Reading Comprehension is one of the important topics in SSC CGL exam which comes under English Comprehension in Tier 1 and under Language & Comprehension in Tier 2.
Staff Selection Commission, conducts SSC CGL 2017 in four Tiers. SSC CGL 2017 exam pattern of each Tier will be different from others. The SSC CGL Tier 1 & II will be a computer based examination while Tier III is a descriptive exam to be conducted in paper based mode.
Solving English Reading Comprehension has become an inevitable part of almost every competitive examination. Reading Comprehension is one of the easiest topic in SSC CGL and also the topic which carries maximum marks so some smart working is required while attempting questions in the best way possible.
Here are some tips and strategies to achieve success in SSC CGL
There will be a reading passage question in Tier 1, English Comprehension section. The question will be of 10 marks with 5 questions carrying 2 marks each. Passage is simple and easy to understand but just some focus and technique is required to solve them in a better way.
The desert floras shame us with their cheerful adaptations to the seasonal limitations. Their whole duty is to flower and fruit, and they do it hardly, or with tropical luxuriance, as the rain admits. It is recorded in the report of the Death Valley expedition that after a year of abundant rains; on the Colorado Desert was round a specimen of Amaranths ten feet high. A year later the same species in the same place matured in the drought at four inches. Seldom does the desert herb attain the full stature of the type. Extreme aridity and extreme altitude have the same dwarfing effect, so that we find in the high Sierras and in Death Valley related species in miniature that reach a comely growth in mean temperatures. Very fertile are the desert plants in expedients to prevent evaporation, turning their foliage edge-wise toward the sun, growing silky hairs, exuding thick gum. The wind, which has a long sweep, harries and helps them. It rolls up dunes about the stocky stems. encompassing and protective, and above dunes, which may be, as with the mesquite, three times as high as a man, the blossoming twigs flourish and bear fruit.
1) What stops the desert floras from performing their duty well?
A) The people who pluck them
B) The desert sand
C) The desert animals
D) The rain
2) what lesson do the desert floras have to teach us?
A) How to grow with grace.
B) How to live a long time
C) How to adapt to limitations
ID) How to grow in dry places.
3) The desert plants face the danger of from extreme aridity and extreme altitude.
A) Early death
B) Painful growth
D) Loss of reproduction
4) how does the wind keep the desert floras to grow?
A) By blowing the heat away
B) By blowing the clouds away
C) By blowing gently
D) By rolling up protective sand dunes.
5) The mesquite is a
A) a type of desert animal
B) a sand dune
C) a tribe of people
D) a desert flora
The reading passage in Tier 2 will consist of 10 questions each carrying 1 mark. The passage will be in the form of clove. A Cloze Test Passage is basically a reading comprehension where a certain set of words are missing. A cloze test passage has a defined structure, logical pattern and chronological order which helps in maintaining a unified tone throughout.
Every month scientists (i) new gadgets and new ways to make technology faster and better. Our homes are full of hardware (ii) and (iii) suggests, it is the young people who are best able to deal with this change. Whereas, a teenager has no problem (iv) a DVD player, their parents find using technology (v) and different. But if you are a teenage who criticize their parents for their (vi) of technological awareness, Don't be too hard on them. Sometime (vii) the future you have got children of your own, your (viii) to deal with technology will probably (ix) and your children will feel more (x) with new technology as you do.
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Previous Year Question papers: Go through all the previous year SSC CGL question papers that will allow you to get a clear idea about Reading Comprehension section. So Through the above mentioned tips (General, Tier 1 and Tier 2) candidates can save their time and can solve their questions quicker. Practice is must so go through all the previous year SSC CGL question papers which will help you to get a better understanding of the pattern as well as questions. As reading section can fetch you some more marks and can improve your score, so don’t take the section lightly and prepare it wisely!
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.