Indian Coast Guard

Assistant Commandant – Indian Coast Guard

  1. 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
  • Branch and Eligibility. Indian citizens having following minimum qualifications are eligible to apply:-
(a)General DutyBorn      between 01   Jul   1997 to 30    Jun    2001 (Both         dates inclusive).MaleCandidates who have passed Bachelor’s degree from any recognised university with minimum 60% marks in aggregate (i.e. 1st Semester to 8th Semester for BE/B.Tech Course or 1st year to last year for Bachelor Degree candidates wherever applicable).   Mathematics and Physics as subjects up to intermediate or class XIIth of 10+2+3 scheme of education or equivalent with 60% aggregate in Mathematics and Physics. {Candidates not in possession of Physics and Maths in 10+2 (intermediate) or equivalent level are not eligible for General Duty (GD)}.
(b)Commercial Pilot     Entry (CPL-SSA)Born      between 01   Jul   1997 to 30    Jun    2003 (Both         dates inclusive).Male/ FemaleCandidates holding current /valid Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) issued/ validated by Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). Minimum educational qualification – XIIth pass (Physics and Mathematics) with  60% marks in aggregate.
(c)Technical (Engineering & Electrical)Born between 01 Jul 1997 to 30 Jun 2001 (Both dates inclusive).Male(i) Engineering degree with 60% marks in aggregate or Should have passed Sections A and B examination from the Institution of Engineers (India) in any of the discipline  listed below:-
    (aa) Engineering Branch.Naval architecture or Mechanical or Marine or Automotive or Mechatronics or Industrial and Production or Metallurgy or Design or Aeronautical or Aerospace.
    (ab) Electrical Branch.Electrical or Electronics or Telecommunication or Instrumentation or Instrumentation and Control or Electronics and Communication or Power Engg. Or Power Electronics.
    * All the above streams of Engg. Must be recognized by All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE).
    (ii) Atleast 60% marks in aggregate in Physics and Maths in 12th class. or Three   year   diploma  course   with   an aggregate of 60%.
*  Short  Service Appointment  (SSA)  –   Short  Service Appointment as  Assistant Commandant is for a period of 08 years which may be extended to 10 years and further extendable up to 14 years.

Note.  (i)    Upper age relaxation of 5 years for SC/ST and 3 years for OBC (non-creamy layer) candidates as per Govt. of India rules in vogue.

  • Maximum 5% relaxation in aggregate in the degree certificate for SC/ST candidates. No relaxation is applicable for 12th class marks.
  • Income certificate for EWS (Economically Weaker Sections) as per Government of India format (no other format will be entertained).
  • Indian Coast Guard reserves the right to fix the cut off percentage for issue of PSB call up letters.
  • Vacancy.     The total category wise posts for Assistant Commandant – 02/2022 batch

are as mentioned below:-

(ii)CPL (SSA)10
(iii)Technical (Engineering)0602040410
Technical (Electrical)04
  • Additional Eligibility Criteria.
  • While short listing applications for call-up, priority will be given to candidates with higher percentage of marks in the degree.

(b) Only candidates cleared their final year/ final semester exams and completed their degrees are to apply.

  • Candidates withdrawn on disciplinary grounds from any other service training academy are not eligible to appear.
  • Candidates should not have been arrested, convicted or prosecuted on criminal charges.
  • Free boarding & Lodging facility for the duration of FSB will be provided. To & Fro rail fares (AC III Tier / Chair car) or actual bus fare to the candidates appearing in FSB (Stage-II) will be reimbursed as per GOI policy.
  • How to Apply.
  • Applications will be accepted only ‘Online’ tentativelyfrom1200 hrs on 06 Dec to 17 Dec 2021 upto1730 hrsfor the above said posts. The important instructions for filling up of the online applications are as given below: –
    • The name of the candidate, father/mother’s name and date ofbirth should be same as mentioned in theXth class passing certificate. Any mismatch in name & date of birth in the applicationwill result in rejection of the application.
  • Indicate exact percentage of XIIthand Graduation marks upto two decimals and this is not to be rounded off.
  • Candidates to choose any one venue for PSB out of the options displayed.
    • Filling up of information like personal email ID and Mobile number of the candidate is compulsory. The date, time and venue of the test and other information will be informed through personal email ID or CG Recruitment website.
    • Applicants, either current or permanent address of online applicationshould be same as the address mentioned in caste/category certificate (SC, ST, OBC& EWS).
  • In case of OBC Non Creamy Layer (NCL), the category certificate should be as per the format for appointment for post under the Govt. of India. The format of the OBC (Non Creamy) certificate is available on ICG website (No other format will be entertained). Any other format will lead to cancellation of candidature.
  • To fill up “Online” application the candidates need to logon to the Website click on “opportunities”button. Read the instruction carefully and proceed for filling up application form as given below:-
    • Select  the  advertisement  for   Recruitmentof   Assistant   Commandant- 02/2022 Batch.
    • Select any one post to be applied from any one of the followings:- (aa)  Asst Commandant General Duty.

(ab)   Asst Commandant Commercial Pilot License(CPL-SSA) -Male/Female (ac)        Asst Commandant (Engineering & Electrical)

  • Click on the ‘I Agree’ button and the ‘Online Application’ will be displayed.
    • Proceed to fill the application (All Star (*) marked entries are compulsory and  to be filled).

(v)          Candidate have to upload the photograph and signature in jpeg format (image quality 200 dpi). The size of photograph and signature must be between 10 kb to 40 kb and 10 kb to 30 kb respectively.

(aa) Candidates shall ensure that all data is checked before clicking submit button. Any variation from Xth certificate regarding name, father’s name, date of birth, percentage (%) in XIIth marksheet and category will not be allowed to sit in the examination.

(ab) All candidates shall correctly fill up their mobile no.  and e-mail  ID. In case, the candidate has not having mobile no., his/her parent’s/guardian’s mobile no. is to be mentioned with name.

  • On successful submission of the online application a unique Application/Registration number will be provided to the candidate. Candidates must note down this application number for future reference and for retrieval/ reprint  of e-admit card. Applicants are to take print out of the E-admit card through URL 28 Dec 2021onwards. For candidates not meeting the eligibility criteria, a ‘Rejection Slip’, giving the cause of rejection with the ‘Application Number’ will be displayed. Short-listing criteria will be based on higher percentage of marks.
  • Candidates are required to bring 02 copiesof system generated E-Admit card having allotted roll number with recent identical photograph with blue background(not older than 03 months)and to be carried at the recruitment centre. Candidates shall bring all original documents and keep one application form ready  along with photo copies of all documents required i.e. class Xth certificate and mark sheet showing date of birth, XIIth class certificate along with mark sheet showing subjects, Degree certificate showing percentage of marks, caste certificate wherever required and NCC ‘C’ Certificate/Games certificate duly attested.Any candidate who does not carry all these documents at the time of PSB and FSB shall not be permitted to appear in the exam.


  • Candidate can apply for one branch only. Filling of multiple applications will result in cancellation of all applications.
  • After successful registration, candidates are mandatorily required to take print out of their application form and e-admit card within a stipulated time frame which will be notified in the Coast Guard Recruitment Website. These documents arerequired to be producedat PSB centre. After, stipulated time frame for printing the said documents is over, no request/query regarding generation of application form and e-admit card will be entertained.

*       Date of opening online application will be : 06 Dec 2021 from1200 Hrs.

  • Date of closing online application will be:_17 Dec 2021upto1730 Hrs.
  • Admit card through be available for print from 28 Dec 2021 onwards till completion of PSB.
  • Schedule for Preliminary Selection Examination. Candidates to reach the allotted  centre at least 30 minutes prior to starting of Exam. The date and time of the examination will be intimated through Coast Guard website PreliminarySelection will be conducted tentatively from EarlyJan2022 onwards at following centres or any other centre promulgated by Coast Guard: –
  • Indian Coast Guard District Headquarters No-11, 4th Floor, MPT Old Building, Mormugao Harbour, Goa – 403 803.
  • Coast Guard Store Depot, CG Complex, Near Kalmandapam Police Station, GM Pettai Road, Royapuram, Chennai – 600 013.
  • Coast Guard Regional Headquarters (North East), Synthesis Business Park, 6th floor, Shrachi Building, New Town, Rajarhat, Kolkata – 700 161.
  • Coast Guard Selection Board, C-1, Near Indus Valley Public School, Sector-62, Noida, UP – 201 309.


  • The Changes in address of recruitment centres, if any, will be promulgated through the Coast Guard Recruitment website.
  • The Coast Guard reserves the right to cancel / re-conduct the examination of a particular Centre or change the Centre of the candidates for administrative/ other reasons.
  • The dates for conduct of Preliminary Selection are tentative and may be changed by the Coast Guard due to Administrative reasons. Such changes, if any, will be notified well in time on CG website
  • Selection Procedure.

Stage –I

  • Short Listing of Applications. Short listing criteria will be based on higher percentage of marks in the qualifying examination and the qualifying cut off for a particular branch or centre may be increased more than 60% if more applications with higher % are received.
  • Preliminary Selection. Shortlisted candidates will be called for Preliminary Selection at given date and time which will consist of Mental Ability Test/ Cognitive Aptitude Test and Picture Perception & Discussion Test (PP&DT). The aptitude tests 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. Date/ time and venue of Preliminary Selection once allotted will not be changedat any stage.

Note: (i)   Candidates  who have  completed their Degree in 2020/2021should be  in possession of Original/Provisional Degree issued by the College/University. Candidates completed their Degree before 2020 must be in possession of Original Degree issued by the University, if not, the candidate must be in a possession of “Non issuance of Degree Certificate” issued / signed from the concerned University only(format available in No candidates will be permitted to appear in PSB without above documents in Original.

  • The CGPA or equivalent scheme should be corroborated with 60% of the total marks as per the conversion formula /promulgated issued from the respective University.
  • No amendment/correction will be allowed pertaining to any data post submission of online application forms.
  • All eligible candidates will undergo Biometric profiling.
  • Appearing candidates or candidates not cleared final semester exam or awaiting for result are not eligible to apply 02/2022 batch.

Stage -II

Final Selection.The candidates who qualify Preliminary Selection will be called for Final Selection. The date and venue for Final Selection Board (FSB) will be uploaded on Indian Coast Guard website Final Selection will be conducted tentatively from early Feb to Apr2022. The Final Selection will consist of Psychological Test, Group Task and Interview (Personality test). All documents/ certificates verified during PSB are also required to be produced in originals during FSB.

  • List of Documents. Scrutiny of documents for eligibility will be carried out prior commencement of the written examination at venue. Candidates are therefore required to appear at the examination centres with following original documents. Original documents will be returned after verification:-
  • Two copies of computer generated pre-filled online E-admit card form alongwithrecent colour passport size photo (Not older than 03 months).
  • Original class Xth   pass certificate and mark sheet.
  • Original class XIIthpass certificate and mark sheet.
  • Original Degree Certificate with all semesters/years mark sheets of BE/B.Tech/Graduation with CPA/CGPA conversion for percentage of marks from university.
  • Proof of identity such as passport, driving license, Aadhaar Card, voter I card, college ID card or any other photo identity proof.
  • Caste Certificate (if applicable) in original for OBC candidates(Non creamy layeronly) as per Govt. of India format (format available in and in original for SC & ST candidatesas per Govt. of India/ State Govt.
  • Income Certificate for EWSs (Economically Weaker Sections) as per Government of India Format (no other format will entertained) available on ICG website.
  • Character certificate. (Should not be older than six months on the date called for PSB).
  • Twelve recent colour passport size photographs with blue background.
  • Candidates not in possession to above documents will not be permitted to appear for the written examination.
  • 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.
  • Height.
    • 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.
  • Asst Commandant (CPL-SSA) (Men/Women): Minimum 162.5 cms and maximum 197 cms, leg length minimum 99 cms.
  • Weight. Proportionate to the Height and Age, + 10 % acceptable.
  • Chest. Well proportionate, minimum expansion 5 cms.
  • (d)    Eye Sight.
  • Asst Commandant (GD)             6/6 6/9 – Uncorrected without Glass.

6/6 6/6 – Corrected with Glass.

  • Asst Commandant                    6/6 in one eye and 6/9 in other CPL holders (SSA) correctable to 6/6.
  • Asst Commandant (Tech)           6/36 6/36 – Uncorrected without Glass.

6/6 6/6 – Corrected with Glass.

  • 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 Coast Guard Recruitment website

Note: The abovementioned requirements are broad medical guidelines/ standards only. However, in addition to above, the complete medical will be carried out by the laid down medical standard/procedure.

  1. Validity of Selection. The candidate’s selection pertaining to a particular batch is valid for that batch only. Qualified candidates whose names do not appear in the final merit list will have no rights for automatic selection for the next batch. Such candidates will have to undergo the selection procedure afresh provided that they meet the eligibility criteria for the fresh batch.
  2. Reasons for Rejection. The candidature of a candidate can be rejected at any time during the process of selection if: –
  3. Having detected not meeting any of the above laid down criteria/ conditions of educational qualifications, age, submission of wrong information in the application or fraudulent certificates etc.
  4. Act of undisciplined activities including copying, cheating, malpractices or data recording during any of the testing procedures.
  1. 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 FSB and 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 in Coast Guard recruitment website the month of Jun/Jul2022. The joining letters will be issued accordingly. The training at INA, Ezhimala is scheduled to commence in end Jun 2022.
  1. Travel Allowance. To & Fro travelling fares by AC III/Chair Car or actual normal bus fare by shortest route (only from the current or permanent address mentioned in E- admit card) to the candidates appearing first time in FSB (Stage-II) will be reimbursed on production of original tickets only. The SC/ST candidates will be reimbursed IInd class railway/bus fare for PSB and FSB  irrespective of the number of appearances.
  1. General Guidelines
  • Candidates should be prepared to stay for 02 days for the Preliminary Selection for which they have to make their own arrangements.
  • Candidates advised to regularly visit CG recruitment website latest updates regarding change in examination dates, venues and any other information.
  • Due to limited vacancies, Indian Coast Guard reserves the right to fix cut-off marks of the qualifying examination for applying and issue of admit card/call-up letters. No communication will be entertained on this matter.

(d)    Mobile phones or any other electronic device capable of transmitting/capturing any data are not permitted.

  • Any change in the postal address after submission of application must be communicated by post duly quoting your Registration number, name and branch opted for.
  • Original certificates should not be attached with the application form. Indian Coast Guard will not take responsibility for loss of original certificates, if attached with application. The candidate is required to bring one set of self-attested copies of all documents/certificates for verification alongwith originals in PSB &FSB.
  • The candidates are to choose only one choice of Centre from the list mentioned at Para 6 above. In case of more number of candidates applying for one centre, the centre opted can be changed by ICG view administrative reasons. The revised centre allocation to the candidates will be based on Percentage in Degree/ Graduation (candidate with higher percentage in degree will be accorded priority for their choice of centre).
  • The application and the original documents will be further scrutinized for eligibility prior to PSB/ FSB. If any discrepancies are observed in the documents during the PSB/FSB or at later stage, the candidature/enrollment will be cancelled.
  • Free boarding & lodging facility only for the duration of FSB will be provided. No  lodging and boarding facilities are available for candidates appearing for PSB.

(k)    No enquiry will be entertained regarding recruitment/ enrolment after a period of six months from the PSB date.

  1. Indian Coast Guard Offers You.

Description: Description: 8px-Indian_Rupee_symbol(a)     Promotion &Pay Scale.The promotions to the ranks will be as per the laid down promotion criteria. The pay scales for the various ranks are as per the 7th CPC are as follows:-

RankPay Level (PL)Starting Basic Pay (in )
Assistant Commandant(10)56,100/-
Deputy Commandant(11)67,700/-
Commandant (JG)(12)78,800/-
Deputy Inspector General(13A)1,31,100/-
Inspector General(14)1,44,200/-
Additional Director General(15)1,82,200/-
Director General(17)2,25,000/-

The other pay and allowances are admissible as per the rules and regulation in addition to the above pay scale.

  1. Other Benefits.
  • Medical cover for self and family including dependent parents.
  • Government accommodation for self & family on nominal license fee.
  • 45 days Earned leave and 08 days Casual leave every year with Leave Travel Concession (LTC) for self, family and dependent parents as per Govt. rules.
  • Description: Description: 8px-Indian_Rupee_symbolDescription: Description: 8px-Indian_Rupee_symbolInsurance cover of   1 Crore at a premium of   10000/- per month as Group insurance as per prevalent rules.
  • Contributory Pension Scheme and Gratuity on retirement as applicable.
  • Canteen facilities and various loan facilities at subsidized rates.
  • Learn &participate in various sports and adventure activities.
  • ECHS medical facilities after retirement.
  1. DISCLAIMER.   Information published in various News Papers is for guidelines only. In    case of any ambiguity regarding eligibility criteria, date and time of examination and other procedures, the contents given in the Coast Guard recruitment website will be final.

*     Important: – Please read the instruction given in the website before submitting your application. This is an indicative advertisement only.

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