Government of India, Ministry of Communications & Information Technology, Department of Posts invited applications for recruitment to the post 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) for the year 2013 - 2014 in 22 Postal Circles in the Country. The Department of Posts, trading as India Post, is a government-operated postal system in India. It is generally referred to within India as "the post office".
Exam Pattern: There are following 2 types of test for this post.
- Aptitude Test (Paper-I)
- Computer/ Typing Test ( Paper II)
Aptitude Test (Paper-I): This will be comprising four parts (Part A, B, C & D). The duration of the 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. This test will be conducted on Computer Key board, but not on a typewriter.
Preparation Tips : Candidates are requested to go through the Syllabus and Exam Scheme first through Detailed Advertisement. For sure success, candidates need a Complete Guidance which comprises of following a proper Strategy, referring good Study Material and practicing tests.