UPSC EPFO APFC Exam 2023: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts the UPSC EPFO exam for the post of EO/AO and APFC in the Employees' Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) under the Ministry of Labour and Employment. Candidates holding a graduation degree in law, management, or a related field are eligible to apply for the UPSC EPFO Recruitment 2023 exam. The eligible candidates will be selected through a 2 stage recruitment process of Written Test and Interview. UPSC has announced 418 vacancies for Enforcement Officer (EO)/ Accounts Officer (AO) and 159 vacancies for Assistant Provident Fund Commissioner (APFC) posts. The UPSC EPFO Exam Date 2023 has been announced for 02nd July 2023. 

UPSC EPFO 2023 Notification

A detailed UPSC EPFO Recruitment 2023 Notification has been released announcing 577 vacancies for Enforcement Officer (EO)/ Accounts Officer (AO) and Assistant Provident Fund Commissioner (APFC) posts to be recruited at Employee Provident Fund Organization. The detailed UPSC EPFO 2023 Notification includes complete details about the particular recruitment process including eligibility criteria, selection process, exam pattern, syllabus, salary structure, application process details, and much more. 

UPSC EPFO Notification 2023- Click to Download PDF

UPSC EPFO Recruitment 2023 Exam Summary

The full form of EPFO is Employee Provident Fund Organization and it is a national exam conducted by the Union Public Service Commission for the posts of Enforcement Officer (EO)/ Accounts Officer (AO) and Assistant Provident Fund Commissioner (APFC). Know more details about UPSC EPFO 2023 exam from the below table. 

UPSC EPFO APFC Recruitment 2023- Overview
Exam AuthorityUnion Public Service Commission
Post NameEnforcement Officer (EO)/ Accounts Officer (AO) and Assistant Provident Fund Commissioner (APFC)
CategoryGovt Jobs
Application ModeOnline
Job LocationAcross India
Selection Process
  1. Written Test
  2. Interview/Personality Test
LanguageEnglish and Hindi
Job LocationNational (Across India)

UPSC EPFO 2023 Exam Date Out

All important dates for UPSC EPFO Recruitment 2023 examination have been released by Union Public Service Commission along with the UPSC EPFO notification PDF. The offline exam for UPSC EPFO Recruitment 2023 is to be held on 02nd July 2023. Check the complete UPSC EPFO Exam Schedule from the below table. 

UPSC EPFO 2023- Important Dates
UPSC EPFO Notification 202325th February 2023
Opening date of Registration25th February 2023
Closing date of Registration17th March 2023
UPSC EPFO Admit card 202314th June 2023
UPSC EPFO Exam Date 202302nd July 2023
UPSC EPFO Answer Key 2023July 2023
UPSC EPFO Result 2023August 2023

UPSC EPFO 2023 Answer Key

The UPSC EPFO Answer Key 2023 will be uploaded in July 2023 for the UPSC EPFO Exam to be held on 02nd July 2023. The candidates can check UPSC EPFO Answer Key details from the direct link provided below.

UPSC EPFO Answer Key 2023- Click to Check

UPSC EPFO Question Paper 2023- Click to Download

UPSC EPFO Vacancy 2023

UPSC EPFO recruitment 2023 vacancy for Enforcement Officer (EO)/ Accounts Officer (AO) and Assistant Provident Fund Commissioner (APFC) has been released along with the release of the UPSC EPFO Notification 2023 pdf. This year, there are a total of 577 Vacancies for EPFO EO/AO and APFC Posts. Out of 577 posts, 418 posts are announced for EO/AO and the remaining 159 posts are announced for APFC. The vacancy distribution is given in the table below.

UPSC EPFO Vacancy 2023
General (UR)20468

UPSC EPFO Apply Online 2023

The online registration dates for the recruitment of UPSC EPFO Enforcement Officer & Assistant Provident Fund Commissioner have been announced along with the release of UPSC EPFO Notification 2023. The candidates who are interested and eligible for UPSC EPFO Recruitment 2023 Exam have to submit their online registration form from 25th February to 17th March 2023. The direct link for UPSC EPFO Online Form has been made available here as the link is now activated at All candidates are required to apply online for UPSC EPFO 2023 exam by 17th March 2023.

UPSC EPFO 2023 Application Form [Inactive]

UPSC EPFO 2023 Online Application Fee

The candidates have to pay the required online application fee to submit their UPSC EPFO Application Form. 

Gen/ OBC/ EWSRs. 25/-
SC/ ST/ PwD/ FemaleRs. 0/-
Mode of PaymentOnline

How to Apply for UPSC EPFO 2023 Exam?

Follow the given steps to Apply Online for UPSC EPFO 2023 Exam

  1. Click the link for the UPSC EPFO Online Application Form.
  2. As the new tab opens, click the option, “Apply Now”.
  3. On the next page, Check for the declaration at the bottom of the page, “Yes, I Agree”.
  4. Fill in the Personal Details.
  5. Finally, Agree to the declaration and Submit Part I of the UPSC EPFO Officer Online Application Form.
  6. Go to Part II of the form and make Payment details (except for fee exempted candidates), selection of examination center, upload of Photograph, Signature, Photo Identity Card Document and Declaration.
  7. Verify all the credentials and then click Submit.

Requirements of UPSC EPFO Application Form 2023

  1. Matriculation Certificate/Marksheet
  2. Age Proof/Birth Certificate
  3. Education Certificate.
  4. Caste Certificate
  5. Challan/Credit Certificate/E Challan
  6. Photograph
  7. Signature

UPSC EPFO 2023 Eligibility Criteria

The Eligibility Criteria for UPSC EPFO Recruitment 2023 are as follows:


The interested candidate must mandatorily be a citizen of India in order to be eligible for this post. If not, the candidate can be still considered eligible if he/she is either:

  1. a subject of Nepal/Bhutan
  2. a Tibetan refugee settled permanently in India (since 1962).
  3. a person of Indian origin settled permanently in India from countries like Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Burma, Vietnam, and other East African countries.

UPSC EPFO Education Qualification

Candidates with Bachelor’s Degree in Any Stream from Any Recognized University in India will be eligible for this post.

Desirable: (a) Diploma in Company Law/Labour Laws / Public Administration.

UPSC EPFO Age Limit (as on 17/03/2023)

The upper Age Limit For UPSC EPFO Recruitment 2023 for EO/AO posts is 30 years and for APFC, the upper age limit is 35 years

UPSC EPFO 2023 Age Relaxation
CategoryUpper Age Relaxation
ST/SC5 Years
OBC3 Years
Employees of EPFO5 Years
PH (Gen)10 Years
PH (OBC)13 Years
PH (ST/SC)15 Years

UPSC EPFO 2023 Exam Pattern

The selection process under UPSC EPFO 2023 requires qualification of by a pen & paper-based Recruitment Test (RT). The test will be two hours in duration, all the questions carry equal marks.

The Recruitment Test (RT) will be an Offline Exam (Pen & Paper Based) consisting of Objective Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) followed by Interview round:

PartsName Of The TopicTotal MarksTime
Part AGeneral English and Vocabulary3002 Hours
Part BIndian Culture, and Freedom Movements with Current Events
Population, Development, and Globalization
Constitution of India
Current trends in the Indian Economy
Accounting and Auditing, Industrial Relations, Labor Laws, Insurance
Basic Knowledge of Computer Applications, and General Science
Elementary Mathematics, Statistics, and General Mental Ability
Social Security in India
InterviewUPSC EPFO Interview100 


  1. The exam questions will be in both Hindi and English.
  2. There will be objective-type questions with multiple choices of answers. The medium of the test will be both Hindi and English.
  3. There is a negative marking of one-third of the marks assigned to each question.
  4. If no answer is marked for a question, there will be no penalty for that question.
  5. PwD candidates shall be allowed compensatory time of 20 minutes per hour in the RT and facility of Scribe

UPSC EPFO Previous Year Question Paper PDFs

UPSC EPFO 2023 Syllabus

The subject wise UPSC EPFO 2023 Syllabus has been mentioned below. 

General English and Vocabulary
  1. Idioms and Phrases
  2. Tenses
  3. Word Formation
  4. Fill in the Blanks
  5. Synonyms & Antonyms
  6. Verb & Adverb
  7. Vocabulary
  8. Theme Detection
  9. Articles
  10. Sentence Completion
  11. Error Correction
  12. Conclusion
  13. Subject-Verb Agreement
  14. Passage Completion
  15. Grammar
  16. Comprehension
  17. Unseen Passages
  18. Sentence Rearrangement
General Science
  1. Newtons Laws of motion
  2. Units and measurements
  3. Thermal properties of matter
  4. Gravitation
  5. Kinetic theory
  6. Wave Optics
  7. Work, energy, and power
  8. Physical
  9. world
  10. Oscillations
  11. Ray optics and optical instruments
  12. Mechanical properties of solids
  13. Thermodynamics
  14. Motion in a straight line
  15. Nuclei
  16. Motion in a plane
  17. Systems of particles and rotational motion
  18. Mechanical properties of fluids
  19. Moving charges and magnetism
  20. Electric charges and fields
  21. Electrostatic potential and capacitance
  22. Electromagnetic induction
  23. Current electricity
  24. Magnetism and Matter
  25. Dual nature of radiation and matter
  26. Alternating current
  27. Atoms
  28. Electromagnetic waves
  29. Semiconductor electronics
  30. Waves
  31. The s – block elements
  32. Communication systems
  33. Organic chemistry-some basic principles and techniques and hydrocarbons
  34. P-block elements – group 14 (carbon family)
  35. Solutions
  36. Chemical bonding and molecular structure
  37. Electrochemistry and chemical kinetics
  38. Haloalkanes and Haloarenes
  39. General principles of metallurgy
  40. Organic compounds containing c, h, and o
  41. P- block elements group 13 (boron family)
  42. P-block elements
  43. D and f block elements & coordination compounds
  44. Classification of elements and periodicity in properties
  45. Environmental chemistry
  46. Biomolecules
  47. Solid-state
  48. States of matter: gasses and liquids
  49. Chemistry in everyday life
General Mental Ability
  1. Analogy
  2. Classification
  3. Series
  4. Coding-Decoding
  5. Blood Relations
  6. Direction Sense Test
  7. Mathematical Operations
  8. Arithmetical Reasoning
  9. Logical Venn Diagrams
  10. Alphabet Test
  11. Sitting Arrangements
  12. Inserting the Missing Character
  13. Number, Ranking, and Time Sequence Test
  14. Eligibility Test
Computer Fundamentals
  1. Basic Concepts
  2. Operating System
  3. Cyber Security
  4. Software Packages
  5. Spreadsheet
  6. Working with Internet
Statistics, Economics, and Mathematics
  1. Collection, Classification, Tabulation, and Diagrammatic Presentation of data. Measures of Central Tendency, Dispersion, Moments.
  2. Index Number: Uses, types, and limitations of index numbers, construction of index numbers, simple and weighted aggregate method, Simple and weighted average price-relatives, Chain base index numbers, Base shifting, Cost of Living Index numbers.
  3. Design of Sample Survey: Sampling Unit, Sampling frame, Sampling fraction, Sampling with and without replacement, Population Parameter and Sample estimator, Simple random sampling, stratified random sampling, systematic sampling, cluster sampling.
  4. Correlation and Regression: Correlation and its coefficients, Linear Regression.
  5. Time Series Analysis: Components, Measurements of Trend, Seasonal, Cyclical and irregular variations.

UPSC EPFO Syllabus 2023 for EO/AO- Click to Check

Read Detailed UPSC EPFO APFC Syllabus 2023

UPSC EPFO 2023 Salary

UPSC offers handsome salaries to the candidates shortlisted for the officer's posts. The Payscale of EPFO Officer is at Level 8 in the Pay Matrix as per the 7th CPC. This will imply that the salary range will be Rs 43,600 to 55,200. The Payscale thus becomes Rs 9300-34800. UPSC also offers other allowances and benefits to the candidates selected. 

UPSC EPFO Salary Structure & Pay Scale- Click to Check

UPSC EPFO 2023 Admit Card

The officials will release UPSC EPFO Admit Card/Call Letter for each stage separately on its official website for the candidates eligible to appear in the particular stage. The admit cards will be released through online mode only and the candidates will not be sent UPSC EPFO Admit Card through any other means/mode. 

UPSC EPFO 2023 Result

UPSC EPFO Enforcement Officer Result PDF will be made available on the official website of the Union Public Service Commission at or the candidates can directly download the result pdf from this article once released. The candidates shortlisted after qualifying for the recruitment test will be called for the Interview round upon which final selection depends. The final result will be prepared on basis of marks scored in the Recruitment Test & Interview with a weightage of 75:25 respectively. 

UPSC EPFO Result- Check Details

UPSC EPFO 2023 Cut Off

UPSC releases cut-off marks for Recruitment Test, Interview round, and final cut-off marks along with UPSC EPFO Final Result. The cut-off marks are released category-wise. Check last year's UPSC EPFO Cut Off marks from the below table to have a reference. 

UPSC EPFO Cut Off 2021-22
Category Recruitment TestInterviewFinal Selection

UPSC EPFO Cut Off [Previous Year]- Click to Check


Ans. The offline exam of UPSC EPFO AO/EO is to be held on 02nd July 2023.

Ans. The selection will be done based on their performance in the written test and personal interview.

Ans. Candidates having Bachelor’s Degree in Any Stream in any recognized university for UPSC EPFO 2023.

Ans. EPFO stands for Employment Provident Fund Organisation.

Ans. Yes, UPSC EPFO Recruitment 2023 Notification pdf has been released for 577 EO and APFC vacancies.

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