ESIC 2018
Shristi Kirti, 6 days ago

ESIC 2018 - Employees’ State Insurance Corporation of India had conducted ESIC 2018 preliminary exam on November 3 in online mode. Candidates who will qualify the prelims (stage 1) examination will be called for mains examination.  The result of ESIC 2018 will be declared in December. The mains exam of ESIC 2018 is scheduled to be conducted by the examination authority in January 2019. The exam is conducted for the recruitment of 539 Social Security Officer (SSO)/Manager Gr-II/Superintendent. ESIC 2018 will be conducted in three phases – prelims, mains, and computer skill test & descriptive test.  The selection of the candidates will be done on the basis of mains exam of ESIC 2018. Aspiring candidates between 21 to 27 years who hold graduation degree could fill the ESIC 2018 application form till October 5, 2018 in online mode.

ESIC 2018 – Important Facts

Exam name

Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) 2018

Conducting authority

Employees’ State Insurance Corporation of India

Posts available

Social Security Officer(SSO)/Manager Gr-II/Superintendent

Mode of application


Mode of exam


Total vacancies



NOTE: Candidates who had applied for the available posts for appearing in ESIC 2014, must fill up a fresh application form but need not pay the application fee.

ESIC Admit Card 2018

The admit card of ESIC 2018 for preliminary examination was issued on October 16, 2018. The last date to download ESIC prelims admit card 2018 was November 3. The admit card of ESIC 2018 was released for all those candidates who had successfully filled the application form within the allotted time frame. Candidates could download the ESIC recruitment 2018 admit card by using their registration number/roll number and password/date of birth. After downloading, candidates must get a print out of the same and affix a recent photograph on the ESIC admit card 2018. It is very important for the candidates to carry their ESIC admit card 2018 to the exam centre on the day of exam along with one of the prescribed photo identity proofs - voter card, aadhaar card, driving license, passport, PAN card, college/university identity proof, and employee ID.

ESIC Vacancies 2018













ESIC Exam Dates 2018

ESIC 2018 was conducted on November 3, in online mode. Aspiring candidates could fill the application form of ESIC along with payment of application fee till October 5, 2018. Candidates who had successfully filled the online application form could download the admit card from October 16 to November 3. The result of ESIC 2018 will be announced in December.

ESIC 2018 – Important Dates



Filling of application form

September 2018

Last date of application form

October 5, 2018

Download of admit card of ESIC 2018 (Prelims)

October 16, 2018

Last date of downloading prelims admit card of ESIC 2018
November 3, 2018

ESIC 2018 exam (Preliminary)

November 3, 2018

ESIC 2018 result

December 2018

ESIC 2018 Mains Exam

January 2019


ESIC Eligibility Criteria 2018

ESIC has determined the eligibility criteria for the candidates to appear for ESIC 2018 examination. The eligibility criteria to appear in ESIC exam has been determined on the basis of nationality, age, and education qualification of the candidates.

ESIC 2018 Eligibility Criteria - Age

  • Candidates must not be below 21 years of age.

  • The upper age limit to apply for ESIC 2018 is 27 years.

There are various age relaxations provided by the exam conducting authority to the candidates belonging to the reserved categories.

ESIC Eligibility Criteria 2018 – Age relaxation


Age Relaxation for ESIC 2018


5 years


3 years


  • General - 10 years

  • OBC- 13 years

  • SC/ST- 15 years


  • General - 3 years

  • OBC - 6 years

  • SC/ST - 8 years

Age relaxation is provided after deducting the period of military service provided from the actual age.

ESIC Employee/Government Servant who have provided service for more than 3 years.

  • General - upto 40 years

  • OBC - upto 43 years

  • SC/ST- upto 45 years


ESIC 2018 Eligibility Criteria - Nationality

  • Candidate must be a citizen of India, or

  • a subject of Bhutan, or

  • a subject of Nepal, or

  • a refugee from Tibetan who came to India to settle permanently before January 1, 1962 or

  • the candidates must be of Indian origin who migrated from Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Burma, East African Countries of Kenya, the United Republic of Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Malawi, Ethiopia, Vietnam, and Zaire with an intention to settle in India permanently. 

ESIC Eligibility Criteria - Education Qualification

  • Candidates must hold a graduation degree

  • Must have computer knowledge

  • It is desirable if candidates have ‘three years’ service in a Government Organization/Corporation/Government Undertaking/Local Body/Scheduled Bank etc.

ESIC Exam Centres 2018 

ESIC 2018 exam centres are the venues where the recruitment exam will be conducted. Candidates can select their preferred exam centres of ESIC 2018 while filling the application form. The exam centre once allotted will not be changed by the exam conducting authority. The details of the exam centre, date and time of the exam will be mentioned in the admit card of ESIC 2018.

ESIC Exam Pattern 2018

ESIC has decided the exam pattern of ESIC 2018 for the candidates to know about the different sections from where the questions are asked in the examination. By going through ESIC exam pattern 2018, candidates will be able to understand the marks distribution, time allotment and number of questions from each section. The table below contains the exam pattern of ESIC 2018 for prelims, mains and computer skill test & descriptive test.

ESIC 2018 Exam Pattern – Prelims


No. of questions




Reasoning Ability



20 minutes


Quantitative Aptitude



20 minutes


English Language



20 minutes







Candidates must keep in mind that 1/4th marks will be deducted for every wrong answer given by them. All those who pass in the prelims exam will further have to appear for the mains exam of ESIC 2018. 

ESIC 2018 Exam Pattern – Mains


No. of Questions




English Language



30 minutes


Quantitative Aptitude



35 minutes


General/Economy/Financial/Insurance Awareness



20 minutes





35 minutes





2 hours



ESIC 2018 Exam Pattern - Computer Skill Test & Descriptive Test

All those candidates who qualify the mains exam of ESIC 2018 will have to appear for the Computer skill test and descriptive test of English language. The following table contains the marks distribution and duration of the test.

(a) Computer Skill Test




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


(b) Descriptive Paper - English Language (Letter Writing & Essay)

  • There will be 2 questions for a total of 50 marks.

  • Candidates will be allotted 30 minutes to complete the descriptive paper 

ESIC Model Question Papers 2018

ESIC question papers 2018 contains the questions that are asked in the exam. By referring to the question papers of ESIC 2018, candidates can prepare for the exam more efficiently. Since, ESIC questions paper contains questions from all the sections mentions in the syllabus, candidates can get an idea about the types of questions that can be asked by practice from it regularly. 

ESIC Result 2018

The examination authority will declare the result of ESIC 2018 prelims examination in online mode in December while the result for mains exam will be announced in January 2019. The result of ESIC is announced separately for phase I, II, and III. Candidates will be able to download their ESIC 2018 result by using their registration number and password. The scorecard of ESIC 2018, containing the sectional and overall score will also be released after the declaration of the result.

ESIC Cut off 2018

The ESIC 2018 cutoff will be released along with the result. The cutoff for each stage – prelims, mains, CST & Descriptive Test will be announced separately. The exam conducting authority will release the sectional and overall cut off of ESIC 2018 for each stage. The cut off of ESIC will be determined by taking number of vacancies, number of candidates appeared and difficulty level of the exam into consideration. All those candidates who obtain both sectional as well as overall cut off will be referred as qualified candidates.

ESIC 2018 Pay Scale

All those candidates who will qualify for ESIC 2018 will be paid a remuneration of Rs 44900. Along with this, various allowances like Dearness Allowance, House Rent Allowance, Transport Allowance will also be provided.

ESIC Application Form 2018

ESIC application form could be filled by the candidates in online mode till October 5, 2018 along with the payment of application fees. Candidates must meet the eligibility criteria before filling the application form of ESIC 2018. Candidates must fill the application form with the correct details like name, category, date of birth etc. Before filling the online application form of ESIC, candidates must have a valid and active e-mail ID and mobile number, scanned photograph and signature, left thumb impression, and a handwritten declaration written in black ink.

In order to fill the application form of ESIC, candidates must follow the steps given below:

Step 1 – Registration

Step 2 – Uploading of scanned documents

Step 3 – Payment of application fees

Step 4 – Final submit


Step 1 – Registration for ESIC 2018

  • Log on to and click on the registration link.

  • Candidates will be redirected to the registration window.

  • Fill in the details like name, contact details and e-mail ID.

  • A provisional registration number and password will be generated by the system which must be saved by the candidates for future references.


Candidates can make changes in the application form of ESIC form 2018 before the final submission is done as no modification or correction will be possible after the final submission.

Step 2 – Uploading of scanned documents

In order to prove their identity, candidates must get various documents scanned and uploaded in the application form of ESIC 2018.

ESIC 2018 - Guidelines to Scan and Upload Documents

1. Uploading of Photograph

  • The photograph must be a recent colour picture (passport size).

  • The background must be light coloured, preferably white.

  • Candidates must be looking straight into the camera with a relaxed face.

  • If the picture is clicked on a sunny day, then the sun must be behind the candidate or the candidates must stand in shadow in order to avoid squinting and harsh shadow.

  • If flash is used, make sure that there is no ‘red eye’.

  • Candidates who wear glasses must not have any reflection on the photograph and the eyes must be seen clearly.

  • Religious headwear is allowed provided it must not cover the face of the candidate.

  • The dimension of the photograph must be 200 x 230 pixels

  • File size should be between 20 kb to 50 kb 

2. Uploading of Signature

  • The signature must have been done on white paper with a black pen.

  • The file type of the signature must be jpg/jpeg.

  • The dimension of the signature must be 140 x 60 pixel

  • A file size of the signature must be between 10 kb to 20 kb.


3. Uploading thumb impression

  • Applicants should have their left thumb impression on a white paper with black/blue ink.

  • Dimensions must be 240 x 240 pixels

  • File size must be between 20 KB to 50 KB


4. Uploading of the handwritten declaration

  • The declaration must be written clearly in English.

  • It must be written on white paper with blue/black ink.

  • The properties of the handwritten declaration must be of:

File type: jpg/jpeg

Dimensions: 800 x 400 pixels

File Size: 50 KB to 100 KB

Step 3 – Payment of Application Fees

Candidates must also pay the application fees along with filling the application form of ESIC 2018. The application fee of ESIC 2018 must be paid in online mode within the time frame determined by the conducting authority.

The table below contains the application fee that must be paid by the candidates according to their category.


Application Fee

SC/ST/PWD/Departmental Candidates, Female Candidates & Ex Servicemen

Rs. 250

All other categories

Rs. 500

The payment of application fees must be done by using Debit Cards (RuPay/Visa/MasterCard/Maestro), Credit Cards, Internet Banking, IMPS, Cash Cards/Mobile Wallets.

The application fee of ESIC 2018 exam for the reserved category candidates (Rs. 250) will be refunded to the candidates on appearing in the phase 1 of the examination after deducting bank charges.

Step 4 – Final submission

The last step in order to fill the online application form of ESIC 2018 is the final submission. Once the candidates are sure about all the particulars filled to be correct, they can click on the final submission. Any changes in the application form will not be possible after the final submission of the ESIC application form 2018.


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