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Exam Highlights
  • Exam Name
    ESIC (Employees State Insurance Corporation) Pharmacist
  • Mode of Conduction
  • Exam Duration
    2 hours
  • Official Website
  • Total Marks
  • Total No. of Questions
  • Medium of the exam
    English, Hindi
  • Marking Scheme
    -0.25 for every incorrect answer
Exam Dates
  • Official Notification
    to be announced
  • Start of Registration Process
    to be announced
Eligibilty Criteria

ESIC Pharmacist Educational Qualifications

The candidate should have the following educational qualifications to be eligible for the vacancies.

Name of the Post Educational Qualification
Pharmacist (Ayurvedic)
  • Passed class 12 or intermediate from a recognized Board of Education
  • 10th or equivalent qualification from any recognized Board or institute.
  • Diploma in Ayurveda from a recognized Institute
  • Three years of work experience required in Ayurvedic Pharmacy from a recognized Institute after being duly registered under the pharmacy act of 1948.
Pharmacist (Allopathic)
  • Passed class 12 or intermediate from a recognized Board of Education
  • Degree in Pharmac or Senior Secondary with Diploma in Pharmacy from any recognized Institution and must have qualified & registered as a Pharmacist under the Pharmacy Act, 1948.

ESIC Pharmacist Age Limit

The candidates can apply for the position of pharmacist till they attain 37 years of age. The age is provided below:

Category Age Limit
OBC Three years
ST/SC Five years
  • General- 10 Years
  • ST/SC- 15 Years
  • O.B.C.- 13 Years
  • Armed forces- Additional Relaxation
  • ST/SC-8 years
  • OBC-6 years
  • General-3 years
Government servants and employees of ESIC
  • General- Upto 40 years
  • ST/SC- Upto 45 years
  • O.B.C.- up to 43 years
Other categories of person In accordance with the rules and regulations that the Government of India has laid down

ESIC Pharmacist Nationality

A candidate must be as follows:

(a) A citizen of India

(b) A subject or individual of Nepal

(c) A subject of Bhutan

(d) A refugee who came over to India before the 1st January 1962 to permanently settle in India

(e) Any person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Burma, the Eastern African Countries like Uganda, Kenya, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Ethiopia, Zaire, and Vietnam with the intentions of permanent settlement in the country of India.

Provided the candidate belongs to categories (b), (c), (d), and (e) mentioned above, they shall be a person in whose favor the Indian Government has issued the certificate of eligibility.

Exam Pattern

The written exam pattern for the ESIC Pharmacist is as provided below:

  • The questions will be objective/ MCQ type for sections A and B.
  • Each question carries one mark.
  • All the questions given will be available in both English and Hindi languages.
  • 0.25 marks will be subtracted from the total for every incorrect or unanswered question.
  • Two hours will be given to attempt the entire exam.
Part Subject Number of Questions Marks Time duration
Part A Technical Subject 100 100 2 hours
Part B General aptitude and awareness 25 25
Total - 125 125
Section Subject Syllabus
Part A Technical subject


  • Metrology
  • Prescriptions
  • Sterilization
  • Processing of tablets
  • Processing of capsules
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Acids, bases, and buffers
  • Antimicrobials and astringents
  • Pharmaceuticals organic compounds
  • Anaesthetics
  • Drugs


  • Adulteration and drug evaluation
  • Pharmaceutical aids
  • Miscellaneous drugs
  • Biochemistry and clinical pathology
  • Human anatomy and physiology
  • Health education and community pharmacy
  • Toxicology and pharmacology
  • Pharmaceutical jurisprudence
  • Drug store and business management
  • Hospital and clinical pharmacy
Part B General aptitude and awareness
  • Quantitative aptitude
  • Reasoning English
  • Technical subjects
  • Current affairs
  • Verbal ability
  • Numerical ability
  • Non-verbal reasoning
  • History
  • Geography
  • Culture
  • Economics
  • General polity
  • Scientific research
  • Basic Algebra
  • Ratio and proportion
  • Profit and loss
  • Mensuration
  • Interest
  • Data interpretation

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