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Indian Coast Guard

Introduction
The Indian Coast Guard [Bharatiya Thatrakshak] was constituted as the fourth armed union of India, on 19 August 1978, under the Coast Guard Act. The force's main function is to protect India's Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), covering an area of 2.02 million sq. km, and operates under the effective control of the Ministry of Defense. Coast Guard vessels and aircraft have been assisting the custom authorities in anti-smuggling operations and has effectively served national interests in high-risk areas. They are also used in SAR operations, anti-pollution and other duties in maritime zones. While protection of the high seas is vested with the Indian Navy, the area between 10 and 30 nautical miles from the shore is under the charge of the Coast Guard and from shore to five nautical miles with the coastal police as well as the Coast Guard.

HOW TO JOIN INDIAN COAST GUARD - OFFICERS
Name Of Post Branch Age as on 1st July of the year of recruitment Education Qualification Physical Standard
Assistant Commandant General Duty 21-25 years of Age ( 5 years relaxation for SC/ST and 3 years for OBC Degree with Mathematics and Physics as subject upto intermediate or class XII of 10+2+3 scheme Height 157, Weight 45 Kgs, Eye sight 6/6 & 6/9 without glasses
Assistant Commandant General Duty (Pilot/Naviator) 19-27 years (5 years relaxation for SC/ST and 3 years for OBC 12th class in 10+2 scheme or equivalent possessing current commercial pilot license or B.Sc with Physics and Mathematics Height Min 162 cms Max 198 cm, Leg Length Min 99 cms, Weight Proportionate to Height, Eye sight 6/6 without glasses
Assistant Commandant Technical Branch 21-30 years (5 years relaxation for SC/ST and 3 years for OBC) Degree in Naval Architecture/ Mechanical/ Electrical/ Electronics/ Marine/ Design Engineering Height 157 cm Weight Proportionate to Height, Eye sight 6/12 and 6/36
Assistant Commandant General Duty (Pilot- Commercial Pilot License Short Service Appontment) 19-27 years (5 years relaxation for SC/ST and 3 years for OBC 12th class in 10+2 scheme or equivalent and should pass current Commercial Pilot License on the date of selection of application Height Min 162 cms Max 198 cm, Leg Length Min 99 cms, Weight Proportionate to Height, Eye sight 6/6 without glasses


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

  • ✦ Both men and women 21 to 25 years age Relaxation for special categories Degree (with Mathematics and Physics upto intermediate of Class XII of the 10+2+3 scheme), passed Second Mate's Examination prescribed by the Ministry of Surface Transport

  • ✦ Pilot/Navigator - 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 missions at sea. Operating these aircraft at sea is a challenging task and will bring your special skills to the fore. As an Officer of the Pilot/Navigator Branch, you will have opportunity to serve both in the Shore Air-Stations along the coasts of India, as well as embark ships.


Officers Technical Branch
Modern ships and aircraft abound with advanced 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 organizations. 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 career will be interspread with technical training course upto Post-Graduation level in India.

Training Pattern

  • ✦ Basic Training in Naval Academy at INS Mandovi, Goa 20 weeks
  • ✦ Afloat training onboard Coast Guard Ships 36 weeks
  • ✦ Technical courses at various Naval Schools 48 weeks
  • ✦ Watch-keeping onboard Coast Guard Ships 24 weeks


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.
  • ✦ The shortlisted candidates are called for Preliminary Selection (PSB) as per their choice centres at Mumbai, Chennai, Calcutta and Delhi
  • ✦ The PSB consists of Mental Ability Test as well as interview
  • ✦ The candidates who qualify PSB are called for Final Selection Board (FSB) at New Delhi.
  • ✦ The candidates subject to medical fitness are selected as per merit list.


HOW TO JOIN INDIAN COAST GUARD - NAVIKS AND YANTRIKS
Name Of Post Age as on 1st July of the year of recruitment Education Qualification Physical Standard
Yantriks 18-22 years (5 years relaxation for SC/ST and 3 years for OBC) Matriculate and Diploma in Mechanical /Electrical /Electronics/ Aeronautical Engineering. Height 157 cms, Weight Proportionate to Height Eye sight 6/12 and 6/24
Naviks (General Duty) 18-22 years (5 years relaxation for SC/ST and 3 years for OBC ) 12th class in 10+2+3 scheme or equivalent having PCM in 12th Height 157 cms , Weight Proportionate to height, Eye sight 6/6 and 6/9 without glasses
Naviks (Domestics Branch) 18-22 years (5 years relaxation for SC/ST and 3 years for OBC) 10th Standard pass Height 157 cms, Weight Proportionate to height, Eye sight 6/18 and 6/36


How To Apply For Naviks(GD/DB)
  • ✦ The recruitment is conducted bi-annually.
  • ✦ The advertisement is given in employment news all over India, both in Hindi as well as in English. The recruitment is conducted in 5 zones viz., Western Zone, Eastern Zone, North-Eastern Zone, A&N Zone and North Zone.
  • ✦ The shortlisted candidates are called for selection test at convenient centre at various zones.
  • ✦ The candidates are subjected to Mental Ability Test (Verbal & Non-Verbal), (only Non-Verbal in case of DB), entrance test and interview. During the written test and interview the candidates have the option of answering in Hindi/English.
  • ✦ The qualified candidates are to undergo medical examination, those who clear the medical examination are selected as per merit list.