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Syllabus according to SSC :
Candidates’ ability to understand correct English, his basic comprehension and writing ability, etc. would be tested.
One word substitution → Part A
Idiom and phrases
Fill in the blanks
Sentence arrangement → Part B
Active voice & passive voice → Part C
Direct & indirect speech
APPROACH FOR PART A
First of all learn 300 to 400 some good words from A to Z with synonyms.
---- from where dictionary or any grammar book or Norman Luis or job hi book aapke pass ho.
---- after that add 5 to 10 new words (if possible daily ) to your vocabulary khajana.
---- now one word substitution and idiom and phrases ( like burger off , somnambulist , white elephant) learn from a good grammar book or jo aapke pass ho .
This is a learning section ( ratta maar) and scoring section.
APPROACH FOR PART B
Only one solution practice as much as possible from previous papers of ssc ,bank po , cdse etc
Now how to strong part b solution is news paper or any English novel .
Ab sab bolte hai the hindu pad lo yeah koi aur English news paper , if u prepare for UPSC or state pcs so yes deeply read the hindu ,
And for ssc and banking only read editorial section interesting , helpfull in gdpi and improve your reading and understanding habit.
Why because English is one of the boring subject ( for most of the aspirants) and 2 hours news paper padne ke baad na toh vocabulary learn karne ka mann karta hai aur na grammar padne ka . so smart strategy always work because we have to prepare 3 more subjects ( time hi sab kuch hai)
APPROACH FOR PART C
Sab grammar hi hai you have to concentrate mainly on preposition, articles , tenses, verb . and in examination grammar prepare karne ke baad bhi eror solve nahi hote why because most important phrasal verb ( like come of means originate and come off means to be performed) so learn by heart these phrasal verb.
Active voice and passive voice works with tenses . so rule learn karo aur phir practice. ( bus universal rule hai)
Direct and indirect speech have some rule for converting ( easy and scoring part if u know the rule)
English is one of the most scoring subject in ssc cgle examination because question pattern almost same as previous years papers.
Note : kuch kehte hain hamari English weak hai but truth is that most of the selected candidates are for hindi medium schools so school medium doesn’t matter only your will power matter bus English subject hi hai yaar koi space science nahi padni.
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