ESIC SSO Books and Resources For Preparation – Take A Free Test Now

In this blog, we will be providing you with a comprehensive list of ESIC SSO books and resources for all three phases of ESIC SSO 2022 which you must refer to during your preparation. Understanding the concepts from books and practicing them regularly is the key to any successful preparation strategy and we have followed this principle in compiling the list of books and resources for ESIC SSO Exam below:

ESIC SSO Important Dates

The important dates for the ESIC SSO 2022 exam are as mentioned below.

StagesExam Dates
Online Registrations Begins 12th March 2022 
Online Registrations Ends12th April 2022
Prelims11th June 2022
MainTo Be Out Soon
Provisional AllotmentTo Be Out Soon

ESIC SSO Books and Resources for Phase 1

ESIC SSO Books – English

  • Arihant Publication’ s “Objective General English” by SP Bakshi
  • “Word Power Made Easy” book by Norman Lewis
  • Corrective English – by AK Singh

ESIC SSO Books – Reasoning

  • How to Crack Test of Reasoning: In all Competitive Exams by Arihant Publications
  • R S Aggarwal’s “Verbal and Nonverbal Reasoning”
  • M K Pandey’s Book – Analytical Reasoning

ESIC SSO Books – Quantitative Aptitude

  • R S Agarwal – Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive exams (No. 1 book for any exam)
  • Kiran Publication’s Quantitative Aptitude Chapter-wise Solved Papers
  • Arun Sharma’s book – How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for CAT

ESIC SSO Books and resources for Phase 2

ESIC SSO Books – General Awareness

ESIC SSO Books – Economy and Banking Awareness

ESIC SSO Books – Insurance Awareness

ESIC SSO Books and resources for Phase 3

ESIC SSO Books – Descriptive English

  • Newspapers – The Hindu, Indian Express, The Mint etc
  • “Descriptive English” by S.P. BAKSHI
  • “151 Essays” by S.C Gupta
  • “Handbook for letter writing” by S.C. Gupta

ESIC SSO Exam – Additional Resources

All the above-given books are best sources for understanding the topics covered in ESIC SSO Exam Syllabus. However, it would be of no use if you just read the above books and do not practice. Practice by Solving as many questions as possible for each topic you have studied is a very essential part of the preparation plan. Therefore, you should give as many online mock tests as possible during your preparation. We have said Online Mock tests because the exam would also be conducted online, so if you are not in a habit of giving Online exams than you would find it difficult to solve the exam questions as quickly as possible and would waste valuable time in getting used to the system and in an exam like ESIC SSO, we do not need to tell you how important every second of your time is.

ESIC SSO Exam Pattern

ESIC SSO Prelims Exam

SectionNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
English Language303020 Minutes
Quantitative Aptitude353520 Minutes
Reasoning Ability353520 Minutes
Total10010060 Minutes

Note:- There will be a negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer. Phase I is qualifying in nature and marks will not be reckoned for final merit.

ESIC SSO Mains Exam

SectionNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
Reasoning/ Intelligence406035 Minutes
Quantitative Aptitude406035 Minutes
English Language304030 Minutes
General/Economy/Financial/Insurance Awareness404020 Minutes
Total150200120 minutes

Note:- Note:- There will be a negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer. The marks obtained in Phase – II will be considered for final selection.

 ESIC SSO – Computer Skill Test & Descriptive Test

(a) Computer Skill Test (CST) – 50 Marks (30 Minutes Duration) comprising the following three parts: –

(i) Preparation of 02 PowerPoints Slides – 10 Marks
(ii) Typing matter on MS Word with formatting – 20 Marks
(iii) Preparation of Table on MS Excel with use of formulae – 20 Marks

(b) Descriptive Paper – English Language (Letter Writing & Essay)

SectionNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
25030 minsEnglish

Note:- The working knowledge of PWD Candidates who are unable to type shall be assessed by holding an Objective Type Computer Test of 50 Marks having 50 Questions with no negative marking. Computer Skill Test and Descriptive Paper will be qualifying in nature. Marks obtained will not be reckoned for merit ranking.

That is all from us in this blog – ESIC SSO Books and Resources. We hope you liked the information provided here. If you follow the advice of referring to the books mentioned above to understand concepts and practicing those concepts through mock tests, you would have a definite edge in achieving success in the ESIC SSO 2022 Exam. All the best.


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