Why you should join Indian Coast Guard
Indian Coast Guard is always giving their good service to the Indian sea borders to protect from Illegal activities and to look that no one from neighboring countries enter into our nations border. For an effective Coast Guard service, no single factor is as important as the men who are in it. The Coast Guard personnel are who willing to ultimately meet the challenge at sea to protect and safeguard the nation.
The Indian Coast Guard has adopted itself for the all-round technological advancement in the science of war affairs. You could be the perfect gentleman for this challenging sea-going career if you are intelligent and bold and can think with originality and possess leadership qualities.
Doing job in Indian Coast Guard, it is not really said to be an employment. It is because you are here protecting the nation and your motherland against enemies of our nation. The life of a Coast Guard officer is a happy mix of many things: hard work, professionalism, risk and adventure and the opportunity to move around and visit different placed within India and abroad and to meet a variety of people. There is also the satisfaction of being involved in the nation’s defence.
There are many posts you can apply for in the Indian Coast Guard. The post of Assistant Commandant, the qualification should be Degree with Mathematics and Physics as subject up to intermediate or class XII of 10+2+3 scheme. The age limit should be 21-25 years of Age (5 years relaxation for SC/ST and 3 years for OBC. The required standard are Height 157, Weight 45 Kgs, Eye sight 6/6 & 6/9 without glasses. The post is Assistant Commandant of Technical Branch; the education qualification should be Degree in Naval Architecture/ Mechanical/ Electrical/ Electronics/ Marine/ Design Engineering. The age should be 21-30 years (5 years relaxation for SC/ST and 3 years for OBC). The required standard are Height 157 cm Weight Proportionate to Height, Eye sight 6/12 and 6/36. These examples are just an insight of the position in the Indian Coast Guard.
Indian Coast Guard regularly gives advertisement in all the leading national newspapers in both regional languages as well as in English. Among the applicants a set of shortlisted candidates are called for Preliminary Selection (PSB). The Preliminary selection is conducted according to the choice of center indicated in the application. The most probable centers are Mumbai, Chennai, Calcutta and Delhi.
Those who successfully pass the written The examination are called for the Physical Fitness Test. It includes running for short distance and long distance or marathons. It also includes pushups, long jump and high jump, short put, disc throw etc according to different categories.
The PSB mainly consists of Mental Ability Test as well as interview. The candidates who successfully qualify PSB are called for medical examination. During the Medical examination, the candidate’s health and medical condition is checked and those candidates who are free from any physical disabilities and diseases are declared to be medically fit.
The candidates subject to medical fitness are selected as per merit list. On the basis of the All India Merit list, the short listed candidates are instructed to report at the training centers where a round of interview is conducted. Those candidates who pass out successfully with grace marks from the interview panel are subjected to final medical examination before inducted into the training schedule.
In most case of the selection procedures, the duration taken from the date of notification to the final entry may be for a period of 6 to 8 months. Only in certain cases, it may extend to one year.
The pay structure is different for all posts in the Indian Coast Guard. The pay structure starts from Rs 4500 and it can go maximum according to the place of posting. Before becoming eligible for the permanent work in the Indian Coast Guard, one has to undergo basic training between 8 to 20 weeks in various training institutes all over India. Indian Coast Guard has good future opportunities for the younger generation. So are you ready for the mid-sea experience and the thrill attached with it to work as a team for guarding the nation.