ESIC SSO Prelims Exam Analysis, Review 2018: 3rd November- 2nd Slot

Dear Aspirants,

ESIC SSO Prelims Exam Analysis 2018:

Today's 2nd 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 Language21-2620
Reasoning Ability24-2920
Quantitative Aptitude19-2420

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 Bar Graph.

TopicNo. of QuestionsLevel
Data Interpretation18Moderate
Missing Number Series5Moderate
Arithmetic Word Problems (Profit and Loss, Problem on Ages, SI & CI etc)7Moderate

English Language (Easy-Moderate)

In this shift the level of English was Easy to Moderate.  There were a total of 6 question in the set of Reading Comprehension out of which 1 question was of a synonym(Vocab). It is important that candidates choose wisely what to attempt and what to skip. Reading Comprehension was based on an article related to Auto Insurance.

TopicNo. of QuestionsLevel
Reading Comprehension 6Moderate
Cloze Test6Easy-Moderate
Sentence Connector3Easy-Moderate
Word/Phrase Replacement5Easy-Moderate
Sentence Rearrangement5Easy-Moderate
Sentence Correction5Easy-Moderate

Reasoning (Easy-Moderate)

The level of reasoning was also Easy to Moderate. There were 4 sets of puzzles and Seating Arrangement, following are the types
  • Linear Seating Arrangement
  • Square seating arrangement
  • Month-based puzzle
  • Floor Based Puzzle
TopicsNo. of QuestionsLevel
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement20Moderate
Coding Decoding4Easy-Moderate
Blood Relation1Easy

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

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