About the Exam

The ECGC Limited is a company wholly owned by the Government of India based in Mumbai, Maharashtra. It provides export credit insurance support to Indian exporters and is controlled by the Ministry of Commerce. All the interested candidates who fulfill the eligibility criteria and are interested in the recruitment can apply online for ECGC PO Notification 2021 on their official website. The online registration for the ECGC PO has been started from 01-01-2021 and will be open until 31-01-2021. The Recruitment Process consists of an Online Examination followed by the interview of the candidates shortlisted based on their performance in the Online Examination.

ECGC PO 2021 Notification

The ECGC PO 2021 Notification has been released on 29th December, 2021 to recruit 59 Probationary Officers (PO). The official notification PDF for ECGC PO 2021 exam is mentioned below.

ECGC PO 2021-22 Official Notification [Download PDF]

Export Credit Guarantee Corporation of India (ECGC) has released an online notification for the selection of personnel for the post of Probationary Officer. All Eligible and interested Candidates are required to register online for the recruitment process. The selection process consists of Preliminary Exam, which will be conducted online, followed by an Interview. Candidates must pass each exam to get shortlisted and progress to the next stage.

ECGC PO Recruitment 2021: Highlights

S.No. Activity Tentative Dates
1 Online registration including Edit/Modification of Application by candidates 01/01/2021 to 31/01/2021
2 Payment of application fee / intimation charges (online) 01/01/2021 to 31/01/2021
3 Download of call letters for Pre- Examination Training First week of February, 2021 Onwards
4 Pre- Examination Training for SC/ST Second and third week of February, 2021
5 Download of call letters for Online written examination First week of March,2021
6 Online written Examination 14th March 2021
7 Declaration of result of Online Written Examination Between 20 – 31 March, 2021
8 Interview April 2021 (tentative)
9 Declaration of Final Result April/May 2021 (tentative)

Number of Vacancies

A total of 59 posts have been released for the ECGC PO 2021 for various states. The candidates interested or waiting for the recruitment can apply for the ECGC PO after confirming their eligibility criteria for the vacancies. Check State-wise and category-wise vacancy details here.
Type of vacancies SC ST OBC EWS Unreserved Total
Backlog Vacancies 0 0 01 0 0 01
Vacancies* arising up to
31.03.2021 which may vary
as per requirements of
the Company
09 04 15 05 25 58
Total 09 04 16 05 25 59

Eligibility Criteria for ECGC PO 2021

I. Nationality: A candidate must be either –

(i) A Citizen of India or

(ii) A subject of Nepal or

(iii) A subject of Bhutan or

(iv) A Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or

(v) A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with intention of permanently settling in India provided that a candidate belong to categories (ii), (iii), (iv) & (v) above shall be a person in whose favor a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.

II. Age (as on 01/01/2021)

Minimum: 21 years, Maximum – 30 years i.e., A candidate must have been born not earlier than 02.01.1991 and not later than 01.01.2000 (both the dates inclusive).

Relaxation of upper age limit

Category Age
1 Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe 5 years 5 years
2 Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer) 3 years
3 Persons with Benchmark Disabilities as defined under “The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016” 10 years
4 Ex-Servicemen, Commissioned Officers including Emergency Commissioned Officers (ECOs)/ Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs) who have rendered at least 5 years military service and have been released on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within one year from the last date of receipt of application) otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency or physical disability attributable to military service or invalidment 5 years
5 Persons affected by 1984 riots 5 years
III. Minimum Educational Qualification (as on 31.01.2021):

A Degree (Graduation) in any discipline from a University recognized by the Govt. of India or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government.

ECGC PO Exam Pattern 2021

ECGC PO Exams will be conducted in two phases. The first phase consists of Online preliminary exam and Descriptive Exam. Online preliminary exam consists of 200 questions, which is divided into five sections with sectional time limit. The descriptive exam consists of essay writing and precise writing both of 20 marks each. Detailed ECGC PO exam pattern 2021 are as follows:

Online Preliminary Exam:
Test Name No. of Questions Maximum Marks Time Duration
Reasoning Ability 50 50 40 minutes
English Language 40 40 30 minutes
Computer Knowledge 20 20 10 minutes
General Awareness 40 40 20 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 40 minutes
Total 200 200 140 minutes

Note: There will be a negative marking for 0.25 marks for every wrong answer in the objective type questions.

Description Paper Exam Pattern:
Type activity No. of questions Marks Time allotted

Essay Writing One out of two given options 20 40 minutes for both questions together
Precise Writing One out of two given options 20
The online examination will be conducted at 20 centers i.e. Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Pune, Indore, Nagpur, Kolkata, Varanasi, Bhubaneshwar, Raipur, Guwahati, Chennai, Coimbatore, Bangalore, Kochi, Hyderabad, Vizag, Delhi, Chandigarh, Kanpur and Jaipur.


Candidates who have been shortlisted in the Online Examination will subsequently be called for an interview to be conducted by the Company at Mumbai. The total marks allotted for interview are 60. The minimum qualifying marks in interview will not be less than 40% (35% for SC/ST/OBC/ PWBD candidates). candidates failing to secure minimum qualifying marks or otherwise barred from the interview

The weightage (ratio) of Online Examination and interview will be 80:20 respectively. The combined final score of the candidates shall be arrived at on the basis of scores obtained by the candidates in the Online Examination and Interview.

Application Fees for ECGC PO 2021

Sr. No. Category Application Fee
 1 SC/ST/PWBD candidates as intimation charges. Rs 125/-
 2 Inclusive of intimation charges for all others Rs 700/-

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ECGC PO Salary

Pay Scale INR 32,795-1610(14)-55335-1745(4)-62315
Basic Pay INR 32,795 (Increment for 14 Years = INR 1610/-)
Basic Pay after 14 years INR 55,335 (Increment for 14 Years = INR 1745/-)
Maximum Basic Pay INR 62,315
Total Salary Per Annum Current CTC (Cost to Company) of Executive Officer (Probationary officer) posted in

Mumbai is approximately Rs.13 lakh per annum.

In addition to the basic pay, the officers are also eligible for the allowances and benefits like Dearness Allowance, House Rent Allowance / House Lease Reimbursement, Transport Allowance, Medical Allowance, Newspaper Allowance, Meal coupons, Reimbursement of Mobile Bills, Mobile Handset & Briefcase Allowance, Furniture Allowance, Household help Allowance, etc.

ECGC PO 2021 Syllabus: Section Wise

The preliminary exam for ECGC PO 2021 will consists of five sections. The detailed syllabus for each section is given below. Any eligible candidate who aspires to join in ECGC Ltd. as a Probationary Officer is required to prepare the section syllabus thoroughly.

Reasoning Ability:

Coding decoding
Data sufficiency
Theme detection
Alphabet test
Eligibility test
Puzzle test
Deriving conclusions from passages
Clocks and calendars
Logical sequence of words and Venn diagrams
Statement conclusions
Series completion
Number, ranking and time sequence
Mathematical operations
Arithmetical reasoning
Inserting the missing character
Alphanumeric sequence puzzle
Situation reaction test

Quantitative Aptitude:

Time and work and distance
Simple interest
Use of tables and graphs
Profit and loss
Average and percentage
Ratio and proportion
Decimals and fractions
Number of systems
Relationship between numbers
Fundamental arithmetical operations
Computation of whole numbers

English Language Section:

Error correction
Subject verb agreement
Synonyms and antonyms
Fill in the blanks
Unseen passages
Sentence rearrangement
Para jumbles
Idioms and phrases
Sentence completion

Computer knowledge:

MS Excel and PowerPoint
MS office and MS Word
Internet usage
Data structures
The internet
Computer networks
Boolean algebra
Database management system
Introduction to computer science
Computer software and hardware
Emerging technologies and web publishing

General Awareness:

Indian constitution
Science – inventions and discoveries
Economic, banking and finance
Countries and capitals
General politics
Knowledge of current events
India and its neighboring countries
Indian culture
Scientific research
Important financial and economic news