Annexure A: Competitive Examination limited to Gramin Dak Sewak (GDS) for appointment as Multi Tasking Staff: Revised Pattern and Syllabus

Annexure A: Competitive Examination limited to Gramin Dak Sewak (GDS) for appointment as
Multi Tasking Staff: Revised Pattern and Syllabus  
Annexure A 

Pattern and Syllabus of Competitive Examination
limited to Gramin Dak Sewak (GDS) for Appointment as Multi Tasking Staff

I. Pattern of Examination:

Sl No



1 Competitive or Qualifying Competitive Qualifying
2 Type of Question Multiple Choice Questions Multiple Choice Questions and Subjective
3 Number of Questions As per syllabus As per syllabus
4 Maximum Marks 100 in 2 Parts

Duration 60 Minutes 60 Minutes
6 Language of Question Paper Bilingual, i.e. Hindi and English (as well as in Local Language, as
published under the provisions of Recruitment Rules, where Hindi is not
a local language)
7 Language of Answer Paper Not Applicable as Multiple Choice Questions As per question paper
8 Minimum Qualifying Mark (Subject to reservation policy of Government) (a) For SC/ST – 33% in each Paper
(b) For OBC – 37% in each Paper
(c) For Others – 40% in each Paper

II. Criteria for Selection:-
a) Examination for Paper I and Paper II will be conducted in continuity in one
b) Only such candidates who qualify in each Paper, viz. Paper I and
Paper·II separately, shall be considered for final selection and their merit
shall be drawn in order of marks secured in Paper·I. Since Paper-II is only
qualifying, marks secured in Paper-II shall not be added to marks secured in
Paper·I to decide merit. 
After arranging the candidates in order of merit as at (b) above. number of
candidates to be declared successful shall be equal to the number of vacancy in
each category. 
In the event of any vacancy notified for recruitment remains unfilled only due
to non·joining of selected candidate, the next candidate in the merit list shall
be considered for appointment. However, appointment of such candidate shall be
only on the ground of declining offer of appointment and no wait list or
approved panel shall be maintained.
III. Syllabus:

PAPER-I (60 Minutes)

Maximum marks – 60
[30 questions of 2 marks each]

Post Office Guide Part-

a) Organization of the Department
b) Type of Post Offices
c) Business Hours
d) Payment of postage, stamps and stationery
e) General rules as to packing, sealing and posting, manner of
affixing postage stamps
f) Methods of address
g) Post boxes and Post bags
h) Duties of Letter Box peon
i) Official postal articles
j) Prohibited postal articles
k) Products and Services :Mails, Banking & Remittances,
Insurance, Stamps and Business (Reference: India Post website)
23 questions
Postal Manual Volume V 
a) Definitions
7 questions

 Maximum marks – 40
[20 questions of 2 marks each]

General Awareness/Knowledge

Topics to be covered (1 to 3 questions from each topic):
a) Indian Geography
b) Civics
c) General knowledge
d) Indian culture & freedom struggle
e) Ethics and moral study
10 questions

Basic Arithmetic 

Topics to be covered (1to 2 questions from each topic}:
a) BODMAS (brackets, orders, division. multiplication, addition,
b) percentage
c) profit and loss
d) simple interest
e) Average
f) Time and work
g) Time and distance
h) Unitary method
10 questions


 PAPER·II (60 Minutes)
marks – 50
Translation of words from English to local language (Multiple
choice question)
15 questions of 1 mark each 
Translation of words from local language to English (Multiple
choice question)
15 questions of 1 mark each
Letter writing in local language in 40 to 50 words
(1 question to be attempted out of 3 options)
10 marks
Paragraph/short essay in local language of 40 to 50 words
(1 question to be attempted out of 3 options)
10 marks


(Annexure of Department of Posts letter No. 17-08/2018-SPB-I dated 10.05.2019 –
Click to view the Order MTS, Postman, Mail Guard, Postal Assistant and Sorting Assistant – Revision of Syllabus and Pattern of Examinations: Deptt. of Posts) 

Annexure B: Competitive Examination limited to MTS and GDS for appointment as Postman and Mail Guard  

Annexure C: Competitive Examination limited to Postman / Mail Guard / MTS / GDS for appointment as Postal Assistant and Sorting Assistant 

Annexure D: Competitive Examination for Direct Recruitment from Open Market for the posts of MTS / Postman / Mail Guard / Postal Assistant / Sorting Assistant

Annexure E: List of Local Language for recruitment examination of MTS, Postman, Mail Guard, Postal Assistant & Sorting Assistant 

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