Coast Guard Engineering Officer - How to become a Coast Guard Engineering Officer?


Indian Coast Guard is a separate wing of the armed forces that focuses in the implementation of nautical laws of the country. Aspirants who have cleared the Coast Guard entrance tests carried out for the recruitment of Engineering Officers can turn out to be Coast Guard Engineering Officers. These professionals oversee whether the erection, design, and maintenance of Coast Guard shore facilities, merchant vessels, or other vessels are up to the standards. It is the prime responsibility of a Coast Guard Engineer to keep all the ships and water vessels serviceable.

Qualifying Exam

In order to turn out to be a Coast Guard Engineering Officer, aspirants should clear the Assistant Commandant (Technical Branch) exam conducted by the Indian Coast Guard. The ICG authority carries out the test twice a year. The notification for the test will be published in leading dailies in the months of January/February and August / September. Those who clear the test may have to attend mental ability, picture perception and discussion tests thereafter. Short listed aspirants would be called in for final interview. Aspirants who clear all these formalities can expect employments in Coast Guard as Engineering Officers. These professionals are paid emoluments about Rs. 15600-39100/- within India.

Who is eligible to apply?

The pre-requisite criterion to apply for the Assistant Commandant (Technical Branch) test is a pass in the graduation program in engineering. Aspirants should have specialized in Marine, Naval Architecture, Aeronautical, Design or Mechanical Engineering so as to be qualified to apply for the exam. Other wise they should have studied the program in Electrical, Electronics and Telecommunications, Production or Control Engineering. Aspirants should be aged between 21 – 30 years. There is 5 years age relaxation for SC/ST and 3 years age relaxation for OBC aspirants. They should also satisfy the corporal standards of fitness.

Key Points in the process

  • Study the XII course taking Science group with Mathematics
  • Attend the State or National level engineering entrance test.
  • Earn an engineering graduation in Marine, Aeronautical or related fields.
  • Apply for Assistant Commandant (Technical Branch) test.
  • Clear the PSB and final interview thereafter so as to become a Coast Guard Engineering Officer.

How to prepare for exam and interview?

Students can procure dedicated books on the test from bookshops in order to prepare for the test. They can also obtain preceding years’ question papers from different sources. By working out problems, they can gain speed in attending the mains. Practice the habit of reading dailies to know about current affairs. It may help the aspirants in attending interviews and group discussions.



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4 Responses to “Coast Guard Engineering Officer - How to become a Coast Guard Engineering Officer?”

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    n l r naidu:

    sir ,i want model questionpapers of coastguard

  2. 3

    sir Q comes from mechanical branch or not what about the syllabus of mechanical pleas reply

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    Zeeshan A. khan:

    hi respected sir,
    i have a qn. about this examination .idon’t hav idea about the sellybous of electronics .actualy just now i hav compleated my b-tech . i ‘m totaly ellegible for all condition and criteria …plz sir mail me total sellybous about electronics engg .that s why i ‘ll prepared for this examination .. thanx

  4. 1
    sana slathia:

    girls are eligible or not