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Dear friends,

As you are aware CBLR18 Rule 6 March 2020 exam will be conducted online with negative marks for wrong answers. In objective type exams exact answer is must hence Rule 6 exam preparation strategy is completely changed and candidates needs to have in depth knowledge of Customs Act 1962 and all important regulations. Because of negative mark system a candidate has to answer at least 105 questions correctly. Because 105 Q x 3 marks = 315 less 45x-1 marks 45 = Minimum passing marks  = 270 hence you need to target at least 115 correct answers for safer side.

Unlike G card exams, apart from usual customs clearance procedures candidates will be tested for their in depth knowledge in Customs Act, Customs Tariff Act, GST, CBLR’18, Important customs regulations and rules, Inco terms 2020, LC procedures, allied Acts such as FSSAI, BIS etc.,

Now let us see how to crack CBLR’18 Rule 6 exam ??

Based on past experience, I suggest the following shall be the best strategy to crack Rule 6 exam;

A.    Candidates should know Customs Act 1962 thoroughly right from its year of enactment.
1.When Customs Act enacted & what is its Act number? Ans: 1962  & Act 52 of 1962
2.How many chapters are there in Customs Act & How many sections ? Ans: 17 chapters And 161 sections

B.    Candidates must by heart all important section numbers and its section title.
1.Which section deals with Prohibition of import and export of goods ? Ans: Sec11
2.Which section deals with power to grant exemption from duty ? Ans : Sec 25

C.   Especially following sections candidate will be expected to strong enough ;
Sections 2, 7,  11, 12,13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21,22, 23, 25,26A,  27,28, 28AA,  28J, 30, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 53, 54 59, 60, 61, 65, 69, 74, 75, 77,84, 85, 92, 104, 105, 106A, 107, 110, 110A, 111,112,113,114,114A, 115,122, 127B, 128, 129, 130, 130E, 135, 142, 144, 147, 156, 157 

D.   Candidates should know the following areas in detail practically;
CBLR’18 regulations ( Obligations of Customs Broker is very important )  2.import/export documentation 3.Warehousing 4.Duty assessment and valuation including Customs Valuation Rules 2007 ( import/export ) 5. Refund of Duty 6.Transit, transshipment & coastal trade 7.Duty Draw back and Export promotion schemes 8.Baggage, import and export by Post and Courier 9.Adjudication, confiscation and penalty 10. Post clearance audit and Risk Management system 11. Free trade agreements, COO requirements and duty exemptions

E.    Do not miss latest and important basic points related to Indirect tax !!!
For example IGST applicability on imports, when BE late filing charges introduced ? within how many days from IGM Inward date we need to file BE ?  How much late filing charges imposed and it’s slab ? what is SVB and its important notifications governing SVB procedures ? SIIB role etc.,

F.    By heart important notification numbers !!!
Example : Reimport notifications 45 & 46 of 2017 and its differences

G.   Customs Tariff Act 1975
Even though it is practically impossible to memorize all the tariff items, by heart chapter number and its chapter heads. Don not miss to study chapter 77 is reserved for future use  !!!! Study General interpretation Rules and understand it.

All the best

Prepared By

Rajesh Audithyan, MBA, ACS, LL.B,
CBLR13 Rule 6 qualified
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Date of Issue : 20.10.2019

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