GST Practitioner – Which exam should you pass to become one

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The examination of Goods and Service Tax Practitioners (GSTPs) is a computer based examination conducted by The National Academy of Customs, Indirect Taxes and Narcotics (NACIN) for confirmation of enrollment of GSTPs. Every person who has enrolled as GST practitioner under the current regime for not less than 5 years on the GST common portal is required to clear this exam otherwise their enrolment ID will not be held as a valid ID.

A look at the Registration Process

All the eligible GST Practitioners can register for the examination by submitting an online application on the registration portal. The link of registration portal is provided on the official websites of NACIN and CBIC. A help desk is also provided on the registration portal for the convenience of various candidates.

To submit an application, the eligible candidate shall log in on the registration portal by entering the GST enrolment number and PAN number. After successfully logging in, application form will appear on the screen and the most of the data on application form will be automatically filled according to the information available with the GST network as per the GST enrolment number and PAN provided by the user. The applicant can choose a designated test center across the nation to appear for the exam. A softcopy of passport sized photo and signature will also be required to fill the online application form.

After submission of the online application form, the user will be redirected to a page requesting payment of examination fee whereby, the candidate shall pay the nominal amount of 500 INR. The payment is to be made electronically by any online source.

After the successful completion of online payment procedure, user can have access to ‘Candidate’s Dashboard’. From the candidate’s dashboard, the applicant can download his application and admit card to appear for the exam. The dashboard also allows the candidate to download Score card and Examination Certificate. For better practice and idea of exam, mock test of 15-20 questions is available on the Candidate’s Dashboard.  

Examination Pattern

Usually, the examination is held twice in a year according to the guidelines and schedule published by NACIN. The exam can be given any number of times by a candidate. The examination will have multiple choice questions with maximum marks as 200 and to qualify the exam, the candidate is required to score at least 50 % marks. Negative marking is not applicable to the GSTPs examination.

The syllabus covers the CGST Act 2017,State Goods and Services Tax Acts 2017, Union Territory GST act 2017, GST compensation states amendment act 2017, All State Goods and Services Tax Rules 2017 and any other Notifications, Circulars and orders that may be issued by NACIN from time to time.

The result of the examination is published by NACIN on the official site and the candidate may accordingly apply for re-valuation if he has failed in the exam and if not satisfied by his result may even send a representation to the assistant or deputy director of examination head of   NACIN. However, the representation is to be made within 7 days of the declaration of result. Looking for assistance in cracking this exam ?? join Gst training conducted by


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