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General knowledge questions 2012 : Postal system

Possible questions (frequently asked) for Postal assistant aptitude test about Postal System. These important previously asked questions will help you to attain a high score in the exam.

1. Which Governor general found Telegraph and Postal systems ?
Answer: Lord Dalhousie

2. When did the first General Post Office opened in India ?
Answer: 1774 (Kolkata)

3. Which is the first postage stamp of India ?
Answer: Sinde Dawk (1852)

4. What is the Fulform of PIN ?
Answer: Postal Index Number

5. When did the Pin system Started in India?
Answer: 1972 (In the same year Royal bangal Tiger replaces lion as National Animal)

6. Which is the first Indian post office outside Indian territory ?
Answer: post office at Dakshin Gangotri in Antarctica (1983)

7. When did the service of speed post started in India ?
Answer: 1986

8. In which year Money Order system introduced in India ?
Answer: 1880

9. In which year Postal Life Insurance started in India ?
Answer: 1884

10. Where is postal staff college situated ?
Answer: Ghaziabad (UP)

11. World Postal Day is observed in _________ ?
Answer: October 9

12. Indian Postal Day is observed in _________ ?
Answer: October 10

13. Where is highest post office in the world situated ?
Answer: Hikkim (Himachal Pradesh)

14. When did Universal Postal Union founded?
Answer: 1874


  1. First stamp in world in 1840

    First stamp in India in 1852

    First stamp in independent India is in 1947 Nov 21

    First Indian in Stamp in 1948 Aug 15 (Gandhiji)

    1. Article 124 {Supreme court}October 19, 2012 at 3:05 PM

      First Indian King in the Postal Stamp ?

      Answer: Chandra Gupta Mauryan

    2. first indian stamp was introduced in the year 1852, named: scinde dawk by the sindh......thank you

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  7. Governer who built indian postal system also railway
    lord dalhousie

  8. Post office only for lady recently opened by kapil sibbal is in?
    New delhi

  9. post office in Dakshin gangothri starated on 26-01-1988

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  11. Which state in india first implemented speed post in all their post offices?


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