How to prepare for English for SSC CHSL 2019
Team Careers, 12 Jun 2019, #SSC CHSL

How to prepare for 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 in July. If you have applied for the exam you must be worried about its preparation. You must also be wondering that how to prepare for 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 for 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 for English for SSC CHSL 2019 below.

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How to prepare for 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 for 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 theition. 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






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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 for English for SSC CHSL

In addition to prepare from books and from the syllabus itself, you should also practice solving 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 the preparation of English for SSC CHSL 2019

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

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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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