Next GSTP Exam on 14 June 2019 for ‘Confirmation of Enrollment on GST Network’ by NACIN

Next GSTP Exam on 14 June 2019 for ‘Confirmation of Enrollment on GST Network’ by NACIN

NACIN will conduct next Computer Based GSTP exam on 14 June 2019 for confirmation of enrollment on GST Network in the case of sales tax practitioners (STP) or tax return preparer (TRP) registered for a period of 5 years under the existing laws before GST Regime, registered under CGST Rule 83(1)(b).

In terms of Rule 83A(3) of CGST Rules, 2017, the examination shall be conducted twice in a year by NACIN. The next two examinations in year 2019, for GSTPs falling under STPEL/ TRPEL categories, shall be conducted on 14.06.2019 and 12.12.2019 (from 1100 hrs to 1330 hrs) at designated examination centers, all across India. Such candidates are hereby informed that the examination scheduled to be held on 12.12.2019 will be their last chance to appear and pass the said examination, failing which they shall not be given another opportunity/ chance.

For clarification on the issue whether this GSTP exam is to be passed by all Chartered Accountants (CAs), etc. qualified professionals, please read Rule 83 of CGST Rules 2017: Provisions relating to a Goods and Services Tax (GST) Practitioner. It’s amply clear that there a separate category of GSTPs those who have to pass the exam, which is indicated in Clause (b) of Sub Rule (1) of Rule 83. This category of GSTPs represent the Sales Tax Practitioners (STPs) or Tax Return Preparers (TRPs) in the existing/ erstwhile VAT, Service Tax, etc. laws. However those who fall in clause (a) or (c) of the said Sub Rule (1) of Rule 83 need not go for this GSTP Exam.

NACIN (CBIC) has declared the results of GSTP exam conducted last on 17 Dec. 2018 for ‘Confirmation of Enrollment’ on GST Network under CGST Rule 83(3), in the case of GSTPs covered under CGST Rule 83(1)(b): Results of GSTP Exam dt. 17 Dec. 2018

NACIN (CBIC) Guidelines for GST Practitioner (GSTP) Exam under Rule 83A(9)

NACIN (CBIC) has issued the Guidelines for Online filing of Registration Application Form, Procedure for Conduct of GSTP Exam, Re-evaluation of Results (Post Exam Representation), etc., which are as under:

NACIN Guidelines for GST Practitioner (GSTP) Exam under CGST Rule 83A(9)

Important Dates Schedule: GSTP Exam dt. 14 June 2019

Commencement of on-line submission of application form 21 May 2019
Last Date of submitting the details Application form 4 June 2019
Hall Ticket / Admit Card can be downloaded (Tentative)
Date of Computer Based Test 14 June 2019
Declaration of Result / Merit List (Tentative)

CBIC Press Release dt. 16 April 2019

The National Academy of Customs, Indirect Taxes and Narcotics (NACIN) has been authorized to conduct an examination for confirmation of enrollment of Goods and Services Tax Practitioners (GSTPs) in terms of the sub-rule (3) of Rule 83 of the Central Goods and Services Tax Rules, 2017, vide Notification No. 24/2018-Central Tax dated 28.5.2018.

The GSTPs enrolled on the GST Network under sub-rule (2) of Rule 83 and covered by clause (b) of sub-rule (1) of Rule 83, i.e. those meeting the eligibility criteria of having enrolled as sales tax practitioners or tax return preparer under the existing law for a period not less than five years, are required to pass the said examination before 31.12.2019 in terms of Notification no. 03/2019-Central Tax dated 29.01.2019. Two such examinations for such GSTPs have already been conducted on 31.10.2018 and 17.12.2018. The next examination for them shall be conducted on 14.06.2019 from 1100 hrs to 1330 hrs at designated examination centers across India.

It will be a Computer Based Examination. The Registration for the exam can be done by the eligible GSTPs on a Registration Portal, link of which will be provided on NACIN and CBIC websites. The Registration Portal for exam scheduled on 14.06.2019 will be activated on 21 May, 2019 and will remain open up to 4 June, 2019. For convenience of candidates, a help desk will also be set up, details of which will be made available on the registration portal.

The applicants are required to make online payment of examination fee of Rs. 500/- at the time of registration for this exam.

Pattern and Syllabus of the GSTP Examination

A. PAPER: GST Law & Procedures 

Time allowed: 2 hours and 30 minutes

Number of Multiple Choice Questions: 100

Language of Questions: English and Hindi

Maximum marks: 200

Qualifying marks: 100

No negative marking

B. Syllabus: 

1. Central Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017

2. Integrated Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017

3. State Goods and Services Tax Acts, 2017

4. Union Territory Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017

5. Goods and Services Tax (Compensation to States) Act, 2017

6. Central Goods and Services Tax Rules, 2017

7. Integrated Goods and Services Tax Rules, 2017

8. All State Goods and Services Tax Rules, 2017

9. Notifications, Circulars and orders issued from time to time

Note: As GST Law and Procedures are still evolving, the various items of the above syllabus will be considered as on 1.4.2019 for the purpose of this examination.

Technical Queries (GSTP Exam): Login, Photo/ Signature Upload, Payment

Phone No. 022-6250 7718 (Timing 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM Monday to Saturday)

Eligibility Queries (GSTP Exam)

Phone No. 0129-2504 653 (Timing 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM Monday to Friday, on working days and hours only)

Instructions for Candidates of GSTP Exam

Please carefully read the following instructions for filling up GSTP Exam application form:

1. Only those GST Practitioners are eligible to login who qualify the criteria specified at clause (b) of sub-rule (1) of rule 83 of the CGST Rules 2017 and whose enrolment on GST portal in terms of sub-rule (2) has already been approved as on 24.09.2018. 

2. Candidates are required to login on Examination registration portal with the help of GST enrollment number (login id) and PAN no. (password).

3. The GST enrollment number has been provided to each eligible candidate by GSTN on his enrollment on the GST portal.

4. Application form will appear on the screen after a candidate successfully logs in.

5. Based on the GST enrollment number and PAN number provided by a candidate on the login page, the application form will auto-populate candidate’s data already available with the GST Network such as name, address, mobile number, email address etc. This data is the same which was provided by the candidate in Form PCT-01 while applying for enrollment as GST Practitioner on the GST portal.

6. Hence, in the online application form on this Examination registration portal, a candidate is required to fill in/provide only the following information/documents:

a) three choices of test centers (stations) from the drop-down menu,

b) soft copy of passport size photograph (File Type JPG, JPEG, PNG of Size 20 to 60 KB), and

c) soft copy of signatures(File Type JPG, JPEG, PNG of Size 10 to 30 KB).

7. The candidates will be prompted to choose from the following list of test centres (stations):

Sr. No. City Name Sr. No. City Name
1 Hyderabad 16 Mumbai
2 Itanagar 17 Imphal
3 Dispur 18 Shillong
4 Patna 19 Aizawl
5 Raipur 20 Kohima
6 Panaji 21 Bhubaneswar
7 Ahmedabad 22 Jaipur
8 Chandigarh 23 Gangtok
9 Shimla 24 Chennai
10 Jammu 25 Agartala
11 Srinagar 26 Dehradun
12 Ranchi 27 Lucknow
13 Bengaluru 28 Kolkata
14 Thiruvananthapuram 29 Pune
15 Bhopal 30 Mysore

8. Once a candidate submits completed application form on the registration portal, he will be prompted to pay the examination fee of Rs 500 online.

9. On completion of online fee payment, the candidate will be guided to access ‘Candidate’s Dashboard’ from where the submitted application as well as Admit Card can be downloaded. Score card and Examination Certificate will also be made available for download on the same Dashboard.

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