Please advise me on the subjects I should focus on to become an assistant commissioner of the employee provident fund. I’ve looked through the course outline, but if you could suggest some reading material, etc., I would appreciate that.

prepared books for the APFC test

Exams like the APFC are rarely often administered, therefore whenever one is, some fraudulent publishing companies would print a 300-page guidebook for the test by just copying and pasting a few sentences and pages pertaining to the syllabus themes from other publications.

These people will just alter the book cover and republish the identical material for the Sales Tax Inspector’s Exam after a month! Therefore, such subpar ready-made books or study materials are of little use.

Because so many candidates concurrently prepare for the UPSC, State PSC, Banks, SSC, and other comparable positions, the level of competition is usually quite high. You must have solid foundations and clear fundamentals. Avoid attempting to find quick cuts by utilising such ready-made publications. (Same advice for tests like the RBI officer, LIC AAO, and others.)

Price Eleven

The cost of the General Studies Manual (TMH, Unique, Spectrum) is high. They are dense and hefty since they are written for the UPSC test. The full handbook, however, is not pertinent for the APFC test; instead, you should focus on studying a small number of topics. So it would be best to simply borrow it from a friend or look for an older copy.

The following key subjects/ general areas make up Assistant Provident Fund Commissioner (APFC).

The method

Paper 1 General English

The test’s general English section’s questions are designed to gauge a candidate’s command of the language and their ability to apply it in a workmanlike manner.

Please read the separate page on how to study for the APFC exam in English. Toggle Me)

General Studies Paper 2

Please take note that wherever I say NCERT, you may legally download it for free in either Hindi or English from the NCERT website (

We will now discuss the specific test subjects for Assistant Provident Fund Manager. offers discounted books for the IAS, IBPS, CAT, and CMAT!

Actual Events

Download this bundle to get up to speed on current events since 2011.

Ask your newspaper delivery person to start delivering The Hindu or Indian Express.

NCERT class 7–12 history books on Indian culture, and class 11–12 art and culture books.

(optional) From the history section of the Tata Macgrawhill General Studies Manual, learn about ancient, mediaeval, and contemporary art, music, dance, and painting.

Liberation Movements

NCERT history classes 7 through 12.

From the Tata Macgrawhill General Studies Manual, the history section.

There is no need to read anything from the ancient (Harappa) or mediaeval (Mughals) periods as the syllabus clearly states “Freedom movement”; instead, focus on the post-1857 era.

+ complete all of the practise exams included at the General Studies Manual’s conclusion.

Population Don’t know, what exactly this means! May be Human Geography class 11/12 book of NCERT could help.

Governance and Constitution of India The best book ever written: relevant for all exams

Indian Polity by M.Laxmikanth (TMH Publication)


Thorough revision for 5-7 times.

Do all mock questions given at the end of his book.

Present Trends in Indian Economy 

To get the Basic idea about GDP, GNP, Public Debt, IIP, FII etc. + latest issues in economy, you can read 100+ articles on “Economy for Newcomers” by Mrunal Patel on following link

NCERT Class-11 (understanding economic development)

Now Understand: Socialism, Communism, Capitalism, LPG (liberalisation, globalisation, privatisation), Green Revolution etc

NCERT: Class-11 (Indian economic development)

Finally: microeconomic concepts of supply and demand, elasticity etc (without going to in mathematical details)

Class-12 : Macro Economy : money and banking, role of RBI etc. (without going to in mathematical details)

You may also use

Indian Economy by Ramesh Singh (Tata Macgrawhill Publication). Out of all the books on economy, that’re in market right now, this one is the best in my opinion. It gives comprehensive coverage of all the important topics of Indian Economy from exam point of view- without getting into numbers and dates. Whether you’re preparing for UPSC, State PSC or Bank/MBA interviews, it’ll be of great help to you.

And then just keep reading either Indian Express or The Hindu on daily basis and subscribe (Free) to my website by clicking me.


NOT Recommended Books: Mishra Puri, Dutt Sundaram, Uma Kapila. Because they’re written from academic point of view, we only need some basic and essential concepts from “Exam point of view”. Similarly I donot recommend Pratiyogita Darpan’s “Special” book on Indian Economy for its obsession with numbers and other trivial information.

Auditing and Accounting Use Material for the National Open School (NOS): Toggle MENCERT books are an option. These courses, I believe, are taught in classes 11 and 12.OR perform a search on (perhaps in the BA/MA Economics area).

Or, if they’re giving challenging questions, you might consult the book on UPSC’s optional “Commerce” topic from Unique Publications. The chapters on audit and accounting are in-depth.

Workplace relations and laws Insurance search at OR look for information on Computer Basics There is no specific preparation needed if you are familiar with computers.

Use the NCERT computer textbooks instead (perhaps for grades 10, 11, or 12) or PDF files from if you’re doing a certificate programme in computers.

Basic Science NCERT class 7–10 (available for free download from the official website)(to provide more traction) scientific component from Tata Macgrawhill General Studies Manual.
Geography NCERT Class 7 to 10 (Social Science) + Class 11-12 (Geography) should be more than sufficient. And then you may solve the MCQs given in the (for additional grip) GS Manual.

Elementary Maths & Statistics Many people appear for IBPS and SSC have really good grip over aptitude portion. They’ll also appear for Asst. Provident fund. Hence competition becomes really tough. One should be thoroughly prepared for maths and aptitude topic.

Mrunal’s articles on Aptitude (Free) to get the basic concepts clear.

The standard reference books for aptitude would be (relevant for any exam starting from Bank Clerk to CAT)

Quantam CAT by Sarvesh Kumar

RS Agarwal’s Verbal and Nonverbal reasoning.

However, if you don’t have so much time to go through both of above books, may be you can use IBPS Manual of Disha Expert , it covers all aptitude topics in brief with enough mock-questions.

General Mental Abilities Same as above.

There are only two rules to crack this exam

For Non-aptitude (history, polity etc) Revise – revise – revise

For aptitude (math,logical reasoning) practice- practice-practice.

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