ECGC Probationary Officers’ (PO) Exam 2022

Eligibility | Dates | Pattern | Syllabus

Last Updated on 25th June, 2022

Export Credit Guarantee Corporation of India (ECGC) conducts this examination to recruit candidates for the post of probationary officers for various disciplines. This examination is held only once a year. It provides the graduates with an excellent opportunity to get a job in the central government organisation that would provide them with respect and a good salary and other benefits in the society. The eligible candidates will get posts in various disciplines like accounts, legal, company secretary, actuary, IT, economics, commerce, generalist etc.

Exam Highlights
Level of Exam Graduate, National Level
Exam Medium English, Hindi
Exam Frequency Once in a year
Purpose of the Exam To recruit candidates for the post of probationary officers
Conducting Body Export Credit Guarantee Corporation of India

ECGC PO Exam Eligibity Criteria 2022

  1. Nationality
  2. Nationality / Citizenship: A candidate must be either –
    (i) a Citizen of India or
    (ii) a subject of Nepal or
    (iii) a subject of Bhutan or
    (iv) a Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India or
    (v) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with intention of permanently settling in India provided that a candidate belong to categories (ii), (iii), (iv) & (v) above shall be a person in whose favor a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.

  3. Educational Qualification
  4. A Degree (Graduation) in any discipline from a University recognized by the Govt. Of India or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government. The candidate must possess valid Mark-sheet / Degree Certificate that he/ she is a graduate on the day he/she registers and indicate the percentage of marks obtained in Graduation while registering online.

  5. Age Limit
  6. The age of the candidate to appear in the ECGC PO examination should be minimum of 20 years and maximum of 30 years.
    However, there are age relaxations for candidates belonging to the reserved categories. They are given below in the table:
    Category Upper Age Limit
    SC/ST 35 years
    OBC 33 years
    Persons with Benchmark Disabilities 40 years
    Ex-Servicemen, Commissioned Officers including Emergency Commissioned Officers (ECOs)/ Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs) 35 years
    Persons affected by 1984 riots 35 years

  7. Restrictions on Attempts
  8. There is no minimum or maximum limit on number of attempts. Candidates just need to meet the upper and lower age limit.

ECGC PO Exam Important Dates 2022

Event Date
Starting Date of Application March 21, 2022
Last Date of Application April 20, 2022
Last Date of Application Fee Payment April 20, 2022
Download of call letters for Pre-Examination Training April 25, 2022
Pre- Examination Training for SC/ST First and second week of May, 2022
Download of Call letters for Online Written Examination May 14, 2022
Online Written Examination May 29, 2022
Declaration of Result of Online Written Examination June 24, 2022
Interview July /August 2022

ECGC PO Exam Pattern 2022

Pattern for Online Exam

Sl. No. Name of the Paper/Section Nature Nos. of Questions Question Type Duration Negative Marking Marks
1 Reasoning Ability

This paper aims to test the verbal and non-verbal reasoning ability of the candidate

Merit Ranking Nature 50 Objective (Multiple Choice) 40 mins 0.25 50
2 English Language

This paper will test the english language proficiency of the candidates

Merit Ranking Nature 40 Objective (Multiple Choice) 30 mins 0.25 40
3 Computer Knowledge

This paper will be descriptive and it will test the writing skills of the candidates

Merit Ranking Nature 20 Objective (Multiple Choice) 10 mins 0.25 20
4 General Knowledge

This paper will test the general knowledge skills of candidates

Merit Ranking Nature 40 Objective (Multiple Choice) 20 mins 0.25 40
5 Quantitative Aptitude

The standard of this paper is that of class 10 high school syllabus

Merit Ranking Nature 50 Objective (Multiple Choice) 40 mins 0.25 50
Total Marks* 200

*The total marks shown here are considered for merit ranking purposes.

Pattern for Descriptive Paper (Test of English Language)

Total marks allotted: 40

Essay writing and precise writing paper comprises 20 marks each. A composite time of 40 minutes is given for the descriptive paper.

ECGC PO Exam Syllabus 2022

Syllabus for Online Exam

1 Reasoning Ability

  • Syllogism,
  • Seating arrangement,
  • Puzzle,
  • Input-output,
  • Inequality,
  • Data sufficiency,
  • Coding-decoding,
  • Miscellaneous,
  • Blood relation,
  • Clocks and calendars,
  • Decision making,
  • Mirror images,
  • Dice and cubes,
  • Venn diagram,
  • Arithmetical reasoning

2 English Language

  • Reading Comprehension,
  • Spotting error,
  • Fill in the blanks,
  • Cloze test,
  • Para jumbles,
  • Sentence improvement,
  • Sentence connectors,
  • Grammar,
  • Antonym,
  • Synonym,
  • Adverb,
  • Tenses,
  • Articles,
  • Voices

3 Computer Knowledge

  • MS Excel,
  • Windows,
  • MS office,
  • MS Word,
  • Internet usage,
  • MS PowerPoint,
  • Hardware and software of computer,
  • introduction to computer science,
  • Database management system,
  • PC software and automation,
  • Workplace productivity tools,
  • Computer network,
  • internet,
  • emerging technologies,
  • Boolean algebra

4 General Knowledge

  • Banking industry,
  • Finance,
  • Economics,
  • History,
  • Current affairs,
  • Scientific research,
  • Culture,
  • News related to reserve bank of India, sports,
  • general policy of Govt of India and constitution,
  • Geography of India and Gujarat,
  • Five year plans

5 Quantitative Aptitude

  • Data interpretation,
  • Number series,
  • Quadratic equation,
  • Approximation and simplification,
  • Miscellaneous,
  • probability,
  • Mensuration,
  • HCF and LCM,
  • Time and work,
  • Profit and loss,
  • Relationship between numbers,
  • Uses of tables and graphs,
  • Discount,
  • Ratio and proportion

Syllabus for Descriptive Paper (Test of English Language)

  • Essay Writing
  • Precise Writing