Reading Comprehension Cracking Strategies for SSC Exams

Reading Comprehension Cracking Strategies

Reading Comprehension Cracking Strategies is an indispensable tool to get an edge over comprehending passages. The English Section of SSC Exam focuses more on comprehension skills. No doubt practicing passages to a perfection level enhances the comprehension skills. But in a time limited exams like SSC CGL, section officer (Audit) etc implementing strategies helps a lot to nail the task in stipulated time.

Here are some strategies to be kept in mind –

 Don’t try to understand the passage, Just try to understand the tone of passage –

Never try to understand the passage. It will push the candidates towards thinking about that particular topic which will further act as a barrier in solving. We have to just comprehend the passage.

 Adopt QPQ (Questions Passage Questions) Strategy instead of conventional PQP  (Passage Question Passage) Strategy-

Read the questions first and then passage. Do not directly read passage first. This way you will save time on extra comprehension and will focus only on the key points. 

Here is a passage from previous year SSC Exams for your practice and implementation of strategies. Further strategies is discussed in next post. Try this passage first. This passage was asked in SSC Section officer (Audit) exam.

 

                                                        Passage-1

What one wonder, is the lowest common denominator of Indian Culture today. The attractive Hema Malini, the song of Vividh Bharati or the mouth-watering Masala Dosa! Delectable as  these may be, each yields pride of place to that false symbol of a new era-the synthetic fibers.

In less than twenty years, the nylon sari and the terylene shirt have swept the countryside, penetrated to the farthest corners of the land and persuaded ever common man woman and child that the key to success in the present day world lies in artificial fibres: glass nylon crepe nylon, tery mixes,  polyester and what have you. More than the bicycles, the wristwatch or the transistor radio, synthetic clothes have come to represent the first step away from the village square. The village lass treasures the flashy nylon sari in her trousseau most dearly: the village youth gets a great kick out of his cheap terry cot shirt and trousers, the nearest he can approximate to the expensive synthetic sported by his wealthy city bread contemporaries.

And the Neo-rich craze for “phoren”is no-where more apparent than in the price that people will pay for smuggled, stolen, Alas, borrowed second hand or thrown away synthetic. Alas, even the unique richness of the traditional tribal costume is being fast eroded by the deadening uniformity of nylon.

Answer the following questions based on passage-

(1). The lowest common denominator’ of Indian Culture today is

(1) Hema Malini

(2) songs of Vividh Bharati

(3) masala dosa

(4) synthetic fibre

 

(2).The synthetic fibre has.

(1) always been popular in India.

(2) become popular during the last 20 years.

(3) never been popular in India.

(4) been as popular as other kinds of fibre new line.

 

(3).The latest symbol of modernity of  rural people is

(1)the bicycle.

(2) the wristwatch.

(3) the transistor.

(4) the synthetic cloth.

 

(4).The term ‘Neo- rich’ means

(1) he aristocracy.

(2)the industrial.

(3) the newly rich people.

(4) the common people.

 

(5). The tone of passage is

(1) tragic

(2) Ironic

(3) Sombre

(4) satiric

 

Answers with Explanation-

1.  Answer is option-4. 

Here the lowest common denominator refers to ‘Synthetic fibre’. 

2. Answer is Option-2 .

As per the passage the synthetic fibres became popular during the last twenty years.

3. Answer is option- 4 

 The latest Symbol of modernity of rural people is the “synthetic Cloth”

4. Answer is  option-3

The Neo-rich refers to the Newly rich people.

5. Answer is option -3

Tragic means painful.

Ironic means criticism. 

Sombre means Sad or serious tone.

Satire means humorous criticism.

Words like Alas, signifies the tone of passage is Sombre.

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SSC CGL Tier 1 Shift 2 1st September Exam Questions 2016

SSC CGL Tier 1 Shift 2  1st September Exam questions (Memory Based Questions)

SSC CGL Tier 1 Shift 2 1st September Exam that is the Day-6 of CGL Tier-1 was conducted by ssc. Here are some questions which will be the key factor in future sets of cgl exam. The mode of the exam is Online for the first time and the new pattern is a bit easy as that of previous pattern. Furthermore, the Level of Exam is average. There 100 Questions of 200 marks to be attempted in 75 mins. Here are the Section wise questions asked on 1st September Shift 2:

 Shift 2 1st September Exam Questions- General Studies

1.  The Rio Summit 2016 aims at….?

2. What is the name of gas which is used as coolant in Refrigerator?

3. Which Delhi Sultanate Emperor died while  Playing Polo?

4. Which city is known as city of Palace?

5. Which planet is known as dwarf planet?

6. Jallikattu phenomenon is related to which festival?

7. Argon gas is preferred for welding purpose because….?

8. In which State Ghatampur Thermal Power Project is Located?

9. Who Creates Special Drawing Right (SDR) ?

10. The Optical fibre works on the principle of….?

11.  What is the other name of Vinegar?

12. Which degree channel separates Andaman and Nicobar Islands?

13.  Which of the following is also known as Suicidal bags?

14. Which Corridor is first green corridor of Indian railways?

15. The first Inscriptional  Evidence of Sati System in India is found from?

16. The members of Rajya Sabha are Elected by?

 

SSC CGL Tier 1 Shift 1 27 August Exam Questions

SSC CGL Tier 1 Shift 2 27 August Exam Questions

SSC CGL Tier 1 Shift 2 28 August Exam Questions

SSC CGL Tier 1 Shift 3 31 August Exam Questions

 

This post will readily help the Sincere candidates. The Expected cut off will be higher observing the current pattern of the exam . There is no provision of  sectional cut off this time in SSC CGL Examination.

SSC CGL Tier 1 Aptitude questions answer 31st August 3rd Shift

Below are questions from SSC CGL Tier 1 Aptitude  questions answer 31st August 3rd Shift which have been taken from few best SSC coaching students of Noida. These questions are memory based.

1. If x + 1/x 0,  x2 + 1/x2 = 1  and x3 + 1/x3 = 0 , then the value of ( x + 1/x) ^4 is equal to

Answer 9

Solution (x + 1/x )^4 = (x + 1/x)^3 (x + 1/x)

                                = (x^3 + 1/ x^3 + 3(x + 1/x ) ) (x + 1/x)

                                = 3 (x + 1/x)^2

                                = 3 ( x2 + 1/x2 + 2 )

                               = 3( 1 + 2 ) = 9

  1. If principal of Rs. 3000 amounts to 6000 in 2 years on C.I. , then how much it will amount in 4 years ?

Answer 12000

Solution  6000 = 3000(1 + r/100)^2

(1 + r/100)^2 = 2

Amount = 3000(1+ r/100)^4

           = 3000((1+ r/100)^2)^2

           = 3000*2^2 = 3000*4 = 12000

 

  1. If the marked price of an article is 900 and two successive discounts of 10% and 20% are given, then the selling price of the article is

Answer 648

Solution selling price = 9008010090100

                                      = 9*9*8 = 648

Solutions have been given by teachers of one of best ssc coaching of delhi

 

  1. If 5 man can make 5 mats in 10 days then how many mats can be made by 10 men in 10 days ?

Answer 10

Solution M1 =5, W1 = 5, D1 = 10 days

M2 = 10, W2 = ?, D2 = 10 days

M1 W2 D1  = M2 W1 D2

5*W2*10 = 10*5*10

W2 = 10

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  1. If 3rd day of a month is TUESDAY , then the 25th day of that month is

Answer WEDNESDAY

Solution since 3 + 7*3 = 24

So 24th day is TUESDAY

Hence 25th day is WEDNESDAY

Directions (6 _ 10) read the pie chart carefully and answer the question below

Marks scored by A,B,C and D in an exam is given by the sector angle and total marks of A,B,C and D are 150

SSC CGL Tier 1 Aptitude questions answer 31st August 3rd Shift

 

 

  1. Find the average marks of A, B, C and D
  2. What is the marks of A
  3. What is the ratio of D to the average marks of A,B and C
  4. Find the difference between the marks of D and B
  5. How much more marks A got than B

Solution complete angle of pie chart = 360

Marks of A = 108360150 = 45

Marks of B = 72360150 = 30

Marks of C = 60360150 = 25

Marks of D = 120360150  = 50

Answer 6 average marks = total marks / no. of  students

                                        = 150 / 4 = 37.5

Answer 7 marks of A = 45

Answer 8  marks of D = 50

Marks of A + B + C = 100

Ratio  = 50 / 100 = 1 : 2

Answer 9 difference between the marks of B and D = 50 – 30 = 20

Answer 10  A – B =  45 – 30 = 15                

 

  1. If orthocentre of a triangle lies on one of its side, then the circumcentre of  this triangle lies
  1. Inside the triangle
  2. Outside the triangle
  3. on the other side
  4. On the same side

Answer on the other side

Solution when the orthocentre of a triangle lies on its side, then there is a right angled triangle

In right angled triangle circumcentre lies on the hypotenuse.

All above questions have been taken from students who appeared for SSC CGL Tier 1 exam on 31st August 3 rd shift.  Students of coaching like Plutus academy , Vidyaguru etc took part in this activity.

Ssc cgl aptitude questions solution Tier 1 Evening shift

Ssc cgl aptitude questions solution Evening shift held on 29th August Tier 1

Below we have tried to give questions which were asked in Ssc cgl aptitude questions solution with Solution Evening shift. These questions have been taken on memory base. As exams are computer based, students forget few numbers and then those numbers are verified with other students. We have tried to bring out maximum number of questions of aptitude from best ssc coaching students. Few questions came in exam from notes of ssc coaching. Although these questions are considered to be very easy for students preparing for Bank PO exam but then even students from best bank PO coaching prefer solving these questions

  1. The sum of a number and it’s reciprocal is 2. Find the number

Options : 1,0,-1, none

Answer : 1

Solution let the number be x

Its reciprocal = 1/x

X + 1/x = 2

x2+1 – 2x = 0

(x – 1)2 = 0

x= 1

 

  1. A train crosses a 50 m long platform in 14 seconds and a pole in 10 seconds find speed of train in Kmph

Answer 45 kmph

Solution the train covers 50 m in 4 seconds

Speed = 501560/1000 kmph

           = 45 kmph

 

  1. Two ships are sailing in a river on opposite side of a tower having height of 100 m. The angle of elevations for both the shifts are 30° and 60°. Find the distance between the ship. 

 

Answer 400/3

Solution One ship is B and another ship is C

solution of ssc question

AD/BD = tan 60

100 / BD = 3

BD= 100/ 3

Similarly

AD/CD = tan30

100/CD = 1/3

CD = 100*3

BD + CD = 100/3 + 100*3

              = 400/3

 

4) 9x^2+16^y2=60

3x+4y=10

Find xy

Answer 5/3

Solution 3x + 4y = 10

Squaring on both sides

9x^2 + 16y^2 + 24xy = 100

60 + 24xy = 100

24xy = 40

Xy = 40/24 = 5/3

 

5) Rs. 2000 amounts to Rs. 4000 in two years on CI. In how much time will it be Rs. 8000?.

6 years

8 years

4 years

None

Answer 4 years

Solution 4000 = 2000(1 + r/100)^2

(1 + r/100)^2 = 2

8000 = 2000(1+ r/100)^t

(1+ r/100)^t = 4

(1+ r/100)^2)^t/2 = 4

2*t/2 = 4

T = 4

 

6) x^2+1/x^2=2 find x-1/x

Answer 0

Solution (x – 1/x )^2 =  x^2+1/x^2 – 2

                              = 2-2 = 0

            X – 1/x = 0

 

7) A completes work in 15 days and B In 20 days. They agree to do the work together for Rs. 450. Find share of A

Answer 1800/7

Solution efficiency ratio of A and B = 20 : 15

                                                 = 4:3

Share of A = (450/4+3)*4

                 = 1800/7

 

8) In triangle ABC, AD is the median. O is a point on AD which is the centroid. Ratio AO:OD is?

Answer 2:1

 

  1. Cos@/(1+sin@)+sin@/(1-sin@)=4

Find @

Ans 60°

 

  1. Avg salary of 19 employees is 40,000. If one more employee joins them the avg salary becomes 44000. Find that newly joined employee’s salary

Answer 1,20,000

Solution average salary of 19 employees increased by 4000

It means that newly joined employees salary is 76,000 more than the new average salary

His salary = 76,000+ 44,000 = 1,20,000

 

  1. If the CP of an article is decreased by 10%. How much should new CP be increased so that the profit remains same

Answer 11.11%

Solution new cp increased = 10*100/ 100-10

                                     = 1000/90 = 11.11%

 

  1. Cost of a piece of cloth is Rs. 32 per metre. A shopkeeper announces 25% discount. If any customer wants to have benefit of Rs. 40 then what length of the cloth he should purchase?

Answer 5m

Solution discount on 1m = 32*25/100 = 8m

Discount on 5 m = 8*5 = 40m

 

  1. Ratio of investments made by A and B is 1/3:1/5. They together invested Rs. 960. Find the share of each.

Answer A share = 600    and     B Share = 360

Solution A:B = 1/3 : 1/5

                 = 5:3

Share of A = (960/8)*5 = 600

Share of B = 960-600 = 360

 

  1. Area of rectangle is 60 sq m and its perimeter is 34. Find the length of its diagonal

Answer 13

Solution area = xy = 60

Perimeter = 2(x + y) = 34

               X + y = 17

Squaring on both sides

x^2 + y^2 + 2xy = 289

x^2 + y^2 + 120 = 289

x^2 + y^2 = 169

Diagonal = 169^½

             = 13

 

  1. In a circle a chord AB is drawn O is the center of the circle. Radius of circle is 10 cm Length of Chord AB is 16 cm. Find length of OD, where OD is a perpendicular on the chord AB
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Answer 6 cm

 

Solution OD^2 + BD^2 = OB^2

             OD^2 = 100 – 64 = 36

             OD^2 = 6

 

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  1. If you divide Rs. 960 among A and B in the ratio 1/2:1/3 then what is the difference in their share?  

Answer 240

Solution A:B = 1/3 : 1/5

                 = 5:3

Share of A = (960/8)*5 = 600

Share of B = 960-600 = 360

Their difference = 600 – 360 = 240

 

  1. Average marks of 20 students in a class is 35. If one student’s marks were misread as 85 instead of 45, what is the original average of the class?

Answer 33

Solution If one student’s marks were misread as 85 instead of 45 it means that the sum of total marks of all students increased by 40

So average increased by 40/20 = 2

Original average = 35- 2 = 33

 

  1. If tan (x – 15 ) = 3, then x = ?

Answer 75

Solution tan (75 – 15)

         = tan 60 = 3