Fill in the blanks is one of the most important topics in SSC CGL English Comprehension. English Comprehension consists of 25 questions in Tier 1 where 2 marks are awarded for the every correct answer and contains 200 questions in Tier 2 where each question carries 1 mark.
Topic is easy as well as scoring so proper practice and knowledge can save your much precious time. Important tips and previous year questions are provided in the article.
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1) Good vocabulary: Questions related to fill in the blanks mainly are related to English Vocabulary and good command over it will definitely add more marks in your account as well as will save your time which you can invest in some other important and time consuming section.
Example: He is _______ connected.
2) Knowledge of English Grammar: Fill in the blanks questions includes high knowledge of tenses, narration, idioms, voice, articles, preposition, conjunctions and other grammatical rules. Example:
After retirement Surti lived _______ Australia.
3) over in
4) over at
Radium __________ rays that blind the eyes.
3) Proper understanding of English language- Such questions check that whether you understand the sentence or not. If you know, you can make the sentence yourself also without much trouble.
See me tomorrow without __________.
Practicing previous year questions will help the students to understand the format as well as concept of the questions. Some of the SSC CGL previous year questions are provided below.
a) He ________ the low pay.
1) Moan at
2) complain about
3) grumbled at
4) ran after
b) You will have to work __________ you are in the office.
1)as long as
2)as good as
3)as far as
4)so far as
c)The aim of a Peace Council is ________ rather than cure.
d)He gives everyone _________ the class opportunities for practice.
e) Harish soon gained _________ in English.
Passage fill in the blank questions:
The (1) age is the age of machines. From the (2) the industrial revolution began in Europe. Man’s life has been changing (3) many ways. At first the change was (4). Now machines have become (5) of our daily lives.
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*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.