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    Qualifications required to become a customs officer?

    What is the age and the eligibility criteria to become a customs officer? How to apply for the same. Which is the entrance exam?


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    Re: Qualifications required to become a customs officer?

    You will need to appear for an entrance exam conducted by the UPSC. As part of it you will need to first clear the prelims, then there will be a final exam. You can select from the optional subjects given in the UPSC site. On clearing that you will need to appear for an interview. The main qualification required is that you will need to have a bachelors degree. There is no restriction on the area of specialisation during graduation. It is important that you be physically fit. There will be a test for the same. Also it is important that you should not be involved in any civil related issues like criminal record, drugs etc. A complete background check will be done.




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    Re: Qualifications required to become a customs officer?

    As for a customs officer the candidate must appear the Combined Graduate Level Exam carried out by SSC. The minimum education requirement is to have a bachelorís degree. The candidate must pass the preliminary and main exam as to be called in for physical fitness test. There are other requirements which a candidate must meet as to join as a Customs Officer. The candidate must be more than 18 years of age and must be under 27 years. The candidate must be willing to work on flexible schedules. The candidate must not use illegal drugs and must pass the drug test. The must be clean on his background check like criminal record, references, Motor Vehicle and credit checks etc. He must pass the State licensing test.

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    To become a custom officer, You need to clear civil service exam conducted by UPSC.
    After selection you have can choose IRS cadre , which will be alloted according to your rank.
    Eligibility for CSE is that you should be a graduate from a recognised university in any stream.
    Age limit is 21-30 yrs.

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    You have to clear IAS exam conducted by UPSC. Your minimum age should be 21 years.

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    Re: Qualifications required to become a customs officer?

    In which place will the upsc exam conducted.Is it preferable for girls.

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    is it safe for a girl to be a customs officer?

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    Re: Qualifications required to become a customs officer?

    You need to appear for civil services exam conducted by UPSC.
    The eligibility is as follows:
    -Bachelor's degree from a recognized university.
    -Age limit: 21-30yrs.

    For notification,you can visit the UPSC website.
    www.upsc.gov.in

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    it require minimum graduation.after go for UPSC exam.then go for IAS.it will helpfull to become a custom officer.

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    A customs officer is a law enforcement agent who enforbes customs laws,on behalf of a goverment.Eligiblity required is that a candidate must be graduate from a recognized univesity with min.50% marks.Age limit is 21-28 years.You need to appear in UPSC exam.

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    there is two ways to become a customs officer. one is by promotion from inspector of customs who will be appointed by the staff selection commission from which you have to opt for customs inspector in the application process itsle.f
    second one is a junior IRS officer will be appointed as Customs officer in big customs houses like mumbai etc, and the IRS as everybody knows, will be confered by the coveted Civil Services examination conduted by the UPSC

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    Re: Qualifications required to become a customs officer?

    SSC Section Officer Application Form sale Date : sale of application form will start from March 2011


    Last date of receipt of completed Application Form : Mid April 2011


    SSC Section Officer Age criteria : The interested candidate should not be more than 27 yrs. & less than 18 yrs. of age


    SSC Section officer Exam Dates : This exam is scheduled to take place in June 2011


    SSC Section Officer Eligibility criteria :

    1.The interested candidate must be an Indian citizen
    2.The applicant must be between 18-27 yrs. of age
    3.The candidate must have graduation degree from any recognized institution.
    For further details, log on to http://www.ssc.nic.in/

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    YOU SHOULD APPEAR FOR UPSC EXAM FIRST PRELIMS AND THEN THE FINALS.THE MINIMUM ELIGIBILTY IS TO HAVE A BACHELORS DEGREE.THE CANDIDATE SHOULD BE PHYSICALLY FIT AND SHOULD HAVE A CRIMINAL BACKGROUND.THE AGE LIMIT IS 18-27 YRS

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    YOU SHOULD CLEAR THE UPSC EXAM FIRSAT THE PRELIMS AND THEN THE FINALS.THE MINIMUM ELIGIBITY IS TO HAVE A BACHELORS DEGREE .THE CANDIDATE SHOULD BE PHYSICALLY FIT AND SHOULD NOT HAVE A CRIMINAL BACKGROUND.THE AGELIMIT IS 18-27YRS

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    Re: Qualifications required to become a customs officer?

    Hi dear,

    1.One must be Graduate from a recognized University/ Institute.
    2.One has to appear in Civil Service Examination which is conducted by UPSC

    for detail please find the attachment below or go to www.upsc.gov.in

    Thanks
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    For custom officer u must be graduate

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    Re: Qualifications required to become a customs officer?

    Dear,

    In order to become a customs officer , the minimum educational qualification required is to have a bachelor's degree in any field.

    For the custom's officer , you need to appear for the exam conducted by the UPSC.

    The exam pattern consists of the preliminary , mains , interview .

    When you get selected in the preliminary , you can apply for the mains and when you clear the mains , you go for the interview.

    You must not be a proclaimed criminal and also you must be physically fit.

    More details :- http://www.upsc.gov.in/.

    Thanks.

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    Re: Qualifications required to become a customs officer?

    In Order to Become a customs Officer,the candidate need to Appear for Civil Service Examination.

    Basic Qualification :

    The candidate should have a graduate degree from a Recognized University.

    The candidate should have a minimum 55% marks in graduation.

    The candidate should have a minimum 21 yrs and maximum 28 yrs and Physical fitness is very important.

    The Notification are published In the Employment News Paper.

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    Re: Qualifications required to become a customs officer?

    As for a customs officer the candidate must appear the Combined Graduate Level Exam carried out by SSC. The minimum education requirement is to have a bachelorís degree. The candidate must pass the preliminary and main exam as to be called in for physical fitness test. There are other requirements which a candidate must meet as to join as a Customs Officer. The candidate must be more than 18 years of age and must be under 27 years. The candidate must be willing to work on flexible schedules. The candidate must not use illegal drugs and must pass the drug test. The must be clean on his background check like criminal record, references, Motor Vehicle and credit checks etc. He must pass the State licensing test.

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    Re: Qualifications required to become a customs officer?

    Hi friend

    You have to complete your graduation.
    You also have to appear for UPSC exams.

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    Re: Qualifications required to become a customs officer?

    You have to completed graduation for being eligible for a customs officer. For be a custom office you have give an Entrance Examination Under UPSC. You must reaches the age of 21 minimum and cannot exceed the age of maximum 27. After Cracking the entrance exam you can get the customs office job.

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    Re: Qualifications required to become a customs officer?

    Dear friend,
    to become a custom officer you must have a graduation degree in any field.
    Age limit is 18-27 for genl. For obc 5yr relaxatiom.
    You have to apply for upsc or ssc combined graduate level exam.
    Math should be strong of you.
    Get prepare 4 it & go.
    Thank you

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    Re: Qualifications required to become a customs officer?

    IN india
    UPSC exam is necessary to become a customer officer.it is the civil service exam.
    AGE limit is 18 to 27 years.
    IN UPSC exam pattern has 3 parts:
    1)preliminary
    2)mains
    3)interview
    if you qualify this exam ,then you have better prospect in future.

    IN FOREIGN,to become a customer officer,the process is different for each country.
    for example,
    in U.S. customer officer is included in CBP(customers and border protection) and process is different with compare to india.

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    Re: Qualifications required to become a customs officer?

    1.you should have minimm age of 21,
    2. you have to pass graduation,
    3.you have to wtite UPSC exam,
    4. there is some enqry about your condact profile.
    5. most imp one is fitness

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    Re: Qualifications required to become a customs officer?

    To become a Custom Officer the candidate have to crack or qualify written exam and interview conducted under UPSC.The eligibility criteria to appear in this exam - the candidate should be a graduate person from a recognized university in any discipline ,the candidate between the age limit 18-27 can appear in this exam for OBC/ST/SC candidates there is some relaxation in age i.e 4-5 yrs.The candidate should be physically as well as mentally fit to appear in this exam.With good preparation you can crack this exam & your dream comes true to become a Custom Officer.......GOOD LUCK.............

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    Cool Re eleglibility for entry to girls to enter the customes

    what is the right age to apply for female candidates to enter the customes?

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    I am BSc Nautical Science candidates and i have completed my graduate in BIT Ranchi am i eligible to become a customs officer.....and could please advise when is the next UPSC exams...

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    Re: Qualifications required to become a customs officer?

    Dear friend.
    Customs officers are the law enforcement professionals who focuses on the border security of a country.
    To be eligible for the customs officer, one has to appear in the Combined Graduate Level exam conducted by SSC.
    For that one has to be a graduate degree holder in any discipline with atleast 50% marks for the general category and 40% marks for SC/ST category.
    Also you must be 21 to 30 years of age on the 1st of August of the year of writing the exam. There is an upper age relaxation of 3 to 5 years for the SC/ST/OBC candidates.
    The exam consist of as usual three stages:
    one has to first clear off the prelim and then the Mains exam so as to be called for an interview cum fitness ability test. In that all your background details, physique, drug addiction checking, strength and criminal records are check out so as to confirm you are not a terrorist or outsider.
    After qualifying the fitness test one is scheduled on training and then recruited as position custom officer in India.

    : :GOOD LUCK: :
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    Re: Qualifications required to become a customs officer?

    you must b a graduate,plus u must get thru,competative exam, like UPSC,MPSC,age must less than 28, relaxation for SC ST ,ND,
    You have to be consistant and you need good GCSE results and you have to be very strict and know the laws and you also need to be good at questioning people plus you need to be not shy.

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    Re: Qualifications required to become a customs officer?

    dear friend,

    Qualification required for Customs Officers Exam
    You need to be a graduate to apply for Custom Officers Exam with minimum 0f 50% aggregate(45% for SC/ST).

    And the age limit is 21 to 30 years.

    And you can attend the exam conducted by UPSC.
    For further details visit: www.upsc.gov.in

    all the best

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    Re: Qualifications required to become a customs officer?

    Basic Qualifications to became a customs officer:

    An individuals must meet the following basic qualifications before applying for a position as a Custom Protection Officer:

    -Pass any State-required training or other qualifications for licensing

    -Be at least 18 years old or minimum age required by your State

    -Be able to work flexible schedules

    -Have a high school diploma or GED

    -Have reliable transportation

    -Not use illegal drugs. You must be able to pass a drug test with negative results (except when undergoing documented medical treatment).

    -Be able to pass an extensive background check, including criminal history, personal references, employment and education verifications, and Department of Motor Vehicle and credit checks if applicable

    -Pass a State licensing test if you will be driving a company-owned or client-provided vehicle

    -Be able to provide, upon job offer, a DD214 discharge document with discharge status indicated, if you were in the military

    -Be able to successfully complete all training required for the position

    Good luck

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    Re: Qualifications required to become a customs officer?

    Hi friend

    customs and excise officers are part of the civil service and work closely with other agencies including the Garda and the Department of Foreign Affairs.

    eligibility criteria:

    You must have acquired a basic age of 19 years and A bachelor's degree with 55% marks.

    To prepare for the Union Public Service Commission exams, You have keep track of Exam Dates @ www.upsc.gov.in Or in Employment News.

    The role of a customs and excise officer is varied but normally falls into the following categories:

    * Customs: combating the importation of firearms, drugs and other banned items and collecting revenues on imported goods.
    * Excise: levying duties inland on alcohol and tobacco.
    * VAT: assessing and collecting VAT from businesses.

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    Re: Qualifications required to become a customs officer?

    dear friend,

    Recruitment to Indian Customs & Central Excise Services department of government is done through civil services exam conducted by UPSC. So, to become a custom officer you need to appear in civil services exam.

    Eligibility for custom service officer:

    Age limit: A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 30 years.

    Educational Qualification: The candidate must hold a bachelors degree in any discipline obtained from a recognized University.

    Yes , you are eligible for custom officer exam.

    all the best

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    Re: Qualifications required to become a customs officer?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    What is the age and the eligibility criteria to become a customs officer? How to apply for the same. Which is the entrance exam?
    Customs Officer:

    >>The Customs Department is to control collecting duty and check at the entry level and restricted goods.

    Qualification for Exam:

    >>You will write the Civil Services Examination and this is conducted the U.P.S.C [Union Public Service Commission] and in this examination is conducted the 27 entry level for different services,like..............Indian Customs & Central Excise Services.

    >>The Civil Service Exam is conducted the 2 separate parts;..

    1.Preliminary and

    2.Main Exam

    Eligibility Criteria:

    >>Bachelorís degree is the basic qualification with 55% of marks

    >>working at Government of India the age above 19 yrs and must have completed graduation with 55% of marks

    NOTE:The notifications RELEASED in the employment newspaper.

    required for the position as a Custom Officer:

    >>Age limit- 18 years old

    >>Indian citizen

    >>Must Vehicle license

    >>Ability to work flexible schedules

    >>More reliable transportation

    >>Could not used drugs of any kind

    >>Must an extensive background check

    >>Must be able to successfully complete all training required for the desired position

    >>Must be able to activate a radio or telephone equipment and console monitors

    >>Display an aptitude to cooperate genially and communicate with the community

    NOTE:Reading of newspapers regularly will be of help for INTERVIEW test.

    all the best

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    Re: Qualifications required to become a customs officer?

    Hi

    It's civil service exam conducted by UPSC every year .Customs officers are the law enforcements professionals who focus on the border securities of a country.

    Eligibility criteria for Customs officer are as follows :-
    --A candidate should have graduation degree in any discipline.
    -- A candidate should have atleast 50% in graduation .
    --Age limit -21-30 years for open category.
    --Age limit for OBC -21-33 years .
    --Age limit for SC/ST -21-35 ywars .
    -- A candidate should be physically fit .
    -- A candidate should be citizen of India .

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    Re: Qualifications required to become a customs officer?

    There is two ways to become a customs officer. one is by promotion from inspector of customs who will be appointed by the staff selection commission from which you have to opt for customs inspector in the application process itself.second one is a junior IRS officer will be appointed as Customs officer in big customs houses like mumbai etc, and the IRS as everybody knows, will be confered by the coveted Civil Services examination conduted by the UPSC.

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    Re: Qualifications required to become a customs officer?

    Hi
    To become a custom officer you have to full fill the following requirements
    You need to be
    Alert, Diplomatic and discreet
    Fluent in English and local languages
    Above average at organising
    Excellent at communicating
    Extrovert, dynamic, meticulous
    A strong leader
    Aware about national and international affairs
    Interested in human affairs

    Eligibility for ICS exam
    -> Candidate must have complete the graduation in any trade
    -> The candidate age should be in between 21 to 30 years

    The examination is conducted by UPSC every year

    This examination has three stages
    ->CSAT
    ->MAINS
    ->INTERVIEW

    Best Luck

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    Re: Qualifications required to become a customs officer?

    i completed bcom with 55%.is i iam eligible for UPSC exam..

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    Re: Qualifications required to become a customs officer?

    hii i
    customs officer works in customs department here their responsibility is to check the imorts and exports.in order to become custom officer you have to appear civil service examination which is conducted by union service public commission.this exam is conducted in two parts.they are preliminary and mains.if you are selected you will be sent to chennai for training.
    eligibility
    1.you should be graduate
    2.you have to be indiam
    3.you should be able to work in any hour
    4.Must be able to activate a radio or telephone equipment and console monitors
    5 Should never have used drugs of any kind

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    Re: Qualifications required to become a customs officer?



    To become a Customs Officer you will have to take the Civil Services Examination which provides entry into 27 different services including the Indian Customs & Central Excise Services.

    Customs Department is one of the two main tax collecting departments of the government whose function is divided into two broad areas:

    The control of imported and exported goods for the purpose of duty, statistics and checks for entry of prohibited and restricted goods, especially smuggled drugs.

    Eligibility criteria for Customs officer are as follows :-
    --A candidate should have graduation degree in any discipline.
    -- A candidate should have atleast 50% in graduation .
    --Age limit -21-30 years for open category.
    --Age limit for OBC -21-33 years .
    --Age limit for SC/ST -21-35 ywars .
    -- A candidate should be physically fit .
    -- A candidate should be citizen of India .



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