Indian Coast Guard Assistant Commandant Syllabus 2023 | Exam Pattern

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Indian Coast Guard Assistant Commandant – 01/2024 Batch Selection Process:

The Selection Procedure of the Exam will be as follows:

1. Stage-I (CGCAT) The Stage-I would include conduct of screening Test for the eligible applicants which will be a Computer Based Examination conducted at various centers all over India.

2. Stage-II {Preliminary Selection Board (PSB)} Candidates will be screened through Computerised Cognitive Battery Test (CCBT) and Picture Perception &Discussion Test (PP&DT)

3. Stage-III: Final Selection Board (FSB) The candidates are subjected to Psychological Test, Group Task and Interview (Personality test).

4. Stage-IV (Medical Examination)

5. Stage-V (Induction)

Tentative Schedule for Examination and Downloading E-Admit Card:

The tentative dates for examination are as follows:-

CadreTentative Schedule for Examination (01/2024 Batch)
GDMar 23May-Jun 23Jun-Sep 23Dec 23End Dec 23
CPL-SSAMar 23May-Jun 23Jun-Sep 23Dec 23End Dec 23
Tech (Engg)Mar 23May-Jun 23Jun-Sep 23Dec 23End Dec 23
Tech (Elect)Mar 23May-Jun 23Jun-Sep 23Dec 23End Dec 23

Note: ICG website will announce the date when e-admit cards are available for download for Stage I, II &III. Candidates are directed to regularly visit the website and login to download the E-Admit Card for various stages. No e-mail will be sent to candidates regarding “when the E-admit card will be available for download”. Examination city will be displayed in candidate’s login at least 10 days prior to Stage-I. The E-admit card with exact Examination Centre address will be available in Candidate login and email will be sent on registered email Id only 02-03 days prior to examination. Failure to download the E-admit card and non-reporting for various recruitment stages will lead to cancellation of candidature. ICG will not be responsible, if the candidate fails to regularly check the important recruitment communication on website regarding downloading of E-admit card and other instructions for Stage-I, II, III, IV and Stage-V.

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) of examination (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.

(a) Stage-I (CGCAT). The Stage-I would include conduct of screening Test for the eligible applicants which will be a Computer Based Examination conducted at various centers all over India. Screening test is to be conducted for candidates applying for the post of GD/CPL and Technical (Mechanical/Electrical & Electronics). The screening test will be conducted in MCQ pattern with maximum marks of 400 consisting of 100 questions 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 test paper will be English. The candidate has to take following tests depending on post applied:-


(i) All India category wise merit list for Stage-I will be prepared on the basis of marks scored in Stage-I (CGCAT) of CGCAT examination and DOB. If merit is tied at last shortlisted candidate, than all the candidates having same marks will be shortlisted for stage II (PSB).

(ii) Indian Coast Guard has the discretion to fix qualifying marks in any or all subjects of the examination for short listing of candidates for stage-II (PSB).

(b) Stage-II {Preliminary Selection Board (PSB)}. Based on the performance in the Stage-I, candidates will be shortlisted for appearing in Stage-II(PSB)which will be conducted for a day at Noida, Mumbai/Goa, Chennai and Kolkata centres. Candidates to give the choice of PSB centre at the time of filling of application form. Candidates will be screened through Computerised Cognitive Battery Test (CCBT) and Picture Perception & Discussion (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.


(i) Candidate’s Verification. Candidates reporting for Stage-II will first undergo photo and biometric verification. The photo captured & biometric recorded during Stage-II is to be verified with the captured photo & biometric recorded during the Stage-I. If the biometric is not matching with the screening data, then the candidature will be cancelled. The biometric database will be stored for further stages of examination.

(ii) Documents Verification. The candidates who have cleared PSB will undergo document verification. The original documents brought by candidates will be verified as per the documents uploaded by the candidates during registration for StageII. In case of any discrepancy, the candidature will be cancelled and a ‘Rejection Slip’ indicating the reasons for rejection will be handed over to the candidate.

(c) 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 is conducted 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.


(i) If, total marks of two candidates are same.

(ii) Then, the candidate with more marks in Stage-III will be higher in merit. If, Stage-III marks are same for two candidates.

(iii) Then, Date of Birth (DOB) of candidates will be compared and candidate older by age will be higher in merit.

(d) 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 Review Medical Board (RMB) will be final and no further appeal will be accepted.

(e) 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 for Naval 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.

Result Declaration. The result of each stage of selection procedure from Stage-I to Stage-V can be accessed by login to the candidates account on ICG website. The result of the online examination at Stage-I will be announced tentatively within 30 days.

Examination City:

The candidate is to give five preferences for examination city in the application for Stage-I process. Candidates are to fill first choice within 30 kms from the present/ communication residence. If no ‘examination city’ is within 30 kms from the current address then the nearest “examination city” from current address has to be the first choice of the candidate.


(i) If candidates are not complying with the First Choice of Centre as above then their candidature can be cancelled if found contrary during Document Verification.

(ii) Indian Coast Guard reserves the right to allot examination city, which may or may not be as per the choice of the candidate.

Medical Standards:

All candidates recommended by Final Selection Board will undergo Medical examination at nearest Military Hospital as per medical standard prescribed in current regulations applicable to Assistant Commandant entry. The prescribed/current medical standards are as follows:-

 (a) Height –

(i) Asst Commandant (GD), Technical: 157 cms minimum. Reduction in height for candidates from hilly areas and tribal areas will be in accordance with the Central Govt. regulations.

(ii) Asst Commandant (CPL-SSA) (Men/Women): Minimum 162.5 cms and maximum 197 cms, leg length minimum 99 cms.

(b) Weight – Proportionate to the Height and Age, + 10 % acceptable.

(c) Chest – Well proportionate, minimum expansion 5 cms.

(d) Eye Sight –

(i) Asst Commandant (GD): 6/6 6/9 – Uncorrected without Glass. 6/6 6/6 – Corrected with Glass.

(ii) Asst Commandant – CPL holders (SSA) both (Maleand Female): 6/6 in one eye and 6/9 in other correctable to 6/6.

(iii) Asst Commandant Tech(Male): 6/36 6/36 -Uncorrected without Glass. 6/6 6/6 – Corrected with Glass.

(e) Tattoo: Permanent body tattoos are not permitted on any part of the body. However, certain concessions are permitted to candidates belonging to tribal areas/communities as declared by the Govt. of India. For other candidates permanent body tattoos are only permitted on inner face of forearms i.e. from inside of elbow to the wrist and on the reverse side of palm/back (dorsal) side of hand. Details in this regard are available on the Indian Coast Guard Recruitment Website

Merit List: Recommendation in FSB does not confirm final selection. A merit list will be prepared for the medically fit candidates on the basis of marks obtained by the candidates at Stage-I (Screening test) and Stage-III(FSB) depending upon the availability of vacancies. The number of vacancies may vary from branch to branch and will be decided at a later date depending on the number of training vacancies available at training establishments. The list of candidates selected on the basis of merit list will be uploaded on Coast Guard recruitment website during the month of Nov/Dec 2023. The joining letters will be issued accordingly. The training at INA, Ezhimala is scheduled to commence in Early Jan 2024.

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