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Reading Comprehension is of the most important part of the English language section. It is necessry to understand that the reading comprehension section carries a lot of importance in SSC CGL. The English language section, though has other topics to answer, reading comprehension still remains the most important part of it. People who are serious about scoring well in the English language section, should be sure about scoring well in reading comprehension.

Syllabus for English Language

The English language section is important in SSC CGL, those who take interest in Quantitative aptitude and Reasoning should also show equal interest in English language. The English language section in SSC CGL covers sections like Noun, Pronoun, Tense, Verb, Adverb, Adjective, Conjunction, Interjection, Preposition, Gerund, Participle, Infinitive, Subject Verb Agreement, Vocabulary, Error Spotting, Phrase Replacement, Fill in the Blanks, Direct and Indirect Speech, Active and Passive Voice, Sentence Jumbles, Paragraph Jumbles, Cloze test, Grammar, Reading Comprehension, Punctuation, etc.

SSC CGL English Section:

The English Section has a total of 25 questions and is out of 50 marks. Candidates should clear the sectional cutoff about 12.5 – 15 marks in this section. Reading comprehension carries about 25-30% of weightage of marks for English Language.

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Reading Comprehension Example:

Our home stood behind the railroad tracks. Its skimpy yard was paved with black cinders. The only touch of green we could see was far away, beyond the tracks over where the white folks lived. But cinders were fine weapons. All you had to do was crouch behind the brick pillars of a house with your hands full of gritty ammunition, and the first wooly black head you saw from behind another row of pillars was your target. It was fun. One day, the gang to which I belonged found itself engaged in a war with the white boys who lived beyond the tracks. As usual, we laid down our cinder barrage thinking this would wipe the white boys out. But they replied with a steady bombardment of broken bottles. We retreated. During the retreat, a broken milk bottle caught me behind the ear, opening a deep gash. The sight of blood pouring over my face completely demoralized our ranks. My fellow combatants left me standing paralyzed in the center of the yard and scurried for their houses. A kind neighbor saw me and rushed me to a doctor.

Q1. The locality, where the author lived, was

(a) behind a brick quarry

(b) near a coal mine

(c) far away from where the whites lived

(d) close to where the whites lived

Q2. The author used the cinders for

(a) harassing the white boys

(b) cooking his food

(c) building houses

(d) laying them on the railroads

Q3. The weapons used by the whites in the gang fight were

(a) as effective as the author’s

(b) less effective than the author’s

(c) more dangerous than the author’s

(d) as harmless as the author’s

Q4. The author was hit by a broken bottle

(a) as soon as the fight began

(b) during a lull in the fight

(c) after the fight was over

(d) when the author’s gang was withdrawing

Q5. At the sight of the author’s bloody wound, his friends

(a) were terrified

(b) were filled with shame

(c) grew very angry

(d) felt depressed and defeated

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