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India Post - Gramin Dak Sevaks Cycle, West Bengal Circle eligibility criteria, syllabus, exam pattern, study plan, vacancies, salary, and more


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India Post has announced 2357 vacancies for the position of Branch Postmaster and Assistant Branch Postmaster in West Bengal Circle. India Post invites online applications from passionate eligible candidates. The posts advertised include Branch Postmaster, Assistant Branch Postmaster and Dak Sevak. The recruitment is handled by the **** Gramin Dak Seva Vibhag of India Post.

At a glance

OrganisationIndia Post
DepartmentGramin Dak Seva Vibhag
PostBranch Postmaster, Assistant Branch Postmaster and Dak Sevak
Job LocationWest Bengal
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Selection processBased on Class 10 results
Latest updateWest Bengal circle has invited applications for the post of Gramin Dak Sevak. Apply Now.
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Important dates

Online registration - start date20 July 2021
Online registration - end date19 August 2021

Eligibility Criteria

Educational Qualification

To be an eligible candidate, you must have a Secondary School Examination pass certificate of 10th standard with passing marks in Mathematics, English and local language from a recognised board.

Age (on 27/07/2021)

  • Minimum age: 18 years
  • Maximum age: 40 years

Upper age relaxation is applicable for reserved categories as under:

CategoryUpper age Relaxation
SC/STupto 5 years
OBCupto 3 years
PwDupto 10 years
PwD (OBC)upto 13 years
PwD (SC/ST)upto 15 years

Other requirements

  • The candidate must have studied the local language at least up to the 10th standard.
  • The candidate must know cycling as a pre-requisite condition for all GDS posts.
  • Working Knowledge of computers is also an advantageous attribute. However, candidates, after getting selected, will have to complete a Basic Computer Training Certificate Course.
  • It is favourable if the candidate has adequate means of livelihood to supplement their income. However, this is not a requirement.

Application fee

OC/OBC/EWS Male / trans-man₹ 100

How to Apply

  1. Visit the website
  2. Click on "Registration" and register yourself as a new user by giving your personal and contact details.
  3. After successful registration, the website will generate a registration number and an OTP to your registered mobile number. Note the registration number for future login.
  4. Pay the application fee.
  5. Fill in your details carefully, upload the documents and select your post preference.
  6. Please review your application before you submit it.
  7. Keep a copy of the application form for future reference.


Postal CircleVacancy
West Bengal2357

Reserve List

CategoryTotal number of posts

Selection Process

  • Selection will be made based on percent marks obtained in the 10th class. A merit list will be generated automatically as per the rules based on the candidates online submitted applications.
  • For candidates whose results are based on CGPA, the percentage of marks will be calculated by the formula recommended by the Board.
  • In case of a tie (candidates having equal marks in 10th class), the older candidate will be given preference.


The results will be published on Keep checking the website for updates.

Job Profile

Branch Postmaster

  • Managing the Branch Post Office
  • Ensuring uninterrupted counter operation during working hours with maximum efficiency.
  • Maintenance of postal records, facilities and devices.
  • Marketing of Postal and India Post Payments Bank services.

Assistant Branch Postmaster

  • Sale of postal stamps and stationary.
  • Delivery of mail and deposits/other transactions under IPPB.
  • Assisting the Branch Postmaster with counter duties.

Dak Sevak

  • Sale of Stamps and Stationary.
  • Conveyance and delivery of mail.
  • Completing the duties assigned by the Branch Postmaster and Assistant Branch Postmaster.


PostMinimum TRCA for 4 HoursMinimum TRCA for 5 hours
Branch Postmaster₹ 12,000₹ 14,500
Asst. Branch Postmaster/ Dak Sevak₹ 10,000₹ 12,000

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