Sunday, April 28, 2013


Dear Candidates,

Disclaimer: - All the Information provided in this post are Compiled by A. Praveen Kumar, SPM, Papannapet SO-502303 (Medak Division, Mob no. 9849636361, 8019549939) for in good faith of Postal Assistant exam aspirants.  Author of blog does not accepts any responsibility in relation to the accuracy, completeness, usefulness or otherwise, of the contents.

Postal Assistant Aptitude Test (Paper I) for Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu circles was held on 21 April 2013.

A request was made by a candidate regarding Cut off marks, Computer typing test pattern of Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant Exam 2013 and Salary structure of newly appointed Postal Assistant. I provided the details below. I hope these details will serve the preparing candidates well.

A common merit list for the whole circle (State) will be prepared and candidates will be called for computer test in 1:5 ratio on the basis of merit scored in Aptitude test held on 21/04/2013. No weightage of marks secured by the Applicants in 10+2 examination will be given while preparing the Merit List.

As per my expectation the Cut off marks would be (opinion only, not to be sure and the cut off marks will be vary for each State depending on the Competition)

OC Candidates:-

Expected Cut off marks would be above 70 marks subject to

Qualifying marks of 10 in each part i.e. G.K, Mathematics, English, Reasoning and 40% in aggregate

OBC Candidates:-

Expected Cut off marks would be between 65 to 70 marks subject to

Qualifying marks of 9 in each part i.e. G.K, Mathematics, English, Reasoning 38% in aggregate

SC / ST Candidates :-

Expected Cut off marks would be between 58 to 65 marks subject to

Qualifying marks of 8 in each part i.e. G.K, Mathematics, English, Reasoning and 33% in aggregate

Typing Test Pattern: -

Typing test will be divided in to two sections:

1) Computer typing Test

This test will evaluate Candidate’s Computer typing efficiency. Candidates are required to type a passage in English/Hindi (450 words passage for English & 375 words passage for Hindi) within the duration of 15 minutes.

Typing Speed: - Recommended typing speed for selection is 25-30 words per minute (WPM).

Only candidates opting for Hindi script test will have to give Hindi typing test. It’s upon your personal preference. English typing is considered easier to learn and pass. You can choose either English or Hindi for typing test.

The typing test and test of data entry operations will be conducted on Computer key board but not on type writer.

2) Data-Entry test

This test will evaluate Candidates data-entry efficiency. Candidates are required to type figures, letters and manuscript data within the duration of 15 minutes.

Be prepared for computer typing test very hard. Best of luck to the
all aspirants. Download typing master from the following link

The salary structure of a Postal Assistants/Sorting Assistant (PA/SA) is based on the following parameters:

B.P = Basic Pay
D.A = Dearness Allowance
H.R.A = House Rent Allowance
T.A = Travelling Allowance

The above are used for calculating the total salary of a Postal/Sorting Assistant

PA/SA’s are included in the Pay Scale of  5200-20200  with a grade pay of 2400.


1. Basic Pay (BP) = 9910 (7510 + 2400)

2. Dearness Allowance = Dearness Allowance (DA) is given by the Government in every six months ie, in January and July every year. From Jan 2013, the Dearness Allowance is 80%. Thus the present DA is 80% of 9910 which works out to 7928.

3)    House Rent Allowance (HRA) = HRA is calculated based on the city where you are working. In India the cities have been classified into three categories as “X”, “Y” and “Z”.

X' Cities - 30% HRA
Cities Classified as "X"
Andhra Pradesh
Hyderabad (UA)
Delhi (UA)
Bangaluru (UA)
Greater Mumbai (UA)
Chennai (UA)
West Bengal
Kolkatta (UA)
 Y' Cities - 20% HRA 

Cities Classified as "Y"
Andhra Pradesh
Vijayawada (UA, Warangal, (UA), Vishkhapatnam (UA), Guntur
Guwahati (UA)
Patna (UA)
Durg-Bhilai Nagar (UA), Raipur (UA)
Ahmedabad (UA), Rajkot (UA), Jamnagar (UA), Bhavnagar (UA), Vadodara (UA), Surat (UA)
Jammu & Kashmir
Srinagar (UA), Jammu (UA)
Jamshedpur (UA), Dhanbad (UA), Ranchi (UA)
Belgaum (UA), Hubli-Dharwad, Mangalore (UA), Mysore (UA)
Kozhikode (UA), Kochi (UA), Thiruvananthapuram (UA)
Madhya Pradesh
Gwalior (UA), Indore (UA), Bhopal (UA), Jabalpur (UA)
Amravati, Nagpur (UA), Aurangabad (UA), Nashik (UA), Bhiwandi (UA), Pune (UA), Solapur, Kolhapur (UA)
Cuttack (UA), Bhubaneswar (UA)
Amritsar (UA), Jalandhar (UA), Ludihiana
Pondicherry (UA)
Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur (UA), Kota (UA)
Salem (UA), Tiruppur (UA), Coimbatore (UA), Madurai (UA)
Dehradun (UA)
Uttar Pradesh
Moradabad, Meerut (UA), Ghaziabad*, Aligarh, Agra (Ua), Bareilly (UA), Lucknow (UA), Kanpur (UA), Allahabad (UA), Gorakhpur, Varanasi (UA)
West Bengal
Asansol (UA)

 Remaining cities –      Z' Cities - 10% HRA 

In X cities = 30 % of 9910 = 2973

In Y Cities = 20 % of 9910 = 1982

In Z Cities = 10 % of 9910 = 991

Travelling Allowance = TA is fixed as Rs.800 + the DA % of 800. So at present TA is 800 + 80% of 800 = 1440.

Gross Salary works out to: (For Newly Appointed PA)

        In X class cities salary will be = 9910+7928+2973+1440   =    

Rs. 22251

        In Y class cities will be = 9910+7928+1982+1440 =  

Rs. 21260

    In Z class cities will be = 9910+7928+991+1440
= Rs. 20269