ESIC SSO Prelims Exam Analysis, Review 2018: 3rd November- 1st Slot

Dear Aspirants,

ESIC SSO Prelims Exam Analysis 2018:

Today's 1st shift of ESIC SSO Prelims exam is over, its time to check the review and analysis of the examination. Many students appeared for this exam and the competition will be very tough this time. Therefore, it is necessary that one gets aware about the type of questions being asked in the exam so that you get an idea about how to plan your strategy to attempt the questions in the upcoming exams and manage your time accordingly.

This year there is the sectional timing of 20 minutes in the Prelims Exam, of almost every banking exam and so is the case in ESIC SSO Pre as well. The examination held in this shift was of Easy to Moderate Level. 

ESIC SSO Prelims Exam Analysis 2018: Section-wise Analysis

SubjectGood AttemptTime
English Language19-2420
Reasoning Ability23-2720
Quantitative Aptitude17-2220

Quantitative Aptitude (Moderate)

The level of Quantitative Aptitude section was moderate.  One can easily attempt questions if they have practised well. DI questions based on the sets of Line Graph, Caselet and a Mixed DI of Pie+Table. 

TopicNo. of QuestionsLevel
Data Interpretation17Moderate
Wrong Number Series5Moderate
Quadratic Equation5Easy-Moderate
Arithmetic Word Problems (Profit and Loss, Problem on Ages, SI & CI etc)8Moderate

English Language (Easy-Moderate)

In this shift the level of English was Easy to Moderate.  There were a total of 8 question in the set of Reading Comprehension out of which 2 questions were of vocabulary and 1 question was related to the phrasal verb. It is important that candidates choose wisely what to attempt and what to skip. Reading Comprehension was based on an article related to important Insurances that an employer must consider.

TopicNo. of QuestionsLevel
Reading Comprehension 8Moderate
Error Detection 5Easy-Moderate
Word Usage- Identify correct usage in given sentences3Easy-Moderate
Sentence Rearrangement5Easy-Moderate
Vocab Based Error Detection- Identify grammatically incorrect usage of a word/spelling error4Easy-Moderate

Reasoning (Easy-Moderate)

The level of reasoning was also Easy to Moderate. There were 3 sets of puzzles and Seating Arrangement, following are the types
  • Linear Seating Arrangement, Facing North, different cities (2Variables)
  • Circular seating arrangement
  • Box-based puzzle
TopicsNo. of QuestionsLevel
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement15Moderate
Coding Decoding5Easy-Moderate
Blood Relation3Easy
Direction Sense2Easy

Keep up your calm and confidence and you'll surely do well in the exam!

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All the best for the next slot !!

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