Himachal Pradesh Postal Circle invites Applications from eligible candidates for recruitment to the post of Postal Assistants/ Sorting Assistants for different offices in Himachal Pradesh.

Other details are as follows:

Last date for receipt of Applications:

October 01, 2012

Last date for candidates at far flung areas:

October 11, 2012

 Postal Assistants

Number of posts:

97 (In various divisions)

Pay Scale:

Rs.5200-20200 Grade Pay Rs.2400

Age limit:

18-27 years


Pass in 10+2 or 12th with English as a compulsory subject with 60% marks (55% for OBC and 45% for SC/ST) and should have studied the Hindi Language as a subject at the least upto Matriculation or equivalent.

Application Form:

Application forms are available at the counters of all Head Post Offices of Punjab on payment of Rs. 50 cash.

Pattern of Examination:

Paper I: (Marks: 100, Time: 2 hours)

A. General Knowledge (Questions: 25, Marks: 25)

B. Mathematics (Questions: 25, Marks: 25)

C. English (Questions: 25, Marks: 25)

D. Reasoning and Analytical Ability (Questions: 25, Marks: 25)


A. General Knowledge:

Current Events, Sports, History, Geography, Basic Economics, General Polity, Indian Constitution, Science Environment etc.

B. Mathematics:

Number System, Simplification, Decimals, Corrections, Simple and Compound Interest, Percentage, Average, Profit & Loss, Discount, Menstruation, Time & Work and Time & Distance etc.

C. English:

Prepositions, Adverbs, Conjunction, Direct/Indirect Speech, Singular & Plural, Tenses,

Antonyms/ Synonyms etc.

D. Reasoning:

Coding Decoding, Series completion, Blood Relation, Syllogism, Statement Conclusion, Statement Assumptions, Directions etc.

Paper II:

Computer/ Typing Test (Time: 30 minutes)

15 minutes each for Typewriting and data entry consisting of one passage of 450 words in English or 375 words in Hindi to be typed with a minimum speed of 30/25 words per minute respectively & Data entry of some figures and letters each carrying equal marks on Computers.  The typing test and test of data entry operations will be conducted on Computer key board but not on type writer.

Note: There will be no Negative marking.

Application Fee:

Gen: Rs.200

Women/ SC/ST/PH: Nil

Fee should be deposited in that post office where candidate wants to apply.

How to Apply:

Duly filled in Applications with application fee should be sent by Registered Post/ Speed Post only at the address given below:

Direct Recruitment Cell

New Delhi HO

New Delhi – 110001

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