SSC Tax Assistant Examination - Mode of Selection

SSC Tax Assistant Exam 2008 Mode of Selection

Candidates fulfilling the prescribed qualifications will be required to undergo a written examination. The Commission holds full discretion to fix minimum qualifying marks for the

Examination as a whole or component-wise in Paper-I and II for different categories, i.e., UR,SC, ST, OBC, etc. Candidates, declared qualified on the basis of the Written Examination, would be required to appear for the skill test.

Final Select List would be prepared on All-India basis in order of merit cum preference as disclosed by the aggregate marks (marks of written examination) finally awarded to each candidate as given under this scheme of recruitment and in that order so many candidates as are found by the Commission to be qualified at the examination shall be recommended for appointment upto the number of un-reserved vacancies.

If there are candidates having the same aggregate marks in the written examination,the tie cases are resolved by referring to the marks in the first cut off paper, followed by date of birth (candidate older in age gets preference).


Lastly, if the tie still persists, the tie is finally resolved by referring to the alphabetic order of names, i.e., a candidate whose name begins with the alphabet which comes first in alphabetic order, gets preference.

Provided that SC, ST and OBC candidates who are selected on their own merit without relaxed standards, alongwith candidates belonging to other communities, will not be adjusted against the reserved share of vacancies.

The reserved vacancies will be filled up separately from amongst the eligible SCs, STs and OBCs which will, thus, comprise SC, ST and OBC candidates who are lower in merit than the last general candidate on merit list of unreserved category but otherwise found suitable for appointment even by relaxed standard.

Provided further that the candidates belonging to the PH category or Ex-Servicemen,to the extent the number of vacancies reserved for them cannot be filled up on the basis of general standards, be recommended at the relaxed standards to make up for the deficiency in the reserved quota subject to fitness of such candidates for selection, irrespective of their ranks in the order of merit.

However, Ex-Serviceman or physically handicapped category candidates who qualifiy on the basis of relaxed standards, viz., age limit, experience in qualifications, permitted number of chances in written examination, extended zone of consideration, etc. are to be counted against reserved vacancies and not against general vacancies.

In so far as cases of Ex-Servicemen are concerned, deduction from the age of Ex-Servicemen is permissible against the reserved or unreserved posts and such exemption cannot be termed as relaxed standards in regard to age.

Note-I: Candidates, who are appointed on the basis of this selection, shall be on probation for a period of two years and during the period of probation, the candidates would be required to undergo such training or pass such examinations as prescribed by the Controlling Authority.

On successful completing of the period of probation, the candidates shall, if considered fit for permanent appointment, be confirmed to their post by the Controlling Authority.

Note-II: Success in the examination confers no right of appointment unless government is satisfied after such enquiry as may be considered necessary that the candidate is suitable in all respects for appointment to the service / post.