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Exam Highlights
  • Exam Name
    Employees’ State Insurance Corporation Social Security Officer (ESIC SSO)
  • Mode of Conduction
    Offline
  • Exam Duration
    Prelims- 1hour Mains- 2 hours Computer Skill Test- 30 minutes Descriptive Test- 30 minutes
  • Exam Frequency
    Once a year
  • Official Website
    www.esic.nic.in
  • Total Marks
    Prelims- 100 Mains- 200 Computer Skill Test- 50 Descriptive Test- 50
  • Total No. of Questions
    Prelims- 100 Mains- 150 Computer Skill Test- 3 Descriptive Test- 2
  • Medium of the exam
    English, Hindi
  • Marking Scheme
    -0.25 for every incorrect answer
Exam Dates
  • Official Notification
    March 11, 2022
  • Start of Registration Process
    March 11, 2022
  • End of Registration Process
    April 13, 2022
  • Admit Card Release Date
    May 17, 2022
  • Exam Date
    Prelims: June 11, 2022 Mains: to be announced
  • Result
    to be announced
Eligibilty Criteria

ESIC SSO Educational Qualifications

Candidates aspiring to become Social Security Officers upon the qualification of the ESIC SSO Examination should possess the following educational qualifications.

  • Candidates should have a graduation degree from a recognized University (graduation preferred in Management/ Commerce and Law).
  • The candidate must have a working knowledge of computers including the knowledge and understanding of databases and the use of office suits.
  • Experience (Desirable): It is desirable if a candidate has an experience of at least 3 years of service in a Government Organization or Corporation Government Undertaking or Scheduled Bank or Local Body etc.

ESIC SSO Age Limit

As per the official notification of ESIC SSO, the applicant must be between the age group of 21 years to 27 years as of the closing date of the application form i.e. April 12th, 2022.

Age relaxations are provided to the reserved category candidates as per the government rules: The below table tabulated the details of ESIC SSO Age relaxation to reserved categories:

Category Age Relaxation to the Upper age limit
OBC 3 years
SC/ST 5 years
PH UR- 10 years OBC- 13 years SC/ST- 15 years
Ex-Servicemen UR- 3 years OBC- 6 years SC/ST- 8 years
ESIC Employee/ Or any other Government servant who has an experience of at least 3 years in regular continuous service. ( candidate must have the status of ESIC/Govt servant till the time they get an appointment in their selection) UR- 40 years OBC- 43 years SC/ST- 45 years

ESIC SSO Overall Eligibility Criteria 2022

Candidates can check the age limit and other important eligibility information from the table below:

Particulars Details
Age Limit 27 years ( age relaxation for reserved category)
Nationality Indian
Domicile Any state
Number of Attempts As long as candidates satisfy all the eligibility criteria
Important Points
  • The candidate must have completed the graduation degree before applying for the post.
  •  Must have a working knowledge of Computers.
  • Experience of Being a Government servant is desirable, not mandatory for selection.
Exam Pattern
Paper Phase 1: Prelims Exam Phase 2: Mains Exam Phase 3: Computer Skill Test and Descriptive Test
Mode of Exam Offline Offline Offline
Number of Sections 3 4 2

  • Computer Skill Test
  • English Language Descriptive Test
Name of Sections
  • English Language
  • Reasoning Ability
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • English Language
  • Reasoning Ability
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • General/ Financial/ Economy/ Insurance Awareness
Computer Skill Test:

  • 2 powerpoint slides
  • MS word Formatting
  • MS Excel Tables and Formulae

English Language Descriptive Test:

  • 2 questions
Questions in each question
  • English Language:30 questions
  • Reasoning Ability: 35 questions
  • Quantitative Aptitude: 35 questions
  • English Language: 30 questions
  • Reasoning Ability: 40 questions
  • Quantitative Aptitude:40 questions
  • General/ Financial/ Economy/ Insurance Awareness- 40 questions
Computer Skill Test: 3 questions English Language Descriptive Test- 2 questions
Duration of the Examination 60 minutes 120 minutes /2 hours Computer skill Test- 30 minutes English Language Descriptive Test: 30 minutes
Maximum number of questions 100 150 Computer Skill Test: 3 questions English Descriptive Test: 2 questions
Type of Questions Objective-based Objective-based Descriptive Based
Maximum number of marks 100 200 Computer Skill Test- 50 marks English Language Descriptive Test: 50 marks
Marking Scheme 1 mark each for the correct answer 0.25 mark for incorrect answer marked 1 mark each for a correct answer 0.25 mark for an incorrect answer marked Computer Skill Test:

  • PowerPoint slides: 10 marks
  • MS Formatting: 20 marks
  • MS Excel: 20 Marks

English Descriptive Test: 25+ 25 marks

Language of Paper Hindi, English Hindi, English English
Syllabus

ESIC SSO Prelims Syllabus

There will be a total of 100 questions for 100 marks. Three sections will be there for 1 hour. A negative marking of 0.25 is an important factor to be taken care of while attempting the paper:

The detailed syllabus of all three sections is tabulated below:

English Language Quantitative Aptitude Reasoning Ability
  • Spelling Errors
  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Idioms and Phrases
  • Word formation
  • Homonyms
  • Grammar
  • Passive/ Active Voice
  • Narrations
  • Rearrangement of passage
  • Cloze test
  • Passage completion
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Surds & Indices
  • Average
  • Percentage
  • Profit & Loss
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Mixtures & Allegation
  • Speed, Distance, and Time
  • Time and Work
  • Partnership
  • Volume and Surface Areas
  • Trigonometry
  • Height and distance
  • Simple interest and Compound Interest
  • Mensuration
  • Probability
  • Statistics
  • Boats and streams
  • Data interpretation
  • Figure Series
  • Input/Output
  • Decision-making test
  • Syllogism
  • Coding/ Decoding
  • Passage and Conclusions
  • Blood Relations
  • Number ranking and time sequences
  • Statements and Arguments
  • Word Formation
  • Analogy
  • Classification
  • Statements and Conclusion
  • Clocks
  • Calendar

ESIC SSO Mains Syllabus

ESIC SSO Mains consists of 4 sections and have a total of 150 questions for 200 marks. The duration is of 2 hours with a sectional time limit for each section. There will be a negative marking of 0.25 for each incorrect answer.

Section Topics
English Language
  • Spelling Errors
  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Idioms and Phrases
  • Word formation
  • Homonyms
  • Grammar
  • Passive/ Active Voice
  • Narrations
  • Rearrangement of passage
  • Cloze test
  • Passage completion
  • Fill in the blanks
Quantitative aptitude
  • Surds & Indices
  • Average
  • Percentage
  • Profit & Loss
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Mixtures & Allegation
  • Speed, Distance, and Time
  • Time and Work
  • Partnership
  • Volume and Surface Areas
  • Trigonometry
  • Height and distance
  • Simple interest and Compound Interest
  • Mensuration
  • Probability
  • Statistics
  • Boats and streams
  • Data interpretation
Reasoning Ability
  • Figure Series
  • Input/output
  • Decision-making test
  • Syllogism
  • Coding/ Decoding
  • Passage and Conclusions
  • Blood Relations
  • Number ranking and time sequences
  • Statements and Arguments
  • Word Formation
  • Analogy
  • Classification
  • Statements and Conclusion
  • Clocks
  • Calendar
General Awareness/ Finance/ Banking/ Insurance
  • Banking Abbreviations
  • Economic Terminologies
  • Banking terms
  • History of the Indian Banking System
  • Important government scheme
  • Money market
  • National financial institutions like SEBI, RBI, LIC, GIC, FSDC, etc.
  • Monetary policies
  • International Organizations like World Bank, IMF, ADB, UN, etc
  • Current affairs related to banking and insurance sector of last 6 to 8 months.

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