Post Office IPO exam 2023 notification issued- Check here important dates

It is good news that IPO exam 2023 notification is now released by the postal department. IPO 2023 exam notification PDF is available here. Eligible candidates can apply online for the IP exam 2023 after 16 January 2023.

If you want to know IPO exam vacancy list and exam date then this post is for you. Here you can find IPO vacancies along with IPO exam notification 2023.

IPO exam 2023 Notification (PDF download)

We know that the Post Office IPO exam 2022 result has been out recently. Many Postal Assistants and Sorting Assistants are preparing for the next IPO exam in 2023.

It is good news for those PA SA who are ready to become Inspectors of Post office in the postal department that the IPO exam notification has been issued by the Postal Directorate. Check here IPO exam 2023 date and IPO exam 2023 notification.

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IPO Exam 2023 Vacancy Position State wise

IPO exam 2023 vacancy position

IPO exam 2023 Date 

The LDCE IPO exam 2023 is scheduled to be held on 25 February 2023 and 26 February 2023. The vacancy year 2022 and 2023 will be filled through IP Exam.

As per directorate letter no. X-7/15/2021-SPN-II (Pt.) dated 17.05.2022, it is the limited Departmental competitive examination for selection of Inspector Posts and vacancies shall be notified on all India level and a common merit list shall be drawn corresponding to the vacancy notified by Directorate. 

Selected candidates through the IPO examination 2023 may be posted in any circle across India.

Post Office IPO exam 2023 date Revealed

Important dates for IPO exam online application

The details are as under:-

IPO Exam 2023 Notification Issued

issued on 10.01.2023

IPO exam 2023 apply online start date

16.01.2023 09:00 AM

IPO exam apply online 2023 last date

30.01.2023 05:30 PM

Correction in IPO application form

03.02.2023 to 06.02.2023

IPO Exam 2023 Admit card issue date


IPO exam 2023 Exam Date

25.02.2023 and 26.02.2023

IPO exam 2023 Answer key release date

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IPO exam 2023 Result declaration date

Not Available

IPO Exam 2023 Apply online link

Apply Online

IPO exam 2023 Apply Online @

Application forms are filled through online mediums only. Eligible candidates have to apply online for IPO exam online application. IPO Exam 2023 apply online started now.

The official link to apply online for the IPO exam 2023 is

IPO exam Pattern 2023

IPO exam shall consist of four papers i.e. Paper I, II, III & IV. 
01. Paper I (300 marks)
02. Paper II (300 marks)
03. Paper III (300 marks)
04. Paper IV (300 marks)

Paper I, II and III have 150 questions of MCQ type.

Paper IV has 125 questions of MCQ type and 50 questions of Noting & Drafting.

Each IPO exam shall be 3 hours. You have to answer all questions for this duration only.

IPO exam syllabus 2023

Paper I

l) Acts:
  • a) Indian Post Office Act, 1898
  • b) Government Savings Bank Act, 1873
  • c) Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002 and its Amendments (Necessary on account of AML/CFT Norms)
  • d) Consumer Protection Act, 1986
  • e) Information Technology Act, 2000

2) Rules:
  • a) Indian Post Office Rules, 1933
  • b) Government Savings promotion General Rules, 2018
  • c) Post Office Savings Account Scheme, 2019
  • d) National Savings Recurring Deposit Scheme, 2019
  • e) National Savings Time Deposit Scheme, 2019
  • f) National Savings (Monthly Income Account) Scheme, 2019
  • g) Senior Citizens' Savings Scheme, 2019
  • h) National Savings Certificate (VIII Issue) Scheme, 2019  
  • I) Kishan Vikas Patra Scheme, 2019
  • j) Public Provident Fund Scheme, 2019
  • k) Sukanya Samriddhi Account Scheme, 2019
  • l) Post Office Life Insurance, 2011 and its amendments,
  • m) Book of BO Rules
  • n) Jansuraksha Scheme (i) Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana (PMJJBY), (ii) Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana (PMSBY), (iii) Atal Pension Yojana (APY)

3) Guidelines/Instructions relating to Inland/Foreign Post:
  • a) Post Office Guide Part - I
  • b) Post Office Guide Part - II, except Section VII & VIII
  • c) Domestic/foreign Post guidelines issued by the Directorate

4) Mail Operations and Money Remittances:
  • a) Postal Manual Volume V, except Appendix - I
  • b) Postal Manual Volume VI, Part - I, Chapter - I
  • c) Postal Manual Volume VI, Part - II, except Telegraphic Money Orders, British & Irish Postal Orders (to be deleted)
  • d) Postal Manual Volume VI, Part - III, except Appendices
  • e) Postal Manual Volume VII
  • f) Guidelines issued by Directorate on Mail Network Optimization Project and Parcel Network Optimization Project.
  • g) Guidelines issued by Directorate on eMO, iMO, IMTS, MMTS and IFS MO

5) Savings Bank and Savings Certificates:
  • a) Post Office Savings Bank Manual Volume I, II and III read with SB orders issued by Directorate from time to time
  • b) Guidelines issued by Directorate from time to time on Core Banking Services

6) Postal Life Insurance and Rural Postal Life Insurance:
  • a) Guidelines issued by Directorate from time to time on PLI/RPLI and Core Insurance Solution
  • b) Annual Reports and Book of Information of Department of Posts

7) Information Technology:
  • a) IT Modernisation Project 2012 and its update
  • b) Working knowledge of Core Banking Solutions, PLI-CIS, CSI and DARPAN.

8) India Post Payments Bank

9) Preservation and disposal of Postal Records

10) Swachha Bharat

Paper II

l) Chapter 2 and 6 of General Financial Rules, 2017

2) CVC guidelines on Public procurem6nt, guidelines and instructions on e-Procurement in the Government of India

3) Manual on policies and procedures for the purchase of goods and services available on the website of the Ministry of Finance

4) Schedule of Financial Powers of Divisional Heads, Heads of Circle, etc

5) Welfare measures available to Departmental Employees and Gramin Dak Sevak of DoP

6) RTI Act,2015 and RTI Rules,2012

7) Fundamental Rules (FR) and Supplementary Rules (SR)

8) P&T FHB Volume I and Postal FHB Volume II

9) Rules relating Children Education allowance and reimbursement of Tuition fees

l0) CGEGIS Rules, 1980

11) CCS(GPF) Rules, 1961

12)Central Services (Medical Attendance) Rules, 1944 and CGHS Guidelines issued by Directorate

13)New Pension Scheme, 2004 and its amendments

I4)CCS Pension Rules, 1972 and its amendments

15)CCS Commutation of Pension Rules, 1981

l6) Postal Manual Volume II, except;
a) Chapter III - Appeals and Petitions,
b) Chapter IV - Personal matters
c) Chapter V - Security Deposits
d) Chapter VII - Forged Counterfeit stamps, defaced postage stamps, coins and currency notes

17) Postal Manual Volume IV Leave, Pension, Gratuities, Dealings on Examination, Recruitment rules of all Cadres and Establishment norms

18) Service Discharge Benefit Scheme, 2010

Paper III

1) Postal Manual Volume II:
  • a) Chapter III - Appeals and Petitions
  • b) Chapter IV - Personal matters
  • c) Chapter V - Security Deposits
  • d) Chapter VII - Forged Counterfeit stamps, defaced postage stamps, coins and currency notes

2) Postal Manual Volume III

3) Postal Manual Volume VIII

4) CCS (Conduct Rules), 1964

5) CCS(CCA) Rules, 1965

6) CCS(Temporary Service) Rules, 1965

7) GDS (Conduct and Engagement) Rules, 2020

8) Brochure on Casual Labourers and instructions on Casual labourer issued by DoP&T from time to time

9) Constitution of India

10) The Code of Civil Procedure, 1908
  • a) Section 1 - Short Title, extent and commencement
  • b) Section 2 - Definitions

11) The code of criminal Procedure, 1973
  • a) Section 1 - Short Title, extent and commencement
  • b) Section 2 - Definitions
  • c) Section 82: Proclamation of person absconding
  • d) Section 83: Attachment of property of person absconding
  • e) Section 84: Claims and objections to attachments
  • f) Section 85: Release, sale and restoration of attached property

12) The Indian Evidence Act, 1872
  • a) Section 1- Short title, extent and commencement
  • b) Section 5: Evidence may be given of facts in issue and relevant facts
  • c) Section 6: Relevancy of facts forming part of same transaction
  • d) Section 7: Facts which are the occasion, cause or effect of facts in issue
  • e) Section 8: Motive, preparation and previous or subsequent conduct
  • f) Chapter III (Sections 56 to 58): Facts which need not be proved
  • g) Chapter IV (Sections 59 to 60): Of oral evidence
  • h) Chapter V (Sections 6l to 73A): of documentary evidence

13) The Indian Penal Code, 1860
  • a) Chapter II: General Explanation
  • b) Chapter III: Of Punishments
  • c) Chapter IX: Of Offences by or relating to Public Servant
  • d) Chapter X: Of Contempts of the Lawful Authority of Public Servant
  • e) Chapter XIX: Of the Criminal Breach of Contracts of Service

14) Instructions issued by Directorate and DoP&T on maintenance of APAR 

15) Central Administrative Tribunal Act, 1985

16)  Revenue Recovery Act, 1890

17) Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013

l8) Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988

Paper IV

1) 25 Questions on english language

2) 50 questions on Current Affairs (Minimum 10 questions each from field of Indian Economy and polity, Sports, culture & science)

3) 50 questions on Reasoning, Interpersonal Skills, Mental Aptitude, Intelligence and Ethics

4) Noting (approx. 200 words) and Drafting (approx. 200 words) on a given topic


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