Manuals & Guides



Approaching the Training

A step-by-step guide on how to begin your preparation for the Postal Exam 473 with USAPostalExam. This is for new users looking for a resource on where to start.


Provided in this section is in-depth information to help you understand what to expect, and develop strategies for approaching the Postal Service Exam. All of the exam sections are covered in-depth below.

Address Checking

Quickly checking an address for errors is an essential skill for postal workers. The manual will take you step-by-step through what to expect during this section of the exam, the types of questions which will occur, and strategies for success.

Form Completion

You need to be able to efficiently learn and complete Postal Service forms for employment. The manual will introduce you to the basic form structure, review how forms are graded, and provides tips on how to maximize your score.

Coding & Memory

Postal workers are constantly required to check mail routes via list or memory. These are some of the most difficult sections of the exam, namely because you will be required to memorize a large amount of information, and be able to use it directly from memory. The manual shows you what to expect, and covers in-depth techniques for absorbing the required material fast.


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USPS Hiring Process

Quickly checking an address for errors is an essential skill for postal workers. The manual will take you step-by-step through what to expect during this section of the exam, the types of questions which will occur, and strategies for success.

Hiring Process
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Skills & Experience Inventory

Prior to being scheduled for the in-person exam you will need to complete an at-home Skills and Personality Inventory. Use the simulator of actual assessment questions to prepare for the test.

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USPS Interview Tips

The USPS interview is the final step to getting a job. USAPostalExam has compiled a list of actual questions that are generally asked of previous applicants to the USPS.