Important Topics & Marking Scheme of English Section for IB Security Assistant Exam
By understanding the key areas of focus and the marking criteria, you will be equipped with the knowledge and strategies needed to excel in this crucial section. So, let's explore the essential topics and marking scheme that will pave your path to success in the English section of the IB Security Assistant Exam.
Here is the list of topics of English section:
- Synonyms & Antonyms
- Spotting Error
- Para Jumble
- Reading Comprehension
- Cloze Test
- Sentence Improvement
- fill in the blanks
- Spelling Error
- Idiom & Phrase
- One-word Substitution
- Active & Passive Voice
As mentioned earlier, there will be a total of 20 questions in English Section. Each question will carry 1 mark and there will be a negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrongly marked answer. So, you will have to be careful while selecting questions that you choose to answer.
How to Tackle English Language Section for IB Security Assistant Exam?
Let's break the English section into two parts i.e., English Grammar and English Vocabulary. Having bifurcated these two parts, it will be easy for you to approach the section in a convenient manner. Remember that both these parts will have to be studied simultaneously and not separately.
English Grammar section is a vast section but it can be tackled with regular practice. There are some important pillars of grammar which need to be stressed upon more by the aspirants in order to get through any competitive exam.
- Subject-Verb Agreement
- Active & Passive Voice
These topics form the base of the grammar and are considered the 'Hot' topics as most of the questions asked in the recent examinations are from these areas only. Therefore, it becomes imperative to have a good hold over these topics. You can take help from a good book to go through these topics or you can use our online study material for it.
Just going through the grammar contents is not enough. It is important to apply the rules learnt by the candidates. Therefore, the only mantra to keep those rules in your long-term memory is practice. You can practice from various sources but practising in a time-bound manner is important. You can take help of our mini- mocks and practice sets which will increase your speed and accuracy.
Now, let's discuss the reading comprehension and other segments of this section. Many students find it difficult to comprehend and time-consuming so they skip this section in their exams. But one can turn the table for their own good with practice. Following tips will help you in getting comfortable with reading comprehension and overall English section.
These tips will serve two purposes: one it will increase your reading speed, two it will help in building robust vocabulary.
- Go through the daily newspaper and practice speed reading for 20 minutes on regular basis.
- Jot down the words that are recurrent and the ones you find difficult. Note down their synonyms along with antonyms in your diary. Go through this diary on daily basis. You can also practice antonyms/synonyms quizzes curated by our experts as per the exam pattern.
- Practice at least two reading comprehension on daily basis and analyze your progress.
- Go through a list of idioms & phrases that have been asked in a various competitive examination as there are higher chances of repetition.
- Solve previous years' papers and other practice sets based on a similar pattern.
- Take a cue from questions asked in previous years' papers and practice similar questions
- Practice enough questions and maintain a notebook where you can write the rules that you forget easily or words that you find difficult to memorize. Go through this notebook on a regular basis in order to minimize your chances of committing the mistakes in exam
- After having gone through the syllabus, you must take at least 10 practice sets prior to exam. This will give you enough confidence to crack the exam and you will get to know your weak areas where you commit major mistakes
Also, go through these articles:
- How to tackle reading comprehension section?
- Most Expected Idioms & Phrases
- IB ACIO Previous Years Question Papers
All the Best !!
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