TNA and Aptitude Survey

PART 1 A number of topics are listed under 9 different categories. This list is already given to you. If you would like to supplement this list of topics with additional topics, please list those additional topics below. These new topics will be refered to as "Additional Topic 1", "Additional Topic 2" etc. in the next question. Please write your answer(s) here: Additional Topic 1:: Additional Topic 2:: Additional Topic 3:: Additional Topic 4:: Additional Topic 5:: Additional Topic 6:: Additional Topic 7:: Additional Topic 8:: Additional Topic 9:: Additional Topic 10:: Please select ten different topics from the list provided in the drop-down boxes below. Each drop down box provides you with the same set of topics.These topics fall under 9 different groups, and have nothing to do with the area of specialization in your organization. Select the ten topics from the list that you would like to specialize in the Training Programme by ranking them in order of importance: 1 is most preferred, 2 is next in preference, and so on. The list includes the additional topics provided by you in the previous question. Provision has been IN THIS QUESTION to include these additional topics for purpose of ranking as 'Additional Topic 1', 'Additional Topic 2', and so on. You can consider them for ranking, when selecting the topics.

Please choose 10 of the following: A01 - E- Governance Initiatives A02 - E-Commerce and Taxation A03 - Data Mining A04 - Network & Network Management A05 - Information Management A06 - Data Security

A07 - Information and Communication Technology A08 - Managing Digital Evidence A09 - Knowledge Management A10 - On-line Learning B01 - Macro Economic Analysis B02 - Comparative Study of Tax Policies B03 - Taxation of Services B04 - Financial Services and Products B05 - Large Tax Payer Units B06 - Capital Markets B07 - Commodity Markets B08 - Infrastructure Development B09 - Public Private Participation B10 - Budgeting C01 - Revenue Forecasting C02 - Risk Analysis and Management C03 - Advance Pricing arrangements C04 - Risk Assessment C05 - Six Sigma Applications C06 - Valuation and Taxation C07 - Performance Evaluation Methods C08 - Project Management C09 - Business Process Reengineering C10 - Data Management D01 - Negotiations and Tax Treaties D02 - Taxation of Cross Border Transactions D03 - International Taxation D04 - International Accounting Standards D05 - Dispute Resolution Mechanism D06 - International Mergers and Acquisitions D07 - Tax Havens and Shelters D08 - Assessment of MNCs

D09 - Double Taxation Issues D10 - Money Markets E01 - Accounting Software E02 - Financial Statement Analysis E03 - Tax Competition E04 - Computerised Accounting System E05 - Taxation of ITES (IT enabled Services) E06 - Taxation of Intangibles E07 - Harmful Tax Practices E08 - Thin Capitalization E09 - Determining Arm’s Length Price E10 - DTAA F01 - Corporate Restructuring F02 - System Automation F03 - Customer Help Centers F04 - Customer Relationship Management F05 - Anti Avoidance Measures F06 - Intelligence and Information Gathering F07 - e-investigation F08 - Improving Tax payer Services F09 - Reducing Compliance Cost F10 - Managing Return Processing Centers G01 - Permanent Establishment G02 - Tax Arbitration G03 - Comparative Economic Analysis G04 - Information Technology Act G05 - Money Laundering and Cyber Crimes G06 - Art of Advocacy G07 - Court Craft G08 - Principles of Natural Justice G09 - Appreciating Evidence G10 - Principles of State Decisis

Additional Topic 10 .Negotiation Skills I10 .Evaluation & Feedback (courses) I03 .Human Capital Formation H10 .Persuasion and Representation Skills H07 .Additional Topic 9 J10 .Additional Topic 8 J09 .Mentoring H06 .Drafting Skills H08 .Team Building I08 .Additional Topic 6 J07 .Motivation I09 .Team Learning I06 .Delivery Techniques (courses) I04 .Additional Topic 3 J04 .Counseling H05 .Additional Topic 2 J03 .Additional Topic 5 J06 .Continuous Learning Systems I07 .Planning and Designing Training Programs I02 .Benchmarking Performance and Competitiveness I01 .Additional Topic 4 J05 .Cooperative Learning I05 .Additional Topic 1 J02 .Managerial Leadership H02 .H01 .Additional Topic 7 J08 .Social Marketing J01 .Formulating HRM Policies H09 .Effective Communication H03 .Effective Manpower Management H04 .

PART 2 Select your highest academic qualification: Please choose *only one* of the following: Graduate Post-graduate Doctorate Other Inst2: Name three important postings in your career after joining IRS that you have professionally enjoyed most. Also Select the Function under which each of these postings could be categorized. of Months: Select the functions under which Posting 1 could be categorized. Posting 1: Please write your answer(s) here: Posting: Function: No. Please choose *all* that apply: Administration Advocacy/Legal Assessment Corporate Taxation Human Resource Development Information Technology International Taxation Investigation Policy Making Taxpayer Services Training Transfer Pricing Posting 2: Please write your answer(s) here: Posting: .

Please choose *all* that apply: Administration Advocacy/Legal Assessment Corporate Taxation Human Resource Development Information Technology International Taxation Investigation Policy Making . of Months: Select the functions under which Posting 2 could be categorized. Please choose *all* that apply: Administration Advocacy/Legal Assessment Corporate Taxation Human Resource Development Information Technology International Taxation Investigation Policy Making Taxpayer Services Training Transfer Pricing Posting 3: Please write your answer(s) here: Posting: Function: No.Function: No. of Months: Select the functions under which Posting 3 could be categorized.

Please choose *all* that apply: Administration Advocacy/Legal Assessment Corporate Taxation Human Resource Development Information Technology International Taxation Investigation .Taxpayer Services Training Transfer Pricing List three posting in which you think you have made the most significant contribution to the working of the organization? Please write your answer(s) here: Posting A:: Posting B:: Posting C:: Select the functions under which Posting A could be categorized. Please choose *all* that apply: Administration Advocacy/Legal Assessment Corporate Taxation Human Resource Development Information Technology International Taxation Investigation Policy Making Taxpayer Services Training Transfer Pricing Select the functions under which Posting B could be categorized.

Please choose *all* that apply: Administration Advocacy/Legal Assessment Corporate Taxation Human Resource Development Information Technology International Taxation Investigation Policy Making Taxpayer Services Training Transfer Pricing Please rate your level of expertise in the following areas/skills. Please choose the appropriate response for each item: Lacking Low Okay High Very High Excellent Investigative skills Information Technology Communication skills Conflict resolution Leadership skills Administrative/Managerial skills Interrogative skills Advocacy skills Project management Policy analysis Skills in handling public Skills in handling media .Policy Making Taxpayer Services Training Transfer Pricing Select the functions under which Posting C could be categorized.

Preference 1: Please choose *only one* of the following: Administration Advocacy/Legal Assessment Corporate Taxation . in which function of the department would you like to specialize in? Rank three in the order of preference.Infrastructure creation Fiscal policy analysis Comparative taxation policy Training and knowledge management Analysis of corporate issues Managing change Analysis of financial statements Systems development Analysis of cross border transactions Grievance settlement Networking technology Emotional Intelligence Data analysis Presentation skills Drafting skills Analysis of legal issues Team building and team work Financial outlay management Analysis of accounting issues Using technology to promote taxpayer service Personnel management Inst3: Given a choice.

Human Resource Development Information Technology International Taxation Investigation Policy Making Taxpayer Services Training Transfer Pricing Preference 2: Please choose *only one* of the following: Administration Advocacy/Legal Assessment Corporate Taxation Human Resource Development Information Technology International Taxation Investigation Policy Making Taxpayer Services Training Transfer Pricing Preference 3: Please choose *only one* of the following: Administration Advocacy/Legal Assessment Corporate Taxation Human Resource Development Information Technology International Taxation Investigation Policy Making .

) regarding the same. date of publication.g. title. publisher. Please choose *all* that apply: Administration Advocacy/Legal Assessment Corporate Taxation Human Resource Development Information Technology International Taxation Investigation Policy Making Taxpayer Services Training Transfer Pricing Select the functions under which the Articles published by you could be categorized. Please choose *all* that apply: Administration . please provide complete details (e.Taxpayer Services Training Transfer Pricing Please specify if you have: Please choose the appropriate response for each item: Yes No Written Book(s) Published Article(s) Presented paper(s) in professional bodies If you have answered YES to any of the options in the previous question. Please write your answer here: Select the functions under which the Books written by you could be categorized. etc.

number of lectures. place. etc. programme. RTI or any other institution? Please choose *only one* of the following: Yes No If you have answered yes to the previous question.Advocacy/Legal Assessment Corporate Taxation Human Resource Development Information Technology International Taxation Investigation Policy Making Taxpayer Services Training Transfer Pricing Select the functions under which the Papers presented by you could be categorized. please provide details (topic. Please choose *all* that apply: Administration Advocacy/Legal Assessment Corporate Taxation Human Resource Development Information Technology International Taxation Investigation Policy Making Taxpayer Services Training Transfer Pricing Have you delivered lecture(s) in NADT.) Please write your answer here: .

Select the Function under which each of these lectures/talks could be categorized. Please choose *all* that apply: Administration Advocacy/Legal Assessment Corporate Taxation Human Resource Development Information Technology . Please choose *all* that apply: Administration Advocacy/Legal Assessment Corporate Taxation Human Resource Development Information Technology International Taxation Investigation Policy Making Taxpayer Services Training Transfer Pricing Name three important training programmes in India/abroad that you have attended while in service which have been professionally most rewarding. Please write your answer(s) here: Programme 1: Programme 2: Programme 3: Select the functions under which Training Programme 1 could be categorized.

Please choose *all* that apply: Administration Advocacy/Legal Assessment Corporate Taxation Human Resource Development Information Technology International Taxation Investigation Policy Making Taxpayer Services Training Transfer Pricing Select the functions under which Training Programme 3 could be categorized. Please choose *all* that apply: Administration Advocacy/Legal Assessment Corporate Taxation Human Resource Development Information Technology International Taxation Investigation Policy Making Taxpayer Services Training .International Taxation Investigation Policy Making Taxpayer Services Training Transfer Pricing Select the functions under which Training Programme 2 could be categorized.

Transfer Pricing Name three important projects/ plan of action/ innovation that you were involved in. which has brought a positive impact on the organization. Please write your answer(s) here: Project/Plan/Innovation 1: Project/Plan/Innovation 2: Project/Plan/Innovation 3: Select the functions under which Project/Plan/Innovation 1 could be categorized. Please choose *all* that apply: Administration Advocacy/Legal Assessment Corporate Taxation Human Resource Development Information Technology International Taxation Investigation Policy Making Taxpayer Services Training Transfer Pricing Select the functions under which Project/Plan/Innovation 2 could be categorized. Please choose *all* that apply: Administration Advocacy/Legal Assessment Corporate Taxation Human Resource Development Information Technology International Taxation Investigation Policy Making Taxpayer Services .

Please choose *all* that apply: Administration Advocacy/Legal Assessment Corporate Taxation Human Resource Development Information Technology International Taxation Investigation Policy Making Taxpayer Services Training Transfer Pricing .Training Transfer Pricing Select the functions under which Project/Plan/Innovation 3 could be categorized.

then the second ranked and so on till you rank all the alternatives.PART 3 Inst4: Each question below is followed by 5 alternatives. Please rank each of these alternatives by clicking on them. are most needed for the department? Please number each box in order of preference from 1 to 5 Information and Communication Technology Automation of the processes in the department Modern office space and office buildings Access to internet and intranet Implementation of ERP (such as SAP) The image of the Income Tax Department can be improved by: Please number each box in order of preference from 1 to 5 Increased use of information-communication technology Automation of scrutiny selection Providing all information through internet to tax payers Providing access and information through call centers Internet based filing of tax returns An appreciation of Indian Rupee: Please number each box in order of preference from 1 to 5 Will always slow down the growth of exports Is good for the economy as it reduces the price of imports Will have soothing effect on inflation rate in India Is good as it puts additional pressure on Indian producers to improve efficiency Will have no impact on exports as exports depend on how much rupee has appreciated relative to other currencies I would send my officers and staff for training whenever: Please number each box in order of preference from 1 to 5 Some new provisions/ procedures in work are introduced I find them lacking in performance They could be spared There is a request for nomination I come to know of a training programme which will be useful for them Which is the most potent cause for low success rate of the department before the ITAT? . You can select the TOP ranked alternative by clicking on it first. Which infrastructural changes you think.

‘training’: Please number each box in order of preference from 1 to 5 Has no relevance in the performance of an individual Is essential to improve the performance of an individual Is a costly and wasteful exercise Is necessary only at the beginning of the career Helps to improve one’s knowledge base Which is the most important trait one should have in order to represent the department .Please number each box in order of preference from 1 to 5 Poor quality of assessment Non co-operation from the field Lack of infrastructure facilities in CIT DR’s office Inadequate knowledge of Court Craft Inadequate preparation of the case What in your opinion is the most important function of the administrator of the office? Please number each box in order of preference from 1 to 5 Planning and budgeting of the activities Monitoring the physical progress and financial expenditure Resolving inter-personal differences Compliance to the process and procedure prescribed Motivating the employees The Information technology training should center around: Please number each box in order of preference from 1 to 5 Excel based spreadsheets Database queries Use of data mining techniques Reduced use of printed material Use of work-flow automation Foreign Exchange Reserves of India: Please number each box in order of preference from 1 to 5 Should be invested in safe and liquid foreign government securities Should be used for infrastructure development Should be invested in capital market Should be used to finance M&A Should be used only for stabilizing the exchange rate In my view.

my reaction would be: Please number each box in order of preference from 1 to 5 I would call for his explanation so that it is not repeated I would examine whether he has deficiency in competence and send him for training I would arrange training for him so that he has necessary competence I would recommend vigilance action .effectively? Please number each box in order of preference from 1 to 5 Presentation Skills Legal Aptitude Persuasiveness Quick lateral thinking Logical approach Which of the following measures are most effective in reducing the compliance cost of tax payers? Please number each box in order of preference from 1 to 5 On-line mechanism for filing tax returns Reduction of tax rates Increasing the number of slabs Harsh punishment measures and penalties Time bound settlement of disputes The Tax Payer Services can be made more effective by: Please number each box in order of preference from 1 to 5 Providing relevant information to tax payers through use of IT Nation-wide Networking so that information can be accessed at any office Making Electronic filing of tax returns mandatory Providing information through call centers Analyzing taxpayer databases to identify potential cases for scrutiny The unique feature of Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management (FRBM) is: Please number each box in order of preference from 1 to 5 It addresses the revenue deficit It addresses deficit on capital account It addresses fiscal deficit It addresses Trade deficit It addresses borrowing from RBI When I notice that my officer/staff has committed serious errors in work.

I would ensure remedial action What methodology should the department adopt to improve the representation before the ITAT? Please number each box in order of preference from 1 to 5 Appointment of permanent counsels / lawyers instead of posting officers in ITAT Training of DRs in Court Craft Posting of outstanding officers in the ITAT Providing more facilities and incentives to the officers posted in ITAT Providing incentives to officers for specializing in law The following organizational changes are required to improve the effectiveness of the department Please number each box in order of preference from 1 to 5 The existing organizational structure is best suited and no changes are required Making the organization flatter Create cadres of specialization among the officers Rotate the officers across predefined (pre-selected) functions Introduce performance related promotions I would improve taxpayer service by: Please number each box in order of preference from 1 to 5 Encouraging technology aided communication like e-mails. automatic voice response system etc Promptly dispatching through speed post rather than e-mails Providing access to more information on the website/call centres Receiving information/return through electronic media Spreading tax awareness and education through electronic media Adhering to Responsibility and Budget Management (FRBM) targets: Please number each box in order of preference from 1 to 5 Will slow down social development Will constrain the government from investing in capital projects Will slow down the growth of the economy It addresses Trade deficit Will only benefit certain segments of the market I would rate the immediate training needs of the department as: Please number each box in order of preference from 1 to 5 .

etc Training them on report management. procedure. data analysis and communications through computers Training them on taxpayer service to change their attitude and behaviour with taxpayers Training the senior officers on leadership and policy making The strategy to reduce the pendency in ITAT would be: Please number each box in order of preference from 1 to 5 Bunching of cases on the basis of issues involved Not to take frequent adjournments Posting adequate number of officers Effective co-ordination with the field Preparing database of the cases and issues Which strategy is required for improving the efficiency of the department? Please number each box in order of preference from 1 to 5 Complete business process re-engineering Standardization and predictability of processes Organizing quality circles across the department Implementing six-sigma initiatives Creating customer (taxpayer) centric culture The best way to increase tax revenue is to: Please number each box in order of preference from 1 to 5 Increase the tax rates Widen the tax base Tax agricultural incomes Improve tax administration Tap black money What in your opinion should be priority in regard to Corporate Taxation in India? Please number each box in order of preference from 1 to 5 Radical change in method of scrutiny Reduction of tax rates Revision of FBT Revision of MAT Removal of all exemptions .Training them to effectively perform assessment related tasks on the computer Training them on the newly introduced provisions of law.

if properly implemented Not okay because they cannot be properly implemented in India Prone to increase avenues for abuse How can we improve the compliance to tax laws in India? Please number each box in order of preference from 1 to 5 Get more third party information about the assessee and scrutinize the same Make the assessment process more assessee friendly and increase the awareness level of the assessee Streamline and Expedite processing of return and refund procedure .I think that the training in the department could be made more effective when: Please number each box in order of preference from 1 to 5 Better incentives are given to the training sector Training is linked to performance and postings Supervisory officers own the responsibility of training of their officers and staff Training is totally need based taking into account the individual’s competence level and job needs Training impact is measured and evaluated The most important quality that a good investigator should have is Please number each box in order of preference from 1 to 5 Perseverance to pursue with an open mind Good analytical approach Interrogative skills To understand the important digital evidence Eye for the unusual The immediate need of the department today is: Please number each box in order of preference from 1 to 5 Complete delegation of authority (powers) to the lower levels of the cadre Improving taxpayer service Implementing automated work process Inducting modern technology Creating a work culture for excellence in the department Tax concessions for specific sectors/individuals are: Please number each box in order of preference from 1 to 5 Wrong in principle Essential for balanced development Okay.

Levy stiff penalty for defaulters Rationalization of levy and collection of TDS/TCS The organizational performance can be enhanced: Please number each box in order of preference from 1 to 5 When the officers and staff are made professionally competent through proper training When work conditions are made conducive for performance When the attitude of the workforce is tuned to the organizational needs When there is dynamic leadership at the top When job is manned by right man at the right time For a successful search operation. the most important thrust area is: Please number each box in order of preference from 1 to 5 Proper search of the premises Gathering pre-search intelligence Identifying the sector/case involving rampant evasion Seizing proper records Complete analysis of facts before search Which of the following functional areas of the department need to be strengthened in the next 5 years? Please number each box in order of preference from 1 to 5 Human Resource Management Taxpayer Services Investigation Information Technology International Taxation In an open economy: Please number each box in order of preference from 1 to 5 Tax havens should not be allowed Capital and services should not be taxed Taxation should follow global trends Taxation should be treaty based There should be free flow of information What kind of tax structure should we follow in India? Please number each box in order of preference from 1 to 5 .

for financial stability: Please number each box in order of preference from 1 to 5 Participatory Notes should be abolished FII capital inflow.Tax structure should be simple and we should do away with exemptions and deductions Tax rates should be moderately lower than present level We should have lower corporate tax rate to attract FDI into the country We should increase the minimum threshold exemption level Harmonization of FBT with regular taxation I would prioritize the immediate functions of the Human Resource Directorate as follows: Please number each box in order of preference from 1 to 5 To formulate the HRD policy for the department To appoint two or three HR experts to develop the action plan To constitute a team of officers to prepare the vision To examine the manpower requirements at all levels and in all To make the unit functional by getting the right officers The most prominent sector where tax evasion is rampant is: Please number each box in order of preference from 1 to 5 The real estate Art pieces Share market operations Commodity exchange transactions Abuse of exempt provisions Which of the following strategies need to be implemented to create a more positive public image of the department? Please number each box in order of preference from 1 to 5 Better and more effective publicity campaign 24/7 helpline (call center) More publicity of good performance/accomplishments Periodic workshops for educating public Making taxpayer service centers more effective In the current Indian context. should be capped Allow FIIs to function but tax FII transactions Encourage selected capital outflows Go for complete capital account convertibility . in general.

in order of priority: Please number each box in order of preference from 1 to 5 Tracking laundered money Problems related to transfer pricing .What is the role of tax havens in the economy? Please number each box in order of preference from 1 to 5 Tax Havens encourage tainted money into a country Tax havens are good as they encourage tax competition for any country to keep the rates lower All tax havens have zero tax Tax havens does not matter as long as DTA and local laws are strong Tax havens facilitate larger inflow of capital into the country I think the effectiveness of the Human Resource Directorate depends on: Please number each box in order of preference from 1 to 5 Anticipating the HR requirements in consonance with the dynamic changes in the department Having a complete data of relevant details of all employees of the department Assessing the training needs in the area of technology and developing the competence of the workforce Deployment of manpower according to the skills Reforming the performance appraisal system Most important non-intrusive techniques of investigation is: Please number each box in order of preference from 1 to 5 Respecting the privacy of taxpayer Being sensitive to the sentiments of taxpayer Gathering information discreetly Analyzing the information database Complete documentation of search and seizure process The most important Information Technology Initiative required today is: Please number each box in order of preference from 1 to 5 Implementation of ERP System Networking all the offices of the department Making available all taxpayers data across the country Automation of filing of income tax returns Training all the officers on the use of Information Technology The biggest tax challenges arising out of opening up of the economy are.

Taxing e-commerce transactions Tax scrutiny of MNCs Understanding the nuances of International Taxation What are the reasons for tax avoidance by the assessee? Please number each box in order of preference from 1 to 5 Varied interpretation of law Tax avoidance schemes usually exploit loopholes in the law and should not be encouraged It is perfectly legal to arrange ones affairs to pay as minimum tax as possible People avoid paying taxes as they perceive that taxes collected are not put to proper use The rules associated with tax avoidance are not very stringent The HR strategies for the department would be: Please number each box in order of preference from 1 to 5 Enhance competitiveness of the work force Creating a positive performance culture Comittment to organizational goals Developing dynamic leadership qualities among the officers Making organizational communication simple and effective The key to success of a search operation lies in: Please number each box in order of preference from 1 to 5 Critical analysis of the records Seizing critical records Taking good disclosure statements Seizing cash and other valuables Looking for subtle signals while searching The organizational efficiency in the department can be increased by: Please number each box in order of preference from 1 to 5 Increased use of e-mails for all purposes Imparting Training in Information Technology of all employees Converting all offices into “Paper-less†offices Automation of work-flow Use of Information-Communication Technology such as video conferencing The exchange rate in the Indian economy should be: .

Please number each box in order of preference from 1 to 5 Market determined Fixed Managed Pegged to real effective exchange rate (REER) Pegged to nominal effective exchange rate (NEER) Which provision of the Income Tax Act is grossly misused? Please number each box in order of preference from 1 to 5 Tax deductions and exemptions Charitable trusts Business expenses claimed by persons having business income Capital gains on share market transactions Depreciation Which is the most effective way to represent the department before the ITAT? Please number each box in order of preference from 1 to 5 Court Craft Highlighting the important facts Preparation of Paper Book containing all the relevant documents Sound knowledge of law Quoting the right precedent .

Select the options that match with how true each statement is for you. Please choose the appropriate response for each item: Strongly Disagree Disagree Neutral Agree Strongly Agree I feel that tax havens are helpful in bringing foreign investment into the country I feel that e-commerce transactions should be taxed in the country where the company is registered I feel that bilateral tax treaties should give way to multilateral tax agreements I feel that foreign exchange reserves should be used to encourage private investment in foreign capital markets I feel that rupee appreciation will effect the Indian economy adversely and consequently the tax collections Please choose the appropriate response for each item: Strongly Disagree Disagree Neutral Agree Strongly Agree I am able to make people feel comfortable and at ease around me I have developed a large network of people who I can call on for support when I really need to get things done.PART 4 A number of statements are given below. I am particularly good at sensing the motivations and hidden agendas of others It is important that I make people believe I am genuine and sincere in what I say and .

Please choose the appropriate response for each item: Strongly Disagree Disagree Neutral Agree Strongly Agree I prefer to work with summarized data than original data sets I start with my intuition and then find support from data I always make sure that I have collected all the available data before starting any analysis I am more comfortable with graphs and charts while making presentations than numerical tables I take actions based on conclusions drawn from data analysis I am comfortable with numerical analysis techniques such as correlation and relative frequencies I can identify the data requirements for resolving any problem I tend to break the problems down to smaller components and resolve each component I tend to depend more on data than on my work experience I always look at the bigger picture in solving problems Please choose the appropriate response for each item: Strongly Disagree Disagree Neutral Agree Strongly Agree .do I am good at using my connections and network to make things happen I always seem to instinctively know the right things to say or do to influence others.

I have the right answer without having the reasons I visualize my future goals I can see the finished product or picture before it is completed Once I have made up my mind I seldom change it When someone presents and opinion different from my own. I have a hard time accepting it When faced with tough choice I follow my heart I pay attention when things don’t feel quite right to me Please choose the appropriate response for each item: Strongly Disagree Disagree Neutral Agree Strongly Agree I always collect as much information as possible before looking for solutions I can identify causal factors for any problems I always look for logical explanations on situations I come across I tend to question every decision till I am satisfied with the explanation Efforts to identify root causes result in long delays in finding solutions Please choose the appropriate response for each item: Strongly Disagree Disagree Neutral Agree Strongly Agree I feel that selection of tax returns for audit should be completely automated and without human intervention .Sometime.

people can pretty much accomplish whatever they set out to accomplish .I believe that ERP implementation is necessary to improve the efficiency of the Department I am comfortable analyzing tax returns data using spreadsheet packages I use more e-mails and less of ordinary documents for daily work I use my computer more for data analysis and less for report preparation and presentations Please choose the appropriate response for each item: Strongly Disagree Disagree Neutral Agree Strongly Agree I am fascinated by new and unusual concepts I have implemented innovative projects for my organization I get excited by new ideas or solutions I am good at brainstorming on a problem to generate options I participate in the sharing of information and ideas I fantasize about the future to help me figure out where I am going I have a good sense of when new ideas will succeed or fail Please choose the appropriate response for each item: Strongly Disagree Disagree Neutral Agree Strongly Agree A job is what you make of it On most jobs.

some people will win and some will lose A person can best achieve his goals if others around him achieve theirs too No matter what. it’s often because someone didn’t take the lead and get the team moving in the right direction .If you know what you want out of a job. someone will always come out on top Effective decision makers don’t need to seek out a great deal of information before they make a decision When teams fail. they should do something about it Getting the job you want is mostly a matter of luck Most people are capable of doing their jobs well if they make the effort Promotions are usually a matter of good fortune Most employees have more influence on their supervisors than they think they do Please choose the appropriate response for each item: Strongly Disagree Disagree Neutral Agree Strongly Agree When people in a group are called 'equal'. it almost always masks true skill and ability differences Teamwork allows common people to achieve uncommon results Working together with others is the best way to accomplish a task In this world. you can find a job that gives it to you If employees are unhappy with a decision made by their boss.

though I don't always see why I am good at predicting what someone will do I can usually appreciate the other person's viewpoint. they can overcome obstacles if they try One person’s success does not necessarily imply that others failed Please choose the appropriate response for each item: Strongly Disagree Disagree Neutral Agree Strongly Agree I can easily tell if someone else wants to enter a conversation I find it difficult to explain to others things that I understand easily. . which some people take to be rudeness. even if I don't agree with it I can easily tell if someone else is interested or bored with what I am saying I am very blunt.Please choose the appropriate response for each item: Strongly Disagree Disagree Neutral Agree Strongly Agree Challenging opportunities can also provide an opportunity to fail Challenging opportunities can give one the opportunity to excel Failure is often a sign that you are just not good enough Failure can often be overcome by applying oneself If people have the necessary skills. when they don't understand it first time Other people often say that I am insensitive.

people will take advantage of you You have to watch people carefully. or you will be hurt It’s important not to break promises . you will rarely go wrong If you let your guard down.even though this is unintentional It is hard for me to see why some things upset people so much Please choose the appropriate response for each item: Strongly Disagree Disagree Neutral Agree Strongly Agree I can think clearly and stay focused on the task at hand under pressure I usually always meet commitments and keep promises I am organized and careful in my work I usually don’t attribute set backs to a personal flaw (mine or someone else’s) I can change tactics quickly when circumstance change Cutting through red tape and bending out-dated rules are sometimes necessary Please choose the appropriate response for each item: Strongly Disagree Disagree Neutral Agree Strongly Agree It is best to treat people as trustworthy until they prove themselves otherwise Most people will ‘do the right thing’ if given the opportunity If you give people the benefit of the doubt.

Most people do what they say they are going to do Part of being successful involves controlling your impulses It is important to develop a plan of action before tackling a problem Acting on a whim usually gets people in trouble Please choose the appropriate response for each item: Strongly Disagree Disagree Neutral Agree Strongly Agree It is important to make others feel good about themselves It is important to recognize that everyone has their own perspective on things It’s best not to judge another person’s behavior without first trying to understand where they are coming from It is important to be sensitive to both sides of the story In order to keep criticism from being unnecessarily destructive. it is important to imagine how the person that you are criticizing will feel The key to predicting what others are going to do is to understand their thoughts and feelings Trying to understand people’s emotions is a waste of time It’s not important to recognize what other people are feeling Please choose the appropriate response for each item: Strongly Disagree Disagree Neutral Agree Strongly Agree .

An expert who doesn’t come up with a definite answer probably doesn’t know much The sooner we all acquire similar values and ideals. the better I like parties where I know most of the people more than ones where all or most of the people are complete strangers Many of my most important decisions are based on insufficient information What we are used to is always preferable to what is unfamiliar It is more fun to tackle a complicated problem than to solve a simple one Please choose the appropriate response for each item: Strongly Disagree Disagree Neutral Agree Strongly Agree I obtain support of my coworkers in persuading others to act on my request I write a detailed action plan for others to justify the ideas that I want to implement I act very humble and polite while making my request I go out of my way to make others feel good about me before asking him or her to do what I want I point out to others that organizational rules require that he or she comply with my request I offer help to others if they will do what I want Please choose the appropriate response for each item: .