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EPFO Assistant Mains Preparation 2019 – Resources and Some Tips

EPFO Assistant Mains Preparation

EPFO Assistant Prelims Result, Cut off & Scores were announced very recently on 15th of October 2019. With the intimation of prelims result, candidates who have qualified for the mains ought to give their best shot in the mains exam as well which is scheduled on 7th of November 2019. With just around 20 days to go for the EPFO Mains exam, aspirants who are keen on securing a place in the Employee Provident Fund Organization should focus on preparing and not just preparing, mastering the topics that have a high probability of coming in mains. In this blog, we would discuss EPFO Assistant Mains Preparation strategy, preparation resources and also some of the useful tips that you can follow and ace EPFO Mains Exam 2019.

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EPFO Assistant Exam Pattern 2019

Phase II – Main Examination

Sr. No. Name of the Test(Objective Tests) No. of Questions 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 an emphasis on comprehension and analysis) 3(Letter, {Precise, Comprehension) 30 45 minutes English
Grand Total 153 230 2 hours 45 minutes


EPFO Assistant Mains Preparation Resources & Some Tips 2019

I. EPFO Assistant Mains Preparation – General/ Economy/Financial Awareness

1. First, lets us talk about the General/Economy/Financial Awareness section. This section if prepared properly can be a game-changer. It carries a total of 40 marks for 40 questions to be attempted in 20 minutes. You can score as high as 35+ marks in this section, just the right preparation and revision. 

2. Seeing the trend of the GA section of various Bank and Government Exams, it can be easily observed that current affairs of the past 6 months and even beyond 6 months is being asked. Therefore, to be on the safer side, we would suggest you to prepare as well as revise the last 6 months GA.

3. Remember as the exam is in November, a majority of the questions would be asked from the months of October, September, August and July. Do revise the GA from these months repeatedly. Do not forget to revise them.

4. Give special emphasis to the Economy/Financial Awareness news when you revise the GA portion for the exam. 

5. Monthly Current Affairs PDF – 2019

We will update you as soon as the October bolt is live. Till then keep revising the October daily news affairs as well. 

  1. Monthly Current Affairs – September 2019http://bit.ly/boltSep2019
  2. Monthly Current Affairs – August 2019http://bit.ly/boltAug2019
  3. Monthly Current Affairs – July 2019http://bit.ly/boltJuly2019
  4. Monthly Current Affairs – June 2019http://bit.ly/boltJun2019
  5. Monthly Current Affairs – May 2019http://bit.ly/boltMay2019
  6. Monthly Current Affairs – April 2019http://bit.ly/boltApril2019
  7. Banking Awareness PDF – Free BOLT
  8. Economy Bolt – Static Economy GK eBook

II. EPFO Assistant Mains Preparation – Reasoning/ Intelligence

1. Now that you have cleared your Prelims, we suppose that your basics are on point. Now, for Mains, you just need to practice a fair number of reasoning questions and analyse solutions of those questions. This can best happen through Mock Tests.

2. While you take up EPFO Mains Mock Tests, attempt these with full sincerity. Try to attempt the maximum questions keeping the accuracy level high. After you have finished taking up the test, sit and go through the analysis of the Mock Test. Go through the solutions of the unattempted and incorrect questions. This exercise will teach you a way as to how to go about solving that type of question so that you don’t miss out on any marks if the same kind of question crops up in the Mains exam. 

3. You can always go for Topic Tests to strengthen your base for any of the Reasoning topics as well as Sectional Tests to practice the entire section at once. 

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III. EPFO Assistant Mains Preparation – Quantitative Aptitude

1. Work extensively on your calculations and by that we mean you must be in a habit of solving a question within least time. Learn all the formula of topics covered in the syllabus. Practice some mental calculation tricks from youtube channel.

2. Go through the Quicker Quants Video Series to learn the quick calculation techniques and apply the same while solving the questions. Once you learn these techniques and apply them while you practice, we are sure you would be able to score better and higher in the Mock Tests as well as in the exam. 

3. Revise the formulae and rules of topics such as Mixtures & Alligations, SI & CI, Time, Speed and Distance, Time & Work, Profit & Loss, Mensuration, Averages, Number System, Algebra etc.

4. If you are still not thorough with the Quants Basic, you can start by watching Oliveboard’s Expert Faculty videos for your clarity of concept.

5. As this is Mains level Exam, Data Interpretation will carry maximum marks here. You need to practice a lot of DI questions. You can refer to the recent Free Youtube sessions taught by our Faculty to master Data Interpretation. 

6. The best way to practice and test yourself will be by taking Mock Tests. Mock Tests give a wide variety of questions of varying difficulty levels. This helps you practice in a time-bound manner so that you become used to exam environment and exam anxiety is gone. 

7. After taking up the test, do solve the incorrect and unattempted questions. Always remember that analysing the Mock Test is as important as taking up Mock tests.

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IV. EPFO Assistant Mains Preparation – English Language 

1. Practice different types of questions regularly like Reading Comprehension, Cloze Tests, Phrase Replacement, Sentence Improvement, Error Detection and Correction. For English Reading regularly and practising the questions will help you a lot. 

2. Once in a while, you can also take-up New Pattern English Test to test yourself and prepare better for the exam. 

3. Taking regular Topic Tests and Sectional Tests will bring you in a better position. Take up a sectional Test or Topic Test, and then analyse the solutions part very diligently. The analytics feature of the Oliveboard Mock Tests tell your Weak and strong areas in a particular section. 

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Also Read: EPFO Assistant Result 2019 Released – Check Now

This was all from us in this blog of EPFO Assistant Mains Preparation Strategy, Preparation Resources and some useful tips 2019. We hope that you like the information given here in this blog and also be able to benefit from it. 

Let us have a Quick Glance at the EPFO Mains Mock Tests

  1. 5 Mocks for EPFO Assistant 2019 Mains
  2. All Topic Tests
  3. Sectional Tests
  4. GK Supplement with 2500 questions
  5. Video Crash course – 200+ Videos
  6. Lessons on All Topics