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ICG mainly stands for Indian Coast Guard. The main role of the officers in the Indian Coast Guard is to protect the marine borders of the country and assist in the rescue of people at sea. Indian Coast Guard are Officer's Entry and Sailor's Entry.  

Sailor's entry has three sub- entry levels; it includes Yatrik, Navik General Duty and Domestic Branch.  

Indian Coast Guard is recruiting eligible candidates for the post of Navik (Domestic Branch) - 01/2023 Batch. The job requirement for the Navik DB is for the Cook and Steward. The recruited Navik (DB) will be paid as per the 7th Pay Commission including dearness allowance and other allowances. Furthermore, the Navik (DB) officer will be also entitled to various other benefits such as free ration, accommodation, paid leaves, medical facilities, etc. Everything you need to know about the Indian Coast Guard Navik DB salary in this article.


The selection process includes several phases- A written test , PFT (Physical fitness test) and Medical examination 


  1. NATIONALITY- Candidate must be citizen of India and document must be verified by government of India. 
  2. AGE LIMITATION - Candidate age  should be between 18 and 22 years 
  3. EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS - Candidate must pass class 10th from an education board recognised by council of boards for school education. 


The written exam includes several topics such as English, Physics, Mathematics, Basic Chemistry, Reasoning, Current affairs and Quantitative Aptitude. 


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:

Academic and service subjects.

Sports activities

Outdoor training such as Parade Training, Sailing, Boat Pulling, Swimming, Trekking, Cross-Country, Firing etc.

Service-oriented activities including maintenance of equipment, living spaces and training areas etc.

Duration of Training- 

Naviks (Domestic Branch) – 16 weeks 

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.

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.


Indian Coast Guard Navik (DB) 

General Knowledge Syllabus- 

In this section, candidates need to prove their General Knowledge skills. All the happenings around the country will come under this section. Candidates need to be aware of them and answer this section wisely.

Topics under this section are: 

  • Culture and Religion
  • Geography: Soil, Rivers, Mountains, Ports
  • Inland
  • Harbours 
  • Freedom Movement
  • Sports: championships/Winners/Terms/No. of Players 
  • Defence, Wars, and Neighbours
  • Current Affairs
  • Important National Facts about India
  • Heritage and Arts
  • Dance
  • History
  • Languages
  • Capitals and Currencies 
  • National : Bird/ Animal/ Sport/ Flower/ Anthem/ Song/ Flag/ Monuments
  • Eminent Personalities
  • Common Names 
  • Full forms and Abbreviations
  • Awards and Authors
  • Discoveries
  • Diseases and Nutrition

Indian Coast Guard Navik (DB) Maths Syllabus- 

In this section, candidates need to be very good at mathematics as it is one of the toughest sections to score marks. To clear this section and the topics that come under it, candidates need to practice on a daily basis

Topics under this section are: 

  • Algebraic Identities
  • Measures of Central Tendency(Averages, Median and Mode)
  • Time, Speed & Distance
  • Time & Work
  • Profit & Loss
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Interest
  • Percentage
  • Mathematical Simplification
  • Geometry
  • Simple Mensuration
  • Basic Trigonometry
  • Linear Equations and Polynomials
  • Simultaneous Equations

Indian Coast Guard Navik (DB) General Science Syllabus- 

Candidates need to be aware of general science subjects which are listed below. This section will be of class 10-level questions. In this section, candidates should try to score as many marks as possible.

Topics under this section are

  • Nature of Matter
  • Universe (Planets / Earth/Satellites/Sun),
  • Electricity and its application
  • Force and Gravitation
  • Newton's Law of Motion
  • Work, Energy and Power
  • Heat
  • Temperature
  • Matter and Non Matter
  • Carbon and its Compounds
  • Measurements in Science
  • Sound and Wave Motion, Atomic Structure
  • Atomic Structure

Indian Coast Guard Navik (DB) Reasoning Syllabus- 

The candidate's thinking and logical ability are tested in this section. Candidates need to think critically before marking the answers in this section as it is very tricky.

Topics under this section are:​

  • Coding-Decoding
  • Spatial
  • Numerical Reasoning and Associative Ability
  • Sequences
  • Spellings Unscrambling

Indian Coast Guard Navik (DB) English Syllabus- 

The candidate's grammar and vocabulary should be perfect to clear this section. This is another section where candidates can score well and even aim for high marks.

Topics under this section are:

  • Correction of sentences
  • Active and passive voice, 
  • Direct indirect sentences 
  • Verbs/Tense/Non-Finites
  • Punctuation 
  • Substituting phrasal verbs for expression
  • Synonyms and Antonyms
  • Use of adjectives 
  • Use of Pronouns
  • Passage
  • Prepositions
  • Sentence Correction
  • Compound preposition

Indian Coast Guard Navik DB Job Profile- 

Indian Coast Guard is hiring candidates for the post of Navik DB in the job profile of Steward and Cook. Therefore, you need to know the details of these job profiles -

  • Navik (DB) Cook:You have to prepare veg as well as non-veg food as per the menu listed by the Indian Coast Guard. You need to perform weekly accounting of food ration.
  • Navik (DB) Steward: You will be tasked with serving the food in the Indian Coast Guard’s Canteen/Mess. Perform chores related to housekeeping, waiter, maintenance, etc. You need to perform accounting of funds associated with food as well.

Indian Coast Guard Navik DB Career Growth and Promotion- 

With consistency in performance during your time as a Navik Domestic Branch Officer, you will receive periodical promotions up to the rank of Pradhan Adhikari. The basic pay of Pradhan Adhikari is Rs. 47,600 (Pay level 8) along with Dearness Allowance.

Salary Structure of Indian Coast Guard Navik DB- 

 The salary of the Navik DB officer is as per 7th Commission pay and hence, the basic pay is Rs. 21,700. Therefore, as per the government norms, you will receive the basic pay of Rs. 21,700 along with grade pay of Rs. 1900 as your basic salary. 

  • Vacancies for Navik DB - 40 Posts 


  • Computer based exam is conducted which comprises 60 marks which comprises Maths, Science, English, Reasoning and General Knowledge.  The standard of syllabus is of class 10th. 
  • Those who qualify the written exam is asked to appear in Physical fitness test 
  • Final document verification and Medical exam at INS Chilka. 
  •  Candidates on the merit list are shortlisted for training at INS Chilka. 

The Application will be filled out online at the official ICG website.

  • First, the candidate needs to register using a mobile number and E-mail ID.
  • Candidates should abide by the guidelines issued by authorities 
  • Candidates should apply for only one post in one cycle otherwise the candidature might get rejected.
  • Candidates should upload all the credentials including cast certificate, educational certificates etc, as required for the post applied.
  • Additional Documents are to be uploaded for stage 2 on clearing stage 1.
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