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UPSC (ORA) Recruitment Test for Enforcement Officer (EPFO) on Feb 26

Last Updated - April 10, 2017

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will conduct written test for recruitment to 257 posts of Enforcement Officer/ Accounts Officer in Employees Provident Fund Organization (EPFO), M/o Labour and Employment. The Test will be conducted on February 23, 2017 of General Ability Test (01) in single shift from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. The Recruitment is qualifying in round and only successful candidates will be shortlisted for the next level. The Next round will personal interviews of the shortlisted candidates and the weightage to written test and interview will be 50:50. However, the EPFO interview will also be a qualifying round.

Read About UPSC Recruitment

The Exam will comprise questions from English, Indian History, Economics and current affairs. The Test will carry a maximum of 100 marks for 2 hours duration. The Test will be Objective based conducted in Hindi and English mode. There will be penalty of 1/3rd of the marks for wrong answers.


Vacancy Details

The post was advertised vide Union Public Service Commission’s Special Advertisement No. 53/2016 published on 04.06.2016, Vacancy No.16065301704, with closing date of submission of Online Application being 23:59 Hrs. on 23.06.2016.

  • Out of 257 subject posts reservation position is as follows: SC-30, ST-06, OBC-84, UR-137.
  • Of the 257 posts, 21 (twenty one) posts are reserved for Physically Challenged Persons with disability.
  • Of the 21 (twenty one) posts, 19 (nineteen) are reserved for Physically Challenged Persons with disability viz. Orthopedically Handicapped/ Locomotor Disability/Cerebral Palsy with Both Leg Affected but not Arms (BL) or One Leg Affected (Right or Left) (OL) or One Arm Affected (Right or Left) (OA).
  • And remaining 02 posts are reserved for Physically Challenged Persons with disability viz. Hearing Impairment {Deaf (D) or Partially Deaf (PD)}.
  • The posts are suitable for Physically Challenged Persons with disability viz. Orthopedically Handicapped/Locomotor Disability/Cerebral Palsy with Both Leg Affected but not Arms (BL) or One Leg Affected (Right or Left) (OL) or One Arm Affected (Right or Left) (OA) or Hearing Impairment {Deaf (D) or Partially Deaf (PD)}.

Recruitment Test 2017 (EPFO) Admit Card

The Admit Card for all the successfully registered candidates will be available at the Commission’s official website. Candidates must check for all the details mentioned in the Admit Card and incase of any discrepancies, they must report to the concerned authorities at the earliest. The Admit Card is mandatory document that must be carried along at the stages of EPFO Recruitment. However, Admit Card must be supported with a valid photo id issued by the Govt. of India viz. Driving License, Aadhar Card, Passport, Voter ID etc.

Candidates must note the following points w.r.t. the eAdmit Card of UPSC Recruitment 2017

  • The candidate is responsible for the safe custody of the e-Admit Card. In the event of one’s e-Admit Card being used by any other person for securing admission to the Test, the onus lies on the candidate to prove that he/she has not secured the service of an impersonator and the candidature will be cancelled and he/she will be liable for disciplinary action.
  • The candidate should note that the name in the e-Admit Card might have been abbreviated due to technical reasons. No correspondence in this regard will be entertained by the Commission.

The candidate must bring the e-Admit Card to the TEST Hall. After entering the TEST Hall, the candidate must fill the Attendance List as per instructions and sign the Attendance List which will be produced before him/her by the Invigilator and then hand over the Attendance List to the Invigilator.


Syllabus of the UPSC Recruitment Test (EPFO)

Since the Recruitment Test is conducted for Grade ‘A’ Posts, the test thoroughly checks the applicants’ awareness about the recent on goings and past history. The Paper of EPFO Recruitment Test is devised from the following topics.

  • General English – To evaluate candidate’s understanding of English language and workman – like use of words
  • 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
  • General Mental Ability & Quantitative Aptitude
  • Social Security in India

Important Instructions to Follow at the Test Venue

  • The candidates are advised to bring their own Clip Board, Black Ball point pen. Candidates must use only Black Ball point pen for marking responses on the answer sheet.
  • Electronic or any other type of calculators, log tables, slide rules, cellular/mobile phones and such IT gadgets /pagers or any other electronic equipment or device or any other equipment capable of being used as a communication device are not allowed inside the premises where the TEST is being conducted. Any infringement of the above instructions shall entail disciplinary action including ban from future TESTs.
  • Candidates are permitted to take with them after conclusion of the Recruitment Test, the Test Booklet issued to them.
  • Candidates are advised not to bring any valuables/costly items to the TEST Halls, as safe keeping of the same cannot be assured. Commission will not be responsible for any loss in this regard.
  • The mere fact that an e-Admit Card has been issued to him/her does not imply that the candidature has been finally cleared by the Commission or that the entries made by the candidate in his/her application for the Test have been accepted by the Commission as true and correct.
  • The candidate must note that the Commission takes up the verification of eligibility conditions i.e. age, educational qualifications, community etc. with reference to original documents only of those candidates who qualify in the Recruitment Test. Unless the candidature is formally confirmed by the Commission, it continues to be “Provisional”.

The candidate must also note that if subsequent to the issue of e-Admit Card, ineligibility is detected at any stage before or after the Test or if the conditions prescribed in the Rules and Instructions given in the advertisement or any other additional information/documents called for at any stage are not complied with within the time specified therein, the candidature would be rejected.


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