Wait has begun for the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) to release the new notification for the Assistant Provident Fund Commissioner (APFC) Recruitment 2021. Today, the commission released the cut-off marks for various categories for the written APFC exam that was conducted on January 10, 2016, for which around 1.63 lakh candidates had appeared. Results of the recruitment drive are going to release soon. Now a notification for the next written exam for the post of APFC is expected soon. Given the previous record, the next exam is likely to be conducted in January 2022. So, candidates who are interested in applying for this recruitment drive must begin their preparations for the same.
The UPSC APFC 2021 paper comprises of two broad subjects, namely General English and General Studies. While section A covers the General English syllabus, section B is based on General Studies. Each section holds similar weightage of 50 marks in the written exam. The questions are objective-based for a total of 100 marks.
After one understands the UPSC APFC 2021 exam pattern, the next step is to understand the syllabus. Both these components play an important role in a candidate’s overall preparation strategy. The General Studies section covers a wide-range of topics, which are as follows –
# Current Events
# Freedom Movements of India
# Indian Culture and Heritage
# Questions on Population
# Governance and Constitution of India
# Present Trends going on in Indian Economy
# Insurance Questions
# Accountancy and Auditing
# Industrial Relations and Labor Laws
# Basic Knowledge of Computer Applications
# Development and Globalization
# General Science
# General Mental Abilities.
# Elementary Mathematics
By looking at the topics covered, it is evident that the upcoming UPSC APFC 2021 exam will test a candidate’s knowledge in important subjects such as history, mathematics, accountancy and economics. However, candidates must remember that the syllabus is widely centered around the affairs of India and has very little to do with world affairs. But, a general awareness of world affairs will only add to the candidate’s overall preparedness.
In case of General English, candidates have to prepare the following topics –
# Idioms & Phrases
# Word Formation
# Fill in the Blanks
# Synonyms & Antonyms
# Verb & Adverb
# Theme detection
# Subject-Verb Agreement
# Sentence Completion
# Unseen Passages
# Sentence Rearrangement
# Error Correction
# Passage Completion
In simple terms, candidates must have a clear understanding of the grammatical rules applicable in the English Language. In addition, candidates must also focus on improving their English vocabulary.