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What is on Postal Exam 473/473E?

Overview of the five sections of Postal Exam 473/473E with links to detail pages for each section and online resources.

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What is on the Personal Characteristics & Experience Inventory Section of Postal Exam 473/473E?

Full detail on the content of the Personal Characteristics & Experience Inventory section of Postal Exam 473/473E with links to online resources.

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What is on the Address Checking Section of Postal Exam 473/473E?

Full detail on the content of the Address Checking section of Postal Exam 473/473E with links to online resources.

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What is on the Forms Completion Section of Postal Exam 473/473E?

Full detail on the content of the Forms Completion section of Postal Exam 473/473E with links to online resources.

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What is on the Coding Section of Postal Exam 473/473E?

Full detail on the content of the Coding section of Postal Exam 473/473E with links to online resources.

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What is on the Memory Section of Postal Exam 473/473E?

Full detail on the content of the Memory section of Postal Exam 473/473E with links to online resources.

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How do I apply for U.S. Postal Service jobs and exams?

You can apply for USPS jobs and Post Office exams online anytime you want. Here's how ...

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Where can I find Postal exam dates?

There's no such thing as Postal test dates anymore. You can apply for Post Office jobs and exams anytime you want. Here's the up-to-date info.

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How do I contact the Postal Service if I have an application or testing problem?

The Post Office recruitment section is incredibly difficult to contact and not available by phone at all, but you can reach them by email.

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What kind of Postal exam score do I need to get a USPS job?

The short answer is that you need one of the top 3 scores. Here are facts that should indicate if you made it to the top 3.

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How often can I take or retake the Post Office exam?

Post Office exam scores are valid for 6 years, but you can retake the Postal Exam every 120 days to try for a higher score. To retake the exam ...

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Can I choose a Post Office exam test date that fits my schedule?

You can indeed chose your own Post Office exam test date and time within certain parameters. Here’s how …

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How long is my Post Office exam score valid?

Post Office exam scores are valid 6 years. But a more important question is why would you continue applying for USPS jobs using a Postal exam score that has proven to be too low. A better idea is to …

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What is the difference between Post Office exams 473 and 473E?

Post Office exam 473 no longer exists. It was replaced by Postal exam 473E in 2008. These almost duplicate test names cause much confusion, and there is a great deal of obsolete exam info still in circulation.

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How long is the Post office exam?  How many questions are there?

Post Office exam 473/473E is used to fill over 95% of all entry level USPS jobs and is taken in two separate timed sessions. The timing and number of questions for both sessions follow.

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