EPFO Social Security Assistant (SSA) Exam Eligibility Criteria 2022

The EPFO lays down several eligibility criteria for the post of Social Security Assistant (SSA). Candidates who wish to apply for the EPFO SSA exam should carefully go through the eligibility criteria like the educational qualification, age limit, experience, nationality etc. given in the official notification before applying for the exam. More details about the EPFO SSA exam eligibility criteria are given below.

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Overview of the Eligibility Criteria for the Post of the EPFO Social Security Assistant (SSA) 2022

An overview of the eligibility criteria laid down by the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) for the Social Security Assistant (SSA) exam is given in the tables below.

  1.  Nationality/ Citizenship 
S. No. Nationality/ Citizenship 
A candidate must be either:
1 A citizen of India
2 A subject of Nepal
3 A subject of Bhutan
4 A Tibetan refugee who came over to India, before the 1st January, 1962  with the intention of permanently settling in India
5 A person of Indian origin who has migrated 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 permanently settling in India.

Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (2), (3), (4) and (5) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.
  1. Age Limit

As per the EPFO SSA official notification released in 2019, a candidate who wishes to apply for the EPFO SSA exam should be between 18 to 27 years (as on 21 July, 2019). More information related to the date of birth and age limit for the EPFO SSA 2019 exam is given below.

Age Limit for the Post of EPFO Social Security Assistant (SSA) 2019
S. No. Age Group  Lower age limit for  all categories (Not  born after) Upper age limit (Date of Birth not earlier  than)
UR  OBC-NCL  SC/ST
1 18 to 27 21.7.2001 22.7.1992 22.7.1989 22.7.1987

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  1. Education Qualification
Education Qualification for the Post of EPFO Social Security Assistant (SSA) 2019
Essential i. Candidates should have a Degree from recognized university or equivalent as on 21st July, 2019.

ii.Candidates should possess a speed of at least 5000 key depressions per hour for Data Entry Work.

Desirable Candidates should possess a Computer Training Certificate from a recognized Institute.

Age Relaxation for the EPFO SSA Exam

The maximum or upper age relaxation applicable to various categories of candidates who plan to appear in the EPFO SSA exam is given in the tables below.

Age Relaxation for the EPFO SSA Post
SC/ST Upto 5 years
OBC – NCL Upto 3 years
Age Relaxation for the Employees of Central Government & employees of Employees’ Provident Fund  Organisation  
General Upto 40 years of age
SC/ST Upto 45 years of age
OBC – NCL Upto 43 years of age
Age Relaxation for Ex-Servicemen 
Category Relaxation in upper age limit
Ex-SM + General 3 years
Ex-SM + OBC-NCL 6 years (3 years + 3 years)
Ex-SM +SC/ST 8 years (3 years + 5 years)
Age Relaxation for Persons with Benchmark Disability (PwBD) 
Category  Relaxation in Upper Age Limit
PwBD + General 10 years
PwBD + OBC – NCL 13 years
PwBD + SC/ST 15 years

Points to Remember: EPFO SSA Eligibility Criteria

  • There is no age relaxation for SC/ST/OBC-NCL (Non Creamy Layer) applicants who apply against unreserved vacancies.
  • PwBD applicants who wish to apply against UR vacancies will get relaxation in the upper age limit as applicable to the UR PwBD candidates only.
  • Candidates should ensure that they fill in the correct date of birth in the online application form. It should be the same as the date of birth given in the Matriculation/SSLC/Xth Class or an equivalent  certificate.
  • Candidates are not allowed to make any changes in the online application form after its submission. Hence, candidates should carefully go through the official notification and guidelines given by the EPFO before applying for the exam.
  • Applications of those candidates who do not fulfil the eligibility criteria will not be considered.
  • In case a candidate is eligible for age relaxation on more than one ground, then he/she will be given the highest age relaxation for which she/he is eligible.
  • Candidates who have not got their final examination results are not eligible to apply for the EPFO SSA exam.

EPFO Social Security Assistant (SSA) Exam Eligibility Criteria –Download PDF Here

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