UPSC APFC Notification 2023 – Exam Date, Exam pattern, Qualification, Eligibility and Salary

UPSC APFC Notification 2023 | UPSC APFC Exam date 2023 | UPSC APFC Exam pattern | UPSC APFC Qualification | UPSC APFC Eligibility | UPSC APFC Salary in 2023


UPSC APFC Notification 2023 has been announced by the UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) under the Recruitment Special Advertisement No 51/2023. This UPSC APFC Advertisement invites all graduates to serve as the Assistant Provident Fund Commissioner for 159 vacancies under the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation, Ministry of Labour and Employment.

UPSC APFC Notification 2023 – Check official Exam date

On 25th February 2023, UPSC announced a vacancy for Assistant Provident Fund Commissioner Under Vacancy No. 23025102725. There is a total of One hundred fifty-nine vacancies for the post of APFC in the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation, Ministry of Labour & Employment. The details of the notification are as follows –

Post NameAssistant Provident Fund Commissioner (APFC)
Notified byUnion Public Service Commission
Number of
Total Vacancies
QualificationEssential Qualification
– Degree from a recognised University or Equivalent
Desirable Qualification
– Diploma in Company Law/Labour Laws/ Public Administration
Age Limit35 years
Pay ScaleLevel 10 in the Pay Matrix as per the 7th CPC
Probation Period2 year
Official Website
Notification Download LinkCLICK HERE
Last Date to Apply17 March 2023
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Exam dateJuly 2, 2023

UPSC APFC Exam Date 2023

UPSC has already published the calendar 2023-24 for different exams. Please check UPSC Calendar here. So, Most probably, the UPSC will take the APFC and EO/AO Examinations on the reserved dates in 2023. The most probable exam date for UPSC APFC is either 02 July 2023 or 20 August 2023.

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UPSC APFC Exam Pattern

The selection process for Assistant Provident Fund Commissioner has two stages – 1. Recruitment Test and 2. Interview. The weightage in the ratio of 75:25 will be accorded for marks in Recruitment Test and for marks in the Interview for determining the final merit in the instant recruitment case.

UPSC APFC Recruitment Test

The recruitment test will be 120 objective-type questions with multiple choices of answers. All questions carry equal marks and the medium of the test will be both Hindi and English. There will be a penalty for wrong answers. 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.

Name of the TestRecruitment Test
Mode of the TestOffline (Pen & Paper Mode)
Number of Questions120
Type of QuestionsObjective Type – Multiple choice
Total Duration2 hours
Medium of the TestHindi and English
Negative Marking1/3rd
Total Marks100

UPSC APFC Interview

After qualifying Recruitment Test, the qualified students will call for Interview. The Interview will be of 100 marks.

Total Marks100 marks
minimum cut-off marks
UR – 50 marks
OBC – 45 marks
SC/ST/PH – 40 marks

UPSC APFC Eligibility and Qualification

The essential qualification to apply for UPSC APFC Recruitment 2023 is only a degree from a recognised university or equivalent. However, students who possess a diploma in company law or labour law or public administration are desirable.

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UPSC APFC Salary in 2023

UPSC APFC is one of the highest-paying government jobs in India. It has a pay scale of Level – 10 in the Pay Matrix as per the 7th CPC. in 2023, an Assistant Provident Fund Commissioner’s salary is around ₹1Lakh.

Pay Level10
Basic Pay₹15,600 – ₹39,100
Grade Pay₹5400
Basic Pay₹56,100 – ₹1,77,500
AllowancesDearness Allowance, House Rent Allowance
Travel Allowances, Leave Travel Concession
Central gov health services
Fixed Medical allowance
Group Insurance
Gross Salary₹1,11,966
Salary in Hand₹97,511

FAQs on UPSC APFC Exam 2023

who can prepare for UPSC APFC Exam?

Anyone who is a graduate can prepare for UPSC APFC Exam.

what is the in-hand salary of APFC in EPFO?

The In-Hand salary of APFC is ₹97,511 as per 2023 data.

How many questions will ask in the APFC Recruitment test 2023?

There will be 120 Objective type questions with multiple answers.

What are the total marks for the Recruitment test of the UPSC APFC exam?

There are a total of 100 marks in the recruitment test of the UPSC APFC exam.

What is the selection procedure for UPSC EPFO APFC?

the selection procedure of UPSC EPFO APFC consists of two stages: 1. recruitment test and 2. Interview

what is the age limit for the APFC exam?

the age limit for a UR candidate is below 35 years.

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Last updated: August 17, 2023 Updated on 8:13 AM