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Rashmi Ranjan

The Department of Post had released a recruitment notification inviting applications from eligible candidates to fill up as many as 4,845 Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) posts in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand circles. 

The online registration process for the posts has begun on August 23 and will end tomorrow (September 22, 2021).

As the last to register for the posts is approaching, interested and eligible candidates need to apply soon to avoid the last-hour rush.

Candidates can visit and register themselves for the examination by visiting the official website of India Post- https://appost.in/gdsonline.

Important Information

Age Limit: 

The minimum and maximum age for the purpose of engagement to GDS posts are 18 and 40 years respectively as on 23.08.2021 the date of notification of the vacancies. 

Educational Qualification: 

"Secondary School Examination pass certificate of 10th standard with passing marks in Mathematics, local language and English (having been studied as compulsory or elective subjects) conducted by any recognized Board of School Education by the Government of India/State Governments/ Union Territories in India shall be a mandatory educational qualification for all approved categories of Gramin Dak Sevaks," read the official notification.

Compulsory knowledge of Local Language:

The candidate should have studied the local language at least up to the 10th standard [as compulsory or elective subjects] as declared by the State Government or as per constitutional provisions relating to the 8th schedule of the Constitution of India.

Basic Computer Training:

The candidates for all approved categories of GDS referred to in (i) above will be required to furnish Basic Computer Training Course Certificate of at least 60 days duration from any Computer Training Institute run by Central Government/State Government /Universities / Boards / Private Institutions Organizations. 

This requirement of basic computer knowledge certificate shall be relaxable in cases where a candidate has studied computer as a subject in Matriculation or Class XII or any other higher educational level and in such cases, a separate certificate will not be insisted upon, it added.

Selection Criteria:

Selection of candidates will be made as per the automatically generated merit list as per the rules based on the candidate's online submitted applications. No weightage will be given for higher educational qualifications. 

Only marks obtained in the 10th standard of approved Boards aggregated to percentage to the accuracy of 4 decimals will be the criteria for finalising the selection.

Eligible candidates, who are interested to apply for the India Post GDS jobs, should go through, http://www.appost.in/gdsonline/ , before applying for the positions.

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