UPSC APFC (2015-16) Exam Analysis


The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts the recruitment drive for the post of Assistant Provident Fund Commissioner (APFC) in the Employees’ Provident Fund Organization (EPFO). The last notification that was released by UPSC was for 2015-16. The online exam was held on January 10, 2016. 

This year there has been some hustle and bustle, recently, with respect to the notification. The UPSC APFC official notification can be expected early next year and the exam can be expected in the second half of 2022. An increased number of vacancies are also expected this time.

Irrespective of when the actual official notification arrives, an aspirant’s job is to stay prepared for the upcoming challenges. We have put together a proper exam analysis from the last exam that was conducted in the year 2015-16. The exam analysis will help you in gathering a fair idea of the actual exam and forming a preparation strategy around it. Let us look into some details of the UPSC APFC 2015 exam.

UPSC APFC Exam Pattern

Based on the previously held UPSC APFC exams, the expected exam pattern for the UPSC APFC exam may constitute an online objective type test & an Interview. The online exam will have two sections. The total number of questions will be 120. 

There may also be a negative marking in the exam. 1/3rd marks may be deducted for every wrong answer. 

Exam TypeSectionsSubjectsMarks
Section AGeneral English50 Marks
Objective Section BGeneral Studies50 Marks

UPSC APFC (2016) Exam Analysis

The UPSC APFC exam that was held on January 10, 2016, contained two sections of General English & General Studies. There were no fixed or separately bifurcated sections, but just a series of questions on various topics from these two subjects. The overall level of difficulty may be considered moderate. Have a look at the analysis below:

                    Subject/TopicNumber of Questions
Quant and Statistics32
Indian Economy17
Computer & Technology14
Indian History12
Polity & Labour Law12
English Language10
Current Affairs & Government Schemes10
Environment & Geography5
Reasoning 4

UPSC APFC Exam Preparation

By looking at the breakup of topics that appeared in the last APFC exam, it can be inferred that the candidates who are preparing for various bank or competitive exams clearly have an advantage with respect to the sections of English Language, Reasoning & General Awareness featuring current affairs & other topics such as government schemes.

You can boost your knowledge of ‘General Awareness’ by regularly referring to the Beepedia available at ixamBee’s website. Beepedia is also available in Hindi.

If you are worried about the preparation of other subjects, ixamBee is here to help you with that. ixamBee will be offering an exclusive UPSC APFC Online Course 2021 which will provide you with all the sources & resources that you need in order to achieve your dream job. 

You can also practice UPSC APFC free online mock tests available at ixamBee’s website. Practicing these online mock tests will help you in gaining the confidence that you require at this point of time owing to the unpredictability that exists until the notification arrives. We cannot predict what will happen or what all changes would appear in this year’s notification, but what we CAN do is use the available resources to the best of our ability.

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