Indian Coast Guard Preliminary Selection Procedure

If you have applied for Indian Coast Guard Assistant Commandant Entry, then you will be facing the Preliminary Selection Board (PSB) Interview first. Candidate qualifying in the PSB interview will be called for the Final Selection Board (FSB) Interview.

In this post we will cover the procedure of Preliminary Selection Board Interview, PSB selection centres and documents to be carried for PSB interview.

What is PSB Interview of Indian Coast Guard Assistant Commandant

If you have every heard of SSB Interview screening procedure, Indian coast guard preliminary selection is similar to that. PSB interview is conducted to filter our candidates for Final Selection Board interview.

indian coast guard assistant commandant selection procedure
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What Documents are required for PSB interview of Indian Coast Guard

Candidates are required to appear at the Venue with the following documents

  • One copy of  computer generated  pre-filled online application.
  • Original passing certificate and mark sheet of tenth class for date of birth verification.
  • Original mark sheet and certificates of 10+2 examination.
  • Original certificate and mark sheets (all semesters and years) of BE/B Tech /Graduation as the case may be.
  • Proof of identity such as passport, driving license, voter I card, college ID card or any other photo identity proof.
  • Caste Certificate (if applicable) in original as per Govt of India format.
  • Current and Valid Commercial Pilot License (approved by DGCA) in original for Asst Comdt CPL entry only.

Indian Coast Guard PSB Interview Syllabus

Indian Coast Guard PSB Interview Centre

  • Coast Guard Regional Headquarters (West), Worli Sea Face, PO- Worli Colony, Mumbai – 30
  • Indian Coast Guard Store Depot, CG Complex, Near Kalmandapam Police Station, GM Pettai Road, Royapuram, Chennai -13
  • Coast Guard Regional Headquarters (North East) Synthesis Business Park, 6th floor shrachi Building, New Town Rajarhat
  • Indian Coast Guard Selection Board, A-1, Sector -24, Noida, Opposite HCL Technologies, Dist Gautam Budh Nagar, UP – 201 301 Kolkata – 700 157.

Indian Coast Guard Schedule, Date and Time

  • Date and time for the PSB interview get published on Indian Coast Guard website, candidates also get intimated through emails.
  • All candidates get an allotted PSB examination centre with particular date, time and slot.
  • Candidates are suppose to make their own arrangement for the accommodation.
  • Travel expenditure for SC/ST candidates who are not employed in the central/state govt. and if the home station is beyond 30 kms from the place of selection will be reimbursed second class rail fare, on production of original tickets.

What after Indian Coast Guard PSB Interview

  • The candidates qualifying Preliminary Selection get a call for Final Selection.
  • The Final Selection will consist of Psychologist test, Group Testing and Interview (Personality test).
  • All candidates recommended by Final Selection Board will undergo Medical examination at nearest Military Hospital. Candidates for GD(P/N) and CPL will undergo medical at AFCME, Delhi/ IAM Bangaluru.

If you have any confusion and questions regarding the preliminary selection of Indian Coast Guard Assistant Commandant, do ask in the comment section below.

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  • Dikshith

    I am national level basketball player nd a ncc a b c nd all india vayu sainik certificate holder do i hav any weightage for it? m gng to mumbai on 1 july

    • ssbcrack

      This will add something to your personality and OLQs, but no written advantage during interview process.

  • Bharath Chal La

    What would be the gap between psb and fsb???

    • chetak chaudhary

      2-2.5 month

      • Akshay

        hv u been to coast guard ssb before ? are u sure tht there is 2 months gap b/w psb n fsb ?

  • chetak chaudhary

    Sir what is the syllabus for MAT test….nd type of quetion….
    As num. Of question nd total time to solve that questions…..

    • ssbcrack

      Simple aptitude questions.

      • sreejith

        how many days assistandcommand interview will

  • SJ

    How long would the PSB take? Mumbai has about 6000 candidates.
    1000 each in a slot 8am 2ndjuly.
    999 in 2nd slot 12pm 2nd july.
    similarly for 1st july and 3rd july.

    So will the PSB get over the same day itself?

    • chetak chaudhary

      Can u gave me your num. Pls….my psb will on 10 july
      There fore i can take some knowledge about psb so pls
      Gave me ur ur num. If u can
      Thank u

  • vijayasekaran

    what are tests conducted in PSB, will it have PPDT like SSB????????????

    • ssbcrack

      Yes like SSB Screening.

  • Vigneshwaran Chakrapani

    Sir/Madam, I just finished my engineering and my certificates from 6th semester are yet to be provided by Anna University,Chennai. But I have course completion certi given by the college. Is that enough? Can I attend the examination on the date fixed to me?

  • vicky

    sir ,tell me that PSB is a one day process or of more and my reporting time is 12:00 at 13/07/2013.

  • Akshay

    will there be a gap between the preliminary and final selection? or it will be like the other ssbs , just next day . and if there is gao , how many days of gap ?

    • ssbcrack

      Yes, gap of 1 month mostly.

  • ravi

    i have applied for coast guard… i am doing my at present. My original documents are at college. Does coast guard officials accept custodian certificate as a proof of original certificates????

    • irfan

      dude even i have the same prob.. r u attending?

      • ravi

        ya attending on 3 july

        • Anand Kumar Ranjan

          Boyz d’not worry at all.. Good to know that you both are doing your PG but you people can produce your UG certificates..if not then pls fill your online applications carefully and inform your roblems on ICG Toll free Num.

  • Rahul kumar

    please tell me how much time they will take for announcing the result of PSB??? my PSB center is in delhi noida

  • Sanjay Krishnan

    This is Sanjay from chennai.
    In few other sites I could see that it is mentioned as there are some General Awareness questions also in mental ability test. But in SSB stage 1 we dnt have such questions.
    So is tht true tht GK is included in Coast gaurd PSB?
    Please repond soon..I have exam on 7th July.

    Thanks In Advance
    And for all the Gentlemen ..!!! All the best..

    • ssbcrack

      No Gk, just verbal and non verbal type questions.

      • Kashyap

        hey admin, could you please provide info regarding the time period that ICG take between PSB and FSB..! There are so many questions regarding this. Please…! 🙂

        • ssbcrack

          Can take up to a month 🙂

          • kumarmanu4

            Sir,can u give details of FSB selection procedures?are they similar to SSB stage-II procedures?anything additional or less?

      • Sanjay Krishnan

        Thats awesome..Thanks..!!!

  • Ritesh Singh Rathod

    Hi ,

    Anyone who is done with the MAT & PPDT if they can share they experience and the kind of questions asked in MAT

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  • Saravana Kumar

    can any one say that the interview pattern for technical department in coast guard is same as general department . i have app for technical post electronics.i need to know whether the written exam is based on electronics or not

  • manthan

    i m pursuing m tech and my original documents are with my collage what should i do ?

    • Anand Kumar Ranjan

      While filling an online applications you are asked to fill only the detail’s such as: year of passing, %, Subject’s, name of your institutes/ University etc. Before PSB for interview you can ask your Institute to produce copy’s of your marksheet and while called for interview you can carry along with you. Most important thing before pls fallow instructions carefully.

  • manthan

    please give relevant answer to my question

  • aksh

    i did cleard psb and and was not recomended last year

  • ss

    can any one say that the post of assistant commandant general duty is a SSA appointment or long term appointment in coast guard

  • Sandeep K Vijayan

    May i know the procedure of Coast Guard PSB and FSB, Do they provide us Accommodation, I have got my PSB at chennai, i heard that i can stay outside and report to the center for 2 days. and when will the result publish for FSB in how many days, Whether in FSB they provide accommodation.
    How many will get selected in PSB and FSB. . I have experience only in ARMY SSB, whether it will be same as it is ?

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  • Sudhir Matthew

    sir, in preliminary selection of Indian Coast Guard Assistant Commandant technical do they ask questions related to the corresponding branch????

  • Guest

    in a small accident my left hand index finger got cut for an inch, frn plz tell me am i eligible for ssb, indain cost gaurd etc plz help me out

  • Santhosh Sarupya

    in a small accident my left hand index finger has been pierced for one inch, am i eligible for ssb , indian coast gaurd etc., plz help me out…

    • Anand Kumar Ranjan

      Yes Santhosh Your are eligible for SSB as the Board they check only Medical’s & Body Fitness.

  • hanum

    hi i applied for short service under women category wt s d height required?????


    HAI while filling the online application for Indian Coast Guard Assistant Commandant i had done small mistake i.e i had passed my 10+2 in the year 2008 by mistake i had kept the year as 2006. During the verification of my original documents will there be any problem am i eligible for Preliminary Selection Board Interview.My interview is on JAN 20TH Chennai. pls reply will there be any problem at Preliminary Selection Board Interview????????

    • subash kumar

      but specify ur mistake to the board.
      and fill correct details if any form is given by them during your ssb. best of luck

  • Santhosh Fabre

    it is asked in the eligibility as any graduation with maths and physics.. i have done maths and physics in 12th standard.. and i have pursuid an 5yr integrated PG M.S software engineering.. but while applyin online there was no option as such.. so i gav Ug and Pg as the same with the pg % to both.. will tht be a problem durin PSB.. i hav been called next week.. Please gimme a suggestion of what to tell the officers if they ask durin verification..

  • Praveen Kumar

    Sir,I had selected the wrong category i.e i have selected ST instead of SC for the special recruitment drive on 7th Jan’14, will they reject me if there is mistake in the application.

    • subash kumar

      it won’t be a problem.
      But specify your mistake before hand.
      If asked to fill any form during ssb, pls fill it correctly.
      Best of luck.

  • vishakh ns

    I am studying in final year BE…I have my PSB on 17th January in Chennai…should I produce any letter signed by the principal of my college stating that I am studying in that college…??

  • anirban.xcd

    word association test and situation reaction test are part of FSB?? or PSB?? plz reply asap…

  • anirban.xcd

    hi…im having my PSB on 15th jan. 12 noon at kolkata….. any1 else here having d sm?? plz do reply… 🙂

  • Mayank Rawat

    will they tell us on the same day whether we have cleared staze 1 or not??

  • Mayank Rawat

    will they tell us on the same day whether we have cleared stage1 or not?

  • Mayank Rawat

    sir! can we move to general duty if not selected in technical??

  • sakshi

    can anyone tell gap between psb and fsb dates?

  • nithish

    How long the medical test ll be there after FSB? I need to know the total duration for booking my return ticket. If we get selected, where do they take us for medical test? Pls rply if anyone knows information regarding this..
    Thank you