UPSC EPFO Eligibility Criteria 2020-21: Age Limit, Educational Qualification, Attempts

By Saroj Singh|Updated : December 23rd, 2020

UPSC EPFO Eligibility Criteria 2020 - 2021 plays a very important role in the recruitment process of UPSC EPFO EO. Employee Provident Fund Organization under the Union Public Service Commission has issued vacancies for the post of Account Officers (AO)/Enforcement Officer (EO). This year a total of 450 vacancies have been released for the post of the enforcement officer. UPSC EPFO is a golden opportunity to work in the government sector at a prestigious post.

To grab this chance it is very important to know the UPSC EPFO Enforcement Officer eligibility. The UPSC EPFO Eligibility criteria 2020 is broadly divided into two categories: UPSC EPFO age limit and UPSC EPFO education qualification. Along with this, the nationality of the candidate also plays a vital role. Candidates need to meet all the required criteria to successfully appear for UPSC EPFO 2020 - 2021 Exam.

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UPSC EPFO Age limit

UPSC EPFO age limit applies to all the candidates who aspire to apply for UPSC EPFO 2020 exam. The maximum age limit is 30 years for the candidates of the general category. However, there is age relaxation for the candidates of reserved categories.

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UPSC EPFO Age Relaxation 

For candidates of the general category, the maximum age is 30 years but for reserved categories, candidates have a relaxation which is described in the table below:


UPSC EPFO 2020 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

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UPSC EPFO Educational Qualification

Candidates need to look for the UPSC EPFO educational qualification to appear for the UPSC EPFO exam. 

  • Graduation degree in any stream from any recognized university to be possessed by the candidates to appear for UPSC EPFO exam.
  • Some streams will be given preference like

Preferable streams 

Two years of experience in Administration/Accounts/Legal Matters in any government/Private Organisation.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Law or
  • Integrated Five years Degree in Law/Masters in Business Administration or
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Management or
  • Company Secretary or
  • Chartered Accountants or
  • Cost and Management Accountant.

UPSC EPFO Nationality

Candidate’s nationality is also very important in UPSC EPFO Eligibility criteria 2020. Candidates need to be one of the following:

  • Have a nationality of India
  • Be a subject of Bhutan
  • Be a subject of China
  • A refugee of Tibet who moves to India for permanent residence before 1 January 1962
  • An Indian citizen from Pakistan, Burma, the United Republic of Tanzania(formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Sri Lanka or East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia and Vietnam to permanently settle in India.

UPSC EPFO Number of Attempts

As per the UPSC EPFO Notification pdf, there is no limitation on the number of attempts for UPSC EPFO Exam 2020. As the EPFO notification is released as t\per the number of vacancies and is not released every year like UPSC CSE, there is no limitation on the UPSC EPFO number of attempts. 

EPFO Selection Process

The UPSC EPFO Selection process is released along with the official UPSC EPFO AO/EO Recruitment notification pdf. As per the UPSC EPFO Selection Process, the exam is a two-stage process.

Stage 1: EPFO Written Test

Stage 2: EPFO Interview 

UPSC EPFO Important Dates

UPSC EPFO 2020 Exam Events

UPSC EPFO 2020 Important Dates

UPSC EPFO Online Application form start date

11th January 2020

EPFO AO/EO apply online last date

31st January 2020

UPSC EPFO submit fee last date

31st January 2020

UPSC EPFO Admit Card 2020 download date

15 days before the exam date

UPSC EPFO Exam Date 2020

09 May 2021

UPSC EPFO Result 2020

To be announced soon

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  • A candidate of the general category has the UPSC EPFO age limit of 30 years.

  • Candidates belonging to OBC category have a relaxation of 3 years in UPSC EPFO EO exam.

  • No, the candidate has to complete the degree to appear for the UPSC EPFO EO exam. 

  • Candidates need to look for the UPSC EPFO Nationality and look for the countries that are mentioned there. If the country you belong to is not mentioned then you are not eligible to apply for UPSC EPFO exam

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