EPFO Assistant Mains 2019 Exam – How to start your preparation?

Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has released EPFO Recruitment Notification for 280 vacancies for the post of Assistant. The EPFO Assistant prelims exam was held on 31st July 2019. The EPFO Assistant prelims exam result is released. Candidate who have cleared the cut-off of EPFO Prelims should get ready to attempt the EPFO Mains exam. The EPFO Assistant mains exam is to be held on 7th November 2019. A handful of days are left for the mains exam, so it is important for the candidates who are giving EPFO mains exam to tighten up their belt.

To crack the exam, it is important for an aspirant to go through EPFO Assistant mains exam pattern and previous year’s question. The exam pattern and previous year’s paper forms the basis of any competitive examination. In this article, we will give you the details of EPFO Assistant exam pattern and strategy to crack the same.

EPFO Assistant Mains Exam Pattern 2019

EPFO Assistant exam follows the trend of other banking examination. It has almost the same pattern as the bank exam. However, the difference lies in the way the question are asked and the scoring topics. Before we go to the strategy and topics, we are giving the EPFO Assistant mains exam pattern here:

Subjects No of Questions Maximum Marks Duration Medium
Reasoning Ability 40 60 35 Hindi and English
General/ Financial/ Economic Awareness 40 40 20 Hindi and English
English 30 40 30 English
Quantitative Aptitude 40 60 35 Hindi and English
Descriptive English 3 30 45 English
Total 153 230 2 hours 45 minutes

There is a penalty of 1/4th marks for each wrong answers. No penalty for un-attempted questions are there. The marks for the mains or phase II exam is considered for the merit list. The prelims exam is qualifying in nature.

EPFO Assistant Mains Exam Strategy

You can prepare for EPFO Assistant mains exam like other banking exam due to the similarity in the exam pattern. However, there is a difference in the level of difficulty and scoring topics. We are providing you a general strategy to help you in cracking EPFO Assistant mains exam in less than a month. Here we go:

Study plan: The study plan is the most important step towards cracking EPFO Assistant exam. Frame a study plan as per the syllabus and previous year’s paper. Stick to the plan and plan it in a smart way.

Syllabus and previous year’s paper: Every competitive exam demands analysis of its nature. Go through EPFO Assistant exam pattern, syllabus and previous year’s question paper to know about all about the examination.

What to study? EPFO Assistant mains exam may have some similarity in pattern with other banking exams but it varies in the number of qiestion asked. Unlike other banking examinations, Data Interpretation (DI) is not a scoring topic. All the topics has equal importance in EPFO Assistant exam. So, candidates who are about to appear for EPFO Assistant mains examination are suggested to go through all the topics and need to give as many mock as possible because it can only eliminate the mindset of focussing more on the banking exam important topics.

General/ Economic/ Financial Awareness: This section needs extensive effort as it is dynamic in nature. Read newspaper and last 4-5 months current affairs. Some of the static parts can be read in accordance with the last year’s trend and syllabus.

Mock test: Solve as many mock as possible. It is the key to sail through most of the competitive examination. If you don’t find a a test series, click on the link given below.

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Other things: For the first 10-15 days clear out your concept and revise accordingly. As the exam approches, do not read anything new. Revise all the topics. Keep a eagle’s eye on general awareness section. Practice for Descriptive english section as well as it can fetch you marks in just three questions. Do not panic and relax your mind.

All the best for the exams!!

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