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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.

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* 28 March at 10 am
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* Batches also commencing on 1 April, 11 April.

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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!
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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.

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APFC 2015-16 EXAM DATE 10 JANUARY 2016

* APFC 2015-16 WRITTEN EXAMINATION
* DATE: 10 JANUARY 2016 AT 10 AM.
* MARKS : 100
* MEDIUM : HINDI & ENGLISH
* TYPE: OBJECTIVE QUESTIONS, MULTIPLE CHOICE
* NEGATIVE MARKING: YES
* RECRUITMENT TEST AND THE INTERVIEW 75:25 WEIGHTAGE
* Syllabus EPFO-APFC 2015-16:
(a) General English – To evaluate candidate’s understanding of English language and workman – like use of words 
(b) Indian Culture, Heritage and Freedom Movements and Current Events. 
(c) Population, Development and Globalization 
(d) Governance and Constitution of India 
(e) Present trends in Indian Economy 
(f) Accounting and Auditing, Industrial Relations, Labour Laws, Insurance 
(g) Basic knowledge of Computer applications, General Science 
(h) Elementary Mathematics, Statistics and General Mental Ability 
(i) Social Security in India 

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Reference: Union Public Service Commission’s Special Advertisement No. 52/2015 published on 20.06.2015, Vacancy No. 15065201720, with closing date of submission of Online Application being 23:59 Hrs. on 09.07.2015 for recruitment to 170 posts of Assistant Provident Fund Commissioner in Employees Provident Fund Organization, Ministry of Labour and Employment. In terms of provisions contained in the above advertisement, the Commission have decided to conduct a RECRUITMENT TEST for shortlisting the candidates for these posts on 10th   January, 2016 (SUNDAY) (FORENOON SESSION) FROM 10.00 A.M. TO 12.00 NOON (CANDIDATES’ REPORTING TIME AT TEST CENTER IS 20 MINUTES BEFORE THE SCHEDULED COMMENCEMENT OF THE TEST) at the following Centers. Only such shortlisted candidates would be asked to submit the documents in support of their claim for the posts. Their documents will be scrutinized and those candidates who fulfill all the eligibility conditions of the posts shall be called for interview:-

I. Scheme: (a) The test will be of two hours duration and the medium of the test will be both Hindi and English. (b) The test will be an objective type with multiple choices of answers and will carry a maximum of 100 marks. (c) 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.

II. Syllabus: (a) General English – To evaluate candidate’s understanding of English language and workman – like use of words (b) Indian Culture, Heritage and Freedom Movements and Current Events. (c) Population, Development and Globalization (d) Governance and Constitution of India (e) Present trends in Indian Economy (f) Accounting and Auditing, Industrial Relations, Labour Laws, Insurance (g) Basic knowledge of Computer applications, General Science (h) Elementary Mathematics, Statistics and General Mental Ability (i) Social Security in India

NOTE-I: INTIMATION ABOUT VENUE OF THE RECRUITMENT TEST WILL BE COMMUNICATED TO THE CANDIDATES IN DUE COURSE. NOTE-II: 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. NOTE-III: NO REQUEST FOR CHANGE OF TEST CENTRE WILL BE ENTERTAINED.

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APFC 2015 EXAM

Assistant Provident Fund Commissioners
in Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (Vacancy No. 15065201720)

LAST DATE : 23 JULY 2015
FOR SUBMISSION OF ONLINE RECRUITMENT APPLICATION (ORA)
THROUGH ORA WEBSITE IS 23:59 HRS ON 23.07.2015.

EXAM PATTERN:
Step 1: Written exam objective type questions (100 marks)
(Step 1 Not declared by upsc at the time of notification. But it is expected.)
Step 2: Interview at UPSC (100 marks)

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TOTAL VACANCY: 170
One hundred seventy Assistant Provident Fund Commissioners in Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation, Ministry of Labour & Employment (SC-24, ST-14, OBC-54 & UR-78). Of the one hundred seventy posts, eight posts are reserved for Physically Challenged Persons with disability. Of the eight posts reserved for Physically Challenged Persons with disability, five posts are reserved for Physically Challenged Persons with disability viz. Orthopaedically Handicapped/Locomotor Disability/Cerebral Palsy with Both Legs Affected but not Arms (BL) or One Leg Affected (Right or Left) (OL) or One Arm Affected (Right or Left) (OA) and remaining three posts are reserved for Physically Challenged Persons with disability viz. Hearing Impairment {Deaf (D) or Partially Deaf
(PD)}. The posts are also suitable for Physically Challenged Persons with disability viz. Orthopaedically Handicapped/Locomotor Disability/Cerebral Palsy with Both Legs Affected but not Arms (BL) or One Leg Affected (Right or Left) (OL) or One Arm Affected (Right or Left) (OA) OR Hearing Impairment {Deaf (D) or Partially Deaf (PD)} The posts are permanent.

Pay Scale: Rs.15,600 - 39,100 (PB-3) + Rs. 5,400 (Grade Pay) (T.E. Rs. 44,730/- Approx.) + TA and HRA as admissible. Group ‘A’, Non- Ministerial.

Age*: 35 yrs*.

QUALIFICATIONS:
ESSENTIAL: EDUCATIONAL: Degree of a recognized University or equivalent.
DESIRABLE: Diploma in Company Law/ Labour Laws / Public Administration.

DUTIES: Duties of Assistant Provident Fund Commissioner 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/Reconciliation of Bank Statements; MIS
returns etc.

PROBATION: One year.

HQ: Liable to serve anywhere in India excluding
Jammu & Kashmir.

ANY OTHER CONDITIONS: i) Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation is a statutory body and service under it will not be treated as Govt. Service. ii) In respect of permanent Government Servant appointed as APFC, the EPFO can pay leave salary and pension contribution as admissible under the rules for two years if demand is made by the parent department for the same for maintaining lien. If
he/she ultimately chooses to go back to his/her parent department, the amount remitted is liable to be refunded to the organisation before the officer is relieved.

IMPORTANT
CLOSING DATE FOR SUBMISSION OF ONLINE RECRUITMENT APPLICATION (ORA)
THROUGH ORA WEBSITE IS 23:59 HRS ON 09.07.2015.

THE LAST DATE FOR PRINTING OF COMPLETELY SUBMITTED ONLINE
APPLICATION IS UPTO 23:59 HRS ON 10.07.2015.

DATE FOR DETERMINING THE ELIGIBILITY OF ALL CANDIDATES IN EVERY
RESPECT SHALL BE THE PRESCRIBED CLOSING DATE FOR SUBMISISON OF
ONLINE RECRUITMENT APPLICATION (ORA). THE APPLICANTS ARE ADVISED TO
FILL IN ALL THEIR PARTICULARS IN THE ONLINE RECRUITMENT APPLICATION
CAREFULLY AS SUBMISSION OF WRONG INFORMATION MAY LEAD TO REJECTION
THROUGH COMPUTER BASED SHORTLISTING APART FROM DEBARMENT BY THE
COMMISSION.

DATE FOR THE INTERVIEW ON WHICH THE SHORTLISTED CANDIDATE IS
REQUIRED TO BRING THE PRINTOUT OF HIS/HER ONLINE APPLICATION
ALONGWITH OTHER DOCUMENTS AT UPSC SHALL BE INTIMATED SEPARATELY.

NOTES:
a) Candidates are requested to apply only Online against this advertisement on the
Online Recruitment Application (ORA) website http://www.upsconline.nic.in and NOT write
to the Commission for Application forms. They are also requested to go through carefully
the details of posts and instructions displayed on Commission’s Website
http://www.upsc.gov.in as well as on the Online Recruitment Application (ORA) website
http://www.upsconline.nic.in.
b) *The age limit shown is the normal age limit and the age is relaxable for SC/ST
candidates upto 05 years and upto 03 years for OBC candidates in respect of vacancies
reserved for them. SC/ST/OBC Candidates have to produce a caste certificate in
prescribed proforma. For age concession applicable to other categories of applicants
please see relevant paras of the "Instructions and Additional Information to Candidates for
Recruitment by Selection". THE AGE IS ALSO RELAXABLE FOR EMPLOYEES OF THE
EMPLOYEES' PROVIDENT FUND ORGANISATION UPTO 05 YEARS.
c) A candidate will be eligible to get the benefit of community reservation only in case
the particular caste to which the candidates belong is included in the list of reserved
communities issued by the Central Government. If a candidate indicates in his/her
application form that he/she belongs to SC/ST/OBC/General category but subsequently
writes to the Commission to change his/her category, such request shall not be entertained
by the Commission.
d) So far as Physically Handicapped (PH) Persons or Persons with disabilities are
concerned, persons suffering from not less than 40% of relevant disability shall alone be
eligible for the benefit of reservation and other relaxations as permissible under the rules.
Thus, Physically Handicapped (PH) persons can avail benefit of :
i) Reservation and other Concessions & Relaxations as permissible under the rules
only when degree of physical disability is 40% or more and the posts are reserved for PH
candidates.
ii) Other Concessions & Relaxations as permissible under the rules only when degree
of physical disability is 40% or more and the posts are suitable for PH candidates.
INSTRUCTIONS AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION TO CANDIDATES FOR
RECRUITMENT BY SELECTION
1. CITIZENSHIP:
A Candidate must be either:
(a) a citizen of India, or
(b) a subject of Nepal, or
(c) a subject of Bhutan, or
(d) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 1st January, 1962 with the
intention of permanently settling in India, or
(e) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka or
East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania(formerly
Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the
intention of permanently settling in India. Provided that a candidate belonging to
categories (b), (c), (d) and (e) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of
eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.
NOTE The application of a candidate in whose case a certificate of eligibility is
necessary, may be considered by the Commission and, if recommended for
appointment, the candidate may also be provisionally appointed subject to the
necessary certificate being issued in his favour by the Government of India.
2. AGE LIMITS: The age limit for the post has been given in the advertisement.
For certain age concessions admissible to various categories please go through the
instruction regarding Concessions & Relaxations.
3. MINIMUM ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS: All applicants must fulfill the
essential requirements of the post and other conditions stipulated in the advertisement.
They are advised to satisfy themselves before applying that they possess at least the
essential qualifications laid down for various posts. No enquiry asking for advice as to
eligibility will be entertained.
NOTE-I: The prescribed essential qualifications are the minimum and the mere
possession of the same does not entitle candidates to be called for interview.
NOTE-II: IN THE EVENT OF NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS BEING LARGE,
COMMISSION WILL ADOPT SHORT LISTING CRITERIA TO RESTRICT THE
NUMBER OF CANDIDATES TO BE CALLED FOR INTERVIEW TO A REASONABLE
NUMBER BY ANY OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING METHODS:
(a) “On the basis of Desirable Qualification (DQ) or any one or all of the DQs if more than
one DQ is prescribed”
(b) On the basis of higher educational qualifications than the minimum
prescribed in the advertisement
(c) On the basis of higher experience in the relevant field than the minimum prescribed in
the advertisement
(d) By counting experience before or after the acquisition of essential qualifications
(e) By holding a Recruitment Test.
THE CANDIDATE SHOULD, THEREFORE, MENTION ALL HIS/HER
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE IN THE RELEVANT FIELD OVER AND
ABOVE THE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS.
NOTE-III:-
IMPORTANT
(i) The category-wise minimum level of suitability in interviews, irrespective of whether
the selection is made only by interview or by Recruitment Test followed by
interview, will be UR-50 marks, OBC-45 marks, SC/ST/PH-40 marks, out of the total
marks of interview being 100.
(ii) In cases where selection is made by Recruitment Test (RT) followed by interview,
the candidate will have to achieve minimum level of suitability in their respective
category at both stages i.e. ‘Recruitment Test’ as well as ‘Interview’. The minimum
level of suitability in case of RT shall be decided by the Commission on case to
case basis.
4. APPLICATION FEE:
(a) Candidates are required to pay a fee of Rs. 25/- (Rupees Twenty five) only
either by remitting the money in any branch of the SBI by cash or by using net banking
facility of the SBI or by using visa/master credit/debit card.
(b) No fee for SC/ST/PH/Women candidates of any community. No "fee exemption"
is available to OBC male candidates and they are required to pay the full prescribed fee.
(c) Applications without the prescribed fee would not be considered and summarily
rejected. No representation against such rejection would be entertained.
(d) Fee once paid shall not be refunded under any circumstance nor can the
fee be held in reserve for any other examination or selection.
5. CONCESSIONS & RELAXATIONS:
(a) The upper age limit in case of Ex-Servicemen and Commissioned
Officers including ECOs/SSCOs shall be relaxed by five years subject to the condition
that on the closing date for receipt of applications the continuous service rendered in the
Armed Forces by an Ex-Serviceman is not less than six months after attestation. This
relaxation is also available to ECOs/SSCOs who have completed their initial period of
assignment of five years of Military Service and whose assignment has been extended
beyond five years as on closing date and in whose case the Ministry of Defence issues
certificates that they will be released within 3 months on selection from the date of
receipt of offer of appointment. Candidates claiming age relaxation under this para would
be required to produce a certificate in the prescribed proforma to the Commission.
NOTE: Ex Servicemen who have already secured regular employment under the Central
Govt. in a Civil Post are permitted the benefit of age relaxation as admissible for Ex-
Servicemen for securing another employment in any higher post or service under the
Central Govt. However, such candidates will not be eligible for the benefit of reservation,
if any for Ex-Servicemen in Central Govt. jobs.
(b) In order to qualify for the concession under (a) above, candidates
concerned would be required to produce a certificate that they have been released from
the Defence Forces. The certificate for Ex-Servicemen and Commissioned Officers
including ECOs/SSCOs should be signed by the appropriate authorities specified below
and should also specify the period of service in the Defence Forces:-
(i) In case of Commissioned Officers including ECOs/SSCOs:
Army: Directorate of Personnel Service, Army Headquarters, New Delhi.
Navy: Directorate of Personnel Services Naval Headquarters, New Delhi.
Air Force: Directorate of Personnel Services, Air Headquarters, New Delhi.
(ii) In case of JCOs/ORs and equivalent of the Navy and Air Forces:
Army: By various Regimental Record Offices.
Navy: Naval Records, Bombay
Air Force: Air Force Records, New Delhi.
(c) Age relaxation for Central Government employees:
The upper age limit is relaxable for Central/U.T. Govt. Servants up to 5 years as per
instructions issued by the Govt. of India from time to time. (10 years for persons
belonging to Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes and 8 years for persons belonging to
other Backward Classes in respect of the posts reserved for them) in accordance with
the instructions or orders issued by the Government of India. A candidate claiming to
belong to the category of Central Government servant and thus seeking age relaxation
under this para would be required to produce a Certificate in the prescribed proforma
issued after the date of advertisement from his/her Employer on the Office letter head
to the effect that he/she is a regularly appointed Central Government Servant and not on
casual/adhoc/daily wages/hourly paid/contract basis employee.
The age relaxation will be admissible to such of the Government servants as are working
in posts which are in the same line or allied cadres and where a relationship could be
established that the service already rendered in a particular post will be useful for the
efficient discharge of the duties of the post(s) recruitment to which has been advertised.
Decision in this regard will rest with the Commission.
(d) Age relaxation to persons who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of
J&K during the period from 1st January, 1980 to 31st December, 1989:
The relaxation in upper age limit of 5 years shall be admissible to all persons who had
ordinarily been domiciled in the State of J&K during the period from 1st January, 1980 to
31st December, 1989. The persons claiming relaxation under this sub-para would be
required to produce a certificate to this effect from the District Magistrate within whose
jurisdiction they had ordinarily resided or from any other authority designated in this
behalf by the Government of Jammu and Kashmir. This relaxation shall remain in force
upto 31.12.2015.
(f) Age relaxation to Physically Handicapped (PH) persons:
Age relaxation of 10 years is allowed (total 15 years for SCs/STs and 13 years for OBCs
in respect of the posts reserved for them) to blind, deaf-mute and orthopedically
handicapped persons for appointment to Group ‘A’ and Group ‘B’ posts/services. The
persons claiming age relaxation under this sub-para would be required to produce a
certificate in prescribed proforma in support of their claims clearly indicating that the
degree of physical disability is 40% or more. In any case, the appointment of these
candidates will be subject to their being found medically fit in accordance with the
standards of medical fitness as prescribed by the Government for each individual Group
‘A’ and Group ‘B’ posts to be filled by Direct Recruitment by Selection.
6.(A) HOW TO APPLY:
i) Candidates must apply online through the website http://www.upsconline.nic.in.
Applications received through any other mode would not be accepted and summarily
rejected.
ii) IMPORTANT : CANDIDATES ARE ADVISED TO FILL THEIR CORRECT AND
ACTIVE E-MAIL ADDRESSES IN THE ONLINE APPLICATION AS ALL
CORRESPONDENCE WILL BE MADE BY THE COMMSSION THROUGH E-MAIL
ONLY. INTERVIEW SCHEDULE AND REQUIREMENTS WITH REGARD TO COPIES
OF CERTIFCATES TO BE SUBMITTED IN RESPECT OF CLAIMS MADE IN THE
ONLINE APPLICATION WILL BE E-MAILED IN DUE COURSE TO THE CANDIDATES
IN THEIR REGISTERED E-MAIL ID AND WILL ALSO BE POSTED ON THE WEBSITE
OF THE COMMISSION.
iii) Candidates who wish to apply for more than one post should apply separately for
each post and pay the fee for each post in the prescribed manner.
iv) After submitting the Online Recruitment Application (ORA), the candidates are
required to take out a print out of the finally submitted Online Recruitment Application.
v) Candidates are not required to submit to the Commission either by post or
by hand the printouts of their online applications or any other document. They will
be required to bring along with them the printouts of their online applications and
the documents mentioned in para 7 below if called for interview.
vi) The applicants are advised to submit only single Online Recruitment Application
for each post; however, if somehow, if he/she submits multiple Online Recruitment
Applications for one post, then he/she must ensure that Online Recruitment Application
with the higher "Application Number" is complete in all respects including fee. The
applicants, who submit multiple Online Recruitment Applications, should note that only
the Online Recruitment Application with higher "Application Number" shall be entertained
by the Commission and fee paid against one "Application Number" shall not be adjusted
against any other "Application Number".
vii) The candidates are advised to submit the Online Recruitment Application well in
advance without waiting for the closing date.
6 (B) Candidates shortlisted for interview on the basis of the information
provided in the online applications submitted by them will be required to send self
attested copies of documents/relevant certificates in support of the claims made
in the application as and when demanded by the Commission.
“WARNING”:
CANDIDATES WILL BE SHORT-LISTED FOR INTERVIEW ON THE BASIS OF THE
INFORMATION PROVIDED BY THEM IN THEIR ONLINE APPLICATIONS, THEY
MUST ENSURE THAT SUCH INFORMATION IS TRUE. IF AT ANY SUBSEQUENT
STAGE OR AT THE TIME OF INTERVIEW ANY INOFRMATION GIVEN BY THEM OR
ANY CLAIM MADE BY THEM IN THEIR ONLINE, APPLICATIONS IS FOUND TO BE
FALSE, THEIR CANDIDATURE WILL BE LIABLE TO BE REJECTD AND THEY MAY
ALSO BE DEBARRED EITHER PERMANENTLY OR FOR A SPECIFIED PERIOD BY
THE :
• COMMISSION FROM ANY EXAMINATION OR SELECTION HELD BY THEM.
• CENTRAL GOVERNMENT FROM ANY EMPLOYMENT UNDER THEM.
7. DOCUMENTS/ CERTIFICATES TO BE PRODUCED AT THE TIME OF
INTERVIEW.
The printout of the online application and the following Original Documents/
Certificates along with self attested copies and other items specified in the
Summon Letter for interview are to be produced at the time of interview, failing
which the candidate would not be allowed to appear in the Interview in which case
such candidate will not be entitled to receive the Commission’s contribution
towards travelling expenses:-
a) Matriculation/10th Standard or equivalent certificate indicating date of birth, or
mark sheet of Matriculation/10th Standard or equivalent issued by Central/State Board
indicating Date of Birth in support of their claim of age. Where date of birth is not
available in certificate/mark sheets, issued by concerned Educational Boards, School
leaving certificate indicating Date of Birth will be considered (in case of Tamil Nadu &
Kerala).
b) Degree/Diploma certificate along with marksheets pertaining to all the academic
years as proof of educational qualification claimed. In the absence of Degree/Diploma
certificate, provisional certificate along with mark sheets pertaining to all the academic
years will be accepted.
c) Order/ letter in respect of equivalent Educational Qualifications claimed, indicating
the Authority (with number and date) under which it has been so treated, in respect of
equivalent clause in Essential Qualifications, if a candidate is claiming a particular
qualification as equivalent qualification as per the requirement of advertisement.
d) Certificate(s) in the prescribed proforma from the Head(s) of
Organization(s)/Department(s) for the entire experience claimed, clearly mentioning the
duration of employment (date, month & year) indicating the basic pay and consolidated
pay. The certificate(s) should also mention the nature of duties performed/experience
obtained in the post(s) with duration(s). Experience Certificate should be issued in
prescribed format relevant to the post. Experience certificate not in prescribed proforma
but containing all the details as mentioned above would be considered on merits by the
Commission.
e) Caste certificate by candidate seeking reservation as SC/ ST/ OBC, in the
prescribed proforma from the competent authority indicating clearly the candidate’s
Caste, the Act/ Order under which the Caste is recognized as SC/ ST/ OBC and the
village/ town the candidate is ordinarily a resident of.
f) A declaration in the prescribed format by candidate seeking reservation as OBC,
that he/she does not belong to the creamy layer on the crucial date, in addition to the
community certificate (OBC). Unless specified otherwise, the prescribed closing date for
receipt of Online Recruitment Application for the post is to be treated as crucial date.
g) Physically Handicapped certificate in prescribed proforma issued by the
competent authority by Physically Handicapped persons eligible for appointment to the
post on the basis of prescribed standards of Medical Fitness. The Competent Authority
to issue Physically Handicapped certificate shall be a Medical Board duly constituted by
the Central or a State Government. The Central/ State Government may constitute
Medical Board(s) consisting of at least three members out of which at least one shall be
a specialist in the particular field for assessing Locomotor/ Cerebral / Visual / Hearing
disability, as the case may be.
h) A candidate who claims change in name after matriculation on marriage or
remarriage or divorce etc. the following documents shall be submitted:-
i) In case of marriage of women - Photocopy of Husband’s passport
showing names of spouses or an attested copy of marriage certificate issued by the
Registrar of Marriage or an Affidavit from husband and wife along with a joint
photograph duly sworn before the Oath Commissioner;
ii) In case of re-marriage of women - Divorce Deed/Death certificate as the
case may be in respect of first spouse; and photocopy of present husband’s passport
showing names of spouse or an attested copy of marriage certificate issued by the
Registrar of Marriage or an Affidavit from the husband and wife along with joint
photograph duly sworn before the Oath Commissioner
iii) In case of divorce of women - Certified copy of Divorce Decree and Deed
Poll/Affidavit duly sworn before the Oath Commissioner.
iv) In other circumstances for change of name for both male and female -
Deed Poll/Affidavit duly sworn before the Oath Commissioner and paper cuttings of two
leading daily newspaper in original (One daily newspaper should be of the area of
applicants permanent and present address or nearby area) and Gazette Notification.
i) Certificate/ Document in respect of Age relaxation for:
i) Ex-Servicemen and Commissioned Officers including ECOs/SSCOs in prescribed
proforma from competent authority.
ii) Central/UT Government Employees/Servants in prescribed proforma from
competent authority issued after the date of advertisement.
iii) Meritorious Sports persons in prescribed proforma from competent authority.
iv) Widows/Divorced Women/Women Judicially separated from Husbands.
v) Persons who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of J & K during the period
from 1st January, 1980 to 31st December, 1989.
vi) Persons seeking age relaxation under special provision/ order.
j) Persons already in Regular Government service, whether in permanent or
temporary capacity other than casual/adhoc/daily wages/hourly paid/contract basis are
however required to submit a declaration that they have informed in writing to their Head
of Office/Department that they have applied for the selection.
k) Certificate(s) in respect of claim regarding Professional Registration, Language,
Publications, NET, GATE, Conference, Internship.
l) Documentary support for any other claim(s) made.
NOTE I: Date of birth mentioned in Online Recruitment Application is final. No
subsequent request for change of date of birth will be considered or granted.
NOTE II: The period of experience rendered by a candidate on part time basis, daily
wages, visiting/ guest faculty will not be counted while calculating the valid experience
for short listing the candidates for interview.
NOTE III: If any document/ certificate furnished is in a language other than Hindi or
English, a transcript of the same duly attested by a Gazetted officer or notary is to be
submitted.
8. ACTION AGAINST CANDIDATES FOUND GUILTY OF MISCONDUCT:
Candidates are warned that they should not furnish any particulars that are false or
suppress any material information in filling up the application form. Candidates are also
warned that they should in no case correct or alter or otherwise tamper with any entry in
a document or its attested/certified copy submitted by them nor should they submit a
tampered/fabricated document. If there is any inaccuracy or any discrepancy between
two or more such documents or their attested/certified copies, an explanation regarding
this discrepancy should be submitted.
A candidate who is or has been declared by the Commission to be guilty of:
a) obtaining support of his/her candidature by any means, or
b) impersonating, or
c) procuring impersonation by any person , or
d) submitting fabricated documents or documents which have been tampered with,
or
e) making statements which are incorrect or false or suppressing material
information, or
f) resorting to any other irregular or improper means in connection with his/her
candidature for the selection, or
g) using unfair means during the test, or
h) writing irrelevant matter including obscene language or pornographic matter, in
the script(s) , or
i) misbehaving in any other manner in the examination hall, or
j) harassing or doing bodily harm to the staff employed by the Commission for the
conduct of their test, or
k) bringing mobile phone/Communication device in the examination Hall/Interview
room.
l) attempting to commit or, as the case may be, abetting the Commission of all or
any of the acts specified in the foregoing clauses may, in addition to rendering
himself/herself liable to criminal prosecution, be liable:
i) to be disqualified by the Commission from selection for which he/she is a
candidate, and/or
ii) to be debarred either permanently or for a specified period:-
• by the Commission from any examination or selection held by them
• by the Central Government from any employment under them, and
iii) if he/she is already in service under Government to disciplinary action under the
appropriate rules.
9. OTHER INFORMATION/INSTRUCTIONS:
a) All candidates whether in Government service or in Government owned industrial
or other similar organizations or in private employment should submit their applications
online directly to the Commission. Persons already in Regular Government service,
whether in permanent or temporary capacity other than casual/adhoc/daily wages/hourly
paid/contract basis are however required to submit a declaration that they have informed
in writing to their Head of Office/Department that they have applied for the selection.
b) The date for determining the eligibility of all candidates in every respect shall be
the closing date for submitting the Online Recruitment Application on the website
http://www.upsconline.nic.in.
c) In respect of equivalent clause in Essential Qualifications, if a candidate is
claiming a particular qualification as equivalent qualification as per the requirement of
advertisement, then the candidate is required to produce order/letter in this regard,
indicating the Authority (with number and date) under which it has been so treated
otherwise the Online Recruitment Application is liable to be rejected.
d) Candidates must, if required, attend a personal interview at such place, as may be
fixed by the Commission. The Commission do not defray the traveling or other expenses
of candidates summoned for interview. They, however, contribute towards those
expenses at a rate corresponding to the amount of the Second Class Mail railway fare by
the shortest route to the place of interview from the Railway Station nearest to the
normal place of residence of the candidate or from which he actually performs the
journey, whichever, is nearer to the place of interview, and back to the same station or
the amount of Railway fare actually incurred by the candidate whichever is less. Details
of this will be furnished when they are called for interview.
e) Commission’s contribution towards the traveling expenses in respect of those
candidates who are interviewed at Delhi will be paid on the spot on the date of interview
itself provided they fulfill all the conditions. In respect of those candidates who have been
called to be present at interviews at places other than Delhi, the same will be sent by
Money Order later on.
f) The Summoning of candidates for interview convey no assurance whatsoever that
they will be selected. Appointment orders to selected candidates will be issued by the
Government.
g) Candidates must be in sound bodily health. They must, if selected be prepared to
undergo such medical examination and satisfy such medical authority as Government
may require.
h) Candidates will be informed of the final result in due course through UPSC
website/ Employment News and any interim enquiries about the result are therefore,
unnecessary and will not be attended to. The Commission do not enter into
correspondence with the candidates about reasons for their non selection for
interview/appointment.
i) The Commission may grant higher initial pay to candidates adjudged meritorious
in the interview.
j) Canvassing in any form will disqualify a candidate.
IMPORTANT
MOBILE PHONES ARE BANNED IN THE CAMPUS OF UPSC EXAMINATION/
INTERVIEW HALL
a) Government strives to have work force which reflects gender balance and women
candidates are encouraged to apply.
b) In case of any guidance/information/clarification regarding their applications,
candidature etc. candidates can contact UPSC’s Facilitation Counter near gate ‘C’ of its
campus in person or over Telephone No. 011-23385271/011-23381125/011-23098543
on working days between 10.00 hrs and 17.00 hrs.