The Department of Posts functioning under the brand name of India post, which is referred to as the post office is a government operated postal system in the nation. The Indian Postal Service has the most widely distributed post office system in the world with more than 1,55,000 post offices in different part of the country. It is involved in other services like financial service and small savings bank services due to its far-flung reach and presence in remote rural areas.
Recruitment by India Post:
For recruitment of candidates to the positions of Postal Assistants and Sorting Assistants, the India Post generally calls for applications from candidates and selection of candidates for these positions are done by the India post through a recruitment examination. As far as Post Assistant position is concerned, Post Assistant Examination is conducted by the India Post each year through public notification calling for applications from candidates and this examination is conducted in different states in the nation.
Postal Assistant Exam Pattern:
For selection of candidates to the postal assistant position, 100 marks weightage is given in the recruitment process, which is divided as follows:
• 10% weightage for computer typing test
• 50% weightage for aptitude test
• 40% weightage for Class 12 percentage
For instance, if a candidates has secured 7 marks out of 10 in computer typing test, her/his merit would be 0.7, which is 7*10% and if the candidate has secured 80% out of 100% in the aptitude test, his weigtage would be 80*50%, which comes to 40. On the other hand, if his/her score is 75% in higher secondary examination, the merit would be 75*40/100, which comes to 30.
Previous Years Question Papers:
Candidates, who are planning to apply for Post Assistant Examination, can practice with the help of the previous years question papers of aptitude written test conducted by the India Post.