Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) invites Online Recruitment Applications (ORA) for recruitment of Assistant Provident Fund Commissioners (APFC) for filling up 170 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)

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

Post: Sanctioned Strength

Addl.CPFC (HQ)………. : 02
Addl.CPFC-I…………. : 10
Addl.CPFC-II………… : 15
RPFC-I……………… : 59
RPFC-II…………….. : 226
APFC……………….. : 540

Scheme :-

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.


#General English

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

( Refer The Hindu &Indian express + TMH CSAT Manual Vocabulary portion )

#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 ( Refer R.S AGGARWAL – Quantative Aptitude )

14. General Mental Abilities ( Refer RS Aggarwal Reasoning Aptitude )

15. Social Security in India

Note :- All topics reference links is activated click on topics name to study/download materials

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