With the help of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), the Employees Provident Fund Organizations (EPFO) conducts multi-stage Assistant recruitment. The EPFO Assistant job is very much similar to the clerical jobs in banking institutions with lots of administrative, and data entry works. With Level- 7 of Pay Matrix under 7th Pay Commission with Entry Pay of Rs. 44,900/- EPFO Assistant is much popular than any bank test. Considering its popularity, and competition aspirants should prepare diligently to crack the tests. Here we are discussing some tips which may help you in answering the question of how to prepare for the EPFO assistant exam.
EPFO Assistant Preparation Tips 2021
The Employees Provident Fund Organization’s (EPFO) Assistant selection process has two stages of written examination followed by document verification. Like any other government recruitment test, EPFO assistants do face a lot of competition. So to crack the test with flying colours, and to grab the job offer you should follow a foolproof EPFO assistant preparation strategy. Start with the exam pattern, and syllabus. Be it this test or any other exam you should familiarize yourselves with the exam pattern, and syllabus completely even before filling the application form. Once you are familiarized with these two items, collect all necessary study materials including previous year question papers, practice questions, mock tests, books/ video courses, etc. Now you have everything to face the test, prepare wholeheartedly. Make your own strategy, and divide the syllabus into various sections and based on these divisions make your own timetable and follow it. While creating the timetable, give enough room to cut yourselves some slack. You know your nature better than anyone else, don’t prepare an ideal one to create a flexible yet working one for you. As you progress in the syllabus, try to attempt mock tests too. And don’t forget to prepare for both preliminary, as well as main tests simultaneously. Complete the whole syllabus before the test date with enough revision periods.
The EPFO Assistant exam pattern is:
- EPFO Assistant Stage 01: Preliminary Exam
|1||English Language||30||30||20 Minutes|
|2||Reasoning Ability||35||35||20 Minutes|
|3||Numerical Aptitude||35||35||20 Minutes|
About 10 times the number of vacancies in each category based on their performance in the Preliminary exam will get shortlisted for the Main examination. For every incorrect answer, there will be a negative marking of .25, and the candidates should score more than the cut-off marks in all test sections.
- Stage 02: Main Examination
|Topic/ Subject||Number of
|1||General Intelligence, and
|3||English Language||30||40||30 minutes|
|4||Quantitative Aptitude||40||60||35 minutes|
|5.||Descriptive Paper in English
Language with emphasis
on comprehension and
|TOTAL||153||230||2 hours 45
- For every incorrect answer, there will be a negative marking of .25.
- Based on the candidate’s performance in the main examination, around 5 times the number of vacancies the shortlist will get prepared.
- For both stages of the test, there are both sectional cut-offs and total cut-off scores.
- Apart from the English language section, all questions are bilingual (both English and Hindi).
EPFO Assistant: Previous Year Question Papers
Download the EPFO Assistant Previous Year Question papers free pdf.
- Assistant Question Paper: 2013 Preliminary Exam
- EPFO Assistant Previous Year Question Paper: 2015 Preliminary Exam
- Assistant 2015 Main Exam Question Paper: 2015 Main Exam
Books for EPFO Assistant Preparation 2021
The following list of books may be helpful for the test preparation:
|Name of the book||Author/ Publisher|
|A Modern Approach to Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning||RS Aggarwal /S Chand Publisher|
|Analytical Reasoning||MK Pandey /Magical Book Series|
|Tricky Approach To Competitive Reasoning (Hindi)||Kiran Publications|
|Logical and analytical reasoning||A. K Gupta|
|New Approach to Reasoning Verbal & Non-Verbal: Verbal, Non – Verbal & Analytical||Indu Sijwali and B. S. Sijwali|
|Quicker Reasoning Test||Upkar Publications|
|A New Approach to Reasoning Verbal and Non-Verbal||Arihant Publication|
|How to Crack Test of Reasoning||Arihant Publication|
|Practice Book on Quicker Maths||by M Tyra And K Kundan /Magical Book Series|
|Fast Track Objective Arithmetic||by Rajesh Verma /Arihant Publishers|
|Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations||by RS Aggarwal /S Chand Publisher|
|Quantum CAT||Sarvesh Kumar Verma|
|Elementary and Advanced Mathematics||Kiran Publications|
|Objective General English||S.P. Bakshi|
|Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension||Arun Sharma, Meenakshi Upadhyay|
|General English||Lucent Publication|
|Word Power Made Easy||Norman Lewis|
|High School English Grammar and Composition||Wren and Martin|
|UPSC EPFO Assistant Provident Fund Commissioner Exam Practice Work Book Advice On General Studies And General English||Kiran Prakashan|
|EPFO (Employees Provident fund Organisation) Assistant Preliminary Exam Book||S. Sambasivan Dr.D. Antony Xavier, Sakthi’s Publications|
|Rakesh Yadav 7300+: SSC Mathematics by Rakesh Yadav||Rakesh Yadav|
|A Handbook For Letter Writing||Arihant Publications|
|151 Essay Writing||Arihant Publications|
|Static General Knowledge||Arihant Publication|
|Banking Awareness||Arihant Publication|
|Banking Awareness Handbook of Banking Information||N.S Toor|
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