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:
||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:
||Name Of Examination
||Details of Examination
||Subject wise allocation of Questions
Maximum Marks – 60,
Time – 45 mins.,
Total no. of Questions – 60
Maths – 20,
Science - 10,
English – 15,
GK – 5
30 (UR/EWS/OBC category),
27 (for SC/ST category)
Class 10th Syllabus
Maximum Marks – 50,
Time – 30 mins.,
Total no. of Questions – 50
Maths – 25,
20 (UR/EWS/ OBC category),
17 (for SC/ST category)
Class 12th- Maths & Physics Syllabus
(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):
- Candidate scoring more marks in section –I.
- Candidate scoring more aggregate percentage in qualifying exam (12th Class for Nvk (GD)).
- Candidate older in age will be higher in merit.
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:
- 1.6 Km run to be completed in 7 minutes.
- 20 Squat ups (Uthak Baithak).
- 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.
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
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.
(a) The candidate will be provisionally inducted in service subject to following:
- Standing in All India Merit after clearing Stage I, II & III as per the vacancies available for the particular batch.
- 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: -
- Clearing of swimming test and the mandatory training during probation.
- All the original documents are found to be genuine during documents verification at Stage IV.
- Any other condition as prescribed by the Government of India.