The Indian Coast Guard recruitment procedures will now be handled digitally. With the launch of the new website joinindiancoastguard.cdac.in, a computer-based screening and selection process has been introduced. The shift to the computer-based examination will allow for more transparency and accuracy in the selection process. This will also give a digital upgrade to the existing system. The launch of the new website will ensure that the opportunity to join the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) will be open to a larger population of the country. The recruitment process will be conducted twice a year for maximum reach.
The Indian Coast Guard operates under the Ministry of Defense as an organization that is at full-time operations at sea. Their capabilities are maximized in both air and surface operations. One can join the Indian Coast Guard as Officers (CGCAT) or Enrolled Personnels(CGEPT).
Those who wish the join the ICG as officers need to appear for the Assistant Commandant Exam (CGCAT) which includes a mental ability and general aptitude test. Only candidates who have finished their bachelor’s or engineering degree or are in their final semester/year can appear for the exam. The details of the minimum mark requirement and other eligibility criterion is mentioned on the website joinindiancoastguard.cdac.in.
To join the ICG as enrolled personnel, a candidate has to appear for the CGEPT. The applications are released for three posts i.e. Navik (General Duty), Navik (Domestic Branch), and Yantrik. A total of 350 vacancies were announced last year. Specific details regarding the eligibility requirements for different categories can be found on the website under the “Selection of Enrolled Personnel in ICG’ hyperlink.
The application process for this year has not started yet but is expected to start by January/February. Interested candidates should keep an eye on the website to make sure they do not miss any deadlines.