Indian Coast Guard Navik for 01/2025: Notification (OUT), Online Form, Eligibility, Vacancy & FAQs

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Updated on Jul 4, 2024 11:31 IST

Indian Coast Guard Navik 2025: Indian Coast Guard (ICG) extended the deadline to fill ICG Navik application form 2025. The last date was extended till July 10, 2024. ICG Navik application form 2025 was released on June 13, 2024. Earlier, the last date to fill the application form was July 3, 2024. A total of 26 vacancies were announced for the exam. ICG Navik exam dates were announced along with the notification. The stage 1 exam will be conducted in Mid/End Sep 2024. The Stage 2 will be conducted in Mid/ End Nov 2025. The Stage 3 will be conducted in Early /Mid Apr 2025. The age limit to apply for ICG Navik exam is 18 to  22 years. The educational qualification required for Navik General Duty is a Class 12 pass with Maths and Physics. The educational qualification for Navik Domestic Branch is a Class 10 pass from an education board recognized by Council of Boards for School Education (COBSE). Read below for more details on ICG Navik 2025 exam.

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Indian Coast Guard Recruitment

Indian Coast Guard Recruitment Exam is one of the most awaited examinations for candidates who desire to join the Indian Coast Guard as Navik, Yantrik, or Assistant Commandant. Indian Coast Guard holds various national-level recruitment exams every year for these posts. The recruitments are solely based on merit, as there is no backdoor entry for Indian Coast Guard recruitment. Candidates must meet prescribed eligibility parameters to apply for these exams.

Indian Coast Guard notifications for these exams are released on the official website of Indian Coast Guard (ICG), the rest of the processes are also conducted online. However, the exams are conducted offline. The selection process includes several phases-a written test followed by a Physical Fitness Test (PFT) and Medical Examination. 

Latest News:

July 4: ICG Navik 2025 Application Deadline Extended

June 13: ICG Navik 2025 Application form and Notification Released

 

Indian Coast Guard 2025 Exam Dates & Schedule

Take a look at the table below for the complete schedule of Indian Coast Guard 2025 exam

DatesPast Exam Dates

13 Jun '24 -

10 Jul '24

ICG Navik Application Form 2025

Sep '23

Stage 3 Exam Date for 02/2023 Batch

Sep '23

Stage 3 Admit Card for 02/2023 Batch

Indian Coast Guard Recruitment Highlights

The highlights related to the Indian Coast Guard exam are given below.

Exam Particulars Exam Details

Exam Name

Indian Coast Guard Navik exam

Conducting Body

Indian Coast Guard

Exam Level

National level

Exam Frequency

Two times

Exam Stages

Stage-I, II, III & IV

Mode of Exam

Stage I is conducted in Computer Based Mode

Posts Offered

Navik (General Duty & Domestic)

Exam Fees

INR 250 (SC/ST candidates are exempted from payment of application fees)

Pattern of CBT

Section I: Navik (DB) 

Section I & II: Navik (GD)

Exam Duration

Section I: 45 mins

Section II: 30 mins

No. of Papers and Total Marks

Section I: 60 (Five papers)

Section II: 50 (Two papers)

Total Questions

Section I: 60

Section II: 50

Marking Scheme

There is no negative marking

Language/Medium of Exam

English

Official Website

www.joinindiancoastguard.cdac.in

Contact Details

Regarding Eligibility, Advertisement and Selection Procedure: 0120-2201340

For Stage II & III: 0120-2201316

Regarding Online Registration, Payment Issues, E-Admit Card: 020-25503108/ 020-25503109

ICG Navik Notification 2025

ICG Navik notification 2025 is made available online. The notification is released in PDF form and comprises details such as exam dates, application process, eligibility, exam pattern syllabus, etc. Candidates must read the notification before applying for the exam. 

 

Indian Coast Guard Navik Eligibility Criteria

These are the eligibility criteria for Indian Coast Guard Navik:

Age

The age limit for the posts is between 18 and 22 years. Candidates should be born between 01 Mar 2003 to 28 Feb 2007 (both dates inclusive).

Relaxation in the upper age limit of of 5 years (SC/ST) and 3 years (OBC (non-creamy) are provided to candidates.

Educational Qualification

  • Navik (General Duty): Passed Class 12 with Maths and Physics from an education board recognized by Council of Boards for School Education (COBSE)
  • Navik (Domestic Branch): Passed Class 10 from an education board recognized by Council of Boards for School Education (COBSE).

Indian Coast Guard Selection Process for Navik DB & GD

The selection process for Indian Coast Guard Navik (DB & GD) is divided into the following stages:

Stage-I: This stage will be a written exam that will happen for all posts.

Stage-II: Based on the performance in the Stage- I, candidates will be called for Stage-II that will include Physical Fitness Test (pass/fail), Document verification (pass/fail), Re-assessment of Inconsistent Performers (pass/fail), Initial Medicals Examination.

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.

Stage-IV: This stage is conducted for candidates who clear Stage III and stand on merit as per vacancies available are provisionally shortlisted for training at INS Chilka.

Indian Coast Guard Exam Centres 

Candidates are required to give preferences of five exam cities while filling the application form for Stage I & II exams. Candidates are required to fill first choice within 30 Kms from the present/communication residence. If no examination city is within 30 Km from the current address then the nearest examination city from current address has to be the first choice of the candidate.

Also Read: ICG Navik Exam Centres

Indian Coast Guard Navik Syllabus 2025

The level of the Indian Coast Guard Navik syllabus is of Class 10 and 12 standards. The written exam includes several topics such as English, Mathematics, Physics, Basic Chemistry, Reasoning, Current Affairs and Quantitative Aptitude.

Indian Coast Guard Navik Exam Pattern 2025

The Indian Coast Guard Navik exam pattern is such that it is divided into five stages. The exam pattern for each stage is explained below:

Stage I: In Stage I, there are two sections and it is conducted in computer-based mode. Candidates who have opted for Navik (DB) are required to attempt section I which comprises Maths, Science, English, Reasoning and GK. The standard of the syllabus is of Class 10th level. Maximum marks allotted to the test is 60. Candidates who have opted for Navik (GD) are required to appear for both section I and II. The section I is the same as Navik (DB). Section II comprises questions from Maths and Physics and the marks allotted to the test are 50. The exam is of objective type, questions are asked in MCQs format

Stage II: Those who qualify the written test are asked to appear for Stage II that comprises Physical Fitness Test (PFT), document verification and initial medical exam. The duration of Stage II is for 1 to 2 days. The PFT consists of running, squat ups and push ups. This is qualifying in nature. The pattern of PFT is given below:

  • 1.6 Km run to be completed in 7 minutes
  • 20 Squat ups (Uthak Baithak)
  • 10 Push-up

In the document verification, all the original documents such as grade X/XII/ Diploma mark sheet/photo Identity card/caste certificate/individual subject and aggregate marks will be verified.

In the initial medical exam, 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 within 21 days if permanently unfit or within 42 days if temporarily unfit.

Parameters for Medical Exam

Indian Coast Guard Navik Medical Examination Parameters

Salient Features

Height

Minimum height has to be 157 cms.

Chest

Well-proportioned chest with minimum expansion of 5 cms.

Weight

Proportionate to height and age + 10 percentage acceptable

Hearing

Normal

Visual Standard

6/6 (Better Eye) and 6/9 (Worse Eye)

(Candidates using glasses are not eligible)

Tattoo

Permanent tattoos on any part of the body are not allowed

Stage III: The Stage III comprises final document verification and medical exam at INS Chilka. The duration of this stage is one to two days.

Stage IV: The candidates who clear Stage III and stand in merit as per the vacancies available are provisionally shortlisted for training at INS Chilka.

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Indian Coast Guard Preparation Tips 2025

The tips and tricks to crack Indian Coast Guard Navik exam are given below:

  • Prepare a proper study routine
  • Chalk out the important topics from the previous years' question papers
  • Cover all the topics given in the syllabus
  • Solve previous years' question papers
  • Attempt mock tests

Also Read: ICG Preparation Tips 2025

Indian Coast Guard Navik Result 2025

ICG Navik result is announced online. To check result, candidates need to enter email ID and password. Qualified candidates in the exam receive a message that reads, "Congratulations…!! You are shortlisted for the subsequent stage". 

Indian Coast Guard Navik Cut off 2025

Indian Coast Guard Cut off is released along with the result. ICG cut off for 01/2023 batch was 80 out of 110 for General category, 77 for OBC, 74 for EWS. The cut off for General DB was 51.

Indian Coast Guard Navik Admit Card 2025

Indian Coast Guard Admit Card for Navik posts is released two to three days before the exam date. Candidates can download their admit cards by logging with the required credentials. Candidates need to bring the following documents while appearing for the exam:

  • Print out of Indian Coast Guard Admit Card 
  • Original Class 10 marksheet
  • Valid original Photo ID as submitted in application/ mentioned in E-admit card
  • Two passport size colour photograph with similar facial features as uploaded in the online application

Indian Coast Guard Navik Vacancies 2025

A total of 260 vacancies were announced for ICG Navik 2025 exam. The zone-wise vacancy break-up is given below.

Region/Zone UR (Gen) EWS OBC ST SC Total

North

30

08

24

03

12

77

West

26

06

21

03

10

66

North East

27

07

21

03

10

68

East

13

03

11

01

06

34

North West

05

01

04

00

02

12

Andaman & Nicobar

01

00

01

00

01

03

Total

102

25

82

10

41

260

Indian Coast Guard Navik Salary

The salary of Indian Coast Guard Navik is given below:

  • After joining, a Navik in Indian Coast Guard is entitled to get a basic pay of INR 21,700 (Pay Level-3) plus DA and other allowances (based on nature of duty/location of posting)
  • A Navik can be promoted upto the rank of Pradhan Adhikari with a pay scale INR 47,600 (Pay Level-8) with Dearness Allowance
  • Apart from basic pay and allowances, a Navik is entitled to get free ration, clothing, medical treatment, government accommodation for self and family on nominal rate, canteen, and various loan facilities
  • After retirement, they can avail ECHS medical facilities

FAQs on Indian Coast Guard Recruitment

Candidates can check below Indian Coast Guard Navik FAQs.

Q:   What is Indian Coast Guard Age Limit for General Duty?

A:

Indian Coast Guard age limit for Navik General Duty is 18 to 22 years. 5 years relaxation is given to SC/ST candidates,  if the posts are reserved for them and 3 Years for OBC, if the posts are reserved for them. EWS candidates will not get any age relaxation. 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.

 

Q:   What is Indian Coast Guard Navik educational qualification?

A:

The educational qualification prescribed for Indian Coast Guard Navik recruitment is that candidates must have passed Class 12th with Maths And Physics from any Education Board recognised by Council of Boards of School Education. It is important to secure passing marks in Maths and Physics.

 

 

Q:   What is Indian Coast Guard Navik age limit for DB?

A:

Indian Coast Guard Navik age limit for DB is 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). Candidates falling under the age limit can apply for the exam. 

 

Q:   What is Indian Coast Guard Navik educational qualification for DB?

A:

Indian Coast Guard Navik educational qualification for DB is that candidates must have passed Class 10th from any educational board recognised by the Council of Boards of School Education in India. 

 

Q:   What is Indian Coast Guard selection process for Navik?

A:

The selection of candidate is based on an all India order of merit based on their performance in Stage-I, II, III & IV and meeting the laid down medical standards during medical examination 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.

 

Q:   What is Indian Coast Guard Navik exam pattern?

A:

The Indian Coast Guard exam pattern for Navik is given below:

Name Of ExaminationDetails of ExaminationSubject wise allocation of QuestionsPass MarksSyllabus
Section IMaximum Marks – 60, Time – 45 mins., Total no. of Questions – 60Maths – 20, Science - 10, English – 15, Reasoning–10, GK – 530 (UR/EWS/OBC category), 27 (for SC/ST category)Class 10th Syllabus
Section IIMaximum Marks – 50, Time – 30 mins., Total no. of Questions – 50Maths – 25, Physics– 2520 (UR/EWS/ OBC category), 17 (for SC/ST category)Class 12th- Maths & Physics Syllabus
 

Q:   What is Indian Coast Guard exam pattern for Physical Efficiency Test for Navik GD?

A:

The pattern for Physical Efficiency Test for Navik GD is given below:

  • 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
 

Q:   What is Indian Coast Guard exam pattern for Navik DB?

A:

Indian Coast Guard exam pattern for Navik DB is given below:

Serial NumberName Of ExaminationDetails of ExaminationSubject wise allocation of QuestionsPass MarksSyllabus
(i)Section IMaximum 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
 

Q:   What is Indian Coast Guard syllabus for Navik DB?

A:

Indian Coast Guard syllabus for Navik DB is given below:

Serial NumberName Of ExaminationDetails of ExaminationSubject wise allocation of QuestionsPass MarksSyllabus
(i)Section IMaximum 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
 

Q:   What is Indian Coast Guard Navik Syllabus for Section 2?

A:

Indian Coast Guard Navik syllabus for section 2 is given below:

Sr No.PhysicsMathematics
01Physical 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
02Motion 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.
03Electrostatics, 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
04Optics, Dual Nature of matter and radiation, Atom and NucleiRelations And Functions - Relations and Functions, inverse trigonometric functions. Simple Mensuration, Geometry, Measures of Central Tendency (Average, Median and Mode
05Electronic devices, Communicating systems
 

Q:   What is Indian Coast Guard Navik DB syllabus?

A:

Indian Coast Guard Navik DB syllabus is given below.

Sr No.ScienceMathematicsEnglishGeneral AwarenessReasoning
01Nature of Matter, Universe (Planets / Earth/Satellites/Sun), Electricity and its applicationMathematical Simplification, Ratio and Proportion, Algebric Identities, Linear Equations and Polynomials, Simultaneous Equations, Basic TrigonometryPassage, Preposition, Correction of sentences, Change active to passive/passive to active voice.Geography: Soil, Rivers, Mountains, Ports, Inland, HarboursSpatial, Numerical Reasoning and Associative Ability, Sequences, Spellings Unscrambling, Coding and Decoding
02Force and Gravitation, Newton’s Laws Of Motion, Work, Energy and PowerSimple 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
03Heat, Temperature, Metals and Non-Metals, Carbon and its Compounds, Measurements in Science, Sound and Wave Motion, Atomic StructureInterest, Profit, Loss and Percentage, Work, Time, Speed and DistanceSubstituting 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 pronounsEminent Personalities, National Bird/Animal/Sport/Flower/Anthem/ Song/ Flag/Mountains
06-Sports: Championships / Winners /Terms / Number of Players
 
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Answered 4 weeks ago

The section 2 of ICG Navik syllabus for Maths is given below:

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,

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Contributor-Level 10

Answered 4 weeks ago

The section 2 ICG Navik syllabus for Physics is given below:

  • Physical world and measurement, Kinematics, Laws of Motion, Work, Energy and Power. Newtons laws and applications, circular motion
  • Motion of System of particles and rigid body, gravitation, Property of Bulk Matter, thermodynamics, behavior o

...more

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Anangsha Patra

Contributor-Level 10

Answered 4 weeks ago

The Section 1 ICG Navik syllabus for Reasoning comprises questions from Spatial, Numerical Reasoning & Associative Ability, Sequences, Spellings Unscrambling, Coding and Decoding.

 

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Anangsha Patra

Contributor-Level 10

Answered 4 weeks ago

The section 1 ICG Navik syllabus for English is given below:

  • Passage, Preposition, Correction of sentences, Change active to passive/passive to active voice.
  • Change direct to indirect/indirect to direct, Verbs/Tense/Non Finites, Punctuation.
  • Substituting phrasal verbs for expression, Synonyms and Anton

...more

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Anangsha Patra

Contributor-Level 10

Answered 4 weeks ago

The section 1 ICG Navik syllabus for Maths is given below:

  • Mathematical Simplification, Ratio and Proportion, Algebric Identities, Linear Equations and Polynomials, Simultaneous Equations, Basic Trigonometry
  • Simple Mensuration, Geometry, Measures of Central Tendency (Average, Median and Mode)
  • Interest,

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Anangsha Patra

Contributor-Level 10

Answered 4 weeks ago

ICG Navik Section 1 Syllabus for Science is given below:

  • Nature of Matter, Universe (Planets / Earth / Satellites / Sun ), Electricity and its application
  • Force and Gravitation, Newton’s Laws Of Motion, Work, Energy and Power
  • Heat, Temperature, Metals and Non-Metals, Carbon and its Compounds, Measureme

...more

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Anangsha Patra

Contributor-Level 10

Answered 4 weeks ago

ICG AC vacancies 2025 were announced along with the notification. A total of 50 vacancies were announced for General Duty (GD) and 20 for Tech (Engg/ Elect). The category-wise ICG AC vacancies is given below.

Post

SC

ST

OBC

EWS

UR

Total

General Duty (GD)

06

07

18

02

17

50

Tech (Engg/ Elect)

05

02

08

-

05

20

Total

11

09

26

02

22

70

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Contributor-Level 10

Answered a month ago

The qualifying marks of ICG Yantrik exam are given below.

Sr. No.Name Of ExaminationPass Marks
(i)Section I30 (UR/EWS/OBC category), 27 (for SC/ST category)
(ii)Section III20 (UR/EWS/ OBC category), 17 (for SC/ST category)
(iii)Section IV20 (UR/EWS/ OBC category), 17 (for SC/ST category)
(iv)Section V20 (UR/EWS/ OBC category), 17 (for SC/ST category)

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Contributor-Level 10

Answered a month ago

The standard of ICG Yantrik syllabus is given below.

Sr. No.Name Of ExaminationSyllabus
(i)Section IClass 10th Syllabus
(ii)Section IIIDiploma Level Electrical Engineering syllabus
(iii)Section IVDiploma Level Electronics Engineering syllabus
(iv)Section VDiploma Level Mechanical Engineering syllabus

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Contributor-Level 10

Answered a month ago

The exam pattern of the online test is given below.

Post Applied

Written Test

Yantrik (Electrical)

Section (I+III)

Yantrik (Electronics)

Section (I+IV)

Yantrik (Mechanical)

Section (I+V)

The details related to the pattern is given below.

Sr. No.Name Of ExaminationDetails of ExaminationSubject wise allocation of Questions
(i)Section IMaximum Marks – 60, Time – 45 mins., Total no. of Questions – 60Maths – 20, Science - 10, English – 15, Reasoning–10, GK – 5
(ii)Section IIIMaximum Marks – 50, Time – 30 mins., Total no. of Questions – 50Electrical Engineering - 50
(iii)Section IVMaximum Marks – 50, Time – 30 mins., Total no. of Questions – 50Electronics Engineering - 50
(iv)Section VMaximum Marks – 50, Time – 30 mins., Total no. of Questions – 50Mechanical Engineering - 50

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