Important Rules to Solve Spelling Mistakes Questions

By Ashwini Shivhare|Updated : April 25th, 2022

English Comprehension is the most crucial section in many Government Exams and thorough preparation is always required to pass the exam with flying colour and to achieve the job of your dreams. Taking this into account, today we are providing you with some Important Rules for Improving Spelling Mistakes for the upcoming SSC CGL 2022 Tier2, SSC MTS 2022, SSC GD Constable, SSC CHSL 2022 Tier 1 and other upcoming Government Exams 2022. It is very important to have an understanding of the usage of spellings in English Grammar.

Important Rules for Improving Spelling Mistakes

Rule 1: Silent “e” at the end of a word is usually dropped before a suffix beginning with a vowel.


dine + ing = dining

Locate + ion =  location

Use + able = usable

Exceptions: peace + able = peaceable , courage + ous = courageous

Rule 2: Silent “e” is usually kept before a suffix beginning with a constant.


care + less =  careless

Late + ly = lately

One + ness = oneness

Game + ster = gamester

Rule: 3: Some exceptions must simply be memorized. Some exceptions to the last two rules are –

Truly, Duly, Awful, Argument, Wholly, Ninth, Mileage, Dyeing, canoeing

Rule: 4: A word ending in “er” or “ur” doubles the “r” in the past tense if the word is accented on the last syllable.


  • Occur – Occurred
  • Prefer- preferred
  • Transfer – transferred

Rule: 5:  When – full is added to the end of a noun, the final “l” is dropped.


  • Cheerful, cupful, hopeful

Also Check: 15 Most Important English Grammar Noun Rules for SSC Exams (

Rule: 6:  All the word with prefix self are hyphenated.





Rule 7: The letter “q” is always followed by u.

Example: quiz, bouquet , acquire

Rule 8: All words with “over” are one word.

Example: overcast, overchange, overhear

Rule 9: Words ending in “y” preceded by a consonant, change the “y” to “I” and add “es” or ed.

  • puppy - puppies
  • army - armies
  • supply - supplies
  • sky - skies
  • party - parties
  • library - libraries
  • rely - relies
  • marry - marries
  • theory - theories
  • study - studies
  • apply - applies

Rule 10: Words ending in “y” preceded by a vowel, just add “s”


  • boy - boys
  • toy - toys
  • employ - employs
  • valley - valleys
  • delay - delays
  • convey - conveys
  • pray - prays
  • stay - stays

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  • The total weightage of the English Section in the SSC CHSL 2022 Tier 1 Exam is 50 marks out of 200.

  • There are a total of 200 questions of 1 mark each in SSC CGL Tier 2 exam 2022.

  • Vocabulary is an important part of the English Section as many questions are asked from Vocabulary part like One Word Substitution, Antonyms/Synonyms etc.

  • Around 2-3 questions from SSC spelling error are asked in SSC exams.

  • Some of the best books for SSC English preparation are the following:

    • Plinth to Paramount by Neetu Singh
    • Objective General English by S.Chand Publication

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