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IP Exam sylabus & Pattern revised

Directorate vide letter No. 7-14/2011-SPB-II dated 9-3-2011 has circulated revised Pattern and Syllabus for Limited Department Competitive Examination for the post of IPs for filling up 66.66% vacancies in the Department. The examination will now be held only for 4 papers without the aid of books with 150 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) in each paper.The date for holding of the Examination will be communicated separetly by the DE Division.Revised Pattern and Syllabus is as under:



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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