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Gramin Dak Sewak (GDS) to (MTS) Multi Tasking Staff - Syllabus

Pattern and Syllabus of Competitive Examination limited to Grameen Dak Sevak (GDS) for Appointment as Multi-Tasking Staff (MTS)

1. Pattern of Examination.

Srl No


Paper 1

Paper 2


Competitive or Qualifying




Type of Questions

Multiple Choice Questions

MCQs & Subjective


Number of Questions

As per Syllabus

As per Syllabus


Maximum Marks

100 in 2 Parts




60 Minutes

60 Minutes




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)



Language of Answer Paper

 Not Applicable as Multiple Choice Questions

As per Question Paper




Minimum Qualifying Marks(Subject to reservation policy of Govt)

(a) For SC/ST - 33% in each Paper

(b) For OBC -    37% in each Paper

(c) For Others -40% in each Paper


2. Criteria for Selection:

                    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, viz. Paper I, 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, the 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 in the same category shall be considered for appointment. However, the appointment of such candidates shall be only on the ground of refusal of promotion/declining offer of appointment and no wait list or approved panel shall be maintained.


III. Syllabus for Multi-Tasking Staff Limited Departmental Competitive Examination.

Paper 1 (60 Minutes)


Maximum marks -60

[30 questions

of 2 marks each]

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) Post boxes and Post bags

H) Duties of Letter Box peon 

I) Official postal articles 

J) Prohibited postal articles 

K) Products and Services: Mails, Banking and Remittances, Insurance, Stamps and Business (Reference India post website)


23 Questions

Postal Manual Volume V

A) Definitions

7 Questions



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 morale study

10 Questions

Basic Arithmetic

Topics to be covered from (1 to 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 2 (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 local language in 40 to 50 words (1question to be attempted out of 3 options)

10 Marks

Paragraph/short essay in local language of 40 to

50 words (1 question to be attempted out of 3 options)

10 Marks



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