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

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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.

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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

Subject Good Attempt Time
English Language 19-24 20
Reasoning Ability 23-27 20
Quantitative Aptitude 17-22 20
Total 67-74 60

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. 
Topic No. of Questions Level
Data Interpretation 17 Moderate
Wrong Number Series 5 Moderate
Quadratic Equation 5 Easy-Moderate
Arithmetic Word Problems (Profit and Loss, Problem on Ages, SI & CI etc) 8 Moderate
Total 35 Moderate

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.
Topic No. of Questions Level
Reading Comprehension  8 Moderate
Error Detection  5 Easy-Moderate
Filler 5 Easy-Moderate
Word Usage- Identify correct usage in given sentences 3 Easy-Moderate
Sentence Rearrangement 5 Easy-Moderate
Vocab Based Error Detection- Identify grammatically incorrect usage of a word/spelling error 4 Easy-Moderate
Total 30 Easy-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
Topics No. of Questions Level
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement 15 Moderate
Coding Decoding 5 Easy-Moderate
Inequality 5 Easy-Moderate
Syllogism 5 Easy-Moderate
Blood Relation 3 Easy
Direction Sense 2 Easy
Total 35 Easy-Moderate

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 !!