UPSC EPFO Recruitment 2020 has been postponed considering the deadly effect of COVID-19. However the authority has not released any notification on the tentative date, but the written test is expected to be scheduled in November - December 2020. Here are some important features of UPSC EPFO Recruitment 2020:
Cloze Test, Error Spotting, Fill in the Blanks, Para Jumbles, Phrases/ Idioms, Phrase replacement, Reading comprehension, Sentence completion/ para completion, Spellings, Synonyms/Antonyms.
The Carnatic Wars, invasion of Bengal. Mysore and its confrontation with British expansion: The three Anglo-Maratha Wars. Regulating and Pitt’s India Acts. Early composition of the British raj.
Early uprisings; The 1857 Revolt-reasons, character, course and result, Indian Freedom struggle the first stage: Growth of national consciousness; creation of Associations; Establishment of the Indian National Congress and its Moderate stage; Swadeshi Movement; Economic Nationalism; The development of Extremism and the split in Congress; The policy of Divide and Rule; Congress-League Pact of 1916.
Civil Disobedience, the Khilafat movement, Non-Cooperation Movement, and Quit India Movement; another strand in the National Movement-Revolutionaries, Subhash Chandra Bose, and the Indian National Army.
Current events are primarily referred to as the daily current affairs and contemporary issues that have made an impact on the nation and also are important from the exam perspective. Developmental Issues confine to the schemes and laws made public by the government to maintain the decorum and for the ease of run of the constitution.
Indian Constitution, historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, the conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these, Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes, Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures. Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues.
Economic growth and development – basic concept and definition of economy and economics, use and transfer of resources, distributive effects, macro and microeconomic policy, micro-macro balance, the distributive impact of economic policies, Inclusion – definition, relevance, types, financial inclusion, recent initiatives. Fiscal policy – definition, component, receipts, revenue and capital account, tax revenue, expenditure, budget.
Principles of Accounting, Analyzing & Recording Transactions, Adjustments & Financial Statements, Completion of the accounting cycles, Subsidiary Ledgers and Special Journals.
Physics, Chemistry, Life Science
Computer organisations, Operating Systems, Database management, Data structures, Data communications, Computer networks.
Number Systems, Percentage, Profit & Loss, Average Ratio, SI & CI and Arithmetic questions.
Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables), Data sufficiency Syllogism, Puzzles & More.
What is Social Security?, History of Social security, Social Security in India, Social Security: Constitutional Provisions Concurrent List, Part IV Directive Principles of State Policy, Difference between Organized and Unorganized Sectors SOCIAL SECURITY LAWS in India, Employees’ State Insurance Act, 1948 (ESI Act), Employees’ Provident Funds Act, 1952, Workmen’s Compensation Act, 1923 (WC Act), Maternity Benefit Act, 1961 (M.B. Act), Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972 (P.G. Act), Social Security In India: Different From Developed Nations, Provident Fund.
As aspirants are now pretty aware of the detailed syllabus and got the idea of what kind of books will be most helpful, they can start their preparation very easily. At the very beginning of your preparation candidates should make a proper study plan and follow some strategies so that they can be well prepared at the time of the exam. For more preparation tips, check UPSC EPFO Section-wise Preparation Tips.
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