EPFO Social Security Assistant Recruitment 2019 – 2189 Posts

EPFO (Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation) released a Recruitment Notification for the post of Social Security Assistant vacancies.

total of 2189 vacancies are to be filled by this Recruitment, for which; the eligible candidates are advised to apply on or before 21st July 2019.

Post & Vacancy Details – EPFO SSA Recruitment 2019

Organization: EPFO (Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation)

Total Vacancies: 2189

Scale of Pay: Rs.25,000/- (Level – 4)

Probation Period – 2 Years

Region-wise Vacancy Segregation:

Region State/Union Territory covered under the region Total
Andhra Pradesh Region Andhra Pradesh 60
Bihar Region Bihar 32
Delhi Region Delhi 142
Chhattisgarh Region Chhattisgarh 60
Gujarat Region Gujarat, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu 70
Goa Region Goa 20
Himachal Pradesh Region Himachal Pradesh 57
Haryana Region Haryana 231
Karnataka Region Karnataka 182
Kerala & Lakshadweep Region Kerala, Lakshadweep 27
Maharashtra Region Maharashtra 545
Madhya Pradesh Region Madhya Pradesh 55
North East region Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Nagaland, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Tripura 32
Odisha Region Odisha 56
Punjab & Chandigarh Region Punjab & Chandigarh 6
Rajasthan Region Rajasthan 53
Telangana Region Telangana 151
Uttarakhand Region Uttarakhand 57
Uttar Pradesh Region Uttar Pradesh 92
Total   2189

A candidate can choose any one examination centre of the region. She / He would be considered only for the vacancies within the region where she / he take the examination. RECRUITMENT TO VACANCIES IN DIFFERENT REGIONS IS A SEPARATE RECRUITMENT FOR ALL PURPOSES. A COMMON EXAMINATION IS HELD ON SAME DAY FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REASON ONLY.

Scale of Pay – EPFO SSA Recruitment 2019

Level- 4 of Pay Matrix (Civilian employees) (Gr. ’C’) with Entry Pay Rs 25,500/- under 7th Pay Commission).

In addition to Pay they will also be eligible allowances as per rules in force from time to time.

Eligibility: Age Limit – EPFO SSA Recruitment 2019

Minimum Age: 18 Years

Maximum Age: 27 years

The age limit will be considered as on 21st July 2019 with age relaxation as applicable.



Age Group

Lower age limit for all categories (Not

born after)

Upper age limit (Date of Birth not earlier than)
1 18 to 27 21.07.2001 22.07.1992 22.07.1989 22.07.1987

Age Relaxation provided as per Govt rules and regulations. Please refer the Official Notification for age relaxation related details.

Eligibility: Educational Qualification – EPFO SSA Recruitment 2019

Candidates must possess a degree from a recognised university or equivalent as on the closing dates for the online registration of application.

The Educational Qualification will be considered as on 21st July 2019.

Along with that the aspirant should possess a speed of at least 5000 key depressions per hour for data entry work.

Desirable: Should Possess a Computer Training Certificate from a recognized Institute.

Please note that, those awaiting results of the final examination of the prescribed Essential qualification SHOULD NOT APPLY.

NOTE-2 : Recognized University means i) a University incorporated by an Act of Parliament or an Act of State Legislature in India or ii) an educational institute established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be a deemed university under section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956 (3 of 1956).

NOTE-3: Computer Training Certificate from a recognized Institute means a certificate issued by an Institute recognized by State / Central Government or accredited/affiliated to a recognized university.

NOTE-4: The computer data entry test will be held for 15 minutes and the essential qualification of at least 5000 key depression per hour would be accordingly adjusted proportionately.

Selection Procedure – EPFO SSA Recruitment 2019

Scheme of Examination for the post of Social Security Assistant Recruitment will be based on Written Examinations (Phase-1 and Phase-2) followed by Computer Skill Test.

S. No. Name of the Test (Objective Tests) No. of Qs. 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 1 hour  


Phase –I is qualifying in nature and marks will not be reckoned for final merit.

For each wrong answer, there will be a negative marking of one fourth of the mark assigned to that question.

The candidates will be shortlisted for Phase-II in the ratio of 1:10e. about 10 times the number of vacancies in each category on the basis of their performance in Phase – I.

If the examination is held in more than one session, the scores across various sessions will be equated following standard practice to adjust for slight differences in difficulty level of different test batteries used across sessions.

Phase – II Mains Examination

Sr. No.

Name of the Test (Objective Tests) No. of Qs. Max. Marks Duration Version
1 Reasoning/ Intelligence 40 60 35 minutes Bilingual

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, precis’, comprehension) 30 45 minutes English
  GRAND TOTAL 153 230 2 hours 45 minutes  


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 mark assigned to that 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 Examination.

The candidates will be shortlisted for Phase-III in the ratio of 1:5e. about 5 times the number of vacancies in each category based on their performance in Phase – II.

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.


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.

Examination Fee – EPFO SSA Recruitment 2019

S. No. Candidate Category Fee Amount
01 SC/ST/PwBD / Female Candidates/ Ex-Servicemen (The fees shall be refunded duly deducting Bank Charges as applicable, on  appearing  of  the  candidate  in  the  Phase-I Examination  for  SC/ST/PwBD/  Female  Candidates  &  Ex Servicemen only) Rs. 250/-
02 All other categories Rs. 500/-

Important Dates – EPFO SSA Recruitment 2019

Online Registration of Application 27th  June 2019 (17:00 hrs) to 21st   July 2019 (17:00 hrs)
Downloading of Call Letters 21st August 2019 to 1st September, 2019
Preliminary Examination (Phase-I) 31st August and 1st September, 2019
Main Examination (Phase-II) Call letters will be sent after declaration of result of Preliminary Examination (Phase-I)
Skill test (Phase-III) (Computer Data Entry Test) Call letters will be sent after declaration of result of Main Examination (Phase-II)

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