UPSC EPFO Syllabus 2021: Check UPSC EPFO Exam Pattern & Download Syllabus PDF in Hindi & English

UPSC EPFO Syllabus 2021: Check UPSC EPFO Exam Pattern & Download Syllabus PDF in Hindi & English

ByArpit Kumar Jain  |  Updated on: Sep 20, 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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The UPSC EPFO exam 2020 consists of 2 stages - EPFO Recruitment Test (RT) and Interview.  We have listed below the detailed UPSC EPFO Syllabus 2021 for your reference. 

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History: Indian Freedom Struggle


Indian Polity


Indian Economy


Industrial Relations


Labour Laws


Social Security in India


General Science


Knowledge of Computer applications


General English


General Mental Ability and Quantitative Aptitude


Current Events and Development Issues


General Accounting Principles

This is an excellent opportunity for the candidates who are preparing for the UPSC examination as the syllabus for the written exam is overlapping. The details regarding the "UPSC EPFO 2021 Syllabus and Exam Pattern PDF" can be downloaded from here:

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UPSC EPFO Exam Pattern 2021

The UPSC EPFO Exam pattern involves two stages. The first stage involves the carrying Objective type questions, and in the second stage, there will be an interview. To shortlist the candidate for the interview, a pen and paper-based written Test will be conducted by the Commission.




Recruitment Test






Scheme of Written Exam

  • The test will be of two hours
  • The test will be of objective type with multiple-choice questions
  • The medium of the test will be both English and Hindi
  • For the wrong answers, there will be a penalty of one-third marks deduction for each wrong question.
  • No penalty for the un-marked questions

Note: The interview stage in this exam involves minimum qualifying marks.


Qualifying marks







For example, the candidates belonging to the General Category are required to score 50/100, as the minimum qualifying criteria. In case anyone scores below or up to 49 marks are entitled to be disqualified. Let us now take a look at the UPSC EPFO Syllabus 20202 below.

UPSC EPFO Syllabus in English

EPFO Exam SubjectTopic-Wise EPFO Syllabus
General EnglishCloze Test, Error Spotting, Fill in the Blanks, Para Jumbles, Phrases/ Idioms, Phrase replacement, Reading comprehension, Sentence completion/ para completion, Spellings, Synonyms/Antonyms. 
Current Events and Developmental IssuesCurrent 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
Indian Polity & EconomySupreme 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;
General Accounting PrinciplesAccounting 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
Industrial Relations & Labour LawsConstitution 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
General Mental Ability & Quantitative AptitudeGeneral Mental Ability – Sequence of figures, Series, Blood Relations, Directions, Syllogism, Seating Arrangement, Puzzle Test, Statement and Conclusion, Statement and Inferences, Data sufficient
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
General Science & Knowledge of Computer applicationsBiology– 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
Indian Freedom StruggleCauses 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.
Social Security in IndiaStatus 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 Syllabus in Hindi (यूपीएससी ईपीएफओ ​​पाठ्यक्रम)

About UPSC EPFO 2020 - 2021 Exam

This exam does not require a Mains test, as the candidates will be called just after qualifying the RT though there is a criterion of minimum qualification in the interview. With the latest notification for the recruitment of Enforcement Officer/ Accounts Officer Posts by the UPSC, there is a wonderful opportunity to work with the Government of India.

The post of Enforcement Officer/Accounts Officer of the Employees Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) comes under the Ministry of Labour and Employment. The posts are permanent, Group ‘B’, Non-Ministerial.

The heartening feature of the notification is that there are 421 vacancies for the post. After clearing the exam, the candidate will be working for the Employee Provident Fund Organisation, Ministry of Labour and Employment.

We wish you all the best and happy to assist you in this endeavour.

Important UPSC EPFO Links:
UPSC EPFO Notification 2021UPSC EPFO Apply Online
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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  • The selection process for UPSC EPFO comprises of the following stages:

    • Recruitment Test/Written Test
    • Interview
  • All the questions in the UPSC EPFO exam are multiple-choice questions.

  • The EPFO Recruitment test is bilingual, i.e. English and Hindi.

  • Yes, the UPSC EPFO Recruitment Test comprises of a negative marking 1/3 mark for every wrong answer.

  • You need to score the following marks in the Interview out of 100 to pass the UPSC EPFO Interview:


    Qualifying marks







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