ESIC SSO Exam Pattern

ESIC SSO Exam Pattern

ESIC SSO online exam will be of objective type and consist of three phases- preliminary,mains and computer and descriptive skills.The number of questions in each phase will be different with a different time limit.A candidate should go through the previous year question paper to have an idea of the question types and level.

ESIC SSO Preliminary Phase

The ESIC SSO preliminary exam consists of three sections-English Language,Reasoning Ability and Quantitative Aptitude.The total number of questions in ESIC SSO is 100.The total time limit in ESIC SSO is two hours with each section having an individual time limit.The ESIC SSO preliminary online exam will be qualifying in nature and deduction of 1/4th marks for every wrong answer will also be there. Find the details in the table given below

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  


The ESIC SSO Mains consists of of four sections-Reasoning/Intelligence, Insurance/General/Financial Awareness,English Language and Quantitative Aptitude.The paper of ESIC SSO will be for two hours and will consist of 150 questions for 200 marks.Marks obtained in the ESIC SSO Mains will be considered for final selection. The online exam of ESIC SSO will be bilingual except English Language and for every wrong answer, 1/4th marks will be deducted.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 Skill and descriptive English is the third phase for ESIC SSO.The computer skills consist of questions from PowerPoint,MS Word,MS Excel with a total time duration of 30 minutes. An English Language paper will be there which will be descriptive in nature and will consist of letter and essay writing questions with a time limit of 30 minutes.Marks obtained in this phase will be qualifying in nature.

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