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The Indian Coast Guard

 

 

Eligibility

Assistant Commandant (GD) (Male/Female)

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

Education Qualification: 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.

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

Branch: General Duty

Assistant Commandant (GD)-SSA (Female)

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

Education Qualification: 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

Physical Standard: Height 152cms, Weight Proportionate to Height, Eye sight 6/6 & 6/9 without glasses.

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

Assistant Commandant (GD-P/N) (Male/Female)

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

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

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

Branch: General Duty (Pilot/Navigator)

Assistant Commandant (GD-P-CPL) SSA (Male/Female)

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

Education Qualification: 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

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

Branch: 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)

Assistant Commandant (Tech)

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

Education Qualification:

  • 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.

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

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

Branch : Technical Branch

Deputy Commandant (Law) (Male/Female)

Age Limit: Below 45 years (5 years relaxation for Govt. servant

Education Qualification:

(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.

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

Branch: Law Branch

 

Branches

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 & 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/placeofposting 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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