SSC CGL Tier-2 2017: 30 Days Study Plan for English Paper-2

SSC CGL Tier-2 2017: 30 Days Study Plan for English Paper-2

You are all preparing for SSC CGL Exam 2017 and SSC CGL Exam is a 4 tier process and the tier-1 exam has already been completed on 23rd August 2017. 

Now the Next Stage, that is, Tier-2 Exam will be conducted from 27 November to 30 November 2017. Approx one months is left for the CGL Tier-2 exam 2017. We are providing SSC CGL Tier-2 2017: 30 Days Study Plan for English Paper-2. Follow this study plan and prepare better for the CGL Tier-2 2017 Exam.

There are Total 04 Four Papers in CGL Tier-2 Exam Namely; 

  • Paper-1 (Quantitative Abilities)
  • Paper-2 (English Language and Comprehension) are compulsory for all candidates, 
  • Paper-3 (Statistics), 
  • Paper-4 (General Studies Finance & Economics) are optional. 
Today, we will study the smart strategy to crack English Section with highest marks. Before we start the strategy, we need to understand the exam paper, question types and the topics which carry more Weightage. 

SSC CGL Tier-2 English mainly divided into 03 parts.

Section - 1 : Vocabulary Section

This section is very interesting because you can easily score maximum marks in Vocab section.
All you need to do is just Read English Newspaper, Magazine or any Article Written in standard English. Once you understand the literal and figurative meaning of the English words, it would be easier to answer correctly all the questions based on Synonyms, Antonyms, One-word substitutions, fill in the blanks and idioms/phrases. The only trick is to revise it daily without fail.The revision should be very intense and exhaustive. 

We have a different section for the leading Newspaper Editorial Vocabulary, Learn Vocabulary (THE HINDU) read all these words daily just 15 min. and you will cover more than 100 words, you will find all these words in the exam. For one word substitutions and idioms, we have provided all important and previous years questions. 

Learn Vocabulary (THE HINDU)

Section - 2 : Grammatical Section 

Grammatical part solely depends on rules. Once you remember and understand all the important rules, this part can we cracked very easily. Again, revision is the key here also. Most of the grammatical part is made of Parts of speech. You need to once go through all the parts of speech and the rules based on these grammatical terms. we have provided "100 Most Important Grammar Rules | SSC CGL Tier-II 2017". This grammatical part plays an indispensable role in every type of questions in English section. Learn all the tenses and its usage. Conditional sentences- in every exam questions are asked from this topic in the form of fillers, error detection or sentence improvements. we have provided study notes on all grammatical parts and tenses, study these notes and attempt all the error detection and fill in the blanks questions correctly. If you are studying Noun, then learn all the rules regarding Nouns, and you can correct all the questions correctly. This approach applies to all the topics. 

Section - 3 : Comprehensive Section 

For these type of questions, you need to solve 5 comprehensions and cloze tests daily. Reading habits will help you in solving Jumbled Paragraphs, Voice, Narration, cloze tests and Reading Comprehension Questions. Such questions are asked to check your understanding of Engish language especially your reading habits. If you are used to reading books, novel etc in English language, then it will come naturally to you. You can easily understand the context and you can answer all the questions based on it. The important trick is to read the questions first, so that you can understand the context of the paragraph beforehand, while you read the passage very first time, you will find the answer to all the questions which you have already read. In this way, you can save precious time by not reading passage all over again for each question. when you study in these remaining days, follow this trick, it will help you tremendously. 

For an overall understanding of English Language, Students need to cultivate reading habits. Now Since, as you don't have much time left for the SSC CGL Tier-2 Exam 2017, read a newspaper daily and practice questions and mock tests as much as you can. Focus on your positive areas and make sure you score best in such topics. For Sentence Improvements, knowledge of tenses, sentence structure is required. So, learn and memories important structures in the English language. For Error Detection, Knowledge of Subject-verb agreement, pronouns, adjectives, conjunctions, determiners, and tenses is required. Revise and learn all important rules for this section. For Fill in the blank type Questions, Focus on Prepositions/phrasal verbs and vocabulary. Questions are asked from these two topics. For One Word Substitution, memories all important and frequently asked at least 300 words. For Idioms/Phrases, memories all important and frequently asked at least 300 words/phrases. For Comprehension, Practice mock tests. For Antonym/Synonym/Spellings, learn, memories and practice mock tests. Always maintain a personal vocab diary, note down all the important vocabulary that you encounter in your newspaper reading. This habit will benefit you a lot. 

How many hours should you Study Every day? 

It completely depends on you. If you are sincere and dedicated for your preparation, then 8 to 11 hours/day is enough. If not, you should spend the whole day. Let's do 1 thing. Instead of making time schedule, you just make the list of topics you should prepare per day. Based on it you can utilize your day. You should divide your time accordingly because a working person will have a different schedule than a non-working person. 

Revision is the Most Important Aspect CGL Tier-2 2017 

Many students don't find much time to read or revise the topics they read for each subject. This is where you guys make mistake, yes you have to revise the thing you have done. Make your habit to revise the topics you read, write down the important things, maths formula (which makes you time consuming). Revision will help you to remember topics easily, and will solve the problem of forgetting and not-remembering. We have got many mails regarding this problem where students don't remember the things they have just read. Follow this, you will definitely feel relaxed. Here is the break up of questions asked in CGL Tier-2 English Paper.

S.N.TopicNumber of
Spot the error
Fill in the blanks
Spelling/detecting mis-spelt words
Idioms & Phrases, 
One word substitution
Improvement of sentences
Active/Passive voice of verbs
Conversion into direct/indirect narration
Jumbled Paragraph 
cloze passage
Comprehension Passage

200 Questions 

Important topics From Us:
If you have missed our previous articles of idioms & phrased based on Alphabet A to Z then kindly go through the below link.

English -Idioms & Phrases

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