Revised Pattern and Syllabus for Limited Department Competitive Examination for the post of Inspector is as under, The examination will be held without the aid of books. The date for holding of the Examination will be communicated separately.
Existing Syllabus and Pattern
Revised Syllabus and Pattern
No. of Papers
Paper I – Postal Manual Vol. V, Postal Manual Vol. IV, Postal Manual Vol II, CCS (Conduct) Rules, Postal Manual Vol. III, MTT
(1) Acts/Rules/ Guidelines Instructions relating to Inland & Foreign Posts, Mail Operations, Money Remittances, Savings Bank Schemes and Certificates Rural and Postal Life Insurance.
(2) Organization of Department, Office Procedure and Material Management for optimum utilization of network, Establishment and Administrative Matters.
Paper II – Postal Manual Vol VIII,
CCS (Conduct) Rules, CCS (CCA) Rules, Accounts, FRs & SRs and FHBs.
Paper III – FHB Vol. I & II, FRs and SRs, CCS (Pension) Rules, CCS (Leave) rules, CCS (Joining Time) Rules
(1) Constitution of
(2) Short title, extent, commencement and definitions of CPC & Cr PC.
(i) Cr PC: Proclamation for person absconding attachment of property of person absconding, claims and objections to attachments, release, sale and restoration of attached property.
(ii) Indian Evidence Act: Short title, extent and commencement
Of the relevancy of the facts: Evidence may be given of facts in issue and relevant facts, relevancy of facts forming part of the same transaction, facts which are the occasion, cause or effect of facts in issue; motive, preparation and previous or subsequent conduct.
Facts which need not be proved:
Of oral evidence:
Of documentary evidence
(iii) Indian Penal Code: General Explanation:
Of offences by or relating to public servants
Of contempt of the lawful authority of public servants
Of the criminal breach of contract of service
(3) RTI Act and Consumer Protection Act
Paper IV – Indian Post Office Act., Government savings Bank and Certificate Acts, IPC, Evidence Act, Cr. PC, CAT, Consumer Protection Act
English Language General Knowledge & Reasoning/ Intelligence
Paper V – Essay, General Knowledge, Computer Basics and Intelligence Test.
Each paper carries 100 marks
Each paper will carry 300 marks
Duration for each paper is 3 hrs.
Duration of each paper would be 3 hrs.
No. of Questions
Subjective type Questions
150 Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) in each paper
40% marks in each paper subject to an overall average of 45% for general category and 33% marks in each appear subject to an overall average of 38% for SC/ST
Assessment of APAR / ACR
The Competent Authority will ensure and certify the following before recommending the application of the official for examination:
(i) No disciplinary action is pending or contemplated against the applicant
(ii) No punishment is current against the applicant
(iii) No adverse entry in the APAR/ACR in the last five years.
(Amendment to Rule 2 of Appendix no.37 of Postal manual volume VI - The advance notice of minimum period of 40 days should ordinarily be given for every departmental examination)