UPSC EPFO Syllabus 2021: Enforcement Officer Exam Pattern and Syllabus 2021

UPSC EPFO Syllabus 2021: Union Public Service Commission conducts the EPFO Enforcement officer recruitment to recruit candidates in the Level-8 Pay Matrix as per the 7th Central Pay Commission. Earlier the exam was scheduled to be conducted to 4th October 2020, but now it will be conducted on 9th May 2021. The written test will be conducted by UPSC to shortlist candidates for interview. UPSC EPFO Enforcement Officer is a great opportunity for those candidates who are looking for a job government job with challenging roles & responsibilities. In order to appear for the exam, it is mandatory to know the UPSC EPFO exam pattern & syllabus in detail. 

UPSC EPFO Enforcement Officer Selection Procedure 2021

UPSC EPFO exam for the post of Enforcement officer was scheduled to be held on 4th October 2020 but now it will be conducted on 9th May 2021. The selection process for the recruitment of Enforcement Officer/Accounts Officer in EPFO includes 2 stages:

  1. Pen & Paper based Recruitment Test (RT)
  2. Interview

Candidates will be shortlisted for the interview on the basis of marks scored in the recruitment test. Shortlisted candidates would be required to submit the documents in support of their claim as per the application form. Their documents will be scrutinized and those Candidates who fulfil all the eligibility conditions of the posts shall be called for interview.

Process Weightage
Recruitment Test (RT) 75
Interview 25

Exam Pattern 2021

The UPSC EPFO Recruitment Test (RT) will be pen and paper-based and the candidates who qualify recruitment test will be eligible for the interview round. The date and other details regarding the interview will be announced on the official website in due course. The examination will consist of multiple-choice questions as per the scheme is given below:

  • The test will be based on objective type questions with multiple choices of answer.
  • All questions will carry equal marks as per the exam pattern.
  • The test will consist of 2-hours duration.
  • The medium of the recruitment test will be bilingual i.e. both Hindi and English.
  • There will be a penalty for wrong answers.
  • Every wrong answer will lead to the deduction of one-third of the marks assigned to that question.

The final selection of a candidate will be based on the marks obtained in Recruitment Test and Interview.

EPFO Syllabus 2021

You must go through all the topics to be asked in the exam. The UPSC EPFO syllabus for the recruitment Test broadly comprises the following topics:-

Topics To Be Asked in Recruitment Test
General English Indian Freedom Struggle
Current Events and Developmental Issues Indian Polity
General Accounting Principles Industrial Relations & Labour Laws
General Science Knowledge of Computer applications
Indian Economy General Mental Ability
Quantitative Aptitude Social Security in India
S.No. Subject Topics
1 General English
  • Vocabulary Usage
  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Grammar Usage
  • Comprehension, etc.
2 Indian Freedom Struggle
  • Revolt of 1857 – First War of Independence Against British Causes of the Rise of Indian National Movement
  • Indian Nationalism – The Moderate Phase
  • Morley-Minto Reforms
  • Partition of Bengal 1905
  • Indian National Movement – Extremist Period
  • Important Indian Freedom Fighter
  • Revolutionaries in the Indian Freedom Movement
  • The Rise of Gandhi in Indian Freedom Struggle
  • The Rowlatt Act and the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre
  • The Lucknow Pact, 1916
  • Non-Cooperation Movement
  • Home Rule Movement
  • Salt Satyagraha
  • Moplah Rebellion of 1921
  • Simon Commission
  • Swaraj Party
  • First Round Table Conference 1930
  • Poona Pact
  • Quit India Movement
  • Indian National Congress Sessions
  • Indian Independence Act 1947
3 Current Events and Developmental Issues
  • Current Affairs (National & International)
  • Sports
  • Awards and their importance
  • Politics
  • Finance and Banking sector
  • Population Census
  • Important Books and their writers
  • State Animals and Symbols
  • Name of the Scientist who got Noble prize for important discoveries
  • Important Days
  • Important Inventions and their inventor
4 Indian Polity & Economy
  • Supreme Court; Meaning of Write
  • Election of President and his functions
  • Important constitution bodies like CAG
  • Facts about parliament
  • Fundamental Duties
  • Governor and his functions
  • State legislature
  • Major Constitutional amendments and their importance
  • Official Language
  • Emergency Provisions
  • National political parties and their symbols
5 General Accounting Principles

Accounting Concepts

  • Realisation Concept
  • Separate Entity Concept
  • Going Concern Concept
  • Money Measurement Concept
  • Dual Aspect Concern
  • Cost Concept
  • Accounting Period Concept
  • Matching Concept

Accounting Conventions

  • Consistency
  • Full Disclosure
  • Conservatism
  • Materiality
6 Industrial Relations & Labour Laws

Labour Laws

  • About,
  • Types
  • Areas implemented
  • sectors applicable
  • overview

Industrial Relations

  • Industrial relations code (IRC) Bill
  • Model of labour reforms.
7 General Science & Knowledge of Computer applications
  • Biology: Important and Interesting facts about human body parts, Nutrition in Animals and Plants, Diseases and their causes like Bacteria;
  • Physics: S.I. units, Motion, Sound, Light, Wave, Energy, Electricity;
  • Chemistry: Chemical Properties of Substance and their uses, Chemical Name of Important substances like Plaster of Paris, etc., Chemical Change and Physical Change, Properties of Gases, Surface Chemistry, Chemistry in Everyday life;
  • Daily Science: Development of computers; Input and Output Devices; Memory; MS Office; Internet
8 General Mental Ability & Quantitative Aptitude
  • General Mental Ability – Sequence of figures, Series, Blood Relations, Directions, Syllogism, Seating Arrangement, Puzzle Test, Statement and Conclusion, Statement and Inferences, Data sufficiency
  • Quantitative Aptitude – Algebra, HCF and LCM, Average, Mixtures and Alligation, Ratio and Proportion, Partnership, Percentage and its application, Simple Interest, Compound Interest, Profit and Loss, Time and Work, Time, Speed and Distance, Problems Based on Ages, Calendar and Clock, Probability, Permutations and Combinations
9 Social Security in India
  • Status of Social security in India
  • Social security schemes for Unorganised Sector
  • New Social Security Schemes launched covering social insurances like Pension
  • Health Insurance and Medical Benefit
  • Disability Benefit, Maternity Benefit
  • Gratuity
  • Employees’ Provident Fund Organization (EPFO)
  • Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC)
  • Atal Pension Yojna (APY)
  • Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana (PMJJBY); Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana (PMSBY)
  • Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) Yojana
  • Pradhan Mantri Kisan Mandhan Yojana, etc.

UPSC EPFO Enforcement Officer: Criteria For Selection

  • The candidate will have to achieve a minimum level of suitability in their respective category at both stages i.e. ‘Recruitment Test’ as well as ‘Interview’.
  • The minimum level of suitability in case of RT shall be decided by the Commission on the case to case basis.
  • The category-wise minimum marks required in interviews, irrespective of whether the selection is made only by interview or by Recruitment Test followed by the interview, will be:
Category Minimum Marks Required
(Out of 100)
UR 50 marks
OBC 45 marks
SC/ST/PH 40 marks


EPFO Enforcement Officer – Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Is there any Negative Marking in EPFO Enforcement Officer and Account Officer?

Ans. Yes, there is negative marking. Every wrong answer will carry a deduction of 1/3 of the marks assigned to that question.

Q. What is the time duration of UPSC EPFO Recruitment Test?

Ans. The total time duration of UPSC EPFO Recruitment Test is 2 hours duration.

Q. What is the selection procedure of UPSC EPFO Syllabus 2021?

The selection procedure for UPSC EPFO Exam 2021 involves a written test followed by the interview.

Q. What is the exam date of UPSC EPFO?

The UPSC EPFO Exam will be conducted on 9th May 2021.

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