How to Score 20+ Marks in English Section in SBI PO Prelims 2018
Dear Bankersdaily Aspirants,
English Language is vital to score in the upcoming SBI PO Prelims & Mains Exam 2018. English Language is the exasperating topic for many aspirants as it is hard to breach. In the previous exams that happened in the previous years were different from that of the existing pattern which is found to be totally unique from the previous one.
Till the previous exams , many aspirants would have aspired more to score in the Reasoning and Aptitude section because there is no need to concentrate completely on the English Section because there were no sectional timing in the SBI PO & SBI Clerk Prelims Exams. This time in 2018 it is totally different from that of the others because this time sectional timing is there and aspirants have to attend the English section, no matter what the reason is.
Lot of changes have been made in this year SBI PO & SBI CLERK Exam and the exam pattern of the Prelims Exam of SBI CLERK & SBI PO 2018 has garnered more attention. Please find the new Exam pattern of the SBI PO Prelims Exam 2018 from the table given below.
EXAM PATTERN OF SBI PO 2018 – PRELIMS
|SL.||Name of test||No. of Questions||Marks||Duration|
|1.||English Language||30||Total Maximum Marks=100||20 minutes|
|2.||Quantitative Aptitude||35||20 minutes|
|3.||Reasoning Ability||35||20 minutes|
HOW TO GET 20+ MARKS IN SBI PO PRELIMS EXAM 2018
Aspirants have to get well versed in the three sections which are indispensable for the English preparation. The three sections are :
All these three sections split the marks equally out of the 30 marks in total, which is allocated for the English section in the SBI PO Prelims Exam 2018. So to get the necessary needed 20 + marks, the candidates have to master the two topics (or all the three topics) to score the marks.
We dive into the complete details of How to score in the English section and also to penetrate into the 20+ marks in the most feared section.
GRAMMAR SECTION – ENGLISH – SBI PO Prelims 2018
As told in the previous passages , the total marks that could possibly appear in the SBI PO Prelims Exam 2018 in the grammar section is 10 marks. Please note that this may increase or decrease according to the difficulty level of the SBI PO Prelims Exam.
The first one in the Grammar section is the ERROR SPOTTING section. Many patterns have been introduced in the Error Spotting section and this is one of the most expected topics in the competitive exams. We will spill the beans of the different types of the Error Spotting.
TYPE – 1 – Error Spotting
One Sentence is divided into multiple parts (maximum 4 or 5) with error in one part.
TYPE – 2 – Error Spotting
One Sentence is divided into multiple parts (maximum 4 or 5) with errors in more than one part
TYPE – 3 – Error Spotting
Multiple Sentences with Errors in it and One Correct Sentence without any error in it, aspirants have to spot the on which is without any errors.
* Please note that all the sentences will be the same one and there will be little difference between them.
TYPE – 4 – Error Spotting
Multiple Sentences will be provided and aspirants have to find the sentence which have Error in it and all the other sentences will be without error.
* Please note that all the sentences will be the same one and there will be little difference.
TYPE – 5 – Error Spotting
All the sentences will be different and Aspirants have to find the sentence which have/don’t have Errors in it. So this type has two types in it.
The Next Major Type in the Grammar section is the PHRASAL REPLACEMENT / SENTENCE REPLACEMENT / SENTENCE IMPROVEMENT. One sentence with a PHRASE will be provided and aspirants have to find the correct replacement for the highlighted word. The Sentence replacement will have a word mentioned and aspirants have to find the correct sentence which is grammatically correct. This section is same as like that of the Error Spotting section.
COMPREHENSION – ENGLISH – SBI PO Prelims 2018
Reading Comprehension has changed a lot in the exams and now new pattern reading comprehension and old pattern reading comprehension are asked in the recent exams. The complexity of the questions rises when the level of the difficulty increases. In some of the exams the reading comprehension Questions increase upto 15 Questions and this is a rarity in the Prelims Exam, so we can assume that the reading comprehension section can have a total of 10 Questions.
What are the possible Questions that might appear in the Reading Comprehension section in the SBI PO Prelims Exam 2018 ? Here we reveal the secrets about the Reading Comprehension section in the forthcoming SBI PO 2018 – Prelims Exam.
1. 4 Questions can be asked based on Vocabulary. Those 4 Questions can be probably asked based on the passage given and the possible Questions will be
# Idiom & Phrases
2. The next will be common questions which can be asked for a total of 3 Questions. The possible Questions will be as below.
# Main idea or Central Theme
# Suitable Title
# Tone of the Passage / Author’s View
# Inference of the Passage
# Inference of a Particular Phrase
3. The next will be based on Passage related Questions and the total number of questions that can be expected from this type will be 3 Questions. The possible Questions will be as below.
# Which of the following is true according to the Passage ?
# Which of the following is false according to the Passage ?
# What is the possible outcome of the Following sentence ?
The next important topic in this is the SENTENCE REARRANGEMENT / JUMBLED SENTENCE which is a possible addition to the English section in the SBI PO Prelims Exam 2018.
Type 1 – Sentence Rearrangement
All the Sentence will be provided and aspirants have to arrange the sentences in a coherent manner.
Type – 2 – Sentence Rearrangement
Only First sentence in the Arrangement is fixed and all the others will be Shuffled.
Type – 3 – Sentence Rearrangement
The first and the last sentence of the passage will static and the aspirants have to rearrange the other sentences
VOCABULARY – ENGLISH – SBI PO Prelims 2018
The Vocabulary section is the next easiest way to score marks and in this section Cloze test and Filler type questions were asked. New pattern and old pattern Cloze test and also filler type questions are also asked in the recent exams. Mostly Cloze test and Filler type questions appear in parallel, so you can expect sure questions from this section.
Cloze – a passage with 10 blanks to be filled in by suitable words.
Type 1: single filler – one sentence to be filled in by a word in the single blank(4 options are given)
Type 2: single filler in two sentences – two sentences to be filled in by the same word suitable for both the sentences out of the 4 options given
Type 3 : double fillers – one sentence with two blanks to be filled in 4 options with 2 words in each given
Type 4 : triple fillers – one sentence with three blanks to be filled in 4 options with three words in each given
Type 5 : phrasal replacement – one sentence with a phrasal verb highlighted . It needs to be replaced if error or mark “no improvement required “
Scoring Easy in SBI PO Prelims Exam 2018
BEGINNER -> HOW TO SCORE (10 -12) MARKS
GRAMMAR – 7/10
VOCABULARY – 2/10
COMPREHENSION – 3/10
AVERAGE LEARNER -> HOW TO SCORE(15-18) MARKS
GRAMMAR – 8/10
VOCABULARY – 5/10
COMPREHENSION – 5/10
TOP SCORER -> HOW TO SCORE (25+) MARKS
GRAMMAR – 10/10
VOCABULARY – 8/10
COMPREHENSION – 8/10
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