How To Prepare English For SSC CGL Exam

SAFALTA ACADEMICS Published by: suzan poudel Updated Fri, 14 May 2021 11:09 PM IST


English Language and Comprehension Section of SSC CGL Exam is a very scoring section.
English Language and Comprehension Section of SSC CGL Exam is a very scoring section. Candidates need to have their basic  concepts in English language and grammar clear in order to score good marks in this section. Sometimes candidates tend to be very scared of this section and oftentimes few others  take this section  for granted and keep it for last minute. But to clear SSC CGL Exam, candidates should not take the  English Section  for granted. Irrespective of  whether candidates find it difficult or easy, candidates should practice this subject on a daily basis to ace the exam. 

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Staff Selection Commission (SSC) is an organisation of the Government of India  commissioned to recruit staff for various posts in the various Ministries and Departments of the Government of India  and in Subordinate Offices.SSC CGL stands for SSC Combined Graduate Level Examination and is conducted by the commission for graduates who have just passed their Bachelor's exam  from   university.


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Distribution of Marks :
Subject  No. of Questions Maximum Marks
English Comprehension(Tier-1) 25 50
Paper-II: English Language and
Comprehension (Tier-2)
200 200

The syllabus for English Language & Comprehension is as follows:
English Language and
understanding and knowledge of English Language and will be based on spot the error, fill in 21 the blanks, synonyms, antonyms, spelling/ detecting misspelled words, idioms & phrases, one word substitution, improvement of sentences, active/ passive voice of verbs, conversion into direct/ indirect narration, shuffling of sentence parts, shuffling of sentences in a passage, cloze passage & comprehension passage.


How To Prepare English For SSC CGL Exam :

By looking at the exam pattern for English Section of SSC CGL Exam,one can figure out that the  candidates will have to solve a good number of questions within a limited amount of  time and . Hence candidates must prepare very well for this section in order to ace SSC CGL Exam 2021. Candidates can follow the following tips to score well in this section:

1. Improve your vocabulary:

Candidates should focus on improving their vocabulary as it will help them in fetching marks in  topics like antonyms and synonyms, cloze test etc. To improve vocabulary, candidates should read the newspaper on a daily basis and makes notes of the words that they do not know the meaning of. Candidates should note down the meaning of those words, their synonyms, antonyms etc and keep revising them.

2. Brush up your English Grammar:

Good command over English Grammar will help candidates score good in the exam. This will help candidates solve questions from topics like error detection, fill in the blanks, sentence correction, cloze test etc. Candidates should brush up the basic grammar rules related to topics such as Parts of Speech, Voice, Tenses, Narration, Subject Verb Agreement etc. Candidates should try and understand the concepts behind all the rules of english grammar.

3. Work on improving your Reading Skills:

To do this, candidates should develop reading skills and try to read from various resources and understand the logic behind each statement. This will also help candidates imprve their reading speed which will again help them in solving Comprehension related questions.

4. Solve Past Year Papers:

Candidates should necessarily solve the previous year questions and understand the questions as well the answers. The questions that you are not able to solve, candidates should note down those questions, and make notes on those questions and the topics to which those questions are related.

5.Practice as many Mock Tests as you can:

Candidates should attempt as many mock tests as possible to make a strategy so as to how they should be attempting the paper to score the maximum within the given time. Attempting mock tests will be a good pracitce for candidates. Candidates should also analyze the mock tests and note down their mistakes and rectify them.
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6. Revise

Candidates should keep revising all the topics and be thorough with them
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