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Indian Coast Guard Assistant Commandant Notification 2023 Batch

The Indian Coast Guard, an Armed Force of the Union, offers a challenging career to young and dynamic Indian male/female candidates for various branches as an Assistant Commandant(Group ‘A’ Gazetted...

The Indian Coast Guard, an Armed Force of the Union, offers a challenging career to young and dynamic Indian male/female candidates for various branches as an Assistant Commandant(Group ‘A’ Gazetted Officer). Registration of ‘online’ application will be through Coast Guard recruitment website

Eligibility Criteria.Indian citizens having following minimum qualifications are eligible to apply:

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(i) Upper age relaxation of 5 years for SC/ST and 3 years for OBC (non-creamy layer) candidatesis applicable only if posts are reserved for them.

(ii) Maximum 5% relaxation in aggregate in the degree certificate for SC/ST candidates. No relaxation is applicable for 12th class marks except CPL-SSA entry.

(iii) Income certificate for EWS (Economically Weaker Sections) as per Government of India format (no other format will be entertained) and related regulations.

(iv) Indian Coast Guard reserves the right to fix the cut off percentage for issue of PSB call up letters.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

(a) Candidates appeared in the final year or final semester exam and awaiting result are allowed to apply provided that they should not have any present back papers. Such candidates should be able to submit provisional or original degree certificate issued by University at the time of Final Selection Board (FSB).
(b) The candidates failed in Pilot Aptitude Battery Test (PABT)/ Computerised Pilot Selection System (CPSS) or suspended from flying training at Air Force Academy are not eligible for Pilot branch. However, they can apply for Navigator(Observer).
(c) Candidates withdrawn on disciplinary grounds from any other service training academy are not eligible to appear.
(d) Candidates should not have been arrested, convicted or prosecuted on criminal charges.
(e) If there is no vacancy for SC/ST/OBC (Non-creamy)/EWS category candidates, in such case, reserved category candidates can apply as unreserved, however, they will not be eligible for any age and passing marks concession/relaxation. SC/ST candidates can only be exempted from payment of application fee.

Selection Procedure:

The selection of Officer recruits is based on an all India order of merit which is based on the performance of candidate in various stages (I – V) ofexamination (explained in detail below) and the number of vacancies available for the post. Clearing of Stage I, II, III, IV and V is compulsory for recruitment in ICG.All candidates will be compulsorily subjected to biometric, photo identification and document verification during various stages of examination. The candidate can apply for a single post only in one recruitment cycle. The details of various stages of examination are as follows:

  1. Stage-I (Screening Test). The Stage-I would include conduct ofscreening Test for the eligible applicants which will be a Computer Based Examination conducted at various centers all over India. Screening test is to be conductedforcandidates applying for the post of GD/PN/CPL/Technical(Mechanical/Electrical & Electronics) except Law entry candidates and Departmental Promotion (DP)entry candidates. The screeningtest will be conducted in MCQ
    pattern with maximum marks of 400 consisting of 100questions with four marks for each correct answer and one negative marking for each incorrect answer. The duration of the exam will be of two hours and medium of testpaperwill be English. The candidate has to take following tests depending on post applied:
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All India category wise merit list will be prepared on the basis of marks scored in Stage-I (Screening Test) of CGCAT examination. In case of two or more candidates having the same marks, then the tie will be broken in steps as follows (Wherever tie is broken next stage will not be proceeded)

(i) Candidates scoring more marks in screening test.
(ii) Candidates older in age will be higher in merit.
(iii) If both the above parameters are identical for more than one candidate, then all
the candidates older in age whose date of birth falls on the same day, will be
shortlisted for Stage-II (PSB).

2. Stage-II {Preliminary Selection Board (PSB)}. Based on the performance in the Stage-I, candidates will be shortlistedfor appearing in Stage-II(PSB)which will be conducted for a day at Noida, Mumbai/Goa, Chennai and Kolkata centres. Candidates will be screened through Computerised Cognitive Battery Test (CCBT) and Picture Perception &Discussion Test (PP&DT). The CCBT will be in English only and will be of objective type. During PP&DT the candidates are expected to speak and discuss in English. However, they are free to speak in Hindi if they wish to do so. The Stage-II examination is only of qualifying nature i.e. either Pass or Fail.

3. Stage-III: Final Selection Board (FSB). Stage-II shortlisted candidates will be intimated through their login ID for appearing for Stage-III(FSB) and candidates are required to bring e-admit card for Stage-III. FSB isconducted at the Coast Guard Selection Board (CGSB) located at Noida and spans over five days. The candidates are subjected to Psychological Test, Group Task and Interview (Personality test). The Final Selection will be conducted tentatively from Jul to Oct 22.All documents/certificates verified during PSB are also required to be produced in originals during FSB. Board conference is held on last day and thereafter recommended candidates are sent for Stage-IV i.e. initial medical examination.

4. Stage-IV (Medical Examination). The candidates who clear Stage-III are required to undergo a special medical examination at Base Hospital, New Delhi. Candidates declared unfit in Special Medical Board(SMB) are included in the merit list, because the candidates declared unfit in SMB have the liberty to appeal the verdict and will report for
appeal medicals at designated service hospital within 42 days of completion of SMB. If declared unfit during appeal medicals, they have the option for asking for a review of the results. In this case, the approval of the review is accorded from Director General of Armed Forces Medical Services (DGAFMS) through Directorate of Medical Services/CGHQ. If the review is approved, the designated hospital for the conduct of the review is indicated in the approval. The decision of RMB will be final and no further appeal will be accepted.

5. Stage-V (Induction). The candidates who clear Stage – IV and stand in All India Merit List as per the vacancies available will be provisionally selected for training and will be required to report at INA Ezhimala forNaval Orientation Course (NOC) as per the instructions. All India Merit List will be based on combined marks of Stage-I and StageIII.Candidates reporting at INA Ezhimala for training will first undergo photo and biometric verification.


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How to Apply: (a) Applications will be accepted only ‘ONLINE’ from 18Feb 2022 (1100 hrs) to 28 Feb 2022 (1700 hrs). The candidates are to logon to www.joinindiancoastguard.cdac.inand follow the instructions for registering yourself with e-mail ID/mobile number. The candidates are to ensure validity of e-mail and mobile number at least up to 31 Jan 2023.

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