WB Income Tax Department Exam Syllabus: Full Structure, Exam Pattern!

West Bengal Income Tax Department will soon announce the official notification for the Income Tax Department Recruitment 2023 soon. West Bengal Income Tax Department vacancies for 2023, according to the categories will soon be published in the official notification only. The Income Tax Department is one the reputed and sought-after departments when it comes to government jobs in West Bengal. An Income Tax officer is a well-respected job full of responsibilities that youth seek in today’s world.

The Income Tax department examination not only needs enough courage and boldness but also needs preparation for the examination when it comes to getting selected for the job. Well, preparations beforehand and revision before the examination is a sure-shot way of getting success on the first or second attempt.

A mistake that most students make while starting their preparations is that they don’t know what to prepare for, or what topics they need to prepare for a specific examination. In short, they don’t know the syllabus of the examination in depth. Preparations start with the basic thing which is knowing what topics to prepare which in short, is the syllabus provided by the Department of Income Tax in their official notification.

To avoid any mistakes and to prepare for the best outcome, you must know each and every part of the syllabus to be able to answer the maximum number of questions that will increase your chances of clearing the Income Tax Department examination in one go. Wait no more and get to know the whole syllabus in a simplified way in this post. Make sure you go through every detail of the syllabus and write the important parts down somewhere and start your preparations according to that.

Information About The West Bengal Income Tax Department Recruitment 

The candidates who have applied for the post of West Bengal Income Tax Inspector, and Tax Assistant must have a basic knowledge of the Recruitment, some of the basic information regarding the examination and department is given below.

Official WebsiteClick here
Department nameIncome Tax Department
Examination nameWB Income Tax Department Recruitment
Name of the postIncome tax officer (Income Tax Inspector, Tax Assistant)
Type of JobGovernment job
Location of JobWest Bengal and Sikkim.

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WB Income Tax Department Exam Syllabus

The first thing to do while starting preparations for any examination is to go through the syllabus of the examination. The next step is to sort out the important topics to prepare. The third step is to analyze questions in previous year’s papers to know the most important topics and from which part of the topic the questions are framed. The last step is to start preparations according to the data thus collected so far.

The syllabus for the posts of Income Tax Inspector and Tax assistant in the West Bengal Income Tax Department Recruitment examination is given below. Read the complete syllabus and note down the main topics, to start preparing for the examination.

Income Tax Inspector

For the post of Income tax inspector following subjects and topics need to be studied. Apart from that, every topic has a given weightage according to the number of questions and marks assigned to each question.

Pattern – The examination of the Income Tax Inspector is conducted in two stages.

  1. Paper 1 (Objective type) – It consists of a total of 4 parts viz. Income Tax Law & Allied Taxes, Advanced Accountancy, Office procedure, and Allied Laws.
Paper partSubject nameNumber of questionsTotal marksTotal time given
Part 1Income Tax Law & Allied Taxes2525 marks30 minutes
Part 2Advanced Accountancy2525 marks30 minutes
Part 3Allied Laws2525 marks30 minutes
Part 4Office Procedures2525 marks30 minutes
Total 100100 marks2 hours
  1. Paper 2 (Subjective type) – It consists of one paper viz. Income-tax & Accountancy.
Subject nameNumber of questionsTotal time given
Income Tax and Accountancy1003 hours

Income Tax Assistant

For the post of Income Tax Assistant, the candidates need to study the following subjects, the pattern of which is provided along with. This examination is also held in two stages, the first one is an objective type-based paper and the second one is a subjective type examination, the topic and the weightage along with the marks assigned to each question and total marks are given below in the table.

  1. Paper 1 (Objective type) – It consists of numerous objective-type questions, subjects, and topics which are provided below. The total time given for this paper is 90 minutes, which is One and a half hours (1:30 hours) and the total marks carried by this examination is 100 marks.
  2. Paper 2 (Subjective type) – It consists of a subjective type paper in which the candidates need to write short essays or letters. The total time given for this stage of examination is 30 minutes and it carries a total of 50 marks.

Paper – 1

Subject/Topic nameNumber of questionsTotal Marks
English comprehension25 questions25×1= 25 marks
Quantitative Aptitude25 questions25×1= 25 marks
General knowledge25 questions25×1= 25 marks
Reasoning25 questions25×1= 25 marks
Total100 questions100×1= 100 marks

Under each topic or subject, there are multiple sub-topics that are covered within the subject as a whole. Brief details about the topics covered under various subjects are also provided below.

  1. English Comprehension – It includes various topics like Vocabulary, Synonyms, Antonyms, Verb, Error correction, Adverbs,  Adjectives, Articles, Tenses, Subject-verb agreement, Comprehension, Idioms and Phrases, and Sentence reordering.
  2. Quantitative Aptitude – It covers topics like Number system, Ratio and proportion, Time and work, Percentage, Simplification, Profit and loss, Discount, Average, SI and CI, HCF, LCM, Mensuration, Time and Distance, etc.
  3. General knowledge – It covers a vast array of topics including Ancient, Mediaeval, Modern history, Indian polity, Geography, Economics, Indian Economy, General Science, National and International events, Books and authors, Awards and honors, Sports and games news, etc.
  4. Reasoning – Under this, various topics of Verbal and Non-verbal reasoning are covered like Word Sequencing, Coding-Decoding, Ranking, Decision making, Series and sequence, Alphabet and Number series, Pictorial series, Arithmetic Reasoning, Figure series, Classification, Analogy, Mirror, and Water image, etc.

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Some Important Instructions For The Candidates

The candidates need to keep some things in mind while attempting the West Bengal Income Tax Department Recruitment examination, the details of which are provided below.

  1. The selection process of West Bengal Income Tax Department Recruitment has two stages of examination. The first stage consists of an Objective type paper with 100 questions covering 4 different topics each carrying 25 marks, to be completed within the time frame of 2 hours. The second stage consists of a Subjective type paper that is of 3 hours duration.
  2. In the first stage examination which is an Objective-type paper, there are 100 questions, each of 1 mark, for each correct answer one mark is provided and for each wrong answer there is a penalty of ¼ mark or 0.25 mark. 


Q1. How can I check whether any topic is in the syllabus of the Income Tax Department examination or not?

To check whether the syllabus has a specific topic or not, you can check the whole syllabus of the subject, provided above in the post in a simplified way.

Q2. Is there any negative marking in the 1st tier examination of the West Bengal Income Tax Department Recruitment examination?

Yes, there is a negative marking of 0.25 mark or ¼ mark for each wrong answer the candidates provide in the answer sheet.

Q3. How can I become an Income Tax Inspector in West Bengal?

To become an Income tax inspector in West Bengal, you can either go through the SSC CGL recruitment or you can apply for direct West Bengal Income Tax Department Recruitment.

Q4. What is the syllabus for Income Tax officers through WB Income Tax Department Recruitment?

The syllabus for the post through West Bengal government recruitment is provided in the official notification published by the official website, moreover, it is provided in a simplified way in the post above, you can check out the syllabus in the post too.

Q5. Is Mathematics compulsory for Income Tax Inspector in the West Bengal Income Tax Department examination?

Yes, Mathematics is an integral part of the examination through which candidates are selected for Inspector posts in the Income Tax Department. But the mathematics covered in the examination is of class 10th level, not higher education level.

Q6. What is the salary of an Income Tax Inspector in West Bengal?

The basic salary pay of an Income Tax Inspector in West Bengal is Rs. 5.2 lakh-7.0 lakh per annum, i.e. around Rs. 30,000 – 56,000/- per month.

Q7. What are the basic eligibility criteria for becoming an Income Tax Inspector in the West Bengal Income Tax Department?

To become an Income Tax Inspector in the West Bengal Income Tax Department, you must be a graduate in any discipline from any recognized Institution or University.

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