Assistant Provident Fund Commissioner (APFC) in 
Employee Provident Fund Organization (EPFO)
Examination 2015 : Cut-off Marks
Advt No. 52/2015 , Vacancy No. 15065201720 , Examination held on 10.01.2016 ]
Recruitment Test for Recruitment to 170 posts.

* Total number of candidates appeared in RT is 163316.
* Total number of candidates appeared category wise:
Gen -  78760
OBC - 50302
SC - 27102
ST - 7152
TOTAL No of candidates 163316

* Total number of candidates finally selected in different categories.
GEN 71*
OBC 61**
SC 24***
ST 14
TOTAL No of candidates 170

* 07 OBC candidates have been recommended against unreserved vacancies.

CUT-OFF MARKS APFC 2015 (Written exam/objective type mcq and interview)
Minimum level of suitability of marks in the Recruitment Test:

APFC Written cut-off marks
General category / UR 66.5 Marks
OBC 60.5 Marks
SC 56.5 Marks
ST 54.5 Marks
PH (OH)  51.5 Marks
PH (HH) 44.5 Marks

APFC Interview cut-off marks
General/UR 50
OBC 45 
SC 40 
ST 40
No min cut-off for PH category.

APFC Final Selection Cut-off Marks
 General category / UR 268.37 
OBC 249.86 
SC 234.74 
ST 229.30 
PH (OH) 221.94 
PH (HH) 201.54

Highest marks obtained by candidates
General / UR 297.33
OBC 273.25
SC 260.81
ST 249.25

* Total marks of written examination were 100.
* Total marks of Interview were 100.

* Weightage of written marks and interview in the final result was 75:25.
* Reference * including 05 PH candidates. ** including 02 PH candidates. *** including 01 PH candidate.
* For all the candidates who appeared in Interview, marks have been calculated as follows;
{3 X (Actual Marks in Written # + 1 X Marks in Interview}

# Up to two significant digits after decimal.

18 Candidates selected from Career Quest in APFC 2015
Congratulations Officers!
Rank / Name of the successful candidate.


Contact Career Quest for:
# Study Material for APFC written exam 
# Interview Training program for APFC
Course Director: Sanjeev Kabeer

Career Quest Institute, Delhi
Ph. 09811299811, 09990840999
Email: studykit@gmail.com

Syllabus Question papers upsc epfo enforcement officers 2016


UPSC has declared recruitment of  Enforcement Officers/Accounts Officers in EPFO 
Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation, Ministry of Labour & Employment. 

No. of posts: 257 posts  (SC-30, ST-06, OBC-84 & UR-137) The posts are permanent. 

Pay Scale: Rs. 9,300- 34,800 (PB-2) + Rs. 4,600 (Grade Pay) (T.E. Rs.30,441/- Approx.) + TA and HRA as admissible. 

General Central Service Group ‘B’. 

Age*: 30 yrs.
*The age limit shown against all items is the normal age limit and the age is relaxable for SC/ST candidates upto 5 years and upto 3 years for OBC candidates in respect of vacancies reserved for them. SC/ST/OBC Candidates have to produce a caste certificate in prescribed proforma. 
*Age limit is also relaxable for Employees of the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation upto 5 years. 

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s Degree in any Subject. 

DUTIES: Duties of Enforcement Officer/ Accounts Officer inter alia are to 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/Administration : maintenance of Cash Book/Reconciliation of Bank statement : MIS returns etc. 

HQ : New Delhi. 
ANY OTHER CONDITIONS: The Officers recruited are liable to be posted any-where in India excluding Jammu & Kashmir. 



Candidates are requested to apply only Online against this advertisement on the Online Recruitment Application (ORA) website http://www.upsconline.nic.in

PROBATION : Two years. 

Examination: A pen & paper based Recruitment Test (RT) to short-list the candidates for Interview for recruitment to the posts of Enforcement Officers/Accounts Officers shall be conducted by the Commission. 

Scheme and syllabus for the Recruitment Test (RT) for the posts of Enforcement Officers/Accounts Officers  is as under:- 
Scheme of the RT: 
(i) The test will be of two hours duration and the medium of the test will be both Hindi and English (ii) The test will be an objective type with multiple choices of answers. 
(iii) All questions will carry equal marks. 
(iv) There will be penalty for wrong answer. 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.

Syllabus of the RT: 
The syllabus of the Test will broadly comprise the following topics :- 
i) General English- To evaluate candidate’s understanding of English language & workman – like use of words. 
ii) Indian Freedom Struggle. 
iii) Current Events and Developmental Issues. 
iv) Indian Polity & Economy. 
v) General Accounting Principles. 
vi) Industrial Relations & Labour Laws. 
vii) General Science & knowledge of Computer applications. 
viii) General Mental Ability & Quantitative Aptitude. 
ix) Social Security in India.

The date of the above RT will be intimated to the candidates in due course through Commission’s Website/Newspapers.

Study Material for written test: Complete study material for Enforcement Officers/Accounts Officers in Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation is available for Rs.5000 only in English medium. Please send the Demand Draft (DD) of Rs.5000 in favour of 'CAREER QUEST' and send by speed post or courier or by hand to Career Quest, Director, Career Quest Institute, M2, Himalika Commercial Complex, Behind UCO Bank, Dr. Mukherjee Nagar, Delhi -110009. Phone: 09811299811, 09990840999. 
Eligible candidates may pay the through their online banking to this account : 
Bank Of India Account Details :
IFSC Code: BKID0006062. A/c. No. - 606220110000178. Branch - Dr. Mukherjee Nagar, Delhi 

Study Material/Notes will be sent by speedpost or courier on given address. While sending DD, please send your name, address, phone number, email id, photograph and name of the post. If you pay online, please send us email mentioning all the details mentioned above. Our email id is: studykit@gmail.com

APFC INTERVIEW COACHING: APFC written result declared on 21 March

APFC written result declared on 21 March.
Career Quest starting special interview training program for APFC by Sanjeev Kabeer

Program: 8 lectures and 2 mock interview.

Batches starting on:
* 28 March at 10 am
 * 31 March at 6.30 pm
* Batches also commencing on 1 April, 11 April.

For enrollment, please Call 09811299811, 09990840999. Whatsapp 9990840999.
Career Quest, Dr Mukherjee Nagar, Delhi.

# In 2012 total 19 candidates got selected in APFC from Career Quest.

APFC INTERVIEW: How to prepare for EPFO-APFC Interview conducted by UPSC?

How to prepare for EPFO-APFC Interview is one of the most frequently asked question by the candidates. Considering the requirement of the aspirants Career Quest has come up with this article, which we hope, will be useful.

19 candidates got finally selected from Career Quest in APFC 2012 examination. This article is based on the topper’s input and mentor Mr Sanjeev Kabeer’s input.

About Exam:
Assistant Provident Fund Commissioner recruitment examination is conducted by UPSC. It was conducted on 10 January 2016. It was a 100 marks exam with 120 questions.
Expected cut off score is around 65. But all the candidates who have scored 60+ should start their interview preparation. Waiting for result to start interview preparation may not be good idea. UPSC generally starts interview process immediately (10-15 days) after the declaration of the result. This is very short span, so everyone who is serious ideally should start now. 

About Interview/ Personality Test:
RECRUITMENT TEST AND THE INTERVIEW MAY CARRY A 75:25 WEIGHTAGE FOR THOSE CANDIDATES SHORTLISTED OUT OF THE RECRUITMENT TEST AND THOSE WHO QUALIFY IN THE INTERVIEW. Though 25 % is less when compared to 50 % last time but it would still be quite critical in final selection.

Duration of Interview: Around 20 to 30 minutes

Venue of Interview: UPSC, New Delhi

Panel of Interview: A board consists of 4 or 5 members will take interview of the candidate which will be headed by UPSC member. Others may include retired bureaucrat, professor, one member from Labour ministry or EPFO. Though no one can predict who will be the board members but we can surely say that they will be competent, unbiased, positive and knowledgeable persons.

What UPSC say about Interview?
The candidate will be interviewed by a Board of competent and unbiased observers who will have before them a record of his/her career. The object of the Interview is to assess the personal suitability of the candidate for the Service. 

The candidate will be expected to have taken an intelligent interest not only in his/her subjects of academic study but also in events which are happening around him/her both within and outside his/her own state or country, as well as in modem currents of thoughts and in new discoveries which should rouse the curiosity of well educated youth.
The technique of the interview is not that of a strict cross examination, but of a natural, though directed and purposive conversation, intended to reveal mental qualities of the candidate. 

The Board will pay special attention to assessing the intellectual curiosity, critical powers of observation and assimilation, balance of judgment and alertness of mind, initiative, tact, capacity for leadership; the ability for social cohesion, mental and physical energy and powers of practical application; integrity of character; and other qualities. 

How to prepare for Personality Test/Interview?
“ One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation.” 

To get good score in Personality Test one need to consider all dimensions of preparation. There are 3 dimensions of Interview preparation.
1. Self-preparation
2. Preparation with friend or any other person
3. Preparation with teacher or mentor

All the three ways are very important and interrelated. 
Following 10 steps are based on these three dimensions. 
1. Read national newspaper on a daily basis. Spend around 2 hours on reading editorials, news related to government, development, state matters, labour issues etc. Also focus on topics related to your biodata. 

2. Support your reading with internet. Preferably Govt. websites are good for preparation. But some private websites, blog and wikipedia are also useful if you select as per your need.

3. Prepare important topics of your Graduation and Post Graduation  subjects. Interview board provide special attention to this area. Stick to basics of your subject and try to prepare 2 or 3 topics with depth.

4. Read relevant magazines for current topics, interviews etc.

5. Request your friend or any other person at your home, office to take your mock interview. Purpose of this interview is to do practice and improve the flow of speech. Don’t be serious about the feedback which you get from friends. If you get confused after the feedback of your friends, consult your interview teacher or guide.

6. Think as many as possible questions and prepare your answers to them in points format in a separate notebook. Consult with your interview teacher if you face any problem in formatting the answers.

7. Do some mirror practice and self mock practice at home. 

8. Take interview seriously and do not underestimate interview panel ever.

9. Consulting a professional interview teacher is very helpful in many ways. Sometimes some minor issues in personality become hindrance in selection, you can work on these issues with the help from teacher. A good teacher help you by providing quality feedback, reliable information, conducting mock interview and solving your queries.

10. Allot your available time in the above mentioned activities simultaneously. Many candidates do mistake on this part. They think that firstly they will finish reading part and then will do practice. This is not a correct thinking. Read and do regular practice as discussed above. 

Wish you all the best!
Admission now open for
* Classroom Course for APFC Interview
* Postal Guidance for APFC Interview

Career Quest Institute for Interview Training, Delhi
Ph.: 09811 29 9811, 09990840999 
Email: studykit@gmail.com
Website: www.careerquest.in 

Cut Off: EPFO APFC 2015 Expected Merit in written exam of 10 Jan 2016

Expected Cut-offs for UPSC EPFO APFC 2015-16 Examination

For General Category Candidates expected cut-off is 67-72
For OBC Candidates expected cut-off is 65-68
For SC/ST Candidates expected cut-off is 60-63

We are getting calls from many candidates regarding cut off of the exam. Some are saying it will be around 90! someone is saying 80! We believe these are rumours.

Some may have done it, but cut off is different thing. Don't worry. If your score is around 65, you should start preparation for interview immediately.

Send us email to know more about APFC INTERVIEW PREPARATION studykit@gmail.com You may sms us on 09990840999

" I learn a lot about APFC interview at Career Quest in Delhi under Sanjeev Kabeer sir. Regular class of 8 days proved very helpful in formulating answers and to gain confidence. I believe I secured all India 18 rank mainly because of good interview marks." - Kumar Kunal Thakur, APFC 2012, RANK 18.

UPSC conducted written exam for 170 posts of Assistant Provident Fund Commissioner on 10th Jan. 

This exam is being conducted after long gap, so some changes in pattern are expected.

Candidates and coaching institutes should understand that predicting UPSC pattern is futile work.

UPSC is certainly predictable in nature of test paper.  

Paper was related to basics of all the things mentioned in syllabus.

Based on the number of questions for maximum of 100 marks, each question carries 0.833 marks. 

Quantitative aptitude covers more than 25% of paper. 

In the category of social security of India, more questions on recently announced social security schemes of present government. 

Polity and governance questions can be managed with basic understanding of the subject. 

Basic computer related questions were as per expectation.

Considering the difficulty level of questions, number of questions and student's feedback 67-72 is the expected cut off score out of 100 marks.