SSC: Tax Assistant Exam - About Examination

Staff Selection Commission

Tax Assistant Examination

About Examination:

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts an open competitive examination for recruitment to the post of Tax Assistant (a Group ‘C’ Non-Gazetted, Ministerial post) for filling up vacancies in various Commissionerates of Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) and Central Board of Excise & Customs (CBEC).

  • AGE LIMIT: 20-27 years

In Details:

(a) a citizen of India, or
(b) a subject of Nepal, or
(c) a subject of Bhutan, or
(d) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India, before the 1st January,1962,with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
(e) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania(Formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar),Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (b),(c),(d) and (e) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India. A candidate in whose case a certificate of eligibility is necessary may be admitted to the Examination but the offer of appointment will be given only after the necessary eligibility certificate has been issued to him by the Government of India. 4(A).

AGE LIMIT : 20- 7 years as on 11.09.2008 (normal closing date for receipt of applications i.e. not born earlier than 12.09.1981 and not later than 11.09.1988).
NOTE: Candidates should note that only the date of birth as recorded in the matriculation/secondary examination certificate or an equivalent certificate on the date of submission of application will be accepted by the commission and no subsequent request for its change will be considered or granted.

Educational Qualifications:
(i) Graduation in any discipline from any recognized University.
(ii) Should possess Data Entry Speed of 8,000 key Depressions per hour on Computer.

Note: Degree obtained by candidates from Open Universities/distance education will not be accepted unless the same is accompanied by a certificate that the course is recognized by Distance Education Council for the relevant period when the candidate has acquired the Graduation Degree.

FEE PAYABLE: Rs.100/-(Rupees One Hundred only). No fee is payable by Scheduled Castes / Scheduled Tribes / Physically Handicapped / Ex- Servicemen. Fee concession is NOT admissible to sons & daughters of ExS and to persons belonging to Other Backward Classes (OBCs).

Service Clerks in the last year of their colour service are also NOT exempted from payment of fee.

Ex-Servicemen who have already taken up a Government job shall be considered against General (UR) vacancies and, hence, shall NOT be entitled for fee concession.

MODE OF PAYMENT: The candidates should pay the fee by means of "Central Recruitment Fee Stamps(CRFS)" only. These stamps are available at the counter of all Post Offices of the country. These Recruitment Fee Stamps may be pasted in the space earmarked for the purpose and got cancelled from the Counter Clerks of the Post Office of issue with the date stamp of the Issuing Post Office in such a manner that the impression or the cancellation stamps partially overflows on the Application Form itself, taking care at the same time that the impression is clear and distinct to facilitate the identification of date and post office of issue at any subsequent stage. After getting the Central Recruitment Fee Stamps cancelled from the Post Office, the candidate may submit their application to the concerned Regional Office of the Commission in the prescribed manner after completing other formalities.

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