UPSC EPFO APFC 2023 Notification, Vacancy, Exam Date, Age & More

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UPSC EPFO APFC 2023 Notification will be released! The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is known for conducting some of the most coveted examinations in the country. One of them is the examination for the recruitment of an Assistant Provident Fund Commissioner in the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO).

  • This exam is widely known as the UPSC EPFO APFC examination. 
  • The exam dates are expected to be released with the official notification.
  • The selection of candidates for the said post is expected to be done on the basis of a Recruitment Test followed by an Interview.
  • The selected candidates are expected to be entitled to the 8th Pay Matrix Level of the 7th CPC.

The important aspects of the UPSC EPFO APFC Exam can be summarised in the form of a table given below.

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UPSC EPFO APFC Latest Updates

12th August 2022: UPSC EPFO Final Result Out

The UPSC has declared the EPFO final result for the post of Enforcement Officer/Accounts Officer. Candidates can download the result through the EPFO website or use the direct link given below.

Download UPSC EPFO Final Result

9th June 2022: UPSC EPFO Interview Schedule Out!

The UPSC has released the EPFO Interview Schedule for the shortlisted candidates. The interview will be conducted between 4th July 2022 to 1st August 2022. For the detailed interview, schedule refer to the notice attached below.

Download UPSC EPFO Interview Schedule

UPSC EPFO APFC Exam 2023 Highlights

Name of Organization

Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO)

Exam Conducting Body

Union Public Service Commission

Post Name Assistant Provident Fund Commissioner (APFC)

Total Vacancy

To be Released

Notification Release DateTo be relea To be Released

Last Date to Apply

To be Released

Admit Card Release Date

To be Released

Exam Date

To be Released

Mode of Application

Online

Selection Process Written Test followed by interview

Language of Exam

Hindi and English

Job Location Pan India 

Marking Scheme (Expected)

  • Correct Answer: 1 mark
  • Negative marking: ⅓ rd mark of the assigned mark

UPSC EPFO 2020-21 Notification Download PDF

Note: This is the previous year's notification, the new notification for UPSC EPFO APFC will be updated here as and when released.

UPSC EPFO APFC Vacancy

The vacant count for UPSC EPFO APFC will be released along with the official notification of UPSC EPFO APFC Recruitment 2023. The previous year, the total number of vacancies available for the post of Enforcement Officer was 421. These vacancies were subject to category-wise reservation. The candidates can have a look at the category-wise distribution of the total vacancies in the table given below.

Sr. No.

Category

Vacancies

2021  2023

1.

Unreserved

168

To be Announced

2.

ST

33

To be Announced

3.

SC

62

To be Announced

4.

OBC

116

To be Announced

5.

EWS

42

To be Announced

Total

421

To be Announced

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How to Apply Online for UPSC EPFO APFC Exam?

The candidates can apply online for UPSC EPFO APFC Exam by submitting an online application form. The said process can be done in the following below given steps.

Direct Link to Apply for UPSC EPFO APFC Recruitment 2023

(The link will be available as and when active)

  1. Click on the direct application link given above.
  2. The candidates need to register by entering all the relevant educational and personal details.
  3. The candidates need to upload the documents in the prescribed format.
  4. Proceed towards application fee payment and make the final submission.
  5. The application form should be printed or the application number must be noted down for future reference.

UPSC EPFO APFC Application Fee (Expected)

The candidates belonging to SC/ST/PH category and all the female candidates are exempted. All other candidates will have to pay the application fee of Rs. 25/-. The fees can be paid by remitting the money to a nearby SBI bank in cash. The candidates can also use net banking and credit/debit card.

Category

Application Fee

SC/ST/PH/Women candidates

Rs. 0/-

All others

Rs. 25/-

UPSC EPFO APFC Eligibility Criteria (Expected)

The candidates need to satisfy some basic UPSC EPFO APFC Eligibility Criteria in order to be considered for the selection process. Each criterion has been explained below.

A. Nationality

The interested candidate must mandatorily be a citizen of India in order to be eligible for this post. If not, the candidate can be still considered eligible if he/she is either:

  • a subject of Nepal/Bhutan
  • a Tibetan refugee settled permanently in India (since 1962).
  • a person of Indian origin settled permanently in India from countries like Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Burma, Vietnam, and other East African countries.

B. Age Limit

The upper age limit for the post is 35 years whereas the minimum age limit for UPSC EPFO APFC is not specified.

UPSC EPFO APFC Age Relaxation

There are some relaxations that are being provided to some of the categories. Have a look at the table below for UPSC EPFO APFC Age relaxation criteria.

Category 

Age Relaxation

SC/ST

5 years

OBC

3 years

Employees of EPFO

5 years

Ex-servicemen & Commissioned Officers including ECOs/SSCOs

5 years

Central/UT Government servants

5 years

PWD

10 years

C. Education

The candidate must possess a Bachelor's degree (any subject). Candidates having the following qualification will be preferred.

Mandatory Qualification

  • Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline

Desired Qualification 

  • An experience of two years in Administration/Accounts/Legal Matters in any government or private organization (listed) 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Law
  • Integrated Five years Degree in Law
  • Masters in Business Administration
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Management
  • Company Secretary
  • Chartered Accountants
  • Cost and Management Accountant

Note: In the case of candidates belonging to SC and ST, the qualifications supporting the claim of experience are relaxable at the discretion of the UPSC if at any stage of selection, there are not enough candidates to fill up the vacancies reserved for them. The qualifications are also relaxable in the case of candidates otherwise well qualified.

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UPSC EPFO APFC Selection Process (Expected)

The selection for the post of Enforcement Officer will be done on the basis of a two-stage process. The first stage will consist of a Recruitment Test which will be a pen & paper test. The candidates must note that the Recruitment Test will be conducted only in case of an overwhelming number of applications being received by the commission. The candidates will eventually face the final interview.

  1. Recruitment Test (RT)
  2. Interview

If the Recruitment Test is conducted, the candidate will have to achieve a minimum level of suitability in both of these stages, which will be decided by the commission.

UPSC EPFO Exam Weightage (Expected)

Exam Stage

Weightage

Recruitment Test (Stage-1)

75%

Interview (Stage-2)

25%

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UPSC EPFO APFC Syllabus (Expected)

The candidates can have an overlook at the subjects from which the questions will be asked in the Recruitment Test. The candidates need to study the following nine subjects thoroughly:

  1. General English
  2. Social Security in India
  3. Industrial Relations & Labour Laws.
  4. Current Events and Developmental Issues.
  5. Indian Polity & Economy.
  6. General Mental Ability & Quantitative Aptitude.
  7. Indian Freedom Struggle.
  8. General Science & knowledge of Computer applications.
  9. General Accounting Principles.

The candidates can have a look at theUPSC EPFO Syllabus for more details.

UPSC EPFO APFC Exam Pattern 2023 (Expected)

The UPSC has stated the following scheme of examination for the Recruitment Test.

  • The RT will consist of Multiple Choice Objective Type Questions.
  • The entire duration of the RT will be 120 minutes.
  • The exam will be conducted for 100 marks.
  • All questions will carry the same amount of marks.
  • A negative marking of 1/3rd of the marks assigned will be applicable for every wrong answer.
  • No such penalty will be applicable for unattempted questions.

UPSC EPFO APFC Exam Pattern 2023

Section

Subject

Marks

Section A

General English

100 Marks

Section B

Indian Culture, Heritage. Freedom Movements & Current Events

Population, Development & Globalization

Governance & Indian Constitution

Accounting, Auditing, Industrial Relations, Labor Laws & Insurance

General Science, Basic Computer Knowledge

Elementary Maths, General Mental Ability & Statistics

Social Security in India

Current trends in the Indian Economy

Candidates can check UPSC EPFO APFC Exam Pattern here!

UPSC EPFO APFC Exam Date 2023

UPSC EPFO Events UPSC EPFO APFC Exam Dates 2023
UPSC EPFO Official Notification September 2023 (Expected)
UPSC EPFO Apply Online To be notified
UPSC EPFO Admit Card 2023 Release Date To be notified
UPSC EPFO Exam 2023 To be notified
UPSC EPFO Results 2023 To be notified
UPSC EPFO Interview 2023 To be notified

How to Download UPSC EPFO APFC Admit Card?

The Authorities have released the UPSC EPFO APFC Admit Card. The aspirants can use the following steps to do so.

Step 1: Go to the official website of UPSC.

Step 2: The candidate needs to find the "Admit Cards" section and click on the link for the admit card for the said post.

Step 3: Enter your login credentials.

Step 4: The e-admit card will appear, download it.

Step 5: Take a print on clean white paper.

UPSC EPFO APFC Exam Centres (Expected)

The UPSC EPFO APFC examination will be conducted in the following cities:

Ahmedabad 

Tirupati 

Imphal

Chandigarh

Patna 

Prayagraj (Allahabad)

Ghaziabad 

Itanagar

Madurai

Kochi 

Agartala

Thiruvananthapuram 

Bareilly 

Jorhat

Panaji (Goa)

Bengaluru 

Bhopal 

Gurugram

Raipur

Ranchi 

Shillong 

Mumbai 

Delhi

Udaipur

Visakhapatnam

Lucknow 

Kolkata

Dispur

Faridabad

Gautam Budh Nagar 

PortBlair

Cuttack

Hyderabad

Chennai 

Aizawl

Gangtok 

Jammu

Jaipur 

Nagpur 

Sambalpur

kohima

Dharwad

Srinagar 

Dehradun 

Shimla 

UPSC EPFO APFC Answer Key

The UPSC will release the answer key soon after the examinations. The answer key will include all the correct responses to the objective-type questions asked in the exam. The candidates can download the answer key from theUPSC Answer Key section of the official website.

UPSC EPFO Cut Off Marks

The candidates who will score marks greater than the Cut off marks qualify for the next stage. The UPSC EPFO Cut off marks change each year due to the various factors which influence it. As soon as the UPSC declares the cut-off marks, the aspirants can check them on the Cut-Off Marks section on the official website.

UPSC EPFO Cut Off Marks 2017

Category 

Recruitment Test (Out of 300)

Interview (Out of 100)

Final Cut Off

General 

160.00

50

237.50

OBC

142.00

45

219.72

SC

128.50

40

194.25

ST

133.00

40

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How to check UPSC EPFO APFC Results?

The final result will be declared by the UPSC in the form of a merit list. The merit list will consist of the name and number of all the successfully selected candidates.

Direct Link To Check The Final Result – Click Here

*Note: The link will be activated after the declaration of the result.

  1. Candidates must click the direct result link given above.
  2. The candidate will find the name and roll number of the selected candidates.
  3. The candidates need to search for their number/name on the list. If it appears, you have been qualified.
  4. Alternatively, the candidates can visit the UPSC Official Website and click on the "Final result" under Exam-Related Info.
  5. Repeat steps 2 & 3.

UPSC EPFO APFC Salary and Job Profile 2023 (Expected)

According to the 7th CPC, the pay scale of EPFO officers is Rs. 9300-34800/- which falls under Level 8 in the Pay Matrix. The salary of an EPFO officer ranges from Rs. 43,600-55,200/-. The officer will also enjoy the benefits of several allowances like insurance, medical facility, provident fund and loan facility, gratuity, etc. 

The UPSC EPFO APFC job profile includes the following: 

  1. To look into the areas of Accounts, Enforcement, Recovery, Legal, Administration Cash, Pension, and Computer.
  2. To take care of MIS returns, general administration, inquiry settlement of claims and other issues, Maintenance of the cash book, and reconciliation of the bank statement.
  3. Conducting surveys as and when required.
  4. Attending the prosecution cases. 

UPSC EPFO APFC Posting 

The candidates recruited for the post of Enforcement Officer and Accounts Officer under UPSC EPFO can be posted anywhere in India. The posting will be decided after the final merit list is out, and the candidates will know about it through the call/offer/allotment letter after the entire selection process is complete. 

UPSC EPFO APFC Preparation Tips

The candidates who are appearing for UPSC EPFO APFC recruitment for the first time must be confused about what to study and not to study and how to prepare for the written examination. Following are a few tips that will help you through the process of preparation for your exam:

  • The first and most important step is to go through the Syllabus and Exam Pattern as you will know exactly what to study and how much to study. Since you will know the type of questions asked, the marks weightage, the number of questions from each subject/topic etc. it will be easy for you to prepare. 
  • Now according to the exam pattern, make a list of all the important topics, the topics with more marks weightage and the topics that you feel are difficult. If you focus more on these topics, rather than the topics that are not even in the syllabus or which are rarely asked, then you have the probability of scoring more marks. 
  • With the list that you prepared, make a study plan for yourself because regular practice is a must. You must practice each and every day to maintain the rhythm and flow of study. 
  • Once you have thoroughly studied all the subjects and topics then start solving the previous year's question papers and start giving mock tests as soon as possible. Evaluate your performance on the basis of these tests and strategize your preparations accordingly.
  • Time management is the utmost important key to acing any competitive exam. Time yourself while solving the previous year's question papers. Try hard to enhance your speed while keeping in mind the accuracy as well. 
  • Following current affairs is a must practice for all UPSC EPFO APFC aspirants. Read a newspaper daily, if possible read one Hindi and one English newspaper daily, and make notes of the important subjects. Even while studying other subjects you must practice making notes, so that you can quickly revise them when in need.

Hopefully, this article on the UPSC EPFO APFC was informative as well as useful for all the aspirants. The candidates must start preparing for the exam and can also start practising the UPSC EPFO Previous Year Papers. Solving the previous year's papers can help aspirants get an idea regarding the actual exam. If the aspirants are looking for appropriate study material they can download the PrepForSure App for free.