What Is a Good Score on the Postal Exam?

A good score on Test 473, the exam for entry-level jobs at the U.S. Postal Service, is at the upper end of the passing range between 70 and 100. Veterans or family members meeting requirements for veterans’ preference may have 5 to 10 points added to their test scores.

Postal Service exams help screen public applicants for local jobs and allow competition for positions. Test 473 identifies general aptitude and characteristics, not knowledge of facts. It measures certain skills and abilities needed to move mail quickly, such as checking addresses, sorting and delivering mail.

Postal positions requiring a passing score on Test 473 to qualify include city carrier, mail processing clerk, mail handler, and sales, services and distribution associate. Other post office positions require different tests.