Career in Indian Coast Guard


07 Jan 2015

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Indian Coast Guard is a para-military force constituted under the Ministry of Defence, committed to protect the national maritime intrest. Service in Coast Guard is much more than an employment; it is a calling to protect the national interests of your motherland.The profession of Coast Guard demands hard work and professionalism in turn render adventure and opportunity to visit different places within India and abroad. Job security, good pay packages and abundant perks are supplemented by ever growing and satisfying career.

Job Opportunities :

Indian Coast Guard offers various job opportunities as officer and Enrolled Personnel to the young and educated youth of the country by conducting recruitment in different categories.

Various Officer Entry Schemes

Name of Post Branch Age as on 1st July of the year of recruitment Educational Qualification
Assistant Commandant (GD)
(Male)
General Duty 21-25 years of Age (5 years relaxation for SC/ST and 3 years for OBC) Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline of any recognized university by any Central / State Government / UGC with Mathematics and Physics as subjects upto class XII of 10+2+3 scheme of education
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 in any discipline of any recognized university by any Central / State Government / UGC with Mathematics and Physics as subjects upto class XII of 10+2+3 scheme of education
Assistant Commandant (GD-P/N)
(Male)
General Duty (Pilot/Navigator) 19-25 years (5 years relaxation for SC/ST and 3 years for OBC) Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline of any recognized university by any Central / State Government / UGC with Mathematics and Physics as subjects upto class XII of 10+2+3 scheme of education
Assistant Commandant
(GD-P-CPL) SSA
(Male/Female)
General Duty Branch (Pilot – Commercial Pilot License – Shrt Service Appointment for a period of 08 years, which may be extended to 10 years and further extendable upto 14 years) 19-25 years (5 years relaxation for SC/ST and 3 years for OBC) 12th or equivalent and should possess current Commercial Pilot License on the date of submission of application
Assistant Commandant (Tech) (Male) Technical Branch 21-25 years (5 years relaxation for SC/ST and 3 years for OBC) Degree in Naval Architecture/ Mechanical/ Marine/ Electrical/ Electronics & Telecommunications/ Design / Production/Aeronautical/Control Engineering or equivalent qualification
Assistant Commandant  (Law) (Male/Female) Law Branch 21-30 years (5 years relaxation for Govt. servant (i) A degree in Law 
Desirable
(i) A post graduate degree in Law.
(ii) Knowledge / Experience Assignment connected with International Law/Maritime Law

Physical Standards

Name of Post Branch  Physical Standard
Assistant Commandant (GD)
(Male)
General Duty Height 157cms, 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) Height 152cms, Weight Proportionate to Height, Eye sight 6/6 & 6/9 without glasses
Assistant Commandant (GD-P/N)
(Male)
General Duty (Pilot/Navigator) 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 – Shrt Service Appointment for a period of 08 years, which may be extended to 10 years and further extendable upto 14 years) 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) (Male) Technical Branch Height 157 cm Weight Proportionate to Height, Eye sight 6/12 and 6/36
Assistant Commandant  (Law) (Male/Female) Law Branch Height 157 cm/152cm(M/F) Weight Proportionate to Height, Eye sight 6/6 and 6/12 (with glass), 6/60 (without glass)

Pay and Perks

Rank Pay Scale
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/-

Yantrik Entry

The Coast Guard offers excellent opportunity for diploma holders in Mechanical Electrical, Electronic and Aeronautical branches of engineering . The Yantriks serves as a backbone of Coast Guard and is responsible for operation and maintanance of the machinery and other equipment fitted on Indian Coast Guard ships and aircrafts.

Name of Post Age as on first day of the month of the scheduled basic training Education Qualification Physical Standard
Yantriks 18-22 years (5 years relaxation for SC/ST and 3 years for OBC) Matriculate with three years Diploma in Mechanical / Electrical / Electronics and Telecommunication (Radio / Power) / Aeronautical Engineering. Height 157 cms, Weight Proportionate to Height Eye sight 6/12 and 6/24

Rank And Pay Structure

Yantrik Rs. 5200-20200 with Grade Pay Rs.2400
Uttam Yantrik Rs. 5200-20200 with Grade Pay Rs.2800
Pradhan Yantrik Rs.9300-34800 with Grade Pay Rs.4200
Sahayak Engineer Rs.9300-34800 with Grade Pay Rs.4200
Uttam Sahayak Engineer Rs.9300-34800 with Grade Pay Rs.4600
Pradhan Sahayak Engineer Rs.9300-34800 with Grade Pay Rs.4800

Navik Entry

Name of Post Age as on first day of the month of the scheduled basic training Education Qualification Physical Standard
Naviks (General Duty) 18-22 years (5 years relaxation for SC/ST and 3 years for OBC) 10+2  with Maths and Physics from an education board recognized by Central / State Government  Height 157 cms, Weight Proportionate to height, Eye sight 6/6 and 6/9 without glasses
Naviks (Domestic Branch) 18-22 years (5 years relaxation for SC/ST and 3 years for OBC) Matriculate Height 157 cms, Weight Proportionate to height, Eye sight 6/18 and 6/36

NAVIKS : Coast Guard provides excellent opportunity for young dynamic male candidates in General Duty branch for 10+2 entry. On joining you would specialize in various streams viz.

(a) Seaman
(b) Communication
(c) Mechanical Engineer
(d) Electrical
(e) Aviation

Pay scale

Navik

Rs.5200-20200 with Grade Pay Rs.2000

Uttam Navik

Rs.5200-20200 with Grade Pay Rs.2400

Pradhan Navik

Rs.5200-20200 with Grade Pay Rs.2800

Adhikari

Rs.9300-34800 with Grade Pay Rs.4200

Uttam Adhikari

Rs. 9300-34800 with Grade Pay Rs.4600

Pradhan Adhikari

Rs. 9300-34800 with Grade Pay Rs.4800

Selection

Selection to the various cadres of the Coast Guard are conducted every January and June for which the forms are filled six months in advance. Examinations are conducted in 2 phases.

Officer Selection

The Selection for the post of an officer in Coast Gaurd consist of two phases.

Phase I – Preliminary selection board tests applicants in GK & IQ at Delhi, Mumbai,Port Blair and Chennai .Successful gaduate candidates should have passed XII with PCM. Girl candidates can join after graduation only (any subject).

Phase II – After qualifying Phase I candidates go through a final selection in New Delhi. The examination is a test of IQ, GK and Science. This is followed by interviews and medical examinations. A merit list is constituted and as per vacancies cadets are called upon for probation.

Naviks Selection

Phase I– Shortlisted candidates are called for selection tests/interview; Candidates have the option of answering questions in English/Hindi. It’s a test of general mental ability followed by a test in English, mathematics, general sciences and general knowledge. Candidates are expected to qualify in all the papers and in aggregate. Results are declared on the same day.
Yantriks (technical) are tested for knowledge in their discipline.

Phase II- Successful candidates of the written exam are interviewed and tested for their physical efficiency. Qualifying in PFT is mandatory. Thereafter overall successful candidates have to undergo medical examination.

Women Entry Women are recruited in Coast Guard as officers in General duty as General Duty Pilot ,Navigation,CPL Holders, Short Service entry. 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.

Career in Indian Coast Guard


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