UPSC EPFO 2020 Eligibility Criteria

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Aug 31, 2020

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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.

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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 favor a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.


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.

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  • 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.

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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.


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.

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