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SSC Tier 2 : How to score 170+ in English

Posted on : October 4th 2017, 9:58 am

SSC CGL TIER -II Exam 2017 is going to be conducted in the last of December and the candidates who are going to appear for the exam would be looking for some useful advice and tips to score well in order to succeed. So Today Examclear team will guide you to a path that you should follow for the English section for SSC CGL TIER -II. In this article, we have discussed Syllabus, Topic wise distribution of topics, Tips & Strategy of English Section.

Many students have phobia of English, they think that it is the toughest & lengthiest subject that cannot be prepared easily. But the fact is that it is the most scoring subject in SSC CGL as it stands for 200 marks in SSC CGL Tier – II.First, We have shared with you the topic wise analysis of questions of English Section below.

Topic wise distribution of SSC CGL Tier 2 English Section

Topics

2016

2015

2014

2013

Vocabulary

Antonyms

03

03

03

03

Synonyms

03

03

03

03

Idioms & Phrases

10

10

10

10

One Word Substitution

12

12

12

12

Spelling Errors

03

03

03

03

Sub-total

31

31

31

31

Grammar

Spotting Error

20

20

20

20

Sentence Improvement

22

22

22

22

Sentence Arrangement

20

20

20

20

Fill in the Blanks

05

05

05

05

Direct/Indirect

27

27

27

27

Active/Passive

20

20

20

20

Sub-total

114

114

114

114

Reading Comprehension

Cloze Test

25

25

25

25

Passage

30

30

30

30

Sub-total

55

55

55

55

  • Vocabulary
  • Grammar
  • Reading Ability

Part –I: Vocabulary

This part contains very important part in SSC CGL Tier –II Exam. But it is not an easy task to get decent marks in this part. For this part, You have to learn daily practice from quizzes we have already provide for SSC Exams.

  • Idioms and Phrases

An idiom is a phrase or fixed expression that sometimes has meanings. A figurative meaning can be different from logical meaning.

  • If you see idioms in context, try to understand the context as it all depends on vocabulary
  • Try to remember idioms through videos tutorial.
  • One Word Substitution

(i) Sum up all the one-word substitutions from the previous yearbooks and learn them to score well in English section.

(ii) We have already given many important one word from previous papers. You can read from our study notes.

  • Spelling Mistakes

From this topic, you can easily get all the marks by simply remembering words. You just learn some rules for spelling errors which is very important to have an understanding of the usage of spellings in English Grammar.

  • Books: for this section you can read        Word Power Made Easy, S P Bakshi, Plinth to Paramount.

Part-II: Grammar

Direct-Indirect & Active Passive

Aspirants find this topic in the English Language to be very confusing and scoring topic in SSC tier 2. One can score 50 to 55 in this section easily.

Sentence Correction

In this topic, you have to find the correct alternatives which may improve the sentence and there can be no correction required then your answer will be no improvement. This section need to be practice a lot from different books like Kiran Chapterwise Previous Year Question &  S P Bakshi .

Spotting Error

You have to find the grammatical error in the sentence. This type of questions requires good grammatical sense. In order to solve questions on spotting errors the first step you should do a lot practice of previous question and learn how to apply grammar rules.

Cloze Test

As you all know that Cloze Test is the most important part of the SSC Exams. It is an exercise where the candidates are provided with a passage which has certain words missing from it. It is very important for the candidates to understand the flow and context of the passage. For this topic knowledge of Article, Preposition and position of Adverb, Adjective Nouns are most important. To score in this section practice at least 4 to 5 cloze daily.

Fill in the blanks

In this Exam, it is expected that there will be questions with only single fill in the blank. For this section learn all the Phrasal verb and their uses. For this section also Article and Preposition is very important.

Reading Comprehension

Reading Comprehension is the ability to read text, process it and understand its meaning. In addition, RCs are aimed at testing a candidates Knowledge of two elements i.e. Vocabulary and Text Comprehension.

How one should attempt RC questions in the Exam. Generally, there are 2 ways in which a Reading Comprehension can be attempted which are given below:

Passage Question Approach

  • Read the entire passage thoroughly first and then read the questions

Question Passage Approach

  • Read all the questions with their answer options first and then the passage