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UPSC EPFO Syllabus 2021 : Download subject-wise free pdf here!

Safalta Expert Published by: Deepesh Mehra Updated Mon, 05 Jul 2021 08:58 AM IST


Download UPSC EPFO Syllabus 2021 PDF here at Know important topics of the exam, paper pattern, subject-wise important details, and much more.
Union Public Service Commission has released a new Calendar for various exams in the year 2021. UPSC EPFO is if one of the most awaited exams. Originally scheduled to be held in 2020, the EPFO exam has been postponed twice due to COVID. Now, the UPSC EPFO exam will be conducted on 5th September 2021. Exam date is fast approaching, candidates must be aware of UPSC EPFO Syllabus. UPSC EPFO exam is conducted to fill, 421 accounts officers posts. In this article, we have covered for you UPSC EPFO 2021 Syllabus, exam pattern and more.

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UPSC EPFO Syllabus

EPFO works primarily on provident funds and other areas related to employees. The syllabus of the exam is such that a candidate must be aware of Basic Labour laws, general studies, maths and computer along with basic knowledge of computers. Candidates must have an in-depth understanding of the syllabus, each topic must be clear and they should have a clear idea about the nature of the questions asked. Section-wise UPSC EPFO Syllabus is given below.

Labour laws and Industrial Relations:
Basic understanding of laws related to labour and government schemes related to welfare. Important laws are :
  1. Laws relating to Industrial Relations-
    1. Industrial Disputes Act, 1947
    2. Trade Unions Act, 1926
  2. Laws relating to Wages
    1. Minimum Wages Act, 1948
    2. Payment of Wages Act, 1936
    3. Payment of Bonus Act, 1965
  3. Laws relating to Social Security
    1. Employees’ Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952
    2. Employees’ State Insurance Act, 1948
    3. Labour Welfare Fund Act (of respective States)
    4. Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972
    5. Employee’s Compensation Act, 1923
  4. Laws relating to Working Hours, Conditions of Services and Employment
    1. Factories Act, 1948
    2. Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Act, 1946
    3. Shops and Commercial Establishments Act (of respective States)
    4. Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act, 1970
    5. Inter-State Migrant Workmen (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, 1979
    6. Weekly Holiday Act, 1942
    7. National and Festival Holidays Act (of respective States) 1963
    8. The Plantation Labour Act, 1951
    9. The Mines Act, 1952
    10. The Dock Workers (Safety, Health & Welfare) Act, 1986
  5. Laws relating to Equality and Empowerment of Women
    1. Equal Remuneration Act, 1976
    2. Maternity Benefits Act, 1961
  6. Prohibitive Labour Laws
    1. Bonded Labour System (Abolition), Act, 1976
    2. Child Labour (Prohibition & Regulation) Act, 1986
    3. The Beedi and Cigar Workers (Conditions of Employment) Act, 1966
    4. The Sexual Harassment at the Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013
  7. Laws relating to Employment and Training
    1. Apprentices Act, 1961
    2. Employment Exchanges (Compulsory Notification of Vacancies) Act, 1959
Important schemes related to welfare mainly Ministry of Finance and Labour ministries:
  • Atal pension yojana
  • PM jeevan bima yojana
  • Jan Dhan Accounts
  • PM  suraksha bima yojana
Candidate must prepare various laws related to welfare like –
  • Nation Food Security Act
  • Maternity Benefit Act
  • Labour codes- 4 labour codes - Code on Wages 2019, Code on Social Security 2020, Industrial Relations Code 2020 and Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Code 2020. 
Maths :
  1. Number Systems
  2. Percentage
  3. Profit & Loss
  4. Average
  5. Ratio
  6. SI & CI
  7. Arithmatic questions.

Indian Polity & Economy
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

General Accounting principles
Principles of Accounting, Analyzing & Recording Transactions, Adjustments & Financial Statements, Completion of the accounting cycles, Subsidiary Ledgers and Special Journals.
General English- To evaluate candidate’s understanding of English language & workmanlike use of words
Indian Freedom Struggle.

UPSC EPFO Syllabus- Exam Pattern

The exam is a 2 stage process, where there is a written test followed by an interview. The written test is pen and paper-based. The total time allotted is two hours.
Stage Marks
Recruitment Test 100
Interview 100
Weightage as per UPSC is 75% for Recruitment Test and Interview has a weightage of 25%.In the Recruitment test all questions will carry equal marks, there is a negative marking, medium of the exam is Hindi and English.
UPSC EFPO Syllabus will help candidates to organize preparation. They should regularly check UPSC Official website for, latest updates regarding admit cards.  
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