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UPSC EPFO Exam Syllabus 2023

The notifications for the UPSC EPFO 2023 will be released on the official website by the exam authorities. Candidates who want to apply for the UPSC EPFO recruitment exam must have a clear idea of the exam syllabus to score well. The EPFO Exam consists of 2 stages- Written test and a Personal Interview. The written test consists of 9 topics and carries 75% weightage. The Personal Interview has a weightage of 25% and has no specific syllabus.

UPSC EPFO Exam Syllabus

Candidates will be selected on the basis of their performance in both written exam and Personal interview. The Interview round has a weightage of 25% and is qualifying in nature.

Topics of the UPSC EPFO Exam syllabus 2023- Written Test

  • General English
  • Current events and Developmental issues
  • General Accounting principles
  • General Science and Computer Applications
  • Current affairs and Developmental issues
  • Indian Polity and Economy
  • Industrial Relations and Labour Laws
  • General Mental Ability and Quantitative Aptitude
  • Indian Freedom Struggle

UPSC EPFO Exam Syllabus in Details:

General English

  • Idioms and Phrases
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Cloze Test
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Error spotting
  • Synonyms and Antonyms
  • Sentence completion
  • Phrase replacement

Current Events and Developmental Issues

  • National and International current affairs
  • Sports
  • Finance and Banking
  • Politics
  • Important books and writers
  • Important discoveries and inventions
  • Population census
  • State and National animals
  • Name of Nobel Laureates

Indian Polity and Economy

  • Features and amendments of the Indian Constitution
  • Functions and Responsibilities of Center and States
  • Important aspects of Government transparency and Accountability
  • e-Governance
  • Governor and Functions
  • Fundamental duties
  • Panchayati Raj
  • Official language
  • Election of President and Functions
  • National Political parties and their symbols
  • Important constitutional bodies like CAG
  • Emergency provisions
  • Economic growth and development
  • Fiscal policy
  • Distributive impact of Economic policies
  • Financial inclusions, relevance, types and recent initiatives

General Accounting Principles

  • Principles of Accounting
  • Adjustment and Financial Statements
  • Accounting cycles and completion
  • Money measurement concept
  • Analyzing and Recording transactions
  • Ledgers and journals
  • Accounting conventions

Industrial Relations and Labour Laws

  • Constitution of India
  • Industrial Relations Code Bill
  • Labour reforms model
  • Maternity benefit act
  • Equal remuneration act
  • Industrial Disputes act
  • Vishaka case
  • Labour courts
  • Industrial tribunal
  • Strikes and Lockout
  • Factories act
  • Workmen compensation act
  • Trade Union act
  • Employees State Insurance act

General Science and Computer Applications

  • Physics- S I Units, Motion, Sound, Light, Wave, Electricity, Energy
  • Chemistry-Uses and chemical properties of substances, Chemical names of substances
  • Biology- Animals and Plants, Human body parts, Diseases and their causes
  • Computer organizations, Database management, Data structures, Data communications,Computer networks

General Mental Ability and Quantitative Aptitude

  • Sequences and series
  • Blood relations
  • Seating arrangement
  • Statement and Conclusion
  • Statement and inferences
  • Data sufficiency
  • Algebra
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Percentage
  • Simple interest
  • LCM and HCF
  • Average

Indian Freedom struggle

  • Early composition of British Raj
  • The Carnatic wars
  • The Anglo Maratha wars
  • Mysore and its confrontation with the British Empire
  • Early uprising and 1957 revolt
  • Growth of National conciousness
  • Establishment of Indian National Congress
  • Swadeshi movement
  • Divide and Rule policy
  • Congress League Pact of 1916
  • Khilafat movement
  • Civil disobedience movement
  • Quit India movement
  • Indian National Army

Social Security in India

  • Employees Provident Fund and Employees State Insurance scheme
  • Status of Social security in India
  • New social security schemes
  • Social security schemes for unorganized sectors
  • Difference between organized and unorganized sectors
  • Workmen’s Compensation Act
  • Directive principles of State policy
  • Payment of Gratuity Act
  • Difference of social security in India from the developed Nations

Important Books for UPSC EPFO 2023 Exam:

Candidates must study from the best books to score well in the exams. The best books for each subject will include all the topics in detail and candidates can start their preparation after studying the exam pattern thoroughly. Along with the best books it is also important to solve previous years’ sample papers and attempt mock tests of the UPSC EPFO Papers.

Given below are the topic wise list of books for the UPSC EPFO Enforcement Officer/Accounts Officer Exam:

General English

  • Objective General English by R S Agarwal/Vikas Agarwal
  • Objective English by S K Bakshi
  • Word power made easy
  • Cambridge phrasal verbs dictionary
  • Wiley’s examXpert Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension by A K Kalia/Wiley
  • Plinth to Paramount Volume I and II- K D Publication

Current Affairs and Developmental Issues

  • Newspapers - The Hindu, The Times of India, The Indian Express
  • Developmental issues in India- Shivali Agarwal
  • Kurukshetra and Yojana magazines
  • Competition magazines

Indian Polity and Economy

  • Indian Economy by Mishra and Puri
  • NCERT Economics for Class XI and XII
  • Our Parliament by Subash Kashyap
  • Budget Document and Economic Survey
  • Indian Polity by M Laxmikant
  • The Indian Economy by Sanjiv Verma
  • Indian Economy by Ramesh Singh

General Accounting Principles

  • Financial Accounting for Business by Ambrish Gupta
  • Double entry bookkeeping by T S Grewal
  • Analysis of Financial statement by T S Grewal
  • NCERT for Classes XI and XII

Industrial Relations and Labor Laws

  • Employers guide for Labor laws by S.L. Dwivedi
  • Labour and Industrial Laws by P K Padhi
  • Industrial Relations Code Bill, Model of Labor reforms, EPFO website

General Science and Computer Applications

  • NCERT Physics, Chemistry, Biology books for Classes VI to XII
  • NCERT Computer Applications books for Classes VI to XII
  • Objective Computer awareness by Arihant
  • Fundamentals of Computer paperback by Reema Thareja

Mental Ability and Quantitative Aptitude

  • Quantitative Aptitude by Arun Sharma
  • Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Exams by R S Agarwal
  • Verbal and Non verbal reasoning by R S Agarwal
  • Tata McGraw Hill CSAT manual

Social Security in India

  • EPFO website
  • Ministry of Labour and Employment website
  • Social security in India by Ravi Prakash Yadav

Preparation Tips for UPSC EPFO Exam 2023:

  • The foremost tip for starting preparation is that the candidates must have a thorough knowledge of the exam pattern and UPSC EPFO exam syllabus 2023 before starting their preparation.
  • Candidates must make a study schedule and list the topics in order of their importance before starting their preparation. The study time table must be prepared in such a way that all the topics get good time for revision and practice.
  • Candidates must read the newspapers daily and keep themselves updated with the current affairs.
  • It is important to download previous years’ sample papers to know the type of questions asked in the exam. Solving sample papers once revision is complete will help the candidates to manage time and gain confidence before the exam.
  • After studying all the topics of the exam candidates must revise each topic and make notes. The revision will help the candidates to understand their weak areas and focus on the subjects accordingly.
  • Candidates must remain stress free before and during the exams. For this, it is necessary to spend time with family and engage in rejuvenating activities like sports, music, meditation.

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