How To Prepare For EPFO SSA Mains 2019

Employees Provident Fund Organisation has announced 2189 vacancies for the post of EPFO SSA (Social Security Assistant) 2019. EPFO SSA result is released on 21st October 2019. The mains exam of EPFO SSA is scheduled to be held on 14th November 2019. Candidates who had made through the prelims examination must have started their preparation for EPFO SSA mains exam. The mains exam preparation demands a particular amount of hard work and consistency. This article is dedicated to helping you with your EPFO SSA mains strategy 2019.

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There is a sectional timing and sectional cut-off in EPFO SSA Mains exam 2019. So every section will play a crucial role in your selection. Before digging deep into the strategy, let’s look at the EPFO SSA Exam Pattern for Mains.

EPFO SSA Exam Pattern 2019

EPFO SSA Prelims and Mains do not have a similar pattern. They vary and so going through the EPFO SSA mains exam pattern is necessary to eliminate the confusion regarding the EPFO SSA Exam. Here is the pattern:

S. No. Name of the Test (Objective Tests) No. of
Duration Medium
1. Reasoning/ Intelligence 40 60 35 minutes Hindi and English
2. General/ Economy/
Financial Awareness
40 40 20 minutes Hindi and English
3. English Language 30 40 30 minutes English
4. Quantitative Aptitude 40 60 35 minutes Hindi and English
  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




Strategy for EPFO SSA Mains Exam 2019

All the competitive examination demands a well-planned strategy. The competition is increasing day by day, so does the level of difficulty. Aspirants need to understand the importance of strategy to get through the examination. We have come up with EPFO SSA Mains 2019 strategy:

Initials: The initial step in EPFO SSA Mains exam preparation is going through the exam pattern and syllabus. This will provide you with the proper insight into the exam and will make you familiar with how and what topics are picked up for the examination.

Time-table: It is important for all the aspirants preparing for EPFO SSA Mains Exam to plan a strategy and make a time table accordingly. The time table should be planned in a way that will not leave a single section. All the sections are equally important to make a plan that has time for all the sections in your daily schedule.

Previous Year’s Paper: You must be aware of the fact that the previous year’s paper plays a crucial role in preparing for any competitive exam. The previous year’s paper helps in giving a comprehensive view of the important topics and the trend followed by a particular exam. So, go through the EPFO SSA Mains previous year’s paper multiple times. 

Speed and Mock Test: Once you understand the EPFO SSA Mains exam pattern, syllabus and previous year’s paper, start the drill of mock test. Give as many mock tests as possible. This will help in improving your skills for the examination. After attempting a mock test, do not forget to analyze your performance. Look for your weak and strong areas. Analysis of the mock test is as important as attempting the mock. Do revise all the mock tests twice or thrice. 

Start: Kick start your preparation as soon as possible. EPFO SSA Mains exam demands proper time management and accuracy. So, start your preparation as soon as possible to prepare everything you need for the exam.

Quick tips

The EPFO SSA Mains exam is not going to be easy. So candidate needs to keep a check on their preparation and other important tips that can leave no stone unturned. Here are some important tips:

  • Stick to your study plan.
  • Give equal importance to all the sections as there is sectional cut-off.
  • Keep time management in mind while preparing for the exam.
  • Accuracy should be your utmost key point.


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