EPFO SSA Prelims 2019 | Detailed Exam Analysis : Shift 1

EPFO SSA Prelims Exam Analysis
EPFO SSA Prelims Exam Analysis
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Let’s have a look at the Exam Pattern for EPFO SSA Prelims 2019 Exam: the number of questions as well the duration in which the exam needs to be completed.
Serial No. Section No. of Questions Max Marks Duration
1. English Language 30 30 20 minutes
2. Numerical Aptitude 35 35 20 minutes
3. Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
Total 100 100 60 minutes
EPFO SSA Prelims Exam Analysis 2019: Section-wise Analysis
Overall the level of this shift was Easy, following are the good attempts reported by students who appeared for the exam:


Good Attempt


English Language

25 -27


Reasoning Ability

23 – 29


Numerical Aptitude

23 – 26



74 – 80


EPFO SSA Prelims Exam Analysis: Reasoning (Easy)

The level of reasoning ability was Easy to Moderate. Following were the types of puzzles and seating arrangement asked in this shift:

  • Square Seating Arrangement- inside and outside
  • Box based puzzle- 7 boxes
  • Linear seating arrangement with uncertain no. of people Month- based puzzle, 4 months and 2 dates
Topics No. of Questions Level
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement 20 Moderate
Inequality 3 Easy
Alphabet based and miscellaneous 2 Easy
Syllogism 5 Easy
Coding Decoding 3 Easy
Blood Relation 2 Easy
Total 35 Easy

EPFO SSA Prelims Exam Analysis: English Language (Easy)
English language section in this examination had all questions from the conventional bank exam pattern and level. Overall this section was of an easy level. There was 1 set of reading comprehension which based on a story of a king and his kingdom. The sentence rearrangement was also based on a story.

Topic No. of Questions Level
Reading Comprehension 9 Easy
Sentence Rearrangement 5 Easy
Spelling Error 6 Easy
Error Detection 5 Easy
Single Fillers (word) 5 Easy
Total 30 Easy

EPFO SSA Prelims Exam Analysis: Numerical Aptitude (Easy-Moderate)

The level of numerical aptitude was easy to moderate. There was just one set of DI which was Tabular DI- 4 companies, and their data from Mon to Thur was given. Arithematic questions included topic like Time and Work, SI & CI, Profit and Loss, Discount, Problem on Ages, Partnership, Boat and Stream


No. of Questions


Number Series (Missing)



Data Interpretation






Arithmetic Word Problem






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