I think Custom and Central Excise is a great Career option. Unfortunately, it is very difficult to find information about What Custom and Central Excise actually is. Most pages on the internet just talk about How to get into Custom and Central Excise. My research about a Career in Custom and Central Excise became a lot more meaningful when I found: Administration/Career-in-Custom-and-Central-Excise/hindi

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Sameer Shukla’s take!

Sameer Shukla has 11 years of professional experience in Custom and Central Excise. Sameer Shukla has worked in Custom and Central Excise as Preventive Officer in IGI Airport. In Sameer Shukla’s own words, this is how Sameer Shukla got into Custom and Central Excise: "After finishing my BSc and LLB from Lucknow University. I started my career in 1985 as a preevntive officer from Barielly ( Indo- nepal Border). I took my premature retirement in 1996 from IGI, Airport." I wanted to know more about Sameer Shukla and found this profile:

Career Video on Custom and Central Excise

In a video, Sameer Shukla has talked about various aspects of a Career in Custom and Central Excise. Sameer Shukla started by explaining Custom and Central Excise as: "Preventive Officer (P O) is the only customs post with uniform offered through SSC CGL.It collects indirect taxes and duties like Central Excise duty, Customs duty and Service tax." It was a very interesting video and I enjoyed watching it.


We all know that only 10% of what is taught in Custom and Central Excise is actually used in real life. The education section of the video clearly explained what is the 10% needed in Custom and Central Excise. Sameer Shukla touches upon these in the Education section of the Video:

  • Science & Product Stages
  • Detection Process
  • Law
  • Case Studies
  • Pshycology
  • General Awareness


Sameer Shukla then explains why these Skills are essential for a Career in Custom and Central Excise:

  • Eye for Detail
  • Arms Training
  • Interrogation Skills
  • Analytical


Sameer Shukla believes that the following are some of the Positives of a Career in Custom and Central Excise:

  • Helping Nation Building
  • Adventurous Profession
  • Exciting and Interesting
  • Travelling


And, Sameer Shukla believes that one needs to prepare for following Challenges of a Career in Custom and Central Excise:

  • Political Interference
  • Social Challenge
  • Frequent Transfers


In the final section of the video Sameer Shukla talks about How a day goes in a Career in Custom and Central Excise. This video is by far the best video on a Career in Custom and Central Excise, that I have ever come across. To see the full Talk, one needs to install the LifePage Career Talks App. Here is a direct deep link of the Video: https://lifepage.app.link/20171009-0010

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Similar Career Talks on LifePage

I continued with my research on LifePage and thoroughly studied these links to gain more perspective:

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  3. Administration/Career-in-Indian-Police-Service/hindi
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  6. Administration/Career-in-Indian-Economic-Service/english
  7. Administration/Career-in-Indian-Police-Service/english
  8. Administration/Career-in-Intelligence-Services/english
  9. Administration/Career-in-Indian-Revenue-Service/english
  10. Administration/Career-in-State-Secretariat-Services/hindi

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