UPSC EPFO Exam Shift Timings for Prelims 2021

Government exams like the UPSC EPFO exam are highly competitive examinations and a huge number of applicants apply for the post. UPSC conducts the Prelims exams in multiple cities across India. This blog contains details pertaining to the UPSC EPFO shift timings & important COVID-related instructions that candidates need to keep in mind. As the exam will be conducted offline, candidates should carefully read instructions regarding the method of indicating answers. The instructions mentioned herein will help you in preparing for the examination better.

Start of Online Registration11th January 2020
Online Registration Last Date31st January 2020
Download Admit Card for Preliminary Exam9th August 2021
Preliminary Exam Date5th September 2021
Result of Preliminary ExamTo be notified
The download of the Call letter for the UPSC EPFO InterviewTo be notified
UPSC EPFO Interview DateTo be notified
Declaration of Final ResultTo be notified

UPSC EPFO Shift Timings – Prelims 2021

UPSC EPFO prelims exams are scheduled for 5th September 2021. Here are the UPSC EPFO Shift timings.

Shift-110:00 AM to 12:00 NoonSunday

UPSC EPFO 2021 Prelims – General Instructions for Candidates

  • Candidates have to report at the center one hour before the exam.
  • Entry to the exam hall will be closed by 9:50 AM.
  • Only Black Ball point pens should be used for filling the OMR sheet.
  • Date, time and venue address of the examination given in the call letter.
  • The call letter should be brought with you to the examination venue along with your recent clear passport size photograph.
  • Bring the e-Admit Card along with the (original) Photo Identity Card, whose number is mentioned in the e-Admit Card.

Items not allowed in the Exam Hall

  • Any stationery item like textual material (printed or written), bits of papers, geometry/Pencil Box, Plastic Pouch, Calculator, Scale, Writing Pad, Pen Drives, Log Table, Electronic Pen/Scanner, Any communication device like Mobile Phone, Bluetooth, Earphones, Microphone, Pager, Health Band etc.
  • Other items like Goggles, Handbags, Hair-pin, Hair-band, Belt, Cap, Any watch/Wrist Watch, Camera, Any metallic item.
  • Any eatable item opened or packed, water bottle (only transparent water bottle is allowed).
  • Any other item which could be used for unfair means for hiding communication devices like camera, bluetooth devices etc.
  • You are advised to avoid wearing ornaments like Ring, Earrings, Nose-pin, Chain/Necklace, Pendants, Badge, brooch etc.

UPSC EPFO Prelims 2021 – Covid-19 Special Instructions

  • Candidates are required to report at the exam venue strictly as per the time slot mentioned in the Call Letter.
  • The Candidate Roll Number and Room number will be displayed outside the exam venue.
  • Candidates will be permitted to carry only certain items with them into the venue.
  • Mask (WEARING A MASK is COMPULSORY), Gloves, Personal transparent water bottle (Candidates must bring their own water bottle), Personal hand sanitizer (50 ml), A simple pen
  • Exam related documents (Call Letter and Photocopy of the photo ID card stapled with it, same ID Card in Original.) The name on the ID and on the Call Letter should be exactly the same.
  • As candidates enter the examination centre, they will be directed to their exam labs based on their roll numbers. Upon reaching there, candidates will go through a registration process. 

How to download the Admit Card:

UPSC EPFO call letter for pre-exams can be downloaded by following the steps shared below-

  • Visit the official website of UPSC i.e.
  • Enter the login credentials such as registration number/ Roll Number and date of birth/ password etc.
  • Download the call letter and also take printouts of the same.
  • Here is the format of the window displayed while downloading the E-admit card.

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQs)

When will the UPSC EPFO 2021 Phase I exam be conducted?

The exam of UPSC EPFO is scheduled to be conducted on September 5th, 2021.

What is the upper age limit for the UPSC EPFO exam?

The upper age limit for appearing in the exam is thirty(30) years.

What is UPSC EPFO educational eligibility?

The candidate must complete their Graduation from any Government recognized University.

Is UPSC EPFO a good job?

Yes, UPSC EPFO is one of the most reputed jobs in the country.

Is there any interview for UPSC EPFO?

Yes, there will be an interview round for the UPSC EPFO EO post.


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