Important Vocabulary in English for SSC CGL Examination

Vocabulary in English for SSC CGL

Important Vocabulary in English for SSC CGL Examination

How to prepare for vocabulary in SSC CGL?

SSC CGL is a Combined Graduate Level Examination conducted by Staff Selection Commission to recruit group B gazzeted as well as non-gazzeted officers to serve in the central government offices of India. Tier I exam is scheduled to be conducted on 19 June 2017 to 2 July 2017. Tier I exam is conducted for 75 Minutes for 200 Marks. The test of English carries 50 Marks with 25 Questions. The three important aspects for the test of English are Grammar, Vocabulary and Reading Comprehension. We, in this article, bring you essential tips to ace vocabulary in English:

Topics under Vocabulary:

Vocabulary has critical importance in SSC CGL Exam.

Questions related to the below topics are asked in Vocabulary.

  1. Synonyms
  2. Antonyms
  3. Fill in the blanks (single statement)
  4. Fill in the blank (huge paragraph)
  5. Spelling mistake
  6. Idioms and phrases
  7. One word substitution (similar to synonyms)

How to prepare for Vocabulary:

  1. Read Newspapers and Magazines to improve your vocabulary. Make a note of the unknown words and find out the synonyms, antonyms and usage.
  2. Go through the articles on the easily confused words like ‘loose’ and ‘lose’ etc. Find out the meanings and usage. It helps in memorizing the meaning easier.
  3. The book ‘Word Power Made Easy’ is one of the most used books for the preparation. While going through the old papers of SSC, it has been observed, some words are directly picked from this book in ‘synonyms’ section. You can fully trust this book.
  4. In comprehensions, you will be asked about the meaning of words that comes in the passage. So, you really need to improve the pace of your reading ability.
  5. Coming to Idioms and Phrases, try to understand the context as it depends on vocabulary.
  6. One word substitution checks your ability to substitute a word in the context with the same meaning, which means, you need to know synonyms for a word.
  7. Additional topic in Tier II is Cloze test. There is no easy way out to prepare for this, look up to the previous year sample papers to familiarize with questions on Cloze test. Cloze test is a technique in which words are missing from a passage; candidates need to fill in the missing space. The candidates definitely need a grip on the vocabulary. One needs the ability to understand the context and identify the correct word to fill in.
  8. Fill in the blanks – choose the words wisely to fill in the context. You need to pick the best and accurate option which is also grammatically correct in that context.
  9. Solve previous years’ question papers and attempt lot of mock tests.

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    Building English vocabulary is the first step in preparing for SSC exam. The problem with the most of the students is that they never focus on one resource and get lost without learning anything.

    Yes, it is important to reference various resources, but focusing on some would give you a good grip. Here are a few resources which you can reference for vocabulary preparation for SSC exam:

    1. Read quality English in newspaper such as The Hindu, Indian Express etc. and make your own list of important vocabulary.
    2. Set a target to learn at least 10 words per day.
    3. Here is the list I found which contains some quality words with there meaning in Hindi. https://sscstudymaterial.wordpress.com/2017/07/06/important-vocabulary-list-for-ssc-cgl-with-hindi-meaning/ Read it at least twice.

    Building vocabulary is not an overnight task. It takes time. Learning 10 words a day will make 3650 words in one year. Be consistent, you will get success. All the best.