During the seventies a pressing need was felt for the protection of our offshore assets. There was also a requirement of ensuring Maritime Laws in our waters. Furthermore, during the early seventies large scale seaborne smuggling was reported.
An Inter-Ministerial Committee called RUSTOMJI COMMITTEE was set up in September 1974 to examine the requirement and type of force that was needed for safeguarding our national interests in the EEZ. This committee recommended to the Government that there was a need for the formation of a force called the COAST GUARD.
The Indian Coast Guard is a multi-mission organization, conducting round-the-year real-life operations at sea. Despite being relatively small, it has a wide range of task capabilities for both surface and air operations. The organization is headed by the Director General Indian Coast Guard (DGICG) exercising his overall command and superintendence from the Coast Guard Headquarters (CGHQ) located at New Delhi.
AGE LIMITS, SEX AND MARITAL STATUS
Candidate born between 1 August 1996 and 31 July 2000 (both dates inclusive) are eligible to apply. Upper age Relaxation of 5 years for SC/ST and 3 years for OBC candidates
The Written examination will be of objective type, which will generally subject such as Maths , Physics, Basic Chemistry, English upto 12th Standard , general knowledge, current affairs ,Quantative aptitude and Reasoning Etc.
Physical Fitness Test (PFT)
: PFT will be conducted for all those who qualify the written test. All candidates ware advised to be in possession of sport rig (Shoe, T-shirt, Trouser etc.)
- 1.6 km. run to be completed in 7 minutes.
- 20 squat ups (Uthak Baithak)
- 10 Push Up. Candidates undergo PFT will do so at their own Risk.
Based on the performance in written examination , Candidates will be shortlisted for initial recruitment medical examination (Preliminary) in a Ratio as may be decided by the Indian Coast Guard . Mere Declaration of fit in initial medical examination does not indicate selection of the candidate for the final medical at INS Chilka.