Join Indian Coast Guard

1.Additional Eligibility Criteria-

Indian citizens having following minimum qualifications are eligible to apply:

A. General Duty (i)  Bachelor’s  degree  with minimum 60% marks
in aggregate
(ii)  Mathematics  and  Physics  as  subjects  up  to intermediate
with  60%  aggregate  in
mathematics  and  physics
Male 01 Jul  1993  to
30 Jun 1997
B. General Duty (Pilot Male 01  Jul  1993  to
30 Jun 1999
C. Pilot(CPL) 12thclass  pass  with  60%  marks  in  aggregate  and should  possess  current/valid  Commercial  Pilot
License  (CPL)  issued/validated  by  DGCA  on  the date of submission of application
Male 01  Jul  1993  to
30 Jun 1999
Short Service Appointment-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.


  • The  upper  age  limit  of  OBC is relaxable up to  3 years and /SC  &  ST  is  5 years.
  • Maximum 5% relaxation in aggregate in the degree certificate for SC/ST candidates,  NCC  ’C’  (A  grade)  holders,  Sports  person  of  National  level  (Inter State & above) and wards of Coast Guard uniform personnel deceased while in service. No relaxation for 12thclass marks.
  • Coast Guard reserves the right to fix the cut off percentage for issue of PSB call up letters.

2.Additional Eligibility Criteria-

  • The candidates failed in Computerized Pilot Selection System/PABT or suspended from flying training at Air Force Academy are not eligible for Pilot branch.
  • Candidates  withdrawn  on  disciplinary  grounds  from  any  other  service  training academy are not eligible to appear.
  • Candidates should not have been arrested, convicted or prosecuted on criminal charges.
  • Only candidates cleared their final year/ final semester exams and completed their degrees are to apply.

3.  How to Apply-

  • Applications will be accepted only ‘Online’ till 02 Dec 17upto 1700 hrs for  the  above  branches.
  • Candidates have to upload the photograph and signature in jpeg format (image quality 200 dpi). The size of photograph and signature must be between 10 kb to 40 kb and 10 kb to 30 kb respectively.
  • On  completion  of  filling  application,  recheck  your  data  entry  details carefully once again prior clicking on the  Submit button.  No further changes can be made on successful submission of application.
  • On successful  submission  of  the  online  application  a  unique Application/Registration  number  will  be  provided  to  the  candidate.
  • Candidates  must  note  down  this  application  number  for  future  reference  and for  retrieval/  reprint  of  e-admit  card.
  • Applicants  to  take  print  out  of  the e-admit  card  through  URL  from  11  Dec  2017  to  24  Dec  2017  only  post  short  listing  of  the  online application.  For  candidates  NOT  meeting  the  eligibility  criteria,  a  ‘Rejection Slip’,  giving  the  cause  of  rejection  with  the  ‘Application  Number’  will  be displayed.
  • Short-listing criteria will be based on higher percentage of marks.
  • Candidates are required to  print two copies  of the  e-Admit card  with recent identical photograph  with blue background  (not older than 03 months)  and  to  be  carried  at  the  recruitment  centre.  Out of  the  above  two copies,  one  copy  enclosed  with  photocopies  of  all  required  documents  i.e. class  10th  certificate  and  mark  sheet  showing  date  of  birth,  12th  class certificate along with mark sheet showing subjects, Degree certificate showing percentage  of  marks,  caste  certificate  wherever  required  and  NCC  ‘C’certificate/games certificate duly attested shall be carried by the candidate and submitted at the examination Centre. Second copy without any enclosure is tobe kept with the candidate as an identity proof during the selection procedure.
  • Any candidate who does not carry all these documents at the time of PSB and FSB shall not be permitted to appear in the exam.

Note-Candidate can apply for one branch only.  Filling of multipleapplications will result in cancellation of  all  applications  of  such Candidates.

* Last date for applying online:  02 Dec 2017 till 1700 Hrs.

4.  Selection Procedure-

  • Short Listing of Applications.   Short listing criteria will be based on higher percentage of marks in the qualifying examination and the qualifying cut off for a particular branch or centre may be increased more than 60% if more applications with higher % are received.

Stage -I

  • 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.
  • Candidates are required to appear at the Venue with the following documents:-
  • Two copies of computer generated pre-filled online  e-admit card form  with  recent  colour  passport  size  photo  affixed  (Not  older  than 03 months).
  •  Original pass certificate and mark sheet of 10thclass.
  •  Original pass certificate and mark sheet of 12thexamination.
  •  Original  degree  certificate  with  all  semesters/years  mark  sheets of  BE/B.Tech/Graduation  with  CPA/CGPA  conversion  for  percentage  of marks from university.
  • Proof  of  identity  such  as  passport,  driving  license,  Adhaar  Card, voter I card, college ID card or any other photo identity proof
  • Caste Certificate  (if  applicable)  in  original  as  per  Govt. of India for  OBC  and  State  Govt.  for SC  &  ST  candidates  (format  available  in
  •  Character certificate.  (Should not  be  older  than  six  months  on the date called for PSB).
  • Current and valid Commercial Pilot License (issued & validated by DGCA)  in  original  and  flying  log  book  for  Asst  Commandant  CPL  entry only.

Stage -II

  • Final Selection-The  candidates  who  qualify  Preliminary  Selection  willbe  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.
  • Medical.  All candidates  recommended  by  Final  Selection  Board  will undergo  Medical  examination  at  nearest  Military  Hospital.  Candidates for GD (Pilot) will undergo medical at AFCME, Delhi.
  • CPSS.  GD (Pilot) candidates on qualifying FSB  will  be  required  to appear for CPSS at Dehradun/Mysore AFSBs. Those already qualified CPSS are to provide details of batch, Chest number, date and place while filling up PIQ forms during FSB.
  • Validity of Selection.  The candidate’s selection pertaining to a particular batch is valid for that batch only.  Qualified candidates  whose names  do  not  appear  in  the  final  merit  list  will  have  no  rights  for  automatic selection  for  the  next  batch.  Such candidates  will  have  to  undergo  the selection  procedure  afresh  provided  that  they  meet  the  eligibility  criteria  for the fresh batch.
  • Merit List.  Recommendation in FSB does not confirm final selection. A merit list will be prepared for the medically fit candidates on the basis of marks obtained  by  the  candidates  at  FSB  and  depending  upon  the  availability  of vacancies. The number of vacancies may vary from branch to branch and will be  decided  at  a  later  date  depending  on  the  number  of  training  vacancies available  at  training  establishments.  The  list  of  candidates  selected  on  the basis  of  merit  list  will  be  uploaded  in  Coast  Guard  recruitment  website  during  first  week  of  Jun  2018.  The joining letters will be issued accordingly.  The training at INA, Ezhimala is scheduled to commence in end Jun 2018.

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