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UPSC EPFO Eligibility 2021: Check age limit, educational qualifications, and number of attempts

Safalta Expert Published by: Deepesh Mehra Updated Wed, 21 Jul 2021 08:31 PM IST


UPSC EPFO Eligibility 2021:Check details about age limit, educational qualifications, number of attempts, and more details at Also, know important points to keep in mind before applying.
Union Public Service Commission will conduct the EPFO exam for 421 posts on 5th September 2021. UPSC EPFO Eligibility criteria is mentioned in official notification. Candidates who wish to apply for the post must note Eligibility criteria for future reference. The eligibility criteria is based on Nationality, age, number of attempts, and educational qualification. As per official notification Candidates in the age group, 21 to 30 are eligible to apply for the exam. This article will cover UPFO Eligibility Criteria in detail.

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UPSC EPFO Eligibility

UPSC has few parameters which each candidate must fulfill. The candidates are supposed to apply for the post only if they meet the set criteria. The documents of candidates will be scrutinized before the interview round. The\UPSC EPFO Eligibility criteria is based on.
  1. Nationality
  2. Age Limit
  3. Educational Qualification
  4. Number of Attempts

UPSC EPFO- Nationality

AS per the official notification a candidate must be either:
(a) a citizen of India, or
(b) a subject of Nepal, or
(c) a subject of Bhutan, or
(d) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India
 (e) 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 with the intention of permanently settling 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.


Candidates who are under the age of 30 years are eligible to appear for the exam. The relaxation in age is as per rules of the central government, a few of them are mentioned below.
  1. Age limit is relaxed for SC/ST candidates up to 5 years and up to 3 years for OBC candidates
  2. Employees of EPFO get a relaxation of 5 years.
  3.  Ex-Servicemen and Commissioned Officers including ECOs/SSCOs get a relaxation of five years, depending upon rules

 UPSC EPFO-Age Limit

The candidate must be a graduate and should have a Graduation Degree from a recognized university. Also, candidates with post-graduation in a few specialized disciplines like law, accounts, and Company Secretariat will be preferred.

UPSC EPFO-Number of Attempts

Official notification does not contain any information on number of attempts. Candidates, if are under the age limit, can appear for the exam.

To know more read here.

UPSC EPFO Eligibility- FAQ

Q. What is the age limit for UPSC EPFO?
A. The age limit for Indian Navy Recruitment is 30 years.
Q. What is the maximum number of attempts for the UPSC EPFO Exam?
A. There is no limit on the number of attempts for the UPSC EPFO Exam.
Q. What is the required educational qualification for UPSC EPFO?
A. Candidates should be a graduate to be eligible to appear for UPSC EPFO Exam.
Q. What is the experience required for UPSC EPFO Exam?
A. There is no experience required for UPSC EPFO, but candidates with relevant experience will be preferred.
Q. What is the number of Vacancies for UPSC EPFO Exam?
A. The UPSC EPFO exam will be conducted for 421 posts.


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