How to prepare English for ESIC SSO 2022?

The ESIC SSO recruitment notification was out sometime back. ESIC (Employee’s State Insurance Corporation Limited) has announced 93 vacancies for the Posts of Social Security Officer (SSO)/Manager Grade II/ Superintendent. Today, we are going to help you with tips to prepare English for ESIC SSO 2022. Let’s glance through the exam pattern first.

ESIC SSO Recruitment 2022 – Preliminary Exam Pattern

Name of Test

No. of Questions

Maximum Marks



English Language303020 MinutesEnglish
Quantitative Aptitude353520 MinutesEnglish & Hindi
Reasoning Ability353520 MinutesEnglish & Hindi
Total10010060 Minutes 

How to Prepare English for ESIC SSO 2022

Know the Syllabus!

English Syllabus for ESIC SSO 2022

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Cloze Test
  • Para jumbles
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Paragraph Completion
  • Multiple Meaning/Error Spotting
  • Paragraph Completion
  • Idioms and Phrases
  • Gather all your Sources!

Recommend Books for English Preparation

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

ESIC SSO English Preparation Strategy

Make sure you practice your reading and comprehension skills so you can ace the English section. Firstly, develop a reading habit. You will benefit from this in more than one way: it will increase your reading speed and comprehension, as well as your vocabulary. Moreover, you will become familiar with grammar and sentence structures. You can read the editorial sections of newspapers like The Hindu, The Economist, The Indian Express, etc.

To ace the English section, you need to master Grammar and Vocabulary. Learn new words, their meanings, and how to use them in sentences. When answering questions about topics like error spotting, fill in the blanks, cloze tests, etc., grammar comes in handy. In order to score well on the English section, you must understand the grammar rules thoroughly.

Topic-Wise Tips for English Preparation

Reading Comprehension

One of the most common yet important topics from English section in all competitive exams including ESIC SSO. Always, read the questions and then skim through the passage. This way, you will be able to ‘pick’ out the answers from the passage as you go through it. Try answering the vocabulary questions first if you are good at it.

Cloze Test

Make sure you read each word that is given as an option and try fitting it in the sentence and seeing if it makes sense to you; that way by the method of elimination, you can remove the parts that you think are not a good fit for the sentences.

Sentence Rearrangement

Read through all the sentences to determine the gist or summary of the passage; look up the sentences independently and then think of how they come or match together. Then try arranging them separately or one-by-one; try to identify the first and last sentences of the passage, because that helps build a mental image or idea of how the rest of the sentences should be like.

Error Spotting

Read the sentence and see if it makes sense to you; quite often, some error will be obvious and hence it will be easy to spot that out. If not, look for the options and see what appears is the logically correct answer.

Phrase Replacement

Once you read the initial sentence first, you shall be able to answer the question easily by eliminating the options. Ensure that your preparation and knowledge of grammar is at par, because often spotting a grammar error is one of the easiest ways to eliminate an option.

Practice Tests as many you can!

Hope this helps. All the best!

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