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The preparation time for the various syllabus sections depend on the individual capacities of the aspirants. They can download UPSC EPFO Syllabus 2023 PDF from the link provided below.

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Aspirants will get a thorough understanding of the course material from the UPSC EPFO syllabus PDF. 

UPSC EPFO Syllabus 2023 For Recruitment Test

There are nine major sections in the UPSC EPFO syllabus for Tier 1, i.e., Recruitment Test. The UPSC EPFO Tier 1 exam is of 100 marks with 75% weightage, which has to be completed within two hours. We have listed the sections of UPSC EPFO Syllabus 2023 in the table below.

UPSC EPFO Syllabus 2023

General English

Current Events and Development Issues

Indian Polity and Economy

Industrial Relations and Labour Laws

General Accounting Principles

General Mental Ability and Quantitative Aptitude

General Science and Computer

History: Indian Freedom Struggle

Social Security in India


UPSC EPFO Syllabus For General English

The UPSC EPFO syllabus for English is moderate and follows the same pattern like previous years. The candidates need clear concepts and rules memorized, in order to score great in this part.

A few of the important topics are - Cloze Test, Error Spotting, Fill in the Blanks, Para Jumbles, Phrases/ Idioms, Phrase replacement, Reading Comprehension, Sentence completion/ para completion, Spellings, Synonyms/Antonyms, etc.

UPSC EPFO Syllabus For Current Events

The second section of the UPSC EPFO syllabus is Current Events and Developmental Issues. Aspirants must gain knowledge regarding the events occurring around the world. A few of the important topics are given below.

      Current Affairs (National & International)



      Finance and Banking sector

      Population Census

      Important Books and their writers

      Awards and their importance

      State Animals and Symbols

      Name of the Scientist who got Nobel prize for important discoveries

      Important Days, Important Inventions and their inventor etc.

UPSC EPFO Syllabus For Indian Polity and Economy

There are important topics like Governor and his functions, Official Language, Fundamental Duties, in the Indian Polity and Economy section of the UPSC EPFO syllabus. The complete list of the topics covered in this section is mentioned below.

      Supreme Court; Meaning of Write

      Facts about parliament

      National political parties and their symbols

      Fundamental Duties

      Governor and his functions

      Major Constitutional amendments and their importance

      State legislature

      Election of President and his functions

      Important constitution bodies like CAG

      Official Language

      Emergency Provisions

UPSC EPFO Syllabus For Industrial Relations & Labour Laws

There are various important topics like the Vishaka Case, Factories Act, International Labour Organisation (ILO), Constitution of India, rade Union Act, Minimum Wages Act, Strikes and lockouts, in the Industrial Relations & Labour Laws section of the UPSC EPFO syllabus 2023. Check out important topics in this section in the table provided below:

UPSC EPFO Syllabus For Industrial Relations & Labour Laws

Constitution of India

Workers’ provisions

Laws for Female workers

Unorganised Labour; International Labour Organisation (ILO)

Maternity Benefit Act

Vishaka Case

Factories Act

Employees State Insurance Act

Equal Remuneration Act

Labor Laws in India

Trade Union Act, Minimum Wages Act, Strikes and lockouts

Workmen's Compensation Act

Industrial Disputes Act (IDA)

Labour Courts

Industrial Tribunals

Labour Bureau, Welfare Commissioners

UPSC EPFO Syllabus For General Accounting Principles

Aspirants who have a major in accounting can find this part very scoring and interesting. Check out the topics mentioned below for a detailed overview-

      Accounting Concepts – Separate Entity Concept

      Money Measurement Concept

      Going Concern Concept

      Dual Aspect Concern

      Realization Concept

      Cost Concept

      Accounting Period Concept

      Matching Concept

      Accounting Conventions – Conservatism


      Full Disclosure

UPSC EPFO Syllabus For General Mental Ability & Quantitative Aptitude

The General Mental ability and Quantitative Aptitude section of the UPSC EPFO syllabus comprises topics like probability, blood relations, and problems based on age.

General Mental Ability

Quantitative Aptitude

A sequence of figures, Series, Blood Relations, Directions, Syllogism, Seating Arrangement, Puzzle Test, Statement and Conclusion, Statement and Inferences, Data sufficient.

Algebra, HCF and LCM, Average, Mixtures and Alligation, Ratio and Proportion, Partnership, Percentage and its application, Simple Interest, etc.

UPSC EPFO Syllabus For General Science & Computer

There are two main subparts in this part of the UPSC EPFO Syllabus - General Science and Computer Applications. In general science, there will be questions of biology, physics, chemistry and anything related to science. In computer applications, basic knowledge of computers is tested.

UPSC EPFO Syllabus 2023





Human body parts

Nutrition in Animals and Plants

Diseases and their causes like Bacteria

S.I. units

Motion, Sound, Light




Chemical Properties of Substance and their uses

Chemical Name of Important substances

Development of computers

Input and Output Devices


MS Office


UPSC EPFO Syllabus For Indian Freedom Struggle

Aspirants need to study Indian history closely because, in the UPSC EPFO exam, there will be questions revolving around this. A few of the important topics to prepare for the UPSC EPFO Syllabus are listed below:

Causes of the Rise of Indian National Movement, Revolt of 1857 – First War of Independence Against British; The Lucknow Pact, 1916; Important Indian Freedom Fighter; Indian Nationalism; The Moderate Phase; Morley-Minto Reforms; The Rowlatt Act and the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre; Partition of Bengal 1905; Indian National Movement – Extremist Period; Revolutionaries in the Indian Freedom Movement; The Rise of Gandhi in Indian Freedom Struggle; Non-Cooperation Movement; Indian Independence Act 1947 Home Rule Movement; Salt Satyagraha; Moplah Rebellion of 1921; Simon Commission; Swaraj Party; Gandhi-Irwin Pact; First Round Table Conference 1930; Cripps Mission; Quit India Movement; Indian National Congress Sessions.

UPSC EPFO Syllabus For Social Security in India

There are important topics like New Social Security Schemes, Employees’ Provident Fund Organization (EPFO), Social security schemes for the Unorganised Sector, etc in the Social Security in India section of the UPSC EPFO syllabus. The important topics of social security in India are given below.

      Status of Social security in India,

      Social security schemes for the Unorganised Sector

      New Social Security Schemes

      Employees’ Provident Fund Organization (EPFO)

      Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC)

      Atal Pension Yojana (APY)

      Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana (PMJJBY)

      Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana (PMSBY)

      Pradhan Mantri Kisan Mandhan Yojana, etc

UPSC EPFO Syllabus For Interview (Tier 2)

Tier 2 of the UPSC EPFO syllabus 2023 is ‘Interview’. This is the last and final phase on which an applicant’s selection depends. There is no syllabus for the interview. They will be judged on the basis of their phase 1 marks and their performance in the interview. Still they should work on their communication skills and try mock interviews to prepare beforehand. Mostly questions related to paper 1, background education, and questions related to the skills of the candidate are asked.

UPSC EPFO Syllabus 2023 in Hindi

यूपीएससी ईपीएफओ परीक्षा 2023 में 2 चरण होते हैं - ईपीएफओ भर्ती परीक्षा (आरटी) और साक्षात्कार। हमने आपके संदर्भ के लिए विस्तृत UPSC EPFO Syllabus 2023 नीचे सूचीबद्ध किया है।

      सामान्य अंग्रेजी

      भारतीय स्वतंत्रता संग्राम

      वर्तमान घटनाओं और विकास संबंधी मुद्दे

      औद्योगिक संबंध और श्रम कानून

      सामान्य विज्ञान और कंप्यूटर अनुप्रयोगों का ज्ञान

      सामान्य मानसिक योग्यता और मात्रात्मक योग्यता

      भारत में सामाजिक सुरक्षा

यूपीएससी ईपीएफओ पाठ्यक्रम सब्जेक्ट वाइज

UPSC EPFO Syllabus in Hindi

भारतीय स्वतंत्रता संग्राम

ब्रिटिश एक्सटेंशन, ब्रिटिश नियम का विरोध, संघों का निर्माण, भारतीय राष्ट्रीय कांग्रेस की स्थापना और इसके उदारवादी चरण, स्वदेशी आंदोलन, विभाजन की नीति और नियम, गांधी विचार और जनसंचार की तकनीक, आदि |

सामान्य अंग्रेजी

रीडिंग कॉम्प्रिहेंशन, वोकैबुलरी, पर्यायवाची / विलोम, त्रुटि खोजें, रिक्त स्थान, क्लोज टेस्ट, वाक्य पुनर्व्यवस्थापन, आदि |

भारतीय राजनीति और अर्थव्यवस्था

भारतीय राजनीति, नागरिक चार्टर्स, पारदर्शिता और जवाबदेही और संस्थागत और अन्य उपाय, पंचायती राज, सार्वजनिक नीति, अधिकार मुद्दे, अर्थव्यवस्था

राजकोषीय नीति, आदि |

औद्योगिक संबंध और श्रम कानून

श्रम कानून, श्रम न्यायालय, औद्योगिक न्यायाधिकरण, श्रमिकों का मुआवजा अधिनियम, कर्मचारी राज्य बीमा अधिनियम, औद्योगिक संबंध, औद्योगिक संबंध संहिता,आदि |

सामान्य विज्ञान और कंप्यूटर अनुप्रयोगों का ज्ञान

भौतिकी, रसायन विज्ञान, जीव विज्ञान, कंप्यूटर अनुप्रयोग, आदि |

भारत में सामाजिक सुरक्षा

सामाजिक सुरक्षा का इतिहास, भारत में सामाजिक सुरक्षा, सामाजिक सुरक्षा: संवैधानिक प्रावधान, योजनाएं, पेंशन, मातृत्व लाभ, ग्रेच्युटी, कर्मचारी भविष्य निधि संगठन (EPFO) और कर्मचारी राज्य बीमा निगम (ESIC), भाग IV राज्य नीति के निर्देशक सिद्धांत, आदि |

सामान्य लेखा सिद्धांत

वर्तमान घटनाएं दैनिक वर्तमान मामलों को संदर्भित करती हैं जो परीक्षा के दृष्टिकोण से महत्वपूर्ण हैं। विकासात्मक मुद्दे जनता की भलाई के लिए सरकार द्वारा बताई गई योजना के अंतर्गत आते हैं, आदि |

सामान्य लेखा सिद्धांत

लेखांकन, विश्लेषण और रिकॉर्डिंग लेनदेन, लेखा चक्र, सहायक लेजर और विशेष पत्रिकाओं के समापन के सिद्धांत, आदि |

सामान्य मानसिक योग्यता और मात्रात्मक योग्यता

जनरल मेंटल एबिलिटी, मात्रात्मक योग्यता, आदि |

Preparation Tips For UPSC EPFO Syllabus 2023

Aspirants need to be well versed with the UPSC EPFO syllabus and strategize their preparation. We have provided a few preparation tips given by experts for the UPSC EPFO exam.

      Know the exam pattern and syllabus to avoid confusion and last-minute chaos.

      Focus on the topics in which you are strong  and then work on your weaknesses.

      Practice UPSC EPFO question papers along with your preparation.

      Mock tests are always a great opportunity to calculate where you stand in the competition.

      Make a realistic study plan and segregate your topics on the basis of difficulty level.

      Lastly, revision is the most effective step in your preparation. Make sure you keep revising your topics on a regular basis.

UPSC EPFO Syllabus 2023 Important Topics

Aspirants must know where to focus on which can help them score easily, just with basic concepts. Here are important topics to cover while preparing the UPSC EPFO syllabus. These topics play a major role in both the UPSC EPFO recruitment test and interview:

      English Language: The major chunk of questions is asked from this section. If your basics are clear, then you can score great in this. The important topics are- error spotting, sentence rearrangement, and grammatical error questions.

      General Science: This part consists of various sub-topics and is a vast syllabus to cover. If prepared properly, one can score decent marks with the UPSC EPFO syllabus for general science.

      Current Events: UPSC and current events go hand in hand. It is a must to be up to date with the current events happening around the world to ace this part of the EPFO exam.

UPSC EPFO Exam Pattern 2023

Aspirants must know the UPSC EPFO exam pattern which includes two stages. The first stage is the written test, and the second stage is the interview stage, each of which have different weightage.

Only those who will clear the written test will be called for an interview. The duration of the UPSC EPFO exam is 2 hours. There will be objective, MCQ-type questions. There will be a penalty of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer in the UPSC EPFO Exam. There will be no deduction of marks for unattended questions.




Recruitment Test






According to the UPSC EPFO exam pattern 2023, candidates need to obtain minimum qualifying marks to appear for the interview. The category-wise qualifying marks are given below:


UPSC EPFO Qualifying marks







Best Books For UPSC EPFO Syllabus

Aspirants of the upcoming exam should know the UPSC EPFO Books to prepare effectively.

We have provided the best books to cover the UPSC EPFO syllabus 2023.

      English Grammar - Wren and Martin

      India’s Struggle for Independence - Bipan Chandra

      Current Affairs - Arihant

      Social Security in India - Ravi Prakash Yadav

      Indian Economy - Ramesh Singh

      A Modern Approach to Verbal Non-Verbal Reasoning - R.S. Aggarwal

FAQs on UPSC EPFO Syllabus

Q. What is UPSC EPFO Syllabus 2023?

Ans. UPSC EPFO Syllabus 2023 consists of 2 stages - Recruitment Test (RT) and Interview. The first stage involves carrying Objective type questions, and in the second stage, there will be an interview. To shortlist the candidate for the interview, a pen, and paper-based written Test will be conducted by the Commission.

Q. Does the UPSC EPFO Syllabus change every year?

Ans. No, there are no regular changes in UPSC EPFO Syllabus. Whenever it does, they notify along with the official notification. But it is suggested to check for any updates or notifications released before the exam.

Q. Can I complete the UPSC EPFO syllabus in 6 Months?

Ans. Yes, it is doable. With being consistent and honest towards your hard work, 6 months is a lot of time to prepare for the UPSC EPFO syllabus. Create an effective and realistic study plan for all the topics and study regularly for 8-10 hours to qualify for the UPSC EPFO exam with good marks.

Q. What subjects are covered in the UPSC EPFO Syllabus 2023?

Ans. The UPSC EPFO syllabus comprises 9 major subjects which are as follows:

      History: Indian Freedom Struggle

      Indian Polity & Economy

      Industrial Relations

      Labour Laws

      Social Security in India

      General Science

      Knowledge of Computer applications

      General English

      General Mental Ability and Quantitative Aptitude

Q. What are the important topics covered in UPSC EPFO syllabus?

Ans. Important topics to cover while preparing for the UPSC EPFO syllabus are as follows:

      English Language

      General Science

      Current Events

Q. What is the UPSC EPFO Syllabus 2023 for Tier 2?

Ans. There is no specific list of content for the UPSC EPFO syllabus for Tier 2 as it is an interview. The candidate will be judged on their overall performance and interaction. The interview will act as a deciding factor for the final selection procedure. The final merit list will be based completely on the same.

Q. How to Download UPSC EPFO Syllabus PDF?

Ans. To download UPSC EPFO Syllabus PDF you can bookmark our page and download it here on Avision's Exam Prep. Applicants can download and keep it for reference while preparing to avoid any confusion.

Q. What is UPSC EPFO Exam Pattern 2023?

Ans. The UPSC EPFO Exam pattern comprises two stages. The first stage involves Objective type questions, and in the second stage, there will be an interview. EPFO exam pattern 2023 includes all the important topics for both Prelims and Mains exams.

Q. What is the UPSC EPFO Syllabus for Tier 1?

Ans. The major sections of the Tier 1 UPSC EPFO syllabus are General English, Current Events and Development Issues, Indian Polity and Economy, Industrial Relations & Labour Laws, General Accounting Principles, General Mental Ability and Quantitative Aptitude, General Science and Computer, History, and Social Security in India.

Name the best books to cover the EPFO syllabus 2023.

Some of the recommended books for the UPSC EPFO syllabus are mentioned below.

      General English by S.P. Bakshi

      Indian History by Bipan Chandra

      Industrial Relations and Labour Laws by Dr Nikita Agarwal

      Quantitative Aptitude by Abhijit Guha

Q. Is the UPSC EPFO syllabus tough?

Ans. The EPFO syllabus is not hard as long as candidates try their best. Candidates can easily qualify for this exam by following a proper preparation strategy, practising through mock tests and correct guidance.

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