Customs Broker Examination Guidelines and list of exam centre cities

Customs Broker Examination Guidelines and list of exam centre cities



Customs Brokers Examination, 2020 scheduled to be held on 06.03.2020. The pattern of the examination for the written and oral examination will be as follows: 

The written examination will be a Computer Based Examination with Multiple Choice Questions. Questions will be bilingual ie. in English and Hindi. Other details regarding the written examination are as follows:


No. of questions



Time duration


Two and half hours (10:30 hrs to 13:00 hrs)

Marking scheme


+3 for each correct answer



-1 for each incorrect answer

Maximum marks



Qualifying marks


270 (60%)


Those qualifying in the said examination will have to appear for oral examination in terms of Regulation 6 of the Customs Brokers Licensing Regulations, 2018, as amended, during the second quarter of the calendar year 2020. The pass percentage marks for qualifying in the oral examination will also be 60%.



Customs Brokers’ Examination guidelines for the candidates


  1. A.                Admit Card and Mock Test:


A dummy Question paper for the purpose of awareness of candidates will be made available on the CBIC and NACIN websites under the icon/tab <GSTP/CBLR Exam>. A link to download the admit card will also be provided therein. Admit cards shall also be sent by email to eligible applicants 15 days in advance before the date of examination. 


  1. B.                 Guidelines for appearing in the Examination:


  1. Candidates are advised to report at the Examination Centre one and a half hour before the scheduled examination time. Gate will be closed thirty minutes before commencement of examination after which no candidate shall be allowed to enter the examination venue.


  1. Entry in the examination hall will be allowed on production of printout of Admit Card and a valid identity document in original {Aadhar, PAN Card or Passport}.


  1. ITEMS, such as watches, books, pens, pencil, paper, chits, magazines, electronic gadgets (mobile phones, Bluetooth devices, head phones, pen/buttonhole cameras, scanner, calculator, storage devices etc.) are PROHIBITED AND STRICTLY NOT ALLOWED in the examination hall.


  1. Each candidate shall be provided with complete examination infrastructure including hardware (a desktop computer) loaded with examination software.


  1. Before the start of the test, a candidate will be required to enter the Roll No. (Roll no. displayed in Admit Card) and password (PAN no.) to start the test.


  1. On designated time, the question paper shall be made available on computer screen of the candidates.


  1. The test will be in Computer Based mode in a secure environment such that while the test is taken, access to all possible web resources i.e. browsing, chatting etc. will be blocked from the



computer of the candidates as well as any other computer peripherals such as printers. Similarly, functions like "Copy-Paste" will be disabled in the question paper page appearing in the test.


  1. For answering a question, candidate has to click on the correct / most appropriate option from the given answer choices.


  1. Pen/pencil for rough work will be provided in the examination hall. Rough work needs to be done on the back side of Admit card. No separate rough sheet will be provided to the candidates.


  1. Electronic watch (timer) will be available on the computer screen allotted to the candidates.


  1. It is reiterated that Candidates should not bring Bags and prohibited/valuable items as mentioned above to the examination venue as arrangements for safe custody of such items cannot be assured.


  1. Candidates must not indulge in use of unfair means or practices. An illustrative list of use of unfair means or practices by a person is as below:


a)      Obtaining support for his candidature by any means;


b)      Impersonating;


c)      Submitting fabricated documents;


d)     Resorting to any unfair means or practices in connection with the examination or in connection with the result of the examination;


e)      Found in possession of any paper, book, note or any other material, the use of which is not permitted in the examination center;


f)       Communicating with others or exchanging calculators, chits, papers etc. (on which something is written);


g)      Misbehaving in the examination center in any manner;


h)      Tampering with the hardware and/or software deployed; and


i)        Attempting to commit or, as the case may be, to abet in the commission of all or any of the acts specified in the foregoing clauses.


Resorting to unfair means or practices shall be considered as a serious offence. If any candidate is or has been found to be indulging use of unfair means or practices, his candidature will be cancelled and he will be disqualified for the examination.



  1. Candidates shall maintain silence in the examination venue. Any conversation or gesticulating or disturbance or attempt to change seats/admit cards in the Examination Hall shall be deemed as use of unfair means.


  1. Candidates are not allowed to leave the examination hall until completion of the test and handing over the Admit card to the Invigilator.


  1. Candidates are not allowed under any circumstances to go out of the hall in the first thirty minutes even on completion/submission of the paper.


  1. The question paper shall be in English and in Hindi. In case of any discrepancy, English version will prevail.


  1. Smoking and eating are strictly prohibited in the examination hall.


  1. C.                Guidelines for post-examination representation and its disposal:


  1. Any candidate, not satisfied with his result may send a representation to Assistant / Deputy Director (Examination), National Academy of Customs, Indirect Taxes and Narcotics, NACIN Complex, Sector-29, Faridabad-121008, clearly specifying the reasons of representation, which should reach NACIN within seven days of declaration of results.


  1. If the representation requires re-evaluation, it shall be entertained only in cases where a candidate has failed the examination. In such a case, the representation shall be sent along with re-evaluation fee in the form of a Demand draft of Rs. 200/- in favour of PAO, CBEC, payable at New Delhi.


  1. NACIN shall inform result of representation to the candidate, preferably within 15 days of receipt of the representation.


List of Exam Centre Cities 

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