The US Postal Exam 473, also known as the entry-level battery 473, assesses certain skills and abilities related to providing service, checking addresses, and sorting and delivering mail. The test also helps identify individuals with important job-related experience, abilities, and personal characteristics. You must take this test to become a city carrier, mail processing clerk, mail handler, or a sales, services, and distribution associate.
Receiving a high score on your Postal Exam increases your chances of becoming one of the nearly 500,000 career USPS employees. The starting salary for a mail handler is $25,491, while a mail carrier starts at $31,929. Other benefits of the job include 13 paid vacation and sick leave days, not including the 10 holidays a year. In addition, you receive health, dental, and vision insurance plans, as well as a Thrifts Saving Plan, similar to a 401K.
The Postal Service hiring process is very competitive, so preparing for the 473 Exam will give you the edge you need to pass the exam. You must receive a minimum score of 70 to pass. There are four parts to the test: Address Checking, Form Completion, Coding/Memory, and Personal Characteristics and Experience Inventory.
You can, and should, prepare for the test before taking it. Our PrepPack™ includes timed tests and study guides to help you prepare. Our practice tests include detailed answer explanations. By practicing, you up your chances of achieving a high score on the test. A high score not only ensures that you pass the exam, but it also gives you a better chance of gaining employment over the other candidates.
Our PrepPack™ provides you full access to the most comprehensive practice resources for the different parts of the test. We offer 18 practice tests and drills for all sections of the test. The PrepPack™ also includes a study guide teaching you how to quickly and accurately solve test questions.
The USPS Exam contains four sections: Address Checking, Form Completion, Coding/Memory, and Personal Characteristics and Experience Inventory. The test takes approximately two hours to complete. You must receive a minimum score of 70 to pass. The Postal Office Exam is available in pencil-and-paer format (473) or electronic format (473e). Learn more about the exam's structure.
|Test Section||Number of Items||Time Alloted|
|Part A: Address Checking||60||11 minutes|
|Part B: Forms Completion||30||15 minutes|
|Part C1: Coding||36||6 minutes|
|Part C2: Memory||36||7 minutes|
|Part D: Personal Characteristics and Experience Inventory||236||90 minutes|
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US Postal Service Exams are opened to the public to meet local staffing needs. Entry-level tests examine general aptitudes and/or characteristics, not knowledge of facts. The Postal Exam 473 provides a screening process on job-related criteria that allows applicants to compete for positions. Most Postal Service career opportunities involve sorting and delivering mail.
We provide Postal Exam practice tests for all four sections of the exam. Please be aware, however, that the personality test we offer is a general one. By preparing with our practice tests, you will become familiar with the types of questions found on the test. Our Postal Exam 473 practice tests are available in both print-out and online.
|Test Section||What We Offer|
|Part A: Address Checking||6 Practice Drills|
|Part B: Forms Completion||2 Practice Drills|
|Part C1: Coding||5 Practice Drills|
|Part C2: Memory||5 Practice Drills|
|Part D: Personal Characteristics and Experience Inventory||USPS Personality Test|
Our Postal Exam PrepPack™ includes practice tests and study guides to help prepare you for the exam. The study guides include solving methods and tips. For even more information about our PrepPack™, watch the video below.
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