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EPFO Assistant Exam - Complete Details

About EPFO Assistant Exam

The Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) is the regulatory body under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Labour and Employment, the Government of India that is responsible for the regulation and management of provident funds in India. The EPFO administers the compulsory provident fund for the Indian workforce. It also manages social security agreements with other countries. International workers are covered under EPFO plans in countries where bilateral agreements have been signed. 

EPFO Assistant Notification

EPFO - Employees Provident Fund Organisation conducts the recruitment process for the post of EPFO Assistant. The complete details of the EPFO Assistant Recruitment Exam have been updated below.

EPFO Assistant Exam - Important Dates

The important dates for the EPFO Assistant exam are as mentioned below

StagesExam Dates
Online Registrations BeginsTo Be Announced
Online Registrations EndsTo Be Announced
Preliminary Examination (Phase-I)To Be Announced
Main Examination (Phase-II)To Be Announced

EPFO Assistant Eligibility Criteria

Age Criteria

  • Minimum: 20 years
  • Maximum: 27 years

Educational Qualifications

  • Must possess Graduation Degree from a recognized University or equivalent.

EPFO Assistant Exam Pattern

The EPFO Assistant will be conducted in two phases namely Prelims (Phase 1), Mains (Phase 2).

EPFO Assistant Prelims Exam

SectionNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
English Language303020 minutes
Reasoning Ability353520 minutes
Numerical Aptitude353520 minutes
Total10010060 Minutes


  • Phase –I is qualifying in nature and marks will not be reckoned for final merit.
  • For each wrong answer, there will be a negative marking of one-fourth of the mark assigned to that
  • The candidates will be shortlisted for Phase-II in the ratio of 1:10 about 10 times the number of vacancies in each category on the basis of their performance in Phase
  • If the examination is held in more than one session, the scores across various sessions will be equated following standard practice to adjust for slight differences in difficulty level of different test batteries used across.

EPFO Assistant Mains Exam

SectionNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
Reasoning/ Intelligence406035 minutes
General/ Economy/Financial Awareness404020 minutes
English Language304030 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude406035 minutes
TOTAL1502002 hours
Descriptive Paper (English Language with emphasis on comprehension and analysis)3 (Letter, Precise, Comprehension)3045 minutes
Grand Total1532302 hours 45 minutes


  • The marks obtained in Phase – II will be considered for the final selection
  • For each wrong answer, there will be a negative marking of one-fourth of the mark assigned to that
  • The 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 the keyboard.
  • The descriptive paper will be conducted online immediately after completion of the online objective test of Phase-II Main.

EPFO Assistant Syllabus

English Language

Reading Comprehension, Cloze Test, Para jumbles, Fillers - Single, Double, Odd One Out, Correct Usage, Grammar (verb, prepositions, adverbs, articles, tenses, etc.), Paragraph Completion, Vocabulary based questions, Error Spotting, Sentence Improvement, Synonyms/ Antonyms, Idioms and Phrases, One Word Substitution, Word/Phrase Replacement

Reasoning Ability

Alpha-numeric/Alphabetical Series, Analogy, Analytical Reasoning, Verbal Reasoning, Syllogism, Seating Arrangement- Linear, Circular, Facing Inside/Outside, Mixed, Puzzles - Box based, Floor, Calendar, Day/Months based, etc., Double Line-up, Scheduling, Input-Output, Blood Relations, Directions and Distances, Ordering and Ranking, Data Sufficiency, Coding and Decoding, Coded Inequalities, Statement and Conclusion, Statement-Course of Action

Quantitative Aptitude

Indices and Surds, LCM and H.C.F, Average, Age Problems, Boats and Stream, Clock and Calendar Problems, Decimal and Fractions, Data Interpretation – Charts and Graphs: Line Graph, Bar Graph, Pie Chart; Tabular; Caselet; Mixed DI, Mensuration, Mixture and Allegations, Number Series/ Number System, Partnerships, Percentage, Permutation and Combination, Pipes and Cisterns, Probability, Profit, Loss and Discount, Quadratic Equations, Simple and Compound Interest, Simplification & Approximation, Square root, Cube root, Time and Work, Time, Distance and Speed, Volume and Surface Area

General / Economy / Financial Awareness

Indian polity and Governance, Science and Technology, Scientific and General Abbreviations, International Issues, Sports and Games, History – India and World, Social Science, Current National and International Events Geography, Countries, Capitals and Currencies, Policies and Laws Related to Banking, Everyday Science and General Science, Culture and Heritage, Inventions and Discoveries, Important Days, Awards and Honours, Indian Constitution, Books and Authors, History of Banks, Economics and Finance, Bank Rates, KYC, Bank Abbreviations., Financial Institutions of India, Reserve bank of India (RBI) - Structure & Function, Indian Budget, Banking and Economic Appointments, Budget, GDP/ GNP, NDP/ NNP, Indian Financial System, Financial Markets - Its Types, Money Markets and Capital Markets, Bond Markets and types of Bonds, Payment Banks and Small Finance Banks, Economic Policies and Schemes of Government.

EPFO Assistant Application Process

Application Fees/ Intimation Charges

  • Rs. 250/- for SC/ST/PWD/ Departmental Candidates, Female Candidates & Economically Weaker Section (EWS)
  • Rs. 500/- for general/ OBC

Steps to Apply for EPFO Assistant Exam Online

  • Go to the EPFO official website or click on the direct link provided below.
  • Click on “Click here for Registration” and enter Name, Contact details and Email-id. A Provisional Registration Number and Password will be generated. An Email & SMS indicating the Provisional Registration number and Password will be sent to your email id and Mobile Number.
  • Login and Fill rest of the details, upload images/signatures, documents, etc.
  • Click on the Preview Tab to preview and verify the entire application form before FINAL
  • Modify details, if required, and click on ‘FINAL SUBMIT’
  • Click on the ‘Payment’ Tab and proceed for
  • Click on the ‘Submit’ button

Note: Candidates won’t be able to change or modify the application once submitted. Hence, take utmost care while filling the online application form.

Exam Date

To Be Out Soon

Total Vacancies

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Is EPFO Assistant 2021 Exam Online?

Yes, EPFO Assistant 2021 Exam will be online.

What is the salary of EPFO assistant? +

According to the 7th CPC, UPSC EPFO Officers are paid at Level 8 of the Pay Matrix. This means that the wage range will be between Rs 43,600 and Rs 55,200

How can I apply for EPFO assistant? +

Candidates should visit the official website of EPFO: www. epfindia/. and click on the option 'APPLY ONLINE' once the official notification is allowed.

What is the selection process for the EPFO Recruitment 2021? +

The applicants will go through a Tier 2 selection process. After qualifying aspirants will be appearing for mains & descriptive exam.

Will there be negative marking for the examination? +

Yes, 1/4th will be deducted for every wrong answer.

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