• EPFO ASSISTANT Preparation Tips

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Update on: 06 Nov 2019 09:32:13 AM

EPFO Assistant Mains 2019 Last Minute Tips are provided here for the candidates appearing for the mains examination on 7th November 2019. Get here last-minute preparation tips & strategies to crack the EPFO Assistant Mains Exam 2019 with flying colours.

EPFO Assistant Mains Preparation Tips 2019: Get here the last-minute tips and strategies to crack the EPFO Assistant Mains Exam 2019 with flying colours. The Employees' Provident Fund Organisation will be conducting the EPFO Assistant Mains tomorrow on 7th November 2019. A total of 3049 candidates will be appearing for the recruitment exam that aims to fill a total of 280 vacancies. With such a high competition level, it is advisable that the candidates should check these last-minute preparation tips before appearing for the Mains tomorrow. 

These last-minute tips will help the candidates in scoring high in the EPFO Assistant 2019 Mains exam. Aspirants who would qualify the EPFO Assistant Mains 2019 will be called for the Interview round for their hiring as the EPFO Assistant and will be awarded the pay scale of 7th CPC. So, have a look at some of the important last-minute tips to crack the EPFO Assistant Exam 2019.

The EPFO Assistant Mains 2019 exam will be conducted online. Candidates will be asked a total of 150 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs). The questions will be asked from 4 different sections - Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning/ Intelligence, English Language and General/Financial Awareness. There will be a separate sectional timing for each section. Check here the detailed exam pattern of the Assistant Mains exam, before scrolling through the last-minute tips:

Also Read | EPFO Assistant Mains 2019 Exam: Know Exam Pattern & Syllabus

EPFO Assistant Mains Exam Pattern 2019


No of MCQs



Quantitative Aptitude



35 minutes




35 minutes

English Language



30 minutes

General/Financial Awareness



20 minutes




2 hours

Note: “Descriptive Test” on English language (Letter writing, Precis & Comprehension) will be held separately in a time duration of 45 minutes.

The exam language will be bilingual, both English and Hindi, except for the English section. There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer.

EPFO Assistant Mains 2019: Last Minute Tips

1. Revise Important Topics

Here we have listed the most important topics from all three sections of the EPFO Assistant Prelims 2019 that will help the candidates in their last-minute preparations:

English Language

Reasoning Ability

Quantitative Aptitude

Reading Comprehension


Cloze Test

Sentence Improvement

Word Selection

Error Detection


Idioms and Phrases

Active/Passive Voice

Direct/Indirect Speech



Sentence Transformation

Spelling Test

Para Jumbles

Phrase Replacement

Alpha-numeric Series


Verbal Reasoning


Blood Relations

Puzzle Test



Direction Sense

Venn diagrams

Order and Ranking

Time Sequence Test

Mathematical Operations

Statement & Conclusion

Data Sufficiency

Decision Making

Analytical Reasoning

Mirror Images

Water Images

Embedded Figures

Number Series


Age Problems

Boat & Stream

Calendar & Clocks

Fraction & Decimals


Surds & Indices

Pipe & Cisterns

Data Interpretation


Profit and Loss

Ratio & Proportion


Compound Proportion

Time & Work



Permutation and Combination


Time, Distance, Speed


Stokes & Share


Volume and Surface Area

2. Practice more with focus on Accuracy

When there is high competition, fewer vacancies and negative marking, accuracy proves out to be the sole resort for the candidates appearing for the competitive exams. Accuracy can only be achieved with more and more practice. Candidates should undertake online mock tests or practice papers in order to score more in the EPFO Assistant 2019 exam.

3. Time Management

Time management is one of the most important tools to crack any competitive examination, as, in the end, it is all about speed. In the EPFO Assistant Prelims 2019, there will be sectional timing of 20 minutes for each section. Candidates need to attempt at least 25 to 30 questions from each section in 20 minutes with high accuracy. Try not to allot over 1 minute to any question. If you get stuck in any of the questions, skip it. It is the ultimate ‘Mantra’.


4. Don’t forget to carry Admit Card, ID Proof & Photograph

Don’t forget to carry necessary documents like EPFO Assistant Admit Card 2019, photograph and original ID proof along with you. Candidates will not be allowed to enter the exam centre without the EPFO Admit Card.

5. Reach Exam Centre on time

Candidates should inquire and locate their examination centre accurately as mentioned in Admit Card before the exam date. Also, candidates should check the exam date and shift timings carefully. This will help the candidate to know the estimated time taken to reach the location. Remember, candidates will not be allowed to enter the centre after the closing of gates.


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