Union Public Service Commission Enforcement Officer/ Accounts Official also known as UPSC EPFO. It is a recruitment test for candidates interested in joining for the enforcement officer/ accountant officers/ employee posts under the government. For UPSC EPFO there are total of 421 vacancies, these posts are open for graduates all over India in the government sector. The application form was released online on 11th January 2020 and last date was 31st January 2020 which was filled online and exam to be conducted will be pen paper based, offline.
The exam syllabus is as mentioned below :
2)Indian Freedom Struggle
3)Current Events and Developmental Issues
4)Indian Polity and Economy
5)General Accounting Principles
6)Industrial Relations and Labour Laws
7)General Science and Knowledge of Computer Applications
8)General Mental Ability and Quantitative Aptitude
9)Social Security in India
In depth discussing these topics below:
1)UPSC EPFO Syllabus for General English:
Phrase replacement, Reading comprehension, Sentence completion/ para completion, Cloze Test, Error Spotting, Fill in the Blanks, Para Jumbles, Phrases/ Idioms, Spellings, Synonyms/Antonyms.
2)UPSC EPFO Syllabus for Indian Freedom Struggle:
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.
Confrontation to British rule:
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.
Gandhian thoughts and techniques of mass mobilization:
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.
3)UPSC EPFO Syllabus for Current Events & Developmental Issues
Current events basically refers to as the daily current affairs that are important from exam point of view. 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. developmental issues also covers the yojana’s revealed by the government for the betterment of the public.
4) UPSC EPFO Syllabus for 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, 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, 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.
5) UPSC EPFO Syllabus for General Accounting principles
Principles of Accounting, Analyzing & Recording Transactions, Adjustments & Financial Statements, Completion of the accounting cycles, Subsidiary Ledgers and Special Journals.
6) UPSC EPFO Syllabus for Industrial Relations & Labour Laws
UPSC EPFO Syllabus for Labour Laws:
About, Types, Areas implemented, sectors applicable, overview.
UPSC EPFO Syllabus for Industrial Relations:
Industrial relations code (IRC) Bill, Model of labour reforms.
7) UPSC EPFO Syllabus for General Science & Knowledge of Computer Applications
UPSC EPFO Syllabus for General Science:
Physics, Chemistry, Life Science
UPSC EPFO Syllabus for Computer Applications:
Computer organisations, Operating Systems, Database management, Data structures, Data communications, Computer networks
8) UPSC EPFO Syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude & General Mental Ability
UPSC EPFO Syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude:
Number Systems, Percentage, Profit & Loss, Average Ratio, SI & CI and Arithmatic questions.
UPSC EPFO Syllabus for General Mental Ability
Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables), Data sufficiency Syllogism, Puzzles & More.
9) UPSC EPFO Syllabus for Social Security In India:
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.
UPSC EPFO: Exam Pattern
The exam scheme and pattern are mentioned below:
- The time frame of UPSC EPFO is of 2 hours.
- All question are weighted equally
- The paper will be provided in both Hindi and English languages
- All the questions will be multiple choice questions
- There is negative marking,1/3rd mark will be deducted for every wrong answer.