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UPSC EPFO 2021 Exam Postponed: New Exam Schedule will get released, Check Admit Card Instructions for Enforcement & Accounts Officer Recruitment Test

Archana Shandilya

UPSC EPFO 2021 Exam Postponed: UPSC EPFO 2021 Exam, earlier scheduled on 9th May 2021, has been postponed due to COVID-19 Pandemic. The written exam will be conducted in offline mode across different exam centres for recruitment to 421 posts of Enforcement Officer/ Accounts Officer in Employees’ Provident Fund Organization (EPFO), M/o Labour and Employment.

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UPSC EPFO 2021 Time Table




New Dates will be announced by UPSC soon

10.00 AM TO 12.00 NOON

General Ability Test (01)


- Candidates’ reporting time at test center is 1 hour before the scheduled commencement of the test.

- Entry into the test venue will be closed 10 minutes before the scheduled commencement of the recruitment test i.e. 09:50 am.

- Candidates must bring a hard copy (print out) of his/her e-admit card to the test hall to secure admission.

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UPSC has released important guidelines and rules for the candidates who are going to appear for EPFO 2021 Exam. Let’s look at the UPSC EPFO 2021 Exam & Admit Card Rules in Detail:

COVID-19 Precautionary Measures:

Below are important guidelines to be followed by the Exam Centres and Candidates:

1. Wearing of mask:

Wearing of mask/face cover is mandatory for all candidates. Candidates without mask/face cover will not be allowed entry into the Venue. Candidates, however, will have to remove their masks for verification, whenever required by the Examination functionaries.

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2. Use of Hand Sanitizer

The candidate may carry his/her own hand sanitizer (small size) in a transparent bottle.

3. Follow Social Distancing

Candidates are required to follow COVID 19 norms of ‘social distancing’ as well as ‘personal hygiene’ inside the Examination Halls/Rooms as well as in the premises of the Venue.

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Below are important Admit Card, OMR Sheet & Exam Centre Rules:

1. Carry Print Out of Admit Card & Photo ID Proof (Original)

The candidate must bring the e-Admit Card to the TEST Hall. After entering the TEST Hall, the candidate must fill the Attendance List as per instructions and sign the Attendance List which will be produced before him/her by the Invigilator and then hand over the Attendance List to the Invigilator.

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2. Seating Plan

Seating Plan for the candidates will be displayed at the venue of the TEST on the day of Recruitment Test. The candidates, before proceeding to the TEST halls/rooms, are advised to check the exact location of their seats. No candidate shall be permitted to leave TEST Hall till expiry of the allotted time.

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3. Offline Exam/ OMR Sheet:

The candidate is required to encode/write the serial number of the OMR Sheet and Serial Number and Series of Test Booklet issued to him/her in the Attendance lists, which will be produced before him/her by the Invigilator. The OMR Sheet will be supplied by the Invigilator of the TEST Hall. The candidate will not be provided any separate sheet for rough work as blank sheets for rough work will be appended at the end of the Test Booklet itself. Candidates are permitted to take with them after conclusion of the Recruitment Test, the Test Booklet issued to them.

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4. Bring Black Point Pen

The candidates are advised to bring their own Black Ball point pen. Candidates must use only Black Ball point pen for marking responses on the OMR sheet.

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5. Reach Exam Centre Before Time

The candidate is requested to reach the venue well in advance to undergo frisking. He/She will be allowed to enter the TEST Hall 60 minutes/ 1 hour before the prescribed time for the commencement of the Test and get seated immediately on the seat bearing his/her Roll Number.

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6. Items Not Allowed inside the Exam Centres

Electronic or any other type of calculators, log tables, slide rules, cellular/mobile phones and such IT gadgets /pagers or any other electronic equipment or device or any other equipment capable of being used as a communication device are not allowed inside the premises where the TEST is being conducted. Any infringement of the above instructions shall entail disciplinary action including ban from future TESTs.

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UPSC EPFO 2021 Exam Pattern & Rules

The Recruitment Test (RT) will be an Offline Exam (Pen & Paper Based) consisting of Objective Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs):




Recruitment Test (Offline)

(a) General English – To evaluate candidate’s understanding of English language and workman – like use of words

(b) Indian Freedom Struggle

(c) Current Events and Developmental Issues

(d) Indian Polity and Economy

(e) General Accounting Principles

(f) Industrial Relations and Labour Laws

 (g) General Science & Knowledge of Computer Applications

 (h) General Mental Ability & Quantitative Aptitude

 (i) Social Security in India

300 Marks

2 Hours


a) The test will be of two hours duration.

b) All questions will carry equal marks.

c) The test will be objective type questions with multiple choices of answer.

d) The medium of the test will be both Hindi and English.

e) 1/3rdmarks will be deducted for wrong answers.

f) PwD candidates shall be allowed compensatory time of 20 minutes per hour in the RT and facility of Scribe

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