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ESIC SSO Exam Pattern


ESIC SSO Exam Pattern

The Exam for ESIC will be conducted through a nationwide competitive examination, in three stage process i.e. Phase I (on-line screening examination for 100 marks), Phase II (on-line examination consisting of three papers for total 200 marks) and Phase III (Computer Skill Test & Descriptive Test).

Phase I On-Line Examination (Preliminary)

 

Name of the Test (Objective Tests)

No. of Qs.

Max. Marks

Duration

Language

English Language

30

30

20 minutes

English

Reasoning Ability

35

35

20 minutes

Bilingual

Quantitative Aptitude

35

35

20 minutes

Bilingual

Total

100

100

 

 

Note:-

1. Phase –I is qualifying in nature and marks will not be reckoned for final merit.

 2. For each wrong answer, there will be a negative marking of one fourth of the mark assigned to that question.

 3. The candidates will be shortlisted for Phase-II in the ratio of 1:10 i.e. about 10 times the number of vacancies in each category on the basis of their performance in Phase - I.

4. If the examination is held in more than one session, the scores across various sessions will be equated following standard practice to adjust for slight differences in difficulty level of different test batteries used across sessions

Phase II On-Line Examination (Mains)

Name of the Test (Objective Tests)

No. of Qs.

Max. Marks

Duration

Language

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

 

Note:-

 1. The marks obtained in Phase – II will be considered for final selection.

 2. For each wrong answer, there will be a negative marking of one fourth of the mark assigned to that question.

3. The candidates will be shortlisted for Phase-III in the ratio of 1:5 i.e. about 5 times the number of vacancies in each category on the basis of their performance in Phase - II.

 

Phase III Computer Skill Test & Descriptive Test 

Name of test

Parts

Marks

Time 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

Note:-

  1. The working knowledge of PWD Candidates who are unable to type shall be assessed by holding an Objective Type Computer Test of 50 Marks having 50 Questions with no negative marking.
  2. Computer Skill Test and Descriptive paper will be qualifying in nature. Marks obtained will not be reckoned for merit ranking.

Qualifying Marks: - Qualifying Marks in Phase-I (Preliminary Exam.), Phase – II (Main Exam.) and Phase –III Computer Skill Test/Objective Type Computer Test for PWDs & Descriptive Paper will be decided at the discretion of ESIC



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