EPFO SSA Prelims 2019 Exam Analysis & Review Shift 2

The Employee Provident Fund Organization has conducted its recruitment exam for SSA Today. The second and final shift of Prelims exam for this recruitment is over now. Students can check the detailed EPFO SSA Prelims exam analysis and questions asked in this exam in this article. The level of the first shift was easy and following is detailed analysis of the second shift, as per the review shared by aspirants who appeared for the exam:

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EPFO SSA Prelims Exam Pattern
Let’s have a look at the Exam Pattern for EPFO SSA Prelims 2019 Exam: the number of questions as well the duration in which the exam needs to be completed.

Serial No. Section No. of Questions Max Marks Duration
1. English Language 30 30 20 minutes
2. Numerical Aptitude 35 35 20 minutes
3. Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes

Total 100 100 60 minutes

EPFO SSA Prelims Exam Analysis 2019: Section-wise Analysis

Just like the previous shift, the second shift was also of an easy level, following are the good attempts reported by students who appeared for the exam:

Good Attempt
English Language
24 – 26
Reasoning Ability
27 -32
Numerical Aptitude
26 -31
74 – 82

EPFO SSA Prelims Exam Analysis: Reasoning (Easy)

The reasoning section in the second shift of EPFO SSA Prelims exam was also Easy. Following were the types of puzzles and seating arrangement asked in this shift:

  • Circular Seating Arrangement
  • Linear parallel rows seating arrangement- 10 people
  • Month- based puzzle, 8 month
Topics No. of Questions Level
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement 15 Moderate
 Inequality 3 Easy
Direction Sense 3 Easy
Syllogism 5 Easy
Order and Ranking 3 Easy
Coding Decoding 4 Easy
Alpha-Numeric Series 2 Easy
Total 35 Easy

EPFO SSA Prelims Exam Analysis: English Language (Easy)

Just like the previous shift this section in Shift 2 was of an easy level. There was 1 set of reading comprehension which based on a story. Following are the types of questions asked in the English Section:


Topic No. of Questions Level
Reading Comprehension  9 Easy
Sentence Rearrangement 5 Easy-Moderate
Cloze Test 6 Easy
Error Detection 5 Easy
 Single Fillers (word) 5 Easy
Total 30 Easy

EPFO SSA Prelims Exam Analysis: Numerical Aptitude (Easy-Moderate)

The level of numerical aptitude was easy to moderate. There was just one set of DI which was Line Graph DI. Arithematic questions included topic like Time and Work, SI & CI, Profit and Loss, Discount, Problem on Ages, Partnership, Boat and Stream.

No. of Questions
Number Series (Wrong)
Data Interpretation 
Arithmetic Word Problem

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