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EPFO Assistant 2019: Check Detailed Syllabus

EPFO Assistant Syllabus

Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO, under Ministry of Labour & Employment, Government of India) in a recent circular has notified about the EPFO Assistant Recruitment 2019. A total of 280 vacancies have been announced for EPFO Assistant Section Officer. EPFO to start EPFO Online Application process from 30th May, 2019 to 25th June, 2019. EPFO Assistant Prelims exam is to be held on 30th July and 31st July, 2019. A lot of candidates are eyeing to avail this great opportunity and we, at Oliveboard, are here to help you with this. Knowing the syllabus and structure is one of the most important aspects to consider when you decide to attempt any exam. This article is intended to help you provide all the important topics and concepts that might come in the examination. Once you have gone through the exam syllabus, don’t forget to follow this Preparation Plan & Strategy to make sure your preparation is in the right direction. But before going through the EPFO Assistant Syllabus, let’s quickly check the EPFO Assistant Exam Pattern first.

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EPFO Assistant Exam Pattern 2019

There will be two phase examination as mentioned in the circular: Phase I and Phase II.

 Phase I – Preliminary Examination

 Sr. No. Name of the Test No.of Questions 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

Negative Marking: 1/4th of the mark assigned to that particular question. 

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Phase II: Main Examination

Sr.No. Name of the Test 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 emphasis on comprehension and analysis)
3 (Letter,Precise, Comprehension) 30 45 minutes English
GRAND TOTAL 153 230 2 hours 45 minutes

Negative Marking: 1/4th of the mark assigned to that particular 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 Exam.

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

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EPFO Assistant Syllabus 2019 – Prelims + Mains

EPFO Syllabus – English Language

EPFO Assistant Syllabus – Reasoning Ability

  • Alpha-numeric/Alphabetical Series
  • Analogy
  • Analytical Reasoning
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Syllogism
  • Seating ArrangementLinear, 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

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EPFO Assistant Syllabus – 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

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EPFO Assistant Syllabus – 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 – Download Monthly Current Affairs Bolt
  • 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 – Download Monthly New Appointments PDF
  • 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

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EPFO Assistant Mock Test Series

To help you all not just cover the entire syllabus but also practice it effectively and efficiently, here we bring you all the EPFO Assistant Mock Test Series. The EPFO Assistant Online Practice sets will help you practice not just full mocks but also attempt individual Topic Tests and Sectional Tests, watch concept videos, etc. to make sure you have mastered them all. Let’s check what all it offers:

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That’s all from us in this article. Keep checking this space to get more updates about EPFO Recruitment 2019. Those who are interested in applying for the EPFO job should start preparing for it right away as the EPFO Assistant Exam date is not very far and considering the EPFO syllabus, you need to devote a lot of time to this. Always remember that preparation and practice go hand in hand, so, practice few tests after you complete any topic.

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