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August 13, 2012

Postal Assistant Recruitment 2012 Notification, Form & Eligibility

Postal Assistant Recruitment 2012 Notification Form EligibilityDepartment of Posts, Govt. of India is coming up with recruitment notification 2012 for  Postal Assistants & Sorting Assistants in the postal circle of Kerela, Himachal, Punjab, Haryana & Uttrakhand. While Department of Posts in its recruitment website "India Post" has put-up the recruitment notification of only Kerela circle, Karnataka circle &  Himachal circle so far, notifications for the other circle is going to come up very soon.
You can click here to download the Postal Assistant Recruitment 2012 Notification of Kerela postal circle.
click here to download the Postal Assistant Recruitment 2012 Notification of Karnataka postal circle
click here to download the Postal Assistant Recruitment 2012 Notification of Himachal postal circle.
As soon as notifications for other postal circle comes up, I am going to update this blog post. So you need to visit here again. As per the notification, application form for Postal Assistant Recruitment 2012 would be available from 11th August and the last date for sale of form is 25th September, 2012

This post summarizes the important information contained in the above notification, also archiving the same, so that the information can be used by future Postal Assistant aspirants, say for Postal Assistant Recruitment 2013/2014 Exam.

In another subsequent blog post titled: Postal Assistant Exam Pattern, Sample papers & Books, I have covered how to prepare the same, giving you the study materials.

But before that, a small discussion on what is Department of Post in a nutshell:

What is Department of Post:
Department of Post is a part of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology under the Govt. of India. It was founded in 1764. Headquartered in New Delhi, it has 155,333 post offices in each and every nook and corner of India, manned by over 5 lakh employees. Owing to this far-flung reach and its presence in remote areas, the Indian postal service is also involved in other services such as small savings banking and financial services.

India has been divided into 22 postal circles, each circle headed by a Chief Postmaster General. Each Circle is further divided into field units, called Divisions, headed by a Postmaster General. Other functional units like Circle Stamp Depots, Postal Stores Depots and Mail Motor Service may exist in the Circles and Regions. Besides the 22 circles, there is a special Circle called the Base Circle to cater to the postal services of the Armed Forces of India.

More about Department of Post can be found in this About us page.

Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant vacancies in Department of Post:
As per above notification, there are vacancies in following offices:
a) Postal Assistants in Post Offices
b) Postal Assistants in Circle Office and Regional Offices.
c) Postal Assistants in Savings Bank Control Organization.
d) Sorting Assistants in Railway Mail Service.
e) Postal and sorting Assistants in Army Postal Service.
f) Postal Assistants in Foreign Post Offices.
g) Postal Assistants in Mail Motor Services.
h) Postal Assistants in Postal Stores Depots.

Duties/ Job nature of Postal Assistants:The duties of a postal assistant in Indian postal departments are as follows:
:: Receipt and registration of dak.
:: Disposal of dak by submitting in files.
:: Maintenance of rulings and circulation thereof.
:: Noting and drafting.
:: Maintenance of reminder diary, guard files.
:: Processing of Parliament Questions and VIP references.

In addition to above, Postal Assistants working in PLI (Postal Life Insurance) Branch discharge following other duties:
:: Data entry operation on computers.
Generation of various information reports for –
:: Preparation of History sheets.
:: Issue of new policy.
:: Posting of premium in individual a/c.
:: Processing of loan applications.
:: Settlement of claim.
:: MIS

Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant salaries:
Salary (scale of pay ) for Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant being offered by Department of Post is Rs. 5200 - 20200 + Grade pay Rs. 2400/- + admissible allowances.

Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant Eligibility:
Age Eligibility: (as on last date of receipt of of application i.e. 01/10/2012)
Min. age: 18 years, Max. age: 27 years

Educational Qualifications Eligibility:
a) Eligibility for Postal Assistant/ Sorting Assistants :
i) Minimum 60% (For OBC: 55% & sc/st: 45%) in Class-XII Examination with English as a compulsory subject from a Board
iii) Should have studied local language of the State or Union Territory of the Postal Circle concerned or Hindi as a subject at least in Matriculation or equivalent.

Selection process for Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant in Department of Post:
The selection process for these positions in Department of Post consists of 100 mark written test followed by a qualifying Computer Typing Test.

More about the pattern/format of Postal Assistant Exam Pattern with prep materials can be found in my subsequent blog post tiled: Postal Assistant Exam Pattern, Sample papers & Books.

Postal Assistant Recruitment 2012 Application form:
Application Form for Postal Assistant Recruitment 2012 is being sold for Rs. 50 in all Head Post offices and identified Post offices in the Circles. You can find the list of Post offices where these application forms are available in last pages of the notification.

Details on how to apply for Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant recruitment exam can be found in Section-"9. Examination Fee:" & "12. How to apply:" of the recruitment notification.

If the Application Form for Postal Assistant Recruitment 2012 is exhausted in the nearest PO, do not worry - you can apply through the Online form.
Postal Assistant Recruitment 2012 Online Application form

Important dates for Postal Assistant Recruitment 2012:
Date of advertisement/notification/form availability: 11th August, 2012.
Last date of sale of application form: 25th September, 2012 
Last date of receipt of completed form: 1st October, 2012. (For remote areas: 11th October, 2012.)
Date of Postal Assistant Exam 2012: To be notified later.

Hope with above information you can apply confidently for Postal Assistant Recruitment 2012. How do you prepare for Postal Assistant Exam? This is the subject matter of my blog post titled: Postal Assistant Exam Pattern, Sample papers & Books, Please visit me again!


Nidhi Ravindran said...

Can students take calculator to exam halls ? and exam is which month, in October or November ?
_ Nidhi.

deepthi said...

The application forms have been exhausted in the post offices. Now a news report says that applicants can get forms by down loading from INDIa POST web site. But the dialogue box provided by the web site for this purpose does not allow to complete the mandatory columns. what to do?

hera savers said...



Ramya said...

deepthi.. u can use tab key to fill the mandatory columns..

rgm said...

any got the application through email?

Shivani Chaudhary said...

sir plz help i have not got the online form till now

lakshmi said...

i have register my details on 8th sep till now i haven't got any mail how can i get the online form and instruction sheet

lakshmi said...

i haven't got any mail even after submiting my details
how can i get the application form

lakshmi said...

i didn't got any mail even after submitting my details
how can get the application form

lakshmi said...

how can i get the application after the registration

lakshmi said...

i didn't got any mail after regtistration

Shiva shankar Madugula said...

i have not got applicatin form plzz help me

Shiva shankar Madugula said...

i have not got any application form

KM Bhat said...

Since 5-6 days I am trying to get the postal application by submitting online. But till date I have not received any mail or form. It at all we want to apply at the end it is not possible, because we may get the forms 15 days from submitting online.

Pl. let me know the alternative arrangements.
KM Bhat, Siddapur

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lakshmi said...

I have register on 8/9/2012, but I did't got any mail after the registretion.I have not got application form plz send me an application form to my ID

Rahul Navlakhe said...

sir please send me my application form. my email id

jostna basam said...

In the application form date of birth and email options are not please send the application form to

Prasanta Bora said...

Jostna basam and all others,

Please use Internet Explorer only for the Postal Assistant application form. Firefox & Chrome would not do..

Repeat - use Internet Explorer only!

Best wishes!

anvar sadique said...

sir, there was a mistake in my fee receipt in reg no. And name.

They corrected it by pen in post office.
Any problem?

sandhya said...

i am P.sandhya i have a doubt that while applying for
postal recruitment i.e i downloaded application from net but i dont
know how to pay the fee and submission details.please send me the
details for these otherwise please send me the contact number for
clarifing my doubts to my mail id

Kaswan Vinod said...



anu said...

I am anu jose from kerala. I have applied for postal assistant through offline..I have send my application form through speed post on september 14..but when I checked my application status today, I knew that my application did'nt reach there..what will i do..

lakshmi said...

I am lakshmi from chennai. I have send my application form through speed post on sep 15th.. when I checked my application status today,i got that...Your Application Not Received till date. Check for its status on daily basis.wat i have to do now......

Kaswan Vinod said...

hello luxmi ji u will send me ur detail may be u dont have seen proper i will check it and than tell u this is my mail id

sapna said...


This is sapna,i submitted my application for odisha,from bihar.but in the status it is showing they haven' receive the materials till date,now what should i do in this situation???

Kaswan Vinod said...

hello sapna ji
u will tell me about ur profile or mail me on my mail id
or msg me 9315845937

Mary Tina said...

i have doubt regarding the payment of the application form there is a an option for females to cliam for fee o.c female,am i eligible for the fee exemption then

amrinder kaur said...

sir can u pls tell me the exact date for exam???????

anshu00 said...

Not came notificatn yet

younis parvez said...

Hello sir,
I am Younis,
what is the syllabus for postal assistant and when will be its exam held?
And plz sir,tell me knowlege of computer for it is must for or not.

teena said...


what is the date of exam of Postal assistant ????
any guesses?????

plz let me know .....

Parvinder Singh said...

plz tell me the exact date of postal assistant exam 2012

bangar said...

please tell me the exact date of postal assistant exam.

papina Barik said...

i have missed my OMR application number ,so what will i do for check my status? Plz answer me.

pooja rani said...

Sir mera name pooja h mera app. No. 1349233 h date of birth 31- 7-1991 h mere app. Not eligible ker de gye laken mare pass 10th m hindior 12 th m English sub.tha plz mere app. Ko reject my Kenya mane 1k0 Thor 12 thke marksheet by speed post bhj de h