Navik (General Duty)

Eligibility Criteria

Trade Age Educational Qualification
Navik (GD) (General Duty 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) 12th Class Passed with Maths And Physics from any Education Board recognized by Council of Boards of School Education (COBSE).

Note:

  1. EWS candidates will not get any age relaxation.
  2. The Board for Class 10th and 12th must be recognised by COBSE.
  3. Passing in subjects Maths and Physics is compulsory.
  4. 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 & 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 & 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

Note: The syllabus of Science and Mathematics will be upto grade 10 of CBSE syllabus.

Section – II

Sr No. Physics Mathematics
01 Physical world and measurement, Kinematics, Laws of Motion, Work, Energy and Power. Newtons laws and applications, circular motion. Sets, Relations and Functions -
Set, Relations and Functions trigonometric functions.
Algebra - Principle of Mathematical induction, complex numbers and quadratic equations, linear inequalities, permutation and combinations, binomial theory, sequence and series, Matrices, determinants.
Vector And Three Dimensional
Geometry - Vectors, and three dimensional geometry
Liner Programming
02 Motion of System of particles and rigid body, gravitation, Property of Bulk Matter, thermodynamics, behavior of perfect gas and kinetic theory, Oscillation and Waves. Coordinate Geometry - Straight lines, conic section, introduction to three-dimensional geometry.
Calculus - Limits and derivatives, Continuity and differentiability, Applications and derivatives, Integrals, applications of the integrals, differential equations.
03 Electrostatics, Current Electricity, Magnetic Effects of current and magnetism, Electromagnetic Induction and alternating currents, Electromagnetic Waves. Mathematical Reasoning
Probability - Statistics, Probability. Mathematical Simplification, Ratio and Proportion, Algebric Identities, Linear Equations and Polynomials, Simultaneous Equations, Basic Trigonometry
04 Optics, Dual Nature of matter and radiation, Atom and Nuclei Relations And Functions - Relations and Functions, inverse trigonometric functions. Simple Mensuration, Geometry, Measures of Central Tendency (Average, Median and Mode
05 Electronic devices, Communicating systems

Note:-The syllabus of Physics and Mathematics will be of grade 11 & 12 of CBSE syllabus.

Model Question Paper for Navik (GD)

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
Type of Entry Without Glasses With Glasses
Navik (GD) Better Eye Worse Eye Better Eye Worse Eye
6/6 6/9 6/6 6/6
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 (General Duty) as per the following tentative schedule.

Sr 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(GD) Jul (Previous Year) Mid Sep (Previous Year) Oct/Nov (Previous Year) Feb (Next Year) Feb (Next Year)
Second Batch Cycle
(b) Navik(GD) Dec (Previous Year) Mid Feb (Next Year) Mar/Apr (Next Year) Aug (Next Year) Aug (Next Year)

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

  1. First Batch Cycle- Jun/Jul
  2. Second Batch Cycle- Nov/Dec

Selection Procedure

The selection of recruits is based on the all India order of merit on their performance in Stage-I, II, III & IV (explained in detail below) 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 subjected for biometric, photo identification and document verification during stage-I, II, III & IV of the selection procedure. The candidates can apply for a single post only in one recruitment cycle. Multiple application for different posts by candidate in one recruitment cycle will be a ground for rejection. The details of various stages are as follows:


Stage- I –Written Examination

(a) The candidate has to take following tests depending on post applied:


Sr. No. Post Applied Written Test Passing Marks Remarks
(i) Navik GD Section(I+II) 30 + 20 = 50 (UR/EWS/OBS) 27+17= 44(SC/ST) Passing in section I and II separately is compulsory

(b) The details of various section are as follows:


Sr. No. 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
(ii) Section II Maximum Marks – 50, Time – 30 mins., Total no. of Questions – 50 Maths – 25, Physics– 25 20 (UR/EWS/ OBC category), 17 (for SC/ST category) Class 12th- Maths & Physics Syllabus

Note:
(aa) The question paper for section I & II 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& II 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):

  1. Candidate scoring more marks in section –I.
  2. Candidate scoring more aggregate percentage in qualifying exam (12th Class for Nvk (GD)).
  3. 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 e-admit card for stage-II will be issued as per the vacancies available and ratio decided by ICG. The duration of Stage – II will be from 1 to 2 days. Stage- II involves following test which are only qualifying i.e. either 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 (Pass/Fail)
All the information provided in the online application has to match with all the original documents like grade X/XII mark sheet/photo Identity card/caste certificate/individual subject and aggregate marks. Any inconsistency in all the documents and application with respect to “name, date of birth, parent’s name, percentage of marks, validity of documents, caste certificate details etc” will lead to failure in document verification and the candidature will be cancelled. 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 as published in the advertisement for the particular recruitment cycle.In case of any mismatch of information between document uploaded (at online application stage) and original documents produced for physical verification at Stage-II then the candidature will be cancelled.

(c) Re-assessment of Inconsistent Performers (Pass/Fail)
Inconsistent Performers are those candidates whose percentage scored in online examination is 30% or more than the percentage secured in the qualifying board/ diploma examination. E.g., If a Navik (GD) candidate scores 110 marks (Section - I 60 & Section II - 50) thereby securing 100% marks in written examination. If the aggregate percentage of the candidate in 12th class is 70% or less than 70% then the candidate is inconsistent performer. There will be additional Written Examination for inconsistent performers. This test will be held after qualifying PFT/ Document verification for only inconsistent performer. This test is only of passing marks and will be similar to the written examination at Stage-I. The marks scored in this re-test will have no bearing on the final merit as the merit will be decided only on the written examination of Stage-I. However, if the candidate fails to pass this re-assessment written examination then he will be declared disqualified/ fail and his candidature will be cancelled.

(d) 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 upto 6 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 (Pass/Fail)
All the information provided in the online application has to match with all the original documents like grade X/ XII mark sheet/photo Identity card/caste certificate/individual subject and aggregate marks. Any inconsistency in all the documents and application with respect to “name, date of birth, parent’s name, percentage of marks, validity of documents, caste certificate details etc” will lead to failure in document verification and the candidature will be cancelled. 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 as published in the advertisement for the particular recruitment cycle.The candidate can be failed in document verification in stage-III even if he is pass during document verification at stage-II. In case of any mismatch of information between document uploaded (at online application stage) and original documents produced for physical verification at Stage-III then the candidature will be cancelled.

(b) Final Medicals at INS Chilka (Review Medicals as part of Final Medical (Pass/Fail)
Final Medical Examination 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 21 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 the 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. Candidates without the verified police verification reports or 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 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 and criminal proceedings will be initiated against the candidate.


Note:
(a) The candidate will be provisionally inducted in service subject to following:

  1. Standing in All India Merit after clearing Stage I, II & III as per the vacancies available for the particular batch.
  2. Submission of original documents at Stage IV.

(b) The candidate will be on probation for a period of 02 years (or as decided by ICG) and will be confirmed in service subject to following: -

  1. Clearing of swimming test and the mandatory training during probation.
  2. All the original documents are found to be genuine during documents verification at Stage IV.
  3. Any other condition as prescribed by the Government of India.

Training

The basic training for Navik (General Duty) 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:
(a) Academic and service subjects.
(b) Sports activities
(c) Outdoor training such as Parade Training, Sailing, Boat Pulling, Swimming, Trekking, Cross- Country, Firing etc.
(d) Service oriented activities including maintenance of equipment, living spaces and training areas etc.


Duration of Training

Navik (General Duty) -21 weeks

Note:

  1. On completion of basic training at INS Chilka, the trainee will undergo professional and sea training for a period of 6 months to 2 years or as decided by ICG.
  2. Navik (GD) 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 the stage of recruitment.

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.

Pay and Allowances

Rank Pay
Navik
(General Duty)
On joining Indian Coast Guard, you will be placed in Basic pay of Rs. 21700/- (Pay Level-3) plus Dearness Allowance and other allowances based on nature of duty/place of posting as per the prevailing regulations.

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

Career Progression

Enrolled personnel joining ICG as Navik (General Duty) 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 (General Duty) is as follows:


Rank Structure

Navik

Uttam Navik

Pradhan Navik

Adhikari

Uttam Adhikari

Pradhan Adhikari

Navik (General Duty)

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.

Duties of Navik (General Duty)

Navik (General Duty) serves onboard ships and ashore for various duties, as an Enrolled Personnel. Navik (GD) candidates are allotted specialization trade on completion of basic training at INS Chilka. The trades/ specialization is allotted on the performance of the candidate in the training and the requirement of the service.