EPFO Recruitment 2023 for Social Security Assistant/Stenographer | 2,859 Posts | Last Date: 26 April 2023

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EPFO Recruitment 2023 notification announced for the posts of Social Security Assistant/Stenographer. There are 2,859 vacancies available for the posts. Candidates with the qualification of any degree/12th pass are eligible to apply for the job. Interested and eligible candidates can apply online. The detailed eligibility and selection process are explained below.

EPFO Recruitment 2023

EPFO Recruitment 2023 for Social Security Assistant/ Stenographer:

Job Role Social Security Assistant/Stenographer
Qualification Any degree/12th pass
Total Vacancies 2,859 Posts
Experience Freshers
Salary Rs 25,500 – 92,300/-
Job Location Across India
Application Start Date 27 March 2023
Last date 26 April 2023

Detailed Eligibility:

Educational Qualification:

Social Security Assistant:

  • Must possess a Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized university as of the closing date for online registration of application.
  • A typing speed of 35 words per minute in English or 30 words per minute in Hindi on a computer. (35 words per minute and 30 words per minute correspond to 10500 Key Depression per Hour (KDPH) / 9000 KDPH on an average of 5 key depressions for each word for Data Entry Work. Time allowed – ten minutes.

Stenographer:

  • 12th class pass from a recognized Board.
  • Skill Test Norms: The candidates who are shortlisted in the Phase-I Examination will be required to appear in the Skill Test for Stenography.
  • Dictation: Ten minutes at the rate of 80 words per minute.
  • Transcription: 50 minutes ( English ) / 65 minutes ( Hindi ) – Only on the Computer.

Age Limit ( As on 26 April 2023): 18 – 27 years

Age Relaxation:

  • SC/ST: Up to 5 years / Up to 45 years of age
  • OBC-NCL: Up to 3 years / Up to 43 years of age
  • The upper age limit is relaxable for Government servants up to forty years in accordance with the instructions or orders issued by the Central Government.
  • General: Up to 40 years of age
  • Ex-Servicemen: 03 – 08 years
  • PwBD: 10 – 15 years

Salary:

  • Social Security Assistant: Rs 29,200 – 92,300/-
  • Stenographer: Rs 25,500 – 81,100/-

No.of.Vacancies: 2,859 Posts

Social Security Assistant: 2,674 Posts

  • Andhra Pradesh Region: 39 Posts
  • Bihar: 35 Posts
  • Chhattisgarh: 42 Posts
  • Delhi: 120 Posts
  • Gujarat: 197 Posts
  • Goa: 15 Posts
  • Himachal Pradesh: 32 Posts
  • Haryana: 109 Posts
  • Jharkhand: 66 Posts
  • Karnataka: 204 Posts
  • Kerala: 115 Posts
  • Maharashtra: 422 Posts
  • Madhya Pradesh: 100 Posts
  • North East Region: 58 Posts
  • Odisha: 53 Posts
  • Punjab: 120 Posts
  • Rajasthan: 59 Posts
  • Tamilnadu: 416 Posts
  • Telangana: 116 Posts
  • Uttrakhand: 12 Posts
  • Uttar Pradesh: 124 Posts
  • West Bengal: 220 Posts

Stenographer: 185 Posts

  • UR: 74 Posts
  • EWS: 19 Posts
  • SC: 28 Posts
  • ST: 14 Posts
  • OBC-NCL: 50 Posts

Note: The number of vacancies may get vary.

Selection Process of EPFO Recruitment 2023:

  • The Selection process will be done on the basis of the Examination and Computer Skill Test.
  • Qualifying Marks in Phase–I (Main Exam.) will be decided at per discretion of EPFO.
  • The selection is subject to fulfilling the eligibility, rank in the merit list, medical fitness, verification of original documents, and such other criteria as may be prescribed by the EPFO.

Social Security Assistant:

Scheme of Examination:

  • Each question shall have 4 marks.
  • Duration: 2 Hours and 30 minutes (150 Minutes)
  • The marks obtained in Phase–I will be considered for final selection on merit.
  • For each wrong answer, there will be a negative marking of one-fourth of the mark assigned to that question.
  • English comprehension shall be objective.
  • Total marks 600.
  • The candidates will be shortlisted for Phase II in the ratio of 1:10 i.e. about 10 times the number of vacancies in each category on the basis of their performance in Phase-I.
  • If the examination is held in more than one session, the scores across various sessions will be equated following standard practice to adjust for slight differences in the difficulty level of different test batteries used across sessions.

For Examination:



Name of the Test – Objective No. of. Questions Maximum Marks
General Aptitude 30 120
General Knowledge/ General Awareness 30 120
Quantitative Ability 30 120
General English with *Comprehension 50 200
Computer Literacy 10 40
Total 150 600

Phase II – Computer Skill Test (Computer Data Entry Test):

  • Candidates will be required to appear for the Skill Test to assess speed and accuracy for Data Entry Work.
  • A typing speed of 35 words per minute in English or 30 words per minute in Hindi on a computer.
  • 35 words per minute and 30 words per minute correspond to 10500 Key Depression Per Hour (KDPH) / 9000 KDPH on an average of 5 key depressions for each word for Data Entry Work.
  • Candidates short-listed for the Skill Test will have to appear for a Skill Test.
  • NOTE:- Computer Skill Test will be qualifying in nature. Marks obtained will not be reckoned for merit ranking.

Stenographer:

Phase I: Examination

Subject No. of Questions Maximum Marks
General Aptitude 50 200
General Awareness 50 200
English Language and Comprehension 100 400
Total 200 800
  • Each question shall have 4 marks.
  • The question paper will be of Objective Type Multiple Choice only.
  • Duration: 2 Hours 10 minutes (130 minutes)
  • The questions will be set both in English and Hindi except for part III i.e. English Language and Comprehension.
  • The marks obtained in Phase – I will be considered for final selection on merit.
  • For each wrong answer, there will be a negative marking of one-fourth of the mark assigned to that question.
  • Total marks 800.
  • The candidates will be shortlisted for Phase II in the ratio of 1:10 i.e. about 10 times the number of vacancies in each category on the basis of their performance in Phase-I.
  • If the examination is held in more than one session, the scores across various sessions will be equated following standard practice to adjust for slight differences in the difficulty level of different test batteries used across sessions.

Phase II Examination:

Skill Test in Stenography:

  • The candidates who are shortlisted in the Phase-I Examination will be required to appear in the Skill Test for Stenography.
  • The time allotted is as under:
  • Dictation: Ten minutes at the rate of eighty words per minute. (Dictation will be computer-based).
  • Transcription: Fifty minutes (English) / Sixty-five minutes (Hindi). (Only on the computer)
  • NOTE:- Skill Test in Stenography will be qualifying in nature. Marks obtained will not be reckoned for merit
    ranking.

Resolution Of Tie Cases:

  • In cases where more than one candidate secures equal aggregates marks in Phase-I, the tie will be resolved by applying the following methods one after another:
  • Date of Birth, with older candidates, placed higher.
  • Alphabetical order in which the names of the candidates appear.

Application Fees:

  • General/EWS/OBC:  Rs. 700/-
  • SC/ST/PwBD/Female Candidates/Ex-Servicemen: NIL

How to apply for EPFO Recruitment 2023?

Interested and eligible candidates can apply for the job online on their official website from 27 March 2023 to 26 April 2023.

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Note: The EPFO reserves the right to alter the number of vacancies, modify the Examination process and fix the minimum cut-off marks without assigning any reason thereof.


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