Expert Tips for Preparation of English Language (Comprehension) in SSC Exams

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts two major exams every year – SSC CGL and SSC HSL.

Created On: Sep 23, 2014 17:56 IST
Modified On: Apr 1, 2016 13:15 IST

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) is going to conduct SSC CGL exam 2016 in the month of May. Thousands of candidates apply for the examinations. Among the huge lot of candidates, few are qualified for the examination and some remain back. The candidates appearing in the examination come up from different backgrounds and thus the candidates from rural areas face problems with the English section. As English is a mandatory section in almost every competitive examination, so it is necessary for the appearing candidates to put in some extra attention and proper effort with the subject. (Read more for tips and strategies)

The English language section consists of questions from various parts- English vocabulary, English grammar and reading comprehension. The grip over the language is tested by the commission, so that the candidate can take up the work without any problem in near future.  As said earlier, the questions in the English section involves the comprehension part that requires a candidate to have a good reading and fine amount of understanding capacity to perform better in this section. The comprehension involves a paragraph and some questions (Read more for bank exam question) related with the passage. Candidates have to answer the question after reading and understanding the passage thoroughly. The questions also include antonym and synonym.

The expert team of has carried with it some of the tips to help the candidates to prepare well with the Reading Comprehension part.

Go through the questions- It is very important for candidates to go through the question that are asked at the end of the paragraph. This will help you to develop an idea about the paragraph and you can fetch the exact answers once you start reading it.

Read with concentration- While going through the paragraph try to read every single detail of it. Read the entire paragraph with concentration and try to understand every single word associated with it. This will help you to answer the questions to the point without taking much time in finding it.

Prepare notes while reading- Students who face difficulty to understand the parts of a paragraph should take time to understand it. Once you have understood the paragraph, try to make easier notes of it so that it can later help you while answering the questions.

Get the central idea of paragraph- You should read the comprehension until you have understood it completely. It is important to understand every line of the passage and to clear all the confusions before answering the questions that are asked. Reading again and again can help you to answer the questions of antonym and the synonym as well.

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