The Indian postal department uses a Postal Index Number (PIN) or Pincode for identifying delivery post office address location. The PIN code is a 6 digit number and the numbers are divided into 9 postal zones. The first digit represents the region, the second digits represent the sub-region, the third digit represents the district of the state and the remaining three digits represents the post office.


Pin Code Directory of India



Postal Zones in India

  • 1 - Chandigarh, Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab
  • 2 - Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand
  • 3 - Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu, Gujarat, Rajasthan
  • 4 - Chhattisgarh, Goa, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra
  • 5 - Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Telangana
  • 6 - Kerala, Lakshadweep, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu
  • 7 - Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Odisha, Sikkim, Tripura, West Bengal
  • 8 - Bihar, Jharkhand
  • 9 - Army Post office (APO), Field Post office (FPO)

Postal Zones in India

  • The first digit indicates the region of the state.
  • The second digit indicates the sub region of the postal circle.
  • The third digit indicates the postal district of the state.
  • The last 3 digits indicates the delivery Post Office.