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Sunday, March 16, 2014

Postal Assistant Requirement in Department of Posts

F. No. A-34012/10/2014-DE 
Government of India 

Ministry of Communications & Information Technology, 

Department of Posts 
(Recruitment Division)


Post : Postal Assistant/ Sorting Assistant 

Total Post : 8243

Last Date of Application : 27/03/2014

Scale of Pay:- Rs. 5200-20200 with a Grade pay of Rs. 2400 + admissible allowances as prescribed from time to time. 

Age limit: 18-27 years

Crucial date for reckoning of age limit:- The crucial date for determining the age limit shall be as on the closing date for Online Registration of applications i.e., 27-03- 2014 

Educational Qualification:- 
(a) 10+2 standard or 12th class pass from a recognized university or Board of School Education or Board of Secondary Education with English as a compulsory subject (excluding vocational streams). 
(b) The applicants should have studied in local language of the State or Union Territory of the concerned Postal Circle or in Hindi as a subject at least in Matriculation level or equivalent. 

Pattern of Examination: The applicants shall be subjected to an Aptitude Test with a total 100 maximum marks covering the following subjects/topics. Aptitude Test (Paper-I) will be comprising four parts (Part A, B, C & D). The duration of the Aptitude Test will be for 2 hours (120 minutes). There is no negative marking. 
Part „A‟ 25 Questions on General Knowledge - Questions on current events, sports, history, geography, basic economics, general politics, Indian Constitution, Science environment etc (25 marks). 
Part „B‟ 25 Questions on Mathematics of matriculation standard which may cover number system, simplification, decimals, corrections, simple and compound interest, percentage, average, profit and loss, discount, menstruation, Time & work and time & distance etc. (25 Marks) 
Part „C‟ 25 questions on English covering grammar (prepositions, adverbs, conjunction, direct/indirect speech, singular & plural, tenses, antonyms/synonyms etc. (25 Marks) 
Part „D‟ 25 Questions on Reasoning and analytical Ability. (25 marks) 

Computer/ Typing Test ( Paper II) :: The typing test will be for a duration of 30 minutes ( 15 minutes for typing and 15 minutes for data entry) consisting one passage of 450 words in English OR 375 words in Hindi to be typed with a minimum speed of 30 words per minute or 25 words per minute respectively. Test in Data entry will be of some figures and letters each carrying equal marks on computer . The above test will be conducted on Computer Key board, but not on a typewriter. Further, the candidates have to secure prescribed qualifying marks in this test. The marks will be based on speed, and accuracy. This is a combined test, and marks in both the components will be put together for qualifying. 

Cost of Application Form Registration: - Rs. 100 for all categories of applicants who have registered. 

How to Apply:- 
(i) The Applicant has to access the Indiapost website ( for seeing the detailed Notification/Advertisement issued by the Department and the Instruction Sheet/Information Brochure. 

(ii) Before starting Registration of his/her application on the website, the Applicant should read the notification, instruction sheet and FAQs carefully. He/she has to evaluate his/her eligibility for the category. His / her eligibility will be evaluated during the registration process and the process shall terminate for ineligible applicants and reasons there for would be prompted. 

(iii) Before starting his registration of his application on-line, the applicant should be ready with the soft copies of passport size photo (not more than 20 KB in .JPG/JPEG format) and signature (not more than 10 KB in .jpg/jpeg format) which are required to be uploaded after filling up of the inputs and uploading the application on-line. 

(iv) One applicant has to submit only one application. If more than one application is registered, it will lead to rejection of all the applications registered by the applicant. 


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