If you apply for the Postal Exam, you’ll be scheduled to take the test. Research shows that many people who apply to take the exam fail to turn up for the same for various reasons. Sometimes, you can plan and apply to take the exam, but something comes up and stands in your way. For instance, you can become sick or even forget. You might also feel you’re not prepared enough to take the exam and decide not to go ahead because you’re very sure you won’t pass. You might also miss the exam time and so on. Whichever the case, you can reapply for the exam.

If you want to join the Postal Service, you’ll apply for USPS Service Jobs on the USPS website and the system will automatically schedule you to take the Postal Office Exam. If something comes up and you miss your schedule appointment to take the exam, you can always reapply for the job and the system will schedule you again to take the test.

To reapply for the exam, you’ll follow the procedure as someone who has never been scheduled to take the test. To apply, just visit the USPS website and then click “Careers”, which you’ll find at the bottom of the page.

After clicking on the “Careers”, search the online database for the specific job you wish to apply for. Just like you did before, go ahead and complete the application. After which, you need to follow the on-screen instructions to schedule another date to take the Postal Exam 473.

Alternatively, you can call the toll-free number that you’ll find on the website. The phone will lead you through the application process. It will provide you with complete application information and how to register for the exam.

Where to Find Test Date Notifications

You can find test date notifications in various places. Some of the most common places to find test date notifications include the USPS website home page and public bulletin boards in post offices. You can also find test date notifications in state employment offices and community groups and organizations.

When you’re through with exam registration, the USPS will send you a packet with full instructions about the exam. The packet also contains sample questions of the Postal Office Exam and when and where you should report to at least 7 days prior to the actual exam date.

Before the Postal Exam, the USPS will send you the orientation guide, which you should review thoroughly several days before the test date. The USPS sends you this guide a week before your scheduling time.

Extra Tips

• Get a good sleep a night before the test • Just before you take the test, be sure to eat a light, nutritious meal • Review the orientation guide book thoroughly