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Press Release on online written examination for Customs Brokers Examination, 2022.



The National Academy of Customs Indirect Taxes and Narcotics (NACIN) conducts an online Customs Broker Exam annually at various centers across India. The exam is held as per the Customs Broker Licensing Regulations 2018 (CBLR) and is also known as the Reg 6 Exam.

Applicants often get confused about the various names of the exam, such as CBIC Reg6 Exam, CBLR Reg 6 Exam, CBLR Rule 6 Exam, Rule or Regulation 9 Exam, Rule or Regulation 8 Exam, Customs House Agent (CHA) Exam, and Customs Broker Exam. However, all of these exams refer to the same Customs Broker Exam conducted as per Regulation 6 of CBLR 2018.

The exam consists of two steps: the written exam and the oral exam (interview). The written exam has 150 questions, each worth 3 marks, making it a total of 450 marks. Negative marking is applicable, meaning that an aspirant will receive 3 marks for each correct answer but lose 1 mark for each wrong answer. To qualify for the written exam, an aspirant must score at least 60% marks.

If you’re looking to become a Customs Broker/F Cardholder in India, JBS Academy can help you achieve your goal. Our curriculum covers the entire syllabus. We have multiple models to help with the preparations – Self Paced; Live learning; Classroom; Private tuitions; Practice MCQ’s and free orientation for Oral exams. Our experienced faculty has extensive knowledge and practical experience in Freight Forwarding, Customs Clearance, Consultancy, and troubleshooting at Customs with operations. Our faculty members are experts in their trade and also visit faculties in numerous institutions.

We provide live online classes on Zoom, with links provided to you on your WhatsApp number the preceding day of the class. Our classes are conducted in English; Hindi; Gujarati; Marathi; making it easy for you to understand the course material. We also conduct regular tests for self-assessment of your progress.

Our faculty members are the best guide for the CBLR Reg 6 exam.

To enroll, you need to pay the course fee at the time of registration, and we’ll provide you with a login ID and password to access our study material and mock tests.

At JBS Academy, we’re pioneers in the industry, and our results are the best throughout India. Join us and let our best curriculum and expert faculty guide you through the toughness of the examination. We’re the best Academy for Customs Broker/Regulation 6/CHA Examination in India.

Syllabus of the Exam:

As per Regulation 6(7) of CBLR 2018, Syllabus of Customs Broker Exam would be as follows:

The examination may include questions on the following:

  1. preparation of various kinds of bills of entry, bills of export, shipping bills, and other clearance documents;
  2. arrival entry and clearance of vessels;
  3. tariff classification and rates of duty;
  4. determination of value of imported and export goods;
  5. conversion of currency;
  6. nature and description of documents to be filed with various kinds of bills of entry, shipping bills and other clearance documents;
  7. procedure for assessment and payment of duty including refund of duty paid;
  8. Examination of goods at Customs Stations;
  9. prohibitions on import and export;
  10. bonding procedure and clearance from bond;
  11. re-importation and conditions for free re-entry;
  12. drawback and export promotion schemes including the Special Economic Zone scheme;
  13. offences under the Act;
  14. 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;
  15. provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 (49 of 1998);
  16. procedure for appeal and revision applications under the Act; and
  17. 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).
  18. knowledge of regulations, rules, notifications, etc. under the Customs Act and other Allied Acts.


After qualifying in the written exam, candidates are called for an oral examination or interview. The interview panel consists of three commissioners with different areas of expertise who analyze the candidate based on various parameters and award marks accordingly. To qualify for this exam, candidates need to secure a minimum of 60 out of 100 marks.

The interview is a test of a candidate’s confidence, decision-making abilities, work ethics, and overall personality. It is important to be alert and have a presence of mind during the interview. At JBS Academy, we provide excellent coaching classes for the oral exam under Reg 6 CBLR. We have a specially designed program for our students to prepare them for the interview exam. We pay personal attention to each student and make them aware of their mistakes while doing mock interviews, so that they don’t repeat them during the actual interview.

Our interview classes are free of costs for all aspirants and will cover all aspects of the interview. The curriculum is the same as for the written exam, but the approach is different. If you don’t change your approach, you may not succeed in the oral examination. We provide our own study material and conduct mock interviews to help our students prepare better.



A Customs Broker is an individual or legal entity that holds a license to clear export-import shipments from Indian Customs. It’s important to note that only a license holder can represent a client for Customs Clearance procedures.

While exporters or importers have the option to clear their own cargo, hiring a Customs Broker is similar to hiring an advocate to win a case in court. A layperson is unlikely to have knowledge about the specific laws, policies, notifications, and procedures related to foreign trade, which is why they need the services of a Customs Broker to ensure a smooth cargo clearance process. Overall, Customs Brokers make it easier for individuals and businesses to navigate the complex world of international trade.

The legal standing of Customs Brokers is conferred by the Indian Customs Act of 1962 and the Customs Broker Licensing Regulations of 2018.

The National Academy of Customs, Indirect Taxes, and Narcotics (NACIN) conduct the Customs Broker Examination throughout India on behalf of the Indian Customs, as per Regulation 6 of the Customs Broker Licensing Regulations (CBLR) of 2018. In addition, the same authority also conducts G-card Exams per Regulation 13 of the CBLR 2018. A possible paraphrase that retains the meaning but is presented more succinctly is as follows: NACIN conducts the Customs Broker Examination and G-card Exams on behalf of the Indian Customs in compliance with Regulations 6 and 13 of the CBLR 2018, respectively.

To qualify for the G-Card exam, candidates must hold a valid H-Card, have at least six months of experience, and have passed their 12th standard exams. An H-Card is an identity card issued by the Department of Customs on behalf of a Customs Broker.

The eligibility criteria for the Customs Broker Rule 6 exam require the individual or legal entity to be a citizen of India, of sound mind, and not insolvent, convicted of a crime, or penalized under the Customs, Excise, or Finance Act of 1994. To appear for the exam, the individual must either hold a graduate degree and a professional degree such as CA, LLM, MBA, or a Diploma in Customs Clearance Work from a recognized university or have at least two years of experience in Customs Broker work as a G-Card holder.