EPFO Social Security Assistant Syllabus 2019 | SSA Exam Dates and Exam Pattern

EPFO Social Security Assistant 2019 Exam Syllabus, Pattern & Dates

Important Dates:

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)

SCHEME OF EXAMINATION

Scheme of Examination for the post of Social Security Assistant is as under:-

Phase-I : Preliminary Examination

S.No.Name of the Test (Objective Tests) No. of QsMax. MarkDurationVersion
1.English Language303020 minutesEnglish
2.Reasoning Ability353520 minutesBilingual
3.Numerical Aptitude353520 minutesBilingual
Total1001001 hour

Note:-
I. Phase-I is qualifying in nature and marks will not be reckoned for final merit.
II. 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.
IV. 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

S.No.Name of the Test (Objective Tests) No. of QsMax. MarkDurationVersion
1.Reasoning/ Intelligence406035 minutesBilingual
2.General/ Economy/
Financial Awareness
404020 minutesBilingual
3.English Language304030 minutesEnglish
4.Quantitative Aptitude406035 minutesBilingual
TOTAL1502002 hours
5.Descriptive Paper (English
Language with emphasis
on comprehension and
analysis)
3
(letter,
précis’,
comprehe
nsion)
3045 minutesEnglish
GRAND TOTAL1532302 hours 45
minutes

Note:-
I. The marks obtained in Phase-II will be considered for final selection.
II. For each wrong answer, there will be a negative marking of one fourth of the mark assigned to that question.
III. Descriptive paper will be completely online. i.e. the question 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.
IV. The candidate will be shortlisted for Phase-III in the ratio of 1:5 i.e. about 5 times the number of vacancies in each category on the basis of 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.

Note:-
I. Computer Skill Test will be qualifying in nature. Marks obtained will not be reckoned for merit ranking. Final merit list will be based on the marks of phase-II and phase-III.

Syllabus for EPFO Social Security Assistant Prelims 2019


S. No.SubjectSyllabus
1.English Language
Reading comprehension, Fillers( Double fillers, Multiple Sentence Fillers, Sentence Fillers), New Pattern Cloze Test, Phrase Replacement, Odd Sentence Out cum Para Jumbles,Inference, Sentence Completion,Connectors, Paragraph Conclusion, Phrasal Verb Related Questions, Error Detection Questions, Word usage/ Vocab Based Questions.

2.Reasoning Ability
Puzzles & Seating Arrangements, Direction Sense, Blood-Relation, Syllogism, Order and Ranking, Coding-Decoding, Machine Input-Output, Inequalities, Alpha-Numeric-Symbol Series, Alphabet Related Questions.

3.Quantitative Aptitude
Data Interpretation (Bar Graph, Line Chart, Tabular, Pie Chart), Inequalities (Quadratic Equations), Number Series, Approximation and Simplification, Data Sufficiency, Miscellaneous Arithmetic Problems (HCF and LCM, Profit and Loss, SI & CI, Problem on Ages, Work and Time, Speed Distance and Time, Probability, Mensuration, Permutation and Combination, Average, Ratio and Proportion, Partnership, Problems on Boats and Stream, Problems on Trains, Mixture and Allegation, Pipes and Cisterns).

Syllabus for EPFO Social Security Assistant Main 2019


S. No.SubjectSyllabus
1.General English
Reading comprehension, Fillers (Double fillers, Multiple Sentence Fillers, Sentence Fillers), New Pattern Cloze Test, Phrase Replacement, Odd Sentence Out cum Para Jumbles,Inference, Sentence Completion,Connectors, Paragraph Conclusion, Phrasal Verb Related Questions, Error Detection Questions, Word usage/ Vocab Based Questions.

2.Reasoning/Intelligence
Puzzles & Seating Arrangements, Direction Sense, Blood, Relation, Syllogism, Order and Ranking, Coding-Decoding, Machine Input-Output, Inequalities, Alpha-Numeric-Symbol, Series, Data Sufficiency, Logical Reasoning (Passage Inference, Statement and Assumption, Conclusion, Argument), History and Generation of Computers, Introduction to Computer Organisation, Computer Memory, Computer Hardware and I/O Devices, Computer Software, Computer Languages, Operating System, Computer Network, Internet, MS Office Suite and Short cut keys, Basics of DBMS, Number System and Conversions, Computer and Network Security.

3.Quantitative Aptitude
Data Interpretation (Bar Graph, Line Chart, Tabular, Caselet, Radar/Web, Pie Chart), Inequalities (Quadratic Equations, Quantity 1, Quantity 2), Number Series, Approximation and Simplification, Data Sufficiency, Miscellaneous Arithmetic Problems (HCF and LCM, Profit and Loss, SI & CI, Problem on Ages, Work and Time, Speed Distance and Time, Probability, Mensuration, Permutation and Combination, Average, Ratio and Proportion, Partnership, Problems on Boats and Stream, Problems on Trains, Mixture and Allegation, Pipes and Cisterns).

4.General/Economy/Financial Awareness
Banking and Insurance Awareness, Financial Awareness, Govt. Schemes and Policies, Current Affairs, Static Awareness.
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