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EPFO SSA Syllabus And Exam Schemes 2023


EPFO SSA Syllabus And Exam Schemes 2023

Scheme of Examination for the post of Social Security Assistant (SSA) is as under :-

Phase I- Examination

Sr. No. Name of the Test No. of Qs. Max. Marks Duration
1 General Aptitude 30 120 2 Hours and 30 minutes (150 Minutes)
2 General Knowledge/ General Awareness 30 120
3 Quantitative Ability 30 120
4 General English with *Comprehension 50 200
5 Computer Literacy 10 40
Total 150 600


  • Each question shall have 4 marks each.
  • Each question shall have 4 marks each.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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 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 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.

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