UPSC EPFO 2021: Centre Change Link Activated On

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the recruitment notification for the post of Enforcement Officer/ Accounts Officer, Employees' Provident Fund Organisation, Ministry of Labour and Employment. The UPSC EPFO notification was released for a total of 421 vacancies. The Commission has announced that the UPSC EPFO exam will be conducted on May 9, 2021. Candidates who have registered for UPSC EPFO recruitment are advised to get familiar with exam details to stand out. Check latest updates of UPSC EPFO 2021 exam along with exam pattern, salary and job profile.


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UPSC EPFO Will Be Held On May 9


ExamEnforcement Officer/ Accounts Officer, Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO)
Organiser Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)
Vacancies 421
UPSC EPFO Exam Date May 9, 2021
Submit Choice Centres

December 15 to 21, 2020

December 29, 2020 to January 4, 2021

Official Website

UPSC EPFO Latest Updates

December 15: The Commission has activated the request for change of recruitment test centre. Candidates can change their centres from December 15 to 21, 2020. Candidates should note that their requests for change in the Centres will be considered based on the principle of "first-apply-first allot" basis. Follow the link to change the exam centre

The official website reads, "Request for generating OTP for Change of Recruitment Test Centre will be accepted only till 5:30 PM of the closing Date."

It also reads, "The candidates, who are not interested to change their Recruitment Test Centres, are not required to log into this Recruitment Test Centres change system of the Commission."

December 7: The UPSC has released a notice regarding the option to submit the revised choice of centre for the recruitment test. The recruitment test will be held at 72 centres. 49 centres having available capacity will be opened in the first phase.

UPSC EPFO Exam Pattern

The UPSC EPFO exam pattern for the posts of Enforcement Officer/ Accounts Officer will consist of a written exam and an interview. The UPSC EPFO recruitment test will be a pen & paper based. Candidates who were shortlisted in the written exam will be called for the interview round.

The official notice reads, "Recruitment Test (RT) and Interview carry weightage in the ratio of 75:25 for the candidates shortlisted based on Recruitment Test (RT) and qualify in the interview."

Exam TypeOffline (Pen & Paper Based)
Questions Type Multiple Choice
Number of Questions 100
Number of Marks 100
Duration 2 hours
Negative Marking Yes (one-third)


  • All questions will carry equal marks.
  • The question paper will be in the medium of both Hindi and English.
  • One-third of the marks will be deducted for each wrong answer. If no answer is marked for a question, there will be no penalty for that question.


Candidates who were shortlisted for the post of Enforcement Officer/ Accounts Officer in EPFO will get the pay scale as Level 8 in the Pay Matrix as per 7th CPC.

The sources suggest an EO/AO can earn Rs 43,600 to Rs 55,200. One is also eligible for several allowances such as medical facility, loan facility, provident fund, gratuity, etc.

UPSC EPFO Exam Date 2021

The UPSC is all set to conduct the EPFO exam on May 9, 2021. The written exam for Enforcement Officer/ Accounts Officer post will be held at 72 centres across the country. Earlier, the Commission has scheduled recruitment test on October 4, 2020, but it was postponed.

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UPSC EPFO Job Profile

The duties of UPSC Enforcement Officer (EO)/Accounts Officer (AO) will be vested with the responsibility to look after the work of enforcement, recovery, accounts, administration cash, legal, pension and computer. The officers should also take care of the statutory and administrative functions like conducting inquiry settlement of claims, general administration; maintenance of Cash Book/ administration; maintenance of Cash Book/Reconciliation of Bank Statements; MIS returns etc.

UPSC EPFO Notification

To ace the UPSC EPFO exam, aspirants should start their preparation by exploring the official notification. The UPSC EPFO notification 2021 is very important to know all the exam details such as the number of vacancies, exam pattern, selection process, syllabus of recruitment test, weightage, exam centres, important dates and documents or certificates required at the time of interview.

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Earlier, the UPSC has released the recruitment notification for filling 421 vacancies to the post of Enforcement Officers/Accounts Officers. The online applications were accepted between January 10 and 31, 2020.

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