EPFO SSA Recruitment 2019 - Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has released the admit card for EPFO SSA Phase-II examination on October 25, 2019. The EPFO SSA Phase_II admit card has been published in online mode. A total of 22,229 shortlisted candidates will be eligible to appear for EPFO SSA 2019 Phase-II examination scheduled to be held on November 14. EPFO SSA recruitment 2019 is being conducted for a total of 2,514 vacancies. Candidates were able to apply for EPFO SSA recruitment from June 27 to July 21, 2019. EPFO SSA 2019 recruitment process has three phases - preliminary examination (Phase-I), mains exam (Phase-II) and a skill test that will assess candidates on their computer data entry skills. EPFO SSA 2019 recruitment prelims exam was held on August 31 and September 1. Read more about EPFO SSA 2019 recruitment in the article below.
Latest: EPFO has released the EPFO SSA Phase-II Admit Card on October 25, 2019 - Download here

EPFO SSA Recruitment 2019

EPFO SSA Result 2019 for Phase-I Declared - Check Here
EPFO SSA Cutoff 2019 for Phase-I - Check Here

EPFO SSA Result 2019

Result of EPFO SSA 2019 recruitment is declared for each phase of the selection process. EPFO SSA 2019 result for prelims has been declared on October 22. EPFO SSA 2019 result is published in pdf format on the website of the exam body. It includes the region, roll number, registration number and name of qualified candidates. To check the result, candidates can press Ctrl+F in EPFO SSA result PDF and enter their registration number/roll number. A final merit list will be published after all the stages of the examination. Candidates who make it to this merit list will be considered for recruitment.

EPFO SSA Cut Off 2019

The cut off of EPFO SSA recruitment 2019 Phase-I exam has been released along with the result. Candidates can check the category-wise and region-wise cut off marks by clicking on the link provided above. EPFO SSA 2019 cut off marks are the minimum qualifying marks that a candidate needs to score. The cut off is determined on the basis of a number of vacancies, number of candidates appearing for the exam, category of the candidate and difficulty level of the exam. Phase-I or prelims exam of EPFO SSA recruitment is of qualifying nature. The marks obtained in phase-II and phase-III exam will affect the final merit list.

EPFO SSA Recruitment 2019 - Overview

Name of the exam

Recruitment of Social Security Assistants in Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation

Commonly known as

EPFO SSA Recruitment

Official website


Exam body

Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation

Phases of the exam

Prelims, Mains and Skill Test

Mode of examination

Online (for all three phases)


The result of all three phases of the examination will be declared online.

Final merit list

Phase-I exam of EPFO SSA recruitment is of qualifying nature. Final merit list will be published on the basis of the results of phase-II and phase-III examinations.


2189 + 325 (PwBD & Ex-Servicemen)

EPFO SSA Recruitment 2019 Dates

Given below are the events of EPFO SSA and the dates on which they will be conducted.

EPFO SSA 2019 Recruitment application start date

June 27, 2019

Closing date of the application process

July 21, 2019

EPFO SSA Prelims admit card

August 21 to September 1, 2019

EPFO SSA Preliminary Exam (Phase-I)

August 31 & September 1, 2019

Preliminary exam result

October 22, 2019

EPFO SSA mains admit card

October 25 - November 14, 2019

EPFO SSA Mains Exam (Phase-II)

November 14, 2019

Mains exam result

To be announced

EPFO SSA 2019 skill test

To be announced

The dates of later events of EPFO SSA 2019 recruitment will be updated here as and when announced by the exam authority.

EPFO SSA Application Form 2019

The application form of EPFO SSA 2019 recruitment was available from June 27 to July 21. Candidates could fill EPFO SSA application form 2019 online. Candidates are always advised to check the eligibility criteria of EPFO SSA recruitment 2019 before applying for the exam.

EPFO SSA Eligibility Criteria 2019

Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation prescribes the eligibility criteria for candidates. EPFO SSA 2019 eligibility criteria are based on the educational qualification, age, nationality and category of aspiring candidates. Aspirants who fulfil these eligibility criteria can apply for EPFO SSA 2019 recruitment.

Required Educational Qualification

All aspirants willing to apply for the EPFO SSA exam 2019 need a graduation degree in any discipline from a recognised university or any equivalent qualification. Aspirants must also be able to type with the speed of 5000 key depressions per hour for data entry work. However not mandatory, it is desirable that the candidates have computer training certificate from a recognised institute.

The qualifications the candidates must have are listed below -

  • Graduate degree in any discipline from a recognized university

  • 5000 key depressions per hour on computer.

Age Limit for EPFO SSA Recruitment 2019

To be eligible to apply for EPFO SSA recruitment, candidates must be from 18 to 27 years of age. There is some relaxation on this upper age limit for reserved category candidates.

Age limit for different categories/ communities


Age Group

Relaxation in upper age limit


18 to 27



18 to 32

5 years


18 to 30

3 years

Central Government and EPFO employees


18 to 40

13 years


18 to 45

18 years


18 to 43

16 years



18 to 30

3 years


18 to 35

8 years


18 to 33

6 years

Persons with Benchmark Disability (PwBD)


18 to 37

10 years


18 to 42

15 years


18 to 40

13 years

Eligibility Criteria Based on Nationality of the Candidates

Aspirants of following nationalities are eligible to apply for EPFO SSA recruitment 2019 -

  • Citizen of India

  • Subject of Nepal

  • Subject of Bhutan

  • Tibetan refugee who has entered India before January 1, 1962, with the intention of permanent settlement

  • Migrated individuals of Indian origin from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanent settlement in India.

Note: Candidates other than citizens of India in this list are required to produce necessary certificates relevant to their nationality issued by the Government of India.

How to fill EPFO SSA Application Form 2019?

Once the candidates have ensured that they fulfil the eligibility criteria, they must follow the steps given below to fill the application form of EPFO SSA 2019 recruitment.

  • Visit the website - www.epfindia.gov.in and find the application form link

  • Click on the new registration option

  • Fill in the details that appear on the screen - name, phone number and email id

  • A registration number and password will be generated once you have registered successfully

  • Enter the details required in the application form and validate them

  • Upload images of passport size photograph and signatures in the prescribed sizes

  • Preview the application form and check that all the details are entered correctly

  • The next step will be payment of application fee

  • Submit the application form after successful payment

EPFO SSA Application Form Fee

SC/ ST/ PwBD/ Female Candidates/ Ex-Servicemen

Rs. 250


Rs. 500

As per EPFO SSA recruitment notification 2019, candidates can make payment of the application form fee using Debit/ Credit card, Internet Banking, IMPS, Cash Cards/ Mobile Wallets.

EPFO SSA Admit Card 2019

The admit card of EPFO SSA recruitment 2019 is released on the website of EPFO. It is essential that the candidates download and print their admit card to carry to the exam centres. No candidate is permitted to take the exam without the admit card of EPSO SSA and valid identity proof. EPFO SSA 2019 admit card for mains exam was released on October 25. Last date to download prelims admit card is November 14, 2019.

EPFO SSA Recruitment 2019 Syllabus and Exam Pattern

EPFO prescribes the pattern & syllabus of EPFO SSA recruitment exam for all the phases and sections of the phases. Candidates must go through the syllabus completely and thoroughly before preparing for EPFO SSA recruitment exam. Given below is the syllabus for three phases of EPFO SSA 2019 recruitment.

EPFO SSA Prelims Syllabus

There are three sections in the question paper of EPFO SSA recruitment prelims exam- Numerical Aptitude, Reasoning and English. The syllabus for these sections is listed below.

  • English - Error detection, reading comprehension, cloze test, para jumbles, active/ passive voice, direct/ indirect speech, sentence completion, vocab, etc.

  • Numerical Aptitude - Number series, profit & loss, SI/CI, algebra, data interpretation, simplification, ration & proportion, inequalities, permutation & combination, work, time, distance, etc.

  • Reasoning Ability - Seating arrangement, blood relations, syllogism, coding decoding, input output, alpha-numeric series, etc.

EPFO SSA Prelims (Phase-I) Exam pattern


No. of questions

No. of marks

Time duration

Numerical Aptitude



20 mins

Reasoning Ability



20 mins

English Language



20 mins




1 hour

Negative marking

0.25 marks will be deducted for every incorrect answer

EPFO SSA Mains Exam Syllabus

Phase-II or mains exam of EPFO SSA recruitment has four objective type sections in its question paper. It also includes a descriptive section that has questions of letter writing and essay writing. The section-wise syllabus of EPFO SSA recruitment 2019 mains exam is given below.

  • General/ Economy/ Financial Awareness - Finance awareness, insurance and banking awareness, static awareness, Govt. schemes and policies, etc.

  • English Language - Cloze test, reading comprehension, phrasal verb related questions, sentence completion, para jumbles, paragraph conclusion, etc.

  • Quantitative Aptitude - Speed, distance & time, probability, ages, LCM, HCF, algebra, partnership, mixture and allegations, permutation & combination, mensuration, etc.

  • Reasoning/ Intelligence - Logical reasoning, number system, data sufficiency, seating arrangement, inequalities, direction sense, puzzles, blood relations, etc.

  • Descriptive section - Letter, essay, comprehension.

EPFO SSA Mains (Phase-II) Exam Pattern


No. of questions

No. of marks

Time duration

General/ Economy/ Financial Awareness



20 mins

English Language



30 mins

Reasoning/ Intelligence



35 mins

Quantitative Aptitude



35 mins




2 hours

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

3 (letter, precis’, comprehension)


45 mins




2 hours 45 minutes

Negative marking

One-fourth marks of the marks allotted to the question will be deducted.

EPFO SSA Skill Test (Phase-III) Exam Pattern

This phase of EPFO SSA recruitment 2019 is a skill test that is designed to test typing skills of the candidates. Candidates must type with the speed of 5000 key depressions per hour. Candidates who have qualified the phase-II exam of EPFO SSA 2019 recruitment will be appearing for this phase.

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