Queries of general nature are covered below. You are advised to read this before approaching Coast Guard Recruitment Centre for any clarification. Procedure for Enrolment may change from time to time due to change in policy.

  1. The eligibility criteria with respect to age limit, educational qualifications etc. for CGCAT are elaborated in the notification available on the website https://joinindiancoastguard.cdac.in/cgcat
    Eligibility Criteria for :

  2. Eligibility criteria may change from batch to batch and post to post. Please read the advertisement carefully. Check whether you meet the criteria or not. Ascertain your age eligibility and then fill the form.

  3. The candidate Should have passed 12th class or equivalent with minimum 50% aggregate marks for General/EWS/OBC candidates and 45% aggregate for SC/ST candidates and should possess current Commercial Pilot Licence issued/ validated by Director General Civil Aviation on the date of submission of application. Age should be 19-25 years (5 Yrs relaxation for SC/ST and 3 Yrs for OBC). Other than above, there is no separate age relaxation in the name of qualification.

  4. Physical Standards, Medical Standards and Selection Procedure for CGCAT are spelt out clearly in the notification available on the website https://joinindiancoastguard.cdac.in/cgcat
    Physical Standards, Medical Standards and Selection Procedure for :

    Note: Above information is not exhaustive. Medical standards and rules promulgated by DGAFMS from time to time and the decision of the Service Hospital will be the overriding authority.

    1. SC/ST candidates - To & Fro travelling fares by IInd class railway/bus fare by shortest route (only from the current or permanent address mentioned in E-admit card of Stage-I, II & III) will be reimbursed on production of original tickets irrespective of the number of appearances.
    2. Other Candidates - 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-III) will be reimbursed on production of original tickets only.

  5. For being eligible for CGCAT, the degree must be recognised by UGC / AICTE / Ministry of HRD / DEC.

  6. In case of candidates being 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/ institution from where they have obtained the Bachelor’s degree. In case the university/ institution does not have any scheme for converting CGPA then refer the notification for conversion.

  7. Entry level Medical standards is available [Click Here]. Medical examination will be conducted by authorised military doctors as per medical standard prescribed in current regulations applicable for each post of Assistant Commandant.

  8. If a qualified candidate do not clear final medicals in a particular batch, then he has to undergo the selection procedure afresh in the subsequent batch.

  9. Multi Option Entry Scheme is applicable for General Duty and Technical entry only. Candidate can check the eligibility criteria and can apply accordingly.

  10. You will be paid from the day you are appointed in the Indian Coast Guard. Your first salary may take a while to be paid to you as there will be requirement of submitting certain documents and opening of a bank account.

  11. You will not be provided any free warrant/money for the journey from your home station to INA Ezhimala at the time of induction at INA Ezhimala.

  12. You have to deposit Rupees Forty or as directed in cash at the main branch of State Bank of India in your city in the account of CDA (Navy) Noida or eMRO. The bank will acknowledge the receipt. You are to submit the receipt of MRO alogwith written request to Directorate of Recruitment Office, Noida. Further, you have to report within stipulated time period (42 days) at opted hospital for Appeal Medical. If you do not report to the concerned hospital within 42 days for Appeal, then you will be marked ‘UNFIT IN ABSENTIA’ and your candidature will be cancelled. There is no refund for the amount deposited as MRO.

  13. You don't have to do anything, if you are fit. You have to wait for the declaration of the merit list and check the same in your login dashboard. In case you are unfit, you may request for Review Medical Board. But request for Review Medical Board is not a matter of right and can be rejected by CGHQ or DGAFMS for any reason.

  14. No, there is no age relaxation based on qualification. Age relaxation is available only on category basis i.e SC/ST/OBC category or service candidates.

  15. No, there is no reservation for any sportsman in the Selection Test for recruitment Assistant Commandant in Indian Coast Guard.

  16. 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. [Click Here] for the tattoo policy with respect to recruitment.

  17. 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 select list cannot claim selection for the next batch. These candidates will have to undergo the selection procedure afresh provided that they meet the eligibility criteria for the fresh batch.

  18. The merit list is prepared on all India basis and not Zone wise. The recruitment zones are designated only for administrative reasons.

  19. Following is the criteria for candidates in final year of college/ university to apply:-

    Ser Type of Course Mandatory Documents to be held by candidates at the time of filling online form
    (i) 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)
    (ii) Semester Course
    • Fifth semester marksheet with date of issue on or before the closing date of application (if course is for six semesters)
    • Seventh semester marksheet with date of issue on or before the closing date of application (if course is of eight semesters)
    Candidates not fulfilling the above criteria are not eligible to apply

  20. There is only one combined common CGCAT exam for all branches i.e General Duty, General Duty (Pilot Navigator)/SSA, Technical (Engineering/Electrical).

  21. No. Law candidates are directly called for screening in Stage-II (PSB) after they submit application online.

  22. No, once the allotment of PSB centre and date is completed, changes are not feasible.

  1. You have to register for CGCAT on the website https://joinindiancoastguard.cdac.in/cgcatreg Please note that registration is being done through this website only. Do not register for CGCAT on any other website.

  2. Yes, there is fee for applying / appearing in the CGCAT. which is exempted only for SC/ST candidates. Please refer the notification available on the website [Click Here] for details of fee, mode of payment etc.

  3. The password is sent to the email address through which you have registered. If you do not receive your password, you may also use “Forgot Password Option” to receive a new password. However, candidates must note that they have to enter their email address correctly. Email address should be a valid one and in use.

  4. Username is your registered E mail ID. To receive a new password, please opt for ‘Forgot Password’, and follow the instructions.

  5. No. There is no requirement of sending anything by post to CGCAT Cell. Applications are online only.

  6. You would have entered certain information which may not be in consonance with the eligibility criteria.

  7. Candidate is required to upload recent passport size colour photograph, signature and thumb impression duly scanned in jpg/ jpeg format ready in such a manner that the size of each file should be between 10 and 50 kb.

  8. If the percentage of marks is in decimals, then it will be entered upto third place of decimals.

  9. The candidate can apply for the following posts in a particular batch subject to availability of vacancy as notified in the advertisement:-

    • Assistant Commandant (General Duty)
    • Assistant Commandant {General Duty (Pilot Navigator)}
    • Assistant Commandant (Women-SSA)
    • Assistant Commandant Law
    • Assistant Commandant (Technical - Mechanical)
    • Assistant Commandant (Technical – Electrical/ Electronics)
    • Assistant Commandant (Commercial Pilot License-SSA)

  10. Please check your internet speed and see whether you have updated internet browser-Google Chrome/Internet Explorer etc. Still If you are not able to submit from your Home-PC, go to internet cafe where you will get good speed.

  11. Yes, if the vacancies are available in the advertisement published for a particular batch.

  12. Write an e-mail to icgcell[at]cdac[dot]in with proof of deduction of money from your account. The problem will be resolved at the earliest.

  1. The document verification is carried out at multiple stages of recruitment process. The common causes for failing in document verification are available on the website [Click Here] You might have cleared the document verification during Stage-II due to oversight by the concerned Recruitment Officials. You would have been informed about the reason for your failure in document verification in Stage-III. Further, document Verification will also be carried out at later stages of recruitment and after induction also, wherein original documents issued through boards/universities/state government are verified by Indian Coast Guard. Candidate will be terminated from service if the documents are reported as not genuine by respective boards/universities/state government.

  2. As per the e-admit card.

  3. The certificate which defines your character is Character Certificate. You have to get it issued from any one of Police/ Revenue Official/Head Master/ Principal of recognized school/ college/ Sarpanch /Armed Forces Commissioned Officers (Active List) and Any Gazetted Officer. The validity of this certificate will be 6 months from the date of Signing Authority.

  4. Reason for rejection during document verification is as follows: -

    • Name of candidate in the e-admit card/ application is not as per 10th certificate, 12th certificate, Diploma certificate, photo ID card, SC/ST/OBC/EWS Certificate and any other certificate uploaded in application.
    • Date of Birth of candidate in the e-admit card/ application is not as per 10th certificate, or Birth Certificate or Aadhaar Card.
    • Father Name of candidate in the e-admit card/ application is not as per 10th certificate, or Birth Certificate or Aadhaar Card.
    • Non submission of required original documents.
    • Expired Caste/ EWS / OBC (non creamy layer) certificate.
    • OBC (non creamy layer) certificate not as per Central Govt. format.
    • Educational document issued by unauthorised board/university.
    • Wrong Category (SC/ ST/ OBC (non-creamy layer)/ EWS/ UR) mentioned in application form by the candidate and not duly supported with documents.
    • The marks for each subject and the aggregate percentage mentioned in the application not matching with the supporting documents submitted by the candidates. Thereby, leading to false information in the application form. False information in application leads to cancellation of candidature.
    • Photograph in the application form does not match with the candidate.
    • Signature in the application/ e-admit card does not match at the time of written examination at designated exam centre.
    • Not in possession of original valid proof of identity such as passport or driving license or Aadhaar card or Voter I-Card or Pan Card as submitted/ entered in application during various stages of recruitment.
    • Not in possession of coloured printed application and E-admit card.
    • Not meeting the age criteria as mentioned in the advertisement for the said post.
    • Mismatch of your biometric with written examination record.
    • Non-reporting on the day/time of Stage I, Stage II and Stage III.

  1. You might not have received the call letter due to any of the following reasons:-

    • Application not received in time by us due to internet failures.
    • Application incorrectly filled.
    • You may not be fulfilling the eligibility criteria.
    • Did not receive the application fee in the correct account before closing of application
  2. No, Only candidates who have cleared their final year/ final semester exams or candidate in last year/ semester or completed their degrees with certain minimum prescribed percentage can apply for the post of Assistant Commandant. Moreover, the candidates who have completed their Degree should be in possession of Original/Provisional Degree issued by the College/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 https://joinindiancoastguard.cdac.in/cgcat). No candidates will be permitted to appear in PSB without above documents in Original.

  3. The other person will not be allowed to appear the examination. The eligible candidate will be able to appear the examination only after the verification of his identity at the examination centre with e-admit card issued.

  1. CGCAT is an objective test .The exam is of two hours and consists of 100 questions .The scheme of syllabus contains General Awareness, English, Numerical Ability, Reasoning & Military Aptitude. For further details on Exam schedule, Marking scheme, Scheme and syllabus of CGCAT please refer the notification available on website [Click Here] Scheme and syllabus for :

  2. Please refer the notification for details of conduct of CGCAT and centres of online exam and allotment of centers. The notification is available on the https://joinindiancoastguard.cdac.in/cgcat/
    Examination Centers for :

  3. The syllabus and sample paper for written exam are available on the website [Click Here]

  4. Yes

  5. The application/examination fee for UR/EWS/OBC candidates is Rs. 300/-. SC/ST candidates are exempted from paying the application/examination fee. The applicants can pay the examination fee by Credit/debit card/net banking of all banks. For further details, visit the website [Click Here]

  6. The Stage-I examinations planned for candidates of all branches (except Law) is as follows:-

    Exam Subjects No of Questions (100 per section) Total Marks (200 per section) Duration
    Combined CGCAT A: English 25 100 2 Hrs
    B: Reasoning & Numerical Ability 25 100
    C: General Science & Mathematical aptitude 25 100
    D: General Knowledge 25 100

  7. No, every candidate has to give written test.

  8. There is no additional marks for NCC certificate in written test.

  9. Merely obtaining passing marks in the written test is not sufficient for issue of E-Admit Card for Stage II (PSB). E-Admit Card for Stage II (PSB) are issued to candidates as per merit and available vacancy for Stage II (PSB) as per merit. The cutoff marks for Stage II (PSB) will be announced in individual Login ID.

  10. False information in the application even filled inadvertently leads to cancellation of candidature. Hence, your request for change of category will not be approved and your candidature will be cancelled.

  11. Your candidature will be cancelled and you will be debarred from appearing in future Coast Guard recruitment examination. You will be handed over to police and FIR/ Criminal proceedings will be initiated against you.