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.


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 Candidates withdrawn on disciplinary grounds from any other service training academy are not eligible to appear.

  2. 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.

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

  4. 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.


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. The candidate can apply for a single post only in one recruitment cycle. 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)

PSB is 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 and Discussion Test (PP & DT). Based on grading of CCBT and PP&DT combined the candidates are recommended by the board of assessors (IO, GTO and TO) for Final Selection Board (FSB).

(2) Stage-III ( Final Selection Board)

FSB is conducted at the only Coast Guard Selection Board (CGSB) located at NOIDA and spans over five days. It is same as Selection Board of other services. The candidates are subjected to Psychological Test (Thematic Apperception Test, Word Association Test, Situation Reaction Test and Self-Description), Group Tasks (Group Discussion, Lecturette, Group Planning Exercise, outdoor Group Tasks) and Interview. Board conference is held on last day and thereafter, recommended candidates are sent for initial medical Examination.

(3) Stage-IV (Medical Examination)

The candidates recommended by the FSB will undergo a special medical examination by a board of service medical officers at Base Hospital, New Delhi. It takes 4 to 5 days’ time to complete the special medical board (SMB).Only those candidates, who are declared fit by the SMB, will be considered for merit. Candidates declared unfit by the SMB have the liberty to undergo appeal medical board (AMB).

Appeal Medical Board (AMB)
The Appeal Medical Board will be held at one of the following hospitals :-
  1. Base Hospital, Delhi Cantt.
  2. Command Hospital, Southern Command, Pune.
  3. Command Hospital, Eastern Command, Kolkata.
  4. Command Hospital, Central Command, Lucknow.
  5. Command Hospital, Western Command, Chandimandir.
  6. Command Hospital, Air Force, Bangalore.
  7. Command Hospital, Northern Command, Udhampur.
  8. INHS, Ashvini, Mumbai.
Review Medical Board (RMB)
In case, candidate is declared unfit by the Appeal Medical Board, he/she may challenge the proceedings and may be granted review of medical proceedings based on the merit of the case. Any candidate desiring for a review should address the request to Director General {for Principal Directorate (Recruitment)} Indian Coast Guard with a copy to the President of Appeal Medical Board within one day of the holding of Appeal Medical Board.

(4) Stage-V (Induction)

All India Merit list will be based on marks scored by candidate in FSB . The candidates as per select list are required to report at INA Ezhimala for 22 weeks of Naval Orientation Course (NOC).


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.