EPFO Assistant Recruitment 2019 – Important FAQs & Analysis

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EPFO Assistant Recruitment 2019: Important FAQs

EPFO Assistant Recruitment 2019: FAQs

Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has released the official notification for  Recruitment to the post of Assistant. This is a golden opportunity for all the government job aspirants as it is a central Government Job & exam will be conducted by IBPS. Here are the answers to frequently asked questions about EPFO Assistant Official Notification 2019.

☛ What are the posts available on this recruitment project?

The post which will be available in this recruitment project by EPFO is ASSISTANTS
☛ When will be the exam conducted?
The Tentative dates for Preliminary Exam (Phase I) is 30th July & 31st July 2019.
The Main Examination (Phase-II) dates will be announced by EPFO soon.
☛ How many vacancies are there?
The number of vacancies are 280.
☛ Is there any provision for EWS?
Yes! Separate vacancies are mentioned for  EWS Quota. Please refer EPFO Assistant 2019 official notification for details.
☛ When will the registration start?
Registration will begin from 30th May 2019.
☛ What is the last date to apply for this post?
The last date to apply for this post is 25th June 2019.
☛ What is the selection procedure of EPFO Assistant 2019?
The selection for EPFO Assistant will be done through a two-tiered process:
Phase I – Preliminary Examination (Objective)
Phase II – Main Examination (Objective + Descriptive)
☛ Will the exam be conducted online or offline (OMR Based)?
The Written Examination forEPFO Assistant will be conducted online (Both Prelims and Mains).
☛ What is the age criteria to apply in this common written exam?
Minimum Age: 20 years
Maximum Age: 27 years, as on 25th June 2019.
☛ What is the educational qualification required for EPFO Assistant?
A Degree from recognized University or equivalent as on 25th June 2019.
☛ What is the Application Fee?
SC/ST/PWD/ Departmental Candidates, Female Candidates & Economically Weaker Section (EWS)  – Rs. 250
All other categories  – Rs. 500

☛ What is the Structure of the exam?
Scheme of Examination for the post of Assistant is as under :- 

Phase I – Preliminary Examination

S. No. Name of the Test (Objective
No. of
Duration Version
1. English Language 30 30 20 minutes English
2. Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes Bilingual
3. Numerical Aptitude 35 35 20 minutes Bilingual

 Phase II – Main Examination 

S. No. Name of the Test (Objective
No. of
Duration Version
1. Reasoning/ Intelligence 40 60 35 minutes Bilingual
2. General/ Economy/
Financial Awareness
40 40 20 minutes Bilingual
3. English Language 30 40 30 minutes English
4. Quantitative Aptitude 40 60 35 minutes Bilingual
TOTAL 150 200 2 hours
5. Descriptive Paper (English
Language with emphasis
on comprehension and
30 45 minutes English
GRAND TOTAL 153 230 2 hours 45

The marks obtained in Phase – II will be considered for final selection. 

Is there any negative marking in EPFO Assistant Exam?
For each wrong answer, there will be a negative marking of one fourth of the mark assigned to that question.

☛ What is the Salary of EPFO Assistant?

Level- 7 of Pay Matrix (Civilian employees) under 7th Pay Commission with Entry Pay Rs. 44,900/-. In addition to Pay the selected candidate will also be eligible for DA, HRA  and other allowances.

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