UPSC EPFO 2021: Result, Paper Analysis, Answer Key, Cut Off, Question Paper, Result Date, Syllabus, Exam Pattern

UPSC EPFO 2021: Result, Paper Analysis, Answer Key, Cut Off, Question Paper, Result Date, Syllabus, Exam Pattern

ByArpit Kumar Jain  |  Updated on: Nov 2, 2021Union Public Service Commission has released the EPFO Enforcement Officer/Accounts official notification for a total of 421 vacancies. UPSC EPFO 2021 is a central service Group ‘B’, Non-Ministerial post. Check the UPSC EPFO Enforcement Officer/Accounts notification 2020 PDF, exam dates, apply online link, total vacancy, eligibility criteria, and more.
Union Public Service Commission has released the EPFO Enforcement Officer/Accounts official notification for a total of 421 vacancies. UPSC EPFO 2021 is a central service Group ‘B’, Non-Ministerial post. Check the UPSC EPFO Enforcement Officer/Accounts notification 2020 PDF, exam dates, apply online link, total vacancy, eligibility criteria, and more.
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Important Dates
UPSC EPFO DAF Form 2021  -Nov 2, 2021- Nov 22, 2021

UPSC EPFO Latest News 2021

UPSC EPFO DAF Online form 2021 is available now! UPSC has released the detailed application form for the candidates who have cleared the UPSC EPO prelims 2021 exam. Only those candidates who have qualified the UPSC DAF EPFO written examination can fill-up the form using the direct link shared below until 22nd November 2021.

UPSC EPFO DAF Application Form 2021, Fill Details Here!

UPSC EPFO 2021 Result out! Union Public Service Commission has issued the list of shortlisted candidates from the UPSC EPFO written exam on its official website. Candidates who appeared for the UPSC EPFO 2021 exam on September 05th, 2021 can view the UPSC EPFO 2021 result status through the direct link shared below.

UPSC EPFO Result 2021, Check Here!

UPSC EPFO Exam 2021 was conducted on 05 September 2021 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 noon. Exam experts conducted a detailed UPSC EPFO exam analysis 2021 after the exam. The detailed EPFO EO/AO exam review 2021 includes all important details about the exam such as the difficulty level, topics asked in the exam, subject-wise analysis, and expected EPFO cutoff marks. 

You can also download UPSC EPFO question paper 2021 along with the unofficial EPFO answer key 2021 after the exam.

UPSC EPFO Analysis 2021

Expected EPFO Cutoff 2021

Candidates must carry their UPSC EPFO hall ticket to the exam hall and ensure that all exam day instructions and guidelines are followed. The UPSC will administer the EPFO AO/EO Exam from 10 AM to 12 PM. Candidates are advised to reach the exam centre by 09:50 A.M.  

Practice the UPSC EPFO Previous Years Papers in the remaining days and also revise using the UPSC EPFO Mock Test

Latest Updates:

  • 08 October 2021: UPSC EPFO result 2021 out now.
  • 09 August 2021: UPSC EPFO Admit Card Download Link 2021 available. 
  • 23 June 2021: UPSC EPFO exam date 2021 announced. Check the latest EPFO EO/AO exam date 2021.
  • 19 April 2021: UPSC has postponed the UPSC EPFO 2021 exam.
  • 16 April 2021: UPSC has released the admit card for UPSC EPFO Exam 2020-21. Read more. 
  • UPSC EPFO Exam Centre Choice 2021 have been revised, Check Official Notification for Exam Centre Selection
  • UPSC has announced the new exam dates for the EPFO EO/AO Recruitment exam 2020.
  • UPSC Calendar 2020-21 released on the official website. Check Now

Important UPSC EPFO Exam Links - 

UPSC EPFO Exam Analysis 2021

After the exam, Exam experts discussed the UPSC EPFO 2021 paper in detail. In the EPFO exam analysis 2021, you will be able to gain useful insights about the level of the questions paper, topics asked and average performance by aspirants. The following information will be included in the UPSC EPFO EO/AO Exam Analysis 2021.

Check the UPSC EPFO Question Paper Analysis 2021

  • The exam's level of difficulty
  • Analysis of EPFO paper sections by section
  • UPSC EPFO 2021 Cutoff 
  • UPSC EPFO Answer Key 2021
  • UPSC EPFO question paper 2021
  • Topics/subjects asked in the EPFO exam 2021

UPSC EPFO Notification 2020-2021

The UPSC EPFO Recruitment 2020 notification was released on the official website. The EPFO AO/EO notification pdf can be downloaded and must be referred to for all the relevant information regarding the exam. EPFO official notification 2020 contains details about the exam pattern, the vacancy, the syllabus, and much more. UPSC had released the notification for 421 Posts of Enforcement Officer - Accounts Officer, EPFO. The exam will be conducted on 09 September 2021.

UPSC EPFO Recruitment 2020 Notification PDF, Download Here!

UPSC EPFO Centre Choices, Official Notification

What is the UPSC EPFO Exam?

Union Public Service Commission has released the EPFO Enforcement Officer/Accounts official notification for a total of 421 vacancies. EPFO, Ministry of Labour and Employment is an astonishing opportunity for the graduates seeking to join the government sector. UPSC EPFO 2020 is a central service Group ‘B’, Non-Ministerial post.

Name of Exam


EPFO Full Form

Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation

Exam Conducting Body

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)

Total Vacancy


Mode of Exam

Pen & Paper Test

Number of papersStage 1: Written Test
Stage 2: Interview

UPSC EPFO Exam Date 2021

UPSC EPFO exam date 2021 is 09 September 2021. Check here the latest EPFO exam dates and other important dates concerning the EPFO EO/AO Exam 2020-21 below. It is important to note all the important dates to avoid missing a deadline.

UPSC EPFO 2021 Exam Events

Important Dates


UPSC EPFO Online Application form start date

11th January 2020

UPSC had released the application form to apply for UPSC EPFO Exam 2020. 

EPFO AO/EO apply online last date

31st January 2020

Candidates must note the last date to apply online and register before it. 

UPSC EPFO submit fee last date

31st January 2020

It is important to note that, without the application fee the application form will not be completed. 

UPSC EPFO Admit Card 2021

09th August 2021

UPSC has released the e-admit card for the examination. Download Now.

UPSC EPFO Exam Date 2021

 05th September 2021Note the latest EPFO AO/EO exam date 2021. Check the UPSC EPFO Exam Analysis 2021 at BYJU'S Exam Prep after the exam. 

UPSC EPFO Result 2021

08th October 2021

UPSC has released the result on the official website. 


UPSC EPFO Eligibility Criteria 2021

UPSC has released the EPFO eligibility criteria 2020-21 for AO/EO post along with the notification. Candidates must check the EPFO eligibility 2021 before applying for the exam. The EPFO eligibility includes age eligibility, educational qualification and nationality. there is no mention of EPFO eligibility percentage in graduation however, there is a mention of desirable graduation stream.

To apply for the UPSC EPFO enforcement officer post, make sure you fulfil the required criteria


The EPFO eligibility criteria mention nationality eligibility as follows. The applicant must belong to one of the mentioned criteria:

  • an Indian Citizen
  • subject of Nepal
  • subject of Bhutan
  • a refugee from Tibet who migrated to India before 1st January 1962 with the
    the intention of permanently settling in India
  • an Indian origin person who has came from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka or East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania(formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the aim of permanently settling in India.


The EPFO age limit 2021 specifies that the maximum age of the candidate should not be more than 30 years. The EPFO age limit for general remains the same while the UPSC EPFO age limit for SC/ST is relaxed for 5 years.

UPSC EPFO Age Relaxation

UPSC has certain provisions for age relaxation for SC/ST, Employees of the EPFO, ex-servicemen and more. The details of the EPFO age limit 2021 for various categories is given below:


UPSC EPFO Age Relaxation

SC/ST candidates

5 years

OBC candidates

3 years

Employees of the EPFO

5 years

Ex-Servicemen and Commissioned Officers including ECOs/SSCOs

5 years

for Central/U.T. Govt. Servants

5 years

Physically Handicapped (PH)

10 years

UPSC EPFO Educational Qualification

As per the UPSC EPFO Educational Qualification, a candidate should possess a minimum graduation degree from a recognized university in any stream. there are certain desirable streams mentioned in the official notification pertaining to EPFO educational eligibility criteria. The desirable UPSC EPFO 2021 educational qualification are:

(a) 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.

(b) Two years of experience in Administration/Accounts/Legal Matters in any government or Listed – Private Organisation.

UPSC EPFO Apply Online 2020

The online application form for UPSC EPFO recruitment link has been closed on 31st January 2020. Below you can go through the steps to apply online for UPSC Enforcement Officer Post 2020.

Step to apply online for UPSC EPFO 2020

Step 1: Visit the official website of UPSC EPFO or hit the direct link shared above.

Step 2: At the home page, you will find the link to apply online for UPSC EPFO 2020.

Step 3: Click on the link and fill up the correct details.

Step 4: Save the details and now click on the continue button.

Step 5: Upload the documents as required.

Step 6: Now, click the save button.

Step 7: Submit the application fee as per your category.

Step 8: Don't forget to take the print out of the application receipt.

UPSC EPFO Application Fee

The category-wise UPSC EPFO application fee is mentioned below. The applicants are required to submit the EPFO form fee while filling up the UPSC EPFO application form 2020:

CategoryApplication Fee
Gen/OBC (male)₹ 25/-
SC/ST/PH/Women candidatesNo fee

Check out the best UPSC EPFO Online Coaching conducted by the expert and experienced faculties. 

UPSC EPFO Syllabus 2021

The UPSC EPFO syllabus 2021 broadly comprises the following topics: -

  1. i) General English- To evaluate a candidate’s understanding of the English language & workman like the use of words.
  2. ii) Indian Freedom Struggle.

iii) Current Events and Developmental Issues.

  1. iv) Indian Polity & Economy.
  2. v) General Accounting Principles.
  3. vi) Industrial Relations & Labour Laws

vii) General Science & knowledge of Computer applications.

viii) General Mental Ability & Quantitative Aptitude

  1. ix) Social Security in India.

Check here the detailed UPSC EPFO Syllabus & Exam Pattern 2021 here. candidates are advised to study the EPFO syllabus 2021 in a comprehensive manner for thorough preparation.

UPSC EPFO AO/EO Exam Pattern 2021

The UPSC EPFO Exam Pattern 2021 was released with the official notification. The EPFO AO/EO exam pattern pdf must be thoroughly studied before beginning the exam preparation. The detailed EPFO Exam Pattern is given below:

(i) The Offline test will be of two hours duration

(ii) All questions will carry equal marks.

(iii) The test will be objective type questions with multiple choice of answers.

(iv) The medium of the test will be both Hindi and English.

(v) There will be a penalty for wrong answers. Every wrong answer will carry a deduction of one-third of the marks assigned to that question. If no answer is marked for a question, there will be no penalty for that question.

Candidates can check out the best UPSC EPFO Mock Test Series

UPSC EPFO Question Paper 2021

One of the most important and reliable sources to comprehend the exam pattern and the question trend of the UPSC EPFO Exam is the previous year EPFO question papers. The UPSC EPFO Question Paper also lets you analyse the kind of questions asked and you can strategise your exam preparation accordingly.

Solve all the UPSC EPFO question papers to check your level of preparation and improve accordingly. You can also refer to Previous Year Subject-Wise Analysis of the EPFO question papers.

UPSC EPFO Selection Process 2021

The UPSC EPFO Selection Process for AO/EO recruitment exam consists of two stages. To be eligible to become an enforcement officer in UPSC EPFO, Ministry of Labour and Employment, you need to crack both the stages as follows:

  • Stage 1: Written Test
  • Stage 2: Interview

The final merit list will be prepared on the ratio of 75:25 of the above stages. Also, the selected candidate will on a probation period of 2 years.


How to prepare for UPSC EPFO Exam 2021?

To effectively prepare for the UPSC EPFO exam 2021, you must be well versed with the complete syllabus and the exam pattern. There are various resources you can utilise to ensure a quality exam preparation. Below listed are few study resources that will help you prepare better for the UPSC EPFO Exam.

UPSC EPFO Study Material

You also must have expert-curated EPFO study material and reference books to add value to your exam preparation. The EPFO study material will help you comprehensively cover the topic and ensure that your syllabus is completed in a comprehensive manner.

Also, read UPSC EPFO EO AO Current Affairs

UPSC EPFO Mock Tests 2021

After completion of each topic, the students must check their retention by solving the UPSC EPFO mock test. The EPFO test series provide a reliable self-assessment of the exam preparation and motivate you to continuously improve after each test.

The UPSC EPFO 2021 mock test is curated as per the exam pattern and follows the latest question trend. the mock test covers all the static portion of the syllabus as well as the current affairs. Practice the online UPSC EPFO Mock Tests 2021 for better preparation and better score.

UPSC EPFO Online Coaching 2021

Take guidance from India's top teachers and ensure timely completion of the syllabus with comprehensive conceptual clarity. Enrol in UPSC EPFO Online Coaching and level us your preparation.

UPSC EPFO EO/AO Vacancy, Salary 2021

Get complete details about the UPSC EPFO Vacancy 2020-21 here. Also, check the complete information about the EPFO EO/AO salary below.

UPSC EPFO Vacancy 2020-21

The UPSC EPFO Recruitment 2020 notification has released vacancies for the post of Enforcement Officer/Accounts Officer. UPSC EPFO Total Vacancy 2020 is 421. The breakdown of the EPFO 2020-21 vacancy is mentioned below:

CategoryUPSC EPFO vacancy
Scheduled Castes (SC)62
Scheduled Tribes (ST)33

UPSC EPFO Salary and Job Profile 2021

The UPSC EPFO Enforcement Officer Salary 2021 is governed by the latest norms of the 7th Pay Commission. The UPSC EPFO Enforcement Officer/Accounts Officer will be entitled to receive the salary under Level – 8 in the pay matrix as per the 7th pay commission. Apart from the EPFO salary in hand, there are other components such as DA, HRA, etc. There are also several perks and allowances.

EPFO AO/EO Job Profile

Duties of an Enforcement Officer/Accounts Officer inter alia are to look after the work of:

  • Enforcement
  • Recovery
  • Accounts
  • Administration Cash
  • Legal
  • Pension
  • Computer (includes the statutory and administrative functions like conducting inquiry settlement of claims, general administration; maintenance of Cash Book/ administration; maintenance of Cash Book/Reconciliation of Bank Statements; MIS returns, etc.)

UPSC EPFO Admit Card 2021

UPSC EPFO Admit Card 2021released. UPSC has released the admit card for 421 Posts of Enforcement Officer - Accounts Officer, EPFO Exam 2021 on the official website Candidates can visit the website and download the e-admit card for the upcoming exam. 

The direct link to download the admit card is updated here. Applicants who had successfully registered for the exam can download the UPSC EPFO hall ticket by either the Registration Id/Application No or By Roll Number. 

UPSC EPFO Admit Card 2021 

How to Download the UPSC EPFO Admit Card?

Follow the steps mentioned below to download the admit card.

  • Visit the official website or click on the direct link given here. 
  • Click on "Admit Card" in the right column
  • Select any of the options given there and choose the exam. 
    प्रवर्तन अधिकारी / लेखा अधिकारी ई.पी.एफ.ओ.,2020"
  • Click on Download. 
  • Read through the instructions given and click on I agree. 

Now, you can either download the admit card using your registration no/ application no. or by roll no. 

  • Choose your desired option and enter the required details. 
  • The e-admit card will be displayed. You can download the pdf. 

UPSC EPFO Cut off 2021

UPSC EPFO cut off 2021 will be determined after the examination. Along with the EPFO exam analysis 2021, check the expected EPFO cutoff marks 2021 below. 

Expected EPFO Cutoff 2021

Check the Expected EPFO Cutoff Marks 2021

CategoryExpected Cutoff Marks

Previous year EPFO cut off is important to determine the difficulty level of the examination. Thus, below you can go through the UPSC EPFO Category-wise cut off 2017:

Total number of candidates appeared category-wise







No. of Candidates






Total number of candidates finally selected in different categories







No. of Candidates


Including 12(PH-OH) &

02 (PH-HI)


Including 07 (PH-OH)




Furthermore, you can refer to the UPSC EPFO Previous year cut off for more details.

UPSC EPFO Result 2021

The UPSC EPFO 2021 Result has been declared by the UPSC on their official website. The final list of candidates will be announced after the interview round. The direct link to check the EPFO Result 2021 is shared above for your convenience.

Important UPSC EPFO Links:
UPSC EPFO Notification 2021UPSC EPFO Apply Online
UPSC EPFO Syllabus and Pattern 2021
UPSC EPFO exam practice set papers
UPSC EPFO Study Material 2021
UPSC EPFO AO / EO Salary 2021
UPSC EPFO Admit Card
UPSC EPFO Question Paper PDF
UPSC EPFO Books 2021
UPSC EPFO Analysis
UPSC EPFO Job Profile
UPSC EPFO Interview

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  • Accounts Officer or Enforcement Officer is the name of the post offered by UPSC for EPFO REcruitment.  It is due to the nature of the job the names are assigned. An officer working in the field and enforcing the norms is regarded as an ‘Enforcement Officer’ and the one sitting in the office is regarded as the ‘Accounts Officer’.

  • Rank is considered for choice posting, but personal concerns are also considered, and the cadre is allotted accordingly. 

  • An Accounts Officer (AO) is a desk job regarding claim settlement operation. The job role involves activation and management related to the Universal Account Numbers (UAN) accounts. As an AO, the prime focus is on sensitizing and convincing the members to be more open to digitization, so that interpersonal interface can be reduced with effective service delivery.

  • Generally, the result is declared within 50 days, sometimes it might extend, it is at the discretion of the commission. So, within two-months one can expect the result of the ‘Recruitment Test’.

  • As per the existing trend (previous year papers), Questions from ‘General English +General Mental Ability and Quantitative Aptitude + Industrial Relations & labour Laws +Social Security +Knowledge of Computer Applications’ combinedly have more weightage over the General Studies.

  • Having prior experience might help in sailing through the interview round, but to get into that one needs to be thorough with the syllabus prescribed. From the previous years’ toppers, it can be inferred that freshers also do well. What matters is the knowledge and its applicability.

  • Yes. An officer is kept on a two-year probation. And for promotions, an officer needs to appear in the departmental exams. There are five papers conducted, and it is crucial to qualify them before becoming permanent. You will know the details, once selected.

  • EPFO Enforcement Officer (EO)/Accounts Officer (AO) is having a pay matrix in Level-8. The entry pay is Rs.47600/- (pre-revised PB2 Rs. 9300-34800/-Grade Pay Rs. 4800/-). The total emolument excluding TA, HRA at the time of initial appointment will be Rs. 53312/-.

  • It is advisable to stick to any national newspaper, as the same news is covered at different intervals of time in other newspapers. So do not waste crucial time, the time saved can be utilised for practicing mock tests. 

    The standard papers for English medium aspirants are – ‘The Hindu’ and ‘The Indian Express’ and for Hindi medium students – ‘Jansatta’ and ‘Business Standard’.

  • The significant portion of the syllabus of the recruitment examination of UPSC EPFO is similar to the UPSC CSE except for the Labour Laws, Industrial Relations, Social Security in India and General Accounting Principles.  

    Any aspirant who is well versed with the UPSC syllabus and the contemporary issues can very well cover these four topics and qualify the examination.

Regulatory Bodies

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