ESIC SSO Exam Pattern

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ESIC SSO Exam Pattern 2022

ESIC SSO Exam Pattern

ESIC conducts recruitment for the post of SSO which is a prestigious job to start one's career. The entire recruitment process of the ESIC SSO exam involves online examinations of objective and descriptive types. A candidate should pass all three stages of the ESIC SSO exam to get selected. The qualifying marks in ESIC SSO Prelims and ESIC SSO Mains exam will be 45% for UR Category, 40% for OBC Category & EWS category, 35% for SC, ST & Ex-Servicemen and 30% for PWD Category. The online exam of ESIC SSO takes place in three stages as mentioned below: 

  • Phase 1- ESIC SSO Prelims Exam- (Qualifying in nature)
  • Phase 2- ESIC SSO Mains Exam (Objective)
  • Phase 3- Computer Skills Test and Descriptive test

ESIC SSO Prelims Exam Pattern 2022

The ESIC SSO Prelims Exam Pattern 2022 consists of three sections namely English Language, Reasoning Ability and Quantitative Aptitude. The total time limit is one hour 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. Please refer to the table below for detailed ESIC SSO Prelims Exam Pattern 2022.

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 Exam Pattern 2022

For the ESIC SSO Mains exam, candidates will be shortlisted in the ratio of 1:10 i.e. about 10 times the number of vacancies in each category. ESIC SSO Mains Exam Pattern 2022 consists of four sections which include -Reasoning/Intelligence, Insurance/General/Financial Awareness, English Language and Quantitative Aptitude. There will be sectional timings in the exam. The total paper of ESIC SSO will be of two hours. For further details on ESIC SSO Mains Exam Pattern, please refer to the table below-

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 2022

For ESIC SSO Phase 3 exam, candidates will be shortlisted in the ratio of 1:5 i.e. about 10 times the number of vacancies in each category based on their performance in the ESIC SSO Mains Exam Pattern.  In ESIC SSO Phase 3 exam, Computer and descriptive English will be asked. The computer skills test comprises three sections with a total time duration of 30 minutes. In the descriptive test , a total of 02 questions will be asked. This section is qualifying in nature. The qualifying marks in Phase 3 - Computer Skill Test and Descriptive Paper will be decided at the discretion of ESIC.

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 Marking Scheme

ESIC SSO exam 2022 will have the objective type of questions in both phases. For each wrong answer, a penalty of one-fourth of the mark assigned to that question will be charged. The ESIC SSO Marking scheme is the same for both prelims and mains exams. The marking scheme for ESIC SSO 2022 and the penalty for wrong answers is as follows. 

ESIC SSO Marking Scheme

ESIC SSO 2022 Marking SchemeConsidered Marks
For correct answers 1 mark
For wrong answers -0.25 or 1/4th marks
For not attempted 0 (no marks)

ESIC SSO Exam Language

Both the objective and descriptive tests of the ESIC SSO exam 2022 will be conducted online. Please note that all questions in ESIC SSO exams (Prelims and Mains), except the Test of English Language in Prelims and Mains & Descriptive Test of English in Phase 3, will be bilingual i.e. in English and Hindi. 

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FAQs

No, there will not be any interview in the ESIC SSO Selection Process. Selection will done on the basis of the ESIC SSO mains score.
Yes, there will be negative marking of 1/4th marks in prelims as well as mains examination.
Yes there is a sectional time limit in the ESIC SSO Mains examination.
There are three stages in the selection process of ESIC SSO exam i.e. Prelims, Mains and CST/ Descriptive.
For Unresrved category, the minimum qualifying marks is 45% ( for both prelims and mains).

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