UPSC EPFO Analysis 2021: Subject-wise EPFO EO/AO Paper Review, Attempts, Questions Asked

UPSC EPFO Analysis 2021: Subject-wise EPFO EO/AO Paper Review, Attempts, Questions Asked

BySATISH KUMAR GUPTA  |  Updated on: Sep 22, 2021
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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UPSC EPFO Exam Analysis 2021

UPSC successfully conducted the EPFO exam 2021 for the post of Enforcement Officer / Accounts Officers on 05 September 2021. The UPSC EPFO EO/AO exam 2021 was conducted from 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. Exam experts conducted a detailed UPSC EPFO Paper analysis 2021 after the exam. The analysis includes all details about the question paper such as the difficulty level of the exam, topics asked, sectional weightage and more. 

You can also download the UPSC EPFO question paper 2021 pdf and check the expected EPFO cutoff marks. It is recommended to check the unofficial UPSC EPFO answer key 2021 and calculate your score.

The UPSC EPFO EO/AO Exam analysis 2021 shall include the following details. 

UPSC EPFO Exam 2021 Highlights 

The UPSC EPFO 2021 test comprises a single 100 marks MCQ paper. The UPSC EPFO test is divided into two stages. The written test is the first stage, and the interview is the second. The recruiting test accounts for 75% of the whole selection process, while the interview accounts for 25%.

  • UPSC EPFO Exam 2021 is for two hours
  • All questions carry equal marks.
  • The test is an objective type question paper with multiple choices of answers.
  • The medium of the test is both Hindi and English. 

UPSC EPFO Exam Topic-Wise Details

We will share the topics-wise details in the EPFO exam analysis 2021 below after the exam. As per the previous UPSC EPFO paper analysis, it is expected that the following topics will be asked. 

UPSC EPFO topic wise number of questions

SUBJECT

Number Of Questions

General English

20

History

16

Indian Polity

Indian Economy + Current Events and Development Issues

3

General Mental Ability and Quantitative Aptitude

15

Labour Laws + Social Security in India + Industrial Relations

8

General Accounting Principles

9

Current Affairs

21

General Science and Sci-tech

14

Knowledge of Computer Applications

10

Topic-wise UPSC EPFO 2021 Question Paper Analysis

Subject

General English

  1. It’s time you went out and ___ your own living.
  2. The elephant fell into a ___ the hunters had set. 
  3. The dress isn’t really tight. It’ll ____ when you have worn it.
  4. With his back to the old man, he stood at the window, fist clenched, and his shoulders ___ with his choked sobbing.
  5. The bereaved mother proudly received the gallantry award ___ her brave son who had laid down his life in the recent war.
  6. Find the opposite meaning (antonym) word of : lavish
  7.  Find the opposite meaning (antonym)  word of : Valour
  8. Find the opposite meaning (antonym)  word of : fertile
  9. Find the opposite meaning (antonym)  word of : immigrants
  10. Find the opposite meaning (antonym)  word of : elementary
  11. Find the nearest in meaning (synonyms) word of: Carnage
  12. Find the nearest in meaning (synonyms) word of: Religious
  13. Find the nearest in meaning (synonyms) word of: Imagine
  14. Find the nearest in meaning (synonyms) word of: invades
  15. Find the nearest in meaning (synonyms) word of: liberal
  16. Spot the Error: Neither the servant nor the clerk has done this.
  17. Spot the Error: The car which went past us when we were driving on the highway must have been doing at least a hundred miles per hour.
  18. Spot the Error: Raju will go back home in a year after his stay abroad.
  19. Spot the Error: I have much work to do.
  20. Psychology didn’t develop into a science-based on careful observation and experimentation until the late 1800s.

History

  1. Nirguana Bhakti refers to
  2. What did Ain-i-Akbari seek to promote within the frontier of the Mughal State?
  3. Gandhi's Salt March to Dandi was started from
  4. Socialist group in the Congress Party
  5. Macaulay’s 1835 minute on Education 
  6. Where did Gandhi put his first correction? major public appearance after returning from South Africa in 1915?
  7. Who among the following was the President to be affected by the Indian National Congress at the time of independence of India ?
  8. During 1931, under whose leadership, did a strong Kisan Sabha Movement develop in the Gaya District of Bihar ?
  9. Who produced the Pirpur Report (1938) ?
  10. Militant Nationalist School of thought in India
  11. Ryotwari Area
  12. Social Service League in Bombay
  13. No-Changers in the Congress Party
  14. Cabinet Mission members 
  15. A copy of the famous 16th Century artwork Salvator Mundi which was reportedly stolen, the painting attributed to
  16. Who among the following was the founder of Swatantra Party?

Indian Polity

  1. Who among the following Speakers of Lok Sabha formally disassociated from the political party after his election as the speaker
  2. Which one of the following is the mandate of the Committee on Estimates ?
  3. Which one of the following facts pertaining to the National Green Tribunal (NGT) is not Correct.
  4. Which one of the following does not figure in the list of languages in the 8th schedule of the Constitution of India.

Indian Economy + Current Events and Development Issues

  1. Trial Balance
  2. According to the Economic Survey 2020 – 21, 41. Which one of the following will be India's real GDP growth in the year 2021 - 22 ?
  3. Which on of the following statements is correct about Income & Expenditure account

General Mental Ability and Quantitative Aptitude

  1. How many times does the digit 3 appear 25. between 1 and 100 such that the number where 3 appears is not divisible by 3 ?
  2. Average of all prime number between 21 & 55
  3. If the ratio of Speed of A & B is 5:6 & B allows A a starts of 70 m in a 1.2KM race, who will win the race
  4. M is 60year old, R is 5 years junior to M & 4 years senior to V. The youngest brother of V is B & he is 6 years junior to V. What is the age difference between M & B
  5. English alphabet is recorded in the following manner
  6. If a varies as b then which of the following statements is are correct
  7. Which one of the following is the remainder when 74^100 is divided by 9 ?
  8. Which one of the following is the arithmetic mean of V3 - V2 and its reciprocal ?
  9. Suppose x and y are two positive numbers such that when x is reduced by 2 and y is increased by 2, the ratio becomes 2:1; and when x is increased by 2 and y is reduced by 2, 28. the ratio becomes 3:1. Which one of the following is equal to x-y?
  10. Let n(>1) be a composite natural number whose square root is not an integer. Consider the following statements : 1. n has a factor which is greater than 1 but less than the square root of n. 2. n has a factor which is greater than the square root of n but less than n. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
  11. The average age of husband and wife was 23 years when they were married 5 years ago. The average age of a husband, his wife and child is 20 years now. How old is the child now? 
  12. If W1 and W2 are weights of the two solid iron ball of radii ½ and ⅓ m respectively then find the ratio of weights
  13. 40% of the students in a classroom are from India and 50% are girls. If 25% of Indian students are girls, what percentage of non-Indian students are boys.
  14. The average weight of a hundred students in a class is 46 kg. The average weight of boys and girls are 50 kg and 40 kg respectively. What is the difference between the number of boys and girls?
  15. A hollow cube tube of side 10 cm each weighing 200 gm, is made. This cube is placed in water with a horizontal face. How many cm of its height  sink in water if the density of water 1 gm/cm^3?

Labour Laws + Social Security in India + Industrial Relations

  1. Match the following terms Closure/Workmen/Strike/ Lockout
  2. Adolescent as per the Factories Act 1948
  3. What is Controlled Industry
  4. Minimum number of members required for registration of a Trade Union
  5. Trade Dispute under Trade Union Act 1926
  6. Maximum number of hours in a week that an adult worker is allowed to work for
  7. Maximum period in which the appropriate government shall review and revise the minimum rate of wages under the Minimum Wages Act 1948?

General Accounting Principles

  1. Wages paid for installation of machinery is debited to which one of the following
  2. When are current liabilities payable
  3. Is the total of Debit & Credit side of tribal balance the same
  4. Which one of the following is the first book in which the transaction of a business unit are recorded
  5. Maximum amount of Gratuity payable to the employee under the Payment of Gratuity act 1972
  6. Which one of the following denotes Gross Profit
  7. Which is the underlying accounting concept that supports no anticipation of profit but provision for all possible losses
  8. Which on of the following accounting concepts is applied by an entity, when events such as new competitor entering in the market and rift between production and marketing departments are not disclosed in the book of accounts
  9. Which on of the following concerns prepares Receipts and Payments Accounts

Current Affairs

  1. Which one of the following States will be directly connected with Assam by the proposed bridge between Dhubri & Phulbari over river Bhramaputra
  2. Question related to Ramsar Convention
  3. Pradhan mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana 
  4. Asia’s first Export Processing Zone
  5. Well targeted system of services delivery to LPG Customer
  6. Who among the following is the author of 'Gandhi as Mahatma'?
  7. Which one of the following is the acronym for the word 'NITI' in NITI Aayog ?
  8. Which of the following is not the correct description of the Namami Gange Programme?
  9. First player in the history of Test Cricket to take 200 wicket against left handed batsmen
  10. The Global firepower Index 2021, India's rank
  11. Naomi Osaka won the Women’s Singles Title of the Australian Open Tennis Tournament by defeating whom?
  12. UNESCO has been observing February 21 as International Mother Language Day since 2000. The Idea to celebrate the Day was the initiative of 
  13. Dr. Ngozi Okonjo Iweala was the first woman Director General of the WTO. She hails from which country
  14. The Kaladan Multi-Modal Transit Transport project will connect India with which country
  15. Which one of the following pairs of zonal railways and their headquarters is not correctly matched
  16. Under Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana what is the maximum amount that can be deposited during a financial year
  17. Minimum & Maximum age at which a subscriber can join the Atal Pension Yojana
  18. Tri-service contingent of which one of the following countries participated in India’s Republic Day parade in 2021.
  19. As a routine exercise operation ‘Garam Hawa’ and ‘Sarad Hawa’ Conducted by
  20. The little Book of Encouragement author
  21. Which day celebrated as Parakram Diwas

General Science and Sci-tech

  1. Which one of the following is not a female reproductive organ in humans?
  2. Which one of the following cannot be called "Amphibian of the Plant Kingdom"?
  3. Which of the following is not a consequence of deforestation ?
  4. Which one of the following chromosomes has a mismatched pair in a normal human male?
  5. The word "Vaccine' has been derived from a Latin word having meaning
  6. Which one of the following statements is true with regard to the image formation by two eyes of a person?
  7. Which one of the following statements is correct regarding electromagnetic wavelength?
  8. Which one of the following is the size of a hydrogen atom ?
  9. When a dielectric material is kept in an external electric field, which one of the following phenomena may be realized ?
  10. Which one of the following substances, when added to water, will not change the pH ?
  11. Which one of the following, on adding to water, will not scatter a beam of light ?
  12. Which one of the following will not be reduced by metallic zinc ?
  13. Who among the following discovered Proton ?
  14. Consider the following balanced equation: CO(g) + 2H, (g) → CH,OH (1) How many moles of CH3OH (1) can be obtained by reacting 2.0 mole of CO (g) with 2.0 mole of H, (g) ?

Knowledge of Computer Applications

  1. Which of the following is not a language translator
  2. A device driver of output devices
  3. Register is used to keep track of the next instruction to be executed
  4. Which of the following is not an audio file format
  5. Sequential electronic circuit that is used to store 1-bit of information
  6. Which one of the following basic operations for converting raw input data into useful information is not performed by all computers ?
  7. What is the equivalent decimal value of binary 2 number 101110?
  8. Which one of the following memories is extremely fast and acts as a high-speed buffer between the CPU and the main memory ?
  9. Which one of the following is not a web browser?
  10. Which one of the following represents 1 GB of information?

Expected UPSC EPFO 2021 Cut Off Marks 

After the UPSC EPFO 2021 Exam, the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will declare the EPFO Cutoff for 2021. The expected UPSC EPFO 2021 cut off can be found in the table below. After the exam and careful analysis by the BYJU'S Exam Prep Experts, we will make any necessary updates.

Check the Expected EPFO Cutoff Marks 2021

CategoryExpected Cutoff Marks
General180-190
OBC170-175
SC155-160
ST150-155
EWS175-180

UPSC EPFO Question Paper 2021

Download the EPFO EO/AO question paper 2021 pdf after the exam from the direct link mentioned here. Go through the paper in a detailed manner and analyse it for better understanding. 

Download EPFO Question Paper 2021

UPSC EPFO Answer Key 2021

BYJU'S Exam Prep experts will also provide UPSC EPFO answer key 2021 for all 100 questions (all sets). You will be able to download the answer key pdf and tally your answers using the question paper pdf. 

Calculate your score after the exam and analyse your performance. 

UPSC EPFO Enforcement Officer Previous Year: Subject-wise Analysis

The Previous Year Paper analysis is a crucial step as it helps in understanding the pattern and the areas that are emphasized more. It involves the breakdown of complex topics into simpler and smaller parts to gain a better understanding of them. We have categorized the questions under ten major areas as prescribed by the UPSC EPFO Enforcement Officer 2021 notification.

UPSC EPFO 2017: Subject-wise Analysis

The Analysis of the previous year paper lets us know that questions broadly touch every segment of the syllabus. In 2017, the topic-wise allotment of questions was as follows:

Subject

Break-Up

Number of Questions

General English

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20,

20

History

21,22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35

15

Indian Polity

36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 49

6

Indian Economy + Current Events and Development Issues

41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 50, 51, 59

+

46, 47, 48, 54, 55, 89, 90

15

General Mental Ability and Quantitative Aptitude

106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 120

15

 

Labour Laws + Social Security in India + Industrial Relations

69, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88

19

General Accounting Principles

 

56, 57, 58, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 70,

13

Miscellaneous

52

1

General Science and Sci-tech

53, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100

11

Knowledge of Computer applications

101, 102, 103, 104, 105

5

Note: Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the Exam, some of the questions are overlapping. Please find them:

Q.21 [History/Economy]

Q.31 [History/Economy]

Q.33 [History/Misc.]

Q.45[Economy/Misc.]

Q.69 [History/Economy]

Download UPSC EPFO 2017 Official Paper PDF Here

Doing a thorough analysis is beneficial as it helps in many ways, such as:

  • Provides information with the coverage of topics mentioned in the syllabus.
  • The difficulty level of the questions asked in the exam is known.
  • A better understanding of the correlation between syllabus topics and questions asked is developed.
  • Develop a better idea of return on investment, i.e. time required to complete a topic
  • It gives a broad idea about the mark’s distribution for each topic.
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UPSC EPFO Analysis FAQs

  • Check the detailed UPSC EPFO paper analysis 2021 to determine the difficulty level of the exam. You can check detailed topics-wise EPFO Enforcement Officer analysis too. 

  • The UPSC EPFO exam 2021 will be conducted as one paper that includes 100 questions. The exam will be conducted in both English and Hindi

  • Exam experts will provide expected UPSC EPFO cutoff marks after the detailed exam analysis here. 

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