EPFO Assistant Syllabus 2019

EPFO is one of the World’s largest Social Security Organisations in terms of clientele and the volume of financial transactions undertaken. EPFO has announced the starting date of EPFO Assistant Application Form filling. The students who want to appear for the exam must know the EPFO Assistant Syllabus 2019-

  • However, the students will get to know the update for EPFO Admit Card soon.
  • Secondly, the vacancies of EPFO posts are 280 (+11 PWD).
  • EPFO has 2 exams: Prelims & Mains according to EPFO Recruitment Notification.
  • Moreover, EPFO Assistant Syllabus has 3 main sections for Prelims: Numerical Ability, Reasoning Ability, and English Language.
  • Attempt EPFO Free Mock Tests for more practice for the Exam.

EPFO Assistant Syllabus

EPFO Assitant Syllabus | Highlights

Exam Name EPFO Assistant Recruitment
Conducting Body Employee Provident Fund Organization
Application Process 30th May to 25th June 2019
Exam Date 30th & 31st July 2019
Vacancies 280
Salary ₹ 44,900
Job Location Pan India

EPFO Assistant Syllabus 2019

  • There are two phases in the EPFO Assistant Exam- Prelims and Mains.
  • However, the syllabus for Prelims and Mains are the same.
  • There is a change in the difficulty level of the questions.
  • Also, the syllabus for the Reasoning has differed for both Prelims and Mains.
  • Besides this, there are 4 sections are there in the Mains Exam.
  • The candidates can check the details of the syllabus for both the exams in detail below-

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EPFO Assistant Syllabus for Prelims Exam

EPFO Assistant Syllabus has 3 main sections for Prelims: Numerical Ability, Reasoning Ability, and English Language. Below are the full details for each section topic-wise-

EPFO Assistant Syllabus for Numerical Ability
Indices and Surds
LCM and H.C.F
Age Problems
Boats and Stream
Clock and Calendar Problems
Decimal and Fractions
Data Interpretation – Charts and Graphs: Line Graph, Bar Graph, Pie Chart; Tabular
Caselet; Mixed DI
Mixture and Allegations
Number Series/ Number System
Permutation and Combination
Pipes and Cisterns
Profit, Loss, and Discount
Quadratic Equations
Simple and Compound Interest
Simplification & Approximation
Square root, Cube root
Time and Work
Time, Distance and Speed
Volume and Surface Area
EPFO Assistant Syllabus for the English Language
Reading Comprehension
Cloze Test
Para jumbles
Fillers – Single, Double
Odd One Out
Correct Usage
Grammar (verb, prepositions, adverbs, articles, tenses, etc)
Paragraph Completion
Vocabulary based questions
Error Spotting
Sentence Improvement
Synonyms/ Antonyms
Idioms and Phrases
One Word Substitution
Word/Phrase Replacement
EPFO Assistant Syllabus for Reasoning Ability
Alpha-numeric/Alphabetical Series
Analytical Reasoning
Verbal Reasoning
Seating Arrangement– Linear, Circular, Facing Inside/Outside, Mixed
Puzzles – Box based, Floor, Calendar, Day/Months based, etc.
Double Line-up
Input Output
Blood Relations
Directions and Distances
Ordering and Ranking
Data Sufficiency
Coding and Decoding
Coded Inequalities
Statement and Conclusion
Statement-Course of Action

EPFO Assistant Syllabus for Mains Exam

  • However, the EPFO Assistant Syllabus has 4 main sections for Prelims: Numerical Ability, Reasoning Ability, General/Economy/ Financial Awareness, and English Language.
  • Also, there are two phases in the Mains Exam of EPFO Assistant- Objective Test and Descriptive Test
  • Below are the full details for each section topic-wise-
EPFO Assistant Syllabus for Reasoning Ability (ObjectiveTest)

There are some additional topic in the syllabus of Reasoning, others are the same as in the Prelims-

Logical Reasoning (Passage Inference, Statement and Assumption, Statement & Conclusion, Argument, and Cause & Effect)
 Word Formation
 Non-Verbal Reasoning
EPFO Assistant Syllabus for General/Economy/ Financial Awareness (ObjectiveTest)
Current affairs of at least 6 month
Indian Financial Market
Capital markets and the government
Money Market
Stock markets and bond markets
The role of money markets in the financial system
Derivatives markets and private investing
The study of the foreign exchange inter-bank market
Primary markets and secondary markets, Mutual Funds
Insurance Industry
Insurance Industry
Regulatory Agencies
Special Statutes for Certain Financial Intermediaries
Establishment of FSDC
Financial Stability and Development Council
International Financial Organization

EPFO Assitant Descriptive Test Syllabus

However, there are main 3 topics in the Descriptive Test of the EPFO Assistant, which is mentioned below-

Letter Writing

EPFO Recruitment Selection Process 

The EPFO Selection Process happens in 2 Parts, which are mentioned below in brief-

Phase 1- EPFO Preliminary Exam 

  • However, this is an Objective test which happens Online
  • The Test is Bilingual and can be given in both English & Hindi.
  • Moreover, the English part has only English option.

Phase 2- EPFO Mains Exam

  • However, the test will conduct in 2 phases- Objective test and Descriptive Test.
  • The Test is Bilingual.
  • Consists of 150 Questions with Total Number of Marks being 200.

EPFO Assistant Exam Pattern

The Following EPFO Exam Pattern 2019 is followed for both Prelims & Mains (Objective Test and Descriptive Test)

Exam Pattern of EPFO Assistant Prelims 2019

SECTION Number Of Questions Marks Time Allotted
English Language 30 30 20 Minutes
Numerical Ability 35 35 20 Minutes
Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 Minutes
TOTAL 100 100 1 Hour
  • However, all sections have an allotted time limit of 20 Minutes.
  • Moreover, there will be a markdown of 1/4th marks allotted to the question for each wrong answer.
  • Due to the Time Sensitive nature of the examination, the main objective for a candidate should be to complete the sections within the time limit.
  • Although, the EPFO shortlists 10 times the number of Total vacancies from Prelims to appear for the Mains.
  • The Cut-Off is based on both the individual Section & the total marks obtained.

Exam Pattern of EPFO Assistant Mains 2019

Total Time for the EPFO Assistant Mains Examination including both Objective Test and Descriptive Test is 2 Hours 45 Minutes

A- Exam Pattern for the Objective Section
SECTION Number Of Questions Marks Time Allotted 
General/Economy/ Financial Awareness 40 40 20 Minutes
English Language 30 40 30 Minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 40 60 35 Minutes
Reasoning Intelligence 40 60 35 Minutes
TOTAL 150 200 2 Hours
B- Exam Pattern for the Descriptive Section 

This section will have 3 Questions from the Topics ( Letter Writing, Precis & Comprehension)

  • 3 Questions from this Section.
  • Topics–  Letter Writing, Precis & Comprehension.
  • However, the total Marks for this section is 30.
  • Moreover, the total time allotted for this section is 45 Minutes.
  • This section appears on the candidate’s screen immediately after submitting the Objective Exam.

EPFO Assistant Syllabus


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