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UPSC EPFO Recruitment 2021

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UPSC EPFO DAF Notice Out! Earlier, the result was out. The candidates who are qualified in the test are eligible to fill the detailed application form. The exam was taking place on 5th September 2021. The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is known for conducting some of the most coveted examinations in the country. One of them is the examination for the recruitment of an Enforcement Officer/Accounts Officer in the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO).

  • This exam is widely known as the UPSC EPFO examination. The UPSC EPFO exam 2021 is taking place to fill a total of 421 vacancies.
  • The application process for the current cycle has been concluded.
  • This article will cover all the details regarding the UPSC EPFO Exam 2021.
  • The selection of candidates for the said post will be done on the basis of a Recruitment Test followed by an Interview.
  • However, this process is subjected to the number of applications received by the Commission.
  • This is a great opportunity for all the candidates who have completed their graduate studies.
  • The selected candidates will be placed in the 8th Pay Matrix Level of the 7th CPC.
  • The important aspects of the UPSC EPFO Exam can be summarised in the form of a table given below.

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UPSC EPFO Latest Updates

1st November 2021: UPSC EPFO DAF Notice Out!

The UPSC has released the Detailed Application Form for the candidates who are qualified in the recruitment test. The candidates can access the DAF till 22nd November 2021. Below is the direct link to check the notice.

Check UPSC EPFO DAF Notice

Direct Link for UPSC EPFO DAF

8th October 2021: UPSC EPFO Result Out

The UPSC has released the UPSC EPFO Result 2021 for the written exam that was conducted on 5th September 2021.

Download UPSC EPFO Result 2021

9th September 2021: UPSC EPFO Admit Card Out

The UPSC EPFO Admit Card has been released. The candidates can download the admit card through the link given below.

Download UPSC EPFO Admit Card 2021

23rd June 2021: UPSC EPFO Exam Date Announced!

The UPSC has now announced the UPSC EPFO Exam Date on the official website. The exam had been previously been postponed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The commission has now decided to conduct the exam on 05th September 2021. Check the official notification for the same attached below.

Check UPSC EPFO Exam Date Official Notification

UPSC EPFO Exam Highlights

Name of Organization

Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO)

Exam Conducting Body

Union Public Service Commission

Total Vacancy

421

Last Date to Apply

31st January 2020

Admit Card Release Date

16th April 2021

Exam Date

05th September 2021

Mode of Exam

Pen & Paper Test

Language of Exam

Hindi and English

Marking Scheme

  • Correct Answer: 1 mark
  • Negative marking: ⅓ rd mark of the assigned mark

UPSC EPFO Vacancy

The total number of vacancies available for the post of Enforcement Officer is 421. These vacancies will be subjected to category wise reservation. The candidates can have a look at the category-wise distribution of the total vacancies in the table given below.

Sr. No.

Category

Vacancies

1.

Unreserved

168

2.

ST

33

3.

SC

62

4.

OBC

116

5.

EWS

42

  Total

421

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How to Apply Online for UPSC EPFO Exam?

The candidates can apply online for UPSC EPFO Exam by submitting an online application form. The said process can be done in the following below given steps.

Direct Application Link 

*Note: Link has been expired.

  1. Click on the direct application link given above.
  2. The candidates need to register by entering all the relevant educational and personal details.
  3. The candidates need to upload the documents in the prescribed format.
  4. Proceed towards application fee payment and make the final submission.
  5. The application form should be printed or the application number must be noted down for future reference.

UPSC EPFO Application Fee

The candidates belonging to SC/ST/PH category and all the female candidates are exempted. All other candidates will have to pay the application fee of Rs. 25/-. The fees can be paid by remitting the money in nearby SBI bank by cash. The candidates can also use net banking and credit/debit card.

Category

Application Fee

SC/ST/PH/Women candidates

Rs. 0/-

All others

Rs. 25/-

What is UPSC EPFO Eligibility Criteria?

The candidates need to satisfy some basic UPSC EPFO eligibility criteria in order to be considered for the selection process. Each criterion has been explained below.

A. Nationality

The interested candidate must mandatorily be a citizen of India in order to be eligible for this post. If not, the candidate can be still considered eligible if he/she is either:

  • a subject of Nepal/Bhutan
  • a Tibetan refugee settled permanently in India (since 1962).
  • a person of Indian origin settled permanently in India from countries like Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Burma, Vietnam, and other East African countries.

B. Age Limit

The upper age limit for the post is 30 years.

UPSC EPFO Age Relaxation

Category 

Age Relaxation

SC/ST

5 years

OBC

3 years

Employees of EPFO

5 years

Ex-servicemen & Commissioned Officers including ECOs/SSCOs

5 years

Central/UT Government servants

5 years

PWD

10 years

C. Education

The candidate must possess a Bachelor's degree (any subject). Candidates having the following qualification will be preferred.

Mandatory Qualification

  • Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline

Desired Qualification 

  • An experience of two years in Administration/Accounts/Legal Matters in any government or private organization (listed) 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Law
  • Integrated Five years Degree in Law
  • Masters in Business Administration
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Management
  • Company Secretary
  • Chartered Accountants
  • Cost and Management Accountant

Note: In the case of candidates belonging to SC and ST, the qualifications supporting the claim of experience are relaxable at the discretion of the UPSC if at any stage of selection, there are not enough candidates to fill up the vacancies reserved for them. The qualifications are also relaxable in the case of candidates otherwise well qualified.

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UPSC EPFO Selection Process

The selection for the post of Enforcement Officer will be done on the basis of a two-stage process. The first stage will consist of a Recruitment Test which will be a pen & paper test. The candidates must note that the Recruitment Test will be conducted only in case of an overwhelming number of applications being received by the commission. The candidates will eventually face the final interview.

  1. Recruitment Test (RT)
  2. Interview

If the RT is conducted, the candidate will have to achieve a minimum level of suitability in both of these stages, which will be decided by the commission.

UPSC EPFO Exam Weightage

Exam Stage

Weightage

Recruitment Test (Stage-1)

75%

Interview (Stage-2)

25%

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UPSC EPFO Syllabus

The candidates can have an overlook at the subjects from which the questions will be asked in the Recruitment Test. The candidates need to study the following nine subjects thoroughly:

  1. General English
  2. Social Security in India
  3. Industrial Relations & Labour Laws.
  4. Current Events and Developmental Issues.
  5. Indian Polity & Economy.
  6. General Mental Ability & Quantitative Aptitude.
  7. Indian Freedom Struggle.
  8. General Science & knowledge of Computer applications.
  9. General Accounting Principles.

The candidates can have a look at the UPSC EPFO Syllabus for more details.

UPSC EPFO Exam Pattern

The UPSC has stated the following scheme of examination for the Recruitment Test.

  • The RT will consist of Multiple Choice Objective Type Questions.
  • The entire duration of the RT will be 120 minutes.
  • The exam will be conducted for 100 marks.
  • All questions will carry the same amount of marks.
  • A negative marking of 1/3rd of the marks assigned will be applicable for every wrong answer.
  • No such penalty will be applicable for unattempted questions.

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UPSC EPFO Exam Date

The online applications were accepted by the UPSC from 13th to 31st January. The first stage of selection, i.e. the Recruitment Test (RT) will take place on 5th September 2021.

Events

Dates

Starting of Online Application

13th  January 2020

Deadline for Online Application

31st January 2020

Deadline to Print Online Application Form

1st February 2020 

Recruitment Test

05th September 2021 

Interview

To be announced

How to Download UPSC EPFO Admit Card?

The Authorities have released the UPSC EPFO, Admit Card. The aspirants can use the following steps to do so.

Direct Link To Download Admit Card 

Step 1: Click on the above-given download link.

Step 2: The candidate needs to click on the link for the admit card for the said post.

Step 3: Enter your login credentials.

Step 4: The e-admit card will appear, download it.

Step 5: Take a print on clean white paper.

Step 6: Alternatively, the candidates can also visit the UPSC Official Website and Click on the "Admit Cards" section.

Step 7: Repeat steps 2 to 5.

UPSC EPFO Exam Centres

The UPSC EPFO examination will be conducted in the following cities:

Ahmedabad 

Tirupati 

Imphal

Chandigarh

Patna 

Prayagraj (Allahabad)

Ghaziabad 

Itanagar

Madurai

Kochi 

Agartala

Thiruvananthapuram 

Bareilly 

Jorhat

Panaji (Goa)

Bengaluru 

Bhopal 

Gurugram

Raipur

Ranchi 

Shillong 

Mumbai 

Delhi

Udaipur

Visakhapatnam

Lucknow 

Kolkata

Dispur

Faridabad

Gautam Budh Nagar 

PortBlair

Cuttack

Hyderabad

Chennai 

Aizawl

Gangtok 

Jammu

Jaipur 

Nagpur 

Sambalpur

kohima

Dharwad

Srinagar 

Dehradun 

Shimla 

UPSC EPFO Answer Key

The UPSC will release the answer key soon after the examinations. The answer key will include all the correct responses to the objective-type questions asked in the exam. The candidates can download the answer key from the UPSC Answer Key section of the official website.

UPSC EPFO Cut Off Marks

The candidates who will score marks greater than the Cut off marks qualify for the next stage. The UPSC EPFO Cut off marks change each year due to the various factors which influence it. As soon as the UPSC declares the cut-off marks, the aspirants can check them on the Cut-Off Marks section on the official website.

UPSC EPFO Cut Off Marks 2017

Category 

Recruitment Test (Out of 300)

Interview (Out of 100)

Final Cut Off

General 

160.00

50

237.50

OBC

142.00

45

219.72

SC

128.50

40

194.25

ST

133.00

40

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How to check UPSC EPFO Results?

The final result will be declared by the UPSC in the form of a merit list. The merit list will consist of the name and number of all the successfully selected candidates.

Direct Link To Check The Final Result - Click Here

*Note: The link will be activated after the declaration of the result.

  1. Candidates must click the direct result link given above.
  2. The candidate will find the name and roll number of the selected candidates.
  3. The candidates need to search for their number/name on the list. If it appears, you have been qualified.
  4. Alternatively, the candidates can visit the UPSC Official Website and click on the "Final result" under Exam-Related Info.
  5. Repeat steps 2 & 3.

UPSC EPFO Salary and Job Profile 2021

According to the 7th CPC, the pay scale of EPFO officers is Rs. 9300-34800/- which falls under Level 8 in the Pay Matrix. The salary of an EPFO officer ranges from Rs. 43,600-55,200/-. The officer will also enjoy the benefits of several allowances like insurance, medical facility, provident fund and loan facility, gratuity, etc. 

The UPSC EPFO job profile includes the following: 

  1. To look into the areas of Accounts, Enforcement, Recovery, Legal, Administration Cash, Pension, and Computer.
  2. To take care of MIS returns, general administration, inquiry settlement of claims and other issues, Maintenance of the cash book, and reconciliation of the bank statement.
  3. Conducting surveys as and when required.
  4. Attending the prosecution cases. 

UPSC EPFO Posting 

The candidates recruited for the post of Enforcement Officer and Accounts Officer under UPSC EPFO can be posted anywhere in India. The posting will be decided after the final merit list is out, and the candidates will know about it through the call/offer/allotment letter after the entire selection process is complete. 

UPSC EPFO Preparation Tips

The candidates who are appearing for UPSC EPFO recruitment for the first time must be confused about what to study and not to study and how to prepare for the written examination. Following are a few tips that will help you through the process of preparation for your exam:

  • The first and the most important step is to go through the Syllabus and Exam Pattern as you will know exactly what to study and how much to study. Since you will know the type of questions asked, the marks weightage, the number of questions from each subject/topic etc. it will be easy for you to prepare. 
  • Now according to the exam pattern, make a list of all the important topics, the topics with more marks weightage and the topics that you feel are difficult. If you focus more on these topics, rather than the topics that are not even in syllabus or which are rarely asked, then you have the probability of scoring more marks. 
  • With the list that you prepared, make a study plan for yourself because regular practice is a must. You must practice each and every day to maintain the rhythm and flow of study. 
  • Once you have thoroughly studied all the subjects and topics then start solving previous year question papers and start giving mock tests as soon as possible. Evaluate your performance on the basis of these tests and strategize your preparations accordingly.
  • Time management is the utmost important key to ace any competitive exam. Time yourself while solving previous year question papers. Try hard to enhance your speed while keeping in mind the accuracy as well. 
  • Following the current affairs is a must practice for all the UPSC EPFO aspirants. Read a newspaper daily, if possible read one hindi and one english newspaper daily, and make notes of the important subjects. Even while studying other subjects you must practice to make notes, so that you can quickly revise them when in need.

Hopefully, this article on the UPSC EPFO was informative as well as useful for all the aspirants. The candidates must start preparing for the exam and can also starting practicing the UPSC EPFO Previous Year Papers. Solving the previous year's papers can help aspirants get an idea regarding the actual exam. If the aspirants are looking for appropriate study material they can download the Testbook App for free.

UPSC EPFO Recruitment FAQs

What is the last date to apply for the UPSC EPFO exam 2020?
The last date to apply is 31st January 2020.
For which post is the UPSC EPFO exam conducted?
The exam is conducted for the post of Enforcement Officer/Accounts Officers.
What is the UPSC EPFO Vacancy available for the 2020 exam?
The total vacancies available are 421.
How to apply for the UPSC EPFO Exam 2020?
The candidates can apply for this exam through an online application. The steps to apply have been discussed in the article.
What is the UPSC EPFO application fee?
The application fee is Rs. 25/- (unreserved candidates).
What is the UPSC EPFO selection process?
The selection process consists of a Recruitment Test and an Interview.
What is the age limit criterion to apply for the UPSC EPFO exam?
The upper age limit is 30 years.
What is the educational criterion to apply for the post of Enforcement Officer in EPFO?
The candidate must have a Bachelor's degree.
Will there be negative marking in the exam?
There will be a negative marking of 1/3rd marks for incorrect answers.
What will be the probation period for the Enforcement Officer in EPFO?
The probation period will have a duration of 2 years.