Narration : Direct Indirect Speech Rules Part-1

Most of the students struggle to score good marks in English paper of  SSC CGL Exam. In English there are some topics , you need not be an expert  to score good marks. If you know the basic rules for these topics  you can boost your preparation, Direct Indirect Speech is one of them. In SSC CGL Tier 2 every year 25 to 27 questions are asked form Direct Indirect Speech. There are simple rules for Direct and Indirect speech , if you know them then it can boost your marks in English.We are sharing rules for Direct Indirect Speech Part-1  in this post.Learn the rules and practice them, we will also share important questions for practice.

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Most frequently asked IDIOMS and PHRASES


Most frequently asked IDIOMS and PHRASES :

1) Rank and file – Ordinary persons
2) By fits and starts – In short periods, not regularly
3) A wee bit – A little
4) Out of the wood – Free from difficulties and dangers
5) Under his thumb – Under his control
6) At one’s wits end – In a state where one does not know what to do
7) Between the devil and the deep blue sea – Between two dangers deep sea
8) Burn the midnight oil – Work or study hard
9) Call a spade a spade – Speak frankly and directly
10) Come off with flying colours – Be highly successful
11) Hoping against hope – Without hope
12) Hit the nail on the head – Do or say the exact thing
13) An axe to grind – A personal interest in the matter
14) To get rid of – Dispose of
15) At daggers drawn – Bitterly hostile
16) To play ducks and drakes – To act foolishly or inconsistently
17) To take the bull by the horns – To tackle a problem in a bold and direct fashion
18) Rain cats and dogs – Rain heavily
19) To move heaven and earth – To make a supreme effort
20) No avail – Without any result
21) Bark up the wrong tree – Accuse or denounce the wrong person
22) Keep one at bay – Keep one at a distance
23) Make a clean breast of it – Confess – especially when a person has done a wrong
24) Have a card up one’s sleeve – Have a secret plan in reserve
25) Like a cat on hot bricks – Very nervous
26) Cat and dog life – Life full of quarrels
27) Cock and bull story – Made up story that one should not believe
28) Cry for the moon – Ask for the impossible
29) The pros and cons – The various aspects of a matter in detail
30) Be in a tight corner – In a very difficult situation
31) Cross one’s t’s and dot – Be precise, careful and one’s i’s exact
32) Keep one’s fingers crossed – The anxiety in which you hope that nothing will upset
your plans
33) Spread like wild fire – Spread quickly
34) The gift of the gab – Talent for speaking
35) Throw out of gear – Disturb the work
36) Tooth and nail – With all one’s power
37) Take to one’s heels – Run away
38) Die in harness – Die while in service
39) Out of the way – Strange
40) Read between the lines – Understand the hidden meaning
41) In cold blood – Deliberately; without emotion
42) Show a clean pair of heals – Run away
43) A thorn in the flesh – A constant source of annoyance
44) Smell a rat – Suspect something foul
45) Nip in the bud – Destroy in the early stage
46) Out of the question – Impossible
47) Stick to one’s guns – Remain faithful to the cause
48) A man of straw – A man of no substance
49) Leave no stone unturned – Use all available means
50) Harp on the same string – Dwell on the same subject

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Check your application status: SSC CGL 2016



Many SSC CGL 2016 applications have been rejected due to various reasons(Duplicate/Multiple Applications, Photo Not Clear, Photo in place of Sign or vice versa, underage).

SSC SR Region :To Download List of Rejected Candidates for SSC CGL 2016 : CLICK HERE

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Current Affairs : Awards and Honours For SSC CGL 2016

Awards and Honours :

63rd National Film Awards 2015

President Pranab Mukherjee has conferred 63rd National Film Awards for the year 2015 in various categories at the function held at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi.

  • Legendry actor Manoj Kumar was conferred 2015 Dada Saheb Phalke Award, highest official recognition (award) in Indian cinema.
  • Baahubali: The Beginning (Tamil, Telugu film) directed by S. S. Rajamouli was bestowed with the Best feature film award.
  • Bajrangi Bhaijaan (Hindi) directed by Kabir Khan was awarded as the Best Popular film providing wholesome entertainment.
  • Best Actor: Amitabh Bachchan (Piku).
  • Best Actress: Kangana Ranaut (Tanu Weds Manu Returns).
  • Best Direction: Sanjay Leela Bhansali (Bajirao Mastani).
  • Best Film on Social Issues: Niranayakam (Malayalam) directed by V. K. Prakash.
  • Best Supporting Actor: Samuthirakani for the film Visaranai (Tamil).
  • Best Supporting Actress: Tanvi Azmi for the film Bajirao Mastani (Hindi).
  • Best Children’s Film: Duronto (Hindi) directed by Soumnedra Padhi.
  • Best Child Artist: Gaurav Menon for the film Ben (Malayalam).
  • Special Jury Award: Margarita with a Straw (Hindi) directed by Kalki Koechlin.
  • Best Cinematography: Sudeep Chatterjee for the film Bajirao Mastani (Hindi).


Manoj Kumar has been selected for Dadasaheb Phalke Award for the year 2015.

Veteran Film Actor and Director Manoj Kumar has been selected for the prestigious 47th Dadasaheb Phalke Award for the year 2015.

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Best books for SSC CGL English Comprehension

There are lots of students who prefer to self study.
For such students selection of right books is very important.
So, We are sharing the best books available in the market for preparation of English comprehension.

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