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EPFO ASSISTANT RECRUITMENT 2019

EPFO ASSISTANT RECRUITMENT 2019

Online Registration of Application: 30th May, 2019 to 25th June, 2019
Downloading of Call Letters: 20th July, 2019 to 30th July, 2019
Preliminary Examination (Phase-I) dates : 30th July, 2019 and 31st July, 2019

Employees Provident Fund Organisation (Ministry of Labour & Employment, Govt. of India) RECRUITMENT TO THE POST OF ASSISTANTS (PAY LEVEL-7)

EPFO is one of the World’s largest Social Security Organisations in terms of clientele and the volume of financial transactions undertaken.

Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) invites On-Line Applications for  Recruitment to the post of Assistant.

TOTAL NO. OF VACANCIES: 280

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UR EWS SC ST OBC-NCL TOTAL
113 28 42 21 76 280

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ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR EPFO ASSISTANT:

  1. A) Nationality / Citizenship:

A candidate must be either:

(a) A citizen of India, or

(b) A subject of Nepal, or

(c) A subject of Bhutan, or

(d) A Tibetan refugee who came over to India, before the 1st January, 1962, with the intention of permanently settling in India, or

(e) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania(Formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar),Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (b), (c), (d) and (e) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.

  1. B) Educational Qualification FOR EPFO ASSISTANT:

Must possess Degree from recognized University or equivalent as on 25th June, 2019

  1. C) Age – (as on 05-10-2018) FOR EPFO ASSISTANT:

Must have attained the age of 20 years and must not have attained the age of 27 years as on 25th June, 2019.  (Relaxable for SC/ST/OBC, Employees of Government of India, employees of EPFO and Persons with Disability as per rules).

Lower age limit for all categories (not born after): 25.06.1999
Upper age limit (Date of Birth not earlier than):
UR : 26.06.1992
OBC-NCL : 26.06.1989
SC/ST : 26.06.1987

Candidates should ensure that they possess/fulfill all the eligibility conditions prescribed for the post(s) as on the closing date for online registration of application i.e. 25th June, 2019.
CANDIDATES WAITING FOR FINAL RESULTS OF PRESCRIBED EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION SHOULD NOT APPLY.

SCALE OF PAY FOR EPFO ASSISTANT: Level- 7 of Pay Matrix (Civilian employees) under 7th Pay Commission with Entry Pay Rs. 44,900/-. In addition to Pay they will also be eligible for DA, HRA and Transport Allowance and other allowances as per rules in force from time to time.

SCHEME OF EXAMINATION: Scheme of Examination for the post of Assistant is as under :-

Phase I – Preliminary Examination will have following sections as follows:
English Language
Reasoning Ability
Numerical Aptitude

Phase II – Main Examination will have following sections as follows:
Reasoning/ Intelligence
General/ Economy/ Financial Awareness
English Language
Quantitative Aptitude
Descriptive Paper (English Language with emphasis on comprehension and analysis)

CENTRE OF EXAMINATION:
While applying online application, candidate must select the centre in the application form in which he/she desires to take the exam.
The examination will be conducted online in venues given in the respective call letters.
No request for change of centre/venue/date/session for Examination shall be entertained.

HOW TO APPLY:
Candidates can apply online upto 25.06.2019 through the website www.epfindia.gov.in and no other mode of application will be accepted.

Candidates to go to the EPFO website www.epfindia.gov.in or https://www.epfindia.gov.in/site_en/index.php and click on the option APPLY ONLINE FOR RECRUITMENT TO THE POST OF ASSISTANT-2019 IN EPFO which will open a new screen.
To register application, choose the tab Click here for Registration and enter Name, Contact details and Email-id. A Provisional Registration Number and Password will be   generated by the system and displayed on the screen. Candidate should note down the Provisional Registration Number and Password. An Email & SMS indicating the Provisional Registration number and Password will also be sent.

APPLICATION FEE: –
SC/ST/PWD/ Departmental Candidates, Female Candidates & Economically Weaker Section (EWS): Rs. 250/-
All other categories: Rs. 500/-
Any Tax/Bank Transaction Charges will be borne by the candidate.

MODE OF PAYMENT OF FEES (ONLINE MODE) : – The application form is integrated with the payment  gateway and the payment process can be completed by following the instructions.
The payment can be made by using Debit Cards (RuPay/Visa/MasterCard /Maestro), Credit Cards, Internet Banking, IMPS, Cash Cards/ Mobile Wallets.

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EPFO Assistant Examination is consists of:-

Phase I – Preliminary Examination will have following sections as follows :
English Language
Reasoning Ability
Numerical Aptitude

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Phase II – Main Examination will have following sections as follows :
Reasoning/ Intelligence
General/ Economy/ Financial Awareness
English Language
Quantitative Aptitude
Descriptive Paper (English Language with emphasis on comprehension and analysis)

There is no fixed syllabus for EPFO Assistant Exam. However the exam mainly covers following areas

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Questions are asked mainly from the following topics/subtopics

Numerical Aptitude

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Elementary Mathematics      
  Arithmetic (Number Theory)    
    Number Systems    
    Square Roots    
    Cube Roots    
    Fractions and Decimals  
    H.C.F. and L.C.M.    
    Simplification    
    Variation      
    Chain Rule    
    Ratio and Proportion  
    Average      
    Logarithms    
    Additional Topics In Arithmetic
      Ages    
      Boats and Streams  
      Clocks and Calendars
        Clocks  
        Calendars
      Mixture and Alligation
      Pipes and Cisterns  
      Races and Games  
      Problems on Trains  
      Unitary Method  
        Time and Distance
        Time and Work
        Work and Wages
  Commercial Maths      
    Interest      
      Simple Interest  
      Compound Interest  
    Percentage    
    Profit and Loss    
    Partnership    
    Discounts      
  Mensuration- Areas and Volumes  
    Area and Perimeter of Plane Figure
    Volume And Surface Area of Solid

Test of Reasoning/Mental Ability/Aptitude
Questions are asked mainly from the following topics/subtopics

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Verbal Tests        
  Reasoning Tests      
    Analytical Reasoning  
    Direction and Distance Test  
    Linear Arrangement Test  
    Complex Arrangement Test  
    Analogy Test    
    Classification (Odd Man Out) Test
    Coding Decoding Test  
    Series Test    
    Blood Relationships Test  
    Symbols and Notations  
    Alphabet Test    
    Data Sufficiency Test  
    Data Interpretation Test  
  Logic Tests      
    Syllogism      
    Statements Assumptions  
    Statements Arguments  
    Statements Conclusions  
    Statements Action    
Non Verbal Tests        
  Problems Based on Symmetry    
  Problems Based on Visual Ability  
  Classification (Non Verbal Tests)  
  Series (Non Verbal Tests)    
  Analogy (Non Verbal Tests)    

English
Questions are asked mainly from the following topics/subtopics

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English Grammar      
English Vocabulary      
  Synonyms    
  Antonyms    
  Analogies      
  Spelling Mistakes    
English Proficiency      
  Idioms and Phrases    
  One Word Substitution  
  Sentence Formation    
  Sentence Completion  
  Sentence Improvement  
  Sentence Reconstruction  
  Rearrangement of Words In Sentence
  Rearrangement of Sentence In Paragraph
  Paragraph Formation  
  Paragraph Completion  
  Fill in The Blanks    
  Cloze Tests    
English Usage Errors    
  Common Errors    
  Spotting Errors    
  Inappropriate Usage of Words  
  Sentence Correction  
English Comprehension    

General Awareness

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General Topics          
  General Knowledge        
    Animals Famous Personalities  
    Books And Authors First Largest Longest Etc In World
    Buildings Inventions And Discoveries  
    Calendars Languages    
    Countries Music      
    Currencies Religions      
    Dances Sanctuaries    
    Disasters World Organisations  
    Environments Statistical Data - World  
    Fashion Prizes And Awards    
    Famous Places Trade Awareness    
  General Studies Solar System    
    Universe Earth      
      Environment    
      Pollution      
    General Geography        
    General History General Concepts (Polity)  
    General Economics Study      
    General Polity        
    General Science        
    General Computer Science      
    Sports And Recreation      
  Current Events        
    Current Events Topic Wise National      
      International    
      Persons Places Awards Authors
      Economy    
      Science And Technology  
      Sports      
      Trade Awareness    
      Miscellaneous    
             

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SCHEME OF EXAMINATION:

Phase I – Preliminary Examination

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S. No. Name of the Test (Objective Tests) No. of Qs. Max. Marks 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
  TOTAL 100 100    
  • I. Phase – I is qualifying in nature and marks will not be reckoned for final merit.
  • II. For each wrong answer, there will be a negative marking of one fourth of the mark assigned to that question.
  • III. The candidates will be shortlisted for Phase-II in the ratio of 1:10 i.e. about 10 times the number of vacancies in each category on the basis of their performance in Phase – I.

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Phase II – Main Examination

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S. No. Name of the Objective Test No. of Qs. Max. Marks 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 analysis) 3 (letter, précis, comprehension) 30 45 minutes English
  GRAND TOTAL 153 230 2 hours 45 minutes  

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

Qualifying Marks: – Qualifying Marks in Phase-I (Preliminary Exam.) and Phase–II (Main Exam.) will be decided as per discretion of EPFO.

Process for Arriving at Scores – If the examination is held in more than one  session, the process of moderation will follow to ensure fairness (More than one session are required if the nodes capacity is less or some technical disruption takes place at any center or for any candidate.).
Note: Cut-offs are applied in two stages:
a. on scores in individual tests
b. on Total Score

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