UPSC EPFO Interview – Interview Questions, Tips & Preparation

By BYJU'S Exam Prep  |   Updated on: January 2nd, 2024
UPSC EPFO Interview is the final stage of the recruitment process. Know the UPSC EPFO Interview date, marks, frequently asked questions, preparation tips and more.
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UPSC EPFO Interview Schedule will be released by the officials of EPFO. The EPFO EO/AO is conducted in two phases- the Recruitment Test followed by the UPSC EPFO Interview. The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) recruits Enforcement Officer (EO)/Account Officers (AO) in the Employees’ Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) under the Ministry of Labor & Employment, through this common entrance exam.

In the UPSC EPFO interview, candidate can be asked anything from their syllabus, background, work experience, and hobbies. But current affairs and general knowledge is mostly liked by the interview panel. The EPFO interview panel of this exam comprises the most experienced, unbiased, and knowledgeable members.

UPSC EPFO Interview

UPSC EPFO Interview Schedule 2023 will be released soon. Candidates can download the UPSC EPFO interview call letter from the direct link given below. The link will be activated 10-15 days prior to the exam. Make sure you carry your UPSC EPFO admit card in the interview.

UPSC EPFO Interview Admit Card 2023 (To Be Released Soon)

To download the admit card candidates need a valid registration number and password. We will provide the UPSC EPFO exam admit card 2023 as soon as it is released. Candidates must make sure to download the hall ticket at the earliest to avoid any hassle.

UPSC EPFO Interview Preparation Tips

Candidates who will qualify for the Written Test and are preparing for the EPFO interview can refer to some of the preparation tips that can be helpful for them to increase their chances of selection.

  • Apart from the static part of the UPSC EPFO syllabus candidates need to cope with current events happening around the country.
  • Read the newspaper daily and try to read it very comprehensively and update with current affairs both country and international.
  • Candidates must have knowledge of economic terms and current affairs related to economic and social development.
  • Despite good preparation and knowledge, sometimes candidates lack confidence, so it is advisable to work on building self-confidence which is very important for any interview.

UPSC EPFO Interview (Expectations)

The main aim of the UPSC EPFO interview is to scrutinize the candidates on the basis of their General Awareness, Aptitude, and overall personality. Some of the common topics on which candidates need to prepare or look at are discussed below:

  • As UPSC interview panel can ask anything one can expect such as questions from anywhere like personal questions related to hobbies, achievements, current plans, and future plans to the in-depth knowledge of the contemporary issues in the country.
  • The interview panel can assess a candidate’s background with questions from graduation discipline, like if one has been an electrical engineer then be prepared to be interviewed from the same discipline. Questions like why you choose this exam or why you choose engineering etc. one should be thoroughly prepared. In short, be clear about the purpose of appearing and opting EO/AO as a career.
  • Candidates can expect a majority of questions from general studies to test knowledge in different fields. One needs to focus more on Economy and Finance, like basic terms, important institutions- NABRAD, SEBI, and RBI. Recent scheme-related economy and banking industry and how these government schemes have performed in the past and at present.
  • The interview panel does ask questions from the resume submitted, so make sure that every aspect of the resume should be known to the candidates. Be thorough with the resume and if possible, re-visit the saved copy very carefully and prepare all possible questions that can be framed over and around it.
  • Apart from reading newspapers, do visit various government websites like PIB, PRS, EPFO, Ministry of Labour and Employment, etc.
  • Improve your command of the English language.

UPSC EPFO Interview Frequently Asked Questions

To improve their preparations for the next UPSC EPFO Exam, students can read these frequently asked interview questions. The candidates can anticipate questions on some of these topics in the UPSC EPFO interview.

  1. Tell us why do we have so many labour laws?
  2. So what are the four labour codes?
  3. Have you heard of Conditional cash transfer?
  4. So, there are so many countries in the world, particularly South American that provide conditional cash transfers. Do, you think Universal Basic income will work in India because don’t you think if we provide money without any conditions people will become lazy?
  5. Give me a condition for conditional money transfer
  6. Why do we have an insurance scheme here when we have Life Insurance Corporation of India for Life Insurance?
  7. What is the worth of EPFO?
  8. Is there any organised sector industry exempted from the provident fund?
  9. Have you heard of Vishakha Guidelines? What is its status now?
  10. You are a Public Administration student; can you explain what is Delegated Legislation.
  11. Tell some of the constitutional provisions related to women and children.
  12. You seem to have graduated in Engineering but all of a sudden switched over to a social sector job, why is that?
  13. You don’t have any specific experience in the Accounts field. Can you tell us the account structure of the Government of India.
  14. What are the divisions in the Consolidated Fund of India
  15. Revenue and Capital Accounts. What is the difference?

How UPSC EPFO Interview Marks are Calculated?

Under UPSC EPFO Interview, UR-50 marks, OBC-45 marks, SC/ST/PH-40 marks are minimum level suitability, whether the selection is made only by interview or by the Recruitment test followed by the interview out of the total marks of the interview being 100. The Commission also decides the minimum level of suitability in the case of RT on a case-to-case basis.

  • Candidates will have to achieve the minimum level of suitability both in RT and Interview in their respective categories.
  • There is a ratio of 75:25 for the Recruitment Test (RT) and Interview for the candidates shortlisted based on the Recruitment Test (RT) and qualify in the interview.

UPSC EPFO Topper List

Name of Candidate


Mr. Karan Raghav Topper

AIR 1 2017

Sonali Singh

AIR 8 2017

Shikhar Sharma

AIR 37 2012

Shikhar Dhavan

AIR 32 2017

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