How to Attempt SSC JHT Paper I 2018

How to Attempt SSC JHT Paper I 2018

How to Attempt SSC JHT Paper I 2018: Staff Selection Commission will be conducting SSC JHT Paper I on 12th Jan 2019. With less than a week to go, it is very important for a candidate to understand the factors which play a major role while attempting SSC JHT Examination.

But first, let’s take a look at the pattern of SSC JHT Paper I Examination.


SSC JHT Paper I Pattern 2018

Paper-I will consist of Objective Type- Multiple choice questions only.

 Subject  Mode of Paper  No. of Questions  Marks
General Hindi  Computer Based Mode  100  100
General English  Computer Based Mode  100  100

There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer in Paper-I. Candidates are, therefore, advised to keep this in mind while answering the questions. The questions will be designed to test the candidates’ understanding of the languages and literature, correct use of words, phrases and idioms and ability to write the languages correctly, precisely and effectively.


How to Attempt SSC JHT Paper I 2018

As discussed earlier, there will be a total of 2 sections in SSC JHT Paper I. To ensure better performance in the written examination, here are a few preparation tips on how to attempt SSC JHT Paper I.

The 1-Minute Rule

For SSC JHT Paper I, you have 120 minutes to solve 200 Questions. This means you have a very narrow time window to solve the entire paper. Hence, begin by inspecting the paper first (through basic scanning) and try to deduce which question will take the least time.

Marking questions which are less time consuming will definitely help candidates score better.

Solving Grammar-based Questions

To solve questions based on Grammar in SSC JHT Exam, these are the simple directions that every aspirant must follow.

  • Read the sentence carefully try to figure out the error.
  • Read all the options and try to fit them in the question, one at a time.
  • Always repeat the sentence and analyze in your head if it sounds right after selection of an option.

This is more of a hack for solving questions faster in recruitment exams like SSC JHT.

Solving Non-Grammar based Questions

To solve questions based on Non-Grammar Topics like Idioms, Proverbs, RC, Cloze Test, Para jumbles in SSC JHT Paper I, these are the simple directions that every aspirant must follow.

  • Read the complete paragraph/ portion in one go.
  • Try to link it with the existing options.

Guess Work is a Big NO-NO

The options mentioned with each question, especially para jumbles, have similar answers and aspirants get confused at times. Focus on solving the problems based on proper grammatical rules and vocabulary rather than guesswork. Getting Zero marks is better than a negative score.

Vocab Related Questions

In the case of vocabulary based questions, like Antonyms, Synonyms, One Word Substitution, there are instances when the word or phrase has never been heard or encountered before. In such cases, refer to our Rule #5 of not guessing anything. Just skip.

Time Management 

Similar to most exams, time is of the essence here. You need to dedicate time to the topics you are confident in rather than face an entirely new challenge. Try and solve the easiest looking problems first. This will definitely boost your confidence.

Practice, Analysis, and Improvement combine together to get the desired score an SSC aspirant desires.

Note: Candidates should aim to attain a minimum 90% accuracy of the total attempted. You should target for 130+ marks in this section to be on safer side.

We hope that this article on How to Attempt SSC JHT Paper I will help you to formulate your exam strategy and score well in the SSC JHT Examination. We wish you all the luck for the forthcoming SSC JHT Exam. Stay connected for more information regarding SSC Exam Recruitment 2018-19.


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