How to Prepare English for SSC CHSL 2020?- All the aspirants of SSC CHSL must brace themselves because the exam is just around the corner. If you have applied for the exam you must be worried about its preparation. You must also be wondering that how to prepare English for SSC CHSL 2020. Even though it seems like English section requires less effort than the rest of the sections, it happens more than often that you overlook small mistakes. Sometimes your answers sound just right when in fact they are wrong. Language questions also need a good amount of practice to gain accuracy. So how to prepare English for SSC CHSL 2020? You need to grab hold of the best study material. You need to practice all the types of questions multiple times. SSC CHSL 2019 Tier 1 conducted from March 16 to 27, 2020. You also need to be able to recognise mistakes when you see them. Find out the step by step process on how to prepare English for SSC CHSL 2020 below.
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How to Prepare English for SSC CHSL 2020?

How to prepare English for SSC CHSL 2020?

A list of all the things that you’ll need and all the things that you need to take care of before starting to prepare for English for SSC CHSL is given below.

  1. You must know what are the best books to study from.

  2. You must know of sample papers and question papers that you can use as tools for preparation.

  3. You should be aware of the weightage of English section in SSC CHSL question paper.

  4. You must be aware of the syllabus of English in SSC CHSL 2020.

  5. Knowledge of the cut off of SSC CHSL is also must.

  6. Apart from all this you should manage your time well, set a study schedule and stick to a routine.

SSC CHSL English Preparation Tips 2020 that will make you ace the exam

There must be a definite pattern that you should follow while preparing for English for SSC CHSL 2020. Given below are some preparation tips that will help you score good marks in this section.

  • Make a study schedule.

  • Allot a specific amount of time for each section

  • Read the reference material and practice questions carefully for English

  • Use solved questions to practice so that you can check your answers

  • Recognize and mark your mistakes. Remember them when a similar question appears

  • Do some extra reading to gain accuracy in grammar

  • Solve sample papers and previous year question papers

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2020

In order to understand how to prepare English for SSC CHSL 2020, you should know what is the exam pattern of SSC CHSL Tier I examination. Quantitative Analysis, General Intelligence, General Awareness and English are the sections that appear in the question paper of SSC CHSL Tier I. Check out the complete exam pattern of this exam in the table below.

Exam Pattern of SSC CHSL Tier I Exam

S. No.

Name of the section

Total number of questions

Total number of marks


Quantitative Aptitude




General Intelligence








General Awareness






Read More: How to prepare Quantitative Aptitude for SSC CHSL

Marking Scheme

For each correct answer


For each incorrect answer


SSC CHSL English Syllabus 2020

Before preparing for English for SSC CHSL 2020, you must be aware of its syllabus. Find the topics and the number of questions that appear in the question paper from each topic.

SSC CHSL Tier I English Syllabus

S. No.


Number of questions asked (based on SSC CHSL 2017)

Difficulty level of the questions


Active voice/ Passive voice


Easy to moderate


Direct & indirect speech


Easy to moderate


Sentence Improvement




Cloze test & Comprehension passages




Error detection




One word substitution


Easy to moderate


Homonyms, antonyms and synonyms


Moderate to difficult


Para jumbles


Moderate to difficult


Fill in the blanks




Idioms & phrases




Spelling errors


Moderate to difficult

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Best Books for SSC CHSL 2020 English Preparation

It is of utmost importance that your source material is reliable and rich. Some of the best books that you can use to prepare for English for SSC CHSL are listed below.

S. No.

Name of the book



Common Errors in English

Kiran Prakashan


Word Power Made Easy

Norman Lewis


Objective Engish

S.P. Bakshi


Plinth to Paramount

Neetu Singh

SSC CHSL Previous Year's Papers

In addition to prepare from books and from the syllabus itself, you should also practice previous year question papers of SSC CHSL and sample papers that are provided by several coaching institutes and other educational websites. The benefit of solving question papers and sample papers is that you get the feel of the actual examination. You can time yourself while attempting these. Another important benefit is that doing so increases your speed and accuracy. Previous year question papers for SSC CHSL Tier I English are given below in the table.

Previous Year's SSC CHSL English question papers


2017 papers

2016 papers

English Comprehension

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Test Series and Mock Tests for SSC CHSL 2020 English Section

Various coaching institutes provide mock test packages and test series that you can subscribe to. These mock test packages can be found easily on the websites of these coaching institutes. These are usually paid subscriptions. You can choose a plan according to your convenience

Read more: How to prepare for SSC CHSL without coaching

Previous Year's SSC CHSL Cut off

You must know how many marks you need to score in order to qualify the exam. Knowledge of previous year cut off marks gives you an idea of the marks required to pass. The cut off of SSC CHSL 2020 will be released after the exam has been conducted. Note that the cut off of SSC CHSL is not released section-wise. Check SSC CHSL Cut Off now.


SSC CHSL 2017 Cut off

















Exam Day Instructions for SSC CHSL English

Knowing how to prepare for English for SSC CHSL is not enough. You should also know how to perform on the day of the exam. Take a look at the following points that will help you take the exam.

  • Be confident

  • Read all the questions carefully

  • Do not dwell upon a question for too long

  • Do not attempt the questions that you are unsure of

  • Keep in mind that you will be marked negative for wrong answers

  • Re-read the questions you have left if you have still got time left

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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - How to Prepare English for SSC CHSL 2020?

Question: Is there any sectional cut of in SSC CHSL?


There is no sectional cut off in SSC CHSL exam.

Question: What is SSC CHSL tier 1 result date 2020 ?


SSC CHSL Result 2020 will be announced in May 2020

Question: What is the selection process of SSC CHSL 2020


Students have to qualify tier 1, tier 2 and tier 3 with minimum cut off marks to qualify the exam.

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Questions related to SSC CHSL

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ssc chsl ki yeyarikea kare pleaase batao

Harshita Sharan Srivastava Student Expert 16th Mar, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

The SSC CHSL Exams is a competitive exam which acts as a gateway to various government posts.The SSC CHSL Exam is conducted in three stages:

  • Tier I (Computer Based Exam)
  • Tier II ( Descriptive Exam)
  • Tier III (Skill/Typing Test)

To score well in the SSC CHSL exam, it is important that you be fully aware of the SSC CHSL Syllabus and the SSC Exam Pattern. I'll recommend you to list down all the topics asked in exam and start preparing for the exam. Give as much mocks you can to increase your speed. Read newspaper daily.

Good Luck


i wrongly. entered my cast i checked after getting hallticket for ssc chsl what should i do now please give me a solution for this problem

Sharon Rose Student Expert 15th Mar, 2020


You cannot make any corrections now or later.You cannot change your category once you have submitted the application and received the admit card.If you have mentioned your category as general you may continue with this if you wish to.Otherwise you have to appear next time .Please be careful while filling the application form.


ssc chsl previous years questions

Papeya Dubey Student Expert 8th Mar, 2020


You can get SSC CHSL previous year  question papers by visiting the link provided below;

It will give you basic idea about the exam and help you analyze your progress as well.


SSC chal admit card download link

Smrity 7th Mar, 2020


The Admit Card for SSC CHSL Tier 1 is released on 4th of March and the link of each region is present on the site provided below:

You can download the above from the official site also:

I hope this Helps.

All the Best!


which books are good to crack SSC chsl exam

Manisha Gupta Expert 22nd Feb, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

You may refer the books given below:

SSC CHSL Best Book for General Intelligence and Reasoning-

Analytical Reasoning- M.K Pandey

Verbal and Nonverbal Reasoning- R.S Aggarwal

A New Approach to Reasoning Verbal, Non-Verbal & Analytical- B.S Sijwali, Indu Sijwali

SSC CHSL Best Book for General Awareness

General Knowledge- Lucent Publication

Manorama Yearbook- Mammen Mathew and Philip Mathew

Current Affairs- Monthly Magazine and News paper

SSC CHSL Best Book for English Comprehension

Objective General English- S.P Bakshi

Quick Learning Objective General English- R.S Aggarwal & Vikas Aggarwal

Word Power Made Easy- Norman Lewis

Plinth to Paramount- Neetu

SSC CHSL Best Book for Quantitative Aptitude

Fast Track Objective Arithmetic- Rajesh Verma

Quantitative Abilities Arithmetic Ability- Kiran Prakashan

Quantitative Aptitude- R.S Aggarwal

Arithmetic For General Competition Vol 1& 2- Neetu Singh

Good Luck!

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