Postal Index Number

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Example of a PIN: The PIN code of Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh

A Postal Index Number or PIN or Pincode is a code in the post office numbering or post code system used by India Post, the Indian postal administration. The code is six digits long. The PIN was introduced on 15 August 1972.[1][2]


2-digit postcode areas India(defined through the first two postcode digits)

There are nine PIN zones in India, including eight regional zones and one functional zone (for the Indian Army). The first digit of the PIN code indicates the region. The second digit indicates the sub-region, and the third digit indicates the sorting district within the region. The final three digits are assigned to individual post offices.


A post box with PIN (571120) marked on it

The 9 PIN zones cover the Indian states and union territories as follows:

First 2/3 Digits of PIN Postal Circle
11 Delhi
12 and 13 Haryana
14 to 15 Punjab
16 Chandigarh
17 Himachal Pradesh
18 to 19 Jammu and Kashmir
20 to 28 Uttar Pradesh/Uttrakhand
30 to 34 Rajasthan
36 to 39 Gujarat
40 Goa
40 to 44 Maharastra
45 to 48 Madhya Pradesh
49 Chhattisgarh
50 to 53 Andhra Pradesh
56 to 59 Karnataka
60 to 64 Tamil Nadu
67 to 69 Kerala
682 Lakshadweep (Islands)
70 to 74 West Bengal
744 Andaman and Nicobar Islands
75 to 77 Odisha
78 Assam
79 Arunachal Pradesh
793, 794, 783123 Meghalaya
795 Manipur
796 Mizoram
799 Tripura
80 to 85 Bihar and Jharkhand


  1. ^ India. Publications Division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India. 1974. p. 305. Retrieved 17 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Mails section". Indian government postal department. Retrieved 17 May 2013. 

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