Revision of syllabus for promotion to PS Group ‘B’ cadre – Regarding

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No. 9-04/2018-SPG-II
Government of India
Ministry of Communications Department of Posts
(Personnel Division)

Dak Bhawan , Sansad Marg,
New Delhi -110 001.
Dated : 5th Sep, 2019.

All Chief Postmasters General

Sub : Revision of syllabus for promotion to PS Group ‘B’ cadre – Regarding.


I am directed to say that the syllabus for Limited Departmental Competitive Examination (LDCE) for promotion to Postal Services Group ‘B’ cadre has been revised with the approval of the Competent Authority and the same is enclosed herewith.

2. The date for holding the Examination will be communicated separately by the DE Branch from time to time.”

Yours faithfully,

Encl as above

( Vinayak Mishra)
Assistant Director General (SPG)

Copy to:-

1. Sr. PPS to Secretary (Posts)/ Sr. PPS to Director General Postal Services
2. PPS/PS to Addi. DG (Co-ordination) & all Members of Postal Services Board.
3 Chief General Manager, BO Directorate / Parcel Directorate/ PLI Directorate
4. Sr. Deputy Director General (Vigilance) & CVO
5. Director, RAKNPA/ GM (CEPT)/ Directors of all PTCs
6. Addi. Director General, Army Postal Services, New Delhi
7. All Deputy Directors General
8. GM. CEPT, Mysore with request for uploading the order on the India Pot website” .
9 SPG-1/ SPN-1/ SPN-11/ PE-I / PE-II /SCT/Vigilance Petition Nigilance Section/DE
1O. All recognized Service Union/Association/Federations
11. Spare copies.
12 Guard File

( Vinayak Mishra)
Assistant Director General (SPG)


Revised syllabus for promotion to PS Group ‘B’ cadre.


l) Consumer Protection Act, 1986
2) Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002
Inland./ Foreign Post
1) Indian Post Office Rules, 1933
2) Post Office Guide Part I
3) Post Office Guide Part II
4) Domestic/ Foreign Post guidelines issued by Directorate
5) Book of BO Rules
Mail Operations –
l) Postal Manual Volume V
2) Guidelines issued by Directorate from time to time on mail Network optimization Project / PNOP / Business Development
Money Remittance
Guidelines issued by Directorate on eMO, iMO, IMTS and IFS M0
Suving Bank Scheme and Certificates 

1) Post Office Saving Bank General Rules, 1981.2) Post Office Saving Account Rules, l98l
3) National Savings Recurring Deposit Rules, 1981.
4) National Savings Time Deposit rules, 1981.
5) National Savings MIS Bules, 1987.
6) National Savings Certificates Rules, 1960.
7) Senior Citizen Savings Scheme Rules, 2004.
8) National Savings Certificates (VIII Issue), 1989
9)Kisan Vikas patra Rules, 2014
(10) Public Provident Fund Scheme, 1968
11) Sukanya Samridhi yojana Rules, 2014
(12) Post office saving Bank Manual Volume I & II
(13) SB orders issued by Directorate from 01.01.2007 onwards.
(14) Guidelines issued by Directorate from time to time on Core Banking Services.
(15) post office Saving Bank (CBS) manual.

Postal life insurance and Rural PLI-
1) Post Office Life Insurance Rules, 2011
2) Guidelines issued by Directorate from time to time on PLI/ RPLI and core Insurance solution.
Organization of the Department-
1) Postal Manual Volume II (Chapter-1-organisation).
2) Citizen Charter of Department of Posts.
3) Guidelines and instructions on complaint grievances handling in Department of Posts.
Guidelines issued by Directorate from time to time on IT modernization project of Department of Posts
1. Handbook on Philately
2. Directorate instructions on Philately
Office Procedure-
1) postal Manual Volume II – Chapter XI – Misc. Rules
2) Manual of Office procedure
3) Annual Reports and Book of Information of D/o Posts
Material management-
1) Postal manual Volume II – Chapter VI (Stock), VIII (Printing). IX (Contracts). XII (Budget Estimates and control)
2) Chapter 6 of General Financial Rules, 2017
3) CVC guidelines on public procurement, guidelines and instructions on e-procurement.
4) Manual on policies and procedure for purchase of goods and services available on website of ministry of Finance.
Establishment and administrative matters-
1) postal Manual Volume IV.
2) Instructions issued by Directorate and DoP&T on maintenance of APAR.
3) schedule of Financial powers of Divisional heads, Head of the Circle, etc.
4) Welfare measures available to Departmental Employees and Gramin Dak Sevak fo DoP.
5) DoP&T instructions issued from time to time on Establishment and administration.
6) Brochure on reservation, instructions regarding sports person reservation, compassionate appointment guidelines issued by DoP and Dop&T from time to time.
7) Recruitment Rules relating to various cadres in D/o posts.
8) Establishment norms
Current Affairs 15 questions for 30 marks
Nothing and Drafting for 25 marks each.


1. Central Civil Services (Conduct ) Rules, 1964
2. Central Civil Services (Classification, Control and Appeal) Rules, 1965
3. postal manual Volume III
4.Central Civil Services (Temporary Service Rules), 1965
5. Brochure on Casual labourer
6.Central Civil Services (pension) Rules, 1972
7. new Pension Scheme, 2004
8. Central Civil Services (Commutation of pension) Rules, 1981
9.Central Civil Services (leave) Rules, 1972
10.Central Civil Services ( Joining Time) Rules, 1979
11. General provident Fund (Central Service) Rules, 1960
12. Central Services (Medical Attendance) Rules, 1944
13. Fundamental and Supplementary Rules
14. Central civil Services (leave Travel concession) Rules, 1988
15. Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016
16. Postal Financial handbook Volume I & II
17. Genera Financial Rules 2017 other than public procurement
18. Rules relating to Children Education allowance and reimbursement of hostel Subsidy
19. Central Government Employees Group insurance Scheme, 1980
20. Gramin Dak Sevak (Conduct and Engagement ) Rules , 2011
21. Central Administrative Tribunal Act. 1985 and its Rules
22. Right to information act 2005 and RTI Rules, 2012
23. Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013
24. Public Accountants Default Act, 1850
25. Revenue Recovery Act, 1890
26. prevention of corruption act, 1890
27. Central Civil Services (Recognition of Service Association) Rules, 1993
28. Goods and Services Tax (GST) act, 2017
29. postal manual Volume II 

Chapter III – Appeals and petitions.
Chapter IV – personal matters.
Chapter V- Security Deposits.
Chapter VII – Forged counterfeit stamps and defaced postage stamps, coins and currency notes.

30.Interface with India Post Payment Bank
31. Preservation and Disposal of Postal Records
32. Swatchh Bharat
33. inspection questionnaires.
34. CSI Operating Manuals.

Note :In both the papers, circular/ order/ guidelines/ Rules issued upto 31st December of the year preceding the year of examination will be part of the syllabus except the Annual Report and Book of Information for which latest report and information available in India Post Website will be taken for the purpose.

Revised Pattern for the promotion to PS Group “B” cadre

S. NO. Heading Revised Pattern
1. Marks Each paper will carry 300 marks
2. Duration Duration for each paper is 3 hours
3. No of Questions 125 Questions of MCQ type in paper I and Nothing & Drafting for 25 marks each. 

150 Questions of MCQ type in Paper II

4. Qualifying marks XMR in each paper subject to overall average of 38% for SC/ST categories.
5. Whether books allowed or not Both the papers of the examination will be conducted without books.


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