SSC CHSL Tier-II Exam Analysis 15th July 2018 (Descriptive Paper)

SSC CHSL Tier-II Exam Analysis 15th July 2018 (Descriptive Paper)

SSC CHSL Tier-II Exam Analysis:  SSC CHSL Tier 2 Exam was conducted today i.e 15th July 2018. SSC conducts Descriptive Paper to test your Proficiency in writing skills. The is an offline Pen & Paper based exam mean to test you on how you construct your ideas and opinions on Certain Topics and to test you how active does your brain works. In this article we have shared the SSC CHSL Tier-II Exam Analysis 15th July 2018 (Descriptive)

SSC CHSL Tier-II Exam Highlights

  • The Exam was conducted in only one shift i.e. 11 am to 12 Noon. 
  • SSC provided the sheet in which blocks were given. Students had to write one word in a block. 
  • Answer sheet was given to students consisting of 12 pages and each page consisted of four columns and 14 rows.

First, let’s check the exam pattern of the Exam -

All the Candidates who Qualified Tier I have Appeared in SSC CHSL II Exam, there are mainly two components of descriptive Paper :
  • Essay  Writing - 01 Questions - 50 Marks
  • Letter Writing - 01 Questions - 50 Marks
  • Total Time : 01 Hour or 60 Minutes

SSC CHSL Tier-II (Descriptive) Exam Analysis:

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1. Letter asked in SSC CHSL Tier III - Word limit – 200 / Marks – 50

  • You are Mahima / Jaspreet, a resident of Lodhi Road New Delhi. Write a letter to your younger brother Tinku convincing him that if he has to make a good career for himself, he should take away his attention from other diversion & concentrate on study only.

2. Essay asked in SSC CHSL Tier III - Word limit – 250 /  Marks – 50

Topic – Write an Essay on “Old age & social security“.
  • There was no choice given and students were required to answer both the questions.
  • Blue/Black both pens were allowed.
  • The exam was for a one-hour duration from 11 am to 12
  • Answer sheet was given to students consisting of 12 pages and each page consisted of four columns and 14 rows.
  • There was the strict command to follow word limit and you could exceed only 10% of the word limit.

SSC CHSL Tier II- Descriptive Paper Final Review

  • The Exam duration of the Pen & Paper mode is 01 hour
  • The Exam duration of the Pen & Paper mode is 01 hour 20 Minute (For Candidate with VH/OH Afflicted by cerebral palsy, OH with a deformity in Writing hand). 
  • This Paper has been introduced to check you active presence, Writing Skill and choice of words which you make. the paper consists Of and Essay of 200-250 Words and letter/ Application writing of approximately 150-200 Words.
  • The minimum Qualifying Marks in tier II is 33 Percent,
  • The performance in Tier II would be included for preparing merit.
  • You have to write the paper either in Hindi or in English.
  • A paper written in Hindi and Part in English will not be evaluated

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14 July 2018 - Daily Current Affairs

14 July 2018 - Daily Current Affairs

1. TCA Raghavan appointed as Director General of Indian Council of World Affairs

  • The Vice President of India and the President of ICWA, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has appointed Dr. T.C.A. Raghavan (IFS: 1982) as the Director General, ex officio Member-Secretary of the Council (ICWA).
  • The decision was taken in the meetings of the Governing Body and Governing Council of the Indian Council of World Affairs held.
  • Earlier, Dr. T.C.A. Raghavan has served as India’s High Commissioner to Islamabad and Singapore.
  • Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA) was established in 1943 by a group of Indian intellectuals as a think tank.
  • It was established as a non-official, non-political and non-profit organisation under Registration of Societies Act 1860.

2. United Nations Secretary-General Appoints High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation

  • United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced the launch of a High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation.
  • Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Jack Ma, Executive Chairman of Alibaba Group, have been appointed as the co-chairs of the panel which will work on the issue of digital cooperation.
  • The panel will contribute to the broader public debate on the importance of cooperative and interdisciplinary approaches to ensure a safe and inclusive digital future that will work on human rights norms. The panel’s aim is to identify policy, research and information gaps, and make proposals to strengthen international cooperation in the digital space.
Note: United Nations Secretary-General - António Guterres

National Affairs

3. Madhya Pradesh CM inaugurated NTPC's solar plant

  • Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan has inaugurated National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC) 250 MW Solar Power Plant in Mandsaur.
  • This project has been set up mainly on non- land and the generation of electricity has been achieved without affecting the natural eco-system with zero carbon emission at an investment of about Rs 1,500 crore.
  • This is one of the biggest solar plant developed using domestically manufactured Solar cells and modules under the Make in India initiative.

4. Mukesh Ambani dethrones Alibaba's Jack Ma, Becomes Asia's Richest Person.

  • Billionaire Mukesh Ambani has overtaken Alibaba’s Jack Ma to become Asia's richest person as Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) is positioned to disrupt the e-commerce space in India.
  • According to a report by Bloomberg, Mukesh Ambani was estimated to be worth $44.3 billion with Reliance Industries whereas Jack Ma’s wealth stood at $44 billion.
  • Reliance has doubled its petrochemical capacity and is also gaining from the profits from Reliance Jio.

5. Centre plans to build port in Andhra Pradesh

  • Union Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari informed about the centre’s plans to build a port at Vadarevu in Andhra Pradesh's Prakasam district.
  • 3,000 acres of land will be allocated for the proposed port at Vadarevu.
  • Nitin Gadkari shared the idea of forming a special purpose vehicle with the state government to build the new port. The Visakhapatnam Port is saturated and a new port is needed for the industrial development in the region.

6. India surpasses France to become the world's 6th largest economy

  • India surpasses France to become world's sixth-largest economy in terms of Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
  • According to World Bank figures for 2017, India's gross domestic product (GDP) amounted to $2.597 trillion at the end of last year, whereas France clocked $2.582 trillion.
  • According to the report, manufacturing and consumer spending were the key features for the Indian economy.
  • According to the International Monetary Fund, India is projected to generate growth of 7.4 per cent this year and 7.8 per cent in 2019, whereas the world's expected average growth of 3.9 per cent.
Note: The first place is taken by U.S.A.


7Mohammad Kaif announces retirement from all forms of cricket

  • Indian Cricketer Mohammad Kaif announced his retirement from all forms of the game.
  • Mohammad Kaif (37-year-old) bid adieu to the game, almost 12 years after he last played for the Indian team.
  • Mohammad Kaif played 13 Tests and 125 ODIs for India and will be remembered for his match-winning knock of 87 at the Lord's during the epic Natwest Trophy final in 2002.
  • He won the Ranji Trophy for Uttar Pradesh.

8. India Men's hockey team to get monthly allowance under Target Olympic Podium Scheme

  • The Mission Olympic Cell (MOC) of the Sports Ministry approved a monthly allowance of 50 thousand rupees for each of the 18 members of the men's hockey team under the Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS).
  • The monthly allowance under TOPS has been started by the ministry in year 2017 but the hockey team is getting the pocket allowance for the first time.
  • The decision to include hockey was taken after India's performance improved under new coach Harendra Singh as they finished runners up in the Champions Trophy in the Netherlands.
  • The women's team could be included in the TOPS after reviewing its performance in the upcoming World Cup and the following Asian Games.
  • Target Olympic Podium (TOP) Scheme was formulated by the Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports within the overall ambit of National Sports Development Fund (NSDF).
  • The aim of the scheme is to identify and support potential medal prospects for 2016 and 2020 Olympic Games.

 Thought of the Day

 "When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionable."

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How To Write An Essay? SBI PO/ CLERK Mains Descriptive Paper

An essay is any literary piece of work that is chiefly based on facts that deal with its theme from a limited and often personal point of view. It is a systematic, methodical, and an analytical composition that is usually much shorter and less formal than a dissertation or thesis.

You must examine the question meticulously to make sure you answer what is asked. Generally, the essay questions have some direction words that give a hint about what is wanted in the essay, such as compare, describe, explain, argue, discuss, critique, etc. These words are actually the task words that help you identify the task that needs to be done. Highlight the keywords and identify the topic words that indicate what the whole essay is going to be about. There should be at least three main paragraphs in an essay that you write.
  • Make sure that your introduction gives the examiner a clear understanding of what your essay is about and tells him/her what to expect in the paragraphs to come.
  • The main purpose of a body paragraph is to explain in detail the examples that support your thesis. Begin each paragraph with a theme sentence that connects the paragraph to the rest of the essay.
  • The conclusion is a crux of all that has been discussed earlier. You can start by summarizing your main ideas by drawing together each component of you previously made arguments in a logical and significant way.

PATTERN to Write An Essay

  • An introduction should contain some comment on the topic of the essay, explanation of what you understand by the title.
  • Write a ‘brief’ on what you are going to write about in the subsequent paragraphs.
  • Be Concise: 8-9% of the total number of words is usually recommended.
  • The body of the essay will take each of these main points and develop them with examples and illustrations, using clearly defined paragraphs.
  • This is where you will need to think about the structure of your essay.
  • Make sure you follow a clear path through to your conclusion.
  • Your conclusion will summarize your main ideas.
  • It should be more than just a summary. It should be a thoughtful end to a piece of writing; fit in with the rest of the assignment.
  • If appropriate, suggest results or consequences or make a call for some sort of action, make suggestions.
  • For example- If in your Body part, you have criticized something, some scheme or anything then your essay must suggest some reforms. Don’t just end criticizing. You must suggest solutions or reforms too.
  • Don’t start a new point, just develop on the points that you made up in your Body part.
  • It should ideally be about 12 – 15% of total length.

Important Tips:

  • Your words must distinctly express your thoughts. So, remember if you’ve got a clear plan and a real grasp of the topic, then only you can write with clarity and coherence.
  • Don’t use complex words or phrases and avoid using slang and abbreviations.
  • Generally, stick to shorter sentences, but remember to vary these with some longer ones occasionally.
  • The main objective of your Essay is to be clear and concise so that the reader can follow your argument.
  • The most important thing to remember is generally to try to avoid informal language, especially colloquial expressions and slang.
  • In your writing, however, structure is much more important: sentences should be complete and ideas arranged into paragraphs or sections, and you should aim for perfection in your grammar and spelling.
  • don’t (do not!) use contractions (eg it’s, he’ll, it’d etc): always use the full form (it is/has, he will, it would/had)
  • Always write as concisely as you can, with no irrelevant material i.e; the content must focus on your idea about the topic.
  • Some common linking words and phrases which can help you to do this are: 
  • but, however, on the other hand, yet indicate CONTRAST
  • for example, that is indicate ILLUSTRATION
  • similarly, moreover, furthermore, in addition indicate EXTENSION
  • therefore, consequently, as a result, thus indicate CONCLUSION
  • then, after that, ultimately indicate THE NEXT STEP
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Reduce, Segregate: On Plastic Ban: The Hindu Editorial

Reduce, Segregate: On Plastic Ban: The Hindu Editorial
We need substitutes (आदेश/विकल्प) for plastic, incentives (प्रलोभन/उत्तेजना`) to re-use, and better waste disposal

Maharashtra’s ban on several consumer articles made of plastic, introduced after a three-month notice period to industry and users, is an extreme (चरम /अत्यन्त) measure (उपाय/मात्रा)It is naturally disruptive (हानिकारक/तबाह करनेवाला), and Mumbai, famed (प्रसिद्ध) for its resilience (लचीलापन) in the face of urban challenges, is trying to adapt (अनुकूलन/अनुरूप होना) quickly. Today, stemming (प्रतिबंध करना/उत्पन्न होना) the plastic tide is a national imperative (आदेशात्मक/अनिवार्य). India hosted this year’s World Environment Day and Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a high-profile pledge (संकल्प/प्रतिज्ञा), to international acclaim (स्वागत करना/वाह-वाह करना), that it would do away with all single-use plastics by 2022. This goal is not yet backed by an action plan so that State governments and local bodies can be in sync. Worldwide, the problem has got out of hand, with only 9% of about nine billion tonnes of plastic produced getting (प्राप्त करना/पाना) recycled (पुनर्नवीनीकरण). India has an uninspiring record when it comes to handling waste. It has patchy data on volumes, and even less on what it recycles. This lackadaisical (भावुक/नाजुक) approach is at odds with its ambitious (महत्त्वाकांक्षी/उमंगी) goals. Quite simply, if the Centre and the States had got down to dealing with the existing (मौजूदा/वर्तमान) regulations on plastic waste management and municipal solid waste, a ban would not even have become necessary. Specifications (विशेष वर्णन) for the recycling of different types of plastics were issued two decades (दशकों/दशाब्दी) ago by the Bureau of Indian Standards.

To address the global concern that the bulk of India’s plastic waste - estimated(अनुमानित/अंकित मूल्य का) officially at 26,000 tonnes a day — is being dumped in the oceans, there has to be an effort(प्रयास है/श्रम) on a war footing to segregate(अलग करना) it at source. The Urban Development Secretary in each State, who heads the monitoring(निगरानी) committee(समिति )under the rules, should be mandated(अनिवार्य) to produce a monthly report on how much plastic waste is collected, including details of the types of chemicals involved, and the disposal methods. Such compulsory disclosure(भेद खोलना/उद्घाटन) norms will maintain public pressure on the authorities, including(समेत/सहित) the State Pollution Control Boards. But segregation at source has not taken off, as there is little awareness, (जागरूकता) official support or infrastructure. Even bulk generators such as shopping malls, hotels and offices do not abide (पालन करना)by the law. Priority(प्राथमिकता/प्रधानता) , therefore, should be given to stop the generation of mixed waste, which prevents(प्रतिबंध करना/स्र्कावट डालना) recovery of plastics. Companies covered by extended producer responsibility provisions(प्रावधानों) must be required to take back their waste. Inparallel(समानांतर), incentives to reduce(को कम) the use of plastic carry bags, single-use cups, plates and cutlery must be in place. Retailers must be required(अपेक्षित) to switch to paper bags. Potentially(संभावित), carry bag production using cloth can create more jobs than machines using plastic pellets. What needs to be underscored(जांचना/बल देना) is that plastics became popular because they are inexpensive(सस्ती), can be easily produced and offer great convenience(सुविधा). But, as the UN Environment Programme notes, their wild popularity has turned them into a scourge. Consumers will be ready to make the switch, but they need good alternatives(विकल्प.)


Synonyms: backup, replacement, stand-in, surrogate, agent
Antonyms: being, entity, permanent

2.Incentives(प्रलोभन/उत्तेजना` )
Synonyms: encouragement, enticement, impetus, motivation, reason
Antonyms: discouragement, hindrance, deterrent, dislike, prevention

Synonyms: flexibility, pliancy, recoil, snap

Synonyms: compulsory, critical, crucial, essential, immediate
Antonyms: inessential, insignificant, nonessential, optional, trivial

Synonyms: agreement, assurance, guarantee, oath, promise
Antonyms: breach, break

Synonyms: apathetic, halfhearted, laid-back, lazy, lethargic
Antonyms: active, energetic, interested, lively, careful

7.Segregate(अलग करना)
Synonyms: disconnect,, divide, insulate, isolate, sequester
Antonyms: attach, connect, couple, join, link

Synonyms: arrangement, preference, antecedence, lead, order
Antonyms: inferiority, last, subservience, unimportance

9.Abide (पालन करना)
Synonyms: accept, stand for, tolerate, acknowledge, bear
Antonyms: disallow, avoid, contradict, disagree

10.Awareness, (जागरूकता)
Synonyms: alertness, appreciation, attention, consciousness, experience
Antonyms: disregard, ignorance, neglect, misunderstanding, unfamiliarity

NIACL Assistant Previous Year Cutoff Marks : 2017 | 2018

NIACL Assistant Clerk Previous Cut off Marks: NIACL Assistant Cut-Off marks are the minimum marks required for qualifying the NIACL exam. The Niacl Assistant Previous cut-off marks are provided by us in this article. The NIACL Cut Off 2018 for Online Exam would depend on the level of paper, the difficulty level of the journal, and a number of students appeared for the examination, etc. In this article we have provided the NIACL Clerk cut off marks of prelims as well as mains. we have provided the cutoff of NIACL Assistant for 2017, 2016, 2015 & 2014.

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Official NIACL Assistant Cut Off Prelims 2017

You can check the official NIACL Assistant Prelims Cut Off section wise & category wise from the table below.

Sectional NIACL Assistant Cut Off

Category Quantitative Aptitude English Language Reasoning Ability
Maximum Marks 35 30 35
Cut Off Marks (UR) 10.75 9.75 16
Cut Off Marks (OBC/SC/ST/OC/VI) 7.75 7 12
Cut Off Marks (HI) 6.25 5.75 9.75

Overall NIACL Assistant Cut Off 

Marks (Out of 100) 65.50 59.75 57.25 51.25 52.25 55.50 26.50

Official NIACL Assistant Cut Off Mains 2017

Here are the Official NIACL Assistant Cut Off for Mains 2017.
Andhra Pradesh 152.92 172.82 175.01 128.13
Arunachal Pradesh 157.82
Assam 149.07 139.39 161.27 168.76
Bihar 162.82 172.82 126.57 148.45
Chandigarh (UT) 153.75 154.07 180.31 134.71
Chhattisgarh 142.19 112.51 163.76
Delhi 151.89 126.57 154.38 175.94 126.57 137.81 167.19
Goa 141.57
Gujarat 149.06 112.51 139.7 151.88 127.51 113.44 144.9
Haryana 134.08 148.76 170.32 125.01 128.76
Himachal Pradesh 134.68 136.88 166.88
Jammu & Kashmir 117.19 123.76 163.13
Jharkhand 149.38 156.57 167.19
Karnataka 123.75 120.95 137.50 146.57 129.39
Kerala 135.00 163.13 177.20 130.63 171.57 168.76
Madhya Pradesh 134.37 112.82 154.70 167.19 128.45 140.00 144.69
Maharashtra 145.01 112.93 146.57 153.44 125.01 130.94 152.62
Meghalaya 172.50
Nagaland 139.07
Odisha 131.89 162.51 173.76 125.33 176.26
Punjab 144.08 148.45 175.01 127.20 114.38
Puducherry 127.20 149.69
Andaman Nicobar (Port Blair) 138.76
Rajasthan 144.38 133.44 164.07 168.75 126.87 149.69 136.35
Tamil Nadu 141.57 160.32 155.95 134.08 145.12
Telangana 148.13 137.93 163.13 168.44 127.21 162.50 163.65
Tripura 159.06
Uttar Pradesh 138.45 115.94 153.45 164.07 129.06 128.14 157.19 160.84
Uttarakhand 127.50 135.32 153.75 175.63 127.20 145.32
West Bengal 147.82 151.25 150.33 176.88 140.01 125.10

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General Awareness MCQs for SBI PO/Clerk Mains 2018: 12 July 2018

General Awareness MCQs for SBI PO/Clerk Mains 2018: 12 July 2018

1. As per IMF, what is the expected average GDP Growth Rate of the World?
1. 3.6%
2. 3.7%
3. 3.8%
4. 3.9%
5. 4.0%
2. According to the latest World Bank figures on GDP of countries for 2017, India becomes the world’s sixth-biggest economy surpassing _____ to seventh place.
1. Germany
2. France
3. Japan
4. UK
5. Brazil
3. State-run telecom firm, BSNL has recently launched India’s first internet telephony service via its mobile app named –
1. Wings
2. TalkU
3. Mobile VOIP
4. TalkRay
5. Telos
4. Which of the following Payment Banks has been relieved by RBI to restart its process of enrolling new customers?
1. Paytm Payment Bank
2. Indian Post Payment Bank
3. Fino Payment Bank
4. Airtel Payment Bank
5. Jio Payment Bank
5. India has been formally inducted as the 69th shareholder of European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) recently. Where is the headquarter of EBRD?
1. London
2. Geneva
3. Beijing
4. New York
5. Vienna
6. The headquarter of the Archaeological Survey of India is in – 
1.  Mumbai
2. New Delhi
3. Kolkata
4. Bangluru
5. Hyderabad
7. Which of the following state has recently launched the ‘Seema Darshan’ Project recently?
1. Jammu and Kashmir
2. Rajasthan
3. Punjab
4. Gujarat
5. Uttarakhand
8. Which of the following Ministry has launched ‘Technology Challenge’ scheme recently?
1. Ayush Ministry
2. Ministry of Home Affairs
3. Ministry of Earth Sciences
4. Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology
5. Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
9. Which of the following state govt has recently launched 60 Anna Canteens across the state in the first phase to provide subsidised food to urban poor recently?
1. Tamil Nadu
2. Andhra Pradesh
3. Madhya Pradesh
4. Odisha
5. Karnataka
10. The Western Ghats of India has bagged the 4th best tourist spot in Lonely Planet’s top five “2018 Best in Asia” list recently. The Highest Peak of Western Ghats is – 
1. Anamudi
2. Banasura Hill
3. Mannamala
4. Nilgiris
5. Chembra Peak
11. Which of the following countries was the world’s largest economy according to the latest World Bank figures on GDP of countries for 2017?
1. United States
2. China
3. Germany
4. France
5. Japan
12.  ‘Seema Darshan’ project has been approved with what corpus of amount for developing more infrastructure facilities?
1. 60 crore
2. 57 crore
3. 45 crore
4. 39 crore
5. 30 crore
13. India has recently signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with which country on cooperation in the sphere of Law & Justice and establishing Joint Consultative Committee?
1. USA
2. UK
3. Australia
4. China
5. Bangladesh
14. INS Sumitra has become the first-ever warship to enter port of Sabang in 
1. Indonesia
2. Sri Lanka
3. China
4. Netherlands
5. Egypt
15. Dada Vaswani has passed away recently in Pune. He was a 
1. Yoga Guru
2. Spiritual leader
3. Singer
4. Poet
5. Actor
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  2. 2
  3. 1
  4. 4
  5. 1
  6. 2
  7. 4
  8. 5
  9. 2
  10. 1
  11. 1
  12. 4
  13. 2
  14. 1
  15. 2