Navik (Domestic Branch)

Eligibility Criteria

Trade Age Educational Qualification
Navik (DB) (Domestic Branch) 18-22 years (5 Years relaxation for SC/ST, if the posts are reserved for them and 3 Years for OBC, if the posts are reserved for them) 10th class Passed from any Education Board recognized by Council of Boards of School Education in India (COBSE)

Note:

  1. EWS candidates will not get any age relaxation.
  2. The Board for Class 10th must be recognised by Council of Boards of School Education in India (COBSE)
  3. Even if there is no vacancy reserved for SC / ST / OBC (Non - Creamy) / EWS category candidates, such candidates can still apply. However, they will not be eligible for any age and passing marks concession / relaxation etc. SC / ST candidates are exempt from payment of application fee even in such case.

Section I

Sr No. Science Mathematics English General Awareness Reasoning
01 Nature of Matter, Universe (Planets / Earth/Satellites/Sun), Electricity and its application Mathematical Simplification, Ratio and Proportion, Algebric Identities, Linear Equations and Polynomials, Simultaneous Equations, Basic Trigonometry Passage, Preposition, Correction of sentences, Change active to passive/passive to active voice. Geography: Soil, Rivers, Mountains, Ports, Inland, Harbours Spatial, Numerical Reasoning and Associative Ability, Sequences, Spellings Unscrambling, Coding and Decoding
02 Force and Gravitation, Newton’s Laws Of Motion, Work, Energy and Power Simple Mensuration, Geometry, Measures of Central Tendency (Average, Median and Mode) Change direct to indirect/indirect to direct, Verbs/Tense/Non Finites, Punctuation. Culture and Religion, Freedom Movement, Important National Facts about India, Heritage, Arts and Dance
03 Heat, Temperature, Metals and Non-Metals, Carbon and its Compounds, Measurements in Science, Sound and Wave Motion, Atomic Structure Interest, Profit, Loss and Percentage, Work, Time, Speed and Distance Substituting phrasal verbs for expression, Synonyms and Antonyms, Meanings of difficult words. History, Defence, Wars and neighbours, Awards and Authors, Discoveries, Diseases and Nutrition
04 - - Use of adjectives, Compound preposition. Current Affairs, Languages, Capitals and Currencies, Common Names, Full Forms and Abbreviations
05 - - Use of pronouns Eminent Personalities, National Bird/Animal/Sport/Flower/Anthem/ Song/ Flag/Mountains
06 - - - Sports: Championships / Winners /Terms / Number of Players
Model Question Paper for Navik (DB)

Selection Procedure

The selection of recruits is based on an all India order of merit on their performance in Stage-I, II, III & IV and the number of vacancies available for the post. Clearing of Stage-I, II, III, IV and satisfactory performance in training is compulsory for recruitment in ICG. All candidates will be compulsorily subjected to identity check prior commencement of the examination of Stage- I, II, III of CGEPT.

The identity check will include verification/matching of following at all four stages of selection procedure:-

  1. Photograph of the candidate in the application and the facial features of the candidate during examination.
  2. Biometric – only left thumb biometric will be captured during Stage-I of examination. The biometric during subsequent stages is to match with the biometric of Stage-I. In case the biometric of left thumb is not captured during Stage-I then the biometric of right thumb will be captured and will be used for subsequent verification. Apart from left and right thumb, no other finger will be considered for the biometric. If candidate is not able to establish biometric with left or right thumb impression, then the candidate will not be allowed to appear for the examination and his candidature will be cancelled.
  3. Signature as uploaded in the online application.
  4. Identification mark as mentioned in the online application.

Note: Failure in even one identity check of photograph or biometric or signature or identification mark at any stage will lead to cancellation of candidature. The candidates to check various examples for filling of name, father’s name, identity card number and date of birth prior filling online application.

The details of various stages of CGEPT examination are as follows: -

STAGE-I: Written Examination

(a) Document verification (‘Provisionally Pass’ or ‘Fail’): At Stage-I candidate’s identity will be checked against the details filled by the candidate in online application. The candidates will be required to bring following documents for verification while reporting at their respective examination centre: -

  1. Valid original Identity proof (Aadhar Card OR PAN Card OR Voter ID card OR Driving License OR Passport) as submitted/uploaded in the online application.
  2. 01 Coloured printout of E-admit card (black & white print out not allowed).
  3. 02 in no. passport size colour photograph with similar facial features as uploaded in the online application.
  4. For SC/ST applicants only: - Original caste certificate and 02 photocopy of selfattested SC/ST certificate, original train/bus ticket, cancelled cheque leaf for NEFT payment and travel form downloaded from website for claiming TA.

Note: The details of candidate (Name, Father’s name, DoB, etc.) mentioned in online application & E-admit card is to be matched with the Identity proof (Aadhar Card OR PAN Card OR Voter ID card OR Driving License OR Passport) uploaded by the candidate in the online application. Any discrepancy in Name/DoB/Identity card no./Photograph/Father’s name in the above documents with respect to information in the online application & E-admit card will lead to cancellation of candidature. It is to be noted that no other document will be checked at Stage-I and it’s only a preliminary basic document verification. The detailed document verification will be carried out at Stage-II and Stage-III as per the rules mentioned in succeeding paragraphs.

(b) Biometric Recording: Candidates whose identity is verified with the original document will undergo biometric recording at Stage-I. The biometric data captured at Stage-I will be matched and verified at subsequent stages i.e. Stage-II, Stage-III & Stage-IV.

(c) The candidate has to take following tests for Navik (DB):

Serial Number Post Applied Written Test Passing Marks Remarks
(i) Navik(DB) Section I 30 (UR/EWS/ OBC)
27 (for SC/ST)

(d) The details of section I are as follows:

Serial Number Name Of Examination Details of Examination Subject wise allocation of Questions Pass Marks Syllabus
(i) Section I Maximum Marks – 60
Time – 45 mins.
Total no. of Questions – 60
Maths – 20
Science - 10
English – 15
Reasoning–10
GK – 5
30 (UR/EWS/ OBC category)
27 (for SC/ST category)
Class 10th Syllabus

Note:

(aa) The question paper for section I will be objective type with four options. The candidate has to choose the correct option. There is no negative marking in the written examination test. The detailed syllabus for section I is available on ICG website.
(ab) Tie Breaking Rule in Merit - In case of two or more candidates having the same marks in stage I then the tie will be broken in steps as follows (wherever tie is broken next stage will not be proceeded):

(i) Candidate scoring more aggregate percentage (upto three decimal places) in Class 10th will be considered by the Recruiting Authority based on marks/ CGPA entered by the applicant/ candidate and aggregate percentage will be calculated on the basis of top five scoring subjects as promulgated by the Board of Education/ University.
(ii) Candidate older in age will be higher in merit.


STAGE-II:
Based on the performance in the Computer Based Online Examination, a merit list will be prepared and provisional E-admit card for Stage-II will be issued as per the vacancies available and ratio decided by ICG. If the candidate is short listed for Stage-II then he will be required to upload additional documents as mentioned here. E-admit card for Stage-II will not be generated till the additional documents are uploaded by the candidates within a time period as mentioned on ICG website. Failure to upload the additional documents within the time frame promulgated by ICG will lead to cancellation of candidature. The duration of Stage – II will be from 1 to 2 days and will be conducted at the centre as allotted to a candidate in the provisional E-admit card for Stage-II. Stage-II involves following test which are only qualifying in nature i.e. either ‘Provisionally Pass’ or ‘Fail’: -

(a) Physical Fitness Test (Pass/Fail): Candidates undergoing PFT will do so at their own risk.All candidates are advised to be in possession of sport rig (Shoe, T-shirt, Trouser etc). The PFT consists of:

  1. 1.6 Km run to be completed in 7 minutes.
  2. 20 Squat ups (Uthak Baithak).
  3. 10 Pushup.

All three test of PFT are to be carried out in continuity without any break. Any break will lead to failing the PFT



(b) Document verification (Provisionally Pass/Fail)
All the information provided in the online application has to match with all the original documents like grade X/XII/ Diploma mark sheet/Identity proof (Aadhar Card OR PAN Card OR Voter ID card OR Driving License OR Passport)/caste certificate/individual subject and aggregate marks/percentage. Any mismatch/inconsistency/error with the information provided in the application form with the documents in respect to “Name, Date of birth, Parent’s name, subject wise marks/percentage/CGPA (as applicable), validity of documents, Caste certificate details etc.” will lead to failure in document verification and the candidature will be cancelled. Applications with blurred photograph, signature, uploaded documents and thumb impression will be rejected during document verification. If proper photograph is not uploaded by a candidate, his candidature will be cancelled. The clarity of images in uploaded documents are mandatory. Any discrepancy or anomaly in clarity of images of uploaded documents in the online application will lead to cancellation of candidature. The documents uploaded are to be legible, readable and complete or else, the candidature will be rejected. The date of issue of all documents has to be the closing date of application or any date prior to closing date of application. The validity of all the uploaded documents has to be at least up to 31 Aug 23. In case of any mismatch of information provided in the application form, document uploaded (at online application Stage-I and II) and original documents produced for physical verification at Stage-II then the candidature will be cancelled. Any false declaration in the online application will lead to cancellation of candidature. Common reasons for rejection during Document Verification can be checked at Reasons For Rejection

(c) Initial Medicals Examination. (Pass/Fail)
The medical officer may put the candidates as permanently unfit or temporarily unfit. The candidate can appeal on the finding of the initial medical examination. The appeal medical to be completed “within 21 days if permanently unfit” or “within 42 days if temporarily unfit” after completion of initial medicals. No further review/appeal is permissible if declared unfit/fail in appeal medicals. No other Medical fitness certificate other than that of the specialist opinion in a military hospital is admissible during appeal medical. The validity of initial medical is only up to 06 months. The candidate will be required to undergo another initial medical examination if the recruitment process is delayed due to any unforeseen event like COVID pandemic or any other circumstances.


Stage- III

Based on the performance in Stage-I & Stage-II,an all India merit list will be prepared and e-admit card for stage-III (final medicals at INS Chilka) will be issued as per the vacancies available and ratio decided by ICG. The duration of Stage-III is 1 to 2 days. Stage-III involves following:

(a) Document verification (Provisionally Pass/Fail)
All the information provided in the online application has to match with all the original documents like grade X/XII/ Diploma mark sheet/Identity proof (Aadhar Card OR PAN Card OR Voter ID card OR Driving License OR Passport)/Caste certificate/individual subject and aggregate marks/percentage. Any inconsistency in all the documents and application with respect to “Name, Date of birth, Parent’s name, subject wise marks/percentage/CGPA (as applicable), Validity of documents, Caste certificate details etc” will lead to failure in document verification and cancellation of candidature. Applications with blurred photograph, signature, uploaded documents and thumb impression will be rejected during document verification. If proper photograph is not uploaded by the candidate as mentioned below at para 7(e)(i)(aa), his candidature will be cancelled. The clarity of images in uploaded documents are mandatory. Any discrepancy or anomaly in clarity of images of uploaded documents in the online application will lead to cancellation of candidature. The documents uploaded are to be legible, readable and complete or else, the candidature will be rejected. The date of issue of all documents has to be the closing date of application or any date prior to closing date of application. The validity of all the uploaded documents has to be at least up to 31 Aug 23. The candidate can ‘fail’ in document verification in Stage-III, even if the candidate is declared ‘provisionally pass’ during document verification at Stage-II. In case of any mismatch of information provided in the application form, document uploaded (at online application, Stage-I and II) and original documents produced for physical verification at Stage-III then the candidature will be cancelled. Any false declaration in the online application will lead to cancellation of candidature. Common reasons for rejection during Document verification can be checked at Reasons For Rejection

(b) Final Medicals at INS Chilka (Review Medicals as part of Final Medical (Pass/Fail)
Final Medical Examination {Review Medicals as part of Final Medical (‘Provisionally Pass’ or ‘Fail’)} of all selected candidates will be done at INS Chilka. Candidates, who are not found medically fit in the final medical examination at INS Chilka, will NOT be enrolled for training. "An Appeal" is permitted for medically unfit candidates after the final enrolment medical examination at INS Chilka and will be given an opportunity to appeal against the findings if they so desire at a Military Hospital as decided by the Coast Guard within a maximum period of 12 days or as decided by INS Chilka. The candidate will travel to the selected Military Hospital and back on their own expense for Appeal Medical Examination.

(c) Submission of original document, police verification and other associated forms
All candidates are to submit original documents, police verification forms and other associated forms along with the E-admit card of Stage-III. Candidates should be in possession of police verification from either place of domicile or place of present residence which should have been obtained after the last date of submission of application form. Candidates without the verified police verification reports or reports with adverse comments will not be eligible for enrolment. The format for the police verification form can also be downloaded from here.


STAGE–IV:
The candidates who clear Stage III and stand in merit as per the vacancies available will be provisionally shortlisted for training at INS Chilka. The candidates are to submit all the original documents and verification of all original documents through Boards/Universities/State government will be carried out by Indian Coast Guard. Candidate will be terminated from service if the documents are reported as not genuine by respective Boards/Universities/State government.

Medical Standards

Medical examination will be conducted by authorized Military Doctors as per medical standard prescribed under current regulations applicable to the EP of Indian Coast Guard on entry. The detailed guidelines for medical standards are laid down in CG Order 26/2002 and 04/2013. Physical traits include minimum height of 157 cm with proportionate body weight, depending on the age and height of the candidate. He should also have proportionate chest with minimum expansion capability of 05 cms. Candidate should possess good mental and physical health, should be free from any disease/ disability and have no cardio-vascular disease, surgical deformities like Knock-Knees, Flat-Foot. Candidate should not have a past history of fits or psychiatric ailments, Varicose-veins etc. He should not have any type of infection in the ears. Candidates are advised to get their ears cleaned for wax and tartar removed from teeth before appearing for the written test, which is followed by PFT and Medical examination. Candidate should possess Colour perception standard of CP II and Eyes Visual standards should meet the under mentioned prescribed standards for both the conditions that is with glasses and without glasses.

Visual Standards

Trade Without Glasses With Glasses
Navik (DB) Better eye Worse eye Better eye Worse eye
6/36 6/36 6/9 6/12

Relaxation in Height

Minimum height permitted to a candidate for enrollment in the Indian Coast Guard is 157 cms. Tribal Candidates who pass written exam and PFT are to be granted relaxation in height as follows:

Domicile of Candidate Min height standard after relaxation for induction/ recruitment into Indian Coast Guard as EP (in cms)
Assam, Nagaland, Mizoram,
Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh,
Manipur, Tripura, Garhwal,
Sikkim, local tribes of Andaman and Nicobar Islands
152
Lakshadweep 155

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. Please click here for tattoo policy regarding recruitment.

Note:

Above Medical standards are subject to change as per government directives issued from time to time.

Recruitment Cycle

ICG carries out bi-annual recruitment for Navik (Domestic Branch) as per the following tentative schedule.

Sl Post Application Registration Stage I
Written Exam
Stage II
PFT/ Medical
Stage III/
Induction in Indian Coast Guard
Stage IV
Original Document Verification
First Batch Cycle
(a) Navik(DB) Sep (Previous Year) Mid Nov (Previous Year) Jan (Next Year) Apr/May (Next Year) Apr/May (Next Year)
Second Batch Cycle
(b) Navik(DB) Jan (Previous Year) Mid Mar (Previous Year) May (Previous Year) Aug/Sep (Previous Year) Aug/Sep (Next Year)

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

  1. First Batch Cycle- Aug/Sep
  2. Second Batch Cycle- Dec/Jan

Training

The basic training for Navik (Domestic Branch)will be conducted at INS Chilka followed by sea training and professional training in the allotted trade. Branch/ trade will be allocated as per the requirement of service and performance during basic training. Basic training at INS Chilka will cover the following Subjects:

  1. Academic and service subjects.
  2. Sports activities
  3. Outdoor training such as Parade Training, Sailing, Boat Pulling, Swimming, Trekking, Cross- Country, Firing etc.
  4. Service oriented activities including maintenance of equipment, living spaces and training areas etc.

Duration of Training

Naviks (Domestic Branch) – 16 weeks


Note

  1. On completion of basic training at INS Chilka, the trainee will undergo professional and sea training for a period of 06 months to 2 years or as decided by ICG.
  2. Naviks (DB) are liable to be discharged as UNSUITABLE if their progress (including academic) or conduct is unsatisfactory at any time during training. Trainees are also liable to be discharged at any stage of training if their online application or the documents are found to be falsified at any stage of recruitment.

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.

Benefits

  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

Enrolled personnel joining ICG as Navik (Domestic Branch) 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 Navik (Domestic Branch) is as follows:


Rank Structure

Pradhan Adhikari

Uttam Adhikari

Adhikari

Pradhan Navik

Uttam Navik

Navik


Navik (Domestic Branch)

Rank Minimum time period in one rank for promotion
NAVIK – UTTAM NAVIK 5 Yrs
UTTAM NAVIK – PRADHAN NAVIK 4 Yrs
PRADHAN NAVIK - ADHIKARI 3 Yrs
ADHIKARI - UTTAM ADHIKARI 4 Yrs
UTTAM ADHIKARI – PRADHAN ADHIKARI 3 Yrs

Promotion to Officer’s Cadre: The Enrolled Personnel may also get opportunity for promotion to the Officer’s Rank if fulfilling the requisite criteria promulgated by Indian Coast Guard from time to time.

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

Job Profile

The Navik (Domestic Branch) provide logistics support to the Ships Company onboard ship and ashore as Cook & Steward as mentioned below:


  1. Cook: They would be required to prepare food as per menu (both vegetarian and non-vegetarian including handling of meat products) and accounting of ration. In addition, they will also be allotted other duties for efficient running of the organisation.
  2. Steward: They would be required to serve food in the Officer’s mess as waiters, housekeeping, maintenance and accounting of funds, wine and stores handling, preparation of menu etc. In addition, they will also be allotted other duties for efficient running of the organisation.