Study Materials for LDCE Inspector of Posts Exam


 Study materials for LDCE Inspector of Posts Exam

This article provides topic wise study materials for LDCE of Inspector of Posts with latest amendments. Most of the topics are compiled from internet and indian gazette and indiapost website. For the benefits of aspirants study materials have been provided in one link at the end of the post. 


  1. ACTS
  2. a) Indian Post Office Act, 1898


b) Government Saving Bank Act, 1873


  1. c) Government Saving Certificate Act, 1959


  1. d) PPF Act, 1968  


  1. e) Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002 and its Amendments (Necessary on account of AML/CFT Norms)
    PMLA 2002
    PMLA (Amendment) 2012


Master circular of AML/CFT

Additional info on AML/CFT 

  1. f) Consumer Protection Act, 1986

[Note: Consumer Protection Act 1986 is repealed and replaced by Consumer Protection Act, 2019]

Consumer Protection Act 2019

  1. g) Information Technology Act, 2000

IT Act 2000
IT (Amendment) Act, 2008


  1. a) Indian Post Office Rules, 1933

[Note: All Statutory rules prescribed in syllabus from point No. b to l have been repealed by SB order 13_2019]

Hence aspirant are requested to refer the below link for Statutory rules

Download Here

Government Saving Promotion General Rules (GSPGR) 

However the rules prescribed in the syllabus of Inspector of Posts from point No. b to i and K  can be downloaded from the below link

POSB Manual Vol_III

  1. b) Post Office Savings Bank General Rules, 1981 
  2. c) Post Office Savings Account Rules, 1981 
  3. d) National Savings Recurring Deposit Rules, 1981 
  4. e) National Savings Time Deposit Rules, 1981 

f)National Savings Monthly Income Account Rules, 1987 ' 

  1. g) Post Office Savings Certificates Rules, I960 
  2. h) Senior Citizen Savings Scheme Rules, 2004

i)National Savings Certificate (VIII Issue) Rules, 1989

  1. j) Kisan Vikas Patra Rules, 2014  Download in PDF

  2. k) Public Provident Fund Scheme, 1968
  1. l) Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana Rules, 2014

SSA Rules 2014

SSA Rules 2016

  1. m) Post Office Life Insurance Rules, 2011
    PLI Rules 2011

For latest circular visit


n) Book of BO Rules

  1. Download
  1. o) Pradhan Mantri Yojana Schemes and its Rules - PMSBY, PMJJBY, APY



3.Guidelines/Instructions relating to Inland/Foreign Post

  1. a) Post Office Guide Part — I
  1. b) Post Office Guide Part - II, except Section VII & VIII
  1. c) Domestic/Foreign Post guidelines issued by Directorate

    Mail Operations and Money Remittances:
  2. a) Postal Manual Volume V, except Appendix -1


  1. b) Postal Manual Volume VI, Part -1, Chapter -1


 c) Postal Manual Volume VI, Part ~ II, except Telegraphic Money Orders, British & Irish Postal Orders (to be deleted)


 d) Postal Manual Volume VI, Part - III, except Appendices


 e) Postal Manual Volume VII


 f) Guidelines issued by Directorate on Mail Network Optimization Project and Parcel Network Optimization Project.


MNOP_Guidelines issued by Directorate 

PNOP_Guidelines issued by Directorate 

g) Guidelines issued by Directorate on eMO, iMO, IMTS, MMTS and IFS MO



MMTS Discontinued order 

iMO discontinuation order

5.Savings Bank and Savings Certificates:

  1. a) Post Office Savings Bank Manual Volume I, II and III read with SB orders issued by Directorate from time to time

SB Orders  

POSB Manual Vol I

POSB Manual Vol II 

POSB Manual Vol III 

  1. b) Guidelines issued by Directorate from time to time on Core Banking Services

CBS Manual

6.Postal Life Insurance and Rural Postal Life Insurance:

  1. a) Guidelines issued by Directorate from time to time on PLI/RPLI and Core Insurance Solution

PLI Rules 2011 

for more details please visit


  1. b) Annual Reports and Book of Information of Department of Posts

Annual Report 2019-20

Book of Information  

  1. Information Technology:
  2. a) IT Modernisation Project 2012 and its update

IT modernization Project 

Add info on IT Modernization project 

  1. b) Working knowledge on Core Banking Solutions, PLI-CIS, CSI and DARPAN.

CSI Hand Book

RICT Hand Book 

(Source: Prepared by : Instructor, DTC Mandya, Madya Division, Karnataka Circle)

8.India Post Payments Bank

IPPB Training module

Basic Saving Account 

Regular Saving Account 

9.Preservation and disposal of Postal Records


10.Swachha Bharat


 Paper II 

1) Chapter 2 and 6 of General Financial Rules, 2017 

GFR 2017 

GFR (Amendments), 2017 

2)CVC guidelines on Public procurement, guidelines and instructions on e-Procurement in Government of India

CVC Guidelines 

CVC Guidelines 2 



3)Manual on policies and procedures for purchase of goods and services available on website of Ministry of Finance 


4) Schedule of Financial Powers of Divisional Heads, Heads of Circle, etc 

Director of Postal Services 

Head of the Circles 

Head of the Division_PO 

Head of the Division_RMS


5) Welfare measures available to Departmental Employees and Gramin Dak Sevak of DoP 

Departmental Employees and Gramin Dak Sevak  

  1. Revision of Welfare Scheme for Postal Employee 

6) RTI Act, 2015 and RTI Rules, 2012 

RTI Act 2005 

RTI Rules 2012 

7) Fundamental Rules (FR) and Supplementary Rules (SR)

FRSR Part I     : General Rules                          :   Download

FRSR Part II   : Travelling Allowances             :   Download

FRSR Part III : Leave Rules                              :   Download

FRSR Part IV : DA/DR/HRA Rules  

8) P&T FHB Volume I and Postal FHB Volume II 



9) Rules relating Children Education allowance and reimbursement of Tuition fees 


10) CGEGIS Rules, 1980 


11) CCS(GPF) Rules, 1961 


12) Central Services (Medical Attendance)Rules, 1944 and CGHS Guidelines issued by Directorate

Medical Attendance Rules, 1944 

CGHS Guidelines issued by Directorate  

 13) New Pension Scheme, 2004 and its amendments

FAQ on NPS  

14) CCS Pension Rules, 1972 and its amendments

CCS Pension Rules, 1972 

CCS Pension (Amendment) Rules, 1972 

 15) CCS commutation of Pension Rules, 1981


 16) Postal Manual Volume II, except:

  1. a) Chapter III - Appeals and Petitions
  2. b) Chapter IV - Personal matters
  3. c) Chapter V - Security Deposits
  4. d) Chapter VII - Forged Counterfeit stamps, defaced postage stamps, coins and currency notes 


 17) Postal Manual Volume IV — Leave, Pension, Gratuities, Dealings on Examination, Recruitment rules of all Cadres and Establishment norms  


 18) Service Discharge Benefit Scheme, 2010  

Service Discharge Benifit Scheme, 2010 

SDBS Order 

                                        PAPER III

1) Postal Manual Volume II

  1. a) Chapter III - Appeals and Petitions
  2. b) Chapter IV — Personal matters
  3. c) Chapter V - Security Deposits

  4. d) Chapter VII - Forged Counterfeit stamps, defaced postage stamps, coins and currency notes


2) Postal Manual Volume III


3) Postal Manual .Volume VIII 


4) CCS (Conduct Rules), 1964


5) CCS(CCA) Rules, 1965 


6) CCS(Temporary Service) Rules, 1965


7) GDS (Conduct and Engagement) Rules, 2011

GDS (Conduct and Engagement) Rules, 2011 

These rules have been replaced by Gramin Dak Sevak (Conduct and Engagement) Rules, 2020.

Download Here

8) Brochure on Casual Labourers and instructions on Casual labourer issued byDoP&T from time to time


9) Constitution of India


10) Short title, extent, commencement & definitions of Civil Procedure Code & Criminal Procedure Code; 

CPC   (Read code No.1 and 2 )

  1. a) Cr PC; Proclamation for person absconding, attachment of property of person absconding, claims and objections to attachments, release, sale & restoration of attached property

CrPC  (Read code No. 1 and 2,  82 to 85)

  1. b) Indian Evidence Act;Short title, extent & commencement of the relevancy of the facts; 
  2. c) Evidence may be given of facts in issue and relevant facts 
  3. d) relevance of facts forming part of same transaction, 
  4. e) facts which are the occasion, 
  5. f) cause or effect of facts in issue, motive, preparation and previous or subsequent conduct. 
  6. g) facts which need not be proved. 
  7. h) Of oral evidence 
  8. i) Of documentary evidence 

Download  (Read code No.1 to 8,  59 to 90A) 

  1. j) Indian Penal Code:General Explanation: 
  2. k) of punishments 
  3. l) of offences by or relating to public servants 
  4. m) of contempts of the lawful authority of public servants 
  5. n) of the criminal breach of contract of service 

Download    (Read code No. 6 to 75, 161 to 190, 490 to 492)

11) Instructions issued by Directorate and DoP&T on maintenance of APAR 


12) Central Administrative Tribunal Act, 1985 

CAT 1985 

CAT (Amendment) 1985

13) Revenue Recovery Act, 1890 


14) Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 


15) Public Accountant Default Act, 1850 


16) Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988

Prevention of Corruption Act 1988

PCA (Amendment) 1988 

                                                                  PAPER IV

1) 25 Questions on English language

2) 50 questions on Current Affairs (Minimum 10 questions each from field of Indian Economy and Polity, Sports, Culture & Science)

3) 50 questions on Reasoning, Interpersonal Skills, Mental Aptitude, Intelligence and Ethics

4) Noting (approx. 200 words) and Drafting (approx. 200 words) on a given topic [25 marks each] 

Manual on Noting and Drafting

 Study materials in one link

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