India Post GDS 2020-21- Important dates, Application Process, Eligibility, Vacancy, Salary

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Apr 15, 2021

India Post Gram Dak Sevak 2020 recruitment notification is out for many states with a total of 16, 469 vacancies. The notification of India Post GDS recruitment 2020 released the Gramin Dak Sevak vacancies for the post of Branch Postmaster (BPM), Assistant Branch Postmaster (ABPM) and Dak Sevak. The merit list of Gramin Dak Sevak recruitment will be made on the basis of the marks obtained in Class 10th.

The details related to the registration, application and recruitment process is given below.

Latest Updates:

  • April 06, 2021: Indian Post Gramin Dak Sevak (GDS) Application is now open for Chattisgarh & Kerala region. Read the news here
  • March 25, 2021: Online application is ongoing for Chattishgarh Postal circle. Read more
GDS Highlights

India Post GDS 2021 Highlights

Organisation Name India Post (Bharatiya Dak Vibhag)
Post Gramin Dak Sevak, Branch Postmaster & Assistant Branch Postmaster
Number Of Vacancies 16,469
Mode Of Application Online
Application Fees
  • UR/ OBC/ EWS Male/Transman – Rs. 100/-
  • SC/ ST/ Female/ Transwoman /PWD - No Fees
Official Website
GDS Important Dates

India Post GDS 2020-21 Important Dates

Events Important Dates
Start of Registration and Payment of Fees September 1, 2020
End of Registration Process September 30, 2020
Last date to submit the GDS Online Application form September 30, 2020
Last date to submit GDS Online Application Fees September 30, 2020
Merit List/ Result Date To be notified
GDS Eligibility

India Post GDS 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Educational Qualifications

  • The aspirants should pass Class 10th with Mathematics and English as compulsory or elective subjects.
  • The aspiring students must have studied the local language up to Class 10th as one of the compulsory or elective subjects.

Age Criteria

  • The age of the candidates should be in between 18 to 40 years as on September 1st, 2020.

Age Relaxation

SC/ ST 5 Years
OBC 3 Years
PWD 10 Years
PWD + OBC 13 Years
PWD + SC/ ST 15 Years
EWS No Relaxation

Computer Knowledge

  • Candidates must have obtained a basic Computer Training Course Certificate of at least 60 days duration from any Computer Training Institute which is run by Central Government/ State Government/ Universities/ Boards/ Private Institutions/ Organizations.

Other Criteria

  • Candidates must have knowledge of cycling which is a prerequisite for all the GDS posts.
  • Aspirants must have the complete knowledge of writing, reading and communicating in the local language of the respective States or UTs.
GDS Application Process

India Post GDS 2021 Application Process

There are various stages involved in the GDS online application process as follows:

  1. Registration
  2. Payment of Fees (Online or Offline)
  3. Apply Online

Below are given the steps to apply for India GDS 2020:

Step 1: First of all, Visit the official website, i.e.,

Step 2: Go to the link of registration and click on the “Registration” tab. Enter the required details such as Name, Mobile Number, Gender, Date of Birth, Category, etc.

Step 3: An OTP will be sent for the verification on the registered mobile number. Also, a unique registration number will be generated.

Step 4: Pay the application fees through online or offline mode. To pay the fees in offline mode, candidates have to visit the head post office.

Step 5: Now, Fill up the GDS online application form using the registration number and other details. Also, upload your prescribed educational certificates, photo, signature, etc. in the prescribed format. Click on “Submit Details” button.

Step 6: Aspirants are advised to take a print out of the application form and keep it safely for future reference.

India Post GDS 2021 Application Fees

To register for the various posts of Gramin Dak Sevak, Candidates must register by paying the application fees. Candidates can pay the fees via both online and offline mode. To complete the payment through offline mode, candidates have to visit the Head Post Office or the fee payment offices for the same.

Category Application Fees (In INR)
Unreserved/ OBC/ EWS (Male) 100
SC/ ST/ PWD Exempted
Female Candidates Exempted

Documents required

The documents that are required for the India Post GDS Application form are as follows:

  • Scanned Copy of Photograph
  • Scanned Copy of Signature
  • SSC Marks Memo (Class 10th Mark sheet)
  • DOB Certificate or SSC Mark sheet as DOB Proof
  • Community or Caste Certificate (If Applicable)
  • Computer Certificate (As per requirement)
  • PH Certificate (If applicable)

The dimensions of all the documents required are as given below:

Name Of Document File Format File Size
Photograph jpg/ jpeg 50 KB
Signature jpg/ jpeg 20 KB
Class 10/ SSC Marks Memo & Certificate jpg/ jpeg 200 KB
DOB Proof jpg/ jpeg 200 KB
Computer Certificate jpg/ jpeg 200 KB
Caste Certificate jpg/ jpeg 200 KB
Certificate of Disability jpg/ jpeg 200 KB
GDS Exam Pattern

India Post Office Gramin Dak Sevaks Exam Pattern 2020

  • Duration of the exam: 120 minutes
  • Mode of examination: Online test/ Written-test
  • Language of the examination: English or any other regional languages based on the specific regions.
Subject No. of Question Marks
GK Reasoning Analytical Ability 25 25
Mathematics 25 25
English Language 25 25
Hindi Language 25 25
Total 100 100
GDS Syllabus

India Post GDS 2021 Syllabus

General Knowledge:

  • Uttar Pradesh State Culture
  • Economics
  • Basic Human Behavior
  • National Movements
  • Indian Politics & Political Science
  • Commerce, Journal
  • Current Affairs
  • Computer Knowledge
  • Knowledge, Agriculture
  • Business & other related social things
  • Indian Ancient History
  • Indian & World Geography
  • Indian Economics
  • Banking
  • Indian Agriculture

Numerical Ability:

  • Profit & Loss
  • Time & Distance
  • Time & Work
  • Fractions
  • Percentages
  • Interest
  • Discount
  • Ratio and proportion
  • Number Systems
  • Decimals


  • Mathematical induction
  • Exponential and logarithm series
  • Matrices and determinants
  • Logarithm
  • Mathematical logic
  • Trigonometric functions
  • Complex numbers
  • Solutions of triangle
  • Probability
  • Statistics
  • Boolean algebra

General English:

  • Prepositions
  • Tenses
  • Synonyms & Antonyms
  • Sentence structure
  • Phrases
  • Articles
  • Conjunctions
  • Verbs
  • Vocabulary
  • Proverbs
  • Unseen passage
GDS Admit Card

India Post GDS 2020 Admit Card

How to download INDIA POST GDS 2020 Admit Card?

  1. Visit the official website of Indian post, i.e., and log in.
  2. The link to download the admit card will be there on the screen. Click on that link.
  3. Candidates are required to enter their details like password, username, etc.
  4. Enter the required details and click on Submit.
  5. The aspirants will get the admit card displayed on the screen.
  6. Download it and save it for future reference.

India Post GDS 2020 Selection Process

The selection process of India Post GDS 2020 is given below:

  1. The selection of candidates will be made on the basis of the merit list which will be prepared as per the rules set by the authority. No exam will be conducted for the selection process.
  2. Only marks obtained in Class 10th will be considered for the selection process.
  3. Aspirants are required to apply by entering their marks obtained in Class 10th only in the form of marks obtained. For those who have grades/ points have to convert them into marks and fill in the application form.

India Post GDS 2020 Result and Merit List

The result and merit list will be updated on the official website. Students can visit the website and download the result card and merit list in the pdf format and save it for future reference. The steps to download India Post GDS are given below:

Step 1: Go to the official website of Gramin Dak Sevak Engagement Portal of India and login using the login credentials.

Step 2: A list of postal circles will be displayed on the homepage.

Step 3: Search for the postal circle you have applied for and open it.

Step 4: Click on the link “Results”.

Step 5: Once the page will be opened, the aspirants can check the GDS Merit List displayed on the screen in the format of PDF.

Step 6: Candidates are required to enter their registration number and have to find their name from the list.

Step 7: Now, Download the result in the pdf format and save it for future reference.

GDS Vacancy

India Post GDS 2020 Vacancy

India Post Gram Dak Sevak 2020 recruitment notification is out for many states with a total of 16, 469 vacancies for the post of Branch Postmaster (BPM), Assistant Branch Postmaster (ABPM) and Dak Sevak. The vacancies for different states are given below:

Gujarat 2510 Posts
Karnataka 2637 Posts
Assam 919 Posts
Kerala 2086 Posts
Delhi 174 Posts
Himachal Pradesh 757 posts
Bihar 1063 Posts
Jharkhand 804 posts
Odisha 4392
Punjab 851 Posts
Andhra Pradesh 2707 Posts
Tamil Nadu 4442
Chhattisgarh 1799 Posts
Telangana 970 Posts
Maharashtra 3650 Posts
Uttar Pradesh 5314 Posts
West Bengal 2021 Posts
JK 442 Posts
Uttarakhand 774 Posts
MP 2834 Posts
Haryana 608 Posts
Rajasthan 3262 Posts

India Post GDS 2021 Salary Structure

The Gramin Dak Sevaks are offered salaries in the form of Time Related Continuity Allowance (TRCA). Minimum TRCA or salary payable to these three categories of GDS after 7th Pay Commission are:

Post Minimum TRCA for 4 Hours (Level 1) Minimum TRCA for 5 hours (Level 2)
Branch Postmaster (BPM) Rs 12,000 Rs 14,500
Assistant Branch Postmaster (ABPM) Rs 10,000 Rs 12,000
Dak Sevak Rs 10,000 Rs 12,000

Incentives, Allowances & Perks for Gramin Dak Sevak after 7th Pay Commission:

  • Children education allowance of a maximum of Rs. 6000 per year
  • Stationery charges of Rs 25 per month
  • CMA of Rs 180
  • Office rent for Branch Postmaster of Rs 500 for standard office & Rs 200 for non-standard office
  • Voluntary Retirement option available after a minimum of 10 years’ service
  • Transfer Policy: One-time transfer for Males & 2-times for Females
GDS Result

India Post Office GDS Result and Cut Off

India Post Officer Gramin Dak Sevaks result of 2020 has been published to the official website. The GDS Result will be available in the PDF format. To be recruited in the exam, the aspirants need to get the minimum qualifying cut off score. Go through the following tables to know more about the cut off trends:

India Post Cut Off marks 2020

Category Cutoff marks
General 77
OBC 77
SC 75
ST 66

India Post Cut Off marks 2019

Category Cutoff marks
General 78
OBC 75
SC 70
ST 65

India Post Cut Off marks 2018

Category Cutoff marks
General 82
OBC 78
SC 75
ST 72

India Post GDS 2021 FAQs

Ques. How to get the information that result of the respective portal circle is announced?

Ans: The result of India Post GDS 2020 will be displayed on the official portal only. Candidates will not get any personal message for the same. Hence, all the aspirants are advised to remain in touch with the official portal only.

Ques. Will I receive any GDS scorecard?

Ans: No, you separate marks memo will be sent to any candidate. The marks percentage of each selected candidate will be mentioned on the online result sheet. However, a physical intimation will be sent only to the selected candidates after a few days of the declaration of result.

Ques. What formalities are to be followed after the announcement of GDS Result?

Ans: Candidates have to attend the document verification round, once the result for India Post GDS is declared.

Ques. What are the credentials that are required to check the result?

Ans: Candidates do not require any login details to check the India Post GDS results. The result can be easily downloaded in the pdf format from the official website of India Post GDS.

3 Months Crash Course

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.


riddhi sharma
The cut off mentioned above are the marks obtained in 10th standard or something else?
abdul nazir

Cut off refers to the minimum required qualifying score in the entrance test. Once the result for the exam is declared, students can check the qualifying cut off and according to the cut off selection is done. Cut off marks varies with category of the candidate as well.

abdul al sazid
When it started for west bengal?I mean gds
abdul nazir

The registration window was closed in January 2021 and no further notification for the next exam has been released by the authority yrt. keep visiting the official webiste for further details or visit India Post GDS 2021.

What kind of job GDS is, is it a government or a private Job?
kavita rani

Hi Riyaz. Yes, GDS is a government Job in the Postal Department which is under the Ministry of Communications, Government of India.

gouri kumari
Which all posts come under GDS?
kavita rani

Hi Gouri. There are three posts for which GDS recruitment is conducted. Branch Post Master (BPM), Assistant Branch Post Master (ABPM), and Gramin Dak Sevak (GDS).

kashish tomar
What is the cut off of India Post GDS?
kavita rani

Hi Kashish. General category candidates cut off for the previous year was 77, while for OBC, it was 77. Further details are mentioned here.

kashish tomar
Who are eligible to apply for GDS?
kavita rani

Hi Kashish. Candidates must be 10th pass and must be in the aged between 18- 40 years. Candidates must also have knowledge of the local language and must have studied the respective local language at least till class 10. Also, essential computer knowledge and knowledge of cycling is needed . Candidates fulfilling these criteria can apply for GDS posts.

Can we apply for multiple posts?
kavita rani

Yes, candidates can apply for maximum of 5 posts at a particular point of time. But they need to give thier Priority Order while filling out your applications. Candidates can apply for 5 different posts from the same Regional Circle (e.g. Gujarat) for different districts or same districts.

sadim ansari
Can I get promoted in India post GDS?
kavita rani

Hi Sadim. Yes, there are a lot of Departmental Exams within the departnment; and in case you cleared the Departmental Exams, you can get promoted. So stay focused to have a great career ahead.

What would be the salary of the GDS?
kavita rani

Hi Swarup. The salary of the GDS officers will be as per the latest Pay Commission. The Salary will also differ based on the region; candidates who have cleared this exam, get starting salary anywhere between INR 10000/- per month to INR 35, 480/- per month for the post of BPM after going through stages of raise & promotions.

Where we have to check whether we applied for bpm or abpm?
arvind kumar

Hi Shakina, Greetings from Collegedunia. India Post GDS exam is organised by India Post. You can check on the official website for what you have applied. For more details visit: INDIA POST GDS