Complete Postal Exam 473 / 473E Interactive eGuide - 2019 Edition

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New USPS Virtual Entry Assessment Program

Exam 473/473E was retired as of April 1, 2019 and replaced by the below four new tests.

  • Postal exam 474 is used to fill mail carrier jobs.
  • Postal exam 475 is used to fill mail handler jobs.
  • Postal exam 476 is used to fill mail processing jobs.
  • Postal exam 477 is used to fill customer service jobs.

This change is part of their new Virtual Entry Assessment (VEA) program. These tests are sometimes called VEA exams on the Postal website. Specifically, you may see them referred to as the Mail Carrier VEA, the Mail Handler VEA, the Mail Processing VEA, and the Customer Service VEA.

All four new tests are very similar and consist primarily of three sections whose questions are drawn from the Personal Characteristics & Experience Inventory (PCEI) section of exam 473E.  The questions are presented in a slightly different fashion, but they are nonetheless taken from the PCEI section of exam 473E. 

The author of our Postal job/exam guides, T.W. Parnell, has taken all four new exams, made a score of 100 on each, and is in the process of creating test prep materials for these new tests.  Until his new guides are available, your best bet for test preparation is reviewing the Personal Characteristics & Experience Inventory of our Complete Postal Exam 473/473E Interactive eGuide.

And we are happy to temporarily offer the Complete Postal Exam 473/473E Interactive eGuide for the discounted price of only $9.95 so you can conveniently and inexpensively prepare for the new tests. The eGuide regularly sells for $29.95.

The good news, by the way, is that the formidable Address Checking, Forms Completion, and Coding & Memory sections from the 473/473E exam are gone. These sections do not appear in any of the new tests. To avoid confusion, we have deleted those sections from the tutorial and the practice tests of our Complete Postal Exam 473/473E Interactive eGuide.

The bad news is that you can only take the new tests every 12 months. If you really want a job, it is imperative that you make the right score now, because it will be a year before you get another chance.

In addition to creating test prep guides for the new exams, we are also in the process of updating our site. Check back regularly for updates and new materials as they become available.