How to Score 25+ in English in NIACL AO Prelims 2021- Check here Preparations Tips for Good Score!

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: September 25th, 2023

How to Score 25+ in English in NIACL AO Prelims 2021: English is one of the important sections of the NIACL AO Prelims 2021 exam. Many candidates fear this section and they utterly neglect this section. As a result, they can not clear the cut-off. Also, there are many students who score very good marks in the exam due to good performance in this section. With a proper strategy and effective preparation, anyone can easily score 25+ marks in this section in NIACL AO 2021 prelims exam. You just need to stick to the process consistently and consequently, you can see the magic in the result.

There are basically 3 sections in this subject i:e Grammar, vocabulary, and Comprehension. Let’s discuss the expert tips and strategies on how to approach each section in an effective way. Read the complete article so that you can grasp the process and tips and alternately put these into your preparation.

In the banking examinations, the English section is broadly divided into 3 sections:

  1. Grammar
  2. Vocabulary
  3. Reading Comprehension.

Candidates are evaluated in this area on their reading, writing, and comprehension skills. To do well in the NIACL AO Prelims 2021 test, candidates can use some useful tips and tactics to improve the three sections of the English language.

We’ll now go through some simple techniques that will help you master the English language. Hundreds of students have tried and tested these strategies, and if followed correctly, they will undoubtedly provide results for you! Now, let’s go over some helpful strategies for improving your vocabulary, grammar, and comprehension skills, which will undoubtedly aid you in passing the NIACL AO Prelims 2021 exam.

Tips to Improve English Grammar for NIACL AO Prelims 2021

  • Candidates can definitely follow any standard grammar book most probably the book by Wren & Martin and go through the basic rules.
  • Candidates must focus on reading different types of articles like finance, technology, marketing, economy to spread their comprehension skills to various genres.
  • Candidates must go through the confusing words that mean the words that sound similar or even are spelled the same but their meanings are totally different.
  • This activity will surely help the aspirants cover one of the most important topics in the English section.
  • Sentence correction, sentence improvement, and error spotting are some of the important topics of the grammar section and students must practice them daily.

Tips to Improve Vocabulary for NIACL AO Prelims 2021

  • Reading Comprehension is something that requires the reading, vocabulary, and comprehension ability of the students. If you don’t know the meaning of the word, then you’ll be in big trouble and face difficulty in understanding the sentence and all your reading speed will be spoiled. A good vocabulary is a must to improve your comprehension skill, accuracy, and speed.

  • Develop a habit of searching for the definition of unknown words as soon as you encounter them. In few months, you’ll see find a significant improvement in your vocabulary skill and you will be able to comprehend the text, sentences, and paragraphs more easily. In addition to this activity, you can practice daily vocabulary quizzes on the BYJU’S Exam Prep app to improve your vocabulary. 

  • One of the easiest ways to improve vocabulary is to maintain a separate diary and write down 5-10 new words every day that you encounter while reading the article. Also, you can attach some image or memory elements to a specific word for better retention capacity.
  • Important topics in the vocabulary and comprehension section are cloze test, reading comprehension, fill in the blanks, antonym and synonym, para jumble. Candidates must practice these topics every day to have a stronghold.

Tips to Improve Reading Comprehension for NIACL AO Prelims 2021

  • Understand and analyze your reading style – Before you can improve your comprehension skill, you must reevaluate how you read and what are your limitations. Try to read various kinds of difficult articles to check your patience and understanding level. As you read, try to notice your reading and understanding pattern. For example, if you lose concentration in few minutes every time you read, acknowledge that fact and try to push yourself to slowly increase that mark. Remember to take a break every time you lose your attention initially. Gradually target for a better attention length.
  • Expand your reading potential and genre – Don’t limit yourself to one field of interest. Though the economy, market, money, etc. are relevant as far as bank exams are concerned but try to push yourself to various fields such as literature, philosophy, history, anthropology, etc. You can start reading any standard newspaper like The Hindu or Time of India, or else you can read articles online on a laptop or on any mobile app. We would recommend you to read on digital media, as you’ll be reading on a computer screen in the exam. Online reading habits will definitely help you on exam day.

Expert Tips to Score Well In English in NIACL AO 2021 Prelim

1. Develop a Reading Habit

  • Make it a practice to read at least one English newspaper every day.
  • If you’re going to be travelling a lot, get a magazine or a book and try to finish it while you’re on the road. Read a novel whenever you have free time.

2. Work on Vocabulary

  • Simply learn 10 new words every day from the news articles you’ve read.
  • Make your own flashcards with the use and meaning printed on them if you have some spare time.
  • Keep them with you at all times and try to review them whenever you have the opportunity.

Shape up your vocabulary from Newspaper Wordlist 

Important-Root word of English Language

3. Improve your reading time

  • When you begin reading the newspaper on a daily basis, you will become familiar with the writing style.
  • Try to increase your reading time and reading speed by investing at least 30 minutes daily.
  • This practice will be useful when answering reading comprehension questions on the exam.

4. Solve Reading Comprehensions

  • Practising a lot of reading comprehension questions is the best approach to improve your reading ability.
  • In our mock tests at BYJU’S Exam Prep, we have a number of Reading Comprehension passages that you can do at any moment.

5. Attempt Daily English Quizzes on BYJU’S Exam Prep: 

Attempt daily quizzes from here


Related Important Links


NIACL AO Exam Pattern 2021

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