Recently, the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation or EPFO has released an official notification regarding the recruitment drive for the post of Social Security Assistant or SSA. In this official notification, they also stated the number of total vacancies that the candidates should be appearing for and the number of vacancies for EPFO Social Security Assistant Recruitment is 2189 seats. So, in order to make sure that all the aspirants who were waiting for the chance to enter into the Government Sector get the complete information about the registration dates, procedure, exam pattern etc., we have covered all such information in this article. So, make sure to follow it completely in order to get the complete details regarding EPFO vacancy Social Security Assistant Recruitment 2019.

EPFO Social Security Assistant Recruitment 2019 – Overview

 Name of the   recruitment EPFO Social Security Assistant Recruitment 2019
 Article category Online Application, Registration, Examination description
 Exam type Preliminary Exam, Mains Exams and Skill Test
 #Recruiting Body Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation
 Ministry Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India
 Reference No. N/A
 Recruitment Type Staff posting and Departmental Recruitment
 Group Open for all
 Year     2019
 Post Social Security Assistant (SSA)
 No. of vacancies 2189
 Job location Anywhere in Indian Territory
 Application status Active
 Mode of   application Online
 Official website www.epfindia.gov.in
 EPFO recruitment   portal https://ibpsonline.ibps.in/epfssaojun19/

 

EPFO Social Security Assistant Recruitment 2019 – Important Dates

Following the Important dates that are announced on the web portal of Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation:

 Starting Date of online Application  27-06-2019
 Last Date of Online Application  21-07-2019 (5:00 PM)
 Last Date of Application Fee   Submission 21-07-2019 (5:00 PM)
 Admit Card Download period 21-08-2019 to 01-09-2019
 Date of Preliminary and Mains Exams 31-08-2019 to 01-09-2019

 

EPFO Social Security Assistant Recruitment 2019 – Vacancy Details

As mentioned earlier, there are a total of 2189 vacancies that have been announced as per the official notification issued by Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation. Also, the diversification of these vacancies has been announced as how many seats will be reserved for the candidates that were to a variety of categories such as ST, SC, OBC, EWS, PWD etc. So, make sure to look below for the information regarding the bifurcation of the total vacancies as per these categories as per Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation’s notification.

 Caste   Category  General  Other   Backward   Castes   (OBC)  Economically   weaker   section   (EWS)  Scheduled   Caste (SC)  Scheduled   Tribe (ST)  Total no.   of   Vacancies
 Number   of   Vacancies  727  631  317  293  221  2189

 

EPFO Social Security Assistant Recruitment 2019 – Eligibility

Following is the eligibility criteria set by the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation for the latest EPFO Jobs Social Security Assistant Recruitment 2019. Any and every candidate who fulfils these requirements are eligible to apply for the examinations and other important stages of the selection procedure which we have explained in quite a depth later on in the article. So, the following are the criteria which are to be met by all the applicants:

Educational Criteria:

  • All the Candidates who are graduated Bachelor Degree in any stream from any recognised University or college are eligible to appear in the examination

Age Criteria:

The age criteria are different for every caste section. So, following is a list of minimum and maximum age limits followed by the chart containing details about the age relaxation of the eligible candidates.

Age Limit for General Candidates:

  • Minimum Age Limit: 18 Years
  • Maximum Age Limit: 27 Years

Age Relaxation Chart

 Category Age Relaxation (in Yrs.)
 Other Backward Castes (OBC) 3 Years
 Scheduled Caste (SC) 5 Years
 Scheduled Tribe (ST) 5 Years
 Persons with Disabilities   (PWD-UR) 10 Years
 Persons with Disabilities   (PWD-OBC) 13 Years
 Persons with Disabilities   (PWD-SC) 15 Years
 Persons with Disabilities   (PWD-ST) 15 Years
 Employees of Employees’   Provident Fund Organisation   (EPFO) General – Up to 40 Years of Age

Other Backwards Castes – Up to 43 Years of Age

Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Tribe – Up to 45 Years of Age

 

Skill Requirement:

  • Only those candidates are eligible who have a minimum 5000 Key Depressions per hour for Data Entry.
  • Candidates should have a recognised certificate from the computer training institute. (Optional)

 

How to Apply for SSA Posts – EPFO Social Security Assistant Recruitment 2019 Application Procedure

In order to make sure that all the applicants are able to fill the application form, the complete procedure has been instructed to be as simple as possible. This is why the registration procedure of EPFO vacancies 2019 Recruitment for Social Security Assistant is quite straight-forward. So, here is a complete step by step guide which you can follow to fill the online application form for EPFO official vacancy notification 2019:

Step 1: Firstly you need to visit the official EPFO recruitment’s web portal which you can do by following this link – https://ibpsonline.ibps.in/epfssaojun19/

Step 2: Now, once you are on the portal, look for a Yellow button on the top right corner of the screen with the text “Click Here for New Registration”. Also, you can enter your registration details to check the latest notifications.

Step 3: Here, you will have to fill all the 6 forms with all the required information as per the original details. Before the final submission, you will get a Preview, make sure to check all the enter information there. Once done, submit the payment by any of the payment methods that are allowed and save the Registration details for future reference.

Also, you can visit the official website of Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) which is www.epfindia.gov.in. Candidates can also apply for the Social Security Assistant Recruitment 2019 from here by clicking on “Apply Now” which is present under the Recruitment Section of Misc.

 

EPFO Social Security Assistant Recruitment 2019 – Selection Procedure

The selection procedure of EPFO SSA Recruitment 2019 is diversified into three phases. These three tiers are separate and the candidates are required to clear out each one of them in the right hierarchy to gain the selection for the Social Security Assistant Vacancy in Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation.

Phase #1 – Preliminary Exam:

In this phase, all the applicants will be required to appear in the Prelims examination. Those who achieve marks more than and equal to the Cut off marks will be eligible to move up to the second phase. The negative marking in this phase will be of ¼ or 0.25 marks per wrong answer. Also, the candidates will be sorted as per their performance in 1:10 for Phase #2 in each category. The exam pattern for prelims is as follows:

S. No. Name of the Test Number of Questions Maximum marks Duration of the exam Language of the exam
1 English Language 30 30 20 Minutes English only
2 Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 Minutes Bilingual
3 Numerical Aptitude 35 35 20 Minutes Bilingual
Total 100 100 1 hour

 

Phase #2 – Mains Exam:

In this phase, all the candidates are required to appear in an objective type examination as well as a descriptive paper which is followed immediately after the Objective type paper. The negative marking will be similar to the Preliminary Phase which is 0.25 or ¼. This Phase will be considered for the Final merit, unlike prelims. Also, all the candidates will be shortlisted in the ratio of 1:5 for Phase 3 in each category. The Exam pattern for Mains Exam is as follows:

S. No. Name of the Test Number of Questions Maximum marks Duration of the exam Language of the exam
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 Bilingual
4 Quantitative Aptitude 40 60 35 Minutes Bilingual
  Total 150 200 2 Hours  
5 Descriptive paper (Comprehension and Analysis) 3 (Letter, Precise and Comprehension) 30 45 Minutes English
  Grand Total 153 230 2 Hours 45 Minutes  

 

Phase #3 – Skill Test:

In this phase, candidates are required to appear in a test which will test their skills which are required for the completion of the job posting they are applying for. In this skill test the accuracy and assess the speed of Data Entry work will be the basis of judging the skill. All the candidates have to clear the recruitment of 5000 Key Depressions per hour.

Once the applicant clears all three phases and secures enough marks to satisfy the cut off the margin, they will be recruited and will also be appointed to their job location in a certain period.

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