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ESIC Recruitment: Exam Syllabus, Pattern, Books & Preparation Tips

September 9, 2022

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ESIC Syllabus

Generally, The ESIC Syllabus for Prelims and Mains is the same. But, the ESIC Steno Syllabus for Mains will NOT have the Quantitative Aptitude section. So, candidates can prepare for both the examination with the following syllabus. Likewise, they need to get qualified in both examinations to get the job. Candidates can check the examination syllabus from the official website.  ESIC candidates also can go through the following syllabus I mentioned for your clear idea. Moreover, you can prepare well in this following syllabus you will have a high chance of clearing the examination. 

You can also check out the official website Here.

Prelims and Mains Syllabus

CategoryDescription
Verbal ReasoningStarting with, Analogy, Series Completion, Situation Reaction Test, Direction Sense Test, Classification, Verification of truth of the Statement, Data Sufficiency, Alpha-Numeric Sequence Puzzle and also, Blood Relations, Puzzle Tests, Coding-Decoding, Assertion and Reasoning, Arithmetical Reasoning, Operations of Mathematics in addition. them, Venn Diagrams, Word Sequence, Missing Characters, Test on Alphabets, Directions, Sequential Output training, Eligibility Test
Non-Verbal ReasoningDot Situation, Construction of Squares and Triangles, Series, Identical figure groupings, Forming figures and analysis, then, Analytical Reasoning, Cubes and Dice, Water Images, Mirror Images and also, Figure Matrix, Paper Folding, Paper Cutting, Spotting embedded figures, Classification, Rules Detection, Completion Incomplete Pattern in addition.
General Awareness and Current AffairsTaxes on Income and Expenditure, Financial and Railway Budget, Revenue of Central Government, Economic Planning, Finance Commissions then, Public Finance, Bills, Concept of Budget, Inflation, National Income, Schemes and Policies implemented by Government And also, Indian Banking Industry History, Functions of Banks, Types of Banks, RBI and its Monetary Policy, the Capital market in India Money Market in India, Role of Banking, Insurance Sector – Basics and Insurance Terms, Insurance Companies – Names, Headquarters, year of establishment, role in addition.
General IntelligenceFirstly, Number Ranking, Classification, Figurative Classification, Arithmetical Reasoning, Mathematical Operations, Blood Relations Then, Arrangements, Venn diagrams, Number Series, Figural Pattern, Cubes, and Dice, Analogies And also, Logical Venn Diagrams, Directions, Number, Ranking & Time Sequence, Non-Verbal Series, Coding-Decoding
Quantitative AptitudeSimple Equations, Quadratic Equations, Indices and Surds, Percentages, Areas, Time and Distance, Problems on Trains, Odd Man Out, Numbers and Ages Then, Pipes and Cisterns, Ratio and Proportion, Time and Work Partnership, Simple Interest, Probability And also, Averages, Mensuration, Problems on L.C.M and H.C.F, Problems on Numbers, Volumes Profit and Loss, Races and Games, Mixtures and Allegations, Boats and Streams, Permutations and Combinations, Simplification and Approximation, Compound Interest in addition.
English Language and ComprehensionSpellings/Detecting Mis-spelt words, Comprehension Passage, Cloze Passage, Common Error, Active/Passive Voice of Verbs, Sentence Rearrangement Then, Grammar, Fill in the Blanks, Shuffling of Sentence parts, Improvement of Sentences, Conversions, Idioms & Phrases, And also, Shuffling of Sentences in a passage, Synonyms/Homonyms, Antonyms, Vocabulary in addition.

Selection Process

Generally, the selection process will comprise 2 stages. In order to get the job candidates should get qualified in both the test.

  • First, Written Test
  • Then, Skill Test

The ESIC UDC Recruitment process 2021 will start once ESIC releases the official notification on its website. So, Eligible candidates should know about the selection process and examination pattern.

Post Name Test Name
Upper Division Clerk/Upper Division Clerk CashierPreliminary ExaminationMains ExaminationComputer Skill tests
StenographerMains ExaminationComputer Skill TestStenographer Test

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ESIC Exam Pattern

Generally, The UDC recruitment process consists of three stages, Prelims, Mains, and Computer Skill Test. So, the candidate needs to appear for the Prelims stage first, which is qualifying in nature. The candidates also need to qualify in the Mains Stage. Once you cleared both the examination you will be selected for the next process of recruiting. Likewise, the last stage of the examination will have a computer knowledge test, which is to check the candidate’s computer knowledge. And also, it is mandatory to clear all three stages to complete the selection process. Consequently, The detailed explanation, marks, weightage for each stage are discussed below.

Generally, ESIC will have different exam patterns for various positions. So, the candidates should refer to the exam syllabus for their desired position on the official website.  Candidates need to pass in the following stages to get qualified for the examination.

  • Firstly, Prelims Exam
  • Secondly, Mains Exam
  • Then, Computer Skill Test

I also have added the exam pattern for candidates’ reference.

ESIC- Exam Pattern -Preliminary Examination( Objective Test)

  • Firstly, The examination will be conducted online.
  • Then, there will be a total of 100 questions and each question will carry 2 marks.
  • And also, you will get 60 minutes to complete the examination.
  • Generally, this stage is qualifying in nature.
  • And also, the examination will be in Bilingual Language (Hindi/English)
  • Moreover, for every wrong answer, the candidate will lose one-fourth of the mark assigned to that question.
  • Finally, the candidates will be shortlisted in the ratio of 1:10, which means that based on performance candidates’ selection process will be taken place.
Sr.No.Name of the TestNo. of QuestionsMarksDurationMedium
1General Intelligence and Reasoning25501 hourBilingual
2General Awareness2550Bilingual
3Quantitative Aptitude2550Bilingual
4English Comprehension2550English
 Total100200 

 ESIC- Exam Pattern -Mains Examination (Objective Test)

  • Generally, there will be a total of 200 questions and each question will carry 1 mark.
  • Then the examination will be conducted for 2 hours.
  • Also, the examination will be in Bilingual Language (Hindi/English).
  • Moreover, For every wrong answer, the candidate will lose one-fourth of the mark assigned to that question.
Sr.No.Name of the TestNo. of QuestionsMarksDurationMedium
1General Intelligence and Reasoning50502 hoursBilingual
2General Awareness5050Bilingual
3Quantitative Aptitude5050Bilingual
4English Comprehension5050English
 Total200200 

Computer Skill Test (Qualifying in Nature)

  • Firstly, The test consists of three parts.
  • Then, The total marks will be 50.
  • Also, The total time given is 30 minutes.
Sr.No.Description of TestMarksTotal MarksDuration
1.Preparation of 02 PowerPoint Slides105030 minutes
2.Typing matter on MS Word with formatting20
3.Preparation of Table on MS Excel using the given formulae20

ESIC Stenographer: Exam Pattern

Generally, the ESIC Stenographer recruitment will be carried out in 2 stages that are Mains Examination and Computer Skill Test and Stenography Test. So, the candidate needs to qualify in all three examinations to get qualify for the next process.  Likewise, The last stage of the examination will test the candidate’s computer knowledge and there will also be a stenography test.

Mains Examination (Objective Test)

Sr.No.Name of TestNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDurationMedium
1English Language & Comprehension10010070 minutesEnglish
2Reasoning Ability505035 minutesBilingual
3General Awareness505025 minutesBilingual
 Total  130 minutes 
  • Firstly, The examination will be conducted online.
  • Generally, there are three sections in this stage and each section carries a different number of questions and the duration for each section also varies.
  • Consequently, the total time given for this stage is 130 minutes.
  • And also, the examination will be in Bilingual Language (Hindi/English).
  • Moreover, For every wrong answer, the candidate will lose one-fourth of the mark assigned to that question.
  • Finally, the candidates will be shortlisted in the ratio of 1:10.

Computer Skill Test and Stenography Test

Sr.No.Description of TestMarksTotal MarksDuration
1.Preparation of 02 PowerPoint Slides105030 minutes
2.Typing matter on MS Word with formatting20
3.Preparation of Table on MS Excel using the given formulae20
  • Generally, the test consists of three parts.
  • Then, The total marks will be 50.
  • Also, the total time given is 30 minutes.

Stenography Test

Sr.No.CategoryDescription of Test
1.GeneralGenerally, the test will be for 10 minutes with a speed of 80 words per minute(English/Hindi). Also, the same will be transcribed by the candidate on a computer for one hour.
2.VHGenerally, for English Shorthand transcription of the matter should be done in 85 minutes, also for Hindi Shorthand transcription of the matter should be done in 95 minutes.

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Recommended Books

Book NameCategory
ESIC Upper Division Clerk (UDC) &
Stenographer Written Exam 2019 (Phase -1) by Arihant Experts
Stage I ( Comprehensive book)
Then, Guide to ESIC (Employees’ State Insurance Corporation) Upper Division Clerk (UDC) & Stenographer Exam 2021 Phase I & II by Disha ExpertsStage I and II (Comprehensive Book)
And also General Knowledge 2022 by Manohar PandayGeneral Knowledge and Awareness
Then, Objective General English by S.P. BakshiEnglish Language
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by R.S. AggarwalQuantitative Aptitude
How to Crack Test Of Reasoning- REVISED EDITION by JaikishanVerbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning
In addition, Fast Track Objective Arithmetic by Rajesh VermaArithmetic

Preparation Tips 

Be clear in the exam syllabus

Know the subjects from where the questions will be asked and prepare accordingly. And also, Ensure that you cover up each topic have a clear idea about the Syllabus.

Prepare your study timetable

While preparing the study schedule, make sure that you have time for revision. Likewise, You should be smart and systematic in your approach. Avoid wasting your time and make your preparations as soon as possible.

Refresh your memory

Generally, the importance of revision is it helps to recollect all the information you learned earlier and boosts your confidence for taking up the examination.

Attempt more mock test

You should regularly attend the mock test, which helps you stay motivated during your examination likewise it also helps you to improve your performance.

Choose the best study materials

Refer to various websites to prepare your study materials as much as possible. These materials are also available in both offline forms as ESIC study material PDF. So, you can get it from the official website. 

Stay healthy

Generally, health problems decrease your concentration, and performance in your study. So, Make sure that you do exercise to boost your brain and taking an adequate amount of sleep. 

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FAQs

Q.1 Are there any negative marks for getting the wrong answer in the ESIC Recruitment 2021?

Ans. Yes, for every wrong answer one-fourth of the mark assigned to that question will be deducted. So, candidates should be careful while answering each question.

Q.2 Is the Computer Skill Test and Stenography Test qualifying in nature?

Ans. Yes, Generally, the Computer Skill Test and Stenography Test are qualifying in nature that means candidates need to qualify in all the stages to get a job.

Q.3 Will there be an interview stage?

Ans. No, there won’t be any interview stage. Generally, The Selection Process consists of Written Tests and Skills tests.

Q.4 What is the mode of examination?

Ans. Generally, The mode of examination for the recruitment of UDC/Steno is ONLINE. Likewise no offline mode of examination for ESIC.

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