How to prepare English for both the banking and SSC Examination together?
In the competitive domain of government exams, relying on one single exam can be a tricky bet. With growing competition, one of the safest bets for an aspirant is to prepare for multiple exams, if he has ample preparation time. In the majority of examinations, the core syllabus of the exams is almost similar. Likewise, both Banking and SSC Examination have English sections in common. Even the pattern of the examination is more or less the same except for a few disparities. Hence, in this article, we will be sharing the most comprehensive and effective tips to prepare General English for both SSC and Bank Examination.
Key Points to Remember While Preparing English for Bank and SSC Exams
Grammar: Be it any examination, the core foundation of the questions asked is purely based on Grammar Rules. Both SSC and Bank, ask questions from Grammar Rules like Sentence Improvement or Check for Error. However, the level of the questions differs a bit at times with Bank questions being on the tricky side. But, whatever may be the level of questions, if you study Grammar Rules sincerely, you will easily score well in both examinations.
Vocabulary Questions: In both the SSC and Bank Examination, Vocabulary based questions are common. In SSC examination, a larger portion of the paper is based on Vocabulary Questions from Synonyms & Antonyms, Idioms and Proverbs, One Word Substitution but in bank Exams, direct Vocabulary based questions are less. But, if you prepare well for SSC Vocabulary questions, it will help you in solving Fill in the Blanks questions of Bank exams. Moreover, you will become better at reading and understanding which will greatly help you in the Bank Exams.
Reading Comprehension: Reading Comprehension (RC) is common in both SSC and Bank Examinations. However, the level of RC asked in SSC exams is a bit simple as compared to Bank Exams. But, the whole crux of scoring well in RC questions lies in your reading abilities. Hence, you should try to improve your reading abilities by reading English Newspapers, mainly Editorials.
Cloze Tests: The level of cloze test is almost similar in both SSC and Bank Examinations. Your score in the cloze test questions depends a lot on your grammar and vocabulary. Hence, if you have prepared well for Grammar and Vocabulary you will easily do well in these questions- Be it SSC or Bank.
Spelling: Another common topic in both SSC and Bank Examination is Spelling Mistakes. In SSC, direct questions based on choosing the Right Spelt Word are asked, but in Bank exams, you are asked to find the error in a sentence based on Spelling Mistakes. The level of Spelling based questions is quite simple and one can easily score well if he studies basic spelling rules and confusing words. Moreover, in SSC, most of the Spelling Based questions are repeated from previous years' questions. Hence, the best way to prepare these questions is through Previous Year papers of SSC.
Jumbled Sentences: The level of jumbled sentences is a bit tougher in Bank exams as compared to SSC Exams. But, the good thing is that if you have studied Grammar by heart, you will easily deal with these questions by using Conjunctions and Subject Verb Agreement concepts to eliminate options in these types of questions.
Miscellaneous Topics: There are a few topics that are different in Bank exams from SSC like Word Swapping, Match the following, etc. But, these topics can be easily mastered with just a little practice. But, for SSC Exams, you will have to put a little more effort into mastering Idioms, Proverbs, Active/Passive Voice, and Narration for getting a higher score.
The majority of the syllabus of the English Section for SSC and Bank is the same. Many candidates have cleared Bank and SSC Exams together, you can too. All you need is a little dedication and a sincere devotion.
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