ESIC Exam Preparation 2020: Know the Complete Preparation Strategy

ESIC Exam Preparation: Employee State Insurance Corporation conducts a national level exam to recruit to the post of Clerk, MTS, UDC, Stenographer, and Paramedical Posts. The ESIC recruitment notification releases every year. The recruitment is done on the basis of available vacancies. This year’s notification is released soon so start your exam preparation right away.

In this article, we are sharing the complete ESIC Exam preparation strategy. firsts check the exam pattern of ESIC.

ESIC Exam Pattern:

The exam held in three phase’s prelims, mains, and then computer skill test is the 3rd phase of the recruitment.

 Prelims Exam Pattern:

The prelims exam is of one-hour duration. The questions asked are from general intelligence, quantitative aptitude, general awareness, and English comprehension. There is a negative marking of (0.25) mark on each wrong answer.

Sr. no. Paper Name No. of Questions Max. Marks Duration
1. General Intelligence & Reasoning 25 50  



60 minutes

2. Quantitative Aptitude 25 50
3. English Language 25 50
4. General Awareness 25 50
  Total 100 200

Mains Exam Pattern:

Sr. no. Paper Name No. of Questions Max. Marks Duration
1. General Intelligence & Reasoning 50 50  



120 minutes

2. Quantitative Aptitude 50 50
3. English Language 50 50
4. General Awareness 50 50
Total 200 200

Computer Skill Test:

Sr. no. Paper Name No. of Questions Max. Marks Duration
1. Preparation of 02 PowerPoints Slides 10  









30 minutes

2. Typing matter on MS Word with formatting 20
3. Preparation of Table on MS Excel with use of formulae 20

ESIC Exam Syllabus:

Knowing the complete syllabus is very important for any exam so here is the complete syllabus of the ESIC Exam of each paper.

General Intelligence/ Reasoning Quantitative Aptitude English Language General Awareness




Number system & Approximation

Grammar Rules –Noun, Pronoun, Adjective and Adverb, Preposition, Conjunctions, etc.  

Current affairs National & International

Analogy and classification Surds & Indices Vocabulary Sports News
Syllogism Quadratic equations Reading Comprehension New Appointments & Demise
Numerical and Alphabetical Series Number Series missing & wrong Close test Awards and honors
Direction and distance Percentage Para-jumble Science and Technology
Blood Relation Profit & Loss Spotting Error Current & All related Insurance News and policies
Statement and Conclusion Average Fill ups single and double Country, Capitals and their Currencies
Argument and Assumptions Ratio & Proportion Idioms & Phrases History and Geography
Decision Making Problems on Age Active Passive Voice Indian Economic news
Similarity and difference Speed, time & distance Indian Polity and Constitutions
Mirror Image Problems on train New Committees
Clock and Calendar Data Interpretation Budget and five year Plan
Puzzles Data Sufficiency Indian History
Seating Arrangement Linear and Circular Time and work Geography
Input-Output Mensuration
Simple and Compound Interest

E-Books for Exam

ESIC Exam Preparation Subject-Wise:

Clear all the basics about each and every chapter then practice on these topics. When you have clear everything about the chapter then attempt a mock test. Practice questions more and more. When you practice a lot you will get to know your weak and strong areas. This will help to remove your weakness.

Preparation tip for General Intelligence Reasoning:

For ESIC reasoning preparation you have to make a proper strategy.

  • Clear the basics concepts of all chapters.
  • Make notes on all the tricks used in solving questions.
  • Time management is the most important thing to keep in mind, check to time while solving questions.
  • Do practice on a daily basis solve quizzes
  • Attempt mock tests and practice papers, it will give you not only a feeling of the exam but also check your speed and accuracy.
  • Solve previous years question Paper: previous year question help you to identify the difficulty level of the exam
  • Know where you stand & analyze your performance.
  • Check your speed & accuracy.
  • Identify your strong & weak areas.

Important books for ESIC Reasoning:

A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning by RS Aggarwal
Analytical Reasoning by MK Pandey
A New Approach to Reasoning Verbal and Non-Verbal by BS Sijwali

 ESIC Exam Preparation of Quantitative Aptitude:

Quantitative Aptitude is one of the difficult section for many students. Only a proper study plan helps you clear this section. Make a time table for the exam preparation of Quantitative Aptitude. Clear basics of all the chapters and practice them, solve examples.

Preparation tip for Quantitative Aptitude:

  • First, you have to clear on the basic concept of all the topics.
  • Learn table up to 30, Squares up to 50, cubes up to
  • Practice the Questions Topic wise.
  • Daily attempt Mock Test and analyze your performance after each test.
  • Find weak and Strong areas.
  • Analyze your performance.
  • Time management plays an important role while solving questions so do keep on mind about time management.

ESIC Quantitative Books:

Practice Book on Quicker Maths by M Tyra And K Kundan
Fast Track Objective Arithmetic by Rajesh Verma
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by RS Aggarwal
Quantitative Aptitude by Arun Sharma

 ESIC Exam Preparation English Language:

For the preparation of the English Language Learn all the grammar rules and prepare notes. Start reading newspapers first note new vocabulary on daily basis. Reading newspaper help you preparing English in many ways. It develops a reading habit and helps solve and understanding RC’s.

Preparation tips for the English Language:

  • Read Daily Newspaper.
  • Note new vocabulary and strong basics of grammar are key to cracking this section.
  • Learn a few words every day and revise it regularly.
  • Make a proper timetable so that you can cover the full syllabus on time.
  • Learns all the rules of grammar and practice on it chapter wise.
  • Solve previous year papers.
  • Attempt mock tests on a daily basis.
  • On the basis of mock tests analyze your performance.
  • Find weak and strong areas.
  • Choose the right study material for your preparation.

ESIC Exam English Language books:

Objective General English- SP Bakshi
General English – Lucent Publications
Word Power Made Easy- Norman Lewis

 ESIC Exam General Awareness:

The general awareness section is one of the scoring section of the exam as it takes less time and needs no mental calculation. Do prepare this section with a proper study plan to score in this section. Make a plan for everyday topics you have to cover. Read the news on daily basis make proper notes of them for current affairs. Let’s check the topic you have to cover for the ESIC exam:

ESIC Exam Preparation tips for General Knowledge:

  • Read News Paper regularly and note down the important news.
  • Solve Practice Quizzes and note important questions.
  • Attempt mock tests on a daily basis.
  • Analyze your performance find and weak areas.

Important books for General awareness:

Lucent’s general Knowledge-Lucent
NCERT books
India Year Book- by Publications Division, Government of India
Current Affairs Yearly book- Arihant Experts

Attempt Mock Test

ESIC Exam Preparation FAQ:

Q. Where can I prepare for the ESIC exam?

A. You can prepare through various books we have shared with you in this article. You can also visit our website: and attempt quizzes we have provided.

Q. From where I can apply for ESIC Exam?

A. You can apply through ESIC official website:

Q. Suggest books for ESIC General Awareness preparation?

A. Read the newspaper and current affairs from the website and for general knowledge read from Lucent’s general knowledge, NCERT books, and Current affairs yearly book of Arihant publications.

Q. For ESIC Exam best book for quantitative aptitude?

A. You can prepare quantitative aptitude from Practice Book on Quicker Maths by M Tyra And K Kundan, Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by RS Aggarwal, Quantitative Aptitude by Arun Sharma.

Q. When will ESIC Notification 2020 be released?

A. The ESIC recruits every year as per the requirement of the recruiting agency. The notification for 2020 will release soon. We will update you as soon as the notification released.

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