Written Exam Pattern for Postal Assistants Recruitment 2014

Written Exam Pattern for Postal Assistants Recruitment 2014. The Applicants who have applied for Postal Assistants Recruitment 2014 should know the Exam pattern for preparation of the Exam. There will be Two Papers in the Exam. Paper-1 is the Aptitide Test Consists of 100 Marks. Paper-II is the Computer /Typing Test.

Paper-I of Postal Assistants Recruitment 2014:
The applicants shall be subjected to an Aptitude Test with a total 100 maximum marks covering the following subjects/topics. Aptitude Test (Paper-I) will be comprising four parts (Part A, B, C & D). The duration of the Aptitude 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 . The above test will be conducted on Computer Key board, but not on a typewriter. Further, the candidates have to secure prescribed qualifying marks in this test. The marks will be based on speed, and accuracy. This is a combined test, and marks in both the components will be put together for qualifying.

Scheme of Selection -General Instructions:
  1. All eligible Applicants belonging to various categories who have the educational qualification of 10+2 or 12th class pass from a recognized university or Board of School Education or Board of Secondary Education with English as a compulsory subject and fulfilling the condition shall be invited for appearing in Aptitude test. No weightage for marks secured by the Applicants in 10+2 or 12th class will be given while preparing the Merit Lists.
  2. Applicants numbering five (5) times the total number of vacancies in each category i.e., OC, SC, ST, OBC, etc shall be declared qualified in descending order of merit based on the marks secured by them in the Aptitude Test (Paper I) for taking the Computer/Typing Test (Paper II). The minimum qualifying marks to be obtained in each part of the Aptitude Test is prescribed as under:-
Unreserved candidates (OC) 40% i.e. 10 marks in each part and 40% in aggregate. The candidate has to qualify in each part i.e. Part A, B, C & D besides securing prescribed aggregate marks.
OBC 37% i.e. 9 marks in each part and 37% in aggregate. The candidate has to qualify in each part i.e. Part A, B, C & D besides securing prescribed aggregate marks.
SC/ST 33% i.e. 8 marks in each part and 33% in aggregate. The candidate has to qualify in each part i.e. Part A, B, C & D besides securing prescribed aggregate marks.

Preparation of Merit Lists:
  1. A common merit list for the whole Postal Circle shall be prepared in respect of all categories of posts put together. For the said purpose, the candidates shall indicate their preference of the posts Codes i.e., 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 in the order and also indicate their preference for Postal/RMS Divisions in the online application. The Codes for each post is given in the Instruction Sheet/ Information Brochure for the applicant. Thereafter, the candidates will be allotted to the posts and division as per their preference based on their position in the merit list and availability of vacancy. 
  2. Such candidates who are not able to get the allocation in any of the post of his preference because of his/her performance, such candidates might be allocated to the post/division where the vacancies exist. The candidates will have to give an undertaking that in the event of his/her not getting the post in his preference, he/she is willing to accept the appointment in any category of the post/division to which he/she is allotted. The candidates who do not indicate their preference, it will be presumed that they have equal preference for all the posts/divisions and may be allocated to the post or division where vacancy exists at the discretion of the Competent Authority.
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