Copy of Directorate letter No. A-34012/1/2011-DE dated 6th April 2011 is reproduced below.

Sub: Limited Departmental Competitive Examination for promotion to the cadre of Postal Service Group’B’-2011 to be held on 15th May 2011.


I am directed to refer this office letter No. .A-34012/2/2010-DE dated 16th March, 2011 wherein the calendar of PAs/SAs Direct Recruitment and Departmental Examinations for the year 2011 was communicated.

2. Accordingly the PS Gr. B examination 2011, will be held as under :-


15th May 2011 (Sunday) Paper-I (Without the aid of Books) 10.00 AM to 01.00 AM

Paper-II (without the aid of Books) 02.00 PM to 05.00 PM

1. As per the existing Recruitment Rules of the Postal Service Group B following category of officials are eligible to appear for the examination.

i) Inspectors of Posts with 5 years regular service in the grade as on 01-01-2010.

ii) Clerical line officials working in Post Offices / Postal Divisional Offices with 5 years regular service in the Lower Selection Grade 9LSG) only and above as on 01-01-2010.

Note : Postal / Sorting Assistants placed in TBOP/BCR/MACPs scales, which are only Financial Up-gradations, are not entitled to appear for the Examination.

2. The syllabus for the PS Group B Examination 2011 is enclosed at Annexure-I and the schedule for conducting the Examination is enclosed at Annexure-II. The Examination will be of Objective Type Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) and with the use of carbonless (duplicate) Optical Mark Reader (OMR) Answer Sheets. A separate sheet will be provided for writing of Paragraph other than MCQ Test Booklet.

3. It is intimated that the Question Papers for the said Examination (other than the Paragraph Writing & Current Affairs) will be set within the ambit of the various Postal Manuals which are made available on the Indiapost Website/various instructions issued by the Department from time to time/approved reference books notified in the enclosed modified syllabus. However, the Examination will be held without the aid of Books.

4. The category-wise break-up of vacancies to be filled through the PS Group B Examination 2011 is indicated below:

Examination for Category-wise break up of vacancies

OC SC ST Total

Inspector Posts Line Officials (19%) 23 07 02 32

General Line Officials (6%) 09 0 01 10
Note : The result will be subject to the outcome of the judgements of various CAT Benches relating to previous Examinations.
5. The Application Form kit will contain Application OMR Form (Mangental Colour), Instruction Sheet, Acknowledgement Card and envelope for mailing the Application Form to CMC Ltd.
6. It is requested to bring the contents of this letter as well as Annexure-I and II to the notice of all concerned.

7. Hindi version will follow.

Yours faithfully,


(L. Mohan Rao)

Assistant Director General (DE)

Syllabus for Limited Departmental Competitive Examination for promotion to the cadre of PS Group ‘B’.

Paper-I :

(1) Acts/Rules/Guidelines /Instructions relating to Inland and Foreign Posts, Mail Operations, Money Remittances, Savings Bank Schemes and Certificates, Rural and Postal Life Insurance.

(2) Organisation of Department, Office Procedure and Material Management for optimum utilization of network, Establishment and Administrative Matters.

(3) Paragraph Writing and Current Affairs.

Paper-II :

CCS (Conduct) Rules, CCS (CCA) Rules, Accounts, GFR, FRs and SRs and FHBs.


Schedule for conducting the Limited Departmental Competitive Examination for promotion to the cadre of PS Gr. ‘B’

Sl. No. Activity Schedule

1 Receipt of application form willing candidates on plain paper with service details to decide the eligibility to Divisional Office / Circle Office/Controlling Unit 11.04.2011 onward

2 Receipt of Application form kits by Nodal Officer [DPS(HQ)] of Circle from CMC Latest by 11.04.2011

3 Receipt of Application form kits by Divisional Office/Regional Office/Circle Office/Controlling Unit from Nodal Officer [DPS(HQ)] of Circle for making available to the eligible candidates Latest by 15.04.2011

4 Last date for receipt of Application Form (duly filled in) at Divisional Office / Regional Office/ Circle Office/ Controlling Unit 25.04.2011

5 Receipt of duly filled in Application forms by Nodal Officer [DPS(HQ)] of Circle sent by Divisional Office / Regional Office /Circle Office / Controlling Unit Latest by 27.04.2011

6 Submission of duly filled in Application Forms by ([DPS(HQ)] of Circle to CMC Latest by 29.04.2011

7 Issue of Hall Permits by CMC to eligible candidates Latest by 05.05.2011

Date of Examination 15.05.2011