PFRDA Assistant Manager Syllabus 2023 PDF AM Officer Exam Pattern

September 16, 2022

PFRDA Assistant Manager Syllabus

The PFRDA Assistant Manager Syllabus and Exam Pattern is available on this page for preparation of the upcoming written examination. The phase 1 written examination will be conducted soon on various venues of the Nation. The eligible and interested candidates are applying online for the PFRDA Assistant Manager Recruitment from 15/09/2022 to 07/10/2022. The PFRDA Assistant Manager Admit Card will be soon uploaded at the official website of the related department...

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Advt. no. 02/2022 09.09.2022

PFRDA Assistant Manager Admit Card

PFRDA Assistant Manager Syllabus Exam Pattern Exam Date Details-

Name of the Department

Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA/ Authority)

Posts Name

OFFICER GRADE ‘A’ (ASSISTANT MANAGER)

PFRDA AM Vacancies Open

22 Posts

Important Dates-

e Application and Payment of fee = 15.09.2022 – 07.10.2022

Availability of Call Letters for Phase – I & Phase – II On-line Examinations - Will be intimated by E-mail/SMS

Phase - I On-line Examination - Will be intimated soon

Phase - II On-line Examination - Will be intimated on the website of PFRDA

Phase – III Interview - Will be intimated to candidates successful in Phase II by E-mail/SMS.

Selection Process

  1. Mode of selection shall be a three-stage process i.e. Phase I (online Screening examination consisting of two papers of 100 marks each)
  2. Phase II (online examination consisting of two papers of 100 marks each)
  3. Phase III (Interview)

How to prepare for a written examination

Salary per Month

Pay:

The pay scale of Officers in Grade ‘A’ is Rs. 44500-2500(4)-54500-2850(7)-74450-EB-2850(4) - 85850-3300(1)-89150 (17 years).

PFRDA Vacancies Details-

Posts Name

Total Posts

Assistant Manager (General)

15

Assistant Manager (Finance & Account)

02

Assistant Manager (Information Technology)

01

Assistant Manager (Research Economics)

01

Assistant Manager (Legal)

02

Assistant Manager (Rajbhasha)

01

PFRDA Assistant Manager Exam Pattern-

PFRDA Assistant Manager Phase 1 Exam Pattern-

There shall be negative marking (1/4th of marks assigned to the question) for the Paper 1 and Paper 2 in Phase I.

Candidates would need to secure separate cut-offs in each paper as well as aggregate cut-off marks in Phase I to be shortlisted for Phase II.

The minimum aggregate cut-off marks for being shortlisted for Phase II will be decided by the Authority in relation to the number of vacancies.

Marks obtained in Phase I shall be used only for shortlisting candidates for Phase II and will not be counted for final selection of the candidates.

Qualified candidates will be intimated the date and time for Phase II by e- mail and/or call letter and list of such candidates will also be made available on the website of PFRDA.

Papers

Streams/ Subject

Maximum Marks

No. of Questions

Duration of the Test

Paper 1 –

All Streams: Multiple choice questions on the subjects

  1. English Language
  2. Quantitative Aptitude
  3. Test of Reasoning
  4. General Awareness (including some questions related to Financial Sector)

25

25

25

25

20

20

20

20

60 minutes

Total

-

100

80

-

Paper 2

  1. General Stream: Multiple choice questions on subjects Commerce, Accountancy, Management, Finance, Costing, Companies Act, Economics and Pension Sector
  2. Information Technology, Finance and Accounts, Research (Economics), Legal and Official Language (Rajbhasha) Streams: Multiple choice questions on Specialised subject related to stream.

100

100

50

50

Total- 80 Minutes

PFRDA Assistant Manager Phase 2 Exam Pattern-

Candidates shortlisted for Phase II will be issued new call letter.

For candidates who have applied in multiple streams, Paper II will be conducted in various shifts, the timings of which will be intimated in the call letter.

There shall be negative marking (1/4th of marks assigned to the question) for the Paper 2 in Phase II.

Candidates would need to secure separate cut-offs in each paper as well as aggregate cut-off marks in Phase II to be shortlisted for Phase III.

The minimum aggregate cut-off marks for being shortlisted for Phase III will be decided by the Authority in relation to the number of vacancies.

Paper 1 will be evaluated only of such candidates who obtain minimum qualifying marks in Paper 2.

Qualified candidates will be intimated the date and time for Phase II by e- mail and/or call letter and list of such candidates will also be made available on the website of PFRDA.

Papers

Streams/ Subject

Maximum Marks

No. of Questions

Duration of the Test

Paper 1

 

All Streams:

English (Descriptive Test) to test the drafting skills

100

03

60 minutes

Paper 2

  1. General Stream: Multiple choice questions on subjects Commerce, Accountancy, Management, Finance, Costing, Companies Act, Economics and Pension Sector
  2. Information Technology, Finance and Accounts, Research (Economics), Legal and Official Language (Rajbhasha) Streams: Multiple choice questions on Specialised subject related to stream.

100

100

50

50

80 Minutes

PHASE III INTERVIEW:

Only the shortlisted candidates will be called for interview.

Application-cum-intimation fee shall not be refunded to the candidates not shortlisted for Phase II on-line examination and Phase III Interview…

Candidate may opt for interview either in Hindi or English….

Syllabus for Paper 2 for General Stream (Common Syllabus for both phases) –

A. Commerce & Accountancy a) Accounting as a financial information system

b) Accounting Standards with specific reference to Accounting for Depreciation, Inventories, RevenueRecognition, Fixed Assets, Foreign Exchange Transactions, Investments.

c) Cash Flow Statement, Fund flow statement, Financial statement analysis; Ratio analysis;

d) Accounting for Share Capital Transactions including Bonus Shares, Right Shares.

e) Employees Stock Option and Buy-Back of Securities.

f) Preparation and Presentation of Company Final Accounts.

Management –

a) Management: its nature and scope; The Management Processes; Planning, Organization, Staffing,Directing and Controlling;

b) The Role of a Manager in an Organization. Leadership: The Tasks of a Leader;

c) Leadership Styles; Leadership Theories; A successful Leader versus an effective Leader.

d) Human Resource Development: Concept of HRD; Goals of HRD;

e) Motivation, Morale and Incentives: Theories of Motivation; How Managers Motivate; Concept of Morale; Factors determining morale; Role of Incentives in Building up Morale.

f) Communication: Steps in the Communication Process; Communication Channels; Oral versus Written Communication; Verbal versus non-verbal Communication; upward, downward and lateral communication; Barriers to Communication, Role of Information Technology.

Finance –

1) Financial System

a) Role and Functions of Regulatory bodies in Financial Sector.

2) Financial Markets-

a) Primary and Secondary Markets (Forex, Money, Bond, Equity, etc.), functions, instruments, recent developments.

General Topics –

a) Basics of Derivatives: Forward, Futures and Swap

b) Recent Developments in the Financial Sector

c) Financial Inclusion- use of technology

d) Alternate source of finance, private and social cost-benefit, Public-Private Partnership

e) Direct and Indirect taxes; Non-tax sources of Revenue, GST, Finance Commission, Fiscal Policy, Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act (FRBM),

 f) Inflation: Definition, trends, estimates, consequences, and remedies (control): WPI, CPI - components andtrends.

Costing –

1. Overview of Cost and Management Accounting - Introduction to Cost and Management Accounting,Objectives and Scope of Cost and Management Accounting.

2. Methods of Costing - Single Output/ Unit Costing, Job Costing, Batch Costing, Contract Costing, Process/Operation Costing, Costing of Service Sectors

3. Basics of Cost Control and Analysis - (i) Standard Costing, (ii) Marginal Costing, (iii) Budget and BudgetaryControl.

4. Lean System and Innovation:- a) Introduction to Lean System b) Just-in-Time (JIT) c) Kaizen Costing d) 5 Ss e) Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) f) Cellular Manufacturing/ One-Piece Flow Production Systems g) Six Sigma (SS) h) Introduction to Process Innovation and Business Process Re-engineering (BPR).

Companies –

Act The Companies Act, 2013 – Specific reference to Chapter III, Chapter IV, Chapter VIII, Chapter X, Chapter XI,Chapter XII and Chapter XXVII.

Economics –

a) Demand and Supply, Market Structures, National Income: Concepts and Measurement, Classical & Keynesian Approach Determination of output and employment, Consumption Function, Investment Function, Multiplier and Accelerator, Demand and Supply for Money, IS – LM, Inflation and Phillips Curve, Business Cycles

b) Balance of Payments, Foreign Exchange Markets, Inflation, Monetary and Fiscal Policy, Nonbanking Financial Institutions.

Pension Sector –

a) Status of pension sector in India

b) Types of retirement schemes in India and their features

c) National Pension System

d) Atal Pension Yojana

e) Annuity Plans f) Basics of investment

Syllabus for Paper 2 for Information Technology Stream (Common for both Phases)-

Topics

Details

Database Concepts

ER‐model. Relational model: relational algebra, tuple calculus, Integrity constraints, normal forms. File organization, indexing (e.g., B and B+ trees), Transactions and concurrency control.

SQL Queries

Select, view, truncate, delete, update, alter, Inner join, different types of outer joins, use of aggregate functions, Union, intersection, except, in and exist clauses, nested queries

Programming Concepts (Java /C C++)

Program control (iteration, recursion, Functions), Scope of variables, Binding of variables & functions, Parameter passing, Functional and Logic Programming, OOPS Concepts, Inheritance, Class and object, Constructors, Functions, Exception Handling

Data Analytics Languages (Python / R)

Regex, Slicing, Data reshaping, Dataframes, Dictionaries and Sets, File Management, Classes and Functions, Data Mining, Lists, Importing and exporting data, charts and graphs

Algorithms for problem solving

Tree and graph traversals, connected components,Spanning trees, Shortest paths; hashing, Sorting, Searching; Design techniques (Greedy, DynamicProgramming, Divideand-conquer)

Networking Concepts

ISO/OSI stack, LAN Technologies (Ethernet, Tokenring), TCP/UDP, IP, Basic concepts of switches, gateways, and routers, Application layer protocols (DNS, SMTP, POP, FTP, HTTP), Firewalls

Information & Cyber Security Concepts

Cyber Attacks, Software Development Security, Network security, Authentication, CIA - Confidentiality,Integrity and Availability, Network Audit, Systems Audit

Data warehousing

Data Extraction, Data Cleaning, Data Transformation,Data Loading, Metadata, Data Cube, Data Mart, Data Models,

Shell Programming

Shell Scripting Basics, Shell Variables, Shell Script Arguments, If Statement, Loop, Return, Basic UNIX commands

Syllabus for Paper 2 for Research (Economics) Stream (Common Syllabus for both phases) –

1. Economics:

Demand and Supply, Market Structures, National Income, Determination of output and employment, Investment Function, Multiplier and Accelerator, Demand and Supply for Money, IS – LM, Inflation and Phillips Curve, Business Cycles, Inflation, Monetary and Fiscal Policy, Banking Functions, Public Goods, Tax & Non-Tax Revenue, Direct & Indirect Taxes, Fiscal Balance, Public Debt, Public Budget and Foreign Trade and Balance of Payments.

Statistics and Econometrics:

Measures of Central tendency & dispersions, Correlation, Sampling methods, Sampling Distribution, Statistical Inferences, Hypothesis testing, Regression Analysis, Panel Data Analysis, Time Series Properties and Analysis.

3. Financial Institutions and Markets:

Asymmetric Information, Market Model, Market Efficiency, Money, Credit and Capital Markets, Primary Market, Secondary Market, Commodity Markets, Mutual Funds, Stock Exchanges, Credit Rating Agencies, Pension And Insurance Markets, Foreign Exchange Markets, Role of International Financial Institutions, IS, IMF & World Bank.

Syllabus for Paper 2 for Legal Stream (Common Syllabus for both phases)

1. PFRDA Act, 2013,

2. IRDAI Act, 1999,

3. SEBI Act, 1992

4. Constitution of India –Preamble, Part I, Part III, Part IV, Part IVA, Part V, Part VI, Part VIII, Part IXA, Part IXB, Part XI, Part XII, Part XIII, Part XIV, Part XIVA, Part XX,

5. Law of Contracts –Indian Contract Act, 1872 (Chapters I to VI and VIII to X), Indian Partnership Act, 1932, Specific Relief Act, 1963,

6. Criminal Law –Indian Penal Code, 1860 (Chapters I, II, III, IV, V, VA, VI, IX, XVII, XXI, XXII, XXIII); Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973,

7. Law of Evidence –Indian Evidence Act, 1872,

8. Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 –Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, Part V, Part VII, Schedule-I,

9. Administrative Law and Principles of Natural Justice,

10. Jurisprudence and Interpretation of Statutes,

11. Important Latin terms and maxims,

12. Law of Torts and Consumer Protection Act, 2019,

13. Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 –Part I, Part III, Part IV,

14. Transfer of Property Act, 1882 –Chapter III, Chapter IV, Chapter V,

15. Law of Trusts –Parties to a Trust Deed and Duties of Trustees,

16. Corporate Law –Companies Act, 2013 (Chapter I, Chapter II, Chapter III, Chapter IV, Chapter

V, Chapter VII, Chapter VIII, Chapter IX, Chapter X, Chapter XI, Chapter XII, Chapter XIII, Chapter

XV, Chapter XVI, Chapter XXVII, Chapter XXVIII, Chapter XXIX); Limited Liability Partnership Act, 2008; Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (Part I, Part II),

17. Taxation –General principles

Syllabus for Paper 2 for Finance and Accounts Stream (Common for both Phases)-

1. The Basic Financial Statement

Trial Balance

o Balance Sheet

o Cash flow statement

o Income Statement

2. Analysis of Financial Statement Ratio

3. Break Even Analysis

4. IND AS

5. Standard on Auditing

6. Cost accounting concepts (basics)

o Marginal costing

o Cost volume profit analysis

o Cost sheet

o Forecasting

7. Management accounting

o Cost of capital

o Capital structure

o Capital budgeting

o Sources of finance

8. Corporate accounting

9. Business law

o Negotiable instruments

o Contract act

o Partnership act

o Company law (Go through all these laws with amendments)

10. Income Tax Act

11. GST

12. Knowledge of IT and Digital Transaction

13. Compliance of KYC Norms

14. Financial System : Role and Functions of Regulatory bodies in Financial Sector.

15. Financial Markets: Primary and Secondary Markets (Forex, Money, Bond, Equity, etc.), functions, instruments, recent developments.

16. General Topics

a) Basics of Derivatives: Forward, Futures and Swap

b) Recent Developments in the Financial Sector

c) Financial Inclusion- use of technology

d) Alternate source of finance, private and social cost-benefit, Public-Private Partnership

e) Direct and Indirect taxes; Non-tax sources of Revenue, Finance Commission, Fiscal Policy, Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act (FRBM),

f) Inflation: Definition, trends, estimates, consequences, and remedies (control): WPI, CPI – components and trends.

g) Economics: Capital market, Money market, Micro and macro economics concepts and Updates related to money market and RBI policies

Syllabus for Paper 2 for Official Language (Rajbhasha) Stream (Common for both Phases)-

1. भारत सरकार की राजभाषा नीतत (Official Language Policy of the Govt. of India) सेसंबंधित प्रश्न

2. हिन्दी सेअंग्रेजी अनुवाद [शब्द / वाक्ांश / वाक् / Terms / Phrases / Sentences]

3. अंग्रेजी सेहिन्दी अनुवाद [शब्द / वाक्ांश / वाक् / Terms / Phrases / Sentences]

4. हिन्दी सेअंग्रेजी - ववधिक शब्दावली (Legal Terminology)

5. अंग्रेजी सेहिन्दी - ववधिक शब्दावली (Legal Terminology)

6. हिन्दी सेअंग्रेजी – पेंशन / प्रशासतनक / बकैंकंग / प ंजी बाजार / अर्थशास्त्र / सामाजजक सुरक्षा शब्दावली (Pension /Administrative / Banking / Capital Market / Economics / Social Security Terminology)

7. अंग्रेजी सेहिन्दी - पेंशन / प्रशासतनक / बकैंकंग / प ंजी बाजार / अर्थशास्त्र / सामाजजक सुरक्षा शब्दावली (Pension /Administrative / Banking / Capital Market / Economics / Social Security Terminology)

Paper 1 of Phase- II:-  English Writing Skills =

The paper on English shall be framed in a manner to assess the writing skills including expression and understanding of the topic including precis writing/ essay writing/ comprehension.

PFRDA AM Phase I Exam District/Zone Wise Details-

Central Zone : 

Prayagraj, Kanpur, Indore, Raipur, Nagpur.

North Zone : 

Delhi / NCR, Lucknow

Meerut, Jammu

Dehradun, Haldwani.

East Zone : 

Patna, Guwahati, Bhubaneshwar

Ranchi, Imphal, Siliguri

Agartala, Muzaffarpur

West Zone : 

Mumbai, Surat, Ahmedabad/Gandhinagar

Jaipur, Pune, Hubli, Aurangabad, Nasik, Panaji

South Zone : 

Hyderabad, Trivandrum, Bangalore

Visakhapatnam, Kochi, Madurai

Coimbatore, Vijayawada

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