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UPSC EPFO Exam 2020 - Exam Date, Admit Card, Syllabus & Pattern, Result

UPSC EPFO Exam 2020 - Exam Date, Admit Card, Syllabus & Pattern, Result

Edited By vikrant.shukla | Updated on Sep 09, 2021 10:48 AM IST

UPSC EPFO 2020 - UPSC conducted the EPFO exam on September 5, 2021. UPSC EPFO result is expected to be released soon. Earlier, UPSC released the EPFO 2020 dates on June 23, 2021. UPSC postponed the UPSC EPFO 2020 recruitment test due to the surge in COVID-19 cases across the country. UPSC EPFO 2020 recruitment was previously scheduled for May 9, 2021.

UPSC EPFO Exam 2020 -  Exam Date, Admit Card, Syllabus & Pattern, Result
UPSC EPFO Exam 2020 - Exam Date, Admit Card, Syllabus & Pattern, Result

The UPSC EPFO 2020 exam is a national level recruitment exam conducted by UPSC to recruit candidates for the post of Enforcement Officer/Accounts Officer. EPFO is administered by the Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India. This year there are 421 vacancies to be filled under the UPSC EPFO 2020 recruitment. The UPSC EPFO notification 2020 was released on January 11, 2020, while the UPSC EPFO exam application process started on January 13. The last date to fill the application form was January 31, 2020. To know more about the EPFO 2020 read the article below.

UPSC EPFO Exam Overview

Exam Name

EPFO (Employees' Provident Fund Organisation) to recruit Enforcement Officer/Accounts Officer

Conducted by

UPSC (Union Public Service Commission)

Administered by

Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India

Official website /



Stages in the Exam

2 (Recruitment Test and Interview)

Language of Exam

English and Hindi

Post name

Enforcement Officer/Accounts Officer


Level-8 in the Pay Matrix as per 7th CPC

Payscale - Rs. 9300-34800 Grade pay Rs. 4800, In-hand salary can be Rs. 48000 approx. TA, HRA and other benefits will be given separately.

UPSC EPFO Exam Dates 2020


EPFO 2020 Notification Released

January 11, 2020

EPFO Application starts

January 13, 2020

EPFO Last date to apply

January 31, 2020

EPFO Admit card release date

August 2021 (Tentative)

EPFO 2020 exam date for Recruitment Test

May 9, 2021 (postponed)

September 05, 2021 (Over)

EPFO Result of Recruitment Test

To be announced

EPFO Interview date

To be announced

EPFO Final result date

To be announced

EPFO Eligibility Criteria 2020

As per the information brochure of UPSC EPFO exam, candidates who fulfill all the EPFO eligibility criteria 2020 can only apply for the exam. If at any stage of the recruitment process their eligibility is found to be bogus, their candidature will be rejected. As per the eligibility criteria of EPFO exam 2020 candidates must be a graduate in any discipline and they must be an Indian citizen. The maximum age limit to apply for the exam is 30 years however there will be an age relaxation of 5 years given to candidates belonging from SC/ST categories while 3 years will be given to candidates from OBC category.

Academic Qualification (Desirable)

  • If the candidate has a bachelor's degree in Law/Integrated Five years Degree in Law/Masters in Business Administration/Post, Graduate Diploma in Management/Company Secretary/Chartered Accounts/Cost and Management Accountant.

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

EPFO Application Form 2020

After meeting the EPFO eligibility criteria candidates can fill the UPSC EPFO application form. To apply online, they will have to visit the website Applications received through any other mode will not be valid. While filling the UPSC EPFO registration form, the candidate will have to upload their documents, academic certificates, personal details like name, father's name, date of birth and they will also have to upload their documents like a scanned photograph, signature etc. Candidates who fall under the desired candidate category as per the eligibility criteria of UPSC EPFO exam will have to upload documents such as -

  • Pay Slip

  • Resume

  • Appointment Letter

  • Relieving Letter

  • Un-signed Experience Certificate

These above-mentioned documents will have to upload in PDF that has a size of less than 2MB.

Candidates matriculation certificates will be their DOB proof. Degree/Diploma will be their proof of educational qualification. Candidates belonging to reserved category will have to submit the caste certificate as issued to them by the competent authority.

Candidates will also have to pay their application fee in online mode as well, without paying the application fee their application will not be valid. If candidates wish to apply for more than one post, they will have to apply separately for each post and follow the same pattern.

EPFO Admit Card 2020

Candidates who successfully apply for the UPSC EPFO exam was issued the admit card in the on April 16, 2021. The admit card of UPSC EPFO exam will have to be carried by the candidate along with a valid photo ID proof to the exam centre on the day of the exam. The photo ID proof can be anything like - Aadhaar card, Voter ID, Passport, Driving Licence, PAN card etc. If candidates fail to do so, they will not be able to appear for the exam. The admit card will be released in online mode and will carry vital information of the candidate like - Name, Parents Name, Roll Number, Exam centre address, Reporting time and the exam day guidelines.

EPFO Syllabus 2020

As per the syllabus of UPSC EPFO exam, the question paper will be based on topics like - General English- To evaluate candidate’s understanding of English language & working, General Science & knowledge of Computer applications, General Mental Ability & Quantitative Aptitude Indian Freedom Struggle, Current Events and Developmental Issues, Indian Polity & Economy, General Accounting Principles, Industrial Relations & Labour Laws, and Social Security in India. The weightage of topics will be divided according to both the phases. Recruitment Test (RT) and Interview will carry weightage in the ratio of 75:25 for the candidates shortlisted based on Recruitment Test (RT) and qualify in the interview.

EPFO Exam Pattern 2020

According to the exam pattern of UPSC EPFO, the exam will be of 2 hours, and all questions will carry equal marks. The test will be objective in nature and the language will be both Hindi and English. There will be a penalty for wrong answers, and one-third of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted. If no answer is marked for a question, there will be no penalty for that question.

EPFO 2020 Exam Centres

The first stage of the UPSC EPFO exam, also known as the Recruitment Test will be conducted on the following exam centres:

UPSC EPFO Exam Centre 2020



































Port Blair

Gautam Budh Nagar










The exact address of the exam centre and the exam day guidelines will be mentioned on their respective admit card.

EPFO Result 2020

UPSC will declare the EPFO exam result soon. The EPFO was held on September 5, 2021. The exam is held in two phases. Candidates who qualify the first stage Recruitment Test (RT) as per the result of UPSC EPFO Exam will be eligible to appear for the second stage which will be the interview round. Appearing in both the stages and qualifying it as per the result of UPSC EPFO Exam is mandatory for candidates to qualify the overall exam and be eligible for the final recruitment. The final result will be declared within 30 days after the Interview is over.

EPFO Cut off 2020

The cutoff of EPFO 2020 is the minimum qualifying percentile which will be determined on factors such as the total number of aspirants that appeared in the exam, the difficulty level of the exams, and the total number of vacancies. As per the UPSC EPFO exam, there are category-wise qualifying marks that candidates need to score in order to qualify the exam. Which is 50 marks for Unreserved/General category candidates, For Other Backward Classes (OBC) it is 45 marks, and for SC/ST/PH it is 40 marks.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

1. When is the EPFO 2020 exam?

The EPFO recruitment test was scheduled to be held on May 9, 2021, but was postponed due to COVID-19. The exam was conducted on September 05, 2021.

2. How many stages are there in the EPFO exam?

There are two stages in the exam - Recruitment Test and Interview.

3. What are the posts in the EPFO 2020 and the salary offered?

The posts are Enforcement Officer/Accounts Officer and the salary is Rs. 9300-34800 Grade pay Rs. 4800.

4. How many vacancies are released according to the EPFO 2020?

There are 421 posts that have been released.

5. Who conducts the EPFO exam?

The exam is conducted by UPSC.


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