Assistant Commandant (Law)– Male/Female

Eligibility Criteria

Type of Entry Age Educational Qualification Medical Standard
Assistant Commandant Law Entry (Male / Female)

21-30 years.

(5 Yrs relaxation for SC/ST and 3 Yrs for OBC)

(5 Yrs relaxation for personnel serving in Coast Guard or equivalent personnel in Army or Navy or Air Force)

Should hold a degree in Law from recognized university with minimum 60% aggregate marks for General/OBC/EWS candidates and 55% aggregate for SC/ST candidates.

(a) Height (Min)

  • Male - 157 cms
  • Female-152 cms

(b) Weight: Proportionate to the height and age.
( + 10% acceptable)

(c) Chest: well proportionate, minimum 5 cms expansion

(d) Eye Sight :
6/60 6/60 – Uncorrected without glass.
6/6 6/12 – Corrected with glass.

The candidates whose results are disclosed in decimals of percentage are to round off their percentage marks to the nearest whole digit. However, if the decimal percentage of a individual is less than the minimum qualifying percentage the individual is not eligible and the candidature of the candidate shall be cancelled. (for example if the procedure for rounding off of decimal percentage will be as follows:-

  1. The score of decimal percentage of from 0.1 to 0.5 will be rounded to the lower side of whole number (i.e. 60.5 to be rounded to 60 and not 61)
  2. The score of decimal percentage from 0.6 - 0.9 to be rounded to next nearest higher side of the whole number {(i.e. 60.9 to be rounded off to nearest higher whole number 61). A UR/OBC candidate has scored 59.9% in graduation the candidate is not eligible for application and if a SC/ST candidate has scored 54.9% in graduation the candidate is not eligible for applying for the respective post. However, if a UR/OBC candidate has scored 60.5% he has to round off his percentage to the nearest whole number is (60%) during submission of application. If any candidates has scored 60.6% or then he has to round off to 61%}
  1. Upper age relaxation of 5 years for SC/ST and 3 years for OBC (non-creamy layer) candidates is applicable only if posts are reserved for them.
  2. 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.
  3. In case the candidates are awarded grades/ CGPA instead of marks, the conversion of grades/ CGPA to percentage of marks would be based on the procedure certified by the University from where they have obtained the degree/school board
  4. Candidates having Integrated Post-Graduation are also eligible provided they should have a certificate issued by the respective Institution/ University, certifying that the candidate has passed the qualifying Degree (with Percentage/Class) as a part of the Integrated Post Graduation Course and the candidate is eligible for award of Graduation Degree. The candidate has to upload the certificate carrying Name, Father’s name, Date of Birth, Registration Number/ Roll No. during the registration.
  5. Income certificate for EWS (Economically Weaker Sections) as per Government of India format (no other format will be entertained) and related regulations.
  6. Indian Coast Guard has the discretion to fix qualifying marks in any or all the subjects of the examination and decide on number of candidates to be shortlisted for Stage-II (PSB) & Stage-III (FSB).
  7. The date of Birth and Gender will not be allowed to be changed at any subsequent stage even after induction under any circumstances whatsoever and your candidature/ appointment will be cancelled at any stage wherever any wrong information is detected.

Additional Eligibility Criteria

  1. Candidates withdrawn on disciplinary grounds from any other service training academy are not eligible to appear.

  2. Candidates should not have been arrested, convicted or prosecuted on criminal charges

  3. If there is no vacancy for SC/ST/OBC (Non-creamy)/EWS category candidates, in such case, reserved category candidates can still apply as unreserved, however, they will not be eligible for any age and passing marks concession/relaxation. SC/ST candidates will only be exempted from payment of application fee.

  4. Candidates who are studying in the final year/ final semester degree course and are yet to pass the final year degree examination can also apply provided candidate should not have any backlog and should have secured a minimum of 60% marks up to the last semester/ year for which results have been declared at the time of submission of application. They are required to submit proof of passing the degree examination by 30 May 24 and no request for extending this date will be entertained on the grounds of late conduct of basic qualifying University Examination, delay in declaration of results or any other ground whatsoever. Such candidates have to produce a certificate signed by Registrar/Controller of the university regarding non declaration of final year/semester result (Format available on website).

  5. NOTE: The below content is for better clarification on eligibility of candidates who are in final year or semester and are applying for this batch
    Ser Type of Course Mandatory Documents to be held by candidates
    a) Yearly Course (wherein exams are conducted once a year) Second year marksheet with date of issue on or before the closing date of application (if Course is for 03 years)

    Third Year marksheet with date of issue on or before the closing date of application (if course is of 04 years)
    b) Semester Course Fifth semester marksheet with date of issue on or before the closing date of application (if course is for 03 years)

    Seventh semester marksheet with date of issue on or before the closing date of application (if course is of 04 years)
    Candidates not fulfilling the above criteria are ineligible to apply


Section No. Section Topic
Section 1 English Comprehension, Usage of Words, Sentence completion / Corrections, Punctuations, Grammar, Vocabulary, Antonyms and Synonyms, Parts of Speech, Direct and Indirect Speech, Idioms and Phrases, Active and Passive Voice.etc (Question paper will be designed to test the candidates understanding of English and workmanlike use of Grammar)
Section 2 Reasoning and Numerical Ability Spatial, Numerical, Reasoning and Associative Ability, Sequences, Spellings, Unscrambling, Coding and Decoding, Missing Numbers / Series Completion, Decimal Fraction, Ratios and Proportion, Average and Volume, Time and Work, Speed and Distance, Market Price, Cash Price, Expenditure Problems, Profit and Loss, Percentage, Factoring (LCM and HCF), Simple Interest and Compound Interest, Mensuration Formulas (Calculation of length, breadth or height of square, rectangle, cube etc)
Section 3 General Science and Mathematical Aptitude Nature of Matter, Universe, Electricity and its Applications, Force and Gravitation, Newton’s Laws of Motion, Work, Energy and Power, Heat, Temperature, Light, Current, Magnetism, Metals and Non Metals, Measurements, Sound and Wave Motion, Atomic Structure, Chemistry – Carbon and its Compounds, Periodic Table, Acids, Bases & Salts, Food, Nutrition and Health Physiology and Human Diseases and Basic Computer Science Arithmetic Ability, Number Systems, Algebra, Basic Trigonometry, Geometry, Statistics, Probability and Set Theory.
Section 4 General Knowledge History of India, Geography, Climate / Environment, Civics – Constitution of India, Art, Culture, Dance, Heritage, Religion, Freedom Movement, Important National Facts, Economics, Politics, Sports and Championships, Entertainment, Books and Authors, Awards, Defence and Wars, Geographical Neighbours, Countries – Languages, Capitals, Currencies, Common Name, Full Forms, Abbreviations, Eminent Personalities, National – Bird/ Animal/ Monuments/ Flower/ Anthem/ Sport/ Flag/ Emblem etc, Discoveries and Current Affairs.

Selection Procedure

The selection of Assistant Commandant (Law) is based on all India order of merit on the performance of candidate in PSB and FSB against the number of vacancies available for the post. Candidates applying for Law branch are exempted from stage I of CGCAT i.e screening test. All Candidates will be subjected for biometric, photo and document verification during various stages of recruitment. Various stages of CGCAT are as follows:-

(1) Stage-II ( Preliminary Selection Board)

(2) Stage-III ( Final Selection Board)

(3) Stage-IV (Medical examination)

(4) Stage-V (Induction)

(1) Stage-II ( Preliminary Selection Board)

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.

  1. 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 (thumb impression) of a candidate at Stage-II does not match with the biometric captured at Stage-I, the document verification team is empowered to establish the identity/ genuineness of the candidate by approved procedures by Competent Authority and recapture the Biometric of the candidate for verification in the subsequent stages. However if the document verification team is not convinced with the genuineness of the candidate after manual verification process as mentioned above, then the candidature of the candidate will be cancelled.
  2. 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.

(2) Stage-III ( Final Selection Board)

The candidates qualifying for Stage-III will be intimated on completion of stage-II at respective centres. The schedule of Stage-III will be intimated to the candidate on personal Login IDs. The FSB call up letter along with reporting instructions will be intimated to candidates on personal Login IDs. 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 Jan - Apr 2024. 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. Special medical examination.

(3) 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.

(4) 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 Stage-III. Candidates reporting at INA Ezhimala for training will first undergo photo and biometric verification.


Recruitment Cycle

The recruitment of Assistant Commandant will be conducted twice in a year for Batch commencing at Indian Naval Academy during the month Jun & Dec. The exact schedule of recruitment shall be decided by the Coast Guard Headquarters keeping in view the training schedule and other administrative requirements. However, the tentative schedule for two cycles is as follows:-

Event CGCAT 1st Batch CGCAT 2nd Batch
Publication of Advertisement Jan/Feb Jun/Jul
Registration As per advertisement As per advertisement
Download Admit Card As per advertisement As per advertisement
Stage-I Online exam (Screening test) As per advertisement As per advertisement
Stage-II (PSB) Jun Jan
Stage-III (FSB) Jul-Oct Feb-May
Stage-IV (Medicals) Jul-Dec Feb-Jun
Issue of Appointment Letter Dec Jun
Induction at INA End Dec End Jun

The advertisement for the above recruitment cycle is generally published as follows:

  1. First Batch Cycle- Jan/Feb
  2. Second Batch Cycle- Jun/Jul


The basic training for Assistant Commandant (Law)– Men/Women will be conducted at Indian Naval academy followed by ab-initio training at various training establishments/ units/ ships of Indian Navy and Indian Coast Guard.

Duration of Training

22 weeks

On completion of ab-initio training the officer are also to undergo Law specialisation course at Institute of Military Law.

Pay and Allowances

Rank Pay
Navik (Domestic Branch) Basic Pay Scale for Navik (DB) is 21700/- (Pay Level-3) plus Dearness Allowance and other allowances based on nature of duty/place of posting as per the prevailing regulation.

Note: Pay and Allowances are subject to change as per government directives issued from time to time.


  1. Free ration and clothing as per the existing rules. Free medical treatment for self and family including dependent parents.
  2. Government accommodation for self & family on nominal license fee.
  3. 45 days Earned leave and 08 days Casual leave every year with Leave Travel Concession (LTC) for self, family and dependent parents as per Government rules.
  4. Contributory Pension Scheme and Gratuity on retirement.
  5. Canteen and various loan facilities.
  6. ECHS medical facilities after retirement.
  7. Insurance cover (on contribution) of Rs. 50 lakhs for Enrolled Personnel is applicable.

Note: Benefits are subject to change as per government directives issued from time to time.

Career Progression

Officer’s joining ICG as Assistant Commandant get optimum career progression opportunity for further promotion to the higher ranks. The rank structures and required minimum time period for promotion to next higher rank for Assistant Commandant (Law)– Men/Women is as follows:

Rank Structure

Deputy Inspector General


Commandant (JG)

Deputy Commandant

Assistant Commandant

Assistant Commandant (Under Probation)

Rank Minimum time period in one rank for promotion
Assistant Commandant (Under Probation) 2 Yrs
Assistant Commandant - Deputy Commandant 6 Yrs
Deputy Commandant - Commandant (JG) 11 Yrs
Commandant (JG) - Commandant 15 Yrs
Commandant - Deputy Inspector General 20 Yrs

Note: Promotion rules are subject to change as per government regulations in vogue.

Job Profile

Law Officers act as legal advisers to their respective commanders. They represent the Indian Coast Guard in legal actions filed by or against the organisation.A Law officer is expected to render advice and assistance to ships/ establishments / units of the Indian Coast Guard in dealing with disciplinary matters, monitoring court cases and also in pursuing litigation in the various courts at various levels including providing advice on various segments of diverse laws, such as – Coast Guard Law, Rules, Regulations and Orders of the Coast Guard, International Maritime Law, Salvage, Piracy, Contract Law, Criminal and civil Law, Personal Law and others.