Rules of Skill Test (DEST): FOR TAX ASSISTANTS ( Central Excise & Income Tax)





Hello Readers,

First of All a very heartily Congratulations to
all who qualified SSC CGL 2014- Tier II  Examination. Now Further to those
students who have applied for DEST, this post is a full guide through
which you can prepared for DEST. You should start working now, so that
you can achieve your goal. 
The “Data Entry Speed” Skill Test at 2000 (two thousand) key
depressions for a duration of 15 (fifteen) minutes will be of qualifying
nature. Computer will be provided by the Commission at the Centre/venue
notified for the purpose. Candidates shall not be allowed to bring their own


Nature of Mistakes

A. Full Mistakes: The following errors are treated as full

  • For every omission of word/ figure.
  • For every substitution of a wrong word/ figure.
  • For every addition of a word/ figure not found in the passage.

B. Half Mistakes
The following errors are treated as half

(i) Spacing Errors : Where no space is provided between
two words.

Example: ‘Ihope’


(i) undesired space is provided between the words or letters of
a word

Example: Hope I have , ‘I hxxave’.
(iii) For every spelling error committed by way of repetition, or addition
or transposition or omission or substitution of a letter / letters,
Example: The word ‘spelling’ typed as ‘seeplings etc.

(iv) Wrong Capitalization 
Wrong use of capital letter for small
letter and vice – versa. (This does not apply to Hindi typewriting scripts).
Note: Any corrections made by pen or pencil are ignored and no
credit is given to such corrections.

Note:1:OH candidates opting for the post of tax
assistant in CBDT are exempted for appearing in skill test. OH candidates
opting for post of tax assistant in CBEC are not exempted from skill test.

Note:2:HH and VH
candidates are not eligible for exemption from the skill test.

Note:3:VH candidates may
be allowed compensatory time of 20 minutes in DEST at par with typing test.

Note:4:Only those VH
candidates who opt for scribes in the written examination will be provided
passage reader at the time of skill test. The Skill Test will be of qualifying


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  1. sir, i had applied for ssc cgl 2015 and i paid money also but when i was opening part-2 …it is not opening sir "Information given by you is incorrect. Please enter the correct information.' like that it was coming sir.. plz tell me alternate option sir…

  2. Dear Sir/Ma'am,
    Is it the same as Module 1 of CPT ?
    Would DEST be conducted for only Tax Assistant post ?
    If yes then what's for other non interview post, ie Auditor/accountant/etc ?

  3. i tried in opera,google chrome,interenet explorere but there is no result…plz tell any alternate ….

  4. Do wait for some more time and try to search it once again with accurate information, It may be error of ssc site. ……if you get the same error once again, then You should fill again.

  5. find in which server you have applied part 1 (server 1 or server 2) and try in that respective server

  6. If Tax Assistant post is in your preference and you qualified for non – interview post you have to give DEST .
    If you failed in DEST then you will be able to get Auditor etc.

  7. bro open it in
    aur agar isi mai khol re ho to open it in

  8. bhai jinhone form bhar diya hai ssc ka aur open nai ho rha ab
    open it in
    aur agar isi mai khol re ho to open it

  9. You mean to say that DEST(Typing)
    is required for Tax Assistant post only ,,there are some other posts(auditor/accountant/junior accountant/upper division clerk etc) which neither requires Interview nor DEST. Is it?

  10. thank u very much bro..i get it… i will never forget u bro thank u thank u very much bro……

  11. One more query plz,,,
    What happens if one fails in physical standards(being at borderline 🙁 )
    Will they consider me for my next nip post or reject my candidature???
    thanks with regards.

  12. Sir I am working in BOI as clerk
    Whether I hv to submit noc from bank.
    Also plz tell kya typing Hindi me v hogi

  13. No, You should keep your Head of Office informed when you apply, Without such information you get problem.

  14. Mam I want to fill my cgl application form again.. Is it possible ? Need your help on this issue..

  15. Yes my application already accepted by SSC..I just want to change my preference of post..

  16. i scored 398.25 in obc and just qualify for interview i knew i will not get any interview post as its a hard nut to crack in interview 70 number approx ………any way can i hope atleast i will get any tax assistant job for sure or there is a doubt in this also.

  17. may be u get tax assistant if good luck favours u and in tax assistant pay grade is 2400 and much better than bank clerk

  18. sir….wot if i dont attend Dest??
    and is DEST and CPT for only tax assistant???? other non interview posts do not require any skill test????

  19. Surya you have good marks. Don't worry and you should focus on your study for interview.

  20. hmm i have filled it…but i dont have practice….and i will not qualify it if i give….sir pls give me some advice…

  21. I have filled the form around 9 days back .
    Today I have filled the fees.
    Is that OK. No problem..

    When I can take a print. Like after how many days we can take a print after filling fees..

  22. Your score is really awesome…
    How to score like you.
    SSuggest books materials and websites..
    For tier 1&2

  23. OBC category mein marks 365 boundary par hai cutoff bhi 365 gaya hai kya koi post mil jayegi pls pls help me
    Agar CPT nahi nikla to kya hoga????
    Koi or post alllot nahi hogi kya???
    Kitne chances hai mere selection ke koi bhi non interview post allot nahi hogi kya agar cpt nahi nikla to

  24. Respected Sandeep sir, kindly let me know if i can get Auditor or Junior Accountant post at 418 score under UR category?

  25. Sir,

    I m selected for non interview post. In case if i don't qualify in DEST then is non interview post get?

  26. Is there any test required for non interview post like auditor, jr. Accountant? Or direct final selection?

  27. Sir I got 419 with gen category. How much chances for auditor. Or I have to compete typing test for tax assistant.

  28. sir cgl ka form bhrne mai ek mistk ho gaya maine pref posts mai statistical investigator bhi choose kiya hai isse koi paresani to nhi hogi please help me

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