Union Public Service Commission has successfully completed the UPSC EPFO 2021 exam on September 05, 2021, in a single shift. The UPSC EPFO exam is been held to fill 421 vacancies for the post of Enforcement Officer. The candidates who successfully clear the written exam will be called to appear for the interview round. As per the reports around 9 lakhs students have filled the UPSC EPFO application form. However, out of them, only 2 lakh students appeared for the exam.
There are two rounds in the selection process of UPSC EPFO, i.e. written exam and interview. The written exam will account for 75% weightage while the interview section accounts for 25% of weightage. The candidates who successfully clear both rounds with high marks are appointed within the organization.
As per the youtube videos of the leading coaching institutes like Gradeup, Edutap, etc, the level of the UPSC EPFO exam was of easy to moderate level. Additionally, the safe attempts for the unreserved candidates are 70-75 questions. The exam had a lot of questions from the History and Science section. While less weightage was given to other sections, i.e. current affairs, labour law, Quantitative Aptitude & General Mental Ability etc.
The coaching institutes have also mentioned the expected cut-off marks for the general category candidates can be between 175-180. While the same for the OBC category, the cut-off marks could be between 170-175 and for SC/ST the cut-off value can be between 150-165. The reason for these high cut-off marks is the markings scheme as per which each correct answer accounts for 2.50 marks in the exam.
A lot of factors affect the overall cut-off marks for the UPSC EPFO category i.e. the total number of vacancies reported, the difficulty level of the exam, average attempts of the candidates in the exam. All of these factors summed up together help in drawing out the cut off marks for the written test.
Post completion of the exams, a lot of top coaching institutes have released the unofficial answer key for the candidates. These answer keys were based on the questions asked in the exam and candidates can check the same to calculate their probable marks. The UPSC EPFO official answer key is going to be announced soon on the official website.