GDS to Postman Exam Syllabus 2022 (Updated)

Pattern and Syllabus for appointment of Postman through Exam limited for GDS – Exam Syllabus 2022

Pattern of Exam

Serial NoDescriptionPaper IPaper IIPaper III
1. Competitive or QualifyingCompetitiveQualifyingQualifying
2.Type of QuestionsMultiple Choice QuestionsMultiple Choice Questionson Computer
3.Number of QuestionsAs per syllabusAs per syllabus
4.Maximum Marks150 in 2 parts5025
5.Duration90 minutes60 minutes15 minutes
6.Language of Question PapersBilingual i.e. Hindi or English (as well as in local language, as published under the provisions of Recruitment Rules, Where Hindi is not local language)Bilingual i.e. Hindi or English (as well as in local language, as published under the provisions of Recruitment Rules, Where Hindi is not local language)
7.Language of Answer PaperNot applicable as Multiple types questionsAs per question paper
8.Minimum Qualifying Marks (Subject to reservation policy of Government)(a) For SC/ST – 33%
(b) For OBC – 37%
(c) For Others – 40%
(a) For SC/ST – 33%
(b) For OBC – 37%
(c) For Others – 40%
(a) For SC/ST – 33%
(b) For OBC – 37%
(c) For Others – 40%

Syllabus for GDS to Postman Exam

Paper 1 (90 Minutes) Part A Total 100 Marks

30 Questions from Post Office Guide Part 1

  • Organization of the Department
  • Type of Post Offices
  • Business Hours
  • Payment of Postage, Stamps and Stationery
  • General Rules as to packing, sealing and posting, manner as to affixing postage stamps
  • Methods of address
  • Post Boxes and Post bags
  • Delivery of mails
  • Refusal of Articles
  • Payment of e-Money Order
  • Redirection
  • Instruction regarding address change
  • Article addressed to deceased person
  • Liability to detention to certain mails
  • Facilities provided by Postman in Rural Areas
  • Product and services : Mails, Banking & Remittances, Insurance, Stamps and Business (Reference IndiaPost Website) Official Postal Articles
  • Prohibited Articles

10 Questions from Postal Manual V

  • Definitions – Head , Sub and Branch Office, Mail Bag, Face and Facing, Beat, Camp, Correspondence, Late letters and too late letters, Mis-sent and mis-directed articles.

5 Questions from Postal Manual VI – Part III

  • Head Postman
  • knowledge of Postal Business
  • Supply of forms to be carried out
  • Sale of Stamps
  • Postman’s Book
  • Address to be noted on Postal Articles
  • Damaged articles to be noticed
  • Receipts for articles issued for delivery
  • Book of receipts for intimations and notices delivery
  • Instruction for delivery
  • Realization of postage before delivery
  • Receipts of addresses for registered
  • Delivery to illiterate addressees, Pardanashin Woman
  • Delivery of Insured articles addressed to minors
  • Payment of e-Money Orders
  • e-Money addressed to minors
  • Payment of e-MO and Delivery of registered articles addressed to lunatics
  • Duties of Village Postman

5 Questions from Postal Manual VII

  • Stamps and Seals
  • Portfolio and its contents
  • Stationary
  • Preparation of daily report
  • Mail Abstract
  • Exchange of Mails
  • Cage TB
  • Disposal of Mails addressed to a section or a mail office
  • Closing of a Transit Bag
  • Duties and responsibilities of Mail Guard or agent
  • Final duties before quitting Van or Office
  • ‘A’ Order and ‘B’ Order

Part B (Maximum Marks 50) 25 Questions of 2 marks each

10 Questions from General Awareness/Knowledge Topics to be Covered (1 to 3 Questions from each topics)

  • Indian Geography
  • Civics
  • General Knowledge
  • Indian Culture & freedom struggle
  • Ethics and Morale study

10 Questions from Basic Arithmetic (Topic to be covered – 1 or two questions from each topic)

  • BODMAS (brackets, orders, division, multiplication, addition, subtraction)
  • Percentage
  • Profit and Loss
  • Simple Interest
  • Average
  • Time and Work
  • Time and Distance
  • Unitary method
  • Reasoning and Analytical Ability

Paper II (60 Minutes) Maximum Marks 50

  • Translation 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 (one question to be attempted out of 3 options) – 10 Marks
  • Paragraph/Short Essay in local language of 40 to 50 words (one question to be attempted out of 3 options) – 10 Marks

Paper III (15 Minutes) Maximum Marks 25 (Data Entry Skill Test – DEST)

  • Skill test for Data Entry for 15 Minutes on computer on the same day (Data entry of 1000 key depressions – 25 Marks
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