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Previous Years Analysis of English Section | SSC CGL Tier-II 2017

Dear Students, As you already know SSC CGL Tier-1 2017 is over now. And now we all need to gear ourselves for the CGL Tier-II 2017 exam. Do not wait for the answer keys to be released or for the tier-1 result. The CGL Tier-II exam will be conducted in the month of the November 2017 tentatively. The earlier you will start your preparation, the better prepared you will be for the CGL tier-II exam. and the important thing is you will not panic in the last a few remaining days for the exams. One important tip for the CGL Tier-II exam is to read a lot of newspaper and make hand written notes for vocabulary.

There are total four papers in CGL tier-II Exam. Paper-1 (Quantitative Abilities) and Paper-2 (English Language and Comprehension) are compulsory for all candidates, but Paper-3 (Statistics), Paper-4 (General Studies Finance & Economics) are optional. Today in this article, we will discuss English Paper of SSC CGL 2016 Tier-2. You need to study all this analysis of English paper so that you can plan your studies better and more effective and focused.
In English paper, there are total 200 Questions and 200 marks. Here are the topics and number of questions asked.

S.No. Topic Number of Questions
1
Spot the error
20
2
Fill in the blanks
5
3
Synonyms
3
4
Antonyms
3
5
Spelling/detecting mis-spelt words
3
6
Idioms & Phrases,
10
7
One word substitution
14
8
Improvement of sentences
22
9
Active/Passive voice of verbs
20
10
Conversion into direct/indirect narration
26
11
Jumbled Paragraph
20
12
cloze passage
24
13
Comprehension Passage
30
  Total 
200 Questions 

 

As well all know that SSC CGL English is easier yet trickier. you need to study and practice all the topics separately. Give equal importance to all topics of English Section.
We divide SSC CGL English mainly into 3 parts.

Section-1: Vocabulary Section 
Section-2: Grammatical Section 
Section-3: Comprehensive Section 
Section-1: Vocabulary Section
This section is very interesting because you can easily score maximum marks in Vocab section. All you need to do is just Read English Newspaper, magazine or any article written in standard Engish. Once you understand the literal and figurative meaning of the English words, it would be easier to answer correctly all the questions based on Synonyms, Antonyms, One-word substitutions, and idioms/phrases. The only trick is to revise it daily without fail.The revision should be very intense and exhaustive. we have provided The Hindu Newspaper Editorial vocabulary, read all these words daily just 30 min. and you will cover more than 100 words, you will find all these words in the exam. For one word substitutions and idioms, we have provided all important and previous years questions, you can answer correctly after solving these quizzes on Adda247 App.
Section-2: Grammatical Section 
Grammatical part solely depends on rules. Once you remember and understand all the important rules, this part can we cracked very easily. Again, revision is the key here also. Most of the grammatical part is made of Parts of speech. You need to once go through all the parts of speech. This grammatical part plays an indispensable role in every type of questions in English section. Learn all the tenses and its usage. Conditional sentences- in every exam questions are asked from this topic in the form of fillers, error detection or sentence improvements. we have provided study notes on all grammatical parts and tenses, study these notes and attempt all the error detection and fill in the blanks questions correctly. If you are studying Noun, then learn all the rules regarding Nouns, and you can correct all the questions correctly.
Section-3: Comprehensive Section 
For these type of questions, you need to solve 5 comprehensions daily. Such questions are asked to check your understanding of Engish language especially your reading habits. If you are used to reading books, novel etc in English language, then it will come naturally to you. You can easily understand the context and you can answer all the questions based on it. the important trick is to read the questions first, so that you can understand the context of the paragraph beforehand, while you read the passage very first time, you will find the answer to all the questions which you have already read. In this way, you can save precious time by not reading passage all over again for each question. when you study in these remaining days, follow this trick, it will help you tremendously.
Remember guys, SSC always repeats questions in all sections including English section of SSC CGL Tier-II. So, only solving previous years papers can make the task easy. If you utilize these two months for studies, revision, and practice, with the previous learning you can easily score 150+ marks in SSC CGL Tier-II 2017.

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