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ESIC Social Security Officer Exam 2021

Eligibility | Dates | Pattern | Syllabus

Last Updated on 12th March, 2021
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ESIC or Employees’ State Insurance Corporation was established in 1952 as a statutory body.Its administrative body is the Ministry Of Labour and Employment and governed by the rules and regulations stipulated in the ESI Act 1948.It was established to provide social security and health insurance to Indian workers.It has its headquarters in New Delhi,India.

The ESIC SSO examination is conducted by the Employees State Insurance Corporation to recruit candidates for the post of Social security officer. The ESIC is a statutory body, and the candidates will get an excellent opportunity to work for under the Ministry of Labour and Employment. This organization was established to provide social security and health insurance to Indian workers.

The candidates who will qualify for this examination will get posting in the ESIC headquarters in New Delhi. The ESIC SSO examination seems to be a good job opportunity for the graduates, as it will not only provide them with a handsome salary but also they will get to work in diverse profiles.

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 Social Security Officer
Conducting Body Employees State Insurance Corporation
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ESIC SSO Exam Eligibity Criteria 2021

  1. Nationality
  2. A candidate must be either:
    (a) a citizen of India, or
    (b) a subject of Nepal, or
    (c) a subject of Bhutan, or
    (d) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India, before the Ist January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
    (e) 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 the intention of permanently settling in India.
    Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (b), (c), (d) and (e) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.

  3. Educational Qualification
  4. A degree of a recognized University. Working knowledge of computer including use of office suites and database. Experience (Desirable): Three years’ service in a Government Organization or Corporation or Government Undertaking or Local Body or Scheduled Bank etc.

  5. Age Limit
  6. The age of the candidate to appear in the ESIC SSO examination should be minimum of 21 years and maximum of 27 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 32 years
    OBC 30 years
    PH (UR) 37 years
    PH (OBC) 40 years
    PH (SC/ST) 42 years
    Ex-Servicemen (UR) 30 years
    Ex-Servicemen (OBC) 33 years
    Ex-Servicemen (SC/ST) 35 years
    ESIC Employee/ Government Servant (UR) 40 years
    ESIC Employee/ Government Servant (OBC) 43 years
    ESIC Employee/ Government Servant (SC/ST) 45 years

  7. Restrictions on Attempts
  8. There is no such restriction on the number of attempts as long as the age criteria is being fulfilled.

ESIC SSO Exam Important Dates 2021

Event Date
Starting Date of Application To be notified
Last Date of Application To be notified
Last Date for Payment of Fee To be notified
Date of Issuing Admit Card To be notified
Starting Date of Preliminary Exam To be notified

ESIC SSO Exam Pattern 2021

Pattern for Phase I – Preliminary Exam

ESIC UDC preliminary exam is a qualifying exam. The marks scored in this exam are not considered for preparation of the merit list.

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

This paper will test the English proficiency of the candidates

Qualifying Nature 30 Objective (Multiple Choice) 20 mins 0.25 30
2 Reasoning Ability

This paper will test the reasoning of the candidates

Qualifying Nature 35 Objective (Multiple Choice) 20 mins 0.25 35
3 Quantitative Aptitude

This paper will test the mathematical skills of the candidates.

Qualifying Nature 35 Objective (Multiple Choice) 20 mins 0.25 35
Total Marks* 100

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

Pattern for Phase II- Main Examination

This is phase 2 of the ESIC UDC exam. The mains exam marks are taken into consideration while preparing the merit list.

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

This paper will test the reasoning skills of the candidates

Merit Ranking Nature 40 Objective (Multiple Choice) 35 mins 0.25 60
2 General Awareness

This will test the general knowledge of the candidates

Merit Ranking Nature 40 Objective (Multiple Choice) 20 mins 0.25 40
3 English Language

This paper will test the English proficiency of the candidates

Merit Ranking Nature 30 Objective (Multiple Choice) 30 mins 0.25 40
4 Quantitative Aptitude

This paper will test the mathematical skills of the candidates

Merit Ranking Nature 40 Objective (Multiple Choice) 35 mins 0.25 60
Total Marks* 200

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

Pattern for Phase III- Computer Skill Test & Descriptive Test

Sl. No. Name of the Paper/Section Nature Nos. of Questions Question Type Duration Negative Marking Marks
1 Computer Skill Test

This paper will test the computer skills of the candidates

Qualifying Nature 30 mins 50
2 Descriptive Paper – English Language

This paper will test writing skills of the candidates

Qualifying Nature 2 Descriptive 30 mins 50
Total Marks* 100

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

ESIC SSO Exam Syllabus 2021

Syllabus for Phase I – Preliminary Exam

1 English Language

  • Synonym
  • Homonym
  • Antonym
  • Spelling
  • Word
  • Idiom and phrases
  • Fill in the suitable words
  • Grammar
  • Spotting error
  • Sentence correction
  • Active and passive voice
  • Phrases
  • Direct and indirect speech
  • Reading comprehension
  • Passage completion
  • Theme depletion
  • Deriving conclusion
  • Rearrangement

2 Reasoning Ability

  • Analogy
  • Classification
  • Word formation
  • Statement and conclusion
  • Syllogism
  • Statement and assumption
  • Statement and argument
  • Coding and decoding
  • Blood relations
  • Passage and conclusions
  • Alphabet test
  • Series test
  • Number and ranking
  • Miscellaneous test
  • Series test
  • Analogy test
  • Odd figure out
  • Sitting arrangement
  • Assertation
  • Input and output
  • Figure series
  • Decision making
  • Direction

3 Quantitative Aptitude

  • Percentage
  • Ratio and proportion
  • Averages
  • Mixture
  • Time and work
  • Speed time and distance
  • Stocks
  • Shares
  • Partnership
  • Clocks
  • Volume and surface area
  • Height and distance
  • Logarithm
  • Permutation
  • Simple and compound interest
  • Equations
  • Probability
  • Trigonometry
  • Profit loss and discount
  • Mensuration
  • Elements of algebra
  • Data interpretation

Syllabus for Phase II- Main Examination

1 Reasoning/ Intelligence

  • Analogy
  • Classification
  • Word formation
  • Statement and conclusion
  • Syllogism
  • Statement and assumption
  • Statement and argument
  • Coding and decoding
  • Blood relations
  • Passage and conclusions
  • Alphabet test
  • Series test
  • Number and ranking
  • Miscellaneous test
  • Series test
  • Analogy test
  • Odd figure out
  • Sitting arrangement
  • Assertion
  • Input and output
  • Figure series
  • Decision making
  • Direction

2 General Awareness

  • Banking terms
  • Abbreviations and economic terminology
  • Overview of Indian Financial system
  • History of Indian Banking System
  • Recent credit
  • Important Government schemes on money and capital National institutes like RBL, SEBI, IRDA

3 English Language

  • Synonym
  • Homonym
  • Antonym
  • Spelling
  • Word
  • Idiom and phrases
  • Fill in the suitable words
  • Grammar
  • Spotting error
  • Sentence correction
  • Active and passive voice
  • Phrases
  • Direct and indirect speech
  • Reading comprehension
  • Passage completion
  • Theme depletion
  • Deriving conclusion
  • Rearrangement

4 Quantitative Aptitude

  • Percentage
  • Ratio and proportion
  • Averages
  • Mixture
  • Time and work
  • Speed time and distance
  • Stocks
  • Shares
  • Partnership
  • Clocks
  • Volume and surface area
  • Height and distance
  • Logarithm
  • Permutation
  • Simple and compound interest
  • Equations
  • Probability
  • Trigonometry
  • Profit loss and discount
  • Mensuration
  • Elements of algebra
  • Data interpretation

Syllabus for Phase III- Computer Skill Test & Descriptive Test

1 Computer Skill Test

  • Preparation of 02 Power Points Slides – 10 Marks
  • Typing matter on MS Word with formatting – 20 Marks
  • Preparation of Table on MS Excel with use of formulae – 20 Marks

2 Descriptive Paper – English Language

  • Letter Writing
  • Essay Writing

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