Revised Pattern & Syllabus For GDS To MTS Exam 2019

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The Revised Pattern and Syllabus of Competitive Examination limited to Gramin Dak Sevak(GDS) for appointment as Multi Tasking Staff(MTS).

I. The pattern of Examination For GDS to MTS Exam 2019:

Annexure A
Pattern and Syllabus of Competitive Examination
limited to Gramin Dak Sewak (GDS) for Appointment as Multi Tasking Staff

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I. The pattern of Examination For GDS to MTS Exam 2019:

Sl No
Description
 Paper-1
Paper-II
1
Competitive or Qualifying
Competitive
Qualifying
2
Type of Question
Multiple Choice Questions
Multiple Choice Questions and Subjective
3
Number of Questions
As per syllabus
As per syllabus
4
Maximum Marks
100 in 2 Parts
50
u
Duration
60 Minutes
60 Minutes
6
Language of Question Paper
Bilingual, i.e. Hindi and English (as well as in Local Language, as published under the provisions of Recruitment Rules, where Hindi is not a local language)
7
Language of Answer Paper
Not Applicable as Multiple Choice Questions
As per question paper
8
Minimum Qualifying Mark (Subject to reservation policy of Government)
(a) For SC/ST – 33% in each Paper
(b) For OBC – 37% in each Paper
(c) For Others – 40% in each Paper

II. Criteria for Selection For GDS to MTS Exam 2019:

a) Examination for Paper I and Paper II will be conducted in continuity in one sitting.

b) Only such candidates who qualify in each Paper, Paper I and Paper·II separately, shall be considered for final selection and their merit shall be drawn in order of marks secured in Paper·I. Since Paper-II is only qualifying, marks secured in Paper-II shall not be added to marks secured in Paper·I to decide merit.

c) After arranging the candidates in order of merit as at (b) above. a number of candidates to be declared successful shall be equal to the number of vacancy in each category.

d) In the event of any vacancy notified for recruitment remains unfilled only due to non·joining of the selected candidate, the next candidate in the merit list shall be considered for appointment. However, the appointment of such candidate shall be only on the ground of declining offer of appointment and no waitlist or approved panel shall be maintained.

III. Revised Syllabus for GDS to MTS Exam 2019:

PAPER-I (60 Minutes)
Part-A

Maximum marks – 60
[30 questions of 2 marks each]
Post Office Guide Part-I
a) Organization of the Department
b) Type of Post Offices
c) Business Hours
d) Payment of postage, stamps and stationery
e) General rules as to packing, sealing and posting, manner of affixing postage stamps
f) Methods of address
g) Postboxes and Post bags
h) Duties of Letter Box peon
i) Official postal articles
j) Prohibited postal articles
k) Products and Services: Mails, Banking & Remittances, Insurance, Stamps and Business (Reference: India Post website)
23 questions
Postal Manual Volume V
a) Definitions
7 questions
Part·B
 Maximum marks – 40
[20 questions of 2 marks each]
General Awareness/Knowledge
Topics to be covered (1 to 3 questions from each topic):
a) Indian Geography
b) Civics
c) General knowledge
d) Indian culture & freedom struggle
e) Ethics and moral study
10 questions
Basic Arithmetic 
Topics to be covered (1to 2 questions from each topic}:
a) BODMAS (brackets, orders, division. multiplication, addition, subtraction)
b) percentage
c) profit and loss
d) simple interest
e) Average
f) Time and work
g) Time and distance
h) Unitary method
10 questions
 PAPER·II (60 Minutes)
Maximum
marks – 50
Translation of words from English to local language (Multiple choice questions)
15 questions of 1 mark each
Translation of words from local language to English (Multiple choice questions)
15 questions of 1 mark each
Letter writing in the local language in 40 to 50 words
(1 question to be attempted out of 3 options)
10 marks
Paragraph/short essay in the local language of 40 to 50 words
(1 question to be attempted out of 3 options)
10 marks

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(Annexure of Department of Posts letter No. 17-08/2018-SPB-I dated 10.05.2019 – Click to view the Order MTS, Postman, Mail Guard, Postal Assistant and Sorting Assistant -Revision of Syllabus and Pattern of Examinations: Dept. of Posts)

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