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Saturday, March 12, 2011

Revised Syllabus for Inspector Posts Examination

No. 7-14/2011-SPB-II

Government of India

Ministry of Communications & I.T.

Department of Posts

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,

New Delhi, dated the 9th March, 2011


All Chief Postmasters General

Subject: Revised Pattern & Syllabus for Limited Department Competitive Examination for the post of Inspectors of Posts.


I am directed to say that the Recruitment Rules for Inspector of Posts provide for filling up of 66.66% vacancies by promotion through Limited Departmental Competitive Examination from the feeder cadres with a prescribed length of regular service in the grade. The existing Pattern and Syllabus for Limited Departmental Examination to fill up the vacancies in the grade of Inspector of Posts has since been reviewed. It has been decided with the approval of Competent Authority to revise the Pattern and Syllabus of the Examination as indicated in the Annexure. The Examination will be held without the aid of books. The date for holding of the Examination will be communicated separately by the DE Divisions.

Yours faithfully,


(D. K. Chanda)

Section Officer (SPB-II)


Revised Pattern & Syllabus for Limited Departmental Competitive Examination for the Post of Inspector of Post



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

Paper I –

(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, PO Guide Part I and II, Postal Manual Vol VI (Part I, II AND III) POSB Manual Vol. I & II Postal Manual Vol. VII

Paper II – 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

Paper III (1) Constitution of India

(2) Short title, extent, commencement and definitions of CPC & CrPC.

(i) CrPC: 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 Punishments

Of offences by or relating to public servants

Of contempts 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


Qualifying marks

40% marks in each paper subject to an overall average of 45% for general category and 33% marks in each apper subject to an overall average of 38% for SC/ST

No change


Assessment of APAR / ACR

Not included

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.

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