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Revised MTS Postman Exam Syllabus 2022 in DOP

Revised MTS Postman Exam Syllabus 2022 in DOP

Revision of Pattern and Syllabus of examinations conducted by Department of Posts for appointment to the posts of MTS, Postman, and Mail Guard 2022

F.No. 17-08/2018-SPN-I
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi- 110 001.
Dated 05th April, 2022

To,

1. All Chief Postmasters General / Postmasters General
2. Chief General Manager, BD Directorate / Parcel Directorate / PLI Directorate
3. Director, RAKNPA / GM, CEPT / Directors of all PTCs
4. Addl. Director General, Army Postal Service, New Delhi

Subject: Revision of Pattern and Syllabus of examinations conducted by Department of Posts for appointment to the posts of MTS, Postman, and Mail Guard.

Madam / Sir,

I am directed to refer to Directorate’s letter No. 17-08/2018-SPB-I dated 10.05.2019, as amended from time to time, communicating therewith Pattern and Syllabus of examinations  conducted by Department of Posts for recruitment to the posts of Multi Tasking Staff (MTS), Postman, Mail Guard, Postal Assistant and Sorting Assistant.

2. Competent Authority has approved that henceforth there will be a single common examination for selection of MTS for appointment as Postman / Mail Guard and GDS for appointment as MTS / Postman / Mail Guard. Revised Pattern and Syllabus of the common Examination is given in Annexure-I. The examination will be held without the aid of books.

3. The Syllabus of examination includes a component to test the knowledge of computer and local language. Local language of a Postal Circle / Division for this purpose has been communicated vide aforesaid letter of even number dated 10.05.2019, Annexure E ibid, and further modified by letters dated 28.06.2019 and 30.06.2020. Consolidated / updated list of local language of Postal Circle/Division is enclosed as Annexure-II.

4. Circle shall ensure that the process for appointment of candidates selected to the posts of Postman / Mail Guard through the common examination is completed before any candidate selected for the post of MTS is appointed.

5. Revised Pattern and Syllabus mentioned herein shall come into force from the date of issue of this communication and shall be applicable to all examinations to be held thereafter.

6. This may be given wide circulation for information of all stakeholders.

Yours faithfully,

(Satya Narayan Dash)
Director (SPN)

Encl: As stated
Copy forwarded to: –

  • 1. Sr. PPS to Secretary (Posts) / Sr. PPS to Director General Postal Services
  • 2. PPS/ PS to Addl. DG (Co-ordination) / All Members of Postal Services Board
  • 3. Additional Secretary & Financial Adviser
  • 4. Sr. Deputy Director General (Vigilance) & CVO
  • 5. Secretary, Postal Services Board/ All Deputy Directors General
  • 6. Director (DE), Postal Directorate
  • 7. All recognized Service Federations / Associations
  • 8. GM, CEPT for uploading the order on the India Post website.
  • 9. Guard File

Annexure-I

Pattern and Syllabus of the examinations for appointment to the posts of MTS, Postman and Mail Guard

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I. Pattern of Examination:

SI. No.DescriptionPaper-I (Basic Postal Knowledge and General Awareness)Paper-II (Knowledge of Postal Operations)Paper-III (Knowledge of Local Language)Paper-IV (Data Entry Skill Test)
1Applicable for examination to the posts ofBoth MTS and Postman / Mail GuardPostman / Mail Guard onlyBoth MTS and Postman / Mail GuardPostman / Mail Guard only
2Competitive or QualifyingCompetitiveCompetitiveQualifyingQualifying
3Type of QuestionMCQMCQMCQ and subjectiveOn Computer
4Number of QuestionAs per syllabusAs per syllabusAs per syllabusAs per syllabus
5Maximum Marks100 in 2 Parts505025
6Duration60 Minutes30 Minutes60 Minutes 15 Minutes
7Language of Question PaperEnglish, Hindi and respective local language, where Hindi is not a local language.English, Hindi and respective local language, where Hindi is not a local language.English to Local language and vice versa
8Language of Answer PaperNot applicable as MCQAs per question paper
9Minimum Qualifying Marks (Subject to reservation policy of Government.)For selection as MTS – in Paper-I:
a) Unreserved:40%
(b) OBC/EWS: 37%
(c) SC/ST/PWD:33%

For selection as Postman / Mail Guard – Total of Paper- I and Paper-II:
(a) Unreserved:40% (b) OBC/EWS:37%
(c) SC/ST/PWD: 33%
For selection as MTS – in Paper-I: a) Unreserved:40% (b) OBC/EWS: 37%
(c) SC/ST/PWD:33%

For selection as Postman / Mail Guard – Total of Paper- I and Paper-II:
(a) Unreserved:40% (b) OBC/EWS:37% (c) SC/ST/PWD: 33%
(a) Unreserved: 40%

(b) OBC/EWS: 37%

(c) SC/ST/ PWD: 33%
(a) Unreserved: 60%

(b) OBC/EWS 60%

(c) SC/ST: 50%

(d) PWD (if not exempted for skill test):50%

II. Criteria for Selection:

(a) Paper-I, Paper-II and Paper-III will be held in one sitting of 2 and 1/2 hours (150 Minutes) duration. Paper-IV [Data Entry Skill Test (DEST)] will be held separately at a later date. Selection of candidates will be based on their performance in Paper-I and Paper-II provided a candidate has qualified in both Paper-III and Paper-IV (wherever applicable). Paper-lll (Knowledge of Local Language) and Paper-lV (DEST) will be ‘qualifying’ in nature.

(b) While performance in Paper-l only will be considered for selection to the post of MTS, performance in both Paper-I and Paper-II (combined, i.e. total of marks secured in Paper-I and Paper-II) will be considered for selection to the posts of Postman / Mail Guard.

(c) All those candidates who secure minimum qualifying marks in both Paper-l and Paper-lll separately, will be eligible for being considered in merit list for selection as MTS. However, merit list will be prepared only on the basis of marks secured in Paper-I After arranging the candidates in order of merit, number of candidates to be declared successful shall be equal to the number of vacancies in each category.

(d) All those candidates who secure minimum qualifying marks in Paper-I and Paper-II (combined, i.e. total of marks secured in Paper-l and Paper-ll) and also secure minimum qualifying marks in Paper-lll separately, will be eligible for appearing in Paper-IV (DEST). Number of candidates to be shortlisted for DEST will be 5 times of the total vacancy of Postman and Mail Guard.

(e) All those candidates who secure minimum qualifying standards in DEST, will be eligible for being considered in merit list for selection as Postman / Mail Guard. However, merit list will be prepared only on the basis of total marks secured in Paper-I and Paper-II. After arranging the candidates in order of merit, number of candidates to be declared successful shall be equal to the number of vacancies in each category.

(f) In the event of any vacancy notified for recruitment remaining unfilled only due to non-joining of selected candidate, the next candidate in the merit list in the same category shall be considered for appointment. However, appointment of such candidate shall be only on the ground of refusal of promotion / declining offer of appointment and no wait list or approved panel shall be maintained.

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III. Syllabus of Examination:

PAPER-I: Basic Postal Knowledge and General Awareness
(Duration: 60 Minutes)
(For appointment to the posts of MTS / Postman / Mail Guard)

Part-A

Maximum Marks – 60 [30 questions of 2 marks each]
Post Office Guide Part I
a) Organization of the Department
b) Type of Post Offices c) Business Hours
d) Payment of postage, stamps and stationery e) General rules as to packing, sealing and posting, manner of affixing postage stamps
f) Methods of address
g) Post boxes and Post bags
h) Duties of Letter Box peon
i) Official postal articles
j) Prohibited postal articles
k) Products and Services: Mails, Banking & Remittances, Insurance, Stamps and Business (Reference: India Post website)
_____________________
Postal Mannual Volume V
a) Defination
23 questions
_____________________
7 questions
Part-B

Maximum Marks – 40 [20 questions of 2 marks each]
General Awareness/Knowledge Topics to be covered (1 to 3 questions from each topic):
a) Indian Geography
b) Civics c) General knowledge
d) Indian culture & freedom struggle
e) Ethics and morale study
_____________________
Basic Arithmetic Topics to be covered (1 to 2 questions from each topic):
a) BODMAS (brackets, orders, division, multiplication, addition, subtraction) b) Percentage
c) Profit and loss
d) Simple interest
e) Average
f) Time and work
g) Time and distance
h) Unitary method
10 questions
_____________________
10 questions

Paper-II: Knowledge of Postal Operations
(Duration: 30 Minutes)
(For appointment to the of Postman / Mail Guard only)

Maximum Marks-50

[25 question of 2 marks each]
Post Office Guide Part I
a) Delivery of mails
b) Refusal of article
c) Payment of eMoney Order
d) Redirection
e) Instruction regarding address change
f) Articles addressed 5o deceased person
g) Liability to detention to certain mails
h) Facilities provided by Postmen in rural areas
7 questions
Postal Manual Volume VI – Part III
a) Head Postman
b) Knowledge of Postal Business
c) Supply of forms to be carried Articles
d) Sale of Stamps
e) Postman’s Book
f) Address to be noted on Postal Articles
g) Damaged articles to be noticed
h) Receipts for articles issued for delivery
i) Book of receipt for intimation and notices delivery
j) Instruction for delivery
k) Realization of postage before delivery
l) Receipts of addresses for registered
m) Delivery to illiterate addresses, Pardanashin women
n) Delivery of Insured articles addressed to minors
o) Payment of e-Money Orders
p) e-Money Orders addressed to minors
q) Payment of e-MO and delivery of registered letters to lunatics
r) Duties of Village Postman
10 questions
Postal Manual Vol. VII
a) Stamps and Seals
b) Portfolio and it’s contents
c) Stationery
d) Preparation of daily report
e) Mail Abstract
f) Exchange of Mails
g) Cage TB
h) Disposal of Mails addressed to a section or a mail office
i) Closing of transit bags
j) Duties and responsibilities of Mail Guard / Agent
k) Final duties before quitting V an or office
l) ‘A’ order and ‘B’ order
10 questions

PAPER-III: Knowledge of local language
(Duration: 60 Minutes)
(For appointment to the posts of MTS / Postman / Mail Guard)
[For All Circles excluding the Postal / RMS Divisions covering Arunachal Pradesh,
Nagaland and Meghalaya of North-East Circle].

Maximum Marks-50Translation of words from English to local language (Multiple choice question)15 questions of 1 mark each
Translation of words from local language to English (Multiple choice question)15 questions of 1 mark each
Letter writing in local language in 40 to 50 words (1 question to be attempted out of 3 options)10 marks
Paragraph / short essay in local language of 40 to 50 words (1 question to be attempted out of 3 options)10 marks

PAPER-III: Knowledge of local language
(Duration: 60 Minutes)
(For appointment to the posts of MTS / Postman / Mail Guard)
[For Postal / RMS Divisions covering Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland and Meghalaya of North-East Circle].

Maximum Marks-50Comprehension passage in English with Multiple Choice Questions10 questions of 2 marks each
Letter writing in English (1 question to be attempted out of 3 options)15 marks
Paragraph / short essay in local language (1 question to be attempted out of 3 options)15 marks

PAPER-IV: Data Entry Skill Test
(Duration: 15 Minutes)
(For appointment to the posts of Postman / Mail Guard only)

Maximum Marks-25 Skill test of data entry for 15 minutes on computer. [Data entry of 600 key depressions (+/- 5%)]

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Annexure-II

LocaL Language for Examinations
conducted in decentralized manner Postal Circles

S. No.Name of Postal CircleGeographical area of State / UT covered under the Postal CircleLocal Language of Postal Divisions falling under State / UT
1Andhra PradeshAndhra Pradesh
______________________
Yanam district of Puducherry
Telugu
2AssamAssamAssamese/Bengali/Bodo
3BiharBiharHindi
4ChhattisgarhChhattisgarhHindi
5DelhiDelhiHindi
6GujaratGujarat
_________________
Dadra and Nagar Haveli
_________________
Daman and Diu
Gujarati
7HaryanaHaryanaHindi
8Himachal PradeshHimachal PradeshHindi
9Jammu and KashmirJammu and KashmirUrdu
10JharkhandJharkhandHindi
11KarnatakaKarnatakaKannada
12KeralaKerala
____________________
Lakshadweep
_______________________
Mahe District of Puducherry
Malayalam
13Madhya PradeshMadhya PradeshHindi
14MaharashtraMaharashtra
_____________
Goa
Marathi
_________________
Marathi / Konkani
15North-EastArunachal Pradesh
___________________
Manipur
_________________
Meghalaya
_________________
Mizoram
_________________
Nagaland
_________________
Tripura
Hindi / English
_________________
Manipuri
_________________
Hindi / English
_________________
Mizo
_________________
Hindi / English
_________________
Bengali
16OdishaOdishaOdia
17PubjabPubjab
____________
Chandigarh
Punjabi
______________
Hindi / English
18RajasthanRajasthanHindi
19Tamil NaduTamil Nadu ______________________ Puducherry (excluding Mahe and Yanam district)Tamil
______
Tamil
20TelanganaTelanganaTelugu
21Uttar PradeshUttar PradeshHindi
22UttarakhandUttarakhandHindi
23West BengalWest Bengal
_____________________
Sikkim
______________________
Andaman and Nicobar Island
Bengali
___________
Nepali
______________
Hindi/English

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GDS and MTS to Postman Vacancy 2020 for All Circle

vacancy

GDS and MTS to Postman Promotion Vacancy 2020 for All Circle in One Post. See below Circle Wise.

Click on the links.

1. Notification of Competitive Examination for recruitment to the cadre of Postman from eligible MTS and GDS for the vacancy year 2020 (01.01.2020 to 31.12.2020 to be held on 10/01/2021 – North East Circle

2. Notification for Competitive Examination for recruitment to the cadre of Postman & Mail guard from eligible MTS & GDS for the vacancy year 2020 scheduled to be held on 10.01.2021- Chattisgarh Circle

3. Competitive Examination for recruitment to the cadre of Postman/Mail Guard from eligible MTS/GDS for the vacancy year 2020.( 01.01.2020 to 31.12.2020) in respect of Himachal Pradesh Circle.

4. Competitive Examination for recruitment to the cadre of Postman and Mail Guard from eligible MTS and GDS for the vacancy year 2020 (01.01.2020 to 31.12.2020)- Bihar Circle

5. Competitive Examination for recruitment to the cadre of Postman and Mail Guard from eligible MTS and GDS for the vacancy year 2020 (01.01.2020 to 31.12.2020)_ Jharkhand Circle

6. Notification in r/o Competitive Examination for recruitment to the cadre of Postman and Mail Guard from eligible MTS and GDS for the vacancy year 2020 (01.01.2020 to 31.12.2020) – Haryana Circle

7. LDCE amongst MTS and CE restricted to GDS for filling up the posts of Postman/Mail Guard for the vacancy of the year 2020 (01.01.2020 to 31.12.2020) to be held on 10.01.2021 (Sunday)-Tamilnadu Circle

8. Competitive Examination for recruitment to the cadre of Postman and Mail Guard from eligible MTS and GDS for the vacancy year 2020 – to be held on 10.01.2021 Gujarat Circle

9. Notification for Competitive examination for recruitment to the cadre of Postman and Mailguard from eligible MTS and GDS for the vacancy year 2020 (01.01.2020 to 31.12.2020) in respect of Andhra Pradesh Circle

10. Notification for Competitive Examination for recruitment to the cadre of Postman & Mail guard from eligible MTS & GDS for the vacancy year 2020 (01.01.2020 to 31.12.2020) – Maharashtra Circle

11. Notification for Competitive Examination for recruitment to the cadre of Postman and Mail Guard from eligible MTS & GDS for the vacancy year 2020 (01-01-2020 to 31.12.2020) – Uttarakhand Circle

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Working till midnight! From delivering mails to COVID-19 kits, India Post turns lifesaver in testing times

Working till midnight! From delivering mails to COVID-19 kits, India Post turns lifesaver in testing times

By: PTI, Published: April 17, 2020 6:45:48 PM

The red mail vans, which are used for delivering parcels within the city limits, have now become the mode of transport to faraway locations during the nationwide lockdown, with no trains and flights in operation.
postman in lockdown
“This is an all new challenge for us. A lot of movements are taking place of COVID-19 related items. The big challenge is about making the logistic arrangements.”
India Post has changed its priorities in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic. Boasting the largest postal network in the world with more than 1.56 lakh post offices, of which 1.41 lakh are in rural areas, the robust India Post has become a lifesaver, working round the clock, delivering COVID-19 testing kits, ventilators, masks and medicines to far-flung places.
The red mail vans, which are used for delivering parcels within the city limits, have now become the mode of transport to faraway locations during the nationwide lockdown, with no trains and flights in operation. Last weekend, a COVID-19 kit consignment packed in dry ice arrived from Delhi for delivery to hospitals in Ranchi.
“The next day was Sunday and we could not afford to have waited till Monday. Our challenge was to rush, so we made arrangements with postal circle of Jharkhand and it was delivered to the hospitals by midnight,” Chief Post Master General of West Bengal Circle, Gautam Bhattacharya, told PTI.
“The other day, 650 kg of medicines and PPEs came from the national capital to the Kolkata sorting hub by a cargo flight. There were 25 cartons and we ensured delivery by midnight,” he said.
There are more than 50 red mail vans in operation from the Kolkata hub that transports PPEs to districts and other areas of the West Bengal circle. Mobilising the staff, who mostly come from suburbs and subsequent coordination, means that Bhattacharya, whose circle also includes Sikkim and Andaman & Nicobar islands, is having sleepless nights.
“This is an all new challenge for us. A lot of movements are taking place of COVID-19 related items. The big challenge is about making the logistic arrangements.” It also means extra responsibility for those engaged in the delivery process, such as the drivers, who venture out to faraway places, and that too, at odd hours.
“We are operating with reduced staff of about 60 per cent as the small post offices are closed. We bring the parcels to head post offices… We have now become a transport system with no railway and airway service. This is an emergency situation and we are up for it,” Bhattacharya added.
He cited the example of a post master from Debagram sub-post office in Nadia district, Sanjit Halder, who cycled more than 150 km, all the way from Garia here, to reach his work place. It was any other weekend and Halder had retruned to his home in Garia, knowing little about the imminent Janata Curfew and the nationwide lockdown that followed in the subsequent weeks.
He kept his work commitment and took his daughter’s ‘Kanya Shree’ (state government-gifted) bicycle and started off at the break of dawn.
Halder was in office by 9 pm, ready to serve more than 300 pensioners and monthly-income-scheme holders. “Most of our clients are illiterate and poor, and we work like a close-knit family. I cannot afford to sit at home. I had contacted a taxi, but the driver demanded a hefty Rs 6,000. So, I decided to take my daughter’s bicycle,” Halder said in an interaction with PTI.
The 48-year-old took small breaks thrice on the way to keep himself hydrated amid scorching heat. “First, I had some biscuits, then I stopped for sugarcane juice and finally at a sweet stall, I had curd.”
By the time he reached Krishnanagar, it was pitch-dark and there was a jungle ahead. Luckily, the local police came to his rescue and took him in their van. “For me, it was like a small service to Mother India,” said Halder, who has been at the Debagram sub-post office ever since the lockdown came into force.
The Kolkata circle of India Post has also made door-to-door distribution of pensions to the super senior citizens during the ongoing lockdown. There are about 60,000 pensioners in the circle of which nearly 30 per cent are in their 80s. “We prepared a list and the respective branch post offices contacted them to facilitate the pensions,” Bhattacharya said.
India Post is also open to regular mail service, although the priority now has changed, he said. “We were never closed and most of the post offices are open. One can come and book general items. But, we receive them with a disclaimer — ‘the service could be delayed’, as we are dependent on cargo flights now. The traffic is less for mail and e-commerce articles, and people are not turning up in large numbers,” Bhattacharya said.
Source : https://www.financialexpress.com/
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Vacancy for Postman/Mailguard for 2018 for LDCE amongst MTS – TN Circle

Vacancy for Postman/Mailguard for 2018 for LDCE amongst MTS and competitive exam restricted to GDS for filling up the posts of Postman/Mail Guard for the vacancies of the year 2018 (01.04.2018 to 31.12.2018) and 2019 (01.01.2019 to 31.12.19) to be held on 29.09.2019 (Sunday) – TN Circle


Vacancy for Postman


Vacancy for Postman


Vacancy for Postman

Source : https://tamilnadupost.nic.in/rec/pmmgvacancy.pdf