EPFO SSA Recruitment 2019 – Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) is conducting EPFO SSA (social security assistant) recruitment exam. Candidates can download their Admit Card for EPFO SSA 2019 from the official site of EPFO (www.epfindia.gov.in). EPFO is organising Employees Provident Fund Organisation SOCIAL SECURITY ASSISTANT (EPFO SSA) 2019 examination for the recruitment of the SSA post. EPFO SSA 2019 examination shall be conducted in three phases. Only the candidates who will get the required marks in phase 1 will be able to appear for the phase 2 examination and the same process shall be followed for the 3rd round. It is a national level examination. Want to know more about EPFO SSA Recruitment 2019? Read all the information on this page below.
Latest: Candidates can download the admit card for the preliminary exam till 31 August, 2019.
EPFO SSA Recruitment 2019
EPFO SSA Recruitment 2019 will be held in 3 phases which are Preliminary exam, main exam and typing speed and accuracy test. All the aspiring candidates of EPFO SSA 2019 will have to clear Preliminary Examination (Phase – I), Main Examination (Phase-II), Declaration of Skill test (Phase-III) for getting recruited for EPFO SSA 2019. Candidates can check the important dates and events for EPFO SSA 2019 examination in the table given below:
|EPFO SSA Recruitment 2019||Important Date|
|Release of EPFO SSA Admit Card 2019||9th Aug 2019|
|Last date for downloading the EPFO SSA Admit Card 2019||31 Aug 2019|
|Preliminary Examination (Phase-I)||31st Aug and 1st Sep, 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)|
EPFO SSA 2020 Exam Pattern
EPFO shall conduct the EPFO SSA 2020 Exam in three different phases and only the selected candidates of one phase can go for the next phase. Interested candidates can check the exam pattern for all the phases of EPFO SSA 2020 below:
(i) Preliminary Exam (Phase-I):
Mode of Exam: Online computer-based test
Language: English and Hindi (Only English Language for English section)
Duration: 60 minutes
No. of Questions: 100 questions
Type of Questions: MCQ type only
Marking Scheme: Each right answer has 1 mark each. While ¼ mark will be deducted for every wrong answer.
|Section||No. of questions||Maximum marks|
(ii)Main Exam (Phase II):
Mode of Exam: Online computer-based test
Language: English and Hindi
However, descriptive questions and English section will be in English language only.
Duration: 2 hours 45 minutes
No. of Questions: 153 questions
Type of Questions: This exam will consist of 150 objective questions and 3 descriptive questions.
Marking Scheme: There will be negative marking of ¼th mark of the mark assigned to the question.
|Section||No. of questions||Maximum marks|
|General/ Economy/ Financial Awareness||40||40|
|Descriptive Paper (English Language with emphasis on comprehension and analysis)||3 (letter, precis, comprehension )||30|
(iii) Declaration of Skill test (Phase-III)
All the selected candidates of Main Examination (Phase II) can appear for the Skill Test (Phase III). It is compulsory for all the selected candidates of Phase II to appear for the Skill Test (Phase III). All the selected candidates must appear in Phase III to assess speed and accuracy for Data Entry Work. The minimum requirement is 5000 key depressions per hour.
Note: Computer Skill Test will be qualifying in nature. Marks obtained will not be reckoned for merit ranking.
EPFO SSA 2019 Important Books
Candidates can check the important books for EPFO SSA examination in the table given below.
|Important Book||Author||Buy here|
|Guide to EPFO Social Security Assistant Preliminary & Main Exam 2019||Disha Experts||Buy here|
|EPFO ASSISTANT (Hindi Edition)||YCT Expert Team||Buy here|
|EPFO: Assistant Phase-I: Preliminary Exam Guide||RPH Editorial||Buy here|
EPFO SSA Eligibility Criteria 2019
Candidates must check the Eligibility Criteria for EPFO SSA 2019 as further in case it later transpired that she/he did not fulfill any laid down eligibility criteria or suppressed material facts the candidature of the applicant shall be cancelled, irrespective of the result of the online examination. Interested candidates can check the Eligibility Criteria for EPFO SSA 2019 Examination below:
AGE LIMIT – Between 18 to 27 years as on the closing date for online registration of application i.e. 21st July 2019.
Note – The relaxation in upper age limit/maximum upper age for the following categories/communities is given in the table below subject to submission of requisite certificates:
|SC/ST||Add 5 years|
|OBC-NCL||Add 3 years|
|Employee of CG and EPFO|
|General||Upto 40 years of Age|
|SC/ST||Upto 45 years of Age|
|OBC-NCL||Upto 43 years of Age|
|General||Add 3 years|
|SC/ST||Add 8 years|
|OBC-NCL||Add 6 years|
|General||Add 10 years|
|SC/ST||Add 15 years|
|OBC-NCL||Add 13 years|
- Degree of a recognized university or equivalent as on the closing date for online registration of application i.e 21st July, 2019.
- Possessing 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.
Note: The candidates applying for UR category cannot apply for vacancies against reserved categories.
EPFO SSA Application Form 2019
The last date for the submission of EPFO SSA 2019 Application Form is over on 21st July 2019. All those candidates who have filled the EPFO SSA 2019 Application Form before the last date can download their EPFO SSA 2019 Call Letter for the same. The application form for EPFO SSA can be filled online only. No self-typed or hand-printed form of application will be entertained for the written exam. Candidates must upload scanned copy of passport size photo, signature (in black ink), left-hand thumb impression and a handwritten self-declaration as specified by the authorities.
EPFO SSA Application Fee 2019
Candidates can check the EPFO SSA 2019 Application Fee in the table given below.
|SC/ST/PwBD / Female Candidates/ Ex-Servicemen||Rs. 250/-|
|All other categories||Rs. 500/-|
Note: Any tax/Bank Transaction Charges will be borne by the candidate. Following are the mode of payments permitted for the candidates:
- Debit card
- Credit Card
- Cash card
- Mobile Wallets
EPFO SSA Admit Card 2019
Admit Card for EPFO SSA 2019 has been released on August 09, 2019 by the EPFO. Last date for the download of EPFO SSA Phase-I Admit Card 2019 is August 31, 2019. The call letter for every exam will be anounced separately. The candidates will be intimidated about releasing of call letter through SMS or mail. Only those candidates who have applied for the recruitment can now download their call letters for EPFO SSA 2019. Candidates can download the EPFO SSA 2019 Admit Card by entering their Registration Number or Roll Number, and Password or Date of Birth on the official site of EPFO. Candidates must take a valid photo identity proof and photocopy of the same to the exam centre along with the call letter.
EPFO SSA Exam Centre 2019
Following are the regions in which the exam will be conducted:
|Kerela & Lakshadweep||Maharashtra||Madhya Pradesh|
|North East Region||Odissa||Punjab & Chattisgarh|
Documents required at the EPFO SSA 2019 Examination Center
Candidates must go to the EPFO SSA 2020 examination center along with all the required documents. The list of required documents for EPFO SSA 2020 examination centre below.
- A printed copy of the EPFO SSA 2020 Admit Card
- A valid ID proof (bearing the same name as it appears on the Hall Ticket)
- Photocopy of the same photo ID proof
- Documents as specified for the particular exam
Note: Ration card and learner’s driving licence is not considered as a valid photo ID proof.
EPFO SSA 2019 Result
The result of EPFO SSA examination will be available in PDF format of the official website of EPFO in the recruitment section. The result is a merit list of all the candidates who qualified the exam and are shortlisted for next level or final recruitment. There will be a separate result merit list for all the levels of recruitment. The candidates will be selected in a ration of 1:10 in the result of the preliminary exam. There will be a ratio of 1:5 for preparing the result of the main exam. The final merit list of candidates considered for recruitment will be based on candidates performance in all the 3 phases of recruitment.
Note: The cut-off list for each exam will be declared with the declaration of merit-list only.
EPFO SSA Selection Process 2019
Following is the selection procedure for recruitment for the post of Social Security Assistant in Employee Provident Fund Organisation:
- Preliminary Exam: It is a computer-based test of 1 hour with 100 questions of 1 marks each. There will be 3 sections in the question paper. The candidates are selected in a ratio of 1:10 in this exam. The candidates who clear this exam are eligible for appearing in the next exam.
- Main Exam: The Main exam is a 2 hour 45 minutes long online exam of 230 marks. There will be 4 sections of 150 MCQ based questions and 3 descriptive type questions of 30 marks. There will be negative marking of 25% marks for every wrong question. The candidate will be selected in a ratio of 1:5 in this exam.
- Computer Skill Test: The candidates who clear the main exam will be eligible for the computer skill test. The typing speed and accuracy of data entry work of the candidate will be analysed in this test. The candidate will need to a minimum of 5000 key depression per hour to qualify this exam.
- Document Verification: The candidate who qualifies the typing speed test as per the minimum requirement and is shortlisted for recruitment will be called for document verification. The candidate will not be allowed for further proceedings if he does not bring all the required documents.
EPFO SSA Salary 2019
The salary applicable to the candidates recruited in this post will be Level- 4 of Pay Matrix (Civilian employees) (Gr. ’C’) with Entry Pay Rs 25,500/- under 7th Pay Commission). In addition to Pay, candidates will also be eligible for allowances as per rules in force from time to time.
EPFO SSA Vacancies 2019
Following are the vacancies as notified by EPFO for social security assistant recruitment:
EPFO SSA Reservation 2019
There is a horizontal reservation for the following categories:
- Ex-service men
- Blind and low vision
- Locomotor disability
- Autism, intellectual disability
- Multiple disability
Note: The candidates with disabilities must have at least 40% of disability to claim seats in this ccriteria.
The candidates claiming seats in the unreserved vacancies can not claim seats in the reserved vacancies even if a reservation is applicable to them.
EPFO is one of the World’s largest Social Security Organisations in terms of clientele and the volume of financial transactions undertaken. At the present time it is maintaining 17.14 crore accounts (Annual Report 2015-16) pertaining to its members. The Employees’ Provident Fund came into existence with the promulgation of the Employees’ Provident Funds Ordinance on 15th November, 1951. The mission of EPFO is to provide minimum interface but maximum output from the EPFO offices and also to establish an Improved and reliable facility for online services.
EPFO SSA Recruitment 2019 Exam Frequently Asked Questions
Ans : The total no. of vacancies available is 2189.
Ans : No, the candidate must be of age between 18 to 27 years. However, there is age relaxation applicable for some reserved categories.
Ans : No, the call letter for every exam will be announced separately.