Ministry of Communications & Information Technology, Department of Posts recruits eligible persons for filling the vacancies of Postal Assistants/ Sorting Assistants/ Postal Assistants (Savings Bank Control Organization)/Postal Assistants (Foreign Post Organization)/Postal Assistants (Returned Letter Offices)/Postal Assistants (Mail Motor Services) And Postal Assistants (Circle And Regional Offices) in 22 Postal Circles in the Country.

Eligibility Criteria: Candidates must fulfill following eligibility criteria to apply for these posts-
Age Limit: Candidate must be between the age of 18 to 27 years at the time of applying.
Education 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.

Postal Assistant & Sorting Assistant Examination Pattern: Candidates have to appear in an Aptitude Test (Paper-I) and Computer/ Typing Test (Paper II) covering the following subjects/topics. Aptitude Test (Paper-I) will be comprising four parts (Part A, B, C & D) with a total 100 maximum marks . The duration of the Aptitude Test will be for 2 hours (120 minutes).

Aptitude Test (Paper-I):

Part Subject Sections No.of Questions Max. Marks Time Allotted
AGeneral Knowledge
Questions on current events, sports, history, geography,
basic economics, general politics, Indian
Constitution, Science environment etc

120 Minutes
( 2hrs )

BMathematicsmatriculation 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.
CEnglishcovering grammar (prepositions, adverbs,
conjunction, direct/indirect speech, singular & plural, tenses,
antonyms/synonyms etc.
DReasoning &
Analytical Ability

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.

Note:– There is no negative marking.
– No weightage for marks secured by the Applicants in 10+2 or 12th class will be given while preparing the Merit Lists.

Some of the books which can help candidates to prepare for Postal Assistant & Sorting Assistant Exam or PA / SA Exam are suggested as below-

Books for Postal Assistant & Sorting Assistant Exam (in English):

Books for Postal Assistant & Sorting Assistant Exam (in Hindi):

We wish our candidates All The Best for the Upcoming Exams and wish them great future ahead!!

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