The Union Public Service Commission has released the EPFO Enforcement Officer notification in 2020 for a total number of 421 vacancies. This is an astonishing opportunity for graduates to work in the government sector. UPSC EPFO is a grade ‘B’ Non-Ministerial post.

Due to the ongoing pandemic situation, UPSC EPFO new exam date 2021 stands postponed until further notice. Earlier the exam was supposed to be held on 9th May 2021. The UPSC exam calendar has no new updates about this exam.

Facts about the UPSC EPFO Exam

The UPSC EPFO exam is a two-phase recruitment process. 75% of the weightage will be given to the written examination and 25% of the weightage will be given to the interview.

The maximum number of marks allotted to the UPSC EPFO exam is 300 marks and the interview is 100 marks. The final merit list is therefore prepared out of 400 marks. The duration of this test is 2 hours and the number of questions is 150.

Since there is a penalty for answering wrong answers, one-third of marks will be deducted from the candidate’s aggregate numbers.

Since the candidature of the candidates is provisional until the appointment. They are asked to submit their original documents when they are called for an interview.

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Syllabus of UPSC EPFO Exam

The ongoing pandemic situation has dampened the spirits of many aspirants. Many aspirants have queries related to when the UPSC EPFO new exam date 2021 will be announced. Before you start preparing for any competitive examination, it is crucial that you read the syllabus thoroughly.

Whilst preparing for this exam, candidates should follow this syllabus:

#General English

# Indian Freedom Struggle

#Current Events and Developmental Issues

# Indian Polity and Economy

# General Accounting Principles

# Industrial Relations and Labour Laws

# General Science & Knowledge of Computer Applications

Toppers Strategy

Since the UPSC EPFO exam stands postponed, this will provide aspirants with ample amount of time to prepare well. We have listed some important strategies that could assist you with the preparation.

#Start with topic wise preparation- The best way to prepare for any competitive examination is to sort what subjects you want to read first.

#Analysing PYQ- This will enhance your understanding of what kind of questions are asked in the exam. Practising two months before the UPSC EPFO exam is a  good strategy

#Revision- Make it a habit to revise everything that you read during the weekends. This is effective and aids in recalling the topics with ease.

#Utilising reliable study materials -Preparation from reliable sources can save your time. Often aspirants are confused about what study materials to refer to.

#Mock tests- If you want to prepare effectively, then practice as many mock tests as you can. After all practice makes a man perfect!

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Marksheet and Many More

The last EPFO exam was held in 2017. In 2017 the EPFO written test was conducted on 26th February 2017. The vacancies to be filled were 257 in number.

The cut off for the candidates were as follows:

#General -110.83

#SC- 102.23



#PH (OH)-88.11


The topper of the UPSC EPFO 2017 examination was Karan Raghav. He scored 132.78 marks and topped the examination. The second rank was achieved by Priyesh Jain. He scored131.89 marks in the examination.

EPFO: Benefits

The Enforcement Officer is well compensated. The officer’s position is permanent and falls under Level-8 in the Pay Matrix as per the 7th CPC, General Central Service Group “B,” Non-Ministerial. The total salary (without TA, HRA, and other allowances) is INR 53312/-.

Candidates who are appointed as enforcement officers/accounts officers receive excellent benefits and allowances in addition to their pay. The perks and allowances differ depending on the officer’s posting location.

EO Job Profile

The enforcement officer serves a variety of functions in the Employment Provident Fund Organization.

#General administrative duties such as enforcement, recovery, accounting, cash management, and so on.

#Accounts are audited on a regular basis, and claims are settled.

#Cash book maintenance, bank statement verification, MIS returns, and so on.

#Ensure that employee concerns are handled.

#To educate employers on the use of prescribed forms

#Pay attention to prosecution cases.

#Serve summons/warrants on the non-compliant employer.

#The officer is also responsible for a variety of additional duties. In addition, the employer must agree to the rules and plans outlined in the Employees’ Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act of 1952.

If you have the enthusiasm to work for the government and the dedication to work hard for it then the UPSC EPFO examination could open new avenues for you. Since UPSC new exam dates have not been mentioned, you have sufficient time to prepare well for your exam.

Since everything is digitally accessible these days, you no longer have to worry about classroom-based mentorship. With a simple click on your laptop, you can access a wide range of study materials related to any competitive exam. What are you waiting for?

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The ongoing pandemic situation has marred the enthusiasm of many aspirants. The UPSC EPFO  exam is not the only exam that has been postponed due to the ongoing pandemic situation. If you look at the UPSC exam calendar 2021, you will be able to see that there are many significant changes to the other competitive exam dates. Since UPSC has not announced any new exam dates yet, it would be ideal to keep checking the website for any updates.

We at UPSC Pathshala are dedicated to guiding you with your preparation. If you are confused about where to start your journey feel free to talk to our mentors. We regularly update our blogs, so feel free to read inspiring articles that we post. Do inspire your peers by sending them.

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