ESIC Social Security Officer (SSO) 2018 Recruitment Notification – 539 Posts

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Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) which is headquartered at New Delhi has invited applications for the Recruitment of Social Security Officer (SSO) / Manager Grade II / Superintendent Positions on the regular basis by Direct Recruitment in ESI Corporation. The total number of Vacancies available for the ESIC Recruitment 2018 is 593.

Interested and eligible candidates are advised to read the official notification carefully and apply online on or before 5th October 2018 by clicking the link provided below at the end of this post.

Important Note to the candidates:

1. Recruitment Notification / Advertisement dated 16-01-2014 for the Recruitment of Social Security Officer (SSO) / Manager Gr-II/Superintendent in ESI Corporation stands canceled vide notice dated 03-08-2018. The list of applicants who had applied against the Advertisement dated 16.01.2014 is already uploaded on ESIC website along with cancellation Notice dated 03-08-2018.

2. All candidates who had applied against the Advertisement dated 16.01.2014 have to apply afresh.

ESIC SSO 2018 – Vacancies 

UR – 294

SC – 82

ST – 22

OBC – 121

Total Number of Vacancies : 539

ESIC SSO 2018 – Important Dates

  • Application Process Starting Date       –     07-09-2018
  • Last Date to Apply Online                     –     05-10-2018

ESIC SSO 2018 – Post & Vacancy Details

Name of the Post: Social Security Officer (SSO) / Manager Grade II / Superintendent

Total Vacancies: 539 [UR-294, SC-82, ST-22, OBC-141]

Pay Scale: Revised pay as per 7th Central Pay Commission for the post is Level- 7 of Pay Matrix (Civilian employees) with Entry Pay Rs 44900/-, replaced against Pay Band Rs. 9300-34800/- with Grade Pay Rs. 4600/- of 6th Central Pay Commission.

In addition to Pay, they will also be eligible for DA, HRA and Transport Allowance and other allowances as per rules in force from time to time.

ESIC SSO 2018 – Eligibility Criteria

Essential Qualifications

A degree of a recognized University (Preference will be given to the graduates in Commerce/Law/Management).

Working knowledge of computer including use of office suites and database

Experience (Desirable): Three years’ service in a Government Organization or Corporation or Government Undertaking or Local Body or Scheduled Bank etc.

ESIC SSO 2018 – Age Limit

Candidate age should be between 21 to 27 years as on the closing date 05.10.2018.

Upper age limit is relax-able for persons belonging to reserved categories i.e. SC/ST/OBC/PWD/Ex-Servicemen and for ESIC Employees, Government Servants. Check Official Notification for Age Relaxation Terms & Conditions.

ESIC SSO 2018 – Application Fee

S. No. Candidate Category Fee Amount
01 SC/ST/PWD/ Departmental Candidates, Female Candidates & Ex Servicemen Rs. 250/-*
* 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.
02 All other categories Rs. 500/-

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

ESIC SSO 2018 – Scheme of Examination

Scheme of Examination for the post of SSO is proposed as under:

ESIC SSO 2018 – Preliminary Exam Pattern

S. No. Name of the Test No. of Qs. Max. Marks Duration
1 English Language 30 30 20 minutes
2 Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
3 Quantitative Aptitude 35 35 20 minutes
Total 100 100
  • Phase –I is qualifying in nature and marks will not be reckoned for final merit.
  • For each wrong answer, there will be a negative marking of one-fourth of the mark assigned to that question.
  • The candidates will be shortlisted for Phase-II in the ratio of 1:10 i.e. about 10 times the number of vacancies in each category on the basis of their performance in Phase – I.
  • If the examination is held in more than one session, the scores across various sessions will be equated following standard practice to adjust for slight differences in the difficulty level of different test batteries used across sessions.

ESIC SSO 2018 – Main Exam Pattern

S. No. Name of the Test (Objective Tests) No. of Qs. Max. Marks Duration
1 Reasoning/ Intelligence 40 60 35 minutes
2 General/ Economy/ Financial/Insurance Awareness 40 40 20 minutes
3 English Language 30 40 30 minutes
4 Quantitative Aptitude 40 60 35 minutes
Total 150 200 2 hours
  • The marks obtained in Phase – II will be considered for final selection.
  • For each wrong answer, there will be a negative marking of one-fourth of the mark assigned to that question.
  • The candidates will be shortlisted for Phase-III in the ratio of 1:5 i.e. about 5 times the number of vacancies in each category on the basis of their performance in Phase – II.

ESIC SSO 2018 – Computer Skill Test & Descriptive Test

Computer Skill Test (CST) – 50 Marks (30 Minutes Duration) comprising of following three parts: –

(i) Preparation of 02 Power Points Slides 10 Marks
(ii) Typing matter on MS Word with formatting 20 Marks
(iii) Preparation of Table on MS Excel with use of formulae 20 Marks

ESIC SSO 2018 – Descriptive Paper

English Language (Letter Writing & Essay)

No. of Questions: 2

Max. Marks: 50

Duration: 30 Mins


  • The working knowledge of PWD Candidates who are unable to type shall be assessed by holding an Objective Type Computer Test of 50 Marks having 50 Questions with no negative marking.
  • Computer Skill Test and Descriptive paper will be qualifying in nature. Marks obtained will not be reckoned for merit ranking.

Qualifying Marks:

Qualifying Marks in Phase-I (Preliminary Exam.), Phase – II (Main Exam.) and Phase –III Computer Skill Test/Objective Type Computer Test for PWDs & Descriptive Paper will be decided at the discretion of ESIC.


(i) Before applying online, candidates should scan their:
– photograph (4.5cm × 3.5cm)
– signature (with black ink)
– left thumb impression (on white paper with black or blue ink)
– a hand written declaration (on a white paper with black ink) (text given below)
ensuring that the all these scanned documents adhere to the required specifications as given in Annexure III to this Advertisement.

(ii) Signature in CAPITAL LETTERS will NOT be accepted.

(iii) The left thumb impression should be properly scanned and not smudged. (If a candidate is not having left thumb, he/she may use his/ her right thumb for applying.)

(iv) The text for the hand written declaration is as follows –

“I, _______ (Name of the candidate), hereby declare that all the information submitted by me in the application form is correct, true and valid. I will present the supporting documents as and when

(v) The above mentioned hand written declaration has to be in the candidate’s hand writing and in English only. If it is written and uploaded by anybody else or in any other language, the application will be considered as invalid. (In the case of Visually Impaired candidates who cannot write may get the text of declaration typed and put their left hand thumb impression below the typed declaration and upload the document as per specifications.)

(vi) Keep the necessary details/documents ready to make Online Payment of the requisite application fee/ intimation charges.

(vii) Have a valid personal email ID and mobile no., which should be kept active till the completion of this Recruitment Process. ESIC may send intimation to download call letters for the Examination etc. through the registered e-mail ID. In case a candidate does not have a valid personal e-mail ID, he/she should create his/her new e-mail ID and mobile no. before applying on-line and must maintain that email account and mobile number.

Aspirants can download the notification for the post of Social Security Officer (SSO) / Manager Grade II / Superintendent Positions in Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) from the link provided below.

NOTIFICATION – ESIC – SSO/ Manager Grade II/ Superintendent

Aspirants can apply for the above said posts in online from the official website of ESIC or from the link that is provided below.

Apply – ESIC – SSO/ Manager Grade II/ Superintendent

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