EPFO Assistant Exam Pattern, Marking Scheme 2022

By C.Suvarna | Updated on: Mar 14, 2023

EPFO Assistant Exam Pattern

 EPFO Assistant Exam 2022

Before you dive into your EPFO Assistant 2022 exam preparation, it is important that you are aware of the EPFO Assistant selection process. The exam pattern for EPFO Assistant recruitment comprises of two stages -

  • Preliminary Examination / Phase 1
  • Mains Examination / Phase 2

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EPFO Assistant Prelims

EPFO Assistant Prelims is the first stage to reach the next stage. The EPFO Prelims will have three sections with an overall time limit of 1 hour. Each section will have a separate time limit and once the limit has been exhausted you cannot attempt the previous section. For more details on the exam pattern of EPFO Assistant Prelims check below.

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

If you clear the EPFO Assistant Prelims online test you will be called for Mains. The exam pattern of the EPFO Mains exam for Assistant consists of four sections along with a descriptive test. The total time limit will be 2 hours 30 minutes. The descriptive test will be held soon after the EPFO Assistant Mains exam. For more details refer below.

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 Marking Scheme

There is negative marking too in the EPFO recruitment exam. For every wrong answer that you attempt in the EPFO exam, one fourth of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as a penalty. 

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

The EPFO Assistant exam will be bilingual in nature. However, the English Language section can be attempted in English only.

EPFO Assistant Free Mock Test

Practice is the key to success and daily practice of a mock test will help you in increasing your speed and accuracy. ixamBee EPFO Assistant practice test will help you work on your weak points through the analysis report section. You will gain the confidence to ace any challenge in the EPFO exam 2022.

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Phase 1 or Prelims is qualifying in nature and marks scored will not be counted for preparing the EPFO Assistant final merit.
Yes, there will be separate timings allotted to each section in the EPFO online exam.
Candidates will be selected for EPFO Assistant Mains in the ratio of 1:10 in each category on the basis of their performance in Prelims.
The cut-offs will be applied in two stages for the EPFO Assistant exam - scores in individual tests and on total score

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