EPFO Assistant Syllabus 2019: EPFO Assistant Exam Pattern (Pre/Mains)

By Gaurav Singh Bhadouria|Updated : May 23rd, 2019

EPFO Assistant Syllabus & Exam Pattern 2019: EPFO has recently released the recruitment notification for the post of EPFO Assistant. This exam is going to be conducted for the first time for a total of 280 vacancies.

To help you get a better insight into this recruitment, we are sharing with you the EPFO Assistant syllabus and exam pattern for both Prelims and Main examination. You can check topic-wise syllabus & pattern of exam described below.

EPFO Assistant Exam Pattern 2019 - Preliminary Exam

  • The paper consists of 3 sections, with a sectional timing of 20 minutes for each section. This paper is only qualifying in nature.
  • For each wrong answer, there will be a negative marking of one-fourth of the total marks assigned to that question.
Name of TestMax. QuestionsMax. MarksDuration
Reasoning Ability353520 Minutes
Quantitative Aptitude353520 Minutes
English Language303020 Minutes
Total10010060 Minutes

EPFO Assistant Exam Pattern 2019 - Main Exam

  • Only 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 total marks assigned to that question.
  • The descriptive paper will be completely online.
Name of TestNo. of Qs.Max. MarksDuration
Reasoning/ Intelligence406035 minutes
Economy/ Financial/ General Awareness404020 minutes
English Language304030 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude406035 minutes
Total1502002 hours
Descriptive Paper (English Language with an emphasis on comprehensive and analytical abilities)3
(letter, precis, comprehension)
3045 minutes

EPFO Assistant Syllabus 2019

Reasoning Ability Syllabus for EPFO Assistant

  • Puzzles & Seating Arrangement
  • Input-Output 
  • Alphanumeric Series
  • Syllogism 
  • Coding Decoding 
  • Blood Relations
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Inequality 
  • Verbal Reasoning 
  • Order and Ranking
  • Direction Sense

Attempt Reasoning Ability Quizzes

Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus for EPFO Assistant

  • Simplification
  • Number Series
  • Mixture and allegation
  • Data interpretation
  • Approximation
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Speed, distance and time
  • Mathematical Inequality
  • Quadratic Equation
  • Time and work
  • Average
  • Simple and compound interest
  • Profit and loss

Attempt Quantitative Aptitude Quizzes

English Language Syllabus for EPFO Assistant

  • Error Spotting
  • Theme based questions
  • Reading comprehension
  • Odd one out
  • Sentence Connectors
  • Fillers
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Sentence rearrangement
  • Parajumbles
  • Cloze Test
  • Cloze Test

Practice English Language Quizzes

General/ Economy/ Financial Awareness Syllabus for EPFO Assistant

  • National/International Affair
  • Sports News
  • Important Days
  • Summits & Conferences
  • Agreements
  • Awards and Honours
  • Schemes, Committees
  • Appointments/Resignations
  • Books and Author
  • National and International Organization
  • Obituaries
  • Sports News
  • Important Days
  • Summits & Conferences
  • Agreements-MoU's
  • International/National Affairs
  • Awards and Honours
  • Schemes
  • Committees
  • Appointments/Resignations/Obituaries
  • Books and Authors
  • Science and defence



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