Staff Selection Commission has recently announced its notification for CHSL entry to fill tentative vacancies for the posts of LDC/ JSA, Postal Assistant/ Sorting Assistant and DEO are 898, 2359, 2 and Data Entry Operator Grade ”A”- Nil, respectively in the central government departments or organizations. The examination will be conducted in three tiers – Tier I, II, and III. In tier I, you will have 100 questions from English, General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude, and Reasoning of two marks each and the total time allotted is 60 minutes for answering all these questions.
In this article, we will discuss the strategy that you should adopt for the English section in this examination with smart and systematic approach.
SSC CHSL 2017-18: How to prepare English Section?
SSC CHSL examination consists of tier I, II and III. In tier I, there will be 25 questions on English language and in tier II, you will have a descriptive paper in which you have to write an essay and letter and it will consist of 100 marks. You have to get at least 33 marks in this paper and the marks will be added in the result of the examination.
Before preparing for any examination, your first job is to understand the syllabus because that is where you get the idea of overall topics to study and ways to prepare for the examination. SSC has given the detailed syllabus in the notification and you first need to go through the same.
Once you are done with scanning and understanding the syllabus, your next job is to go through the rules of grammar for chapters mentioned in syllabus because this is one part you can prepare thoroughly.
Vocabulary part in the examination consists of synonyms, antonyms, one-word substitutions, etc. and you need to prepare them daily from as many sources as possible because you never know, which word will be asked in the examination. The more you prepare and the more you have words in your memory, chances are there of getting questions surely about this.
In case of vocabulary, reading daily newspaper helps a lot since you get to know new words and at the same time, it gives you the application of those words. Again, for the descriptive paper in tier II, you get an idea about the way an essay should be written or a letter should be drafted. This helps in both the phases of the examination.
This holds good for each section in the examination. Once you are done with preparation, you should make it a point that you practice as much as possible so that you can be confident of the application of your knowledge in the examination.
Previous year papers
This helps since SSC often repeats questions and at the same time, it is very helpful to understand the pattern and difficulty level of the examination. You should solve these papers to get a feel of things in the examination, as it will definitely increase your chances of selection in the examination.
Mock tests /Practice Tests
Mock tests are very popular these days but you need to keep in mind that these tests should be according to the standards of the real examination and then only, you are going to benefit from these tests. These are good options to go for at least once when you are done with the overall syllabus.
SSC CHSL examination will be conducted in the month of March 2018 and you have plenty of time before that to prepare for the examination. This strategy has been given for preparation of the section in a minimum number of days but as you know that the earlier it is, the better it is. Therefore, once you are done applying for the examination, start your preparation right at that moment. Keep a period of things to be done within a particular time limit and prepare your routine accordingly. Study hard and make everyone proud of you.
All the best!