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Exam Highlights
  • Exam Name
    Postal Assistant Exam
  • Mode of Conduction
    Computer-Based and Pen and Paper
  • Exam Duration
    Tier I – 60 minutes Tier II – 60 minutes Tier III – 30 minutes
  • Exam Frequency
    Once a year
  • Official Website
    www.ssc.nic.in
  • Total Marks
    Tier I – 200 Tier II – 100
  • Total No. of Questions
    Tier I: 25 in each section
  • Medium of the exam
    English and Hindi
  • Marking Scheme
    Tier I: +2 mark for every correct answer -0.5 marks for every wrong answer
Exam Dates
  • Start of Registration Process
    February 01, 2022
  • End of Registration Process
    March 07, 2022
  • Admit Card Release Date
    April 2022
  • Exam Date
    May 24, 2022- June 10, 2022
  • Result
    to be notified
Eligibilty Criteria

Postal Assistant Educational Qualifications

The minimum education qualification to apply for the job of a postal assistant is that candidates should have passed their Senior Secondary or 12th class exams. However, candidates with a higher level of education can also apply for the vacancy.

Postal Assistant Age Limit

Candidates aspiring to become Postal assistants must fulfill the age limit criteria. While the minimum age for the aspirants is 18 years; the maximum age varies according to the category they belong to:

Category Age Limit
General 18-27 years
OBC 18- 30 years
SC/ST 18- 32 years

Postal Assistant Nationality Criteria 2022

Nationality is another crucial criterion that every candidate must fulfil. According to the notification, the below-mentioned candidates are eligible to apply for the Postal Assistant Exam 2022:

  1. A Citizen of India
  2. A subject of Nepal or Bhutan
  3. A Tibetan refugee who came to India before January 01, 1962, with the intention of permanently settling in India
Exam Pattern
Tier I Tier II Tier III
Mode of Exam Computer-Based Pen and Paper Computer-Based
Number of Sections 4 - -
Name of Sections
  • English Language
  • General Intelligence
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • General Awareness
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Questions in Each Section 25 - -
Duration of the Examination 60 minutes 60 minutes 30 minutes
Maximum Number of questions 100 4-5 1
Type of Questions MCQ Descriptive Typing Test
Maximum number of marks 200 marks 100 marks -
Marking Scheme
  • +2 mark for every correct answer
  • -0.5 marks for every wrong answer
- -
Language English and Hindi Hindi and English Hindi and English
Syllabus

Postal Assistant English Language Syllabus

Section Topics
Basic Content (50 marks)
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Spot the error
  • Synonyms/Homonyms/Antonyms
  • Spellings/ Detecting Mis-spelt words
  • Idioms and Phrases
  • One word substitution
  • Active/Passive
  • Direct/Indirect Narration
  • Shuffled sentences
  • Voice of Verbs
  • Comprehension Passage

Postal Assistant General Intelligence Syllabus

Section Topics
Verbal and Non-Verbal Questions (50 marks)
  • Semantic Analogy
  • Symbolic Operations
  • Symbolic/Number Analogy
  • Trends
  • Space Orientation
  • Semantic Classification
  • Venn Diagrams
  • Drawing Inferences
  • Figural Classification
  • Punched Hole/ Pattern folding and unfolding
  • Number series
  • Embedded series
  • Critical Thinking
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Word Building
  • Social Intelligence
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Other subtopics

Postal Assistant Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus

Section Topics
Basic Quantitative Questions
  • Number System
  • Fundamental Arithmetical Operations
  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Mensuration
  • Trigonometry
  • Statistical Charts

Postal Assistant General Awareness Syllabus

Section Topics
General Awareness (50 marks)
  • India and its neighbouring countries
  • Geography
  • History
  • Culture
  • Economic Sense
  • General Policy
  • Scientific Research

Postal Assistant Syllabus 2022 of Tier II

All the candidates who qualify for the Tier I exam will be shortlisted for the Tier II exam of the Postal Assistant Recruitment Process 2022. It will be a descriptive exam and have questions like essay writing, letter writing, application writing, precis, etc.

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