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UPSC EPFO Recruitment 2020- Apply for 421 Vacancies for Enforcement offices/Accounts Officers Post

Union Public Service Commission has released 421 vacancies for the recruitment of Enforcement Officer and Accountant Officer. The last date to apply for this recruitment was 31st January and prelim exam is scheduled to be conducted on 4th October 2020.

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UPSC EPFO Enforcement Officer : Vacancies

The total number of vacancies is 421. Candidates can go through the table below for category-wise vacancies.

Sr. No. Category No. of Vacancies
1.         General (UR) 168
2.         OBC 116
3.         SC 62
4.         ST 33
5.         EWS 42
6.         Total 421

UPSC EPFO Officer 2020: Important Dates

As per the official notification, given below is the tentative calender proposed by the UPSC.

Recruitment Notification UPSC ENFORCEMENT OFFICER
Post Name Enforcement Officer
Official Notification Start Date 10th January 2020
Online Application Last Date 31st January 2020
 Prelim Exam Date 4th October 2020
Admit Card 15 days before the exam date

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UPSC EPFO Officer 2020: Previous Years’ Paper

How UPSC EPFO Enforcement Officer Previous Years’ Papers Will Be Beneficial?

  • Going through previous years papers  help you in section wise analysis and you will be able to practice the topics with more weightage.
  • You can easily categorize important topics in each section which you need to focus more.
  • There are some questions which might get repeated from previous years’ questions.
  • It will help you balance between difficulty level and your preparation level.

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UPSC EPFO Officer Recruitment 2020: Eligibility Criteria

The Eligibility Criteria for UPSC EPFO Officer Recruitment 2020 are as follows:

    1. Age Limit:- The Age Limit For UPSC EPFO Officer Recruitment 2020.
      Minimum – Not Specified
      Maximum – 30 Years
    2. Education Qualification: Candidates having Bachelor Degree in Any Stream from  any Recognized University in India will be eligible for this post.
    3. Desirable: (a) Bachelor’s degree in Law/ Integrated Five years Degree in Law/ Masters in Business Administration/ Post Graduate Diploma in Management/ Company Secretary/ Chartered Accountants/Cost and Management Accountant
      (b) Two years of experience in Administration/Accounts/Legal Matters in any government or Listed – Private Organisation

UPSC EPFO Enforcement Officer 2020: Previous Years Cut-Off

It is important to have a look at the previous year cut off inorder to understand the ratio of selection for this recruitment. Also, it will help you to set a target for yourself

Year 2016 2017
Total number of
candidates appeared
1,46,004 2255
Total number of
257 33

UPSC EPFO Recruitment Test Cut Off

Year 2016
(Out of 100)
(Out of 300)
UR 49.50 160.00
OBC 44.50 142.00
SC 42.50 128.50
ST 43.50 133.00
UPSC EPFO Interview Cut Off (Out of 100)
YEAR 2016 2017
UR 50 50
OBC 45 45
SC 40 40
ST 40 40
UPSC EPFO Final Cut off
YEAR 2016 2017
UR 110.83 237.50
OBC 103.78 219.72
SC 102.23 194.25
ST 103.06

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UPSC EPFO Syllabus 2020: Check Detailed Syllabus

Nobody has ever won a battle without preparation and to start your preparation, it is important to learn the requirement of this exam in terms of syllabus prescribed for this recruitment.

Syllabus For Recruitment Test

S.No. Subject Topics
1 General English
  • Vocabulary Usage
  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Grammar Usage
  • Comprehension, etc.
2 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
  • Important Indian Freedom Fighter
  • Revolutionaries in the Indian Freedom Movement
  • The Rise of Gandhi in Indian Freedom Struggle
  • The Rowlatt Act and the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre
  • The Lucknow Pact, 1916
  • Non-Cooperation Movement
  • Home Rule Movement
  • Salt Satyagraha
  • Moplah Rebellion of 1921
  • Simon Commission
  • Swaraj Party
  • First Round Table Conference 1930
  • Poona Pact
  • Quit India Movement
  • Indian National Congress Sessions
  • Indian Independence Act 1947
3 Current Events and Developmental Issues
  • Current Affairs (National & International)
  • Sports
  • Awards and their importance
  • Politics
  • Finance and Banking sector
  • Population Census
  • Important Books and their writers
  • State Animals and Symbols
  • Name of the Scientist who got Noble prize for important discoveries
  • Important Days
  • Important Inventions and their inventor
4 Indian Polity & Economy
  • Supreme Court; Meaning of Write
  • Election of President and his functions
  • Important constitution bodies like CAG
  • Facts about parliament
  • Fundamental Duties
  • Governor and his functions
  • State legislature
  • Major Constitutional amendments and their importance
  • Official Language
  • Emergency Provisions
  • National political parties and their symbols
5 General Accounting Principles Accounting Concepts

  • Realisation Concept
  • Separate Entity Concept
  • Going Concern Concept
  • Money Measurement Concept
  • Dual Aspect Concern
  • Cost Concept
  • Accounting Period Concept
  • Matching Concept

Accounting Conventions

  • Consistency
  • Full Disclosure
  • Conservatism
  • Materiality
6 Industrial Relations & Labour Laws Labour Laws

  • About,
  • Types
  • Areas implemented
  • sectors applicable
  • overview

Industrial Relations

  • Industrial relations code (IRC) Bill
  • Model of labour reforms.
7 General Science & Knowledge of Computer applications
  • 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., 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
8 General Mental Ability & Quantitative Aptitude
  • General Mental Ability – Sequence of figures, Series, Blood Relations, Directions, Syllogism, Seating Arrangement, Puzzle Test, Statement and Conclusion, Statement and Inferences, Data sufficiency
  • 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
9 Social Security in India
  • Status 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)
  • 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.

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UPSC EPFO Enforcement Officer 2020: Salary, Promotion and Posting

The total salary drawn by an EPFO Enforcement Officer is Rs. 53312 excluding the HRA, TA and other allowances received based on the city posted in. Based on the posting in the city, the salary of an Enforcement Officer is also liable to receive up to 60,000 or more as the total in-hand salary.

Post Name EPFO Enforcement Officer/Accounts Officer
Group Group ‘B’, Non-Ministerial Post
Pay Matrix Level Level 8
Pay Band Pay Band 2
Pay Scale Rs. 9300-34800/-
Grade Pay Rs. 4800/-
Entry Pay Rs. 47600/-
Total emoluments Initially
(Excluding TA, HRA & Other
Rs. 53312/-

UPSC EPFO Enforcement Officer Promotion

The Enforcement Officers are upgraded in Level-9 in the pay matrix of Rs. 53100- 167800 on successful completion of 4 years of regular service in level-8 in the pay matrix Rs.47600- 151100. The promotional hierarchy of EPFO has been provided below:

Additional Central PF Commissioner- II
PB-4; 37,400- 67,000 plus GP 8700 [Level 13]

Regional PF Commissioner-I
PB-3; 15,600- 39,100 plus GP 7600 [Level 12]

Regional PF Commissioner-II
PB-3; 15,600- 39,100 plus GP 6600 [Level 11]

Assistant PF Commissioner
PB-3; 15,600- 39,100 plus GP 5400/ [Level 10]

Enforcement Officer/Accounts Officer
PB-2; 9300-34800 plus GP 4800 [Level 8]

UPSC EPFO Enforcement Officer Posting

The EPFO head Quarters is located in New Delhi but the Officers recruited as Enforcement Officers are liable to be posted anywhere all over India based on the requirements.

Book list for UPSC EPFO 2020 Exam

Topics Books
General English
  • Ace English by Bankersadda
Indian Freedom Struggle
  • India’s Struggle for Independence by Bipan Chandra
  • A Brief History of Modern India ( Spectrum)
  • Modern India History-NCERT Class-XII
Current Events and Developmental Issues
  • ‘The Hindu’
  • Indian Express
  • Daily News analysis by adda247
  • Monthly Hindu review Capsule – Bankersadda
  • Daily Gk Quiz-Bankersadda
Indian Polity & Economy
  • Indian Polity by M. Laxmikant
  • Indian Constitution at work-NCERT Class 11th
  • Contemprory World Politics-NCERT Class 12th
General Accounting Principles
  • Accountancy- NCERT Class 11th & 12th
Industrial Relations & Labour Laws
  • Industrial Relations & Labour Laws by Dr. Nikita Aggarwal
General Science & knowledge of Computer applications
  • Computer Aptitude by Bankersadda
  • General Knowledge by Lucent
General Mental Ability & Quantitative Aptitude
  • Ace Quant by Bankersadda
  • Ace Reasoning by Bankersadda
Social Security in India
  • Social Security in India by Ravi Prakash Yadav

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. When will be the prelims for UPSC EPFO 2020 held?

Ans. As per official notification, the prelims for UPSC EPFO 2020 on 4th October 2020.

Q. What is the  last date to apply  for UPSC EPFO 2020?

Ans.As per official notification, the last date to apply for UPSC EPFO 2020 was 31st January 2020.

Q. What is the total number of vacancies for UPSC EPFO 2020?

Ans. As per official notification, the total no of vacancies notified are 421.

Q. What is the salry of UPSC EPFO EO/AO?

Ans. As per official notification, approximately Rs. 53312/-.

Q. How many stages are there in UPSC EPFO 2020?

Ans. As per official notification, there are three stages namely: prelims, Mains and Interview.

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