The UPSC EPFO Syllabus for Written Examination has been made available by the Union Public Service Commission. This UPSC EPFO Syllabus covers every subject that is significant from your perspective as an examinee. The recruitment process includes two stages –
The weightage for the written exam is 75% and the interview is 25%. The final selection is based on the marks obtained in both the written exam and personal interview.
Understanding the syllabus and exam pattern will help the candidates to make a focused study plan and eventually help in the betterment of their results.
The syllabus includes General Studies, General English, Indian polity and economy, Quantitative Aptitude, General mental ability questions, Computer knowledge, Accounting principles, Social Security, Industrial and labor laws.
|General English||Error spotting, Jumbled sentences, fill in the blanks, Cloze test, Reading comprehension, Paragraph Completion, Synonyms, Antonyms, Spelling correction, Idioms, and Phrases.|
|Indian Freedom Struggle||Confrontation to British Rule (1857 revolt, uprisings, INC and other associations, National movements, Pacts, Divide and rule policy, etc.,). Gandhian thoughts and techniques (Civil disobedience, Quit India, Khilafat movement, Non-cooperation movement, Indian National Army, etc.,). British extension policies and wars.|
|(Carnatic war, Maratha war, Regulating acts, Invasion of Bengal, etc.,)|
|Indian Polity||Constitution, features and amendments, Functions and responsibilities of Union and State. Parliament, Welfare schemes, citizen’s charter, Panchayati raj, Right issues.|
|Important aspects of governance, accountability, and transparency.|
|Indian economy||Micro and Macroeconomics, Fiscal policy, economic policies, and its impact. The concept of revenue, receipts, and capital accounts. Expenditure, budget, and tax revenue.|
|Current Affairs||Schemes and policies related to developmental issues are important. Cover all related yojanas by the government.|
|General Accounting principles||Analyzing and recording transactions, Adjustment of financial statements, accounting cycles, Special Journals, and Subsidiary Ledgers.|
|Industrial relations and labor laws||Overview of labor laws, Industrial relations code (IRC) Bill, Model labor reforms.|
|General Science||Physics, Chemistry, and Life Sciences|
|Computer Knowledge||Operating Systems, Database management, computer organizations, computer networks, and Data communications.|
|Quantitative Aptitude||Percentage, Profit and Loss, Average, Number Systems, Ratio, Simple and Compound Interest|
|Reasoning||Data interpretation (charts, graphs, and tables), Syllogism, Puzzles.|
|Social Security||Constitutional Provisions, Directive Principles of State Policy, Organized and Unorganized sectors, Social Security laws|
|Definition of social security, Insurance act (1948), Payment of Gratuity act (1972), Employees Provident Fund Act (1952), Maternity benefit act (1961), Workmen’s compensation act (1923).|
Know More – UPSC EPFO Important Date & Notifications
The recruitment test is conducted offline through the pen and paper method. Candidates have to choose the correct option from the given MCQ and shade the OMR sheet. The exam is conducted across 72 centers in India.
|Mode of Exam||Offline (Pen and Paper)|
|Type of Exam||Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)|
|No. of questions||120|
|Penalty marks||1/3rd negative for each wrong answer|
Know More – UPSC EPFO Admit Card and Interview call letter
|English||High School Grammar and composition Objective General English||Wren and Martin S.P.Bakshi|
|Indian Freedom Struggle||Modern Indian History India’s struggle for independence||Bipin Chandra|
|Current Affairs||Yearly current affairs book (2020)||Arihant|
|Indian polity||Indian Polity World Politics (NCERT)||Laxmikanth|
|General Accounting Principles||Accountancy class 11th -12th NCERT|
|Social Security in India||Social Security in India||Ravi Prajash Yadav|
|Industrial relations and Labour laws||Industrial relations and Labour laws||Dr. Nikita Agarwal|
|Computer Applications||Handbook for Computer Science and IT||Arihant Publications|
|General Science||Encyclopedia for General Science||Arihant Publications|
|Mental ability and Quantitative Aptitude||Quantitative Aptitude||Abhijit Guha|
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Ans. The written UPSC EPFO test has no set syllabus. However, the topics covered by the UPSC EPFO syllabus are as follows:
Ans. For recruitment, there are two parts to the selection process. The UPSC EPFO Selection procedure would put the registered candidates to a recruitment test and an interview. Depending on how well the candidate performed during both stages, they will be shortlisted. For the candidates that made the cut, the weighting of the Recruitment Test (RT) and Interview is 75:25.
Ans. The total number of marks in the written exam is 300. The UPSC EPFO exam will consist of 120 multiple-choice questions on an objective-type paper. The exam lasts for two hours.
Ans. A penalty of one-third of the total marks allotted to the question will be deducted for each incorrect response provided by the applicant. No points are deducted for not attempting a question.
Ans. The UPSC EPFO exam consists of 120 multiple-choice questions and carries a total of 300 marks. There are equal marks for each question(2.5 Marks each).