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SSC CGL Tier-I and Tier-II English topic wise questions analysis an full details

SSC CGL Tier-I and Tier-II English topic wise questions analysis an full details

SSC CGL Tier-I and Tier-II Chapter-wise Analysis of English Language and Comprehension Section. Before starting exam preparation, candidates must make a list of important topics from which questions have been asked frequently in the English Language and Comprehension Section of the SSC CGL Tier-I Exam.  Also, with the increasing number of students every year, there is a cut-throat competition. Therefore, it is required to analyze previous year papers and compare the break-up of questions to identify the high scoring areas in this section.

This is a general overview of the number of questions asked topic wise for the English

Category Topics Tier-I (No. Of Questions Asked) Tier-II (No. Of Questions Asked)
Vocabulary Synonyms & Antonyms 2-3 0-5
Fill in the blanks 1-2 0-5
Cloze Test 0 10
Spelling Test 1-2 0-5
Idioms and Phrases 1-2 5
One-word substitution 1-2 5
Sentence or Phrase Improvement 1-2 5-10
Grammar Sentence correction/ Spotting the error 2-3 10
Fill in the blanks 2-3 0-5
Sentence or Phrase Improvement 2-3 5-10
Active-Passive Voice 0 10
Direct-Indirect Speech 0 10
Comprehension Reading Comprehension 5 25-30
Sentence Rearrangement Parajumbles 0 5
Jumbled Sentence 0 5-10
Total 25 200

SSC CGL Tier-I and Tier-II English topic wise questions analysis an full details

Let’s have a look in detail the the sub sections from which the questions are asked in both SSC CGL Tier-I and Tier-II Exam:

Vocabulary

  1. Synonyms and Antonyms – Synonyms mean the words which have the same or nearly the same meaning as another word or other words in a language. An Antonym is the opposite of another word. For example, the Antonym of the day is night.
  2. Cloze Test – This test consist of a passage with blanks and we have to complete the reading by filling up the blanks. Students should focus on reading the passage very carefully and then you’ll be able to figure out the right or appropriate words to be filled.
  3. Fill in the blanks – Under this topic, you are required to find a suitable word to fill in. It constitutes questions which have only blanks. Remember to read the statement carefully and choose the most appropriate option.
  4. Spelling Test – Spelling skills can be improved mainly by putting in efforts like looking up a word you’re not sure of, keeping the dictionary at hand, keeping a list of words you know you have trouble with.
  5. Idioms and Phrases – The common question which was asked in the SSC Exams are Idioms and Phrases. The topic usually has good weightage in the exam, so prepare them well.
  6. One-word substitution – One-word substitution means a word that replaces a group of words or sentences without creating or changing the exact meaning of sentences.
  7. Sentence or Phrase Improvement – In terms of vocabulary usage, this topic means using appropriate words or phrases to improve the sentence given in the question.

Grammar

  1. Sentence correction/ Spotting the error – Follow the grammar rules in  this section like subject-verb agreement, Verb time Sequences, etc
  2. Fill in the blanks – This section is dedicated to target or find a suitable word to fill in. It constitutes questions which have only blanks.
  3. Sentence or Phrase Improvement – This topic is just an extension of correct grammatical usage. However, in this section students not only require a good Knowledge of “correct grammatical usage,” but they also need to look for answers that are concise and not redundant.
  4. Active/ Passive Voice – In this topic, a sentence will be given in Active/ Passive Voice. Out of the four alternatives suggested, you are required to select the one which best expresses the same sentence in Passive/ Active.
  5. Direct-Indirect Speech – In this topic, a sentence will be given Indirect/Direct Speech. Out of the four alternatives suggested, you are required to select the one which best expresses the same sentence in Indirect/Direct Speech.

Reading Comprehension

Reading Comprehension is one of the most critical topics of the English Language and Comprehension Section. Therefore, the students should devote ample time to the preparation of this section. For doing this, a proper strategy has to be framed and followed to optimally utilize the limited time available for the preparation.

Sentence Rearrangement

Sentence rearrangement is an important part of the English Language section in various competitive exams. It consists of a group of jumbled up sentences. The goal is to rearrange the sentences in the original sequence. Questions from this section can be asked in the form of various sentences and various paragraphs.

SSC CGL 2018, 2019 Paper Analysis Tier I & TierII,Section Wise deatiledPaper Analysis

In SSC CGL Tier-II Phase, English Language and Comprehension is the second paper. In this paper, major portion is covered by Vocabulary Usage (40%) and Grammar Usage (35%). The rest minor portion is covered by the categories – Reading Comprehension (15%) and Sentence Rearrangement (10%). Students can score well in this paper, as questions asked in this paper also are direct and quite easy.

SSC CGL Tier-I and Tier-II English topic wise questions analysis an full details

How to improve english Language and Comprehension Section

  • Improve your English Grammar: A proper understanding of Grammar Usage is required for attempting questions from the section – ‘English Language and Comprehension’.  These types of questions are quite common in all competitive exams and mostly come in the form of questions like ‘spotting the errors’. Finding an error in a sentence is a step-by-step process. Students must follow grammar rules while solving such type of questions.
  • Improve your Reading Comprehension Skills: Reading comprehension skills cannot be build overnight but it could be developed inherently through a course of time. In order to crack the reading comprehension part and to develop reading skills, it is very much required to develop the habit of reading every day.
  • Build a Proper Structure: Follow a proper strategy and a time table for all the sections of question paper. For English Language and Comprehension Section, try to invest at least 2 hours every day for better output.
  • Take a good and comprehensive course material: Taking a good comprehensive course material will save your time and also it must give you the previous years questions. You must mot spend time in giving mock tests as they will consume your time and also your money. Learn the course material several time to archive the best in your given exam

Scientific way of learning and preparation strategy for  SSC CGL English Language and Comprehension Section 

English Language and Comprehension cannot be mastered in a day. A lot of practice is required alongwith consistency. So, if you want to score high in this section then plan strategically and follow the below tips:

    • Make reading a habit: Read newspapers and magazines to improve your reading habits. Learn at least 30 new English words and meanings daily.
    • Regular Practice: Make a habit practicing previous year paper and mock test every day to improve your speed and accuracy. Solve previous year papers as there are many questions which are repeated.
    • Practice Important Topics: Students can look into the chapter-wise analysis mentioned above and focus on the important topics first.
    • Focus on your weak areas: First try to focus on you weak areas and spend more time improving them. Devote more time to your weak areas and less time to your strong areas.
    • Read the complete question first: Students are required to avoid the mistake of reading incomplete questions and arriving at incorrect answer eventually. Read the questions carefully and check what is being asked.
    • Rule of Elimination: Use method of elimination in confusing options and try to get answers by it.
    • Avoid any guess works: Guesswork may lead you to wrong answers and will increase negative marking. Also, don’t waste much time on one question and move onto the next if you are not sure about the correct answer.
  • Get a good course pack which includes all the subjects and last year papers: We provide a very premium and ultra affordable course pack which you can get and also save your time and money. You will get a full list of all important sections which are very important to score in your exams.

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So, after you have given the tier 1, time has come to start your preparation in a systematic manner as the SSC CGL Tier –2. exam a proper way.. Focus on the Chapter-wise Analysis mentioned above and build a study plan keeping in mind the structure of the English Language and Comprehension Section.

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