EPFO Assistant Cut off and Exam Analysis 2019

EPFO Assistant Cut off 2019

EPFO (Employees’ Provident fund Organisation) is assigned the task to assist the central board of trustees to maintain the PF and other documentary details of the employee and maintain the rules & regulation amended by the Employees’ provident Fund and Miscellaneous Provision Act ,1952.

There are various vacancies available in the different region across India which is been declared by the EPFO Recruitment and based on it the EPFO SSA examination is conducted.

It is a great opportunity for all those young aspirants who are willing to obtain a government job which will pay them a proper salary and benefits, along with satisfactorily feeling of “job safety”. This year there are 2189 vacancies been declared and as the amount of posting is less, one can expect the level of competition in the examination. 

Last time when the vacancy was declared, it was around 1974 vacancies and this time it went up for 215 more posts. There has been a gap of 7 year from the last examination; hence one can expect a lot of changes in the EPFO Assistant syllabus and exam pattern, method to apply and various other factors.

Explore our EPFO Assistant study package for your exam preparation.

The examination which was held in the year 2012 needs the candidate to clear the written examination to qualify for the skill test. The written examination had total 4 sections which were related to topics like reasoning, English language, numerical ability and office work aptitude and 50 questions from each section was asked.

So the total questions were 200 where the maximum marks evaluated were about 275. The score obtained in English was not considered for merit ranking but the main purpose was considered for qualifying for the next stage. A penalty of 1/4th negative marking was applied to all the incorrect answers. So it is advised to attempt only those questionnaires for which you have proper answer.

EPFO Assistant Section-wise Cut Off Marks

Each section has its own cut-off range depending of the category the candidates come under. Here are brief details about the cut-off marks considered for each section.

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English Language




Numerical Ability




Office work Aptitude



If the candidate mentioned in the above category clear the cut off range then they will be eligible for the second round which is related to skill test. The final merit list that is prepared after both the examination is over will be considered for the selection process. 

EPFO Assistant Overall Cut Off Marks

This year the response for the examination is quite large compared to the previous term. This has increased the cut-off marks for each category as following:


Overall Cut-off











EPFO Assistant Previous Year Cut off

Category Number of Candidates Appeared Last Year
General 69002
SC 14301
ST 4169
OBC 40821
PH 1376
PH (Hearing) 157

EPFO Assistant Prelims Exam Analysis 2019

EPFO Assistant Prelims exam was of easy to moderate level. Most of the questions asked were doable and candidates can easily attempt 81-87 questions overall. 

EPFO Selection Process

  • EPFO Assistant Selection Process will be in 2 stages-  Prelims Exam and Mains Exam.
  • The Prelims Exam is Objective in nature, whereas the Mains Exam is Objective and Descriptive both.
  •  The Cut-Off is based on both the individual Section & the total marks obtained.The Test is Bilingual, can be given in both English & Hindi.
  • Descriptive Topics for Mains exam –  Letter Writing, Precis & Comprehension.

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