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SSC SI, CAPF ASI Exam 2015: Tips and Strategy: English Comprehension

Apr 10, 2015 14:22 IST

    Staff Selection Commission of India has decided to fill vacant posts of SI and ASIs at CAPF (Central Armed Police Force), Delhi Police and CISF. The posts would be filled by taking written examinations and physical endurance test of the candidates who would apply for the same. The written examination is scheduled to take place on June 21, 2015 for which the aspiring candidates have already started preparing. The structure of the written examination is mostly the same with all the other government service examinations. There are two papers in the written tests that consist of 400 marks in total. The cut off marks are set individually for each of the paper and thus the candidates need to focus on each of the papers separately and equally.

    Tips and Strategies

    • Make your vocabulary strong: Constant reading makes your vocabulary get richer. It is a practice you must continue as there are question related to spellings, sentence structure, synonyms, antonyms and many others which needs a strong hold in the vocabulary part. This makes life easier for the candidates while going for the examination as tough words seems to get easier once you know the right meaning of them.
    • Grammatical Concepts: The examination demands understanding of verbs, prepositions and proper sentence formation skills to become successful. Attaining mastery in all this could only come up through constant reading. There are many articles, journals, magazines, newspaper stories, novels etc. in English are available to us and it would be very helpful if you can love these printed words and read them up. This would give proper sense and structure of the language and help develop the understanding of the language in the candidates. You need to develop a sense of sentence structure and should be capable of sentence completion as well, as they come quite in numbers as questions in the main examination.
    • Practice Comprehension and Paragraph tests: There are questions in the examination where you need to find answers of various questions from within a paragraph or reading comprehension. You need to make this a habit by the time you get to solve the same in the examination centre, by practicing it beforehand. The paragraphs contain answers within themselves and it’s a matter of practice to find out the answers efficiently in less time.  
    • Develop habit of writing: Writing always sharpens your ideas about any language and allows you to take the liberty to make formations of your liking by tweaking words here and there and making new sentences. The grammar of the language is an important factor and thus needs to be studied well. Once that is done, you can play with words and make your own sentences. This would help immensely in the examination as there would be questions related to sentence formation and fill in the blanks that are asked quite often in these examinations.
    • Get your basics right: Knowing about basic elementary English norms would help you score plenty in this paper. You need to be aware of tenses, grammar, use of active and passive voices, parts of speech and their uses and learn the craft of sentence formation. There would be questions related to error recognition and phrases and idioms for which you need to get your basics in the language right. All this could land up to a jackpot for the candidates as they could find the questions quite easier to solve. This might help in abundance to raise the confidence among the candidates as well and provide them the necessary thud needed just before the examination.

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