Computer Typing Test for Postal/Sorting Assistant Exam

Submitted by Karthik on

Paper II of Postal / Sorting Assistant Examination is conducted to evaluate your typing skill. This gets more importance because it is a must need skill for day to day works in Post office. Almost all the post offices are computerised and the postal assistant's work is always on computer. 

This test is of qualifying in nature i.e, you have to fulfill the minimum qualification in this test and final merit will be prepared based on the marks secured in Aptitude test only. But if you can't qualify typing/data entry and even if you get full 100 marks in Aptitude test you will be disqualified for selection.

Computer Typing Test Information :

Total Duration : 30 minutes

Part I - 15 minutes - Data Entry 

You have to enter type the given data in computer form such as Customer Name, Address, City, Pincode, Amount etc., 

15 to 20 records may be given, you can navigate between records. Accuracy is more important.

Part II - 15 minutes - Paragraph Typing

You have to type the given paragraph text (450 words aprrox.) in system. 

So you have to practice for speed of 35 wpm. If time remains, it can be utilized for error checking.

Speed & accuracy is important.

Tips for success:

  • Type carefully and fast, practice well. 
  • Spaces, fullstops, comma, special symbols etc., also count for error. i.e, if you have added extra space or left a fullstop or comma, this also will be considered as mistakes. So do the entries without any mistake
  • If you have finished earlier, throughly check for mistakes.
  • There will be a threshold for number of mistakes (not mentioned exactly in the current recruitment notice). When I did this exam, maximum 10 marks provided, 5 marks for Data Entry, 5 marks for paragraph typing. In each type of question, if you have more than 5 mistakes, then your score will be 0 other wise you'll get full 5 marks.

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Jul 29, 2020 - 20:58

In reply to by Sitesh

Yes, you are right, it has been changed in the recent years, I will update the post.
Thanks for your valuable feedback.


Jul 29, 2020 - 20:57

In reply to by Shona Shona

They will provide it. Mostly it will be conducted at Exam centres (College Computer Labs).

Shona Shona

Jul 28, 2020 - 21:01

In reply to by Sitesh

At data entry test whether we have to take and go our own PC or they will provide it with printer


Mar 26, 2015 - 01:43

In reply to by Sitesh

Sir are you sure, there will be only softcopy only ahh?
I'm going for typing test for warehouse corperation. please reply to my email [email protected]


Oct 02, 2014 - 21:28

In reply to by jasmine

Yes, special characters including space are considered in evaluation.


Oct 02, 2014 - 19:24

sir pressing of space key is considered as an character(key depression) or not? if anyone knows plz reply .everyone has different view .but i need a confirmed answer.awaiting for your response


Sep 18, 2014 - 09:19

In reply to by Sitesh

Thank you for your feedback, The information given here are shared by the candidate who already passed and now working as Postal Assistant.
Exam pattern and method may change every year.
If you have attended Typing test exam, Pls share your experience with us. We'll update the same. It'll be helpful to others.


Sep 18, 2014 - 00:26

with due respect, sir please do not provide wrong information......there will be no printed copy, neither in typing skill test nor in data entry test.......typing test will be on a software like the "Typing Master" and the same goes for "Data Entry test" as well...
In typing test the computer screen will have two will display the subject to be typed and you have to type the same in the blank window located just below the passage window...
In data entry test there will be two windows one will display certain fields like Name,Address,Amount and Date and you have to just fill up the exact details in the window provided below.....
"There will be no PRINTED COPY as mentioned in the post"