The Indian Coast Guard Recruitment as An Assistant Commandant for 01-2020 Batch

The Indian Coast Guard, an Armed Force of the Union, offers a challenging career to young and dynamic Indian male/female candidates for various branches as an Assistant Commandant (Group ‘A’ Gazetted Officer) and invites ‘online’ application.

Applications will be accepted only ‘Online’ from 24 May 2019 to 04 Jun 2019

Apply Online: Click Here 

The Preliminary Selection will be conducted tentatively from Last week of Jun 19 to Last week of Jul 19

Branch and Eligibility. Indian citizens having the following minimum qualifications are eligible to apply:

1.General DutyBorn between 01 Jul 1995 to 30 Jun 1999 (Both dates inclusive).Male(i) A candidate who have passed a Bachelor’s degree from any recognised university with minimum 60% marks in aggregate (i.e. 1st Semester to 8th Semester for BE/B.Tech Course or 1st year to last year for Bachelor Degree candidates wherever applicable).

(ii) Mathematics and Physics as subjects up to intermediate or class XIIth of 10+2+3 scheme of education or equivalent with 60% aggregate in Mathematics and Physics. (Candidates not in possession of Physics and Maths in 10+2 (intermediate) or equivalent level are not eligible for General Duty (GD) and General Duty (SSA)

2.General Duty (SSA)Born between 01 Jul 1995 to 30 Jun 1999 (Both dates inclusive).Female
3.Commercial Pilot Entry (CPL) (SSA)Born between 01 Jul 1995 to 30 Jun 2001 (Both dates inclusive).Male/ FemaleCandidates holding current /valid Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) issued/ validated by Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). Minimum educational qualification – XIIth pass (Physics and Mathematics)with 60% marks in aggregate.
4.Technical (Engineering & Electrical)Born between 01 Jul 1995 to 30 Jun 1999 (Both dates inclusive).Male(i) Engineering degree with 60% marks in aggregate or Should have passed Sections A and B examination from the Institution of Engineers (India) in any of the discipline listed below with 60% marks.

(a) Engineering Branch. Naval architecture or Mechanical or Marine or Automotive or Mechatronics or Industrial and Production or Metallurgy or Design or Aeronautical or Aerospace.

(b) Electrical Branch. Electrical or Electronics or Telecommunication or Instrumentation or Instrumentation and Control or Electronics and Communication or Power Engg. Or Power Electronics.

* All the above streams of Engg. Must be recognised by All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE).

(ii) At least 60% marks in aggregate in Physics and Maths in 12th class. or  Three year diploma course with an aggregate of 60%.

5.LawBorn between 01 Jul 1995 to 30 Jun 1999 (Both dates inclusive).Male/ FemaleA degree in Law with a minimum of 60% marks from a recognized university. (Three years degree in law after graduation or Five years after 10+2 examination).
* Short Service Appointment (SSA) – Short Service Appointment as Assistant Commandant is for a period of 08 years which may be extended to 10 years and further extendable up to 14 years.
* Candidates applying for General Duty Entry Scheme (Male only) will be considered for Pilot Navigator on successful completion of basic training at INA Ezhimala.

(i) The upper age limit of OBC/SC & ST is relaxable as per Govt. of India rules in vogue.
(ii) Maximum 5% relaxation in aggregate in the degree certificate for SC/ST candidates, NCC ’C’ (A grade) holders, Sportsperson of National level (Inter-State & above) and wards of Coast Guard uniform personnel deceased while in service. No relaxation is applicable for 12th class marks.
(iii) Income certificate for EWSs (Economically Weaker Sections) as per Government of India format (no other format will be entertained).
(iv) Coast Guard reserves the right to fix the cut off percentage for the issue of PSB call up letters.
(v) Candidates who have not completed their Law Degree (i.e. appearing candidates) need not apply, their application will not be accepted.

Medical Standards:-    All candidates recommended by the Final Selection Board will undergo Medical examination at nearest Military Hospital as per medical standard prescribed in current regulations applicable to Assistant Commandant entry.
(a) Height.
(i) Asst Commandant (GD) and Law: 157 cms minimum. Reduction in height for candidates from hilly areas and tribal areas will be in accordance with the Central Govt. regulations.
(ii) Asst Commandant – Women(GD/Law) Height Minimum 152 cms.
(b) Weight. Proportionate to the Height and Age, + 10 % acceptable.
(c) Chest.  Well, proportionate, minimum expansion of 5 cms.
(d) EyeSight:
(i) Asst Commandant (GD)                    6/6 6/9 – Uncorrected without Glass.
6/6 6/6 – Corrected with Glass.
(ii) Asst Commandant GD                      6/6 6/9 – Uncorrected without Glass.
(Women-SSA)                                     6/6 6/6 – Corrected with Glass.
(iii) Asst Commandant GD(Pilot)/                            6/6 in one eye and 6/9 in other
CPL holders (SSA) both (Male and Female)           correctable to 6/6.
(iv) Asst Commandant Tech                                       6/36 6/36 – Uncorrected without Glass.
(Male)                                                                              6/6 6/6 – Corrected with Glass.
(v) Asst Commandant Law                                         6/60 6/60- Uncorrected without Glass.
both (Male and Female)                                              6/6 6/12 – Corrected with Glass.
(e) Tattoo: Permanent body tattoos are not permitted on any part of the body. However, certain concessions are permitted to candidates belonging to tribal areas/ communities as declared by the Govt. of India. For other candidates permanent body tattoos are only permitted on inner face of forearms i.e. from inside of elbow to the wrist and on the reverse side of palm/back (dorsal) side of hand. Details in this regard are available on the Coast Guard Recruitment website
Note: The above mentioned requirements are broad medical guidelines/ standards only. However, in addition to above, the complete medical will be carried out by the laid down medical standard/procedure.

Selection Procedure:-


(a) Short Listing of Applications. Shortlisting criteria will be based on a higher percentage of marks in the qualifying examination and the qualifying cut off for a particular branch or center may be increased more than 60% if more applications with higher % are received.
(b) Preliminary Selection. Shortlisted candidates will be called for Preliminary Selection at given date and time which will consist of Mental Ability Test/ Cognitive Aptitude Test and Picture Perception & Discussion Test (PP & DT). The aptitude tests will be in English only and will be of objective type. During PP&DT the candidates are expected to speak and discuss in English. However, they are free to speak in Hindi if they wish to do so. Date/ time and venue of Preliminary Selection once allotted will not be changed at any stage.

Stage -II
Final Selection. The candidates who qualify Preliminary Selection will be called for Final Selection. The date and venue for Final Selection Board (FSB) will be uploaded on Indian Coast Guard website The Final Selection will consist of Psychological Test, Group Task and Interview (Personality test). All documents/ certificates verified during PSB are also required to be produced in originals during FSB.

Important Link: Official Website


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