Kerala postman exam answer key 2017 & selection process

The updates on Kerala postman exam answer key 2017 and expected cut off marks will follow here. 

Kerala Postal Circle examination for the recruitment of Postman and Mail Guard was held on May 7 across multiple test centers in five cities. The answer key of the written exam is expected to be out shortly and hence the update on answer key as well as expected cut off marks will be provided here.

Office of the Chief Postmaster General, Kerala Circle had notified the direct recruitment to the cadre of Postman in Post Offices and Mailguard in RMS Divisions in January this year. There are 583 vacancies of Postman in 24 divisions/ units and 11 Mail Guard posts in 3 Railway Mail Service Divisions to be filled under the notification no. Rectt/12-2/oQ/2016. The online applications for Kerala postal circle recruitment were filled from January 16 to February 14 and the eligible candidates were issued the admit cards to take the aptitude test.

The written exam was initially scheduled to be held on April 9, however, later it was postponed to May 7. The written exam was organized in five cities, namely, Trivandrum, Ernakulam, Kozhikode, Palakkad and Kottayam this Sunday. The selection to the posts of Postman and Mail Guard depend on the written exam only.

Postman written exam (aptitude test) comprised 100 multiple-choice questions distributed equally among four parts – Part A (General Knowledge), Part B (Mathematics), Part C (i) – English and Part C (ii) Malayalam. Each question was of 1 mark and there was no negative marking in the test, as mentioned in the advertisement. The aptitude test was conducted in a single shift of 2 hours on 7th May.

Selection Criteria: The candidates are required to secure minimum qualifying marks in each part as well in aggregate. For general category (unreserved) candidates, the qualifying marks are 10 in each part and 40% (40 marks) in aggregate. The OBC candidates are required to score minimum 9 marks in each part and 37% in aggregate. The qualifying marks for SC/ST candidates are 8 in each part and 33% in aggregate.

Based on the marks scored by the candidates in the aptitude test, district-wise merit list will be prepared comprising of the candidates who will secure marks more than the minimum qualifying marks. The marks obtained by the candidates will be taken to draw merit for each recruiting division and selection will be done on the merit basis in the particular division. In the case of a tie in scores of two candidates, the age factor will come into play and the senior candidate will be given priority. If the tie still remains, the percentage in matriculation will be considered for the determination of merit.

The shortlisted candidates will be appointed as Postman/ Mail Guard in the particular division as per the merit. The candidates will be selected for the probation period of 2 years. They will also be eligible for participating in the departmental examination for promotion to Postal Assistants/ Sorting Assistants after completion of the prescribed minimum service of 3 years.

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