EPFO Assistant

EPFO Assistant Exam Highlights

Employees’ Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) is one of the largest organizations which is responsible for maintaining and looking after the Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF) which is a retirement benefit scheme available for all salaried employees. EPFO recruits eligible citizens of India to various posts and gives a chance to serve in this large organization. It will invite applications from all the eligible citizens of India to apply for the post of Assistant. The registration process for the same will commence once the notification is out. EPFO will be conducting an online examination in two stages to recruit the candidates. All candidates should apply for this as it is a good gateway to enter government sector.

EPFO Assistant Exam Highlights

Organization NameEmployees’ Provident Fund Organisation
Job Type Central govt.
Job Name Assistant
Total Vacancy To be announced
Job Location India
Last Date for Submission of EPFO application To be announced

EPFO Assistant Exam Notification

The notification for the post of EPFO ‘Assistants’ Recruitment can be expected to be release in the upcoming month. Being a central government job it holds a lot of importance along with the opportunity of working in a large organization. EPFO vacancies for the post of ‘Assistants’ is expected to be fill by large number of candidates. The total number of vacancies can not be told now but we will update you with all the minute details once the notification is out. The interested candidates should apply as soon as online link is active to avoid last minute rush. The candidates who will get selected as Assistants will be eligible to receive a pay according to the 7th Pay Commission.

EPFO Assistant Exam Syllabus

Being one of the most important exams of the year owing to the attractive pay scale and other facilities, the EPFO Assistant 2021 Exam needs extra attention. Thus,maintaining your focus you need to prepare yourself well for the challenge. To start off with the preparation, you will first need the syllabus of the EPFO Assistant 2021 Exam, so that you know what to study. Refer to the complete syllabus here:

Quantitative AptitudeReasoning AbilityGeneral AwarenessEnglish Language
Ratio and Proportion Inequality Current Affairs Grammar
Average Coding Decoding Indian Financial System Vocabulary
Time and Work Syllogism Indian Banking System Error Spotting
Speed, Distance and Time Machine Input Output Monetary Plans Comprehension
Mixture and Allegations Data Sufficiency National Institution Passage Making
Stocks and Shares Circular Arrangement Banking Terms Jumble Words
Percentage Linear Arrangement   Fill in the Blanks
Permutation and Combination Floor Puzzle   Sentence Framing
Algebra Scheduling    
Trigonometry Verbal Reasoning    
Data Interpretation Ordering and Ranking    
Mensuration Arrangement and Pattern    
Probability Blood Relations    
Set Theory Direction and Distance    

EPFO Assistant Exam Pattern

The recruitment notification for EPFO Assistants can be expected in the upcoming months. But, before you start the preparation, you should collect all information related to the exam. EPFO Assistant 2021 Examination will be conducted in online mode which will have two phases.

  • Phase 1- Preliminary Exam (Prelims)
  • Phase 2- Main Exam (Mains)

Phase 1 (Prelims) will have three tests carrying 100 marks and Phase 2 (Mains) will have five tests including one 'descriptive' paper of English. This phase will carry total 230 marks. Except the test on English Language, all tests will be bilingual.

  • There will be sectional cut-off and overall cut-off in both the phases.

EPFO Assistant Prelims (Phase 1 ) Exam Pattern

EPFO Assistant Prelims will be conducted online. It is one of the most important examinations and many candidates will apply for the same. Phase 1 or Preliminary Exam of EPFO Assistant 2021 will be an online objective examination with multiple choice questions. It will have three tests: English Language, Reasoning Ability & Numerical Aptitude. All the sections will be allotted separate sectional timing of 20 minutes each. Total number of questions will be 100 and the total marks will also be 100. Phase 1 of EPFO Assistant Examination will be qualifying  in nature. There will be both sectional and overall cut-off in Phase 1. There will also be a negative marking of 0.25 marks.

Phase 1 – Preliminary Examination

S.No.Name of the Test (Objective Tests)No.of QuestionsMax. MarksDuration
1 English Language 30 30 20 Minutes
2 Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 Minutes
3 Numerical Aptitude 35 35 20 Minutes
Total 100 100 60 Minutes

EPFO Assistant Mains (Phase 2 ) Exam Pattern

EPFO Assistant Mains will be held a few days after the Phase1 exam. All the candidates who will be able to qualify Phase 1, will be called for Phase 2 (Mains). The Main Exam of EPFO Assistant 2021 will also be an online objective test which will consist of four objective tests: English Language, Reasoning/Intelligence, General/Economy/Financial Awareness and Quantitative Aptitude.All these sections will comprise of 150 questions and different sectional timings will be allotted to all the sections. There will also be a Descriptive Paper of English which will have 3 questions worth 30 marks and 45 minutes will be provided for the test. Therefore the total timing will be 2 hours 45 minutes. Phase 2 will also have sectional and overall cut-offs which the candidates will have to qualify in order to get selected. This is the final stage of the selection process.

S. no.Name of the Test (Objective Tests)No. of QuestionsMax MarksDuration
1. Reasoning/ Intelligence 40 60 35 minutes
2. General/ Economy/
Financial Awareness
40 40 20 minutes
3. English Language 30 40 30 minutes
4. Quantitative Aptitude 40 60 35 minutes
Total 150 200 2 hours
5. Descriptive Paper (English Language with emphasis on comprehension and analysis) 3(letter,précis’,comprehension) 30 45 minutes
Grand Total 153 230 2 hours 45 minutes

EPFO Assistant Exam Dates

EPFO Recruitment Notification 2021 is unpredictable notification which if come will be a pleasant surprise for every job aspirant who has been trying his/her luck in the government sector jobs. All the interested candidates should pull up their socks and start preparing instead of waiting for the notification. Before you start off with making a plan, you should know all the important dates related to the exam. The EPFO Assistant registration process will start once the notification is out and then Prelims will be held after which the results will be declared which will be followed by the EPFO Assistant Main Exam. Refer to the table below for more details.

EPFO Assistant Exam Dates

EventImportant Date
EPFO Apply Online Begins To be announced
Last Date to Apply Online To be announced
EPFO Admit Card Download To be announced
EPFO Assistant Exam Date (Prelims) To be announced
EPFO Assistant Exam Result To be announced

EPFO Assistant Salary

A candidate will get selected as an EPFO Assistant after qualifying the second phase of EPFO Assistant Exam 2021. There will not be any other stage for selection. A candidate who gets appointed as an Assistant in EPFO will be entitled to receive salary under Level-7 of Pay Matrix. This will come under the 7th Pay Commission.

  • The starting salary of an EPFO Assistant will be somewhere around Rs.44,900/-.
  • EPFO Assistant will also receive additional benefits as Dearness Allowance (DA), House Rent Allowance (HRA) & Transport Allowance and other allowances also.
EPFO Assistant Rupees 44,900/- per month (approx)

EPFO Assistant Job Profile

EPFO or Employees' Provident Fund Organization is an organization which maintains all the records related to Provident Funds of government employees, their pension and all the Insurance schemes. It is counted among the largest social security organizations in India. Therefore, we can get an idea that the job of an EPFO Assistant is not going to be an easy task. An EPFO Assistant will have to  maintain all these records of the government employees. EPFO being a Central Government job, offers great working experience along with the facilities and allowances provided under this job. Maintaining the large amount of data will be a challenging task for an EPFO Assistant.

EPFO Assistant Vacancy

EPFO will be among the most sought-after jobs owing to the perks and benefits and the attractive salary being offered here. EPFO vacancies will be divided among all the categories and the candidates should read all information properly and check all the vacancies for all the categories.  If the vacancies will be less, the level of the exam will be tough. Thus, get hold of the information and start preparing accordingly. Since the notification is not out so given below is previous year vacancies

28 76 42 21 03

EPFO Assistant Exam Marking scheme

The EPFO Assistant 2021 Recruitment Examination will be having two phases. The first phase will have 100 questions and the second phase will have 153 questions.

  • All the questions will carry 1 mark each.
  • For every incorrect answer 1/4th of the marks allotted to that question will be deducted,i.e.0.25 marks.

EPFO Assistant Marking Scheme

EPFO Asssistant Marking SchemeConsidered Marks
For correct answers 1 mark each
For wrong answers 0.25 marks
For not attempted 0 (no marks)

EPFO Assistant Exam Language

EPFO will conduct an online examination for EPFO Assistants Recruitment. Candidates will be able to attempt the exam in both Hindi and English language. The test of English Language will have to be attempted only in English.  Candidates will have to choose their default language before attempting the exam. If by chance you want to view any particular question in another language, you can do so by selecting the language from the drop down menu. This will not be applicable to the English Language section.

EPFO Assistant Eligibility Criteria

EPFO is one of the largest organizations of India. It offers great work opportunities along with other facilities. Most of the job aspirants must be interested in applying for a job in EPFO.  A large number of candidates can be expected to apply for the same because its notification does not come every year. To ensure that you are able to fill the application form successfully and are able to acheive what you wish to,  you should first make sure that you are eligible for the job post, according to all the requirements mentioned in the notification. All candidates need to follow the mentioned criteria and if fail to do so, you will not be able to apply or appear in the EPFO Assistant Exam.

EPFO Assistant Educational Criteria

EPFO Assistant is an important job role and will be applied by a large number of candidates. The registration process will start once the notification is out. Before you start applying for EPFO Assistant 2021 Exam, you should first check if you possess the required educational qualifications that are needed in order to appear for the exam. EPFO mentions a particular educational criteria where it specifies the educational qualifications that one needs to possess in order to be eligible for the post. A candidate who wants to apply for the post should possess a Bachelor's degree from a recognized university or equivalent. 

PostEducational Criteria
EPFO Assistant Bachelor's degree from a recognized university or equivalent

EPFO Assistant Age Criteria

To be able to fill the application form for EPFO Assistant 2021 Recruitment, you need to follow the age criteria mentioned by EPFO. To be eligible for the post, you should not be less than 20 years and not more than 27 years, as on the date mentioned in the official notification. This age criteria will be applicable to all the categories except few.

PostAge Criteria
EPFO Assistant Minimum: 20 years/Maximum: 27 years

EPFO Assistant Age Relaxation

Except the age criteria mentioned in the notification, there is also a provision of age relaxation for some of the categories. This gives an advantage to certain category of candidates. The relaxation period may differ depending on the various categories. It is advised to all the candidates who wish to apply for the exam, to read the complete notification properly and then fill the form. 

CategoryAge Relaxation
SC/ST up to 5 years
OBC – NCL up to 3 years
Employees of Central Government & departmental candidates i.e employees of the Employees’ Provident Fund Organization.
  • General - up to 40 years
  • OBC - up to 43 years
  • SC/ST - up to 45 years
A person with Disabilities
  • General (PWD) - 10 years
  • OBC (PWD) - 13 years
  • SC/ST (PWD) - 15 years

EPFO Assistant How to Apply

The notification for EPFO Assistant 2021 Recruitment can be expected soon and the interested candidates can apply once the online link is active. The application will have to be done only in online mode. To make sure you do not make any mistakes while filling the form, you should know the complete process in advance. The application process is divided into a few simple steps:

  • Candidates should visit the official website of EPFO: www.epfindia/.gov.in and click on the option ‘APPLY ONLINE FOR RECRUITMENT TO THE POST OF ASSISTANT - 2021 IN EPFO’.
  • To start the registration, you need to click on “Click here for Registration’’ where you will have to enter all the basic details like name,contact, email id etc.
  • A provisional register number and password will be generated which should be saved by you for future reference. In case you are unable to complete the application, you can revisit the website and with the help of this registration number and password, you can log in and complete the application.
  • Make sure you enter all correct details and click on “Save & Next” button thereafter.
  • You will also have to upload your scanned photograph, signature and handwritten declaration according to the specifications mentioned by EPFO.
  • After all the details have been filled and uploaded, you need to make the online fee payment. Click on the ‘payment’ tab and choose one of the online options provided there.
  • Click on the ‘Submit’ button.

EPFO Assistant Application Fee

The candidates will have to pay the online application fee after the application form has been filled. Candidates can make the payment through any of the online options provided. The fee amount will be different according to the categories. Refer to the table given below for the fee details:

SC/ST/PWD/ Departmental Candidates, Female Candidates & Economically Weaker Section Rs. 250
Other Category Rs. 500

EPFO Assistant Exam Centres

The examination for EPFO Assistant will be conducted in online mode all across the country. Due to the online mode EPFO will have to allot various centres for the exam to be conducted online, where all the facilities will be available to ensure that the exam is conducted smoothly. EPFO will allot various exam centres in various states according to the choice of the candidates. Once the selection of centre is done, you can not change your preference. EPFO though reserves the right to add or remove any centre at its discretion. EPFO has released a complete list of the exam centres allotted throughout the country.

S. No.Name of State/Union TerritoryS. No. CentreExamination CentreCode
1 Andaman & Nicobar Island 1 Port Blair 101
2 Andhra Pradesh 2 Guntur 102
3 Arunachal Pradesh 3 Itanagar 103
4 Assam 4 Guwahati 104
5 Bihar 5 Patna 105
6 Chhatisgarh 6 Raipur 106
7 Delhi 7 Delhi 107
8 Goa 8 Panjim 108
9 Gujarat 9 Ahmedabad 109
10 Vadodara 110
11 Surat 111
10 Haryana 12 Faridabad 112
11 Himachal Pradesh 13 Shimla 113
12 Jharkhand 14 Ranchi 114
13 Karnataka 15 Bangalore 115
16 Gulbarga 116
14 Kerala 17 Thiruvanathpuram 117
15 Madhya Pradesh 18 Bhopal 118
19 Indore 119
20 Mumbai 120

EPFO Assistant Exam Admit Card

After the registration process of EPFO Assistant 2021 will be completed and the application will be done by all the candidates, the admit card for Phase 1 will be released which will be available online on the EPFO website. Candidates will have to download their admit cards from the website. The admit card will contain all the details related to the exam venue, date, time and other instructions. Candidates will have to bring the copy of admit card along with a copy of valid identity proof with your photograph affixed thereon.

EPFO Assistant Online Course

EPFO is one of the largest government organizations in India and therefore holds a lot of importance for all the job aspirants who have been preparing hard and for long to grab a government job. Looking at the importance of the post of EPFO Assistant, a candidate needs to be fully prepared for the examination which requires complete dedication towards the goal. A candidate needs to be fully aware of the information related to the exam followed by a good preparation strategy. To assist you in your preparation and to ensure your success, ixamBee has designed an online course for EPFO Assistant which will guide you through the complete preparation. The course is well-curated and designed by the experts who have ample of experience in the respective field. The course consists of:

  • 360+ Videos covering the entire syllabus of Prelims and Mains Exam including videos for Descriptive paper.
  • 80+ Videos out of total 360 videos prepared exclusively for Mains examination explaining the correct approach to solve difficult and time taking questions along with the concepts and shortcuts.
  • Study notes in PDF format specially for General/Economy/Financial Awareness, Descriptive paper and wherever required for easy learning and quick revision.
  • 10 EPFO Assistant Prelims Mock test
  • 5 EPFO Assistant Mains Mock Test
  • 5 for EPFO Descriptive Paper
  • Total 4000+ practice questions with solutions and proper explanations in the form of Chapter tests, assignments, section tests,and Mock Tests to make you practice exhaustively making you confident both for speed and accuracy to face the exam and come out with flying colors
  • Live Classes for doubt clarification with the subject experts where you can get all your queries related to any subject clarified.

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EPFO Assistant Free Mock Tests

To make sure you are ahead of every other candidate in the competition for EPFO Assistant 2021 Exam, you need to be in regular touch with the exam pattern and the latest type of questions that are coming in the recent examinations. You should first go on with preparing a good preparation strategy which covers all the subjects and their topics in a good manner. Along with strategy you will also need a lot of practice which will help in maintaining your pace, as knowledge alone will not be helpful until and unless you are able to maintain your speed and manage your time, which you will acheive only through regular practice of mock tests. ixamBee provides free mock tests for EPFO Assistant 2021 Exam. Practice and become perfect.

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EPFO Assistant Preparation Strategy

A notification like EPFO Assistant Recruitment should fairly be followed by an immediate registration which should further be followed by a good preparation strategy. The level of all the exams have been increasing every year and EPFO Assistant being an important and much-awaited notification will be preferred by many. Thus, making the competition tougher. To beat the tough competition you should keep few things in mind:

  • Get hold of the complete syllabus
  • Divide the time accordingly
  • Try to set short-term goals
  • Do not follow a fixed strategy
  • Dont forget to include practice in your time-table.

EPFO Assistant Books 2021

A good preparation depends on the quality of study material. So you should make sure that you study from the right books and gain the right knowledge. Go for the best books available for EPFO Assistant exam to crack it. Whether you study E-books or offline, books help immensely in building the basics of any subject. Listed below is the table of the EPFO Assistant exam books which will prove worthy in your exam preparation.

Reasoning A Modern Approach to Verbal and Non Verbal Reasoning R.S. Aggarwal
Analytical Reasoning MK Pandey
How to Crack Test of Reasoning: In All Competitive Exam Arihant Publication
A New Approach to Reasoning Verbal and Non-Verbal B.S. Sijwali & Indu Sijwali
Quantitative Aptitude Magical book on Quicker Maths M Tyra
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Exams R.S. Aggarwal
Fast Track Objective Arithmetic Rajesh Verma
Class Notes SS Bharti
General/ Economy/ Financial Awarenes Banking Awareness Arihant Publication
Static General Knowledge Arihant Publication
General Knowledge Lucent
Banking Awareness Handbook of Banking Information N.S Toor
English Language High School English Grammar and Composition Wren and Martin
Objective General English SP Bakshi
Word Power Made Easy Norman Lewis
Daily News Paper and Vocabulary Preferable The Hindu
Hindi Language IBPS RRBs Objective General Hindi Kiran Editorial

EPFO Assistant Blogs

EPFO Assistant 2021 Examination is going to be one of the toughest and most chased competition. The EPFO Exam notification is unpredictable therefore you need to be ready for any unexpected pattern in the exam. You should gather as much information as possible from any resource available. To gather more and more information, you can read the blogs available for EPFO Assistant Recruitment 2021 so that you may have a good idea about the exam.

EPFO Assistant 2019: Last Minute Tips To Nail Phase I Exam

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EPFO Assistant 2019: EPFO Study Plan To Ace The Exam

EPFO Assistant 2019: Practice EPFO Free Mock Tests To Score High

EPFO Assistant Exam Analysis

Going through previous year exam analysis is important as it makes you aware of the difficulty level of the exam. Given below is the exam analysis of EPFO Assistant exam, you can go through it and devise your own strategy.

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EPFO Assistant 2019 - How to prepare for Quantitative Aptitude

EPFO Assistant 2019 - How to prepare for Reasoning Section

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q1: Can those students who are appearing in final year of Graduation or awaiting results for the same apply for any post in EPFO Assistant 2021 Recruitment?

No.Candidates who are appearing in the final year of Graduation can NOTapply for the EPFO Assistant 2021 Exam.

Q2: Can I choose Hindi as the exam language in EPFO Assistant 2021 Exam?

Yes. EPFO Assistant 2021 Exam is bilingual. You can choose Hindi or English as per your choice, except in the test of English Language.

Q3:  Is EPFO Assistant 2021 Exam Online?

Yes, EPFO Assistant 2021 Exam will be online.

Q4: Is there any sectional or over-all cut-off in the EPFO Assistant 2021 Exam?

Yes, there will be sectional as well as over-all cut-off in the EPFO Assistant 2021 Exam.

Q5: What is the age limit for EPFO Assistant 2021 Exam?

The minimum age limit for EPFO Assistant 2021 Exam is 20 years and the maximum age is 27 years.

Q6: Is there any limit on the number of attempts in the EPFO Assistant 2021 Exam?

No,there is no such limit on the number of attempts in the EPFO Assistant 2021 Exam.

Q7: Is there a facility of reservation for Economically Weaker Sections?

Yes. There is a facility for reservation for Economically Weaker Sections. The reservation would be available only after producing the Income and Asset Certificate

Q8: Is preliminary exam qualifying in nature?

Yes, the preliminary phase of any examination is qualifying in nature. The marks obtained in this phase are only for shortlisting of candidates for the Mains (second phase). These marks will not be considered in the final selection.

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