EPFO Assistant Mains 2019: Detailed Exam Analysis And Review

EPFO Assistant Mains 2019 Exam Analysis, Review: 7th November 2019

EPFO Assistant Mains 2019 examination is over. Now it’s time for the much awaited EPFO Assistant Mains Exam Analysis & Review (7th November 2019). Many students have appeared for this exam today and this brings them to a step closer in their journey of getting a Job in Employees provident fund. Without wasting any moment, let’s get straight to the analysis for which you are all waiting for. Overall the exam was of a Easy-Moderate Level. 

EPFO Assistant Mains 2019 exam had 4 sections followed by a descriptive test. There were 150 total questions from the sections like – Quantitative Aptitude, English, Reasoning/intelligence, and General/ Economy/ Financial Awareness for a composite duration of 120 minutes. Out of which Reasoning section was to be done in 35 minutes, Quantitative aptitude in 35 minutes, English language in 30 Minutes and GA section in 20 minutes. 

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Note: 45 minutes were allowed for descriptive section.

EPFO Assistant Mains 2019 Exam Analysis (Over-All):
                          Sections            Good Attempts
English Language 22-24
Reasoning/Intelligence 34-36
Quantitative Aptitude 31-34
General/ Economy/ Financial Awareness 27-31
TOTAL 113-124

Quantitative Aptitude (Moderate)

This section had 40 questions for 60 marks. The level of Quantitative Aptitude was Easy-Moderate and there were 4 sets of Data Interpretation Questions.

Following were the types of DI:

Caselet DI ( Number of visitor in five different cities)
Pie Chart DI (Data given in percentage)
Tabular DI  (Total number of students were given of four schools)
Bar Graph DI (Income and expenditure were given of company of 5 months)

Topic No. of Questions Level
Data Interpretation 20 Moderate
Approximation 5 Easy
Quadratic Equation 5 Easy
Miscellaneous (Train Based, Boat & Stream, CI and SI, Profit & Loss, Time and Work, Partnership, Age Based, Mensuration etc.) 10 Easy-Moderate
Total 40 Easy-Moderate

English Language (Easy-Moderate)

The level of English Language section was Easy-Moderate.There was one question on vocab in the RC Error Detection was based on old pattern.
No. of Questions
Reading Comprehension
7 Moderate
Error Detection
4 Easy
Cloze test 5 Easy-Moderate
Sentence Rearrangement
5 Easy-Moderate
Phrase Replacement
4 Easy
Match the column
Idiom and phrase

Reasoning/Intelligence (Easy)

The level of reasoning was Easy-Moderate. Total 40 questions were asked in this topic. There were 5 sets of puzzle asked in the exam. They were based on the following topics:
  • Parallel Seating Arrangement (North/South, 7 people each side)
  • Floor based puzzle(4 floors, 8 flats)
  • Uncertain number of people ( total person 17 after arrangement)
  • Month Based puzzle (6 month, 6 cities, 6 people)
  • Circular seating arrangement (8 people, some facing center and some outside)
The questions from other topics were:
No. of Questions
Sitting Arrangement and Puzzles
5 Easy
Syllogism (Only few & Direct)
5 Easy
Alphabet Based 2 Easy
Number based 1 Easy
Miscellaneous 1 Easy

General/ Economy/ Financial Awareness (Moderate)

Most of the questions were asked from current affairs. Around 10 questions were asked from Septembers’ Current affairs (approx) and 5 question from August current affairs (Approx). Approx 4-5 question were asked from banking awareness. 1-2 questions were based on Economy survey. No single question from static awareness were asked.

Descriptive Test

There were total 3 letters (Formal/informal)were given out of which only one letter was to be done by the candidate.Only one topic were given in Precis and comprehension writing (Each) The topics were as follows:

Letter writing:

1- Letter to news paper editor for Flood Furiod (Formal)

2- Letter to a friend/Brother, asking for the places to visit while you are going to take the test in the city. (Informal)

Note: We will update the third topic of the letter as soon as we get any update from the aspirants who appear for it.

Precis topic:

Online Video Survey and Analysis


It was based on food and nature and there were around 5 questions based on it.

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