UPSC APFC Exam Pattern Syllabus | Assistant Provident Fund Commissioner

Latest UPSC APFC Exam Pattern Syllabus 2015 – 16 | UPSC Assistant Provident Fund Commissioner Exam Pattern and Syllabus 2015
As we know that Union Public Service Commission conducts recruitment each year for the posts of UPSC Assistant Provident Fund Commissioners in Employees Provident Fund Organisation, Ministry of Labour & Employment. This year also UPSC is conducting recruitment for the UPSC APFC vacancies. But many candidates who are applying online for the post of Assistant Provident Fund Commissioner are unaware of the Latest Exam Pattern and Syllabus of UPSC APFC Post. So in this post, we will tell you the New Exam Pattern and Syllabus of UPSC Assistant Provident Fund Commissioner.

UPSC APFC Exam Pattern Syllabus

UPSC APFC Examination is conducted in 2 phases:

  • Written Examination
  • Interview

The Written Examination of UPSC APFC is of objective type nature carrying 100 marks.

Interview will carry 100 marks for all the shortlisted candidates from the Written Exam.

UPSC APFC Syllabus 2015

The UPSC APFC Written Examination is conducted both in English and Hindi Medium. The Syllabus of UPSC APFC comprises of two major areas: General English and General Studies

The purpose of including General English in written examination is to test the Candidate’s basic understanding of the English Language and Vocabulary

The General Studies will cover the following main topics:

Current Events

Indian Culture and Heritage

Freedom Movements of India

Questions on Population

Development and Globalization

Governance and Constitution of India

Present Trends going on in Indian Economy

Accountancy and Auditing

Industrial Relations and Labor Laws

Insurance Questions

Basic Knowledge of Computer Applications

General Science

Elementary Mathematics


General Mental Abilities

Disclaimer: UPSC reserves the right to change the UPSC APFC Exam Pattern Syllabus any time. So candidates are advised to keep visiting official website of UPSC to stay in tuned with UPSC APFC Exam Pattern Syllabus Updates

Also Check:
UPSC APFC Admit Card 2015 Notification
UPSC APFC Previous Year Question Papers


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  1. Sir my date of birth is 02.07.1980, sir please tell me whether I am eligible for the UPSC Assistant Provident Fund Commissioner Exam 2015??.

    1. No Suman as your age should be 35 years as on last date for receipt of application which is 9-07-2015 but your date of birth is on 02-07-2015.

      1. But sir in some pages I saw candidate should be below 35 yrs as on 01.07.2015….So what is the real date 1st july or 9th july , should be counted!!!

      2. But I read in few pages(govt. job alert) that candidates should be below 35 yrs as on 1st july…So what is the real date 1st july or 9th july??? confused!!…Plz give me authentic information..

        1. Suman, Your Age should not be exceeding 35 years as on normal closing date. Since the normal closing date is 9 july 2015 and your date of birth is 2 July 2015. That means your age exceeds 35 years on normal closing date

  2. Sir,
    This year’s notification mentions only interviews for APFC. Could you please throw some light on the type questions generally asked? also will there b any sort of GD or just PI?

    1. Common Questions which are generally aksed are:
      1. Are you sure you will leave SBI if you get EPFO?(repeated this 3 times)
      2. what is the most unique feature of Indian constitution
      3. article 17
      4. how to use the present day buildings covered by glass panels for extracting energy?
      5. In a clock showroom why all the clocks show the time 10:10
      6. what is the angle between them?
      7. what are diamond, ruby and emerald are made up of?
      8. what is the chemical name of ruby?
      Member 1:
      1. what is the basis for organization of states in India?( this question based on candidate’s Andhra background which is the first state to be formed on linguistic lines)
      2. which committee recommended that?
      3. then y still there r demands for new states?
      4. can we emulate American model of organizing states(based on geography) and its implications
      5.what is the problem with Nagaland insurgency? why is their demand?
      Member 2:
      1. who invented Google
      2. expand HTML
      3. expand HTTP and FTP and what is the difference between them
      4. what is CACP (w.r.t agriculture)
      5. for how many crops will it announce MSP?
      6.what is the difference between SAP and EBP?
      7.what is PSS (w.r.t agriculture.. I thought he asked PSS instead of PDS)

  3. Dear Admin,
    Can you tell us in which month would the UPSC possibly conduct this examination. The tentative month/date would help us in laying out a preparation schedule.
    Thanks in advance.

    1. Exam Dates are still not released by UPSC. Kindly Wait for Notification regarding exam dates

  4. – respected sir, could you please tell me that the desirable qualification is must or not. am i eligible for applying?

    1. i did my MA in pol science

    2. Any Graduation Degree will be applicable for this post

  5. Respected sir, could you please tell me about my qualification is B.Sc Computers so I

    1. Any Graduate can apply for this post

  6. sir fully syllabus given me

  7. Hello Admn,
    From where i can get the previous years papers for this post or sample papers.
    Thanks & Regards

    1. You can visit the official website of UPSC or can purchase book from the market containing APFC Previous Year and Sample Papers

  8. Please get me the current syllabus for APFC/UPSC 2015 Exam.

  9. please provide the latest and updated Syllabus for APFC/UPSC 2015 exam

    1. It will be released soon by UPSC. We will upload very soon once it will be released by UPSC

      1. plz tell me is there any age relaxation for obc.. plz tell how to get books regarding this apfc.. i am ready to buy

  10. sir
    i have done (finance) and pursuing CA final
    i have completed CA inter in 2012
    will this be ok to apply for the same post

  11. Is there only interview or written
    & interview…….

    1. There will be written exam + inetrview

  12. Rituparna Chatterjee

    I am graduate in English(H).Am I illigible for APFC Exam?

    1. Applicant with any graduation degree can apply

  13. Dear Sir,
    I have applied first time for APFC under UPSC. I want to know about which type of questions has come on written examination because i have comleted MBA in HR. i had listen as per candidate choice of paper in this examination. Please suggest me. Thanks,
    Nawlesh Singh
    Cont:- 9016197330
    [email protected]

  14. respected sir,
    can u tell me exam date for the post..we to check for the site daily for exam date..

    1. Exam Date has not been out yet. It will be released soon by UPSC

  15. Gud afternoon sir/Mam( Admin)
    I have applied first time APFC Post when exam will going to conduct and what actual syllabus is giving and any negative marks r there what is exam time duration plz reply in detail.
    Thank you.
    With regards
    Applicant MIRZA SIRAJ BAIG

    1. Time duration will be of 2 hours ..and there will be 100 questions in two sections. Yes ofcourse there will be negative marking

  16. dear sir is it mandatory to upload edu. documents, when making a reg. on upsc website.

  17. Hi Sir,
    Will there be any weitage for experience in interview ? In past i worked for an MNC (pvt). Can you pls update me sir.
    Thanks in advance.

  18. Dear sir, my date of birth is 26 Aug 1980. Am i eligible for this post. My age is 34 yrs and 10 months and 13days as on the last date. Please clarify me, Thanks in advance.

  19. Sir please tell me the nature of duty of this post (APFC).

  20. Sir, will we be informed or intimated about the exam through e-mail or through sms?? Are they also conducting written exam or they will be just interview for APFC

  21. sir, i have not downloaded my online application form and the last date is over. pl advice.

  22. i want to know UPSC APFC syllabus is it single paper comprised of 100 questions.
    and how much section of english out of 100 questions. and what type of english questions are there.
    and whats the major sections where questions framed for this exam.
    pls also update about exam date.

  23. good morning sir/madam
    i have completed BALLB in 2014 and Labour law was one of the subject. i want to ask you that Am i eligible to appear for APFC examination?

  24. When the written for the exam take place ??

  25. Sir,
    Pls tell me whether there will be 50% weightage of english and 50 % rest which includes general awareness, reasoning, computers, companies act, labor laws etc or exam pattern will be like 2012..thanks in advance sir..

  26. I am a candidate from West Bengal. How much there would be chances to be posted in West Bengal? Please reply me via e-mail id: [email protected]

  27. you are doing great job by replying most of the queries …keep it up…

  28. Visit UPSC APFC for detailed knowledge notes papers and free tests for APFC Exam

  29. is der any negative marking for apfc exam????do u hav any idea that when will be the exam of apfc???

  30. Dear Sir,
    Good morning this year I have nt filled APFC form….next when vacancies will notify.

  31. Please send a mail to me whenever admit cards issue…

  32. sir
    what is normal cut off for 2012 paper for general category..

  33. sir i have lost my registration number and password. then how can i download my e-admit card. sir please do me a favor ….

  34. How many cutt of in 2014

  35. dear sir,
    how are u

  36. sir, hw can i get the call letter ?

  37. sir i could not find anywhere , where it claims that two section i.e English and general studies would be of 50-50 marks each.
    could you please mention the source where the exact syllabus and their weightage are given.

  38. dear sir/madam,
    please provide me apfc syllabus on my mail because i have no idea which types question i should prepare of exam? and my exam date is 10 jan 2016.

  39. dear sir
    please tell me the time allotted for the exam
    of APFC for paper 1 of 100 marks

  40. my application printout is missplaced what can i do?

  41. sir I am eighteen years old and will be graduated at the age of 19 so can I apply for the post?

  42. When is the next apfc exam….

    1. May be they will release new notification at the end of this year or at the start of next year

  43. When is the next apfc exam….?

  44. Sir,
    I am holding the qualification of BA with 43% marks and pursuing the PG diploma in IRPM.
    Can i apply for Asst Labour Commissioner

  45. sir, i m a physical handicapped candidate .i m unable to write ,so there is any provision of scribe in upsc apfc. plz do let me know all the important information.

  46. Sir hello
    Please tell me apfc ki new vacancy kb tk aa rhi h aur iske exam ki prepration kaise kiya jaye
    Pls reply sir

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