There are three routes to become a Coast Guard Pilot. There is one called GD(PN).
Once you are selected after the final round, you will be invited to join INS, Ezhimala for initial training.
Thereafter, you will be under further training for two more years throughout Indian coasts. You may be posted after this onboard a ship.
After a year, call for pilot exams will come. PABT will follow. Once you clear those exams, you will be inducted as a pilot. Trainings will follow and then you become a pilot.
If you are a CPL holder, you just have to do the first 6 month training and thereafter you are a pilot.
If you are a CPL holder , you can directly apply for CG Aviation branch as and when it is advertised ( General Duty Pilot/Navigator). The advertisement comes twice a year.
There is also a short service scheme for CPL holders . The short service is for a period of 08 years,, extendable to 10 years and further extendable to 14 years.
One can apply for CG Aviation branch as and when it is advertised.The CPL holders those who wants to do a short military tenure with Coast Guard and gain adequate flying experience, generally opt for this entry.
Finally the Existing General Duty Officers, interested for flying are also given an opportunity to clear PABT, Flying medicals and then go for ab initio Pilot/Navigators course.
You have to apply on line as per the advertisement. Post verification of your documents you will be called for Preliminary Selection Board at any of the four centres mentioned bellow.
(a) Coast Guard Regional Headquarters (West), Worli Sea Face, PO Worli Colony, Mumbai -400 030
(b) Coast Guard Store Depot, CG Complex Near Kalmandapam Police Station, GM Pettai Road, Royapuram, Chennai -600 013
(c) Coast Guard Regional Headquarters (North East) Synthesis Business Park, 6th floor, Shrachi Building, New Town Rajarhat, Kolkata -700 161
(d) Coast Guard Selection Board, 1, Sector 24, Opposite HCL Technologies Ltd.District GautamBudha Nagar, Noida, UP –201 301
- For detail up dates you can visit the CG recruitment website Indian Coast Guard ( www.joinindiancoastguard.gov.in) for latest updates regarding change in examination dates, venues and any other information.