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The english section mainly comprises of Vocabulary i.e Synonyms, Antonyms, Analogies, Fill in the Blanks, Critical Reasoning, Jumbled Paragraph,Spell Checking, Syllogs, Reading comprehension.
In this very section u need to get 20+ score. A good score will be somewhere between 26- 30. For this u need to attempt minimum 35 + questions in 40 mins with an accuracy above 80%. Usually there are 4 -5 Reading Comprehensions out of which 2 are speed breakers. You should develop skills to identify those speed breaker passages, avoid solving those and devote more time to other questions.There are some questions in reading comprehnsions for which u dont need togo through the passages. If you are running out of time in this section, then dont miss attempting these questions.
The way to tackle the reading comprehension section is to first have a look at the questions of the passages. Read the passage once and try to associate thequestions with the appropriate paragraphs. It isnt wise to attempt the questionswhen you are not 100% sure of the answer. Its advisable not to attempt the questionwhich asks for suitable title for the paragraph. 80 out of 100 times u are goingto get it wrong. Because all the title seems to be equally expedient to the passage.
Itz advisable to read Magazines, Newspaper quiodantly so that you get accustomed to reading passages.
Coming on to Vocabulary part, itz either u know it or u dont. Itz one of your innate skills.Dont try to ponder too much on Vocab if you arent good in it.
It will really be too much for the asking. Yes you can improve your vocab by reading newsapaper and magazines and you should have the curiosity in yourselfto find the meanings of the word you arent familiar with. Synonyms, Antonyms,Ananlogy is easy nut to crack if your vocab is strong.
Moving on to Jumbled Paragraph, the best way to tackle is to first identify the premise of the sentence. and then decipher the other statements order accordingly.Other way round is to go by option, and check which combination best forms coherent paragraph. This is the easiest part of the section and can beattempted with 100% accuracy.
Devote Minimum 45 mins for this section, 22+ is an ideal score. Perform SWOT analysis and appropriately plan your course of action.
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