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EPFO APFC Exam 2023 Study Material and Chapterwise Notes


EPFO (Employees' Provident Fund Organisation) conducts the APFC (Assistant Provident Fund Commissioner) exam to recruit eligible candidates for the post of Assistant Provident Fund Commissioner.

The selection process of the EPFO APFC exam typically consists of a written examination followed by an interview. The written examination is objective in nature and consists of multiple-choice questions from various subjects such as General English, General Studies, Indian Polity, Economy and Accountancy, Industrial Relations & Labour Laws and General Science.

Candidates who clear the written examination are then called for the interview round. The final selection of candidates is based on their performance in the written examination and interview.

To apply for the EPFO APFC exam, candidates must have a bachelor's degree from a recognized university. The age limit for the exam is typically between 18 to 35 years, although this may vary depending on the recruitment notification.

On 25 February 2023 the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) released the notification for the selection of the candidates for the post of Enforcement Officer (EO), Accounts Officer (AO), and for the post of Assistant Provident Fund Commissioner (APFC).

The commission will conduct UPSC EPFO APFC Exam 2023 for the recruitment of the candidates followed by an written exam and interview round.


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UPSC EPFO 2023 Notification

As per the short notice released, a total of 577 vacancies shall be filled for 2023. Out of the total, 418 vacancies are for the post of Enforcement Officers (EO)/ Accounts Officer (AO), and the remaining 159 vacancies are for Assistant Provident Fund Commissioners (APFC). But there has been no official announcement yet.

UPSC EPFO registration will start on 25 February 2023 and the last date for application would be 17 March 2023, as per a short notice.

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The written Exam expected date - 02.07.2023 (SUNDAY)

UPSC EPFO APFC Eligibility Criteria 2023

All the candidates must ensure that they have gone through the UPSC EPFO eligibility criteria 2023 to know about the educational qualification, age limit, nationality, etc. Candidates will not be able to proceed to submit the UPSC EPFO application form if they do not fulfill the eligibility criteria. The eligibility criteria for UPSC EPFO 2023 recruitment are as follows:

Nationality for UPSC EPFO Exam

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:

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

UPSC EPFO Educational Qualification

Candidates must have a Bachelor’s Degree in any stream from any recognized university.

Desirable Qualification for UPSC EPFO APFC Post

If a candidate has the following qualification, then it will be advantageous. 

  • Diploma in Company Law/Labour Laws/Public Administration. 


The age limit for UPSC EPFO for EO/AO and APFC posts vary as given below in the table. 


Age Limit

UPSC EPFO Enforcement Officer/Accounts Officer (EO/AO)

30 years

UPSC EPFO Assistant Provident Fund Commissioner (APFC)

35 years

The candidates are also given age relaxation as per their category. The age relaxation criteria has been mentioned below. 

UPSC EPFO Age Relaxation


Upper Age Relaxation


5 Years


3 Years

Employees of EPFO

5 Years

PH (Gen)

10 Years


13 Years


15 Years

UPSC EPFO APFC Exam Pattern 2023

  1. The UPSC EPFO APFC written exam is an objective type with multiple-choice questions.

  2. The duration of the exam is 2 hours with the exam medium of both English and Hindi.

  3. There shall be negative marking for the exam.

  4. For every incorrect answer, 1/3rd mark shall be deducted.

Note- Weightage in the ratio of 75:25 will be accorded for marks in Recruitment Test and for marks in Interview for determining the final merit in the instant recruitment case.

The syllabus of the Test broadly comprises the following topics :

Sections Subject Name Marks Duration of Test
Section A General English 300 Marks 2 Hours
Section B Indian Culture, Heritage and Freedom Movements, and Current Events
Population, Development, and Globalization
Governance and Constitution of India
Present Trends in Indian Economy
Accounting and Auditing, Industrial Relations, Labor Laws, Insurance
Basic knowledge of Computer applications, General Science
Elementary Mathematics, Statistics, and General Mental Ability
Social Security in India

EPFO APFC Exam revised syllabus pdf downoad

Weightage: Recruitment Test (RT) and Interview carry weightage in the ratio of 75:25 for the candidates shortlisted based on Recruitment Test (RT) and qualify in the interview.

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