Reading Comprehension

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Reading comprehension questions test your ability to understand a passage and answer question on the basis of what is stated and implied in the passage.
Students are habitual of solving the simple and direct passages in their school time, but when it comes to competitive exams, the task is much more difficult. Solving the passage correctly is not the only task but solving the passage in less time is important. Competitive exams not only test the knowledge but also time management skills. Here are few strategies :

  1. Use bottom up approach i.e. read questions first and then read the passage.
  2. Practice Reading Comprehension Exercise using timer.
  3. Improve vocabulary :This will help you to understand passage easily.
  4. Focus : Sometimes the passages dull and boring and you may get lost in your own imaginative world. Focus !!! bring your mind back to the passage.
  5. Back and forth : Keep going back and forth with questions and passage.Remember questions and information in the passage is linked. This means first question will have relevance in the first paragraph and so on.
  6. Never apply your own knowledge : Answer the questions from the passage and author’s point of view only. Never apply you prior knowledge of the subject matter to the passage.

Practice the following passages :

Passage -II
Passage – III
Passage – IV
Passage – V
Passage – VI
Passage VII
Passage VIII
Passage IX
Passage X
Passage XI
Passage XII

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