EPFO Assistant Recruitment Notification 2019 – 280 Vacancies

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EPFO (Employee Provident Fund Organization) which is one of the world’s Largest Social Security Organization based on the volume of Financial Transactions undertaken has released the recruitment notification for the post of Assistants for this year 2019.

Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) will be conducting an Online Examination on 30th July, 2019 and 31st July, 2019 for Recruitment to the post of Assistant and invites On-Line Applications for recruitment to the post. Dates for submission of On- Line Application are from 30th May, 2019 to 25th June, 2019.

Important Details About EPFO Assistant Recruitment 2019

  • Post Name: Assistants
  • Pay Level: Pay Level – 7
  • Basic Pay/ entry pay: Rs.44,900/-
  • Other Benefits: DA, HRA, Transport Allowance and other Allowances
  • Total Vacancies: 280

Important Dates – EPFO Assistant Recruitment 2019

  • 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).

Vacancies – EPFO Assistant Recruitment 2019

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

Scale of Pay – EPFO Assistant Recruitment 2019

Level- 7 of Pay Matrix (Civilian employees) Under 7TH Pay Commission with Entry Pay Rs. 44,900/-.

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.

Age Limit – EPFO Assistant Recruitment 2019

  • 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 considered as on 25th June, 2019.

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

Sl. No  Age Group Lower age limit for all categories (not born after) Upper age limit (Date of Birth not earlier than)
1 20-27 25.06.1999 26.06.1992 26.06.1989 26.06.1987

Age Relaxation – EPFO Assistant Recruitment 2019

  1. SC/ST up to 5 years,
  2. OBC –NCL up to 3 years,
  • Employees of Central Government & departmental candidates employees of Employees’ Provident Fund Organization.
General Upto 40 years of age
SC/ST Upto 45 years of age
OBC Upto 43 years of age

  1. Person with Disability(PwD):
Category Relaxation in upper age limit
PwD + General 10 years
PwD + OBC 13 years
PwD + SC/ST 15 years

Educational Qualification – EPFO Assistant Recruitment 2019

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).

Scheme of Examination – EPFO Assistant Recruitment 2019

  • Phase – I – Preliminary Examination
  • Phase – II – Mains Examination

Phase I – Preliminary Examination

 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. Phase –I is qualifying in nature and marks will not be reckoned for final merit.
  2. 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.

Phase II – Main Examination 

Sr. No. Name of the Test

(Objective Tests)

No. of Qs. Max. Marks Duration Version
1 Reasoning/ Intelligence 40 60 35 minutes Bilingual
2 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  


Descriptive Paper (English Language with emphasis on comprehension and analysis) 3

(letter, précis’, comprehension)

30 45 minutes English
  GRAND TOTAL 153 230 2 hours 45




  1. The marks obtained in Phase – II will be considered for final selection.
  2. For each wrong answer, there will be a negative marking of one fourth of the mark assigned to that question.
  3. 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.

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

Application Fee – EPFO Assistant Recruitment 2019

  • SC/ST/PWD/ Departmental Candidates, Female Candidates & Economically Weaker Section (EWS) – Rs. 250/-
  • All Other Categories – Rs. 500/-

Aspirants can check the official notification of the EPFO Assistant Recruitment 2019 from the official careers page of EPFO or from the link that is provided below.

EPFO Assistant Recruitment 2019 – Official Notification PDF

Apply Link – EPFO Assistant Recruitment 2019 (Starts from 30th May,2019)

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