UPSC APFC Exam – All you need to know

The Union Public Service Commission invites online applications for the post of Assistant Provident Fund Commissioner (APFC) in the Employees’ Provident Fund Organization (EPFO), which comes under the Ministry of Labour & Employment.

Name of Commission Union Public Service Commission
Organization Body Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation
Type of Exam National
Total Vacancy To Be Announced Soon
Job Location Across India
Application Mode Online
Medium of Exam Hindi and English
Mode of Exam Offline
Official Website

UPSC APFC Exam Eligibility Criteria

  • Age Limits: A candidate must be of 21 years of age with a maximum of 35 years to apply for UPSC APFC Recruitment 2022. The age criteria are, however, relaxed for the candidates of reserved categories.
  • Educational Qualifications: A candidate must possess the Degree of one of the recognized universities or equivalent.
    • Desired Qualification: Diploma in Company Law/ Labour Laws / Public    Administration.

UPSC APFC Exam Pattern

The two stages of UPSC APFC Exam are:

1. Stage I – Recruitment Test

2. Stage II – Personality Test/Interview

 Recruitment Test

  • This written exam is an objective type with multiple-choice questions.
  • The total number of questions and marks is 100 with each question carrying 1 mark.
  • There shall be negative marking for the exam.
  • For every wrong answer, 1/3rd mark shall be deducted.
SectionsSubject NameTotal MarksTime Duration
Section AGeneral English1002 Hours
Indian Culture, Heritage and Freedom Movements, and Current Events
Population, Development, and Globalization
Governance and Constitution of India
Section BAccounting and Auditing, Industrial Relations, Labour Laws, Insurance
Basic knowledge of Computer applications, General Science
Elementary Mathematics, Statistics, and General Mental Ability
Present trends in the Indian Economy
Social Security in India

Personality Test/Interview

Candidates who clear Recruitment Test with the required cut-off marks qualify for the final stage of APFC exam i.e., the Personality Test or Interview round with the UPSC Board Members. The UPSC personality test will be held only in the UPSC Bhavan in New Delhi.

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