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UPSC ESIC Deputy Director 2021: Exam Pattern & Syllabus

Published on Tuesday, August 17, 2021
Dear Readers,
UPSC has released a special recruitment advertisement for the post of Deputy Director in Employees’ State Insurance Corporation, Ministry of Labour and Employment. A total of 151 vacancies has been announced for UPSC ESIC Deputy Director Recruitment 2021 Notification.

Important Dates



Date of Notification

14th August 2021

Last date to fill the application form

2nd September 2021

Last date for printing of completely submitted online application

3rd September 2021

Vacancy Details


Number of Vacancies













Note: Out of the total 151 vacancies, four vacancies are reserved for candidates belonging to the category of Persons with Benchmark Disability (PwBD).

Eligibility Criteria


  • 35 years
  • Relaxable for SC/ST candidates upto 5 years and upto 3 years for OBC candidates in respect of vacancies reserved for them.
  • Age limit is also relaxable for Employees' State Insurance Corporation upto 5 years.

Educational Qualification:

  • Degree of a recognized university.


  • Three years experience of Administration or Accounts or Marketing or Public Relation or Insurance or Revenue or Tax related matters in a Government or Public Sector Undertaking or Autonomous Body.

Desirable Qualification

  1. Qualified Subordinate Accounts Services, or passed Institute of Costs and Works Accounts or Master of Business Administration (Finance), or a Degree in Law. 
  2. Experience in matters relating to social insurance or Labour Laws.

Note I:

  • Qualifications are relaxable at the discretion of the Union Public Service Commission, for reasons to be recorded in writing, in the case of candidates otherwise well qualified.

Note II:

  • The qualification(s) regarding experience is/are relaxable at the discretion of the Union Public Service Commission, for reasons to be recorded in writing in the case of candidates belonging to the Scheduled Castes or the Scheduled Tribes, if at any stage of selection the Union Public Service Commission, is of the opinion that a sufficient number of candidates from these communities possessing the requisite experience are not likely to be available to fill up the vacancies reserved for them.


  1. To assist the Regional Director in all his duties when they are posted in Regions. 
  2. To assist Joint Director in his duties at Hqrs. Office. 
  3. To perform such duties as may be assigned to them

Other Conditions:

  • The appointment of the candidates who are already in the State/Central Government or in a Public Sector undertaking, service will be made on an immediate absorption basis.

Probation Period

  • 2 years

Scheme of the RT (Recruitment Test)

  1. The test will be of two hours duration and will comprise two parts A and B. Part-A contains English and Part-B contains General Ability. The questions in Part-B of the paper will be set both in Hindi and English. 
  2. All questions will carry equal marks. 
  3. The test will be objective type questions with multiple choices of answers. 
  4. There will be a penalty for wrong answers. Every wrong answer will carry a deduction of one-third of the marks assigned to that question. If no answer is marked for a question, there will be no penalty for that question.

Syllabus of the RT (Recruitment Test)


  • To test the candidates understanding of the English language & workmanlike use of words. 


  1. Principles of Human Resource Management. 
  2. Principles of Marketing Management. 
  3. Principles of Accounting & Financial Management. 
  4. Right to Information Act. 
  5. Numerical Ability & Logical Reasoning. 
  6. Fundamentals of Computer Application. 
  7. General Science. 
  8. Public Administration and Development Issues. 
  9. Freedom Movement & Indian Union. 
  10. Current Events of National and International Importance.


  • Weightage and marks for the CBRT/RT along with other details, if any, will be informed later on by the Commission to the applicants after the advertisement inviting online applications for the instant recruitment case.
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