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  • Last Modified 30-01-2023

GDS Application Form 2022: Dates, Steps to Apply Online, Fee


Gramin Dak Sevak Application Form 2022: The India Post started the GDS online form on May 02, 2022. Interested candidates could fill GDS online form 2022 from the official website, i.e., indiapostgdsonline.gov.in. The last date to submit the online application form was June 05, 2022. However, PWD-DE (Specific learning disability/ Intellectual disability) candidates can apply until July 05, 2022. They can access the GDS online form from the direct link update in this article.

The India Post released 38,926 vacancies for Branch Post Master (BPM), Assistant Branch Post Master (ABPM), and Dak Sevak in 23 postal circles. Candidates must ensure their eligibility before applying for the recruitment. The application fee for GDS 2022 is ₹ 100/-. However, SC/ST, PwD, female, and transwomen candidates are exempted from paying the fee. Continue to read the article to find out more.

Latest: The GDS online form 2022 for PWD-DE candidates is available till July 05, 2022. Apply here!

GDS Application Form 2022: Overview

Candidates who want to apply for Gramin Das Sevak should keep an eye on the important events within the schedule. The candidates can either check the official website or bookmark this page for getting the latest updates regarding this exam. Let’s check the table below to know about GDS recruitment:

Recruitment BodyIndia Post (Bharatiya Dak Vibhag)
Name of PostsGramin Dak Sevak, Branch Postmaster, and Assistant Branch Postmaster
Total Vacancies38,926
Active Recruitment Postal CirclesVarious Circles
Educational Qualification10th Pass
Age Limit18 to 40 years
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Mode of Fee PaymentOnline or Offline
Application FeeRs. 100/- (Only for General/ EWS & OBC Male Candidates )
Official Websiteindiapostgdsonline.gov.in

GDS Application Form Date 2022

The conducting body has announced the Gramin Dak Sevak recruitment 2022 for Uttarakhand, West Bengal, Bihar, Jammu and Kashmir, and various other circles on the official website. Candidates are advised to keep track of the latest events and schedules via the official website. Interested eligible candidates can check the table below for getting an update regarding the exam and schedule for the Gramin Dak Sevak 2022 exam:

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

Candidates can check the GDS recruitment to know the details on the last date for application submission and circle-wise official notification.

India Post GDS Vacancies

India Post will announce the vacancy details for posts like Branch Postmaster, Assistant Branch Postmaster, and Dak Sevak in the Jammu and Kashmir circles. Check the below image to know more about the 2022 vacancy.

In addition to state-wise portal vacancies, candidates must be well versed with the category-wise vacancy details. Let us have a look at the table below:

Gramin Dak Sevak Posts

The official notification contains region-wise information regarding all the posts. The above-mentioned vacancies are for the following posts:

  • Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant
  • Postman
  • Multi-Tasking Staff
  • Branch Postmaster (BPM)
  • Assistant Branch Postmaster (ABPM)

GDS Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must check the GDS eligibility criteria before applying for the posts.

GDS Age Limit

Please find the age limit details for GDS below:

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

GDS Educational Qualification

Please find the education qualification details for GDS below:

  • Candidate must have passed 10th Class with Mathematics and English as compulsory or elective subjects.
  • 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 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 12 or any other higher educational level.

Other Criteria

The other criteria are as follows:

  • Candidates must also have knowledge of cycling which is a pre-requisite for all GDS posts.
  • Candidates must know how to read, write, and communicate in the local language of the respective State/UT. Checking the list of local languages for different states/UTs will help the students in the exam.
Postal CircleLocal Language

Gramin Dak Sevak Selection Process

The following points related to the selection process are enlisted below:

  • Candidates will be selected for the post based on the merit list which will be prepared as per rules. No further 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 to higher educational qualifications.
  • The percentage of aggregate marks will be considered for the accuracy of 4 decimals for finalising 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 case of candidates having grades/points, the same has to be converted to marks and filled in the application form.

Gramin Dak Sevak Application Stages

The application stages for Gramin Dav Sevak (GDS) are as follows:

  • Registration
  • Fee Payment (Online or Offline)
  • Apply Online
    • Fill Application,
    • Upload Documents
    • Select Post Preferences
    • Preview
    • Submit
    • Take Printout

How to Apply Online for Gramin Dak Sevak 2022?

Candidates need to complete registration and fill out the Gramin Dak Sevak online application form on the official website. Follow the steps below for GDS online apply 2022.

Check the major stages involved in GDS online application process 2022:

  • Visit the official website.
  • Click on the link ‘Registration’. Enter details such as name, mobile number, gender, date of birth, category, etc.
  • Verify your mobile number with the OTP received. A unique registration number will be generated.
  • Pay the application fee through online mode or offline mode by visiting the post office.
  • Fill up the GDS online application form using the registration number and other details. Upload your prescribed educational certificates,  photo, and signature in the prescribed formats and click on the button ‘Submit Details’.
  • Take a printout of the filled application form for future reference.

Note: Candidates can also check their application status by clicking on the link and entering the required credentials. If a candidate has lost his registration number/fee ID, they can check it from the ‘Forgot Registration/Fee Details’ option available. Also, candidates can change their mobile numbers using the ‘Change of Mobile Number’ option.

Documents Required to Fill Gramin Dak Sevak Online Form

For hassle-free filling of the GDS application form, candidates are advised to be ready with the following documents as per their eligibility and requirement:

  • Scanned Copy of photo
  • Signature scanned copy
  • Class 10th marks memo (Class 10 Marks Card)
  • DOB certificate or SSC marks memo as a DOB proof
  • Community or category certificate (SC/ST/OBC/EWS) certificate (if applicable)
  • Computer certificate as required
  • PH certificate (if applicable)
  • Additional SSC marks memos (if any)

GDS Online Form: Signature and Photograph

Candidates will have to take care of the formats and the file size of the scanned copies which they have to upload while filling the Gramin Dak Sevak application form 2022. Check the specifications below:

  • Photo

Scanned copy of the photo in JPG format with a file size up to 50 kb and dimensions of 200 X 230 pixels can only be uploaded.

  • Signature

Scanned copy of the signature in JPG format with a file size up to 20 kb and dimensions of 140 X 60 pixels can only be uploaded.

Besides the above two scanned copies, candidates should also be ready with other scanned copies. Check the details from the table below:

Name of the DocumentFile FormatFile SizeMandatory or Not
Class 10/ SSC Marks Memo and Certificatejpg/ jpeg200 kbMandatory
DOB Proofjpg/ jpeg200 kbOnly if DOB is not present in SSC Marks Memo
Computer Certificatejpg/ jpeg200 kbCan be submitted at the time of appointment if selected
Community Certificatejpg/ jpeg200 kbMandatory for all categories
(SC/ST/OBC/EWS) except for
Un-reserved category
Certificate of Disabilityjpg/ jpeg200 kbMandatory for PH Candidates
Transgender Certificatejpg/ jpeg200 kbMandatory for Transgender Candidates

Gramin Dak Sevak Application Fee

Check the application fee to be paid for GDS registration 2022:

CategoryApplication Fee (Rs.)
Unreserved / OBC / EWS (Male)100
Female Candidates0

GDS Application Fee Payment

To apply for the Gramin Dak Sevak Posts, candidates must register by paying the application fees. The application fee can either be paid through online mode or offline mode.

Fee Payment Through Offline Mode

To pay the fee offline, candidates will have to visit the Head Post Office or fee payment offices. Candidates can download the GDS post offices list for fee payment, where candidates can visit and pay the GDS application fee for GDS recruitment 2022.

Fee Payment Through Online Mode

Please follow the steps given below for online fee payment:

  • In order to pay the GDS application fee through online mode, candidates will have to visit the official website and click on the link ‘Pay Online’.
  • Enter your registration number and other required details. Check the fee amount you need to pay and click on the ‘Make Payment’ button.
  • Candidates can pay the fee through credit/debit cards and net banking facilities.
  • Note that Rs. 10/- needs to be paid as a service charge apart from the application fee when paid by net banking and 1% extra to be paid if paid through credit cards, per transaction. On the other hand, no extra service charge is required for payment through debit cards.

Check the image below to know what the GDS online fee payment portal looks like: 

gramin dak sevak fee payment page

Gramin Dak Sevak Contact Details

Candidates can contact the officials for any queries related to notification and online application. The India Post contact details are as follows:

CircleContact Details
ChattisgarhHelpline: 0771-2234591
Email: [email protected]
KeralaHelpline: 9633889818
Email: [email protected]

However, candidates must first go through the Gramin Dak Sevak FAQs to clear their doubts before contacting the officials.

Gramin Dak Sevak Pay Scale

Interested and eligible candidates must have information on the pay scale for various posts. Students must check the below table to knowing about the pay scale:

BPMINR 12,000
ABPMINR 10,000

We are providing you with some important links that will help you proceed with all the application form-related procedures. Check the table below:

GDS Online Registration LinkClick Here
GDS Apply Online LinkClick Here
GDS Application Status LinkClick Here
GDS Forgot Registration/Fee IDClick Here
List of Post Offices for Offline Fee PaymentClick Here

We have provided you with all the relevant details on India Post recruitment. With these details, you can now apply for the post and pay the application fee (if applicable) within the deadline. It is advisable to not wait for the last date.

Candidates can also check:

GDS RecruitmentIndia Post Recruitment
GDS SalaryGDS Selection Process
GDS ResultIndia Post Result

FAQs on AP Post GDS Application Form

Q: Who can apply for India Post GDS recruitment?
Ans: Candidates who have passed Class 10 with passing marks in Maths and English can apply for GDS recruitment.

Q: What is the India Post GDS application form fee?
Ans: India Post GDS application fee for UR/OBC/ EWS is INR 100, and for SC/ST/PwD and females is 0. Application fees can be made online or via offline mode.

Q. What are the posts under GDS?
Ans. There are three posts under GDS recruitment. They are Branch Post Master (BPM), Assistant Branch Post Master (ABPM), and Dak Sevaks.

Q: What is the salary of India Post Gramin Dak Sevaks?
Ans: Minimum TRCA for 4 hours or level 1 in TRCA slab: INR 10,000 and minimum TRCA for 5 hours or Level 2 slab is INR 12,000.

Q. How many posts can I apply for in GDS Recruitment?
A. The list of posts is provided along with the official notification PDF. Candidates can apply for up to 20 posts across various postal circles, provided they fulfil the eligibility criteria.

We hope that we have managed to provide you with all the necessary details on the GDS Application Form 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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