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English in SSC CGL: English in SSC CGL 2017 is one of the fundamental section. Covering 25 questions for 50 marks, this section could be a major scorer in the exam. Since SSC does not entertain sectional cutoff, candidates can cover the marks lost in other sections such as general awareness and make up for it in SSC CGL English and Comprehension.
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SSC CGL Tier I is scheduled for the month of August 2017. It will be conducted from August 01 until August 20. Covering General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude, Logical Reasoning and English Language. Each section holds 25 questions with 2 marks for each correct response. Total marks of SSC CGL will be 200. With the unexpectedly high cutoff of SSC CGL Tier 1 in 2016, candidates are advised to make each section their forte.
Exam Pattern for English Language
Syllabus of SSC CGL Tier I English
The level of questions asked in SSC CGL English is of secondary and higher secondary level with only few surprises. Attempts should be made only in case of confirmed and assured answers. Here’s syllabus of SSC CGL for Tier 1 exam.
|Error Spotting||Tenses, Subject-Verb Agreement, Article-Noun Agreement, Correct Part of Speech, Correct use of Prepositions, Parallelism, Phrasal Verbs, Sentence Construction, Degree of Comparison, Correct use of different parts of speech.||3-5 Qs||Moderately Scoring, Time Consuming, Moderate Accuracy Possible|
|Reading Comprehension||Passages based on any topic. Questions are mostly fact based & can be directly picked out of the passage. Sometimes vocabulary questions are asked on commonly used words.||5 Qs (1 passage)||Scoring, Easy to Solve, High Accuracy Possible, Time Consuming|
|Fill in the Blanks||A mix of grammar and vocabulary based questions. Important topics: Phrasal verbs, conjunctions, prepositions, tenses, usage in context, confusable words||0-5 Qs||Scoring, Easy to Solve, High Accuracy Possible, Quick Solve|
|Spellings||Choose the correctly spelt word or the misspelled word from different words. The same word can be spelt in different ways and you are asked to select the correct spelling.||0-2 Qs||Scoring, Easy to Solve, High Accuracy Possible, Quick Solve|
|Phrase or Idiom Meaning||The meaning of the phrase or idiom can be asked in a sentence. The meaning can also be asked directly.||0-2 Qs||Moderate to High Score Possible, Moderately Time Consuming, Moderate to High Accuracy Possible|
|One Word Substitution||Substitute one word for the phrase given.Go through a list of the one word substitutions from past papers and solve questions on one word substitution.||3-5 Qs||Moderate to High Score Possible, Moderately Time Consuming, Moderate to High Accuracy Possible|
|Phrase Replacement/ Sentence Correction||A mix of grammar and vocabulary Based questions.Important Topics: Tenses, Subject-Verb Agreement, Article-Noun Agreement, Correct Part of Speech, Correct use of Prepositions, Parallelism, Phrasal Verbs, Sentence Construction, Degree of Comparison, Correct use of different parts of speech, Easily confusable words, Usage in Context, Avoid guessing too much in these questions. Be aware of no-improvement questions||5 Qs||Moderately Scoring, Time Consuming, Moderate Accuracy Possible|
In TIER-II of CGL exam, the English part of the paper contains 100 questions of 200 marks and negative marking of 0.25 and total time allotted is 2 hours.
Thus, we can conclude that for any post in SSC CGL examination, one must attempt 125 questions in English over the two tiers. Therefore, English has the biggest share of the SSC CGL paper.
Thus, one must be thoroughly prepared with English.
In Tier -III, the English section is descriptive paper for 100 marks for which a candidate is given a time duration of 60 minutes. This test will be based on a pen and paper.
Thus, we can look at the English section for the SSC CGL exam in 4 parts:
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