EPFO SSA Exam Pattern 2019 – All About the Selection Procedure

Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) had recently released the notification of EPFO SSA Recruitment 2019 for the post of Social Security Assistant (SSA). A total of 2189 vacancies have been announced. The EPFO SSA Prelims exam will be conducted on 31st August and 1st September, 2019 and it is high that you start preparing for it with full dedication but preparation of any exam would begin properly only when you are fully aware about the structure of exam. This article is intended to help you with the EPFO SSA Exam Pattern 2019 so that you can proceed in the right direction. Read along to check the details:

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EPFO SSA Selection Procedure

The selection of candidates for the post of Social Security Assistant will be done through 3 phase of examination

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EPFO SSA Exam Pattern

EPFO SSA 2019: Phase I – Preliminary Exam Pattern


S. No.

Name of the Test (Objective Tests) No. of Qs. Max. Marks  




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 1 hour

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EPFO SSA Mains Exam Pattern 2019

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 emphasis on comprehension and analysis) (Letter, Precise, Comprehension) 30 45 minutes English
Grand Total 153 230 2 hours 45 minutes


  1. The marks obtained in Phase – II will be considered for final selection
  2. For each wrong answer, there will be a negative marking of one fourth of the mark assigned to that question
  3. 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.
  4. Descriptive paper will be conducted online immediately after completion of online objective test of Phase-II Main.

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EPFO SSA Exam Pattern : Phase III – Computer Skill Test
(Computer Data Entry Test)

Candidates will be required to appear for the Skill Test to assess speed and accuracy for Data Entry Work. Minimum requirement is 5000 key depressions per hour. Candidates short-listed for Skill Test will have to appear for a Skill Test.

Note: Computer Skill Test will be qualifying in nature. Marks obtained will not be reckoned for merit ranking.

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

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