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Indian Coast Guard Recruitment 2020

Applications invited from candidates to fill vacancies under Indian Coast Guard Recruitment 2020-21. Get details about application fee, application deadline, selection process, eligibility criteria and important links to official notifications for all Indian Coast Guard jobs.

Indian Coast Guard Recruitment 2020

Indian Coast Guard Jobs Vacancies

We have a total of 4 ICG job opportunities for candidates in various roles. The information pertaining to Indian Coast Guard notifications will be made available here as soon as they’re released. Do visit this page regularly so that you do not miss out on any opportunities. 

Alternatively, you can also choose to sign up for the free Indian Coast Guard recruitment 2019-20 notifications provided by Aasaanjobs. Once you enrol, only timely and accurate alerts for all Indian Coast Guard jobs will be sent to you so that you are well informed about the Indian Coast Guard vacancy details and information related to eligibility and selection.

About Indian Coast Guard

Established on the 18th of August in accordance with the Coast Guard Act, 1978 the Indian Coast Guard is an independent armed force unit — that operates the Ministry of Defence — tasked with the protection of India’s maritime interests.

The ICG enforces the Maritime Law and has jurisdiction over the Indian territorial waters, including its contiguous and exclusive economic zones. Moreover, they work in tandem with the following departments and forces:

  • Department of Fisheries
  • Central and State Police Forces
  • Indian Navy
  • Depart of Revenue & Customs

ICG is headquartered in New Delhi and celebrates Indian Coast Guard Day on the 1st of February every year.

Job Opportunities in Indian Coast Guard & Eligibility Criteria

The Indian Coast Guard has plenty of opportunities for candidates. Let’s take a look at a few.

  • Indian Coast Guard Recruitment 2020-21 - Navik - General Duty & Domestic

Candidates inducted as a Navik (sailor) by the ICG can serve in different domestic departments or be on general duty. In general duty, Naviks can also be assigned designations such as weapons systems operators, sailors, divers, and communication specialists.

In domestic duty, Naviks such as job roles such as stewards, cooks and so on.


For Naviks - General Duty

Age Criteria: 18 - 22 years as on 1st July of recruitment year. 3 years age relaxation for OBC candidates, and 5 years for SC/ST candidates. 

Education Criteria: 12th pass from a recognized board with an aggregate of 50% or higher and at least 50% combined in Maths and Physics.

Physical Criteria: Minimum 157 cm and must be in proportion to weight; Candidates must also complete — 1.6 km run in 7 minutes, 20 squats and 10 pushups. 

For Naviks - Domestic

Age Criteria: 18 - 22 years as on 1st July of recruitment year. 3-year age relaxation for OBC candidates, and 5 years for SC/ST candidates. 

Education Criteria: 12th pass from a recognized board with at least 50% aggregate.

Physical Criteria: Height 157 cms; weight proportionate to height; normal hearing ability; no physical disability; no cardiovascular diseases; 1.6 km run in 7 minutes; 20 squats; 10 pushups. 

  • Indian Coast Guard Recruitment 2020-21 - Yantrik 

ICG Yantrik’s are hired for technical roles. They are responsible for the upkeep and operation of mechanical and electrical systems and equipment. Chosen candidates are trained for the profession and also undergo sea training. 


Age Criteria: 18 - 22 years. 3-year age relaxation for OBC candidates and 5 years for SC/ST candidates.

Educational Criteria: Candidates must be 10th pass and possess a diploma in electrical, mechanical, or electronics and telecommunication engineering with an aggregate of 60%. A relaxation of 5% is awarded to SC/ ST candidates and national-level sportspersons who have bagged 1st, 2nd or 3rd position in any discipline.

Physical Criteria: A minimum height of height measuring 157 cms; well-proportioned chest with a minimum expansion of 5 cms; weight proportionate to age and height (with a 10% exception); normal hearing; 1.6 km run in 7 minutes; 20 squats; 10 pushups. 

  • Indian Coast Guard Recruitment 2020-21 - Assistant Commandant Jobs

Assistant Commands in the Indian Coast Guard can be recruited for General Duty or as pilots, engineers, and lawyers.

General Duty Officer: The General Duty Officer operates various weapons and equipment and looks after the ship’s security and all the personnel aboard.

Pilot Officer: Also considered as a general duty officer for air service, the pilot officer is based at the air stations. 

Technical Officer: Tasked with the responsibility of ensuring that the sensor systems and equipment operate.

Law Officer: Represents the ICG and its commanders for any legal proceedings against them.


Citizenship: Candidate must hold Indian citizenship.

Age Criteria: The upper and lower age criteria is subject to change depending on the notifications released. Moreover, upper age relaxations allowed for reserved categories. For more information, please check notifications made available by Aassanjobs for particular job roles. 

Education Criteria: As below




Educational Qualification


General Duty


i) Graduates 

from a recognised university with

60% aggregate marks (minimum).

(ii) 60% aggregate marks (minimum) in Mathematics and Physics in intermediate, 12th, or 10+2+3 scheme of education.


General Duty (SSA)



Commercial Pilot Entry (CPL/SSA)


12th pass & 60% aggregate marks (minimum) in Mathematics and Physics with a valid/current DGCA-approved Commercial

Pilot Licence (CPL)


Technical (Electrical and Engineering)


(i) 60% aggregate (minimum) in engineering or must have passed from the Institution of Engineers

(India) in any of the following disciplines (a or b) with

60% marks:

(a) Engineering: naval architecture/marine/automotive/mechanical/mechatronics/aeronautical/aerospace/metallurgy/design/industrial and production.

(b) Electrical: electrical/ electronics/

telecommunication/ instrumentation/intrumentation and control/power engineering/power electronics

from an AICTE-recognised university.

(ii) 12th pass with 60% aggregate in Physics and

Maths / 60% aggregate in 3-year diploma course.




Law graduate from recognized university with 60% aggregate. (3-year law degree after graduation / 5 years

after 12th).

Physical/Medical Criteria: The physical/medical examination of the candidates shortlisted by the FSB (Final Selection Board) will be conducted at the closest military hospital. They must fulfil the following criteria:

  • Weight: In proportion to age and height (10% exception)
  • Height: 157 cm minimum for men and 152 cm for women (exception for cand
  • Tattoo: Permanent tattoos not permitted. Exception: candidates from tribal areas/communities. Exception details for other candidates available on ICG recruitment portal/notification.
  • Chest: Proportioned, with a minimum expansion of 5 cms
  • Eyesight: As below


Eyesight Standards

Assistant Commandant Law

6/60 6/60 - Uncorrected without Glasses

6/6 6/12 – Corrected with Glasses

Assistant Commandant GD (Women-SSA)

6/6 6/9 – Uncorrected without Glasses

6/6 6/6 – Corrected with Glasses

Assistant Commandant GD(Pilot)

6/6 in one eye and 6/9 in the other Correctable to 6/6.

Assistant Commandant (GD)

6/6 6/9 – Uncorrected without Glasses

6/6 6/6 – Corrected with Glasses

Indian Coast Guard Recruitment Process

For Navik - General Duty and Domestic

The candidates are selected on the basis of the marks received in the minimum educational qualifying criteria set by the hiring authority. Then comes the written examination which jas questions from subjects such as mathematics, chemistry, physics, general knowledge, english, quantitative aptitude, current affairs, and reasoning.

Those qualifying in the written examination then proceed to the physical/medical evaluation phase where, once again, the criteria must be fulfilled.

ICG Yantrik Job Selection Process

The Yantrik recruitment is done in several stages as listed below:

Stage 1 : A written examination wherein the eligible candidate has to attempt the paper that consists of questions from disciplines he/she belongs to viz. electrical, electronics and telecommunication, and mechanical.

Stages 2 and 3: Qualifying candidates must then undergo a medical/physical evaluation as mentioned in the physical criteria mentioned above.

Stage 4: The last phase is document verification wherein the personal documents of belonging to the candidate will be verified. This phase is common across all selection processes irrespective of the job role. However, keep in mind that the same set of documents might not be required for all job roles for verification purposes. The details for this phase will be provided on the ICG recruitment portal and on Aasaanjobs.

ICG Assistant Commandant Job Selection Process

Just like the previous selection process, the Assistant Commandant sarkari job’s selection process is also conducted in several stages. 

Stage 1: Applications are shortlisted based on the age, educational, physical/medical criteria. Those who make the cut then proceed to stage 2. 

Stage 2: The Preliminary Exam. Also known as prelims, the candidates have to appear from an exam that tests cognitive aptitude, mental ability, picture perception. This phase also consists of a discussion test. 

Stage 3: Then comes the final exam for those who qualify in prelims. It consists of a group task, psychological test, interview/personality test. Verification of documents also applies to this stage.

Indian Coast Guard Assistant Commandant Recruitment 2020 Application Procedure-

Interested candidates can apply for Indian Coast Guard Assistant Commandant Recruitment 2020 through the online mode. The applications will be filled up till 15 February 2020 through the online mode.

How to get free Indian Coast Guard recruitment alerts?

You can either visit the official Indian Coast Guard website and follow official notifications that are released or enrol for notifications by Aasaanjobs. You provide your email address and we do the rest; you will be alerted — at no extra cost — with the latest notifications about any ICG job as soon as they’re released. 

Apply online for Indian Coast Guard recruitment in 2020

The official ICG government portal is one channel through which you can apply to ICG jobs. And the other — Aasaanjobs. We’ll explain both ways below.

Applying through ICG government portal

Step 1: Visit the official ICG portal ( and open the recruitment page

Step 2: There, you must open the notification that is related to the job opening you’re interested in

Step 3: Check eligibility and ensure that you meet all

Step 4: Start filling the application with the details that are mandatory

Step 5: Attach all documents needed to apply

Step 6: Submit application and proceed to payment 

Applying through Aasaanjobs portal

Step 1: Open the application link provided under the “Important Links” tab

Step 2: Also download the official notification from the link provided under the same 

Step 3: Furnish personal details in the manner detailed in the notification

Step 4: Enclose any other documents mandated by the hiring authority

Step 5: Submit the form before the application deadline and make the payment 

Why Aasaanjobs for Indian Coast Guard jobs?

Of the many complaints sarkari job aspirants have is that they end up missing the application deadline or apply to jobs that have already expired. 

This usually happens as there are other websites that do not refresh their database with new and upcoming job opportunities. What’s more, application deadlines are not correctly provided nor updated.

We wanted to fix this problem for good. And we did, for we leveraged tech to update our ICG jobs database with only the freshest job opportunities. What’s more, we constantly update all the information as soon as they’re released on the official ICG portal including even the slightest changes to application procedure, deadlines or fee for the latest ICG job vacancies.

Why you should consider working for Indian Coast Guard?

Be it Navik, Yantrik or Assistant Commandant, a job in the Indian Coast Guard guarantees stability and job security. And it’s also a matter of national pride and respect as you’ll be directly working with the armed forces and other premier Indian organisations and departments to safeguard the interest of the country.

As is the case with other government jobs, an ICG job offers the same benefits if not more in terms of salary, promotions with additional emoluments and allowances. Some of the other ICG job benefits include the following: 

  • Clothing and ration
  • Free medical treatment for self and dependents
  • Accommodation
  • Pension and retirement benefits such as gratuity
  • Access to canteen
  • Loan facilities
  • ECHS medical facilities post retirement

Indian Coast Guard Recruitment - FAQs

  • How is the Indian Navy different from Indian Coast Guard? 

The Indian Navy trains and equips naval forces to deter war, protect the country against internal/external threats. The ICG on the other hand protects the economic zones and marine environment, engages in search and rescue, and enforces various laws.

  • What is the application fee for ICG job?

So far the Indian Coast Guard hasn’t charged candidates (belonging to any category) any application fee. This trend is set to continue unless specified by the hiring authority, for which notifications regarding the same will be made available here.

  • What is the salary of an Assistant Commandant?

As per the 7th CPC, a Level 10 Assistant Commandant draws a basic salary of INR 56,100. Apart from the salary benefits, the recruits are given certain allowances (as discussed above). 

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