications and minimum eligible criterias as

  1. 10thstandard pass from Government recognized board with Subjects, English, Mathematics &Science with 40% aggregate and English 40% in 10th/12thOR
  2. 12thStandard (any stream) pass from Government recognized board with 40%aggregate. English 40% at 10th/12thbut with subjects English, Mathematics & Science at 10thOR
  3. Pass 02 years ITI Course (Fitter/Machinist/Mechanic/Welder/Turner) approved by DVET; withminimum 40% aggregate marks in final year of ITI & minimum 40% in English in 10th/12th.
  4. In case of SC/ST candidates, there is 5% relaxation in eligibility marks, excluding English subject.
  5. Relaxation of 5% in English marks will be applicable to candidates who are native of the Lakshadweep and Andaman & Nicobar Island and belong to their schedules Tribes and who & both of whose parents were born in those Islands & belong to the Schedule Tribes of those Island.
  6. The candidate should have distance vision 6/6 in better eye and 6/9 in other eye and normal colour vision shall be tested by Ishihara test chart.
  7. Preference will be given to 12thStandard (science stream) passed from any Government recognized board with 50% aggregate, English 50%.
  8. Marital Status: Unmarried

Age Requirement:

As prescribed by DG Shipping, the age of candidate should be minimum 18 years and maximum 25 years on the date of admission as announced with a relaxation of:

  • Five (05) years for SC/ST candidates;
  • Three (03) years for OBC (NCL) candidates; and
  • Two (02) years additional relaxation for female candidates on the date of admission as announced by DG Shipping.

Reservation of Seats:

Total40 (Forty) nos. seats are available which are distributed as per below categories,

  1. Unreserved (UR)-16
  2. Economical Weaker Section (EWS) – 04
  3. Other Backward Class-Non Creamy Layer (OBC-NCL) -11
  4. Scheduled Caste (SC)-06
  5. Scheduled Tribe (ST)-03


Fees for training are Rs. 4,50,000.00 (INR Four Lakhs Fifty Thousand only) for male and Rs. 3,60,000.00 (INR Three Lakhs Sixty Thousand only) for female candidates. Candidate will pay fees to the SCILAL- Maritime Training Institute (MTI), Mumbai. Fees once paid are not refundable at any stage either in full or part. Consolidated stipend of INR 10,000/- (INR Ten Thousand only) per month will be paid to candidates for structured shipboard training. No stipend will be paid to candidates during shore based training.


Candidate must have good health and be fit for sea service as per existing MS Medical Rules 2000/MLC 2006 applicable to seafarers. Medical fitness check will be done only through Directorate General of Shipping`s (DGS) approved Doctors. No waiver will be given for the above standard. Medical examination fees shall be borne by the candidates.


Eligible candidates will be required to appear physically at any one of the examination centers located at Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai. All expenses for appearing in the examination have to be borne by candidates. Candidates qualifying in the examination will be called for physical Personal Interviews in the ratio of 1:3 (3 candidates called against 1 vacancy) keeping the provision of reservation for SC, ST, OBC–NCL & EWS category. The Shipping Corporation of India Land and Asset Ltd. (SCILAL) reserves the right to shortlist the candidates for the examination and personal interviews without issuing any further notice or assigning any reason thereof.


The examination shall be of two (02) hours duration, which will be in the form of multiple choice questions (MCQs). The examination will focus on Professional Knowledge test, English Language Test, Quantitative Aptitude test and Reasoning Ability Test. The questions of the test will be bilingual (English and Hindi).The passing Marks in each test will be decided on the basis of the performance of all the competing candidates in each test. The details of online examination will be informed to only ELIGIBLE candidates. The candidates who does not possess the valid documents and passed in examination shall not be invited for personal interviews. The Shipping Corporation of India Land and Asset Ltd. (SCILAL) reserves the right to cancel or change the examination procedures or criteria including time schedule without issuing any further notice or assigning any reasons thereof.


The examination will be held at Mumbai, New Delhi, Kolkata, and Chennai only. Candidates will have to choose a test center of their choice and the same cannot be changed after submission of online application form. However, The Shipping Corporation of India Land and Asset Ltd. (SCILAL) reserves the right to cancel or add any test center or change the center chosen by the candidates without issuing any further notice or assigning any reasons thereof.


  1. 1. General/Unreserved (UR) , OBC-NCL and EWS candidates: INR 1000.00 (INR One Thousand only) excluding payment gateway transaction charges as applicable
  2. 2. SC, ST and Female candidates: INR 700.00 (INR Seven Hundred only) excluding payment gateway transaction charges as applicable


List of candidates shortlisted for interview will be published on MTI website with the interview date and time. The Personal Interviews will be conducted physically at Mumbai and the candidate selected before Medical examinations will be published on the MTI website and/or their respective Emails. The Shipping Corporation of India Land and Asset Ltd. (SCILAL) reserves the right to cancel or change the process including the dates and venue of Personal Interviews without any further notice or assigning any reasons thereof.


  • The examination will be conducted tentatively on 02.05.2024 (Sunday) at 1030 hrs. Expenses incurred in online examination shall be borne by candidates
  • Short listing criteria will be based on higher percentage of marks obtained in examination.
  • The Personal Interviews of candidates will be conducted physically in the month of June 2024. All selected candidates are required to appear for the interview at their own expense, as applicable. The details about the actual Interview schedule will be communicated to all eligible candidates through our website and/ or Emails in due course of time, keeping the provision of reservation for SC, ST, OBC –NCL and EWS categories.
  • Only candidates qualifying in both examination and the personnel interviews are required to undergo Medical Fitness test by only DGS approved Doctors.. The all expenses for medical examination shall be borne by the candidates. The Shipping Corporation of India Land and Assets Ltd. (SCILAL) reserves rights to nominate the Doctors, if required, for the STCW medical fitness test of the candidates.

Note: The final list of selected candidates will be published on the SCI- MTI website and /or candidates will be intimated through emails about the Medical examination and joining date and other formalities in due course.


  1. Applications will be accepted only in online mode from  16.4.2024 (1000 hrs) to 22.5.2024 (1800 hrs). For the important instructions and details candidates have to visit to
  2. The application fee of INR 1,000.00 for General (UR), OBC-NCL and EWS candidates and INR 700.00 for SC,ST and Female  candidates shall be paid to SCILAL-MTI at the time of submitting online applications without which candidates’ application forms will not be considered
  3. Eligible candidates are required to present physically at examination centers.It is mandatory that the candidates should have a valid e-mail id and mobile number while applying in order to facilitate faster communication. All future communications and correspondence will be through emails and our official website only.
  4. Detailed instructions for filling the application form will be given under the “General Instructions”. Candidates should read all instructions before filling application form carefully.
  5. Before applying, candidates should ensure that they fulfil all the eligibility criteria and norms mentioned in this advertisement.
  6. Upon saving the on-line application with registration number, candidate has to download the printout of application form. Candidates are advised to keep one copy each of application form and bank transaction fee receipt with him/her. This copy will be required to submit before interview during documents verification, if qualified in the on line examination.
  7. Filling of multiple applications will result in the cancellation of all applications.
  8. Link for submitting online Application Form and Application Fee is


  1.  Candidates must be in possession of valid Indian Passport at the time of personal interview..
    Without valid Indian Passport, candidates shall not be given admission to General Purpose Rating (GP-Rating) course, as INDOS (Indian Nationals Data for Seafarers) number of candidates will not be generated without passport. INDOS number is required to update the name and details of candidates in Directorate General of Shipping`s website. Without updating the details of candidates in DGS website, the admission procedure to GP-Rating course shall not be commenced. Candidates who do not possess valid Indian passport are requested to initiate process of generating passport at the soonest or if required in ‘TATKAL’ mode also.
  2. Only Indian Nationals are eligible to apply.
  3. An application fee once deposited is NOT refundable in any circumstance.
  4. If any information provided by the candidate is found to be false or incorrect or not in conformity with the eligibility criteria, then his / her candidature is liable to be rejected at any stage of the selection process or after selection or joining.
  5. No modifications are allowed after submission of the application form. Incomplete application form in any particulars is liable to be rejected. Write “NA” for whichever is not applicable.
  6. Candidature is also liable to be rejected if the Original application form received unsigned or without photo or received with wrong application fees or received without application fees and received after the last date of receipt of applications.
  7. Candidates employed with Government departments / PSUs / Autonomous bodies have to produce NOC at the time of interview if called for the same. If such candidates cannot provide the NOC, they will not be allowed to appear for the interview.
  8. The Shipping Corporation of India Land and Asset Ltd. (SCILAL) reserves the right to change the number of vacancies and cancel/restrict/modify / alter the recruitment process, if required, without issuing any further notice or assigning any reason thereof.
  9. Any modifications/amendments in the advertisement will be given on website
  10. All Instructions and important information regarding recruitment will be available on only MTI website and as such, candidates are advised to visit same frequently for necessary instructions.
  11. Candidate should bring all the original valid documents and one set of self-attested photocopies of all certificates at the time of interview, if applicable. Candidates failing to produce original documents for verification will not be allowed to appear for the Personal Interview.
  12. Only those who are in possession of all the documents mentioned above can apply.
  13. After 03 months of commencement of pre-sea training course at MTI, Powai, candidate will not be permitted to switch over the Company/Training Institute. You will not be eligible for the issuance of any “No Objection Certificate” for completion of your pre-sea training or shipboard training. However, issuance of “No Objection Certificate” is at the sole discretion of the SCILAL/SCI Management.
  14. Once you join any other company without completion of your pre-sea or onboard training as required by the scheme in SCILAL/SCI, you will not be permitted join back again for completion of your remaining training period.
  15. The offer of admission of pre-sea training (at MTI, Powai) and shipboard training (on SCI Fleet vessels) by SCILAL shall not be considered as GUARANTEE of employment on completion or cessation of such training.
  16. Prior commencement of shipboard training on SCI Fleet vessels, you are required to furnish an Indemnity Bond to SCI for agreeing to serve on SCI fleet vessels if required by SCI, for a period of 3 years meaning thereby three (03) years (i.e. 1095 days) of sea service put on board vessels after completion of onboard training with Certificate of Competency (COC). In the event of breach of Indemnity, you will be liable to pay Rs. 3,000,00.00 (INR Three Lakhs only) towards the expenses incurred on the skill development during onboard training on SCI Fleet vessels.
  17. In case of any doubt/query, please communicate with below mentioned contact details.

Important Dates:

Particulars Dates
Date of commencement of On-line application 16.04.2024   at 1000 hrs.
Last date of submission of the on-line application by the candidates 22.05.2024   at 1800 hrs. 
Date of  examination 02.06.2024



Email    Phone Number: +91 8369 676 439