ESIC SSO Exam Analysis 2018: Exam Analysis for Prelims & Mains


Read here ESIC SSO Prelims Exam Analysis 2018 and ESIC SSO Mains Exam Analysis with subject-wise analysis and detailed review. Also check What is the level of the ESIC SSO exams for both the Prelims and Mains.

When you start preparing for any exam, it is imperative that you go through the previous years’ analysis of the exam. This practice helps one to draw a proper sense of the exam pattern and also to cognize what aspirants can expect in their exam.

In this article, we will make a detailed exam analysis for ESIC SSO 2018 exam for both the Prelims and the Mains.

ESIC SSO Exam Analysis 2018

ESIC SSO Exam Analysis 2018

Let us now take a look at the detailed ESIC SSO Prelim Exam Analysis 2018 for each subject. We will begin with the Prelim exam analysis followed by the Mains.

Also read: Detailed ESIC SSO Syllabus 2022 for Prelims & Mains

ESIC SSO Prelim Exam Analysis

Before we dive into the subject-wise exam analysis, please note that the overall level of the ESIC SSO Prelims exam 2018 was moderate.

English Language

Overall, the English section was easy to moderate. Take a look at the table below to understand the questions asked for each section and their level of assessment.

TopicNo. of QuestionsLevel 
Reading comprehension 8Moderate
Error Detection5Easy – Moderate
Filler 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
Total30Easy – Moderate

Reasoning Ability

The maximum number of questions were asked on Puzzles & Seating Arrangement. The level of assessment was moderate.

TopicNo. of QuestionsLevel 
Puzzle & Seating Arrangement 15Moderate
Coding Decoding5Easy – Moderate
Inequality5Easy – Moderate
Syllogism5Easy – Moderate
Blood Relation3Easy
Direction Sense2Easy

Quantitative Aptitude

A large number of questions were based on Data Interpretation. Similarly, several questions were asked on Arithmetic Word Problems based on Profit and Loss, Problem on Ages, SI & CI and such. The overall level of assessment of this section was moderate.

TopicNo. of QuestionsLevel 
Data Interpretation17Moderate
Wrong Number Series5Moderate
Quadratic Equation5Easy – Moderate
Arithmetic Word Problems 8Moderate

ESIC SSO Mains Exam Analysis

In this section, we will go over a detailed ESIC SSO 2018 Main Exam Analysis of the paper. The difficulty level of the ESIC SSO Mains exam paper was easy to moderate.

English Language

Take a look at the table below to understand how many questions are generally asked from each topic. You can certainly expect 8-10 questions on Reading Comprehension. Therefore, you must solve 3-5 comprehension exercises every week.

TopicNo. of Questions
Reading comprehension 10
Error Detection5
Connecting sentences 5
Cloze Test5
Sentence Rearrangement5

Overall, the level of assessment was easy to moderate.

Reasoning Ability

The overall level of assessment of this section was easy to moderate. Puzzles and Seating Arrangement questions comprised Floor Based, Circular arrangement and Month Based Puzzles.

TopicNo. of Questions
Puzzle & Seating Arrangement 20
Coding Decoding5
Data Sufficiency5
Blood Relation3
Input Output5

Quantitative Aptitude

The overall level of assessment this section was moderate. Data Interpretation questions were asked on Pie Chart, Line Graph and Tabular Data. Arithmetic Word Problems were assessed via questions on Ratio & Proportion, Profit and Loss, Problems on Age, Simple Interest & Compound Interest.

TopicNo. of Questions
Data Interpretation10
Quadratic Equation5
Missing Number Series5
Arithmetic Word Problems15

General Awareness

The Difficulty level of the questions asked in the GA section were easy to moderate. Take a look at the table below to understand how many questions you may expect from the different spheres on General Awareness and Current Affairs.

TopicNo. of Questions
GK & Current Affairs12
Economic Awareness13
Insurance Awareness8
Financial Awareness7

You can get a proper sense of the kind of questions asked and the level of assessment of the ESIC SSO Exam. This will help you prepare for your own exam accordingly. Use this exam analysis as a blueprint for your own preparation.

ESIC SSO 2022 Preparation

A great way to approach your own exam preparation is by taking routine mock tests from time to time. Supplement your knowledge of ESIC SSO Previous Year Question Papers with ESIC SSO practice tests as well. Take a free mock test with ixamBee today!

ESIC SSO Prelims Mock Test

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