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EPFO SSA 2023 Exam Pattern & Syllabus

EPFO SSA Notification 2023 was released on March 22 2022. The Employers Provident Fund Social Security Assistant recruitment (EPFO SSA) Exam 2023 consists of 3 Phases – (i) Preliminary, (ii)Mains and (iii) Computer Skill Test. Check out below the Exam Pattern and Syllabus for the EPFO SSA Preliminary exam and EPFO SSA Mains exam.

EPFO SSA Prelims Exam Pattern

EPFO SSA Prelims consists of 3 sections (i) English Language, (ii) Reasoning Ability and (iii) Numerical Aptitude

SectionNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksTime
English Language303020 minutes
Reasoning Ability353520 minutes
Numerical Aptitude353520 minutes
Total10010060 Minutes

EPFO SSA Mains Exam Pattern

EPDO SSA main exam will consist of both objective and descriptive type of questions, particularly in the English subject.

Name of the Test (Objective Tests)No. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
Reasoning/Intelligence406035 minutes
General/Economy/Financial Awareness404020 minutes
English Language304030 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude406035 minutes
Descriptive Paper330
45 Minutes
Total1532302 hours, 45 Minutes

There is also a negative marking of 1/4th mark for every incorrect answer in both Prelims and Main Examination.

EPFO SSA Syllabus 2023

Knowing the EPFO SSA Syllabus and exam pattern is more important to prepare well for the exam. The EPFO SSA recruitment exam syllabus is as follows

EPFO SSA SyllabusTopics
English LanguageReading comprehension
Fillers( Double fillers, Multiple Sentence Fillers, Sentence Fillers)
Cloze Test
Phrase Replacement
Odd Sentence
Para Jumbles
Sentence Completion
Paragraph Conclusion
Phrasal Verb-Related Questions
Error Detection Questions
Word usage
Vocab Based Questions
Reasoning AbilityPuzzles
Seating Arrangements
Direction Sense
Order and Ranking
Machine Input-Output
Alpha-Numeric-Symbol Series
Data Sufficiency
Logical Reasoning (Passage Inference, Statement and Assumption, Conclusion, Argument)
Quantitive AptitudeData 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
Profit and Loss
Problem on Ages
Work and Time
Speed Distance and Time
Permutation and Combination
Ratio and Proportion
Problems on Boats and Stream
Problems on Trains
Mixture and Allegation
Pipes and Cisterns
General AwarenessBanking and Insurance Awareness
Financial Awareness
Government Schemes and Policies
Current Affairs
Static Awareness
Computer KnowledgeHistory and Generation of Computers
Introduction to Computer Organisation
Computer Memory
Computer Hardware and I/O Devices
Computer Software
Computer Languages
Operating System
Computer Network
MS Office Suite and Shortcut keys
Basics of DBMS
Number System and Conversions
Computer and Network Security