The postal exam prepares people for a career with the United States Postal Service. This company has over 600,000 workers, according to the United States Postal Service website. This means that they are one of the U.S. companies with the most employees. The jobs that you can study for are rural carriers, mail handlers, mail processing clerks and distribution associates. When you apply for these jobs, you will have to have to take a postal exam. This exam will test your knowledge in memorization, numbers and speed reading. By passing the postal exam, you can secure yourself in a career with the United States Postal Service.

Apply for any of the careers mentioned above. Search for them at the USPS website. Choose the state and city that you want to work in.

Choose the job you're most interested in. Read the job description and requirements. Click the "Apply" button once you read about the position.

Register with the United States Postal Service website. Include your name and email address. On the next page, you will have to fill out an application.

Check your email for the scheduling information regarding the postal exam. Choose a time, date and location for your examination. Depending on the career that you chose, you will either have your exam on line or at a testing center.

Study the Postal Exam Book. Your local library or bookstore should have them. The Postal Exam Book will give information on the various postal exams. Utilize the practice tests and exercises to help you prepare for the exam.

Try online practice tests and study guides. The Post Office Jobs website has resources to help you up with your exam. Check out their table comparison of the various study materials.

Take the postal exam on line. It will cover memorization skills, mathematical skills and speed-reading skills.

Check your confirmation email before the proctored postal examination. It will explain the necessary materials you need prior to the examination. You will need a photo I.D., your login I.D., password and candidate I.D. You will need these materials to access the examination from the testing center. It will take 90 minutes to complete.

Wait for your exam results. You will receive them by email or air mail. When you pass the postal exam, your name goes on the hiring register, but does not guarantee you for employment right away. The hiring register is a list of considered applicants for future positions. If you fail the exam, you will not receive further consideration for the postal exam or the position you applied for.