Postal Service Practice Test


Take this free practice test to see how prepared you are for the United States Postal Service 473 Exam for mail carriers, mail handlers and other entry-level positions. The test covers such subjects as address checking, forms completion, coding and memory skills. 

To score high and improve your chances to get the job, use this 1000 question U.S. Postal Service Practice Exam and Study Guide.

Address Checking

1.

To answer questions 1 – 20, compare the address and zip code given to the correct address and zip code and determine what error, if any, is present.

 
Correct AddressAddress to be Checked
224 Crestacre Ave
Tyler, TX
75304-7723224 Crestacre Pk.
Tyler, TX
75304-7723
2.
Correct AddressAddress to be Checked
2041 Hwy. 80
Anderson, SC
28735-03542041 Hwy. 80
Andersen, SC
28725-0354
3.
Correct AddressAddress to be Checked
9742 Jefferson Hwy
Longmont, CO
80503-20219742 Jefferson Hwy
Longmont, CO
80503-2021
4.
Correct AddressAddress to be Checked
74 Freedom Cir
Queens, NY
11004-740074 Freedon Cir
Queens, NY
11004-7440
5.
Correct AddressAddress to be Checked
1230 Crimson Way
Torrance, CA
90504-02031230 Crimson Way
Torrence, CA
90504-0213
6.
Correct AddressAddress to be Checked
4747 Brookwood Way
Daytona Beach, FL
32131-99994747 Brookwood Way
Daytona Beach, FL
32131-9999
7.
Correct AddressAddress to be Checked
211-B Fox Run
Flint, MI
48437211-B Fox Run
Flint, MI
48487
8.
Correct AddressAddress to be Checked
100 Petal Ln #308
Twin Falls, ID
83332-0100100 Pedal Ln #308
Twin Falls, ID
83332-0100
9.
Correct AddressAddress to be Checked
9487 Rockwell Ave
Quincy, IL
62387-05899587 Rockwell Ave
Quincy, IL
62287-0589
10.
Correct AddressAddress to be Checked
29-B Power Ave
Topeka, KS
66535-0029291-B Power Ave
Topeka, KS
66535-0229
11.
Correct AddressAddress to be Checked
1981 Mason Dr
Provo, UT
84740-03001981 Maron Dr
Provo, UT
84704-0300
12.
Correct AddressAddress to be Checked
2223 Carl Pl.
Hays, KY
676302223 Carl Pl.
Heys, KY
67630
13.
Correct AddressAddress to be Checked
1120 French Dr.
New Orleans, LA
70135-90241120 French Dr.
New Orleans, LA
70153-9024
14.
Correct AddressAddress to be Checked
300-B Karen ST
Evergreen, AL
384013000-B Karen ST
Evergreen, AL
38401
15.
Correct AddressAddress to be Checked
1423 Thomas Dr
San Juan, PR
006431423 Thomas Dr
San Juan, PR
00643
16.
Correct AddressAddress to be Checked
14 Christian Lane
Boston, MA
0227114 Christian Lake
Boston, MA
02271
17.
Correct AddressAddress to be Checked
97743 Carl St
Asheville, NC
28801-010297743 Carl St
Asheville, NC
28801-0102
18.
Correct AddressAddress to be Checked
1020 Faith Hill Dr.
Lawton, OK
73584-70241020 Faith Hill Dr.
Lawson, OK
73534-7024
19.
Correct AddressAddress to be Checked
6868 Mitchell Dr.
Bristol, VA
24234-22276868 Mitchell Dr.
Brestol, VA
24234-2227
20.
Correct AddressAddress to be Checked
4041 Regina Ln.
Corpus Christi, TX
78303-45464041 Regina Ln.
Corpus Christi, TX
78303-4546

Forms Completion

21.
22. In order to know when to resume delivering the customer’s mail, where should the carrier look?
23. What would be an appropriate entry in Box 10?
24. If the customer has indicated they will pick up their mail, which box or boxes should be completed by the carrier after the customer has picked it up?
25. Under what circumstances would the customer need to sign this form?
26. What box or boxes should contain the customer’s name?
27. What would not be an appropriate entry for box 8?
28. Mr. Brown would like to pick up his mail on March 13, 2014. Where would he indicate that with a check mark?
29. After the customer completes the form, which postal employee should enter their name on the form?

Coding

30. Use the following Code Guide to answer questions 30 – 40. Use the Code Guide to assign each address a Delivery Route code.
 
Code Guide
AddressRoute
   1745 – 2199 Camden Way
   1075 – 3000 Glenshaw St.
   200 – 500 Flanders Blvd.
A
   501 – 855 Flanders Blvd.
   2200 – 2550 Camden Way
B
   3001 – 4500 Glenshaw St.
   14 – 275 Samuels Rd.
   1300 – 1625 55th St.
C
   Mail that does not fit into
   the address ranges listed above.
D





















 
Address
2585 Glenshaw St.
31.
Address
285 Samuels Rd.
32.
Address
2045 Camden Way
33.
Address
505 Flanders Blvd.
34.
Address
1635 55th St.
35.
Address
3525 Glenshaw St.
36.
Address
16 Samuels Rd.
37.
Address
655 Flanders Blvd.
38.
Address
2998 Glenshaw St.
39.
Address
2549 Camden Way
40.
Address
199 Flanders Blvd.

Memory

41. Look at the above Coding Guide in Question 30 for 5 minutes. Then, without looking at the Coding Guide, use your memory to assign a Delivery Route code to each address in questions 41 - 50.
 
Address
200 Samuels Rd.
42.
Address
2100 Camden Way
43.
Address
1400 55th St.
44.
Address
1350 Donaldson Rd.
45.
Address
600 Flanders Blvd.
46.
Address
2900 Glenshaw St.
47.
Address
300 Samuels Rd.
48.
Address
855 Flanders Blvd.
49.
Address
1300 55th St.
50.
Address
10 Patterson Blvd.

Postal Practice Exam

Postal Practice Exam

Entry-level candidates seeking employment with the United States Postal Service must take the 473 Exam. It evaluates one's general aptitudes and personal characteristics, not knowledge of postal subjects.  To learn more about the USPS 473 Exam, see the Postal Service Exam Guide.

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