India Post Postal/ Sorting Assistants Exam Pattern, Cutoffs Required & Books

india post logo,india post postal assistant sorting assistant recruitment exam 2014,postal sorting assistants recruitment exam 2014 India Post (Department of Posts), a 100% government organization for postal service in India had announced direct recruitment of Postal Assistants/ Sorting Assistants.There are 8243 vacancies in total across 22 postal circles. The online registration for these positions have already started.


The test dates are not known but we believe it could happen sometime during the months of May or June.


The minimum educational qualification prescribed for individuals is pass in class 12 exam & should have studied English as a subject.With the maximum age limit at 27 years you can be sure of encountering many BE graduates, PG degree holders & even MBA`s to submit applications.


So we are presenting a detailed look at different aspects of postal assistant/ sorting assistant recruitment 2014 covering,


Exam pattern, Books to prepare & Cutoffs that would help applicants to know what to expect.


PA/ SA Exam Question Pattern

An aptitude test (Part I) will be conducted to test your knowledge in various topics.A detailed structure of the question paper is:


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As you can see from the image, questions from the following sections would be asked from,

  • Part A - General Knowledge
  • Part B - Maths
  • Part C – English
  • Part D – Reasoning & analytical ability

Total Marks: 100 (25 marks for each part).There is no negative mark for wrong answers which is quite a big relief.


Typing Test (Paper II) – The candidates who qualify in aptitude test should appear for a computer based typing test.

A passage of 450 words in English or 375 words in Hindi has to be typed within 30 minutes using a computer keyboard. In addition to this, certain numbers & letters will also be provided to test your data entry skills.

It is necessary to secure minimum qualifying marks in this test as well which would be added to part I scores while preparing merit list.


Recommended Books:

It is now time to buy books for Postal assistant/ Sorting assistant (PA/SA) recruitment exam after having understood the question paper pattern & how many marks to score.


* India post PA/ SA exam guide – Rs.80 – Buy Online Now (limited stocks only)
* Postal/ Sorting assistants Workbook (15 practice sets) – Rs.95 – Buy online


Cutoff marks:

To qualify in Part I of PA/ SA recruitment exam, you should score the prescribed qualifying marks in each section.The category-wise cutoffs are:


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You are required to qualify in each of the 4 parts besides securing the specified aggregate marks.


If you do you have any doubts to clarify or something more to add that shall benefit other aspirants, then share it through comments below.

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