APFC EPFO 2016 Eligibility, Syllabus, Expected Cutoff and Preparation Tips

APFC EPFO 2016 Result Out. Exam Analysis and Expected Cutoff. Vacancies, Eligibility(Age & Education), Pay Scale, Duties, Pattern, Syllabus, Expected Cutoff and Preparation Tips.

UPSC EPGO Assistant Provident Fund Commissioner 2016: Check Results

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UPSC has released results for 170 posts of ASSISTANT  PROVIDENT FUND  COMMISSIONER (APFC), EPFO. You can check the results below.

apfc epfo results pdf

Click here to view EPFO APFC 2016 Result.

UPSC  EPFO APSC 2016 Exam Analysis and Expected Cutoff.

Click here to read EPFO APFC Exam Analysis and Expected Cutoff 

The Assistant Provident Fund Commissioners exam (APFC) for recruitment to fill up 100 vacancies in Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) will be conducted by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) in first week of January 2016.

Click here for official notification PDF

Date and Day of Exam : 10th January 2016 (Sunday)

Time of Exam: 10.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon.

APFC EPFO 2016 Vacancies

Total Vacancies: 170 (GEN 78 SC-24, ST-14, OBC-54 )

APFC EPFO 2016 Eligibility

1. Age Limit

The age of the candidate should be less than or equal to 35 years as on normal closing date. (add +5 for SC/ST, +3 for OBC, +5 for Central/UT Govt /EPFO Employees).

2. Educational Qualifications

  • Required Qualification: Degree of recognized University or equivalent.
  • Desired Qualification: Diploma in Company Law/ Labour Laws/ Public Administration.

APFC EPFO 2016 Duties:

As an Assistant Provident Fund Commissioner you will 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.

All recruited candidates will be on probation period of one year.

APFC EPFO 2016 Exam Pattern

(a) Written Test will consist of multiple type questions. Duration of test will be 2 hours.

(b) The test will be conducted both in English and Hindi language.

(c) There will be negative marking for wrong answers. For every wrong answer 1/3rd (one third) marks will be deducted from your overall score. However if no answer is marked for a question, 0 marks will be awarded for it.

(d) Candidates who pass the objective test will be subjected to an Interview.

APFC EPFO 2016 Syllabus

  • General English: To evaluate basic reading and comprehensive English.
  • Current Affairs
  • Indian Culture, Heritage and Freedom Movement
  • Population, Development and Globalization
  • Governance and Constitution of India
  • Present trends in Indian Economy
  • Accounting and Auditing, Industrial Relations, Labour Laws, Insurance
  • Basic knowledge of Computer applications, General Science
  • Elementary Mathematics, Statistics and General Mental Ability
  • Social Security in India

Expected Cutoff for APFC EPFO 2016.

Please refer the following table for expected cutoffs for APFC EPFO 2016:

Category UR OBC SC ST PH(Ortho) PH (Hearing)
Cutoff Marks 62-65 59-62 55-58 52-54 49-52 45-47

Preparation Tips for APFC EPFO 2016

  1. Go through the entire syllabus once and digest the topics given.
  2. For General English section, focus on Reading Comprehension. There will be atleast 2 RC passages. Try and get 100% accuracy and attempt in them. Click here to read how to crack Reading Comprehension 
  3. Do not fret much about Vocabulary questions, as you are more prone to commit mistakes in that. If you are 100% sure about the answer, only then attempt questions from Vocabulary.
  4. Start Reading Newspaper Daily. (Economic Times and/or The Hindu). Reading Newspapers will not only result in better English and improved understanding of Polity/Economy, it will also help you increase your reading speed. Click here to increase your Reading Speed now. 
  5. For preparation of current affairs, read Pratiyogita Darpan and also follow MockBank’s Current Affairs 
  6. Reading the newspaper would suffice for Polity and Indian Economy.
  7. Mock Tests will not only help you understand the exam pattern and difficulty level of questions better, they will also help you analyse your weak areas and improve upon them.
  8. Talk to an expert: talking to an expert gives you surprising insights that go a long way in ensuring your selection.
  9. Do not have an Expert? Well Click here to enroll for MockBank’s test packages for EPFO APFC starting @ Rs 199 onl and get mock tests along with mentorship sessions with our expert!

Friends we hope you found the above information useful for APFC EPFO 2016 examination. If you have any questions/queries, please feel free to ask them in the comments section below and we will be glad to answer them for you. All the best!


  1. How frequently this exam is conducted and when it will be conducted in 2017 or later. And how we can check the exam date uploaded by UPSC.

  2. This is my 1st attempt for epfo exam ..so may clear some queries i have ? Is there any separate cutoff for different subject or overall cutoff ?

  3. Dear Sir,
    Good Day

    Would be grateful if u could elaborate what does “desired qualification” means????
    If someone is graduate without having above mentioned desired qualifications, will he be able to appear for the examination???? Will this desired qualification be taken into account during his interview session, I mean will this factor lead to his nullification or what..?????

    Thanking in anticipation.

    Best Regards.

  4. Can you help me with the number of qs nd marks in each section in the apfc 2015 exam. If you can plz mention the expected sectional cut off. Exams are over head

  5. We are sorry Jovana for the mistake. Thanks alot for pointing it out. We appreciate your help and prompt response. Apologies again.
    This exam will be a written exam and we have done the necessary corrections.

  6. I asked about APFC EPFO 2016 exam and not andhra bank. The above article is about APFO, then from where did this andhra bank thing come up.

  7. It was not mentioned anywhere in the notification that the exam would be conducted online. Then how are you telling that the exam would be conducted in online mode and not in offline mode.

  8. Sir I went through the UPSC Website…..But I was unable to apply for Assistant Post – EPFO (Employees Provident Fund Organization)….Can you please guide me how to apply?

  9. when to download hall ticket for APFC?? I didnt get any intimation mail of any kind from the respective authority.

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