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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) , Trichy
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

Source : http://akulapraveen.blogspot.in/
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May 1, 2013 at 9:49 AM

In Tamilnadu Circle, Trichy is also under Y Class cities. Please rectify

May 6, 2013 at 12:49 PM

when will exam result declare?

May 9, 2013 at 11:41 PM

How the basic pay came 9910...???
its 5200+2400=7600/-

May 11, 2013 at 8:34 PM

expected cutoff marks for postal assistant exam for westbengal held on 05/05/2013

May 14, 2013 at 7:40 PM

Could please tells us about kerala circle cutoff marks ?

May 21, 2013 at 9:55 PM

Can you tell what are the chances to get the job ?? I got 53 marks(OBC) in written Test.

May 23, 2013 at 12:31 PM

Is there any chance for general candidates who scored 60 Mark's from westbengal???

May 23, 2013 at 7:19 PM

sir ! when will the results be announced for postal assistants exam on 21 april 2013....?

May 23, 2013 at 7:21 PM

sir! when will postal assistant exam results for ANDHRA PRADESH circle will be announced ....? conducted on 21 April 2013

May 27, 2013 at 12:53 PM

sir In typing test they will some material like newspaper from where have to see and type or some typing software will be used ? and please kindly whats we have to do in data entry with example.......

May 28, 2013 at 12:11 PM

am also waiting for that results friend....if u know anythng about this pleae tell me.........my mail id sreelanurevana@gmail.com

June 1, 2013 at 6:59 PM

Ples help us.... when can we expect result of PA HELD ON 21 APRIL IN ANDHRAPRADESH ..? june july.. or Aug. Ples help us.

June 3, 2013 at 8:57 AM

s there any chance for OBC(PH-OH) candidates who scored 60 Mark's from andhra pradesh???

June 12, 2013 at 9:12 AM

is there any chance for oc candidate who scored 62 marks from punjab? Plz reply me..... Plz........ Plz...........

June 12, 2013 at 2:33 PM

This is very good information provided by u. Thanks a lot. I got 63 out of 100. I belong to sc category. May be I would select for typing test as per ur information.

June 18, 2013 at 8:43 AM

Thanks a lot for this information

July 8, 2013 at 8:04 AM

expected cut off marks for rajasthan circle paper 7n july 2013 for obc category.

July 8, 2013 at 3:34 PM

i am from haryana my 65 question are 100% correct remaining are based on guess work.my catagory is obc .what is my chance

July 8, 2013 at 3:35 PM

expected cut off marks for haryana circle paper 7n july 2013 for obc category.

July 19, 2013 at 10:14 PM

sir my score is 76 from up what are my chances??????

July 27, 2013 at 10:37 AM

i need more clarification in the computer typing test ...and in data entry typing test....

July 31, 2013 at 7:45 PM

cut off depend on each circle. for regions like up delhi and rajasthan it will remain high. i have given my exam from rajasthan circle and i am getting 81 marks. from general category and still confused.......manish sharma

August 5, 2013 at 7:31 PM

hiiiii friends.postal assistant result for some of the circles like punjab delhi j&k up and uttrakhand has been declared.plz check the result on indian postal site and plz update ur marks how many questions you have attempted , about ur markssssss. plzzzzz its a request to all of you those who have selected for the second phase to update ur marks so that it will help other students to estimate the cutoff for their region. thankyou

August 24, 2013 at 11:22 AM

Sir ,Typing will be held on software or word?? and from where matter is published on computer or resource paper (hard copy)

August 26, 2013 at 11:45 AM

Typing will be conducted on software installed in the computer, so as the data entry test. Search Typing Master Pro for typing practice and Data Entry Test software for data entry test on Google and then download it. The exam pattern will be like the downloaded software.

September 10, 2013 at 5:10 PM

final result kab tak ayaga please someone reply me

September 17, 2013 at 5:29 PM

I am from karnataka nd my typing test is over and i done it well with the speed of 34 wpm and 34.71 marks in data entry and i got around 60 marks in paper 1 and is there any chance for me and im a gen catagory candidate

September 17, 2013 at 5:31 PM


May 8, 2014 at 11:33 AM

84 marks in rajasthan inform me data entry software anybody

May 20, 2014 at 2:54 PM

expected cutoff marks for postal assistant exam for tamilnadu......

May 22, 2014 at 9:31 AM

70 marks cut off in rajasthan and my marks is 78 write every one your marks thanks

May 22, 2014 at 11:05 AM

My numbers are 76. what would be expected cut-off for in Rajasthan? would i clear it??

May 27, 2014 at 5:18 AM

hi praveen
i got 52 score..n i cleard/ passed in each single section n am (ST) hyderabad may i know do i have 2nd round chance....or not...plz let me know...

June 4, 2014 at 12:52 PM


June 6, 2014 at 4:23 PM

expected cut off in up for gen...????

June 30, 2014 at 12:14 PM

I am from Andhra Pradesh
I got 64 (SC) for PA/SA 2014

Do i have a chance to qualify for the typing test

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