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ESIC SSO Exam Eligibility Criteria

ESIC SSO Exam Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility Criteria – Education Qualification, Age limit and Number of chances for ESIC SSO Exam 2019 Examination is mentioned below.


Educational Qualification (Essential)


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

Educational Qualification (Desirable)

Three years’ service in a Government Organization or Corporation or Government Undertaking or Local Body or Scheduled Bank etc


 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. A candidate in whose case a certificate of eligibility is necessary may be admitted to the Examination but the offer of appointment will be given only after the necessary eligibility certificate has been issued to him by the Government of India.


 (a) Between 21 to 27 years as on the closing date 05.10.2019.

 (b) Upper age limit is relaxable for persons belonging to reserved categories i.e. SC/ST/OBC/PWD/Ex-Servicemen and for ESIC Employees, Government Servants as under:


Age Relaxation permissible beyond the Upper age limit.


5 years


3 years


(i) UR- 10 years

 (ii) OBC- 13 years

(iii) SC/ST- 15 years


(i) UR- 3 years (*)

 (ii) OBC- 6 years (*) (iii) SC/ST- 8 years (*)

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

ESIC Employee/ Government Servant who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on closing date for receipt of application

(i) UR- upto 40 years

(ii) OBC- upto 43 years

 (iii) SC/ST- upto 45 years

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

Other categories of persons

In accordance with the instructions and orders issued from time to time

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