How to Score Full Marks in Reading Comprehension Questions of IBPS SO Prelims Exam?

English language section is an important section in banking exams and for the banking aspirants, it sometimes becomes a bane. The English language section is time-consuming but on the other hand, the candidates need to secure as many marks as possible as this section can improve the candidates’ overall marks. Every topic in the English language section is important and one such topic is Reading Comprehension. The RC Section is very time consuming but it carries a good weightage of marks. Candidates having a good hold on this topic can score qualifying marks within the time limit. In this article, we will be discussing how candidates can score good marks in the reading comprehension topic in the English Language Section of IBPS SO Prelims Exam 2020. Let us first look at the detailed exam pattern of IBPS SO Prelims Exam 2020.

IBPS SO Prelims 2020: Exam Pattern

Serial No


No. of Questions

Total Marks






40 minutes


English Language



40 minutes


General Awareness with Special Reference to Banking Industry



40 minutes






How to score full marks in Reading Comprehension questions of IBPS SO Prelims Exam?

IBPS SO Exam is scheduled to be held on 26th and 27th December 2020. Candidates have only a few days to prepare for this exam to score maximum marks. Having a good hold on the English language section especially on the questions from Reading Comprehension will ensure that the candidates secure good weightage of marks. Let us not discuss how candidates can prepare to score maximum from the reading comprehension questions.

Improve Reading Skills

 Candidates with good reading skills will be able to understand the comprehension without any difficulty. To improve the reading skills, candidates must read daily newspapers, editorials, magazines, etc. to get familiar with the passages on different topics and their themes.

Improve vocabulary

Vocabulary means understanding certain words for effective communication. To improve the skill, the candidate needs to develop a reading habit. Going through the dictionary, new words, synonyms, and antonyms of critical words, etc will develop a good vocabulary skill in the aspirant.

Read different genres

The candidates need to expand their area of reading by going through the novels and books of different genres and not just sticking to a particular Genre. Reading comprehension is usually differs from the candidate’s excellence area, which can be a confusing attempt for him/her. That is why if a candidate is familiar with different genres he/she can understand any genre of the comprehension asked in the examination.

Read comprehensions first

One of the biggest dilemmas of the candidates is whether to read the passage or the questions first. According to our experts, the best way to do so is to read the passage first with no intention of finding the answers. This will give the candidates a better understanding of the passage given. Then after reading the questions, the candidates must read the comprehension passage again, now to find the answer. This will ensure that the candidates are answering with accuracy.

Give Mocks

This is the best way to get familiar with the questions that are frequently asked in the examination. Attempting the English Language Section in the mock especially the reading comprehension questions will give the candidates an idea of how they should manage the time and answer the questions accurately as per the comprehension given. Candidates can give mock test/test series with Adda247 and practice the reading comprehension section to have a good hold on it.