ESIC or Employees State Insurance Corporation was established in 1952 as a statutory body. It was established to provide social security and health insurance to Indian workers. It has its headquarters in New Delhi. It works under the Ministry Of Labour and Employment, and is governed by the rules and regulations stipulated in the ESI Act 1948. Full Form of ESIC SSO is ESIC Social Security Officer. This page on ESIC SSO recruitment has all important details such as Salary, Syllabus, Exam Pattern, Exam Dates, Eligibility, Vacancy, Application Fee, etc.

ESIC SSO Recruitment Highlights

Conducting Body ESIC
Name of Exam ESIC SSO or ESIC Social Security Officer
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 Eligibility Criteria

ESIC SSO Age Limit (as on 5th September  2018)

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

ESIC SSO 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

  • Degree from a recognized University.
  • Preference will be given to Commerce/Law/Management graduates
  • Knowledge of Computer i.e.. use of Office suite and databases.

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

ESIC SSO Vacancy 2018

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

ESIC SSO Selection Process consist of 3 stages:

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


ESIC Exam Pattern 2018

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


ESIC SSO 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, an ESI SSO is also entitled to various allowances and benefits such as HR, DA, TA, etc that are decided by ESIC.

ESIC SSO Syllabus

ESIC SSO Prelims Syllabus

The first stage of the ESIC SSO Exam is the Prelims Exam. Below is the complete syllabus of ESIC 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

ESIC SSO Mains Syllabus

ESIC SSO Main Examination is the final stage of the selection process. The complete ESIC SSO Mains syllabus is given below.

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 Introdcution to International organisations 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 for the ESIC SSO exam is Rs 250 for SC/ST/PWD/Female/Departmental and Ex-Servicemen Candidate. For other categories, the application fee of ESIC SSO 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.