SSC Tax Assistant Examination
Staff Selection Commission will hold on Sunday, An open competitive examination for recruitment to the post of TaxAssistant for filling up vacancies in various Commissioneratesof Central Board of Direct Taxes(CBDT) and Central Board of Excisev And Customs(CBEC).
Approximately(427) vacancies in CBDT. Vacancies from CBEC is awaited. Thesevacancies are provisional and may vary subject to actual number ofvacancies intimated later by the Indenting Departments.
Categorywise firm number of vacancies /reservations among SC/ST/OBC/PH/ExS in CBDT & CBEC will be determined in due course.
Note:The post carries All-India Service Liability (AISL). Thus, thecandidates selected for appointment are liable to serve anywhere inIndia
A candidate must be either:
1. A citizen of India, or
2. A subject of Nepal, or
3. A subject of Bhutan, or
4. A Tibetan refugee who came over to India, before the 1st January,1962,with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
5. Aperson of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, SriLanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic ofTanzania(Formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar),Zambia, Malawi, Zaire,Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling inIndia.
Provided that a candidate belongingto categories (b),(c),(d) and (e) above shall be a person in whosefavour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Governmentof India.
A candidate in whose case a certificate ofeligibility is necessary may be admitted to the Examination but theoffer of appointment will be given only after the necessary eligibilitycertificate has been issued to him by the Government of India.
Age Limit: 20-27 years
Educational Qualification: Graduation
Fee: Rupees One Hundred Only(Rs.100/-)
Signature And Right Hand Thumb Impression At Assigned Places.
SC/ST/OBC Certificates Etc. To Be Enclosed With Application In Prescribed Proforma
SSC Tax Assistant Exam Age Limit
(A) Age Limit:20-27 years
Note:Candidates should note that only the date of birth as recorded in thematriculation/secondary examination certificate or an equivalentcertificate on the date of submission of application will be acceptedby the commission and no subsequent request for its change will beconsidered or granted.
(B) The Upper age limit as prescribed in Para (A) above will be further relaxable:
Upto a maximum of 5 years if a candidate belongs to a Scheduled Caste or a ScheduledTribe category.
Uptoa maximum of 3 years if a candidate belongs to OBCs in accordance withDP&T’s O.M. No. 36012/22/93-Estt.(SCT) and subsequent modification vide DP&T OM NO.43013/2/95-Estt(SCT).
Note: The closing date for receiptof application will be treated as the date of reckoning for OBC statusof the candidate and also, for assuming that the candidate does notfall in the creamy layer.
The candidateshould furnish the relevant OBC certificate in the format prescribedfor Central Government jobs as per Annexure-VIII issued by competentauthority on or before the Closing Date stipulated in the Notice.
Candidatesfurnishing OBC Certificate in proforma/format other than the prescribedformat as given in Annexure-VIII will be summarily rejected.
Uptoa maximum of 10 years if the candidate is a physically handicappedperson. For candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC who are physicallyhandicapped, the maximum relaxation of 10 years permissible forphysically handicapped shall be in addition to the age relaxationprovided in terms of sub-paras (i) and (ii) above.
Uptothe maximum of 5 years to candidates of Jammu and Kashmir who haveordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu and Kashmir during the period. Any person intending to avail ofthe aforesaid relaxation shall submit the certificate from eitherDistrict Magistrate within whose jurisdiction he/she had ordinarilyresided or any other authority so designated in this behalf by theGovt. of Jammu and Kashmir to the effect that he/she had ordinarilybeen domiciled in the State of Jammu and Kashmir.
Uptothe age of 35 years (upto 40 years for members of Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes and 38 years for OBC) in the case of widows; divorcedwomen and women judicially separated from their husbands and who arenot remarried.
Upto amaximum of three years (8 years for SC/ST and 6 years for OBCscandidates) in the case of Defence Personnel disabled in operationduring hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area andreleased as a consequence thereof.
Upper age limit is also relaxable for retrenched employees of Chukha Hydel Project
Authorityin Bhutan who were directly recruited, to the extent of servicerendered by them with the Authority (period of service rendered by theretrenched employees will be decided on the basis of certificate issuedby the Chukha Hydel Project Authority).
(C)Age concession for Ex-Serviceman will be allowed in accordance with theorders issued by the Government from time to time and they will beallowed to deduct military service from their actual age and suchresultant age should not exceed the prescribed age limit by more than 3years.
Explanation: Anex-serviceman means a person who has served in any rank whether ascombatant or non-combatant in the Regular Army, Navy, Air Force of theIndian Union and
whoretired from such service after earning his/her pension. This wouldalso include persons who are released/retired at their own request butafter having earned their pension; or
whohas been released from such service on medical grounds attributable tomilitary service/circumstances beyond his/her control and awardedmedical or other disability pension; or
who has been released, otherwise than on his/her own request from such service as a result of reduction in establishment; or
whohas been released from such service after completing the specificperiod of engagements, otherwise than at his/her own request or by wayof dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency, andhas been given a gratuity; and includes personnel of the TerritorialArmy of the following categories, namely :-
1. Pension holders for continuous embodied service,
2. Persons with disability attributable to military service; and
3. Gallantry award winners.
1. Graduation in any discipline from any recognized University.
2. Should possess data entry speed of 8,000 key depressions per hour on computer.
6. No person:
1. who has entered into or contracted a marriage with a person having spouse living; or
2. whohaving a spouse living has entered into or contracted a marriage withany person, shall be eligible for appointment to service.
Providedthat Central government may, if satisfied that such marriage ispermissiblel under the personal law applicable to such person and theother party to the marriage and therel are other grounds for so doing,exempt any person from the operation of this rule.
7.A candidate must be in good mental and physical health and free fromany physical defect likely to interfere with the efficient discharge ofhis duties as an officer of the service.only such candidates who arelikely to be considered for appointment will be medically examined.However, a candidate who after such medical examination as may beprescribed by the competent authority, is found not to satisfy theserequirements, will not be appointed.
8. The decision of theCommission as to the eligibility or otherwise of a candidate foradmission to the examination shall be final.
9. No candidate will be admitted to the examination unless he/she holds a certificate of admission (AC) from the Commission.
10. Candidates (except who are exempted from payment of Fee ) must pay the fee prescribed.
11.Any attempt on the part of a candidate to obtain support for his/hercandidature by any means may disqualify him/her for admission.
12. Action against candidates found guilty of misconduct:
Candidatesare warned that they should not furnish any particulars that are falseor suppress any material information while filling in the applicationform. Candidates are also warned that they should in no case attempt toalter or otherwise tamper with any entry in a document or the attestedcertified copy submitted by them nor should they submit atampered/fabricated document. If there is any inaccuracy or anydiscrepancy, an explanation regarding this discrepancy should besubmitted.
A candidate who is or has been declared by the Commission to be guilty of:-
1. Obtaining support for his candidature by any means, or
2. Impersonating, or
3. Procuring impersonation by any person, or
4. Submitting fabricated documents or documents which have been tampered with, or
5. Making statements which are incorrect or false or suppressing material information, or
6. Resorting to any other irregular or improper means in connection with his candidature for the examination, or
7. Writing irrelevant matters including obscene languages or pornographic matter in the script,or
8. Mis-behaving in any other manner in the examination hall, or
9. Using unfair means in the examination hall, or
10. PossessingMobile Phones / Cellular Phones / Pagers /Communication devices or anyother unauthorized electronic gadget inside the Examinationpremises/venue, whether in use or not (mere possession of any of theseitems will be deemed to have been using unfair means and wouldaccordingly be liable to disciplinary action as deemed fit, includingban from future examination conducted by S.S.C), or
11. Takingaway the Question Booklet/Answer Sheet with him/her from theexamination hall, or passing it on to unauthorised persons during theconduct of the examination, or
12. Harassing or doing bodily harm to the staff employed by the Commission for the conduct of these examination, or
13. Violationof any of the instructions issued to candidates alongwith theiradmission certificates permitting them to take examination, or,
14. Attemptingto commit, or as the case may be, abetting the commission of all or anyof the acts specified in the foregoing clauses, may, in addition torendering himself/herself liable to criminal prosecution, be liable:-
1. Tobe disqualified by the Commission from the examination for which he/sheis a candidate as also from any other examination/selection of thecommission in which he/she might have appeared but the finalresult/selection has not yet been declared/made, and/or
2. To be debarred either permanently or for a specified period which may extend upto 10 years:-
1. By the Commission from any examination or selection held by them;
2. By the central government from any employment under them; and
3. To disciplinary action under appropriate rules if he/she is already in service under Government; or
4. To any other apprsopriate legal action.
13.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-Servicemenwho have already taken up a government job shall be considered againstgeneral (UR) vacancies and, hence, shall NOT be entitled for feeconcession [Note-I of Para 4(C)].
14. Mode of Payment:
Thecandidates should pay the fee by means of "central recruitment feestamps(CRFS)" only. these stamps are available at the counter of allPost offices of the country.
TheseRecruitment Fee Stamps may be pasted in the space earmarked for thepurpose and got cancelled from the Counter Clerks of the Post Office ofissue with the date stamp of the Issuing Post Office in such a mannerthat the impression or the cancellation stamps partially overflows onthe Application Form itself, taking care at the same time that theimpression is clear and distinct to facilitate the identification ofdate and post office of issue at any subsequent stage.
Aftergetting the Central Recruitment Fee Stamps cancelled from the PostOffice, the candidate may submit their application to the concernedRegional office of the Commission in the prescribed manner aftercompleting other formalities.
Note-I: Fee once paid will not be refunded under any circumstances.
Note-II:Fee paid by modes other than CRFS will not be accepted and theapplications of such candidates will be rejected forthwith and thepayment made shall stand forfeited.
SSC Tax Assistant Examination Examination Scheme
Scheme of Examination:
The examination will be conducted in two stages / parts:
Part – I: Written Exam (300 marks)
Part – II: Skill Test (Qualifying)
Part-I: Written Examination
The written examination will be conducted on 14.12.2008 and will consist of two papers as under:-
Paper I Subject Maximum marks Duration & Timings for General candidates Duration & Timings for VH candidates
Objective type, Multiple Choice (OMR Answer Sheets will be provided for this paper) Part A General English Part B General Awareness 100
100 2 Hours [10.00 A.M. to 10.00 AM to 12.00 Noon] 2 Hours 20 Minits 10.00 AM to 12.20 PM
Paper II Conventional type Arithmetic 100 2 Hours [2.00 P.M. to 2.00 PM to 4.00 P.M.] 2 Hours 40 Min. 4.40 PM
16(B): Part-II: Sklll Test:
Data entry speed of 8,000 (eight thousands) key depression per hour on computer (appropriate to the text)
Thespeed of 8000 key depressions per hour on Computer’ will be adjudged onthe basis of the correct entry of all the key depressions in computeras per the given text passage and the duration of the said Test will be15(Fifteen) minutes and printed passage of running text matter inEnglish containing about 2000-2200 strokes/key-depressions would begiven to each candidate who would enter the same in the Computer.
This“Data Entry Speed” skill test would be of qualifying nature. candidatesallowed to take this test, will have to qualify the test at theprescribed speed on Computer, to be provided by the commission or theagency authorized by the commission to conduct such skill test at thecentre/venue so notified.
Eamination should ensure that they fulfill all the eligibility conditions for admission to the examination.
Theiradmission at all the stages of examination for which they are admittedby the commission (written examination and skill test) will be purelyProviosnal, subject to their satisfying the prescribed eligibilityconditions.
If on verification at anytime before or after the written examination and Skill test, it isfound that they do not fulfill any of the eligibility conditions, theircandidature for the examination will be cancelled by the commission.
However,the original documents / certificates will be verified at the time ofskill test and their candidature will be subject to result of suchscrutiny. while exercising the facility of self-attestation of variousdocuments, the candidates are warned that
Anywrong attestations so as to mislead the commission or to gain access toour examinations, would lead to criminal/debar action against thecandidates, besides cancellation of their candidatures; and
All original certificates will be checked at the time of Skill Test and their candidature is subject to result of such scrutiny.
Canvassing in any form will disqualify the candidates.
SSC Tax Assistant Exam 2008 Mode of Selection
Candidatesfulfilling the prescribed qualifications will be required to undergo awritten examination. The Commission holds full discretion to fixminimum qualifying marks for the
Examinationas a whole or component-wise in Paper-I and II for differentcategories, i.e., UR,SC, ST, OBC, etc. Candidates, declared qualifiedon the basis of the Written Examination, would be required to appearfor the skill test.
Final Select Listwould be prepared on All-India basis in order of merit cum preferenceas disclosed by the aggregate marks (marks of written examination)finally awarded to each candidate as given under this scheme ofrecruitment and in that order so many candidates as are found by theCommission to be qualified at the examination shall be recommended forappointment upto the number of un-reserved vacancies.
Ifthere are candidates having the same aggregate marks in the writtenexamination,the tie cases are resolved by referring to the marks in thefirst cut off paper, followed by date of birth (candidate older in agegets preference).
Lastly, if the tie still persists, the tie isfinally resolved by referring to the alphabetic order of names, i.e., acandidate whose name begins with the alphabet which comes first inalphabetic order, gets preference.
Providedthat SC, ST and OBC candidates who are selected on their own meritwithout relaxed standards, alongwith candidates belonging to othercommunities, will not be adjusted against the reserved share ofvacancies.
The reserved vacancies willbe filled up separately from amongst the eligible SCs, STs and OBCswhich will, thus, comprise SC, ST and OBC candidates who are lower inmerit than the last general candidate on merit list of unreservedcategory but otherwise found suitable for appointment even by relaxedstandard.
Provided further that thecandidates belonging to the PH category or Ex-Servicemen,to the extentthe number of vacancies reserved for them cannot be filled up on thebasis of general standards, be recommended at the relaxed standards tomake up for the deficiency in the reserved quota subject to fitness ofsuch candidates for selection, irrespective of their ranks in the orderof merit.
However, Ex-Serviceman or physically handicapped category candidates who qualifiy on the basis ofrelaxed standards, viz., age limit, experience in qualifications,permitted number of chances in written examination, extended zone ofconsideration, etc. are to be counted against reserved vacancies andnot against general vacancies.
In sofar as cases of Ex-Servicemen are concerned, deduction from the age of Ex-Servicemen is permissible against the reserved or unreserved postsand such exemption cannot be termed as relaxed standards in regard toage.
Onsuccessful completing of the period of probation, the candidates shall,if considered fit for permanent appointment, be confirmed to their postby the Controlling Authority.