EPFO Assistant Syllabus 2019 & Exam Pattern | EPFO Assistant Recruitment 2019


Dear EP ‘ians, EPFO one of the well established organization in India have recently announced the EPFO Assistant Notification 2019, Here we have given the EPFO Assistant Syllabus & EPFO Assistant Exam Pattern for both Prelims & Mains Examination. Candidates those who has preparing for the examination can use this.

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 EPFO Assistant Recruitment 2019

Recently EPFO has announced the Recruitment Notification for the Post of EPFO Assistant with total number of vacancies of 280. To know more about the EPFO Assistant Recruitment 2019 you can Click Here.

Updated EPFO Assistant Syllabus 2019 | EPFO Assistant Exam Pattern

EPFO Assistant Selection Process:

Selection Procedure for EPFO Assistant 2019 consist of two phases,

  • Phase-I (Preliminary Examination)
  • Phase – II (Mains Examination)

EPFO Assistant Exam Pattern 2019 (Prelims)

Name of the Topic No. of Questions Marks Time Duration
English Language (English) 30 30 20 Mins
Numerical Ability (Bilingual) 35 35 20 Mins
Reasoning Ability (Bilingual) 35 35 20 Mins
TOTAL 100 100 1 Hour
  • Preliminary examination of EPFO Assistant 2019 consist of individual sectional timing
  • Negative marks will be deducted for the wrong answers
  • 1/4th of the marks will be reduced for each wrong answers.
  • Candidates will be shortlisted for EPFO Assistant Mains exam in a ratio of 1:10 i.e. based on the prelims exam performance, about 10 times of the number of vacancies in each category will be shortlisted for Mains examination (Phase-II).
  • Both Sectional & Over All Cut-offs will be applicable for Mains Examination.

Mains Examination (Phase-II) EPFO Assistant Exam Pattern 2019

Name of Topic No. of Questions Marks Duration
English Language (English) 30 40 30 Minutes
Quantitative Aptitude (Bilingual) 40 60 35 Minutes
Reasoning / Intelligence (Bilingual) 40 60 35 Minutes
General/ Economic/ Financial Awareness (Bilingual) 40 40 20 Minutes
TOTAL 150 200 2 Hours
Descriptive Paper (English Language with emphasis on comprehension and analysis) (English) 3 Topics

Letter Writing

Precis Writing


30 45 Minutes
GRAND TOTAL 153 230 2 Hours 45 Minutes
  • Marks scored in Mains Examination will be considered for the final selection.
  • Negative Marks will be applicable as mentioned above for prelims examination.
  • After completion of the Mains exam (Phase-II), descriptive paper will be conducted immediately and mode of exam will be completely online.
  • Questions for descriptive paper will be displayed on the screen and applicants should type the answers.

Click Here for EPFO Assistant Previous Year Question Paper PDF

Prelims & Mains EPFO Assistant Syllabus 2019

Here we have given the complete EPFO Assistant Syllabus 2019 for both Prelims & Mains Examination.

EPFO Assistant Syllabus 2019 (Preliminary Examination & Mains Examination):

Three topics will be common for both EPFO Assistant Prelims & Mains Examination,

  • English Language
  • Reasoning Ability
  • Numerical Ability

English Language | EPFO Syllabus 2019

You must know the basic grammar rules to get good marks in this section, even though you can increase the score by improving the Reading Skill & Vocabulary. As you know about the negative mark is applicable you have to answer more wisely.

  • Reading Comprehension (Story Based or Financial/Economy/ Social Issue Based) (Expected Level: Moderate)
  • Fill Ups (Single Fillers or Double Fillers) (Expected Level: Easy to Moderate)
  • Error Spotting  (Expected Level: Moderate)
  • Cloze Test  (Expected Level: Easy)
  • Para Jumbled/ Sentence Rearrangement  (Expected Level: Easy to Moderate)
  • Sentence Correction/ Phrase Replacement  (Expected Level: Easy to Moderate)

Numerical Ability | EPFO Assistant Syllabus 2019

To score good marks in this Numerical Ability Section you need to be very strong in mathematic calculations, speed math tricks & shortcuts. Success depends on how many questions that you answering correctly in given time duration.

  • Data Interpretation (Types: Table, Bar Graphs, Line Graphs, Pie graph) – (Expected Level: Easy to Moderate)
  • Number Series (Types: Missing Number, Wrong Number) – (Expected Level: Easy)
  • Simplification / Approximation (Expected Level: Easy)
  • Quadratic Equation (Expected Level: Easy to Moderate)
  • Application Sums / Arithmetic Topics (Ratio & Proportion, Average, Percentage, Time & Work, Probability, Mixture Allegation, Permutation Combination, Time-Speed & Distance, Boats & Streams, Profit & Loss, SI-CI, Mensuration etc.) (Expected Level: Moderate)

Reasoning Ability | EPFO Assistant Syllabus 2019

This is one of the important sections in EPFO Assistant Exam 2019, if you have good practice on this section you can easily score marks. Practice is the Key for SUCCESS, practice regularly with High Standard Questions. Accuracy is more important.

  • Seating Arrangement (Type: Circular, Linear, Rectangular and Square) (Expected Level: Moderate)
  • Puzzles (Type: Floor Based, Box, Month and days) (Expected Level: Moderate)
  • Syllogism (Expected Level: Easy to Moderate)
  • Alpha-Numeric Series (Expected Level: Easy)
  • Coding & Decoding (Expected Level: Easy to Moderate)
  • Direction Sense (Expected Level: Easy)
  • Ordering & Ranking (Expected Level: Easy)
  • Inequalities (Expected Level: Easy)

EPFO Assistant Syllabus 2019 (Mains Examination):

General/ Economic/ Financial Awareness | EPFO Assistant Syllabus 2019

Among the above given section this is the only scoring section in EPFO Assistant Examination. You should spend enough time to prepare well for this section. Revise properly before the examination, you can also practice with various GK Quiz to get more confident on the examination.

Important Static GK Topics:

  • Country, Currency and Capital
  • Head Quarters Banks/ World Organization, Taglines
  • Important Days& Themes
  • State C.M, Governor, Capital
  • Power plants
  • Stadiums, Airports, Ports
  • National Parks, Tiger reserves, Wildlife Sanctuaries
  • Sports Person, Winners, Cups, Term
  • Books and Authors
  • Rankings
  • Recent Obituaries
  • State and Central Schemes
  • Full Forms (Bank , Government Scheme)
  • State C.M, Governor, Capital
  • Committees
  • Rivers and City, Dam, Waterfalls
  • Head Quarters Banks/ World Organization, Taglines
  • State Capital, Central Ministers, Constituency
  • MoU and Name of Exercise
  • Venues of Recent Summits and Conferences
  • Temple, Palace

Important Current Affairs Topics:

  • Government Schemes
  • Appointment & Awards (National/International)
  • Agreements and MoU’s
  • Business Deals and Acquisitions
  • Sports News
  • Defense news
  • Summits and its theme
  • Money allocated for various projects
  • Books and Author
  • India’s rank in different indexes
  • Obituaries

Important Financial Related Topics:

  • Important Banking Institutions (NABARD, SIDBI, ECGC, etc)
  • Credit Rating Agencies in India
  • Types of Payments and Money Transfer (UPI, ATM, USSD.,)
  • Small Finance and Payment Banks
  • Appointments in various Financial Institutions (Both National and International)
  • Monetary Policy
  • Financial terms and concepts
  • People and Bank in News
  • Loans sanctioned by various International Financial Institutions
  • Indian and World Economy
  • Committee’s in News
  • Current affairs related to Economy
  • Financial Inclusion Schemes
  • Priority Sector Lending
  • BASEL Norms
  • Types of banking and money instruments
  • Nationalization of Banks
  • RBI News
  • Foreign Exchange Reserves
  • New technologies introduced in Banking
  • FDI
  • New schemes related to Banking
  • Banking Abbreviations

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