How to Master Reading Comprehension to Score Maximum Marks?

Learn the tips and tricks to master the Reading Comprehension topic in the English Language.

English Language is one section that scares most of the candidates as it doesn’t have a defined syllabus and anything can be asked from any topic of grammar but one topic that surely comes is Reading comprehensions and carries a lot of weighatge. Be it any exam like: SBI, IBPS or any other banking exam reading Comprehension is one such topic that majorly dominates the English Language section & you can easily expect approximately 10-15 marks questions from this section. This topic not only dominates in prelims but in Mains as well we have seen that a major chunk of 20-25 marks out of 40 are allocated to this topic. Students cannot afford to  give it a cold shoulder to this topic and sail through this recruitment process. The number of marks given to  makes it important from exam point of view and you can understand the importance of this topic in clearing both the stages of prelims as well as mains of banking sector recruitment. In this article, we will be discussing how you can master reading comprehension.

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Reading the newspaper

Start reading the newspaper if you haven’t started yet. This is the first step to prepare for this topic. Read “The Hindu” editorials and “Economic Times. These are some good newspapers that will push your boundaries and will help you to come out of your comfort zone. Read all sorts of articles from all fields like Science and Technology, Politics, Psychology, History, etc. One field that you must target is economics and for that you can refer to Economic Times.

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Build your vocabulary

Based on the type of questions asked in the recently held exams, like RBI Assistant Prelims, NABARD Office attendant and many more, comprised of vocabulary based questions like antonym, synonym, etc. 

Test Yourself

Take as many tests as possible to rectify all your mistakes before the actual exam. Mock tests help you find out your weak areas and also give you detailed analyses of your performance like time taken per question etc. These exams have time constraints hence you must improve your reading speed with accuracy. You can check updated mock test for bank exams on Adda247 Store.

How to approach a reading comprehension?

  • Go through all the questions first and find the keywords in them.
  • Now start reading the passage and find those keywords.
  • Whenever you see a keyword while reading the passage, read the question of that particular keyword again to find out if you can now answer that question. If you can then mark your answer and if not keep on reading the passage to find the other position of that keyword.
  • This might seem a lengthy process, but it will save a lot of your time in prelims if you practice with this approach.

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