The United States Postal Service provides answers to test 473 sample questions in appendix A, which is located at the bottom portion of the test 473 orientation guide posted on its website. Test 473 orientation guide answers are divided into four boxes, and correct answers appear next to corresponding numbers.
Test 473 allows applicants to qualify for consideration for a USPS job working at post office facilities. Sample exercises are provided to help applicants understand the rules and testing structure of the real exam. Test questions are multiple choice and cover topics such as address checking, completing forms, coding use and memorization, personal characteristics and experiences. Speed and accuracy are important skills to have when taking this test, and applicants need to focus on reducing errors during sample exercises. Skipping test sections is not recommended, because each timed section of test 473 must be completed before starting the next section.
The U.S. postal exam is the first step in qualifying to work as a mail carrier, mail processing clerk or mail handler. It is also the first step to becoming a sales, service or distribution associate. Applicants must achieve a minimum score of 70 to be considered for a USPS position. Individuals with a passing score are placed on a list of qualified job applicants eligible to continue on in the hiring process.