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EPFO Assistant Recruitment 2020: Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) will soon release notification PDF for recruitment of EPFO Assistants on its official website epfindia.gov.in. Check here EPFO Assistant syllabus, exam pattern, selection process and pay scale.

EPFO Assistant 2020 Exam

EPFO Assistant 2020 Exam

EPFO Assistant 2020 Exam: The Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) will soon release the EPFO Assistant Notification 2020 for the recruitment of Assistant Section Officer on its official website epfindia.gov.in. The EPFO Assistant Recruitment is carried out in different phases – Prelims, Mains and Interview. The EPFO Assistant Preliminary Exam is conducted online as a computer-based exam. A total of 100 questions (MCQs) will be asked from three sections – Numerical Aptitude, Reasoning Ability and English Knowledge. Each question will be of 1 mark and there will be separate sectional timing. EPFO will be penalising candidates for giving wrong answers; there will be negative marking of .25 mark for every wrong answer. Check the in-detail EPFO Assistant selection process, exam pattern, syllabus and pay scale here.

The Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) conducts the EPFO Assistant Recruitment drive under the Direct Recruitment Quota across India to fill vacancies to the post of EPF Assistant. The recruitment to the post of EPFO Assistant will be carried out through an Online Examination in two phases – EPFO Assistant Preliminary Exam (Phase I) & EPFO Assistant Main (Phase II) Exam.

Total Number of Vacancies filled in EPFO Assistant Recruitment 2019

Category

Vacancy

General

113

OBC

76

EWS

28

SC

42

ST

21

PwD

11

EPFO Assistant 2020 Selection Procedure & Exam Pattern

The EPFO Assistant selection is done on the basis of:

  • Phase I – EPFO Prelims Exam
  • Phase II – EPFO Mains Exam

Exam Pattern of EPFO Prelims 2020 Exam: The EPFO Assistant Preliminary exam will ask a total of 100 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) and it will be conducted online.  It will be bilingual, both English and Hindi, except for the English section. Each Section will have a separate timing. Have a look:

Section

No of MCQs

Marks

Duration

Numerical Aptitude

35

35

20 minutes

Reasoning Ability

35

35

20 minutes

English Knowledge

30

30

20 minutes

Total

100

100

60 minutes

Exam Pattern of EPFO Mains 2020 Exam: The EPFO Mains exam will also be online objective test. A total of 150 MCQs will be asked. Each section will have a separate timing.

Section

No of Questions

Max Marks

Duration

Quantitative Aptitude

40

60

35 minutes

Reasoning/ Intelligence

40

60

35 minutes

English Language

40

40

30 minutes

General/ Economy/
Financial Awareness

30

40

20 minutes

Total

150

200

2 hours

Note: There will also be a “Descriptive Test” on English language (Letter writing, Precis & Comprehension). The duration of the test will be 45 minutes.

EPFO Assistant Syllabus 2020

English Language

Reasoning Ability

Quantitative Aptitude

General/Economy/ Financial Awareness

Reading Comprehension Vocabulary

Cloze Test

Sentence Improvement

Word Selection

Error Detection

Rearrangement

Idioms and Phrases

Active/Passive Voice

Direct/Indirect Speech

Tense

Verbs

Sentence Transformation

Spelling Test

Para Jumbles

Phrase Replacement

Alpha-numeric Series

Analogy

Verbal Reasoning

Coding-Decoding

Blood Relations

Puzzle Test

Syllogism

Input Output

Direction Sense

Venn diagrams

Order and Ranking

Time Sequence Test

Mathematical Operations

Statement & Conclusion

Data Sufficiency

Decision Making

Analytical Reasoning

Mirror Images

Water Images

Embedded Figures

Number Series

HCF &LCM

Age Problems

Boat & Stream

Calendar & Clocks

Fraction & Decimals

Simplification

Surds & Indices

Pipe & Cisterns

Data Interpretation

Percentage

Profit and Loss

Ratio & Proportion

Partnership

Compound Proportion

Time & Work

Probability

Mensuration

Permutation and Combination

Average

Time, Distance, Speed

Probability

Stokes & Share

Discount

Volume and Surface Area

 

Current Affairs

General Knowledge related to Banking

Indian Polity

Science and Technology

History

Geography

Countries, Capitals and Currencies

Social Science

Indian Financial System

Important Financial Terms

GST

Indian Currency

Foreign Exchange Reserves

Negotiable Instruments

International Financial Institutions

Cheques and its Types

Indian Economy

Structure and Functions of RBI Electoral Bonds

Important Banking Terminologies

Balance of Trade and Payment

Top Banking Committees

Stock markets and bond markets

Primary markets

Secondary markets

Insurance Industry

Financial Development

Indian Budget

Economic Policies and Schemes

Key points to note:

  • Negative Marking: There will be negative marks for wrong answers; 1/4th marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.
  • Candidates will be selected for EPFO Mains 2019 Exam on the basis of their performance in Prelims Exam.
  • Cut-offs will be applied in two stages: Scores in individual tests & Total Score

Pay Scale of EPFO Assistant

The EPFO Assistant will enjoy Level- 7 of Pay Matrix (Civilian employees) Under 7th Pay Commission. The entry pay of the EPF Assistant will be Rs. 44,900.

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