How To Become An Income Tax Officer?

By Ishika

26 September

Wondering how to become an income tax officer in India? Check this web story to find out more:


“Here’s how you can become an income tax officer in India”

Educational Qualifications:

Obtain a bachelor's degree in any discipline from a recognized university. While there is no specific requirement for the type of degree, a background in finance, economics, or commerce may be advantageous.

- The most common route to becoming an Income Tax Officer in India is by qualifying for the Civil Services Examination (CSE) conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). This is a highly competitive exam that includes multiple stages like the Preliminary Examination, Main Examination, and an Interview (Personality Test).

Appear for the CSE

During the UPSC CSE Main Examination, you can select the Indian Revenue Service (IRS) as your preferred service. The IRS includes various branches, and one of them is the Income Tax Service.

Choose IRS

Training and Posting:

Once you have successfully cleared the UPSC CSE and chosen the IRS-Income Tax Service, you will undergo training at the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA) in Mussoorie, Uttarakhand. After training, you will be posted as an Income Tax Officer.

. Aspiring candidates should be prepared for extensive preparation, including studying a wide range of subjects, and a dedication to succeed in the UPSC CSE.