Indian Coast Guard (ICG) Assistant Commandant (AC) 2022 Syllabus

By Vivek Chauhan|Updated : February 8th, 2022

The Indian Coast Guard has recently announced the recruitment of an Assistant Commandant, a Group ‘A’ Gazetted Officer position. It is a matter of prestige to be selected for the armed forces. It is not easy to get through all of the stages of selection. As a result, candidates must thoroughly prepare for the Indian Coast Guard Assistant Commandant Recruitment. 

Understanding the syllabus is the basic requirement for preparation. This article will cover the most recent and detailed Indian Coast Guard Assistant Commandant Syllabus. As of now, the Indian Coast Guard has not released any information about the Indian Coastguard syllabus. We have also covered the ICGCAT syllabus for technical branches, ICGCAT Mechanical Syllabus, ICGCAT Electrical/Electronics syllabus.

Indian Coast Guard (ICG) Assistant Commandant (AC) 2022 Syllabus

Indian Coast Guard Assistant Commandant recruitment will go through these 5 stages for the selection process.

  • Stage I (includes Screening Test): 
  • Stage II (includes PSB): 
  • Stage III (includes Final Selection Board (FSB)): 
  • Stage IV: Medical Examination 
  • Stage V: All India Merit List

For the post of General Duty GD/Pilot/Navigator/Women SSA in Indian Coast Guard, The Indian Coast Guard will conduct these 5 stages of exam and in these 5 stages of examination only Stage I will have a specific written examination that Indian Coast Guard has named as Screening Test which is based on Mental Ability. The Mental Ability Test will be a type of aptitude test with objective questions. This test is expected to include questions from subjects such as Quantitative Aptitude and Logical Reasoning.

As of now, the Indian Coast Guard has not officially released any syllabus. Candidates can, however, start preparing for the ICG AC exam 2022 by consulting the following list of expected topics.

For Quantitative Aptitude

  • Number System
  • Percentage and Average
  • Time, Distance, Work
  • Profit and Loss
  • Ratio and Proportions
  • Simplification
  • Simple and Compound Interest
  • Number Series

For General English

  • Tenses
  • Adverb
  • Articles (a, an, the)
  • Comprehension
  • Sentence Rearrangement
  • Active & Passive Voice
  • Direct and Indirect Speech
  • Unseen Passages
  • Antonyms
  • Idioms and Phrases
  • Synonyms
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Transformation of Sentences 

For Reasoning

  • Figural Analogy
  • Drawing inferences
  • Clocks & Calendars 
  • Number Series
  • Embedded figures 
  • Mathematical Reasoning 
  • Statements & Arguments
  • Blood relation
  • Similarities & differences 
  • Coding & de-coding
  • Alphabet Series 
  • Linear & Circular Sitting Arrangements 
  • Puzzles

For General Sciences (i.e. for Physics) 

  • Physical World & Measurement
  • Work, Power, & Energy
  • Laws of Motion 
  • Gravitation 
  • Kinematics
  • Solids & Fluids 
  • Waves & Oscillations 
  • Electrostatics
  • Current Electricity 
  • Electromagnetic Induction & Alternating Current (AC)
  • Magnetic Effect of Current & Magnetism
  • Optics
  • Principles of Communication
  • Dual Nature of Matter & Radiations

For General Sciences (i.e. for Chemistry) 

  • Photochemistry
  • Electrochemistry
  • Thermodynamics
  • Organic Synthesis 
  • Quantum Chemistry
  • Chemical Kinetics 
  • Bio-inorganic Chemistry
  • Chemistry of Transition elements
  • Inorganic reaction mechanism
  • Nuclear chemistry
  • Acids & Bases
  • Redox Reactions 
  • Structure & Bonding
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Analytical Techniques

Indian Coast Guard AC 2022 Syllabus For Technical Branches

Indian Coastguard Assistant Commandamdant is also conducting ICGCAT for technical branches, syllabus for technical branches such as Mechanical, Electrical/Electronics has been discussed below.

Asst Comdt. (Technical - Mech & Elect)
Fundamental Engineering
Engineering MathematicsMatrix Algebra, Eigen values and Eigen vectors, Theorems of integral calculus, Partial derivatives, Maxima and minima, Multiple integrals, Stokes, Gauss and Green’s theorems. First order differential equation (linear and nonlinear), Cauchy’s and Euler’s equations, Complex variables, Taylor’s and Laurent’ series, Sampling theorems, Mean, Median, Mode and Standard deviation, Random variables, Discrete and Continuous distributions, Fourier transform, Laplace transform, Ztransform.
Engineering PhysicsUnits for measurement, Description of Motion in One, Two and Three dimensions, Laws of Motion, Work, Energy and Power, Rotational Motion, Gravitation, Heat and Thermodynamics, Electrostatics, Electric Current, Magnetic Effect of Currents, Magnetism, Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents and Electromagnetic Waves, Ray Optics and Optical Instruments.
Engineering Graphics / Engineering DrawingPrinciples of orthographic projections, projections of points, lines, planes and solids, Section of solids, Isometric views, Auto-CAD.
Only Mech
Specialized Branch topics
Engineering MechanicsEquations of equilibrium in space and its application; first and second moments of area; simple problems on friction; kinematics of particles for plane motion; elementary particle dynamics. Generalized Hooke’s law and its application; design problems on axial stress, shear stress and bearing stress; material properties for dynamic loading; bending shear and stresses in beams; determination of principle stresses and strains - analytical and graphical; material behaviour and design factors for dynamic load; design of circular shafts for bending and torsional load only; deflection of beam for statically determinate problems; theories of failure.
ThermodynamicsBasic concept of First –law and second law of Thermodynamics; concept of entropy and reversibility; availability and unavailability and irreversibility. Classification and properties of fluids; incompressible and compressible fluids flows; effect of Mach number and compressibility; continuity momentum and energy equations; normal and oblique shocks; one dimensional isentropic flow; flow or fluids in duct with frictions that transfer. Flow through fans, blowers and compressors; axial and centrifugal flow configuration; design of fans and compressors
Theory of MachinesKinematic and dynamic analysis of plane mechanisms. Cams, Gears and epicyclic gear trains, flywheels, governors, balancing of rigid rotors, balancing of single and multicylinder engines, linear vibration analysis of mechanical systems (single degree of freedom), Critical speeds and whirling of shafts. flywheels, balancing of rotors and reciprocating machinery, balancing machines, governors, free and forced vibration of damped and undamped single degree of freedom systems, isolation, whirling of shafts, gyroscope
Fluid mechanics/Hydraulic MachinesFluid flow concepts - Transport theorem - Fluid kinematics - Potential flow - Governing equations of Fluid flow - Dimensional Analysis - Viscous flow - Boundary Layer flows - Turbulence - Closed conduit flows - Hydrodynamic lubrication - Free surface flow - Compressible flows, Hydraulic Turbines: Impulse and Reaction Turbines - Centrifugal and Axial flow pumps
Manufacturing ScienceFoundry Technology, Melting furnaces, Special casting processes, Gating and riser design, Casting defects, Arc welding, TIG, MIG, submerged arc, resistance welding, Gas welding, Flash butt welding, Solid state welding, Welding metallurgy, Forming Technology, Powder metallurgy
Materials ScienceBasic concepts on structure of solids; common ferrous and nonferrous materials and their applications; heat-treatment of steels; non-metals- plastics, ceramics, composite materials and nano-materials.
Machine DrawingDevelopment and Intersection of surfaces, Conventional representation of machine elements, materials, surface finish and tolerances - Sectional views and additional views - Drawing of Screw threads, locking devices, Fasteners, Keys and Cotters, Knuckle joints, Riveted Joints, Shaft Couplings and Bearings - Pipe Joints, Assembly and production drawings
Only Elec
Specialized Branch topics
Analog and Digital ElectronicsCharacteristics of diodes, BJT, FET, JFET and MOSFET, Amplifiers – biasing, equivalent circuit and frequency response, Oscillators and feedback amplifiers, Operational amplifiers – characteristics and applications, Simple active filters, VCOs and timers, Combinational and sequential logic circuits, Multiplexer, Schmitt trigger, Multi-vibrators, Sample and hold circuits, A/D and D/A converters, 8-bit microprocessor basics, architecture, programming and interfacing.
Electrical EngineeringSingle phase transformer – equivalent circuit, phasor diagram, tests, regulation and efficiency, Three phase transformers – connections, parallel operation, Autotransformer; Energy conversion principles, DC machines – types, windings, generator characteristics, armature reaction and commutation, starting and speed control of motors, Single phase and Three phase induction motors – principles, types, performance characteristics, starting and speed control, Starting motors, Servo and stepper motors, Synchronous machines Generators – performance, regulation and parallel operation.
Electronic DevicesEnergy bands in Silicon, Intrinsic and extrinsic Silicon, Carrier transport in Silicon – diffusion current, drift current, mobility, and resistivity. Generation and recombination of carriers, p-n junction diode, Zener diode, tunnel diode, BJT, JFET, MOS capacitor, MOSFET, LED, PIN and avalanche photo diode, Basics of LASER. Device technology – integrated circuits fabrication process, oxidation, diffusion, ion implantation, photolithography, n-tub, p-tub and twin-tub CMOS process.
Control EngineeringApplication of open loop and closed loop systems, Principles of feedback, Determination of transfer function by block diagram reduction method, Time domain analysis of first and second order systems, transient and steady-state errors, damping and oscillations, Routh and Nyquist techniques, Bode plots, Root loci, Lag, lead and lead-lag compensation, State space model, State transition matrix, Controllability and observability.
Telecommunication SystemsRandom signals and noise – probability, random variables, probability density function, autocorrelation, power spectral density. Analog communication – amplitude and angle modulation and demodulation systems, spectral analysis of these operations, superheterodyne receivers, elements of hardware, realisations of analog communication systems, signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) calculations for AM and FM. Fundamentals of information theory and channel capacity theorem. Digital communication systems – Pulse Code Modulation (PCM), Differential Pulse Code Modulation (DPCM), Digital modulation schemes: amplitude, phase and frequency shift keying schemes (ASK, PSK, FSK), Matched filter receivers, Bandwidth consideration and probability of error calculations for these schemes. Basics of TDMA, FDMA and CDMA. Fundamentals of mobile communication. Fundamentals of optical fibre communication.
Microwave EngineeringWave guides, Waveguide components, Klystrons, Travelling Wave Tubes, Magnetron, Microwave measurements, Introduction to microstrip lines, Microwave network analysis, Microwave semiconductor devices, Monolithic microwave integrated circuits.
Antenna and Wave PropagationAntenna parameters, Radiation from a current element in free space, Reciprocity theorem, Resonant and non-resonant antenna, Effective length and aperture, gain, beamwidth, directivity, radiation resistance, efficiency, polarization, impedance and directional characteristics of antenna, antenna temperature. Phased array antenna, Mechanism of radio wave propagation, Reflection, refraction, interference and diffraction of radio waves. Theory of ground wave, space wave, sky wave and troposcatter propagation.

Quick Link: Indian Coast Guard Assistant Commandant (AC) Recruitment 01/2023 Batch Notification Out

You can consider these details cover and start preparing for Stage I i.e. Screening Test that will give you an extra advantage to cover the Indian Coastguard Assistant Commandant Syllabus on time. You can also check our Defence Study Material to prepare for Stage I of the recruitment of Assistant Commandant in the Indian Coast Guard.  You can check also the Join the Online Classroom program that will enhance your preparation.


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  • The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) Assistant Commandant (AC) Syllabus differs for each tier of the exam. The Indian Coast Guard exam pattern is divided into three sections: written test, medical test, and physical examination. General Intelligence & Reasoning, General Awareness, Physics, Mathematics, and English Comprehension are the major sections.

  • There are no negative markings on the Indian Coast Guard Assistant Commandant Exam.

  • The Indian Coast Guard Assistant Commandant Exam 2022 will be conducted in English.

  • The exam will be of the objective type and will be conducted in online mode,

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