DEPARTMENT OF POSTS : INDIA
FOR RECRUITMENT OF POSTAL ASSISTANTS, SORTING ASSISTANTS, POSTAL ASSISTANTS (APS), POSTAL ASSISTANTS (SBCO), POSTAL ASSISTANTS (CO), POSTAL ASSISTANTS IN FOREIGN POS, MMS AND PSDS.
THE EXAMINATION WILL BE HELD ON 14-11-2010 AT 10.00 A.M
METHOD OF SELECTION :
The aggregate marks for selection will be 100. consisting of 40% weightage of percentage of marks secured in
10+2 or 12 th Class, 50% weightage of marks secured in aptitude test and 10 marks for computer test (including
typing skill on computer)
A merit list of the candidates will be prepared on the basis of marks in the aggregate secured by them in 10+2
or 12th Class Examination of recognized University or Board of School Education or Board of Secondary Education
(excluding vocational streams). This merit list is on the basis of 40% of the percentage of marks secured
by the candidate in 10+2 or 12th Class Examination. For example if a candidate has secured 70% of marks in
10+2 or 12th Class Examination, he would be awarded 40% of 70 i.e., 28 marks for the purpose of preparing merit
Out of this merit list, candidates equal to 10 times of vacancies (for each community separately as per the
vacancies reserved for each community) will be called for to appear for the Aptitude test / written test. The
candidates selected will be addressed to appear for the Aptitude Test. Those who desire to appear for the Aptitude
Test should credit an examination fee as under :-
i) Rs. 100/- for General Candidates and
Rs. 50/- for Schedule Castes / Scheduled Tribes / OBC / Ex-Servicemen / Physically handicapped candidates
in any Post Office and produce the receipt at the time of appearing for the test.
The Aptitude Test will contain 50 objective type questions of 2 marks each and will include questions on English,
Mathematics, Genral Knowledge and Reasoning and Analytical ability. The duration of the test will be 60 minutes.
50% of the marks secured in aptitude test will be given weightage for the final assessment.
The computer test consists of data entry knowledge and typing knowledge on computer. The test will consist of
one passage in English or Hindi to be typed to test the typing knowledge (The Passage for type test will consist
of 450 words in English or 375 words in Hindi to be typed at the minimum speed of 30 w.p.m) and data consisting
of figures and letters to test the knowledge of data entry. The test shall be for 30 minutes – 15 minutes for each part
i.e., Typing knowledge and data entry and each part shall be given 5 marks each. Marks shall be given at 0 or
5 based on whether the candidate achieves minimum standard or not. There will not be graded marks.
The weightage for computer test will be 10 marks.
The marks secured in computer test will be added to the marks already secured in the components referred to in
paras and above and final merit list will be prepared. The final selection will be made on the basis of this
final merit list.
Attendance in Aptitude Test and Computer Test (including typing skill) is mandatory for selection. Those
who fail to appear for these tests will not be selected.
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