HOW TO JOIN INDIAN COAST GUARD (OFFICER)

Name of Post

Branch

Age as on 1st July of the year of recruitment

Education Qualification

Physical Standard

Assistant Commandant(GD)

(Male/Female)

General Duty

21-25 years of Age         (5 years relaxation for SC/ST and 3 years for OBC)

Bachelor's degree with 60% marks in aggregate of a university recognised by Central/ State Govt./UGC and minimum 60% in class XII Std of   10+2+3 scheme of education with  Mathematics and Physics as subjects.

Height 157cms(M)/ 152cms(F), Weight Proportionate to Height, Eye sight 6/6 & 6/9 without glasses

Assistant Commandant

(GD)-SSA

(Female)

General Duty (Short service appointment for a period of 08 years, which may be extended to 10 years and further extendable upto 14 years)

21-25 years of Age         (5 years relaxation for SC/ST and                  3 years for OBC)

Bachelor's degree with 60% marks in aggregate of a university recognised by Central/ State Govt./UGC and minimum 60% in class XII Std of   10+2+3 scheme of education with  Mathematics and Physics as subjects.

Height 152cms, Weight Proportionate to Height, Eye sight 6/6 & 6/9 without glasses

Assistant Commandant

(GD-P/N)

(Male/Female)

General Duty (Pilot/Navigator)

19-27 years (5 years relaxation for SC/ST and 3 years for OBC)

B.Sc with Physics & Mathematics and 55 % marks in aggregate and minimum 60% in class XII Std of 10+2+3 scheme of education.

Height Min 162.5 cms Max 197 cm, Leg Length Min 99 cms, Weight Proportionate to Height, Eye sight 6/6 without glasses

 

Assistant Commandant

(GD-P-CPL) SSA

(Male/Female)

General Duty Branch(Pilot - Commercial Pilot License - Short service appointment for a period of 08 years, which may be extended to 10 years and further extendable upto 14 years)

19-27 years (5 years relaxation for SC/ST and 3 years for OBC)

12th class passed or equivalent with 60% marks in 10+2 +3 scheme or equivalent and should possess current Commercial Pilot License on the date of selection

Height Min 162.5 cms Max 197 cm, Leg Length Min 99 cms, Weight Proportionate to Height, Eye sight 6/6 without glasses

Assistant Commandant (Tech)

Technical Branch

21-30 years (5 years relaxation for SC/ST and 3 years for OBC)

Degree with 60% marks in aggregate in in Naval Architecture/ Mechanical/ Marine/Electrical/ Electronics & Telecommunications/ Design/Production/Aeronautical

/Metallurgy/Aerospace/Control Engineering or equivalent and minimum 60% in class XII Std of 10+2+3 scheme of education.

or


Should have passed section A and B of Institution of Engineers (India) Examination in any of the discipline listed above with 55% marks

Height 157 cm Weight Proportionate to Height, Eye sight 6/12 and 6/36

Deputy Commandant  (Law) (Male/Female)

Law Branch

Below 45

years (5 years relaxation for Govt. servant

(i) A degree in Law with          8 years experiences in legal matters.

(ii) Should be qualified for enrolment as an advocate in a High Court.

Desirable

(i) A post graduate degree in Law.

(ii) Knowledge / Experience Assignment connected with International Law/Maritime Law.

Height 157cms(M)/ 152cms(F), Weight Proportionate to Height, Eye sight 6/6 and 6/12 (with glass), 6/60 (without glass)

 

Officers General Duty Branch: This is the operational branch of the Indian Coast Guard. Command of Ships at sea can only be exercised by officer of the General duty branch. As a General duty branch officer you will operate weapons, sensors and perform the command function which demands a wide sphere of knowledge of your equipment. The safety of your ship and men, maneuvering of your ship in war and in peace time operations will be your responsibilities.

Pilot: Indian Coast Guard operates fixed wing aircraft from shore Air stations for surveillance of the Exclusive Economic Zone. In addition, helicopters are embarked on Coast Guard Offshore Patrol Vessels to provide local surveillance and perform Search and Rescue mission at sea. Operating these aircrafts at sea is challenging task and will bring your special skills to the fore. As an officer of the Pilot branch, you will have opportunity to serve both in the shore Air Stations along the coasts of India, as well as embark ships.

Technical Branch: Modern ships and aircrafts are abounding with advance technology and machinery. In the Technical branch you will be responsible to keep all these equipment serviceable. You will also get opportunities to work in shore jobs in Coast Guard repair organisations. In very few other careers will you be exposed to such a wide spectrum of opportunities to keep yourself abreast of modern developments in Engineering. Your carrier will be interspersed with technical training courses up to Post Graduation level.

Women in Coast Guard: Women are recruited in Coast Guard only as officers in General duty, General Duty (Pilot / Navigation) and General Duty (CPL Holders, Short Service entry) branches. The selection process for women is similar to that of male candidates. The women officers are posted in non sea going appointments. Unlike the other Armed Forces, the women officers in Coast Guard have the option to serve till superannuation, except for CPL holders and General Duty branch- Short service appointment.

Rank And Pay Structure

  • Assistant Commandant        Rs. 15600-39100 with Grade Pay Rs 5400/-
  • Deputy Commandant           Rs. 15600-39100 with Grade Pay Rs 6600/-
  • Commandant(Junior Grade)  Rs. 15600-39100 with Grade Pay Rs 7600/-
  • Commandant                      Rs. 37400-67000 with Grade Pay Rs 8700/-
  • Deputy Inspector General     Rs. 37400-67000 with Grade Pay Rs 8900/-
  • Inspector General                Rs. 37400-67000 with Grade Pay Rs 10000/-
  • Director General                  Rs. 37400-67000 with Grade Pay Rs 12000/-

            The pay would include Dearness allowance, Kit Maintenance allowance and Transport allowance. In addition other allowances will be admissible based on nature of duty/place of posting such as flying allowance, sea duty allowance and Island special duty allowance.

 

Other benefits:-          

         * Entitled rations, medical cover for self and family including dependent parents.

         * Government accommodation for self & family on nominal license fee.

         * 45 days Earned leave and 08 days Casual leave every year with leave

            travel    concession for self, family and dependent parents as per Govt. rules. 

         * Insurance cover of Rs.40 lakhs at a premium of Rs.4000/- per month as

         Group  insurance.

         * Contributory Pension Scheme, Provident Fund and Gratuity on retirement.

         * Canteen and various loan facilities.

         * Sports and adventure activities such as river rafting, mountaineering,

hot air  ballooning, hang gliding and wind surfing etc.

How To Apply

  • The recruitment of Asst. Commandants is conducted bi-annually.
  • The advertisement is given in leading national newspapers in both Hindi as well as in English in the month of Jan/Feb and Aug/Sep.
  • The shortlisted candidates are called for Preliminary Selection (PSB) as per their choice of centers from Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata , Delhi, Kochi,  Vizag and Port Blair.
  • The PSB consists of Mental Ability Test and Picture Perception and Discussion Test (PPDT).
  • The candidates who qualify PSB are called for Final Selection Board (FSB) at Mumbai/Chennai/Delhi.
  • The candidates, subject to their medical fitness are selected as per merit list.

 

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