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Indian Coast Guard Career, Recruitments, Eligibility Criteria, Pay & Allowances

Why Join ICG ?The single most important factor today for the Coast Guard today, are the Officers and Men who ultimately meet the challenges at sea. You could be just the man for this challenging sea- going career if you are intelligent and bold and can think with originality and possess leadership qualities. Service in Coast Guard is not merely an employment.
It is where you play the most important role of protecting the nation's interests. The life in Indian Coast Guard is a happy mix of many things, hard work, professionalism, risk and adventure and the opportunity to move around and visit different places within India and abroad. There is also the satisfaction of being involved in the nation's defence. Thus career in the Coast Guard cannot be measured in financial terms only. Good pay and abundant perks are supplemented by a versatile career difficult to match anywhere in the civil life.

Way To Join ICG 
1.Navik  (GD)
2.Navik (DB)
Here are three ways to join ICG and some other ways to join ICG as AC SRD.


1. Navik General Duty

Navik (General Duty) serves onboard ships and ashore for various duties, as

an Enrolled Personnel. Navik (GD) candidates are allotted specialization trade 


on completion of basic training at INS Chilka. The trades/ specialization is 

allotted on the performance of the candidate in the training and the requirement 

of the service

1. Age & Qualification
18-22 years (5 Years relaxation for SC/ST, if the posts are reserved for them and 3 Years for OBC, if the posts are reserved for them).
12th Class Passed with Maths And Physics from any Education Board recognized by Council of Boards of School Education.

2.Selection Procedure

The selection of recruits is based on the all India order of merit on their performance in Stage-I, II, III & IV (explained in detail below) and the number of vacancies available for the post. Clearing of Stage-I, II, III, IV and satisfactory performance in training is compulsory for recruitment in ICG. All candidates will be subjected for biometric, photo identification and document verification during stage-I, II, III & IV of the selection procedure. The candidates can apply for a single post only in one recruitment cycle. Multiple application for different posts by candidate in one recruitment cycle will be a ground for rejection.

Stage- I –Written Examination

(a) Physical Fitness Test
(b) Document verification
(c) Re-assessment of Inconsistent Performers
(d) Initial Medicals Examination

Stage- III
(a) Document verification (Pass/Fail)
(b) Final Medicals at INS Chilka
(c) Submission of original document, police verification and other associated forms

Stage- IV
The candidates are to submit all the original documents and verification of all original documents through boards/universities/state government will be carried out by Indian Coast Guard.

3. Training-(Navik (General Duty) -21 weeks)

The basic training for Navik (General Duty) will be conducted at INS Chilka 
followed by sea training and professional training in the allotted trade. 
Branch/ trade will be allocated as per the requirement of service and 
performance during basic training. Basic training at INS Chilka will cover 
the following Subjects:
(a) Academic and service subjects.
(b) Sports activities
(c) Outdoor training such as Parade Training, Sailing, 
Boat Pulling, Swimming, Trekking, Cross- Country, Firing etc.
(d) Service oriented activities including maintenance of equipment,
 living spaces and training areas etc.

4. Pay and Allowances

On joining Indian Coast Guard, you will be placed in Basic pay of Rs. 21700/- (Pay Level-3)plus Dearness Allowance and other allowances based on nature of duty/place of posting as per the prevailing regulations.

 5. Benefits

1. Free ration and clothing as per the existing rules. Free medical treatment 
for self and family including dependent parents.
2. Government accommodation for self & family on nominal license fee.
3. 45 days Earned leave and 08 days Casual leave every year with Leave 
Travel Concession (LTC) for self, family and dependent parents as per 
Government rules.
4. Contributory Pension Scheme and Gratuity on retirement.
5. Canteen and various loan facilities.
6. ECHS medical facilities after retirement.
7. Insurance cover (on contribution) of Rs. 50 lakhs for Enrolled Personnel
 is applicable.

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