Address Checking

USPS Postal Exam 473

The address checking section as it appears on the administered exam.

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Only 6 minutes to complete 36 questions. Excelling means success on the final exam.

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Section Instructions

Once you begin, you will be presented with sixty addresses to compare and check, following the format presented below. Follow the simple instructions and complete the exercise in six minutes. This section will be immediately scored afterwards, while highlighting your strengths and weaknesses.

450 Racoon Rd.
Seattle, WA
405 Racoon Rd.
Seattle, WA
65 Lord Hale Ln.
Brighton, OH
65 Lord Hale Ln.
Brighton, OH

Using the key presented above, review the following 60 address pairs for errors. There are four possible types of errors, each of which must be identified by checking the correct box. The types of errors are listed below. The address includes both the street address, city, and the state abbreviation. You have six minutes to complete this exercise.

A: No Errors in Address B: Error in Address/State Only C: Error in Zip Code Only D: Errors in both Address & Zip Code

Address Checking - Today's Performance

Today's Top Scores

Pos Score Speed User County State
1 98 1:13 Pauliepants86 Kings NY
2 94 2:43 jeongchoi Cook IL
3 91 1:8 shipan Kings NY
4 91 2:16 rajupandit Queens NY
5 91 0:1 molinaescalera Arecibo PR
6 91 0:0 molinaescalera Arecibo PR
7 9 1:16 Claritza Rivera Cleveland NC
8 9 0:0 Ana ramirez Albany NY
9 87 1:22 shipan Kings NY
10 87 0:39 Susan Beauregard Providence RI

2% of applicants scored above 90 today

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Manuals & Guidance

Address Checking Basics

Learn the basic structure of the address checking section, what to expect on this section of the Postal Exam 473.

Address Errors

Learn about the various errors to look for on the address checking section, and how to approach them.

Address Strategies

Learn about the various strategies for acing the Address Checking section and ways to enhance your score.

About the Exam

Postal Exam 473

Due to the limited experience requirements for postal service hirees, the USPS administers an online exam to screen potential applicants. This exam, the 473E, tests the postal service applicant on the skill set required to be a postal employee. You must take the exam within 7 days of applying for a position with the postal service, and this score will be used to evaluate your candidacy for any Postal position. A minimum score of 70 out of 100 is required to be considered. You cannot retake the postal exam to improve your score for at least 120 days after the first administration of the exam.