What is PIN Code?

Postal Index Number or more popularly known as PIN code that we usually see at the end of any complete address of India. Pin code is a six-digit numeric code in the Indian postal system by India post.

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What exactly is a PIN code?

Postal Index Number, also known as a PIN code, is something that is typically found at the very end of any address that is completely spelled out in India. The Indian postal service, operated by India Post, uses a numeric code with six digits called a pin code.


List of Postal Zone Codes

India is divided into nine different postal zones, eight of which are regional zones, and one of which is a functional zone (for the Indian Army). India is divided into a total of nine postal zones, eight of which are regional zones, and one of which is a functional zone (for the Indian Army). The geographical location of the post office is denoted by the first digit of a PIN Code.


1st digit of PIN Zone States or Union Territories
1NorthDelhi, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Chandigarh
2NorthUttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand
3WestRajasthan, Gujarat, Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli
4WestMaharashtra, Goa, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh
5SouthTelangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka
6SouthTamil Nadu, Kerala, Puducherry, Lakshadweep
7EastWest Bengal, Odisha, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Meghalaya, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Assam, Sikkim
8EastBihar, Jharkhand
9APSArmy Postal Service (APS), Field Post Office (FPO)


Sorting District

When a PIN's first two digits and its third digit are added together, the result is a specific geographical region known as a sorting district (with the exception of the case where the third digit represents the functional zone for the Army).


Serial No. State Name Pin Code Start with
1Andaman & Nicobar Islands744
2Andhra Pradesh50 - 53
3Arunachal Pradesh79
4Assam78
5Bihar80 - 85
6Chandigarh160
7Chhattisgarh49
8Dadra and Nagar Haveli396
9Daman and Diu396
10Delhi11
11Goa403
12Gujarat36 - 39
13Haryana12 - 13
14Himachal Pradesh17
15Jammu and Kashmir18 - 19
16Jharkhand80 - 83
17Karnataka56 - 59
18Kerala67 - 69
19Lakshadweep682
20Madhya Pradesh45 - 48
21Maharashtra40 - 44
22Manipur79
23Meghalaya79
24Mizoram79
25Nagaland79
26Orissa75 - 77
27Pondicherry609
28Punjab16 - 16
29Rajasthan30 - 34
30Sikkim737
31Tamil Nadu60 - 64
32Telangana50 - 53
33Tripura79
34Uttar Pradesh20 - 28
35Uttarakhand24 - 26
36West Bengal70 - 74

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