A career in the Armed Forces of India is a challenging and adventurous one. I’ve already published a number of guides on the topic of joining various sections of the Indian Armed Forces. Some of the well known guides are- How to join the Indian Air Force, How to join the Indian Army after 12th Science, How to join the Indian Army/Navy/IAF after 12th Commerce etc. In this article, I will be dealing with one such division that ensures the security of coastal regions of India- the Indian Coast Guard. Here, I will provide all the details that you need to know about the Technical Branch in the Indian Coast Guard and how one may join it. I will cover details such as educational qualifications required, age limit, other eligibility criteria etc. And in the future, I will come up with more such informative guides that will be dealing with various other posts within the Indian Coast Guard!
First of all, let us check out some basic details about the Indian Coast Guard.
Indian Coast Guard- basic details
The Indian Coast Guard is headquartered at New Delhi. There are 5 Regional Headquarters too, working under the New Delhi based Headquarter.
Their main aim is to enforce the Maritime Zones Act of India. They are tasked with challenges like guarding the Indian Coastal area, protecting the fishermen, helping out customs department, protecting various assets and structures present in sea etc.
Assistant Commandant (Technical) post details
It is a Technical Branch. The Entry in this case is an Officer Entry. Only men (unmarried) are eligible to apply for this post.
Educational qualifications required-
Since this is a Technical branch, BE/B Tech, the Engineering Degree, is required. There are a few select Engineering branches only, which make entry into this post possible. Those Engineering Branches are- Mechanical/Electrical/Electronics and Telecommunications/Aeronautical/Naval Architecture/Marine/Control/Design Engineering Degrees.
Only candidates possessing BE/B Tech Degree in any of the above mentioned branches are eligible to apply for this post. Minimum marks criteria also exists, which is- 60% marks. In case of SC/ST candidates, NCC ‘C’ Certificate (A Grade) holders, Sports person of National Level and wards of Coast Guard personnel deceased while in service, the minimum marks limit in Degree Program is relaxed by 5%.
Candidates are also supposed to have scored minimum 60% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics subjects during their 12th Science schooling. In case of Diploma holders, minimum 60% marks in the Diploma program is required.
In case of General category students, the age limit is between 21-25 years. Relaxations are present, in case of SC/ST candidates (5 years) and OBC candidates (3 years). Before applying for this post, make sure that you satisfy the age limit criteria set by the authorities.
Minimum height required- 157 cm. Weight should be proportionate to height. Eyesight requirement- 6/12 and 6/36.
If you think that you satisfy all the above mentioned criteria, you may apply for the post of Assistant Commandant (Tech). Visit the site joinindiancoastguard.gov.in and fill the online application. Yes, the registration process is online. The authorities will call up deserving candidates based on the marks scored in Degree program for further selection procedures. The selection process will be held at centers in- Mumbai/Chennai/Kolkata/Noida. Successful candidates will be called to the center that they chose while applying online.