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Tips to prepare for the personal interview of UPSC EPFO 2020-21 recruitment

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts the Employees’ Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) recruitment test to choose the most eligible candidates. The candidates will have to cross two levels of entrance tests conducted in different test locations. The  UPSC EPFO Recruitment 2020 will conduct the first level of pen-paper test very soon. Previously, the exam date for the written test was decided to be on 4th October 2020. Due to the pandemic conditions, the date has been postponed again.

The chosen candidates will have to appear in a personal interview for the second and last level of recruitment. The personal interview rounds are quite intimidating for the new examinees. The candidates need to prepare for personal interviews once they cross the first level. For this, one can check how the UPSC IES candidates prepare themselves for the interviews.

How can you prepare for the UPSC EPFO 2020 interview round?

UPSC interviews can be intimidating if you do not practice enough. The questions asked by an examiner can make you startle and you might lose focus. You will have to show confidence and make your mark in the interview session.

Let us take a quick look at the tips provided by the successful candidates who cracked UPSC EPFO on the first go.

       Current affairs

The interviewee must be aware of the current affairs and incidents happening in the country. Reading newspapers and staying updated with the development in the recent affairs is a must. Most of the time, the interviewer asks questions related to incidents happening around you. He will check how concerned you are about the important things happening in our country and around the world.

You must also concentrate on learning the economic terms related to your job description. This shows how interested you are in learning new things about this government job. You might be interviewed by a panel. Questions will be thrown and you will have to answer them niftily.

       Extracurricular activities and hobbies

What you have done or what you like to do apart from your studies can be a great topic to discuss. The interviewers often like to check what the applicants do in their leisure time. This is where the applicants have to be very constructive in terms of answering questions. The interviewers will see how productive you are even when you are enjoying your free time with your hobbies. Be very honest about your hobbies and extracurricular activities. Refrain from lying or making up new things in front of the panel. They will see right through you.

       Focusing on different fields

Most of the questions asked in this interview focus on the common terms of economy or the regulatory boards associated with this field such as SEBI, NABARD, RBI, etc. Learn the terms you find relevant to finance and the economy as you will become a part of this segment when recruited. The interviewers will check whether you have a keen interest in learning such things. It will show how much you are interested in joining this job and how serious you are. Visit the official websites of EPFO, PRS, PIB, Ministry of Labour and Employment, etc.

       Go through your resume

Do not forget to remember what you have written in your resume. Always remember what you have scored in the important exams. Forgetting the marks you scored can be a big blunder. Be very sure what you have written. Refrain from mentioning any false information. If the board finds something unusual or anything that does not match with your documentation, your application will get canceled immediately.


Learn how to speak in English properly and start communicating with strangers. Initiate a conversation in English as much as possible. This will help you get rid of stage fright. you can get over your fear and focus on what you want to speak. Impress the interviewers by being who you are. Do not pretend to be over-smart. Dress accordingly and stay calm to crack the interview.