UPSC EPFO Previous Year Question Papers- Analysis and questions

In this article, we will analyse some of the UPSC EPFO Previous Year Question Papers to see which topics have been covered in them. The article will also give you a detailed analysis of the sections, based on the Official Syllabus of UPSC EPFO EO examination. 

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UPSC EPFO Previous Year Question Papers -: Sample Questions

The EPFO EO Phase I Exam will be conducted in offline mode (pen-paper based) and the shortlisted candidates will qualify for the Interview round. For your UPSC EPFO Exam preparation, you can practice the following sample practice questions based on UPSC EPFO Enforcement Officer Previous Year Question Papers. Here you go:

 

Indian Freedom Struggle 15 Marks

Question asked under this section in the UPSC EPFO Previous Year Question Papers can be categorised into following topics:

  • Socio-educational & Administrative Reforms in Colonial Period
  • Regional Movements Across India
  • National Movements During Colonial Era
  • National Movements Under Gandhian Influence
  • Transfer of Power during Partition

Q 1) Who is the author of the work, “Evolution of Provincial Finance in British India: A study in the Provincial Decentralization of Imperial Finance?

a) Dadabhai Naoroji

b) Dr. BR Ambedkar

c) M.N. Roy

d) Jawaharlal Nehru

Q 2) Which one of the following publications was started by Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan in 1928?

a) Pakhtun

b) Khudai Khitmadgar

c) Young India

d) India Awakens

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Indian polity and economy 5(polity)+5(economy) Marks

Question asked under this section in the UPSC EPFO Previous Year Question Papers can be categorised into following topics:

  • Basic Economic Terminologies
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • Budget
  • People & Poverty
  • Basic Constitutional Framework
  • System of Govt- Centre
  • System of Govt- States
  • Bills
  • Center State Relations
  • Judiciary
  • Constitutional Bodies
  • Local Bodies
  • Schedules

Q 3) Which of the following is not a constitutional body?

a) The Election Commission of India

b) The Finance Commission

c) The Official Languages Commission

d) The National Commission for Women

Q 4) As per the traditional approach, the expense to be matched with revenue is based on?

a) Original Cost

b) opportunity cost

c) replacement cost

d) cash cost

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General Accounting Principles 15 Marks

Question asked under this section in the UPSC EPFO Previous Year Question Papers can be categorised into following topics:

  • Accounting Concept, Principles and Conventions
  • Capital and Revenue Expenditure and Receipts
  • Accounting Standards
  • Journal Entries
  • Ledgers
  • Subsidiary Books
  • Cash Books
  • Trial Balance
  • Rectification of Errors
  • Inventories
  • Depreciation Concept and Accounting
  • Preparation of Final Accounts
  • Partnership Accounts
  • Company Accounts
  • NPO Accounts
  • Hire purchase Accounting
  • Consignment Accounts, Average Due date
  • Insurance Claims
  • Branch Accounting
  • Departmental Accounting

Q 5) In the context of Accounting, the term IFRS stands for:

a) International Financial Reporting Standards

b) Indian Financial Reporting Standards

c) Indian Financial Reporting System

d) International Financial Reporting System

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Industrial Relations and Labor laws 15 Marks

Question asked under this section in the UPSC EPFO Previous Year Question Papers can be categorised into following topics:

  • Economy and labour force in India – Approaches to Industrial Relations
  • Employer organizations: Introduction, Origin and Growth”
  • Meaning & Definition, Levels, Process and Hindrances – Negotiating techniques and skills – Drafting of an agreement.
  • Conflicts: Introduction and Manifestation – Disputes: Introduction, Prevention and Settlement, Stages in Settlement, Effects.
  • Introduction, Definition, History and evolution, Objectives, Reasons for joining Unions, Types, Structure, Growth, Theories, Problems, Recognition – Central Trade union Organizations – Trade Unions Act, 1926 – Employer Organizations.
  • The Factories Act, 1948 – The Industrial Disputes Act, 1948 –
  • The Employment (Standing Orders) Act, 1946 – The Maternity Benefit Act, 1961.
  • The Workmen’s Compensation Act, 1923 – The ESI Act, 1948 – The Payment of Wages Act, 1936 – The Minimum Wages Act, 1948 – The Payment of Bonus Act, 1965 – The Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972 – The EPF Act, 1952.
Q 6) Which of the following is not a trade union security measures?

a) Closed Shop System

b) Agency Shop System

c) Open Shop System

d) Union Shop System

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Gen Science and knowledge of computer Applications 10(sci) + 5(comp)

Question asked in the UPSC EPFO Previous Year Question Papers can be categorised into following topics:

  • Mechanics
  • Waves & Optics
  • Electricity & Magnetism
  • Substances
  • Acids & Bases
  • Carbon
  • Metals & their behaviour
  • Periodic Table
  • Organic Compounds
  • Human Body- Functions
  • Animal Kingdon
  • Plant Kingdom
  • Development of computer
  • Memory
  • Development of PC & Input/Output device
  • Software
  • Network
  • Internet
  • Operating Systems- Microsoft office
  • Important Abbreviation
  • Computer security
Q 7) Which of the following gases has the highest solubility in water?

a) Chlorine

b) Ammonia

c) Carbon Dioxide

d) Nitrogen

Q 8) Which one of the following is hardware?

a) Powerpoint

b) Control Unit

c) Printer Driver

d) Operating System

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General Mental ability and Quantitative Apt 15 Marks

Question asked under this section in the UPSC EPFO Previous Year Question Papers can be categorised into following topics:

  • Speed, Distance & Time
  • Percentages
  • Venn Diagrams
  • Remainders & Numbers
  • Mensuration
  • Mirror image
  • Partnership

Q 9) What is the maximum number of spherical ball for radius 1 cm each that can be placed inside a cubical box of height 10 cm?

a) 25

b) 125

c) 250

d) 1000

Q 10) The area of the smallest circle which contains a square of area 4 cm square inside is:

a) 3.14 cm square

b) 2* 3.14 cm square

c) 3* 3.14 cm square

d) 4*3.14 cm square

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Social security in India 5 Marks

Question asked in the UPSC EPFO Previous Year Question Papers can be categorised into following topics:

  • Social Security and its role in Human Development
  • Social Security Schemes in India – Ministry wise
  • Social System in India – Concepts

Q 11) Work Committee, safety committee and canteen management committee are the examples of?

a) workers’ participation in management

b) workers’ education schemes

c) workers’s cooperatives

d) workers’ suggestion schemes

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General English 20 Marks

Question asked in the UPSC EPFO Previous Year Question Papers can be categorised into following topics:

  • Synonyms- words given in a sentence
  • Antonym- word given in a sentence
  • Error Spotting- directions part of question statement
  • One-word substitution
  • question tags- fill in the blanks
  • phrasal verbs- fill in the blanks
  • preposition- fill in the blanks
  • idiom sentence

Q 12) Which of the following is the appropriate question tags in the sentence, “Anyone can make mistakes, _____?

a) isn’t it?

b) shall they?

c) can’t they

d) is it?

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Current events and developmental issues 10

Questions in this section test the knowledge of candidates in spheres of Current Affairs with respect to International, National importance, Development in Science & Technology, Major Laws/court orders passed of national importance, Major reports and ranks released by organisations of National and International importance related to India’s development.

How Solving UPSC EPFO Previous Year Question Papers helps in preparation?

Solving previous year UPSC EPFO Question paper fulfills more than one purpose. Here are a few highlights:

  • Gives a brief description of the exam pattern and the types of questions that can be expected.
  • Aspirants appearing for the first time are hugely benefited by Previous year question papers. It helps them understand the topic that has been asked in the exam.
  • Going through the paper also allows one to plan their studies and pick on the important topics for the exam.
  • Solving the UPSC EPFO EO previous year questions gives an insight on what the paper will look like and how it will be this time (a brief idea). – Attempt Free Questions Now
  • The biggest factor is it induces confidence in the individual to appear for the UPSC EPFO enforcement officer 2020 exam.

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