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G Card Examination

G-Card Examination-2023

Conduct of G-category Examination for the year 2023 under Regulation 13(5) of CBLR, 2018 by Ahmedabad Customs Commissionerate - Reg.


Conduct of G-category examination for the year 2023 under Regulation 13 of CBLR,2018 BY Mumbai Customs Commissionerate-Reg.



To become a representative of a Customs Broker before the Customs Authorities, one needs to pass a written exam known as the “G Card” or Regulation 13(5) Exam. In order to be eligible for this exam, a candidate should have completed 10+2 and should also have some experience as an H Card holder of any Customs Broker.

The G Card exam is conducted at the Commissionerate Level by the Assistant Commissioner of Customs or Deputy Commissioner of Customs of that particular Commissionerate. While some Commissionerate only require the candidate to pass the written exam, others may also include an Oral Exam or Interview.

The written exam usually consists of 100 Objective Type Questions to be attempted in 3 hours and the candidate needs to secure at least 60% to qualify. In recent times, the G Card exam is also being held in the MCQ format.

At JBS Academy 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. We offer the best coaching for the G Card exam in India.


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.