ESIC SSO Recruitment 2021: Exam Pattren, Syllabus, Vacancies

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ESIC or Employees State Insurance Corporation was established in 1952 as a statutory body to provide social security and health insurance to Indian workers. It works under the Ministry Of Labour and Employment, and is governed by the rules and regulations stipulated in the ESI Act 1948. The Full Form of ESIC SSO is ESIC Social Security Officer. We shall see all important details related to ESIC SSO recruitment such as Notification, Salary, Syllabus, Exam Pattern, Exam Date, Eligibility, Vacancy, Application Fee, etc.

ESIC SSO Recruitment Highlights

Exam Name ESIC Social Security Officer Exam
Conducting Body Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESIC)
Application mode Online
Number of Phases 3 (Preliminary Examination, Main Examination, Computer Skill Test & Descriptive Test)
Official website
Time Duration Preliminary Examination (60 minutes)

Main Examination (2 hours)

Computer Skill Test & Descriptive Test (30 minutes)

ESIC SSO Notification 2021

The official notification link of ESIC 2021 recruitment will be updated once it is released.

ESIC SSO Eligibility Criteria

Age Limit

  • Minimum Age – 21 years
  • Maximum Age – 27 years.

Age Relaxation

  • Category
    • SC/ST – 5 years
    • OBC – 3 years
  • PwD
    • UR- 10 years
    • OBC – 13 years
    • SC/ST- 15 years
  • Ex-serviceman
    • UR – 3 years
    • OBC – 6 years
    • SC/ST – 8 years

ESIC SSO Educational Qualifications & Experience

Educational Qualifications

  • Degree from a recognized University.
  • Commerce/Law/Management graduates are preferred
  • Knowledge of Computer i.e.. use of Microsoft Office suite and databases.

Desirable Experience – 3 years’ experience in a Government organization/Corporation/Government Undertaking/Scheduled Bank/Local Body.

ESIC SSO Vacancy 2021

The 2021 SSO Vacancy details will be updated once the 2021 notification is released. Below are the Vacancy details released in the ESIC SSO notification 2018, for your reference. The upcoming notification is expected to have good number of vacancies.

Category Vacancies
General 294
ST 22
SC 82
OBC 141
Total 539
PWD Vacancies
Category A 06
Category B 05
Category C 07
Category D & E 01
Ex. SM 49

ESIC SSO Selection Process

The SSO Selection Process consist of 3 stages, which the candidates will have to clear

  1. Prelims Examination
  2. Mains Examination
  3. Computer Skill Test & Descriptive Test


ESIC SSO Exam Pattern 2021

ESIC SSO Prelims Exam Pattern:

Section No. of Questions Max.


English Language 30 30 20 mins
Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 mins
Quantitative Aptitude 35 35 20 mins
Total 100 100 60 mins

ESIC SSO Mains Exam Pattern:

Section No. of Questions Max. Marks Duration
Reasoning/ Intelligence 40 60 35 mins
General/ Economy/ Financial/ Insurance Awareness 40 40 20 mins
English Language 30 40 30 mins
Quantitative Aptitude 40 60 35 mins
Total 150 200 120 mins

Computer Skill Test & Descriptive Test Exam Pattern:

A) Computer Skill Test

Section Max . Marks Duration
PowerPoint Preparation 10 30 mins
Typing on Ms. Word with formatting 20
Ms. Excel Preparation of table using Formulae 20
Total 50

B) Descriptive Test

Section Max . Marks Duration
Question on Letter Writing & Essay 50 30 mins


After 7th pay commission, ESIC SSO salary increased to Rs 44,900/-. 

Apart from the salary, a Social Security Officer (SSO) is also entitled to various allowances and benefits such as HRA, DA, TA, etc as decided by ESIC.

ESIC SSO Syllabus

Prelims Syllabus

Below is the in detail syllabus of SSO Prelims examination.

Quantitative Aptitude Reasoning Ability English
Ratio and Proportion Inequality Grammar
Average Coding Decoding Vocabulary
Time and Work Syllogism Error Spotting
Speed, Distance and Time Machine Input Output Comprehension
Mixture and Allegations Data Sufficiency Passage Making
Stocks and Shares Circular Arrangement Jumble Words
Percentage Linear Arrangement Fill in the Blanks
Permutation and Combination Floor Puzzle Sentence Framing
Algebra Scheduling
Trigonometry Verbal Reasoning
Data Interpretation Ordering and Ranking
Mensuration Arrangement and Pattern
Probability Blood Relations
Set Theory Direction and Distance

Mains Syllabus

Below is the in detail syllabus of SSO Mains examination.

Quantitative Aptitude English General Awareness Reasoning
Time and Work Grammar Monetary Policies Puzzles
Mensuration Vocabulary Banking & Financial Awareness Seating Arrangement – Circular, Square and Linear
Average Reading Comprehension Economic Terms Data Sufficiency
Speed, Distance and Time Passage Making Current Affairs Directions and Distance
Mixture and Allegations Error Spotting Static GK Coding Decoding
Permutation and Combination Jumble Words Financial & Economics News Blood Relations
Probability Sentence Framing Government Schemes, Agreement & Deals Inequality
Data Interpretation Fill in the Blanks Banking terms, rates, processes Syllogism
Algebra National Institution Machine Input Output
Relations Introduction to national financial institutions like RBI, SEBI, IRDA, FSDC etc. Verbal Reasoning
Percentages Introduction to International organizations like IMF, World Bank, ADB, UN etc. Ordering and Ranking
Set Theory Current affairs related to national and international issues of last 6 months Arrangement and Pattern
Trigonometry Scheduling
Stocks and Shares Distance and Direction

ESIC SSO Application Fee

The online application fee is Rs 250 for SC/ST/PWD/Female/Departmental and Ex-Servicemen Candidate. For all other categories it is Rs 500. Any other charges will be borne by the candidate.

Category Application Fee
SC/ST/PWD/ Departmental Candidates, Female Candidates & Ex Servicemen Rs. 250/-*
All other categories Rs. 500

* This fee of Rs. 250/- shall be refunded duly deducting Bank Charges as applicable, on appearing of the candidate in the Part-I Written Examination.

Note: Bank Transaction Charges will be borne by the candidate.


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