Customs Officer - How to Become a Customs Officer?

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The function of the Customs Department is to control the import and export of goods with the purpose of collecting duty and maintain a check on the entry of prohibited and restricted goods. The customs officer ensures that smuggling does not take place.

Qualifying Exam

In order to become a Customs Officer, the aspirants will have to appear for the Civil Services Examination. It is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission. This Entrance Exam provides entry into 27 different services which includes the Indian Customs & Central Excise Services. The Civil Service Exam is conducted in two separate parts. They are the Preliminary and Main Exam. Those who are selected are either sent to Chennai for training in the functions of Customs Department or those selected for Central Excise Service training is done in one of the metropolitan cities.

Eligibility Criteria

A Bachelor’s degree is the basic qualification. A custom officer who is working under the Government of India should be above 19 yrs and must have completed graduation. The aspirant must score above 55% of marks and then only can he/she apply.  The admit cards are sent out based on the merit achieved in graduation level.  The notifications are published in the employment newspaper and other prominent periodicals. The exam is conducted annually but there are many other private companies who offer the same job.

Qualities required for the position as a Custom Officer

  • Age limit- 18 years old
  • Indian citizenship
  • Must possess a Vehicle license
  • Ability to work flexible schedules
  • Have reliable transportation
  • Should never have used drugs of any kind
  • Must pass 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

How to Prepare For Exam and Interview?

To prepare for the Union Public Service Commission exams, the candidate needs to be aware of all the current affairs. His/her General Awareness must be good. Reading of newspapers regularly will be of help. The aspirants should have good knowledge in English, G.K, and basic Mathematics etc as the entire exam is based on these subjects and followed by the selection and interview.

 
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125 Responses to “Customs Officer - How to Become a Customs Officer?”

  1. 125
    Aravind:

    If i have NCC certificate is there any grace marks for the exam

  2. 124
    aswani:

    respected sir,
    what is the qualification of a person to become a customs officer

  3. 123
    kaviarasan. D:

    My name is kaviarasan.D
    I like to become customs officer.iam completed my 1st year BBAShipping and logistics. What are the subject in entrance exam.

  4. 122
    Nakul Patel:

    Dear sir
    I have complited B.com 51% & MBA marketing 7.41(distinction) & in mba my special subject was international business.
    I want become custom officer its possible???
    If yes plz support

  5. 121
    RAJIV RANJAN:

    WHAT ARE THE SUBJECTS A STUDENT OF CLASS 10 TO BECOME CUSTOM OFFICER

  6. 120
    mohamed sameem:

    sir i am completed my UG degree. now i am my joined MBA in (logistics & shipping management) i want to become a custom officer.

  7. 119
    milind pranami:

    how to became get job in airpirt after graduate diploma-degree in mechanical engineering?

  8. 118
    neeraj:

    Dear sir, i am 2nd year student i need custom officer job if any chance me plz send him

  9. 117
    shankar:

    i am a MCA canditate
    i like to become a customs officer for that ,what qualification i need
    for that what exam want to be write
    for exam the question ask in which manner.
    how many type of test are there
    in which category want to join done MCA
    when exam will conduct in which they will anonce

  10. 116
    karthickumar.v:

    sir i am diploma automobile enginner .i need customs officer job if any chance me plz send him

  11. 115
    vignesh.b:

    i am studing 12th now in computerscience group after finishing 12th i have to became a coustoms officer in airport , so please tell me what can i do for this job plzeeeeeeeeeeee.my name is vignesh, i am in chennai

  12. 114
    vivek singh:

    Sir my name
    Mr vivek singh
    bachula degri in BBA final 2013 compalit 54%

  13. 113
    pravin:

    When this is conduct and what is paper patern of custom officer examination

  14. 112
    Navaneeth S:

    I would be very useful ,if u could tell me the methods to prepare for UPS examination,what all to refer and the materials available for preparation.

  15. 111
    Paramesh Mutuguppe:

    How to become customs officer???

  16. 110
    praveen leo:

    i’m doing computer engineering final year i would like to become a custom officer but i don’t know how…will u help me…

  17. 109
    mulla:

    what are the actual qualifications for custom officer?

  18. 108
    Pankaj Jain:

    When exams for custom officer conduct in 2013-2014

  19. 107
    poonam khemka:

    how to become a custom officer being a student of osmania university of b.com 2nd year in taxation?

  20. 106
    prem kumar:

    How to become customs officer???

  21. 105
    shahzad alam khan:

    hello,i m b.com(hon) , i m pursuing diploma in material management. can i apply for this exam

  22. 104
    sujith:

    I am sujith from Chennai.. Doing my engineering second year in computer science.. Have a 60% in 12th and 67% in 10th.. And avg of 68-69% in two years of my engineering.. I hope I will improve more.. After doing my degree .. What can I do.. An M.E or M.B.A ??whcich one is providential?? I hope I have creativity,program knowledge,thinking capacity… What suits me?!?! I am not sure..

  23. 103
    venky keeth:

    hello,i am studying b.teck final year in elctrical engineering can i apply for this exam when will these exams held and what are the procedures for writing these exam? plz help this my number :9533113643

  24. 102
    imran:

    hello,i am studying diploma in mechanical engineering can i apply for this exam when will these exams held and what are the procedures for writing these exam?

  25. 101
    pradeep krishnan:

    i’m doing 3rd year computer engg i want to write customs exams,now i’m studying cbe any body can help me….. my contact no:9566604143

  26. 100
    Pankaj baldota:

    When does these exam held
    also told me private company which offer these types of post?

  27. 99
    pankaj singh ghangas:

    how to prepare a exam for custom officer

  28. 98
    Sayed Adeel:

    Respected Sir/Madam,i am currently pursuing T.Y.B.Com & wants to know more about customs duty officer.After giving UPSC exam what is the further procedure,which college provide customs studies and placements.THANK YOU!!!

  29. 97
    mohit:

    i m a commerce 12th std student with maths can i apply for custom officer after 12th plzzz let me know

  30. 96
    narad rawal:

    hi sir i m narad rawal .im sstuding in 1st yr B.A plz suggsh to me how to i become a custom officer

  31. 95
    shaqeeb ansari:

    hi,please tell me about airport custom officer and there exam schedule,cost of exams

  32. 94
    Parosh:

    Hi sir this is parosh kannan completed my 2nd year b.com……I am much more interested to work in customs.I am ready to write the entrance exams.if it is conducted please update me…….kindly do the needful

  33. 93
    satish dhongde:

    sir, i wants to know that age limit for scheduled caste for the exam and i also was addicted of smoking so can i qualify for exam. plz reply

  34. 92
    jayanth george:

    sir, i am an mba student in finance &I want to become custome officer.i want information about entrance as well as give me criteria of exam &give me information about subject as well as period of the exam plz

  35. 91
    kriti:

    how to prepare a exam for custom officer

  36. 90
    siva.r:

    how to prepare a exam for custom officer

  37. 89
    manoanand:

    how to apply in entrance exam?

  38. 88
    Suvarna:

    when exam costum offisir ?

  39. 87
    harmandeep singh bhullar:

    when is the next date for examination forms of custom officer?

  40. 86
    sunil:

    what is the next examination date.

  41. 85
    sathis kumar:

    i am just 19 can i do the exam

  42. 84
    Sandesh S.Bane:

    I am 30 yrs old ,where get admission to custom officer.

  43. 83
    kc:

    how many times i give the exam of UPSC?

  44. 82
    lokesh shetty:

    hiii i am lokesh an tybcom student i want an job in indian revenue service so any exam will so please send mail to my accont because i want to become an irs.

  45. 81
    Jyothibasu:

    Hi This is jyothibasu . I Completed MCA Graduation .
    I just want how to became a Central Bureau Of Investigation ( CBI ) Officer . If there is any exams are conducted by the government . What is the exam name and when it will held ?

  46. 80
    bibindevassy:

    i want application form for entering i want admit card

  47. 79
    Nadeem:

    I have put spectacles.Can i also apply for the job and become a customs officer?Please reply..

  48. 78
    anirudha:

    sir, i completed mba in finance &I want to become custome officer.i want information about entrance as well as give me criteria of exam &give me information about subject as well as period of the exam plz

  49. 77
    kuldeep:

    hiiiiiiiii, i m kuldeep, now i m in s.y.b.com, i want become a custom officer, sir please you tell me what is the process for this prosition? & what kind of Knowledge and Qualification for custom officer? plese repl. me?

  50. 76
    priyANK:

    Gcardexam & vnsgu cover in recognize collegue

  51. 75
    jaa:

    I wiil complete my B.E degree by next month. i hav a percentage of around 70%. can i apply for this job? please reply me

  52. 74
    usha:

    Iam usha my qualification is m.com. my age is 30 years. any possibility there i become a customs house agent. what is procedure. pls give reply

  53. 73
    shahwez khan:

    respected Sir.
    I had completed my 12th wid 68% can i apply for dis post?????

  54. 72
    SHANKAR MUKHI:

    I AM SHANKAR MUKHI I HAVE COMPLET GRATUATION WITH 48.67%
    THAN CAN I APPLY THIS POST KINDLY ANS ME

  55. 71
    shruti singh chouhan:

    how i come to when vacanc of custocs officer will open nd what r the pattern of asking question

  56. 70
    ravi:

    hi i am ravi please tell me that what is the syllabus of custom officer. what is the syllabus of full subjcts as like maths, reasonings, english, current affairs what is the question of the in the interview.

  57. 69
    Giridharan:

    RESPECTED SIR,
    May i know which month the exam will be conduct and where we get the application?

  58. 68
    kamalakannan:

    which date exam

  59. 67
    sarath kumar:

    upsc exam timetable

  60. 66
    shyam:

    can i appear for upsc with subject law,if yes then pls suggest some method related law subject.

  61. 65
    M.Shanavas:

    Respcted sir, i am shanavas i have completed my bsc and now i am doing MBA in human resource management.i want to apply for custom officer at airport.where do we get the application and if so pls do guide me tat is suitable for me pls.

  62. 64
    Kishor Mane:

    sir,
    my name kishor uttam mane i am appeard for t.y.b.com student
    my ambition is to become custom officer will this be right choice and is the upsc exam easy

  63. 63
    Pravin R. Wagh.:

    Hi sir.
    may i know when is the entrance exam this going to happen please?? and where do we get the application??

  64. 62
    joshua:

    sir my name is joshua my ambition is to become a custom’s officer will this be my right choice and is the upsc exam easy?

  65. 61
    RAMESH V:

    Respected sir.
    I am completed MBA shipping & port management from DG shipping approved college.but i would like to join in customs.so pls make a rply sir

  66. 60
    dhanu nayagam.s:

    customs officer qulification

  67. 59
    naveen:

    hello sir.
    may i know when is the entrance exam this going to happen please??
    and where do we get the application??

  68. 58
    adithya charan:

    I am doing my MBA in finance and want to become a customs officer. what are my career options in this field and what should I do to achieve them?

  69. 57
    cva:

    wer is entrance exam for custom has been conducted

  70. 56
    vengadesh:

    now i am doing my bba final year, am i capable for your exam?
    how will i know about customs exam?
    how can i apply for your exam?

  71. 55
    imran khan:

    when custom exam wil content

  72. 54
    Karthik:

    Iam doing be final year How can i register for custom jobs and Any sample questions

  73. 53
    mohamed fareedudeen:

    mohamed fareedudeen:
    respected sir:
    i should completed in diploma in ece.i have joined in customs job for any processing zone.And,i’m eligible for customs duty .but i will trained after any technical oriented jobs at chennai airport.i will achieved in great member of job.so, what i do ? please tell me sir.

  74. 52
    jai:

    date of entrance exam and form submission for custom officer

  75. 51
    BALAJI.S:

    What are the physical conditions to join as high grade officers in customs like as assistant commishner?

  76. 50
    abdul quddus:

    hi sir give me details of this post Preventive officers/Inspectors

  77. 49
    jaydas:

    all think are clear but how & where to apply for the exam and how to know this the exam period of in which month?

  78. 48
    ASHOK KUMAR:

    WHAT IS THE ELEGIBILITY &PRODEDURE TO BECOME A CUSTOM HOUSE AGENT

  79. 47
    Thube dattatray:

    How i can aply? And when

  80. 46
    sneha:

    how to apply for custom job

  81. 45
    Neerajkumar naidu:

    Sir Im pursuing my degree in bsc-computer science and im from mumbai im intrested in railway jobs so kindly help m,e and direct me

  82. 44
    princy:

    Respected Sir, i want to know the syllabus to prepare for the customs officers exam recently i m in b.com 3rd year.
    When will the custom officer exam conduct in 2011?
    if final year students are eligible for customs exam.
    If so pls do guide me tat is suitable for me pls. Thank you

  83. 43
    vikash chaudhary:

    i want to know the syllabus to prepare for the customs officers exam recently i m in bca 3 year

  84. 42
    Manfred Mascarenhas:

    I want to get trained and pass the G8 Exam at Mumbai, also can a person above 40 become a custom officer

  85. 41
    jaidev rajpoot:

    i want to know the syllabus to prepare for the customs officers exam recently i m in b.com 1 year

  86. 40
    Narendra kumar:

    Sir i studying M.com please details customs office.

  87. 39
    Narendra:

    Sir iam studing M.com 1year I interesting customs officer duty so please details

  88. 38
    bhargav:

    where i get customs question paper

  89. 37
    Jobby joy:

    Sir, myself jobby joy. I have finished my BE. Electrical and Electronics Engg. But i am still having 2 more arrears for which the exam is on october or november. So will i be able to apply for customs. If so pls do guide me tat is suitable for me pls. Thank you

  90. 36
    joice:

    now i am in final year b.tech i want to apply for customs

  91. 35
    ABDUL RAHMAN:

    is there is any physical fitness for customs officer

  92. 34
    shahid:

    wherw i can apply for custom officer exam?

  93. 33
    lalit mohan panda:

    i am continuing now my icwai final can i become custom officer without passing upsc exam.i am very interseted in custom and excise therefore please give me the training institute who provide training regarding custom and excise?

  94. 32
    Prince:

    Respected Sir,
    Right now i am in a final year of BBA and my avereage percentage for the last 2 years is 52%.
    kindly let me know that how much should i have to score in my final year so that i can be elliglble for the custom officer.
    Secondly, let me know if i can appear in the ssc exams for custom officer job in my final year or do i have to clear my BBA.
    If yes how much percentage would be required for the elligibility for the above mentioned post.

  95. 31
    anand:

    sir i have completed my bba my age is 21 can i apply for the recruitment

  96. 30
    anubhav vyas:

    i m a software engineer and i want to become custom officer ,what i do

  97. 29
    Yadhu krishnan:

    Respected sir.
    I am completed aircraft maintenance engineering from DGCA approved college.but i would like to join in customs.but my course is just a licensing course.so pls make a rply sir

  98. 28
    paras shah:

    Wich private sector conduct this exam??

  99. 27
    jasmeet singh:

    Respected Sir, Kindly give me propoer guidelines for how will i become a customs officer i hope i will be in next? thank u….. With Regards,

    jasmeet singh

  100. 26
    prabhu.gv:

    i’m very proud to be an customs officer for my country. so please forward the details about the exams.

  101. 25
    akhilesh sharma:

    hello sir myself akhilesh sharma from jaipur, rajasthan
    I am M.B.A. in finance with d age of 24
    and I am willing to work as a custom officer
    so plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz sir
    let me know about the details that
    when exams are gonna be conducted ??
    u may contact me on ma id - [email protected]
    or call me at 09352494292
    plzzzzzzz sir , dont take me for granted .

  102. 24
    mitesh patil:

    i am working right now international Airport.i am completed my t.y.bcom .i am interested custom officer exam.pls send me details of exam and how to prepare exam.

  103. 23
    Shaikh Muhammed Muzammil:

    respected sir, I have just completed my graduation in Bsc(IT) and I am further interested for offering intern Exam to become Custom Officer so please send me detail of Exam with it dates . Also if possible so please send me details of universities who let’s such courses.. Sir Please do me a favour

  104. 22
    sridevi sugantha priya:

    hellosir,this is sridevi sugantha priya from USA presently.i just completed my Bsc 1year before.i juz wann to become a customs officer.i want 2 know the entrance exam details.is the exam for 2011 is over i don no.plz give me some information.is ter any physical fitness like height is required for customs officer?plz give me some information

  105. 21
    dattaraj:

    i am a student of BBA. and in another 4 months tym, ill b getting my degree. Just wanted to know the last day for purchasing the enternce forms. N when is the date of exam?

  106. 20
    ashish:

    i m willing to study for becoming a custom officer i have done my hsc before 5 yrs & left studies pls give an opnion

  107. 19
    arif:

    i want to apply for custom duty officer at airport what should be the minimum percentage in tybcom n what is the procedure plz reply

  108. 18
    raghupathi:

    i have ncc certificate wit me. i have expeience in nss also.. nw doing my ug..wat should do aftr dat .. pls tell me

  109. 17
    DIWAN BHANDARI:

    I HAVE DONE B.A. FORM DU & PGD IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS OPERATION FROM IGNOU & I HAVE HOLD SOME CERTIFICATE IN COMPUTER DIPLOMA, HILL CERTIFICATE, NCC CERTIFICATE. CAN I APPLY FOR CUSTOMS OFFICER?

  110. 16
    AJITH SAM ABRAHAM:

    i am graduate having NCC C certificate i have any considration to got customes officer?…

  111. 15
    sandeep:

    if i have passed 12th in 2002, after i am doing job continuously till date , but now i have to do some type of course for my future in management line, please give me suggession for the same.

  112. 14
    avinash:

    I am a B.com without upsc how can i custom department

  113. 13
    Alkesh budasana:

    Respected Sir, Kindly give me propoer guidelines for how will i become a customs officer i hope i will be in next? thank u….. With Regards,

  114. 12
    Pratik:

    what is the procedure for IAS, IPS, and Custom Officer

    What is the last date of Enrollment for the Exams

  115. 11
    zeba shaikh:

    hello sir could u tell me what would b the fee for custom officer n how to apply n from where to apply? kindly also send me the details for custom officer! thank u

  116. 10
    akhil sharma:

    may i know ,when is customs prileminary examination in 2011. if yes means please send that date of schedules of that examination ,, please … thak u.

  117. 9
    divyesh:

    how to collect study material of custom exam..?

  118. 8
    ANSA:

    Sir,
    when will the custom officer exam conduct in 2011?

  119. 7
    sai:

    how to collect study material for exam

  120. 6
    senthil kumar:

    when will the custom officer exam conduct in 2011?

  121. 5
    vijayan:

    if final year students are eligible for customs exam

  122. 4
    rohit kumar vyas:

    when will the custom officer exam conduct in 2011?

  123. 3
    SUDHARSAN:

    may i know ,when is customs prileminary examination in 2011. if yes means please send that date of schedules of that examination ,, please … thak u.

  124. 2
    manikandan:

    hello sir i m completed tourism and hotel management .can i try to customas officer it possiable.

  125. 1
    shravan rao:

    iam persuing m.sc in wood science and technology from fri university. What will i do either job or ph.d for bright future. How to get job in forein