The written examination for recruitment to Postman & Mail Guard posts in Odisha Postal Circle will be conducted on coming Sunday (April 16). The admit cards to the candidates who will be taking this test have been issued online now. Candidates may download their Odisha postal exam admit cards here.
The notification for this recruitment was released on January 17, 2017 by Government of India, Department of Posts for the direct recruitment of Mail Guard and Postman in RMS division of Odisha postal circle. Thousands of candidates having eligibility as ‘matriculation passed’ will be taking the test this Sunday against the 96 advertised vacancies. The registrations process was carried out between 19th January to 17th February earlier this year.
- The recruitment test will be an aptitude type test having a total, maximum of 100 marks.
- Test duration will be of 2 hours (120 minutes).
- There is no negative marking in the paper.
- The said Aptitude Test (paper 1) will consist of 4 parts (A, B, C1, C2).
- Part A covers general knowledge with 25 questions for 25 marks (1 mark for each question).
- Part B covers mathematics with 25 questions/25 marks.
- Part C1 is English section with same scheme (25 marks/25 questions).
- Part C2 will covering regional language Odia with same stipulation of 25 questions/25 marks.
Since this is a direct recruitment, there will be no interview or main exams. A merit list will be prepared on the basis of candidates’ performance in the aptitude test and the matriculation marks would not be taken into consideration while preparing the merit list.
However, the preparation of merit is slightly complex. Here’s what official notification explains about the process,
“Total number of applicants as per the total number of vacancies in each category i.e., OC, SC, ST, OBC, etc shall be declared qualified in descending order of merit based on the marks secured by them in the Aptitude Test. The minimum qualifying marks to be obtained in each part of the Aptitude Test is prescribed as
- Part A & B: Minimum 10 marks for OC, 8 marks for SC/ST and 9 marks for OBC candidates in each part.
- Part-C (Two segments): Minimum 10 marks for OC, 8 marks for SC/ST and 9 marks for OBC candidates in each segment.
- 40 marks for OC, 33 marks for SC/ST and 37 marks for OBC candidate in aggregate.”
With inputs from official notification by Department of Posts.