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EPFO Assistant Section Officer Recruitment Notification

Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) released a Recruitment Notification for Assistant Section Officer vacancies. Details & Apply link here
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EPFO Assistant Section Officer Recruitment

Employee Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) one of the World’s Largest Social Security Organization based on the volume of Financial Transactions undertaken has released A Recruitment Notification for the Post of Assistant Section Officer for this year. Interested and eligible candidates are advised to apply for the Recruitment on or before June 25, 2019.

Important Dates – EPFO Assistant Section Officer

Online Registration of Application: 30th May 2019 to 25th June 2019

Downloading of Call Letters: 20th July 2019 to 30th July 2019

Preliminary Examination (Phase-I) dates: 30th July 2019 and 31st July 2019

Main Examination (Phase-II): Call letters will be sent after declaration of result of Preliminary Examination (Phase-I).

Post & Vacancy Details - EPFO Assistant Recruitment

Post Name: Assistants

Total Vacancies: 280

Category-wise Vacancy Segregation: UR – 113, EWS -28, SC – 42, ST – 21, OBC – NCL – 76, PwD – 11

Pay Scale: Rs. 44,900/- on Level- 7 of Pay Matrix + DA, HRA, and TA and other allowances as per rules.

In addition to Pay, they will also be eligible for DA, HRA and Transport Allowance and other allowances as per rules in force from time to time.

Job Location: The candidates who have selected as final liable to a server anywhere in India as EPFO offices.

Age Limit – EPFO Assistant Recruitment

Minimum Age – 20 Years

Maximum Age – 27 Years (Must not have attained the Age of 27 Years as on 25th June 2019)

The Age Limit will be relax-able for SC/ST/OBC-NCL, Employees of Government of India, Departmental Employees, and PwD.

Age Relaxation – EPFO Assistant Section Officer Recruitment

SC/ST up to 5 years,

OBC – NCL up to 3 years,

Employees of Central Government & departmental candidates’ employees of Employees’ Provident Fund Organization.

GeneralUp to 40 years of age
SC/STUp to 45 years of age
OBCUp to 43 years of age

The person with Disability (PwD):

CategoryRelaxation in upper age limit
PwD + General10 years
PwD + OBC13 years
PwD + SC/ST15 years

Educational Qualification – EPFO Assistant Recruitment

The candidates who wish to apply for the EPFO Recruitment should be a graduate and should have obtained a degree from a recognized university.

The Aspirants applying for the post should be a graduate on the closing date of the Registration of Application (25th June 2019).


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 a Deemed university under section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act 1956 (3 of 1956).

Application Fee – EPFO Assistant Recruitment

SC/ST/PWD/ Departmental Candidates, Female Candidates & Economically Weaker Section (EWS) – Rs. 250/-

All Other Categories – Rs. 500/-

Mode of Payment: A candidates can be pay application fees by using Debit Cards (RuPay / Visa / MasterCard / Maestro), Credit Cards, Internet Banking, IMPS, Cash Cards/ Mobile Wallets etc.

Scheme of Examination – EPFO Assistant Recruitment

The Selection procedure of the candidates will be made based on a Preliminary Examination followed by Mains Examination.

Phase – I: Preliminary Examination

Phase – II: Mains Examination

EPFO Assistant Section Officer: Phase 1 – Prelims Exam Pattern

S. No.Name of the Test (Objective Tests)No. of Qs.Max. MarksDuration
1English Language303020 Mins
2Reasoning Ability353520 Mins
3Numerical Aptitude353520 Mins
 Total10010060 Mins

Note:- 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.

III. The candidates will be shortlisted for Phase-II in the ratio of 1:10 i.e. 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.

EPFO Assistant Section Officer: Phase 2 – Prelims Exam Pattern

Sr. No.Name of the Test (Objective Tests)No. of Qs.Max. MarksDuration
1Reasoning/ Intelligence406035 minutes

General/ Economy/ Financial Awareness

404020 minutes
3English Language304030 minutes
4Quantitative Aptitude406035 minutes
 TOTAL1502002 hours


Descriptive Paper (English Language with an emphasis on comprehension and analysis)


(letter, précis’, comprehension)

3045 minutes

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.

The 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 the keyboard. The descriptive paper will be conducted online immediately after completion of the online objective test of Phase-II Main Examination.

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

Official Links – EPFO Assistant Recruitment

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