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 120 days after your first test date to try for a higher score.

To retake the Postal exam, you must apply for an open USPS job posting just like you did the first time. When applying, if it has been at least 120 days since you last took the test, they will give you the choice of using your existing score or retaking the exam. If it has been less than 120 days, they will automatically use your existing score, and you will not be given the opportunity to retake the test.

Retaking the exam is a very good idea if you did not get the first Post Office job you applied for. If your score was not good enough to get you a job the first time around, there is no reason to assume it will get you hired when applying for other Postal jobs.

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