English Reading Comprehension : If you are a banking aspirant then you must be knowing that the English Language is an important section for bank exams as it carries a great weightage in prelims as well as in mains. There is no way you can sail through the recruitment process without performing well in this section and hence students cannot give it a cold shoulder. No matter which banking exam you are preparing for like: SBI PO, IBPS PO, or any clerical level exam, you will have to face this section especially reading comprehension. Reading comprehension is very important as it forms the majority of the questions in this section. Around 10-15 questions are based on this topic. In order to ace this section, a student is expected to have good reading skills because questions are asked from a variety of fields like Politics, literature, history, science, Economics, etc. You need to have a basic understanding of comprehending a comprehension which is not from the area of your interest or else you will not understand anything.
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How to Ace Reading Comprehensions?
Given below are some tips and tricks through which you can easily ace this topic.
Tip 1: Skim trough the passage first
Candidates are often remain in one of the biggest dilemmas is whether to read the passage first or questions so here is the answer, read the passage first with no intention of finding the answersSkim through the passage with no intention of answering it, just get a basic idea of it. Now , Read all the questions carefully. Go through the passage again but this time with a lower reading speed and more focus on absorbing the information. Try to find the answers of the questions, go back to the passage again if you have to. This might seems a length process at first but it isn’t. once you will get used to it, it will hardly take you 30 seconds to skim the passage and next 15 seconds to go through the questions and next 1 minute to read the passage again. This will increase your accuracy but in order to implement this strategy one needs to have a slightly higher reading speed, which brings me to Tip 2.
Tip 2: How to speed read?
One of the techniques that you can use when practising speed reading include reading blocks of words instead of individual words and breaking the habit of sub-vocalisation.
Sub-vocalisation refers to the habit of pronouncing each word in your head as you read it. Most people do this to some extent or another. This takes much more time than it is necessary, hence it is important to eliminate it.
Practicing this will expand the number of words that you read at a time for a higher speed.
Tip 3: Analyse the type of questions you are comfortable in through mocks
Yes mock is the best way to learn about your weaknesses as well about your strength hence one can use it to understand that what type of questions usually he/she gets right and try to attempt those questions first in final exam.
Tip 4: Read a lot of books of different genres.
Reading cam only be develop by reading daily. Dont’ just read books or article of your interest. Try to expand your area, this will help you to tackle a wide range of passages from a variety of areas.
Tip 5: How to eliminate options?
No one can master English or any literature because it is so much in depth and there are so many exceptions but you don’t have to learn everything either. All you have to do is to learn the art of elimination. Once you have understood the question, start comparing the options and you will see that one or two options can be ruled out easily.
- The wrong answer will usually contain some distorted fact or opinion not mentioned in passage.
- The wrong answer will reach a conclusion easily, inference or decision which is not given in the passage nor suggested.
- The right answer will usually resonate with the overall theme of the passage and convey a overall message.
Tip 6: One of the most important tip is, just because you read the entire passage does not mean that you have to answer all the questions in it (silly).
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Directions (1-7): Read the following passage and answer the following questions. Some words are highlighted to help you answer some of the questions.
In the near future, space debris will become a critical challenge for the global community, endangering access to space and the benefits this access brings. In recent years, the $360 billion global space economy has experienced a transformation. Declining costs, satellite and launcher size evolutions and the proliferation of related technology has led to a surge in satellite launches, many of which are conducted by new space enterprises and nations. Over the coming years, thousands of payloads are expected to be launched by the commercial sector alone, adding to the over 2,000 already active satellites in orbit. This transformation and rapid growth are anticipated to increase the space sector’s vital role in telecommunications, remote sensing, space science and national security, making it a vital node of the Fourth Industrial Revolution’s infrastructure.
However, the rush in space activity is already adding to a crowded orbit. With over 20,000 pieces of debris larger than 10 centimetres tracked in orbit and many more untracked, the rise in space activity will lead to even more debris, increasing collision risk. The orbital environment is a globally shared resource where existing international guidelines steer space actors in their activities, however, these are not enforceable and derived standards are not always followed. Neither are guidelines expected to sufficiently curtail the creation of new debris in the coming years caused by fundamental shifts in traffic. Therefore, an opportunity exists to develop a solution based on a multi stakeholder approach built on public-private collaboration.
As the challenge of orbital debris or “space junk” is set to grow, current and future missions face an increasing risk of possible collisions. The Space Sustainability Rating (SSR) will provide a new, innovative way of addressing the orbital challenge by encouraging responsible behaviour in space through increasing the transparency of organizations’ debris mitigation efforts. The SSR will provide a score representing a mission’s sustainability as it relates to debris mitigation and alignment with international guidelines. Organizations will provide mission data through a questionnaire, which will be evaluated in combination with other external data through a mathematical model that establishes a rating for the mission. By voluntarily taking part in the rating, spacecraft operators, launch service providers and satellite manufacturers will share a single point of reference externally describing their mission’s level of sustainability. Making their aggregate score publicly available, these actors will increase transparency and place emphasis on their debris mitigation approach, without disclosing any mission-sensitive or proprietary information. The rating may also act as a differentiator and trigger positive outcomes (e.g. impacting insurance cost or funding conditions), incentivizing other stakeholders to improve their behavior.
Q1. What has led to a surge in Satellite launch in these days?
(a) Reduced operational costs, satellite and launcher size evolutions and the rapid increase of related technology.
(b) Space launch market competition is the manifestation of market forces in the launch service provider business.
(c) The current trends in launch traffic are focusing on describing the characteristics of small satellites.
(d) Due to the excess supply compared to demand, it led to a surge in Satellite launch.
(e) None of these.
Q2. What are the benefits of the rapid growth in satellite launching?
(a) The new smaller type satellites are able to do close observation giving the credible information.
(b) Its revolution in the area of overall allied sectors related to transportation.
(c) It augments its role in areas like telecommunications, remote sensing, space science and national security.
(d) These technologies are alike in the rapid and widespread manner in which they are transforming or promise to transform economic sectors.
(e) None of these.
Q3. What is the threat mentioned in the passage author talks about in the orbit?
(a) Hundreds of thousands of man-made objects are zipping around our planet—from dead satellites to errant nuts and bolts making it a huge Junk.
(b) The increase in the number of debris can led to a further change in the atmosphere in the space.
(c) The increase in debris can have an increased chance of collision in the orbit.
(d) Both (b) & (c)
(e) None of these.
Q4. According to the passage what is the need of Space Sustainability Rating?
(a) Identifying areas of concern and providing an innovative way for the long-term sustainability of outer space activities through its debris reduction efforts.
(b) Assessing how patterns of water and energy may be affected by climate change.
(c) Minimizing the impact of the risk events—occurrences that have a negative impact on the project.
(d) It helps to invent new things better from the “Space Junk” in the space.
(e) None of these.
Q5.Which of the following sentence is incorrect as given in the passage?
(a) Space debris will become a critical challenge in the future.
(b) There are 2,000 active satellites in orbit.
(c) The SSR provides a score representing a mission’s sustainability as it relates to debris mitigation and alignment with international guidelines.
(d) As the challenge of orbital debris or “space junk” is set to grow, current and future missions is free from those risks by the introduction of new ‘space risk reduction’ tool.
(e) None of these.
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Frequently Asked Questions:
Q. How to ace Reading Comprehensions?
Ans. By reading books of different areas, you will develop a habit for reading.
Q. How many questions are asked from Reading comprehensions?
Ans. Approximately 10-15 questions are asked in prelims.
Q. From which topic maximu number of questions are asked in English Language section?
Ans. From reading comprehensions, majority of the questions are asked.