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ESIC Exam Syllabus and Pattern 2016

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The advertisements for receipt of online applications for recruitment to the post of UDC, MTS and Steno were released by the different EMPLOYEES’ STATE INSURANCE CORPORATION (ESIC) Regions/Office in the month of December 2015.

The ONLINE EXAMINATION for the above said advertisements are scheduled from 18th March, 2016 to 26th March, 2016.
The written exam includes 4 sections – General Intelligence, Numerical Ability, General Awareness, and General English/English Language. There is a penalty of 1/4 for the wrong answer.esic1

Number of questions and maximum marks in each section are described in the table below:

S.No.SectionNo. of QuestionsMax. MarksTotal Time
1Quant5050Composite Time
of 120 minutes
3General Awareness5050


The Syllabus for the exam as provided by the ESIC:

Numerical Ability:

  • Number Systems.
  • Computation of Whole Numbers.
  • Decimals and Fractions.
  • The relationship between Numbers.
  • Fundamental arithmetical operations.
  • Percentages.
  • Ratio and Proportion.
  • Averages.
  • Interest.
  • Profit and Loss.
  • Discount.
  • Use of Tables and Graphs.
  • Mensuration.
  • Time and Distance.
  • Ratio and Time.
  • Time and Work.

General Intelligence:

  • Similarities and Differences.
  • Analysis.
  • Space Visualization.
  • Decision Making.
  • Problem Solving.
  • Observation.
  • Judgment.
  • Figure Classification.
  • Visual Memory.
  • Number Series.
  • Relationship Concepts.
  • Non‐Verbal Series.
  • Arithmetical Computation.
  • Analytical Functions etc.

 General English/English Language:

  • Spot the error.
  • Fill in the blanks.
  • Synonyms/ Homonyms.
  • Antonyms.
  • Spellings.
  • Detecting Mis‐spelt words.
  • Idioms and phrases.
  • One word substitutions.
  • Improvement.
  • Shuffling of sentence parts.
  • Shuffling of Sentences in a passage.
  • Cloze passage.
  • Comprehension passage.

General Awareness:

  • Indian Constitution.
  • Awards and Honors.
  • Books.
  • Culture.
  • General Politics.
  • Current events.
  • Economic Scene.
  • Geography.
  • History.
  • Sports and Games.