UPSC EPFO EO/AO Syllabus & Exam Pattern 2023

Updated On : 24 Feb, 2023


Union Public Service Commission has released the examination pattern and syllabus along with the notification for the UPSC EPFO posts i.e. Enforcement Officers (EO) & Accounts Officers (AO), Assistant Provident Fund Commissioner (APFC) posts in the Employees’ Provident Fund Organization. If you are one of those who are eligible and interested in taking the UPSC EPFO EO/AO examination 2023, you have come to the right place. Because the very first step you should take in the direction of the preparation is to understand the examination pattern and to gather the syllabus.

The UPSC EPFO exam pattern and syllabus covers a wide range of important topics, including the Indian economy, industrial relations, labour laws, and much more. The UPSC EPFO syllabus informs aspirants about the exam and helps them begin their preparations in the right direction. The exam is divided into two parts: the written exam stage and an interview round. In this article, we will provide the complete UPSC EPFO Syllabus as well as the exam pattern.

Firstly Let’s be familiar with the UPSC EPFO EO/ AO Examination pattern:-

  • The first stage will consist of an objective type recruitment test.

  • The written exam will be worth 120 marks which will last two hours and will be administered in both Hindi and English.

  • Candidates who pass the recruitment test will be invited to an interview.

  • There will be a penalty for incorrect answers. Every incorrect answer will result in a one-third reduction in the marks assigned to that question. There will be no penalty for a question that has no answer marked.

  • The weightage for the Recruitment Test and Interview is 75:25. The recruitment test will be of 300 marks and the Interview will be of 100 marks.

For the detailed pattern, refer to the below-mentioned table:-


No. of Questions 


Part A

General English and Vocabulary


2 Hours

Part B

Indian Freedom Struggle


Current Events and Developmental Issues

Indian Polity & Economy

General Accounting Principles

Industrial Relations & Labour Laws

General Science & knowledge of Computer applications

General Mental Ability & Quantitative Aptitude

Social Security in India



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