Some Information About the Postal Battery Exam

A passing score on the Postal Battery Exam is 70 but your goal should be to score in the 90′s. There are four sections to the exam. You will be tested on memory, number sequencing, coding and verbal comprehension. Your registration package includes everything you need to get started.

This includes a 200 page exam guide and several complete practice exams. Taking the practice exams in advance will give you a real advantage in the process – so be sure to do those first. There is a one time refundable fee of $39.97 for your registration materials and study guide.

Typically, you are placed in a position within 30 miles of where you live and on average starting salary ranges between $18/hr – $23/hr with benefits. Your pay can be much higher because the average full time postal employee makes just over $59,000 per year with benefits and overtime included.

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Average Starting Pay for Post Office Jobs is $20/hour. Postal Jobs Offer Many Fantastic Benefits, Including:

Minimum Requirements To Qualify For Post Office Jobs:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must be a U.S Citizen or have a Green Card.


Postal Exam 473 Sections

  • Part A – Address Checking. The test is 11 minutes long and has 60 multiple-choice questions. Each question shows an address twice: the first always correct, and the second with address and/or zip code errors, or no errors.

  • Part B – Form Completion. The test is 30 minutes long and has 30 multiple-choice questions. Your performance on this part of the test will show how well you understand postal forms. You are given a scenario and instructed to choose the proper location on the form for the information to be entered.

  • Part C – Coding and Memory. This is a two-part test. The Coding test is 6 minutes long and has 36 multiple-choice questions, and the Memory test is 7 minutes long with 36 multiple-choice questions. The Coding test gives you addresses and delivery routes with a coding chart, and you must place the addresses in the right delivery area. In the Memory test you also assign addresses to a delivery route, but this time without access to the coding chart.

  • Part D – Experience Inventory and Personal Characteristics. The test is 90 minutes long and has 236 questions to answer. The first part of this test is an “Agree or Disagree” section in which your answers indicate how you feel about a question. The second section calls for answers ranging from “Very often” to “Rarely or never.” The last section has four possible answers to questions about your experience. There are no right or wrong answers for this section as it is more about you as a person. It is best to think about your life experiences and if you have anything that makes you an ideal candidate for the job.

If you have met these minimum requirements, that’s great. You may be eligible for positions with the U.S. Postal Service. To verify full eligibility, please complete the steps above or click here if you prefer.