Saloon Rating Course
Merchant Navy offers GP Rating and Saloon Ratings course for 10th pass students. So, it is ideally suited if one has made up his mind early in life that this is the career path one is going to follow. Both Maritime Courses brings you on board as Ordinary Seamen/Saloon ratings. A student wishing to go further can take up courses after passing out 10+2 PCM from NIOS, and appear for B.Sc (Nautical Science).
Profile of this job in Merchant Navy.
As a Catering/Saloon rating you’ll perform a variety of jobs as well as being cook or cook/steward – such as forming part of emergency response teams involved in fire fighting, security and passenger controller rescue duties.
Saloon Rating Eligibility.
Minimum educational qualification is a pass in the S.S.C / 10th or its equivalent exam from any recognized board. Aggregate/ overall percentage must not be less than 40% and in ENGLISH subject minimum required is 40% either in 10th/12th exams.
Maximum age limit is 25 years at the time of commencement of course.
Minimum Height-157 cms, Weight-48 kgs.
Should be physically fit for sea and should meet the medical standards laid by the Director General of shipping.
Use of corrective lenses for eyesight is permitted but the maximum permissible limits, at entry, are 6/12 in each eye or 6/9 in better eye and 6/18 in other eye for distant unaided vision. Color blindness is not permitted.
Mode of selection:
Written /Interview/ Medical examination.
Saloon Rating Course duration:
Saloon rating course is a 6 months residential course.
Saloon Rating Course fees:
Around 2 lakh rupees, Depends on the college the candidate get selected.
Latest course fee of all institutes are available on BES website.
Saloon Rating Salary:
Candidate joins the ship as an Mess Boy & after 6 months of sea service candidate gets promoted to Asst.Steward , and further gets Promoted to Steward, Second cook, Cook, Chief cook. Chief cook Salary is around 1500-1800$ (Rs 90000 – Rs 1,30,000).
Note: Candidates desirous of joining the course must apply for a passport immediately, if they do not already have a passport, as it is a requirement when applying for C.D.C.
Saloon rating Career Path.