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### POSTMAN /MAILGUARD EXAM MATERIAL

Postman Exam Model Paper

http://akulapraveen.blogspot.in/2012/09/postman-mail-guard-2012-model-paper-1.html

MTS MODEL CUM PRACTICE PAPER

http://akulapraveen.blogspot.in/2013/07/mts-model-cum-practice-paper.html

General Knowledge

Arithmetic

1.       Partnership

2.       Average

3.       Percentage

4.       Allegations and Mixtures

5.       Ages, Profit & Loss, Ratio & Proportion, Train Problems, Calendar, Pipes & Cisterns, Boats and Streams,

6.       Time & Distance

7.       Time & Work

8.       Number System

Reasoning

1.       Blood Relations

2.       Analogy  Part-1

3.       Analogy Part-II

4.        Analogy Part-III

5.       Analogy Part-IV

6.       Series Completion

### POSTMAN / MAILGUARD EXAM - PREPARATION PLAN

Disclaimer:- All Information provided in this post are Compiled by A. Praveen Kumar for in good faith of Postman / Mailguard Exam Aspirants. Author of blog does not accepts any responsibility in relation to the accuracy, completeness, usefulness or otherwise, of the contents.

Friends, last year I published Postman / Mailguard exam material and model cum practice papers. All the aspirants welcomed my efforts and appreciated countrywide. This year also I am planning to post valuable information / quality material and model papers at free of cost in my blog. (Last year material is available ("akulapraveen.blogspot.com") @ Blog Archive, select the months Oct-2012, Nov-2012, Dec-2012, Jan-2013, Feb-2013, Mar-2013, Apr-2013)

I am receiving mails form the Postman exam aspirants regarding books to refer & how to prepare and publishing of quality study material.

Books are keys to success for any exam. Candidates should polish their basics by using best books. Candidates make big mistake while choosing books for exams. Never choose all in one book, these kind of guides doesn't concentrate on fundamentals.

For Arithmetic:  (Any two books)

1. Quantitative Aptitude by R.S.Aggarwal

2. Magical book on Quicker Maths by M.Tyra

For Reasoning section: (Any Two)

1.A modern approach to Verbal and Non-Verbal reasoning by R.S.Aggarwal

(R. S Aggrawal’s reasoning series is ok, but there are no shortcuts in these books. All are traditional methods).

2. A modern approach to logical reasoning by S.Chand

For English section: (Any Two)

1. For English you can buy any English Grammar book of your local language. This will help you getting basic idea on English grammar. Later you can switch to any Standard English grammar book like "Intermediate English Grammar" of Raymond Murphy or Wren & Martin

2. Objective General English by R.S.Aggarwal.

3. Objective English for Competitive examinations by Hari mohan Prasad and Uma Rani Sinha.

For General awareness: (Any Two)

1.General awareness and Current affairs digest by M.Laxmikanth

2. General knowledge and General awareness by Ravi chopra

3. Advanced Objective general knowledge by R.S.Aggarwal

1.    Just Remember, Almost all the topics they cover in Postman / Mailguard exams are of the classes 6th to 10th. So, Even a 10th Standard kid can clear this exam, if given enough time. With me? But the thing is, you have to complete the paper in given time. So, don't you think you can do it with little efforts and practice?

2.    Stop saying, I have so many family problemsSo, can't concentrate on preparation. First let us know, who the hell on earth don't have problems? See, nobody will remember your problems when you failed in the exam. Even your mom, dad and close friends will say that you lost it because of your negligence. Can you show me a single person, who sincerely says that you lost it because of your personal problems? Friends, they don't know your feelings, they don't want your emotions, all just they want is to talk about your success. So just stop searching reasons for failures and start make yourself ready for the exam.

3.    Stop thinking, What if I lost this exam? Pretty good question, isn't it? The answer is, the earth never gonna blast, the sun never gonna turn black and the most important thing, you never gonna die because of it. May be some blank faces and emotional atyachars for two or three days. Later everything gonna be fine. The only disappointing thing is, you just have to wake up in sad mood on the very next day of your result. But it’s not such a big deal. You will start preparing for another exam. After all we are here to win. Nobody gonna die as a loser. Who knows?  This may be your last step towards your goal :) Be positive. Just avoid negative thoughts.

4. Is Coaching Necessary to clear the Postman / Mailguard exam?

Of course not. Now a day’s almost all coaching institutes have became money minded. They just concentrate on covering topics rather than explaining them. So, if you are sincere enough, then you surely can prepare on your own without taking the help of any coaching class. By doing so, you can save your valuable money and time. The only best thing with coaching classes is, they just provide you the good environment of preparation. I mean, you will be motivated if people around you are continuously discussing about the issues related to preparation. Ofcourse, you can create this environment by making a group with your friends too. Combined studies and sharing ideas really help you prepare well. But make sure that all your friends are sincere and enthusiastic as you.

5. What if I don't have good friends?

No problem, you can join in any Facebook group (Postman/ MailguardExam) in which people who prepare for exams interacts and helps each other. But don't waste too much time in chatting with others. 5 to 10 minutes per day for a good cause is Ok.

6. Gathering Materials:

Don't try to buy every book with the name "Postman / Mailguard" on it. So, before going to collect the materials just read the syllabus. Make a list of topics to read; according to it you can buy the books. Books list are mentioned above.

7. Making Timetable:

If you are working somewhere: If you are working somewhere then it may not possible to dedicate the whole day on your preparation. Try to spend at-least five hours per day on preparation. Morning two hours and night time 3 hours. Try to practice Aptitude and Reasoning sections at morning. Try to manage reading news paper during the day time. At evening you can concentrate on English / General Knowledge section according to your convenience and interest. On holidays better work with practice sets and General Awareness topics.

If you are completely dedicated to Exams: Congratulations. You have the whole day with you to prepare. But don't be a book worm. Too much of anything is good for nothing. Try to wake up at 4 (We know its really difficult for you at initial days. But trust us , your body will get used to it within 4 or 5 days). Work with Aptitude and Reasoning sections according to your convenience. You can prepare till 8 or 9 depending on your interest. Later you can have breakfast and do your favorite task for 1 hour. Later read the news paper and note important points. Try to remember if there are any new names and numbers / dates. Complete your lunch by 1 PM. Walk around for 10 to 15 minutes. Have a quick nap for two hours. Wake up by 4 PM. Prepare English for Two hours. Complete your dinner by 9. Prepare general awareness or any other subject according to your convenience. Go to bed by 11 PM Sharp.

8. Starting Preparation: Before starting your preparation, just mug up the following things

·     Math tables upto 20
·      Squares up to 30
·      Cubes up to 15
·      Powers of 2 (upto 12)
·      Powers of 3 (upto 6)
·      Complements of 100 (the difference between 100 and the given number). This will help you calculating faster.
·      Try to learn 10 new English words per day (including Antonyms and Synonyms) (you should do this upto 7 days before your exam)
·      Learn Place value of Alphabets

9. During Preparation:

For Aptitude and Reasoning: Pick any topic and try to learn the basics of the topic. Once you feel you perfectly got the topic then only go for problems. And remember, example problems are always easier to read and understand. It something like, riding bicycle when somebody is holding it. At that time you will feel that you are perfect at bicycle riding. But before going to the race, you have to test yourself whether you can really ride it or not. More than 70% of our friends fail at this point. Why to point others? Even my brother too does this. He is a lazy bug. He just opens the book, reads the concept and says "It is easy!!!" and sleeps. But after exam he comes with a sad face and says "Di, the paper was very tough. Even I also couldn't answer more than 100 questions (!!!). Nobody can clear this exam". Then where on the earth all those people who have cleared the exam came from? From mars? The only problem is, he has laziness and attitude. Which they don't have. Hope you have got what I am trying to say. Practice... Practice... Practice.... Practice till the end of your exam.

For English Language:  Try to learn the basics first. Later you can go with concept. And remember, spoken English is different and competitive English is different. You shouldn't be a fluent English speaker or you shouldn't learn every English word to clear the Exam with good marks. Just learn the basics perfectly and practice well. That's enough.

Making Notes for Current Affairs: It’s better to depend on THE HINDU or The Times of India to make your CA notes. If you have any problem with them then you can go with any local language news paper. Maintain a notebook for Current Affairs. Read the news paper completely. Just write the date in the notebook as the main heading. Make some sub headings like International Events, National Events, Economy, Sports, People in News etc. Don't copy the news paper as it is, just 2 or 3 lines are enough. Try to highlight if there are any names or numerical values. And don't write everything you see in the news paper. They won’t ask you about silly things like Politician's second wife, Bollywood heroines' daughter and Cricketer's ankle pains the topics which the news papers publish as  their main headlines. Just ask yourself a question "Is it going to be appear in the exam?", if you feel YES, then write it. If you feel no then don't write. Of course, its not such an easy task as we are saying. We too agree. But trust us, day by day you could observe the improvement in you and finally you will be the expert of making Current Affairs notes.

9. Spirituality: Yep you heard it correct. Believe in god. Daily pray for 10 minutes (it would be more nice if you can Meditate). Of course, we are not saying that the god will show you the correct options during the exam. But the feeling "somebody is there to help me" makes you stay calm and peaceful.

10. Merely passing the exam won’t help you at all. Your job is totally dependentent on the rank you get. The higher rank you get, the more chances for the selection. So, don't just try to clear the exam. Try to give your best.

Final words:  Friends, I hope this article will help you in your preparation and last but not the least, the main aim is to provide information and complete quality study materials of competitive exams for free. So, feel free to review my materials/ postings. So please feel free to share your views on the topics which are not clear in this blog, the areas which I should concentrate more and any other improvement you want to see in "akulapraveen.blogspot.com" so that I can make them available soon. All the Best.

That's all for now friends. Happy Reading

-   Akula. Praveen Kumar, OA,Medak Division, Telangana
POSTMAN / MAIL GUARD-2016 MODEL PAPER- 1

This model paper prepared and compiled by Akula. Praveen Kumar, OA,Medak Division, Telangana(9849636361)

Disclaimer:- All questions/Information provided in this post are Compiled by A. Praveen Kumar for in good faith of Departmental Employees. The types of questions, number of questions and standard of questions may be vary in actual examination. This is my predictions only. Author of blog does not accepts any responsibility in relation to the accuracy, completeness, usefulness or otherwise, of the contents.

This is a practice paper only.

MODEL PAPER-1

Instructions to Candidates

2. Each question Carries “1” Mark

3. Round off the appropriate choice in OMR sheet

PART-A (General knowledge+ Reasoning and Analytical Ability)

1. The world’s first woman Prime Minister was

1 Smt Indira Gandhi                                   2.Smt Benazir butto

3 SmtSirimavoBandarnaike                        4. Sarojini Naidu

2. Maximum harm to a tree is caused by

1 Lost of half of its leaves                           2. Lost of all its leaves

3 Lost of half of its branches                       3. Lost of its bark

3. Which is the largest tiger reserve in India

1. Nagarjuna                  2.Manas           3. Pench               4. Corbett

4. Booker Prize is given in the field of

1. Medicine           2. Adventure              3. Fiction Writing         4. Science

5. In which state a person elected to the Legistrative Assembly for normal period of 6 years

1. Sikkim              2. Mizoram                3. Arunachal Pradesh     4 Jammu & Kashmir

6. A Person climbing the Hill bends forward in order to

1. to avoid slipping                        2.to increase Speed

3. to reduce fatigue                        3. To increase stability

7. Which one of the following is not a constitutional body?

1. Election Commission                2. Finance Commission

3. Central Vigilance                     4. Central Administrative Tribunal

8. World Postal day celebrated on

1. Sept -9          2. Oct-9               3.Nov-9      4. Dec-9

9.Mutual funds are regulated in India by which among the following?

1. RBI             2. SEBI             3.Stock exchanges        4. RBI and SEBI both

10. Highest Runs scorer in One day International cricket is

1. Sehwag             2. Sachin       3.Jayasurya       4.Dhoni

11. Find the wrong number in the series 7,28,63,124,215,342,511

1. 7                 2. 28                  3.124              4. 215

12. Arrange the following in the meaningful order

1. Paper 2. Library 3. Author 4. Book 5. Pen

1. 2,4,3,5,1          2 . 3,2,1,5,4       3 . 3,5,1,4,2       4. 5,1,3,4,2

13. If 1 is coded as S, 5 is coded as %, 6 is coded as «, 3 is coded as +, 7 is coded as # and 4 is coded as? What will be the correct form of the number 435671?

1. ? + % « # S            2.?+ % S # «           3.?+ « % # S          4.S # « % +?

14. Choose the word from the given alternatives that belongs to the same group

potato: Carrot :: Raddish : ?

1. Tomato 2. Cabage 3. Seasame 4. Groundnut

15.P is taller than Q, Q is taller than R and S is taller than P, who is the tallest among them

1. R         2. Q            3.S        4.P

16. In the follwoing, the group of letters should not contain more than two vowels. which of the groups conforms to this Rule

1. JKAPIXU               2. BDEJOLY           3. PRAQEOS               4. ZIERAM

17. Harsha position in a row is thirteenth from the front side and sixth from the backside. How many persons are standing in the row

1.17               2. 18            3.19            4.20

18. In a certain code language MEDAK is coded as 69281 and TOOPRAN as 3557084. How is PAPANNAPET written in this code

1. 7979551234         2. 7878448793              3. 5656886593              4.8585228793

19. Cow is related “Calf” in the same way as Horse is related

1. Race           2. Stable           3. Ride              4. Cort

20. If the animals which can walk are called swimmers, animals who crawl are called flying, those living in water are called snakes, and those which fly in the sky are called hunters, then what will a lizard be called Ans: 3

1. Swimmers      2. Snakes              3. Flying           4.hunters

21. Pointing out to a lady a girl said “She is the daughter-in-law of the grandmother of my Fathers only son”. How is the lady related to the girl

1. Sister-in-Law           2. Mother          3.Aunt           4. Mother-in-Law

22. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way and so form a group. Which is the one that does not belong to that group?

1. Radish              2.Carrot         3.Garlic              4. Gourd

23. If a man is called as girl, girl is called as woman, woman is called as boy, boy is called as butler and butler is called as rogue, who will serve in a restaurant

1. Butler              2. Girl            3.Woman              4. Rogue

24. Vishnu walked 10 m. towards the East, turned right and walked another 15 m. Then he turns leftand walks 3 m. He finally takes a left turn and walked 6 m. Which direction is he facing now?

1.East              2.North            3.West                      4. South

25. Which letter in the alphabet is as far from C as Q is from X

1.K            2. J              3. L            4. P

PART-B (ARITHMETIC)

26- 28. What should come in place of the question mark (?) in the following questions?

26. 1595 ÷ 25 x 36.5 = ?

1.2459            2.2329            3.2359         4.2429

27. 99.99 + 666.66 =?

1. 728.59               2.766       3.766.65      4.676.95

28. 45 × 390 ÷ 26 =?

1. 645                     2.675      3.765           4. 745

29.The Sum of the square of two numbers is 80 and the square of their difference is 36. The product of two numbers is

1.22               2. 44        3.20                     4.40

30. If 1 / 3.718 = 0.2689 then the value of 1 / 0.0003718 is

1. 2629          2. 2.689              3. 2689        4. 0.2689

31. Five-sixth of a number is 720. What will 45% of that number be?

1. 346.6                 2.388.8          3.392.2                   4.344.4

32. In a box, there are 50 paisa, 25 paisa and 10 paisa coins in the ratio of 3:6:5. If the total value of the amount is Rs 154, find the total number of coins

1. 616                      2.526            3.716                      4.516

33. P, Q and R invested Rs.45, 000/-, Rs. 70, 000/- and Rs. 90,000/- respectively to start a business. At the end of two years, they earned a profit of Rs.1, 64,000/-. What will be Q’s share in theprofit?

1. Rs.56, 000/-            2. Rs.36, 000/-           3.Rs. 72, 000/-              4. Rs.64, 000/-

34 In a college the ratio of the number of Boys to Girls is 8:5. If there are 160 girls, the total number of students in the college is

1.100                          2. 250                   3. 260                     4. 416

35 The price of sugar is increased by 20%. By what % should a family reduce its consumption of sugar so as to maintain the same expenditure on sugar

1. 20/6%                    2. 100/3 %               3. 50/3 %                 4. 80/6%

36 A’s salary is 20% less than B’s Salary. By how much percent is B’s salary more than A’s?

1. 35                 2. 20                3. 25                4. 33

37. A student has to secure 40% marks to pass. He gets 178 marks and fails by 22 marks. The maximum marks are

1.450               2. 500               3. 520               4. 600

38. A horse worth Rs 9000 is sold by A to B at a 10% loss. B sells the horse back to A at 10% gain. The result is

1. A makes no profit or loss                    2. B gains Profit Rs 900

2. A loss by Rs 900                                4. A loses by Rs 800

39. By selling a radio for Rs 1125 a man loses 25%. For how much should he sell it to gain 20%

1. Rs 900                 2. Rs1800           3. Rs 3600                4. Rs 6000

40. . The compound interest on Rs 30000 at 7% per annum for a certain time is Rs 4347. The time is

1. 2 years                 2.3 Years            3.4 Years                   4. 5 years

41. Simple interest on a sum at 4% per annum for 2 years is Rs. 80. The compound interest on the same for the same period is

1. Rs 81.60           2. Rs 160                   3.Rs 1081.60               4. None

42. A and B can do a piece of work in 12 days. B and C in 15 days.C and D in 20 days.A alone can do the work in

1. 24  days             2. 30 days             3. 35  days                 4.40 days

43. The average monthly salary paid to 75 employees in a company is Rs 1420. The average salary of 25 of them is Rs 1350 and that of 30 others is Rs 1425. The average salary of the remaining employees is

1. Rs1350                  2. Rs 1425           3.1500               4.Rs 1420

44. . The average age of 40 students of a class is 15 years. When 10 new students are admitted, the average is increased by 0.2 years. The average of new student is

1. 15.2 yrs                2.16 yrs                 3.16.2yrs               4. 16.4 yrs

45. A boy goes to his school from his house at a speed of 3 km/hr and returns at a speed of 2 km/hr. If he takes 5 hours in going and coming, the distance between his house and school is:

1. 8.5 km                  2.5.5 km               3.6 km                   4.9 km

46. A man is 24 years older than his son. In two years, his age will be twice the age of his son. The present age of the son is

1. 24 years               2.26 years             3.28 years               4. 22 years

47. A train speeds past a pole in 20 seconds and speed is past a platform 100 metres in length in 30 seconds. What is the length of the train?

1. 100 metres         2.150 metres                 3.150 metres      4. 200 meters

48. Sixteen men can complete a work in twelve days. In how many days will twenty-four men complete the same work?

1. 4   days             2.8 days                       3.6 days               4.3 days

49. A housing society has been allotted a square piece of land measuring 2550.25 sq. m. What is the side of the plot?

1. 52.65 m            2.50.5 m                      3.50.65 m            4. 50.15 m

50. 3A shopkeeper charges 20 % over the cost price. He allows his customers 10% off their bill for cash payment. His net gain percentage is

1. 12%                2. 8%                            3. 10%                 4. 15%

PART-C ( GENERAL ENGLISH)

51 In the following group of words, only one is wrongly spelt. Find the wrongly spelt word

1. Amateur              2.Embarrass                3. Ignorance               4.Millenium

52. In the following group of words, only one is correctly spelt. Find the correctly spelt word

1. Definitely            2. Bureucracy                3. Consenses            4. Questionaire

Directions: 53-54. Choose the correct one word substitution

53. A person who travels to a sacred place as an act of religious devotions

1 Hermit              2. Pilgrim                      3 Saint                         4 Merchant

54. A house for storing grains

1 Cellar              2. Store                        3.Godown                    4. Granary

Directions: 55-56: Choose the word which is most opposite in meaning to the word for the below.

55. INNOCENT

1. Sinful                 2. Guilty                    3. deadly                        4. Corruption

56. EMBRACE

1. Suspect             2 harm                      3. Reject                         4. Hurt

Directions: 57-58: Choose the word which is most same in meaning to the word for the below.

57. FALSE

1. Defective           2. Untrue                  3. Incorrect                     4. Inaccurate

58. EAGER

1. Clever               2. Enthusiastic           3 curious                         4. Devote

Directions: 59-60 Fill in the blanks with suitable form of verbs given in the brackets

59. The bell ___ (ring) and the children are all in the class

1. rang                   2 . Ringing                3. is rang                        4. ringed

59. we____(live) in this farm since 1981

1. were living          2. have been living    3. lived                           4. live

61. Arrange the list of nouns in order of their greatness

word, sentences, letter, paragrapgh, phrase

1 letter, word, sentence, phrase, paragraph

2 word, sentence, , letter, phrase, paragraph

3 paragraph,phrase, sentences,word, letter

4 phrase, paragraph, \sentence, word, letter

62. 'The heading' in writing a letter includes?

1) the greeting                            2) the writer's address

3) the address of the person to whom you are writing

4) the writers address and date

63. Choose the appropriate question to get the reply. I am from Delhi.

1) Where you are from?                2) Where are you from?

3) Where do you from?                4) From where do you come?

64. She saw me. The negative form of the sentence is---

1) She don't see me                    2) She is not seen me

3) She doesn't see me                4) She didn't see me

Directions: 65-66 Ccomplete the sentence by choosing the correct answers

65. An Aeroplane

1. Hoops                 2. Zooms                  3. Swings                4. Chugs

66. A whip____

1. cracks                 2. Roars                    3. rings                    4. bangs

Directions: 67-68. Correct the sentences by checking the underlined word

67. I met a student who hate mathematics

1 hating                  2. hated                       3. hates                  4. will hate

68. Abhinay is senior than meghana by 2 yeras

1. senior to           2. senior as                   3. senior than            4. None

69. choose the correct part of speech for the underlined words

Rama was blind   too

Directions: 70-71 Fill in the blanks with appropriate articles

70. I saw ____boy and ____ girl riding on ___ ass

1 A. a,a,a                 2. a, the,a         3. a,a,an          4. the,the, the

71. Sri Lanka is ___Island in ___Indian ocean

1. the, the                2. an,a              3. an, the              4. the,a

Snake charmers present a very colourful picture, but the reality of their own life is quite grim. They wander in many places displaying yheir skills but due to new forms of entertainment, their earnings have gone down. With a little planning, their skill can be used for their better livelihood. They are very skilled in tracking and catching snakes. They can easily obtain snake poison which is used in the preparation of some medicines. They are also aware of medicinal plants which can be used for providing remedies for snake bite. They can be involved in breeding snakes in captivity to obtain their skins. This will help to check the illegal trade in snake skins for which many snakes are killed. This will prevent cruelty to snakes.

72. What are snake charmers skilled in?

1. in killing snakes                          2 in cooking snakes

3. in catching snakes                      4. in eating snakes

73. How do snake charmers earn their living?

1. By displaying their skills              2 by catching snakes

3. by killing snakes                         4. by begging

74. What type of life do snake charmers lead in the present time?

1. They live a happy life                   2. They live a life of sin

3. They live a hard life                      4. They live like snakes

75. How do we obtain snake skins?

1. By killing snakes                        2.By breeding snakes in captivity

3. By arresting snake charmers       4. By feeding the snakes on milk