The department of posts comes under the Ministry of Communications and I.T. India has the biggest mailing network in the world. India has the biggest mailing network in the world .Indian Post office issues openings of different posts every month in different states. Once a candidate gets into job she/he will be posted in post offices. The advantage of PAPO is that you can consistently come across many clients and will always be modified with the newest changes occurring in the post office environment.
Indian Post office offers the vacancies for the post office assistance post time to time in different states of the country and conducts the recruitment exam to assort the candidates.
Postal Assistants & Sorting Assistants have the same salary package at the initial stage. The roles and responsibilities of both postal assistants & sorting assistants are almost same with minor differences. The sorting assistant’s job is to sort the letter for each area with in Post office limit whereas the duties & responsibilities of postal assistant may vary according to the work location. Generally Postal Assistant works in Mails, Delivery, Dispatch, Registration, Speed Post, Parcel, Money Order, Sub account, Accounts and savings Bank & savings certificates departments of a post office. The main function of sorting assistant is to sort the mails based on pin codes and the main function of postal assistant is to perform any combination of tasks in a Post Office, such as receiving letters& parcels, sell postage & revenue stamps, postal cards and stamped envelopes etc.
Postal assistant exam mainly consist of Two Papers.
One advantage of this test is that there is no negative marking. It consists of 4 parts and duration will be 2 hours. Each part carrying 25 questions with 25 marks.
The duration of this test is 30 minutes and test will be conducted on computer keyboard. It consists one passage of 450 words in English or 375 words in Hindi to be typed with a minimum speed of 30 words per minute or 25 words per minute respectively