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The Union Public Service Commission conducts the UPSC ALC exam to hire the Assistant Labour Commissioner, Assistant Welfare Commissioner, Assistant Labour Welfare commissioner, and Assistant Director to the Ministry of Labour and Employment. Those who qualify for the examination are generally given higher pay. Read this blog to know about the UPSC ALC exam in detail.

Institution UPSC
Position NameAssistant Labour Commissioner, Assistant Welfare Commissioner, and other vacancies
Qualification typeGraduation, Post graduation
Last date of Application28th October 2021
Last date for new vacancies13 January 2022
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Exam Pattern

The UPSC ALC exam pattern is as follows:

Maximum Marks Allotted300
Number of questions120
Exam duration 2 hours
Negative marking Yes-one third

Exam Syllabus

The UPSC ALC exam syllabus for the examination is as follows. You can get your UPSC ALC study material on the basis of the syllabus either online or offline.

S.NoMain Topics
1Social security laws and social work
2Industrial relations
3Labour welfare
4Human resource development
5Principal of natural justice
6Trade union Act
7Trade union movement

Some questions for the UPSC ALC examination will be from the Labour laws Act. These are as follows.

S.NoLabour Laws
1The Industrial Dispute Act of 1947
2Payment of Wages Act,1936
3The Minimum Wages Act, of 1948
4Contract Labour Act, 1970 (Regulation & Abolition)
5Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972
6Child Labour (P & R) Act, 1986
7Building & other construction workers (RE & CS) Act, 1986

Other topics to be covered for the examination

S.NOAdditional Topics To Be Covered
1.Current Affairs
2.Constitution of India
3.General Mental Ability

Also Read: How to prepare for UPSC Exam

Eligibility Criteria

The UPSC ALC eligibility criteria for the examination are as follows:

Essential Qualification 

A diploma in either of the following courses is required:

S.NoDiploma courses
1Diploma in social work
2Labour Welfare 
3Industrial Relations
4Personnel Management 
5Labour Law from a recognized University
6MBA in Human Resource Management
7Human Resource Development.


The maximum age limit to apply for the post of UPSC ALC examination is 35 years. The age relaxation for the respective categories is as follows:

CategoryAge Relaxation
Ex-Servicemen/ Commissioned officers5 yrs
ST/SC5 yrs
OBC3 yrs

Desirable qualification 

A degree in Law is a desirable qualification for the UPSC ALC examination:


The total number of vacancies for UPSC ALC examinations is: 

Post nameTotal number of Vacancies
Assistant Labour Commissioner49

Selection Process 

The selection process for the Union Public Service Commission Assistant Labour Commissioner follows mainly 2 steps:

  • A written examination 
  • Interview

The UPSC ALC question paper would be in English and Hindi. All those candidates who clear the written examination and the interview process are considered qualified for the position of ALC.

UPSC ALC Salary 

The salary for the Assistant Labour commissioners is as follows:

Basic salaryINR 20,000 to 40,000
Gross salaryTwice the basic salary including the allowances 

Also Read: UPSC Syllabus

Application Process 

To apply for the post of UPSC ALC you would need to follow this application process step by step

  • Visit the official website of the Union Public Service Commission-
  • Go to the careers/vacancy/recruitment page
  • Click on Assistant Labour commissioner
  • There you will find the online UPSC ALC form for the ALC examination. It will also include the latest 2022 vacancy notifications with PDF notifications.
  • Click on apply and fill in your basic details such as educational qualification, and contact details
  • Make sure you are applying for the position before the last date
  • Finally pay the required fee either online or offline and upload your documents
  • Your documents would include your photo and signature
  • When you have successfully uploaded your documents and paid the fee your application will be accepted. 

Application Fees

The application fees for the UPSC ALC examination as per category:

CategoryApplication Fee
OthersNot applicable 

UPSC ALC Admits Card

All those candidates who have applied for the UPSC ALC examination can download their admit card by following the steps below:

  • Visit the link-
  • Enter your details such as your  Application ID number, and Date of Birth.
  • Click on ‘submit’ to view your admit card
  • Take a printout of the same to appear for the written examination

How to Check the Results?

You can check the results for the UPSC ALC examination by: 

  • Visiting the official website of the Union Public Service Commission.
  • Do note that the results will be announced separately for each stage of the selection process
  • Also, roll number of the qualified candidates will only be displayed on the website.

Also Read: Labour Law Courses


Who is ALC in UPSC?

ALC full form is Assistant Labour commissioner. His/her duties involve the prevention and settlement of Industrial disputes, enforcement of labour laws, and establishing a relationship between the workers and management.

Is the labour commissioner an IAS?

The CLS or the Central Labour Service cadre comes under organized group A of the civil services of India.

What is the salary of an ALC?

6.7 Lakhs is the average annual salary of ALC in India.

As of now, the UPSC ALC examination is over. The  ALC exam date 2023 will be released on the official website. For more such  UPSC ALC notifications, keep an eye on Leverage Edu, and don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

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