ESIC SSO Exam Pattern

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 Qs.Max. 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 Qs.Max. 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 Marking Scheme

ESIC SSO Marking scheme

To know more about ESIC SSO marking scheme, see the table below:

ESIC SSO Marking Scheme

ESIC SSO 2021 Marking SchemeConsidered Marks
For correct answers 1 mark
For wrong answers -0.25 or 1/4th marks
For not attempted 0 (no marks)

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