Sunday, 19 May 2013


Phone: 23350301

Ch- 17-2-17, Atul Grove Road, N Delhi-1
No.    6-1                                                                                                          Dated: 10-5-2013
The Secretary
Department of Posts, N Delhi-1
Respected Madam,

Sub: Fixation of Pay on promotion to a post carrying higher duties and                                  Responsibilities but carrying the same grade pay.

Ref:  Dept. of Exp. Min. of Finance OMs dtd 24.11.2000 & 07.01.2013

The Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure, vide their OM.No. 10/02/2011-E.III/A dtd 07.01.2013 has issued orders for fixation of pay on promotion to the posts carrying higher duties and responsibilities but carrying the same grade pay and these orders could be implemented in those cases where the promotion is on or after 01.01.2006. But in para 2 of the same OM there is a mention of a previous  OM.No. 169/2/2000-IC dtd 24.11.2000 dealing with the situation whereby both the feeder and the promotional grades were placed in the identical revised pay scales based on the recommendations of the 5 th CPC.

In this context it is to state that in the Department of Posts, the norm based posts in the cadre of LSG, HSG-II and HSG-I carry higher duties and responsibilities( Supervisory posts) and on promotion to these posts by way of selection through departmental competitive examination or by DPC the officials promoted to these posts from the feeder cadre are eligible for fixation of pay under FR.22(1) a(i) who were drawing pay in an identical scale of pay in the light of the orders issued in the above mentioned Finance Ministry OMs.

In the Dept. of Posts prior to introduction of MACP scheme, the officials are given financial up gradation under TBOP and BCR on completion of 16yrs and 26 yrs of service in the respective cadres as the promotional avenues is very less due to less number of norm based posts called the supervisory posts. It is fact that TBOP and BCR are only financial upgradation and not promotion given to the officials in our Department. The feeder cadre for LSG is PA, for HSG-II  it is LSG and for HSG-I it is HSG-II respectively.

The revised pay scales as per the 5th CPC are identical as shown below:

TBOP and LSG     :   Rs. 4500-125-7000
BCR  and HSG-II  :   Rs. 5000-150-8000
The revised grade pay as per the 6th CPC are identical as shown below:
MACP-I   and   LSG  : Grade pay Rs.2800/-
MACP-II  and   HSG-II  : Grade pay  Rs.4200/-
MACP-III and   HSG-I  : Grade pay  Rs. 4600/-

For instance prior to 01.01.2006 if an official who was given financial upgradation under TBOP and then promoted to LSG and a BCR official promoted to HSG-II ( posts having higher duties and responsibilities) will be drawing pay in an identical scale and hence they are to be allowed pay fixation under FR.22(1)a(i) by grant of one increment. And after implementation of 6th CPC and introduction of MACP scheme the official given financial upgradation under MACP-I will be drawing Grade pay Rs.2800/- and on getting promotion to LSG also will be drawing same grade pay of Rs.2800/- which are identical and are to be allowed pay fixation by grant of one increment.

It is regretted to bring to the notice of the Directorate that both the OMs issued by the Dept. of expenditure , Ministry of Finance Dated 07.01.2013 and 24.11.2000 are not being  implemented in true spirit in our Department in any of the Circles thereby depriving the promoted officials of their legitimate right for fixation of pay under FR.22(1)a(i) on their promotion to the posts carrying higher duties and responsibilities.
It is therefore requested to kindly cause to issue instructions to call Circles to implement the orders contained in Dept. of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance OMs dtd 07.01.2013 and 24.11.2000 in its true spirit and allow fixation of pay on promotion on or after 24.11.2000 to all the officials promoted  to the cadre of LSG/HSG-II/HSG-I from the respective feeder cadre, whether they are promoted by selection through DPC or by passing a competitive departmental examination and also cause to instruct to  draw the arrears  of pay and  allowances to all the officials from that date.

An early action in this regard will be highly appreciated.
                                                                                                               Yours sincerely, 
               (D.KISHAN RAO)
                                                                                                                         General Secretary.

Thursday, 16 May 2013


The Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant Examination Key is prepared by Akula. Praveen Kumar, Sub Postmaster, Papannapet SO-502303(Medak division Mob no. 9849636361, 8019549939) in good faith of Postal Assistant exam aspirants. Author of blog does not accepts any responsibility in relation to the accuracy, correctness of answers or otherwise, of the contents.

The Key Published by India Post is final.

                            PART-A (GENERAL KNOWLEDGE)

1. Which of the following articles of Constitution says that the executive power of every state shall be so exercised as not to impede or prejudice the exercise of the executive power of Union?

(A) Article 258           (B) Article 355           (C) Article 356           (D) Article 257

Ans. D

2. The distance between earth and sun is greatest during:

(A) Winter Solstice    (B) Aphelion    (C) Perihelion   (D) Summer Solstice

Ans. B

3. Which company has developed AKASH, the cheapest tablet computer?

(A) IBM                      (B) HCL                      (C) Datawind                        (D) Lenovo

Ans. C

4. Bhopal Gas tragedy is associated with leakage of:

(A) Carbon dioxide                          (B) Methyl ISO cyanate
(C) Sulphur Dioxide                        (D) Nitrogen dioxide

Ans. B

5. Who is the General Secretary of CPI(M)?

(A) Suravaram Sudhakar Reddy                           (B) Basudev Acharia
(C) Prakash Karat                                                     (D) None of these

Ans. C

6. The central Government on 1stJan, 2013 launched the pilot phase of direct cash benefits transfer scheme. Under this scheme the cash will be directly transferred to the intended beneficiaries through.
(A) Permanent Account Number linked Bank Account
(B) Voter I D linked Bank Account
(C) Aadhar-Linked Bank Accounts
(D) Ration Card linked Bank Accounts

Ans. C

7. Identify three leader states in wind energy among the following:

(A) Maharashtra, Odisha, Bihar          (B) Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal
(C) Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh   (D) TamilNadu, Maharashtra, Gujarat

Ans. D

8. Dr Montek Singh Ahluwalia said recently that the term “Bimaru” states should be done away with. Which states was/were termed as Bimaru states?

(A) Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh
(B) Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh
(C) Bihar, Uttar Pradesh      (D) Bihar

Ans. B

9. Who was recently elected as vice President of Indian National Congress?

(A) Kapil Sibal          (B) Manmohan Singh (C) P.Chidambaram (D) Rahul Gandhi

Ans. D

10. Recently consensus on GST has been arrived by centre and states. What does GST mean?

(A) Gross Sales Tax  (B) Graded Sales Tax  (C) Global Sales Tax   (D) Goods and service Tax

Ans. D

11. The Reserve Bank of India has asked banks to ensure withdrawal of Non-CTS 2010 standard cheques with CTS standard-2010 cheques by:

(A) 30th April, 2013   (B) 31st December, 2013   (C) 31st March, 2013 (D) None of these

Ans. D

12. How many gold medals were won by India at Copa-Brasil-2012 Tournament of wrestling?

(A) Eight        (B) Nine                     (C) Seven                   (D) Six

Ans. B

13. Who was named AIFF (All India football federation) player of the year 2012?
A) Gouramangi Singh (B) Sunil Chhetri  (C) Syed Rahim Nabi  (D) Subrata Paul

Ans. C

14. India on Oct-4, 2012 successfully test fired nuclear capable Prithvi-II ballistic missile from a test range at Balasore. This was a:

(A) Air to Air Missile                                   (B) Surface to Air Missile
(C) Surface to Surface Missile                    (D) Air to Surface Missile

Ans. C

15. The National Development Council has approved recently the 12th five year plan and set an annual average growth target of:
A) 10%          (B) 11%                       (C) 8.2%                      (D) 9%

Ans. C

16. Who was world biggest exporter of rice in 2012 as per the latest report by Food & Agriculture organization?

(A) China                   (B) Pakistan               (C) Thailand         (D) India

Ans. D

17. The government of India has given ……………..”languages of the 8th Schedule” the status of official language.

(A) 23              (B) 26              (C) 24              (D) 22

Ans. D

18. Who is credited with the discovery of Electron?

(A) James Chadwick   (B) Rutherford  (C) E. Goldstein   (D) J.J. Thompson

Ans. D

19. During the time of which Mughal emperor did the English East India Company establish its first factory in India?

(A) Shahjahan      (B) Aurangazeb      (C) Akbar   (D) Jahangir

Ans. D

20. The first temporary president of Constituent Assembly was:

(A) Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar                      (B) Sardar Vallabhai Patel
(C) Dr. Rajendra Prasad                              (D) Dr. Sachidanand Sinha

Ans. D

21. Which among the following was the major demand of the Bardoli Satyagraha (1928) organized under the leadership of Sardar Vallabhai Patel?

(A) Rollback of newly enhanced revenue rate
(B) Supply of Agricultural Inputs to farmers at subsidized rate
(C) Land to the tiller            (D) Increase of rates of labour wage

Ans. A

22. Find the incorrect statement:

(A) Full moon occurs when the moon comes between the Earth and Sun
(B) The difference in minutes between the Greenwhich time and the local time at a place can be derived by multiplying the longitude of place by four
(C) Spring Tide is caused by the gravitational pull of the moon and the sun together in the same direction
(D) A line on a map that joins all places of the same height above sea level is called contour line

Ans. A

Q23. The refractive indices of Kerosine, Turpentine and water are 1.44, 1.47 and 1.33 respectively. Light will have maximum speed in:

(A) Water   (B) Speed remains same for all   (C) Kerosine   (D) Turpentine

Ans. A

24. Which of the following gases are given out during photosynthesis?

(A) Nitrogen    (B) Hydrogen    (C) Oxygen    (D) Carbon dioxide

Ans. C

25. What is the script of Ashoka’s inscriptions?

(A) Gurumukhi   (B) Hieroglyphics   (C) Dev Nagri    (D) Brahmi

Ans. D
                                         PART-B (MATHEMATICS)

26. If the digits of two digit number are interchanged, the newly formed number is more than the original number by 18. If the sum of digits is 8, then what was the original number?

A. 26               B.17                 C.35                D. None of these

Ans: C

27. One year ago a mother was 4 times older then her son. After 6 years, her age becomes more than double her sons age by 5 years. The present ratio of their age will be

A. 17:2                        B.25:7              C. 29:6                        D. None of these

Ans: B

28. If m:n = 2:3, what is the value of 3m+5n /6m-n

 A. 5/3                        B.7/3              C. 3/7             D. None of these

Ans: B

29. A triple successive discount of 20%, 10%, 5% is equal to a single discount of

A. 31.60 %                  B. 25.7%                     C.40%             D. 35%

Ans: A

30. Three items are purchased at Rs 380.One of them is sold at a loss of 10%. The others are sold so as togain 25% on the whole transactions? What is the gain % on these two items?

A. 42.5%                     B. 40.5%                     C. 44.5%                     D. None of these

Ans: A

31. The size of a bag that could hold 6 kg of oranges has now been increased so that it can hold 8 kg. What is the percentage increase in size?

A. 91/3 %                  B. 100/3 %                 c. 20%                         D.25%

Ans: B

32. If w/x=6/11, y/z=16/23 and y/x=/16 then what is the value of x/y

A. 13/16                     B. 11/16                     C.6/16            D. None of these


33. What approximate value comes in the place of question mark in the following question
Square root of 727.9995 + (5.1961)x (5.1961)=   ? + 2/10.7960

A. 8                             B. 10                C.53                D. None of these
Ans: C

34. Mid points of the side of an equilateral triangle of side 18 cm are joined to form another triangle whose mid points are further joined to form different triangle and this process is repeated indefinitely. The sum of perimeters of all triangles will be

A. 144 cm                   B. 172cm                    C.72Cm          D. 108 cm

Ans: D

35. A sum of Rs 8500/- is to be divided among 5 men, 6 women and 8 boys in the ratio of 10:7:1. The share of one woman will be

A. Rs 595                    B. Rs 850                    C. Rs 85          D. None of these

Ans:  C

36. Ram and Shyam work in the same factory. Ram can produce 45 articles in one hour and Shyam can produce 40 articles in one hour. During one week Shyam worked for 5 more hours than Ram but produced the same number of articles as ram. How many hours did Ram work that week

A. 50                           B. 43                C. 45               D. 40

Ans: C

37. Square root of 441/63 X Square root of 81/3 = ?

A. 3/4                         B. 21/4                       C.1                  D. 25/6

Ans: C

38. Which one of the following number has got highest value?

A. 127/25                   B.121/9                      C.53/4            D. 25/6

Ans: B

39. The average score of Sachin Tendulkar in IPL 15 Matches is 70 Runs and the average score in Border Gavaskar Trophy T-20 Matches is 45 runs in 7 Matches. If he has played 10 more International T-20 matches and his overall average score in all T-20 matches was 73 runs. What was his total Score in 10 International T-20 matches

A. 990             B. 971              C. 982                         D None of these

Ans: B

40. Number of diagonals in a 30 sided convex polygon

A.818              B.378               C.405              D.955

Ans: C

41. Two cars start from place A &B , 100 km apart, towards each other. Both cars start simultaneously. A bird sitting on one car start at the same time towards the other car, and as soon as it reaches the second car, it flies back to the first car and it continues in this manner fling backwards and forwards from one car to other, until the cars meet. Both cars travel at a speed on 50 km/h and the bird’s flies at 100 km/h. total distance covered by the bird will be

A. 100 Km                  B.200Km                    C.50Km                      D. None of these

Ans: C

42. Two trains leave stations p and q 110 km apart train from p and q travels at 25 km/hr and train from q to p at 30 km/hr if they both start at 8 AM they meet at a

A. 09.00 AM              B 09.45 AM    C.10.40 AM    D. None of these

Ans: D

43. A sphere of radius x is melted and its volume is divided into two equal parts. One part is cast into a cylinder of height 10cm and second a cone of the same height. The ratio of the cylinder radius to the cone radius is

A. 1:3                          B. Square root 3 :2    C. 1 : Square root 3   D. None of these

Ans: C

44. A man buys milk at a certain price per kg. and after mixing it with water  sells it again at the same price. How many grams of water he mixes in every kg of milk if he makes of profit 25%

A. 150 grms               B. 30 grmas                C.250 grams      D.200 grams

Ans: D

45. A sum of Rs 8000 generates Rs 1261 as compound interest in 3 Years interest being compound annually. The rate of compound interest is 

A .20 %           B. 2.5 %                      C. 10 %                       D. 5 %

Ans: D

46. By how much is two by thirds of 96 less than three fifths of 210

A.114              B.62                             C.206              D. None of these

Ans: B

47. The square root of 6760000 is

A. 260             B. 2600                        C. 1/26       D. 26

Ans: B

48. The average temperature of three days is 24 o c .if temperature on the first two days is 20 o c and 25 o c respectively then the temperature on the third day

A 22 ½                        B. 23                C. 27               D. 24

Ans: C

49. A five year cash certificate with a maturity value of Rs 300 is purchased for Rs 200. The annual rate of interest is

A. 10%                        B.15%             C.5%               D.15/2%

Ans :A

50. You bought some apples. On the first day you ate one and ¼ of the remainder. On the second day you ate 2 and ¼ of the remainder. On the third day you ate the entire remaining balance of 3. How many apples did you buy?

A. 13               B.19                             C.9                  D. none of theses

Ans: D
                              PART-C (ENGLISH)

 Directions: (51 to 57) Choose the correct option

51. The tree lost its leaves.

A. Their                      B. Our                        c. They                       D. Its


52. The snake crawled ____ the rock

A. Under                    B. At               C. With                       D.After


53. Can you ____a picture?

A. Fry                         B. Stay                                    C. Ride    D. Draw

Ans: D

54. My mother _____us to School in our car

A. Walks                    B. Gos             C. Rides          D. Drives

Ans: D

55. Tom is awake but Jack is still _____

A. Eating                    B. Reading     C. Asleep.      D. Crying

Ans: C

56. The Kangaroos ____ over the fence.

A. Crawled                B. Hopped                 C.Swam                      D.Licked

Ans: B

57. Yesterday our team _____ the team of Ranjus school.

A. is defeating          B. will defeat             C. was defeated                    D.defeated


Directions: (58 to 60) Fill in the blanks with correct Prepositions

58. The thief entered the room _____ the window.

A. Through                B. With                       C. From                      D.By

Ans: A

59. My car does 40 kms ___a litre.

A. For                         B.Of                C. In                D To

Ans: D       

60. _____ cooking he also likes to write poetry in his free time.

A. Except                   B. While                     C. Beside                   D. Besides

Ans: D       

Directions: (61 to 62) Give one word for the underlined phrase

61. My bed room is warm and comfortable.

A.  Cosy                     B. Beautiful               C. Neat           D.Untidy

Ans: A

62. Diana spoke in a quiet voice to her friend

A. Jumped                 B. Called                    C. Yelled        D. Whispered

Ans: D

63. Choose the correct Passive voice of the Senetence

There is no house to let

A. There is no house which could be let    B. There is no house for letting out
C. There is no house to be let                       D. No house is there to let

Ans: C

Directions: (64 to 65) choose the correct articles

64. I bought ____ uniform for my daughter yesterday

A. An                          B. of                C. the              D A

Ans: D

65. _____ might have the upper hand

A. An                          B. A                 C. One                        D The

Ans: D

Directions: (66 to 67) select the word or phrase that is most nearly similar in meaning

66. Ramble

A. To divide     B. To destroy everything   C. Storm       D. to walk about aimlessly


67. Sloth

A. Laziness                B. To hit directly     C. Heavy         D. Inclined


Directions: Formulate correct sentence by selecting the most appropriate option

68. If I were you, I ____ be careful with my words.

A. Shall                      B. Should                   C. Will            D. Would

Ans: D

Directions: (69 to 70) In the following questions pick the correct spelt word

69. A. Typhyoid    B. Typhiod    C. Typhoid      D. Typhyiod

Ans: C   

70. A. Stratcher     B. Strecher      C. Stretchar      D. Stretcher

Ans: D

Directions: (71 to 72) select the word or phrase that is most nearly opposite in meaning


A. Boldness               B. Converse               C. Weakness    D. Cleverness

Ans: A


A. Multiply     B. Acceptable      C. Unifying    D. Derisive

Ans: C

Directions (73-74) Find the grammatically wrong part

73. He is man (A) / which I know (B) / you can trust (C) / No error (D)

Ans: B

74. I shall ask him (A) /not to come on Monday (B) /as it is working day (C) / No error (D)

Ans: A

75. Directions: Change the following sentence into reported Speech

Shashi Said “I plan to leave for Australia next week”
A.    Sashi said that he planned to leave for Australia the following week
B.     Sashi told that he had planned to leave for Australia the following week
C.     Sashi Said that he had planned to leave for Australia next week
D.    Sashi told that he planned to leave for Australia next week

Ans; A
                                PART-D (REASONING)
                        (Questions are not typed fully)

  Directions (76 to 79):

 This is a group of five Persons...............

76.  Who is the wife of E

Ans: C

77. Which of the groups include all the men?

Ans: D

78. Who is the professor of Philosophy?

Ans: B

79. Who is the professor of Economics?

Ans: B

Directions (80 to 82): Pick out the odd one out

80.  A. Kitchen   B. bathroom    C. Bedroom    D.floor

Ans: D

81. A. Hear    B. Smell   C. See      D. Talk

Ans:  D

82. A. Head   B. Heart    C. Lung   D. Kidney

Ans: A

83. Madho walks 30 meters towards East...............

Ans: D  (20 meters South)

84. Six firemen are placed.......

Ans: C

Instructions (Q 85 to 87) In the following diagram three classes of Population...

85. Married Persons living in joint families but not working as school teachers are represented by
Ans: B
86. Persons who lived in joint families are unmarried and who do not work as school teachers represented by

Ans: C

87. Married teachers living in joint families represented by

Ans: A

88. If KOLKATA is coded as LPMLBUB then MUMBAI is coded as

Ans: D

89. In the given dice, which number is opposite of 6
Ans: C

90. Beena is the mother of Chirag and Mahika. If Kapil is the husband of Mahika. What is the relation of Beena to Kapil

Ans: D

91. Ajay travels towards east. Vikas travels towards north. Sonu and Rachit travel in opposite directions. Rachit travels towards right of Ajay.which of the following is definitely true

Ans: B

92. In a certain code language LESSON is coded as NGUQML. How will PUZZLE be coded in that language?

Ans: C

Instructions (Q93 to 94) Study the following information

93. Which of the following persons is neither hardworking nor ambitious?

Ans: C

94. Which of the following persons is neither honest nor hardworking but is ambitious?


Directions (Q95 to 96)Each of the following questions is followed by two 

95. How many Indians can be considered to be in super rich bracket rich bracket if they constitute 0.001% of the population?

Ans: A

96. At the garage, the Car owner was told that........

Ans: C

97. If ROAD=152 and MAP= 90, then RAIL=?

Ans: C

98 If BAT=69 and BOOK=172 then PEN=?


Directions (Q99 to 100) In these questions a Series is given.....

99. QPO, SRQ,UTS, WVU, ?
Ans: C

100. P3C, R5F, T8I,V12L, ?

Ans: C