What is PIN Code or Postal Code?

  • PIN (Postal Index Number) is a 6 digit number assigned by postal authority of India to every post office to identify it uniquely.
  • The Indian postal service is divided into 9 regions and 19 postal circles.
  • In PINCODE First digit indicates one of the 8 regions in India.
  • Together with first digit and second digit indicates one of the 19 postal circles.
  • and the first 3 digits together indicate revenue district and the last 3 digits refer to the delivery Post Office.

9 Regions of Indian Post Service

First Digit Region States Comes in Region
1 NorthernDelhi, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir
2 NorthernUttar Pradesh and Uttaranchal
3 WesternRajasthan and Gujarat
4 WesternMaharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Chattisgarh
5 SouthernAndhra Pradesh and Karnataka
6 SouthernKerala and Tamil Nadu
7 EasternWest Bengal, Orissa and North Eastern
8 EasternBihar and Jharkand
9 APSArmy Postal Service

Find state from first 2 digit of PINCODE

CODE REPRESENTING STATE
11 DELHI
12 and 13 HARYANA
14 and 16 CHANDIGARH
14 to 16 PUNJAB
17 HIMACHAL PRADESH
18 and 19 JAMMU & KASHMIR
20 to 28 UTTAR PRADESH
24 and 26 UTTARAKHAND
30 to 34 RAJASTHAN
36 to 39 GUJARAT
36 and 39 DAMAN & DIU
39 DADRA & NAGAR HAVELI
40 GOA
40 to 44 MAHARASHTRA
45 to 48 MADHYA PRADESH
49 CHATTISGARH
50 TELANGANA
50 to 53 ANDHRA PRADESH
56 to 59 KARNATAKA
53, 60 and 67 PONDICHERRY
60 to 64 TAMIL NADU
67 to 69 KERALA
68 LAKSHADWEEP
70 to 74 WEST BENGAL
73 SIKKIM
74 ANDAMAN & NICOBAR ISLANDS
75 to 77 ODISHA
78 ASSAM
78 and 79 MEGHALAYA
79 ARUNACHAL PRADESH, MANIPUR, MIZORAM, NAGALAND, TRIPURA
80 to 85 BIHAR
81, 82 and 83 JHARKHAND