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UPSC EPFO APFC 2023 Exam: Notification, Dates, Eligibility


On 25 February 2023 the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) released the notification for the selection of the candidates for the post of Enforcement Officer (EO), Accounts Officer (AO), and for the post of Assistant Provident Fund Commissioner (APFC).

The commission will conduct UPSC EPFO Exam 2023 for the recruitment of the candidates followed by an written exam and interview round.

As per the short notice released, a total of 577 vacancies shall be filled for 2023. Out of the total, 418 vacancies are for the post of Enforcement Officers (EO)/ Accounts Officer (AO), and the remaining 159 vacancies are for Assistant Provident Fund Commissioners (APFC). But there has been no official announcement yet.

UPSC EPFO registration will start on 25 February 2023 and the last date for application would be 17 March 2023, as per a short notice.

The written Exam expected date - 02.07.2023 (SUNDAY) OR 20.08.2023 (SUNDAY) OR 08.10.2023 (SUNDAY) OR 17.12.2023 (SUNDAY)

UPSC EPFO 2023 Eligibility Criteria

All the candidates must ensure that they have gone through the UPSC EPFO eligibility criteria 2023 to know about the educational qualification, age limit, nationality, etc. Candidates will not be able to proceed to submit the UPSC EPFO application form if they do not fulfill the eligibility criteria. The eligibility criteria for UPSC EPFO 2023 recruitment are as follows:

Nationality for UPSC EPFO Exam

The interested candidate must mandatorily be a citizen of India in order to be eligible for this post. If not, the candidate can be still considered eligible if he/she is either:

  1. a subject of Nepal/Bhutan
  2. a Tibetan refugee settled permanently in India (since 1962).
  3. a person of Indian origin settled permanently in India from countries like Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Burma, Vietnam, and other East African countries.

UPSC EPFO Educational Qualification

Candidates must have a Bachelor’s Degree in any stream from any recognized university.

Desirable Qualification for UPSC EPFO APFC Post

If a candidate has the following qualification, then it will be advantageous. 

  • Diploma in Company Law/Labour Laws/Public Administration. 


The age limit for UPSC EPFO for EO/AO and APFC posts vary as given below in the table. 


Age Limit

UPSC EPFO Enforcement Officer/Accounts Officer (EO/AO)

30 years

UPSC EPFO Assistant Provident Fund Commissioner (APFC)

35 years

The candidates are also given age relaxation as per their category. The age relaxation criteria has been mentioned below. 

UPSC EPFO Age Relaxation


Upper Age Relaxation


5 Years


3 Years

Employees of EPFO

5 Years

PH (Gen)

10 Years


13 Years


15 Years


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UPSC EPFO APFC Exam Pattern 2023

  1. The UPSC EPFO APFC written exam is an objective type with multiple-choice questions.

  2. The duration of the exam is 2 hours with the exam medium of both English and Hindi.

  3. There shall be negative marking for the exam.

  4. For every incorrect answer, 1/3rd mark shall be deducted.

Note- Weightage in the ratio of 75:25 will be accorded for marks in Recruitment Test and for marks in Interview for determining the final merit in the instant recruitment case.

The syllabus of the Test broadly comprises the following topics :-

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Sections Subject Name Marks Duration of Test
Section A General English 300 Marks 2 Hours
Section B Indian Culture, Heritage and Freedom Movements, and Current Events
Population, Development, and Globalization
Governance and Constitution of India
Present Trends in Indian Economy
Accounting and Auditing, Industrial Relations, Labor Laws, Insurance
Basic knowledge of Computer applications, General Science
Elementary Mathematics, Statistics, and General Mental Ability
Social Security in India

Weightage: Recruitment Test (RT) and Interview carry weightage in the ratio of 75:25 for the candidates shortlisted based on Recruitment Test (RT) and qualify in the interview.

UPSC EPFO APFC Exam 2023 Syllabus

The subject-wise UPSC EPFO APFC Syllabus 2023 for both sections has been discussed below. The candidates preparing for UPSC EPFO APFC 2023 Exam must go to each section and prepare for each topic. 

UPSC EPFO APFC Syllabus 2023 for General English

  1. Idioms & Phrases
  2. Tenses
  3. Word Formation
  4. Fill in the Blanks
  5. Synonyms & Antonyms
  6. Verb & Adverb
  7. Prepositions
  8. Vocabulary
  9. Theme Detection
  10. Articles
  11. Sentence Completion
  12. Error Correction
  13. Conclusion
  14. Subject-Verb Agreement
  15. Passage Completion
  16. Grammar
  17. One Word Substitutions
  18. Comprehension
  19. Unseen Passages
  20. Sentence Rearrangement
  21. Conjunctions
  22. Active And Passive Voice
  23. Spotting the Error
  24. Cloze Test

UPSC EPFO APFC Syllabus 2023 for Indian Culture

  1. Stone Age
  2. The Harappan Civilization
  3. Mauryan Period
  4. Post- Mauryan Phase: The period of Shungas, Kanvas, and Satavahanas
  5. Kushana Empire
  6. Gupta Empire
  7. Temple Architecture Styles
  8. Literature and Philosophy

UPSC EPFO APFC Syllabus 2023 for Population

  1. Births and deaths
  2. Mobility and migration
  3. Population aging
  4. Population changes
  5. Population estimates and projections

UPSC EPFO APFC Syllabus 2023 for Globalization

  1. Global issues (category)
  2. Climate justice
  3. Economic inequality
  4. Fairtrade
  5. Forced migration
  6. Global dimming
  7. Human overpopulation
  8. Human trafficking

UPSC EPFO APFC Syllabus 2023 for Governance

  1. Board Oversight of Mission-Critical Risks
  2. Environmental, Social, and Governance Oversight
  3. Human Capital Management
  4. Audit Committee Oversight of Internal Controls
  5. Corporate Culture and Whistleblower Protections
  6. Board Diversity

UPSC EPFO APFC Syllabus 2023 for Accounting

  1. Financial Reporting
  2. Tax
  3. Personal Financial Planning
  4. Firm Practice Management
  5. Governmental Audit Quality
  6. Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality
  7. Not for Profit
  8. Forensic and Valuation Services
  9. Information Technology
  10. Professional Ethics
  11. Plain English Accounting
  12. Business, Industry, and Government
  13. Audit Quality
  14. Fair Value Measurement

UPSC EPFO APFC Syllabus 2023 for Basic Computer Knowledge

  1. MS Word, Microsoft OneNote
  2. Microsoft Access
  3. Introduction to Computer Science
  4. Boolean Algebra
  5. Computer Networks
  6. Emerging Technologies and Web Publishing
  7. PC Software and Office Automation
  8. Database Management System
  9. Data Structures
  10. MS PowerPoint
  11. MS Visio and MS Excel
  12. Microsoft Outlook
  13. The Internet
  14. Workplace Productivity Tools
  15. MS Project, Microsoft Publisher

UPSC EPFO APFC Syllabus 2023 for General Science

  1. Chemical bonding and molecular structure
  2. Electrochemistry and chemical kinetics
  3. Haloalkanes and Haloarenes
  4. States of matter: gasses and liquids
  5. Laws of motion
  6. Units and measurements
  7. Physical
  8. Gravitation
  9. Kinetic theory
  10. Mechanical properties of solids
  11. Thermodynamics
  12. Motion in a straight line
  13. Electrostatic potential and capacitance
  14. Electromagnetic induction
  15. Current electricity
  16. Magnetism and Matter
  17. world
  18. Oscillations
  19. Ray optics and optical instruments
  20. Alternating current
  21. Atoms
  22. Nuclei
  23. Wave Optics
  24. Motion in a plane
  25. Classification of elements and periodicity in properties
  26. Environmental chemistry
  27. Biomolecules
  28. Solid-state
  29. Systems of particles and rotational motion
  30. Mechanical properties of fluids
  31. Moving charges and magnetism
  32. Electric charges and fields
  33. P-block elements
  34. Electromagnetic waves
  35. Semiconductor electronics
  36. Thermal properties of Matter

UPSC EPFO APFC Syllabus 2023 for Elementary Mathematics

  1. Abacus
  2. LCM and HCF
  3. Fractions and Decimals
  4. Place Value & Face Value
  5. Addition and subtraction
  6. Multiplication and Division
  7. Counting
  8. Counting Money

UPSC EPFO APFC Syllabus 2023 for Statistics

  1. Describing and displaying data
  2. Linear regression and correlation
  3. Experiments and sampling
  4. Probability
  5. Hypothesis tests and confidence intervals

UPSC EPFO APFC Syllabus 2023 for General Mental Ability

  1. Coding-Decoding
  2. Blood Relations
  3. Alphabet Test
  4. Sitting Arrangements
  5. Direction Sense Test
  6. Mathematical Operations
  7. Arithmetical Reasoning
  8. Analogy
  9. Classification
  10. Series
  11. Number, Ranking, and Time Sequence Test
  12. Eligibility Test
  13. Inserting the Missing Character




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