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UPSC EPFO Enforcement Officer Exam Pattern & Syllabus 2020

UPSC EPFO Enforcement Officer Exam Pattern & Syllabus: What is the Exam Pattern & Syllabus for UPSC EPFO Enforcement Officer 2020 exam? Read below to know about the UPSC EPFO Exam Pattern and complete syllabus along with important topics.

| Updated On March 11th, 2020 at 02:53 pm

UPSC EPFO Enforcement Officer Exam Pattern & Syllabus 2020:  Union Public Service Commission will be conducting the  EPFO Enforcement officer recruitment test on 4th October 2020. Know about the detailed UPSC EPFO exam pattern and EPFO syllabus 2020 to start preparing for the exam.

After getting selected, you will be recruited in the Level-8 Pay Matrix as per the 7th Central Pay Commission. UPSC had released 421 Vacancies of UPSC Enforcement Officer/Accounts Officer in EPFO. The written test will be conducted by UPSC to shortlist candidates for interview. In order to appear for the exam, it is mandatory to know the exam pattern & syllabus in detail. 

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UPSC EPFO Enforcement Officer Selection Procedure 2020

UPSC EPFO exam for the post of Enforcement officer is scheduled to be held on 4th October 2020. 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 2020

The exam pattern for Enforcement Officer includes a recruitment test based on pen and paper mode. 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.

UPSC Enforcement Officer Syllabus 2020

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

English language & Grammar including topics include Vocabulary Usage, Synonyms, Antonyms, Grammar Usage, Comprehension, etc.

2 Indian Freedom Struggle

Causes of the Rise of Indian National Movement, Revolt of 1857 – First War of Independence Against British; The Lucknow Pact, 1916; Important Indian Freedom Fighter; Indian Nationalism–The Moderate Phase; Morley-Minto Reforms; The Rowlatt Act and the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre; Partition of Bengal 1905; Indian National Movement – Extremist Period; Revolutionaries in the Indian Freedom Movement; The Rise of Gandhi in Indian Freedom Struggle; Non-Cooperation Movement; Indian Independence Act 1947 Home Rule Movement; Salt Satyagraha; Moplah Rebellion of 1921; Simon Commission; Swaraj Party; Gandhi-Irwin Pact; First Round Table Conference 1930; Cripps Mission; Quit India Movement; Indian National Congress Sessions.

3 Current Events and Developmental Issues

Current Affairs (National & International); Sports; Politics; Finance and Banking sector; Population Census; Important Books and their writers; Awards and their importance; 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;  Facts about parliament; National political parties and their symbols; Fundamental Duties; Governor and his functions;  Major Constitutional amendments and their importance; State legislature; Election of President and his functions; Important constitution bodies like CAG; Official Language; Emergency Provisions;

5 General Accounting Principles Accounting Concepts – Separate Entity Concept, Money Measurement Concept, Going Concern Concept, Dual Aspect Concern, Realisation Concept, Cost Concept, Accounting Period Concept, Matching Concept;

Accounting Conventions – Conservatism, Consistency, Full Disclosure, Materiality

6 Industrial Relations & Labour Laws Constitution of India: workers’ provisions; Laws for Female workers – Maternity Benefit Act, Vishaka Case, Factories Act, Equal Remuneration Act; Labor Laws in India – Trade Union Act, Minimum Wages Act, Strikes and lockouts, Industrial Disputes Act (IDA), Labour Courts, Industrial Tribunals, Workman’s Compensation Act, Employees State Insurance Act, Retirement Benefits, Emigration Act; Unorganised Labour; International Labour Organisation (ILO); Ministry of Labour in India – Important OFFICES/institutes with Labour Ministry, Work done by offices with labour ministry, Chief Labour Commissioner, Labour Bureau, Welfare Commissioners, Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC), Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO), Board of Arbitration
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) and the 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


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