How to become an Income Tax Officer?
The first and foremost thing for becoming an Income Tax Officer is getting Income Tax Jobs at the Income Tax Department as either a Tax Assistant or a Tax Inspector.After joining the department, you get promoted to Income Tax Officer Designation after you qualify the examination on the departmental level. The first step for joining is to qualify CGI or Combined Graduate Level examination. Once you qualify, you would be interviewed for the post of Tax Inspector and there will be a skill test if you want to go for Tax Assistant’s post. This all India competitive exam can be applied by all interested applicants from India both offline or online.
Qualification– The applicants for the examination should at least have completed graduation in any discipline from any College/University that has been approved by UGC (University Grants Commission).
Age– To apply for this examination you should be of minimum age of 18 years and maximum age limit is twenty seven years for general candidates. The range for OBC candidates is 18 to 30 years and for SC/ST candidates this range is 18 to 32 Years.
Pattern of the Examination
Written– There will be two separate sections i.e. Tier I & II. People qualifying the Tier I examination can appear for the next section of the examination. Tier I is given maximum duration of 2 hours and Tier II is given maximum duration of 4 hours.
Tier I Subjects:
- Reasoning and General Intelligence
- Numerical Aptitude
- General Awareness
- Language Comprehension (English)
Each subject in Tier I section is worth 50 marks that makes the total of Tier I to be 200 marks.
Tier II Subjects:
- Abilities to solve Arithmetical Questions
- Language Comprehension II (English)
Tier II subjects are worth 200 Marks each which makes the total marks of Tier II to be 400 marks.
Arithmetical abilities section has about 100 questions and Language Comprehension section has about 200 questions in total for Tier II.
The scoring has negative marking. This means that for every right answer, the candidates would get one mark and for every wrong one, one fourth marks would be deducted.
Interview or Skill Test
Interview– This interview is done to test the personality of all the candidates that have cleared Tier II. Some questions might be regarding the department, corruption and scenarios relating taxation. This personal interview is of a total of 100 marks.
Skill Test– This skill test is to check the speed of data entry of the candidates. The test is conducted at the regional or sub regional office of the SSC (Staff Selection Commission). The only way a candidate qualifies is if they have a speed of 2000 words in fifteen minutes.
It is tough to get into careers in Income Tax but once you land a government job, you are all set for life as the facilities and perks are innumerable.