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EPFO Social Security Assistant Recruitment 2019 | Check Notification

EPFO Social Security Assistant Recruitment 2019

Employees provident fund organization(EPFO) has released the notification for Social Security Assistant in different regions. It is another golden opportunity for all job seekers. below are the some frequently asked question about EPFO social security official notification 2019.

What are the posts available on this recruitment project?
The post which will be available is Social security Assistant by EPFO
When Will be the exam conducted?
The  Preliminary examination(phase-1) will be conducted on two days, 31st August and 1st September 2019
The tentative date for the mains exam(phase-II) will be announced by EPFO soon.
How many vacancies are there?
There is a total of 2189 vacancies.
Is there any provision of EWS category?
Yes, there is a separate provision for EWS category. Refer to the official notification for details.

When will registration start for the first phase?
Registration will start from 27th June 2019 (17:00 hrs) 
What is the last date to apply for this post?
Last date to apply for this post if 21st July 2019 (17:00 hrs) 
What is the selection procedure for this recruitment?
The selection procedure will be a three-tiered process
Phase-I- Preliminary Exam(Objective)
Phase-II- Main Exam (Objective)
Phase-III- Computer skill test(computer data entry test)
Will the exam be conducted Online or Offline(OMR SHEETS)
The exam will be conducted Online In all the Phases.
What is the age criteria to apply in this Common written exam?
Minimum age- 18 years
Maximum age- 27 years as on 21st July 2019
What is the qualification needed to apply for this EPFO recruitment?
1-A degree from recognized university or equivalent as on 21st July 2019
2-Possessing a speed of at least 5000 key depression per hours for Data Entry Work.
What is the application fee for EPFO Recruitment?
Unreserved category- RS 500/-
A refundable fee of RS 250 for SC/ST/PWBD/ Female candidates and EX serviceman only will be charged.

What is the structure of the exam?

Structure of exam for EPFO-

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

Note: The First phase of this exam is qualifying in nature. Marks of this test will not be added in the final merit list.

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

Note: Marks obtained in the Second phase will be considered for selection.
Is there any negative marking in the exam?
For each wrong answer, there will be a negative marking of one-fourth of the mark assigned to that question. 
Note: Descriptive paper will be completely online, i.e. the questions will be displayed on the screen and the candidates will have to type the answers using a keyboard. The descriptive paper will be conducted online immediately after completion of an online objective test of Phase-II Main Examination.
What is the salary of EPFO social security Assistant 2019?
Level- 4 of Pay Matrix (Civilian employees) (Gr. ’C’) with Entry Pay Rs 25,500/- under 7th Pay Commission).
In addition to Pay, they will also be eligible allowances as per rules in force from time to