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Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) invites Online Recruitment Applications (ORA) for recruitment of Assistant Provident Fund Commissioners (APFC) for filling up 100 Vacancies in Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO), Ministry of Labour & Employment.

Examination Date : 10th January 2016 (Sunday)

Forenoon session from 10.00 a.m. To 12.00 noon (candidates’ reporting time at test center is 20 minutes before the scheduled commencement of the test.

Negative Marking : 1/3

Number of Posts

Total Posts : 170 (SC-24, ST-14, OBC-54 & UR-78)

The closing date for Online Registration is 9th July 2015.

Age Limit

Not exceeding 35 years as on normal closing date. Not exceeding 40 years for SCs STs as on normal closing date in respect of the vacancies reserved for them. Not exceeding 38 years for other Backward Classes candidates as on normal closing date in respect of the vacancies reserved for them. Relaxable for regularly appointed Central/U.T. Govt. Servant/EPFO employees up to five years as per instructions/orders issued by Govt. of India from time to time. For age concession applicable to some other categories of applicants, please see relevant paras of the ‘Instructions and Additional Information to Candidates for Recruitment by Selection”.

Pay Scale

PB-3 Rs.15,600-39100/- Grade Pay Rs.5400/- Total emoluments excluding TA HRA at the time of initial appointment will be Rs.43470/-.

Educational Qualifications

Essential Qualificaiton (s) A. Degree of recognized University or equivalent.

Desirable Qualificaiton (s) Diploma in Company Law/ Labour Laws/ Public Administration.

Duty(ies) : Duties of Assistant Provident Fund Commissioner inter alia are to look after the work of Enforcement, Recovery, Accounts, Administration, Cash, Legal, Pension and Computer which includes the statutory and administrative functions like conducting inquiry settlement of claims general administration maintenance of Cash Book/Reconciliation of Bank Statements MIS returns etc.

Probation Period : One year

Application Fee

Candidates are required to pay a fee of 25/- only either by remitting the money in any branch of the SBI by cash or by using net banking facility of the SBI or by using visa/master credit/debit card. No fee for SC/ ST/ PH/ Women candidates of any community.

How To Apply

All eligible candidates must apply online through UPSC Online Website on or before 09/07/2015 up to 23:59 Hours.

Cut off marks

Cut off marks for Assistant Provident Fund Commissioner (APFC) exam for the Employees Provident Fund Organization (EPFO), Ministry of Labour, in 2012

Category UR OBC SC ST PH (Ortho) PH (Hearing)
Cutoffs for written test (out of 100) 66 64 60 58 59 44
Minimum qualifying marks in personality test 50% 45% 40% 40%
Total candidates appeared 69002 40821 14301 4169 1376 157
  Total Cadidated : 129826

APFC EPFO Exam Pattern

Scheme of Exam

(a) The Objective Type Test will be of two hours duration and the medium of the test will be both Hindi and English.

(b) The test will be an objective type with multiple choices of answers and will carry a maximum of 100 marks.

(c) There will be penalty for wrong answer. Every wrong answer will carry a deduction of one-third of the marks assigned to that question. If no answer is marked for a question, there will be no penalty for that question.

Complete Study Notes for APFC (EPFO) Exam 2015

available both in English & Hindi medium

Price : 2500/-

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English Medium Study Notes
APFC Exam 2015 General Studies (English) Vol I Present Trends in Indian Economy Vol II APFC Exam 2015 General Studies (English) Vol III Current Affairs in Eng English Grammer and  comprehension Vol V
Hindi Medium Study Notes
EPFO Study Notes (Vol I) Hindi Medium EPFO Study Notes (Vol II) Hindi Medium EPFO Study Notes (Vol III) Hindi Medium EPFO Study Notes (Vol IV) Hindi Medium  


General English

To evaluate candidate’s understanding of English language and workman – like use of words.

General Studies

The questions in General Studies component will broadly cover areas like

Topics of Syllabus

1. Current Events

2. Indian Culture

3. Heritage and Freedom Movements

4. Population

5. Development and Globalization

6. Governance and Constitution of India

7. Present Trends in Indian Economy

8. Accountancy and Auditing

9. Industrial Relations & Labour Laws

10. Insurance

11. Basic Knowledge of Computer Applications

12. General Science

13. Elementary Maths & Statistics

14. General Mental Abilities

15. Social Security in India

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