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UPSC EPFO 2021 Eligibility Criteria

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Jun 10, 2021

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The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released 421 vacancies for the UPSC EPFO recruitment of Enforcement Officer/Accounts Officer, Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation, Ministry of Labour and Employment. Before applying for UPSC EPFO, candidates should check the eligibility criteria to ensure whether they are eligible for the exam. The applying candidates must start studying for the exams and solve a lot of sample papers for better preparation. 

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The UPSC EPFO eligibility criteria are as under. Only those candidates who meet these criteria should go ahead and apply for the exam:

  • Nationality

A Candidate must be either:

  1. a citizen of India, or
  2. a subject of Nepal, or
  3. a subject of Bhutan, or
  4. a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before January 01, 1962, to permanently settle in India, or
  5. a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka or East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania(formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia, and Vietnam intending to permanently settle in India. Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (b), (c), (d) and (e) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.

Note:

The application of a candidate in whose case a certificate of eligibility is necessary may be considered by the Commission and, if recommended for appointment, the candidate may also be provisionally appointed subject to the necessary certificate being issued in his favour by the Government of India.

  • Age Limit

  • Minimum Age - Not Applicable
  • Maximum Age - 30 years
Category Age Relaxation
SC/ST Upto 5 years
OBC Upto 3 years
Employees of the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) Upto 5 years
Ex-Servicemen Ex-Servicemen and Commissioned Officers including ECOs/SSCOs shall be relaxed by five years subject to the condition that on the closing date for receipt of applications the continuous service rendered in the Armed Forces by an Ex-Serviceman is not less than six months after attestation.
Central Government employees Up to 5 years as per instructions issued by the Govt. of India from time to time. (10 years for SC/ST and 8 years for OBC)
Persons who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of J&K during the period from 1st January 1980 to 31st December 1989 Upto 5 years
Physically Handicapped (PH) persons Upto 10 years
Physically Handicapped (PH) SC / ST candidates  Upto 15 years
Physically Handicapped (PH) OBC candidates Upto 13 years
  • Educational Qualifications

The required educational qualification has 2 levels. Candidates should take a look at the following paragraph for the details of educational criteria -

Essential Educational Qualifications

  1. Qualifications are relaxable at the discretion of the competent Authority/ Union Public Service Commission in the case of candidates otherwise well qualified.
  2. Qualifications(s) regarding experience is/are relaxable at the discretion of the Competent Authority/ Union Public Service Commission in the case of candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes if at any stage of selection the competent Authority/ Union Public Service Commission believes that a sufficient number of candidates from these communities possessing the requisite experience are not likely to be available to fill up the vacancies reserved for them.

Desirable Educational Qualifications

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Law/Integrated Five years Degree in Law/ Masters in Business Administration/ Post Graduate Diploma in Management/ Company Secretary/ Chartered Accountants/ Cost and Management Accountant.
  2. Two years of experience in Administration/ Accounts/ Legal Matters in any government or Listed – Private Organisation.

FAQs

Ques. What is the minimum age required for EPFO?

Ans. In the official notification, the minimum age has not been specified.

Ques. Is UPSC EPFO conducted every year?

Ans. The UPSC EPFO Exam will not be held this year and UPSC has released the notification for the post of EPFO this year.

Ques. What is the minimum qualification for UPSC EPFO Recruitment?

Ans. The minimum qualification for UPSC EPFO is graduation from a recognized university.

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*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.

Comments


10 Comments
N
neha
Was the Epfo exam got delayed in 2020?
J
jaya garg

Hi. The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has postponed the EPFO recruitment exam scheduled amid COVID-19. The Employees' Provident Fund Organization (EO/AO), Recruitment Test, 2020 which was scheduled to be held on May 09, 2021 therefore stands deferred.

J
jaya garg

Hi. UPSC EPFO Recruitment comprises two stages including written test and interview. The exams are tough in nature as candidate have to complete the exam within the time limit. They need to study for hours and understand the concepts so as to clear the examination.

M
mohammed najamuddin
Can you tell me about the Epfo exam?
J
jaya garg

Hi. UPSC EPFO is taken for Enforcement and Accounts Officer Posts: UPSC will conduct EPFO Exam for appointing many vacancies under the posts - Enforcement Officer/ Accounts Officer, Employees' Provident Fund Organisation, Ministry of Labour, etc. 

K
kashish tomar
Does Epfo vacancy comes every year?
J
jaya garg

Hi. EPFO is one of the largest organizations of India offering many work opportunities along with other facilities. Most of the job aspirants must be interested in applying for a job in EPFO. A large number of candidates apply for these posts same as the notification for the same don’t come every year.

S
swathi vuyyuri
Sir/ mam , epfo exam July 4th is it conform? Please answer me sir / mam
S
shivangi srivastava

The examination date for UPSC EPFO 2021 was postponed originally which was supposed to be held on May 9, 2021.The dates have yet not been announced and will be released by the conducting body on the official website itself. Therefore, the candidates can directly check thereby in case of any queries.

D
deepa cl
Can B.com graduate apply ?
G
gurpreet singh

HI Deepa

Visit on our official website of UPSC EPFO Eligibility to know the eligibility criteria of the exam. YOu need different educational qualification for different post.

S
sourav khandelwal
Can a b.com general candidate can apply for upsc epfo exams
G
gurpreet singh

Hi Sourav

The minimum educational qualification required to apply in UPSC EPFO exam is graduation from any recognized university. You can visit on our official webiste of UPSE EPFO Eligibilty Criteria to get all the other details.

V
vadlapatla sravya
Will new notification be issued for upsc epfo and can fresh candidates apply for 2021 epfo exam which is going to be held on 9th may 2021?
V
vadlapatla sravya
Can a final year student apply for upsc epfo exam ?
A
aditi arun

Hello Vadlapatla,

No, a final year student can not apply for UPSC EPFO examination. The eligible candidate should have a Bachelor’s degree in Law/Integrated Five years Degree in Law/ Masters in Business Administration/ Post Graduate Diploma in Management/ Company Secretary/ Chartered Accountants/ Cost and Management Accountant along with two years of experience in Administration/ Accounts/ Legal Matters in any government or Listed – Private Organisation. For more information visit – UPSC EPFO Eligibility Criteria.

M
mohammed najamuddin
What is the AGE LIMIT for UPSC EPFO 2020 Recruitment as per the Official Notification?
J
jaya garg

Hi mohammed. The maximum age limit is 30 years. Candidates having Bachelor Degree in any Stream in any Recognized University in India can apply for this exam.

D
deep jyoti das
What are the EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS required for different UPSC EPFO Enforcement Officer (EO) & Accounts Officer (AO) Posts?
J
jaya garg

Hi Deep. To apply for this post, candidates must have a Bachelor's degree in Law/ Integrated Five years Degree in Law/ Masters in Business Administration/ Post Graduate Diploma in Management/ Company Secretary/ Chartered Accountants/Cost and Management Accountant. Check detailed eligibility criteria here.