ESIC Exam Pattern

Exam Pattern

ESIC

ESIC is one of the prestigious jobs through which one can start one’s career. The ESIC Selection process differs for UDC and Stenographer. The ESIC UDC Recruitment 2021 will take place in three stages - Preliminary, Mains and Computer Skill Test and you have to undergo all three stages to secure a seat in ESIC UDC exam 2021.

ESIC Stenographer recruitment on the other hand will have direct recruitment in which candidates have to undergo an online written test followed by a Skill test (Dictation and Transcription).

Exam Pattern (Upper Division Clerk)

ESIC UDC Recruitment 2021 comprises three stages and they as follows.

  • Phase 1- ESIC UDC Prelims Exam 2021 (Qualifying in Nature) 
  • Phase 2- ESIC UDC Mains Exam 2021 (Required for the final selection.)
  • Phase 3- ESIC UDC Computer Skills Test (Qualifying in Nature) 

Prelims Exam Pattern 2021

ESIC UDC Notification 2021 is a great opportunity. It comprises an online test of 200 marks. ESIC UDC Prelims Exam Pattern 2021 will be an objective type and a composite time of 1 hour will be allotted. The subjects that are involved are as follows: General Intelligence and Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, English Comprehension and General Awareness. To know about the ESIC UDC Prelims exam pattern 2021 in detail, please refer to the table below.

Name of the Test (Objective Tests)No. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDurationVersion
General Intelligence and Reasoning 25 50 1 hour Bilingual
General Awareness 25 50 Bilingual
Quantitative Aptitude 25 50 Bilingual
English Comprehension 25 50 English
Total 100 200    

Please Note:

  • ESIC Prelims marks qualifying in nature will not be considered in making the final merit list.
  • You will be shortlisted for Mains in the ratio of 1:10 i.e. 10 candidates will be competing over one seat. 

Mains Exam Pattern 2021

ESIC UDC Mains Exam Pattern will be held after you qualify for the Prelims exam. In ESIC UDC Prelims Exam Pattern 2021, a two-hour exam will be conducted in which you have to solve 200 questions of 200 marks. The Subjects involved are the same General Intelligence and Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, General English and General Awareness. Phase 2 marks will be required for the final selection. Please refer to the table below for a detailed ESIC UDC Mains exam pattern 2021.

Name of the Test (Objective Tests)No. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDurationVersion
General Intelligence and Reasoning 50 50 2 hours Bilingual
General Awareness 50 50 Bilingual
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 Bilingual
English Comprehension 50 50 English
Total 200 200    

Computer Skills Test

Shortlisting for Phase 3 will be done in the ratio of 1:5 i.e. 5 candidates will be competing over one seat. Computer Skill Test will be qualifying in nature. Also, marks obtained in the Computer Skills Test will not be reckoned for merit ranking. Details about the ESIC UDC Computer Skills Test are provided in detail below.

Description of TestMaximum MarksTotal MarksDuration
Preparation of 02 Power Points Slides 10 50 30 Minutes
Typing matter on MS Word with formatting 20
Preparation of Table on MS Excel with use
of formulae
20

 Qualifying Marks 

For Phase 1 (Preliminary Exam.) and Phase 2 (Main Exam) 

  • 45% for UR Category, 40% for OBC Category & EWS category, 
  • 35% for SC, ST & Ex. Servicemen category
  • 30% for PWD Category. 

For Phase 3 Computer Skill Test/Objective Type Computer Test for PWDs will be decided at the discretion of ESIC

Stenographer Exam Pattern 2021

In ESIC Stenographer Recruitment 2021 is an Online test followed by the computer skill test. The complete selection process of the ESIC Stenographer Exam 2021 is provided below.

  • Phase 1- ESIC Stenographer Exam 2021
  • Phase 2- ESIC Stenographer Computer Skills and Stenography Test

Stenographer Exam Pattern (Online Test)

In an ESIC Stenographer Exam Pattern, subjects like English Language and comprehension, Reasoning Ability and General Awareness will be asked. A total time of 140 minutes will be provided for 200 questions. A detailed table of ESIC Stenographer Exam Pattern has been provided below.

Name of the Test (Objective Tests)No. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuartion
English Language & Comprehension 100 100 70 minutes
Reasoning Ability 50 50 35 Minutes
General Awareness 50 50  25 Minutes

  • You will be shortlisted for the next round in the ratio of 1:10 i.e. 10 candidates will be competing over one seat.
  • Prelims marks will be considered in making the final merit list.

Stenographer Exam Pattern (Computer Skill Test and Stenography Test).

Details of the ESIC stenographer Computer skill test is provided in the table below. Please note that this test is qualifying in nature.

Description of TestDuartionTime Duration for PWD Candidates
One dictation for 10 minutes in English or Hindi (as opted by the candidates in the Online Application Form) at the speed of 80 words per minute
English 50 Minutes  70 Minutes 
Hindi 65 Minutes 90 Minutes

A skill test of 60 minutes duration will be conducted in which you will have to do the following tasks. You are required to complete the asked task in a given time.

  • Dictation : 10 minutes @ 80 words per minute.
  • VH Candidates: 85 minutes (English), 95 minutes (Hindi) (In computer Only).

Qualifying Marks 

For the Online Written-test 

  • 45% for UR Category, 40% for OBC Category & EWS category, 
  • 35% for SC, ST & Ex. Servicemen category
  • 30% for PWD Category. 

For Phase 2 Stenography Skill Test qualifying marks for PWDs will be decided at the discretion of ESIC

Exam Pattern (Multi Tasking Staff)

ESIC MTS Selection Process 2021 comprises.

  • Phase 1- ESIC MTS Prelims Exam --cy– (Qualifying in Nature) 
  • Phase 2- ESIC MTS Mains Exam 2021 (Considered for the final selection)

Prelims Exam Pattern 2021

ESIC MTS Prelims Exam Pattern will be an online objective type test and a composite time of 1 hour will be allotted. The subjects that are involved are General Intelligence and Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, English Comprehension and General Awareness. The maximum marks for this are 200 marks. Detailed ESIC MTS Prelims exam pattern 2021 has been provided in the table below.

Name of the Test (Objective Tests)No. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDurationVersion
General Intelligence and Reasoning 25 50 1 hour Bilingual
General Awareness 25 50 Bilingual
Quantitative Aptitude 25 50 Bilingual
English Comprehension 25 50 English
Total 100 200    

Please Note:

  • Prelims marks qualifying in nature will not be considered in making the final merit list.
  • You will be shortlisted for ESIC MTS Mains in the ratio of 1:10 i.e. 10 candidates will be competing over one seat. 

Mains Exam Pattern 2021

After qualifying ESIC MTS prelims exam, you will be called for the ESIC MTS Mains Exam. In the ESIC MTS Mains Exam Pattern 2021 will be a two-hour exam in which you have to solve 200 questions of 200 marks. The Subjects involved are the same General Intelligence and Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, English Comprehension and General Awareness. Phase 2 marks will be considered for the final selection. Please refer to the table below for detailed information.

Name of the Test (Objective Tests)No. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDurationVersion
General Intelligence and Reasoning 50 50 2 hours Bilingual
General Awareness 50 50 Bilingual
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 Bilingual
English Comprehension 50 50 English
Total 200 200    

Qualifying Marks

For Phase 1 (Preliminary Exam) and Phase 2 (Main Exam) 

  • 45% for UR Category, 40% for OBC Category & EWS category, 
  • 35% for SC, ST & Ex. Servicemen category
  • 30% for PWD Category. 

Marking Scheme 

In the ESIC prelims exam 2021, each question carries 2 marks whereas, in the ESIC Mains exam, each question carries 1 mark. A penalty of 1/4th of marks will be charged for every incorrect answer in both Prelims and Mains (wherever applicable). A detailed table of ESIC UDC/MTS and Stenographer marking scheme has been provided in the table below. 

ESIC Marking Scheme

ESIC SSO 2021 Marking SchemeConsidered Marks
ESIC Prelims exam 2 mark for Correct answer
ESIC Mains exam 1 mark for Correct answer
Negative Marking 1/4th marks
For not attempted 0 (no marks)

Exam Language

In the ESIC exam 2021, you will have a choice of attempting the exam in either Hindi/English or your regional language except for the test of English Language. You will also have the choice of viewing any particular question in another language other than the one chosen by you.  For further details on ESIC language, please refer to the table provided below. 

RegionsExam Langugae
Andhra Pradesh Hindi, Telegu and English
Bihar Hindi and English
Chattisgarh Hindi and English
Delhi Hindi and English
Goa Hindi, Marathi, Konkani and English
Gujrat Hindi, Gujrati and English
Jammu Kashmir Hindi and English
Haryana Hindi and English
Himachal Pradesh Hindi and English
Jharkhand Hindi and English
Karnataka Hindi, Kannad, Konkani and English
Kerala Hindi, Malayalam and English
Madhya Pradesh Hindi and English
Maharashtra Hindi, Marathi, Konkani and English
Northeast Hindi, Assamese, Manipuri, Bengali and English
Odisha Hindi, Odia and English
Puducherry Hindi, Tamil, Telegu, Malayalam and English
Punjab Hindi, Punjabi and English
Rajasthan Hindi and English
Tamil Nadu Hindi,Tamil and English
Telangana Hindi, Telegu, Urdu and English
Uttar Pradesh Hindi, Urdu and English
Uttarakhand Hindi and English
West Bengal & Sikkim Hindi, Bengali and English

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FAQs

There will be two to three phases depending upon the post you have applied for:
  • Phase 1- ESIC Prelims Exam --cy–  (Qualifying in Nature) – UDC/Steno
  • Phase 2- ESIC Mains Exam 2021  (Required for the final selection.)- UDC/MTS
  • Phase 3- ESIC Computer Skills Test/Steno Test  (Qualifying in Nature) – UDC/Steno
Yes, you can attempt the ESIC UDC/MTS and Stenographer exam in either Hindi or English language except for the paper on the English language which is available in English only. 
The ESIC UDC/MTS and Stenographer 2021 exam will be in ONLINE mode.
No, there will not be any interviews in the ESIC UDC/MTS and Stenographer exam.
No, there is no such limit on the number of attempts for the ESIC UDC/MTS and Stenographer exam 2022. A candidate can apply for the exam until he reaches the maximum age limit.

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