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EPFO Assistant Exam 2021

Eligibility | Dates | Pattern | Syllabus

Last Updated on 16th April, 2021
Employees Provident Fund Organization

The Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) is a reputed organization responsible for handling the provident funds of crores of working professionals in the country. It is controlled by the Ministry of Labour and Employment and is considered to be the largest social security organization in the world in terms of the volumes of transactions it processes.

EPFO Assistant is a central government job. EPFO provides attractive salary and other allowances to it’s employees. Job profile includes managing the huge amount of beneficiaries’ data and accounting of financial transfers. They coordinates the distribution of PF, Insurance and pension scheme.

Exam Highlights

Level of Exam Graduate, National Level
Exam Medium English
Exam Frequency Once in a year
Purpose of the Exam To recruit candidates for the post of assistant in the Employees Provident Fund Organization.
Conducting Body Employees Provident Fund Organization
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EPFO Assistant Exam Eligibity Criteria 2021

  1. Nationality
  2. A candidate must be either:
    a. a citizen of India, or
    b. a subject of Nepal, or
    c. a subject of Bhutan, or
    d. a Tibetan refugee who came over to India, before the 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
    e. a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.
    Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (b), (c), (d) and (e) above shall be a person in whose favor a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.

  3. Educational Qualification
  4. Graduates from any field are eligible to appear in the examination.

  5. Age Limit
  6. The age of the candidate to appear in the EPFO Assistant Exam should be minimum of 20 years and maximum of 27 years.
    However, there are age relaxations for candidates belonging to the reserved categories. They are given below in the table:
    Category Upper Age Limit
    SC/ST 32 years
    OBC–NC 30 years
    Employees of Central Government & departmental candidates (General) 40 years
    Employees of Central Government & departmental candidates (SC/ST) 45 years
    Employees of Central Government & departmental candidates (OBC) 43 years
    PwD + General 37 years
    PwD + OBC 40 years
    PwD + SC/ST 42 years

  7. Restrictions on Attempts
  8. There is no such restriction on the number of attempts as long as the age criteria is being fulfilled.

EPFO Assistant Exam Important Dates 2021

Event Date
Starting Date of Application To be notified
Last Date of Application To be notified
Admit Card Release Date To be notified
Preliminary Exam Date To be notified
Preliminary Exam Result Date To be notified
Main Exam Date To be notified
Main Examination Result Date To be notified

EPFO Assistant Exam Pattern 2021

  •  Phase –I is qualifying in nature and marks will not be reckoned for final merit.
  • For each wrong answer, there will be a negative marking of one-fourth of the mark assigned to that question.
  • The candidates will be shortlisted for Phase-II in the ratio of 1:10 i.e. about 10 times the number of vacancies in each category on the basis of their performance in Phase – I.
  • The marks obtained in Phase – II will be considered for final selection.
  • For each wrong answer, there will be a negative marking of one-fourth of the mark assigned to that question.
  • Descriptive paper will be completely online. The descriptive paper will be conducted online immediately after completion of online objective test of Phase-II Main Examination.
  • Qualifying Marks in Phase-I (Preliminary Exam.) and Phase – II (Main Exam.) will be decided at per the discretion of EPFO.

Pattern for Preliminary Examination

The EPFO Assistant Preliminary exam consists of an objective test that will be conducted online. This test is bilingual (available in both English and Hindi) except for the English section.

Sl. No. Name of the Paper/Section Nature Nos. of Questions Question Type Duration Negative Marking Marks
1 English Language

This paper will check the English language proficiency of the students

Qualifying Nature 30 Objective (Multiple Choice) 20 mins 0.25 30
2 Reasoning Ability

This paper will check the reasoning ability of the candidates

Qualifying Nature 35 Objective (Multiple Choice) 20 mins 0.25 35
3 Numerical Aptitude

This paper will check the mathematical skills of the candidates

Qualifying Nature 35 Objective (Multiple Choice) 20 mins 0.25 35
Total Marks* 100

*The total marks shown here are considered for merit ranking purposes.

Pattern for Main Examination

The EPFO Assistant Mains exam will consist of an online objective test consisting of 150 questions of 200 marks. Each section will be allocated a time duration if the time gets over then you will be automatically directed to the next section.

Sl. No. Name of the Paper/Section Nature Nos. of Questions Question Type Duration Negative Marking Marks
1 Reasoning/ Intelligence

This paper will check the reasoning ability of the candidates

Merit Ranking Nature 40 Objective (Multiple Choice) 35 mins 0.25 60
2 General/ Economy/ Financial Awareness

This paper will check the general knowledge of the candidates

Merit Ranking Nature 40 Objective (Multiple Choice) 20 mins 0.25 40
3 English Language

This paper will check the English language proficiency of the students.

Merit Ranking Nature 30 Objective (Multiple Choice) 30 mins 0.25 40
4 Quantitative Aptitude

This paper will check the mathematical skills of the candidates

Merit Ranking Nature 40 Objective (Multiple Choice) 35 mins 0.25 60
Total Marks* 200

*The total marks shown here are considered for merit ranking purposes.

Pattern for Descriptive Paper (English Language)

Descriptive Paper (English Language with emphasis on comprehension and analysis)

Sl. No. Name of the Paper/Section Nature Nos. of Questions Question Type Duration Negative Marking Marks
1 Descriptive Paper (English Language)
Merit Ranking Nature 3 Descriptive 45 mins 30
Total Marks* 30

*The total marks shown here are considered for merit ranking purposes.

EPFO Assistant Exam Syllabus 2021

Syllabus for Preliminary Examination

1 English Language

  • Error spotting
  • Theme based questions
  • Reading comprehension
  • Sentence correction
  • Odd one out
  • Fillers
  • Sentence improvement and rearrangement
  • Para jumbles
  • Cloze test

2 Reasoning Ability

  • Puzzle and seating arrangement
  • Input output
  • Alphanumeric series
  • Syllogism
  • Coding- Decoding
  • Blood relations
  • Data sufficiency
  • Inequality
  • Direction sense
  • Order and ranking
  • Verbal reasoning

3 Numerical Aptitude

  • Simplification
  • Profit and loss
  • Mixture
  • Approximation
  • Data interpretation
  • Speed time and distance
  • Mathematical inequality
  • Quadratic equation
  • Time and work
  • Simple and compound interest
  • Number series

Syllabus for Main Examination

1 Reasoning/ Intelligence

  • Puzzle and seating arrangement
  • Input output
  • Alphanumeric series
  • Syllogism
  • Coding- Decoding
  • Blood relations
  • Data sufficiency
  • Inequality
  • Direction sense
  • Order and ranking
  • Verbal reasoning

2 General/ Economy/ Financial Awareness

  • Science and defence
  • Books and authors
  • Appointments and resignations
  • Committees
  • Schemes
  • Awards and honours
  • National and international affairs
  • Agreements and MOU’s
  • Summits and conference
  • Important days
  • Sports news
  • Obituaries
  • National and International organization

3 English Language

  • Error spotting
  • Theme based questions
  • Reading comprehension
  • Sentence correction
  • Odd one out
  • Fillers
  • Sentence improvement
  • Rearrangement
  • Para jumbles

4 Quantitative Aptitude

  • Simplification
  • Profit and loss
  • Mixture
  • Approximation
  • Data interpretation
  • Speed time and distance
  • Mathematical inequality
  • Quadratic equation
  • Time and work
  • Simple and compound interest
  • Number series

Syllabus for Descriptive Paper (English Language)

1 Descriptive Paper (English Language)

  • Letter
  • Precis
  • Comprehension.

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