English: SSC Vs Bank Exams

SSC and Bank jobs have the major percentage in the total govt exams. Both conduct several exams per year i.e. Bank PO, Bank Clerk, SSC CGL, MTS, Steno etc.  Both exams have similarities i.e. both are computer based exams, some part of syllabus etc.

If we talk about syllabus both have three common sections English, Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude.

Many aspirants tend to appear for both exams so as to land into a government job. But have one thing clear in your mind, though these exams have many common topics. It will require serious dedication to prepare for these exams together. Both these exams have English Language as a common subject and there are many similarities and differences between the topics and patterns of these exams. To prepare for English for both these exams together, the most important thing is to know about the pattern and the syllabus for these exams. The pattern of these two examinations is quite different.

BANK: – English language for bank exams has undergone various changes since last few years. The level of questions has become quite difficult for the students to crack. The questions asked in bank exams consist of Reading Comprehension, Cloze Test, Parajumbles, Fill in the Blanks, Sentence Improvement, Paragraph Completion, Error Detection, Miscellaneous, Sentence Connectors, phrase replacement.


SSC: – On the other hand, topics asked in SSC include Synonyms and Antonyms, Idioms and Phrases, one-word substitution, Error Correction, Reading Comprehension, Fill in the Blanks, Error Spotting, Direct and indirect speech, Active and Passive Voice, Parajumbles, Spell check,  one word, Cloze Test. SSC has also increased the level of its questions from last 1-2 years. Earlier there used to be chances that the questions might get repeated for Idioms and phrases and one word but now the probability for repetition is very less. So, it needs proper preparation to crack these examinations.


In SSC English, major stress is on Grammar rules and your ward power while in bank English there is comparatively greater stress on assessing your reading and usage skills. In order to prepare for these simultaneously, first prepare the topics that are common for both. Vocab is a must for both these exams so learn new words daily and newspaper is a good source to learn new words Clear all your concepts in grammar as it will help you for both these exams. Practice mock tests for both these exams so that you become well aware about the questions and pattern of the both exams. After completing the common topics, focus on the topics which are not similar in both exams. There are various test series available in the market you can join any of them.

If you want learn vocab on daily basis (Daily Vocabulary) you can visit our website. We also provide newspaper vocab (The Hindu Newspaper Vocab) which can help you to read the newspaper.


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