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Women Entry in Indian Coast Guard (Short Service Entry)

Women Entry in Indian Coast Guard (Short Service Entry) General Duty, Pilot/Navigator, CPL Holders

The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) appoints women into into officer cadre only. Following positions are offered
  • General Duty
  • General Duty Pilot / Navigator
  • General Duty (CPL Holders, Short Service entry)
Educational Qualification for women entry is also same as that of male candidates. Here are details.

Assistant Commandant (GD)-SSA


Women officers are appointed as Assistant Commandant in General Duty (GD) branch on Short Service Appointment for a period of 8 years. This tenure is further extendable up to 10 years and then up to 14 years.

Age Limit: Female candidates between 21 to 25 years of age are eligible to apply. Relaxation is age limit up to 5 years is applicable for SC/ST candidates and up to 3 years for OBC category candidates.

Educational Qualification: Bachelor’s degree from any recognized University. Candidate must have studied Mathematics and Physics up to Class 12th standard.

Physical Standard
  • Height 152cms,
  • Weight Proportionate to Height,
  • Eye sight 6/6 & 6/9 without glasses

Assistant Commandant (GD-P-CPL) SSA


Women officers are appointed in General Duty Branch (Pilot - Commercial Pilot License - Short Service Appointment) on Short Service Appointment for a period of 8 years. This tenure is further extendable up to 10 years and then up to 14 years.

Age Limit: Female candidates between 19 to 25 years of age are eligible to apply. Relaxation is age limit up to 5 years is applicable for SC/ST candidates and up to 3 years for OBC category candidates.

Educational Qualification: 12th or equivalent and should possess current Commercial Pilot License on the date of submission of application.

Physical Standard: Height Min 162.5 cms Max 197 cm, Leg Length Min 99 cms, Weight Proportionate to Height, Eye sight 6/6 without glasses.

How female candidates can apply for Indian Coast Guard Women Entry Scheme


The notification for General Duty, General Duty Pilot / Navigator, General Duty (CPL Holders, Short Service entry) announced by Indian Coast Guard Recruitment Branch on its official website. Both male and female candidates are eligible to apply given they fulfill the required eligibility criteria. Application procedure is completely online. Also notifications are published in Employment News. To apply candidates required to register with www.joinindiancoastguard.gov.in

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