Staff Selection Commission has released the Answer Key of SSC CGL Tier- 1 2021 on 2nd September 2021. SSC CGL Tier I Examination was successfully conducted from 13th to 24th August 2021 in the Computer Based Mode. As the Tier-I Computer Based Examination was conducted in multiple shifts, marks scored by the candidates have been normalized as per the formula published by the Commission on its website. And SSC has also released examination dates for SSC CGL Tier 2 i.e. 28th & 29th January 2022. English Language and Comprehension is one of the 2 compulsory papers asked in the SSC CGL tier 2 examination. It consists of a total of 200 marks containing 200 questions to be attempted in 2 hours. Approximately 80 days are left for the Tier 2 examination and scoring high marks in English Language and Comprehension section is crucial to beat the high cut off marks. You must score 170+ marks in English Language and Comprehension to get a chance and appear for the next stage. How can you score more than 170 marks by practising in the remaining days? Check out the complete strategy here:
How to score 170+ in English for SSC CGL Tier 2?
In order to score 170+ marks in the English for SSC CGL Tier 2, you must follow the tips that will help you prepare the section with complete focus.
1. Go through the topic wise previous year paper pattern
To score high marks in English for SSC CGL Tier 2, go through the questions asked in the previous years. Check out the distribution of questions given below. You must target the topics carrying maximum marks. Synonyms and antonyms do not hold much weightage. Hence, do not waste your time in memorizing difficult words. Instead, focus on strengthening your basic grammar.
|SSC CGL Tier 2: Topic Wise Distribution Of Questions in the English Language|
|1||Spot the error||20||–||20||20||20||20||20|
|2||Fill In The Blanks||5||–||5||5||5||5||11|
|5||Spelling/detecting misspelt words||3||–||3||3||3||3||4|
|6||Idioms & Phrases||10||–||10||10||10||10||10|
|7||One word substitution||12||–||12||12||14||12||12|
|8||Improvement of sentences||22||–||22||22||22||22||22|
|9||Active/Passive voice of verbs||20||–||20||20||20||20||20|
|10||Conversion into Direct/ Indirect narration||27||–||27||27||26||27||25|
|11||Jumbled Paragraph / Sentence Rearrangement||20||–||20||20||20||20||20|
2. Attempt previous years papers
Go through the previous year papers of SSC CGL Tier 2 English. In the English section, most of the questions are based on previous year questions. Try to attempt mock tests containing previous year questions as it will help you get comfortable with the exam like pattern.
3. Try to score full marks in your stronger topics
Your stronger topics must not lose its importance as it will help you get the maximum marks. Make sure you practice the stronger topics enough that you don’t miss even a single mark in it. Topics such as Active/Passive, Direct/ Indirect narration, Jumbled Paragraph / Sentence Rearrangement are comparatively easier to score and you must try to get full marks in these sections.
4. Analyzation of Mock Tests
One must appear for mock tests on a daily basis to practice thoroughly. You must analyze the mock as well after attempting it. Note down your mistakes and weaker topics. Try to grasp and learn from your mistakes as it will help you to boost your marks.
5. Improving your Weaker Areas
In order to score 170+ marks, you can not neglect even a single topic. Solve topic wise quizzes on a daily basis to strengthen your weaker topics. Try to memorize idioms & phrases, One-word substitution, and learn grammar rules by heart to score in error detection questions. Do not let your weakness come in your way of success.
6. Management of Time
Although you have 2 hours to complete the paper, time is generally not a constraint. But sometimes, comprehension passages can take more time than required. To make sure you are able to complete the paper on time, learn to manage the topics. Prepare a strategy on which topics to attempt first in the exam.
Your accuracy must be top-notch if you are willing to score 170+ marks. Do not do any guesswork in the paper as there is negative marking of 0.25 marks for every wrong question. Try to remain accurate in the questions answered and you can easily score 170+ marks in the exam.