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Table Of Contents-
1. General English Topics for Government exams
2. Syllabus for Government Exams In English
3. English weightage In Goverment Exams
4.Tips for General English Preparation
Because there are no formulas or strategies to know, the English component is considered the most significant and scoring section. Furthermore, when compared to other difficult sections of competitive tests, completing problems in the general English segment takes less time. The general English questions of the exam are designed to assess applicants' knowledge and understanding of basic grammar, vocabulary, and important English norms.
As a result, a few key themes in general English for competitive exams are listed below to aid candidates in their preparations.
-Rules For Tenses
-Rules For Prepositions
-List of Prepositions
-Rules and List of Conjunctions
-Active And Passive Voice Rules
-List of One Word Substitutions
-List of Homophones/Homonyms
-List of Synonyms and Antonyms
-Idioms And Phrases
-Spotting the Error
-Letter Writing Format
-Sentence Correction Questions
-Adjective Degree Of Comparison Rules
-Direct & Indirect Speech Rules
-Sentence Rearrangement & Para jumbles
Also Check | Informal Letter Format
Candidates should bookmark this page since we will continue to add fresh general English topics for competitive exams to the list above. Candidates studying for various competitive tests should be familiar with the most popular and perplexing words, as well as their definitions, as these are commonly questioned in the English component of the exams. Check out the following list:
1. Difference Between Besides and Beside
2. Difference Between Center and Centre
3. Difference Between Yolk and Yoke
4. Difference between Rain, Reign and Rein
5. Difference Between Principal and Principle
6. Difference Between Subject And Predicate
7. Difference Between Program and Programme
8. Difference Between Fair and Fare
9. Difference Between Award and Reward
10. Difference Between Precis and Summary
11. Difference Between Affect and Effect
12. Difference Between Phrase and Clause
Synonyms and antonyms, fill in the blanks, cloze test, reading comprehension, para-jumbles, error spotting, and other topics are covered in the English Syllabus for competitive exams.
Candidates must have strong vocabulary, grammar, and communication skills in order to pass the general English component of numerous government tests.
As a result, it is critical to keep up to date with the full English syllabus in order to study for competitive tests and achieve good results.
The following are some of the general English syllabus topics that are covered in almost all competitive exams –
English Syllabus For Competitive Exams
Synonyms And Antonyms, Homonyms
Spelling Test/Cloze Test
Fill in the Blanks
Idioms & Phrases
One Word Substitution
Sentence or Phrase Improvement
Active and Passive Voice
Direct & Indirect Speech
Fill in Blanks – Conjunction, Preposition, Tenses, etc.
Sentence Correction/Error Spotting
Rearrangement of Sentences
Para Jumbles/ Jumbled Sentence
Essay Writing/ Letter Writing/ Precis Writing
For the best preparation, candidates can check the syllabus of different Government Exams-
|RBI Assistant Syllabus
|SSC CHSL Syllabus
|SBI PO Syllabus
|RRB Exam Syllabus
SSC CGL English Weightage
English weightage in SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam
|Passage given and you have to solve them
|Fill in the blanks
|Mixture of vocabulary and grammar based questions
|Choose the misspelled word or correct spelling
|Phrase or idiom meaning
|Choose the meaning of a phrase or a idiom
|One word substitution
|Substitute one word
|Phrase replacement or sentence correction
|Correct the sentence
|Correct the error, find the error in prepositions, tenses, grammar
Special Tips for SSC CGL English Section:
- Follow ‘The Hindu’ newspaper religiously (2 editorials only)
- Find meaning of the word you find difficult
- Keep a separate book to write vocabulary and try to make sentence from that word
- Keep revising the words till exam
- Practice as much as you can from Kiran Publication Book
Let’s discuss the topics to cover for the tier II English paper:
Keep major focus on these topics to score high in English section:
- Reading comprehension
- Error spotting
- One word substitution
- Fill in the blanks
- Phrase or idiom meaning
- Phrase replacement/sentence correction
SC CGL Syllabus For English for Tier 3
The mode of the SSC CGL Tier 3 examination will be offline mode (Descriptive paper). You have to attempt the descriptive paper in the SSC tier III examination. The language of the paper will be either in English or Hindi. The time allotted for the examination will be 60 minutes and it will carry 100 marks exam.
Syllabus of SSC CGL Tier 3 Exam :
- Essay writing
- Formal letter writing
- Informal letter writing
- The time allotted is 60 minutes and to the handicapped candidate will be 80 minutes
- The SSC CGL Tier 3 examination is important as its marks will also be considered in calculating merit list.
RBI Assistant Preliminary Exam Pattern 2022- See the weightage of English language
- There will be 100 questions from 3 sections; English language, Numerical Ability and Reasoning Ability
- The time duration of the RBI Assistant Prelims Exam is 60 minutes (each section for 20 minutes).
- There will be a negative marking of 0.25 marks for each incorrect answer, no deduction for unanswered questions.
- The questions will be of Objective type
- Except for English Language, other sections will be in English and Hindi.
- The marks of the Prelims Exam will not be counted in the merit list, as the Prelims exam is qualifying in nature.
|No. of Questions
English Language Syllabus
The questions in the English section will be asked from the below topics. The candidate must have the proper knowledge of tenses to score good marks in this section. Building a habit of reading newspapers and magazines daily would be of great help.
- Reading Comprehension
- Sentence Correction
- Word Meanings
- Cloze Test
- One Word Substitution
- Sentence Rearrangement
- Sentence Completion
- Active & Passive Voice
SBI PO Prelims English Language Weightage
Based on the analysis of last year, the overall level of the English section is expected to be Moderate. Below you can check out the SBI PO Prelims syllabus for the English Language along with the weightage based on the previous year's analysis.
Please note that all the below-mentioned topics might not necessarily be asked in the exam.
Name of the Topics
Expected number of Questions
Fill in the blanks
1. Reading Comprehension
- The passages for Reading Comprehension will most likely be based on economics or social issues economy
- Try to go through the articles of ‘The Economist’ since most of the passages last year were picked from this newspaper
2. Cloze Test
- Have a thorough practice of the new pattern based Cloze Test questions
- The passages will most likely be based on the socio-economic theme.
3. Spotting Errors
- A lot of changes were introduced in the spotting error-based questions last year
- Familiarize yourself with all such new changes introduced and make sure that you practice questions based on them thoroughly
- Under these questions, usually, a set of 4-5 sentences is provided (where the first sentence may or may not be fixed) and the candidate are required to ascertain the correct sequence of those sentences so that they form a coherent passage
- With clear basics and ample practice, arranging such jumbled sentences to form a meaningful passage becomes easy
5. Sentence Improvement
- Under sentence improvement, usually, a word(s)/ part(s) of the sentence is given in bold and one needs to identify the correct option, which can be used to replace them in the sentence.
- Again, with proper knowledge of grammar rules and sufficient practice, one can easily manage to attempt these questions.
6. Fill in the Blanks
- Fill in the blank based questions may be asked in multiple ways:
(a) Single/ Double/ Triple filler
(b) Fill same word(s) in multiple sentences
- With a decent vocabulary and good enough practice, one can score good marks in this topic.
7. Vocabulary-based Questions
- Vocabulary segment may include Idiom-Phrase based questions or Synonyms-Antonyms
- Either way, one must have a good hold over vocabulary to attempt them
8. Sentence Connector
- 3 connectors were given. You had to identify which connector is most appropriate
9. Sentence Completion
- You have to choose the sentence from the given options which will complete the given sentence
10. Sentence Formation
- In this, you are required to form a sentence based on the data and instructions given
11. Match the column
- This was introduced as a new question type in the 2019 paper. In this, there are two columns. Candidates are required to match the columns as per the instructions given.
- Building vocabulary: This contributes the most to ace the English language section of competitive exams. Learn new words every day and use them in daily conversation to remember them for a longer time period. Make use of flashcards for vocabulary building. Nowadays, many mobile applications for online flashcards have gained popularity, download and use them to memorize new words.
- Strong Grammar Basics: Brush up and strengthen basic English grammar essentials such as noun, verb, pronoun, tenses, prepositions, conjunctions, degree of comparison, etc. Go through English grammar tests and guides, use English books like Wren and Martin to prepare. Practise exercises on tenses and active-passive voices, etc on a daily basis. Take up writing tasks, form meaningful sentences, analyse mistakes and improve.
- Improve comprehension skills: Practise reading comprehension daily, identify the manner of the paragraph and read the starting and last paragraph thoroughly, two times. Note down major points while reading to remember and carefully go through the questions to recognise and find the answer easily.
- Reading newspapers and magazines – Daily habits of going through important newspapers and magazines will help improve grammar and vocabulary. Analyze the formation of sentences, note down new words and learn their meanings. With all this, you will simultaneously prepare for general awareness and current affairs as well.
- Error spotting is difficult as you cannot remember all the grammar rules, therefore with serious reading habits, you will intuitively get to know the error in the sentence. Similarly, sentence formation is also built up with reading exercise.
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