ESIC 2018 Exam
Updated on Jan 8, 2019 - 5:53 p.m. IST by Shristi Kirti

ESIC 2018 - Employees’ State Insurance Corporation of India has released the admit card for descriptive test and computer skill test (Phase III) on January 8, 2019, in online mode. Candidates can download ESIC 2018 admit card for phase - III by entering their login credentials in the login window. Candidates who have qualified in ESIC 2018 mains exam will have to appear for computer skill test and descriptive test on January 13, 2019. Earlier, ESIC had announced the result of ESIC mains exam on December 28 in online mode along with the cut off marks.

The mains exam of ESIC 2018 was conducted by the examination authority on December 15, 2018. Earlier, it has released the scorecard of prelims exam on November 22 and the result of ESIC 2018 for prelims examination was released on November 16 in online mode. As per the notification of ESIC result, 2115 candidates have been shortlisted for the next stage of the selection procedure. For mains exam, 6202 candidates were shortlisted.

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The exam is conducted for the recruitment of 539 Social Security Officer (SSO)/Manager Gr-II/Superintendent. ESIC 2018 is conducted in three phases – prelims, mains, and computer skill test & descriptive test. The selection of the candidates is done on the basis of mains exam of ESIC 2018.

ESIC 2018 Exam– 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


ESIC Admit Card 2018

ESIC has released the admit card for computer skill test and descriptive test on January 8, 2019. Candidates can download the ESIC recruitment 2018 admit card for computer skill test and descriptive test 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. The admit card of ESIC 2018 for mains exam was released by the examination authority on November 23, 2018. It is very important for the candidates to carry their ESIC admit card 2018 to the exam centre on the day of the 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 Result 2018

The result for ESIC mains exam was announced on December 28 in the form of pdf. The result reflects the list of roll numbers of the qualified candidates in the mains examination. Earlier, the result of ESIC 2018 prelims examination was declared in online mode on November 16. The result of ESIC is announced separately for phase I, II, and III. Candidates can download the scorecard of ESIC 2018 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 for mains exam has also been released along with the result in the form of pdf. The cutoff for each stage – prelims, mains, CST & Descriptive Test is announced separately. The exam conducting authority releases the sectional and overall cut off of ESIC 2018 for each stage examination. The cut off of ESIC 2018 is 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 Vacancies 2018













ESIC Exam Dates 2018



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

November 16, 2018 (Announced)
ESIC 2018 Scorecard (Prelims)November 22, 2018
ESIC Admit Card 2018 (Mains Exam)
November 23 to December 15. 2018

ESIC 2018 Mains Exam

December 15, 2018

ESIC 2018 Mains ResultDecember 28, 2018
ESIC Admit Card 2018 (Computer Skill Test and Descriptive Test)January 8, 2019
Phase III (Computer Skill Test and Descriptive Test)January 13, 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 - up to 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 is not 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 - 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 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 – 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 are 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 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 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 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.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - ESIC 2018 Exam

Question: Will I receive the admit card through posts?


No, the admit card will not be sent through any posts. You have to download the admit card online from the official website.

Question: How can I download the ESIC answer key from the official website?


In order to download the answer key from the official website, you must visit the official website of the authority and click on the answer key link. The link will take you to the page wherein you can select the required set. The screen will then flash the answer key in the form of PDF.

Question: Can I change the exam centre after filling the form?


While filling the application form you get to choose 3 exam centres as per your convenience. Once the centre is mentioned in the admit card, it cannot be changed so choose the options wisely.

Question: Can I challenge ESIC result?


No, once the authority has declared the ESIC result, it can not be challenged.

Question: How can I check the official cut off scores?


The official cut off scores is published by the examination authority on its official website. You will be able to check the cut off marks in the form of PDF wherein you will find the category wise cut off scores.

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