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Thursday, 27 February 2014




 Department of Posts, India

From,

The Chief Postmaster General,
Tamilnadu Circle,
Chennai – 60 0002
To,

The Postmasters General, CCR/CR/SR/WR
The SSRM, Airmail Sorting Dn, Chennai – 600027
The SRM, Chennai Sorting Dn/’M’ Division Chennai -600 008.
No.  REP/4-4/2013-14                          dated  at  Chennai  600002  the   25.02.2014   

                                                                                      
Sub : Examination for selection of eligible GDS to the cadre of PA/SA                 against the unfilled departmental vacancies for the year 2012 – reg.
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             In accordance with the Directorate’s letter no. A.34012/10/2014-DE                                   dated 21.02.2014, it has been decided to hold the Examination among the GDS officials for selection to the cadre of PA/SA, for the unfilled departmental quota vacancies of 2012 in Tamilnadu Circle. The division-wise vacancy position for the examination is furnished in the Annexure.  This may be communicated to all GDS officials including those on leave.
  The Eligibility criteria are   :
1.   Educational Qualification  :   (i) Should  have  passed  10+2 or  12th  class   from  a Recognized   University   or  Board  of  Secondary Education   with  English  as  a compulsory  subject   (excluding Vocational  streams)
                                                               (ii) Should  have  studied   Local  Language  of the  State   or Union  Territory   of the  Concerned  Postal  Circle,  or   Hindi   as  a  subject   at least  in  Matriculation  or  equivalent  level.  
2.   Age  Condition :    (i) The Gramin   Dak  Sevaks  should be  within  30  years  of  age     as   on  1-1-2012 (for  the year  to which  vacancy pertains  to) in r/o UR candidates
(ii)    Gramin  Dak  Sevaks  belonging  to Scheduled  Caste/Scheduled  Tribe   should  be  within  35  years  of  age  as  on 1-1-2012   and;
(iii)   those Gramin  Dak  Sevaks   belonging to Other Backward Classes   should be  within  33  years  of  age  as on  1-1-2012 ;
The  Gramin   dak sevaks   should  submit  an  attested    copy  of      Caste certificate  issued  by  the  Competent authority in  the  prescribed  format along  with  his    application.
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3.    Service  Condition  :    The Gramin Dak  Sevaks   must  have put  in  minimum   5  years  of  regular  and continuous service   as  on  1-1-2012.
4.   Pattern of Examination : All  eligible  GDS belonging to  various  categories   who  have  the educational  qualification   of 10+2  or  12th  class  pass from a recognized university or Board of School Education or Board of Secondary Education with English as a compulsory subject  and fulfilling  the conditions  cited  above shall  be  invited  for  appearing  in Aptitude test. (Paper I)    (No  weightage  for  marks  secured  by  the  Applicants   in 10+2  or  12th class  will be  given  while  preparing  the  Merit Lists)
Aptitude Test (Paper-I) will be comprising four parts (Part A, B, C & D).  The duration of the Aptitude Test will be for 2 hours (120 minutes).  There is no negative marking
Part ‘A’
25 Questions on General Knowledge -  Questions on current events, sports, history, geography, basic economics, general politics, Indian Constitution, Science environment etc    (25 marks).
Part ‘B’
25 Questions on Mathematics of matriculation standard which may cover number system, simplification, decimals, corrections, simple and compound interest, percentage, average, profit and loss, discount, mensuration, Time & work and time & distance etc.  (25 Marks)
Part ‘C’
25 questions on English covering grammar (prepositions, adverbs, conjunction, direct/indirect speech, singular & plural, tenses, antonyms/synonyms etc.  (25 Marks)
Part ‘D’
25 Questions on Reasoning and analytical Ability.  (25 marks)

4.1.    Gramin  Dak  Sevaks    numbering   five  (5) times  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 (Paper I)  for taking the Computer/Typing Test (Paper II).   The minimum qualifying marks to be obtained in each part of the Aptitude Test is prescribed as under:-
           
Unreserved candidates (OC)
40% i.e. 10 marks in each part and 40% in aggregate.  The candidate has to qualify in each part i.e. Part A, B, C & D besides securing prescribed aggregate marks. 
OBC
37% i.e. 9 marks in each part and 37% in aggregate.  The candidate has to qualify in each part i.e. Part A, B, C & D besides securing prescribed aggregate marks. 
SC/ST
33% i.e. 8 marks in each part and 33% in aggregate.  The candidate has to qualify in each part i.e. Part A, B, C & D besides securing prescribed aggregate marks. 

4.2.     Computer/ Typing Test ( Paper  II)  :  The typing test  will  be  for  a duration  of   30  minutes  (15  minutes for  typing  and  15 minutes  for  data  entry)  consisting 

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one  passage  of  450  words  in  English   OR 375  words  in  Hindi  to be  typed  with 
a  minimum  speed  of   30  words per  minute or  25  words  per  minute  respectively.  Test in Data entry   will be  of  some figures   and  letters  each  carrying  equal  marks  on  computer. The  above  test  will be conducted   on  Computer  Key  board,  but  not  on  a  typewriter.    Further,  the candidates  have  to  secure  prescribed  qualifying  marks  in  this  test. The marks will be based on speed and accuracy.   This  is  a  combined  test,  and  marks  in  both the  components  put together will be  reckoned  for  qualifying.

5.      All  the  Divisional   heads  are  directed  for   giving  wide  publicity  to  this  Circular  for inviting  the  Applications  from  Gramin  Dak  Sevaks   in  prescribed  form. The last date for submission of prescribed applications by the Gramin Dak Sevaks is 27th March, 2014.

6.    The  Divisional  heads   have  to  ensure  proper  verification  of  Date  of  birth,  service  condition,  Educational Qualification  and  caste  w.r.t.  proper  records   and  forward   the   applications of eligible  Gramin   Dak   Sevaks   along  with   a  list   to   reach   the  Regional  office   on  29.03.2014 and the region should forward the list  and applications to Circle office on  01/04/14.
 
7.   The  applications  should be accompanied by  proof  of  date  of birth, Educational Qualification,  and   Caste,  duly  recommended  by  the Divisional  head.  The   service  rendered  by  the Gramin Dak Sevaks  has  to be  certified  by  the  Competent  Appointing  Authority.

8.       No application  received   after  prescribed  closing  will be  entertained  under  any  circumstances.

All the Regional PMsG/Divisional Superintendents are requested to kindly call for the applications from the GDS officials in plain paper and after ascertaining the eligibility, supply the OMR kits to the eligible candidates.  In divisions, where there is no vacancy, the GDS of the Divisions should not be supplied with the applications.

The following is the time schedule for the above examination.
Sl. No.
Action
Date
1.       
Notification by Divisions/Units
26.02.2014
2.       
Last date for receipt of application at Divisional level in plain paper
12.03.2014
3.       
Last date for submission of filled OMR applications by GDS
27.03.2014
4.       
Forwarding of applications to the Regional Office with recommendations by the Divisional Head
29 .03.2014
5.       
Forwarding to Circle office by the Regions
01.04.2014
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The time schedule may be strictly followed.  The instructions issued regarding scrutiny of applications and dispatch by the Divisions/Regions should also be scrupulously followed.

            Please acknowledge the receipt of the letter.



Asst. Postmaster General(Rectt)
For Chief  Postmaster  General
Tamilnadu Circle
Chennai 600002