Staff Selection Commission
SSC Income Tax/ Excise Inspectors
The Staff Selection Commission (S.S.C.)
conducts this examination every year for recruitment to the following posts:
Inspectors' of Central Excise in different Collectorates of Central
Examiner (Ordinary Grade) in Custom House at Mumbai, Kolkata, Goa,
Cochin, Chennai and Vishakhapatnam.
Preventive Officer (Ordinary Grade) in Custom Houses at Mumbai,
Calcutta, Goa, Cochin, Chennai and Vishakhapatnam.
Inspector of Income Tax in different charges of the Commissioner of
Assistant Enforcement Officers in the Directorate of Enforcement (FERA).
Age: A candidate must have
attained the age of 18 years and must not have attained the age of 25 years on
the first July of the year of examination. The upper age limit is relaxable in
respect of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes Other Backward Classes,
Departmental candidates and such other categories of persons as may be decided
from time to time.
Educational Qualifications: A
candidate must hold degree of a recognized University, or equivalent.
Physical Standards: For the
posts of Inspector of Central Excise and Preventive Officer, candidates will
have to satisfy the following minimum physical standards, failing which they
will not be eligible for appointment.
(a) Inspector of Central Excise/Preventive
Officer (Male candidates)
(i) Physical Standards (Minimum)
|Height 157.5 cms
Chest 81 cms (fully expanded with a minimum expansion of 5 cms
|Relaxable by 5 cms in the case of Garhwalis, Assamese,
Gorkhas, Kumaon Region, Nagaland Tribes and members of ST
(ii) Physical Test:
|1600 metres in 15 minutes
8 Km in 30 minutes
(b) Inspector of Central Excise/Preventive
Officer (Lady Candidates)
(ii) Physical Standard::
|Height 152 cms
Weight 48 Kg
|Height relaxable by 2.5 cm and weight by 2 kg for
Gorkhans, Garhwalis, Assamese, Kumaon region and Nagaland Tribes and
members of ST
(ii) Physical Test:
|1 km in 20 minutes
3 km in 2
The examination is held
once a year, generally in the month of April. Blank application forms and other
particulars are usually published in the Employment News in November of last
year. The last date for the submission of application is usually the last week
of December of last year.
Plan Of Examination
The examination comprises: (i) Written
examination (ii) Interview for Personality Test for such candidates as may
qualify in the written test.
The subjects of the examination, the time
allowed and the maximum marks for each subject will be as follows:
General Intelligence: It would
contain questions of both verbal and non-verbal type. The test will include
questions on analogies, similarities and differences, space visualisation,
problem solving, analysis, judgement, decision making, visual memory,
discrimination, observation related concepts, arithmetic reasoning, verbal and
figure classification, arithmetical number series, non-verbal series etc. The
test will also include questions designed to test the candidates abilities to
deal with abstract ideas and symbols and their relationships, arithmetical
computations and their analytical functions.
General English: Questions in
this test will be designed to assess the knowledge of English language, its
vocabulary, grammar, sentence structure, synonyms, antonyms etc. There will also
be a question on comprehension of a passage.
Questions will be designed to test the ability of the candidates to perform
fundamental arithmetical operations and his skill in working our problems
relating to percentages, ratio and proportion, average estimation, rounding
numbers, use of tables and graphs, mensuration, time and distance, ratio and
General Awareness: Questions
will be designed to test the ability of the candidates general awareness of the
environment around him and its application to society. Questions will also be
designed to test knowledge of current events and of such matters of everyday
observation and experience in their scientific aspects as may be expected of an
educated person. The test will also include questions relating to India and its
neighbouring countries, especially pertaining to history, culture, geography,
economic scene, general polity and scientific research.
Note: (i) The questions in all
the four tests will be of "Objective Multiple-Choice Type".
(ii) Candidates will be required to qualify in
each of the four tests separately. The commission will have full discretion to
fix the minimum qualifying marks in each of the four tests.
(iii) Only those candidates who qualify in each
of the four tests would be eligible for being called for personality test
(interview) which will carry 100 marks.