EPFO Assistant

EPFO Assistant Exam Dates 2021

Start date of Online Application To be Announced
End date of Online Application To be Announced
Downloading of Call Letters To be Announced
Preliminary Examination dates To be Announced
Main Examination (Phase-II) To be Announced
Final EPFO Assistant 2021 Result To be Announced

EPFO Assistant Salary

A candidate will get selected as an EPFO Assistant after qualifying the second phase of EPFO Assistant Exam 2020. There will not be any other stage for selection. A candidate who gets appointed as an Assistant in EPFO will be entitled to receive salary under Level-7 of Pay Matrix. This will come under the 7th Pay Commission.

  • The starting salary of an EPFO Assistant will be somewhere around Rs.44,900/-.
  • EPFO Assistant will also receive additional benefits as Dearness Allowance (DA), House Rent Allowance (HRA) & Transport Allowance and other allowances also.
Post Salary
EPFO Assistant Rupees 44,900/- per month (approx)


EPFO Assistant Job Profile

EPFO (Employees’ Provident Fund Organization) maintains all the records related to Provident Funds of government employees, their pension and all the Insurance schemes. It is counted among the largest social security organizations in India. The job of an EPFO Assistant is to maintain all these records of the government employees. . Maintaining the large amount of data will be both an interesting and challenging task for an EPFO Assistant. EPFO being a Central Government job, offers great working experience along with the facilities and allowances provided under this job.


EPFO Assistant Eligibility Criteria 2021

There are 2 eligibility criteria: 1) Age limit 2) Education Qualifications

Age Limit

To be eligible for the applying for the post of an EPFO Assistant, a Candidate should not be less than 20 years and not more than 27 yearsas on the date mentioned in the official notification. This age criteria will be applicable to all the categories except few.

Post Age Criteria
EPFO Assistant Minimum: 20 years

Maximum: 27 years

Age Relaxation

  • SC/ST – 5 years
  • OBC – 3 years
  • PWD (UR) – 10 years
  • PWD (SC/ST) – 15 years
  • PWD (OBC) – 13 years
  • Employees of Central Government & departmental candidates
    • For General – Up to 40 Years of Age
    • For OBC – Up to 43 Years of Age
    • For SC/ST – Upto 45 Years of Age

Educational Qualification

  • A graduation degree from a recognized university or any equivalent qualification recognized as by Central Government as on the closing date for online registration of the application.

EPFO Assistant Vacancies 2021

EPFO Assistant 2021 notification is not yet released. The last notification was in 2019, where a total of 280 vacancies were notified.

UR EWS SC ST OBC-NCL Total Person with Disability (PwD)
Category – A Category – B Category – C Category – D & E
113 28 42 21 76 280 3 3 3 2

EPFO Assistant Exam Pattern

The EPFO Assistant Exam has 2 stages:

  1. Phase I – Preliminary Exam
  2. Phase II – Main Exam

Phase I – EPFO Assistant Prelims Exam

The EPFO Assistant Preliminary exam is an Objective test and conducted ONLINE.

Total Questions: 100

Total Marks: 100

Total Time: 1 hour

Negative Marking: 0.25 marks for each wrong answer

Name of Section No. of Qs Marks Time
English Language 30 30 20 mins
Numerical Ability 35 35 20 mins
Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 min
TOTAL 100 100 1 Hour


Phase II – EPFO Assistant Mains Exam

Mains Exam has 2 tests:

  1. Online Object Test
  2. Descriptive Test

Online Objective Test

Name of Section No. of Qs Marks Duration
General/Economy/Financial Awareness 40 40 20 minutes
English Language 30 40 30 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 40 60 35 minutes
Reasoning/Intelligence 40 60 35 minutes
TOTAL 150 200 2 hours
  • Total Questions: 150
  • Max Marks: 200
  • Total Time: 2 hours 
  • Negative Marking: 0.25 marks for each wrong answer


Descriptive Test

The descriptive test is a test of English language (Letter writing, Precis & Comprehension) and the duration of the test will be 45 minutes. 


EPFO Assistant Syllabus

Reasoning Ability Quantitative Aptitude English Language General Awareness
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Inequality
  • Input-Output
  • Alphanumeric Series
  • Syllogism
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Order and Ranking
  • Puzzles & Seating Arrangement
  • Coding-Decoding
  •  Blood Relations
  • Direction Sense
  • Number Series
  • Simplification
  • Allegations and Mixtures
  • Speed, distance and time
  • Mathematical Inequality
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Time and work
  • Average
  • Simple and compound interest
  • Profit and loss
  • Data interpretation
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Error Spotting
  • Odd one out
  • Sentence Connectors
  • Fillers
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Sentence rearrangement
  • Para jumbles
  • Cloze Test
  • Theme based questions
  • Reading comprehension
  • National/International Affairs
  • Sports News
  • Important Days
  • Summits & Conferences
  • Agreements
  • National and International Organizations
  • Obituaries
  • Sports News
  • Important Days
  • Summits & Conferences
  • Agreements-MoU’s
  • International/National Affairss
  • Awards and Honours
  • Schemes
  • Committees
  • Appointments/Resignations/Obituaries
  • Awards and Honours
  • Schemes, Committees
  • Appointments/Resignations
  • Books and Authors
  • Books and Authors
  • General Science and defence


EPFO Assistant Application Fee

The candidates will have to pay the online application fee after the application form has been filled. Candidates can make the payment through any of the online options provided. The fee amount varies according to the applicant’s category.

Category Fees
SC/ST/PWD/ Departmental Candidates, Female Candidates & Economically Weaker Section Rs. 250
Other Category Rs. 500


EPFO Assistant Apply Online

The notification for EPFO Assistant 2020 Recruitment can be expected soon and the interested candidates can apply once the online link is active. The application will have to be done only in online mode. To make sure you do not make any mistakes while filling the form, you should know the complete process in advance. The application process is divided into a few simple steps:

  • Candidates should visit the official website of EPFO: www.epfindia.gov.in and click on the option ‘APPLY ONLINE FOR RECRUITMENT TO THE POST OF ASSISTANT – 2020 IN EPFO’.
  • To start the registration, you need to click on “Click here for Registration’’ where you will have to enter all the basic details like name, contact, email id etc.
  • A provisional register number and password will be generated which should be saved by you for future reference. In case you are unable to complete the application, you can revisit the website and with the help of this registration number and password, you can log in and complete the application.
  • Make sure you enter all correct details and click on “Save & Next” button thereafter.
  • You will also have to upload your scanned photograph, signature and handwritten declaration according to the specifications mentioned by EPFO.
  • After all the details have been filled and uploaded, you need to make the online fee payment. Click on the ‘payment’ tab and choose one of the online options provided there.
  • Click on the ‘Submit’ button.