Q1.) What is Customs Broker?

Customs Broker” means a person licensed under these regulations to act as an agent on behalf of the importer or an exporter for purposes of transaction of any business relating to the entry or departure of conveyances or the import or export of goods at any Customs.

Q2.) Who is “F” Card Holder?

“F “card holder” means a person who has passed the examination referred to in regulation 6 and has been issued a photo identity card in Form F under Regulation 13(ii) of CBLR-2018 A Customs broker who has been issued a license under sub-regulation (2) of regulation 7 of CBLR-2018 shall be issued a photo-identity card in Form F by the Deputy Commissioner of Customs or Assistant Commissioner of Customs, as the case may be:

Q3.) What is Procedure for application of Regulation (6) or “F Card Examination under CBLR-2018

The [National Academy of Customs, Indirect Taxes and Narcotics (NACIN)] shall in the month of [August] of every year invite applications for conducting examination and subsequent grant of license to act as Customs Broker in Form A by publication in two leading national daily newspapers in English and Hindi in addition to disseminating the information on the web portal. [Provided that in respect of the applications invited by the Directorate General of Performance Management (DGPM) in April, 2018, the online written examination shall be conducted by the National Academy of Customs, Indirect Taxes and Narcotics (NACIN) in the first quarter of the calendar year 2019.] (2) The application for a license to act as a Customs Broker in a Customs Station in Form A along with a fee of five hundred rupees shall be made to the Principal Commissioner of Customs or Commissioner of Customs, as the case may be, having jurisdiction over the area where the applicant intends to carry on his business.

Q4.) What are the eligibility criteria to appear in CBLR Exam?

The applicant for a license to act as a Customs Broker in a Customs Station, shall before applying to the Principal Commissioner of Customs or Commissioner of Customs, meet the following conditions that: — (a) he is a citizen of India; (b) he is a person of sound mind; (c) he is not adjudicated as insolvent; (d) he holds an Aadhaar number; (e) he holds a valid PAN card; (f) he has not been penalised for any offence under the Act, the Central Excise Act, 1944 (1 of 1944), the Finance Act, 1994(32 of 1994), the Central Goods and Services Act, 2017 (12 of 2017) and Integrated Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017 (13 of 2017); (g) he has neither been convicted by a competent court for an offence nor any criminal proceeding is pending against him in any court of law; (h) an individual applicant or in case the applicant is a firm, its partner or in the case of a company, its director or an authorised employee who may handle the Customs work shall— (i) be a graduate from a recognized University; and (ii) possess a professional degree such as Masters or equivalent degree in Accounting, Finance or Management, CA/CS/MBA/LLM/ACMA/FCMA or Diploma in Customs Clearance work from any Institutes or University recognised by the Government or is having at least two years’ experience in transacting Customs Broker work as G-Card holder; (i)the applicant has financial viability as evidenced by a certificate issued by a Scheduled Bank or such other proof acceptable to the Principal Commissioner of Customs or Commissioner of Customs, as the case may be, in terms of possession of assets of value of not less than five lakhs rupees.

Q5.) Whether the Hindi Medium paper will come in both the languages?

Yes, Hindi medium paper will be bilingual in English and Hindi medium.

Q6.) What will be the medium of Computer Based Examination?

The questions will be in both Hindi & English Language. The Candidate can also switch medium as many times as he/she wants during the examination.

Q7.) How many times any one can attempt in CBLR Exams?

The number of attempts to appear in CBLR exam are limited up to 6 (Six) chances.

Q8.) What is the mode of CBLR Exams?

CBLR exam is conducted in now only online mode.

Q9.) What is the CBLR Exam Admit Card downloading schedule?

The Admit Card for CBLR exam can be downloaded from website from First week of March.

Q10.) What are the CBLR Exam Syllabus?

The examination may include questions on the following: (a) preparation of various kinds of bills of entry, bills of export, shipping bills, and other clearance documents; (b) arrival entry and clearance of vessels; (c) tariff classification and rates of duty; (d) determination of value of imported and export goods; (e) conversion of currency; (f) nature and description of documents to be filed with various kinds of bills of entry, shipping bills and other clearance documents; (g) procedure for assessment and payment of duty including refund of duty paid; (h) examination of goods at Customs Stations; (i) prohibitions on import and export; (j) bonding procedure and clearance from bond; (k) re-importation and conditions for free re-entry; (l) drawback and export promotion schemes including the Special Economic Zone scheme; (m) offences under the Act; (n) provisions of the allied Acts including the Central Goods and Services Act, 2017 (12 of 2017) and section 5 of the Integrated Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017 (13 of 2017), the Indian Explosives Act, 1884 (4 of 1884), the Destructive Insects and Pests Act 1914 (2 of 1914), the Dangerous Drugs Act, 1930 (2 of 1930), the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940 (23 of 1940), the Central Excise Act, 1944 (1 of 1944), the Copy Right Act, 1957 (14 of 1957), the Trade and Merchandise Marks Act 1958 (43 of 1958), the Arms Act 1959 (54 of 1959), the Patents Act, 1970 (39 of 1970), the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985 (61 of 1985), the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 (29 of 1986), the Foreign Trade (Development and Regulations) Act, 1992 (22 of 1992), the Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999 (42 of 1999), the Design Act, 2000 (16 of 2000) and the Food Safety and Standard Act, 2006 (No. 34 of 2006) and other laws for the time being in force applicable to EXIM trade and the rules and regulations made under these Acts in so far as they are relevant to clearance of goods through Customs; (o) provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 (49 of 1998); (p) procedure for appeal and revision applications under the Act; and (q) online filing of electronic bills of entry and shipping bills vide the Indian Customs and Central Excise Electronic Commerce or Electronic data interchange gateway (ICEGATE) and Indian Customs Electronic data Interchange System (ICES). (r) knowledge of regulations, rules, notifications, etc. under the Customs Act and other Allied Acts.

Q11.) Is there any negative marking in Exam?

Number of Questions:150
Maximum Marks : 450 Marks
Qualifying Marks : 270 Marks (60%)
Correct Question Marking Pattern : (+3 ) for each correct answer
Incorrect Question Marking Pattern : (-1) for each incorrect answer

Q12.) Is there any guidelines for CBLR Examination?

Yes, The Customs Broker Licensing Regulation -2018 principal Notification No41/2018-Customs (NT) dated 14-05-2018 were published in the Gazette of India Extraordinary, vide Number G.S.R 451(E) dated 14th May 2018 The Customs Broker Licensing Regulation -2018 as amended vide Notification No 62/2021 -Customs (NT) dated 23.07.2021 against principal Notification No41/2018-Customs (NT) dated 14-05-2018 were published in the Gazette of India Extraordinary, vide Number G.S.R 451( E) dated 14th May 2018

Q13.) How good is the faculty and is they permanent or liable to change frequently?

The overall control lies in the experienced hands of Mr. Rajendra Prasad, Nishant Kumar Singh and Brijesh Kumar (7+ yrs experience), as a Customs Broker. The Classes is developed by the faculty members themselves. The core teams own the classes and are permanent member of Avlokan Classes. Hence there is continuity in the faculty.

Q14.) How good is the study material ?

Chapter wise designed, sufficiently clear and precise theory-notes followed by sample number of questions capturing all flavors and difficulty levels constitute our study material. The lectures run in perfect harmony with the material to produce the best possible results.

Q15.) What will be the batch strength and will the individual attention be possible?

The maximum strength will be 24 students which enable individual attention and give a feeling of competition amongst the students. Frequent individual doubt clearing sessions and remedial classes are conducted to address the needs of students. Such an environment is better than home tuitions.

Q16.) What is the credibility of the institute?

From the first three Years itself, we have been able to help the students in achieving success in their desired fields in 100%. be it CBLR Regulation (6) examinations. We have our share of success in every examination.

Q17.) What are my chances of clearing the examination?

We have complete understanding of the subject and arsenal of problem-solving techniques for efficient and effective studying. We truly understand that the final outcome is always in the hands of a student; but, we also believe that it is the teacher who can truly direct the student to achieve the desired goal. If you are prepared to work hard as per our guidance, there should be no reason for failure.

Q18.) How will you track my progress and how will you help me if it is not satisfactory?

Regular tests and assignments will be used as a tool to monitor your progress. These will also help us in finding the weak areas that need to be addressed. By tests, we don’t believe in just announcing the scores, there will be follow-up doubt clearing and remedial classes.