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UPSC EPFO Interview

Soon the UPSC EPFO Interview Schedule 2023 will be released. We have provided the direct link from where applicants can download the UPSC EPFO interview call letter. The link will be activated 10-15 days before the exam.

UPSC EPFO Interview Admit Card 2023 (To Be Released Soon)

Applicants need their valid registration number and password in order to download the admit card. 

UPSC EPFO Interview Preparation Tips

Aspirants must prepare for the EPFO interview by referring to some of the preparation tips that can be helpful for them to increase their chances of selection.

  • Other than the topics of UPSC EPFO syllabus, aspirants must know the current events happening around the country.
  • They should read the newspaper daily and try to read it very comprehensively and update with current affairs both country and international.
  • Candidates must have knowledge of economic terms and current affairs related to economic and social development.
  • Despite good preparation and knowledge, sometimes candidates lack confidence, so it is advisable to work on building self-confidence which is very important for any interview.

UPSC EPFO Interview (Expectations)

The objective of the UPSC EPFO interview is to scrutinize the levels of their General Awareness, Aptitude, and overall personality. Some of the common topics on which aspirants need to prepare or look at are discussed below:

  • The UPSC interview panel can ask questions from anywhere like personal questions related to hobbies, achievements, current plans, and future plans to the in-depth knowledge of the contemporary issues in the country.
  • The interview panel tries to know the candidate's background with questions from graduation discipline, like if one has been an electrical engineer then be prepared to be interviewed from the same discipline. Questions like why you choose this exam or why you choose engineering etc. one should be thoroughly prepared. In short, be clear about the purpose of appearing and opting EO/AO as a career.
  • Candidates can expect a majority of questions from general studies to test knowledge in different fields. One needs to focus more on Economy and Finance, like basic terms, important institutions- NABARD, SEBI, and RBI. Recent scheme-related economy and banking industry and how these government schemes have performed in the past and at present.
  • The interview panel does ask questions from the resume submitted, so make sure that every aspect of the resume should be known to the candidates. Be thorough with the resume and if possible, re-visit the saved copy very carefully and prepare all possible questions that can be framed over and around it.
  • Apart from reading newspapers, do visit various government websites like PIB, PRS, EPFO, Ministry of Labour and Employment, etc.
  • Improve your command of the English language.

UPSC EPFO Interview Frequently Asked Questions

Aspirants must improve their preparations for the next UPSC EPFO Exam by reading these frequently asked interview questions. The aspirants can anticipate questions on some of these topics in the UPSC EPFO interview.

1.     Tell us why do we have so many labour laws?

2.     So what are the four labour codes?

3.     Have you heard of Conditional cash transfer?

4.     So, there are so many countries in the world, particularly South American, that provide conditional cash transfers. Do you think Universal Basic income will work in India because don’t you think if we provide money without any conditions people will become lazy?

5.     Give me a condition for conditional money transfer

6.     Why do we have an insurance scheme here when we have Life Insurance Corporation of India for Life Insurance?

7.     What is the worth of EPFO?

8.     Is there any organised sector industry exempted from the provident fund?

9.     Have you heard of Vishakha Guidelines? What is its status now?

10.  You are a Public Administration student; can you explain what is Delegated Legislation.

11.  Tell some of the constitutional provisions related to women and children.

12.  You seem to have graduated in Engineering but all of a sudden switched over to a social sector job, why is that?

13.  You don’t have any specific experience in the Accounts field. Can you tell us the account structure of the Government of India.

14.  What are the divisions in the Consolidated Fund of India

15.  Revenue and Capital Accounts. What is the difference?

How is the UPSC EPFO Interview Marks Calculated?

In the UPSC EPFO Interview UR-50 marks, OBC-45 marks, SC/ST/PH-40 marks are minimum level suitability, whether they are selected by interview or by the Recruitment test followed by the interview out of the total marks of the interview being 100. The minimum level of suitability in the case of RT is decided by the authority on a case-to-case basis.

  • Candidates will have to achieve the minimum level of suitability both in RT and Interview in their respective categories.
  • There is a ratio of 75:25 for the Recruitment Test (RT) and Interview for the candidates shortlisted based on the Recruitment Test (RT) and qualify in the interview.

UPSC EPFO Topper List

Name of Candidate


Mr. Karan Raghav Topper

AIR 1 2017

Sonali Singh

AIR 8 2017

Shikhar Sharma

AIR 37 2012

Shikhar Dhavan

AIR 32 2017

FAQs on UPSC EPFO Interview

Q. What is the weightage of UPSC EPFO interview?

Ans. There is a ratio of 75:25 for the Recruitment Test (RT) and Interview for the candidates shortlisted based on the Recruitment Test and qualify for the interview.

Q. How do I prepare for a UPSC interview for a position as an EPFO enforcement officer?

Ans. Apart from the syllabus, you need to cope with current events happening around the country. Read the newspaper daily and try to read it very comprehensively and update yourself with current affairs both country and international. You must have knowledge of economic terms and current affairs related to economics.

Q. Is UPSC EPFO interview the same level as Civil Services?

Ans. Yes, but more focus is given to economic-related questions. It is advised by our experts to go through the previous year's questions to have better clarity of the level and types of questions asked in UPSC EPFO interview.

Q. What are the details required to download the UPSC EPFO interview hall ticket?

Ans. Candidates need a valid registration number and password (DOB) to download the UPSC EPFO interview admit card successfully. It is advised to carry the print out for the interview process.

Q. Is it compulsory to carry the UPSC EPFO interview admit card 2023?

Ans. Yes, without the admit card entry will be prohibited in the UPSC EPFO interview. The admit card acts as a pass for candidates, it is mandatory to download your admit card and have at least two copies of the admit card to avoid any last-minute hassle.

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