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ESIC SSO Highlights

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.

This page on ESIC SSO will have all the important details from ESIC SSO exam notification,exam dates,eligibility,exam pattern,syllabus etc.Besides this information, a candidate can also go through the mock paper link provided to keep her/his preparation in pace with changing exam patterns and levels.

ESIC SSO Highlights

Conducting BodyESIC
Name of Exam ESIC SSO
Application mode Online
  • Preliminary Examination
  • Main Examination
  • Computer Skill Test & Descriptive Test
Official website
Time Duration
  • Preliminary Examination: 60 minutes
  • Main Examination: 2 hours
  • Computer Skill Test & Descriptive Test: 30 minutes

ESIC SSO Notification

ESIC SSO is a very good job opportunity because it not only provides a handsome amount of salary but a diversity of work profile.A candidate should visit the official website regularly so that he/she does not miss any update on the ESIC SSO recruitment.Once the official notification of ESIC SSO is announced we will also update you will all the details and necessary information of the ESIC SSO exam.

ESIC SSO Exam Pattern

ESIC conducts recruitment for the post of SSO every year which is a prestigious job to start once career. The entire recruitment process of the ESIC SSO exam involves an online examination of objective type.The online exam of ESIC SSO takes place in three stages ie Preliminary, Mains and Descriptive and Computer Skill Test and a candidate should pass in all the three stages of the ESIC SSO exam to get selected.

ESIC SSO Preliminary Phase

The preliminary exam of ESIC SSO consists of three sections which include English Language,Reasoning Ability and Quantitative Aptitude.The total number of questions in ESIC SSO is 100 with each section having different numbers of questions.The total time limit is two hours with each section having an individual time limit.The ESIC SSO online exam will be conducted in bilingual language except for the English Language section which will be in English only.Refer the table for details-

Name of the Test (Objective Tests)No. of QuestionsMax. MarksDurationLanguage
English Language 30 30 20 minutes English
Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes Bilingual
Quantitative Aptitude 35 35 20 minutes Bilingual
Total 100 100 60 minutes  


ESIC SSO Mains is the second stage in the recruitment process.ESIC SSO mains consist of four sections which includes-Reasoning/Intelligence, Insurance/General/Financial Awareness,English Language and Quantitative Aptitude.Each section will have its time limits.The total paper of ESIC SSO will be of two hours.Questions in each section will be in bilingual language except the English Language section.For further details refer table-

Name of the Test (Objective Tests)No. of QuestionsMax. MarksDurationLanguage
Reasoning/ Intelligence 40 60 35 minutes Bilingual
General/ Economy/ Financial/ Insurance Awareness 40 40 20 minutes Bilingual
English Language 30 40 30 minutes English
Quantitative Aptitude 40 60 35 minutes Bilingual
Total 150 200 2 hours  

ESIC SSO Computer and Descriptive test

Computer and descriptive English is the third phase for ESIC SSO .The computer skills consist of three sections with a total time duration of 30 minutes.An English Language paper will be there which will be descriptive in nature and consist of two questions.

Name of testPartsMarksTime Duration
Computer Skill Test (CST) Preparation of 02 Power Points Slides 10 Marks 30 Minutes
Typing matter on MS Word with formatting 20 Marks
Preparation of Table on MS Excel with use of formulae 20 Marks
Descriptive Paper - English Language Letter Writing & Essay 50 Marks 30 Minutes

ESIC SSO Syllabus

All aspirants must be well versed with topics and the detailed syllabus for the ESIC SSO exam. The first and foremost priority for every applicant should be to concentrate on the exam preparation.To be able to prepare properly, one needs to have the ESIC SSO syllabus topic wise.So, topics related to these sections covering in the ESIC SSO exam is given below

ESIC SSO Prelims Syllabus

The first stage of the ESIC SSO Exam is the Prelims.This is the first step for selection, therefore a candidate must prepare in the best possible way for it. The most important step in the ESIC SSO exam preparation phase is collecting details related to the syllabus.One should have the ESIC SSO Prelims syllabus all along with them so that he/she may refer and keep their preparation going.Further details in the table-

Quantitative Aptitude Ratio and Proportion, Average, Time and Work, Speed, Distance and Time, Mixture and Allegations, Stocks and Shares, Percentage, Permutation and Combination, Algebra, Trigonometry, Data Interpretation, Mensuration, Probability, Set Theory
Reasoning Ability Alphanumeric Series, Order and Ranking, Dictionary Based Question, Seating Arrangement/Puzzle, Coding Decoding, Blood Relations, Coded Inequalities, Syllogism, Input Output, Common-sense Reasoning, Directions and Distances, Data Sufficiency
English Grammar, Vocabulary, Error Spotting, Comprehension, Passage Making, Jumble Words, Fill in the Blanks, Sentence Framing

ESIC SSO Mains Syllabus

Once you are well aware of all the details related to the ESIC SSO exam , the next step should be to gather complete information about the ESIC SSO Mains. This is the final stage of the selection process which will determine whether one will achieve his/her desired goal or not.The complete ESIC SSO Mains syllabus is given below.One should plan his/her preparation accordingly.

Quantitative Aptitude Time and Work, Mensuration, Average, Speed, Distance and Time, Mixture and Allegations, Permutation and Combination, Probability, Data Interpretation, Algebra, Relations, Percentages, Set Theory, Trigonometry, Stocks and Shares
English Grammar, Vocabulary, Reading Comprehension, Passage Making, Error Spotting, Jumble Words, Sentence Framing, Fill in the Blanks
General Awareness Monetary Policies, Banking & Financial Awareness, Economic Terms, Current Affairs, Static GK, Financial & Economics News, Government Schemes, Agreement & Deals, Banking terms, rates, processes, National Institution, Introduction to national financial institutions like RBI, SEBI, IRDA, FSDC, Introdcution to International organisations like IMF, World Bank, ADB, UN, Current affairs related to national and international issues of last 6 months
Reasoning Alphanumeric Series, Order and Ranking, Dictionary Based Question, Seating Arrangement/Puzzle, Coding Decoding, Blood Relations, Coded Inequalities, Syllogism, Input Output, Common-sense Reasoning, Directions and Distances, Data Sufficiency

ESIC SSO Computer Skill and Descriptive

After the preliminary and mains stage a computer skill and descriptive test will be held.A candidate should have a working knowledge of Microsoft Suite, especially he/she should be aware of the functioning of the word,powerpoint, and excel.Besides this,an English Language descriptive test consisting of two questions will be there.

ESIC SSO Calender

Since the official notification is not out so the exact dates cannot be mentioned.A candidate should visit the official website regularly to have all the updates on the ESIC SSO exam.The ESIC SSO calendar will have all the details of the exam date and final results.

ESIC SSO Exam Calendar

ActivityImportant Dates
Online Application and Payment of fee (Online) To be notified later
Availability of Call Letters on ESIC website (for On-Line Examinations) To be notified later
Phase I Online Examination To be notified later
Phase II Online Examination To be notified later
Phase III  Computer Skill Test & Descriptive Test To be notified later


ESIC SSO has very good opportunities for promotion depending upon a candidate’s performance. The successful candidates recruited for the post of ESIC SSO will draw a handsome salary of Rs 44900/ per month as revised in the 7th pay commission.Besides he/she will also be eligible for DA,HRA and other allowances as per decided by the corporation.

The Salary for ESIC SSO is mentioned below:-

Social Security Officer / Manager Grade -II / Superintendent (SSO) Rs. 44,900

ESIC SSO Vacancy

The number of vacancies in ESIC SSO recruitment will be more or less the same as in 2018. The different categories will have different number of vacancies.Once the notification of ESIC SSO is out we will update you all the details of the vacancies in the different categories.

Category ACategory BCategory CCategory D & E
Number of Vacancies 294 82 22 141 539 06 05 07 01 49

ESIC SSO Eligibility Criteria

Before one decides to apply for the ESIC SSO exam, one should be aware of the complete eligibility criteria. If a candidate fails to follow the mentioned eligibility criteria, he/she will not be able to apply for the exam. The official notification of ESIC SSO will have the complete criteria with respect to the educational qualification & age criteria.

ESIC SSO Educational Criteria

Candidates applying for the ESIC SSO exam should possess the required qualification before they go ahead with the online application process. A candidate applying for the ESIC SSO exam should have a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university and working knowledge of database and office suites.Any other qualification if required will be updated once the official notification of ESIC SSO is out.

PostEducational Qualification
Social Security Officer / Manager Grade -II / Superintendent (SSO) A degree of a recognized University (Preference will be given to the graduates in Commerce/Law/Management)
Working knowledge of computer including use of office suites and database

ESIC SSO Age Criteria

A candidate should conform to every requirement mentioned in the official notification. Apart from the educational criteria, a candidate should come under the age limit as mentioned in the official notification of ESIC SSO.A candidate must lie between 21 to 27 years of age as the date mentioned in the official notification of ESIC SSO.This age pertains to the general category.

PostAge Criteria
Social Security Officer / Manager Grade -II / Superintendent (SSO) Between 21 to 27 years as on the closing date 05.10.2018

ESIC SSO Age Relaxation

ESIC SSO is an important exam and it makes sure that no one is exempted from this opportunity due to any unfavourable reasons. ESIC SSO offers relaxation in the upper age limit for certain categories of candidates such as SC/ST/OBC etc. Further details in the table given below-

Sr. No.CategoryAge Relaxation
1. SC/ST 5 years
2. OBC 3 years
3. PH
  • UR- 10 years
  • OBC- 13 years
  • SC/ST- 15 years
As per instructions of DoPT, a PWD applicant is entitled to age concession in different combinations subject to the condition of maximum age of 56 years. Further in case of a PWD by virtue of being a ESIC/Govt. Employee, concession to him/her will be admissible either as a 'person with disability' or as a ESIC/Govt. Employee' whichever may be more beneficial to him/her.
4. Ex-servicemen
  • UR- 3 years (*)
  • OBC- 6 years (*)
  • SC/ST- 8 years (*)
5. ESIC Employee/ Government Servant who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on closing date for receipt of application
  • UR- upto 40 years
  • OBC- upto 43 years
  • SC/ST- upto 45 years
6. Other categories of persons In accordance with the instructions and orders issued from time to time

(*) after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age

Note- Applicant should continue to have the status of ESIC/ Govt. servant till the time of appointment, in the event of their selection

How To Apply

Filling the online application for ESIC SSO is very important.If a candidate fills the wrong information or he/she is not aware of the ESIC SSO online application procedure then his/her candidature can get canceled.Given below are a few steps for the online application process of ESIC SSO-

  • Visit the official website of ESIC :
  • Click on the registration link and fill the required details.
  • Registration and password will be generated which should be used by the candidate to fill the online application form of ESIC SSO.
  • Fill the required details in the application form and ensure that all the details are filled correctly.
  • Once the ESIC SSO application form is filled no correction can be done afterward.
  • All the documents asked to upload should be uploaded in the format as mentioned in the ESIC SSO official notification.
  • The last step is the online payment of the ESIC SSO application fee.
  • Make the payment and keep a safe copy of the generated receipt for future use.

ESIC SSO Application Fee

ESIC SSO online application process will remain incomplete unless a candidate submits/pay the ESIC SSO exam application fee.The online application fee for the ESIC SSO exam is Rs 250 for SC/ST/PWD/Female/Departmental and Ex-Servicemen Candidate.For other categories, the application fee of ESIC SSO is Rs 500.Any other charges will be borne by the candidate.

CategoryApplication Fee
SC/ST/PWD/ Departmental Candidates, Female Candidates & Ex Servicemen Rs. 250/-*
All other categories Rs. 500

* This fee of Rs. 250/- shall be refunded duly deducting Bank Charges as applicable, on appearing of the candidate in the Part-I Written Examination.

Note: Bank Transaction Charges will be borne by the candidate.

ESIC SSO Exam Centre

While applying online application for ESIC SSO a candidate must select the centre where he/she desires to take the exam.The ESIC SSO exam will be conducted online in different venues.Request for change of centre for ESIC SSO online exam shall not be entertained. Candidate should appear for the online ESIC SSO exam at his/her risks and expenses. The choice of centre once selected by the candidate will be final but ESIC has the right to change the centre if any administrative need arises.

Sr. No.StateExam Centre
1 Andhra Pradesh Hyderabad
2 Assam Guwahati
3 Bihar Patna
4 Chhattisgarh Raipur
5 Delhi Delhi
6 Goa Panji
7 Gujarat Ahemdabad
8 Haryana Manesar
9 Himachal Pradesh Baddi
10 Jammu (J & K) Bari Brahmana
11 Jharkhand Adityapur
12 Karnataka Bangaluru
13 Kerala Ernakulam
14 Madhya Pradesh Indore
15 Maharasthra Mumbai
16 Orrisa Bhuhaneshwar
17 Puducherry Puducherry
18 Punjab Chandigarh
19 Rajasthan Jaipur
20 Tamil Nadu Tirunelveli
21 Uttarakhand Dehradun
22 Punjab Amritsar, Bhatinda, Fategarh Sahib, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Pathankot, Patiala, Phagwara, Sangrur 22 Rajasthan Ajmer, Alwar, Bhilwara, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Sikar, Udaipur
23 West Bengal Kolkata
24 Uttar Pradesh Noida, Varanasi

ESIC SSO Admit Card

All eligible candidates should download his/her call letter from the official website by entering his/her Registration Number/Roll Number and Password/Date of Birth. The Hard copy of the call letter/ Information Handout will not be sent by post/courier to the individual candidate. This admit card print out should be taken by the candidate to produce it during the online exam of ESIC SSO.

ESIC SSO Mock Test

ESIC SSO exam is going to be online, so it is very important for a candidate to be familiar with the level of examination. So a candidate should attempt mock tests after completing the syllabus to analyze his/her preparation level. The online mock test gives the candidate a real environment of the examination which makes him/her confident while attempting the real exam. Ixambee provides high quality content mocks and a candidate can go through these free mock tests.

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