• Written By Aditi Jain
  • Last Modified 19-07-2022

GDS Recruitment 2022: Dates, Apply Online, Eligibility


GDS Recruitment 2022: The India Post started online applications for Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) on May 02, 2022. The last date to submit the online application form was June 05, 2022. Currently, the applications are open for PWD-DE (Specific learning disability/ Intellectual disability) candidates from June 06 to July 05, 2022. Therefore, candidates can fill the online application form on the official website, i.e., indiapostgdsonline.gov.in.

The Indian Post announced a total of 38,926 posts for various GDS posts. The officials released vacancies for 23 circles. Furthermore, they published the vacancy for Branch Post Master (BPM), Assistant Branch Post Master (ABPM), and Dak Sevak posts. The merit list will be made based on candidates’ merit positions and post preferences. Continue to read the article to learn about eligibility, vacancies, the selection process, and more.

Latest: PWD-DE candidates can apply online for GDS 2022 until July 05, 2022. Check details here.

GDS Recruitment 2022: Overview

Candidates must thoroughly go through the process overview before proceeding with the GDS Recruitment details as per the official guidelines.

Name of the Exam Gramin Dak Sevak
Recruitment BodyIndia Post
RolesPostal Assistant/ Sorting Assistant, Postman and Multi-Tasking Staff
Job LocationVarious states of India
Total Vacancies38,926
Educational Qualification10th Passed
Age Limit18 to 40 years
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Mode of Fee PaymentOnline (or) Offline
SalaryVaries depending on the post
Official Websiteindiapostgdsonline.gov.in

There are a total of 23 postal circles in India. India Post GDS Recruitment is done for all these circles throughout the year. Scroll down to know more about the vacancies in each circle.

GDS Recruitment 2022: Important Dates

The India Post has announced the application process dates for the GDS Recruitment in West Bengal, Jammu & Kashmir, and Bihar circles on its official website. Here, we have mentioned the dates of important events under the recruitment notification. Candidates must go through the below table to know more about the same subject:

Start of Online Application FormMay 02, 2022
Last Date to Apply OnlineJune 05, 2022
Last Date to Apply Online for PWD-DE CandidatesJuly 05, 2022

GDS Notification PDF 2022

The India Post has released the official GDS recruitment notification PDF for 23 postal circles. Candidates interested to apply for the recruitment should check the notification. Moreover, they can check the notification online from the official website. We have also provided the direct link to check as well as download the GDS notification PDF 2022 below:

GDS Vacancies 2022

The conducting body released the Gramin Dak Sevak recruitment vacancy details for the 23 postal circles on its official website. The vacancies vary as per the posts and categories of the candidates. Also, the India Post has the authority to increase and decrease the vacancy number at any level during the recruitment process. Candidates must check the below table to know more about vacancies:

Postal CirclesVacancies
Andhra Pradesh1716
Himachal Pradesh1007
Jammu & Kashmir265
Madhya Pradesh4074
North Eastern551
Tamil Nadu4310
Uttar Pradesh2519
West Bengal1963

GDS Eligibility Criteria 2022

Before applying online for various postal circles, candidates must make sure that they are eligible for the same. It is mandatory for all the appearing candidates to fulfil the GDS Eligibility Criteria else the officials of the conducting body will revoke the candidature of non-eligible candidates on an immediate basis.   

GDS Age Limit

  • The candidate should be between 18 to 40 years.
  • There is a relaxation in the upper age limit for candidates belonging to reserved categories:
CategoryAge Relaxation
SC / ST5 Years
OBC3 Years
PWD10 Years
PWD + OBC13 Years
PWD + SC/ ST15 Years
EWSNo Relaxation

Others as per Govt rules.

GDS Educational Qualification

  1. Candidate must have passed 10th class with Mathematics and English as compulsory or elective subjects.
  2. The candidate must have studied the local language at least up to Class 10 as a compulsory or elective subject.

GDS Computer Knowledge

Candidates must obtain a basic Computer Training Course Certificate for at least 60 days duration from any Computer Training Institute run by Central Govt/State Govt/Universities/Boards/Private Institutions/Organizations.

However, the requirement of a basic computer knowledge certificate is relaxable if the candidate has studied computer as a subject in Matriculation or Class XII or any other higher educational level.

Other Criteria

  • Candidates must also have knowledge of cycling which is a prerequisite for all GDS posts.
  • Candidates must know how to read, write, and communicate in the local language of the respective State/UT. Check here to know the list of local languages for different States/UTs.

GDS Application Form 2022

The conducting body releases the Gramin Dak Sevak Application Form on the official website of the India Post via online mode only. In the application form, candidates will be asked to fill in details such as applicant name, contact number, parent’s names, date of birth, community, religion, nationality, and more. It is advised to all the aspirants to mention the asked details diligently else their application invites will not be considered by the conducting body. There will be three stages for the completion of the GDS application process – Registration, Payment of Application Fees, and Filling out the Application Form. 

Stage 1: Registration
Step 1:
Visit the official website at indiapostgdsonline.gov.in.
Step 2: Click on the ‘Registration’ link.
Step 3: Enter the details such as Name, Date of Birth, Mobile Number, Email, and other required details and submit.
Step 4: Verify the OTP. A unique ‘Registration Number’ will be generated.

  • Stage 2: Fee Payment
  • Step 1: Click on the link – ‘Fee Payment’
  • Step 2: Enter your Registration Number, Name, and other details.
  • Step 3: Check the details and click on the ‘Make Payment’ button.
  • Step 4: Complete the transaction through online mode (using credit/debit cards or Net Banking).
  • Step 5: If you wish to pay through offline mode, visit the Post Offices and pay the fee in cash.  

NOTE: Candidates can download the GDS Post Offices List for offline fee payment.

Stage 3: Fill Application Form

  • Step 1: Click on the link – ‘Apply Online’
  • Step 2: Fill out the application form with personal, educational, and other details.
  • Step 3: Upload the scanned copies of the Photograph, Signature, and other documents (if applicable).
  • Step 4: Select the ‘Post Preferences’ from the available postal circle vacancies.
  • Step 5: Preview the application form and check the details carefully. Make changes if needed. Thereafter, submit the application form.
  • Step 6: Take the printout of the filled application form for future reference.

GDS Application Fee 2022

It is mandatory for all the candidates to pay the GDS Application Fees after the completion of the registration process via online mode only. The application fee can be paid by using various electronic transaction methods such as Debit Card, Credit Card, Net Banking, UPI Payment, and more. Here, we have enlisted the application fee as per the categories of the candidates. Applicants must go through the table given below for a better understanding.

CategoriesGDS Application Fee
UnreservedRs. 100/-
OBCRs. 100/-
EWS (Male)Rs. 100/-
SC/ STExempted
Female Candidates/ PwDExempted

Documents Required For GDS Application Form 2022

Candidates must prepare all the required documents before filling out the application form on the official website. It is mandatory for all the appearing candidates to upload the asked documents in the prescribed format and size as per the official guidelines of the conducting body. Here, we have enlisted the important documents that are necessary for the completion of the application process. Candidates must go through the below pointers for a better understanding.

  • Scanned copy of passport size photograph
  • Scanned copy of candidate’s signature
  • Scanned copies of Aadhaar Card, PAN Card, Voter ID Card
  • Xth Class Certificate with the date of birth mentioned.
  • Xth/XIIth Class marks sheet.
  • Domicile/Nativity Certificate issued by authorized Govt official.
  • Caste Certificate issued by authorized Government official.
  • Scanned copy of Graduation Degree.
  • Scanned copies of semester-wise mark sheets.
  • Scanned copy of Date of Birth certificate

Certificates Required for GDS Document Verification

Candidates can check the following documents that are required to upload during the online application process are given below:

  • SSC Marks Card (JPG format and not less than 200kb)
  • Date of Birth Certificate (JPG format and not less than 200kb)
  • Computer certificate (JPG format and not less than 200kb)
  • Community Certificate (JPG format and not less than 200kb)
  • Photo (JPG format and preferably 50kb)
  • Signature (JPG format and preferably 20kb)
  • Certificate of Disability (JPG format and not less than 200kb)

GDS Selection Process 2022

The selection of the candidates will be made on the basis of the merit list prepared by the officials of the conducting body. There will be no examination for the GDS Recruitment in various postal circles. Here, we have written the pointers to elaborate more on the Gramin Das selection process. Candidates are advised to go through the same to avoid any kind of confusion regarding their respective posts.

  • Candidates will be selected for the post based on the merit list which will be prepared as per the rules. No exam will be conducted for the selection of candidates.
  • The candidates will be selected based on the marks obtained in Class 10 and no weightage will be given for higher educational qualifications.
  • The percentage of aggregate marks will be considered for the accuracy of 4 decimals for finalizing the selection.
  • However, passing all the subjects as per the respective approved board norms is mandatory.
  • Candidates will have to apply by entering their 10th marks. In the case of candidates having Grades/Points, the same has to be converted to marks and filled in the application form.

As per the guidelines of the conducting body, the salary structure varies for different posts in Gramin Dak Sevak. Candidates must check the table given below to know more about the post-wise GDS Salary Structure

Post NamePay LevelPay Scale
Postal AssistantLevel 4Rs. 25,500 to 81,000
PostmanLevel 3Rs. 21,700 to 69,100
Multi-Tasking StaffLevel 1Rs. 18,000 to 56,900

India Post GDS Job Profile

Candidates who are taking part in the GDS Recruitment must know the job profile for the post they want to apply for. The below pointers explain the roles and responsibilities for Branch Post Master, Assistant Branch Post Master, and Dak Sevak posts. Candidates must go through them for their better understanding. 

  • Dak Sevaks are responsible for collecting, packaging, and distributing the posts.
  • The Branch Postmaster and Assistant Branch Postmaster are responsible for managing these distributions.
  • Every region has Dak Sevaks and each Dak Sevak reports to the Assistant Branch Postmaster while the Assistant Branch Postmaster reports to the Branch Postmaster.
  • Gramin Dak Sevak is also responsible for promoting government schemes. Dak Sevak will be working as Collector, Packer and Deliverer.
  • In some cases, the Dak Sevak can work as the Assistant Branch Postmaster.

GDS Result 2022

The conducting body releases the GDS Result for all posts a few months after the culmination of the application process on the official website. The result will be available via online mode only. Candidates are advised to keep a close eye on the official portal so that they don’t miss any latest updates regarding the same. In the GDS Merit List, candidates will be able to see the registration numbers of the selected ones along with their names. The India Post publishes the result for each circle separately. And, to check the status of their result, candidates will have to search for their names in the PDF.

Candidates can also check:

India Posts RecruitmentGDS Online Registration
GDS SalaryGDS Selection Process
GDS ResultIndia Post Result

FAQs on GDS Post Office Recruitment 2022

Here, we have enlisted some of the most important frequently asked questions related to the Gramin Dak Sevak Recruitment 2022. Candidates must read these questions and answers carefully to clear out their doubts regarding the same subject.

Q. What is the minimum age required to apply for the GDS posts?
Candidates who are willing to apply online to participate in the GDS Recruitment 2022 must know that the age limit should be between 18 and 40 years.

Q. When will the GDS Application Form be released?
The GDS Application Form 2022 for 23 circles have been released on the official website on May 02, 2022.

Q. What is the age relaxation given for ST candidates?
Candidates who belong to the Scheduled Tribe category will be given the age relaxation of up to 5 Years as per the official guidelines of the India Post. The relaxation criteria differ according to the categories of the candidates.

Q. What is the selection procedure for the GDS Recruitment?
Candidates will be selected for the GDS Recruitment based on their performance in their educational qualifications, knowledge of computers, and other factors.

Q. How many posts are introduced under the GDS Recruitment process?
Candidates who want to participate in the GDS Recruitment process can apply for Gramin Dak Sevaks posts, Postman, Multi-Tasking Staff, Mail Guard, Postal Assistant/ Sorting Assistant vacancies.

We hope that we have managed to provide you with all the necessary details on the GDS Postal Recruitment 2022. If you have any queries, feel free to check our website or download our app. We will be happy to help you out.

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