The Employees Provident Fund organization, also known as  EPFO is the leading social security organization which provides social security to the working population in India. The Union Public Service Commission runs the EPFO Enforcement Officers. The written examination will be administered by UPSC for shortlisting interview applicants. UPSC EPFO Compliance Officer is a perfect opportunity for applicants looking for a government position with a demanding part to play. If you plan to undertake this exam then you will need to go through the UPSC EPFO syllabus 2021 and the exam pattern as well.

The maximum number of vacancies applicable to the Enforcement Officer is 421. The vacancy is divided category-wise such as OBC, ST, SC, etc. The UPSC EPFO exam date was expected to take place sooner than 4 October 2020, but will now take place on 9 May 2021. Let us look at the table for more clarity.


Important Dates
UPSC EPFO Recruitment 2020 Notification January 11, 2020
Starting of Application Process January 11, 2020
Last Date of Application Process January 31, 2020
Admit Card Release Date 15 days before the exam date
Exam Date May 9, 2021
Interview To be notified

UPSC EPFO Syllabus 2021

The syllabus will focus on the following topics:

  • General English
  • Indian freedom struggle
  • Current events
  • Indian polity & economy
  • General Accounting principles
  • General science
  • Aptitude questions
  • Industrial relations
  • Social security in India

Syllabus Topics in Detail

General English

  • Vocabulary Usage

  • Synonyms

  • Antonyms

  • Grammar Usage

  • Comprehension

Indian Freedom Struggle 

  • Revolt of 1857 – First War of Independence Against British Causes of the Rise of Indian National Movement

  • Indian Nationalism – The Moderate Phase

  • Morley-Minto Reforms

  • Partition of Bengal 1905

  • Indian National Movement – Extremist Period

Current Events 

  • Current Affairs (National & International)

  • Sports

  • Awards and their importance

  • Politics

  • Finance and Banking sector

India Polity & Economy

  • Supreme Court; Meaning of Write

  • Election of President and his functions

  • Important constitution bodies like CAG

  • Facts about parliament

  • Fundamental Duties

Also Read: How to Study Indian Polity Effectively for UPSC Exams

Few More Topics in Detail

General Accounting Principles
  • Realization Concept

  • Separate Entity Concept

  • Going Concern Concept

  • Money Measurement Concept

General Science
  • Biology: 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.

Aptitude & Quantitative Questions

The aim of this section is to check your basic knowledge of the Reasoning and Quantum section. There will be no high-level questions. Only questions on the matriculation stage will be answered. You can do it every day by practicing questions and trying to make mock assessments. Subjects that occur in the analysis are as follows:

A sequence of figures, Series, Blood Relations, Directions, Syllogism, Seating Arrangement, Puzzle Test, Statement and Conclusion, Statement and Inferences, Data sufficiency

Let Us Look at The UPSC EPFO Exam Pattern 2021

The UPSC EPFO Recruitment Test (RT) will be in offline mode and recruits who qualify for the recruitment test will appear for the interview round. The date and other specifics of the interview will be announced on the official website in due time. The exam will consist of MCQs and the questions will be objective-based. It will last for two hours and just like any other UPSC exam, there will be negative marking.

UPSC EPFO Question Paper

In order to crack the UPSC EPFO 2021 Test, candidates need to create a smart training plan that must include the challenge of applying the Previous Year Question Papers. By reviewing previous year papers, candidates will be able to boost their pace and accuracy when resolving the papers.

Going through former years’ question papers will help you in understanding the exam better, helps you in identifying relevant and important topics, helps in figuring out the difficulty level of questions, helps in achieving accuracy, and also helps you letting know your weak/strong areas of study. You can find question papers on various websites online.


Just like any other UPSC exam, the EPFO exam also requires the same level of preparation. You will need a deep understanding of the syllabus and exam pattern, go through previous years’ question papers, create a study plan, follow up with the current affairs, and lastly revise! With all this, you would be surely selected for the interview round.

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