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UPSC EPFO Personal Assistant Notification 2024: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) released the official notification for the recruitment of Personal Assistants (PA) in the Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) on 7th March 2024. This year, the UPSC has announced a total of 323 vacancies for the Personal Assistant post. The EPFO PA selection process consists of the following stages: Written Exam, skill test, document verification and Medical Examination. Selected candidates for the UPSC EPFO Personal Assistant 2024 shall be able to draw a basic pay of Rs. 44,900/- p.m (Level- 07 in the pay matrix as per 7th CPC). It is a golden opportunity for the candidates who have completed their graduation and the age limit is between 18 to 30 years (general category). Interested candidates check detailed information regarding the EPFO Personal Assistant Recruitment 2024 in this section.

UPSC EPFO PA Notification 2024 Overview

The UPSC EPFO PA recruitment process is designed to select highly qualified candidates for the role of Personal Assistant. This selection process will be based on the performance in a written examination followed by a skill test. More details will be provided in the table below.

UPSC EPFO PA Notification 2024 Overview
Particular Details 
OrganisationEmployment Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO)
Conducting BodyBody Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)
Post NamePersonal Assistant (PA)
Advt. No51/2024
EPFO PA Notification Released Date7th March 2024 
Vacancy 51/2024
Application Mode Online 
Selection Process

Written Exam

Skill Test

Document Verification

Medical Examination

EPFO PA Salary Rs. 44,900, Level 7 (as per 7th pay matrix)
UPSC Official Website

UPSC EPFO PA Notification 2024 Important Dates 

The Union Public Service Commission has released the important dates for the UPSC EPFO PA Recruitment 2024 examination and the official notification. The online application form will be available on 27th March 2024 and EPFO PA Exam Date 2024 is held on 7th July 2024. Check the complete Exam event in the table below.

UPSC EPFO PA Notification 2024 Important Date
UPSC EPFO PA Notification Released date 7th March 2024
EPFO PA Apply Online Date 7th March 2024
Last Date to Apply Online 27th March 2024 (6 pm)
Last day to pay application Fees27th March 2024
EPFO PA Exam Date7th July 2024

UPSC EPFO PA Notification 2024

The UPSC has released the UPSC EPFO PA Notification 2024 with 323 vacancies with different Categories. The notification provides all the more important details regarding the recruitment process, including eligibility criteria, the application process, exam pattern, syllabus, and selection procedure etc.

UPSC EPFO PA Vacancy 2024

A total of 323 vacancies have been released for the UPSC EPFO Personal Assistant 2024 recruitment. The detailed vacancy distribution will be mentioned here.

UPSC EPFO PA Vacancies 2024
CategoriesNo of vacancy 
Unreserved  (UR)132
Economically Weaker Section (EWS)32
Other Backward Class (OBC)87
Scheduled Caste (SC)48
Scheduled Tribe (ST)24
Total Vacancies323

UPSC EPFO PA Apply Online 2024

Candidates qualify for the Eligibility Criteria and then move to the application process In the UPSC EPFO Personal Assistant 2024 exam. Candidates wishing to apply for the UPSC EPFO PA position must submit their applications online through the official UPSC website. The link for UPSC EPFO PA Apply Online 2024 has been activated on the official portal. The last date to submit the duly filled application form is 27th March 2024 by 6 pm.

Steps to Apply for UPSC EPFO Personal Assistant Recruitment 2024

  • Candidates are required to apply Online click the official website
  • Salient features of the system of Online Application Form are given here under:
  • Detailed instructions for filling up online applications are available on the above mentioned website.
  • Candidates will be required to complete the Online Application Form containing two stages viz. Part- I and Part-II as per the instructions available in the above mentioned site through drop down menus.
  • The candidates are required to pay a fee of Rs.25/- Rupees Twenty Five only) [Except SC/ST/ Female/Persons with Benchmark Disability candidates who are exempted from payment of fee] either by remitting the money in any branch of State Bank of India by cash, or by using net banking facility of any bank or by using any Visa/Master/RuPay/Credit/ Debit Card/UPI Payment.
  • The photograph should be clear with plain white background and 3/4 of photograph should present full face (full head from top of hair to bottom of chin) the photograph should be latest (Not older then 10 days for filling Online Application Form) and at bottom of photograph name of candidate and date of photo to be mentioned.
  • The candidate should have details of one Photo ID Card viz. Aadhar Card/ Voter Card / PAN Card / Passport/ Driving License / Any other photo ID card issued by the State / Central Government. The details of this photo ID will have to be provided by the candidate while filling up the online application form. This photo ID will be used for all future references and the candidate is advised to carry this Photo ID while appearing for the Examination/Personality Test.
  •  The Online applications (Part I and II) can be filled from 07th March, 2024 to 27th March, 2024 till 18:00 Hrs.
  • Applicants should avoid submitting multiple applications. However, if due to any unavoidable circumstances, any applicant submits multiple applications then he/she must ensure that the applications with higher RID is complete  in  all respects.
  • In case of multiple applications, the applications with higher RID shall be entertained by the Commission and fee paid against one RID shall not be adjusted against any other RID.
  • The applicants must ensure that while filling their Application Form, they are providing their valid and active E-Mail IDs as the Commission may use electronic mode of communication while contacting them at different stages of examination process.
  • The applicants are advised to check their emails at regular intervals and ensure that the email addresses ending with @ are directed to their inbox folder and not to the SPAM folder or any other folder.
  • Candidates are strongly advised to apply online well in time without waiting for the last date for submission of Online Applications.

UPSC EPFO PA Application Fees 2024

Here we are providing the details on the EPFO Personal Assistant application Fess according to the official Website. Candidates (Except Female/SC/ST/Persons with Benchmark Disability Candidates who are exempted from payment of fee) are required to pay a fee of Rs. 25/- (Rupees Twenty five) only either by remitting the money in any branch of the SBI by cash or by using net banking facility of any bank or by using Visa/Master/Rupay/Credit/Debit Card/UPI payment.

UPSC EPFO Personal Assistant Application Fees
Category Fees
Gen/ OBC/ EWSRs. 25/-
SC/ ST/ PwD/ FemaleRs. 0/-

NOTE: Fee once paid shall not be refunded under any circumstance nor can the fee be held in reserve for any other examination or selection

UPSC EPFO PA Eligibility Criteria 2024

The UPSC EPFO PA 2024 recruitment process is a golden opportunity for aspirants aiming to join the EPFO. Interested candidates must meet specific eligibility criteria related to age, educational qualifications, and other factors to apply for the UPSC EPFO PA position. The qualification and age limit for EPFO PA will be as mentioned below:


A Candidate must be either:

(a) a citizen of India, or

(b) a subject of Nepal, or

(c) a subject of Bhutan, or

(d) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or

(e) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka or East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania(formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India. Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (b), (c), (d) and (e) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.

NOTE: The application of a candidate in whose case a certificate of eligibility is necessary, may be considered by the Commission and, if recommended for appointment, the candidate may also be provisionally appointed subject to the necessary certificate being issued in his favour by the Government of India.

UPSC EPFO PA Age Limit 2024

Here is the provided EPFO PA category-wise age limit. The Union Public Service Commission has mentioned in the notification that the lower age limit for all candidates will be 18 years and the upper age limit for the candidates from the UR/EWS categories is 30 years, for ST/SC is 35 years, for OBC is 33 years, and for PwBDs is 40 years. 

UPSC EPFO PA Age Limit 2024
Category Age Limit 

UPSC EPFO PA Educational Qualification 2024

(i)  Bachelor's Degree from a recognised University.

(ii) (a) Dictation for a period of 10 minutes with a Speed of 120 words per minute in Stenography (English or Hindi) 

(b) Transcription Time for the dictation taken as per 

(ii) (a): 50 minutes (English) / 65 minutes (Hindi) (Only on Computer)

UPSC EPFO Personal Assistant Selection Process 2024

To the Official notification, the EPFO Personal Assistant Selection Process 2024 consists of two phases Recruitment Test & Skill Test. The stages of selection are as follows.

  • Recruitment Test
  • Skill Test

(i) 300 marks (100% weightage) will be accorded for the Recruitment Test. 

(ii) Based on the marks scored in the Recruitment test, candidates will be shortlisted, category-wise to appear in the Skill Test(s) for the post(s) they have applied for.

(iii) Skill Test is mandatory but qualifying in nature. The candidates who qualify for the Skill Test will be considered for final selection on the basis of merit in the recruitment test. 

(iv) In the Online Applications Form, the candidate will have to indicate the language (English/Hindi) for the purpose of Stenography [dictation and respective transcription for the dictation taken (only in Computer)].

(v) The qualifying standard in the Skill Test(s) are relaxable at the discretion of the Union Public Service Commission, for reasons to be recorded in writing, in the case of candidates otherwise well qualified.

UPSC EPFO PA Exam Pattern 2024

  • The test will be of two hours duration.
  • All questions will carry equal marks.
  • The test will be objective-type questions with multiple choices of answers.
  • The medium of the Question Paper is in English and Hindi except for those questions in English Language.
  • There will be a penalty for wrong answers. Every wrong answer will carry a deduction of one-third of the marks assigned to that question. If no answer is marked for a question, there will be no penalty for that question.
UPSC EPFO PA Exam Pattern 2024
SubjectTotal Question Total MarksTime Duration
English Language120300120 Minute
General Awareness
Quantitative Aptitude
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude

UPSC EPFO Personal Assistant Syllabus 2024

The UPSC EPFO Personal Assistant syllabus of the Test broadly comprises the following topics:

i) General English- To evaluate the candidate's understanding of the English language & workman-like use of words.

ii) Indian Freedom Struggle.

iii) Current Events and Developmental Issues.

iv) Indian Polity & Economy.

v) General Accounting Principles.

vi) Industrial Relations & Labour Laws.

vii) General Science & knowledge of Computer applications.

viii) Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 

ix) Quantitative Aptitude.

x) Social Security in India

The detailed UPSC EPFO PA Syllabus is given below:

UPSC EPFO PA Syllabus for General English

Below mentioned are the important topics for General English are:

  • Phrase replacement
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Sentence completion/ para completion
  • Cloze Test
  • Error Spotting
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Para Jumbles
  • Phrases/ Idioms
  • Spellings
  • Synonyms/Antonyms

UPSC EPFO PA Indian Freedom Struggle Syllabus

British extension: 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.

UPSC EPFO PA Indian Polity & Economy Syllabus

Indian Economy: 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.

Indian Polity: 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/

UPSC EPFO PA Syllabus for Current Events & Developmental Issues

Current events basically refer to as the daily current affairs that are important from an 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 cover the yojanas revealed by the government for the betterment of the public.

UPSC EPFO PA Syllabus for General Accounting Principles

Principles of Accounting, Analyzing & Recording Transactions, Adjustments and financial Statements, Completion of the accounting cycles, Subsidiary Ledgers and Special Journals.

UPSC EPFO PA Syllabus for Industrial Relations & Labour Laws

UPSC EPFO Syllabus for Industrial Relations:

Industrial relations code (IRC) Bill, Model of labour reforms

UPSC EPFO Syllabus for Labour Laws:

About, Types, Areas implemented, sectors applicable, overview

UPSC EPFO PA Syllabus for General Science & Knowledge of Computer

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

UPSC EPFO PA Syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude & Reasoning & Computer Aptitude

UPSC EPFO Syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude:

Number Systems, Percentage, Profit & Loss, Average Ratio, SI & CI and Arithmetic questions.

UPSC EPFO Syllabus for Reasoning & Computer Aptitude

Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables), Data sufficiency Syllogism, Puzzles & More.

EPFO PA 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 PA Salary 2024

The candidates who clerk all phases of the selection process for the UPSC EPFO PA exam and will be recruited for Personal Assistant posts will be paid a monthly salary of Rs. 44,900/-.  Check more details on a salary below table.

UPSC EPFO PA Salary 2024
Post Name Pay levelSalary 
Personal Assistant Level- 07 in the Pay Matrix as per 7th CPCRs. 44,900

Exam Date

7th July 2024

Total Vacancies


Pricing Plan

Flexible pricing options for all the aspirants


How many vacancies are released for UPSC EPFO PA Notification 2024?

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released a total of 323 vacancies for the EPFO PA Post.

When was the UPSC EPFO PA Notification 2024 released? +

The official notification for UPSC EPFO PA 2024 was released on 7th March 2024.

How many vacancies are available for the UPSC EPFO PA 2024 recruitment? +

A total of 323 vacancies have been announced for the UPSC EPFO PA 2024 recruitment.

What is the selection process for UPSC EPFO PA 2024? +

The selection process for UPSC EPFO PA 2024 is consist of two Phase : written examination and skill test.

Where can I find the detailed syllabus and exam pattern for UPSC EPFO PA 2024? +

The detailed syllabus and exam pattern for UPSC EPFO PA 2024 will be available in this article.

What are the educational qualifications required for UPSC EPFO PA 2024? +

Candidates should possess a degree from a recognized university or equivalent to apply for UPSC EPFO PA 2024.

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