Indian Post office (IPO) Postal Assistant (PA) / Sorting Assistant (SA) Exam - Eligibility Criteria - Online application - Syllabus - Download Admit Card and Answer keys - Results

Indian postal department conducts direct recruitment exam yearly for selection of eligible candidates for the posts of Postal Assistant and Sorting Assistant.

India Post has been divided into 22 postal circles,headed by a chief postmaster general. Selection is carried out based on vacancies reported by these postal circles.

  • What are the Eligibility Criteria's for Indian Post office (IPO) PA / SA Examination?
  • How to apply for Indian Post office (IPO) PA / SA Exam?
  • What is the age limit to appear for IPO PA / SA Exam?
  • What is the Application cost for PA / SA Examination?
  • How to Download Indian Post office (IPO) PA / SA Exam Admit card?
  • How to Download Indian Post office (IPO) PA / SA Exam Answer Key?
  • What is the Syllabus for IPO PA / SA Exam?

Name of the post : Postal Assistants / Sorting Assistants

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)

There will be seperate recruitment notifications by each Postal circles


Eligibility Criteria

Educational Qualification:-
(a) 10+2 standard or 12th class pass from a recognized university or Board of School Education or Board of Secondary Education with English as a compulsory subject (excluding vocational streams).

(b) The applicants should have studied in local language of the State or Union Territory of the concerned Postal Circle or in Hindi as a subject at least in
Matriculation level or equivalent.

Scale of Pay:- Rs. 5200-20200 with a Grade pay of Rs. 2400 + other allowances

Age limit: 18-27 years:


Cost of Application Form Registration: Rs 100 for all categories

Examination Fee: - The Examination fee prescribed for all male applicants in General and OBC categories is Rs. 400/-. Candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes / Scheduled Tribes / Physically Impaired/ Women are exempted from payment of Examination Fee.

Total application fee : Examination Fee + Cost of Application Form Registration

Please note: Thise fee may change, please refer the official advt for details.

Fee to be submitted using Fee Payment Challan downloaded from website during the online registration process at your nearest e-payment Post Offices listed in the advertisement

How to apply:
The Applicant has to access the Career section of Indiapost website for seeing the detailed Notification/Advertisement

Recruitment page link:

Here you will find the Advertisement links and in the Advt pdf / detailed page you can find the link to Apply online.

One applicant has to submit only one application
The applicant can apply for only one Postal Circle and if an applicant registers more than one application on-line, his/her application will be rejected.

After successful registration, a provisional Unique Registration Number (URN) will be generated by the system and displayed on the screen. The registration number along with password shall be sent to the Applicant to the given email ID and SMS to given Mobile Number in the application. The Applicant has to use the
registration number and password for log in into the website where he can generate, the challan in triplicate to enable him to pay the fee. Applicant has to
take out a print out of the system generated Fee Payment Challan. Submit the challan with required fees to your nearest e-payment Post Office. Once the fee has been paid, the Registration process is completed. The Applicant has to retain this number and password for future references.

Selection Process
Aptitude test (Paper I) + Computer/ Typing Test ( Paper II)

Exam Syllabus
Aptitude test (Paper I): 100 maximum marks with 4 parts A,B,C,D each having 25 questions

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.

How to Download the admit card:

Visit the recruitment page

In the notification link, Submit required details for login and download your Admit card

How to Download the Answer key

Visit the recruitment page

Click on the notification link

Find the Link of the Indian Post office (IPO) SA/PA Answer Key

Click on it and PDF File will able to download so just save it and you can find Answer by postal circle

Download It and Save It .

More details: Indian Post office Official website -

Visit Indian Post office (IPO) Job Portal :

List of official website of all postal circles in india

Postal Cirlces / Regions StatesWebsite
Andhra Pradesh Andhra Pradesh‎‎‎‎‎
Himachal PradeshHimachal
Jammu & KashmirJammu &‎‎
Madhya PradeshMadhya‎‎
North East Meghalaya , Tripura ,Manipur, Arunanchal pradesh, Mizoram ,Nagaland‎
Tamilnadu Tamilnadu‎
Uttar Pradesh Uttar Pradesh‎
West BengalWest



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