December 31, 2020: Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has officially released a notification stating that the recruitment exam for the Enforcement Officer/Accounts Officer in the Employees' Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) will be conducted on May 9, 2021 across India according to the revised programme of examinations/RTs that was earlier released this year in June 2020.
Earlier, the UPSC authorities invited applications for a total of 421 vacancies under the posts of Enforcement Officer/ Accounts Officer, Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation, Ministry of Labour and Employment. Out of the total 421 vacancies, 62 seats were reserved for SC candidates, 33 for ST, 42 for EWS, 168 for UR, and 116 for the OBC candidates.
There has been an increase in the number of exam centers to conduct the UPSC EPFO Recruitment 2020 exam for the EO/AO posts. Since, a huge number of candidates had applied for the UPSC EPFO Recruitment 2020 exam, and the requests received to change the exam centres from the candidates for open centers at Kolkata and Jaipur as there were more than the capacity, the commission therefore agreed to give an opportunity to the candidates to submit their revised choice of the exam centre for the UPSC EPFO Recruitment 2020 exam.
The change of exam centers was considered against the availability of the capacities at the pre-existing exam centers as well as the additional centers. It has been notified by the UPSC authorities that the UPSC EPFO Recruitment 2020 exam will now be conducted at around 72 exam centres across the country.
UPSC has released the list of cities where the UPSC EPFO Recruitment 2020 exam will be conducted. The aforesaid exam will take place in the following cities across India:
Candidates are advised to visit the website of UPSC and submit their revised choices of the exam centres for the UPSC EPFO Recruitment 2020 Exam. Also, the candidates must note that the requests to change the centres will be considered based on the "first apply-first allot" and once the capacity is filled, it will be frozen. Therefore, those who don't get the exam center as their choice due to the ceiling are required to choose a revised option from the existing exam centers.
UPSC has notified that the online application window to submit the revised choices for the exam centers will be functional in 2 phases, i.e phase 1 from December 15 to 21, 2020 and the phase 2 from December 29 to January 4, 2021. Therefore, the candidates are required to submit their options till 6 PM on January 4, 2021. Check the table below to know the important dates for the UPSC EPFO Recruitment 2020 Exam.
|Phase 1||December 15 to 21 (by 6PM)|
|Phase 2||December 29 to January 4, 2021 (by 6PM)|
|Exam date (offline)||May 9, 2021|
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.