IPO Exam Syllabus 2023 (Updated)


Here I am going to share IPO exam syllabus 2023 with you. Just read this post up to end to know IPO exam 2023 syllabus and IPO exam pattern 2023.

IPO Exam Syllabus 2023 for LDCE IP examination

Paper I of IPO Exam Syllabus

1) Acts:

  • a) Indian Post Office Act, 1898
  • b) Government Savings Bank Act, 1873
  • c) Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002 and its Amendments (Necessary on account of AML/CFT Norms)
  • d) Consumer Protection Act, 1986
  • e) Information Technology Act, 2000

2) Rules:

  • a) Indian Post Office Rules, 1933
  • b) Government Savings promotion General Rules, 2018
  • c) Post Office Savings Account Scheme, 2019
  • d) National Savings Recurring Deposit Scheme, 2019
  • e) National Savings Time Deposit Scheme, 2019
  • f) National Savings (Monthly Income Account) Scheme, 2019
  • g) Senior Citizens’ Savings Scheme, 2019
  • h) National Savings Certificate (VIII Issue) Scheme, 2019  
  • I) Kishan Vikas Patra Scheme, 2019
  • j) Public Provident Fund Scheme, 2019
  • k) Sukanya Samriddhi Account Scheme, 2019
  • l) Post Office Life Insurance, 2011 and its amendments,
  • m) Book of BO Rules
  • n) Jansuraksha Scheme (i) Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana (PMJJBY), (ii) Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana (PMSBY), (iii) Atal Pension Yojana (APY)

3) Guidelines/Instructions relating to Inland/Foreign Post:

  • a) Post Office Guide Part – I
  • b) Post Office Guide Part – II, except Section VII & VIII
  • c) Domestic/foreign Post guidelines issued by the Directorate

4) Mail Operations and Money Remittances:

  • a) Postal Manual Volume V, except Appendix – I
  • b) Postal Manual Volume VI, Part – I, Chapter – I
  • c) Postal Manual Volume VI, Part – II, except Telegraphic Money Orders, British & Irish Postal Orders (to be deleted)
  • d) Postal Manual Volume VI, Part – III, except Appendices
  • e) Postal Manual Volume VII
  • f) Guidelines issued by Directorate on Mail Network Optimization Project and Parcel Network Optimization Project.
  • g) Guidelines issued by Directorate on eMO, iMO, IMTS, MMTS and IFS MO

5) Savings Bank and Savings Certificates:

  • a) Post Office Savings Bank Manual Volume I, II and III read with SB orders issued by Directorate from time to time
  • b) Guidelines issued by Directorate from time to time on Core Banking Services

6) Postal Life Insurance and Rural Postal Life Insurance:

  • a) Guidelines issued by Directorate from time to time on PLI/RPLI and Core Insurance Solution
  • b) Annual Reports and Book of Information of Department of Posts

7) Information Technology:

  • a) IT Modernisation Project 2012 and its update
  • b) Working knowledge of Core Banking Solutions, PLI-CIS, CSI and DARPAN.

8) India Post Payments Bank

9) Preservation and disposal of Postal Records

10) Swachha Bharat

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Paper II of IPO Exam Syllabus

1) Chapter 2 and 6 of General Financial Rules, 2017

2) CVC guidelines on Public procurement, guidelines and instructions on e-Procurement in the Government of India

3) Manual on policies and procedures for the purchase of goods and services available on the website of the Ministry of Finance

4) Schedule of Financial Powers of Divisional Heads, Heads of Circle, etc

5) Welfare measures available to Departmental Employees and Gramin Dak Sevak of DoP

6) RTI Act,2015 and RTI Rules,2012

7) Fundamental Rules (FR) and Supplementary Rules (SR)

8) P&T FHB Volume I and Postal FHB Volume II

9) Rules relating Children Education allowance and reimbursement of Tuition fees

10) CGEGIS Rules, 1980

11) CCS(GPF) Rules, 1961

12)Central Services (Medical Attendance) Rules, 1944 and CGHS Guidelines issued by Directorate

13)New Pension Scheme, 2004 and its amendments

14)CCS Pension Rules, 1972 and its amendments

15)CCS Commutation of Pension Rules, 1981

16) Postal Manual Volume II, except;
a) Chapter III – Appeals and Petitions,
b) Chapter IV – Personal matters
c) Chapter V – Security Deposits
d) Chapter VII – Forged Counterfeit stamps, defaced postage stamps, coins and currency notes

17) Postal Manual Volume IV Leave, Pension, Gratuities, Dealings on Examination, Recruitment rules of all Cadres and Establishment norms

18) Service Discharge Benefit Scheme, 2010

Paper III of IPO Exam Syllabus

1) Postal Manual Volume II:

  • a) Chapter III – Appeals and Petitions
  • b) Chapter IV – Personal matters
  • c) Chapter V – Security Deposits
  • d) Chapter VII – Forged Counterfeit stamps, defaced postage stamps, coins and currency notes

2) Postal Manual Volume III

3) Postal Manual Volume VIII

4) CCS (Conduct Rules), 1964

5) CCS(CCA) Rules, 1965

6) CCS(Temporary Service) Rules, 1965

7) GDS (Conduct and Engagement) Rules, 2020

8) Brochure on Casual Labourers and instructions on Casual labourer issued by DoP&T from time to time

9) Constitution of India

10) The Code of Civil Procedure, 1908

  • a) Section 1 – Short Title, extent and commencement
  • b) Section 2 – Definitions

11) The code of criminal Procedure, 1973

  • a) Section 1 – Short Title, extent and commencement
  • b) Section 2 – Definitions
  • c) Section 82: Proclamation of person absconding
  • d) Section 83: Attachment of property of person absconding
  • e) Section 84: Claims and objections to attachments
  • f) Section 85: Release, sale and restoration of attached property

12) The Indian Evidence Act, 1872

  • a) Section 1- Short title, extent and commencement
  • b) Section 5: Evidence may be given of facts in issue and relevant facts
  • c) Section 6: Relevancy of facts forming part of same transaction
  • d) Section 7: Facts which are the occasion, cause or effect of facts in issue
  • e) Section 8: Motive, preparation and previous or subsequent conduct
  • f) Chapter III (Sections 56 to 58): Facts which need not be proved
  • g) Chapter IV (Sections 59 to 60): Of oral evidence
  • h) Chapter V (Sections 6l to 73A): of documentary evidence

13) The Indian Penal Code, 1860

  • a) Chapter II: General Explanation
  • b) Chapter III: Of Punishments
  • c) Chapter IX: Of Offences by or relating to Public Servant
  • d) Chapter X: Of Contempts of the Lawful Authority of Public Servant
  • e) Chapter XIX: Of the Criminal Breach of Contracts of Service

14) Instructions issued by Directorate and DoP&T on maintenance of APAR 
15) Central Administrative Tribunal Act, 1985
16)  Revenue Recovery Act, 1890
17) Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013
18) Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 

Paper IV of IPO Exam Syllabus

  1. 25 Questions on English language
  2. 50 questions on Current Affairs (Minimum 10 questions each from field of Indian Economy an polity, Sports, culture & science)
  3. 50 questions on Reasoning, Interpersonal Skills, Mental Aptitude, Intelligence and Ethics
  4. Noting (approx. 200 words) and Drafting (approx. 200 words) on a given topic

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