How to Prepare English for SSC CHSL 2019
Updated on Jun 12, 2019 - 10:22 a.m. IST by Team Careers360

How to Prepare English for SSC CHSL 2019 - All the aspirants of SSC CHSL must brace themselves because the exam is just around the corner. SSC CHSL 2019 will be conducted from March 16 to 27, 2020. 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 2019. 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 2019? You need to grab hold of the best study material. You need to practice all the types of questions multiple times. 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 2019 below.

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How to prepare English for SSC CHSL 2019 - Prerequisites.

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 2019.

  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 Exam Pattern 2019

In order to understand how to prepare English for SSC CHSL 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


Syllabus of SSC CHSL 2019 - English

Before preparing for English for SSC CHSL 2019, 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 on How to Prepare for English for SSC CHSL 2019

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

Importance of solving question papers and sample papers while preparing English for SSC CHSL

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 English question papers


2017 papers

2016 papers

English Comprehension

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Test Series and Mock Tests for SSC CHSL 2019 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

Cut Off of SSC CHSL 2019

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 of SSC CHSL 2019 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.

Preparation Tips that will make you ace the exam

There must be a definite pattern that you should follow while preparing for English for SSC CHSL 2019. 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

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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Does the cut off of ssc chsl will increase after Typing test and DV ?

Sharon Rose Student Expert 9th Feb, 2020


The cut off depends on various factors such as number of vacancies available, difficulty of exam, number of candidates appeared in the exam and other factors.It is not possible to say whether the cut off may increase or decrease.But over the years if you see the cut off trends it has been increasing.

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Hello sir, I have entered my 10th mark in SSC CHSL application form for 2020 exam.Am I eligible to write exam?Would they call me up for the examination? So worried about this..Please let me know.. Thanks Sangavi

Sujatha Venkat 18th Feb, 2020

Hello Sangavi,

SSC CHSL Selection Process involves 3 stages - 1, 2 and 3. In Tier 1 of SSC CHSL selection process candidates have to appear for the computer-based examination. The qualified candidates will have to appear for the descriptive test which will be Tier 2 of selection. Shortlisted candidates in Tier 2 of SSC CHSL Selection Process  will have to appear for skill test/typing test.The exam will be around in march. So get updates through the official websites to know about the examination dates. Hope this is useful.


SSC chsl exam preparation how to prepare effectively

Vamsi Adda 11th Jan, 2020

dear aspirant,

This staff selection commission exam was notified on december 3rd.for preparing effectively u should know the syllabus that should be prepared and the model of question paper. If you know this then half the war u won.the eligibility criteria is 12th pass and the best preparation strategy and some tricks can be known by checking the below link:


hello sir. this is sairam Narsingh. I applied for ssc chsl 2020 . by mistake I did not mention post number in application form.. I m so worry about it.. is there any edit option? sir

Sanjay Khandelwal 11th Jan, 2020
I could not understand what you are trying to say. There is no post number in ssc chsl application form. If you are talking about address post then i dont think it will make a big mess. But for post preference there is no option given for Selection. You are just asked about DEO if you had science in 10+2 and nothing else.

best books for SSC chsl 2020 . tips for its preparation and how to attempt it.

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 24th Dec, 2019


I have mentioned some books name below which you may find helpful,

Objective English by S.P Bakshi

Word Power made easy by Norman Lewis

quantitive aptitude by rs agarwal,

Analytical Reasoning by MK Pandey

Modern Approach to Verbal Reasoning by R.S. Aggarwal

General Knowledge by Lucent

bankars adda magazine for current affairs

for chsl you need to really have good grip on english and gk, as time is less but questions is more. if you get 80% questions correctly attempt from english and gk then it is a plus point. I suggest you to regularly practice numerical aptitude to make yourself faster in solving questions.

all the best for exams.

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